Wednesday, September 7 2005
Donations sought at Saturday's game
ISU's student body government (GSB) and the American Red Cross will accept Katrina relief donations (monetary only) during the ISU-Iowa game on Saturday. Four stations will be set-up inside Jack Trice Stadium to collect funds throughout the game.
Fall enrollment: 25,741
Student enrollment at Iowa State this fall is 25,741. Enrollment numbers reflect the most ethnically diverse on record. Total U.S. minority student enrollment is 2,123 (8.2 percent of the student population).
About 80,000 fans are expected to gather in and around Jack Trice Stadium for Saturday's Iowa State-Iowa football clash. Here are some tips for avoiding traffic snarls and arriving at the game safely.
Worms in space
Iowa State University students will launch four experimental balloons that will carry payloads of tiny roundworms some 20 miles above central Iowa this week.
Katrina disrupts grain markets, shipments
Hurricane Katrina's attack on the southeastern United States is affecting grain prices and delivery in Iowa, says Robert Wisner, Iowa State University Extension economist.
Engineers build latest technology into I-235 bridges
Some very smart bridges are telling engineers just exactly how they're holding up. Engineers from ISU's Bridge Engineering Center have helped the Iowa DOT monitor and evaluate three sensor-loaded bridges as part of the I-235 reconstruction project in Des Moines.
Researcher contributes computer expertise to chimp genome project
Xiaoqiu Huang's computer software used 100 computers working simultaneously to assemble a draft of the chimpanzee genome.
Leading creativity researcher to speak Sept. 8
A leading creative thinker, who will speak at Iowa State Sept. 8, thinks everyone is capable of creativity.
Researchers will tackle plant diseases with NSF grant
Iowa State researchers have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study disease defenses in agricultural crops.
Women's basketball schedule final
Iowa State's 2005-06 women's basketball schedule has been finalized with the addition of six televised games, including two Fox Sports Net broadcasts and four Mediacom telecasts.
Reiman Gardens to celebrate 10 years
Reiman Gardens will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 17-18 with free admission Saturday and a barbecue dinner the same night.
Some of the student artists who worked on the "Unity" mural outside the College of Design were on hand for the Aug. 30 mural celebration. The mural celebrates Iowa State and Ames' new "one community" theme.
Beam signing to launch work on success center
The public is invited to a ceremonial beam signing of the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center, Thursday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the building site, south of Fisher-Nickell Hall.
Book looks at Kahn architecture
In his new book, ISU's Thomas Leslie takes a fresh look at one of the most influential architects of the late 20th century.
Winning technology for noise reduction
An Iowa State spin-off company has won a $440,000 grant from the NSF to develop its unique noise-reduction technologies.