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Obradovich: Could Berkeley riots chill free speech in Iowa?
Des Moines Register - 2017-02-03
Iowa State University may have dodged a riot when it decided to assess a "security fee" against a controversial Breitbart News editor who had been scheduled to speak on campus. The campus at University of California Berkeley erupted in violent protests ...

Kingland announces $1.5M gift to Iowa State University
Clear Lake Mirror Reporter - 2017-02-01
Kingland, based in Clear Lake, and David and Deb Kingland, recently gifted $1.5 million to benefit students and faculty in three colleges at Iowa State University, it was announced Tuesday. Kingland is a leading provider of enterprise-class data and ...

Iowa State University to take part in center of excellence focused on vector-borne diseases such as Zika, West Nile - 2017-02-02
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University will take part in a new consortium aimed at producing research and training programs related to vector-borne diseases such as those transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in ...

Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Jackson stepping down at the end of the season
Globe Gazette - 2017-01-31
"I truly appreciate the way Kevin has handled this situation by putting his student-athletes and Iowa State University first. His decision to step away from coaching at the end of the season is a great example of his selfless leadership." Iowa State is ...

1 of 3 Iowa State scholars blocked by travel ban is back
Sioux City Journal - 2017-02-01
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State University says a postdoctoral researcher from Iran has returned to campus after he was temporarily blocked following President Donald Trump's new restrictions on immigration. The university said Tuesday that a visiting ...

Opus Completes Construction of Student Housing Building at Iowa State University - 2017-02-03
AMES, IOWA -- The Opus Group has completed construction of Geoffroy Hall, a 193,000-square-foot residence hall on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The building consists of eight stories and 784 beds. Totaling 392 rooms, the student housing ...

Former Iowa State employee charged with theft of university money
Iowa State Daily - 2017-02-04
Authorities charged a former Iowa State employee with theft of over $68,000 in non-profit funds. The Story County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Pamela Backstroke, 56, with first degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct. Backstrom is accused of ...

Iowa Laureate's "Vang" Play Showcases Immigrant Farmers: Interview with Mary Swander
The Huffington Post - 2017-01-31
who managed to work and earn a PhD in Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University, as well as Hmong families who have become mainstays in the Des Moines farmer's market, and newly arrived Dutch dairy farmers in Brooklyn, Iowa. Theatre productions of ...

Iowa State University Scientists Design Electricity Generator That Mimics Trees - 2017-02-01
Curtis Mosher (left), Eric Henderson (middle) and Mike Mcloskey (right) have assembled a prototype biomimetic tree that produces electricity. Such technology could appeal to a niche market in the future, according to the researchers. Photo by Christopher ...

Association honors work by Iowa newspapers
The Republic - 2017-02-03
Recipients of this honor included Doug Melvold, of the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press; Deb Geisler, advertising manager for the Jefferson Herald; Michael Buqeja, director and professor of Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication ...

Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson to step down at end of the season
Team USA - 2017-01-31
I truly appreciate the way Kevin has handled this situation by putting his student-athletes and Iowa State University first. His decision to step away from coaching at the end of the season is a great example of his selfless leadership." Jackson coached ...

Local student named to Iowa State University dean's list - 2017-02-03
AMES -- Lydia Anez of Owatonna was named to the Iowa State University dean's list for Fall 2016. Anez is studying Pre-Graphic Design at the Iowa State College of Business. The Iowa State University College of Business Dean's List honors students who have ...

Iowa State University Nutritional Science Student Selected for Community Service Scholarship
The readMedia - 2017-01-31
Mica Magtoto, a junior in nutritional science at Iowa State University, was one of 20 college students from Iowa and California to be selected for the first class of a new Principal Community Scholars Program. She chose to work with the Ames' Eastwood ...

Tarique Milton Picks Iowa State on National Signing Day - 2017-02-01
1 Tarique Milton will be signing a letter of intent to play Football at Iowa State University Milton is listed at a spry 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and his highlight reel reminds us of current Cyclones Deshaunte Jones and Trever Ryen ...

Master Gardeners impact Iowa communities
Muscatine Journal - 2017-02-01
These volunteers come from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and combined to spend nearly 120,000 hours volunteering during the last year. "A recent study on volunteerism showed that Iowa was one of the top ten ...

Iowa: Study Examines the Importance of Non-Farm Income to Farm Families - 2017-01-31
associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, summarized current trends in farm income by type of farm operation and pointed to more specific issues regarding the importance of non-farm income to the financial picture of ...

Iowa State could lose thousands on sale of president's plane
ABC News - 2017-02-14
An airplane that nearly cost Iowa State University President Steven Leath his job has more bad news: a lower-than-expected sale price. Contradicting his claim two months ago that the sale should turn a profit, the university now expects to lose tens of ...

Sexual assault reported at Iowa State
Des Moines Register - 2017-02-16
Sexual assault reported at Iowa State Iowa State University Police investigated a report of sexual assault Wednesday morning, according to the department. Check out this story on

Audit: No proof Iowa State president had waivers for guns
KCCI 8 Des Moines - 2017-02-14
An audit is questioning whether Iowa State University President Steven Leath violated policy by storing and transporting firearms in campus housing and airplanes without written approvals. An audit is questioning whether Iowa State University President ...

Iowa State University loses appeal in marijuana T-shirt case
Wisconsin Gazette - 2017-02-17
A federal appeals court ruled that Iowa State University cannot prevent a marijuana law reform advocacy group from distributing a T-shirt with the Iowa State University mascot on one side and a marijuana leaf on the other. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

Iowa State Chapter of NORML Wins Free Speech Case Against University - 2017-02-17
On Feb. 13, 2017, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Iowa State University cannot prevent students from using ISU logos on t-shirts that advocate for marijuana reform. The decision upholds a previous ruling by U.S. District Judge James ...

Iowa State votes on sanctuary campus status
ABC Kcrg 9 - 2017-02-15
Tonight, students plan to ask that Iowa State University become a sanctuary campus. The student government will vote tonight on a resolution asking campus leaders to protect undocumented students from federal immigration investigations. Critics say it ...

Iowa Professor Explains Presidential Removal Procedures
The Center for Public Intergrity - 2017-02-20
David Andersen, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, explains under Section 4, Vice President Mike Pence and the majority of Trump's cabinet members would have to declare the president "unfit to serve," a long process that ...

Iowa collective bargaining bill: Public vs. private wages are hard to compare
Quad-Cities Times - 2017-02-15
David Swenson, an economics professor at Iowa State University, said private-sector wages could provide reasonable benchmarks for some professions, such as truck drivers, cooks, custodians and skilled trades workers such as plumbers or electricians.

Iowa Lakes ag graduate steps back into college
Dickinson County News - 2017-02-18
She went on to Iowa State University to complete her bachelor of science in animal science in December 2015. Her education helped her identify a passion to help others pursue their educational dreams through experiences she had of being a tutor ...

Iowa State quiz bowl team sees success at SAEA
The readMedia - 2017-02-17
Iowa State University students participated in the 2017 Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) undergraduate quiz bowl competition. The event, held February 4-6 in Mobile, Alabama, was an excellent way for students to further their economics ...

Iowa makes massive mid-year budget cuts targeting public education
World Socialist Web Site - 2017-02-20
While Branstad had originally proposed over $25 million in cuts to education in January, the bill he finally signed will include $18 million in cuts to the state university system. This includes $8 million each from the University of Iowa and Iowa State ...

NCTA Crops Team sweeps Iowa contest
McCook Daily Gazette - 2017-02-16
A foursome of NCTA sophomores won the Iowa State University Crops Judging Contest on Saturday, topping four other schools from 2-year colleges. The Aggies are repeat champions, also taking first place team in 2016. Six schools were in the 4-year division ...

Iowa Regents to restart bargaining with United Faculty, other unions
Iowa City Press Citizen - 2017-02-20
Iowa Regents to restart bargaining with United Faculty ... students and faculty at the state's three public university Check out this story on

WSC wrestlers make strong effort against tough university programs
Norfolk Daily News - 2017-02-15
A few of the teams placing below WSC included: Iowa State University WC, Winona State University Club Wrestling, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of Wisconsin - Madison Wrestling Club, University of Iowa WC, Minnesota State ...

University scientists claim left-wing violence is caused by global warming... "the planet made them do it" - 2017-02-14
In what seems like a nod to violent protesters like the unhinged left-wing rioters who recently attacked Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley, Iowa State University scientists have published an analysis that claims global warming is the root cause behind the ...

Two Missouri Valley teachers receive Iowa Space Grant
Washington County Pilot Tribune Enterprise - 2017-02-17
The Iowa Space Grant Consortium is affiliated with Iowa State University. The 2017 ISGC Academy was held Feb. 8-10 at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Christensen and Stessman are excited for this opportunity and the Missouri Valley ...

'Human Books' on Loan at Penn State Library
NBC Philadelphia - 2017-02-14
Arriving in the U.S. in 2002, she settled in Ames, Iowa, with her husband, a professor, who at the time was at Iowa State University. The gathering at which her bindi became a focus of curiosity was hosted by a colleague of her husband's who had asked if ...

Iowa State backs plan to give up key energy research center
Sioux City Journal - 2017-03-07
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa State University is backing a plan to transfer control of the state's top energy research center to Gov. Terry Branstad's administration, a move that critics said could jeopardize its independence and align it too closely with the ...

ISU VP for exention and outreach accepts position at Ohio State University
Iowa State Daily - 2017-03-06
Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach Cathann Arceneaux Kress will be leaving Iowa State in May for a position at Ohio State University, according to an Iowa State press release. Kress has been with Iowa State since 2011.

Iowa State University students awarded pork industry scholarships
The readMedia - 2017-03-06
Iowa State University students were awarded three out of ten national scholarships offered by The National Pork Producers Council at its annual business meeting - the National Pork Industry Forum. The 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is ...

Four Iowa State seniors make history in their own way
Quad-Cities Times - 2017-02-28
one of a four-part series celebrating Black History Month at Iowa State University, Ames. Three of the four students profiled are 2013 graduates of Davenport Central High School. AMES, Iowa -- Everyone has a characteristic that makes them unique.

University of Iowa scholarship cuts criticized
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - 2017-02-25
There's wide disagreement on whether the target of such exasperation should be the state Legislature's Republican leadership, Gov. Terry Branstad or university president Bruce Harreld, the Iowa City Press-Citizen ( reported.

New Police Chief for Iowa State University
WHO-TV - 2017-03-02
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University has named its new chief of police. The university says Michael Newton will begin his duties as chief on April 3 rd. The position has also been expanded to include an assistant vice president post. Newton comes to Iowa ...

Iowa State University Agronomists Show Nitrogen Fertilizer Feeds Healthy Soil in Corn and Soybean Production - 2017-03-03
The lighter-colored corn plants at this ISU research farm suffer from nitrogen deficiency. New research from ISU agronomists shows nitrogen fertilizer applied at optimal levels maintains soil carbon as well as improves yields. Photo courtesy of Hanna ...

Iowa State announces new chief of campus police
Des Moines Register - 2017-03-02
Iowa State announces new chief of campus police Iowa State University will have a new chief of police on campus next month, according to a university news release Thursday. Check out this story on

Iowa State University -- Director, Memorial Union - 2017-02-22
Iowa State University is the most student-centered public research university in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top 50 among public ...

Iowa State University STRIPS research project receives grants to expand training
High Plains Journal - 2017-02-22
The Iowa State University research project known as Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips, or STRIPS, was recently awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. The Walton Family Foundation grant ...

Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland - 2017-03-07
Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned farmland near Ames on an ...

Deere & Company: John Deere to Open Strategic Technology Office at Iowa State University
The Wall Street Transcript - 2017-02-23
AMES, Iowa (February 21, 2017) - Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its on-campus presence in recognition of the world-class research, education, and talent ...

Iowa State University Researchers Identify Genetic Mechanisms that Govern Plant Growth and Drought Response - 2017-03-01
Iowa State University researchers led by scientist Yanhai Yin have identified a genetic mechanism that governs growth and drought tolerance in plants. According to Yin, plant biological processes overseeing growth and drought response often clash with one ...

Deere opens office at Iowa State
Quad Cities Onlines - 2017-02-22
Deere & Co. has opened a strategic technology office at Iowa State University Research Park in Ames. According to a news release, the aim of the new office is to increase Deere's on-campus presence in recognition of the research, education and talent ...

Iowa State University loses appeal in marijuana T-shirt case
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 2017-02-13
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In a case that free speech advocates are calling a victory for college students everywhere regardless of their political views, a federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Iowa State University cannot prevent a marijuana law ...

Eight North Iowa girls named to INA all-state basketball teams
Globe Gazette - 2017-03-07
She finished her career as the all-time leader in Iowa in points scored with 2,951, three-point field goals made with 466 and assists with 802 for the Indians. Ruffridge will continue her basketball career at Missouri State University next year.

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