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: http://www.isualum.org/services/AWARDS/nominate.html#barron.
Questions may be directed to Breck Breitsprecher, 4-9515, email@example.com.
Training for study abroad directors
The Study Abroad Center will offer these training sessions this fall:
Pre-registration is requested. Call 4-6792, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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 email@example.com. More information is online at http://www.ait.iastate.edu/showitem.php?id=83.
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
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
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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