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Tuesday, January 24

Rick Ridgeway

Patagonia exec Rick Ridgeway will speak at Iowa State Feb. 2

Rick Ridgeway — environmentalist, mountaineer, writer, filmmaker and vice president of Patagonia — will present the Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics Lecture at Iowa State on Thursday, Feb. 2. "Good for Business, Good for the Planet" will be at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A reception will immediately follow this free, public lecture.

People running on treadmills at gym

To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, Iowa State study suggests

If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak about race in America on Jan. 30

Noted journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates will present Iowa State's Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote, "A Deeper Black: Race in America," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Members of MOCA

MOCA boosts student retention and success at Iowa State

The primary goal of the Mathematicians of Color Alliance, better known as MOCA, is to recruit and retain underrepresented graduate students. But this student organization is doing much more to mentor and help students make Iowa State home. 

Geoffroy Hall

Iowa State celebrates grand opening of its newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall

Iowa State University President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy returned to campus Jan. 18 to join students, university officials and community members in celebrating the grand opening of his namesake building and ISU’s newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall.

Stacy Cordery

Unseen role of the first lady is why the position remains important today, says ISU professor

First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is why Cordery says the position is still important.

Matt DeLisi head shot

Offenders’ deadly thoughts may hold answer to reducing crime

It's something many of us may say in anger, but don't really mean. However, for a small percentage of the population homicidal thoughts are very real. Matt DeLisi, an Iowa State University professor of sociology and criminal justice, says identifying criminal offenders with homicidal ideation could change how we sentence and treat some of the most serious offenders.

Faith Gaye at Parks Library at Iowa State

Iowa State University to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology

A new collaboration involving Iowa State University, Tuskegee University and the Ohio State University seeks to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology. The program launches with a three-day event at Iowa State.