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Wednesday, March 9 2005

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Sanderson finalist for top amateur athlete award; online voters will help choose

Wrestling standout Cael Sanderson is among 10 finalists for the Sullivan Award, which is given to the USA's top amateur athlete by the Amateur Athletic Union. Fans will help determine the award winner, with online votes accounting for one-third of the balloting. Sanderson is assistant coach of the Cyclone wrestling team.

Story and online ballot.

Vet med students tackle rural veterinarian shortage

Some veterinary students are working to reverse the shortfall of large-animal veterinarians by encouraging younger students to pursue careers in food animal medicine.

News release.

ISU among 'fittest colleges'

Iowa State is one of "America's fittest colleges," according to Muscle and Fitness Magazine. The magazine ranks Iowa State No. 3 nationally in providing students with opportunities to stay fit. It gives Iowa State high marks for the number of recreation facilities, sports clubs, intramural opportunities, and unique fitness classes. The magazine ranked public institutions with NCAA Division I-A sports teams.

ISU ag research among most cited

Over the past decade, Iowa State was the 10th most-cited institution in the world in agricultural sciences research papers.

News release.

Spring blood drive

The student-run spring blood drive is March 7-11.

News release.

Study show early exposure to racism among African American youth

A study shows African American youth are exposed to racism early and that strong community and family support can help blunt the negative impact of those experiences.

News release.

Coatings to boost turbine operation

Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State have developed a new bond coat for thermal barrier coatings that may improve operation and reliability of gas turbine engines in aircraft and other power-generating technologies.

News release.

ISU offers new teacher special education program

A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.

News release.

Exhibit features students' Rome work

An exhibit on campus March 7-11 will showcase the work of design students who studied in Rome last fall.

News release.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs for central Iowa youth.

Zulu-gospel group performs for youth

Hundreds of students from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill schools attended a matinee performance of Grammy award-winning singers Lady Black Mambazo at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 28.The group, which combines Zulu and gospel music, found fame with an appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album.

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