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September 14, 2001


E-business conference is Sept. 26-28
The College of Business is one of several sponsors of the annual Midwest E-Business Conference, to be held Sept. 26-28 in the Scheman Building. The conference will provide Internet marketing strategies to help small- and mid-size businesses expand their markets and improve visibility. Participants may choose from one of five topical tracks and one- to three-day packages. For more information, call Sarah Terrones, 4-5008. To register, call Janet Gardner, 4-5366, or visit the conference Web site:

Geoffroy on Talk of Iowa
President Gregory Geoffroy will be a guest on the Tuesday, Sept. 18, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI Radio. The live, call-in program airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on 640 AM. Listeners may call during the show (4-0640 in Ames or 1-800-262-0640) or send an e-mail question in advance to:

NRHH members sought
Iowa State faculty and staff who were members of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), either at Iowa State or another institution, and would like to be active again in the ISU chapter, are sought. Current members of Iowa State's Order of the Rose and Chessman chapter are looking for past NRHH members who would like to take part in chapter events, or MACURH or NACURH events. Send your name and contact information to

Grant proposals sought
The Iowa Space Grant Consortium is accepting proposals for NASA support of research projects to be completed in 2001. Projects need not be space-related but will be reviewed more favorably if they have clear applicability to NASA's aeronautics and space mission. Seed grant proposals are due Nov. 5; cooperative activity grant proposals are due Dec. 14. For more information, visit:

International dinner series planned
Five-course dinners featuring cuisine from around the world will be featured during this year's International Dinner series planned, prepared and served by students enrolled in the fine dining management program. Dinners are $25 and will be held in the Tearoom Sept. 26 (Italian), Oct. 10 (American), Oct. 24 (African), Nov. 7 (Southwest Asia); Nov. 14 (German) and Dec. 5 (French, $35, seven courses). Gourmet coffee and tea are included in the cost; wine will be available at $2 a glass. Parking will be reserved in Lot 23, between Davidson hall and the Armory, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for diners. Reservations may be made by calling 4-9371.

Gardens raise nearly $16,000
The Reiman Gardens raised $15,900 this summer through visitor donations. Officials started soliciting donations May 10, said Teresa McLaughlin, Reiman Gardens director, to help meet the costs of maintaining the gardens. Voluntary donations are $3 for adults and $1 for children. About one in three people visiting the gardens this summer donated some amount. An admission fee was discussed earlier this year, but leaders decided to solicit donations instead. ISU students and children 6 years and younger are not asked to contribute.

Satellite program examines media violence
The impact of violent video games, television and movies on children and families will be examined during a four-part satellite program broadcast from Iowa State across the nation. The Impact of Entertainment Media Violence on Children and Families will be broadcast from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22, and Nov. 5 and 19. The program may be viewed in county extension offices or on campus at 1155 ASB. For more information or to register, contact Kim Greder, 4-5906,, or visit this Web site:

New rules for American Express cards
The state of Iowa has a new contract with American Express, and Iowa State's American Express corporate card program is part of that contract. Under the new agreement, American Express corporate cards are to be used only for official state travel expenses, and the cards issued only to individuals currently employed by the state. Personal use of the corporate cards no longer is permitted. The university will deactivate cards when employees retire from the university.

Michael Whiteford, professor and chair of the department of anthropology, to associate dean of administrative affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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