Ginny Mitchell with baby tarantula

Illegally traded tarantulas find new home at Insect Zoo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service selected the Insect Zoo to receive 169 confiscated tarantulas. Tarantulas are one of the many animals trafficked in the illegal pet trade, an industry estimated at up to $20 billion annually.

Pitch off

Pitch off week

Impact of innovation commitment evident during pitch off week

The college-by-college pitch off began its sixth year this week with students from all seven colleges taking part. A universitywide commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship has helped students refine their ideas and raised the level of competition.

Regent presidents make case for additional state support

President Wendy Wintersteen summarized how Iowa State would invest $12 million in additional state funding, if it received it next year, to members of the Iowa Legislature's joint education appropriations subcommittee Monday.

Scheman planning, parking rates go to regents next week

Other Iowa State agenda items include a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering, a new set of peer institutions and honorary degrees for spring commencement. The board meets Wednesday in Des Moines.

Turning ideas into impact -- ISU Day at the Capitol

Next Tuesday, nearly 50 people will share with legislators the stories of 17 programs across campus, examples of how Iowa State addresses state priorities, prepares students for careers and explores new frontiers in science and technology.

Changes to ISU peer list await regents' approval

Iowa State proposed changes to the 10 peer institutions it uses when reporting to the state Board of Regents. The new peer group emphasizes land-grant, Research I universities with extension services. The regents will review the list Feb. 22.