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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 ( or Doug Gruenewald ( for assistance. Learning community funding proposals will be accepted until Oct. 17.

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, 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 mile.

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 the department's 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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