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Friday, September 24 2004


ISU fall convocation is Monday

Iowa State University will honor 55 faculty and professional staff members during the university's annual convocation Monday, Sept. 27, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The convocation begins at 3 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

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Hilton Chair to discuss rural aging

John Krout, director of the Gerontology Institute in the Center for Health Sciences, Ithaca College, New York, will speak on "Aging in Rural America" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. The event will be in the Gateway Conference Center, Highway 30 and Elwood Drive South, Ames. It is free and open to the public. Krout is the 2004-05 Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair for Iowa State University's College of Family and Consumer Sciences. He is an internationally recognized scholar on aging in rural America, aging policies and programs, the sociology of aging and medical sociology.

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Entrepreneurship learning community ribbon cutting Sept. 29

The formal opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Iowa State University's new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the learning community's home on the fifth floor of Buchanan Residence Hall, Ash Avenue and Lincoln Way. The event is free and open to the public. Parking for the event is available in the Memorial Union parking ramp. Due to construction, please enter Buchanan Hall from the southwest side of the building. Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy, Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Hill, and Dean of the College of Business Labh Hira will speak at 6 p.m. Tours of the facility will follow the presentations.

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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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Filmmaker Michael Moore to speak at Iowa State

Academy Award winner and activist Michael Moore will present a free lecture at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday, Oct. 17, as part of his nationwide "Slacker Uprising Tour." His appearance is part of the Institute on National Affairs series on politics and humor in America.

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Science, politics and foreign policy topic of lecture

The director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Norman Neureiter, will speak on "When Science, Politics and Foreign Policy Collide" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union at Iowa State University. The event is free and open to the public. Neureiter was the former science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He has served as vice president of Texas Instruments Asia and was the first U.S. science attachC) in Eastern Europe. This is an Institute of Science and Society lecture.

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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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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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