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Inside Iowa State
October 22, 1999


Alumni award nominations due Dec. 1
The deadline for nominations for Alumni Association awards to be presented at Homecoming 2000, is Dec. 1. Awards include the Faculty Citation, Superior Service Award and the W.E. Barron All-University Senior student award. For more information and nomination forms, check the Alumni Association's Web page,, call 4-4762 or email

United Way/Habitat for Humanity gifts still short of goal
Contributions to the United Way/Habitat for Humanity campus campaign still are being accepted, even though the drive officially ended Oct. 18. The campus goal for the two campaigns is $200,000. As of Oct. 18, $162,441 had been pledged.

ISU names biotech outreach education coordinator
Michael Zeller, a nationally honored high school science teacher at Woodward-Granger Community School, will become Iowa State's first biotechnology outreach education coordinator in January. He will develop and conduct workshops for K-12 teachers and students, extension service professionals, adult educators, industry personnel and the public. Many of the educational activities will be conducted in ISU's new Biotechnology Outreach Education Center, scheduled to be completed by year's end.

Andrle named director of CTRE
Stephen Andrle, manager of the Transit Cooperative Research Program at the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., has been named director of the Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE), effective Nov. 8. The director of CTRE administers transportation research programs with $3 million to $5 million in sponsored funding spread across 30 to 50 projects per year and develops research and outreach proposals for regional, national and international sponsors.

25-year club will add new members
More than 100 ISU employees become eligible for membership in the university's 25-year club on Dec. 31. Eligibility is earned by 25 years or 300 cumulative months of service to Iowa State. New members will be honored at a banquet Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. Employees who will reach this milestone by Dec. 31 are asked to contact Betty Licht, retirement information and planning, 4-3830, to confirm they are on the list.

Assistors available to help
More than 40 volunteer assistors completed training this fall on Iowa State's sexual harassment policy and procedures. They include faculty and staff and represent all areas of the university. Assistors may provide information on the policy, and informal and formal options for resolving alleged instances of harassment. Assistors may accompany an alleged victim to an informal resolution session, but do not serve as advocates or spokespersons.

Students or employees who believe they are victims of sexual harassment may contact any of the assistors for answers to their questions. The full list is available from the Affirmative Action Office Web site,

Save your phone books for recycling
ISU directories are available now at the University Book Store. Ames and Des Moines city directories should arrive on campus beginning with McLeodUSA in mid- to late October and USWest directories in mid-November. All of the old directories can be recycled. The campus phone book recycling date this fall is Saturday, Dec. 4. Building recycling volunteers will coordinate the collection process. Last year, the campus recycled 7 tons of phone books. Volunteers still are needed for collection Saturday; call Gloria Erickson, 4-7977, to volunteer.

Jischke on Talk of Iowa
President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Nov. 3, edition of Talk of Iowa. The call-in program airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on WOI-AM Radio (640).

Organ recital is Oct. 29
The department of music presents the 13th recital in the Organists of Iowa SeriesFriday, Oct. 29. This year's featured organist, Dana Robinson, University of Illinois, will give a free recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Tye Recital Hall.

Previously, Robinson served as organist and choir master at Trinity Cathedral, Davenport, and on the faculty of Central College and Luther College.

Ames Piano Quartet readies for concert, CD
The Ames Piano Quartet will present its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Tye Hall. The group includes music department faculty William David, pianist; Mahlon Darlington, violinist; George Work, cellist; and Jonathan Sturm, violist. The quartet will be featured at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, on the award-winning radio program St. Paul Sunday,broadcast on WOI-FM. The group also is recording a CD that will be released in late 2000.

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