Sunday, January 31 2010
Search for Lacina will move inside tonight
After dusk (Jan. 31), the search for missing student Jon Lacina will move inside. ISU Police Chief Jerry Stewart said university staff intend to search every vacant residence hall room and all rooms in Buchanan Hall, Lacina's residence, tonight. Tomorrow morning (Feb. 1), custodians and area mechanics in ISU's Facilities Planning & Management Department will be urged to thoroughly check campus buildings, especially remote areas: steam tunnels, mechanical rooms and storage closets.
Police also encourage members of the Ames community to check in and around their property. If anything suspicious or unusual is found -- such as a cell phone, wallet or clothing -- don't touch it. Call ISU Police at (515) 294-4428 or the Ames Police Department at (515) 239-5133.
Search for missing student continues
The search for missing Iowa State University senior Jon Lacina, who has not been seen since Jan. 22, continues. Lacina's father called ISU Police the morning of Jan. 30 to report he had not been able to contact his son. Lacina was last seen leaving a friend's residence at 300 Stanton Ave. the night of Jan. 22. ISU Police and other local law enforcement agencies have conducted ground searches in the area between Campustown and Lacina's residence at Buchanan Hall on the south side of the ISU campus.
Dates changed for two ISU 2010 football games
Iowa State has reached an agreement with the Big 12 and
Mountain West conferences to switch the dates on a pair of ISU
football games this fall.
The Cyclones will play Kansas State in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 18 (it was originally scheduled for Oct. 9). Iowa State will host Utah on Oct. 9 (the game was originally set for Sept. 18) in Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff times for both games will be set at a later date.
Iowa State professor Harry Weiss to receive Evan Ferguson Award from Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Harry Weiss, Iowa State professor emeritus in aerospace engineering, has been selected to receive the Evan Ferguson Award for service by the scientific research society Sigma Xi.
Iowa State sociologists find older adults turning to online options for love, marriage
"Remarkable Creatures" author Sean Carroll will speak at ISU on Feb. 10
Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author and educator who writes a monthly science column for The New York Times, will present "Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His book by the same title was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, nonfiction. Carroll has been featured on NPR's "Science Friday," and recently helped produce a PBS "NOVA" special on Charles Darwin. The talk, part of the university's National Affairs Series, is free and open to the public.
Budding student illustrators create drawings for new ISU weed identification guide
Some Iowa State University students are finding out that there's more to a blade of grass than meets the eye. The four seniors study biological and pre-medical illustration (BPMI). They've been asked to create technically accurate illustrations of several grass species for a Weed ID Guide to be published in March by the Corn and Soybean Initiative. The publication is part of a series of field guides widely used by agriculture and university professionals and growers to aid in-field crop management. BPMI is an undergraduate major in Iowa State's colleges of Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences for students who want to combine interests and aptitudes in science and art.
Students receive YMA Fashion Scholarship honors in New York City
Four Iowa State students have returned from a whirlwind trip to New York City where they received $5,000 scholarships and were recognized at a gala fashion industry dinner. The students -- all majors in apparel, merchandising, design and production -- are recipients of the prestigious Young Menswear Association (YMA) Fashion Scholarships for 2010-11. In addition to providing the scholarship and a three-day trip to New York, the YMA program recruits and nurtures the scholarship students to become the next generation of leaders in the fashion industry.