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Tuesday, October 25 2011

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Cyclones post best graduation rate in Big 12

Iowa State student-athletes graduated at the highest rate in the Big 12, according to figures released by the NCAA Tuesday.

Experian VP to discuss living credit smart in Greater Iowa Credit Union Lecture Nov. 1

Maxine Sweet, vice president of Experian North America's Public Education organization and leader of its consumer education, community involvement and corporate responsibility teams, will present, "Good Debt, Bad Debt: How to Live Credit Smart," at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in ISU's Memorial Union Sun Room. The free, public lecture is part of the university's Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series.

"Diet for a Small Planet" author Frances Moore Lappé to speak Nov. 3

Frances Moore Lappé, who authored the 1971 classic, "Diet for a Small Planet," -- the first best-selling book to brand grain-fed meat production as detrimental -- will speak next week at Iowa State. She will talk about her new book, "EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Lappé is the author of 18 books and the co-founder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Small Planet Institute. Her lecture is part of the university's World Affairs Series, and is free and open to the public.

News release.

Healthy food advocate Gregory Jaffe will discuss biotech food Nov. 1 at ISU

Gregory Jaffe, director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. Jaffe is a recognized expert on the U.S. regulatory structure for agricultural biotechnology and related consumer issues. His talk, "Genetically Engineered Foods: The Naked Truth," is part of the university's National Affairs Series, and is free and open to the public.

News release.

Iowa State researchers studying impact of exercise on flu vaccine resistance in adults

Iowa State kinesiology researchers are studying the link between exercise and flu shots and the impact on immunity. Marian Kohut, an ISU professor of kinesiology; Justus Hallam, an ISU kinesiology Ph.D. student; and Molly Slattery, a senior kinesiology undergraduate from Calmus, Iowa, are working with subjects age 62 and older to test whether exercise will boost their bodies' immune responses following flu shots. They found that it did in an early pilot study of ISU students.

ISU management information systems professor studies online deception

Joey George, an ISU professor of management information systems, has been studying computer-mediated deceptive communication for more than a decade. He will be presenting research findings at a "Culture, Deception and Media" talk this Friday, Oct. 21, at Ohio University in Athens. George previously participated in a five-year, multi-university study (2001-06) funded by the U.S. Air Force.

ISU Army ROTC wins regional Ranger Challenge

Iowa State University's Army ROTC won the Task Force Dodge/Riley Ranger Challenge Competition for the sixth time in eight years. Seventeen teams competed in the event, which was held at Camp Dodge on Saturday, Oct. 8. Iowa State fielded two teams. The Red Team placed first in three out of nine events, earning an overall ranking of first place. The ISU Gold Team placed 10th overall.
News release.

ISU apparel students Kaitlyn Clevenstine (left) and Marian Baggenstoss (right) apply the finishing touches to a dragonfly costume that will be worn by student dancer Laura Carr during the

ISU apparel students Kaitlyn Clevenstine (left) and Marian Baggenstoss (right) apply the finishing touches to a dragonfly costume that will be worn by student dancer Laura Carr during the "Spirits in the Gardens" program.

ISU students provide costuming, dance to bring Reiman "Spirits in the Gardens" alive

Iowa State apparel students created six costumes depicting insects that will be worn by ISU student dancers as they perform for children during the "Spirits in the Gardens" program at Reiman Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, from 4-7 p.m. Kids can also collect candy, enjoy craft stations, play games and hear tales from a story teller at the Halloween event, which is free for children 17 and under.