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Feb. 1, 2008

Leading the way on energy conservation


President Geoffroy and his new advisory committee aim to make Iowa State a model of energy efficiency.

Community success

Data shows learning communities help retain, graduate students at higher rates.

West Lounge

Renovation reveal

The Memorial Union's makeover is taking shape.

Solar decathlon

ISU team earns spot in U.S. Department of Energy's solar home competition.

Dance Marathon

Kickin' it for kids

Nearly 600 student dancers boogied 15 hours for the Children's Miracle Network.


  • Nominate your student employee
  • Phonebook recycling sets record
  • Budget talk at brown bags
  • P&S award deadline is Feb. 25
  • PWSE seeks summer mentors
  • Library seminars return
  • More announcements
Tong Wang

Tong Wang

Right place, right time

With soybeans, corn, eggs, and biofuels among her research interests, food scientist says ISU is the place to be.

Early swim test

A 'sesqui' look back: In the buff

Generations of male undergrads attended swim class, sans trunks.

Students to look at Iowa's ag future

Iowa's agricultural stars to join Feb. 12 panel discussion.

Where's Bob?

Where's Bob?

Where did university photographer Bob Elbert find snowy cattle?

Morphing scientists to business persons

A new fellowship offers help with technology commercialization.

Cyclone Alley

In the Alley

Cyclone Alley's central committee organizes a season full of student support.

Arts & Events

Student entertainers

'Varieties,' a student-run tradition, begins Feb. 2.


150 years of dance

Annual dance concert Barjche celebrates ISU's 150th birthday.



Kristi Darr, Francesca Galarraga, Kyla Kaetzel, Melissa Pecharsky, Brenda Van Beek and Rhonda Wiley-Jones.