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October 10, 2003


LGBT Student Services open house
The LGBT Student Services staff will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 1034 Student Services Building.

Cyclone Tip-Off is Oct. 18
The Cyclone Tip-Off, a preview of the men's and women's basketball teams, will be held Oct. 18, immediately following the ISU vs. Texas football game. Tickets ($5) can be purchased Oct. 18 at Hilton Coliseum. Some area retailers will sell them in advance.

Volunteers sought for science bowl
The Ames Laboratory/ISU high school Science Bowl will be Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in the Memorial Union. Volunteers from scientific and engineering disciplines are needed to serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers. Volunteers receive a T-shirt, lunch and parking in the Union ramp on competition day. Submit the volunteer form at For information, contact Saren Johnston, 4-3474,

Geoffroy, Johnson on Talk of Iowa
ISU Alumni Association president Jeffery Johnson will join President Gregory Geoffroy on the Oct. 14 edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI-AM Radio (640). Geoffroy and Johnson will be on during the 9 to 10 a.m. hour of the program. The alumni association celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

World Food Prize activities
A campus lecture and teleconference will be held in connection with the presentation Oct. 16 in Des Moines of the $250,000 World Food Prize to Catherine Bertini, United Nations under secretary general in management.

The Norman Borlaug Lecture will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. M.S. Swaminathan, a founding father of the Green Revolution in India and the first World Food Prize laureate, will speak on "Hunger-Free World: The Final Milestone."

A teleconference on "Collaboration or Calamity: Africa in Peril" will air from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 1141 Extension and 4-H Building. Urban Jonsson, UNICEF's regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa, will be the featured speaker. Preregister by calling 4-3079 or e-mail

Winter break staffing
Iowa State administrators hope to save $4,000 to $5,000 a day in utility costs over the winter holiday by encouraging minimum or no staffing in offices that don't need to be open.

VP for business and finance Warren Madden encouraged unit heads to be flexible in allowing employees to take time off over the holiday period (after commencement Dec. 20 through Dec. 28).

"This is a voluntary program," Madden said, adding employees are allowed to work if they choose. More:

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