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Aug. 10, 2006


You're invited

Faculty and staff are invited to join new students at several Destination Iowa State activities. The Aug. 17 kickoff event (8 p.m., Hilton) features motivational speaker Will Keim, who specializes in talking about character and leadership to college audiences. Comedian David J will perform live Aug. 19 (9 p.m., Stephens). Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each event. For more information, visit

Faculty facilitators needed

Faculty members are sought to lead a "Your Passport to Success" session for new students Aug. 18 or 19 during Destination Iowa State. To volunteer, call 4-5492 or e-mail in the Office of New Student Programs. Each session lasts 80 minutes; an outline and FAQ are provided.

Geoffroy, Pollard on Talk of Iowa

President Gregory Geoffroy and athletics director Jamie Pollard will be guests on the Tuesday, Aug. 22, installment of Talk of Iowa on WOI Radio. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on 640 AM.

New graduate student orientation

A "come and go" orientation for new graduate students Aug. 18 (9-11:30 a.m., 1137 Pearson) will offer information about various student services, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 4-4531 or visit the orientation web site at

United Way incentives

ISU faculty and staff who contribute to this year's United Way campaign will receive a Cyclone lapel pin and four free tickets to the ISU-Minnesota women's basketball game Dec. 9. Autographed footballs and men's basketball tickets will be used as incentives in each campus unit as well. The 2006 United Way campaign begins Sept. 1.

Fanfest is Aug. 20

The athletics department will hold its first Cyclone "Fanfest" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility (northwest of the football stadium). The free, family event will feature coaches, student-athletes and skill challenges from all 18 sports teams, photos with Cy and the spirit squads, inflatable games and contests, and an autograph session with members of the football squad. Concessions will be sold.

Study leadership this year

The 12+ Supervisory Leadership Series is about to start, and there still is room for about 10 participants. Contact the Office of Learning and Development, 4-1070, by Aug. 15 if you'd like to take part. More information about the program is online at

2006-07 work-study jobs

Employers can post their part-time student jobs for fall on AccessPlus. Students will be able to view the Job Board beginning Aug. 16. Go to "Student Employment" under the "UBusiness" tab to enter your open positions.

Communication training

The Office of Learning and Development is offering a communication training class, "Become a Master Communicator." This class will help attendees learn their communication style and gain an understanding of styles unlike their own. Each of the three sessions (once a month September-November) is free but attendance is limited. Register using AccessPlus (click on "HRS Training" and then "Courses.")

Memorial Union poster sale starts Aug. 21

The Memorial Union's annual art and print poster sale runs Aug. 21 to Sept. 21. Items will be for sale in the Cardinal Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The prints range from $8-12. For more information, contact Letitia Kenemer (4-0971).

Sample the Arts Aug. 27

The Iowa State Center will host its second annual "Sample the Arts at Stephens" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in Stephens Auditorium. More than 20 local performing arts organizations will have exhibits and many will offer live performances during the afternoon. This family event is free and open to the public.


-- Don Wirth, WOI Radio associate general manager, to director of finance and administration for Iowa Public Radio and manager of the WOI Radio Group in Ames

-- Joanne Altieri, University of Kansas, to director of the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, effective Sept. 11

Update your contact info

Information in the faculty and staff listings section of the university campus directory will be taken from data supplied by faculty/staff through AccessPlus prior to Aug. 25. Please review and update your listing with current addresses and telephone numbers.