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May 18, 2006


Use ISU Card at Occupational Medicine

Due to the university's move away from Social Security number use, Occupational Medicine clients now must bring their ISU ID Cards to medical appointments (G11 TASF). Questions may be directed to the Occupational Medicine office, 4-2056, or Environmental Health and Safety, 4-9364. To learn more about the Occupational Medicine Program or to enroll in it, visit this Web site:

Use report on ISU Confidential Hotline

In August 2006, Iowa State launched the ISU Confidential Hotline to provide a convenient, anonymous means of informing university officials about matters of concern. Since then, six reports have been submitted to the hotline. By category, they relate to:

Financial (1)

Research (1)

Risk or Safety (0)

Data and Information (3)

Other (1)

Each report is referred by the hotline administrator to the relevant university official(s) in a confidential manner for investigation and resolution. To find out more about the hotline or to submit a report, check one of these links (Hotline, Ethics, Confidential) in the ISU Web site index.

New room, floor numbering system at the MU

On July 10, the Memorial Union will begin renumbering all rooms and levels in the building as part of its renovation, with the goal of completing the process by Aug. 1. The current "B" level will still be called the basement, but the ground floor will become first floor, first will become second floor and so forth.

Rooms will switch from a 3-digit to a 4-digit designation to comply with the university standard. Using the first floor as an example, the numbering will be organized in zones:

  • Rooms in the new south addition will be the 1100 series
  • Rooms in the existing MU and south of the main corridor will be the 1200 and 1300 series
  • Rooms in the existing MU and north of the main corridor will be the 1500 and 1600 series
  • The 1400 series has been left out for future use, if needed

Fire safety required for all

State regulations require all ISU employees working in a state building to complete Fire Safety Training annually. The training can be completed through EHS via a two-hour classroom course (the next one is May 31) or an online course.