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Inside Iowa State
July 23, 1999


Commencement is Aug. 7
Undergraduate and graduate students will be honored at a single summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 7. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum. Interim provost Richard Seagrave will give the commencement address. Tickets are not needed for the event.

Jischke on WOI-AM Aug. 4
ISU President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Aug. 4, Talk of Iowa radio show. Talk of Iowa, which airs weekdays on WOI-AM, begins at 10 a.m.

Orange route alternate schedule
Those who park in the Iowa State Center commuter lot and ride the Orange Route should park on the northwest side of Vet Med during the Family Motor Coach Association convention, July 23-30. Buses will leave Vet Med approximately five minutes ahead of the usual scheduled stops at the center lot. Alternative parking is available in Lot 29 (behind Molecular Biology) and Lot 29B (south of Administrative Services Building). Normal parking and shuttle runs will resume Mon-day, Aug. 2. For more information, contact the parking office, 4-3388.

Summer enrollment up slightly
Summer enrollment at Iowa State is 8,891, up 51 from enrollment figures at this time last year. Undergraduate enrollment is 6,033, and graduate enrollment is 2,858. Complete summer enrollment figures are at this Web site:

New name: International Education Services
The Office of International Students and Scholars has been renamed International Education Services (IES). The office coordinates programs and services for international students and visiting scholars, ISU students studying abroad, and faculty who lead groups overseas.

The IES Study Abroad Center and International Resource Center have merged to form the Study Abroad Resource Center. Located in rooms 5 and 6 of Hamilton Hall, the new center houses a library, which includes information on study, work and travel abroad, and cultural artifacts used for intercultural learning.

The Study Abroad Resource Center also advises students and others traveling abroad; offers passport, INS photos and Inter-national Identity Cards; and provides information on cultural awareness, health, safety, and insurance for international travelers.

Learning complex to open
The electrical and computer engineering department's new Active Learning Complex will open officially from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. Located in 1313 Coover, the high-tech complex is devoted to collaborative student learning. President Martin Jischke, vice provost Howard Shapiro and department chair Mani Venkata will speak. Engineering dean James Melsa will give introductions. Students in the department will demonstrate the electronic technology. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Linda Kelley, 2215 Coover, 4-1097.

Iowa State featured in new Des Moines book
Hundreds of color images of the Des Moines area and profiles of area businesses and institutions (including Iowa State) are included in a recently released publication. Greater Des Moines: Iowas Commercial Center is available at Parks Library. The coffee-table-style publication also can be purchased through the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, (515) 286-4950.

Record donations for student financial aid
Donors contributed a record $22.6 million for student financial aid at Iowa State during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Cumulative private support for scholarships exceeded any other single area designated by donors for their contributions. The number of donors making gifts also continued to rise, reaching 52,083. For more information, see this Web site:

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