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Wednesday, September 15 2004

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Department of residence to cut budget by $2.7 million

Iowa State University's Department of Residence will close Wallace and Wilson halls in the Towers Residence Association in May 2005 as part of an effort to cut expenses by $2.7 million.

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Ann Thompson Thompson

Thompson named interim associate dean for Iowa State's College of Education

Ann Thompson, professor of curriculum and instructional technology, has been named the interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Education. Thompson replaces Jerry Thomas, now interim dean for the college. She has served as chair of the department of curriculum and instruction twice and is the founding director of the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching.

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Iowa State honors Families of the Year

The Phillips family of Rapid City, S.D., and the Armbrecht family of Rockwell City, Iowa, have been chosen as the 2004 Families of the Year, the Student Alumni Leadership Council, ISU Family Weekend Committee and ISU Parents Association announced Sept. 15. This is the first time more than one family has received family of the year honors at Iowa State University.

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Nationally acclaimed GEM Fellows join ISU College of Engineering graduate program

Each year, a prestigious national consortium awards stipends to underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math. This fall, three such graduate students have chosen to further their studies at Iowa State's College of Engineering.

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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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