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November 20, 1998


Honors poster presentations

The university community is invited to the Fall '98 poster presentation of graduating Honors students' projects, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Holiday sale at museum store

The Brunnier Museum Store in the Scheman Building will hold a holiday sale Dec. 12-23. The store's regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday; and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. The store will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 12, 1999.

Info session on learning communities Dec. 2

Faculty, staff and administrators will learn about opportunities for involvement in learning communities during an information session Dec. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Gallery. The session will include an overview of current programs, resources available, opportunities for initiatives and assessment procedures. It will be useful to college and department faculty and staff developing plans for learning communities. It is sponsored by the ISU Learning Community Advisory Committee.

Holidays at the Farm House

The Farm House Museum will be decorated in Victorian Holiday style Nov. 29 through Dec. 20. Free activities for children and adults will be held Sunday afternoons in December from 2 to 4 p.m. The programs resemble the holiday rituals observed during the 1860s when the house was built.

Babcock is new CARD director

Agricultural economist Bruce Babcock has been named director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). He fills the position held by Stanley Johnson, who was named vice provost for extension. William Meyers, CARD associate director, served as interim director.

Babcock has been an ISU faculty member since 1990 and headed CARD's resource and environmental policy division.

Workshop on enhancing minority student success Dec. 8

Faculty and staff are invited to an all-university working conference Tuesday, Dec. 8, on "Enhancing the Success of Minority Students at ISU." Participants will begin to develop a vision for enhancing minority student success, said Howard Shapiro, vice provost for undergraduate programs. The 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. conference in the Memorial Union Sun Room includes free registration, continental breakfast and lunch, provided by the Provost Office. Reserve a spot by Dec. 1 by returning the registration form (recently mailed to deans, directors and DEOs).

Holiday preparations at the Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens CoHorts will host three special events in December at the Mahlstede Building in the gardens. A Brown Bag seminar begins at noon Thursday, Dec. 3, and features garden gift ideas. Those attending are encouraged to bring a favorite garden gift idea or book to share.

A wreath-making workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Make reservations by calling 4-2710. A holiday open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Refreshments will be served.

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