Wednesday, January 31 2007
ISU Cyclone Army ROTC Brigade named top unit in western U.S.
The Iowa State University Army ROTC program won Army-wide honors as the top overall college cadet command for the western half of the United States.
Ames Lab composite may replace weapon
Armor-piercing projectiles made of depleted uranium have caused concern among soldiers storing and using them. Now, scientists at Ames Laboratory are close to developing a new composite that consists of environmentally safe materials.
Dubuque Museum of Art to exhibit ISU professor's ceramics Feb. 27-May 27
An exhibition of 18 of Ingrid Lilligren's abstract ceramic sculptures will be on display at the Dubuque Museum of Art Feb. 27-May 27. Lilligren is associate professor of art and design. The show, "Ingrid Lilligren, A Certain Consistency. Works 1996-2006," derives its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Self Reliance."
Veterinary student places in national competition
Trip to the Purina Nestle College Challenge brings welcome reward for veterinary student.
Shashi Nambisan named director of Iowa State's transportation center
Shashi Nambisan, who directed the transportation center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for eight years, will be the new director of Iowa State University's Center for Transportation Research and Education.
Fund raising increases
Halfway through the fiscal year that started July 1, 2006, the Iowa State University Foundation reports significant increases in fund raising compared to figures recorded the same time last year.
Acker named endowed chair
David Acker has been named the first Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture at Iowa State. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture, said Acker has played a leadership role in expanding the college's global programs and partnerships.
Celebration kicks off Iowa State program to advance women scientists
A celebration to kick off an Iowa State University program to advance the careers of women scientists and engineers will be 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the rotunda area outside Beardshear Hall Room 1550.
African American cultural event draws thousands
Thousands of students attended educational sessions and visited the Iowa State exhibit at the "I'll Make Me A World" event in Des Moines Jan. 26-27. ISU is a major sponsor of the event, which is the state's largest African American cultural gathering.
Students raise nearly $161,000 for children's hospital
Iowa State students raised nearly $161,000 for an Iowa children's hospital during a 15-hour dance marathon at the ISU Memorial Union Jan. 20.
Laura Bush, Ann Sidey, Fred Love and Michael Bugeja
Scholarship winner honored at White House
ISU journalism student Fred Love accepted a new Iowa State scholarship in a special presentation at the White House Jan. 26. The scholarship, established at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, honors the late Hugh Sidey, a 1950 Iowa State graduate and long-time White House correspondent for Time magazine. On hand for the presentation were First Lady Laura Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy and Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja.
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.
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.
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.
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.