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Thursday, September 30 2004


Police safely remove bottle bomb from residence area

After an ISU staff member reported a suspicious bottle outside Frederiksen Court apartments, ISU police safely contained the bottle bomb. Police ask campus community members to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity to police at 911 or 294-4428.

News release.

Iowa Congressman Leach named Robert Stafford Lecturer; to speak Oct. 13

Iowa Second Congressional District Representative James Leach is the first Robert Stafford Lecturer on Banking for Iowa State University's College of Business. He will speak on "Current Topics Facing Today's Banking Industry" at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Cardinal Room, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. A pre-lecture lunch ($15 cost) will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Cardinal Room. Registration for the lunch is required. The Robert Stafford Lecture on Banking is sponsored by the College of Business and funded by the Ames National Corporation to honor Robert Stafford, longtime president and chairman of First National Bank, Ames.

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Wolverine World Wide Inc. president and CEO named fall 'Executive In Residence' by ISU's College of Business; to speak Oct. 7

Timothy O'Donovan, president and CEO for Wolverine World Wide Inc., Rockford, Mich., will speak at Iowa State University on "Building Successful Global Brands." His talk will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building. The event is free and open to the public. O'Donovan is the College of Business' fall semester Executive in Residence. Executives in the program teach undergraduate classes, conduct graduate seminars and interact with faculty and staff. He is an Iowa State graduate in industrial administration.

News release.

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.

News release.

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."

News release.

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.

News release.

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 or call 515-296-6532.

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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.

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'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.

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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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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