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September 9, 2005


Tutors sought

The Academic Success Center seeks tutors for most undergraduate courses. Undergraduate students receive $7/hour and students with a bachelor's degree receive $8/hour. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage potential candidates or e-mail with nominees. For more information, go online to:

Genomics symposium Sept. 22-25

The department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology is sponsoring a symposium Sept. 22-25 on the integration of structural and functional genomics. The cost is $60 for ISU faculty and staff, $40 for ISU students. Discussions will focus on comparing genome function and genome sequences across animal species, understanding genome expression and integration with phenotype, and understanding genome structural variation and effect on phenotype. More information is online at

Grants support activities that benefit women

Learn more about a mini-grant program that supports experiences for ISU women faculty, staff and students during a lunch-and-learn from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for proposals such as leadership or mentoring programs, lectures by outstanding women leaders and role models, or the development or enrichment of courses related to women's issues. Some of last year's grant recipients will talk about their proposals and answer questions. Bring your lunch. More information is available on the provost's Web site at

United Way campaign

The campus 2005 United Way campaign is under way and runs through Oct. 8. It is chaired by library dean Olivia Madison. The combined goal (United Way of Story County and Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa) is $255,000, approximately a 3 percent increase over last year's campaign total of $246,700. Iowa State pledges accounted for one-fifth of the local campaign last year.

Evening meals on campus

Working late on campus and looking for some supper options? The following ISU Dining facilities serve meal items Monday through Thursday until the times listed:

  • Union Drive Marketplace, 7:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Union food court, 7 p.m. (most venues, Subway until 8 p.m.)
  • Hawthorn Market and Cafe, 11 p.m.
  • Clyde's Sports Club, 8 p.m.
  • Design Cafe, 6:30 p.m.
  • Courtyard Cafe (Lagomarcino), 6 p.m.

Campus convenience stores generally are open until 11 p.m. (Onion's at the Union closes at 10 p.m.) All fall dining hours are online at

Seminar marks 125 years of teaching entomology at ISU

The entomology department will observe 125 years of insect science instruction at ISU with a special seminar, "The Pedagogy of Hexapodology: Teaching about Insects," at 4:10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in E164 Lagomarcino. The presenter is Tom Turpin, an ISU alumnus and professor of entomology at Purdue University. Turpin's introductory entomology course fills to capacity -- 474 students -- each semester. He is the nationally known creator of Purdue's Bug Bowl, which draws more than 12,000 visitors each year. A reception will precede the seminar. For information, call 4-7400.

Fall convocation

The university's annual fall convocation begins at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. In addition to remarks from President Gregory Geoffroy about the year ahead, the event includes recognition of the recipients of university and regent awards during the last year. A reception follows in the Great Hall.