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June 12, 2008


Awards presented at Learning Communities Institute

Awards in six categories were given at the Learning Community Institute on May 12. See this year's award recipients.

New admissions requirements take effect in July

Beginning the week of July 7, ISU admissions officers will begin offering admission to fall 2009 freshman applicants. This is the first class of entering freshmen who will be held to the new freshman admission requirements for Iowa's three public universities, as approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in December 2006.

For automatic admission to an Iowa regent university, this includes minimum course requirements and a score of at least 245 on the new Regent Admission Index (RAI). The index is the sum of these achievements (the index weights each):

  • ACT composite score (x 2)
  • High school rank, as a percentile (x 1)
  • High school GPA (x 20)
  • Number of high school core courses (x 5)

A committee of regent university employees determined that these four factors are the strongest predictors of success in college. Applicants whose RAI scores fall below 245 are reviewed individually. More information.

Summer series for girls

A cooking workshop, Fun with Fruit, for girls entering grades 8-12, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in the Schilletter-University Village Community Center. It's the first of a summer series offered by the YWCA Ames-ISU. Cost is $5; register by June 24 by phone (4-1663), e-mail or online.

CEAH director named

Joseph Kupfer, University Professor of philosophy and religious studies, will become director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities July 1. He succeeds Brenda Daly, who is retiring. More information is online.