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Inside Iowa State
April 18, 1996


Inside will begin its three-week summer schedule following the May 3 edition. During the summer, the paper will be published every three weeks -- on May 24, June 14, July 5 and July 26. The deadline for submissions will be 5 p.m. Monday the week of publication.

Tuition grant applications from eligible Merit employees (E and H base) for summer semester are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Office of Human Resources Services, 16 Beardshear. Applications and eligibility information are available in 16 Beardshear, or by calling Janet Ostenson, 4- 6457.

Tuition grant applications from P&S employees (P base) for summer semester are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Office of Human Resource Services, 16 Beardshear. Applications and eligibility information are available in 16 Beardshear, by calling Kristi Busch, 4-6458, or online at

The Spring 1996 Poster Presentation of Honors Students' Honors Projects will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Employees who have their paychecks deposited electronically to financial institutions will see a redesigned financial statement this month. The new forms were distributed April 15 to hourly employees who are paid twice a month and will be distributed April 30 to employees who are paid once a month.

The new earnings statement should be easier to read and provides flexibility to convey more information.

Employees who have opted to be paid in the form of a check will see no change.

Iowa State will host a free retirement planning teleconference seminar, "Save! Your Future Depends on You," from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Those attending are asked to call the Retirement Advising Office, 4-3830, to reserve a space.

The live teleconference, sponsored by TIAA-CREF, will originate from Washington, D.C. Panelists include Olena Berg, assistant secretary for pension and welfare benefits, U.S. Department of Labor, and other pension experts. It will be moderated by Sylvia Chase, news correspondent for ABC-TV's Prime Time Live. Viewers from across the country can ask questions during a call-in segment.

Various kinds of retirement savings plans, as well as what Americans can expect from Social Security, will be addressed.

The new Central Stores catalog now is available. To receive a catalog, call 4-0403.

Twenty-seven faculty received tenure, 23 were promoted to professor and 28 to associate professor recently. The Iowa Board of Regents approved the promotions during its April 15 meeting. A list of those who were promoted is available online and may be accessed through the Provost's homepage on Iowa State's Web home page.


  • "SUPER! 96, A Conference on HPC (high performance computing) on IBM Systems" will be held April 21-24 at Gateway Center and the Scheman Building.

    The conference will focus on "The RISC System/6000 SP" and feature speakers with academic, research and commercial experience in high performance computing. The conference is free to ISU faculty, staff and students. To register, or for more information, check online for the SUPER! homepage:

  • The Second Annual ISU Bioethics Symposium, "Ethics and Animals in Agriculture," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in 1414 Molecular Biology.

    Philosophy professors Lance Stell, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., and Lori Gruen, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., will lead discussions for and against raising animals for food. Representatives from cattle and pork organizations and other universities also will speak.

    The conference is free but pre-register by April 25. There is an optional $5 lunch. For information or to register, call 4- 0343.

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