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Monday, January 21 2019

Jennifer Junker

Iowa State fashion merchandising student wins life-changing award

It will be difficult for Jennifer Junker to ever top her 22nd birthday. On that day earlier this month, the Iowa State University senior in apparel, merchandising and design won the prestigious $35,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund case study competition with her plan to expand a fashion company to a global market.

Teammates release their LEGO robot.

Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championships: space travel and funny hats

Hundreds of Iowa school students will show off their research and robotics skills during the annual Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championships Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, at the College of Engineering. Events are 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. both days and are free and open to the public.

BlacKkKlansman

MLK Jr. events include detective behind ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ civil rights activist

Campus activities surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include the man whose extraordinary story of being a black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan inspired the 2018 film, “BlacKkKlansman.”

Panel of women talking at Ready to Run

Ready to Run® Iowa registration now open

Kelly Winfrey expects the record number of women elected in 2018 to have a ripple effect on future elections. Because women are often hesitant to run, she encourages anyone considering political office to register for Ready to Run® Iowa.

Lee Schulz

2019 livestock forecast: ISU economist expects continued growth and big supplies for pork, beef and poultry

An Iowa State University livestock economist outlines his expectations for the year ahead for both producers and consumers. Projected record production likely will lead to big supplies, and questions regarding trade policy could create uncertainty.

Person inserting debit card in ATM

Early exposure to banking influences life-long financial health

Growing up in a community with or without banks has a long-term effect on how you build and manage credit, according to a new Iowa State University study. The research shows individuals who grow up in what are essentially “financial deserts” are slow to apply for credit and as adults have lower credit scores and more delinquent accounts.