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February 14, 2003


Geoffroy on Talk of Iowa
President Gregory Geoffroy will discuss fund-raising efforts for the Morrill Hall renovation on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. Questions may be sent in advance by e-mail to

MBA forums set
Learn more about Iowa State's part-time MBA programs (evening MBA in Des Moines and a Saturday MBA in Ames) during local forums. All forums will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Register online at or call 877-ISU-4MBA. The dates and locations are: Feb. 20, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center; Feb. 25 or March 13, Holiday Inn University Park, West Des Moines; March 3, Carrollton Inn, Carroll; March 6, Best Western Regency Inn, Marshalltown; March 11, Best Western Starlite Village, Fort Dodge.

VP review seeks comments
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs was evaluated by a Faculty Senate committee in 2001. The final step in the evaluation calls for members of the university community to share comments on the effectiveness in implementing evaluation recommendations. Comments and observations should be sent, by Feb. 28, to John Schuh, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, N243 Lagomarcino, e-mail: The senate document is online at

College for Seniors preview
Spring semester classes in ISU's College for Seniors run March 17 to May 21. A preview of spring offerings begins at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in 260 Scheman. Classes will be held in Ames and Des Moines. Class registrations are due March 3. A lottery will be held for classes with more registrants than space allows. For more information, call Betty Licht, 4-3830.

URA taking applications
Faculty interested in participating in the Undergraduate Research Assistantship program should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid. The program matches juniors and seniors with faculty for hands-on experience. Faculty sponsors pay 30 percent of students' wages; the college work-study program pays 70 percent. For more information, contact Julie Arnold, 0410 Beard-shear, 4-0103,

Time to plan for Veishea
Organizations and departments planning special events during Veishea (April 6-13) need to discuss their ideas with a member of the Student Activities Center (4-1023, e-mail: by Feb. 19. Approval is needed from the Event Authorization Committee by March 6.

Departments and organizations planning traditional Veishea activities (such as open houses, Veishea Village, Cy's Big Top, food vending, Cultural Tent and International Food Festival) should contact Veishea, West Student Office in the Memorial Union, 4-1026.

Student employee of the year
The Student Employment Center is accepting applications for the 2003 ISU Student Employee of the Year Award. The application form is available online at

PFF applications due Feb. 24
The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program for master's students, Ph.D. students and postdocs supplements departmental graduate preparation for faculty careers. The next PFF group will start in fall 2003. Applications are due Feb. 24. More information and an application form are online at Questions may be e-mailed to

Grad assistantships
The Student Employment Center is accepting nominations for work study-funded graduate assistantships for 2003-04. Information about the assistantships is available online at

Women's Club lunch April 28
The ISU Women's Club will hold a spring luncheon, "The Many Hats of Women," at noon Monday, April 28, in the Garden Room, Hotel at Gate-way Center. Guests are encouraged to wear hats. Tickets are $16 and available at Cook's Emporium through April 20 or at the general assembly meeting on March 24.

P&S election opens March 3
Seats are open in all six areas of representation on the Professional and Scientific Council. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 21; the election will be held electronically March 3-28, via AccessPlus. For more information, see, or contact Del Marks, 4-9807. Candidate profiles will be posted following the nomination deadline.

Cholesterol screenings set
Cholesterol screenings will be offered at the Thielen Student Health Center (first floor) from Feb. 24 through March 8. Cost is $10. A 12-hour fast is required before the test.

Enhanced WebMail is here
An improved version of WebMail ( is available. A significant new capability is mail filtering, allowing you to create up to 100 custom filters to incoming mail. New features also include a SPAM filter that takes advantage of AIT's spam-tagging system and improvements to the address book and folders. Learn more at or visit the online help at

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