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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, mlthomps@
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 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 site.

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 Web ( 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 sought
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, 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 1987.

David Fernandez-Baca has been named interim chair of the department of computer science. Fernandez-Baca has been a member of the faculty since 1986.

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, call 4-8914.

Tearoom restored
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,

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 http://www.iastate. edu/news/today/2001/aug/zipcodes.html.

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