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February 28, 2003


Minority Student Services open house on March 6
The Minority Student Services coordinating team will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Members of the team will offer program updates and information on future directions and how the Minority Student Services coordinating team impacts the Iowa State community. For more information about the team, including a list of members, visit the Minority Student Affairs Web site,, 4-2402.

Bushman to give campus seminar
Brad Bushman, professor of psychology, will give a seminar on his research about visual media's impact on aggression. Results of his studies challenge the myth that TV and video violence have little impact on viewers. Bushman's work has been featured in national print and broadcast media, including Jim Lehrer NewsHour, ABC News 20/20, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, U.S. News and World Report, American Scientist, Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and London Times. The seminar is from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in 0331 Palmer.

Blood drive is March 3-6
The annual student-run spring blood drive, "Step Up to the Plate and Donate!" will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 3-6, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

P&S professional development day is March 25
Registration is open for the annual P&S Professional Development Day March 25 at the Hotel at Gateway Center. This year's theme is "Generation to Generation: Strength in Our Differences." The keynote talk will be by Bob Googe, president of GEN-4, a consulting company that focuses on making multi-generational workplaces effective and efficient. Workshop sessions include financial planning, exercise, wellness, new technologies, whole brain theories, conflict resolution, Web development and grant writing. The cost before March 14 is $65 and $80 after that. Registration is online only at

March 8 choral concert features all-women lineup
A daylong women's choral festival on Saturday, March 8, will conclude with an evening concert featuring 250 college and high school women. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $9 (adults) and $5 (students) and available through TicketMaster or at the Iowa State Center box office.

Cantamus and Lyrica, Iowa State's women's choirs, will be joined by the Riverside Singers of Augsburg College, Minneapolis, and five area high school women choirs.

Library hosts electronic learning workshop
Staff, faculty and students are invited to learn more about electronic research resources at "DataPalooza: An Electronic Learning Festival" from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the reference area of Parks Library (orientation in the Fireplace Room for those who need to come and go). Registration is not required. For more information, call 4-3642, or visit the workshops and tutorials section of the e-Library at

Large van class offered
Transportation Services is offering a free course to help drivers handle 15-passenger vans. The course, open to all ISU faculty, staff and students, will be held from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Room 8, Fire Service Institute, Haber Road. Call 4-0181 to register.

Career conference for school girls set
The annual career conference for girls in grades 6 to 12, "Taking the Road Less Traveled," will be held at Iowa State on Thursdays: April 3 (grades 9-12), April 10 (grades 6-9) and April 17 (grades 6-9). Women professionals in science, math, engineering and technical fields will provide information about their careers and the academic preparation needed for them. The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Registration forms (PDF format) are online at

Geoffroy on March 11 Talk
President Gregory Geoffroy will be a guest on the Tuesday, March 11, edition of Talk of Iowa. The live, call-in show airs from 10 to 11 a.m. on WOI Radio (640 AM).

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