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April 15, 2005


Learn about Google Scholar

ISU fine and performing arts librarian Jon Haupt will introduce a new search engine, Google Scholar (, during a seminar, "Exploring Google Scholar: The Agony and the Ecstasy," 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in 192 Parks Library. He'll talk about the scope, depth of coverage and sources in Google Scholar; and offer tips on using Google Scholar and other research tools. Register by contacting Susan Vega Garcia, 4-4052,

Honors poster presentations

The university community is invited to the spring 2005 Poster Presentation of graduating Honors students' Honors projects from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.,Wednesday, April 20, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Forum for departments hosting summer youth events

The Office of Risk Management will host a safety/security forum for departments planning summer camps or enrichment programs involving students under 18 years. The forum is from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Memorial Union Gallery. Topics include waivers and agreements, safety and medical concerns, claim reporting procedures, legal responsibilities, security awareness, transportation and the office's "best practices" for youth events. To register, call 4-7711.

No summer work-study

Due to limited funding, there will not be a work-study program this summer at ISU. Employers are encouraged to post non-work-study positions on the Student Job Board. The form is online at

Pet care seminar April 26

ISU community practice veterinarians will present a basic pet care seminar for pet owners from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 2226 Veterinary Medicine. The seminar is free and open to the public. Topics to be covered include dental care, ear and skin care, handling exercises, basic behavior and basic emergency care. Some health care products will be available for purchase. Registration is requested by April 20; call Tracy Raef, 4-4602.

Learning community awards

Nominations, including self-nominations, are due April 18 for several individual, team and department awards that recognize exemplary contributions to ISU learning communities. Recipients will be honored at the May 9 LC institute. Award details are online at For more information, contact Heather Phillips,, or Ebby Luvaga,

Artist application deadline is May 2

Artists interested in exhibiting at Reiman Gardens' third annual Garden Art Fair Sunday, July 10, should turn in applications by May 2. Contact Megan Jorgensen, 4-6356,, for more information.

Food safety vs. food defense

Food safety expert Frank Busta will speak on "Food Safety and Food Defense: Similarities and Differences" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in 2050 Agronomy. Busta is director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense and professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Panel with LAS master teachers

The LAS Master Teachers will lead an April 18 panel discussion on teaching activities that encourage connections to other disciplines or courses, civic engagements, research and real-world problems. The discussion is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. This year's master teachers are Clifford Bergman, math; William Gallus, geological and atmospheric sciences; Michael Mendelson, English; Jill Pruetz, anthropology; and Mark Rectanus, foreign languages and literatures.

Tulip time at Reiman Gardens

More than 20,000 tulips are expected to bloom this weekend in the outdoor beds at Reiman Gardens. Daily hours at the gardens are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors 17 years old and younger are admitted free during April, in celebration of the Month of the Young Child.


Greg Lee, associate director of administrative services in the residence department since March 2002, has been named associate director for housing for business and information technologies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His last day at Iowa State is April 30.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to assist at the Iowa Summer Special Olympics May 19-21 on campus. Forms are at the Memorial Union front desk, library, Lied Center, Jacobson Building and Student Answer Center on the ground floor of Beardshear, or call Jan at the Ames CVB, 232-4032.