Admission partnerships strengthen community college relationshipsIowa State is strengthening relationships with community colleges through admissions partnerships. Today (May 15) Iowa State celebrates completion of admission partnership agreements with all 15 community colleges in Iowa during signing ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Southeastern Community College in Burlington and the Eastern Iowa Community College District in Davenport. The partnerships make it easier for community college students to transfer to Iowa State for their four-year degrees.
Thu, 15 May 2008 14:20:00 CSTSurvival guide: Iowa State professor offers small business tips to weather
weak economyHoward Van Auken, the Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in
Entrepreneurship at Iowa State, says there are some steps small business
owners can take to stay solvent in today's weakened economy and offers 10
tips they can follow.
Tue, 13 May 2008 18:15:00 CSTSee for yourselfIowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center is
resuming demonstrations of its science, technology and 3-D imagery. The
first tour will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the recently upgraded Alliant
Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Room 1144 of Howe Hall. Other demonstrations will
be 1-2 p.m. on July 18, Sept. 19, Nov. 14, Feb. 20 and April 17. The
demonstrations are open to the public but reservations are required. Call
515/294-3092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Fri, 09 May 2008 16:18:00 CSTIowa State Formula SAE team looks for speed in re-engineered race carIowa State University's Formula SAE Team will test its mini
open-wheel race car at the annual competition sponsored by SAE, the Society
of Automotive Engineers, May 14-18 at Michigan International Speedway.
Tue, 13 May 2008 12:30:00 CSTSearch begins for vice president post at Iowa State
Alex King, director of the Ames Laboratory, is chair of the
search committee charged with finding ISU's next vice president for research
and economic development.
Mon, 12 May 2008 11:46:00 CSTISU researcher performs first veterinary corneal implant procedure in U.S.Sinisa Grozdanic, assistant professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, performed the surgery that restored sight to Dixie, a canine patient at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Mon, 12 May 2008 11:10:00 CSTIowa State minor in engineering studies graduates first studentsThe first two students to complete the College of Engineering's
new and unique engineering studies minor will graduate this spring. The
program is designed for students who aren't engineering majors. It aims to
improve their technical literacy and develop their problem-solving and
Fri, 09 May 2008 11:45:00 CSTWhiteford will lead search for College of Design deanA 12-member committee is beginning the search for the new dean of the College of Design. The search committee is chaired by Michael Whiteford, dean of liberal arts and sciences. The committee's goal is to name a new dean by the end of spring semester 2009. The successful candidate will succeed Mark Engelbrecht, who assumed leadership of the college in 1994 and will step down in June 2009.
Fri, 09 May 2008 11:40:00 CSTIowa State authors detail what you need to know about identity theft
in new bookMichael McCoy, an ISU graduate student; and Steffen Schmidt, a
University Professor of political science -- both researchers in ISU's
Center for Information Protection -- have authored a new book, "The Silent
Crime: What You Need to Know About Identity Theft" (Twin Lakes Press,
Thu, 08 May 2008 10:00:00 CSTISU researcher leads effort, develops test to identify dwarfism geneISU associate professor James Reecy and his research team have identified the genetic marker responsible for long head dwarfism in Angus cattle and developed a test to find it.
Wed, 07 May 2008 10:45:00 CSTIowa State's lighter, better human powered vehicle wins engineering
competitionIowa State University's Human Powered Vehicle Team brought home
the top award for multi-rider vehicles at a recent competition in Madison,
Wis. The student engineers worked all school year to design and build a
lighter, better vehicle than the team's previous two vehicles.
Wed, 07 May 2008 9:40:00 CSTCommencement
An estimated 3,113 students will receive degrees from Iowa State during
graduation ceremonies, May 9-10. ISU alumnus Michael Crow, president of
Arizona State University, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters and
give the commencement address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Hilton.
Thu, 01 May 2008 10:00:00 CSTMay regents wrap
Construction plans, fee hikes and salary estimates are some of the Iowa State items considered by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at the May 1 meeting.
Wed, 07 May 2008 15:50:00 CSTIn the newsIowa State Daily Named Best Student Newspaper by SPJThe Society of Professional Journalists has named the Iowa
State Daily in Ames as the nation's top college newspaper.
Tue, 20 May 2008 14:50:00 CSTTaxing Virtual WorldsIn one recent law review article, a quartet of professors from
Iowa State University argue for a "cash-out" rule--virtual profits in
virtual currency wouldn't be taxed when used "in world"; they would be taxed
only if they were converted into profits in real currency and transferred
out of the game. They would apply this "cash out" rule to all sorts of
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:15:00 CSTPlanning professor receives national leadership awardThe American Planning Association has honored Gary Taylor, assistant professor and extension specialist in community and regional planning, for his leadership and dedication to training the professional and citizen planners of Iowa. In the past three years, more than 1,600 local officials have attended his workshops on issues related to land-use planning and zoning.
Tue, 06 May 2008 16:00:00 CSTPonds found to take up carbon like world's oceansResearch led by Iowa State University limnologist John Downing finds that ponds around the globe could absorb as much carbon as the world's oceans.
Tue, 06 May 2008 08:50:00 CSTIowa State University student graduates at 18In the span of one week, Mattias Gassman is graduating from high school and college. The 18-year-old from Ames participated in the local home-school commencement May 3. He graduates summa cum laude from Iowa State May 10 with degrees in biophysics/German and classical studies. He took his first college class at 11 and enrolled full-time at 14.
Mon, 05 May 2008 16:40:00 CSTNASA intern earns inaugural Sesquicentennial Learning to Live a Life
Leadership AwardIowa State senior computer engineering major Cory Simon of
Winterset -- an intern the past two springs and summers at NASA's Johnson Space
Center in Houston where he helped develop the Astronaut Interface Device
-- became the first recipient of ISU's Sesquicentennial Learning to Live a
Life Leadership Award.
Mon, 05 May 09:20:00 CSTISU study finds how physical inactivity, screen time contribute to
overweight kidsAn Iowa State study of 709 children between the ages of 7-12 from elementary schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and
Lakeville, Minn., found that children not meeting either the American
Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for physical activity (13,000
pedometer steps per day for boys, 11,000 for girls) or screen time (no
more than two hours of quality programming per day) were three to four times
more likely to be overweight than those complying with both.
Fri, 02 May 2008 13:05:00 CSTIowa State-ConocoPhillips collaboration advances 26 research projects
in first yearA little more than one year ago ConocoPhillips and Iowa State
University announced an eight-year, $22.5 million research program. That
collaboration began 14 research projects in 2007 and another 12 in 2008.
Those projects include studies of various biofuel production technologies,
technical and economic analyses of different types of biorefineries,
production of crops for conversion to biofuels, sustainable growing of crops
and biomass, the harvest, storage and transportation of biomass, and the
combustion performance of biofuels in engines.
Thu, 01 May 2008 9:05:00 CSTMay graduate headed for the international art world of Sotheby'sShe may have started elementary school with a speech disability, but Kate Brown is ending up right where she wants to be--on the threshold of a career in the international art world. After graduating on May 10, the Hixson Scholar from Odebolt heads to Sotheby's Institute of Art in London for her master's degree.
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:30:00 CSTISU career placement professionals provide grads survival tips for
tighter job marketFour ISU career placement professionals say that while the job prospects for this spring's graduates is not as gloomy as the economy, new
job seekers have to be well-prepared to gain employment. They offer them
tips to be successful in their searches.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:30:00 CSTResearcher works with European Space Agency to test moisture satelliteBrian Hornbuckle, an agronomy professor at ISU, is assisting the European Space Agency research soil moisture content.
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:40:00 CSTThree campus eateries closed today onlyISU Dining has closed the Union Drive Marketplace, Clyde's Sports Club and the Design Cafe today due to a water main break on campus. Students may dine at the Maple-Willow-Larch or Oak-Elm dining centers, obtain meal bundles at Hawthorn Market & Cafe or the Memorial Union Food Court, or pick up a sack dinner in the Union Drive Marketplace lobby beginning at 4 p.m. Dining Dollars can be used at any ISU Dining location. The facilities affected by the water main break are expected to reopen Thursday morning.
Wed, 07 May 2008 14:55:00 CSTFaculty-staff couple head for Peace Corps service in Ghana
It's not your typical faculty leave. But for Chris and Tammi Martin, joining the Peace Corps is the assignment of a lifetime. Chris, associate professor of art and design, and Tammi, administrative specialist in the Center for Crops Utilization Research, depart June 7 for two years of service in Ghana.
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:25:00 CSTISU study finds Iowa Caucuses generate $15.5 million in state
economic impactA new report by ISU economist Dave Swenson titled "The Economic Impact of the Iowa Caucus: Gauging the Worth of its First-in-the-Nation Position?," found that the major presidential candidates' economic impact to the state was $15.5 million in
total sales in the six months preceding the Iowa Caucuses.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:30:00 CSTIowa State University helps catch cheaters as summer's fastest
athletes compete The Kentucky Derby, May 3 at Churchill Downs in
Louisville, uses Iowa State University researchers to check the horses
for performance-enhancing drugs. Iowa State University researchers have been working with the derby for six years, and during that time drug testing has become a household topic.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:00 CSTIowa State study finds TV portrayals of psychological therapy influences willingness to
seek itThree Iowa State psychologists collaborated on a study that found that television portrayals may make viewers less likely
to seek psychological services themselves. Their paper titled "The Influence
of Television on Willingness to Seek Therapy," was published in the March
issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:00 CSTISU dominates 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa ArtistsFifteen of the 24 jury-selected Emerging Iowa Artists in the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival (June 27-29) hail from ISU's College of Design. Twelve are students and three are alumni. The Emerging Iowa Artists Program identifies Iowa's up-and-coming young artists.
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:05:00 CSTISU tornado science featured on Discovery ChannelIowa State University's Tornado/Microburst Simulator will be
featured on "Blown Away: Greensburg, Kansas," a Discovery Channel show
examining the May 2007 tornado that flattened the Kansas town. The show will
air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Central) on Saturday, May 3.
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:25:00 CST