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August 27, 2004


Research mentors sought for freshman Honors students

The University Honors Program seeks faculty mentors for spring 2005 semester. Faculty and other researchers with active projects who are interested in having one or more freshman student assistants should contact Suzanne Wirth, 4-0855,, by Sept. 1. Graduate students also may be mentors, with the approval of their major professors. Matches are finalized after the faculty mentor has interviewed the student and both parties agree to the match. Students work a minimum of three hours per week and receive one credit (HON 290H, Special Problems) for each three-hour commitment, up to two credits, graded on a S-F basis.

Geoffroy, Wintersteen on Talk of Iowa

President Gregory Geoffroy and College of Agriculture senior associate dean Wendy Wintersteen will be guests during the 9 a.m. hour of Talk of Iowa on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The program will air from the Farm Progress Show, Alleman. Listeners may phone in questions to 1-800-262-0640.

M-Shop sets fall hours

Fall hours of operation at the Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union, are 10 am. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fall schedule of shows, including ticket sale dates, is posted online at The Maintenance Shop received fresh paint and a new soundboard over the summer.

Workshop looks at student plagiarism

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will offer a workshop on avoiding and dealing with student plagiarism from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in 107 Lab of Mechanics. Associate professor Rebecca Jackson, library, and Dru Frykberg, library associate in the Greenlee School, will facilitate. Register through the center, 4-5357, e-mail:

Eating healthy for men

Registered dietitian Sally Barclay, Nutrition Clinic for Employee Wellness at ISU, will present "Men's Health Issues: Eating Healthy Can Make a Difference!" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in 302 Catt. To register, call 4-9625, or e-mail Free nutrition consultations are available to ISU employees; contact the Nutrition Clinic.

United Way campus campaign opens Sept. 9

A goal of $265,000 has been set for this year's ISU United Way Campaign, which kicks off Sept. 9 and concludes Oct. 15. Included in this goal is a fund-raising effort to benefit Habitat for Humanity. United Way of Story County helps fund services provided by 32 partner agencies. College of Agriculture dean Catherine Woteki is this year's campus campaign chair. For more information, see

Fall convocation is Sept. 27

Faculty and staff will be honored and President Gregory Geoffroy will speak briefly about the academic year ahead during the university convocation at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Refreshments will be served.

Fall hours at the gardens begin Sept. 7

Fall hours at Reiman Gardens begin Sept. 7 and continue until Oct. 31. The gardens will open at 9 a.m. (11 a.m. on Sundays) and close at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The indoor conservatory complex, including the butterfly wing, is closed to the public on Mondays, but will be open Labor Day, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Career exploration for high school girls

Registration has begun for the Program for Women in Science and Engineering's "Taking the Road Less Traveled" career conference for girls in grades 6-12. All events are in October. For more information, see this Web site:

Workspace registration open

Classes such as pottery, jewelry, photography and dancing are offered at the Workspace (MU basement). Classes meet a few hours a week and last from one session to a couple of months. Registration for fall semester is under way. The schedule of classes is online at

Cyclone Golf Challenge is Sept. 10

The annual Cyclone Golf Challenge will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at Briarwood Golf Course in Ankeny. Shotgun starts will begin at 7:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Registration is $125. More information is online at


  • Capt. Douglas MacCrea, to professor and chair of the department of naval science