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October 22, 2004


Mini-grants will benefit initiatives for women

Applications for mini-grants to support initiatives that enrich the experiences of ISU women faculty, staff or students are due Oct. 29 in the provost's office. For FY05, $25,000 in grants is available; the maximum grant is $5,000. The grant program is supported by the Women's Enrichment Fund. For more information, see the provost's Web site.

Snow blower service on Oct. 30

The Ag Systems Technology and American Society of Agricultural Engineers student clubs will have their annual Snow Blower Service Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Davidson Hall. The $30 service includes oil change, clean air filter, check/replace spark plug, lubricate moving parts and check safety equipment. Pick-up and delivery is available for $15; call 4-0462 by Oct. 27 for pick-up.

Organic conference Nov. 1

The Fourth Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 1 in Scheman. The all-day conference includes an organic lunch and trade show. Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, will give the keynote address, "Working Together on Behalf of Family Farms." Registration is $95. For more information, go online to

Benefit changes discussed at forum

Changes in the benefits package for P&S and faculty will be discussed during the Professional and Scientific Council open forum, beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. P&S and faculty may make changes in their benefits packages from Nov. 5 through Dec. 6. Changes will take effect on Feb. 1, 2005.

Lecture on Ugandan development

A seminar, "Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Activities in Uganda" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in 9 Brenton Center, Curtiss. The seminar will be given by Dorothy Masinde, program coordinator of Iowa State's SRL program; Mateete Bekunda, dean of Agriculture at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and Kizito Musoke, executive director of Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns, Kampala. For more information, contact Robert Mazur,

Learn more about P-T MBA program

The College of Business is granting admission for the part-time MBA program is for fall, spring or summer semester. To learn more about the new early admission program, contact Amy Hutter, 4-7819, e-mail:, or attend an informational session in Ames:

  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 8-11 a.m., open house, 2nd floor Gerdin Building, have coffee with current MBA students, sit in on a class, tour the facility and learn about the program and application process
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m., The Café), 2616 Northridge Parkway, dinner with the associate dean, who will talk about the program and answer questions


  • Cael Sanderson, Olympic wrestling gold medalist and administrative assistant to the ISU athletic director, to assistant wrestling coach.
  • Amy DeLashmutt, to marketing supervisor at the University Book Store
  • Mary Bucsko, to customer service supervisor at the University Book Store

Time to fall back

Get ready to set your clocks back one hour. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.