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Jan. 12, 2007

PWSE seeks summer mentors

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering is looking for mentors for the 2007 Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. Faculty/staff/affiliate researchers interested in serving as mentors can learn more, or find the "Mentor Interest Form," online. The application deadline is Feb. 9. Questions may be directed to Lora Leigh Chrystal, 4-5278,

Nominate your student employee

The Student Employment Center seeks nominations for the 2007 Student Employee of the Year award, which recognizes a student's reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Nominations are due Feb. 9. Award criteria and application are online. Contact Julie Arnold, 4-0103,, for information.

Summer study abroad fair is Jan. 30

The study abroad fair for summer programs is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Learn about international opportunities.

Honors seminar proposals sought

The University Honors Program committee is accepting proposals through Jan. 26 for fall 2007 and spring 2008 Honors seminars. These one- or two-credit seminars are limited to 15 Honors students and offered on a Satisfactory-Fail basis. Seminars examine topics of current or special interest. Instructors receive $500 to be used for professional development. For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Elizabeth Beck, 4-4292, More information is online.

Farmers' Market at Reiman Gardens

The Ames Downtown Farmers' Market is at Reiman Gardens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday mornings through Feb. 28. The gardens will not charge admission to Farmers' Market customers, but donations are accepted. Vendors sell apples, honey, winter squash, free-range chickens and turkeys, frozen summer garden vegetables, popcorn, candy, handcrafted jewelry, hand-sewn products, soaps, pies, cookies, kringla, breads, rolls and more.

ADVANCE networking event is Jan. 22

The ISU ADVANCE program is hosting a networking event from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. It will include a discussion of the National Academy of Sciences report "Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering." An executive summary of the report is online. For more information, contact Susan Masters, 4-6151.

English class for adults

The Intensive English and Orientation Program will offer a two-part course for international visiting scholars, faculty, staff and graduate students. Session 1 (Jan. 22-March 5) will focus on professional oral skills. Session 2 (March 7-April 25) will focus on conversation skills, cross-cultural comparisons and current events. More information is online.

Is your student employee getting a pay raise?

Employers of work-study students must submit pay raises to the Student Employment Center prior to the effective date of the raise. Send notification of pay raises to Dawn Smith,

Financial aid mini-conference

Participants will get an update on financial aid procedures and program changes at the Student Financial Aid mini-conference from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The conference is open to all faculty and staff, and will be particularly useful to academic advisers and student services staff. There is no fee, but registration is requested. The registration form is online, or e-mail Tammy Hansen,

Spring semester at the MU Workspace

The Workspace has scheduled classes for spring semester, including pottery, photography, fibers, wood, jewelry, dance, mat cutting, glass, painting, drawing and printmaking. The full schedule is online at For more information, call 4-0971. The Workspace also is available for open studio use. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 2 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Computation proposals sought

The Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) expects to recommend use of approximately $700,000 of student computer fees. CAC seeks proposals for projects that will have a broad impact on student computing and represent innovative uses of IT for instruction. Student involvement in developing proposals is encouraged. Proposals must be reviewed within administrative units before they are sent to CAC. Proposals are due to CAC by March 9. The call for proposals is online.

Funds for students to attend professional conferences

The provost and the vice president for student affairs have funds to help support undergraduate students attending professional conferences. Funds can be requested by individual students or student organizations and are available on a first-come basis. Details and an application are on the student affairs Web site (click on "Forms").

Hazel's lunch service suspended

Hazel's Kitchen will suspend its daily lunch service from Jan. 15 to April 3, when a grand re-opening is planned. Hazel's still will offer its planned special events, including the Second Sunday Gardens' Brunch, (Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day) and Reiman Gardens' monthly Botany Lunches (Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26). The annual Valentine's dinner is Feb. 9, and catering also is available.

Geoffroy, Badenhope on Talk of Iowa

President Gregory Geoffroy and Julia Badenhope, associate professor of landscape architecture, will be guests on Talk of Iowa Wednesday, Jan. 24. The show airs from 11 a.m. to noon on WOI Radio (AM 640).

Relay for Life

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a Relay for Life of ISU rally/informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Receive information on how to form a team, fund-raising ideas and a message from ISU's honorary family, Jamie and Ellen Pollard. The Relay for Life at ISU is from 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lied Center. Last year, 62 teams raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.