Beate (bay-AHT-uh) Schmittmann officially began her duties as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on April 2. Schmittmann comes to Iowa State from Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, where she was a member of the physics faculty since 1991 and department chair since 2006. Schmittmann's office is in 207 Catt Hall; her phone number is 4-3220.

The university community is invited to a welcome reception hosted by the LAS college on April 9 (4:30-6:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). A short program will begin at 5 p.m.

Photo by Bob Elbert.