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June 10, 2005


Telephone system upgrade planned for June 22

The campus telephone system will be upgraded, beginning at 3 a.m. on June 22. The upgrade will create a brief service outage that is anticipated to be less than one hour. During the outage, campus telephones will be unable to receive incoming calls, place outgoing calls, including the emergency "911," or connect with voice mail. Voice mail messages and greetings will be retained. Call Mike McQuiston (4-8558) or Sue Spencer (4-8557) with questions or concerns.

The physics of baseball -- over lunch

So you think you understand baseball. What about the physics behind America's favorite pastime? Here's your chance. Ames Laboratory, in cooperation with the department of physics and astronomy will present the next 2005 World Year of Physics event from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in 301B Spedding. Eli Rosenberg, chair of physics and astronomy, will talk about the physics of baseball. Bring your lunch and learn more about what's really going on "at the old ball game."

Chemistry Stores closed June 13-14

Chemistry Stores will close for inventory Monday-Tuesday, June 13-14. Dry ice and liquid nitrogen will be available from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m. each day.

Rose festival at Reiman

Reiman Gardens will host a rose festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. View the Iowa Rose Society Juried Rose Show, purchase roses for your own garden and participate in three interactive stations. The festival is free for members; regular admission is charged to guests.


-- Michael Crum, professor of logistics and supply chain management and the John and Ruth DeVries Chair in Business, to associate dean for graduate programs for the College of Business, effective July 1

-- Manjit Misra, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Seed Science Center, to director of the Institute for Food Safety and Security

On the move

Sue Haug, professor and music department chair, will leave Iowa State June 30 to become director of the School of Music at Pennsylvania State University.