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Monday, February 27 2006


Newscast to feature Jamie Pollard and son

WOI TV's 10 p.m. newscast Tuesday (Feb. 28) will include a feature on ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard and his 3-year-old son James, who has undergone a series of surgeries for a rare form of cancer.

How real is "Da Vinci Code"?

Four Iowa State faculty members will discuss how realistic the book "The Da Vinci Code" is in a panel discussion March 7.

News release.

Turf title, again

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State students won the national Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition trophy. This year also marks the seventh time in eight years that an ISU team has won the knowledge bowl.

News release.

New criminal justice major created at Iowa State

A new criminology and criminal justice major has been created to meet growing student demand. The program will be offered in interdisciplinary studies and housed in the department of sociology.

News release.

Students will showcase research to lawmakers

Iowa State students will present their research to lawmakers in the rotunda of the State Capitol building Feb. 28. Student researchers from the universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa also will show their work.

News release.

Marty Martinez


Psychologist will help U.S. track elite

Marty Martinez, a psychologist for the Student Counseling Service, will help the U.S. track elite prepare for the World Cup.


Sarah Thompson



Music major Sarah Thompson completes four perfect years in national student auditions.

News release.

ISU Dining will continue as food service provider

ISU Dining will continue to provide food services to Iowa State, president Gregory Geoffroy announced Feb. 21. In a national bidding process, the university evaluated bids from ISU Dining and three private companies: ARAMARK, Chartwells and Sodexho.

News release.

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.