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March 17, 2003


Learn about INS reporting requirements
ISU's Office of International Education Services is holding sessions on the Internet-based SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), a program of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The next session, focusing on scholars, is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. It will be repeated at the same time March 25 in the Memorial Union Gallery. For more information, call 4-1120. Effective Jan. 30, ISU must send academic and immigration data to the INS on F-1 or J-1 students and J-1 scholars throughout their time at Iowa State.

Learning community award nominations sought
Nominations are due April 2 for the annual Outstanding Innovations Award for contributions to the Iowa State Learning Community initiative. The award honors individuals or groups that have made new and creative contributions to learning communities. For more information, see

ISU Theatre memory lapse
Follow the antics of an amnesia-stricken woman as she struggles to remember her life when ISU Theatre presents Fuddy Mears, its annual student-directed performance. Directed by senior Marcia Schultz, the play will be performed in Fisher Theater at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29 and at 2 p.m. March 30. Tickets ($3 for adults and $1 for students) are available at the Iowa State Center box office or by calling 4-3347.

Tour Morrill Hall
Four one-hour tours of Morrill Hall will be held during March and April as part of the fund-raising effort to renovate the building. Tours will be held on March 18 (12:30 p.m.), March 26 (3 p.m.), April 1 (3:30 p.m.) and April 7 (noon). Tours will begin in the Grant Wood lobby, Parks Library. Space is limited; reserve a spot on a tour by sending an e-mail to Indicate first, second or third choices; a response e-mail will confirm which session to attend.

ITC will test instructional sites for accessibility
The Instructional Technology Center will do free tests on the accessibility of instructional Web sites and multimedia, and consult with instructors on improving the accessibility of their online materials. To request a test, contact Allan Schmidt, 4-8022,

Annual style show April 4-5
Students will show off their latest fashion designs during the 21st annual textiles and clothing fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, in Fisher Theater. Tickets ($8.50 for Friday's show and $10.50 for Saturday's show and awards presentation) are available through Ticketmaster and the Iowa State Center box office.

A high tea to display student designs will begin at noon Saturday, April 5, in the Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room, MacKay. Tickets for the tea are $30 per person or $50 per couple. To purchase these tickets, contact fashion show producers Ashley Drahn, (515) 770-6962, or Sarah Schlenger, (515) 451-3243.

Three faculty interview for proposed center post
Three Iowa State faculty members interviewed earlier this month for the director position for the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. The finalists are Sheryl St. Germain, associate professor of English; Neil Nakadate, University professor of English; and Hamilton Cravens, professor of history. The proposed center, announced last fall, is intended to promote and support faculty development in the arts and humanities.

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