Sunday, November 20 2011
ISU Greenlee School to host the Iowa final for 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will host the Iowa final for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 4. Participating schools throughout most counties in Iowa will hold their own spelling bees. The winners will qualify to advance to the state final at Iowa State.
ISU photo by Bob Elbert
New ISU horticulture app gives students, gardeners mobile flower power
A smart phone application developed by Iowa State University that started as a classroom tool has now blossomed into a resource for master gardeners and home garden enthusiasts. The app, called "Mobile Educator: Flowers 101," helps gardeners identify more than 250 garden plants by using the plant's features - color, height, growing zone, etc.
Cain top choice in new ISU/Gazette/KCRG Poll, but voters have not made up their minds
A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of 1,256 registered Iowa voters finds Herman Cain leading Republican presidential candidates among likely caucus goers, with Ron Paul second. Cain (24.5 percent) is more than four percentage points ahead of Paul (20.4), with Mitt Romney (16.3 percent) being the only other candidate receiving more support than "Can't Decide" (8.1 percent). But the race remains remarkably fluid. Respondents were asked how certain they were of their choice and the majority of them (52.3 percent) indicated that they were undecided.
Iowa State finance professors study bank failures and the FDIC's role in their restart
Valentina Salotti (right), an Iowa State assistant professor of finance; and Arnold Cowan, a professor of finance, have been studying recent bank failures and the role the FDIC has played in their resolution. Despite having 85 more bank failures this year through October, the ISU researchers say the rate of bank failures is slowing as the industry finds firmer financial ground.