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Inside Iowa State
June 5, 1998


Garden trip to Minnesota

Reiman Gardens CoHorts are sponsoring a motorcoach trip to gardens in Minnesota July 11-12. Stops include the Munsinger and Clemens gardens in St. Cloud and the Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen, with an overnight stay at the Hotel Sofitel, Bloomington.

Free time is scheduled July 11 for dinner and entertainment. A "flowerpot" brunch is planned at the arboretum July 12.

Cost of the trip is $159 per person for CoHort members; $164 for non-members (double occupancy room). Questions may be directed to Regina Nord at Sail Aweigh Travel, 233-5203.

Chemistry Stores closed

Chemistry Stores will be closed for inventory June 15-17. It will be open for liquid nitrogen and dry ice pickups only at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. those days.

Karsjen to manage IPRT info office

Steve Karsjen, manager of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory for more than five years, also has been named to manage public affairs for the 10 centers that make up the Institute of Physical Research and Technology.

ADP associate director finalists visit campus

Four finalists for the position of associate director of the ADP (Administrative Data Processing) Center visited campus in the last two weeks. The finalists are Diane Beckman, a project team leader at Pioneer Hi-Bred, Johnston; George Bosela, director of information technology for instruction and research at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio; Bruce Kendall, director of administrative computing at Seattle University, Washington; and Dan Woodin, an information systems leader with ADP.

New chamber publication for potential employees

A new Ames Chamber of Commerce publication is designed for those recruiting employees to the Ames area. The Community Profile Membership Directory offers a detailed look at the Ames and university community. Copies can be picked up at the chamber office, 213 Duff Ave.

New campus phone exchange

Iowa State is adding a new telephone exchange. Beginning this month, the 572 telephone exchange is assigned to telephones in Willow, Larch, Helser, Knapp, Storms, Wallace and Wilson halls. The University Student Apartment Community (USAC) telephone numbers are being converted to the 572 exchange as occupancy changes. The goal is to convert all student telephone numbers in the residence halls and USAC to the 572 exchange by August 1999.

The five-digit dialing used to dial 294 and 296 numbers on campus also applies to 572 numbers. For example, the phone extension 572-1234 can be reached from another campus phone by dialing 2-1234.

Mortvedt leaves bookstore

Todd Mortvedt, marketing manager of the University Book Store, has accepted a position in the Bookstore Relations Department at Mosby Year Book Inc., St. Louis. His last day at ISU was May 29.

Iowa State Center installs toll-free line

The Iowa State Center has installed a toll-free line for clients outside the Ames area. By calling 1-877-the-center (1-877-843-2368) during normal business hours, clients can receive scheduling and other information about concerts, conferences and other events in the four-building complex (Hilton, Scheman, C.Y. Stephens and Fisher Theater).

Grant for conservation of Petersen sculptures

University Museums received a $6,500 grant from the Stockman Family Foundation of Albuquerque, N.M., to restore 12 small sculptures created by Christian Petersen. The sculptures depict Petersen family members and friends; flood, drought and war victims; and religious figures. Dating from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the sculptures have mostly minor paint and plaster loss. Conservation Technical Associates of Connecticut will do the repair work in Ames this year.

The sculpture conservation project is part of University Museum's preparation for the Christian Petersen retrospective, scheduled for the year 2000 at the Brunnier Art Museum.

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