Tuesday, October 18 2005
Juggle fest on campus this weekend
Iowa State's Juggling Club is hosting the inaugural Midwest Jugglefest this weekend in conjunction with Homecoming events.
Student groups collect for hurricane victims
Three student organizations in Iowa State University's Department of Sociology have collected several thousand dollars of donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.
Lecturer to discuss Head Start study results
Helen Raikes, an associate with the Center on Children, Families and the Law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will discuss some of the results from a national study of the country's Early Head Start program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Gallery Room, Memorial Union.
CNN's O'Brien to speak at ISU Oct. 27
Soledad O'Brien, co-anchor of CNN's "American Morning" show, will talk about the importance of mentoring for the next generation of women leaders at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Great Hall, Memorial Union.
Homecoming Week Oct. 16-23
Lots of food, yell contests, a pep rally, an awards ceremony, and the Oct. 22 game featuring the Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State are part of Homecoming activities Oct. 16-23.
General Mills VP to speak
General Mills VP Kenneth Thome will discuss lessons learned from the Pillsbury acquisition in an Oct. 20 talk. Thome is the College of Business fall semester executive-in-residence.
Ag and veterinary medicine news
Read about preliminary findings from the Air Emissions Lab's first study on the effect of livestock diet on emissions and other news in this month's Ag and Veterinary Medicine News.
Stopping the invasion of marine exotics
An Iowa State University researcher is working to stop invasions of zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and other exotic species that hitch rides in the ballast tanks of ships. The marine exotics can overwhelm native ecologies and cause billions in economic damage.
Controlling a spacecraft all the way to Jupiter
Atul Kelkar, an Iowa State University professor of mechanical engineering, is helping to develop the technology that would control a proposed mission to three of Jupiter's moons.
Study: Farming remains growth industry in Iowa
A recent Iowa State study, funded by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, shows that 25 percent of all Iowa industrial output leaves the state in the form of agri-food products.
'Hotel Rwanda' hero to campus
Rusesabagina, the real-life hero of the movie "Hotel Rwanda," will speak on campus Oct. 26.
'Murderball'star to campus Oct. 18
Mark Zupan, one of the stars of "Murderball" will speak on campus Oct. 18. The movie "Murderball" is about members of the U.S. Paralympic rugby team that won a bronze medal in the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens, Greece.