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Monday, June 22 2009

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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.
News release.

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.

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Iowa State’s 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.

News release.

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 related areas.
News release.

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.

News release.