Saturday, June 20 2009
Successful first year for admissions partnerships with Iowa's community colleges
With a full year under its belt, Iowa State's Admissions
Partnership Program with Iowa community colleges is posting
numbers that indicate it is on the right track. The program
makes it easier for community college students to transfer to
Iowa State for their four-year degrees. A year ago, Iowa State
marked the completion of admissions partnership agreements with
all 15 community colleges in Iowa. Now the program boasts
nearly 430 community college students.
FY10 budget changes may begin; final approval set for Aug. 5
ISU President Gregory Geoffroy told the Board of Regents June 11 that $38.3 million in state appropriation cuts in FY10 will be distributed differentially to university units, with administrative units taking proportionately larger cuts than academic units.
Iowa States Intensive Program in Biorenewables shows students the action
Iowa State University's first Intensive Program in Biorenewables attracted 46 students from across the country and around the world. They're spending two weeks in talks, tours, demonstrations and tests that cover the science, the opportunities and the challenges of developing a bioeconomy.
Iowa State experts can discuss impact of rising gas prices amid economic distress
Iowa State experts can help gauge where rising gas prices are
headed this summer and what impact they'll have in many
Iowa State physicists discuss the science of Angels & Demons
Two Iowa State physicists say there's some science fiction in "Angels & Demons." But they're not quibbling because the movie is introducing millions to particle physics.