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December 11, 1998


Comfort Zone partners with Student Health Center

The Comfort Zone, a day care for children with routine childhood illnesses, began a partnership last month with the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center will provide an on-site nurse as well as medical advising for the facility.

A joint effort between ISU and University Community Childcare, the Comfort Zone opened in 1992 to help employees and students who couldn't find child care for their ill children.

The Comfort Zone, in Pammel Court, serves ISU families from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pre- registration is required for a child to attend. For more information call 4-3333.

Quilt tickets available

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center is selling tickets for a quilt that will be given away next month. The quilt was made by the Avondale Sunshine Club, a southwest Iowa group that has been making quilts and supporting the local community since 1914. The quilt, which fits a full-size bed, is at the women's center now. The drawing will be held Jan. 28, 1999; tickets are available at the women's center. Proceeds will support programs at the center.

Honors seminar proposals sought

The University Honors Program Committee is accepting proposals for Honors seminars for the 1999-2000 school year. Honors seminars are open only to Honors students and examine topics of current or special interest in an active learning environment. These one- or two-credit seminars are limited to 15 students and offered on a satisfactory-fail basis. The Honors Program allocates $500 to the instructor(s) solely for professional development. For more information, contact the Honors Office in Osborn Cottage, 4-4371. The proposal deadline is Feb. 19, 1999.

25-Year Club seeks inductees

Employees who will have worked for Iowa State for 25 years or 300 cumulative months as of Dec. 31 are eligible for membership in the ISU 25-Year Club. If you fit in this group, call Betty Licht, retirement information and planning, 4- 3830, now to confirm that you're on the list. New members will be honored at the club's annual banquet Tuesday, March 23, 1999.

Candidates to interview for EHS director

Three finalists for the position of director of environmental health and safety are interviewing on campus this month. The finalists are David Inyang, associate director of environmental health and safety at Iowa State; George MacDurmon, radiation safety officer at American Cyanamid Co., Agricultural Products Research Division, Princeton, N.J.; and Thomas Ouimet, associate director of occupational health and safety, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Open forums for Inyang and MacDurmon already have been held. The campus community will have the opportunity to meet Ouimet during an open forum at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in 248 Memorial Union

The new director succeeds Emery Sobottka, who is retiring after 40 years at Iowa State.

Nominations for provost sought

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for the provost position to George Kraus, head of the search committee. Send your nominations to George Kraus, Provost Search Committee, 117 Beardshear, Kraus said he would like to receive nominations by Monday, Dec. 21, although later nominations are welcome as well.

Madrigal dinner tickets on sale now

The music department will present the 34th annual Madrigal Dinner, an evening filled with Old English antics of the 16th century, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, 1999. The Saturday social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Sunday afternoon buffet social begins at 12:30 p.m. with dinner seating at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person with a $2 discount for groups purchasing 10 or more tickets. New this year is a children's buffet ticket (Sunday only) for $22, for children 12 years and younger.

Tickets are on sale at the Memorial Union hotel desk; by mail through the choral music department, 4-2810; or by calling TicketMaster at 233-1888 (Ames) or 243-1888 (Des Moines).

Interviews scheduled for child care coordinator finalists

Five finalists are interviewing this week and next (Dec. 7-18) for the position of child care coordinator at ISU. Each finalist's interview includes an hour-long open forum and presentation on challenges facing university child care centers. See the online calender for the interview dates.

Special series on WOI-FM Radio next week

Rachel Jeffreys has produced a five-part series that will air on WOI-FM (90.1) Dec. 14-18, the week of Beethoven's birthday. Beethoven's music is woven throughout the drama, Fidelia, or the Mechanician. The piece will air daily during The Book Club at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Alumni association names marketing director

Diane Van Wyngarden has been named director of marketing for the Alumni Association. Previously she worked as an international marketing consultant for Principal International.

Van Wyngarden received a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from ISU in 1992.

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