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November 4, 2005


Lost key fee to increase

Building Access Services has aligned the fee for lost building access cards and keys with the ISU Card fee. Effective Nov. 1, the fee increased to $20 for each lost key or building access card. It has been more than 35 years since the lost key fee has been adjusted. $20 remains the lowest key replacement fee among Iowa's regent universities.

Key holders must return issued keys to Building Access Services when they no longer need a key. Handing off metal keys to other individuals is not permitted unless the proper paperwork to transfer keys has been completed by the key requestor. For more information, contact Maggie Hamilton, 4-2572, e-mail:

Geoffroy, Howell on Nov. 8 Talk of Iowa

President Gregory Geoffroy and Stephen Howell, director of the Plant Sciences Institute, will be guests during the 9 a.m. hour on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa Tuesday, Nov. 8 (WOI-AM 640). Questions may be submitted in advance to The phone number during the live, call-in show is 800- 262-0640.

ISU benefits seminars

The ISU Benefits Office will offer several seminars in November, including "Smart Couples Finish Rich," led by Paige Cook of Morgan Stanley (Nov. 9), and a drop-in opportunity for all employees to meet with our health care and financial providers (Nov. 30). More information.

Women's b-ball tickets on sale

Women's basketball season tickets are on sale. The discounted price for ISU faculty and staff is $108 for a reserved seat or (new this year) $75 for a general admission season ticket, or call the athletics ticket office, 4-1816.

International coffee house on Nov. 11

An International Coffee House/Dessert Fair on Friday, Nov. 11, will be part of International Week (Nov. 7-13). It will feature desserts and national beverages prepared by ISU international students and international entertainment. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2338 Lincoln Way. (This is the sweet version of the international food fair held each spring on Veishea weekend.)

Satellite conference for family/youth professionals

ISU Extension will offer viewing sites for a national satellite series, "The Impact of Couple and Marital Relationships on Parenting and Child Outcomes," Dec. 2 and 9 (10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Extension Youth-4-H Building). The series is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with families. More information. To attend, faculty and staff should contact Kimberly Greder,

Nominations sought

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration committee has created a new award for faculty, staff or students. Nominations are due Nov. 29. More information.


  • Fred Kirschenmann, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, to distinguished fellow of the center.
  • Jerry DeWitt, coordinator of ISU Extension's sustainable agriculture program and its Pest Management and Environment Program, to interim director of the Leopold Center, effective Nov. 1


Don Rieck, director of the Instructional Technology Center until his retirement in June 2004, died Oct. 25 of cancer in Ames. He was 64. Memorials may be sent to Israel Hospice House or Bethesda Lutheran Church, both in Ames.

Flu shots

Faculty and staff can get flu shots from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 18 in 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility. (No shots will be given Nov. 8.) The shots are provided by ISU at no cost to employees. For more information, call 4-0874.