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Jeff and Deb Hansen Pledge $2 Million to ISU Agriculture Student Learning Center
A $2 million pledge from the owners and founders of Iowa Select Farms is the key step needed for construction to proceed on a new learning center for students at Iowa State University.

Plant Pathology Graduates Create Research Endowment at Iowa State University
Iowa State University alumni Esmail and Mary Zirakparvar have funded a research endowment in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State.

Gifts from James Oliver Irvin Estate Will Support Iowa State University
The Dallas Center, Iowa, resident, formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, died at age 67 in August 2010, dividing his estate between Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the American Cancer Society, and contributing approximately $140,000 to each organization.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust awards $7.5 million to advance research initiative in biomolecular structure; Iowa State proposes named department
Pending approval by the Board of Regents, Iowa State University’s Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology will be named in honor of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, in recognition of gifts and commitments to the department totaling more than $12.3 million.

Iowa State University Foundation Announces Six New Governors
Six individuals with strong ties to Iowa State University were recently elected governors of the Iowa State University Foundation. ISU Foundation governors, who are appointed for life, serve as ambassadors and advocates for Iowa State and the ISU Foundation, providing volunteer and financial support to benefit the university. This group meets semi-annually and many serve on a standing committee, including audit, awards, governance, communications, finance, and investment.

Monsanto Student Services Wing Dedicated in ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Monsanto Student Services Wing has been dedicated in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

ISU Foundation raises more than $100 Million for sixth straight year

For the sixth straight year, benefactors to Iowa State University made gifts and future commitments totaling more than $100 million through the Iowa State University Foundation. Nearly 40,000 benefactors contributed $101.9 million between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.


Farm Credit Services of America Gives $200,000 for New ISU Agriculture Student Learning Center
Farm Credit Services of America has provided a $200,000 gift to help establish the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University.

ISU’s Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital dedication set for Sept. 12; public invited
After two years of construction and years of planning and design, Iowa State University will dedicate its new Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Leath announces goals, priorities during his installation as Iowa State University's 15th president
Iowa State University President Steven Leath today announced a goal to raise $150 million in private gifts for student financial aid over the next five years.

Leath unveiled the goal in his presidential installation address: “Educate. Innovate. Achieve!” Leath, who assumed the leadership post last January, was installed as Iowa State’s 15th president in a ceremony at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State campus.


ISU Foundation names new president
AMES, Iowa – Roger J. Neuhaus has been named president of the Iowa State University Foundation. Neuhaus is currently senior vice president for development and university campaigns at the University of Arizona Foundation.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust funds brain stimulation research
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, recently committed $395,280 over a two-year period to establish a laboratory for brain stimulation research at Iowa State University.

Act Now: IRA Charitable Rollover extended
The Iowa State University Foundation urges IRA owners over age 70½ to consider taking advantage of an opportunity created by passage of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which Congress passed on January 1.

Zhengrui Jiang named first recipient of Thome Professorship in Business
Zhengrui Jiang, associate professor of information systems in the College of Business, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Thome Professorship in Business at Iowa State University.

Greenwood gift will establish endowed department chair in College of Engineering
Iowa State University’s College of Engineering has established the Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This prestigious position will further enhance the college’s reputation as an academic leader in educating future engineers.

Iowa State University Foundation bestows its highest honors
The Iowa State University Foundation recently recognized the outstanding contributions of alumni and friends of Iowa State University with its most prestigious honors during the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration Friday, April 19.

Iowa State University’s Science Bound program announces $400,000 gift from DuPont
Iowa State University today announced a $400,000 gift from DuPont for the university’s Science Bound program, which encourages youth in the state’s urban communities to consider careers in agriculture and science.

Diane Janvrin named first recipient of Varner Professorship
Diane Janvrin, associate professor of accounting, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the William L. Varner Professorship in the College of Business at Iowa State University.

Iowa Farm Bureau Provides $150,000 to ISU's Entrepreneurship and Animal Care Programs
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has provided $150,000 to support two programs in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Diane Bassham named first recipient of Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professorship of Plant Physiology at ISU
Diane Bassham, professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, has been named the first recipient of the Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professorship of Plant Physiology at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University Foundation announces election of two new governors
Two people with strong ties to Iowa State University were recently elected governors of the Iowa State University Foundation. Lynn Anderson of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Greg Geoffroy of Ames, Iowa, were elected during the foundation’s April meeting.


Len Rodman to chair Iowa State University Foundation board of directors
AMES, Iowa – New officers have been named to the Iowa State University Foundation’s board of directors. The board meets quarterly to help set the policies and future direction of the foundation.


Donors contribute more than $100 million to Iowa State
AMES, Iowa – For the seventh straight year, benefactors to Iowa State University made gifts and future commitments totaling more than $100 million through the Iowa State University Foundation. More than 37,000 donors contributed $112.6 million between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.


Troxel Hall to be dedicated August 30
Troxel Hall, the new state-of-the-art lecture hall on the Iowa State University campus, will be dedicated on Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at 3 p.m.

Gift for ISU's Curtiss Hall renovation will name auditorium
AMES, Iowa — A $2 million gift commitment from a retired Linn County farmer will support the renovation of Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University. - See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/08/15/curtissauditorium#sthash.Vs5B1Ov3.dpuf


Iowa State University Announces New Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has announced an investment from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to establish an endowed faculty position in genetics in ISU’s Department of Agronomy.


Celebrating the Renovation of Curtiss Hall
Curtiss Hall stands as the center of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and has done so for more than a century.







Edward Yu named next Corbett Professor

Research led by Edward Yu could lead to new strategies for fighting bacterial infections in human cells.


Iowa State University Foundation elects 13 new governors

Thirteen individuals with strong ties to Iowa State University were recently elected governors of the Iowa State University Foundation in April.



Elings Hall and Sukup Hall Dedication
Elings Hall and Sukup Hall will be dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The celebration is open to the public.

Canfield awarded $1.7 million Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators award
Iowa State University physicist Paul Canfield, who develops new materials with novel properties, has received a five-year, $1.7 million Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto, Calif.



Iowa State University Foundation Named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces by Des Moines Register
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Foundation has been named one of Iowa’s “Top Workplaces” in 2014 by The Des Moines Register.

ISU Dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the New Home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
AMES, Iowa — More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.



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