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Tuesday, September 18

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Help is available for those who may be struggling with the incomprehensible loss of civil engineering senior and acclaimed student athlete Celia Barquin Arozamena.

Iowa State mourns the loss of Celia Barquin Arozamena

Celia golfer

Former Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found dead Sept. 17 at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. She was 22. A native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, Barquin Arozamena was a senior in civil engineering.

"This is a tragic and senseless loss of a talented young woman and an acclaimed student athlete," Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen said. "We mourn with her family and friends in Spain, her teammates here and all who knew her. On behalf of the entire Cyclone family, I extend our deep condolences to Celia's family and her many friends and teammates at Iowa State. We are deeply saddened."

ISU Police Chief Michael Newton

ISU Police chief emphasizes caution, personal safety

UPDATE: Ames Police have arrested, charged Collin Daniel Richards in the death of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena.

Following a suspicious death near campus, Iowa State University Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police Michael Newton has authored a letter to the campus community, encouraging vigilance when it comes to personal safety. 

Lizhi Wang, William Beavis, Guiping Hu and Sotirios Archontoulis

ISU researchers receive NSF grant to develop innovative mathematical models for agriculture

A team of Iowa State University scientists is bridging the gap between engineering and farming by applying machine learning and mathematical modeling to perennial problems in agriculture. The project recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

The demise of several big box and department stores was inevitable given the changing retail landscape, but a team of Iowa State University researchers says not all retailers are destined for a similar fate. Overexpansion and competition from online retailers forced the closure of many stores, but researchers say there is opportunity for retailers willing to embrace technology and create a different shopping experience for consumers.

Joan Becker book

Beckers bringing family’s story, mental health advocacy to Iowa State

Joan and Dave Becker are bringing their family’s story and advocacy for individuals with mental illnesses to Iowa State University this month. 

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U.S. News rankings: Iowa State is 56th among national publics; third in ag/bio engineering

Iowa State is tied for 56th among 132 public national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings released today.