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Jan. 26, 2007

Football game is April 14

The Cyclones' first spring intra-squad football game under new head coach Gene Chizik has been scheduled for April 14 at Jack Trice Stadium. A start time hasn't been determined.

Business, LAS career fair is Jan. 31

The colleges of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences will host their Spring Career Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Hilton Coliseum. Students from all colleges are welcome to meet with more than 170 organizations. Three $500 gift certificates to the University Book Store will be awarded to students. More information is online at Business Career Services or Liberal Arts & Sciences Career Services.

Jazz concert features guest artists, Iowa State musicians

"A Jazz Extravaganza: Music from the 1920s and 1930s" will be presented by the music department Saturday, Jan. 27. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ames City Hall auditorium. It will feature James Bovinette, associate professor of music, on the trumpet. He will be joined by Iowa State jazz students and John Benoit and the Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra with vocalist Kim Fitch. Tickets are $10 and available through Friday in 149 Music Hall. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.

Planetarium shows Jan. 26-27

The physics and astronomy department will host free planetarium shows for all ages Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, in the ISU planetarium, basement level of Physics Hall. There will be two shows each night (7 and 8 p.m.), followed by star gazing (weather permitting) from the roof of Zaffarano Hall.

Award nominations due Feb. 5

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services office will host the 10th Annual Small Victories celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Nominations for LGBTSS scholarships and awards are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. More information about the celebration and awards online.

Hazel's Kitchen suspends daily service

Due to slow wintertime attendance, Hazel's Kitchen has suspended its daily lunch service until April 3. Hazel's will open for its planned special events (Second Sunday Gardens' Brunch, monthly Botany Lunches, its annual Valentine's dinner on Feb. 9) and clients' catered events.

25-Year Club banquet Feb. 22

The 25-Year Club banquet, honoring employees with 25 years of service to the university, will be held Feb. 22 (social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:15 p.m., Scheman). Cost is $20. For information, contact Pam Mundt, 4-1070,

Hold the date: March 2

The 8th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE), a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity, will be held Friday, March 2, in the Memorial Union. More information, including registration procedures, will be announced soon.

ADVANCE kickoff

The ISU ADVANCE Program is holding a kick-off celebration from

5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, on the first floor of Beardshear. The public is invited. President Gregory Geoffroy, executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman and associate provost for faculty advancement and diversity Susan Carlson will give remarks. Carlson is ISU's ADVANCE principal investigator. The ADVANCE Program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The goal is to develop a comprehensive program for institutional change and to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, contact the ADVANCE office, 4-6151.

Campus reception for Harriet Fulbright

A reception to honor Harriet Fulbright, president of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center and spouse of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, will be held from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. The campus community is invited. The Fulbright Center partners with higher education institutions and interested individuals throughout the world in such services as enriching study abroad programs and engaging higher education in international peace making.

New measures to promote diversity

President Gregory Geoffroy has approved several measures aimed at promoting a diverse and inclusive atmosphere on campus. The measures include creation of a four-member executive steering committee that will assess progress in meeting university goals and assign responsibilities to the Advisory Committee for Diversity Program Planning and Coordination. The latter committee will be a broadly representative group that meets monthly. It will succeed the President's Advisory Committee on Diversity. Details on the diversity measures are at