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May 21, 2004

Food safety, with a new twist

The Institute for Food Safety and Security's new twist on similar centers is its emphasis on talking with consumers.

Task forces tackle budget efficiency

Three task forces appointed last fall to study issues related to budget efficiency have completed their work and submitted reports to VP for academic affairs and provost Benjamin Allen.

Summer brings lots of visitors

Thousands of visitors, including alumni, high school cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, next year's freshmen and sports campers, will be on campus this summer.

Program nears four decades

Intensive English program student, instructor..

The Intensive English and Orientation Program has served nearly four decades of international scholars.

Faculty work week: 58 hours

Iowa State faculty continued to average a 58-hour week during FY04, the same length work week as FY03.

Hazardous materials surcharge starts July 1

A two-tiered surcharge on purchases of hazardous materials will go into effect July 1.

Non-tenure-track teaching up

Tight budgets have forced more reliance on non-tenure-track teachers.


Work on Knoll Road, Union Drive. Work continues to realign Knoll Road with Union Drive.
Reiman Gardens geraniums
Thousands of geraniums are on display at Reiman Gardens. (Photo by Bob Elbert.)

New tradition: Campus mace

The new campus mace was introduced during commencement ceremonies.

P&S Council: Review pay system

The P&S Council has requested a full review of the classification and compensation system.


  • Learn to order online from bookstore
  • Reiman Gardens photo contest under way
  • Online Web accessibility course in June
  • Free Web usability session at UNI May 27
  • Tornado researchers, Geoffroy on WOI's "Talk" June 10
  • Memorial Day holiday

Research briefs

Sarah Lubienski says educational research tends to ignore how hardship can affect learning by poor children.

Board of Regents: Differential tuition

Assessing different tuitions to students remains an unresolved option following discussion at the May 19 meeting

Arts and Events

Top picks

  • Cheer the Iowa Special Olympics athletes May 21-22.
  • Dial up WOI AM 640 June 10 (9 a.m.) for some good info from ISU's top tornado researchers.

American Idols

Top performers from the current "American Idol" will perform on campus July 24. Tickets go on sale May 22.



Howard Shapiro, Lynn Zwagerman, Alan Atherly, Don Rieck, Karen Burk, Elizabeth Beck.


Mei Hong, Stewart Melvin, Richard Seagrave, Eric Hoiberg, Susan Lamont, Tom Loynachan, Elwynn Taylor, Steve Martin, Jacquelyn Litt, Tom Leslie, Jason Alread, Reiman Gardens, and the Seed Testing Lab.