INSIDE IOWA STATE
June 8, 2001
American Express card terms change July 1
The state of Iowa recently signed a new contract with American Express.
(ISU's American Express corporate card program is part of the state's
contract.) Under the new agreement, American Express corporate cards are to
be used only for official state travel expenses, and the cards will be
issued only to individuals currently employed by the state. Personal use of
the corporate cards no longer is permitted. To comply with the new contract,
the university needs to deactivate all retirees' American Express corporate
cards on July 1. Retirees who plan to travel on university business may
reapply, with the approval of their department heads.
Use ISU Purchasing card at Target
ISU Purchasing cards should be used for all university purchases at
Target. Those making purchases from Target also should be aware that the
billing department has implemented a $5 fee for any duplicate copy of
billing documents. For more info on ISU Purchasing cards, see
ISU Purchasing card use broadens
The ISU Purchasing card now may be used for certain meeting, event and
hospitality expenditures ($2,000 limit per transaction). Prior to using the
card for these expenditures, new and existing cardholders need to request a
modified card configuration from Lesley Lackore, Purchasing card
administrator, 4-4589. Program details and applications are available from
this Web page,
Lewis gets Master Gardener appointment
Entomologist Donald Lewis will serve as professor-in-charge of the
Master Gardener program, while continuing his duties as an extension
entomologist. Lewis has taught entomology classes for the Master Gardener
program since it began in 1977. Master Gardener volunteers receive Extension
horticulture training, which they then share with their communities.
Andre to chair education department
Thomas Andre, professor of curriculum and instruction, has been named
chair of the department of curriculum and instruction, effective July 1. A
cognitive educational psychologist, Andre has been with Iowa State since
Registration open for tissue symposium
The 11th annual Growth Factor and Signal Transduction Conference will
be held Sept. 13-16 in the Scheman Building. Sessions will focus on various
aspects of tissue remodeling. The cost for ISU personnel is $25 by Aug. 20,
or $50 after Aug. 20. For more information, visit this Web site:
http://molebio.iastate.edu/~gfst/homepg.html, or call Gulshan Singh or
Rohini Ramaswamy, 4-7978.
Hendrickson is LOMIS chair
Anthony Hendrickson, associate professor of management information
systems in the College of Business, has been named chair of the department
of logistics, operations and management information systems (LOMIS).
Hendrickson joined the Iowa State faculty in 1996. Michael Crum previously
chaired the department.
Petersen sculpture dedication is June 8
The new Christian Petersen drinking fountain, "Joy," will be dedicated
at 4 p.m. Friday, June 8, south of MacKay Hall. Petersen created the
original "Joy" in plaster in 1938 in Ames' Brookside Park. The college
purchased the plaster cast in 1986 and in 2000, a bronze casting was
created. The drum-shaped bronze casting shows a bas relief of children at
play. It is near another Petersen piece, the "Marriage Ring"
Acting director named
Valrey Kettner has been named acting director of the Office of
Sponsored Programs. Kettner previously served as an interim director of the
office. Matthew Clark, director of the office since Jan. 16, has resigned
from Iowa State.
Carter to lead business departments
Professor of finance Richard Carter has been named chair of the
departments of accounting and finance in the College of Business.
Carter joined the Iowa State faculty in 1986. David Smith previously
chaired both departments.
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