Wednesday, December 19 2007
Hoovers pledge $1.5 million for new endowed chair
Gary and Donna Hoover of Scottsdale, Ariz., have pledged more than $1.5 million to create the first endowed chair in the department of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University.
An Iowa Stater talks about his life in space
Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy recently invited Clayton Anderson, an Iowa State graduate and NASA astronaut, to appear on the president's monthly radio show. Anderson told host Rob Dillard and "Talk of Iowa" listeners about his boyhood dreams to be an astronaut, his days studying engineering at Iowa State and the 16 times he applied to be an astronaut before making the corps. Hear the show by visiting the WOI Radio Group's audio archives and clicking on "Talk of Iowa - President Geoffroy and Astronaut Clayton Anderson - 12/12/07."
War veteran graduates Saturday
Doug Greving is part of a new class of 21st century college graduates--war veterans. Greving served with the National Guard light infantry in Afghanistan for more than a year. He graduates Saturday from Iowa State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural studies.
ISU, Kirkwood sign admissions partnership
Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy signed an admissions partnership agreement with Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich today in Cedar Rapids. The agreement makes it more convenient for Kirkwood students students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to ISU.
Graphic design students win national competition
Two Iowa State graphic design students placed first and second in a national competition for 30-second video public service announcements for the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Judged on originality and creativity, they were among nearly 100 entries in three categories.
Economic study finds ISU worth $1.52 billion to state economy in 2006
Iowa State accounted for $1.52 billion in state economic impact during the 2006 fiscal year, according to a report by ISU economists David Swenson and Liesl Eathington.