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Saturday, September 15 2007


Students sponsor Political Action Week

Central campus will be the forum for a series of discussions among students, faculty, political candidates, issue experts and elected officials from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17-21. It's all part of Political Action Week, a multi-partisan event sponsored by the Government of the Student Body.

PAC schedule.

Geoffroy recommends arming campus police

President Gregory Geoffroy has provided to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, his recommendation to allow police officers on the regent university campuses to carry firearms. Iowa State's Faculty Senate, Professional and Scientific Council and Government of the Student Body earlier lent their support to the proposal.

News release.

Iowa State astronomer helps discover planet that offers clues to Earth's future

Iowa State University's Steve Kawaler helped an international team of astronomers make the first discovery of a planet orbiting a star near the end of its life. The news provides a preliminary picture of what could be the Earth's destiny in four to five billion years. The discovery will be announced in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal Nature.

News release.

ISU sociologist studies social construction of 9-11 and its use as political, social resource

Brian Monahan, an assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State, has been researching the social construction of 9-11 and is working on a future book on its media coverage. Even though yesterday's sixth anniversary may not have the same exposure as a year ago, Monahan says remembrance of 9-11 has not faded.

News release.

Southwestern Community College and ISU partner

Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy and Southwestern Community College President Barbara Crittenden announce the establishment of an admissions partnership agreement that will make it more convenient for SWCC students to transfer to ISU. The announcement was made today at the SWCC campus in Creston.

News release.

Richard Florida to discuss the rise of the creative class as ISU Hilton Chair on Sept. 19

Best selling author and noted economic intellectual Richard Florida will deliver this year's Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair in Human Sciences Lecture. Florida will share his views in a free public lecture titled "The Rise of the Creative Class" -- which is also the name of one of his best sellers -- at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center.

News release.

ISU prof is taking people to school on the Iowa caucuses with online class in October

University Professor of Political Science Steffen Schmidt is teaching Political Science 312: The Iowa Presidential Caucuses, during the fall semester's second seven weeks. The two-credit course will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, and covers the history and future of the Iowa caucuses.

News release.

"Cashin Plus Six" exhibit to open Sept. 16 in ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum

ISU's new Mary Alice Gallery, Textiles and Clothing Museum at Morrill Hall will showcase designs by Bonnie Cashin in an exhibit of seven influential 20th-century American fashion designers titled "Cashin Plus Six: Crafting an American Style, 1946-1975." The exhibit will open in the Mary Alice Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 16, and run through Sunday, Nov. 18.

News release.

Iowa State's fall enrollment climbs

Student enrollment at Iowa State University is 26,160, an increase of 2.7 percent (or 698 more students) compared to fall 2006.

News release.

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.

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