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Fund raising increases

Halfway through the fiscal year that started July 1, 2006, the Iowa State University Foundation reports significant increases in fund raising compared to figures recorded the same time last year.

News release.

Acker named endowed chair

David Acker has been named the first Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture at Iowa State. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture, said Acker has played a leadership role in expanding the college's global programs and partnerships.

News release.

Celebration kicks off Iowa State program to advance women scientists

A celebration to kick off an Iowa State University program to advance the careers of women scientists and engineers will be 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the rotunda area outside Beardshear Hall Room 1550.

News release.

African American cultural event draws thousands

Thousands of students attended educational sessions and visited the Iowa State exhibit at the "I'll Make Me A World" event in Des Moines Jan. 26-27. ISU is a major sponsor of the event, which is the state's largest African American cultural gathering.

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Students raise nearly $161,000 for children's hospital

Iowa State students raised nearly $161,000 for an Iowa children's hospital during a 15-hour dance marathon at the ISU Memorial Union Jan. 20.

See story.

Laura Bush, Ann Sidey, Fred Love and Michael Bugeja

Laura Bush, Ann Sidey, Fred Love and Michael Bugeja

Scholarship winner honored at White House

ISU journalism student Fred Love accepted a new Iowa State scholarship in a special presentation at the White House Jan. 26. The scholarship, established at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, honors the late Hugh Sidey, a 1950 Iowa State graduate and long-time White House correspondent for Time magazine. On hand for the presentation were First Lady Laura Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy and Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja.

News release.

ISU to implement new budget model

President Gregory Geoffroy announced Jan. 23 that the university would implement a new budget model. Geoffroy's announcement followed recent endorsements of the Resource Management Model by key employee groups and a progress report issued Jan. 22 by the committee working on the design and implementation of the model.

News article | Jan. 22 report

One year to Iowa Caucuses, ISU profs assess evolving presidential field

Iowa State political science professors Dianne Bystrom and Steffen Schmidt assess the ever growing list of candidates for the Iowa Caucuses, which are just under one year away.

News release

Iowa State study finds prevalence of overweight among Iowa prep linemen

A study by two researchers from Iowa State's Department of Health and Human Performance found that among linemen on 251 Iowa high school football rosters during the 2005 season, nine percent had body mass indexes that would be classified as adult class obesity.

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ISU professors assess best way to score in Super Bowl ads

In spite of consumer technology that now allows viewers to "tune out" the ads, three Iowa State University professors who specialize in advertising and consumer behavior still find it to be a sound investment to spend the $2.6 million for a 30-second ad in the Super Bowl.

News release

History book cover

Book chronicles life and times of Iowa State

A new history of Iowa State University offers a detail-rich look at the life and times of a university that will soon turn 150 years old.

News release.

Katherine Perkins and Steffen Schmidt

C-Span bus to campus

"Dr. Politics" Steffen Schmidt, University Professor of political science, and WOI-AM's Katherine Perkins broadcast their "Talk of Iowa" show live from the C-Span Campaign 2008 bus Jan. 22. C-SPAN videotaped the show and it's scheduled to air on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:20 and 10:50 p.m.

More on C-Span bus.

In the news

To cut out trans fats, you'll need a better soybean

A story about low linolenic soybean oil on NPR's "All Things Considered" features Iowa State University's distinguished agriculture professor and soybean breeder Walter Fehr and ISU Campus Dining Services' Carol Peterson and Erica Beirman.

See story.