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Inside Iowa State
January 22, 1999


Lunch with President Jischke

President Martin Jischke will hold his next open lunch at noon Friday, Jan. 29, in 114 Marston. Faculty, staff and students are invited to pack their lunch and join him for discussion on topics of your choosing. Coffee and tea are provided.

Panel on academic advising

The University Academic Advising Committee is hosting a panel discussion on legal and ethical issues in advising, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Paul Tanaka, legal services; Kathy Jones, registrar; and Beverly Madden, ISU career services, will serve as panel members. University advisers and administrators especially are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Lester Wilson, 4-3889.

Scooping ice cream

A brave team of ISU women will serve ice cream sundaes sidewalk-side during the Margaret Sloss Women's Center's spring open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. "Building Sundaes, Building Alliances -- Cool Women Scooping Ice Cream" follows last fall's "Sensitive Men Flipping Burgers."

More travel agency choices

On March 1, Iowa State will begin using multiple agencies for airline tickets. They are:

All agencies are under contract to provide the lowest cost possible, that meets a traveler's particular requirements. Travelers will not be expected to "shop" for the lowest ticket prices.

In mid-February, an agency fair will be held in the Memorial Union to give travelers an opportunity to meet staff from the five agencies, review a variety of value-added services each offers and make informed decisions about future ticket purchases.

Hotline service is Sunday

Iowa State employees will participate in a college information hotline on Sunday, Jan. 24, aimed at giving prospective students answers to admissions and financial aid questions. For the seventh year, college financial aid and admission professionals have organized a statewide hotline to answer students' questions. Iowa State's Tom Becker, office of admissions, is co-chair of this year's event. The hotline will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hotline's toll-free number is 1-800-383-4222.

Leadership Initiative Awards

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the 1999 President's Leadership Initiative Awards. The application deadline is Jan. 22. The awards recognize undergraduates who have demonstrated superior leadership in campus and off-campus activities and show strong future leadership potential. The four awards offered for Fall 1999 are the Charles F. Frederiksen Leadership Award, the Tze-Yen Teoh Sophomore Leadership Award, the Junior Leadership Award, and the W. Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Senior Scholarship. Application forms and information are available at the Student Answer Center, Beardshear. Application forms also are downloadable in Word 6 and Adobe Acrobat formats from the registrar's Web site.

New education curator

Matthew DeLay is the new educational curator at University Museums. He succeeds Renee Senter, who now manages docents at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, DeLay has worked as an English teacher in China; a docent for the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; acting director of the Gallery of Art at UNI; and curator of education for the Springfield (Mo.) Art Museum.

Board members sought

The ISU Credit Union will hold an informational meeting for people interested in running for a position on its board of directors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the credit union's board room, 801 Lincoln Way. Candidates are sought for four open seats. The election is Saturday, April 10 during the annual meeting. Interested people should contact Roger Bean, 4-0911; Mark Davis, 4-4926; Kim Sharp, 4-6959; or Marty Swanson at the ISU Credit Union, 232-8943.

Spanish short courses

The foreign languages and literatures department is sponsoring 8-week, non-credit courses in beginning or intermediate Spanish for faculty and staff this semester. Classes begin Feb. 22 and meet from 4:30 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Pearson Hall. The cost is $150 plus materials. To register, send a note with your name, address, phone number and e-mail; indicate which level you want to study and include a check (or ISU intramural payable to the department). Registrations are due Feb. 1 to: FLL Short Course, 300 Pearson. For more information, contact Madeleine Henry, 4-4046.

Health fair is Jan. 28

Iowa State students, faculty and staff can receive important health information during the Student Health Center's 15th annual Carnival of Health on Thursday, Jan. 28. The carnival will be held in the Memorial Union Great Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

More than 30 local and national health organizations are participating in the fair. Visitors will have the chance to receive free and reduced-cost health assessments.

ISU among top royalty earners

Iowa State ranked seventh nationally both in the number of generating royalties and in the number of start-up companies as a result of tech transfer efforts in fiscal '97, according to a report from the Association of University Technology Managers. ISU also was 14th in royalties earned from licenses and patents. Iowa State earned $6.9 million from its licenses and patents.

The University of California system was first in total royalty income with $61.3 million in earnings, followed by Columbia University ($46.1 million) and Stanford University ($34 million).

Candidates sought

Candidates are sought for 15 seats opening this spring on the Professional and Scientific Council. Most of the openings are for three-year terms; one is for one year and three are for two years. The representation areas in which candidates must work are: academic and research (seven seats), business and finance (2), extension (2), external affairs (3), and student affairs (1). Employees may nominate themselves or be nominated by a P&S staff member employed in the same representation area. A nomination form is available from the P&S Council homepage

P&S Council and committee meetings are usually the afternoon of the first Thursday of each month. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, to Leigh Elsberry, 215 Beardshear.

Hira named to extension post

Tahira Hira has been named associate vice provost for ISU Extension. She has held the post on an interim basis for the past year. Hira has been a member of the ISU faculty since 1980 in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She received her doctorate in family economics and management from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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