Stange Road work begins May 27
Work to repair and resurface Stange Road in the vicinity of Veenker golf course is set to begin the morning of Wednesday, May 27. As scheduled, the northbound lanes will be closed for two weeks (May 27 through June 10), with one lane of traffic in each direction allowed on the other half of the road. A one-week hiatus is planned, with the repair work then moving to the southbound lanes for two weeks (beginning approximately June 22). The section of Stange affected is between the Squaw Creek bridge and Blankenburg Drive. Bike paths on both sides of Stange Road will remain open during the project; CyRide bus stops will have temporary relocations. The city of Ames will oversee a similar Stange Road project from Blankenburg Drive to 24th Street and on 24th Street between Stange Road and the railroad tracks to the east. The city portion will begin several days after the university portion begins.
ISU researcher identifies genetic pathway responsible for much of plant growth
Iowa State University resarchers have discovered a previously unknown pathway in plant cells that regulates plant growth.
Iowa State economists assess recession's impact on wages, immigrant workers
Two Iowa State economists have been studying what the country's economic downturn has meant to workers. University Professor of Economics Peter Orazem assesses how the recession has affected employee wages, while Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics, assesses its impact on immigrant, low-wage workers.
Campaign Iowa State surpasses previous two Iowa State University fundraising campaigns
ISU benefactors have made gifts and future commitments surpassing $673.1 million to the Iowa State University Foundation during Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose. This milestone eclipses the private support that was generated during the previous two fundraising efforts combined at Iowa State.
Sivils named the second Geoffroy Faculty Fellow at Iowa State
Matthew Sivils, an assistant professor of English, has been named the next recipient of the Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellowship at Iowa State. President and Mrs. Geoffroy established the fellowship in 2005 to support the teaching and research program of an assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sivils’ three-year fellowship begins Aug. 15.
Cyclone Power Pullers build four-engine "Wild CYde" for tractor competition
The students of Iowa State's Cyclone Power Pullers are building a four-engine, 1/4-scale pulling tractor for a competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers May 28-31 in Peoria, Ill. The team finished third overall last year and is hoping for a better, more consistent performance this year.
ISU promotes greater financial education through new course offerings, faculty
ISU's Human Development and Family Studies faculty have collaborated with the Government of the Student Body to expand the financial education resources available to students. A new one-credit online course this fall will provide a basic understanding of issues such as budgeting, credit and student loans.
More than 3,000 students received degrees from Iowa State at spring graduation May 8-9. Video of the ceremony is available online.
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Kansas City twins, scholarship winners choose Iowa State
The Kansas City Star
Jonathan and Donathan Morgan, co-valedictorians of Kansas City's Ruskin High School, have received Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Morgan brothers will study mechanical and electrical engineering at Iowa State.