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Oct. 6, 2006


University e-mail policy

A new policy outlining expectations regarding the use of e-mail in formal university communications is online at E-mail is an acceptable and appropriate medium for communicating quickly and efficiently to conduct university business.

Confidential hotline

The ISU Confidential Hotline (866-384-4277), administered by a third party, allows the anonymous reporting of activities that may involve criminal, unethical or otherwise inappropriate behavior impacting ISU. The hotline's homepage also provides contact information for alternative reporting avenues such as the ombuds office or human resource services. Since its inception in August 2005, the hotline has received 12 reports (each has been investigated). Hotline callers are urged to use the confidential report key and password to anonymously chat with investigators after their initial report in order to provide additional information.

Funds for biotech events

The Office of Biotechnology is providing funds for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia and workshops organized by faculty members and held on campus. Faculty applications are due Nov. 1 for proposed events in 2007. For more information, contact Teri Peterson, 4-4779,

Planetarium show and star-gazing

The physics and astronomy department will hold a free planetarium show followed by a star-gazing session with telescopes (weather permitting) Oct. 20 and 21. The planetarium show starts at 7 p.m. in the ISU planetarium, Physics Hall (look for directional signs in the building).

Free volleyball match, new time

The Iowa State-Missouri volleyball match Oct. 7 in Hilton Coliseum has been rescheduled to start at 4 p.m. to accommodate the 7 p.m. ISU-Nebraska football game kickoff. Admission to the match is free.

A capella at the MU

The Student Union Board is hosting the a capella group InPulse at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop. InPulse is an award-winning group from Minnesota, featuring five classically trained vocalists. They perform original music as well as popular covers. Opening for InPulse will be Shy of a Dozen, ISU's a capella group affiliated with the music department. Advance tickets are $12 ($8 for students) and available by calling 4-8349 Monday-Friday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).

World Food Day teleconference

The 23rd annual World Food Day teleconference can be viewed on campus Monday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 1141 Extension 4-H Building. Three international leaders will discuss grassroots-based movements working on hunger issues. The teleconference also will include an uplink with the 2006 World Food Prize laureates, H.E. Alysson Paolinelli and Edson Lobato (both from Brazil), and A. Colin McClung of the United States. Those interested in attending the teleconference should contact Joyce Greving, 4-3079,

Learn about leadership and activism

"Global Thinking for Local Solutions" is the theme of the second annual Global Citizenship Symposium in the Memorial Union Oct. 14 (12:30-5:30 p.m.). It includes workshops, panel presentations and break-out sessions on developing and promoting citizenship at ISU with a global outlook. Students, faculty and staff are welcome and admission is free, but you must register in advance online at

Lab school opening

The Child Development Laboratory School has an opening in the full-day program for children who were three or four years old on Sept. 15, 2006. Priority is given to children with identified special needs. For more information, visit or contact Malisa Rader, 4-3040.

Virtual schooling lecture

Margaret Roblyer, professor of educational technology at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, will discuss distance learning and the changing landscape of K-12 education in a free lecture Oct. 31 (8:30 a.m., 3140 Agronomy). For more information, contact Niki Davis at 4-5596.


  • Joanne Altieri, former assistant vice provost for contract negotiations and research compliance at the University of Kansas, to director of the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, effective Sept. 11.
  • Matthew Bailey, technology transfer manager at Pioneer Hi-Bred, Johnston, to leader of the industrial team in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, effective Oct. 2. He also will direct industry initiatives as part of the industrial relations group in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
  • Nicola Pohl, associate professor of chemistry, to Caldwell Professor of Chemistry.

Flu shot clinic

Free flu shots will be available for all ISU faculty and staff on weekdays, Nov. 1-17 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility). Limited parking is available and employees must have their university identification numbers. For more information, call 4-0874.