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Reiman Gardens celebrates Mother's Day

On May 13, All mothers will be admitted to the Reiman Gardens free with complimentary carnations upon departure. Brunch will also be served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Canine conditioning program available

The Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Canine Conditioning Program can get your dog off the couch and in shape. Hospital clinicians have developed a program designed to address many health problems that affect sedentary dogs. Orientation is May 19.

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Iowa State Formula racing team looks for another top-10 finish

The students of Iowa State University's Formula SAE team are ready to test their engineering and racing skills at an international competition May 16-20 in Romeo, Mich.

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ISU student is national teacher of the year

Kendra Naef, an ISU doctoral student in family and consumer sciences, has been named National Teacher of the Year for 2007 by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Iowa State's Women's Rugby Club wins national championship

Three scores by Iowa State's Ashley Cleveland helped lead the Cyclones to the Division II Women's Rugby National Championship, beating top-ranked and defending champion UC Santa Cruz 26-19 Saturday in Stanford, Calif.

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ISU Catt Center sponsoring Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women on June 1

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State and the League of Women Voters of Ames, Iowa, are sponsoring Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women on Friday, June 1, at the Scheman Center at the Iowa State Center in Ames.

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CARD director testifies before house committee on crop insurance

In Congressional testimony last week, Bruce Babcock, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, offered information on how federal crop insurance policy could be reformed to benefit both farmers and taxpayers.

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ISU Psychology in Education Research Lab evaluates state technology teaching success

Officials from the Psychology in Education Research Laboratory (PERL) at Iowa State presented a recent report to the Iowa Department of Education showing how middle school students who received new technology-based teaching strategies became increasingly more proficient in mathematics on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS).

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ISU study finds women expect to care for parents, but few prepare for it

A recent nationwide online survey of 400 women by Iowa State University sociologists and the marketing and analysis firm Gestalt Inc. in Nevada, Iowa, found that while 70 percent of respondents expected to care for their aging parents, few prepare for it.

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Sam Bergus demonstrates bike

Iowa State students expect a better, faster race in their human powered vehicle

A team of Iowa State University students will test their engineering skills when they enter the vehicle they designed and built in the 2007 East Coast Human Powered Vehicle Challenge in Orlando, Fla., May 11-13.

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ISU 150th logo

Sesquicentennial fun

Iowa State's 150th birthday bash will span an entire year.

150th details | President's "sesqui" message.

In the news

Bit parts on TV drill Home Depot brand into shows

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brand messages from top retailers like Home Depot are being written into your favorite TV scripts. Jay Newell, assistant professor of journalism in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and an expert on product placement, says it's a smart marketing tactic...and the viewing public has yet to protest.

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Increased ethanol production pushes food costs higher

NBC Nightly News

As the nation's efforts to go green with ethanol raise corn prices, Bruce Babcock, ISU economist, estimates consumers' grocery bills will also increase. Click on the segment titled "Increased ethanol production pushes food costs higher."

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With big money flowing to biofuels research, universities vie to harvest energy from crops

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The brown and black stalks of switch grass, miscanthus and kenaf are not much to look at, having weathered Iowa's winter snows. But Iowa State researchers see these crops as seeds of change in alternative fuels.

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