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March 14, 2008


Pet first aid class is March 29

Pet owners will learn basic first aid techniques for cats and dogs during a three-hour session March 29 with ISU veterinarian Kim Langholz. The training, appropriate for all ages, is 9 a.m. to noon in 2532 Veterinary Medicine. Class size is limited. Participants must register and pay the $30 fee at least three days before the session. To register, call the Ames Red Cross, 232-5104.

Nominations sought for Learning Community awards

Nominations for the 2007-08 Learning Community awards will be accepted through April 4. Information about the awards and nomination process is online.

Library seminar in the social sciences, humanities

Jeff Kushkowski, ISU library associate professor, will lead a seminar, "Get X-cited About Cited References with Social Science and Humanities," from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. April 2 in 192 Parks Library. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Jody Graden, 4-6117,

Tuition grant application process starts March 17

Beginning March 17, the Merit and P&S Tuition Grant program will accept enrollment applications through AccessPlus for summer 2008 and fall 2008 terms. The summer application deadline is May 11; fall application deadline is Aug. 17. More information is online.

P&S members sought

The University Committee on Women has member openings from the ranks of P&S staff for the 2008-09 year. Interested individuals should contact Ruth Birch at Information about UCW is online.

April dates set for girls career conference

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering has selected April dates for "Taking the Road Less Traveled," a career conference for middle and high school girls. The conference for high school students is April 10, and middle school students may attend April 17 or 24. More information is online. Contact Carol Heaverlo at 4-5319,, with questions.

ISU ADVANCE workshop is April 1

The ISU ADVANCE Program is sponsoring a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. It will focus on the "Collaborative Transformation" initiative, including: an overview of the ADVANCE project goal to enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty; findings from the first three departments to participate in the initiative, ways the findings can be used to enhance the departmental climate for faculty; and next steps in this component of ISU ADVANCE. Everyone is invited. To reserve a lunch, RSVP by March 25 to or call 4-6151. More information is online.

Science fair judges still needed

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa still needs volunteer judges for this year's fair (March 28-29 at Hilton and Scheman). ISU students, faculty, staff and alumni with a science or engineering-related degree or field of study are sought. Sign up online. Questions may be directed to Vicki Speake, 4-8417.

The greening of Grinnell

Christopher Bair, environmental and safety coordinator for Grinnell College, will talk about recycling, energy conservation, campus environmental audits and his role as liaison between students and facilities management at Grinnell during a lunch-and-learn March 27 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) in the Brenton Center (8 Curtiss). Free boxed lunches will be provided to the first 25 attendees. For more information, contact Janet Krengel, 4-7276.

Center seeks grant applications

The Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG) invites applications for its spring grant program. Applications, due by 4 p.m. April 14, are being accepted for three programs: competitive research grants, genomics scholars/fellows, and genomics symposia and workshops. These grants further CIAG's goals of encouraging collaboration among researchers, enhancing research competitiveness and promoting cutting-edge research in genomics areas. Funding is available starting July 1. Details are online.

P&S development day is April 1

The impact of technology on a rapidly changing world will be the focus of the annual Professional Development Day for P&S staff Tuesday, April 1. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. Featured speakers include Michael Bugeja, ISU Greenlee School of Journalism; Scott McLeod, ISU Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership; and Floyd Davenport, ISU Extension Information Technology. Participants also can select from 20 workshops. More information and registration details are online. Registration prior to March 24 costs $75 and $85 after.