Pellet gun discovered in Willow Hall room
On March 23, the ISU Police Division was informed that a weapon had
been discovered in a Willow Hall room. Police believe the pellet gun
bears a strong resemblance to the semi-automatic handgun, which was
reportedly displayed in Willow Hall during the early morning of March 16.
Mon, 24 Mar 2008 9:45:00 CSTSerious student science featured at State Science and Technology Fair
of Iowa The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa will be Friday
and Saturday, March 28-29, on the Iowa State University campus. The fair is
free and open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. March 28 at Hilton Coliseum.
Public hours continue from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Hilton and the
Scheman Building. An award ceremony is 4 to 6 p.m. March 29 in Hilton. A
keynote address at 7 p.m. March 28 in Hilton is also open to the public.
Robert Adams, an engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, will tell the students about "All I Needed to Know."
Mon, 24 Mar 2008 9:30:00 CSTMorrill Act highlights campus exhibitThe Morrill Act, a rare historical document, never seen
outside of D.C., will go on display in ISU's Christian Petersen Art
Museum March 22. Above, James Zeender, registrar, Museum Programs,
National Archives and Record Administration and Lynette Pohlman, director,
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:15:00 CSTSchnable to present Spring Presidential Lecture on the present, future of genomicsProfessor Pat Schnable will discuss the corn genome map and future of genome research in the Presidential University Lecture March 31.
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:55:00 CSTIowa State researchers developing system to efficiently convert
biomass to ethanolA team of Iowa State University researchers led by Victor Lin,
a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Catalysis, is
developing a system of thermochemical and catalytic technologies to produce
ethanol from plant biomass. Lin has already worked on his catalyst for a
year and has filed a patent application.
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:44:00 CSTISU Sesquicentennial series to air March 25-27
A three-part series celebrating 150 years of Iowa State, from its
land-grant roots to its high-tech future, will air March 25-27 on Mediacom's access
channel (channel 22 in Des Moines and Ames) . KCCI news anchor Kevin Cooney will host the
series, which airs from 7 to 8 p.m. each night.
on the series.
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:55:00 CSTCharges dismissed in Willow Hall incidentThe Story County Attorney has dismissed charges against Jawon Jackson, 20, of Aurora, Illinois, in connection with a March 16 incident at Willow Hall.
Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:40:00 CSTISU Police remind students of everyday safety precautions
The students who remain in Willow Hall over spring break have returned
to their normal routines following an incident in the early morning
hours of March 16, but ISU Police urge all students to be mindful of
basic safety precautions.
Thu, 17 Mar 2008 18:20:00 CST16th Annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference set for April 4The 16th Annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference featuring supply
chain management experts from around the nation will take place on Friday,
April 4, in the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, from approximately 8:15
a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thu, 17 Mar 2008 20:00:00 CSTISU entomologist stars in Top 10 finalist in Tide commercial contestBrendan Dunphy, ISU entomology, is one of 10 national finalists for a Tide To Go commercial conntest. The entry, produced by the Bondurant company Dark Art Films, can be seen at www.youtube.com/mytalkingstain.
Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:30:00 CSTISU's African American grapplers honored
Iowa State's diverse legacy of All-American, NCAA champion and Olympic achievement were highlighted in a display as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame celebrated the 50th anniversary of African-American NCAA champions.
Morrill Act to be featured in rare ISU exhibitThe Morrill Act, which established land-grant universities nationwide, will be featured in an ISU exhibit that opens Saturday, March 22, in Morrill Hall's Christian Petersen Art Museum.
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:45:00 CSTIowa State undergraduates present their research at annual Capitol
Twenty one Iowa State undergraduates recently presented their
research to legislators and others gathered in the rotunda of the Iowa
Capitol. The poster presentations were part of the third annual "Research in
the Capitol" event that showcases student research at Iowa's three Regent
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 9:13:00 CSTAs April 15 tax deadline nears, ISU accounting professor offers
last-minute tipsISU Associate Professor of Accounting Bill Dilla offers tax
savings for last-minute filers. Dilla oversees the campus IRS Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance program, which is available to provide assistance in
Gerdin Business Building through Thursday, April 10, except during ISU's spring break from March
Mon, 10 Mar 17:45:00 CSTIndian Hills Community College and ISU announce Admissions
Partnership ProgramIndian Hills Community College students who plan to pursue
bachelor's degrees at Iowa State will receive benefits to help pave the
way for academic success at both schools.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:30:00 CSTISU students represent U.S. at Olympic conference in MalaysiaTwo Iowa State students were the only American representatives at an international academy on Olympic ideals for young leaders. Maura McDermott and Katherine Schloss, both juniors in kinesiology, attended the week-long National Olympic Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 16:05:00 CSTIowa State receives $10 million commitment from Kathryn Hach Darrow for new chemistry buildingKathryn Hach Darrow of Mukilteo, Wash. has committed $10 million toward the construction of the new chemistry building on the campus of Iowa State University.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:05:00 CSTStudents will volunteer instead of tan during spring breakSome Iowa State students would rather spend spring break doing service projects than tanning on the beach. They're participating in an alternative break, March 17-21. One group will help prepare the camp grounds at Camp Heartland, a non-profit agency in Minnesota that works with youth who have HIV/AIDS.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:50:00 CSTBlue Eyes/Brown Eyes creator presents The Anatomy of Prejudice workshop March 27 In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, teacher Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise. The well-known exercise labeled participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposed them to the experience of being a minority. Elliott will lead a three-hour, interactive workshop that will allow participants to better understand the anatomy of prejudice at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:35:00 CST
2008 FAPRI outlook shows new bioenergy mandates sustain historically high commodity prices
Continuing high crude-oil prices and new bioenergy mandates are expected to sustain prices at historic highs across all agricultural commodities over the next decade, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 09:10:00 CSTReiman Gardens renovations prompt schedule changesRenovations under way at Reiman Gardens are prompting cancellation of some annual spring events this March. During the remodeling, which will improve several interior building spaces, the conservatory building and Butterfly Wing are temporarily closed. They are scheduled to reopen April 5. As a result, the Gardens is unable to host several early spring events, including the 2008 Spring Fling, Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch and the March Botany Lunch.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 16:05:00 CSTVeishea announces 2008 entertainment lineup, ticket policyStudent organizers of Iowa State University's annual Veishea celebration, set for April 7-13, have announced entertainment for this year's event and a new admittance policy for major concerts.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 11:50:00 CSTInvestigation continues in gun incident reported at Willow Hall
ISU Police continue to investigate the March 16 incident in which a gun was reportedly displayed to several witnesses in Willow Hall.
Thu, 17 Mar 2008 18:20:00 CSTHmm. Tiny, evil -- and everywhere?
What's worse? Bedbugs, or the bedlam resulting from all the news stories about bedbugs? "Ten years ago it was spider bites," says Donald Lewis, ISU professor and Extension entomologist. "Now, when people wake up with spots, dots and bumps that have no explanation, it's bedbugs."
Miller lecture: Globalization and industrial process safety
M. Sam Mannan, chemical engineering professor and director of a
process safety center at Texas A&M University, will talk about
"Globalization and its Challenges in Industrial Process Safety"
Friday, March 14 (11 a.m., Memorial Union Pioneer Room). The talk is
part of the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Lecture Series.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 14:30:00 CSTClinton's media coverage is 'far less positive' than for Obama, says
ISU's BystromDianne Bystrom, director of ISU's Carrie Chapman Catt Center
for Women and Politics, has analyzed research thus far in the presidential
campaign and found Hillary Clinton to have the least positive coverage among
the top remaining candidates.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:30:00 CSTIowa State University researcher identifies eye
disease in caninesSinisa Grozdanic, assistant
professor of veterinary medicine, has identified and named a previously
unknown eye disease. Immune-Mediated Retinopathy, or IMR, causes loss of
function in retinal cells and, in some cases, blindness.
release. Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:45:00 CSTISU Turf Club mows down competitors at Turf Bowl For the seventh year in a row, Iowa State's Turf Club clipped 92 competitors to place first in the 14th annual Collegiate Turf Bowl Championship. The event is a three-and-a-half hour examination of knowledge about all things turf--from seeds to weeds.
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 14:35:00 CSTActress and author Amy Sedaris to speak at Iowa State on March
12Amy Sedaris, an actress who played in television's "Strangers
with Candy" and in such movies as "Elf" and "Bewitched," will talk about her
recent book, "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence," at 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 12, in the ISU Memorial Union Great Hall.
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:30:00 CSTIowa State researchers help piece together the corn genome's first
draftPatrick Schnable and Srinivas Aluru led Iowa State's
contributions to a research project that has written the first draft of the
corn genome sequence. Understanding the corn genome could help scientists
improve corn plants so they withstand global climate change, add nutritional
value to grain, sequester more carbon in the soil and boost yields.
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 9:30:00 CSTReiman Entrepreneur Speaker Series to feature Baked Lays creator on
March 5The inventor, creator and former brand manager of "Baked Lays"
potato chips, Jeffrey Stamp, will give a luncheon presentation as part of
the Reiman Entrepreneur Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 5, at 11:45 a.m.
in the Sun Room of ISU's Memorial Union.
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:00:00 CST'The Simpsons' writer and producer Mike Reiss will speak at Iowa
State on March 6Mike Reiss, writer and producer of "The Simpsons" for 15 years,
will provide details on the lives of the Simpson family during a free,
public presentation at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the Great Hall of
ISU's Memorial Union.
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:45:00 CSTISU and Northeast Iowa Community College partner on admissions
Iowa State University and Northeast Iowa Community College have joined
forces to make it more convenient for Northeast Iowa students who want
to earn an associate degree and transfer to ISU to earn their four-year
degree. Northeast Iowa President Penelope Wills and ISU President
Gregory Geoffroy announced the joint admission program at a news
conference today at NICC's Calmar campus.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:30:00 CSTISU center awarded $450,000 grant to improve African bean nutrition
ISU's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods was awarded a $450,000 grant to enhance the nutritional value and marketability of common beans in Uganda and Rwanda.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:40:00 CSTIowa State University veterinarian studies swine deaths in China Butch Baker of the College of Veterinary Medicine was part
of a team of researchers that were invited to China to investigate cases
of high-fever disease in that country.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:15:00 CSTISU alum led ship in mission to blast dead spy satellite
Capt. Randall Hendrickson, a 1983 Iowa State University graduate in
political science and naval science, is the commander of the U.S. Navy
cruiser that blasted a disabled spy satellite above the Pacific Ocean.
Moines Register article.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:00:00 CSTISU's Hira offers families five recession-proofing tipsTahira Hira, a professor of personal finance and consumer
economics in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at ISU,
provides families five tips on how they can recession-proof their
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:15:00 CSTIowa State researcher seeks to improve efficiency of ethanol processISU's Jay-lin Jane is studying starches to increase the
yield and efficiency of the ethanol process.
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 13:50:00 CSTISU to host roundtable on Kosovo, Serbian unrest on Monday, March
3The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Russian, East
European, and Eurasian Studies Program will host a "Roundtable on the Status
of Kosovo and Metohija" on Monday, March 3, at 5 p.m. in Room 3150 of ISU's
Beardshear Hall. The panel will feature three faculty members from Kosovo, Serbia
and Montenegro respectively who are visiting Iowa State this semester as
part of a U.S. Department of State's Junior Faculty Development
Thu, 28 Feb 18:35:00 CSTIowa Staters talk biofuels, healthy oils and 'pharma crops' at major
science meetingSteven Fales, Robert Wisner and Linda Pollak, all with ties to
Iowa State University, recently made presentations during the 174th annual
meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 9:35:00 CST