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Monday, December 21 2009


Winter break hours in University Relations

The Office of University Relations, including News Service, will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 3. This period includes three university holidays, one weekend and a partial university-wide shutdown Dec. 28-31 to help meet a state budget reduction.

If you must reach a staff member over break, leave a message at (515) 294-7958. This number will be checked periodically throughout the break period.

Following is the schedule:

•Dec. 24-25: University holidays, office closed
•Dec. 26-27: Weekend, office closed
•Dec. 28-31: Office closed
•Jan. 1: University holiday, office closed
•Jan. 2-3: Weekend, office closed

Iowa State entrepreneurship professor offers advice for starting a small business in 2010

Howard Van Auken, the Bob and Kay Smith Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University, offers advice for starting a small business in 2010.

News release

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory researchers named AAAS Fellows for distinguished work

Four Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their distinguished work in materials science, chemistry and agronomy.

News release.

125 years of student health care at Iowa State

The gritty 125-year history of the student health center includes tales of altruistic doctors who juggled such duties as football coach, professor or sanitation inspector.

See story.

Wild chimps have near human understanding of fire, says study by ISU's Pruetz

A new study by Iowa State anthropologist Jill Pruetz reports that savanna chimpanzees in Senegal have a near human understanding of wildfires and change their behavior in anticipation of the fire's movement.

Catching up with ISU's cuisine queen

ISU's Madison Mayberry, who caught culinary attention when she won The Rachael Ray Show's "Hey, Can You Cook?" contest, has a brand-new journalism degree. She's putting her education to use blogging, cooking and working for Better Homes and Gardens.

Alumni association story.

ISU faculty address how to re-tool business education to prevent another collapse

The faculty and staff of Iowa State's College of Business are discussing how best to prepare future generations to prevent another financial collapse and economic meltdown. They have ideas on the most pressing needs for business education in 2010 and beyond.