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Student Announcements

Civility conference scheduled for Sept. 4-5 postponed to spring

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the civility conference, "Ethics, Integrity and Civility in Higher Education" scheduled for Sept. 4-5 in the Memorial Union, has been postponed until spring 2015. However, the Neil Hamilton keynote lecture, "Ethics, Integrity and Civility in Higher Education: New Approaches to Foster a Culture of Trust," will be held as scheduled (8 p.m. Sept. 4, MU Pioneer Room). The public is welcome.

Library workshop targets grad students

A library workshop designed for graduate students, "Everything You Need to Know About the Library," will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 (3-4:30 p.m., Parks Library). Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area. Find out who is your subject librarian and learn about library services that can help facilitate your research and writing. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

Ames tops best college towns list

Ames earned the top spot in Livability.com's 2014 Best College Towns list. The ranking is based on such things as student population, affordable housing, walkability, educational attainment and entertainment venues. It's the second such honor for Ames in a few weeks. The Best College Reviews website recently named Ames No. 5 among the 50 Best College Towns in America.

Sept. 4 hearing on campus precedes regents' Ames meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents meeting Sept. 10 at Iowa State University, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office Sept. 4-5. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, Sept. 4 (noon-1 p.m., Memorial Union Oak Room). All public hearings will be video recorded and posted to the regents' hearings website. Transparency officer Shirley Knipfel will preside at the meeting.
  • Provide written comments to regents transparency officer Sheila Doyle Koppin, sdoyle@iastate.edu.

Meeting materials and an agenda for the Sept. 10 meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by Sept. 2.

Help celebrate Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26

The campus community is invited to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, on Aug. 26 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Plaza of Heroines, Catt Hall). Register to vote and enjoy light refreshments. Information about the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and the Margaret Sloss Women's Center also will be available. 

Final piece of Sheldon reconstruction begins Aug. 25

Phase 3 in the city of Ames' reconstruction of Sheldon Avenue on the west edge of campus will conclude by the end of this week. Phase 4 -- a straight stretch from just north of the Union Drive intersection to just south of where the Sheldon Extension begins -- is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 25, and be completed by mid-September. This final phase will close west driveways to Howe Hall and Thielen Student Health Center parking lots, which will remain accessible from Bissel Road and Union Drive, respectively. Employees who park in Lot 7 (west of Thielen) will have temporary access to that lot from West Street. 

Widespread Panic concert tickets go on sale Aug. 25

Tickets for an Oct. 29 concert in Stephens Auditorium by jam band Widespread Panic will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, through Ticketmaster and at the Stephens ticket office. Tickets are $45.50; all seats are reserved. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

SAC poster sale runs Aug. 20-29

The Student Activities Center is hosting its annual poster sale Aug. 20-29 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, MU Campanile Room). Thousands of posters depicting music, art, movies and pop culture are available. Prices range between $8 and $12. Proceeds from the sale fund the MU art programs. Contact muart@iastate.edu for more information. 

University Community Childcare has preschool openings

The morning preschool program at University Community Childcare, located north of campus on Stange Road, has openings for 2-and-a-half to 5-year-old children beginning Sept. 2. Children may be enrolled two, three or five mornings per week. UCC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. A sliding fee scale is available for qualified families. For more information or to register your child, contact UCC at 4-9838 or univcc@iastate.edu.

ISU ranked among top green institutions

Iowa State University was ranked as one of the top 24 schools on The Princeton Review's 2015 Green Honor Roll. Institutions were ranked based on environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings.

Volunteers needed to assist international students

The Thielen Student Health Center is seeking volunteers for its international student health screenings, Aug. 18-22. Volunteer duties include greeting and checking in students, helping them with basic paperwork and staffing the snack table. No medical experience is necessary. Three-hour shifts are available daily between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The screenings will take place at State Gym. Email Kearsten Brown for more information.

Multicultural students invited to Jump Start event on Sept. 2

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invites all multicultural students to Jump Start, a free welcome event on Tuesday, Sept. 2 (5-7 p.m., MU Sun Room). Enjoy games, food and fun.

Committee on women seeks new members

The University Committee on Women has member openings for merit staff and students for the 2014-15 academic year. More information about the committee's work is online. Applications are due Aug. 30; the application form can be downloaded from the 'news and announcements' list in the right column of the website. Questions may be directed to Megan Peterson, office of the senior vice president and provost, 4-6410.

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