Friday, February 19 2010
Iowa State pavement expert: Buckle up, pothole season in Iowa is just beginning
It's only the beginning of pothole season in Iowa, according to Christopher Williams, the manager of the Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program at Iowa State University's Institute for Transportation. There will be more freeze-thaw cycles and more potholes to avoid. But there's hope for the future. Williams is working to find pavement materials that do a better job withstanding freeze-thaw cycles.
ISU business professors offer managers tips to motivate employees during tough times
Bill Sackter documentary screening and discussion set for Feb. 24 at ISU
A screening of the documentary "A Friend Indeed: The Bill
Sackter Story" will be at at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24,
in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A discussion with filmmaker
Lane Wyrick will follow. The event is free and open to the
Iowa State researchers win $16.38 million in federal grants supported by stimulus funding
Veishea organizers announce 2010 Battle of the Bands and LIVE@Veishea lineup
Student organizers of Iowa State University's annual
Veishea celebration, set for April 12- 18, have announced
concerts for this year's event.
New technology won't prevent information security breaches, say ISU experts
Patagonia founder and environmentalist will speak Feb. 23 on innovation and ethics
As founder and owner of the outdoor apparel company Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard is known as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Chouinard will share his story of building an environmentally conscious company when he presents the keynote address for Iowa State University's National Affairs Series. Chouinard's talk, "Innovation and Ethics," will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Iowa State University economist testifies before Congress on cap-and-trade bill
With its enormous capacity to absorb carbon, U.S. agriculture will be an important part of any climate change bill, which could potentially increase corn and soybean prices more than 20 percent, according to an Iowa State University expert.
Leading eating disorder author Jenni Schaefer will speak at Iowa State Feb. 22
A recovered bulimic and bestselling author who has transformed eating disorder awareness and recovery will speak at Iowa State University on Monday, Feb. 22. Jenni Schaefer, coauthor of "Life Without Ed," will present "Recovering from An Eating Disorder and Falling in Love with Life" at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall Memorial Union. Her talk, part of Iowa State's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, is free and open to the public.
Mother honors late daughter's life by supporting eating disorder awareness week at ISU
Marcia Fischer wants people to understand just how devastating an eating disorder can be. And she should know. Her daughter Emily -- an Iowa State University alumnus -- died last summer after battling anorexia for 20 years. Fischer, who is from Ankeny, is honoring her daughter's life with a gift to the Iowa State University Student Counseling Services' National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 21-27. "It's Time To Talk About It" is a weeklong series of events held on campus and elsewhere in Ames.