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October 8, 2004


World Food Day uplink

The process of developing food policies will be examined during the 21st World Food Day teleconference, "Politics of Hunger: What's at Stake?" Friday, Oct. 15 (11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1141 Extension Youth/4-H Building, via satellite). Werner Kiene, World Food Program representative to the Bretton Woods Institutions, is the keynote speaker. There also will be a live uplink with the World Food Prize ceremonies in Des Moines. Rice breeders Yuan Longping of China and Monty Jones of Lierra Leone are the co-recipients of the 2004 prize. Register by phone, 4-3079, or e-mail: For more information, see

Funds available to faculty

The Office of Biotechnology has provided more than $75,000 since 1998 for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia and workshops that are organized by faculty members and held on campus. Faculty applications are due Nov. 1, 2004, for proposed events in 2005. For more information, contact Teri Peterson, 4-4779,

Fall convocation online

President Gregory Geoffroy discussed university achievements, budget and enrollment challenges, and planning for the future during fall convocation Sept. 27. Text of Geoffroy's talk and video of the convocation are online at

Weight reduction meetings

ISU employees are invited to attend weekly weight reduction meetings: Mondays (noon-1 p.m., Brenton Center, Curtiss), contact Sandy Peterson, 4-0434, e-mail:; and Wednesdays (noon-1 p.m., ISU Foundation, 2505 Elwood Dr.), contact Jenny Barrett, 4-6477, e-mail:

Flu shots on hold

Vaccine shortage puts faculty, staff flu shots
on hold

Plans to offer flu shots at no charge to faculty and staff have been put on hold, following an announcement of a vaccine shortage this year. Iowa Department of Health officials have asked healthy Iowans between the ages of 2 and 65 to skip flu shots so that there is enough vaccine for those in "high risk" categories. Occupational Medicine, which has traditionally given shots to faculty and staff, has not yet received any vaccine shipments. The Student Health Center received one small shipment and has been administering the vaccine to high-risk students and its front-line staff.