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First class in new global master's
This week Iowa State began offering the first class in its new global master's degree in seed technology and business. The degree combines business courses similar to those in the first year of a master's of business administration program with classes relating to scientific and technical subjects in seed and genetic improvement. Classes are offered through the Internet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the news
Obama stakes out Iowa
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.
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).