Wednesday, December 15 2010
Iowa State University commencement set for Dec. 18
An estimated 1,689 students will receive degrees from Iowa State during winter commencement at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in Hilton Coliseum. An estimated 1,319 bachelor's, 256 master's and 114 Ph.D. students will complete their degrees. ISU alumnus Richard (Ric) Jurgens, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc., will address the graduates.
Graduation gowns go green
University Book Store has commencement attire made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown, which look and feel just like those made of traditional polyester fabric.
Iowa State University custodian and single mom will earn bachelor's degree Saturday
Chris Matteo graduates Saturday from Iowa State with a degree
in liberal studies. She also works full-time as an ISU
custodian. And part-time as a waitress. And she's rehabbing
a 100-year old house in Boone. Did we mention she's a
single mother of two teen-age boys?
Iowa State professors assess FCC's current network neutrality dilemma
ISU students win interior design magazine's student competition with hotel concept
A design project by two Iowa State University students took top
honors in the student/conceptual category of Contract
magazine's 32nd Annual Interiors Awards. The competition
recognizes outstanding projects in 15 categories related to
interior design. The students completed the design for a
sophisticated but romantic South Beach hotel project last
spring.They will be honored at an awards breakfast Jan. 28 in
New York City, and their work will be featured in
Contract's January 2011 Design Awards issue.
Celebrate the holidays at Reiman Gardens
A 16-foot tree at ISU's Reiman Gardens doubles as a rocket ship, surrounded by a solar system created from donated bowling balls. Volunteers spent months gluing small pieces of glass onto the balls to represent each planet in a colorful, mosaic design. Reiman Gardens' design team has decorated elaborate trees and paired them with gazing balls throughout -- a closing tribute to the 2010 theme "A Celebration of Garden Ornamentation."
Management professors study the impact of career growth on organizational commitment
Board of Regents approves new Master of Industrial Design degree at ISU
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today approved a new
Master of Industrial Design degree program to be offered by the
College of Design. This two-year, studio-based graduate program
will consist of three different tracks. The research track will
focus on the creation and application of new knowledge through
research and culminate in a thesis. The business track will
specialize in commercial issues of management and product
development and culminate in a final project.