Saturday, April 16 2005
A long look at Iowa
The spring issue of VISIONS magazine, now available online, looks at the critical role Iowa State plays in the economy and quality of life in the state, at the future of Iowa agriculture and industry, and at some of ISU's brightest young alumni.
Pulitzer Prize winner will read on campus
Ted Kooser, ISU alumnus, U.S. poet laureate and recent Pulitzer Prize winner, will give a reading at Iowa State April 12.
Students defend their computer networks
Teams of Iowa State students will work overtime during Iowa State's first Cyber Defense Competition. Students will keep a network running, fend off hacker attacks and try to impress judges during the 27-hour competition.
Public will decide if mural will be installed
The College of Design seeks community feedback on the winning entry in phase one of its "Unity Mural" competition.
Getting students excited about transportation
High school students will drive a semi, maneuver a mini excavator and use global positioning technology to complete a scavenger hunt. It's all part of the second annual Transportation Career Fair.
Physicist on 'History of the Universe'
E.N. Economou, professor of physics at the University of Crete in Greece, will talk about "The History of the Universe" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Memorial Union Great Hall.
Art, engineering unite in interactive dance
Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center and an Ames dance company will create a unique dance performance.
4-H center offers free summer camp to military kids
The Iowa 4-H Center will host one of 22 Operation Purple Camps offered in 18 states to serve children whose parents are deployed with the U.S. Armed Forces. The camps provide children with fun and opportunities to learn new skills for coping with deployment-related stress ("purple" is a military term representing inclusion of all branches).
Iowa State students float on concrete
Iowa State University students will race their concrete canoe in a regional competition later this month. And it really floats.
Veterinary Medicine college celebrates 125th
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's oldest public veterinary college and the first veterinary college west of the Mississippi.
Plan for pets when planning vacation
Taking FiFi and Fluffy on vacation is easier than it used to be, but still requires plenty of advance work, says ISU veterinarian Kim Langholz. She offers tips for including pets in your vacation.
Pet care seminar April 26
ISU community practice veterinarians will offer a basic pet care seminar for pet owners April 26.
Biosafety symposium April 19
Issues surrounding the safe production of genetically modified foods will be discussed by leading experts at a symposium April 19.