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Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Students organizing tsunami relief project

Iowa State students are organizing a campus-wide, fund-raising effort to aid victims of the South Asian tsunami.

See story.

Weather-related notices for Thurs., Jan. 6

  • Iowa State University offices are open today. Officials encourage employees to put safety first when determining whether they should travel to campus.
  • Drivers should park in lots that have been cleared.
  • Campus dining -- OPEN today: Hub Cafe (11 a.m.- 2 p.m.), Memorial Union Food Court (7 a.m.-3 p.m.), MU Cafe (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Onion's (8 a.m.-6 p.m.), Hawthorn Market and Cafe (7 a.m.-3 p.m.), Westside Market (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.). NOT OPEN TODAY: Business Cafe, Design Cafe, Gentle Doctor Cafe, Courtyard Cafe, Hazel's Kitchen at Reiman Gardens.
  • The mathematics department will be closed Thursday, Jan. 6.
  • Students are on semester break, so no classes are scheduled this week.
  • Send weather-related announcements to

Madrigal Dinners Jan. 14-15

The music department's Madrigal Dinners Jan.14-15 will feature a 17th century-style banquet with musicians, dancers and jesters.

News release.

Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair Jan. 7

The annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair will be held Jan. 7 at the Polk County Convention Complex. The fair, hosted by alumni associations at Iowa State, University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, connects Iowa employers with Iowans seeking jobs

More on the job fair | Des Moines Register article.


500-plus orchids

More than 500 orchids, such as the one named "Spring" (shown), are on display in the Reiman Gardens conservatory through March 5. General admission is $7.

ISU in the news

Reel life to real life

The Des Moines Register

Lessons in leadership can be found at the movies, says ISU business professor Anthony Hendrickson. His 10-week course on leadership draws parallels between pop culture and real life.

See article.

Ag students spend winter break in Antarctica

Successful Farming's

A dozen ISU students are in Antarctica through Jan. 8, studying penguins, glaciers and ecology of the region.

See article.