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April 27, 2001


WOI Radio received a pledge of $10,000 from the Maytag Foundation during its spring membership drive, not the figure reported in the April 13 Inside.

Animal science gets acting department head
University Professor M. Douglas Kenealy has been named acting head of the department of animal science. Former department head Dennis Marple has returned to teaching and research. An internal search for a new department head is planned this spring.

Campus lost and found
ISU Surplus, a division of Central Stores, will pick up lost and found items. ISU Surplus holds the items for three weeks and then sells them. Calls for lost items should be referred to ISU Surplus, 4-5550.

Seagrave on Talk of Iowa
Interim President Richard Seagrave will be a guest on the May 10 edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI Radio. The live, call-in program airs from 10 to 11 a.m. on WOI-AM. Questions for Seagrave also may be submitted in advance via e-mail:

Change your pay plan now
Tenured, tenure-track and adjunct faculty on 9-month (B base) appointments and 9- and 10-month P&S employees may enroll in the 12-month pay plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. They also may change back to the 9-month plan. Application forms for either option are due by 5 p.m. July 10 to the payroll office, 3608 ASB. Employees are eligible for the 12-month option in July following the academic year in which their ISU employment began. For more information or a form, contact the payroll office, 4-6556.

Stange Road construction
Stange Road, between Pammel Drive and Daley Drive, will be closed for construction beginning Monday, May 7. A 150-yard stretch of the road under the Union Pacific railroad truss will be replaced. Vehicles will be rerouted to Haber Road and Hyland Avenue; pedestrians to two tunnels under the railroad. CyRide buses also will use Haber Road. Stange Road is expected to reopen around Aug. 1.

Candidate pulls out of search
Jay Whelan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has withdrawn from the search for a director for Iowa State's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition.

Summer sessions
Iowa State's two summer sessions will run May 21-July 13 and June 18-Aug. 10, respectively. Summer commencement is Saturday, Aug. 11.

Tuition grant application deadline
The application deadline for the Merit and Professional and Scientific tuition grant programs for summer session is Friday, May 18. Applicants should complete a form, found at (for P&S employees) or (for Merit employees). The size of the grants hasn't been set yet for the summer semester. Questions should be directed to Megan Wolf, 4-6458,

Bicycle auction May 1
Central Stores will hold a bicycle auction at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, on the lawn south of the surplus sale warehouse on Kooser Drive. About 100 unclaimed bicycles will be sold. Buyers must pay in cash. Bikes will be available for viewing after 3 p.m. For more information, call 4-5536.

Vet Med students raise $5,000 for 'Ark' project
Vet Med students raised more than $5,000 for "Ark of Hope," sponsored by Heifer Project International. The gift sponsors an "Ark' in which 15 types of life-giving animals (cows, chickens, llamas, water buffalo) are given to 30 needy families around the world. Each family that receives an animal will pass on one or more of the animal's offspring to other families. The students' fund raising began in October and included penny wars, food sales, alumni donations and pop can redemptions.

Student retention project teams will share results
Four teams that received student recruitment and retention grants this year from the P&S Council will summarize their projects during a noon open forum Thursday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The presenting projects are "Students Recruiting Students" (forestry department), "Partners in the Laboratory" (College of Engineering and IPRT), "The Student Connection: A Mentoring Program" (for freshman students with learning disabilities), and "Cyclone Scholars" (student leaders who organize academic workshops for student organizations). Thirteen proposals received grants totaling $30,000 this year.

Lavender Graduation is May 3
The fourth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony, honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students (graduating fall 2000, spring 2001 or August 2001) will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Participating students were asked to register, 4-5433, by April 26.

Culture Corps grant proposals sought
The Culture Corps grants program is accepting proposals for 2001-02. Sponsored by International Education Services and the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, the grants provide funds to faculty and staff to hire undergraduate students who assist in internationalizing classes and programs. Applications and information are available at Applications will be evaluated from July 1 through Sept. 14, or until funds are allocated.

Ward is claims administrator
Joan Ward, the new claims administrator in the Office of Risk Management, will coordinate claims for insurance and self-insurance programs, workers compensation and the university vehicle liability program. Contact Ward, 4-7083, for help with workers compensation, reporting losses, claim investigation, tort liability, builders risk, contract liability or commercial insurance claims.

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