Inside Iowa State
October 8, 1999


Moon reappointed to chair
Harley Moon, professor of veterinary pathology, has been reappointed to the Frank Ramsey Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine for a second three-year term. Moon was the first recipient of the Ramsey Chair. Vet Med Dean Richard Ross credits Moon and his research team with expanding scientists’ understanding of the mechanisms underlying the development and transmissibility of intestinal diseases, particularly E. coli colonization.

New course offered

Dialogues on Diversity (University Studies 150X) is one of a limited slate of mid-term class options available to students who need to maintain full-time status. The eight-week class begins Oct. 18 with five sections. It is not listed in the course catalog, but faculty and academic advisers are asked to keep it in mind for students still looking for class options.

Questions may be directed to Carlie Tartakov, course coordinator, 4-0669.

Regents honor P&S staff
Four Iowa State staff members will be among the Professional and Scientific state university employees honored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at a reception and dinner Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Iowa City. Iowa State’s recipients of this year’s Regents Award for Staff Excellence are Don Brown, field specialist for the Center for Industrial Research and Service; A. Severin Johnson, industrial liaison for the Utilization Center for Ag Products; Mari Kemis, program coordinator for the Research Institute for Studies in Education; and Diana Pounds, internal communications manager, Office of University Relations. The award recognizes professional service to the university community and state, outstanding university citizenship, professional recognition received, contributions beyond the university and career progress.

Grad/professional school fair

Iowa State’s annual Graduate and Professional School Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Representatives from more than 80 universities and colleges, including ISU’s Graduate College, will be available to talk about their schools. A series of 50-minute seminars on preparing for graduate work will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Memorial Union Gallery Room. A list of participating schools and times for the seminars are available on the Web at: The fair is free and open to the public.

Catt Center hosts conference

International politics and the role women around the world play in them will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and the International Studies Association-Midwest Oct. 8-10 at the Hotel Savery, Des Moines.
Registration, payable on site, is $40 for the conference. Nearly 80 scholars will present their research during 30 panel presentations.

On Saturday, recipients of the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics will be honored at a noon luncheon and will discuss their research during a 2:15 p.m. panel.

Pappajohn to deliver lecture
John Pappajohn, CEO of Equity Dynamics Inc., will deliver the annual Bacon Ethics Lecture for the Murray G. Bacon Center for Ethics in Business at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in 205 Carver. The event is free and open to the public. His talk, "Ethics in Financing Start-up Companies," will be telecast from Iowa State via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) to four other Iowa Pappajohn Entrepreneur Center locations. Because of limited seating in the Carver Hall room, Iowa State will have an ICN viewing site in 160 Scheman.

Airport parking changes
The economy parking lot at the Des Moines airport will be moved when the parking garage is completed around the middle of this month. The economy parking lot, currently located on the east side of Fleur Drive, will be moved onto the airport grounds around Oct. 11. It will be located east of the Cargo Building, which is south of the airport terminal. The fee will remain $4 per day and a free shuttle will operate between the parking lot and the terminal. Iowa State personnel on university business also may receive a discounted fee of $3.25 per day at Keck Parking, on the east side of Fleur Drive. To receive the discount, you must inform the attendant when you pay and write your name on your parking ticket.

ISU Women’s Club meets
The ISU Women’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at St. Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave. The meeting will feature a presentation, "Past, Present and Future," on Engineering Animation Inc., Ames.

Jischke on WOI-AM Oct. 13
President Martin Jischke and Colin Scanes, interim director of the Plant Sciences Institute, will be guests on the Wednesday, Oct. 13, Talk of Iowa radio show. Talk of Iowa, which airs weekdays on WOI-AM, begins at 10 a.m.

Free flu shots
Iowa State faculty and staff can receive free flu shots from Oct. 21 through Nov. 19. Vaccinations will be given by Occupational Medicine staff from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility (between Spedding and Gilman). No appointments are necessary.

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