Tuesday, October 5 2004
Open house at higher education center
A public open house at the John and Mary Pappajohn Higher Education Center will be held from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Oct. 6, at the center, 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines. The center is home to the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, a professional development and higher learning center, where seven Iowa colleges, including Iowa State, offer course work.
Hansen Early Childhood Lecture to be Oct. 13
Judith Carta, a nationally recognized expert on early childhood behavior and the 2004-2005 Barbara E. (Mound) Hansen Early Childhood Lecture Series Endowment speaker, will be on campus Oct. 13 - 15. She will speak on "Seven Successful Strategies for Preventing Challenging Behavior in Young Children" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Pioneer Room, Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Carta is a professor of special education and a senior scientist for the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life-Span Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence.
2004 World Food Prize Laureate to visit ISU Oct. 12
Professor Yuan Longping, whose pioneering rice research has transformed China's food security, will visit Iowa State on Tuesday, Oct. 12 -- two days before he receives the prestigious 2004 World Food Prize in Des Moines.
Borlaug lecture is Oct. 13
Catherine Bertini, who transformed the United Nations' World Food Programme into the world's largest humanitarian relief organization, will present the third annual Norman Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State on Oct. 13.
Student arrested in connection with bottle bomb
An Iowa State University student has been arrested on a warrant following an investigation of a bottle bomb and related devices discovered on campus Sept. 30.
Schaefer named Hoover chair in geotechnical engineering
Two Iowa State University alumni pay tribute to a former engineering professor with the creation of the James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering. The chair's first recipient, Vernon Schaefer, was installed Oct. 2 at The Knoll.
Vet Med professor receives national teaching award
Dr. Holly Bender has received the Teaching Excellence Award for Basic Sciences from the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association. Bender is an associate professor of veterinary pathology. She was honored for her leadership in developing Diagnostic Pathfinder, and innovative clinical instructional software tool.
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.
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.
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.
Ag, 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.
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.