Tuesday, February 15 2011
Clean energy advocate Jerome Ringo to speak at Iowa State Feb. 21
After working more than 20 years in Louisiana's petrochemical industry, Jerome Ringo turned to a career in conservation and environmental justice, which has included appearing in the Oscar-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Ringo will discuss his experiences and the opportunities for citizens and communities to work together during "Diversity in the Environmental Movement: Our Collaborative Opportunities" at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His presentation is free and open to the public. It will kick off the university's Symposium on Sustainability, where Ringo will also present the keynote address.
Student team wins ninth Turf Bowl title in 10 years
The Iowa State University Turf Club student team won first
place at the 2011 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the
annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Education Conference on Feb. 10 in Orlando. This is the ninth
time an ISU team has won the competition over the past 10
years. Iowa State competed against 87 teams from 32 colleges
and universities. The winning team members are all horticulture
Iowa State University student wins free room and board for the year
Freshman Dana Buer was just returning to her room in Helser
Hall after checking on her laundry when ISU Dining and
Department of Residence staff approached her with the news: She
won free room and board for her freshman year for participating
in the residence department's MAP-Works initiative. The
prize (valued at about $7,500) is retroactive to cover both
semesters of the 2010-11 school year. Buer was selected in a
Iowa State engineer developing technology to enhance battery life in portable devices
Ayman Fayed is working with Rockwell Collins engineers to test
a technology that could extend the battery life of portable
devices by reducing power consumption. Fayed thinks the
technology will add one more patent to his collection. The
project is supported by the Grow Iowa Values Fund, a state
economic development project.
Iowa population over 100 years: A first look at the 2010 Census
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Whiteford announces his June 30 retirement
President Geoffroy to Legislature: Budget cuts jeopardize progress
Feb. 28 forum set for comments on athletics NCAA certification process
The public is invited to attend a Feb. 28 forum (5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union) on a self-study of Iowa State's athletics program. The six-month study, undertaken by several teams of ISU faculty, staff, students and community leaders, is part of the NCAA Division I certification process. Public forum participants will get an overview of the study results, and will have opportunities to ask questions and offer comments.
ISU student wins $10,000 for charity and trip to Spain in Ford Focus video competition
There's a good chance Tyler Stafford could sell anything to
anyone. After all, the Iowa State senior convinced Ford Motor
Co. and 2,862 of its closest Facebook friends that he should
win $10,000 for his favorite charity, a trip for two to Spain
and a three-month test drive of the 2012 Ford Focus. Stafford
entered his two-minute video sales pitch to the Ford Focus
Global Test Drive competition held on Facebook last fall.
Global comprehensive health organization, One Health Commission, locates to ISU
The One Health Commission, a globally focused organization dedicated to promoting improved health of people, animals, plants and the environment is locating at the Iowa State University Research Park. The commission was formed in 2009 to establish "closer professional interactions, collaborations, and educational opportunities" for physicians, veterinarians, and other health science-related professionals.
Veishea 2011 concert lineup announced
Student organizers of this year's Veishea celebration, set for April 11-17, have announced the Live @ Veishea concert artists. Concerts will be held Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Molecular Biology parking lot. New this year: Single night ticket sales for ISU students, faculty, staff and alumni.