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August 12, 2005

ISU at the fair

Reiman Gardens, Cy, invasive Iowa species and the new food pyramid are part of ISU exhibits at the state fair.

Fair secrets

Insiders on the fair

Long-time ISU fair workers share their tips about the fair.

Regents offer Geoffroy incentive

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, signaled strong support for President Geoffroy Aug. 4 with a 5 percent pay hike and deferred compensation offer.

Bruce Van De Velde and President Gregory Geoffroy

Van de Velde resigns

Athletics director Bruce Van De Velde announced Aug. 8 that he will resign from his position. A five-member search committee will look for his successor.

Prairie site

Prairie prep

Prep work is under way on the prairie south of Design Center. Students will collect prairie seeds for planting in October.

New budget approved

Salary and benefit hikes are the largest part of additional funds ($12.2 million) in the FY06 budget.


--Donna Williams, agronomy department secretary, Aug. 1.

Levon Esters

Promoting careers in agriculture

Ag careers abound, says Chicago native and ISU faculty member Levon Esters.

Honorary degrees

Iowa State will award two honorary degrees in the coming year to a World Food Prize winner and an alumnus and educational leader.

ISU solar car

Fine Fusion finish

Iowa State's Fusion solar car finished third in the stock class of the 2,495-mile American Solar Challenge.


  • Volunteers sought for Destination events
  • ISU to host "After Hours"
  • Geoffroy, Skorton on "Talk of Iowa"
  • Recruitment, retention proposals sought
  • Shift in work-study funds
  • Summer hours end
  • Plant sale Aug. 14
  • International TA orientation
  • More announcements

Try CyRide

Parking officials hope some new CyRide services will encourage employees to ride the bus and reduce demand on campus parking lots.

New mileage rates

New mileage and meal reimbursement rates go into effect Sept. 1.

Crews remove rubble.

Rubble removal

Crews are removing the concrete rubble that once was Knapp and Storms residence halls.

Public radio exec named

Cindy Browne, a Minnesota-based public broadcasting consultant, has been named executive director of Iowa Public Radio.

Ag dean search begins

Business dean Labh Hira leads the search for a new Agriculture dean.

Arts and Events

Fall theater schedule

ISU Theatre's first children's play in 20 years is on the fall schedule.



Atul Kelkar, Ramesh Kanwar, X.B.Yang


Joan Anderson, James Espenson, Letha DeMoss