Friday, October 8 2004
Fund-raising effort to save Morrill Hall reaches goal
One of the largest grassroots fund-raising efforts in ISU history has raised the necessary funding to renovate Morrill Hall. More than 2,700 private donors contributed the majority of the $9 million needed to give new life to the 114-year-old building on central campus.
News Tip: Cy turns 50; special events planned for Oct. 9 Homecoming game
Iowa State's mascot, Cy, turns 50 years this year. Cy's milestone will be honored at the Oct. 9 Homecoming football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m.
Math teacher education focus of talk
An international scholar on teaching and preparing mathematics teachers will be the first lecturer in a new speaker series, "Current Issues in Mathematics Education," hosted by the College of Education. Thomas Cooney, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, Athens, will discuss reform efforts in mathematics teacher education at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in the Gold Room, Memorial Union. The series is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Childhood expert to campus
Judith Carta, a University of Kansas expert on early childhood behavior, will be on campus Oct. 13 - 15. She will discuss strategies for preventing challenging behavior in youngsters at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Pioneer Room, Memorial Union.
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 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 will speak Oct. 13
Iowa Second Congressional District Representative James Leach is the first Robert Stafford Lecturer on Banking for Iowa State's College of Business. He will discuss "Current Topics Facing Today's Banking Industry" Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Union. The lecture honors Robert Stafford, longtime president and chairman of First National Bank, Ames.
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.