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Monday, January 20 2014

  • Des Moines planners, development leaders will discuss two plans for area's future on Jan. 22

    Four Des Moines leaders who guided two distinct plans for the area's future will compare and contrast the plans in a discussion at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Morrill Hall Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. The panel is part of a visiting speaker series for a College of Design interdisciplinary option studio. 

  • ISU volunteers help with Moulton Elementary service project

    Cheers filled the gym at Moulton Elementary School every time a table of students sealed another box of packaged meals. Volunteers from Iowa State University worked side by side with the students and Moulton teachers to measure and fill 14,472 of the nutritionally balanced meal bags that Meals from the Heartland will ship around the world to fight hunger.

  • Pork producers who discontinue the use of gestation crates have choices to make, according to Iowa State veterinary expert

    Pork producers considering a transition away from the use of gestation crates will have to weigh plenty of options to find the right fit for their operations, according to an Iowa State University swine expert.

  • Food fermentation guru will speak at Iowa State University on Jan. 22

    Self-described fermentation revivalist Sandor Ellix Katz, who wrote the book Newsweek called "the fermenting bible," will speak at Iowa State on "The Art of Fermentation" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • Iowa State economists extend outreach to help Iowans understand economy

    If news about the ongoing economic recovery or changes in the unemployment rate has you wondering what it all means – Iowa State University’s Department of Economics can help. The new “Ask an Economist” website is a tool the public can use to get answers to their questions on a variety of economic topics.

  • Hundreds of students to scream for their LEGO robots; compete for Iowa championship

    The Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship returns to Howe Hall and the College of Engineering Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The boisterous celebration of brains, engineering, science, technology, teamwork and silly hats is free and open to the public.

  • Leath thanks governor for support

    President Steven Leath expresses gratitude to Gov. Terry Branstad for the FY 2015 budget recommendations in support of ISU, particularly the 4 percent increase in general university operating appropriations, which will allow Iowa State to freeze student tuition for a second consecutive year. Gov. Branstad’s support will allow Iowa State to remain affordable, accessible and attractive to a growing number of Iowa undergraduates.

  • Former ISU animal science professor’s artwork serves as his voice since stroke

    When a debilitating stroke robbed him of his ability to speak, Steven Nissen found a new way to express himself through art. Nissen, formerly a professor of animal science at Iowa State, will share this journey of self-rediscovery through an exhibition at the ISU College of Design’s Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames.

  • Upcoming events will honor Martin Luther King Jr.

    During the next three weeks, Iowa State University and the Ames community will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Monday, Jan. 20) to honor the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist. All events are free and open to the public.

  • Alerts regarding chemical incident in ISU Research Park

    See a listing of the breaking news alerts related to the Jan. 3 chemical incident at the Iowa State University Research Park.