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September 24, 2004


Library's "DataPalooza" is Oct. 6

Parks Library will hold its third "DataPalooza: An Electronic Learning Festival" open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, beginning in 191 Library. Specialists will demonstrate the use of online resources and offer advice on effective search strategies. Refreshments will be served and hi-tech prizes awarded. For more information, call 4-3642, or visit:

DPS report offers safety tips, crime stats

The department of public safety's annual Safety and You report contains tips on crime prevention and safety, and crime statistics for the campus area. Paper copies are available at the ISU Police dispatch center; the report is online at:

GIS short courses offered

Two geographic information systems short courses will be offered this fall in the Design building: Basics of ArcGIS 9.0 (6 hours per day, Oct 1-2 or Nov. 19-20) and Advanced ArcGIS 9.0 (7 hours, Oct. 15 or Dec. 3). For more information, contact Tami Ryan, 4-8959,, or visit this Web site:

Hear United Way success stories at forum

Local residents will tell how United Way has helped them during a noon forum Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Memorial Union Gallery. Frankee Oleson, United Way of Story County executive director, also will speak briefly about the United Way program and answer questions.

Hilton chair holder to give lecture

The 2004-05 holder of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair, John Krout, director of the Gerontology Center at Ithaca College, New York, will speak on "Aging in Rural America" on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Gateway Conference Center. A reception follows.

Some older operating systems no longer supported

Central information technology units on campus currently support PC operating systems that are Windows 2000 or later and Mac systems that are OS 10.2.8 or later. Older systems, such as Windows 98, ME and NT, no longer are supported. For more information, go to

Courtyard Cafe opens Sept. 27

ISU Dining's newest outlet, the Courtyard Cafe, opens Sept. 27 in W182 Lagomarcino, just west of the north courtyard arches. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. A grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The menu includes organic coffee and coffee drinks, bagels, muffins, fruit, homemade soups, made-to-order deli sandwiches and entree salads, smoothies, fountain soda, bottled beverages and desserts. Payment accepted: cash, Dining Dollars, Cy Cash and check (credit cards soon).

Women achievement award nominations sought

Nominations for the annual Women of Achievement Awards are due Sept. 29. Awards for work to empower women or eliminate racism will be presented to a volunteer, professional, student and business. Nomination forms are online ( -- click "awards") or at the YWCA, 14 Alumni Hall, 4-1663.

Bystrom, Geoffroy are Talk of Iowa guests

Diane Bystrom, director of the Catt Center for Women and Politics, and President Gregory Geoffroy will be guests during the 9 a.m. hour on Talk of Iowa Tuesday, Oct. 5. The call-in show airs on WOI-AM (640). Listeners can send questions in advance to

Developing women as leaders

Attorney and author Sarah Weddington will present "Women and Leadership: Developing Skills, Creating Opportunities," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in 302 Catt. A buffet dinner ($16 per person) and round table discussions will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner reservations are due by noon Oct. 1 to the Catt Center.

Phone book recycling volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help collect phone books Dec. 4 for recycling. Campus buildings will set up collection boxes. Additional information is online at (click "announcements").

No east exit on Osborn Drive

The exit gate on the east end of Osborn Drive (in front of Agronomy) will be closed for maintenance from 9 a.m. Sept. 25 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. The entry gate will remain open.


  • Ann Thompson, professor of curriculum and instructional technology, to interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Education