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Iowa State University conference examines developing bioeconomy
The 2007 Biobased Industry Outlook Conference, "Growing the Bioeconomy," will be Nov. 5 and 6 at the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus. The conference will include speakers such as venture capitalist and ethanol supporter Vinod Khosla and genomics researcher J. Craig Venter.
Cyclones FWAA National Team of the Week
With their 15-13 win over Iowa Saturday, the Iowa State Cyclones (1-2) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games the weekend of Sept. 15.
Dubuque attorney Jim Heckmann to direct Iowa Small Business Development Centers
Jim Heckmann, principal of James M. Heckmann Law Offices of Dubuque, and president of the consulting firm Aligned Resources, LC, has been named the new state director of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers.
Vilsack named distinguished fellow in Iowa State's Biosafety Institute
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has been named a Distinguished Fellow in Iowa State University's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products.
ISU Design West grand opening is Sept. 22 in Sioux City
The College of Design and Sioux City Great Places Committee will host a grand opening celebration for the ISU Design West Studio, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Sioux City. The ISU Design West studio is the college's new satellite program. It expands regional educational opportunities in the design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, graphic design and interior design.
ISU-Toledo game will be web cast
Iowa State's football matchup at Toledo Sept. 22 will be web cast live in the Clone Zone section of cyclones.com. Monthly subscriptions to the Clone Zone are $8.95.
Students sponsor Political Action Week
Central campus will be the forum for a series of discussions among students, faculty, political candidates, issue experts and elected officials from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17-21. It's all part of Political Action Week, a multi-partisan event sponsored by the Government of the Student Body.
Geoffroy recommends arming campus police
President Gregory Geoffroy has provided to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, his recommendation to allow police officers on the regent university campuses to carry firearms. Iowa State's Faculty Senate, Professional and Scientific Council and Government of the Student Body earlier lent their support to the proposal.
Iowa State astronomer helps discover planet that offers clues to Earth's future
Iowa State University's Steve Kawaler helped an international team of astronomers make the first discovery of a planet orbiting a star near the end of its life. The news provides a preliminary picture of what could be the Earth's destiny in four to five billion years. The discovery will be announced in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal Nature.
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 yesterday's sixth anniversary may not have the same exposure as a year ago, Monahan says remembrance of 9-11 has not faded.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Battling bacteria at the grocery store
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.
White House hopefuls: 'I love ethanol'
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.