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Feb. 1, 2008


Nominate your student employee

The Student Employment Center is accepting nominations for the 2008 Student Employee of the Year award through Feb. 8. This award recognizes a student's reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Criteria and the application are online. For more information, contact Julie Arnold, 4-0103,

Learn about Resource Management Model at brown bag lunches

Brown bag lunch discussions on implementing the Resource Management Model are scheduled for noon Feb. 13 and March 12 in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. The Feb. 13 "Where are We Now?" talk will cover finalizing policies and procedures, data warehouse development and system changes. Details are online.

P&S award nominations due Feb. 25

Feb. 25 is the nomination deadline for the following annual awards to Professional and Scientific employees: Regents Award for Staff Excellence, Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Carroll Ringgenberg Award and P&S Outstanding New Professional Award. More.

PWSE seeks summer mentors

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering seeks mentors for the 2008 Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. Interested faculty/staff/affiliate researchers can learn more online. Application deadline is Feb. 22. Questions can be directed to Lora Leigh Chrystal, 4-5278,

Library seminars return

After a three-year hiatus, at least five library seminars on technology and literacy topics are planned for spring semester. Steve McMinn, associate professor, library, will present "EndNote and Zotero, EndNote Web: Manage Your Bibliographies the Easy Way," Feb. 20, 3:15-4:30 p.m., in 192 Parks Library. Faculty, staff and students may attend. Preregister online. Contact Jody Graden, 4-6117, with questions.

Phonebook recycling sets new record

The ISU community recycled a record 16 tons of used phonebooks in December, up from 9 tons a year ago and 2003's previous record of 13.5 tons. Several staff members joined ISU's Naval ROTC and Order of the Sextant organizations to collect the books from buildings, saving the university about $1,520 in disposal fees. ISU Central Stores coordinated the effort. According to MidAmerica Recycling in Des Moines, recycling a single ton of paper:

  • Saves 17 trees
  • Saves enough electricity to heat an average house for two years
  • Saves 3.3 cubic yards in a landfill