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Friday, September 10 2004

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Ecologist to discuss environment in age of terror

David Orr talking to students

Environmental educator and author David Orr (left back) spent the day talking to students on the Iowa State campus. Tonight (Sept. 10), he will present a public talk on "Patriotism, Politics and the Environment in an Age of Terror" at 7 p.m. in the Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design. Orr, a Des Moines native, is best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his contributions in ecological design. He is a distinguished professor and chair of the environmental studies program at Oberlin (Ohio) College. A reception will follow his talk in Gallery 181, College of Design.

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Iowa State University fall enrollment is 26,380

Student enrollment at Iowa State is 26,380, a level similar to fall 1999. It represents a 3.65 percent decrease (1,000 students) compared to fall 2003.

Iowa State University Admissions Director Marc Harding says enrollment variances aren't unexpected and tend to be cyclical over time. During the past 20 years (1984 to current), ISU's fall enrollment has fluctuated by more than 3,400 students - from a high of 27,898 students in fall 2002 to a low of 24,431 in 1995.

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Iowa State engineering professor named top editor of leading academic journal

An eminent ISU professor has been tapped to lead his discipline's most prestigious academic journal. David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. The monthly journal is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Magnetics Society, the world's leading professional organization for the study of magnetism and magnetic materials.

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Students involved in Veishea disturbance disciplined

Iowa State University has taken disciplinary action against 15 students who were involved in the April 18 riot in Campustown. In four of the cases, the students were expelled or suspended from ISU. In the other 11 cases, students were given deferred suspensions or were placed on conduct probation.

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"Hoofin' it for Alison 2004"

The ISU Dairy Science Club will host a six-kilometer race/walk and pancake breakfast on Sept. 25 to raise funds for a scholarship that honors Alison Ciancio, a sophomore in animal science who was killed in a car accident in 2002. Entry forms must be postmarked by Sept 17.

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book jacket cover

New book by Iowa State journalism professor examines how to bridge the technological "Interpersonal Divide"

In the new book, "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age," Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State, says modern technology is driving civilization away from real communities. Bugeja writes that e-mail and cell phones have created an "interpersonal divide" -- a void that develops between people when they spend too much time in virtual, rather than real, communities. He notes communications problems may be both business and personal.

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