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Inside Iowa State
Nov. 7, 1997


Lunch with the president

The next Conversation with the President is a noon lunch Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union Regency Room. Coffee and tea are provided; faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their lunch and topics of their choice to discuss with President Martin Jischke. For reservations, call 4- 2042.

Half-price CyRide passes available

Several kinds of CyRide passes are available at half price for faculty and staff. ISU Parking Systems has funded the subsidy for three years. Faculty/staff prices are listed below, with the regular prices in parentheses.

Passes are sold at the CyRide office, on Elwood Drive at Sixth Street. For more information, call 292-1100.

Summer research internships

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering again will hold its summer research internship program for girls in their junior and senior years in high school. The program gives girls the opportunity to gain hands-on laboratory experience with a science or engineering research project. Interns work approximately 40 hours per week June 15 to July 24 and are paid $1,250. For more information, contact the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, 4-0966.

Research funding workshop

Obtaining external funding for research programs is the topic of an evening program Monday, Nov. 10, in the South Prairie Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Gateway Center. IPRT director Joel Snow will speak on future directions in research funding. Panelists from different ISU research units will discuss funding strategies, successful and unsuccessful approaches, and challenges and how to overcome them. The program will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and will be preceded by refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to RSVP to Carla Persaud, 4-9376, e-mail:

It's not the Physical Plant

Students, faculty and staff often wander the east side of campus in a fruitless search for the "Physical Plant." Faculty and staff are asked to help clear confusion by referring to the department as "Facilities Planning and Management"and the building as "General Services."

Conference on women in academia

The annual conference of the Research on Women and Education division of the American Educational Research Assn. will be held Nov. 13-15 in Ames.

"Dialogues Across Differences: Personal and Professional Stories of Women in Education" will include more than 80 break-out sessions, several panel discussions and daily keynote addresses.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. Several ISU units are sponsors, and curriculum and instruction professor Theresa McCormick chairs the conference planning committee.

For more information, contact McCormick, N165E Lagomarcino, phone: 4-9387, e-mail:

November Faculty Forum postponed

The Nov. 10 installment of the Faculty Forum and Dinner series has been postponed, due to a scheduling conflict with one of the off-campus guests recruited to help lead the discussion. The forum has not yet been rescheduled.

New office paper recycling effort begins

The ISU Recycling Committee encourages the campus community to participate in an office paper recycling campaign. Organized by Iowa businesses and the Iowa Recycling Assn., the campaign asks staff to sign and mail a form, pledging to recycle office paper. The forms will be used for a drawing, with winners earning a computer for an Iowa school of their choice. Forms are available from building recycling volunteers, the key issue desk in General Services Building or by contacting Gloria Erickson, 4-7977, gerickso In FY97, Iowa State recycled almost 162 tons of white paper.

Fact books are in

Copies of the 1997-98 It's a fact pamphlet are available from News Service, 105 Communications. The pamphlet contains updated facts and statistics about Iowa State. To order copies, call 4-4777.

Music department groups to perform

The ISU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Music Hall, Music. The ISU/Ames Flute Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Music Hall, Music. Both concerts are free.

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