Former journalism prof Bill Kunerth dies
William "Bill" Kunerth, 89, a longtime journalism professor at Iowa State, died Dec. 9 in Belle Fourche, S.D. Kunerth taught investigative reporting and editing courses at Iowa State for some 30 years, retiring in 1988. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. James Lutheran Church, Belle Fourche. Kunerth asked that memorials in his name be sent to the Kunerth-Wechsler Investigative Reporting Fund, Greenlee School of Journalism, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010, or to St. James Episcopal Church, 8066 6th Ave., Belle Fourche, S.D. 57717.
GSB seeks student feedback on sustainability initiatives
The Government of the Student Body seeks student feedback on various sustainability initiatives currently under way at Iowa State. The anonymous online survey will take about five minutes to complete and will be used to determine the direction of sustainability projects at Iowa State. Direct comments or questions to Mike Hoefer email@example.com.
Meteorological Society is No. 1, again
For the second consecutive year, the American Meteorological Society named Iowa State's student chapter the most outstanding in the nation. It is the student organization's fourth win in the past eight years.
Bus-to-train connection added for winter break
Amtrak is offering a winter break bus connection from the Ames Intermodal Facility to its Osceola station. The Thruway Bus Connection is available Dec. 18-20 and Jan. 11-13. Fares, which include bus and rail tickets, start at $61 (Chicago) and $98 (Denver) each way. Ticket information is available through Amtrak (online or call 800-872-7245).
Student-planned exhibit opens in Textiles and Clothing Museum Dec. 6
"Uniformity: Passions. Perceptions. Purposes," an exhibition that researches and interprets uniforms, opens in the Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall, on Friday, Dec. 6, and runs through April 12, 2014. The exhibition was planned and installed by undergraduate students in this fall's AMD257 Museum Studies class.
2013-14 Fact Book is online only
The 2013-14 Fact Book, the Wikipedia of Iowa State data, is now available on the institutional research office site. The Fact Book is online only this year. In addition to cost savings, there are other benefits to discontinuing the paper version, officials say. The online Fact Book will be continuously updated and includes more data, graphs and charts. Those who like paper can still print individual Fact Book pages or, once all pages are ready, the entire book. The book should be complete in early January. Fact Book pages also can be saved as Excel files. Pages that are not yet updated in the new version don't have PDF or Excel links.
Volunteers sought for winter Science Bowl competitions
About 150 volunteers, both scientific and nonscientific, are sought for the 2014 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Science Bowl events. High School Science Bowl is Saturday, Jan. 25. Middle School Science Bowl is Saturday, Feb. 22. Campus locations for both still are being finalized. Volunteers serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, Ames Lab public affairs, 4-9750.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 6 for Red Green show
Canadian comedian and handyman Red Green is bringing his "How to do Everything" tour to Ames for a May 6, 2014, performance (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52 and available at the Iowa State Center ticket office and through Ticketmaster.
Associate dean of students candidates interview this week
Four finalists will interview on campus next week for the associate dean of students post. Their visits will include an open forum with the campus community, all in 136 Union Drive Community Center. Candidates resumes are online. The candidates and open forum dates are:
- Jane Birkholz, University of Wisconsin -- Marathon County, Wausau, Nov. 18 (11 a.m.-noon)
- Wendy Robinson, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Nov. 19 (10-11 a.m.)
- Keith Robinder, ISU student assistance and outreach services, Nov. 20 (2-3 p.m.)
- Debra Sanborn, ISU Hixson Opportunity Awards and National Student Exchange programs, Nov. 21 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)