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July 2, 1999


Jischke on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke and Mara Bernson, ISU conference services, will discuss large summer events on campus during the Wednesday, July 7, installment of Talk of Iowa. The call-in program airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on WOI-AM Radio, 640 on the dial.

Tuition grant deadline is July 23

Tuition grant applications for fall semester for eligible Merit and P&S employees are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 23, in Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear. The current fees are $117 for one undergraduate credit and $184 for one graduate credit; use these numbers on the application form.

A revised application form and eligibility information are available in 318 Beardshear or by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458. Applicants are asked to use the revised form to speed the review process. The forms also are available online, for Merit staff:;
for P&S staff:

New department chairs

Iowa State has named two new leaders for its departments of entomology and sociology. Joel Coats is the new chair of the entomology department. Coats, a professor of entomology and toxicology, has been on the ISU faculty since 1978. He succeeds Tom Baker, who served as chair for seven years and will remain on the department faculty.

Robert Schafer is the new chair of the sociology department. Schafer, a professor of sociology, has been an ISU faculty member since 1970. He served as assistant chair of the department from 1988 to 1989. He succeeds Willis Goudy, who is completing a five-year term and will return to the department faculty.

CenterVision series canceled

The Iowa State Center has can-celed CenterVision movies scheduled July 9-10 and Aug. 6-7 in the Iowa State Center courtyard south of Scheman. Center officials said they weren't able to get the quality of movies they sought for the Center-Vision series.

New director for Academic Success Center

Sharon Paterson McGuire, academic athletic adviser at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Blacksburg, has been named director of the Academic Success Center, effective July 15. The ISU Academic Success Center offers students a variety of services to assist their academic careers, including a learning lab, study skills strategy programs, tutoring and services for students with disabilities.

FCS receives accreditation

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences has received accreditation from The Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). The college is one of only 64 nationwide to be accredited by AAFCS.

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