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Iowa State University to graduate more than 800 in Aug. 4 ceremony

An estimated 837 students will receive degrees from Iowa State University during its summer commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hilton Coliseum. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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Education leadership and policy studies prof researches community college landscape

Frankie Santos Laanan -- an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) at Iowa State -- will share results of two of his most recent studies on Iowa community college students with the State Board of Education during its meeting on Thursday, July 26, in Des Moines.

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Barry Stevens' family

Barry Stevens' family: wife Sarita (center) and children Jairus, Darius and Arriel

Cyclone greats return to honor Stevens

Some of the greatest players in Cyclone history returned to Hilton Coliseum July 21 to play ball and raise money for the Barry Stevens Foundation and American Heart Association. Stevens, who is second on the Cyclone scoring list, died from a heart attack in February.

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Arrest made in armed robbery

An Ames man has been arrested and charged with extortion in connection with an armed robbery alleged to have occurred near Wallace Hall on July 11.

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ISU business experts explain airfares, lack of women in high-tech fields

ISU's College of Business has two story prospects for those "dog days" of summer.

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Iowa State's external funding hits $272 million in fiscal year 2007

Iowa State attracted $272 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. That's a decrease of 2.8 percent from the previous year.

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ISU student heads to Russia for week-long English, outreach trip

Michael Peterson is part of a group from Ames' Campus Christian Fellowship traveling to Russia this month. Peterson will be a camp counselor for students who are learning English at Orenburg State University south of Moscow.

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ISU prof provides online predator identification tips in Sex Offender Law Report

Chad Harms, an assistant professor in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has written a two-part series on the grooming of child victims by sexual online predators for the publication, "Sex Offender Law Report," a newsletter published by the Civic Research Institute. He's also created a system in which online communication can be coded to detect an online predator.

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Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

ISU astronaut in space

See Iowa State's first astronaut Clayton Anderson at the International Space Station. Anderson earned his master's degree in aerospace engineering at Iowa State in 1983.

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In the news

Obama stakes out Iowa

USA Today

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is campaigning close to home in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. "All this excitement he's generating needs to be backed up with a very solid organization," says ISU's Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.

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Kings don't rule the castle -- queens do

A study, which was just released, finds that wives have more power than their husbands in making decisions and dominating discussions. "The study at least suggests that the marriage is a place where women can exert some power," said lead author David Vogel, a psychologist at Iowa State University (ISU).

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