Wednesday, September 29 2004
Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Conference launches fifth annual Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition
Several Iowa State University students will attend the fifth annual Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Conference on Oct. 5. The conference will be at the Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines. Students will have the opportunity to network with small business owners and potential investors. Students will learn about business plan development, deal structures and the forms of venture capital/seed money available in the state. The Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition 2004 will be kicked off during the conference.
Dow named Fellow of the American Folklore Society
James Dow, professor of foreign languages and literatures at Iowa State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Folklore Society, Columbus, Ohio. Dow is an internationally recognized scholar in German and Austrian folklore. Books he has authored include "The Nazification of an Academic Discipline, Folklore and Fascism" and "The Study of European Ethnology in Austria."
Students plan to focus on community and campus service projects during coming year
Students leading Iowa State University's Veishea 2005 executive board have reinvented their organization -- with the support of university administrators -- to focus on a number of community and campus service projects throughout the academic year. The students normally would be planning the annual spring Veishea celebration, which President Gregory Geoffroy suspended for 2005 after violence in Campustown marred the April 2004 event. Geoffroy says he's pleaased with the group's plans for the coming year.
Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series to be Sept. 30 at Iowa State
David Kingland, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Kingland Systems Corp., Clear Lake, will be the guest speaker for Iowa State University's Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series. The event is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Sun Room, Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public. To register for the event, visit www.isupjcenter.org/programs/rm_speaker or call 515-296-6532.
Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources news
Learn how Iowa State students defied gravity with a food blender that's out of this world, what Iowa organic farmers think about standardized regulations, why American feta cheese may need to find a new name and what a World Food Prize laureate will talk about at Iowa State. It's all in the September tipsheet of agriculture, veterinary medicine and natural resources news.
'Super Size Me' documentarian to speak at ISU Thursday, Sept. 30
Morgan Spurlock subjected himself to a 30-day fast food diet to document the impact on his health. The result? Spurlock gained 25 pounds, raised his cholesterol by 65 points and suffered from headaches and depression. He also used the experience to create a widely popular documentary that earned him the Best Director award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary will be shown on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Spurlock will speak the following evening at 8 in the Great Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.