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Thursday, September 2 2004


Ecologist and author David Orr will speak
at ISU Sept. 10

A noted ecologist and author will present Iowa State University's P. H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture on Friday, Sept. 10. David Orr's lecture. "Patriotism, Politics and the Environment in an Age of Terror," will focus on the need for a coherent environmental agenda. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor and chair of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College. The lecture at 7 p.m. in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design is free and open to the public.

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ISU professor receives botanical society's
highest honor

For his pioneering research on plant ultrastructure, an ISU professor has received the Botanical Society of America's Award of Merit.

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Geoffroy at Farm Progress Show

Geoffroy, ISU at Farm Progress Show

"It's a part of our mission to share knowledge of the latest technologies and discoveries in agriculture," said Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy (left) at Tuesday's Farm Progress Show in Alleman. Geoffroy and Wendy Wintersteen, senior associate dean in the College of Agriculture, appeared on WOI Radio's "Talk of Iowa" program, broadcast live from the event. The university has participated in the Farm Progress Show since 1959.

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 Comments may be submitted to 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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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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