Wednesday, January 13 2016
FIRST LEGO® League state tourney grows to 120 teams and two days of engineering fun
The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League Championship is at the College of Engineering on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17. The event is free and open to the public. Expect to see a lot of energy and color. These teams of 9- to 14-year-olds from across the state like to cheer, run their robots and show off their silly hats.
Teaching privileged students about social justice necessary for change, says ISU professor
Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor of education at Iowa State University, says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real change.
CdeBaca will discuss fight against child trafficking on Jan. 19 at ISU
Luis CdeBaca, an Iowa State alumnus who leads the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. CdeBaca has worked under three presidential administrations to combat human trafficking and modern-day forms of slavery. His 8 p.m. public lecture is free.
El Nino years usually produce better-than-average crops, according to ISU agronomist
An ISU agronomist says Midwestern farmers usually fare well during years that El Nino weather patterns affect the growing season, resulting in above-trend yields for corn and soybeans roughly 70 percent of the time.
Finalists selected for senior vice president for student affairs post
Three finalists for Iowa State's senior vice president for student affairs post -- Martino Harmon, Lori Reesor and Al Thompson -- will visit campus over the next few weeks.
Ali named ISU Dining director
Mohamed Ali, auxiliaries operations director at Ohio University, Athens, has been named ISU Dining director effective Jan. 11. He will oversee operations of Iowa State's campus dining system, which includes four dining centers, 17 retail operations, catering, vending operations, central food stores and technical support systems and services.
Media advisory: ISU experts to discuss 2016 Iowa caucuses and issues
Iowa State University experts are available to talk about the 2016 Iowa caucuses, candidates and the issues.
Resolving to exercise more in 2016? Iowa State experts can help you start and make it a habit
Weight loss is often the goal for anyone starting a new exercise routine. It’s a good motivator, but Iowa State University health experts say weight is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with it and see results.
2015 Year in Review
As 2015 comes to an end, the Iowa State University News Service staff is looking back and sharing some of its favorite and more popular stories of the year.
ISU veterinarian urges pork producers to stay vigilant as Senecavirus strain grows more prevalent
A once uncommon virus in pigs that’s appearing this year with greater frequency should keep pork producers and local veterinarians vigilant but is no cause for panic. The symptoms of a Senecavirus A infection mirror those of several foreign vesicular viruses the American pork industry is working hard to keep outside U.S. borders, according to ISU veterinarians.
Iowa State graduating senior Valerie Villa is confident in any event
An Oxfam Hunger Banquet on campus ... an international conference in D.C. ... a James Taylor concert at the Well ... Iowa State University graduating senior Valerie Villa has helped manage them all. But on Saturday she'll be a participant in the biggest event of her life (so far) when she walks across the stage at Iowa State's fall commencement.