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Inside Iowa State
September 11, 1998


Open house at ASB and Library Storage Sept. 25

An open house at the new Administrative Services Building and Library Storage Building will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The new facilities, on Stange Road, house the administrative data processing center, controller's department, extension communication systems, purchasing and library storage. The open house will include tours and refreshments.

Conference explores distance education

National experts will share insights on distance education in higher ed at a one-day free conference Thursday, Sept. 17. "The Role of the University in Providing Distance Education in the New Millennium," sponsored by ISU Extension, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Gallery. To register, contact Vicki O'Neal, 4-6229, e-mail: x1oneal@exnet. by Sept. 11.

Academic advising workshop

The University Academic Advising Committee will host a program, "ISU: An Advising-1 Institution," from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Memorial Union Gallery. The program will highlight advising systems within each college, information about the effectiveness of advising, and changes that are important to advising at Iowa State. For more information, contact Lester Wilson, 4-3889.

Remembering Dahlia Frey Stockdale

Friends and colleagues of Dahlia Frey Stockdale will commemorate and celebrate her life on her birthday Tuesday, Sept. 15. The public is invited to the gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. in 1009 LeBaron. Stockdale was a member of the human development and family studies faculty for 28 years. She died June 24 of pancreatic cancer.

Pet hotline seeks volunteers

The ISU Pet Loss Support Hotline is seeking volunteers to help people deal with the loss of a pet. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in 2532 Vet Med. Volunteers work a minimum of one to two times each month and attend discussion rounds with a licensed support therapist. The hotline is operated from 6 to 9 p.m. daily during the academic year and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the summer. Register for training by sending your name and phone number, by Sept. 16, to Andrea Hitch, 4- 1345, e-mail:

WOI Radio's TGIF

WOI Radio invites the campus community to a "Thank Goodness It's Friday" celebration of the end of the third annual Iowa Week. The party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on the west side of the Communications Building. Snacks, beverages and live music by the Bone People will be provided.

Iowa Week is an annual celebration of Iowa and Iowans. WOI carries many hours of special programming, including nearly a dozen features on aspects of life in Iowa. For a program schedule, visit

Design to break ground on addition

The College of Design will break ground on a $3 million building project at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. ISU officials, including President Martin Jischke and Design Dean Mark Engelbrecht, will make brief comments at the building site, east of the design center. A reception will follow. Features of the project, called Threshold 2000, include a 250-seat auditorium, improvements to the college's atrium, creation of in-studio computing areas, and construction of additional studio and shop space.

Conversation partners sought

The Conversational English Program, sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars, is seeking volunteers to match with international students for English conversation and cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers are expected to meet with their speaking partners for one hour a week. Volunteers of all ages are needed. For more information, call Dongwang Liu, 4-3370, e-mail:, 4 Hamilton.

FCS Career Day

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences will hold a Career Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. More than 80 employers will be available to discuss internship and career opportunities in their organizations. Brad Martin, CEO of Proffitt's Inc., will be at the Younkers booth from 11 a.m. to noon.

History-loving tour guides needed

University Museums needs volunteers to lead visitors on tours of the Farm House Museum, a National Historic Landmark and the first building on campus. Those interested can learn more at an informational meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Farm House. To register, call Mary Atherly, 4-4269.

Discounted CyRide passes available

ISU faculty and staff may purchase semester-long CyRide bus passes at discounted prices. Passes, good on any of CyRide's eight fixed routes, are available at $40 (normal price is $99). Passes are available at the CyRide office, 1700 W. Sixth St.

Faculty forums resume next week

The first faculty forum and dinner of the year, on Sept. 14 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room, will address learning communities. Charie Thralls, associate professor of English, and a panel of members of the ISU Learning Community working group will lead a discussion on "Building Bridges at ISU with Learning Communities."

The Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors this monthly series for all faculty and their guests. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. and the discussion starts at 6:45 p.m. Dinner costs $10, payable at the door. Faculty unable to come for dinner may arrive for the discussion. For dinner reservations, contact Jane Henning, 4-2906, e-mail: njhenni by 5 p.m. today (Sept. 11).

Carver photographs put into focus

Amalia Amaki, art historian and scholar on African American artists, will talk about P.H. Polk and his photographs of George Washington Carver, in conjunction with a Polk exhibition at the Brunnier.

Amaki will be the guest speaker at Big Brain Café, an informal discussion series for the public, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Brunnier. On Friday, Sept. 18, she will speak at 10 a.m. in the Brunnier. Amaki is a faculty member at North Georgia College, Dahlonega.

CATD seeks research proposals

The Center for Advanced Technology Development has received state funding and seeks proposals for applied research with Iowa companies that will lead to new products and processes. Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 25. A benefit to Iowa-based facilities must be established and company interest must be expressed. If necessary, CATD will help identify potential Iowa partners.

CATD also has state funds to cost-share other funding provided by industry for commercializing new technology or solving problems specific to a company. For information, contact Mark Laurenzo, 4-4644.

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