The Illinois Statistics Office provides statistical consulting services to members of the university community, government and industry on statistical problems in their research work. Assistance is available for designing experiments, constructing survey plans, analyzing data, extending theoretical research and utilizing computers in statistics. The director is statistics professor John I. Marden, and the student consultant is Yi Xu. Up to two hours of consulting are provided free of charge. Problems that require more time and effort are welcome, but faculty members anticipating the need of substantial help (for themselves or their students) are urged to obtain funding for this purpose. Free assistance in the preparation of statistical sections of research proposals is available. ISO does not help students with class projects. The ISO office is located in 101 Illini Hall. It can be reached by phoning 333-5703 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.