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Inside Iowa State
Feb. 20, 1998


Cruz-Neira will be profiled on IPTV

Iowa Public Television's Feb. 22 Living in Iowa will include a profile on Carolina Cruz-Neira, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and virtual reality expert. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

25-Year Club list is online

The list of this year's 77 inductees into the 25-Year Club is available at the Retirement Office Web site, accessible through Human Resource Services. Those who feel they're eligible for membership in the club, but aren't listed, should call Betty Licht, 4-3830.

In addition to 25-year honorees, 24 active employees with 35 years of service to the university will be honored at the annual banquet Tuesday, March 31, in the Scheman Building. Dinner is at 7 p.m., preceded by a social at 6:15 p.m.

The cost of dinner is $15 per person; all honorees are guests of the 25-year Club. Reservations should be made by March 20 with Licht.

Brooke joins Jischke on Talk

President Martin Jischke will be joined by Corly Petersen Brooke, new director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, on the Wednesday, March 4, edition of Talk of Iowa. The program airs from 10 to 11 a.m. weekdays on WOI-AM Radio.

ISU exhibitors sought for science fair

Organizers of the second annual Iowa State Science and Technology Fair, March 27-28 in Hilton Coliseum, are seeking interactive exhibits or displays from all campus departments.

The departmental exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, only. About 400 middle and high school student exhibitors and their families are expected to participate in the science fair this year. There is no charge for the space and an opportunity to highlight a project or program in your department. To register for booth space, contact Liz Kurt, University Conference Services, 4-6885, e- mail: lvkurt@iastate.edu, by Friday, March 6.

Big 12 basketball rallies

The ISU Alumni Assn. will sponsor rallies for Cyclone fans attending the Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments in Kansas City March 3-8. The first rally will be held in the Conference Center, south of Municipal Auditorium, two hours before the first Cyclone women's basketball session.

Additional rallies will follow as the men's and women's teams advance in the tournaments. Rallies for the men's team will be held at the American Royal Complex, south of Kemper Arena. Admission is $5 per person (pay at the door) and includes snacks, beverages and performances by the ISU Pep Band and Spirit Squad. For more information, call David Orth, 4-2584.

Volunteers needed

The state summer games for the Iowa Special Olympics will be held on the ISU campus May 21-23. Over 850 volunteers will be needed to help with this event. Volunteers may work one or more of the following times: opening ceremonies on Thursday evening; half day blocks on Friday; or a morning block on Saturday.

Volunteer applications are available in Room 16, Beardshear, the Memorial Union front desk and Osborn Cottage. The dead-line for returning applications is April 24. For more information, contact Elizabeth Beck, 4-4372; e-mail lcbeck@iastate.edu or the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, 232-4032.

Defining wellness

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a wellness presentation Wednesday, Feb. 25, by Kaye Halvorson, senior administrator of the Wellness Center at the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, since 1986. The discussion, looking at what wellness is and isn't, will run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Memorial Union South Ballroom.

An invitation to tell a story

The International Resource Center is looking for international students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in the International Storytelling Festival May 2. There will be storytelling workshops during the day and a master storytelling performance in the evening at Fisher Theater. In an informal session from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room, storytellers will share folk tales from around the world. The goal of the festival is to share stories and discover commonalties across cultures.

Call Luiza Dreasher or Ruth Osborn at the International Resource Center, 4-0371.

Fact Book is online

The latest edition of the Fact Book is now available in its entirety on the World Wide Web. The 1997-98 version of the Fact Book is available from the FindIt index. The book of useful ISU statistics and facts is published by the Office of Institutional Research.

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