"Looking out to the fall foilage from Hoover Hall." by Nicholas Vanberkum
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Student Announcements

Forestry Club tree sales begin Nov. 30

The Forestry Club's annual tree sales fundraiser will take place on weekends, Nov. 30 through Dec. 14, in the Reiman Gardens parking lot. Four tree varieties are being offered: Fraser fir ($50), balsam fir ($45-$50) and white and Scotch pine ($30). Balsam fir wreaths ($20-$30) also are available, natural and decorated. Sale times are 3-6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.

Register for June sea kayaking trip in Alaska

ISU's  outdoor recreation program is offering a sea kayaking trip to Alaska June 18-25, 2015. The price is $1,829 for holders of an ISU recreation services pass and $2,061 for others. Registration deadline is March 13. For more information, contact the outdoor recreation program office, 294-8200, or Jerry Rupert.

Osborn Club lecture is Dec. 8

Klaus Ruedenberg, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory associate, will present part two of "Three Millennia of Atoms and Molecules" at the Osborn Club lecture on Dec. 8 (7 p.m., Hach Hall atrium, follows club member dinner). The lecture portion of the program is open to the public.

STEM Fellowship Program seeks applicants

The Center for Biorenewables Chemicals and the School of Education are seeking applications from qualified engineering graduate students for 10 $25,000 stipends. Each fellow works collaboratively with an elementary school teacher and spends one day each week performing the duties of a resident scientist/engineer in a classroom. This program is a partnership with the Des Moines Public School District and is funded by NSF. Applications are due Dec. 7. More information is available online. Interested candidates also are encouraged to attend an informational open house on Dec. 2 (3-5 p.m., 1124 Biorenewables Research Laboratory).

Apply for these ISU 2015-16 undergraduate scholarships by Dec. 5

More than a dozen undergraduate scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year are available from the Division of Student Affairs. Each has an application deadline of Friday, Dec. 5. Guidelines and application forms are online. Questions may directed to studentaffairs@iastate.edu or call 294-4420. The scholarships are:

Buy tickets for 50th annual Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 1

The music and theatre department's 50th annual Madrigal Dinners will be held Jan. 16-17, 2015, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 and may be ordered online through Midwestix, by phone (294-8349), mail (PDF) or at the Memorial Union ticket office in the M-Shop (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday). Tickets are $47 ($43 for ISU students and seniors), with other discounts for groups, ISU alumni association members and past Madrigal performers.

Five Cyclone statues to be auctioned Dec. 4

Five of the 30 Cy statues that are brightening community corners and byways will be auctioned Thursday, Dec. 4. The auction, part of the Ames Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the ISU Alumni Center, begins at 6:45 p.m. and is open to the public.  Starting bids for each of the statues are $1,000.

Vote now for Academic Minute Listener’s Choice Award

Max Guyll, an associate professor of psychology, is a nominee for the 2014 Academic Minute Listener’s Choice Award. Guyll was featured in a November 2013 segment for his research on the psychology of false confessions. Click here (http://bit.ly/AM_ListenersChoice) to vote and listen to Guyll’s essay. The Academic Minute is broadcast on WAMC Northeast Public Radio and features researchers from colleges and universities around the world. A podcast is also available at www.wamc.org. Voting for the Listener’s Choice Award is open until Dec. 12. 

Catt Center announces 2015 Women Impacting ISU honorees

The 2015 Women Impacting ISU calendar features 12 women -- three students, five faculty and four staff members --  chosen by a selection committee based on their achievements in service, teaching, research, administration and various other campus activities. The 2015 calendar will be unveiled during a reception recognizing the 12 honorees on Jan. 14, 2015 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Sun Room). The reception is free and open to the public.

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