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Inside Iowa State, a newspaper for faculty and staff, is published by the Office of University Relations.

Dec. 7, 2007

Background checks considered

Committee crafts policy on criminal background checks for new hires.

Student studies in library carrel.


Junior Ben Kautz prepares in the library for next week's finals.

Family selects tree.

Tree time

Forestry Club president Jeff Wallace helps a family find a Christmas tree.


  • Victorian Holidays canceled
  • Nutcracker Ballet is Dec. 7-9
  • Open forums next week for EOD candidates
  • Recycling volunteers sought
  • Athletics goods on sale Dec. 8
  • ClubFest II registration open
  • Research club opens lectures
  • Reception for international students
  • Lunch with basketball coaches
  • WebCT shutdown Dec. 31-Jan. 5
  • More announcements
Where's Bob?

Where's Bob?

Where did university photographer Bob Elbert find this suspended canoe?

Jim Rodde

Jim Rodde

Rodde, on the road

Music professor travels Iowa in search of the best high school vocalists.

Snedecor residents on the move

Snedecor Hall will begin to empty this month, prior to a $9 million renovation.

Help with the winter, holiday blues

Employee assistance program can help employees, families cope.

W-2 a click away

Electronic W-2 will save you time and the university money.

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Chipping away

Groundskeeper Ed Johnson chips thick ice from last weekend's storm.

Regents set tuition

Tuition will increase 3.2 percent for residents and 2.5 percent for non-residents next year.

Non-tenure faculty face deadline

Policy revision could ease six-year term limit for lecturers, clinicians.

The Iowa State effect

Study finds ISU worth $1.52 billion to state economy.

Enjoying the workplace

ISU is a great place to work, according to about 75 percent of survey respondents.

Parting words

HR institutes exit questionnaire for P&S employees.


Gov. Culver, entrepreneur Pappajohn will celebrate with December graduates.

Arts & Events

Madrigal royal court performs

Renaissance fun

January madrigal dinners feature feast and entertainment.

Conductor Pinchas Zukerman


England's orchestra

London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at Stephens Jan. 20.



Ted Maakestad, Lynette Reed