Friday, August 17 2007
Coach concerned about missing student-athlete
Head cross country and track coach Corey Ihmels is concerned for the well-being of Yonas Mebrahtu Gebretinsae, a young runner from Eritrea, recruited by the Cyclones and admitted to the university. He is supposed to start running for Iowa State as a freshman this fall. Ihmels said the 19-year-old hasn't been heard from since he left his home in late June to make his way to Ethiopia and then on to Kenya to process his student visa in Nairobi.
U.S. News rankings: ISU among top 25 percent of public national universities
Iowa State University is among the top one-fourth of all public national universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Colleges" annual rankings. U.S. News ranks Iowa State 38th among 164 public national universities, down slightly from 36th last year.
Finalists named for Ames Lab post
The search committee charged with finding a new director for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University has narrowed the field to five finalists.
$1 million Kresge Foundation challenge grant for veterinary hospital
The Kresge Foundation has approved a $1 million challenge grant toward the renovation and expansion of the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Banners along Elwood Drive salute some of the faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have helped Iowa State become internationally respected.
Book signing Saturday at the state fair
A book signing with architecture associate professor Thomas Leslie, author of "Iowa State Fair: Country Comes to Town," will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at ISU's state fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building. Books will be for sale in the adjoining University Book Store booth.
Iowa State part of team recommended for supercomputer project
Iowa State is a member of a consortium recommended to design, develop and operate the world's most powerful supercomputer.
No injuries reported in sorority house fire
An Aug. 12 fire at the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house in Ames has displaced the 45 Iowa State University students who live there, but no injuries were reported.
ISU quilt block
Along with the usual favorites (temporary tattoos, football schedule posters and university info), ISU's state fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building features a historical look at the institution's 150 years of serving Iowans. The celebration of ISU's 150th carries up to the second floor of the building, where visitors will find quilts created for two ISU sesquicentennial contests. One of the quilts will be auctioned Aug. 19.
In their August meeting, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, reviewed campus security measures, approved the university budget for the fiscal year and reviewed plans for a bioprocessing research lab.
Iowa State graphic design student leaves lasting mark in Memorial Union addition
Greg Wohlwend's art is in the entrance of the south addition to the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus.
Geoffroy part of Spellings' higher ed delegation to Latin America
ISU president Gregory Geoffroy will join U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and seven other college and university presidents on a visit to Latin America to tout the importance of higher education partnerships and exchanges among nations. Spellings will lead the delegation to Chile and Brazil, where it will promote the value of U.S. higher education and discuss future international collaborations.
Bloedel named chair of biomedical sciences
Dr. James R. Bloedel has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.