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Feb 27th, 2018
Archontoulis is an assistant professor in agronomy and the recipient of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Early Achievement in Research Award. During his first three years at Iowa State he has had several accomplishments.
Feb 27th, 2018
John Patience, a global leader in swine nutrition research and internationally recognized speaker, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Research Award.
Feb 27th, 2018
Sherry Olsen's work as both a lecturer and a coach have earned her the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award.
Feb 27th, 2018
Cynthia Haynes is the recipient of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award.
Feb 27th, 2018
Amy Brandau, an academic adviser in economics, is this year's recipient of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Adviser Award.
Feb 27th, 2018
Tamara Kerns, an academic adviser in industrial technology, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Early Adviser Award.
Feb 20th, 2018
The ISU Research and Demonstration Farms honored four staff retirees with a reception and a presentation. The retirees had a total of 155 years of combined service at Iowa State University on Feb. 13.
Feb 15th, 2018
Stephan Schmitz-Esser, an associate professor of animal science, has done plenty of research with microorganisms and how they interact with livestock such as cattle, pigs and chickens. Recently, his work has involved a drastically different species - giant pandas.
Jan 30th, 2018
Students, colleagues and alumni offered their support to professor Tom Baas during his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Bass, an animal science professor, has been a teacher and swine research extension specialist for more than 20 years.
Jan 23rd, 2018
Brandon Washington, a junior from Arlington, Texas, found his calling working with students as a peer mentor. His students say he has a gift for connecting, inspiring and making a difference in the lives of others.
Dec 18th, 2017
Happy holidays from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Dec 14th, 2017
Senior student awards were presented to five College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduating seniors. The seniors will be recognized at the college's convocation on Dec. 16.
Dec 12th, 2017
Mark Gleason, an Iowa State professor in plant pathology and microbiology, understands the importance of studying abroad and in 1998 began planning an exchange program between Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica. Gleason published an article in HortTechnology about the benefits of long-term study abroad exchange programs.
Nov 17th, 2017
Wendy Wintersteen shares her thoughts on her 37 year journey at Iowa State University. During that time she's served as a faculty member, extension specialist and dean of the College of Agriculture of Life Sciences and now as Iowa State University President.
Nov 3rd, 2017
Sarah Francis works to develop nutrition programs for older adults and underserved audiences. Francis is an associate professor in food science and human nutrition. She also serves as an Iowa State Extension state specialist and promotes programs a focus on improving health.
Oct 24th, 2017
Norman Borlaug's biography inspired Catherine Leafstedt to pursue an agronomy degree at Iowa State University. She grew up in West Des Moines and wasn’t interested in agriculture until she read about Borlaug. Borlaug was an Iowan who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for improving crop productivity and saving more than one billion people from starvation.
Sep 27th, 2017
Edmund Norris, a graduate student in entomology and toxicology, relates his experience after a relief effort to the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey.
Sep 22nd, 2017
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation hosted its 10th annual INSPIRE Day on Sept. 18 in Cresco, Iowa at the Borlaug family farm.
Sep 12th, 2017
The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Horticulture Research Station is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration on Sept. 16, 2017.
Sep 1st, 2017
This commentary by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean, about the need to speak together on increasing federal agricultural research funding appeared in the Aug. 30, 2017, Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.
Aug 17th, 2017
Iowa State's main site of horticultural education, research and extension will celebrate 50 years in September.
Aug 16th, 2017
Rosemary Galdamez, an incoming senior at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, is one of 19 George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program interns this year.
Aug 11th, 2017
Sixty-one participants from 20 states and nine international countries traveled to campus for Iowa State University’s 39th annual Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course.
Jul 27th, 2017
Three women are tracking monarch butterflies using automated radio telemetry.
Jun 26th, 2017
International agriculture leaders from the Nuffield International Farming Scholars program visited Iowa State on June 19.