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Inside Iowa State
July 18, 1997


Wednesday Walk

The July 23 installment of "Wednesday Walks" will feature three Christian Petersen sculptures: Madonna of the Prairie in the Lagomarcino courtyard, The Wedding Ring at MacKay and the Boy and Girls Statues in Parks Library. The tour begins at noon at the south entrance to the Lagomarcino courtyard and lasts about 40 minutes. For information, call 4-6469.

Tuition grants

Tuition grant applications for fall semester course work for eligible merit and P&S employees are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the Office of Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear.

Applications and guidelines are available in 318 Beardshear or by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458. The forms also are online: for merit employees, and for P&S employees.

Car rental increases

The costs per mile of renting cars on a short -or long- term basis from Transportation Services has increased from 1 to 3 cents per mile. The cost of renting a compact sedan is now $14 per half day (plus 29 cents per mile over 35 miles) or $21 per day (plus an additional 29 cents per mile over 70 miles). Information on the new rates recently was sent to deans, directors, department heads and supervisors. For more information, call 4-1882.

Agronomy M.S. will be offered via computer

Agronomy professionals soon will be able to attain a master's degree from Iowa State via their home computers. ISU will begin offering the two-year agronomy professional degree program in the fall of 1998. Students will access course materials and communicate with instructors and classmates by computer.

ISU agronomists are developing interactive courseware and networking to help guide students through the program. The degree program will emphasize practical, professional and technical skills involved in crop management, soil and water management, and integrated pest management. More details about the program can be found on the Web at:

Beyond 12+

Beyond 12+ Seminars will be held Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Feb. 12 and April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union. The seminars are aimed at those who have completed the 12+ series for front-line supervisors. However, all ISU employees in supervisory roles are invited. For more information, contact the Training and Development Office, 4-8914.

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