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March 19, 1999


Alumni calendar deadline

Events for inclusion in the ISU Alumni Association's 1999-2000 calendar (August 1999 through August 2000) should be submitted by April 15. Send submissions to Carole Gieseke, Alumni Suite, Memorial Union, fax: 4-9402, e-mail:

Seminar rescheduled

The seminar, "Managing Your Money in Retirement: Options and Opportunities for Those With High Accumulations," has been resche-duled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 5. Don Erickson, Resource Planning Group, will facilitate. A $12 fee includes a 5:30 p.m. light buffet. Preregistration is required; call 4- 3830 to confirm or make your reservation.

Course development grants

The Pappajohn Center is offering six $5,000 course development summer grants to develop teaching projects related to entrepreneurship. Proposals, due April 23, should be sent to J. David Hunger, 300 Carver. For more information, contact Hunger, 4-8463, or e-mail

Workplace conference

The conference "Family Friendly Workplaces: Strategies for Academic and Business Communities" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. Keynote speaker James Levine, director of The Fatherhood Project, Families and Work Institute, New York City, will speak on "Daddy Strategy at Work: Creating a Father Friendly Business." The $50 fee includes lunch. For more information, call 4-8116 or 4-8843.

Credit union board candidates

Four members will be elected to the ISU Credit Union board of directors during the annual meeting Saturday, April 10. Candidates are Jeff Beetham, vet pathology; Sue Crum, Pioneer Hi-Bred International; Aaron Davenport, IPRT; Norma Hensley, College of Agriculture administration; Charles Miller, residence department; Leo Mincks, facilities planning and management; Bill Whitman, retired from ISU; and Max Wortman, management. Tickets for the meeting are $5 and available at the credit union through April 6.

President's lunch

President Martin Jischke will hold his next open lunch at noon Wednesday, March 24, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Faculty, staff and students are invited to pack their lunch and join him for discussion on topics of their choosing. Coffee and cider are provided.

Special Olympics volunteers

The Iowa Special Olympics Summer Games will be held on campus May 20-22. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Volunteer forms are available in the Student Activities Center, B6 Memorial Union; the Student Answer Center in Beardshear; and at the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, 213 Duff Ave. The volunteer sign-up deadline is April 23.

First Benson lecture set

Leonard Shlain, chief of laparo-scopic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, will present the Donald Benson Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Shlain, who writes and lectures on the connections between art, science and creativity, will address "The Conflict Between Word and Image."

Donald Benson, for whom the lecture series is named, was a member of the English department from 1958 to 1993, and served as chair from 1968 to 1972. He died last March of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Antarctica trip planned

The department of zoology and genetics is seeking faculty (current and retired) and students to participate in an international biology field trip to Antarctica, planned for December. Applications, including a non-refundable $500 fee, are due March 26. More information on the trip is available on the Web at and or from Carol Vleck 4-8646, e-mail:

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