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April 1, 2005


Women's leadership summit in April

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Iowa Women's Leadership Summit, to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Memorial Union. Attorney Angela Oh will give the keynote address at 1:30 p.m. The summit includes a panel discussion, breakout sessions and reception. Registration is due April 5 to Siti Sabtu-Schaper,, 4-9591, or register online at

Geoffroy, Skorton on Talk of Iowa

ISU president Gregory Geoffroy and Iowa president David Skorton will be guests during the 9 a.m. hour of the Tuesday, April 12, edition of Talk of Iowa (WOI-AM 640).

Lawn mower service April 1-2

The Agricultural Systems Technology Club will hold its lawn mower service days from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Service includes oil and spark plug replacement, air filter cleaning, blade sharpening and washing. The cost is $27 (push mowers) or $32 (riding mowers). Lawn mowers can be dropped off in the Davidson court-yard. For pick up and delivery ($13 push mower, $18 rider), call 4-0462.

Office moves

  • The Office of New Student Programs moved from Alumni Hall to the Northwest Study Lounge, Memorial Union first floor.
  • The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities will be in 171 Carver, beginning April 6. Phone and fax numbers are unchanged.

Class for caregivers

A six-week class ("Powerful Tools for Caregivers") for adults who balance caring for parents or elders with work and family life, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning April 7, at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames. The cost is $40. Register with Story County Extension, 515-382-6551.

Summer orientation brings more traffic to west campus

This June, students and their families attending orientation will stay in the Martin Residence Hall and park in lots 65 and 7. (In the past, those attending orientation stayed in the Maple-Willow-Larch complex.) Roads and parking lots on the west side of campus will experience increased activity during all of June.

Faculty asked to participate in FSSE survey

Iowa State officials encourage you to participate if contacted for the Faculty Survey of Student Engage-ment, coordinated by the National Survey of Student Engagement at Indiana University. The Web survey measures faculty expectations for student engagement in effective educational practices. A sample of faculty will be selected from among those teaching at least one under-graduate course in the current school year. Those selected will be notified by e-mail (it likely won't come from an ISU e-mail address but from, so check to see if it ended up in your spam folder).

Childcare summit in April

A discussion to explore issues of affordable and quality childcare for the ISU community will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Three specialists will discuss resources and participants will discuss solutions. A free lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. to the first 100 to register in the YWCA office, 15 Alumni Hall. For more information, call 4-1663 or e-mail

PSI symposium is June 2-5

The annual Plant Sciences Institute Symposium (June 2-5 at Scheman) will focus on the developmental and morphological processes that encompass meristem activity throughout the plant. The abstract deadline has been extended to April 15. Registration ($40 for ISU personnel) is due May 9. Register online at For more information, call 4-7978.

LC institute is May 9

ISU's annual Learning Communities Institute, "Ideas in Action," will be held Monday, May 9, at the Scheman Building. Registration is free. Details are online at For more information, contact Doug Gruenewald,, or Jen Leptien,

Chem E research symposium

The chemical engineering department's 2005 Larson-Ruth Symposium (8th in a series) will be held Thursday, April 7, in Howe Hall. Matthew Tirrell, dean of engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present the keynote lecture. ISU faculty and a graduate student also will present. A social hour and dinner at Scheman begins at 6:30 p.m. More information and registration is online at, or from Linda Edson, 4-1660.

Experiences of international undergraduates probed

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a panel discussion about the challenges and problem-solving experiences of international female undergraduates at Iowa State, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in 212 Ross. For more information, contact Mary Barratt, 4-5628.


  • Laura Rendon, College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, to chair of educational leadership and policy studies, effective July 1

Time change

Spring ahead

Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Move your clocks forward one hour before you head to bed on Saturday.