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December 14, 2001


Cyber attack expert joins Geoffroy on Talk of Iowa
Doug Jacobson, an expert on computer security and cyber attacks, will join President Gregory Geoffroy on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa Tuesday, Dec. 18. Jacobson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, will discuss ISU activities involving computer security. The live, call-in program is from 10 to 11 a.m. on AM 640. Listeners may pose a question during the show or send an e-mail question in advance to Geoffroy also will be a Talk of Iowa guest on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.

P&S, Merit tuition grant applications due Dec. 14
Tuition grant applications for spring semester for eligible P&S and Merit employees are due Friday, Dec. 14, to Megan Wolf, 1350 Beardshear. Merit employees employed at least half time in a budgeted position for six months are eligible for up to $450 in reimbursement for coursework toward a degree or certificate. P&S employees employed in a budgeted position for one year of continuous service may be reimbursed for coursework up to the cost of three semester hours at Iowa State. Application forms for both employee groups are on the Human Resource Services Web page, Questions should be directed to Wolf, 4-6458,

ISU surpasses UW goal
Iowa State employees pledged $236,377 to the United Way of Story County this fall -- 106 percent of the goal of $223,000, and a record amount at ISU. The total includes contributions to the Story County Habitat for Humanity. This year's pledges are 8.8 percent more than the university pledges last year.

"We are very grateful to the many ISU volunteers and donors who have made this successful campaign possible. Our ISU community will be healthier, safer and stronger with the continued services of United Way of Story County partner agencies," said Stan Johnson, vice provost for extension and chair of the ISU campaign. Countywide, United Way raised a record $974,879, 105 percent of the $925,000 goal.

Memorial Union has special poor weather room rate
During winter blizzards, faculty, staff and students can stay in the Memorial Union for $25 a night. The special rate is in effect from December through March (Sundays through Thursdays, and Fridays if rooms are available). To get the rate, guests must show faculty/staff or student IDs. For more information, call 292-1111.

AccessPlus kiosks replaced
Two older AccessPlus kiosks on campus have been replaced with new kiosks: near the hotel registration desk in the Memorial Union and in the information Booth on Elwood Drive, just north of South Fourth Street. The new kiosks feature the same AccessPlus interface available on the Web, plus quick access to Iowa State's homepage and other campus Web services. Other improvements include faster computers, custom cabinets and large, flat-panel LCD displays.

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