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Inside Iowa State
April 30, 1999


Faculty ballots are due today

The deadline for faculty to vote on a proposed post- tenure review policy is 5 p.m. today (April 30). Results of the vote are expected to be announced at the next Faculty Senate meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in 260 Scheman. Results of the vote will be posted online in the "Today's News" section of ISU's homepage.

Inside moves to summer schedule

This is the last Inside Iowa State of spring semester. The newspaper moves to its three-week summer publication cycle, beginning with a May 21 issue. Other publication dates are June 11, July 2, July 23 and Aug. 13.

Summer tuition grant deadline

Tuition grant applications for summer semester for eligible merit and P&S employees are due by 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, in Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear. The current fees are $117 for one undergraduate credit and $184 for a graduate credit; use these numbers on the form. Applications and eligibility information are available in 318 Beardshear, or by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458. The forms also are available online, for merit staff at, and for P&S staff at

Iowa State Dance hosts concert

Iowa State Dance will host a dance concert, "Meeting of Minds," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Betty Toman Dance Studio, Forker. It will feature performances by members of two central Iowa dance groups, Mosaic and The Chamber Dancers. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Breakfast with Jischke

President Martin Jischke will host his last breakfast of spring semester at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Juice, coffee and rolls will be provided, or faculty, staff and students may purchase breakfast in the food court. Visit informally with the president about topics of your choosing.

Booklet on creating accessible Web sites available

Creating Web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities is the focus of a new booklet prepared by the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology and the Iowa Department for the Blind. The book includes tips on solving the most common accessibility problems on Web pages. Faculty and staff may receive a free copy by contacting University Relations, 217 Communications, 4-7958, An expanded online version of the booklet is at

WOI finishes best spring fund-raiser

Donors contributed $224,103 to WOI Radio during a record- breaking spring fund drive. The eight-day drive concluded with a flurry Friday evening, April 23, when donors pledged $4,000 during the last 11 minutes.

"We're extremely grateful to our generous contributors," said membership director Carol Lamb. "Their gifts will help pay for WOI-AM and -FM programs, equipment, news reporting and music."

Time to renew "extended loan" materials

ISU Library borrowers with "extended loan" materials due May 7 may renew those materials for the coming academic year without penalty until 5 p.m. May 14. The library no longer sends advance "courtesy reminders" regarding extended loans. Borrowers may request lists of items they've checked out by visiting the circulation desk in the Parks Library or branch facilities.

Geneticist to give guest lecture

Franklin Stahl, distinguished professor of molecular biology at the University of Oregon, Eugene, will talk on "Genetic Recombination" from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in 1420 Molecular Biology. Stahl's presentation will describe specific methods by which DNA undergoes recombination, which can explain, for example, how genetic traits are passed from one generation to another.

Foreign travel grants due

Applications for foreign travel grants for travel between Aug. 16 and May 15, 2000, are due Oct. 1 in the Faculty Senate Office, 101 Lab of Mechanics. Check with deans' offices for college deadlines. Applications should be submitted no more than two semesters prior to travel.

St. Paul Sunday to help celebrate radio anniversary

Bill McGlaughlin, host of Minnesota Public Radio's St. Paul Sunday, and the Ames Piano Quartet will present "A Look at St. Paul Sunday" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the Tye Recital Hall, Music Building. The concert is part of 50th anniversary events this year for WOI Radio and will be broadcast on WOI-FM on a later date. A reception follows. Tickets are $5 ($2 students) at the door or by calling WOI Radio, 4-2025.

Jischke on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, May 5, edition of Talk of Iowa. The live, call-in program airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on WOI-AM (640).

IPRT appoints associate director

Joseph Gilbert has been named associate director of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology. He began his new duties April 19.

Before coming to Iowa State, Gilbert was vice president of business development at the National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling, W. Va. He has 20 years of marketing, marketing management and business development experience.

Gilbert has a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Auburn University, Alabama, and a master's in public administration from Troy State University, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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