Wednesday, September 5 2007
University convocation Sept. 10
President Geoffroy will speak and awards will be presented to faculty and staff at Iowa State's fall convocation Monday, Sept. 10 (3:15 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room).
Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi set for free comedy performance Sept. 28 at ISU
Aasif Mandvi, Baghdad bureau chief on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will give a free comedy performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Stephens Auditorium.
Geoffroy named to Power Fund Board
ISU President Gregory Geoffroy has been appointed to the 18-member Iowa Power Fund Board. The Power Fund is a $100 million state fund that will be invested in research and development to expand Iowa's energy economy. Iowa legislators passed Power Fund legislation last spring and Iowa Gov. Chet Culver visited the ISU Food Sciences Building May 23 to sign the bill into law. Geoffroy is among seven ex-officio members on the board and represents the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
Iowa State undergraduate engineering programs earn reaccreditation
Ten undergraduate engineering programs at Iowa State have earned reaccreditation. "The reaccreditation process is a valuable tool that helps us to continually improve our college and assure quality programs for our students," said Mark J. Kushner, the dean of the college.
ISU at The Scene
Iowa State University was a major sponsor of "The Scene" over the weekend at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. More than 2,000 teenagers attended the free event that included music, video game challenges, a model search, local cheer and dance teams and informaiton about Iowa State. Iowa State has been the exclusive college sponsor of the event for the past four years..
Iowa State researcher studies the sustainability of the bioeconomy
Will a bioeconomy that produces fuel and chemicals from biorenewable resources be sustainable? Robert Anex, an Iowa State associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is leading several studies looking for some answers. One study found an integrated process for producing ethanol from plant fiber could recycle plant nutrients back to the soil. Another project has developed a Web tool that helps farmers simulate how biomass production could affect their operations.
College of Design to break ground for addition
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the pavilion addition to the Iowa State University College of Design building will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the north side of the building. The first new "green" structure on campus, the addition will use energy-saving techniques, such as natural ventilation, daylighting, storm-water control with a "living" roof, unique site design and recycled building materials.
Iowa State University, Great Ape Trust create world's pre-eminent collaboration for primate studies
Officials from Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Iowa State University signed a memorandum of agreement Aug. 27 at The Trust's bonobo scientific research center to establish the world's pre-eminent collaboration for primate studies.
Fifth Ames Lab director finalist named
The search committee charged with finding a new director for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State has announced the fifth of five finalists..
New teaching innovation, entrepreneurship projects funded by College of Human Sciences
The College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurial Program and Teaching Innovation Initiatives offered a total of $75,000 to fund winning proposals related to teaching innovations, and another $75,000 for entrepreneurial-related proposals. Seven new ISU faculty-led projects were funded through this new competitive initiative.
Iowa State is among Washington Monthly's top-ranked universities
For the third consecutive year, Iowa State University is ranked among the top U.S. universities by Washington Monthly magazine. Washington Monthly bills its college rankings as a "guide not just to what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country."
Iowa State and DMACC work together to increase engineering graduates
Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College will work together to attract more students to engineering. At Iowa State, the goal is 120 more students earning bachelor's degrees in engineering. At Des Moines Area Community College, the goal is more students studying science and technology. That's expected to increase the number of students transferring to Iowa State's College of Engineering.