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Inside Iowa State
August 8, 1997


Lunch with Jischke

The next Conversation with the President is a noon lunch Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Memorial Union Regency Room. Coffee and tea are provided; members of the ISU community may pack a sack lunch or purchase one in the food court. To reserve a seat, call 4-2042.

Recruitment/retention grants

A P&S committee is soliciting proposals for programs, events and activities that will enhance students' experience at Iowa State. President Martin Jischke has allocated up to $25,000 to fund or partially fund projects in the fourth year of this retention and recruitment effort. Interdepartmental and cost- sharing proposals especially are welcome. Proposals (7 copies) are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, to: Retention and Recruitment Standing Committee, P&S Council, c/o Katy Rice, 104 Marston. Grant awards will be announced by Aug. 28. Proposal guidelines can be found online at:

Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Aug. 20, installment of Talk of Iowa. The program airs weekdays at 10 a.m. on WOI-AM Radio, 640 on the dial.

Fall convocation

The university-wide fall convocation will begin at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. President Martin Jischke will speak. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of his talk. All members of the ISU community are invited. (For a schedule of college convocations, see page 8.)

Host families sought

Host families are being recruited for 10 students and two faculty members from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The group will be at Iowa State for three weeks, beginning Friday, Aug. 29, as part of an exchange program with the College of Education. The students will student teach at Ames High School during their stay. For more information, contact Karen Donaldson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, 4-7925.

Jischke seeks comments on research report

An ISU task force on research calls for "resources to support the research infrastructure," policy changes that provide the university more flexibility to respond to the changing research environment and aggressive pursuit of research funding from industry, multinational corporations and international agencies, in addition to federal and state agencies.

Since last fall, the task force has been studying the sponsored research environment at Iowa State and the potential for growth and change.The task force recently submitted its report to President Martin Jischke.

The president is seeking comments on the report through September, and decisions on the recommendations will be made after that. The report is available online on the president's homepage. Submit comments to President Jischke, 117 Beardshear.

LAS names department heads

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has two new department heads.

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