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December 10, 1999


Governor's office open house
Iowa State faculty and staff are invited to attend a Holiday Open House for state employees, hosted by Gov. Tom and Christie Vilsack, and Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson at the State Capitol Friday, Dec. 10. The open house for state employees will be at two times -- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. -- in the Governor's Office on the first floor of the Capitol.

"Blitz build" a success
Nearly $34,000 was raised by Iowa State for this year's Habitat for Humanity housing construction project, and more than 500 students participated Homecoming week in a seven-day "blitz build" of the four-plex for homeless people on South Kellogg Avenue. Campus donations funded about one-fourth of the total costs of the project, according to Vic Moss, director of the Emergency Residence Project, which will operate the residence. The first families are expected to move in this month.

Blank check order eliminated
ISU Purchasing eliminated the "blank check with purchase order," effective Dec. 6, due to the increased use of purchasing cards. Departments that included a check with purchase orders for a small amount, or in need of a purchasing card, should contact Nancy Brooks, assistant manager of purchasing, 4-8757. Venders generally will process transactions through a purchasing card instead of requiring prepayment.

Parks Library renovations
During the semester break, two renovation projects scheduled for the first floor of Parks Library are:

Both projects are scheduled to be completed by Jan. 10. Questions should be sent to Wayne Pedersen, 4-0440,

2000 Shrine all-star game
Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium will be the site of the 28th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football game Saturday, July 29, 2000. The North vs. South game features the best high school football players in Iowa. Team rosters will be announced in late January; tickets for the game will go on sale in early spring. A Shrine cheerleading squad of 60 also is selected for this game.

Ticket and sponsorship proceeds will benefit Iowa children who need services provided by one of the 22 Shrine Hospital's orthopedic and burn institutes. Care is provided at no charge to the patients. This is the first time Ames and ISU have hosted this event.

Historic uniforms sought
Do you own a "historic" athletic uniform (1920s or earlier)?

Graduate students in "Advanced History of Costume and Textiles" will assemble an exhibit of athletic apparel and equipment at the Farmhouse Museum in March 2000. The class particularly needs uniforms for basketball, gymnastics and football. It has a fair selection of swimwear. Both men and women's wear is needed.

Class members will need access to items at the start of spring semester classes because they research each piece to help document it.

Most students have enrolled simultaneously in "Conservation of Textiles and Apparel," so they will be trained in protecting items on exhibit. To offer your uniform, contact Jane Farrell-Beck, 4-4233, or

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