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Monday, April 2 2007


Volunteers sought for April 3 search

The search for ISU sophomore Abel Bolanos, 19, continues as teams of students and other volunteers join together Tuesday (April 3) with trained searchers from the STAR 1 team, Civil Air Patrol and local law enforcement in the effort.

News release.

ALERT: Police seek person who turned in student's credit, debit cards

A credit card and debit card belonging to missing ISU student Abel Bolanos were turned in to an Ames bank on Monday. Police are seeking any information about the person who found and turned in those cards. ISU Police ask that the individual who turned in the cards call ISU Police immediately at 515-294-4428.

Sister of missing student asks for help

The sister of missing Abel Bolanos asked the public for assistance in finding the ISU sophomore who disappeared in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 31. "Please help us find my brother," Marivelle Bolanos said during a media briefing outside Wallace Hall, where Bolanos lived. "This not like him at all, so we are very concerned."

News release.

Abel Bolanos

Abel Bolanos

Assistance sought in locating missing student

Iowa State University Police have issued a missing persons alert and are seeking assistance in locating a student who has not been seen since the early morning hours of Saturday, March 31, 2007. Abel M. Bolanos, age 19, was last seen at approximately 4:00 to 4:30 a.m. on March 31. He was seen leaving an apartment at 208 South Hyland and walking south on Hyland.

News release.

U.S. News ranks Iowa State graduate programs among the top 25 public programs

Iowa State graduate programs in engineering, the sciences and education rank among the country's top 25 public programs, according to U.S. News and World Report magazine.

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Symposium April 18 to consider risks, benefits and regulations of ag biotech

A USDA official, a Syngenta technical consultant and leading ag biotech researchers will be among the speakers at the fourth annual symposium of Iowa State's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) April 18.

News release.

Exercise physiologist to discuss youth obesity prevention as ISU Pease Scholar April 19

Russell Pate, associate vice president for health sciences and professor in exercise science at the University of South Carolina and author of the 2006 book "Physical Activity Intervention for Youth," is the visiting Pease Family Scholar at Iowa State. He will present a free public lecture on Thursday, April 19.

News release.

College of Veterinary Medicine earns full accreditation status

Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation status by the Council On Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The accreditation covers the complete academic program including the addition of a new professional program in veterinary medical education being offered with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL).

News release.

Foreign policy expert, author to speak, meet with students at Iowa State

Francis Fukuyama, a foreign policy expert, will speak at 8 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the Sun Room/South Ballroom, Memorial Union.

News release.

Students create furniture from tree felled by 2005 campus tornado

Some Iowa State University furniture design students and their professor have created furniture from a historic tree downed by a tornado that hit campus in 2005. The sculptural furniture is being used in the new Christian Petersen Art Museum.

News release.

Former ag dean Woteki will return to ISU for food safety symposium April 12

Catherine Woteki, global director of scientific affairs for Mars, Inc., and former dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture, will deliver the keynote address on food safety and public health at the Institute for Food Safety and Security's annual symposium, Thursday, April 12, at the Gateway Center in Ames.

News release (PDF).

Iowa State to unveil the most realistic virtual reality room in the world

Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center will unveil improvements to C6, its six-sided virtual reality room, on April 26. The unveiling will be part of this year's Emerging Technologies Conference 07.

News release.

Bugeja presents Presidential Lecture on April 4, will plug into today's technology

The director of Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Michael Bugeja present updated research from his book "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age" (Oxford University Press, 2005) for this year's Presidential Lecture on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Sun Room.

News release.

ISU psychologists publish three new studies on violent video game effects on youths

ISU psychologists Craig Anderson, Douglas Gentile and Katherine Buckley share the results of three new studies in their book, "Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents" -- research Anderson and Gentile will be presenting at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting next week.

News release.

Iowa State's Warren Madden honored for leadership by 11-university distance education program

Warren Madden, ISU vice president for business and finance, will receive the inaugural Friend of Great Plains IDEA Award from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance at its annual meeting on April 3 in Omaha, Neb.

News release.

Gov. Culver to keynote ISU conference on the small town in the bioeconomy April 10

An address by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver will lead off discussion of the implications of the emerging bioeconomy for Iowa's rural communities at the "Community Futures: The Small Town in the Bioeconomy," conference at ISU on April 10.

News release.

International biotech company to open office at the Iowa State Research Park

Novozymes, a Denmark-based biotechnology company, expects to open its first Midwest office at the Iowa State University Research Park in April. The office staff will support customers in the ethanol industry, offer training for customers and research new technologies to help make ethanol from plant fiber. Some of the company's researchers may work with Iowa State University scientists.

News release.

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.

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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.

Iowa State programs for youth.