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Inside Iowa State
August 7, 1998


Online tour of campus trees, shrubs

An online tour of 100 trees and shrubs on the Iowa State campus is available at edu/trees/campustrees/ISU_trees.html. The site was created by graduate student Susan J. Aldworth in partial fulfillment of creative component requirements in interdisciplinary graduate studies. Aldworth also created a book and CD-ROM, Trees and Shrubs of the Campus of Iowa State University. They will be sold at University Book Store. Botany professor Jack Horner was Aldworth's major professor on the project, and the Web site was originally designed for a dendrology course taught by botany professor Donald Farrar.

Diplomats for (free) hire

ISU Diplomats are a volunteer group of about 50 former faculty and P&S staff and some spouses who assist with campus events. They have hosted professional meetings, given campus and city tours, judged entries in a computing contest, assisted at graduation and lent a hand at numerous other events.

Those who would like to enlist the Diplomats' help in a campus event should contact Carol Wright, 4-0222,

Stephens dinner

The 30th anniversary of the "Season at Stephens" will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 26, at a gala dinner on the auditorium stage. Following cocktails and a three-course meal, Broadway musical star Andrea Marcovicci will provide a cabaret performance. Reservations will be taken in mid- August. For more information, call Michelle King, 4-3347.

Career conference for girls

"Taking the Road Less Traveled," a career conference for Iowa junior high and high school girls will be held on Thursdays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 (grades 6-9) and Oct. 22 (grades 9-12). Conference participants explore careers for women in math, science, engineering and technology. Tours, lab demonstrations and lunch are included in the $12.50 fee. Registration information will be sent to Iowa schools this month. To be put on the mailing list, write to Linda Dutton, Program for Women in Science and Engineering, 104 Lab of Mechanics 2130 (e-mail: ldutton@isuadp2.adp. Non-registration questions should be directed to 4-5319.

Name that Web site

A contest is under way for a new name for Extended and Continuing Education's Web site. Staff think the current URL ( is too long. Staff are seeking a name that's easy to remember, reflects the department's mission and begins with "www" and ends with "" Contestants should send entries by Sept. 1 to Kris Phelps, Entries should include name, address, e-mail address and how the contestant learned about the contest. The winner and new Web site URL will be announced in the fall issue of ECE's newsletter Off-Campus.

New chair in HHP

Jerry Thomas became chair and professor in the department of health and human performance July 1.

Thomas has been a faculty member at Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1988, serving as an associate dean for the graduate college (1992 to 1995), and chair of the department of exercise science and physical education (1988 to 1992). He served as chair of the kinesiology department at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1977 to 1981).

Thomas succeeds Dean Anderson, who served as chair from 1994 to 1997. Shirley Wood had served as interim chair.

ISU map on the Web

A map of the Iowa State campus is now available on the Web. The map, at, features a variety of zoom-in and zoom-out views of campus and directions from the Des Moines airport to Ames.

Steve Billingsley, a graduate student in structural engineering and design intern with FPM, built most of the Web map. Departments collaborating on the map include FPM, enrollment services, marketing and university relations.

Zachary named to assistant dean post

Loren Zachary, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, was appointed assistant dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering. He replaces Howard Shapiro who was named vice provost for undergraduate programs. During a five-year term, Zachary will oversee engineering student services, the classification office, computer support services and undergraduate curriculum and service matters.

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