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August 12, 2004


Key request changes effective Aug. 11

ISU's Building Access Services has made some changes to its key ordering process, effective Aug. 11. The changes include:

  • An individual's university ID, net-ID or Social Security Number may be used in a key request. However, as a security precaution against identity theft, BAS no longer stores Social Security Numbers in its key database.
  • Key cards have been replaced by signature sheets (the last page of the Web key request form).
  • Requests made by 4:50 p.m. (3:50 p.m. during breaks and summer) will be ready at noon the next business day.

For more information see

12+ supervisory leadership program begins in September

A 12+ Supervisory Leadership Program that addresses changes in managerial work and incorporates the book Becoming a Master Manager: A Competency Framework, will begin Sept. 16. Registration is open until positions are filled. More information is online at

Bowling league starts in September

The ISU Faculty Staff Bowling League will bowl at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 13. To sign up a team of four or more bowlers, contact Barbara Lograsso,, or 4-2931 by Aug. 30.

Requisition system requires training

The purchasing department is processing requisitions on AccessPlus. Training is required before individuals receive access to the system. If your department hasn't been contacted about training, contact Lesley Lackore,, 4-4589.

College for Seniors preview Aug. 25

College for Seniors begins the week of Sept. 20, and offers 4-, 6- and 8-week courses. Interested seniors can preview courses at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in 179 Scheman. Instructors will be there to detail their courses. For more information or a catalog, call 4-3830 or e-mail

CoHort plant sale is Aug. 29

The Reiman Gardens CoHorts will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, in the gardens' maintenance building. A variety of perennials and houseplants will be available.

Stem cell symposium in September

The annual GFST (growth factor and signal transduction) symposium will be on Stem Cell Biology: Development and Plasticity. The symposium will be held Sept. 16-19 in Scheman. Discussion will focus on region and stem cell fate, responses to perturbation, trandifferentiation, regulators of stem cell biology and reciprocal communication. Registrations are due Aug. 23. More information is online at

Student recruitment, retention proposals due Sept. 1

In the 11th year of the program, $30,000 in grants is available to P&S employee teams for student recruitment and retention efforts. Proposals are due by noon Wednesday, Sept. 1, to Mary Darrow, chair of the P&S Council's recruitment and retention committee, 1127 Human Nutritional Sciences building. Projects that are especially encouraged this year will have a multi-year approach in order to track impact on student recruitment and retention, and will address recruitment and retention of underrepresented American minority or community college transfer students. Funded proposals will be announced after Sept. 15. More information is available online at

Volunteers sought for Destination Iowa State events

Destination Iowa State, which helps new students acclimate to campus, will be held Aug. 19-21. Volunteers are sought to assist at a picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 19, in the Scheman courtyard. They will greet students and help them locate their team leaders in the courtyard. Faculty and staff also are sought to lead a new student session Friday and Saturday morning, Aug. 20-21. An outline and supplies are provided. Contact Heather Fischer, 4-9072, or, for more information or to help.

Bookstore will pay for ramp parking

Effective Aug. 12, the ISU Book Store will pay for one hour of parking in the Memorial Union parking ramp for customers who make a purchase of $10 or more. According to Lynette Seymour, manager of the bookstore, customers have indicated in surveys that they want easier parking. Customers should ask for a free parking pass at any cash register at the time of purchase.

Triathlon Club invites competitors

The ISU Triathlon Club challenges colleges, schools and departments to sponsor teams in the first annual Cy-Man Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 29, at Hickory Grove Park, 18 miles east of Ames on Highway 30. The event features a 400-yard swim, 15.5-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. Individuals also are welcome. Cost is $49 for individuals and $95 for teams; proceeds benefit the Lincoln Way chapter of the American Red Cross. More information is online at Registration forms are at: Lied Center, 2220 State Gym, American Red Cross at 426 5th St., and Ames bike shops.


  • Joe Colletti, associate professor in the department of natural resource ecology and management, to interim chair of the department, effective Sept. 1
  • Rick Sharp, professor of health and human performance, to interim chair of the department, effective Aug. 1
  • Paul Lasley, professor and chair of the department of sociology, to a second term as chair (through 2010)
  • Robert Burns, University of Tennessee, as associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, environmental stewardship engineering focus, effective Aug. 1
  • Jacek Koziel, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Amarillo, as assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, animal and plant systems engineering focus, effective Aug. 15
  • Diane Rover, professor of electrical and computer engineering, to interim associate dean for academic programs and budget in the College of Engineering, through June 2005