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Inside Iowa State
May 15, 1998


Lunch with the president

The next conversation with the president is a noon lunch Friday, May 22, in the Memorial Union Regency Room. Coffee and tea are provided; pack a lunch or purchase one in the food court and visit with President Martin Jischke about topics of your choice.

Memorial Day ceremony

Iowa State's annual Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, in the ISU Cemetery. The guest speaker is author Susan Allen Toth, an Ames native who references Ames places and events, including the Memorial Day ceremony, in several of her books.

If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to the Molecular Biology atrium. Change of location announcements will air on WOI, WHO and KASI radio that morning.

Jischke, Parks on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be joined by John Parks, director of the ISU Research Park, on the Wednesday, June 3, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI-AM Radio. Talk of Iowa airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 640 AM.

Application deadline for 12-month pay plan

Tenured, tenure-track and adjunct faculty on 9-month, B-base appointments and nine- and 10-month P&S staff may enroll in the 12-month pay plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Or they may change back to the B-base plan. For either option, send an application form to the Payroll Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

New employees are eligible for the 12-month option in July following the academic year in which their ISU employ-ment began.

In the 12-month plan, benefits and tax deductions are made equally from 12 monthly payments. Salary for additional summer teaching and research is added to the monthly pay during the months of the summer appointment. For more information or to request a form, contact the Payroll Office, 4-6556, 3608 ASB.

Gamon, Thralls receive faculty fellowships

Julia Gamon, professor in agricultural education and studies, and Charlotte Thralls, associate professor in English, have been awarded teaching faculty fellowships sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. The newly created fellowships provide faculty members with half-time release from departmental duties during the 1998-99 year, so they can participate in faculty development opportunities and work on projects that improve teaching at Iowa State.

Krause gift benefits ISU business students

ISU business students will compete with their counterparts at Iowa, Northern Iowa and Drake in an investment project announced by Krause Gentle Corp., West Des Moines. The company is the parent of Kum & Go, which has 158 convenience stores in Iowa and four other states.

W.A. Krause, president and CEO, has given Iowa State and each of the other three universities $100,000. Beginning this fall, students in selected finance classes at the four universities will work with advisory committees to make investment recommendations. Annual stock returns will go directly into each school's fund.

The $400,000 endowment, known as the Krause Challenge, will give students real-world experience in managing a financial portfolio and, it is hoped, link them with Iowa companies.

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