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Wednesday, September 22 2004

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Archie and Nancy Martin Archie & Nancy Martin

Archie and Nancy Martin are immortalized with namesake
ISU residence hall

Iowa State's newest residence hall is named for a family who housed black students in the early to mid-1900s -- a time when it was difficult for students of color to find a place to live.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the renaming of Suite 2 in the Union Drive neighborhood to "Archie and Nancy Martin Hall." The building will be dedicated in November.

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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.

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David Wallis
 

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Author and journalist David Wallis says that the news content editors "kill" -- either because it's unwritten or unpublished -- has profound consequences on readers.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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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"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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