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Inside Iowa State
September 25, 1999


Mums for sale
The ISU Horticulture Club will sell chrysanthemums from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 1, on the ground level of Beardshear Hall. The plants, in a variety of colors, will sell for $4 each or three for $10. Proceeds will help fund scholarships for horticulture students who do internships abroad.

Romer featured on Martha Stewart program
James Romer, a graduate student in horticulture, will appear on Martha Stewart LivingThursday, Oct. 14. The program, which airs at 9 a.m. on WHO-TV, will center on Romer and his family's years of work with dahlias. Romer coordinates ISU Extension's Master Gardener program.

Lunch with President Jischke
The campus community is invited to an open forum lunch with President Martin Jischke at noon Monday, Sept. 27, in the LeBaron Lounge. Pack your lunch and come visit with the president about topics of your choice. Lemonade, coffee and cookies will be provided.

Farm Progress Show tent highlights ISU projects
The Iowa State tent at the 1999 Farm Progress Show in Amana, Sept. 28-30, features more than 30 displays and field plots, focusing on topics such as value-added agriculture and conversations across the generations. A new feature this year is the ISU hoop building, a tent-like structure that can shelter livestock. The facility will house educational programming, live radio broadcasts and listening sessions for ISU Extension staff to hear from producers, ag leaders, farm families and agribusiness professionals.

Gardens hires PR person
Teresa McLaughlin, former executive director of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, is director of public relations and development for the Reiman Gardens, effective Sept. 20. She is responsible for managing public relations and fund-raising for the garden, coordinating the CoHorts program, and developing the members program. She reports to the vice president for external affairs.

Business career conference for women
The College of Business is sponsoring a conference Friday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Union Sun Room for female high school students who want to explore careers in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and transportation and logistics. Registration is $16.

For more information, contact Mary Beukema Harms, 4-5800;

ISU drinking water report
A report on Iowa State drinking water is available on the Facilities Planning and Management Web site at The report was requested by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources of all water supplies in Iowa to inform people about their drinking water. It provides results of 1998 drinking water tests.

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