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Tuesday, December 13 2005


Kate Schwennsen


Schwennsen is new AIA president

Kate Schwennsen, associate dean of the College of Design, was inaugurated as the 82nd president of the American Institute of Architects during recent ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She is the second woman and the second Iowan to lead the 149 year-old national professional organization.

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Iowa farmland reaches new peak

The average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased $285 to an all-time high of $2,914 in 2005, according to an annual survey conducted by Iowa State University.

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Graduation events Dec. 16-17

Iowa State will award an estimated 1,755 degrees during winter commencement events Dec. 16-17.

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Full-time farmer perseveres to master's degree

After nearly two decades, full-time farmer will complete his master's degree from Iowa state.

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Local foods, grain damage sensors and safeguarding livestock

Locally grown foods could find an outlet in Iowa's convenience stores. Read about that and much more in this month's news from agriculture and veterinary medicine.

Ag and veterinary medicine tips.

IT staff report computer intrusions

An intruder recently breached the security of two Iowa State University computers containing sensitive information.

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Animals make great companions, not great gifts

A family should consider all the responsibilities of caring for a companion animal before bringing one into the household. Iowa State University's Dr. Kim Langholz recommends several questions to ask beforehand.

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ISU announces new 'Return to Iowa' scholarship program

Prospective Iowa State freshmen and transfer students who live out of state may qualify for a new, $1,500 renewable scholarship if they have family ties to ISU.

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The science of moving dirt

Iowa State University's new Geotechnical Mobile Lab is a $350,000, one-of-a-kind laboratory-on-wheels. It will allow engineers to study construction sites right next to the heavy equipment doing all the dirty work. And it could help build better roads and reduce construction costs.

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Stay healthy over holidays

ISU physician Marc Shulman offers some health tips for students and travelers.

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