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Jan. 9, 1998


College for Seniors' Winterim begins next week

College for Seniors' "Winterim" term begins next week in the Scheman Building with four courses, taught by retired and active faculty. The courses are: "Increasing Your Enjoyment as a Sports Fan," coordinated by Norman Boyles and Bobbie Warman; "Think Turkey," with Robert Wessel; "Great Decisions," coordinated by Roger Lawrence; and "Preserving Your Documentary Heritage," led by Stanley Hanthorn.

Each course features a 1 1/2-hour session each Monday for eight consecutive weeks, beginning Jan. 12. For enrollment information or to request a mid-January mailing on classes offered spring term, contact the Office of Retirement Information, 88 Scheman, 4-4521.

Since the College for Seniors was launched in 1993 by the ISU Retirees Assn., it has offered 69 courses attracting nearly 2,000 participants.

Phone book recycling tally at nearly 25 tons

Iowa State faculty, staff and students recycled 6.65 tons of phone books in 1997. In the past four years, the university community has recycled nearly 25 tons of phone books, saving more than $1,200 in solid waste disposal fees. The campus- wide recycling program, launched several years ago, involves numerous students, faculty and staff volunteers.

Softball camps this weekend

Cyclone Sports Camps is sponsoring two softball clinics for students ages 8 to 18 years this weekend at the Lied Center. A hitting clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10, and a general skills clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 11. The fee is $40 for one clinic or $70 for both. For more information, call 4-4059.

ISU 25-Year Club

Employees who been with Iowa State for at least 25 years or 300 cumulative months, as of Dec. 31, 1997, are eligible for membership in the ISU 25-Year Club. Contact Betty Licht, 88 Scheman, phone: 4-3830, to confirm you are on the list. New members will be guests at the annual 25-Year Club banquet March 31, when President Martin Jischke, on behalf of the university, will recognize them.

Call for seminar proposals

The university Honors Program committee is accepting proposals for Honors seminars for 1998-99. The seminars are open only to Honors students and provide them the opportunity to examine topics of current or special interest in an active learning environment. These one- or two-credit seminars are limited to 15 students and are offered on a Satisfactory-Fail basis.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact the Honors Office, Osborn Cottage, phone: 4-4371. The submission deadline is Feb. 12.

Sustainable ag roundtable open to all

The campus community is invited to a roundtable discussion Friday, Jan. 9, on the role of the pesticide industry in sustainable agriculture. Three agricultural scientists with backgrounds in economics, integrated pest management and agronomy will lead the discussion, beginning at 3:40 p.m. in 160 Heady.

Raymond Forney is project manager of Chesapeake Farms, an environmental stewardship program of Dupont Agricultural Products. William Vorley is director of the Environment and Agriculture Program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis. Michael Duffy is an ISU professor of agricultural economics and associate director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

For more information, contact Rick Exner, 4-5486.

ISU/Ames meeting guide

ISU and the Ames Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to produce a Meeting Planner's Guide designed to assist meeting planners with everything from hotel rooms to nametags.

The guide highlights community and university meeting facilities, and lodging, dining and entertainment options. It also features maps of ISU and Ames and a checklist of items to consider when planning a large meeting or conference.

Planning guides are a common tool, but a city-university partnership to produce such a resource is a first, according to Rich Harter, director of the Ames CVB.

The guide is available from Liz Kurt, University Conference Services, 4-6885, or at the Ames CVB, 232-4032.

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