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Feb. 15, 2008


S/C nominations sought

ISU's Supervisory/Confidential employees are eligible for the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, which carries a $1,000 stipend. Nominations for the 2008 awards are due Feb. 25. Criteria and the nomination form are online. For more information, contact Barb Kalsem, 4-8891.

Wanted: Undergrad research presenters

The University Honors Program seeks students (Honors or non-Honors) involved in faculty-mentored research to present their results at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium April 15 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., MU). Abstract submissions were due Feb. 14, but late submissions are possible (More). Also, abstract submissions for the March 10 poster event at the Iowa State Capitol still are being accepted. See Contact Laura Merrick, 4-0172,, about both events.

Honors teaching, advising awards

The University Honors Committee seeks letters of nomination for the program's annual teaching award and mentoring/advising award. The awards recognize contributions to the education of Honors students and include a $500 stipend. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. March 7 in 2130 Jischke. For more information, contact Gene Takle, 4-4371,

Hip-hop dance workshop

Jenn Weber, founder and choreographer of the hip-hop dance group DecaDance Theatre, will lead a free dance workshop, open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in 196 Forker. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based DecaDance performs at Stephens at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; tickets ($28.50 and $32.50) are available through Ticketmaster.

Volunteers needed for middle school science bowl

About 40 volunteers, both scientific and nonscientific, are sought for the annual Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Middle School Science Bowl April 19 in Hoover and Howe halls. Volunteers serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers. To learn more or volunteer, contact Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, Ames Lab Public Affairs, 4-9750.

Science fair judges sought

Organizers of the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (March 28-29 at Hilton and Scheman) seek 350 volunteer judges: 50 volunteers with a master's or Ph.D. in a science, engineering, technology or related field to lead judging teams; and 300 volunteers who have or are working toward a degree in these areas. The fair has high school and junior high divisions. To volunteer, register online (judge registration). For more information, contact Jay Staker, 4-8417,

'Brunnier Bash' is Feb. 23

The Brunnier Art Museum's third annual "Brunnier Bash: A Masquerade Ball" is Feb. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman. Guests are encouraged to create a mask to wear to the formal event. Advance tickets are $5 ($9 for couples) and available at University Museums (290 Scheman), Brunnier Art Museum and Christian Petersen Art Museum (Morrill Hall). Tickets at the door are $8. Proceeds help fund future exhibitions and programs.

International grant proposals sought

The ISU Council on International Programs seeks proposals for internationalization/globalization grants up to $5,000. The grants will fund faculty- and staff-led projects that incorporate international perspectives into university activities. Funds will be available July 1, and must be used by June 30, 2009. Submit proposals electronically by April 11 to Penni Bryant,

New employee at museums

Nancy Gebhart became visual literacy and learning educator for University Museums on Feb. 6. She will lead the museums' education programming, and give tours and lectures. Reach her at 4-3342,

Conference for juniors, seniors

ISU's Senior Class Council will sponsor "Success Beyond a Degree," a professional development conference for juniors and seniors, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Howe Hall. Details are online.

Tax preparation help

ISU accounting students will offer free tax preparation services through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxpayers with household incomes of $54,000 or less are eligible for basic return preparation services as well as free electronic filing of federal and state returns. The help center is located in 2148 Gerdin. Service hours (Feb. 19-April 10) are Tuesdays (3-5 p.m.) and Wednesdays and Thursdays (6-8 p.m.). For more information, contact Bill Dilla, 4-1685,