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Inside Iowa State
Feb. 6, 1998



The Jan. 23 edition of Inside included a list of CASE District VI contest winners. In the category for visual design, the designer of Ames Lab's Inquiry magazine was misidentified. The entry should have read:

Inquiry, (Bronze, Michael Marti, Ames Laboratory)

Valentine symphony

The ISU Symphony, directed by Kirk Smith, will present its second annual Valentine's Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is $2 at the door. The theme for this year's concert is "To Lenny With Love," a tribute to American music legend Leonard Bernstein. In addition, ISU bass-baritone James Tener will join the ISU Symphony in the first Midwest performance of William Zinn's Elegy for Mother Teresa.

Iowa Games bowling begins

The Iowa Games Sports Festival will begin in mid-February with qualifying competition for "singles" bowling. Interested bowlers should contact local bowling centers. Iowa State is a sponsor for the Iowa Games, which will be held in July.

Interracial communication workshops

The Cultural Kaleidoscope Peer program, Student Counseling Service, has two workshops suitable for class presentation on interracial communication and diversity issues. "Becoming a Cultural Explorer" is 50 minutes long. In it, students introduce terms of culture and discrimination, and encourage peers to attend campus cultural events. "Enhancing Interracial Communication" is 90 minutes to two hours long and presents theories on racial identity and cross-cultural communication. To schedule a presentation or for more information, contact Martha Norton, 4-0152, e-mail:

Cyclone Honor Choir

The music department will host the 1998 ISU Cyclone Honor Choir in a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in Stephens Auditorium.

More than 180 musicians from 40 Iowa high schools will participate. Members include representatives of the All-State choir and outstanding student musicians whose teachers have recommended them for contributions to their school choral programs.

The Cyclone Honor Choir is directed by Jo Ann Miller, director of choral activities at North Dakota State University, Fargo.

The City High School Choir, Iowa City, will perform as the designated Honor Choir at this year's concert.

Memorial Union survey

One hundred faculty and 100 staff, selected randomly, have received Memorial Union surveys about the ground floor remodeling completed last year. (Five hundred students also received the survey.) Staff at the Memorial Union are seeking feedback on the changes and on other services the ISU community wants, before making suggestions to the Union's board of directors for the next phase of renovation. Surveys are due Monday, Feb. 16.

Benefit concert

The Iowa State Singers, directed by Robert Molison, will present a concert, "Music for Lovers," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Curtiss Hall Auditorium (Room 127). The concert also will feature several student vocal soloists and two guest groups: the Shaggy Boys, a new campus men's ensemble, and the ISU Men's Glee Club. This concert is a fund raiser for the Iowa State Singers' 50th anniversary tour of Australia this May.

Tickets are $7 ($5 for students), and available in 115 Music, the Memorial Union ticket booth, from members of the Iowa State Singers, or at the door.

At-large senate elections

Twenty-five senators have been elected or re-elected this spring for three-year terms in the Faculty Senate. At large elections are upcoming for Agriculture (1), Engineering (1), Family and Consumer Sciences (1), Liberal Arts and Sciences (1) and Veterinary Medicine (1). Nomination forms are available from departmental DEOs and the Faculty Senate office. Nominations are due Feb. 20 to: Floyd Manwiller, 103 Lab of Mechanics.

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