Wednesday, August 24 2011
State Gym opening delayed; student fees will be partially credited
Due to an unexpected delay in the delivery of construction materials, ISU's remodeled State Gym and its 94,000 square-foot addition will not open until spring semester 2012, prompting Iowa State University officials to credit a portion of student fees this semester.
Historic 'Campaign Iowa State' generates $867 million
The most successful fundraising effort in Iowa State University history - Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose - concluded with more than $867 million received in gifts and commitments.
Global health care humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer to speak at Iowa State Aug. 25
Global humanitarian and medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer
will kick off Iowa State's fall lectures with a talk on
"Haiti after the Earthquake" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
25, in Stephens Auditorium. His talk is part of the
university's World Affairs Series, and is free and open to
the public. Dedicating his life to improving health care for
the world's poorest people, Farmer is a founding director
of Partners in Health. The international nonprofit organization
provides direct health care services, research and advocacy on
behalf of those who are sick and live in poverty. Farmer also
is chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
at Harvard Medical School.
ISU anthropology professor studying the Fighting Sioux mascot controversy
ISU study uses iPhone GPS tools to assist 12 Iowa towns with their Safe Routes to School programs
An Iowa State
University-Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study uses
high-tech devices to encourage low-tech solutions to escalating
childhood obesity rates in Iowa. This month the researchers are
providing the 12 communities with the study results they'll
need to achieve the goal: Create safe routes for children to
walk and bike to school. Christopher Seeger, ISU associate
professor of landscape architecture and extension specialist,
spearheaded I-WALK (Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit)