The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 1969 · Page 66
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July 27, 1969

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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 66

Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, July 27, 1969
Page 66
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'Where Will Jane Do Her Laundry?' How Cyclone Aides Smooth the Way For Newcomers on Iowa State Campus W"k l*^^i Picture I F THE transition from high school to college goes smoothly for most of the new students at Iowa State University next fall, they and their parents probably will be especially grateful to 21 young I.S.U. students known as Cyclone Aides. Iowa State for many years has successfully conducted a summer orientation program for incoming students, but this year the program received a lift from the work of the Cyclone Aides, organized to give the new students and their parents close contact with experienced students. Wherever students and parents were to go during the two-day orientation periods, the Cyclone Aides furnished the escort. And at a number of meetings they described life at Iowa State University as they have experienced it and answered questions for the new students and their parents. Each of the colleges at Iowa State conducts summer orientation sessions to help acquaint newcomers with the campus, arrange their fall schedules and complete placement tests and other requirements that lessen the amount of work" the newcomers will have to do to become' established when classes begin. Attendance at the summer program is not mandatory. Neither are parents required to attend, though they are encouraged to do so. By the end of the eight-week orientation period this summer, 3,500 students and 3,500 parents had taken pait hi the program. The 21 Cyclone Aides were chosen from among 270 applicants. They received extensive training for their summer's work. During their eight-week stint they received free room and board in campus residence halls and were paid a salary. Their Avork was directed by Tom Goodale, orientation co-ordinator in the dean of students office. Their days were full ones, starting at 9 a.m. when they met the newcomers at regis- (Continued on page 6) \ AFTER REGISTERING in Friley Hall Dormitory, Nancy Lienemann of Adel and her mother, Mrs. Donald Lienemann, are escorted to their first orientation meeting by Aides Mark Haynes of Des Moines and Linda Schakel of Newton. ON A WALKING TOUR of the campus, a group of parents escorted by two Cyclone aides leave Beyer Hall, men's physical education building, whose facilities they have examined, to visit one of the classroom buildings. PAGE 4—DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER—JULY 27, IHf RON KAUFMAN, basketball letterman from Rock Valley, who is a Cyclone Aide, hears a new student's impressions during a bus tour.

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