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Aug. 15, 2003


Funding available for 2003-04 undergraduate research
The Office of Student Financial Aid is accepting applications for 2003-04 Undergraduate Research Assistantships, which match outstanding juniors and seniors with faculty members for a hands-on experience in a formal research environment. The faculty sponsor pays 30 percent of the wages; the work-study program funds 70 percent. Interested faculty should contact Julie Arnold, Student Financial Aid, 4-0103, Guidelines, procedures and application are online at:

Academic open house at Reiman Gardens
The Reiman Gardens academic advisory team invites faculty and staff to an open house at the gardens from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, to learn about opportunities for using the gardens to enhance learning for students. Find out how others have used the facility in their curricula. The open house will be at the Hunziker House. Preregister by e-mailing Linda Naeve,

Student employment positions listed online
The Student Employment Center will post online fall/spring work-study and non-work-study positions for the 2003-04 academic year (Aug. 25, 2003-May 7, 2004). Submit items for posting using the form on the center's Web site at http://www.financialaid. (scroll to "Position Advertisement Form").

Vet students present projects
Twenty-nine veterinary students participating in the CVM Scholars Research Day will present their projects at the college's annual Scholars Day Aug. 15. Students will be available to present and explain their research during a poster session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Meadow Room at The Hotel at Gateway Center. The poster session is open to university faculty, staff and students.

Orientation to U.S. classrooms is Aug. 18
The second "Orientation to the U.S. Classroom" for first-time international TAs will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in 232 Carver. Topics include how Iowa State classrooms may differ from those in other cultures and strategies to communicate effectively. Experienced faculty and TAs will share their experiences and answer questions. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Felicity Douglas,

Welcome event for new minority students is Sept. 4
Faculty and staff are invited to take part in an annual welcome and orientation session for all new and transfer students of color. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It includes a student organizations fair from 5 to 6 p.m. and a welcome program with administrators and student leaders from 6 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Judy Peter, 4-6479, by Friday, Aug. 29. Questions may be directed to Frank Bell, 4-9555, or Bea Awoniyi, 4-6624.

Basketball season tickets on sale
2003-04 season tickets for the Cyclone men's and women's basketball teams are on sale now from the athletics ticket office, Jacobson Building. Faculty and staff who purchase men's basketball season tickets have the option of balcony seats ($299) or lower level seats ($370). Women's season tickets are $135. Single-game tickets for both teams will go on sale once the schedules are set.

  • Richard Reynolds, executive director of the University Center at the University of Texas, San Antonio, to director of the Memorial Union, effective Aug. 25.
  • Kenneth Koehler, university professor of statistics, to chair of the department of statistics and director of the Statistical Laboratory.
  • Jonathan Wendel, professor, to chair of the new department of ecology, evolution and organismal biology in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Agriculture.
  • Martin Spalding, professor, to chair of the new department of genetics, development and cell biology in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Agriculture.

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