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April 29, 2005


Summer hours begin May 9

The 2005 window for summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with shortened lunch break) will be Monday, May 9, through Friday, Aug. 12. A flexible work period helps the university save energy costs during times of lower activity on campus and provides relief for employees working in warmer offices. The use of flexible hours should be considered voluntary. Employees who alter their hours should use phone forwarding, voice mail messages, Web sites or office signs to let clients know how they can get assistance, particularly when an office is closed.

WOI CD sale April 30

An estimated 3,000 new and used compact discs, mostly jazz and classical, will go on sale Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in 1125 Communications. The price is $3 per CD or 10 CDs for $25 -- cash or check only. For more information, call Randy Compton, 4-6121.

Educational technology event May 9

Web feeds and blogs in academia, high-performance computing at Iowa State and a portable system for capturing classroom teaching on video are among topics at the "e2" emerging educational technology event in the Howe Hall atrium May 9. The all-day conference is free; faculty and staff can attend any or all sessions. Conference details:

Cleaning house? Remember the University Archives

University Archives (in Parks Library) welcomes records and papers from university offices and faculty. While cleaning your files, keep the archives in mind as a repository for your records. The archives' mission is to preserve historically valuable records and other materials (including 3-D artifacts) that document the development of the university.

University Archives also assists university offices with records management needs. If you are unsure of what records must be kept or when it is appropriate to dispose of them, consult the University Records retention schedules ( or contact University Archives, 4-6672. For more information, visit the archives' Web site,

Deadline for 12-month payroll option is July 8

Tenured, tenure-track and adjunct faculty on nine-month, B-base appointments and nine- and 10- month P&S staff may enroll in the 12-month pay plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Or they may change back to the 9-month B-base plan. For either option, send an application form to the payroll office, 3608 ASB, by 5 p.m. July 8. New employees are eligible for the 12-month option in July following the academic year in which their ISU employment began.

In the 12-month plan, benefits and tax deductions are made equally from 12 monthly payments. Salary for additional summer teaching and research is added to the monthly pay during the months of the summer appointment. To request a form, contact the payroll office, 4-6556. Forms can be printed from this Web site:

Inside only on Web this summer

Inside Iowa State will be available only on the Web through the rest of spring and summer. Inside will be published at on May 20, June 10, July 1, July 22 and Aug. 12. Faculty and staff will continue to receive weekly e-mail Updates on Thursdays throughout this time. The next print edition of Inside Iowa State will be published Aug. 26.

Lavender Graduation is May 5

The 8th annual Lavender Graduation, which celebrates achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students graduating in May, August or December 2005, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Refreshments will be served.

Forum on student retention projects

Seven recipients of P&S grants for student recruitment or retention projects this academic year will summarize their efforts and outcomes during a roundtable forum from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Memorial Union Gallery. Members of a P&S committee also will talk about applying for grants for the fall. Free ice cream will be served at 11:45 a.m.

How butterfly wings work

Donald Lewis, entomology, and John Jacobson, aerospace engineering, will lead a lecture on the physics of butterfly flight from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Reiman Gardens. The event is part of Ames Lab's 2005 World Year of Physics celebration.

Females sought for ISU research

ISU researchers are recruiting volunteers for a 2-3 week study on how muscle mass contributes to energy expenditure in women who are of normal weight and overweight. Candidates should be non-smoking, healthy, pre-menopausal women, 18 years or older and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Each woman will receive information about her muscle and fat mass and an analysis of her dietary intake. Eligible women will receive payment for four follow-up visits to campus. To volunteer, contact Darcy Johannsen, 4-1216,


Jennifer Plagman-Galvin, to assistant dean of students/director of Greek affairs (formerly in the role on an interim basis)