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Tune in to see Cy on 'Today Show'
Iowa State's very own Cy will appear on NBC's Today Show on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Brent Behrens, a senior from Carroll and ISU mascot squad captain, reports that Cy should be on the show in the 7 a.m. central time hour. Cy's appearance is linked to the Capital One Mascot Challenge online voting contest, which pits ISU's favorite mascot against 11 other finalists. The Today Show can be seen on WHO-TV (Channel 13) in central Iowa.
College of Human Sciences dean's search committee finalized
Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will lead an 18-member committee in the search for the next dean of ISU's College of Human Sciences.
Ralph Nader will speak at ISU Oct. 10
Peace and Freedom Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez will be on campus Friday, Oct. 10, as part of the 2008 Campaign Series. They will discuss the current economic crisis and U.S. foreign policy concerns at 1:30 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A consumer advocate, lawyer and author, Nader led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The 2008 Campaign Series provides the university community with opportunities to question candidates or their surrogates before election day. The talk is free and open to the public.
Magazine features ISU furniture design students
The current issue (Dec. 2008) of Woodwork Magazine features a two-page spread of work by students of Chris Martin, associate professor of art and design. The photo gallery shows work by eight BFA and MFA students in Martin's furniture design course last year. And the magazine's back cover features a piece by Chris Martin, associate professor of art and design. Martin's article describes processes involved in creating a desk inspired by Czech Cubism.
Two renowned photo journalists to speak at ISU Oct. 14 and Oct. 19
Two award-winning photographers will present lectures at Iowa State University in October. Washington Post staff photographer and former White House photographer Susan Biddle will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Bill Eppridge, who photographed the Kennedy campaigns, Vietnam, Woodstock and nearly every Winter Olympics since 1980, will speak on Sunday, Oct. 19.
ISU student appointed to regents board
Gov. Chet Culver has appointed Iowa State student Greta Johnson to the State Board of Regents. Johnson is a junior, majoring in political science. She has served as a page in the Iowa Legislature and an intern in the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at ISU.
Political author Jonah Goldberg to speak Oct. 16
Jonah Goldberg, one of the most prominent young, conservative commentators in the nation, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His lecture, "Liberal Fascism," is free and open to the public. Goldberg is a contributing editor to the National Review, founding editor of National Review Online, and a weekly syndicated columnist for The Los Angeles Times.
ISU grad and Bank of Hawaii CEO Allan Landon to give Stafford Lecture Oct. 17
1970 ISU College of Business graduate Allan Landon, who is now chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of Hawaii, is the fall 2008 speaker for the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking in ISU's College of Business. Landon will discuss several banking topics -- including the current financial crisis facing the industry -- during his 11 a.m. talk on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Gerdin Business Building's Stark Lecture Hall.
Iowa State University professor seeks sensible, thoughtful policy on biofuels
ISU University Professor Richard Cruse has joined 22 other scientists and researchers from around the country to ask for a new biofuels policy direction.
ISU's 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference postponed
The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference -- hosted by ISU's College of Business and scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9. -- has been postponed. Organizers are planning to reschedule it during the Spring 2009 semester.
Alumni, working on the wild side
Alumni who work at top zoos and aquariums are featured in the latest edition of the ISU alumni magazine.
Vote for Cy
Vote for Cy in the Capital One National mascot of the Year competition.
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At home women hold the power
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