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FedEx president, founder to present Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science on Dec. 4

The founder, president and CEO of the Federal Express Corp., Frederick Smith, will present the sixth annual Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at ISU. He will speak on "Trends and Issues in the World Marketplace" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union.

News release.

Thanksgiving break

Iowa State classes are in recess Monday-Friday, Nov. 19-23, for the Thanksgiving break. University offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23.

ISU primatologist to teach online course from chimp research site in Senegal

A new online course will allow students to learn from ISU primatologist Jill Pruetz and the chimps living at her research site in Senegal. The anthropology course Primate Behavior (Anthr 350x/550x) will begin March 10 and feature some live satellite video feeds of Pruetz from the field in Senegal.

News release.

Petermeiers commit $1.5 million to Iowa State

Craig and Virginia Petermeier of Mingo have made a deferred gift of $1 million to the Iowa State University College of Business endowment for unrestricted use in the areas of greatest need; and a $500,000 pledge to the ISU athletics department for facility renovations.

News release.

Sen. Chris Dodd on campus

Sen. Christopher Dodd, Democratic candidate for president, will speak about his book, "Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Dodd's father, Thomas, was an attorney in the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders. The book compiles his letters to his wife during that time. The lecture is part of the Presidential Caucus Series, providing the university community with opportunities to question presidential candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses.

News release.

High school students hard at work prepping for Iowa State technology competition

High school students across the state are learning about cyber defense, robotics and game design as part of Iowa State University's new IT-Adventures program. The program's goal is to hook students on information technology as a field of study and work.

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ISU professor tests athletic shoes and Army boots; hopes to go galactic

ISU Associate Professor of Kinesiology Tim Derrick has tested athletic shoes for Consumer Reports and Runner's World, and combat boots for the U.S. Army. He has a grant proposal in to test the stress forces on the bones in reduced gravity environments for NASA.

News release.

Iowa State Professor Awarded USDA Excellence in Teaching Award

Iowa State University faculty member Amy Kaleita has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

News release.

Iowa State Professor Presented National Teaching Honor

Iowa State University horticulture Professor Gail Nonnecke has been selected Iowa Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

News release.

ISU students who live on campus have housing option if they plan to caucus

ISU's Department of Residence will open a floor in Wallace Hall Jan. 2 through 4 for residents to participate in the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucus.

News release.

ISU ROTC battalion ranked third in nation

Thanks to high scores in everything from academic grades and leadership development to marksmanship and land navigation, the Cyclone ROTC Battalion at Iowa State University is ranked among the nation's elite.

News release.

First endowed deanship established at Iowa State

A first-of-its-kind endowed deanship at Iowa State University has been established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences thanks to a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor.

News release.

ISU receives $11.6 million grant to continue project to strengthen families, communities

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has added $11.6 million to an earlier $21.1 million award to the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State to continue its Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience project.

News release.

Blossoms of Light,

Blossoms of Light at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light Festival, Nov. 10 (5-8 p.m.) will feature thousands of lights, a garden railroad display, live musical performances and family crafts. The butterfly wing will be open offering a glimpse of the butterflies while they sleep.

In the news

Harrowing journey led runner from war-torn Sudan to Iowa State

USA Today

ISU cross country runner Guor Majak Marial, who lost his home and many family members in war-ravaged Southern Sudan, has found peace in his adopted land. "I feel really fortunate I'm in college and getting an education," Majak said.

See story.

Clinton aides prompted queries at events

The New York Times

There are worse things than staffers planting a question, but University Professor (Dr. Politics) Steffen Schmidt says what happened to Hillary isn't helping her campaign.

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Exceptional Iowan will get lasting memorial

The Des Moines Register

Jerry Prosper Clark is honored at Iowa State, 42 years after he disappeared in Vietnam. The names of Clark and four other veterans who died in the nation's wars were added to the Memorial Union's Gold Star Hall and unveiled on Nov. 12.

See story.