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Feb. 23, 2007


Reminder: ISU has confidential hotline

The ISU Confidential Hotline is a third-party-administered hotline that 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, including direct reporting to the Ombuds Office or to offices such as Human Resource Services. After submitting a report, hotline reporters are urged to return to the hotline Web site, sign on with their confidential ID and password, and check for follow-up questions posted by investigators. The Web hotline is online.

Hunger banquet is Feb. 28

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a Hunger Banquet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The room is divided into three areas representing high-, middle- and low-income countries, and participants draw profiles to determine where they will eat:

  • With the 15 percent of guests who enjoy a gourmet meal at an elegant table
  • With the 30 percent who eat a simple meal such as rice and beans, or
  • With the 55 percent who eat only rice and water on the floor.

Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 28 at the ticket booth across from the food court in the Memorial Union. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Oxfam America, a worldwide development organization.

Grant workshops Feb. 22 and Feb. 26

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will host a series of grant workshops for faculty, staff, postdocs and senior graduate students. Two workshops in the series "Getting To Know The Funding Agencies" will be held this month. The National Science Foundation version will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22, in 1210 LeBaron. The U.S. Department of Energy workshop will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 in 270 Town Engineering. ISU faculty will serve as panelists and talk about their experiences: what worked, what did not work; what reviewers expect; and what faculty could do to enhance their chances of success. More information is online.

WebCT GOLD show-and-tell is Feb. 27

Instructors and faculty will share their experiences using the WebCT GOLD system and tools for teaching from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in 1230 Communications. Seating is limited; pre-register through AccessPlus (click on "Employee," "HRS Training" and "Courses").

Chocolate event is March 5

The YWCA Ames-ISU will hold "A Taste of Chocolate" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at The Knoll. The event will be hosted by president Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy. The event features more than 20 chocolate desserts, including sugar-free options, from local restaurants and chocolatiers for sampling, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds go toward YWCA Ames-ISU programming to empower women and girls. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the YWCA Ames-ISU, Alumni Hall. Tickets are $35 for one person, $50 for two. Call 4-1663 to make arrangements for tickets.

Geoffroy, Roth on Talk of Iowa

President Gregory Geoffroy and Jim Roth, Distinguished professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, will be guests on the Feb. 27 installment of Talk of Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. The live, call-in show airs from 11 a.m. to noon locally on AM 640.