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November 21, 2003


Nominate a senior student
The ISU Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2004 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Since 1968, the award has recognized two to five ISU seniors annually who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these qualities as alumni. Recipients must be seniors.

The nomination form is online at: Questions may be directed to Breck Breitsprecher, 4-9515,

Training for study abroad directors
The Study Abroad Center will offer these training sessions this fall:
  • Submitting proposals for group programs and site visits for faculty and staff interested in submitting proposals for initial site visits or for new programs. Offered 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 258 Memorial Union, or noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 4, 255 Memorial Union.
  • Risks and liability in study abroad and emergency training for program directors all study abroad program directors, veteran or new, should attend. Offered 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, 234 Memorial Union, or noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 3, Memorial Union Regency Room.
Pre-registration is requested. Call 4-6792, e-mail:

More recycling bins added
Newspaper recycling bins have been added near the first floor vending area in Agronomy Hall, 0158 Hamilton Hall (lounge area) and first floor vending area in Hoover Hall. Information on other locations is available online at

Off-campus computers may need new software to connect
If you use Microsoft file- and print-sharing functions to connect to a campus computer from off-campus, youll need to install VPN (Virtual Private Network) software on your off-campus computer. The VPN network will help protect ISU computers from worms and hackers, since it only allows authorized connections to the campus network. Those who are simply browsing the ISU Web site, checking Webmail or using most Telnet or FTP software programs likely will not need to use the VPN. More information is online at

High performance computing facility triples in capacity
Research requiring high-capacity, high performance computing at Iowa State has been enhanced with a significant expansion of the high performance computing facilities. For information on trial grants to use the facility, contact Glenn Luecke at More information is online at

School buses supplement CyRide routes
Local school buses are being used several mornings a week on CyRide routes to campus. The buses belong to Central Iowa Transit, contracted by the Ames school district to transport elementary and middle school students. CyRide use of the CIT buses gives those drivers additional time on their morning shifts. It also addresses a shortage of CyRide drivers available to work the morning shift when student ridership is growing.

So far, the green route, coming to campus from the west on Ontario Street, the Brown route coming from the north on Stange Road, and the Cardinal route, coming from the Towers, are using CIT buses between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. only. The school buses are in lieu of CyRide buses on regularly scheduled routes.

CyRide may opt to use school buses on the Gold route (serving the Greek neighborhood south of campus) and the Orange route (from Maple Hall only) if ridership really jumps when cold weather arrives.

Toombs named to Vet Med professorship
James Toombs, chair of veterinary clinical sciences, is the first recipient of a professorship to enhance instruction related to companion animals. More information is available online at

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