Inside Iowa State
May 1, 1998
The van-driving course announced in the April 17 issue of Inside will be held from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 18. The cost is $20. Call 4-3414 to register.
P&T vote ends today
Faculty are reminded ballots for the proposed promotion and tenure document are due by 5 p.m. today (May 1). Faculty received ballots in the mail last month. Ballots also are available in the Faculty Senate office, 103 Lab of Mechanics.
Talk of Iowa
President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, May 6, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI-AM Radio. Talk of Iowa airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 640 AM.
Tuition grant applications for summer semester for eligible Merit and P&S employees are due by 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, in the Office of Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear. Applications and eligibility information are available in 318 Beardshear or by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458. The forms also are available online, for merit employees: www.iastate.edu/~hrs_info/merit/merit.html, for P&S employees: www.iastate.edu/~hrs_info/p&s.
The current tuition fees are $112 for an undergraduate credit and $176 for a graduate credit.
LGBT graduates will be honored May 7
Graduating students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who have supported the LGBT community will be honored during the First Annual Lavender Graduation Thursday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. The top undergraduate from the College of Engineering, master's and doctoral graduates, and student athletes and leaders will be recognized. Jackie Blount, associate professor of education, and David Clatterbuck, graduate student in materials science and engineering, will speak. A reception will follow the ceremony.
A $250,000 gift from the Union Pacific Foundation, matched equally by Iowa State, will establish the Union Pacific Professor-ship for Information Systems in the College of Business. The professorship will be based in management information systems, currently the largest major in the college.
A key responsibility for the professor-ship holder will be to link MIS education with "real world" practices, said Ben Allen, business dean.
Union Pacific executives also work with faculty and students on various projects.
Miller Faculty Fellowships
Projects involving learning communities for students in agronomy and computer engineering and a course on Central Europe developed in collaboration with two community colleges are among 13 projects selected for Miller Faculty Fellowships for 1998-99. Varying from $1,000 to $25,000, the fellowships provide faculty with opportunities to enhance their work in undergraduate teaching. The latest fellowship awards are on the Web at www.cte.iastate.edu/miller98/miller98.html.
ISU among Yahoo's most wired
For the second year, Iowa State has been named one of "America's 100 Most Wired Colleges" by the Web magazine Yahoo! Internet Life. Iowa State was ranked 48th on the "most wired" list, which bases rankings on computing facilities and use of the Internet for student services, academics and recreation.
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