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Thursday, January 25 2007

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ISU to implement new budget model

President Gregory Geoffroy announced Jan. 23 that the university would implement a new budget model. Geoffroy's announcement followed recent endorsements of the Resource Management Model by key employee groups and a progress report issued Jan. 22 by the committee working on the design and implementation of the model.

News article | Jan. 22 report

Greenlee School scholarship honoring Sidey will be announced at White House

A new scholarship in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will be formally announced at a special presentation at the White House Jan. 26. First Lady Laura Bush and former President George H.W. Bush are scheduled to host the event. The scholarship honors Hugh Sidey, a 1950 Iowa State graduate and a long-time White House correspondent for Time magazine.

News release.

One year to Iowa Caucuses, ISU profs assess evolving presidential field

Iowa State political science professors Dianne Bystrom and Steffen Schmidt assess the ever growing list of candidates for the Iowa Caucuses, which are just under one year away.

News release

Iowa State study finds prevalence of overweight among Iowa prep linemen

A study by two researchers from Iowa State's Department of Health and Human Performance found that among linemen on 251 Iowa high school football rosters during the 2005 season, nine percent had body mass indexes that would be classified as adult class obesity.

News release

Committee submits progress report on budget model

The committee working on a new budget model for Iowa State has submitted a progress report on the design and implementation of the model, which is now called the Resource Management Model. In the Jan. 22 report, the committee recommends continuing with the implementation process and offers some observations on institutional culture changes that will facilitate that process.

Jan. 22 report.

Iowa State to celebrate Black History Month with lectures, activities, discussions

Iowa State University will host several events in celebration of Black History Month this February.

News release

ISU sociologist, stepfamily researcher reports realities of more unmarried women

ISU Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Stewart says that a New York Times analysis of 2001 census results finding that 51 percent of U.S. women are living without a husband shouldn't come as a surprise given recent demographic changes.

News release

ISU professors assess best way to score in Super Bowl ads

In spite of consumer technology that now allows viewers to "tune out" the ads, three Iowa State University professors who specialize in advertising and consumer behavior still find it to be a sound investment to spend the $2.6 million for a 30-second ad in the Super Bowl.

News release

Activities to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Several events in the ISU/Ames community will honor the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Activities over several weeks will include birthday celebrations, a panel discussion and a lecture on King.

King events.

ISU seminar will present techniques to help noise-phobic pets

Thunderstorm anxiety and fear of loud, abrupt noises are common behavioral problems reported by pet owners, says Dr. Kim Langholz, a community practice veterinarian at Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine. Langholz will present a seminar, "Thunderstorm Anxiety and Noise Phobias," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in room 2532 Veterinary Medicine building to discuss ways to help pets modify behavioral responses.

News release.