September 26, 2003
LC proposals due Oct. 17
Faculty and staff who wish to start a new learning community are encouraged
to contact Corly Brooke (email@example.com) or Doug
for assistance. Learning community funding proposals will be accepted until
Geoffroy, Skorton together on Talk of Iowa Sept. 30
President Gregory Geoffroy and University of Iowa president David Skorton
will be guests on the Talk of Iowa radio program from 10 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30. The program this month will originate from the WSUI Radio
studio in Iowa City. The call-in program will air on WOI-AM (640), WSUI-AM
(910), KTPR-FM (91.1) in Fort Dodge, and KWOI (90.7) in Carroll. The
toll-free line for listeners with questions is 1-866-780-9100.
Library hosts electronic learning festival
DataPalooza: An Electronic Learning Festival will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Parks Library reference area. Information about
where to start your research will be featured. A brief orientation will be
held in the Fireplace Room (191 Parks). Refreshments will be served during
this "come and go" event. For more information, call 4-3642 or visit:
Hort club holds apple sale
The Horticulture Club will sell apples at Reiman Gardens this weekend.
Gala, Jonathan and McIntosh grown at the horticulture station near Gilbert
will be among the varieties available. Apple sales are scheduled from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. The
club also will sell apples Oct. 25-26.
Graduate fair is Oct. 8
The annual ISU Graduate and Professional School Day will be held from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. More
than 100 representatives of graduate and professional programs will attend.
A list of representatives is online at
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 50-minute seminars on various aspects of graduate school
will be offered in the Pioneer Room. The seminars are free; no registration
is required. Visit the same Web site for topics and times.
Student farm celebrates its 60th
The first student-managed farm in the nation will celebrate its 60th
anniversary with an open house Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. (brief
program at 2 p.m.). The Ag450 Farm is an educational lab operated under the
agricultural education and studies department. Those attending should
contact Jean Bessman, 4-6924,
firstname.lastname@example.org. To get to the farm from Jack Trice Stadium, go
south on Elwood Drive about two miles and take the first right (260th
Street) after the road turns to gravel. Go west about three-fourths of a
Key, access card requests
Building Access Services handles requests for keys and access cards to
buildings, rooms and roadways. Order keys online (http://www.fpm.iastate.
edu/keys/request) or present an approved key card request at the key desk in
the General Services Building. More information is available at
DPS publication offers tips, stats on campus safety
The department of public safety's annual "Safety and You" report contains
tips on personal safety and crime prevention, and crime statistics for the
campus area during the past three years. The 2003 report is available from
Web site. Paper copies are
available at the ISU dispatch center (north side of Armory), 4-4428.
Institute announces seminars
The Institute of Science and Society will hold four public seminars this
semester. Institute staff study such issues as how attitudes and ethics
about science are formed and the rate at which new technologies are
accepted. The seminars will begin at 12:10 p.m. in 302 Catt. Registration is
not required. The seminar topics are:
- "Parameters of the Digital Divide," by Mack Shelley, statistics and
educational leadership and policy studies, Sept. 30.
- "Frogs Sell Beer: The Psychology of Advertising and the Problem with
Health Education," by Doug Gentile, psychology, Wednesday, Oct. 29.
- "Machine Learning and Data Overload," by Dan Ashlock, mathematics,
Wednesday, Nov. 19.
- "Green Clubs and Voluntary Governance: ISO 14001 and Firms' Regulatory
Compliance," by Matthew Potoski, political science, Tuesday, Dec. 16.
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