The Atanasoff-Berry Computer replica was moved last week to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. It is part of a new exhibit that will be on display for at least 10 years.
The Global Gala, ISU's annual celebration of cultural diversity, will be held March 26. ISU groups scheduled to perform include the Indian Students' Association, ISU Bhangra, The Celtic Dance Society, Raqs Jahanara, Descarga and the African Students Association.
Meeting by phone March 24, the state Board of Regents approved a new June 1 application deadline for ISU's second retirement incentive option, reviewed proposed parking permit and student room and board rates for next year, gave final approval to replacement plans for the horticulture department's greenhouses, directed the regent schools to review specific services for possible consolidation and cost savings, and asked university presidents to develop plans to phase out state funding for their athletics programs.
It will cost more for faculty and staff to park on campus beginning July 1 if a proposal presented by ISU to the state Board of Regents during its March 24 telephonic meeting is passed. The board will take action on the proposal at its April meeting.
Brunnier in Bloom
Spring has sprung at Brunnier Art Museum. The second annual "Brunnier in Bloom" exhibition, showcasing flower arrangements inspired by the museum's works of art, runs March 26-28.
Census counts help determine what businesses come to town and the amount of federal funds going to an area. Officials of a city-university census committee talk about the count under way in this 2010 Census Q&A.
A dysfunctional family and a science fair project provide the drama in ISU Theatre's staging of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, March 25-28 in the M-Shop.
A $15,000 fund has been established to begin removing and replacing 50 damaged trees at Reiman Gardens.
Researchers explore how perennial plants might be used with annual crops to cope with weather extremes.
A study of hybrid school buses in two Iowa school districts found improved mileage over diesel buses, but more down time.
A new book by an ISU criminal justice expert looks into what influences the development of career criminals.