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January 14, 2005


Student employee of year nominations sought

The Student Employment Center is accepting nominations for the 2005 Student Employee of the Year Award through Feb. 11. The award is based on students' reliability, work quality, initiative, professionalism, inter-personal skills and unique contributions to the employer. For the criteria and applications, contact Julie Arnold, 4-0103, or visit

Honors seminar proposals sought

Proposals for Honors seminars for the 2005-06 school year will be accepted through Feb. 11. These one- or two-credit seminars are limited to 15 students and offered on a satisfactory-fail basis. The Honors Program allocates $500 to the instructor(s) for professional development. For more information, contact the Honors Office, 4-0573.

Summer mentors sought

For its summer internship program, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE) seeks mentors among ISU faculty, staff and affiliate researchers in science, technology, engineering or math. Those interested in mentoring should call 4-0966 or e-mail For more information, see

Nominate an ISU alum

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 1 for these ISU Alumni Association Homecoming awards: Jim Hopson Volunteer Award, Impact Award, Alumni Medal, Alumni Merit and Outstanding Young Alum Award. Award descriptions, criteria and nomination forms are online at: For more information, contact Breck Breitsprecher,, or Pat Thiede,, 4-9515.

Financial aid mini-conference

The annual Student Financial Aid Mini-Conference for ISU employees will be held from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Participants will receive an update on financial aid procedures and program changes. Academic advisers and student services staff particularly are encouraged to attend. There is no fee, but registration is requested. For information or to register, see the PDF online: http://www.financialaid.

No additional aid this spring

The Office of Student Financial Aid reminds employing units that additional work-study funding is not available for spring semester. Employers are encouraged to post non-work-study positions on the Student Job Board at

Small victories honored

The annual Small Victories Celebration, in honor of the accomplishments of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally community, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Beth Zemsky, co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force board of directors, will present the keynote address. Refreshments will be served. RSVP online at

Swimming lessons offered

The Ames-ISU Student YMCA will offer swimming lessons for students, faculty, staff and their children from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the State Gym Pool. Classes run Jan. 15 through March 5 and include waterbabies (parents with children 6 months to 2 years), and private and semi-private lessons for ages 3 through adult. Classes are taught by certified instructors and include water safety and survival skills. For more information, call Chas Hunt, 4-2263.


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George Peglar

George Peglar, professor emeritus of math, died Jan. 7 in San Francisco. He was 82. Peglar taught in the math department from 1952 until his retirement in 1987. Memorial contributions may be sent to Strybing Arboretum Society, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA, 94122.

Harry Burrell

Harry Burrell, Cyclone sports information director from 1941 to 1977, died Jan. 10 in Ames. He was 93. A memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, Ames.

King holiday

University closed
Jan. 17

University offices will be closed and classes not held Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Jan. 15 is the 76th anniversary of the civil rights leader's birth. He was assassinated in April 1968 in Memphis.