Tuesday, September 21 2004
Iowa State's College of Education receives record external funding in 2004
Iowa State's College of Education set a record for external funding with a combined award of almost $7 million in grants and contracts in fiscal 2004, almost 30 percent more than the previous year's total of $5.4 million. Federal government agencies contributed $4.9 million of the total. State, county and city governments were the largest source of non-federal funding at $1 million. Another $550,000 came from other universities/colleges for joint projects.
Author, writer advocate to speak Wednesday as part of 'Banned Book Week'
Author and journalist David Wallis says that the news content editors "kill" -- either because it's unwritten or unpublished -- has profound consequences on readers. While some editors are valuable gatekeepers, Wallis asserts, others are afraid of risk, making writers and media consumers the losers. Wallis is the author of "Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print." He will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The public lecture is free.
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.
Kanawha's Moeller recognized as Iowa SBDC woman entrepreneur of the year
Nancy Moeller, Kanawha, has been named the 2004 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Iowa Small Business Development Center, an outreach arm of the Iowa State's College of Business. She will be recognized at a ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the community room of the Kanawha Public Library. Moeller is the owner of Inn the Hunt Luxury Sportsman's Lodge and CustomCraft Trailer Outfitters. The award is named after the former director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College, Burlington, from 1987 until her death in 1999.
Regents proposal intended to spur re-investment in universities
Iowa's three regent universities would pledge annual reallocations in return for a promise of new state funds annually for four years, under a plan approved Sept. 15 by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.