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7 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Help children ease into new grade as school year starts

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child's need to ease into a new grade, says Joy Rouse a Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


11 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City


Iowa State University has turned away more than 200 applications for on-campus living due to a housing shortage.


Related Topix: Sioux City, IA

12 hrs ago | WHO-TV

Increased Enrollment Leads to Housing Shortage at Iowa State University

A housing shortage for the fall semester has led to Iowa State University to turn away more than 200 applicants for on-campus living.


19 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Iowa State To Host Late Summer Field Day

IOWA STATE TO HOST LATE SUMMER FIELD DAY Aug. 20, 2014 Source: Iowa State University news release A variety of crop-related topics including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture, cover crops, troublesome weeds, crop diseases, pasture management, corn stalk use and soil fertility will be covered at late-summer field days scheduled at ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Nashua, IA, Sioux Center, IA, Kanawha, IA, Crawfordsville, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Running Study: Less May Be More

Running is one of the most convenient forms of exercise, which is one reason Iowa State University Kinesiology professor, DC Lee, Ph.D. chose it for this study.


Star Tribune

West school briefs: Minnetonka science teacher honored

Joe Cossette, who will begin his first year of teaching science at Minnetonka High School this fall, has been chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows.


Related Topix: Minnetonka, MN, University of Minnesota, St. Louis Park, MN

Clover Herald

Clover teacher: Remove barriers to learning math

Smith was honored for her efforts last week when she was named Clover's 2014-15 Teacher of the Year during the district's opening ceremonies.


Related Topix: Clover, SC, Stanford University

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Beef Magazine

Worms Eat Away At Beef Producers' Profits

Beef cattle producers can gain $40/head when they control worms in cattle that are on pasture, according to a recent study by Iowa State University.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine


MU initiative receives $500,000 NSF grant to augment public science education and outreach

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to fund a five-year, multi-institutional initiative designed to encourage education and outreach efforts that communicate the value of taxpayers' investment in federal scientific research.


Related Topix: University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Stanford University

Agri Marketing

Precision Ag Institute To Hold Big Ag Data Workshop

PRECISION AG INSTITUTE TO HOLD BIG AG DATA WORKSHOP Aug. 18, 2014 American Soybean Association reports: The data that farmers collect each year on their operation holds significant potential for helping them know exactly what their farm needs to increase yield.


Related Topix: Corning, IA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Messenger

Expect farm land rental rates to fall

If landowners think most farmers are sitting on buckets of cash and ready to sign on for high rents in 2015, they need to think again.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Estherville Spirit

Turner does groundbreaking soybean research

So teachers have it real easy during the summer, right? Just lying around at the beach, reading the latest novel, putting on some sun screen, then finally going back to school in late August.


Related Topix: Estherville, IA, Agriculture, Science, Terril, IA

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Ernst expresses concern over military harassment

The Iraq veteran says she was able to stop the unwanted advances by simply telling the person to stop.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Free Press

Summer on the prairie

COLLECTING SEEDS IS PART OF THE prairie restoration process at Midewin for summer interns David Evans, Pedro Solis and Erica Anderson.


Related Topix: Northeastern University, Wilmington, IL

The Fairfield Ledger

First Lutheran Church awards annual scholarships

First Lutheran Church in Fairfield recently announced the recipients of the scholarships and scholarship/loans for 2014.


Related Topix: Fairfield, IA, University of Iowa, Simpson College, University of Northern Iowa, Saint Norbert College

WHO-TV Des Moines

Big Reductions in Livestock Odors Possible Through Biofilters

The smells that come from an animal feeding operation are -potent-. Usually a mix of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, the stench isn't just unpleasant; it can contribute to lower property values of neighboring real estate.


The Des Moines Register

Joan Marie (Kempe) McIlravy, 47, Churchville

O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services cared for Joan's family.


Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Martensdale, IA, Earlham, IA, Norwalk, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

New teachers in town

The Webster City Community School District welcomed faculty members who are new to the district this year at a meeting on Thursday.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Anthon, IA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Webster City, IA, Purdue University

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Iowa State University

Harmon Named Interim Director of ISU's Iowa Pork Industry Center

Harmon, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and an extension livestock housing specialist, brings expertise in pork production systems to the position, which promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Who are Master Gardeners?

"So what's the 'big deal' about being a Master Gardener? I've been gardening for years; I know all I need to know about gardening."


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Entomology, Science, Iowa