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Monday, August 2 2010


ISU design, computer science collaboration receives Motorola Foundation grant for game development competition

The College of Design and Department of Computer Science will use a $50,000 grant from the Motorola Foundation to host a yearlong game development competition for ISU students majoring in design, technology, communication and business disciplines. Anson Call, associate professor of integrated studio arts, and Chris Johnson, lecturer in computer science, will serve as advisers. The competition will be announced to students at the beginning of fall semester via publications such as the Iowa State Daily and Toons, as well as learning communities and other campus networks.
News release.

Koll named Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Lisa Koll is the first female Cyclone to win Big 12 Athlete of the Year. She also won the Honda Award and is a finalist for The Bowerman -- the nation's top award for collegiate track and field athletes.

Iowa State Athletics news release.

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ISU student's study finds high heels may lead to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis

A new study by Danielle Barkema (at left), an ISU kinesiology master's student, has found that prolonged wearing of and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis. Kinesiology professor and department chair Phil Martin (at right) assisted her in the study, which will be presented, in part, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Aug. 18-21, at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

ISU student will represent Iowa in Ms. Wheelchair America, Aug. 9-15

Samantha Edwards has finalized her platform and composed her competitive speech. Although nervous, she's excited about sharing her message at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 competition. Edwards, a junior in journalism and mass communication from Marshalltown, will be one of 28 contestants who vie for the national title, Aug. 9-15.
News release.