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July 2, 2004

Returned money will go toward building repairs

Iowa State will receive $582,041 as a result of Gov. Tom Vilsack's recent decision to return some of the state money cut from the university budget last fall. Most of the one-time allocation will be used for critical building repair projects.

Indirect cost rate: 47 percent

The 1 percent hike in indirect cost rates for research awards will bring an additional $240,000 to Iowa State annually over the next three years.

Themes surface in strategic planning talks

Some themes are emerging from discussion groups providing input as part of the strategic planning process.

Robert Lowry, Kimberly Conger,
Christopher Curtis

Which founding father contributed most ...

... to what we are today? As July 4 nears, ISU political scientists and a historian tackle this question.

Engineering dean arrives Jan. 1

Mark Kushner, Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois, will become Engineering dean Jan. 1.


Regents approve FY05 budgets

Iowa State will start the new fiscal year on July 1 with a general operating budget that's about $3.8 million leaner than it was last July.

Residence director resigns

Residence department director Randy Alexander resigned to pursue other employment interests, including consulting on campus housing.

Jim Pease holds snake

Wildlife specialist Jim Pease brought a guest to a recent edition of WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa.

Palan eyes young shoppers

Young shoppers' tactics to get the folks to buy is one of marketing expert Kay Palan's special interests.

Work begins on large classrooms

Renovation on three auditorium classrooms begins soon.

EO Building coming down soon

Demolition of the English Office Building is scheduled to start Monday. The old building originally was scheduled for removal in 1905.

Vet Med candidate visits

Former ISU faculty member and candidate for Veterinary Medicine dean Dr. John Thomson was on campus earlier this week.


  • Overnight parking lot repairs planned; here's where to park
  • Insect zoo camps for kids in July and August
  • Beyer pool closed until September
  • Married couples sought for psychology study
  • New info tech security policies take effect
  • Appointments: Paul Brown, James Davis, Kay Palan, Gerald Miller, Ricardo Salvador, Jim Twetten

Good for Business

ISU experts will help train crop specialists to spot soybean rust.

$3 million to fast-track research

The Plant Sciences Institute will redirect more than $3 million to fast-track research to enhance Iowa crop value and target challenges facing Iowa agriculture.

Research briefs

Keck Lab findings involve starch biosynthesis, a botanical supplement and crop drought protection.

Arts and Events

Old-fashioned Fourth

Celebrate an old-time Fourth at the Farm House and watch the fireworks from Reiman Gardens.

Top picks

Try a prairie walk with an entomologist.

More CDs

The Ames Piano Quartet has a couple more CDs on the way.

'Idols' canceled

The American Idols Live concert, scheduled for Hilton Coliseum in July, has been canceled, due to schedule conflicts.



Linda Poore, Larry Bradshaw.


Jay Harmon, Hongwei Xin, Special Collections, Telecommunications Web site, Robert Anex, Donald Zytowski.