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Inside Iowa State
October 23, 1998


Flute ensemble concert

The ISU Flute Ensemble and "Flutes Galore!" a central Iowa flute choir, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Music Building Recital Hall. The musicians will play a variety of instruments from the flute family, including the piccolo, alto flute and bass flute.

Save your old phonebooks for recycling

The ISU Recycling Committee once again will recycle phone books from campus. Departments are asked to put out cardboard collection boxes and put the boxes on their building docks at the end of the day Friday, Dec. 4. If you're willing to help with the Dec. 5 collection, contact Gloria Erickson, 4-7977. Last year, ISU recycled more than 6.5 tons of phone books.

Greek trick or treat

The ISU Greek system will host its annual trick or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, for children age 12 and under and their parents. Fifteen sororities and 28 fraternities will participate.

Alumni award nominations due Dec. 1

Dec. 1 is the deadline for nominations for 1999 Alumni Association awards, including Faculty Citation, Superior Service Award and the W.E. Barron All-University Senior Student Award. Information and nominations forms may be found on the Alumni Association's web page,, or by contacting the office, 4-4762,

Way Up conference

The 16th annual Way Up Conference: Women in Higher Education will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Ames. Keynote speakers include Catherine Dunn, president of Clarke College; Barbara Crittenden, president of Southwestern Community College; and Joan Thompson, ISU treasurer. There also will be panel discussions and other activities. Cost of the conference is $100 if registered by today (Oct. 23) and $130 after. (Participants also may register for only one day of the conference.) For more information, call 4-0261.

Jischke on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Nov. 4, edition of Talk of Iowa. The program airs weekdays at 10 a.m. on WOI-AM Radio (640 on the dial).

Farm economy Web site ready

The Farm Economy Issues Web page lists more than 40 Iowa State faculty and staff who can respond to agricultural and other questions associated with the decline in farm commodity prices. The Web page also includes links to ISU services addressing Iowa's agricultural economic issues, including financial planning, farm management, livestock and crop issues, business, family and youth assistance, and other topics.

The page is available on the Web at The information on the Web pages also is available at county extension offices.

Consolidate student loans; save money

President Bill Clinton signed the Higher Education Act last week, allowing former students who consolidate student loan debt by Jan. 31, 1999, through the Federal Direct Consolidation Loan program to receive a lower interest rate (7.46 percent). Students who consolidate through this program can expect to save about $50 per $1,000 of debt. After Jan. 31, consolidation still is an option, but the interest rate cap rises to 8.25 percent.

At least one Federal Direct or Federal Family Education loan must be included in the consolidation.

To request a loan consolidation application, call 800-557- 7392. Applications also can be downloaded from

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