Thursday, December 29 2005
Alloy could boost jet fighters
The next generation of jet fighter aircraft could fly farther and faster thanks to a new high-strength aluminum alloy prepared at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.
Bowl ticket sales
The ISU ticket office has sold more than 8,000 tickets for the Dec. 31 EV1.net Houston Bowl game. That number includes 1,000 student ticket purchases.
University veterinarian named
Postville dairy veterinarian Dr. Bruce Leuschen will join Iowa State as university veterinarian March 1. He will service ISU's livestock farms, help teach courses, and coordinate the food animal internship and preceptorship programs.
Four bidders compete for dining services contract
Iowa State's Purchasing Department has received bids from four food service management organizations in response to a request for proposals to operate the university's food service program.
Iowa State selects new College of Agriculture dean
Wendy Wintersteen, interim dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture and interim director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station since August 2005, will permanently serve in these positions effective Jan. 1, 2006.
Wrestler at Iowa State chosen to perform overseas
An ISU graduate student in civil engineering has accepted an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan. His kind of wrestling is the drop-kicking, body-slamming, jumping-off-the-top-rope style you see on television.
DMACC, Iowa State, Simpson College share national education award
The George Washington Carver Teacher Education program has been awarded a national education honor.
Practitioners rank interior design and architecture programs high
Iowa State's undergraduate programs in interior design and architecture are among the nation's best, according to a survey of practitioners by the monthly publication, DesignIntelligence.
National honor to grad student
The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders presented its 2005 Graduate Student Award to ISU graduate student Brandon Wardyn, Farwell, Neb.
Dean of students candidates announced
Six finalists have been named in the search for a new dean of students at Iowa State.