Tuesday, October 27 2009
ISU study finds moderate exercise in mice boosts immune system, diminishes flu's severity
Public H1N1 vaccination clinic scheduled
Story County Public Health will hold a public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Gilbert Middle School. Both the shot and the nasal spray will be available. Until additional vaccine shipments are received, these doses will be given only to priority groups, including: pregnant women; persons who live with or provide care for infants under age 6 months; healthcare and emergency medical personnel; children age 6 months to 4 years; and children and adolescents age 5 to 18 who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for flu-related complications.
Honey Creek Resort State Park to be home for ISU solar house
ISU researcher, one of governor's economic advisors, predicts long economic recovery
Reiman Gardens receives sustainable tourism honor
The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented Reiman Gardens with a green/sustainable tourism award Oct. 22 at the Iowa Tourism Conference in Tama. Reiman Gardens was recognized for best practices in energy efficiency, waste/water minimization, environmental purchasing, air quality, economic impact and cost savings associated with its green practices. Educational efforts and innovation in sustainabilty were other reasons cited for the award.
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak on Nov. 13
Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul will talk about his latest book, "End the Fed," at Iowa State on Friday, Nov. 13. His presentation, "Free Market, Sound Money and Non-Intervention," will be at 7 p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. It is free and open to the public. Paul, who has served 11 terms in the U.S. Congress, was a presidential candidate in the 2008 election.
Iowa State researchers study materials, combustion, cancer with new T-ray instrument
Iowa State University researchers are beginning to work with a new $500,000 terahertz ray instrument that provides a new way to measure and characterize materials. The instrument should produce useful data for the automotive, aviation, food, energy, materials, pharmaceuticals, medical, forensics, defense and homeland security fields.
Rwandan genocide survivor and author to speak Nov. 4
Greenlee School professor participates in Obama broadband access program
Discharged gay soldier and Iraq war veteran Dan Choi to speak at Iowa State Nov. 3
Less than one month after Lt. Dan Choi -- a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran and Arabic linguist -- announced that he was gay, the U.S. Army began discharge proceedings against him for violating 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' Choi, who served honorably under that policy for 10 years, will share his story at Iowa State University on Nov. 3.
Budget updates available online
As Iowa State leaders work to cut $24.5 million from this year's budget, updates and information will be posted online.