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Conversations: A monthly audiostream, featuring a guest to Indiana University or an IU faculty member whose research lends itself to topical discussion.

Viewpoint: IU President Myles Brand, chancellors from the IU campuses and other guest writers appear in this column in each bi-weekly edition. Viewpoint editorial policy: Viewpoint is open for opinions on topics and issues that affect IU campuses and their surrounding communities in particular or higher education in general. To submit your idea for Viewpoint, contact IU Home Pages editor Jayne Spencer by E-mail (jhspence@indiana.edu), Fax (812-855-7984), by campus mail or by U.S. mail: (IU Home Pages, 400 E. 7th St., Poplars 721, Bloomington, IN 47405).

Please summarize your column idea and the points you intend to make and develop into a 300-400 word column. Viewpoint is open to faculty, staff, students, parents or community members and is intended to express the opinions of individuals, not special interest groups. TheIU Home Pageseditor and executive board reserve the right to edit or reject any submitted copy.

Fact facts: Did you know that the Well House at IUB is shaped like a Beta Theta Pi fraternity pin; that the ivy covering the Kirkwood Observatory grew from a sprig brought back from Westminster Abbey; that the Bloomington campus maintains the "Fort Knox of fruit flys," that IU School of Medicine physiologist Wiltz Wagner has literally taken "pigs in space" aboard a NASA KC-135 (aka the Vomit Comet) to study theories of pulmonary blood flow; that Swingshift College, designed to meet the needs of shift workers, is located at IU Northwest? Check out this column each week and learn something about IU you didn't know before.

Web mastery: A column introducing a new Web page opportunity, from the campuses of IU or beyond.

Knowledge transfer: In this Home Pages online column, employees and supervisors are invited to send in comments about problems they have encountered in their own work environments and the solutions they have innovated. Will these solutions transfer to other campuses around the state? We hope so. And we'd also like to use this column to salute employee excellence. Send your E-mail kudos to an IU employee you know who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to: homepgs@indiana.edu

At Work:IU Home Pages is starting a new online feature this season: a digital image album called @Work. We’re inviting all employees to send us the digital images they shoot of individuals or groups in their IU work environments. They may be digital shots (or photographs, if you’re using a conventional camera) of faculty or staff working with students, employees singled out for exemplary mention, a special award presentation or profile shots of people in their various campus haunts. Send us your digital @Work submissions, high resolution, to homepgs@indiana.edu or photographs by mail to Home Pages, Poplars 721, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Questions may be directed to 812-855-6494.

Photographer's corner: An on-line “scrapbook” of photographs highlighting events and people on the campuses of Indiana University.

Friday flashback: Take a glimpse of Indiana University’s past, through either a photograph or document or quotation of note.

 
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Publication date: January 17, 2003
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