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Tuesday, May 30 2006


Info offered to veterans worried about identity theft

Iowa State faculty and staff are stepping up to help Iowa veterans concerned about identity theft.

News release.

ISU Borlaug Interns begin research adventures

Two students research world hunger in China and Mexico this summer, thanks to the Plant Sciences Institute, the College of Agriculture and the World Food Prize.

News release.

Psychologist offers advice on video games for kids

ISU psychologist Craig Anderson -- one of the world's leading experts on video game violence -- advises parents to consider more than a game's age-based rating before making a purchase.

News release.

Unanimous reaccreditation for teacher ed program

Iowa State's Teacher Education Program (UTEP) received unanimous approval for reaccreditation last week from the Iowa Department of Education's State Board of Education.

News release.

Reception for Provost Allen May 30

A university-wide farewell reception for vice president for academic affairs and provost Ben Allen will be held May 30 (3-5 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building, program at 4 p.m.). Allen will become president of the University of Northern Iowa on June 5.

News tip: Iowa State experts can comment on the bugs of summer

They fly, they bite, they sting, they chew. And as temperatures in Iowa begin to soar, so do the bugs of summer. ISU's entomology department is ready to help you decipher this year's insect invasion.

News tip.

Animal welfare specialist Temple Grandin will speak June 5

ISU's Bioethics Program is sponsoring two lectures by renowned animal scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin on Monday, June 5. Both are free and open to the public.

News release.

Iowa State car races to top-10 and best-ever finish

Iowa State's Formula SAE Team raced to a seventh-place finish at the Society of Automotive Engineers' annual competition in Michigan.

News release.

Tartakov to Hall of Fame

Professor emeritus Carlie Tartakov will be inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame.

Register article.

News tip: ISU experts can comment on June 6 gubernatorial primary

ISU offers several experts who can provide expertise on the key issues of both the primary, and November general election.

News release.

Online ride share program helps people get home more safely

Students or staff who want a ride, or have a space in their vehicle they'd be willing to share, can connect on the recently unveiled Rideshare Board online.

News release.

SETA Offers User-Friendly "Paper of the Week"

SETA now makes data as easy to find -- and read -- as the click of a mouse through its "Iowa Research Paper of the Week."

News release.

12 Academic All-Staters headed to Iowa State

Twelve of The Des Moines Register's Academic All-Staters are coming to Iowa State. "For the last eight years, more Academic All-State students have decided to attend Iowa State than any other university in the nation. That speaks to the quality of our academic programs," says Tom Becker, associate director for freshman recruitment in ISU's Office of Admissions. "These students are among the best and brightest in the state of Iowa, and they were heavily recruited by universities throughout the United States. They have taken a close look at the quality of faculty, the staff, and the support network here at Iowa State and understand that we can help them reach their dreams, goals and aspirations." Now in its 21st year, the Academic All-State Team is sponsored by The Des Moines Register in cooperation with eight statewide education organizations. High school principals nominate students, and judges consider high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, school and community activities, and an essay. From the nominees, judges select the top 50 students in the state -- 10 from each of five Iowa regions. Ten of those 50 students are selected as members of the Register's Academic All-State team.