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November 9, 2001


Free flu shots through Nov. 16
Next week is the last week for ISU employees to get free flu shots through Occupational Medicine. Shot clinics will be held weekdays through Friday, Nov. 16, in 108 Office and Laboratory Building. Clinic hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, see

Volunteers needed for Ames Lab/ISU Science Bowl
Volunteers from scientific and engineering disciplines are sought for the annual Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, in the Memorial Union. The quiz-bowl style competition tests students' knowledge in science, math and engineering. Volunteers will serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers and will receive an event T-shirt, lunch and parking in the Union ramp during the event. To volunteer, contact Saren Johnston, 4-3474,

Recycle your phonebooks
The ISU Recycling Committee is coordinating the annual phonebook recycling drive on campus. ISU, McLeod and USWest directories will be picked up from 75 campus sites on Saturday morning, Dec. 8; in the meantime, units and buildings have set up inside drop boxes. Volunteers are needed on Dec. 8; contact Gloria Erickson, 4-7977, if you can help. A list of building pick-up sites is online at The ISU community recycled 9.7 tons of phone books last fall.

Madrigal Dinner tickets on sale
Tickets for the 37th annual Madrigal Dinners Jan. 18-19, 2002, are on sale now. Tickets for this 17th-century event in the Memorial Union Great Hall may be ordered by mail from the ISU music department, at the Memorial Union box office (after Dec. 3) or from TicketMaster locations. Tickets are $30, with a $2 discount for ISU students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. For more information, call the music department, 4-2810.

ISU employees surpass United Way goal
Through Nov. 1, ISU employees have pledged $227,704 to the local United Way campaign. Those gifts are 102 percent of the university's $223,000 campaign goal. Leading units, who hit 115 percent or higher of their respective goals, are the College of Agriculture, the College of Design, the President's Office and External Affairs.

25-Year Club banquet set
The 68th annual banquet of the ISU 25-Year Club will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in the Scheman Building. The evening will begin with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a program and awards. Invitations to employees who have completed 25 years or 300 cumulative months of employment by Dec. 31 will be mailed in late December. If you think you're eligible for membership in the club, call 4-3830 or visit the 25-Year Club Web site (under "Retirement Information and Planning") to see if your name is included. Updates to the list are appreciated as soon as possible.

Wreath workshop is Dec. 1
A holiday wreath workshop will be held in the Town & Country Hunziker Garden Home at Reiman Gardens from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. A $25 fee includes an 18-inch wreath frame and fresh evergreen. Paid registration is required by Nov. 21. To register, stop by the garden; call Donna, 4-2710; or send a check, payable to Wreath Workshop, to 1407 Elwood Dr., Ames, 50011.

Basketball coaches schedule fan lunches
Cyclone head women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly and head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy will host monthly lunch forums in the Memorial Union again this season. Fennelly's first lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Great Hall; Eustachy's first is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Sun Room. Bring your lunch and your questions on the 2001-02 season.

Solar car team announces naming contest
Team PrISUm, the solar car team, is holding a contest to name the next (seventh) ISU solar car. Ideas are due by Jan. 1, 2002, and the winning name will be announced by Feb. 1. A Team PrISUm T-shirt and commemorative plaque will be awarded to the individual(s) who submits the winning name.

A form for submitting ideas is accessible online at Contest participants are asked to briefly describe why their name would be fitting for the car. Names for past cars include Odyssey (2001), Phoenix (1999) and Excytor (1997).

Summer interns sought
The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE) is sponsoring a summer internship program for women entering their senior year of high school.

During a six-week internship on campus, students are matched with ISU scientists and engineers to gain hands-on research experience. The 2002 program dates are June 17-July 26. Interns will work 40 hours per week and receive a $1,500 stipend. Applications are due Jan. 23, 2002. The number of internships will depend on funding and available staff. The application is on the PWSE Web site:, or by calling 4-0966.

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