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January 26, 2001


Applications sought for provost office position
Provost Rollin Richmond is seeking nominations and applications for an associate provost position. Current associate provost Faye Whitaker plans to retire soon. The new position will be a 75 percent appointment for a tenured faculty member with primary responsibilities in faculty recruitment, development and evaluation; and policy, personnel and conduct matters. For more information, contact Alicia Carriquiry, 4-5553, or see the associate provost position Web site at

Before the Super Bowl, it's the Science Bowl
Forty-eight student teams from around the state will compete in the Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University High School Science Bowl Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Union. About 100 Ames Lab and ISU volunteers will assist with the fast-paced competition.

The winning team and its coach receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May to compete in the National Science Bowl competition.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m., with the first match scheduled for 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 5 p.m.

Honors seminar proposals due
The University Honors Program Committee is accepting proposals for Honors seminars for 2001-2002 through March 2. Honors seminars are open only to Honors students and examine topics of current or special interest. The Honors program allocates $500 to Honors program instructor(s) for their professional development. To submit proposals or receive more information, contact the Honors office in Osborn Cottage, 4-4371.

25-Year Club banquet set
The 67th annual banquet of the ISU 25-Year Club will be held Tuesday, March 27, in Scheman. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Invitations to employees who completed 25 years of employment or 300 cumulative months by Dec. 31, 2000, will be mailed the end of January. Employees who have completed 35 years of service also will be honored. Those who think they're eligible for membership in the club but don't receive an invitation should contact Betty Licht, 4-3830. All honorees will be guests of the club. Others who wish to attend may make reservations by calling 4-3830 by March 14. Cost is $17.50 per person.

President's Leadership Initiative Awards
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the 2001 President's Leadership Initiative Awards, which recognize under-graduates who have demonstrated superior leadership in campus and off-campus activities and show strong leadership potential. The application deadline is Feb. 7. Awards apply to Fall 2001 tuition bill. Application forms and awards information can be downloaded from the dean of students homepage ( Applications also are available at the Student Answer Center, Pearson Hall; Vice President for Student Affairs, Beardshear Hall; and the Student Activities Center, B6 Memorial Union. For more info, call Kelly Chavez, 4- 4421.

Veishea is April 20-22
Veishea 2001, "Creating Cyclone Unity," will be held April 20-22. The event will be alcohol-free. The Stars Over Veishea musical, Oklahoma!, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon of Veishea weekend.

Estes to perform with children's choir
Simon Estes, distinguished artist-in-residence in the music department, will perform with a mass children's choir during the Midwest Children's Choir Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students.

P&S Council seeks nominees
Nominations for representatives to the Professional and Scientific Council are due Feb. 16. The council serves as a resource and advocate for P&S employees. The election will be held in March and three-year council terms begin in July. Individuals may nominate themselves. Vacancies exist this spring in all six areas of representation. For more information, visit the council's Web site,

Downhill ski trip Feb. 9-10
The Outdoor Recreation Center is sponsoring a ski and snowboarding trip to Welch Village ski resort, near Red Wing, Minn., on Feb. 9-10. The $43 cost for faculty and staff includes transportation and a lift ticket. Equipment rental is available at Welch Village. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in 0260 State Gym.

ISU units host
e-business conference
Several Iowa State units sponsored a national conference, "e-Business 4 Small Business," Jan. 15-16 in Las Vegas. The conference drew participants from small businesses, including non-profits; and govern-ment agencies in 37 states.

ISU sponsors included the Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Continuing and Extended Education, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development and the Center for Industry Research and Services.

The conference was intended to educate small business owners about the philosophical, legal, technical, financial and marketing aspects of e-business. Conference speakers addressed topics such as technologies that build e-business, e-business security, how to get found on the Web, high speed and wireless Internet connections for rural areas and e-business insurance.

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