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November 5, 1999


Breakfast with the President
The next Breakfast with President Martin Jischke will begin at 7:30 a.m. today (Friday, Nov. 5) in the Memorial Union Oak Room. Pastries, coffee and tea are provided. Breakfast may be purchased in the food court.

Gartner to speak to women's club
Michael Gartner, former editor of The Tribunein Ames, will be the guest speaker at the ISU Women's Club Nov. 15 meeting. Gartner will talk about "Why a Newsman Loves Ames." The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave. For more information, contact Mary Stevermer, 232-9180.

Regents award winners
Ralph Oliver, supervisor of plant services in Central Stores, and Cynthia Eckhart, who resigned from her office manager position in the training and development office last spring, received 1999 Regents Awards for Staff Excellence. Oliver and Eckhart represent the supervisory/confidential group of employees. They received their awards Oct. 20 during a dinner with members of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, held in Iowa City.

Lunch with Coach Eustachy
Cyclone head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy will hold his first faculty/staff lunch club of the year at noon Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Pack your lunch or purchase one in the food court and visit with Eustachy about the upcoming season. Questions may be directed to Julie Flory, 4-8232.

Entrepreneurs show to be broadcast on KASI Radio
The nationally syndicated public radio program Entrepreneurs! Living the American Dream with Richard Tavener,which was broadcast live from the lobby of Carver Hall Nov. 1, will be aired on KASI Radio (1430 AM) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. The program features four Iowa entrepreneurs: John Pappajohn, Pappajohn Capital Resources/Equity Dynamics Inc., Des Moines; Matt Rizai, Engineering Animation Inc., Ames; Tom Cardella, Access Direct Telemarketing Services Inc., Cedar Rapids; and Sunnie Richer, Doextra, Des Moines.

Tuition grant applications due Dec. 10
Tuition grant applications for spring semester for eligible Merit (E and H base) and P&S (P base) employees are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear. The current fees are $117 per undergraduate credit and $184 per graduate credit; use these numbers on the application. The application forms have been revised; be sure to use the new forms.

Application forms and eligibility information are available in 318 Beardshear, by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458, or online: for Merit employees and for P&S staff.

Deere Co. gives cash gift to C6
Iowa State's $6 million C6 virtual reality project is being aided by a $500,000 gift from the John Deere Foundation, Moline, Ill. Deere officials made the donation Oct. 26 and toured Howe Hall and the Virtual Reality Applications Center. C6 will be built in the atrium of Howe Hall. It is a next-generation virtual reality room that will have images projected on all four of its walls, ceiling and floor. It will use the latest computer technology to generate images and provide researchers a higher degree of "immersion" in virtual environments.

Sexual assault response team cited
An Iowa State sexual assault response team that assists women from historically underserved communities has been cited as an example of improvements communities are making in responding to domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Story County Sexual Assault Response Team, coordinated by the department of public safety, is cited in a report by the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C., non-profit agency that focuses on societal issues.

The team is a recipient of a National Institute of Justice STOP Violence Against Women program grant through the Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse.

Racing Day at Jack Trice Stadium
Iowa State's last home football game of the season, on Nov. 13 against Oklahoma, is "Racing Day." The observance is part of a joint promotion between the athletics department and 14 auto racing tracks in central Iowa. Each track featured a "Cyclone Night at the Races" this summer. Iowa State also teamed with Wayne Larson, Ames, to sponsor a car that raced in Marshalltown, Eldora and Boone. "Racing Day" will feature displays and cars (dirt track, dragsters, sprint, go-carts, Winston series and NASCAR) north of the stadium, and a parade of race cars on the track inside the stadium prior to kick-off, weather permitting. The football game starts at 1 p.m.

Santa and Fido
Pet owners can capture the holiday spirit by bringing their pet cats and dogs to pose on Santa's lap during the afternoon and evening on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. A studio will be set up in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Proceeds from the $5 fee will provide financial assistance for vet med students attending educational conferences. For an appointment, call 4-4900.

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