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Thursday, August 25 2011


Thomas Leslie is first Pickard Chilton Professor at Iowa State College of Design

Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the College of Design. Leslie is an award-winning teacher and author, and previously was architect with one of the world's leading design firms. He will be recognized in a campus ceremony Friday, Sept. 9.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

ISU Foundation news release.

ISU anthropology professor studying the Fighting Sioux mascot controversy

Christina Gish Hill -- an assistant professor of anthropology and faculty member in American Indian studies at Iowa State -- has been so intrigued by the legal controversy at the University of North Dakota over the use of its Fighting Sioux mascot (right) that she plans to write a future journal article about it. Hill says she can't recall another case involving the use of Indian nicknames and mascots that reached this legal extreme.