Friday, September 17 2010
Iowa State keeps an eye on 2050 in new strategic plan
Becoming a world leader in "advancing the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology and human creativity to work" is Iowa State's task under its new strategic plan, approved Sept. 16 by the Iowa Board of Regents.
ISU engineering, business and liberal arts career fairs will go on under tents next week
The president of Southern Sudan to speak at Iowa State Sunday
The president of the Government of Southern Sudan will speak
about the future of Sudan and South Sudan in a lecture Sunday
at Iowa State. General Salva Kiir Mayardit will present
"Southern Sudan and the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement" at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Mayardit also is vice president of Sudan. His presentation is
free and open to the public.
Environmental author Bill McKibben to speak Oct. 14
Bill McKibben, described as the "world's best green
journalist" by Time Magazine, will lecture at Iowa State
as part of the Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture. He
will speak on "Sustaining Life on a Tough New
Planet," which parallels his most recent book,
"Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet." His
presentation will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the
Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The annual Pesek Colloquium presents lectures on sustainable
agriculture, and encourages discussion and community
College of Veterinary Medicine dean candidates will visit campus Sept. 20-Oct. 1
Four candidates for ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine dean post will visit campus Sept. 20-Oct. 1. Each candidate will participate in an open forum. Candidate information and interview schedules are available on the executive vice president and provost's website.
Friendship is catalyst for partnership between science and art in new Iowa State building
In 1996, when Ingrid Lilligren was a junior faculty member in
ISU's art and design department and Jill Euken worked as an
Extension field specialist, they collaborated on a project to
create artwork for the new Wallace Foundation Learning and
Outreach Center. Little did they know that this "beginning
of a beautiful friendship" would lead to a partnership
between the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Design
nearly 15 years later. Now the institute's new
Biorenewables Research Laboratory will not only be home to some
of the university's most innovative research, but also some
of its most inventive artwork.
Traveling Mercies founder to discuss community service around the world Oct. 4
Aldo Magazzeni, who organizes volunteer community service
projects around the world, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
His presentation, "Roads to Activism: Traveling Mercies in
Afghanistan, Kenya, Haiti and Mexico," will be in the
Memorial Union Great Hall. Traveling Mercies' efforts are
in remote, isolated areas but have far-reaching impact on those
served. The event is part of the World Affairs Series at Iowa
State. It is free and open to the public.
L to R: Mike Crum, Bobby Martens and Dick Poist.
Effectiveness of supply chain security studied by College of Business professors
Dangerous mosquitoes flourish in falls drier climate, says ISU entomologist
While Iowa's pesky mosquitoes are more common during the hotter, wetter days of midsummer, Iowans should continue to be vigilant about protecting themselves from the bug's bites during the drier fall season. Lyric Bartholomay, assistant professor of entomology, says now is when the types of mosquitoes that carry the more dangerous viruses are breeding and looking for food.
A $1.7 million federal grant renews an Iowa State student support program
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education grant, Iowa
State's 30-year-old Student Support Services Program will
continue to assist students who are first-generation college
attendees, income-eligible or have disabilities. The $1.7
million grant from the Federal TRIO Program will renew the ISU
program for five years. The office provides 250 students with
academic advising, personal counseling, financial aid
counseling and assistance, tutoring, instruction and
Environmental philosophers will lead town meeting on ethical action for a planet in peril on Sept. 29
Two environmental philosophers -- both noted authors -- will lead a discussion on the importance of taking personal and moral responsibility for the planet during a town meeting at Iowa State on Wednesday, Sept. 29. "Moral Ground: A Town Meeting on Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" with Michael Nelson and Kathleen Dean Moore will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The event is part of the Live Green! Sustainability Series at Iowa State. It is free and open to the public.
ISU researcher Gregory Welk (left) and graduate student Katie Paulson study a BMI/body fat scale.
Iowa State researchers create a tool to determine a child's likelihood of becoming obese
Iowa State University fall enrollment soars to a record 28,682 students
Iowa State University's fall 2010 enrollment of 28,682 students is a record-breaker. Overall enrollment increased by more than 2.6 percent (up 737 students) over the previous record of 27,945 in fall 2009. Plus, enrollment in nearly every category also has set records at Iowa State this fall.
Science Café explores the flood of 2010: Extreme weather and water in Iowa again
A "Science Café" featuring discussions of this
summer's extreme weather and flooding will be 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the West Towne Pub at 4518 Mortensen
Road in Ames. The event is free and open to the public.
Wall Street Journal's editorial page editor Paul Gigot to speak at ISU Sept. 21
Paul Gigot, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor and vice president of The Wall Street Journal, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Stephens Auditorium. Gigot will share lessons he learned from Iowa State journalism alumnus Bob Bartley, longtime editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal. Bartley, who won a Pulitzer Prize and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, grew up in Ames and began his career as editor of the Iowa State Daily. Gigot's talk, "The Future of Opinion Journalism," is free and open to the public.