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Gov. Culver to keynote ISU conference on the small town in the bioeconomy April 10

An address by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver will lead off discussion of the implications of the emerging bioeconomy for Iowa's rural communities at the "Community Futures: The Small Town in the Bioeconomy," conference at ISU on April 10.

News release.

International biotech company to open office at the Iowa State Research Park

Novozymes, a Denmark-based biotechnology company, expects to open its first Midwest office at the Iowa State University Research Park in April. The office staff will support customers in the ethanol industry, offer training for customers and research new technologies to help make ethanol from plant fiber. Some of the company's researchers may work with Iowa State University scientists.

News release.

ISU College of Business Hosts Severe Weather Awareness Day March 28

The Iowa State College of Business will host Severe Weather Awareness Day on Wednesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor of the Gerdin Business Building.

News release.

Lectures, tours on sustainable architecture and design, March 28-29

Events focusing on architecture and design for energy sustainability will take place at ISU and in central Iowa, March 28 and 29. BIGe will feature a keynote address by Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair, and include presentations, a panel discussion and tours.

News release.

Uganda's children are subject of film, discussion at Iowa State

The movie "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" will be presented on March 25 in the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

News release.

Veishea 2007 announces entertainment lineup

Hip-hop artist Biz Markie, funnyman Bill Burr and more than a dozen music concerts will entertain Veishea visitors April 16-22. Country star Chris Cagle, hit rapper Mike Jones and rock group Saliva are among the musical acts headlining April 21's "Live @ Veishea" concert series.

More info.

Summer programs for youth

Looking for summer activities for the kids? The Iowa State Programs for Youth web site lists all kinds of ISU-sponsored programs for youth, ranging from pre-kindergarten through high school age.

Iowa State programs for youth.

Bong Wie


Wie named Coffman Faculty Chair

Bong Wie has been named Iowa State University's first endowed Vance D. Coffman Faculty Chair in Aerospace Engineering.

News release.

Asian soybean rust confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University

Asian soybean rust has been confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University. This soybean residue was recovered from a bin of soybeans produced in Iowa in 2006. Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, said the finding does not necessarily increase the risk for the 2007 crop.

News release.

Nutrition and Wellness Research Center finalists

Two finalists for director of the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center will visit campus. Mindy Kurzer, director of the graduate program in nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, will visit March 21-22. Michael Lefevre, chief of functional foods research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La., will visit March 27-28. Finalists will give two open forums each -- a research presentation and vision discussion.

News release.

Iowa State wins international turf bowl competition for sixth straight year

An ISU team won first place in the 13th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl at the annual Golf Industry Show in Anaheim, CA, last month.

News release.

25th Anniversary ISU fashion show is March 31

"Reflect"--a showcase of more than 100 garments created by Iowa State students--will take the runway on Saturday, March 31 at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for others, available through Ticketmaster.

News release.

Iowa State botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

For more than 200 years, North America was known to have two native species of bamboo. Now there are three, thanks to the work of two Iowa State botanists and their colleague from North Carolina.

News release.

15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference on supply chain management is March 23

The 15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference featuring supply chain management experts from around the nation will take place on Friday, March 23, in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center.

News release.


Open house, tours, reception mark art museum opening

Visitors will get their first glimpse of the new Christian Petersen Art Museum in the renovated Morrill Hall on March 22. Events include a free open house (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), tours of the art on campus collection and an evening reception (7:30-10 p.m.). Tickets are required for the evening event.

Event details | Musical composition premieres at opening

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Football throwback game recalls 1977 Peach Bowl appearance

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Iowa State's 1977 Peach Bowl squad, the Cyclone football team will wear throwback uniforms from that season in the Sept. 15 game vs. Iowa at Jack Trice Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to acquire the game-worn gear through two online auctions this fall.

News release.

Brent Curvey

Cyclone lineman tackles new role

Cyclone lineman Brent Curvey will star in ISU Theatre production "Intimate Apparel," at the Maintenence Shop March 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 25 at 2 p.m.

News release.