Inside Iowa State
Aug. 29, 1997
Away this summer? Here's what you missed
by Linda Charles
For those who weren't on campus this summer, here's a quick update of comings, goings and other activities.
- New vice president for student affairs: Thomas L. Hill, dean for student services, University of Florida, Gainesville.
- New College of Family and Consumer Sciences dean: Carol B. Meeks, professor of housing and consumer economics, University of Georgia, Athens.
- Steve Richardson, Center for Teaching Excellence director, left for Bowling Green State University, Ohio; Loren Zachary, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, named interim.
- Elizabeth "Betsy" Hoffman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean, to leave for The University of Illinois at Chicago this fall; Richard Hoffmann, associate dean, named interim.
- Celia Naylor-Ojurongbe, Margaret Sloss Women's Center director, left for Albuquerque, N.M.; Lisa Enloe, Center for Creative Justice, named interim.
- Nancy Eaton, dean of library services, left for Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Olivia Madison, associate professor of library and associate director of public services and collections, named interim.
- Ames businessman and City Council member John Parks named director of the ISU Research Park.
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- User fees for faculty and staff increased $10 per year ($40 per semester or $80 annually) at the Lied Center.
- The first class of ISU's Athletic Hall of Fame included Olympic gold medalists, all-Americans and championship coaches.
- President Martin Jischke led a delegation to China at the end of June, opening the doors to several ventures between ISU and Chinese universities. He also attended an international conference on higher education in Hong Kong.
- ISU researchers won three R&D100 awards for an ultrafast DNA sequencer that could help reveal the genetic code of life, a monitor that could curtail pollution from coal-fired power plants and a process for making magnet material.
- The repaired Jack Trice statue was installed just east of the Olsen Building in time for the dedication of the renamed Jack Trice Stadium. Writers, broadcasters, staff and fans will watch the Cyclones' season opener Aug. 30 from a new press box tower.
- The ISU Foundation celebrated a record-breaking year in private fund raising with private funds topping $100 million and the number of donors climbing to 48,500. A strong year in sponsored funding brought in $190.8 million.
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