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William "Bill" Kunerth

Journalism Educator William “Bill” Kunerth Named 2014 Schwartz Award Winner

William "Bill" F. Kunerth, professor emeritus of the Greenlee School, was named the 2014 winner of the James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication. Kunerth died December 2013 after a brief illness. The award was presented to his spouse, Wilma, in a special April 16 memorial arranged for the former professor.

Leath announces Veishea task force

Iowa State University President Steven Leath has announced the members of a task force to study the future of Veishea in the aftermath of the event's suspension for 2014. Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill will serve as chair.

Adam Schwartz

Schwartz named director of U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory

Adam Schwartz will be the new director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. He currently serves as division leader of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Schwartz is an accomplished researcher whose work has focused on plutonium aging and alloys, advanced characterization, and the dynamic properties of materials. He'll begin his Ames duties on June 2.

Wei Zhang Hotel Reservations

Book early and after work if you want to enjoy your next hotel stay

If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. As convenient as it may be to make a reservation at the office, a new Iowa State University study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you wait to book your room after business hours.

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Team PrISUm builds next solar racer; cross-country race includes Ames stop

The students of Team PrISUm are putting in long hours to build a solar race car for this summer's eight-day, 1,700-mile American Solar Challenge. The race will make a stop in Ames on July 26. Iowa State's team finished second in the last cross-country race for student-designed and student-built solar race cars.

Joe Flanagan

Houston Zoo veterinarian will discuss wildlife conservation at ISU April 21

Iowa State University alumnus Joe Flanagan, who is chief veterinarian at the Houston Zoo, will speak about wildlife conservation in "That Horse Has Stripes! How Zoos and Veterinarians Are Helping to Save Wildlife" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

Samantha Cross research on bi-national families

Time for marketing campaigns to reflect cultural differences within families

A cereal commercial intended to tout the heart-healthy benefits of Cheerios, instead sparked an ugly debate on social media about the interracial family featured in the ad. But for Samantha Cross, an assistant professor of marketing at Iowa State University, the family in the ad, consisting of a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, represented a change that is long overdue.

2014 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference

Industry leaders to share experience of building effective supply chain partnerships

Successfully delivering a product to a customer depends on an integrated network of firms that all contribute to the end goal. To help business leaders improve efficiencies within their supply chains, the 2014 Voorhees Supply Chain Conference will feature three examples of companies that have benefited from effective supply chain partnerships. The conference, sponsored by Iowa State University’s College of Business, is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Reiman Gardens.

Details on Veishea cancellations, other weekend events

In the wake of an early morning Campustown disturbance April 9, President Steven Leath suspended the remainder of the 2014 Veishea celebration as of 5 p.m. that day. The cancellation impacts all Veishea-affiliated activities, including the parade, concerts, food vendors and Veishea Village. Some university activities that fall on what would have been Veishea weekend will continue. 

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Leath suspends remainder of 2014 Veishea celebration

Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced today that the remainder of this year’s Veishea celebration is suspended, effective at 5 p.m. today, April 9.

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