Monday, March 19 2007
Veishea 2007 announces entertainment lineup
Hip-hop artist Biz Markie, funnyman Bill Burr and more than a dozen music concerts will entertain Veishea visitors April 16-22. Country star Chris Cagle, hit rapper Mike Jones and rock group Saliva are among the musical acts headlining April 21's "Live @ Veishea" concert series.
Summer programs for youth
Looking for summer activities for the kids? The Iowa State Programs for Youth web site lists all kinds of ISU-sponsored programs for youth, ranging from pre-kindergarten through high school age.
Undergraduate research a topic for "Talk of Iowa"
The value of research experiences for undergraduates will be one of the topics when materials science professor Steve Martin and engineering student Katherine Lawler join President Gregory Geoffroy on "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio March 21. The live call-in show airs from 11 a.m. to noon locally on AM 640.
Wie named Coffman Faculty Chair
Bong Wie has been named Iowa State University's first endowed Vance D. Coffman Faculty Chair in Aerospace Engineering.
Asian soybean rust confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University
Asian soybean rust has been confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University. This soybean residue was recovered from a bin of soybeans produced in Iowa in 2006. Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, said the finding does not necessarily increase the risk for the 2007 crop.
Nutrition and Wellness Research Center finalists
Two finalists for director of the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center will visit campus. Mindy Kurzer, director of the graduate program in nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, will visit March 21-22. Michael Lefevre, chief of functional foods research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La., will visit March 27-28. Finalists will give two open forums each -- a research presentation and vision discussion.
Iowa State wins international turf bowl competition for sixth straight year
An ISU team won first place in the 13th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl at the annual Golf Industry Show in Anaheim, CA, last month.
25th Anniversary ISU fashion show is March 31
"Reflect"--a showcase of more than 100 garments created by Iowa State students--will take the runway on Saturday, March 31 at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for others, available through Ticketmaster.
Iowa State botanists identify new species of North American bamboo
For more than 200 years, North America was known to have two native species of bamboo. Now there are three, thanks to the work of two Iowa State botanists and their colleague from North Carolina.
15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference on supply chain management is March 23
The 15th Annual Voorhees Business Conference featuring supply chain management experts from around the nation will take place on Friday, March 23, in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center.