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May 1, 2009


Student health center has new director

Michelle Hendricks is the new director of the Thielen Student Health Center. Hendricks has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration, including the last 12 as director of health services at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. She also holds the rank of Colonel in the Air Force Reserves and has extensive experience in emergency planning and disaster response. Hendricks earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at South Dakota State University, Brookings, and an MBA at Central Missouri.

MBA informational lunch

Interested in learning more about ISU's MBA program? Attend an informational lunch from noon to 1 p.m. May 5 in 1360 Gerdin. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Jenny Reitano,, 4-7819.

Alaska in July

ISU outdoor recreation services is sponsoring a "Mountaineering in Alaska" trip July 11-19. Cost ($1,324 for faculty/staff, $1,456 for the public) includes airfare, motels, equipment, food and more. For more information, call 4-8200.

Symposium explores biotechnology in vaccine design

ISU scientists, students, industry leaders and the public can learn more about research frontiers involving vaccines and the immune system at the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center's annual symposium Sunday-Tuesday, May 17-19, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. Symposium details and registration information are online, or contact Marian Kohut, 4-8364,

Diversity and women's enrichment fund grants announced

A dozen proposals from ISU faculty, staff and students have received funding from the executive vice president and provost for 2009-10. Recipients will share $25,800 for diversity grants and $18,637 for women's enrichment fund mini-grants. Diversity grants support diversity efforts in education, research and outreach to minorities and under-represented ISU faculty, staff and students. The mini-grants enhance the experiences of female faculty, staff and students. A summary of recipients and proposals is online (PDF).

Take Mom to the Gardens

All moms may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge on Mother's Day, May 10. Throughout the day, enjoy live music from keyboardist Anne Regnier, the Brewer Project and the Earl Hammond Recorder Quartet. Mothers also will receive a special gift. Admission prices apply to the general public.

Book drive to support education in Latin America

Iowa State SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) is sponsoring a book drive through Better World Books to raise money for Worldfund, an organization that supports education in Latin America. Donate books May 4-8 in the white and green boxes in Gerdin, Kildee and Carver halls; residence halls and Frederiksen Court Community Center. For information about SIFE projects, contact

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