Friday, October 3 2008
ISU student appointed to regents board
Gov. Chet Culver has appointed Iowa State student Greta Johnson to the State Board of Regents. Johnson is a junior, majoring in political science. She has served as a page in the Iowa Legislature and an intern in the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at ISU.
Political author Jonah Goldberg to speak Oct. 16
Jonah Goldberg, one of the most prominent young, conservative commentators in the nation, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His lecture, "Liberal Fascism," is free and open to the public. Goldberg is a contributing editor to the National Review, founding editor of National Review Online, and a weekly syndicated columnist for The Los Angeles Times.
ISU grad and Bank of Hawaii CEO Allan Landon to give Stafford Lecture Oct. 17
1970 ISU College of Business graduate Allan Landon, who is now chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of Hawaii, is the fall 2008 speaker for the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking in ISU's College of Business. Landon will discuss several banking topics -- including the current financial crisis facing the industry -- during his 11 a.m. talk on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Gerdin Business Building's Stark Lecture Hall.
Iowa State University professor seeks sensible, thoughtful policy on biofuels
ISU University Professor Richard Cruse has joined 22 other scientists and researchers from around the country to ask for a new biofuels policy direction.
ISU's 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference postponed
The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference -- hosted by ISU's College of Business and scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9. -- has been postponed. Organizers are planning to reschedule it during the Spring 2009 semester.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Building to be dedicated
Iowa State University's College of Engineering will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building: Phase I on October 2 at 5:30 p.m. near the building's west entrance. The first of two phases of construction, the newly completed $16.5 million facility provides 23,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, research and teaching laboratories.
Reiman Gardens to close during remaining ISU home football Saturdays
Due to heavy traffic and limited parking availability, Reiman Gardens will be closed during the remaining ISU home football games.
Greenlee School grad student says bumper stickers still make mark in current campaign
An Iowa State University graduate student in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Patti Brown has spent more than a year researching the trends of political bumper stickers and their marketing effectiveness. And she's found they're still relevant to the current presidential campaign.
Engineering dean search is under way
Labh Hira, dean of ISU's College of Business, will lead a 20-member committee in the search for the next dean of ISU's College of Engineering.
Acclaimed environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty to speak Oct. 8
Internationally known environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty will speak at Iowa State Wednesday, Oct. 8, as part of the College of Design's 30th anniversary celebration. "Building Sculpture on Location: A Melding of Design and Community," will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Dougherty will be in Ames working with volunteers at Ada Hayden Park to create an organic, free-standing sculpture inspired by the local environment.
Jacobson makes $5 million gift to athletics
The Iowa State University Athletics Department announced Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift from Richard O. "Dick" Jacobson, a long-time and generous ISU supporter and Des Moines area businessman. Jacobson's gift, the largest ever made to the Iowa State Athletics Department, will help finance renovations to Jack Trice Stadium pending approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.
Iowa State finance professors try to make sense of current economic crisis
Three Iowa State finance professors -- Rick Carter, Burt Porter and Roger Stover -- try and make sense of the country's widening economic crisis.
Report finds fewer Iowa schools meet federal goals; ISU faculty offer ways to do better
Two ISU education faculty members respond to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education last week showing fewer schools across the state met goals for student progress in reading and math than they did the previous year. David Whaley and Scott McLeod offer some ideas on how schools might do better in educating students.
President Geoffroy congratulates Gloria Betcher
Geoffroy outlines goals
Filling key leadership positions and clearing the $700 million mark in the university's capital campaign and energy-saving initiative Live Green! are among president Gregory Geoffroy's goals for the Iowa State community this year. Geoffroy outlined his objectives during the university convocation and awards ceremony Sept. 22.