Thursday, December 31 2009
Winter winds will generate electricity for Ames, ISU
The winds of January are a good thing if you're getting electricity from a wind farm, and that's the case for the City of Ames and Iowa State University. The city and university will begin buying wind-generated electricity from a new wind farm north of Zearing soon.
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
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
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