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Monday, February 20 2006


ISU alumni give $1 million for Design addition

A $1 million gift from alumni Steven and Barbara King, Maple Plain, Minn. will help fund an addition to the College of Design. The addition will be designed using the latest "green" building materials and techniques.

News release.

Blended families sought for study

A marriage and family therapy researcher who studies blended families -- remarried couples who bring children to the new living situation -- seeks families living in Polk, Linn and Black Hawk counties for a new educational program.

News release.

The source of star dust

Lee Anne Willson, a University Professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, studies the stars that produce the kind of dust collected by NASA's stardust mission.

News release.

Geoffroy: Appropriation recommendation "extremely disappointing"

In a statement, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee's recommended appropriation to Iowa's public universities is "extremely disappointing."

President's statement.

ISU scientists help launch plant genome journal

Two Iowa State researchers are serving on the editorial board that is launching a new scientific publication devoted to molecular biology and crop improvement.

News release.

$1 million raised for seed science fellowships

Three recent gifts to support seed-science graduate students have put a fund-raising initiative over the $1 million goal.

News release.

"Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination"

The ISU Creative Writing program will hold a free public symposium on "Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination" Feb. 20-22.

News release.

Big 12 Black Student Government leaders to ISU

More than 1,200 students from other Big 12 schools are expected to visit campus Feb. 23-25 for the annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government. Activist Angela Davis is among conference speakers.

More on the conference.

Three night games for next football season

Iowa State's 2006 non-conference football slate will include a season-opening Thursday night game and two other contests under the lights.

News release.

Shanda Munn arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Shanda Rae Munn, 20, Lawler, has been been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Munn was charged with Homicide by Vehicle (Class B Felony) and Failing to Stop at an Accident Resulting in the Death of Another Person (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Investigators believe the victim, Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, was walking along Mortensen Road in Ames when she was struck.

News release.

Kim Langholz

Dr. Langholz

Dental care important to pet health

Dental cleanings can help your pet's overall physical health, says veterinarian Kim Langholz.

News release.

Iowans could be heading round the roundabouts

Hillary Isebrands, an Iowa State University doctoral student, is studying how modern roundabouts on rural Midwest highways can move traffic and save lives.

News release.

Student entrepreneur conference returns

An annual student entrepreneurship conference created at Iowa State five years ago is returning to campus March 3.

News release.