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Tuesday, October 23 2007


Newt Gingrich to talk science before Iowa State globalization course

Newt Gingrich, speaker of the U.S. House from 1995 to 1999, will address Iowa State's Technology, Globalization and Culture class from 12:10-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium of Howe Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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ISU to host community college leadership conference in Kansas City Oct. 28-30

ISU's Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) has organized the inaugural "Education Practice in Leadership: Transforming Community Colleges Conference" at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 28-30.

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Alexander King


Ames Laboratory director named

Alexander King has been named the new director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University.

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ISU MBA program makes Aspen Institute's "Global 100" ranking of business schools

The MBA program from Iowa State University's College of Business is ranked 81st in the "Global 100" ranking by The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, released this month in its "Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2007-2008" publication.

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Iowa State University launches $800 million fundraising campaign

Iowa State University today publicly launched an $800 million comprehensive fundraising campaign that will raise private dollars to address the high-priority opportunities of the entire institution.

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Football fans urged to take shuttle Saturday

Large portions of rain-soaked grass lots are unsuitable for parking at this Saturday's football game. Public parking near the stadium could be reduced by half or more and it's unlikely that any RVs and tailgate buses will be able to park on the grass. Officials urge fans to try the free CyRide shuttle from central campus.

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ISU Road Scholar Tour gears up

President Gregory Geoffroy will accompany more than 30 new faculty and staff on the ISU Road Scholar Tour, Thursday, Oct. 25, with stops in Marshalltown, Iowa Falls, Mason City and State Center.

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ISU food science and human nutrition chair named to governor's economic development board

Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, was appointed by Governor Chet Culver today to the Iowa Department of Economic Development Board. MacDonald will represent the life sciences industry on the board.

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Presidential candidates to speak as part of caucus lecture series

Two Republican presidential candidates will be on campus next week as part of the Lectures Program's Presidential Caucus Series. Ron Paul will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Tom Tancredo will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. The lecture series provides the university community with opportunities to question candidates or their representative before the precinct caucuses.

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Two businesses with ISU ties win statewide Pappajohn Business Plan Competition

Two companies with Iowa State faculty founders finished first and second in the second annual statewide John Pappajohn Business Plan Competition. It is the second consecutive year that companies with Iowa State ties earned the top two prizes.

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Iowa State professor's research shows Midwest forests losing diversity, complexity

Lisa Schulte, ISU assistant professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, has found that forests in the Upper Midwest have changed greatly since the time of the early settlers.

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James Autry to speak at ISU Oct. 23

James Autry, a popular author and lecturer on business ethics and leadership, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A book signing and reception will follow his lecture, "Hard Choices: How to Make the Right Decisions at Work and Keep Your Self-Respect." All events are free and open to the public.

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New ISU education professor Scott McLeod to receive two more national awards

Scott McLeod, an associate professor of education leadership and policy studies at Iowa State, was recently named one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators in 2007 -- an honor being awarded Tuesday in Nashville. He'll also be honored as an "emerging leader" by Phi Delta Kappa, an international association for professional educators, during a Friday ceremony in Vancouver.

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Iowa State engineers hope to build better roads by using ethanol co-products

An Iowa State University research team will do lab tests to determine whether lignin, a co-product of ethanol produced from plant fiber, could be mixed with soil to improve soil strength in roadbeds. That would make for better roads in Iowa and the Midwest.

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is ISU's fall Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will be Iowa State's Fall 2007 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. The former First Lady and presidential candidate will present a free, public talk focusing on women and leadership on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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