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March 11, 2005


New tenants for first floor Pearson

The renovation of first floor Pearson Hall is wrapping up. It will house the offices of Sponsored Programs Administration and Research Compliance and the Graduate College, formerly in Pearson's basement level.

  • Sponsored Programs Administration moved this week to 1138 Pearson. All phone numbers remain unchanged.
  • Research Compliance moved this week to 1138 Pearson. The office will have a new main phone number: 4-4215. Individual staff phone numbers will remain the same.
  • The Graduate College will move to 1137 Pearson March 21-22 and open for business on March 23. Phone numbers will remain the same. The current offices (in 10 Pearson) will be closed March 17-18 (Thursday and Friday of spring break week) to prepare for the move, and open with limited services March 21-22.

Order of the Knoll nominees sought

The Iowa State University Foundation seeks nominees for seven Order of the Knoll Awards for 2005. These awards honor individuals and organizations whose gifts of time, talent and financial resources allow Iowa State to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. Nominations for Order of the Knoll Awards may be submitted by ISU faculty and staff, and ISU Foundation governors, board members and staff. Nomination forms are at:

Women's philanthropy seminar in April

The Women and Philanthropy Seminar and Luncheon will be held April 22 at the Iowa State Center. The seminar will focus on "Your Finances, Your Future ... Today." Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today show and host of a series of "money minutes" on CNBC, will give the keynote address on "Commandments of Financial Happiness." There also will be several breakout sessions. Registration is $25. More information is online at

Parks Library to close early March 15 for repairs

The Parks Library will close at 4 p.m. (rather than 6 p.m.) on Tuesday, March 15, for major repairs to the building's electrical system. The building is expected to re-open at its usual 7:30 a.m. time on Wednesday, March 16. While electrical repairs are under way (4 p.m.-midnight), the e-Library and online library catalog will continue to be available. Among services that won't be available are the library catalog's new titles list and "request item" function, "request forms" function in the e-Library, and electronic resources that require user authentication (i.e., a remote user sign-on). Library branch facilities will not be affected by the planned power outage.

Year of Physics celebrated

"Big Chills and Hot Flashes; the Physics of Cold and Hot" will be physics professor Paul Canfield's topic during a lecture from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Ames Library, 515 Douglas Ave. The presentation will include "don't try this at home" demos. It's part of several events planned by the Ames Laboratory to celebrate the World Year of Physics 2005.

Team-based learning workshops

Central Missouri State University professor of management Larry Michaelsen will discuss his small group instructional process called "team-based learning" in two March workshops. "Covering Content with Learning Teams" will be held 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29; "Designing Effective Group Assignments" will be held 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. To register or for more information, contact Sara Hall, 4-7942,

Entrepreneurship, diversity part of P&S event on April 4

The 2005 P&S Professional Development Day, "Moving Forward: Change as Opportunity," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Hotel at Gateway Center. The cost is $65. A keynote address by William Parker on "cultural intelligence" will open the conference. Fred Gratzon, founder of the Telegroup from Fairfield, will lead a session on how to be a successful entrepreneur. For registration details, go to

Following the conference, all P&S employees are invited to Reiman Gardens from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ice cream. Admission is free.

Storytime with Spot

University Book Store will host Story Time, featuring Spot the dog, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Spot will be on hand to celebrate his birthday with stories, treats and activities. For more information, visit

Medco info forum

Medco representatives will present information on the ISU Plan prescription drug coverage, using "Medco Mail" and using Medco's Web site at two 90-minute sessions (10 a.m. or 1 p.m.) Wednesday, March 23, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman.