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Student Announcements

Nominations due Sept. 30 for 2015 impact calendar

Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30 for the 2015 Women Impacting ISU calendar, which highlights the accomplishments and achievements of 12 women currently on campus as faculty, staff or students. Seniors graduating in May 2015 may be nominated. The nomination form is on the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics website; the completed packet must be received at the Catt center by 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Questions may be directed to the Catt center, 4-9867, email: cattcntr@iastate.edu.

First Osborn Club lecture is Sept. 8

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and the Carol and Jack Johnson Faculty Fellow, will present the first Osborn Club lecture of the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, Sept. 8 (7 p.m., Hach Hall atrium). The title of his presentation is "Carbocatalysts: A Bottom-up Approach to Catalyst Design." The lecture portion of the monthly Osborn Club gatherings is free and open to the public.

Ag Business Club wins Outstanding Chapter Award

The ISU Agricultural Business Club won two major awards at the recent Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) conference. The club was named National Outstanding Chapter for the eighth time in the last nine years. The students also won the Creative Club Award.

Melon Mania seeks to raise funds for Uganda on Sept. 11

Several ISU student clubs and faculty members are joining forces to create Melon Mania, a fundraiser for schools in the Kamuli District of Uganda. The event, planned for Sept. 11 (4-9 p.m., central campus), will feature numerous melon activities (i.e., melon bowling, melon plinko, melon sculptures and more). Surplus melons grown by Iowa State will be for sale (one melon, $2; three melons, $5). Money raised from the sale of the melons will go to Establish and Grow, and Iowa State organization that assists the Kamuli District. Melon Mania is free and open to the public. 

Alumna claims fashion cup in Omaha show

Whitney Rorah, a May graduate and first-year graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the Omaha Fashion Cup $10,000 prize Aug. 23. Rorah's award-winning bridal collection featured a floral wedding dress decorated with four layers of individually hand-crafted flower petals. Rorah's wedding dress collection also captured the "Best in Show" award at last April's student fashion show in Stephens Auditorium.

Club ice cream sale begins Wednesday

The Dairy Science club begins its weekly ice cream sale today, Aug. 27. Every Wednesday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), purchase an 8-ounce cup of ice cream for $1 in Kildee Hall, outside Lush Auditorium. Flavors this fall include vanilla, chocolate, triple chocolate, mint chocolate chip, smores, strawberry, Twix, Oreo, Reeses and Butterfinger. Club members will hold the sale every week except Thanksgiving break week and finals week.

Merle Haggard Oct. 6 concert tickets go on sale Friday

Tickets for an Oct. 6 concert at Stephens Auditorium by country music legend Merle Haggard go on sale Friday, Aug. 29 (10 a.m., Ticketmaster). Tickets cost $39 to $75, plus fees.

Sick kids? Consider The Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone is a "get-well" center for mildly ill children, infants through fifth grade, who are cared for by a registered nurse and professional child care staff. Preregistration is required to send your child(ren) there. Information is available online or by emailing czone@iastate.edu. The Comfort Zone, located at 100 University Village, opens Sept. 2. 

Iowa historian Dorothy Schwieder dies

Former Iowa State  professor and renowned Iowa historian Dorothy Schwieder, 80, died Aug. 13. During her nearly 50-year academic career, she became an authority in Iowa history and, in 2012, she was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. Funeral services were held Aug. 18. 

Cyclone Club Thursday luncheons move to alumni center

The Cyclone Club luncheons will resume on Thursday, Sept. 4, at a new location – Reiman Ballroom at the ISU Alumni Center. The public is welcome to join the voice of the Cyclones, John Walters, and ISU coaches on the first Thursday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.). Head football coach Paul Rhoads will be at the Sept. 4 event. Lunch, catered by the west Ames Hy-Vee, is available for $10. 

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.

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.

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. 

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