Thursday, October 20 2005
Earthquake relief fund-raiser Oct. 20
ISU's Pakistan Students Association will hold a fund-raising event tonight (Oct. 20) at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union, to benefit victims of the earthquake in Pakistan. Jane Dawson, senior lecturer in geological and atmospheric sciences, will provide perspective on the recent earthquake, and a video depicting the devastation will be shown. The Pakistan Students Association has already sent food and blankets to earthquake victims, but hopes to do more with support from the ISU community. "Please join us and help raise more funds," said Kaiser Kaiserani, president of the Pakistan Students Association. "Even a $1 contribution would buy two full meals for a person in the affected area. We really need your help." For more information, contact Kaiserani at (515) 441-0226.
Beware: Winter driving ahead
Iowa State University researchers are making maps and studying traffic patterns as part of a project that could make Iowa's state and federal highways safer in winter weather.
Hurricane evacuees settle in to Iowa State
Three students displaced by Hurricane Katrina made their way to Ames and Iowa State University. They all say they're adjusting to their new school.
Lance Armstrong's trainer to discuss Tour de France winner's training
Edward Coyle, professor of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas in Austin and one of the trainers for cycling champion Lance Armstrong, will give the Pease Family Scholar lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
ISU/Ames community to host summit on preventing disturbances
The City of Ames, Iowa State University and its Government of the Student Body will host the National Summit on Preventing Civil Disturbances Nov. 10-11 at ISU's Memorial Union.
Nebraska senator on campus Oct. 30
U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, will discuss foreign policy and economic issues in an Oct. 30 talk.
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.