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Monday, August 30 2004

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ISU strategic plan draft unveiled

Iowa State aspires to be one of the world's leading universities in educating students and putting science and technology to work. The first step is a draft of what will become ISU's next strategic plan. Although still a work-in-progress, the university community is invited to review the strategic plan draft at http://www.public.iastate.edu/~strategicplan. Comments may be submitted to strategicplan@iastate.edu or at a Sept. 10 open forum at the Memorial Union Gallery from 9 to 10 a.m.

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Women's basketball team ranks third academically

The Iowa State women's basketball team ranked third nationally among Division I schools, with a 3.48 team grade point average in 2003-04. The Cyclones had five players on the academic all-Big 12 team and 10 student-athletes on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester.

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Geoffroy, Wintersteen on "Talk of Iowa"

President Gregory Geoffroy and College of Agriculture senior associate dean Wendy Wintersteen will be guests during the 9 a.m. hour of WOI Radio's "Talk of Iowa" on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The program (on AM 640) will air live from the Farm Progress Show, Alleman. Listeners may pose a question during the show or send an e-mail question in advance to talk@iastate.edu.

William Robinson named Iowa State University Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar

William Robinson, professor of philosophy, has been named Iowa State University's 2004-05 Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar by the university's Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Robinson will receive a semester free from teaching responsibilities to work on scholarly research. He will present a lecture on his work during the 2005 fall semester.

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Better Homes and Gardens editor is 2004 Schwartz Award winner

Karol DeWulf Nickell, vice president and editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, is the recipient of the 2004 James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Communication. It is the highest honor conferred by Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.

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Iowa State University Organizes Workshops on Water, Wastewater Treatment Practices

Iowa State staff members will travel around the state in the next few weeks to share information about water and wastewater management practices in Iowa industries. The free, half-day workshops will be held in Marion, Bettendorf, Sioux City and Des Moines.

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