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Monday, June 21 2010

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Iowa State to host Summer Carillon Concert Series

The Summer Carillon Concert Series resumes on the Iowa State campus starting Tuesday, June 29. A guest carillonneur will perform each month during June, July and August. ISU carillonneur and Associate Professor of Music Tin-Shi Tam (pictured) will conclude the series Sept. 12 when she is joined by the ISU percussion ensemble and brass quintet.

Team PrISUm shows speed despite overheating, electrical problems

Anthelion, Iowa State's solar-powered race car, is through the first checkpoint of the 1,100-mile American Solar Challenge. The car has shown speed, but the students who designed and built it are still trying to solve some electrical problems.
News release.

Iowa State solar car team qualifies for 1,100-mile American Solar Challenge

Team PrISUm has qualified for the 1,100-mile American Solar Challenge, a June 20-26 race from Tulsa to Chicago for student-designed and student-built solar cars. The team is still working to fix some electrical problems that have slowed the car.

News release.

ISU student learns alternative spring break leadership skills thanks to scholarship


Iowa State's Alternative Breaks program is getting a boost with some help from an enthusiastic graduate student and a supportive nonprofit organization. Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection Inc., Atlanta, Ga., awarded Iowa State a scholarship to send a student to a conference in the Dominican Republic to learn how to train alternative break trip leaders. ISU is sending counseling psychology graduate student Jeritt Tucker. Alternative breaks are immersive community service projects for college students.
News release.

Geoffroy and Pollard on Big 12

During a June 15 news conference, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy and Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard discussed the decision to continue the Big 12 league as a 10-member coalition.

News release and video.

Religious studies director Bado documents popularity of religious games, dolls in book

Nikki Bado, an associate professor and director of religious studies at ISU, co-authored the book "Toying with God: The World of Religious Games and Dolls," (Feb. 2010, Baylor University Press). She says the proliferation of religious merchandise aimed at a wide consumer audience -- including both educational and "fun-based" games and toys for children -- is one reason this month's International Christian Retail Show 2010 in St. Louis, Mo., will be so massive.

Rock stars, Hollywood take a look at Iowa State researcher’s unique 3-D technology

Iowa State's Song Zhang regularly hears from Hollywood, video game and music video producers. They're all interested in his unique 3-D imaging technology. With the help of some simple hardware and some powerful software, Zhang can make real-time, high-resolution, 3-D images.