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March 5, 1999


Jischke, Stern on Talk of Iowa

Statistics faculty member Hal Stern, who has received attention for studying probability in sporting events and using that to illustrate statistical concepts, will join President Martin Jischke on the Wednesday, March 10, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI Radio. The program airs from 10 to 11 a.m. on AM 640.

Travel grant application deadline approaching

Colleges must submit by April 8 faculty applications for foreign travel grants for travel commencing between May 16 and Jan. 15, 2000. Faculty requesting grants should check with their deans' offices for college deadlines. Applications should be submitted no more than two semesters before travel is planned. Applications from the colleges should be sent by Thursday, April 8, to: Chair of the Committee on Professional Development, 101 Lab of Mechanics.

Stadium concert tickets on sale March 6

Tickets for the "George Strait Chevy Truck Country Music Festival" Saturday, April 24, at Jack Trice Stadium go on sale tomorrow (March 6) at 10 a.m. at all Ticket-Master locations. Tickets are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50, plus service fees. The concert begins at 1 p.m. Ticket locations will use a random number distribution to determine who is first in line. Numbers will be distributed at 9:15 a.m. Those purchasing tickets at the Stephens ticket office on March 6 only must pay by cash or check. Only phone orders can be paid with a credit card on March 6. For more information, call the Iowa State Center, 4-3347.

Motor coach convention coming to campus in July

The summer convention of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) will bring 7,000 motor homes and an estimated 20,000 people to Ames July 27-29. Participants will start arriving in town July 23. Motor coach parking is designated for the field east of the Towers residence halls, two fields along South 16th Street near the Vet Med campus, and fields south of Airport Road and east of Elwood Drive. The convention will use space in the Iowa State Center (including parking lots), Lied Center, Memorial Union and the Maple-Willow-Larch commons. The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting this event.

Lamar Alexander to speak on campus

Gov. Lamar Alexander will be the first in a series of candidates speaking on campus prior to the presidential caucuses next February. The series is designed to provide students with an opportunity to hear each candidate before they participate in the Iowa caucuses. Alexander's talk, "A Vision for Rural America," begins at noon Thursday, March 11, in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

Spring break is March 15-19

ISU classes are in recess for spring break from Monday, March 15, to Friday, March 19. The next issue of Inside will be published on March 19.

25-Year Club reservations due

Reservations for the 25-Year Club annual banquet ($15), due March 12, can be made by calling 4-3830. The banquet is Tuesday, March 23, with a social time at 6:15 p.m. in the Scheman second floor lobby and dinner at 7 p.m. All honorees are guests of the club.

Strong-Minded Women Award nominations sought

The Catt Center is accepting nominations for the 1999 Strong-Minded Women Awards, which recognize Ames and ISU women who have made a difference in the lives of their students, families, the university, community and world. The awards are presented at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Nomination forms are available at the Catt Center, 309 Catt, or by calling 4-3181. Nominations must include a two- to three-page letter describing why the nominee is making a difference and three letters of support.

New Year's holiday changed

The State Board of Regents last month approved a New Year's holiday change to the ISU calendar for the year 2000. New Year's Day falls on a Saturday next year. At university officials' request, the regents approved moving the observed holiday from Monday, Jan. 3, to Friday, Dec. 31. The change makes Iowa State's holiday consistent with the collective bargaining agreement and with other state government units.

Café opens at Vet Med

Memorial Union vending has opened a café in 2240 Vet Med, near the Gentle Doctor courtyard. Service hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (early close at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays). The café serves baked goods and coffee drinks for breakfast and soup and made-to-order deli sandwiches the rest of the day.

Internationalization grant deadline is April 5

The ISU Council on International Programs is accepting grant applications through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8 (proposals are due to deans April 5) for projects in the 1999-2000 academic year. An anticipated five to seven grants will be awarded, with no award larger than $20,000.

Grant proposals should involve ISU faculty in developing and implementing activities that further the international/global aspects of at least one of the six goals in ISU's strategic plan. For more information, visit this Web site:

Provost Office review

A special Faculty Senate committee to review the Provost Office will be surveying all faculty soon, but also welcomes comments from the entire university community. The committee, chaired by Bonnie Glatz, food science and human nutrition, also includes David Hopper, vet diagnostic lab; Nelle Hutter Kottman, foreign languages and literatures; Dean Isaacson, statistics; Ken Kruempel, electrical and computer engineering; and Barbara Licklider, educational leadership and policy studies.

Written comments should be sent to the Provost Office review committee, 103 Lab of Mechanics. E-mail comments should be sent to Glatz at Comments need to arrive by March 31.

New Bulletin available

The 1999-2001 Bulletin (courses and programs undergraduate catalog) arrived on campus this week. Through April 16, students can pick up a free copy from the Student Answer Center, ground floor of Beardshear Hall. Departments will pick up their copies from assigned locations on campus. The free distribution period for students ends April 16. On April 19, the Bulletin goes on sale for $3 at the bookstores.

Odyssey of the Mind regional event is March 13

An estimated 1,550 elementary and high school students will compete in an Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on campus Saturday, March 13. Events will be held in Carver, Lagomarcino, Kildee, LeBaron, Marston, Pearson and Curtiss halls and the Forker Building. Registration is in the Memorial Union.

Tickets on sale for Women's Club annual luncheon

The Iowa State Women's Club will hold its spring luncheon at noon Thursday, April 29, in Scheman. Lisa Rasmussen, a 1984 alumna and owner of Custom Calligraphy, will give a humorous presentation. Tickets are $13 and available from division chairpersons and at Cook's Emporium through April 22. For information, contact Mary Lou Rizzo, 6-2987.

Workshop on water issues

"From the Heartland to the World: The Importance of Clean Water" is the theme of the seventh annual Nonpoint Source Conference (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7) and Provost's Workshop March 24-26 in the Scheman Building. The conference will cover issues affecting water resources, inter-disciplinary research and the Clean Water Action Plan. On Wednesday, March 24, the conference focus will be on technical research under way at ISU, socio-economic impacts and global implications and opportunities.

Details and registration information are available at html.

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