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March 9, 2001


Racism, sexism topic of UCW talk
Racism and sexism on campus will be discussed during a TIPS (Together in Power Series) lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Tracey Owens Patton, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, will speak on the topic. Cost is $12 and includes lunch. Registration must be done online by March 22 at For more information, call the women's center, 4-4154.

Wanted: faculty, staff to teach short course
The Secondary Education Club seeks students, faculty and staff who would like to teach one-day, short courses to visiting middle school and high school students. The courses will be part of the first Splash! event, planned for Oct. 27. All courses will be taught on the ISU campus. The deadline for signing up to teach a course is April 9. For sign-up forms, contact Heather Basil, 292-3503,, or Stefanie Hills, 292-5738,

New bulletin has arrived
The 2001-2003 Bulletin, Undergraduate and Graduate Courses and Programs is available on the Web at There is no separate graduate bulletin; all undergrad and graduate program information is included in the same bulletin. The courses, policies and procedures in the bulletin take effect with the Fall 2001 term. Print versions are $5 in the bookstores.

Regents OK land lease
Iowa State received permission from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Feb. 22 to lease a 46-acre parcel for 30 years to Ames businessmen who may develop a public golf course in south Ames. The ISU parcel lies east of Elwood Drive and north of South 16 Street, near the Vet Med campus. It is adjacent to about 148 acres owned by Scott Randall and Marvin Walter of Ames. The actual golf course plan still is subject to approval by Ames city officials and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

In other business, the regents:
  • Gave architects permission to begin designing improvements to the Tearoom in MacKay Hall.
  • Approved a project description and $13 million budget for a new chilled water plant on the north side of campus. The facility will help accommodate building growth to the north.
The regents next meet March 21-22 at the University of Northern Iowa.

DI regional on campus March 10
An anticipated 60 student teams from 12 Iowa communities will compete in a Destination ImagiNation regional competition Saturday, March 10, on campus. Teams in each of five challenges and four age groups will advance to the state competition March 26 at Grinnell College. The regional competition, which is open to the public, will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Forker Building, Kildee Auditorium, and Carver and Pearson halls. A closing ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. in 175 Forker.

Radio volunteers sought
WOI Radio seeks volunteers to assist in the phone room during its annual spring membership drive Friday, March 30, to Friday, April 6. Shifts are from three to five hours long and available between 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays and between 6:30 a.m. and midnight on weekends. Training, meals and snacks are provided. Faculty, staff and students may volunteer by calling the WOI membership office, 4-7415, or emailing:

Foreign travel grant applications due in April
Grant applications for foreign travel between May 16 and Jan. 15, 2002, are due from colleges by April 19. College officials should send the applications to the Faculty Senate office, 101 Lab of Mechanics. Faculty should check with their deans for college deadlines. Applications should be submitted no more than two semesters before travel is planned.

Latin dance is March 18
The ISU Ballroom Dance Club will host a Latin dance party from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Roberto Barreiro, a native of Argentina, will serve as music DJ. Admission is $2 at the door; dress is casual nice. Dances will include merengue, salsa, cha cha, rumba, tango, mambo and bolero. For more information, contact Dusan Jeftinija, 292-9582.

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