Saturday, January 15 2005
ISU offices closed for King holiday
Iowa State offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A Jan. 16 community gathering and Jan. 25 lecture are part of the King celebration.
Book examines sex, gender attitudes toward educators
A new book by ISU education professor Jackie Blount questions subtle discriminatory practices by school districts against educators whose sexuality and gender cross conventional boundaries.
Room to grow entrepreneurs
Twice as many students will be able to be part of a new entrepreneurship learning community.
Memorial for tsunami victims
A memorial service to remember victims of the southeast Asia tsunami will be held Jan. 19 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). City, university and student leaders will participate.
Virtual reality tours Jan. 21
Visitors can tour the Virtual Reality Applications Center's C4 facility in Black Engineering Friday, Jan. 21. Tours are 30 minutes long and may be scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. A tour may include up to 15 people. To schedule a tour, contact VRAC, (515) 294-3092.
Lego robot tourney Jan. 22
What inspires a 10-year old to want to be an engineer when she grows up? It could be the fun she had designing and building a LEGO robot for a FIRST LEGO League tournament. Iowa State's College of Engineering will host the state's tournament between 50 teams, Jan. 22.
Studies: SBD Centers help economy
Iowa Small Business Development Centers have significant economic impact on Iowa's tax revenues, job creation and retention, capital acquisition and sales growth, according to recent independent studies.
Olson named science educator of year
Joanne Olson has been named the nation's top new science teacher educator by the Association for Science Teacher Education.
More than 500 orchids, such as the one named "Spring" (shown), are on display in the Reiman Gardens conservatory through March 5. General admission is $7.