Friday, March 14 2008
ISU entomologist stars in Top 10 finalist in Tide commercial contest
Brendan Dunphy, ISU entomology, is one of 10 national finalists for a Tide To Go commercial conntest. The entry, produced by the Bondurant company Dark Art Films, can be seen at www.youtube.com/mytalkingstain.
Morrill Act to be featured in rare ISU exhibit
The Morrill Act, which established land-grant universities nationwide, will be featured in an ISU exhibit that opens Saturday, March 22, in Morrill Hall's Christian Petersen Art Museum.
Iowa State undergraduates present their research at annual Capitol event
Twenty one Iowa State undergraduates recently presented their research to legislators and others gathered in the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol. The poster presentations were part of the third annual "Research in the Capitol" event that showcases student research at Iowa's three Regent Universities.
As April 15 tax deadline nears, ISU accounting professor offers last-minute tips
ISU Associate Professor of Accounting Bill Dilla offers tax savings for last-minute filers. Dilla oversees the campus IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is available to provide assistance in Gerdin Business Building through Thursday, April 10, except during ISU's spring break from March 17-21.
Indian Hills Community College and ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program
Indian Hills Community College students who plan to pursue bachelor's degrees at Iowa State will receive benefits to help pave the way for academic success at both schools.
ISU students represent U.S. at Olympic conference in Malaysia
Two Iowa State students were the only American representatives at an international academy on Olympic ideals for young leaders. Maura McDermott and Katherine Schloss, both juniors in kinesiology, attended the week-long National Olympic Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Iowa State receives $10 million commitment from Kathryn Hach Darrow for new chemistry building
Kathryn Hach Darrow of Mukilteo, Wash. has committed $10 million toward the construction of the new chemistry building on the campus of Iowa State University.
Students will volunteer instead of tan during spring break
Some Iowa State students would rather spend spring break doing service projects than tanning on the beach. They're participating in an alternative break, March 17-21. One group will help prepare the camp grounds at Camp Heartland, a non-profit agency in Minnesota that works with youth who have HIV/AIDS.
Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes creator presents The Anatomy of Prejudice workshop March 27
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, teacher Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise. The well-known exercise labeled participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposed them to the experience of being a minority. Elliott will lead a three-hour, interactive workshop that will allow participants to better understand the anatomy of prejudice at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27 in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
2008 FAPRI outlook shows new bioenergy mandates sustain historically high commodity prices
Continuing high crude-oil prices and new bioenergy mandates are expected to sustain prices at historic highs across all agricultural commodities over the next decade, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).
Reiman Gardens renovations prompt schedule changes
Renovations under way at Reiman Gardens are prompting cancellation of some annual spring events this March. During the remodeling, which will improve several interior building spaces, the conservatory building and Butterfly Wing are temporarily closed. They are scheduled to reopen April 5. As a result, the Gardens is unable to host several early spring events, including the 2008 Spring Fling, Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch and the March Botany Lunch.
Veishea announces 2008 entertainment lineup, ticket policy
Student organizers of Iowa State University's annual Veishea celebration, set for April 7-13, have announced entertainment for this year's event and a new admittance policy for major concerts.