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Saturday, July 17 2010


Iowa State's external funding hits record $388.2 million in FY 2010

Iowa State attracted a record $388.2 million in grants, contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2010, an increase of $83 million and 27 percent over last year's record.

News release.

ISU's 'Writing Through Change' online course assists Iowans with disabilities

Because writing was a therapeutic outlet while dealing with her own disabilities, ISU Distinguished Professor of English Mary Swander (photo right) has made it part of her platform as Iowa's poet laureate to bring awareness to people with disabilities and offer them creative outlets through writing. That's why she helped establish "Writing Through Change" -- a six-week, noncredit ISU online creative writing course for Iowans with disabilities.

Ames ranked one of the best places to live in America

The Ames/ISU community has made MONEY magazine's top 10 list of the best places to live in America. Ames, ranked No. 9, has "jobs galore" and a "welcoming vibe," says the magazine. story.