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Sept. 12, 2008

Enrollment climbs

Fall enrollment climbs to 26,856, an increase of nearly 2.7 percent.

Banners on Beardshear Hall


Beardshear banners remind passersby of ISU's Live Green! commitment to energy efficiency.

Osborn Drive to close

Section of Osborn Drive to close as underground utilities work progresses.

Groundbreaking with a backhoe

High-tech groundbreaking

President Geoffroy takes groundbreaking on the Biorenewables Research Laboratory to a new level.


  • Forums for judicial affairs candidates
  • Biotechnology seeks new director
  • Deck your halls
  • Call for Honors seminars
  • Building a stronger Ames
  • Learn about the MBA program
  • Comments sought on background checks
  • "Beta Burgers and Bands"
  • TIAA-CREF investment seminar
  • More announcements
Matthew Smith and students

Matthew Smith

Leader of the band

Matthew Smith always knew his calling was music.

Senate start

Senate OKs two new academic programs in first meeting of the school year.

P&S Council update

P&S Council supports smoke-free policy, still in development.

Volunteer varnishes porch.

Community volunteers helped kick off campaign.

United Way campaign under way

ISU hopes to raise $287,000 for United Way this fall.


Salary charts

Four charts detail FY09 salaries increases.

Biorenewable boost

ISU wins $18.5 million grant to create center for biorenewable chemicals.

Fall convocation

President Geoffroy will speak and university awards will be presented at Sept. 22 convocation.

The Hub

Sit and stay a while

Hub renovations include new seating for 116 diners.

Arts & Events

Carly Fiorina


Fiorina to visit ISU

John McCain adviser Carly Fiorina will talk about women and leadership Sept. 16.

Sustainability series

Arts and Humanities' fall series on "Sustaining the Earth."

Archie and Nancy Martin

Archie and Nancy Martin

Opened their home

Dedication of painting remembers couple who housed many ISU black students.



Al Day.