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Monday, April 18 2005


Tulip time at Reiman Gardens

Nearly 20,000 tulips are in bloom in the outdoor beds at Reiman Gardens. Daily hours at the gardens are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors 17 years old and younger are admitted free during April.


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.

Excerpts from VISIONS.

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 21.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

See article

Art, engineering unite in interactive dance

Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center and an Ames dance company will create a unique dance performance.

News release.

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).

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Pet care seminar April 26

ISU community practice veterinarians will offer a basic pet care seminar for pet owners April 26.

News release.

Biosafety symposium April 19

Issues surrounding the safe production of genetically modified foods will be discussed by leading experts at a symposium April 19.

News release.