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Inside Iowa State
September 25, 1998


Big recyclers

Iowa State faculty, staff and students recycled 150 tons of white paper in FY98. The largest amounts of recycled paper came from these buildings:

Beardshear 16,765 lbs. (est.)

East/Heady 13,244 lbs.

Carver 12,872

Gen. Services 12,400

Durham 12,351

If you need additional recycling bins for your building, contact Gloria Erickson, 4-7977,

Online phone directory now includes departments

Administrative, service and departmental office listings now are available on the online phone directory. To use the new directory feature, go to "phone directory" from the main Iowa State Web page, then click the blue bar labeled "search directory for departments and offices." The listings are the same as those in the front section of the Iowa State Directory. Cheryl Langston, supervisor of telecommunications services, said the online listings will be updated as needed. The online phone directory draws about 150,000 hits monthly.

Program director named

Penny Rosenthal, former coordinator of adult and graduate student services at Texas A&M University, College Station, is the new director of adult learner and commuter student programs. She joined the ISU staff Sept. 14.

Rosenthal's responsibilities include coordinating and assessing the programs for adult and commuter students, and collaborating with academic advisers and the admissions staff. She earned a B.S. in psychology/women's studies from Mankato State University, Minnesota, and a master's degree in counseling and student personnel.

Overture dinner

The Iowa State Center and AIOFA (Ames International Orchestra Festival Association) will sponsor an overture dinner prior to the concert by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, Oct. 15. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in 220 Scheman. Dinner tickets are $15; reservations are required. Call 4-3347 to purchase dinner tickets. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stephens Auditorium.

Baseball camps and hitting leagues this winter

The Cyclone baseball program is offering camps and hitting leagues this winter for middle school and high school students. Hitting leagues are made up of five-player teams that participate in seven-inning competitions on consecutive Sundays. The first league runs Nov. 22 through Dec. 13; the second starts Jan. 3, 1999, and concludes Feb. 7. Two camps (Dec. 19-20 and Dec. 21-24) will cover all aspects of playing baseball; a third camp (Dec. 30-31) is targeted to pitchers and catchers. For registration information, call 4-4059.

Orazem named to interim post

Peter Orazem, professor of economics, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He oversees budget and personnel items. Dennis Starleaf, who retired from the university this month, previously held the interim post.

Free concert by The Bone People

The Bone People, an Ames musical trio, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building. Debra Marquart, assistant professor of English, is the group's lead singer. The concert is part of the University Museums' Thursday night programs.

Airlines cracking down on certain ticket-buying practices

In the past, some airline travelers have engaged in ticketing practices referred to as "Back to Back" and "Hidden City." In the former, the person circumvents the Saturday night stay-over requirement by buying two tickets, for different departure and return times. The latter involves buying a ticket for a point beyond one's final destination to take advantage of a less expensive price on the longer route.

The major airlines are able to monitor these types of purchases and have indicated they will penalize travelers who make them, ISU officials say. If an airline detects such a purchase, it may deny service to the buyer or charge the full unrestricted fare for the booking. ISU travelers who engage in these practices risk delays and increased ticket costs. Questions should be directed to Al Brooks, purchasing department.

Space grant conference

The 8th annual Iowa Space Grant conference will be held Friday, Oct. 30, at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. Allen Parmet, medical director of TWA, Kansas City, Mo., will be the featured luncheon speaker. The title of his presentation is "Human Space Flight: Expanding Biomedical Knowledge." Conference details, fees, registration form and a schedule may be found at: Conference information will be mailed upon request. Call Carmen Fuchs at the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, 4-3106.

"P.D.Q. Bach" to give campus lecture

Ames native Peter Schickele will give a lecture, "Peter Schickele: The Road Less Traveled," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Music Building Recital Hall. Schickele, known to many as P.D.Q. Bach, is a pianist, composer, satirist and radio personality on the weekly program, Schickele Mix.

He also will perform with the Lark Quartet to open the 1998- 99 Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Ames City Auditorium. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at Rieman Music and Big Table Books, downtown Ames, or the ISU music department office. Student tickets, available at the same locations, are free.

Scholarship deadline

The Iowa State University Women's Club is presenting awards, ranging from $150 to $300, in recognition of women students' accomplishments in academics and their personal and community lives. Descriptions of the awards and application forms are available from Janet Baker, 232-4345. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31.

Good deeds by the Scouts

Boy Scouts and their leaders tackled several projects on campus during the August National Order of the Arrow Conference. Directed by campus services staff, the volunteers spent Sunday, Aug. 2, helping out around campus. Each hour, up to 75 scouts cleared brush along Elwood Drive and at the ISU Arboretum and mulched beds in central campus. The Scouts loaded, unloaded and spread 23 loads of mulch by day's end.

Family crafts event at the Brunnier

Children and adults are invited to create crafts -- including homemade peanut butter, pressed plant bookmarks, and fruit and vegetable stampings -- as part of a celebration Sunday, Sept. 27, to honor George Washington Carver's contributions to science. The free event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman. A current exhibit at the Brunnier includes photos of Carver's years at Tuskegee Institute.

Music artist in residence

During the week of Oct. 5, the music department will host Reggie Thomas, nationally known jazz pianist and professor of jazz studies at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in the first of four artist-in-residence programs. In addition to performing at free concerts Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 (see calendar on page 8), Thomas will hold master classes and clinics for Iowa State and high school students.

ISU Women's Club hosts fall opener

The Iowa State University Women's Club will host a fall opener luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Bethesda Lutheran Church commons, 1517 Northwestern Ave. The club is a social and service organization. Any woman who is the spouse or relative of a faculty, P&S or merit staff member; graduate student; or house director of an ISU sorority or fraternity is eligible to join. Another event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. that day at Bethesda for those who cannot attend the luncheon meeting but are interested in membership renewal or activities sign-up.

South African students wrap up exchange visit

Five education students from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, were honored Sept. 23 at a reception hosted by faculty members Gary and Carlie Tartakov. The students arrived in Ames Sept. 11 and student taught in Ames schools and in College of Education classes. The South Africans return home today (Sept. 25).

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