January 17, 2003
TEACH grant applications due Jan. 31
TEACH grant applications for spring semester are due at the Center for
Teaching Excellence by Friday, Jan. 31. These grants, up to $1,000, are to
enhance teaching issues and initiatives at the departmental level. More
information is available online at
Call for proposals
The Computation Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for computer-based
instruction support. Proposals may be submitted for purchase of hardware and
software, upgrade costs, and expenditures for security and protection
against loss of computer equipment. Proposals should be submitted for
college or other administrative review by March 1. More information is
available online at
Multiple intelligences theorist to speak at Stephens
Howard Gardner, a Harvard University professor known both for his theory of
multiple intelligences and his efforts to reform schools, will present a
lecture, "Art, Science and Interdisciplinary Thought," at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 28, in Stephens Auditorium. Gardner introduced his theory of multiple
intelligences in his 1983 book, Frames of Mind. The theory is a
critique of the notion that there exists a single human intelligence that
can be assessed by standard psychometric instruments.
Workshops focus on China
A professional development workshop series this semester will focus on
understanding the challenges China faces in transforming its agricultural
sector and rural economy, and what these changes may mean for U.S.
agriculture. The five workshops will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 150
Scheman on Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 13, April 23 and April 28. For more
information, contact Bob Jolly, 4-6267,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shen Defei,
email@example.com. More information is online at
Lunch with Eustachy
Head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy will hold his monthly lunch with
faculty and staff at noon Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
Pack your lunch or purchase one in the food court.
PFI conference in January
The annual Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference will be held Jan.
24-25 at the Gateway Center in Ames. An online registration form is at
information is online at
Conference to update staff on financial aid changes
Faculty and staff will get an update on financial aid procedures and program
changes at the annual Student Financial Aid mini-conference from 8:15 a.m.
to noon Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Memorial Union Gallery. The free
conference will be particularly useful to academic advisers and student
services staff. Registration is requested; an online form is at
Open house at online learning center
An open house at the College of Liberal Arts and Science's Center for
On-Line Learning will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in
38 Science II. The center helps those developing distance learning courses
and online instructional materials. More information about the center is at
ISU surplus sale moves to new location
The weekly ISU surplus sale moves to its new location, 1505 Gateway Hills
Park Dr. (the former Ames/ISU ice arena, south of the Towers), beginning the
week of Jan. 20. The department sales will continue to be from 10 a.m. to
noon Tuesdays; the public sales are from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
Directions are available on the ISU Central Stores Web site. For more
information, call 4-5536.
Benefits office returns to Beardshear
The staff of the employee benefits office moved to 3350 Beardshear this
week, from its temporary location in the Wallace Road Office Building. Phone
numbers remain the same.
- S.S. "Mani" Venkata, professor and chair of the electrical and
computer engineering department, has been appointed to the Palmer Chair in
- Rebecca Hornbacher, interim head coach, has been named head women's
- Donald Draper, professor of biomedical sciences, has been appointed to
a one-year term as interim associate dean for academic and student affairs
in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
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