Monday, March 2
A Mayo Clinic physician-researcher who is a leading voice in the world of exercise physiology will speak at Iowa State University. Dr. Michael Joyner will present "Physical Inactivity: Should We Consider It a Disease?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Joyner's research focuses on how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during exercise. The Department of Kinesiology's 2014-15 Pease Family Scholar, Joyner's talk is free and open to the public.
High school students from across the state will put their culinary skills and creativity to the test for a shot to compete nationally. Iowa State University’s Hospitality Management Program is hosting the 2015 Iowa ProStart® Invitational on Monday, March 2, at the Memorial Union.
Tasked with leading an independent evaluation of Veterans Affairs mental health services has given Alicia Carriquiry a new perspective as to the challenges veterans and their families face. It’s an issue the Distinguished Professor of statistics at Iowa State University was aware of before being appointed chair of the Institute of Medicine committee conducting the review. But she never fully understood the need for better mental health services until listening to parents, spouses and veterans’ advocates testify about their situation – stories she will never forget.
Author and political commentator Katie Pavlich will present "Sexual Assault on Campus: A Conservative Perspective" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Pavlich is a frequent panelist on the Fox News program "Outnumbered." Her talk is free and open to the public.
Investigative science reporter Dan Fagin, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book on toxic dumping in a New Jersey river, will speak at Iowa State University as part of the creative writing program's "Environmental Imagination" series. "What was in the Water? Toxic Dumping in Toms River" will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His presentation is free and open to the public.
Three ISU women whose leadership and involvement have contributed to empowering women and/or eliminating racism will be honored by the YWCA Ames-ISU at the Women of Achievement Awards. The Ames-ISU community is invited to attend the ceremony and reception on Thursday, March 5. The YWCA Ames-ISU is a student organization that has served Story County on the ISU campus since 1890 with activites dedicated to empowering all women.