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Inside Iowa State
August 27, 1999


Jischke on WOI-AM Sept. 1
ISU President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Sept. 1, Talk of Iowa radio show. Talk of Iowa, which airs weekdays on WOI-AM (640), begins at 10 a.m.

Jischke op-ed: Rejoin UNESCO
President Martin Jischke called for the United States to rejoin UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in a column printed in the Aug. 10 edition of the Christian Science Monitor.

"As we move away from confrontation and toward cooperation, as barriers -- physical, cultural, and ideological -- continue to crumble, and as we move to a world economy based, for the first time, on an unlimited resource (knowledge), the leaders of this world will not be the nations with the strongest military forces," Jischke wrote. "The leaders will be those nations with the greatest ability to generate and share these knowledge resources."

A link to the op-ed can be found on the Presidents Office homepage at

Learning community participation up again
A projected 1,697 students are participating in learning communities this fall, according to estimates from the registrar's office. A year ago, 1,357 students joined a learning community. 1999-2000 is the second of three years in which Iowa State is allocating an additional $500,000 annually to bolster learning community programs.

Pierre soil science lecture
Donald Nielsen, who received his Ph.D. from Iowa State in 1958, will present the 13th Pierre Lecture in Soil Science at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in 2050 Agronomy. His topic is emerging concepts for field research in soil science; he will talk about sampling and statistical designs that will transform agricultural and environmental research in the next century.

Nielsen spent his 40-year career at the University of California, Davis, and has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications.

The Pierre Lecture Series honors William Pierre, agronomy department chair from 1938 until 1964.

On Sept. 2, Nielsen will present a half-day workshop, "Sampling Field Soils and their Vegetation -- Learning Spatial and Temporal Statistics by Example," from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 3140 Agronomy. It is free to faculty, staff and students, but preregistration is requested. Contact Jill Smart, 4-8921,

Appointments made in Veterinary Medicine
Charles Thoen, professor of veterinary microbiology, was appointed chair of the department of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, effective July 1. Thoen has been serving as interim chair since 1997. The appointment is for two years.

Gary Osweiler, veterinary toxicologist, was selected for a second three-year term as the Eugene and Linda Lloyd Professor in Veterinary Toxicology, effective July 1. Eugene Lloyd is an ISU alumnus and former faculty member. Osweiler also serves as director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Bowling league to start
The ISU faculty-staff bowling league will begin on Monday, Sept. 13. All faculty and staff are eligible for this mixed league. Last years' teams were Journalism, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Chem-Met, Econ, Eng/Com Sci, Entomology, ESP, New Technology, Ind E&T, Mathematics, Phy Ed, Statistics and Vet Med. There is room for additional teams. To enter as an individual or as a team, contact Harvey Burkholder, secretary, 292-4546; e-mail:

Central Stores extends hours
The Central Stores sales counter now is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. (Traditionally, the sales counter closed at 4 p.m.) Central Stores stocks a variety of hardware, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, household and other products for university departments and offers free delivery. Central Stores is located at 192 General Services Building.

100th anniversary of carillon celebrated in concert
Music, dance, family activities and birthday cake will mark the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the carillon Sunday, Sept. 12, on central campus. Activities will include cookie decorating and musical games, beginning at 2 p.m. A concert featuring the Ames Children's Choir, ISU Brass Ensemble, ISU Dance and university carillonneur Tin-shi Tam will begin at 3 p.m. New campanile posters and ornaments commem-orating the anniversary will be on sale. The event is free. For more information, call 4-3831.

P&S Council to host tailgate
Professional and Scientific employees and their guests are invited to a tailgate party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, prior to Iowa State's first game against Indiana State. The P&S Council will provide brats, side dishes and beverages. More information, including a registration form, is available at this Web site: Registration is requested by Aug. 27.

ISU Womens Club welcomes newcomers
The ISU Women's Club will hold a meeting for newcomers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Reiman Gardens. Refreshments will follow at the home of Katherine Melsa. The ISU Womens Club is a social and service organization of women who are faculty, scientific or technical staff, graduate students or partners of any of these. They meet for interaction and friendship. For more information, contact Paula Gmelch, 268-0128.

Steak fry is Sept. 7
The ISU community is invited to the annual steak fry hosted by past presidents of the Ames Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Iowa State Center courtyard. Business dean Ben Allen is the immediate past president of the chamber. The cost is $15 per person; reservations are requested by Friday, Aug. 27. For more information, or to register, contact the chamber, 232-2310.

Diana Pounds, University Relations,
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