Inside Iowa State

Inside Archives

Submit news

Send news for Inside to, or call (515) 294-7065. See publication dates, deadlines.

About Inside

Inside Iowa State, a newspaper for faculty and staff, is published by the Office of University Relations.

August 26, 2005

Top picks

One of ours
If you haven't caught Jane Cox's one-woman play about ISU alumna Carrie Chapman Catt, now's the time to do it. Not only is the play free, it comes with a complimentary lunch .
The Yellow Rose of Suffrage (excerpt)
Aug. 26
12:15-1 p.m. (11:45 a.m. lunch)
Campanile Room, MU

Decorate the halls
Got a bare spot on your office wall that drives you nuts? Why not stop by the annual poster sale. With hundreds of posters to choose from, you're bound to find something you like. Posters cost $6-$10
Aug. 26-31
9 a.m.-6 p.m. except Sunday (12- 6 p.m.)
Cardinal Room, MU

Is the end near?
With gas prices rising almost daily, journalist and author Paul Roberts' talk on "The End of Oil's Alternatives for the Future" seems very timely.
Aug. 29
8 p.m.
Sun Room, MU

Unity Mural celebration Aug. 30

by Teddi Barron

A "Celebration of the Unity Mural" will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the front entrance to the College of Design. The event will commemorate completion of the mural, "Toward a Legacy," which illustrates the "One Community" theme adopted by the university and the city of Ames.

President Gregory Geoffroy, Ames Mayor Ted Tedesco and Government of the Student Body President Angela Groh will talk about the ISU-Ames connection and the student artists who spent 10 weeks painting the 20-foot by 8-foot mural. Ice cream will be served following the brief program.

Nutcracker auditions Sept. 11

Auditions for the Iowa State Center's 2005 Nutcracker Ballet will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Stephens auditorium. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m.; forms should be filled out prior to arrival. Registration forms are online at:

All dancers should wear leotards, tights and ballet or pointe shoes. Dancers need to be warmed-up and ready to audition at the times listed below.

  • 12-3 p.m., children 8 and over for the roles of Fritz and friends, Clara and friends, Indian boys, Mother Ginger's children, angels, soldiers, mice, Russians and puppets.
  • 3-4 p.m., adults for the roles of first act party guests, maids.
  • 4-7 p.m., male and female ballet dancers (pointe and non-pointe) for the roles of dolls, flutes, flower soloist, flowers, snowflakes, and Spanish, Chinese, Hungarian, Arabian and Irish dancers.

Parking will be in Lot B-3, south of Stephens. Enter through the Stage Door on the southeast side of the building.

Beginning this year, there will be a $15 cleaning fee per performer to help maintain the costumes. Payment will be due Sept. 30 from all selected dancers.

Performances will be held at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. Tickets are $17.50 and $15.50 (with some discounts available). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Iowa State Center ticket office.

For more information, call Robert Thomas Dancenter, 233-3609.

The Hot Club of San Francisco

California band

The Hot Club of San Francisco will bring its acoustic chamber-jazz to Fisher Theater Friday, Sept. 9. The band is known for its take on jazz, swing, Cajun and Gypsy music. Performances will be held at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $28. Contributed photo. Photo by Bob Elbert.