INSIDE IOWA STATE
August 31, 2001
Plant sale at Reiman Gardens
The annual plant sale at Reiman Gardens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9. Perennials, as well as arts and crafts, will be sold.
Proceeds benefit activities and plantings at the Reiman Gardens.
Traffic gates in operation
Traffic gates restricting vehicle access to central campus returned to
operation Aug. 27. Drivers can gain access to central campus with a gate
pass (from the department of public safety) or by getting DPS permission via
the intercom at the gate on the east end of Osborn Drive.
Soil scientist gives Pierre talk
William Jury, distinguished professor of soil physics at the University of
California, Riverside, will give the 2001 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science,
The Emerging Global Water Crisis, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in 2050
Agronomy. Individuals and research groups may meet with Jury on Sept. 12 and
13 (contact Michael Thompson, 4-2415,
Jury also will present a technical lecture, "Why Methyl Bromide Shouldn't be
Banned," at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in 3140 Agronomy. More information about Jury is available at
Rec services starts fall lineup
High-intensity and low-impact aerobics, aqua fitness and cycling classes are
among Recreation Services fall offerings. All classes are open to faculty
and staff. Class schedules are available in 2220 State Gym, the Lied Center
or online at
www.iastate.edu/~recreation. The cost is $25 per semester (to
participate in classes at Lied, you must purchase a user pass as well.)
Classes began Monday, Aug. 27.
Rec Services also offers personal training and individual programs. Call for
package costs (individual or buddy system; six to 18 sessions). A one-time,
90-minute session is available for $25. For more information, visit the Web
Focus on biotech foods
Gregory Jaffe, co-director of the Biotechnology Project at the Center for
Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C., will discuss Resolving the
Food Fight: A Consumer Perspective on Agricultural Biotechnology at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in 171 Scheman. His lecture is free.
OPG is online, updated
ISU Office Procedure Guide (OPG) has been updated and is available on the
(http://www.adp.iastate.edu/vpbf/prod/docs/opg/opg.htm). Print versions
of the OPG no longer are available. The online OPG was reformatted for
convenient Web navigation. Comments on the OPG can be sent to
Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 7, for the 2001 Women of Achievement
Awards, to be presented at the Women of Achievement lunch on Oct. 3. More
information and a nomination form may be found online at
http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/ywca/womenachivement.htm, or contact Judy
Dolphin, 15 Alumni Hall, 4-1663;
Online billing info available
Facilities planning and management now offers online tracking and retrieving
of billing information. Access billing info at these Web sites:
For more information or to comment on the site, contact Don Chrusciel,
Department heads named
Jeff Iles has been appointed to a three-year term as head of the department
of horticulture, effective Sept. 1. Iles has been with the department since
David Fernandez-Baca has been named interim chair of the department of
computer science. Fernandez-Baca has been a member of the faculty since
Learn the ropes
You Want What When? Submitting Course Offerings to the Office of the
Registrar and Room Scheduling is a two-part workshop offered from 1 to 3
p.m. Sept. 11 and 13. Participants will learn more about the relationship
among academic departments, the registrar and room scheduling. To attend,
A $300,000 gift will fund restoration of the tearoom in MacKay Hall to its
original 1920s style and atmosphere. Renovations, slated to be completed in
January, will not disrupt service in the tearoom. The renovated tearoom will
be named the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, after Joan Underwood, Atlantic,
who worked in the tearoom as a student and graduated from ISU in home
economics in 1952. The donation came from her son Roger Underwood (also an
ISU alum) and daughter-in-law Connie Underwood.
MU bowling lanes updated
The Memorial Union Recreation Center began a major renovation of its bowling
lanes Aug. 27. The project will take two to three weeks, but will not close
the area entirely. Patrons still may access the video arcade and billiards
area. Bowling lanes may be temporarily unavailable during the renovation.
The work, done primarily in the afternoons, is being paid partially by a
special appropriation from the Government of the Student Body. Daily updates
on the availability of bowling lanes are available by calling 4-1233.
A renovation celebration will be held from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Chemistry bloopers film
John Fortman, Wright State University, will present Americas Funniest
Chemical Videos: Dazzling Demos and Videotaped Bloopers at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, in 1352 Gilman. Refreshments will be provided in 1651
Gilman at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Burnett, 4-4492, email@example.com.
Zip+4 needed for mail
To ensure mail gets to the correct location, the ISU community is asked to
use the zip+4 designation when addressing campus mail. A list of Beardshear
zip+4 numbers may be found online at
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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