Thursday, March 24 2005
Veishea will be back in 2006
Iowa State's traditional spring Veishea celebration will resume in 2006, with changes, President Gregory Geoffroy announced March 23. Geoffroy said he seriously considered eliminating the event, but concluded that students should be given another opportunity to make Veishea a success.
Professor to study impact of community colleges
Studies sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education will assess the economic impact of Iowa community colleges for parents, students and taxpayers.
Student earns national research award
An ISU student's award-winning study shows financial grants are key to low-income students earning bachelor degrees.
Vilsacks to host 'Unmasking the Arts' event Friday
Gov. Tom and First Lady Christie Vilsack will preside over a carnival-inspired celebration and fund-raiser for the arts March 25.
Speaker will discuss women's world leadership
Laura Liswood, an authority on women's world leadership, will speak on campus March 29.
Business conference is April 1
Experts on global entrepreneurship and supply chain management will be part of the April 1 Voorhees Business Conference.
Children's health experts to speak
A March 28 public symposium will feature three experts on improving children's health.
Handling kids' challenging behavior is speech topic
Judith Carta, a nationally recognized expert on early childhood behavior, will offer strategies for dealing with youngsters' challenging behavior in a March 28 talk.
More than one-third of online footnotes disappear, researchers find
Faculty in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism found that more than 33 percent of links to Web citations in professional journals have disintegrated within four years. The new study, by Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja and assistant professor Daniela Dimitrova, is featured in the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Volunteers sought for forgiveness study
An Iowa State researcher is recruiting volunteers for a study on the benefits of workshops to help people overcome grudges.
Corbett wins Spedding Award
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry John Corbett is the 11th recipient of the annual Spedding Award, the top honor for rare earth research. The award is named for the late Frank Spedding, longtime ISU chemistry professor and a pioneer in the Manhattan Project, which led to the world's first controlled nuclear reaction. Corbett, who also is a senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is the third Ames Lab researcher to receive the award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on the ISU faculty since 1952.
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.