Iowa State University nameplate

Inside Iowa State
Gold bar
September 12, 2003


Reception for Lou Mitchell
A farewell reception for Lou Mitchell, associate director for ISU environmental health & safety, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. A program will begin at 3:15 p.m. Letters to be included in a memory book should be sent by Sept. 23 to Rajean Birkestrand, 118 Agronomy Lab. Questions should be directed to 4-8094.

Help make a difference at the Iowa 4-H Center
Help celebrate National 4-H Week at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid by participating in "Make A Difference Day" Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will receive lunch. For more information, contact Traci Stephens, 515-595-3338,

Ag law candidate withdraws
The sole candidate invited to campus to interview for a position in agricultural law in the economics department has withdrawn his name. Jon Lauck, South Dakota State University, had been slated to present a public seminar on campus Sept. 16. Another search will begin after the job description is reviewed. Neil Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, is retiring from the position later this year.

Funds available for biotech-related events
Funds to provide partial support for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia and workshops that are organized by faculty and held on campus are available from the Office of Biotechnology. Applications are due Nov. 3 and available from Teri Peterson,

Foreign language short courses offered
The department of foreign languages and literatures will offer short courses on introductory Arabic and beginning and intermediate Spanish this fall. The six- or eight-week courses are limited to 20 students. Registration is $90. For more information, call 4-4046.

Room scheduling: Learn the ropes
ISU Training and Development will offer a two-part workshop on submitting class offerings to the offices of the registrar and room scheduling. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14. Participants need to register, via AccessPlus, by Oct. 8. For more information, call 4-1070.

Couch "potatoism" is topic of Pease lecture Sept. 25
Stuart Biddle, the fall Pease Family Scholar for the department of health and human performance, will discuss "Motivation for Active Lifestyles in Youth: Perspectives on Sport, Physical Education and Couch Potatoism" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 279 Forker. Biddle heads the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, Leicestershire.

CTE series focuses on student learning
The Center for Teaching Excellence will sponsor a five-part workshop series for department teams on assessing student learning that begins Tuesday, Sept. 16. To register, call 4-2906 or e-mail

TEACH grants available
The Center for Teaching Excellence will offer TEACH grants to academic departments and inter-disciplinary programs for assistance with one-time faculty development related to teaching and learning.

First aid course offered
A 16-hour course on first aid in remote and wilderness areas will be held at the Extension and 4-H Building Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5. Cost is $50 and includes a manual, training and snacks. To register, call 4-1017 or e-mail

  • Douglas Epperson, professor of psychology, to interim associate dean of administration for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Michael Ouart, formerly with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, to associate vice provost for ISU Extension.

... Becoming the Best
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
Published by: University Relations,
Copyright © 1995-2003, Iowa State University. All rights reserved.