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Wednesday, December 1 2004


Keep pets safe over the holidays

Holiday hustle and bustle can unleash hazards that put pets in peril, says an Iowa State University veterinarian. Dr. Kim Langholz reminds pet owners about potential risks.

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Iowa Public Television documentary features Stephens Auditorium

Tune in Sunday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. to watch IPTV's newest documentary, "A Century of Iowa Architecture." The documentary looks at some of the buildings selected by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects as the state's most significant buildings. AIA recently named Stephens Auditorium, part of the Iowa State Center, as Building of the Century. The program can be viewed on Channel 11 in central Iowa.

Celebrate Winterfest today

ISU's annual Winterfest celebration is under way at the
Memorial Union. The holiday Art Mart, featuring blown glass, prints, pottery, jewelry and woodcrafts, goes until 4 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, first floor of the Memorial Union. University Book Store is holding an open house with special promotions and discounts until 7:30 p.m. "Battle of the Bands" will rock the Maintenance Shop from 2:30 to 10 p.m. Winterfest also will include a campus lighting ceremony in front of the Memorial Union. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a campanile carillon concert, music from the group "Shy of a Dozen," and lighting of the MU fountain at 6 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand with chili, hot chocolate and other holiday refreshments. The ISU Chemistry Club, fondly known as SCUM, will present chemistry demonstrations at 6:15 p.m. in the South Ballroom. Student Union Board is sponsoring a food drive. New, unwrapped toy donations also are being accepted by Toys for Tots. This year's Winterfest is organized by LINC, the Leaders Inspiring Connections student group.

ISU-Iowa matchup will be televised

Wednesday's Iowa State-Iowa women's basketball game will be televised live on Mediacom Connections Channel 22 in the Ames/Des Moines area as well as KCRG in Cedar Rapids. The game tips off at 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Veishea committees submit final recommendations

Two groups studying Iowa State University's annual Veishea celebration and the relationship among ISU students, the university and the community today submitted their final reports, culminating six months of study and public meetings.

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ISU's meat science program is top choice

Iowa State University's meat science program ranks first in the nation, according to Meat & Poultry magazine. ISU was recognized for the quality of its continuing education programs for industry.

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ISU education professor examines Ohio school district to trace education disparities between black and white schools

An Iowa State University education professor has written a book revealing how segregated and substandard schools emerged for a generation of black children in Ohio. Patricia Randolph Leigh, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, said "Fly in the Ointment" portrays a microcosm of the educational system in 1950s America. She details the political, racial and monetary issues that resulted in separate schools for black students in the upper valley of Cincinnati.

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Portraits of Mexican women on display at College of Design, Nov. 29-Dec. 3

While teaching and conducting research in Merida, Yucatan, Jann Freed recorded the faces and stories of women working to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The Central College professor's photographs are on display in Gallery 181, College of Design, through Friday. Freed will present a lecture, "Daring to Be: Portraits of Mexican Women Leaders," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Gallery 181.

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One case of whooping cough confirmed at ISU

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed that an Iowa State University student has pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. The student lives off campus and is receiving antibiotic therapy.

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ISU's Food Safety Answers program offers holiday food-safety tips

With the holiday season approaching, Iowa State University Extension offers tips and online resources for safely handling
food at the "Ask a Food Safety Expert" ( The site contains more than 600 frequently asked food safety questions that cover purchasing, leftovers and everything in between. ISU Extension and Iowa State's College of Family and Consumer Sciences sponsor the site.

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Strategic plan in final stages of review

Iowa State's proposed Strategic Plan for 2005-2010 is in the final stages of review. The plan will be reviewed by the Faculty Senate in December and will go to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in mid-January for action at the February meeting.

Rural small business conference Dec. 4 at ISU

A one-day, statewide conference for rural businesses, "Solutions for Managing Business Risk," will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall (room 1148), Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University. Registration for the conference is $50 and includes lunch. Registration must be paid in advance. The conference is part of the Grow Your Small Market Farm Business Network, an Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program based in Des Moines. The SBDC is the outreach unit of Iowa State's College of Business.

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