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ISU sociologist studies social construction of 9-11 and its use as political, social resource

Brian Monahan, an assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State, has been researching the social construction of 9-11 and is working on a future book on its media coverage. Even though today's sixth anniversary may not have the same exposure as a year ago, Monahan says rememberance of 9-11 has not faded.

News release.

Southwestern Community College and ISU partner

Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy and Southwestern Community College President Barbara Crittenden announce the establishment of an admissions partnership agreement that will make it more convenient for SWCC students to transfer to ISU. The announcement was made today at the SWCC campus in Creston.

News release.

Richard Florida to discuss the rise of the creative class as ISU Hilton Chair on Sept. 19

Best selling author and noted economic intellectual Richard Florida will deliver this year's Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair in Human Sciences Lecture. Florida will share his views in a free public lecture titled "The Rise of the Creative Class" -- which is also the name of one of his best sellers -- at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center.

News release.

Madeleine Albright will speak at Iowa State Sept. 14

Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak at Iowa State University at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Her talk, "Restoring America's Standing in the World," is free and open to the public.

News release.

ISU prof is taking people to school on the Iowa caucuses with online class in October

University Professor of Political Science Steffen Schmidt is teaching Political Science 312: The Iowa Presidential Caucuses, during the fall semester's second seven weeks. The two-credit course will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, and covers the history and future of the Iowa caucuses.

News release.

Geoffroy, Parker on "Talk of Iowa" Wednesday

ISU president Gregory Geoffroy and assistant director of admissions Pat Parker will be guests on WOI Radio's "Talk of Iowa" program Wednesday, Sept. 12. The show airs from 11 a.m. to noon on 640 AM. Questions may be e-mailed in advance to, or called in (800-262-0640) during the show.

"Cashin Plus Six" exhibit to open Sept. 16 in ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum

ISU's new Mary Alice Gallery, Textiles and Clothing Museum at Morrill Hall will showcase designs by Bonnie Cashin in an exhibit of seven influential 20th-century American fashion designers titled "Cashin Plus Six: Crafting an American Style, 1946-1975." The exhibit will open in the Mary Alice Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 16, and run through Sunday, Nov. 18.

News release.

Iowa State's fall enrollment climbs

Student enrollment at Iowa State University is 26,160, an increase of 2.7 percent (or 698 more students) compared to fall 2006.

News release.

University convocation Sept. 10

President Geoffroy will speak and awards will be presented to faculty and staff at Iowa State's fall convocation Monday, Sept. 10 (3:15 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room).

Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi set for free comedy performance Sept. 28 at ISU

Aasif Mandvi, Baghdad bureau chief on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will give a free comedy performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Stephens Auditorium.

News release.

Geoffroy named to Power Fund Board

ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been appointed to the 18-member Iowa Power Fund Board. The Power Fund is a $100 million state fund that will be invested in research and development to expand Iowa's energy economy. Iowa legislators passed Power Fund legislation last spring and Iowa Gov. Chet Culver visited the ISU Food Sciences Building May 23 to sign the bill into law. Geoffroy is among seven ex-officio members on the board and represents the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

Governor's office release.

Iowa State undergraduate engineering programs earn reaccreditation

Ten undergraduate engineering programs at Iowa State have earned reaccreditation. "The reaccreditation process is a valuable tool that helps us to continually improve our college and assure quality programs for our students," said Mark J. Kushner, the dean of the college.

News release.

'Beat Iowa' T-shirt on clothesline

It's 'Beat Iowa' Week

Check out all the activities happening at Iowa State leading up to the state's super bowl on Sept. 15. The Cyclones and Hawks will renew their intrastate rivalry for the 55th time. Kickoff is at 12:37 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium. The game will be televised on Versus: channel 55 on Mediacom cable, channel 603 on DIRECTV and channel 151 on DISH Network. Audio coverage is available on the Cyclone Radio Network and via Yahoo! Audio.

Beat Iowa events

CyRide bus

Ride the free CyRide shuttle to Cyclone home football games

Iowa State University is offering a free CyRide shuttle from central campus to the Iowa State Center on every home football gameday.

News release | Shuttle route and schedule.

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

Battling bacteria at the grocery store

Fox News

When you're out running errands, hit the grocery store last, says Sam Beattie, ISU assistant professor and Extension food safety specialist. Avoiding exposure to warmer temperatures helps to prevent contamination of perishable meat, dairy and produce.

See story.

White House hopefuls: 'I love ethanol'

Associated Press

At a time when demand for ethanol is soaring, support for the corn-based fuel among presidential candidates is nearly unanimous. Bruce Babcock, director of ISU's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, says the "lip service" still translates to farm support.

See story.