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October 8, 2004

Creepy . . . truly creepy

Sidle up to some hissing cockroaches or giant millipedes at the Entomology Club's annual "Insect Horror Film Festival" Thursday evening, Oct. 14, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Despite its name, it's a family-friendly event. In addition to numerous insect displays and a "zoo," club members will prepare snack items from insects. The film selection this year is hardly horror-ible: it's the 90-minute animation, Antz (1998), starring the voices of Woody Allen, Dan Akroyd, Anne Bancroft, Sylvester Stallone, Danny Glover, Jane Curtain and others.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

2004 Institute on World Affairs, "Cultivating Democracy"

Oct. 14-Nov. 10

All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room

Oct. 14

Lecture, "The Role of Intelligence Gathering in a Democracy," Jim Olson, senior lecturer and the CIA officer-in-residence at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, 31-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving mostly overseas in clandestine operations and as counterintelligence chief at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

Oct. 20

Keynote address, "Cultivating Democracy," Joseph Wilson, acting U.S. ambassador in Iraq during Operation Desert Shield, he helped free 150 American hostages seized by Iraq and was the last American official to meet with Hussein before the first Gulf War, author of The Politics of Truth.

Nov. 1

Lecture, "Military Justice in a Democracy," Patrick Reinert, colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves (serving as a military judge in Germany and elsewhere), civilian job is deputy criminal chief for Drugs and Violent Crime in the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Iowa.

Nov. 4

Lecture, "A Democratic Approach to Saving the Environment," David Hulse, ISU alumnus and program officer for the Conservation and Sustainable Development Program, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, responsible for coordinating grant-making in Asia and the Pacific.

Nov. 10

Lecture, "Chain of Command," Seymour Hersh, award-winning investigative reporter and book author who broke the story of the Iraqi prison scandal in The New Yorker.

Feb. 23, 2005

Lecture, "Islam and Democracy," John Espisito, founding director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and author of more than 25 books on Islam.

March 2, 2005

Lecture, "Gender, Islam and Democracy," Fauzia Ahmed, resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.; and a David E. Bell Fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Boston; she has years of experience working with women's groups and development projects in East and Southeast Asia.

People working on the Habitat for Humanity house

Cold fingers, warm hearts

As part of Homecoming activities this week, teams of ISU student volunteers helped out at the site of Story County Habitat for Humanity's latest "blitz build" at 625 M Ave., Nevada. The home is being constructed for Andrea Detrich and her children. Photo by Bob Elbert.

Campus recital

Russian cellist Alexandre Bouzlov, who captured First Prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will give a public recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in Tye Hall, Music Building. Pianist Noreen Polera will accompany him. Tickets, $10, can be purchased at the Stephens box office. Bouzlov is in central Iowa Oct. 12-15 as an artist-in-residence sponsored by the Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute, Iowa State Center. Submitted photo.