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Dec. 12, 2008


Reception for international graduates

A graduation reception honoring international students graduating this semester will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by ISU Alumni Association, International Student Council and International Students and Scholars Office.

50th year approaches

The Town and College Toastmasters Club, which has met in the Memorial Union Pine Room since it was formed, will observe its 50th anniversary in April 2009. The club is a combination of college students, professors, professionals and non-professionals from around the city. The club meets every Saturday at 7:45 a.m. (business meeting) and 8 a.m. for the general meeting.

Lab school has January openings

The Child Development Laboratory School has preschool-age openings for spring semester. The school is nationally accredited and earned five stars on Iowa's Quality Rating Scale. Each classroom is staffed by two licensed early childhood teachers. For more information or to complete an application form, contact Malisa Rader, 4-3040,, or go online.

Participants needed for satiety study

Researchers in ISU's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center are seeking healthy, non-smoking adults for a study on dietary fiber's effects on feelings of fullness and satisfaction following a meal. Participants must agree to have blood samples drawn and fast for up to18 hours. Financial compensation is available. More information is online.

CELT search opens

CELT is searching for a new associate director. This is a part-time position for current, tenured ISU faculty. The successful candidate will begin March 1, working around current teaching responsibilities. Applications are due Dec. 31. More information about the position is in the posting on the Iowa State jobs web site (vacancy No. 081134). Questions may be directed to CELT director Steve Mickelson,

Select your W-2 format

Last January, more than 50 percent of ISU employees chose to receive their W-2s electronically, via AccessPlus. Here are some benefits to electronic W-2s:

  • Security. Social Security numbers and other personal information aren't sent through the mail.
  • Promptness. Electronic W-2s typically are ready in mid-January; paper W-2s are mailed at the end of January.
  • Availability. Print as many copies of your W-2 as you need whenever you need it.
  • Savings. Eliminate the use of an envelope and postage.

If you received a W-2 from Iowa State for 2007, your choice (electronic or paper) will carry over to 2008, as long as you receive a paycheck in December 2008. If you won't receive a paycheck this month, your W-2 selection will default to paper on Jan. 1, 2009. To change your selection, log into AccessPlus (click on "Employee" tab and "W-2").