C O L L E G E N E W S
FARMER/POET AT TODAY'S SUSTAINABLE AG SESSION
Northeast Iowa farmer and poet Michael Carey will discuss his dual
roles and read his poetry at today (Monday) at the Sustainable
Agriculture Colloquium titled "Living as a Farmer and as a Poet." The
program begins at 12:10 p.m. in 1204 Kildee and is open to university
community. This is the second session in a series about how poetry is
an essential part of the conversations that need to be had within the
discipline of sustainable agriculture. It leads up to a poetry
reading Sustaining Land and Community: A Poetry Reading at 7 p.m.
Feb, 28 at The Brunnier Gallery. The colloquium is sponsored by the
Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture.
DEAN WOTEKI ON WOI's "TALK"
Dean Catherine Woteki is scheduled to join President Gregory Geoffroy
on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Food safety and
campus issues are among the issues to be discussed during the
one-hour, call-in show on AM 640. Listeners may pose a question about
food safety or any ISU issues during the show. Or send an e-mail
question in advance to email@example.com.
The program is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on AM-640.
COLLEGE CONVOCATION FEB. 7
The College of Agriculture's spring-semester convocation will be
Thursday in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. The event begins with a
3:30 p.m. social time, with the program beginning at 4
NATIONAL FFA WEEK RECOGNIZED FEB. 15
Faculty and staff are invited to the Collegiate FFA Proclamation
signing at 7 a.m., Feb. 15 in the Cardinal Room, Memorial Union.
Pastries and coffee will be served and a program will begin at 7:15
a.m. Please RSVP by Feb. 12 to Kris Lansman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARVER IOWA AWARD CEREMONY FEB. 13
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the presentation of the
Iowa Award, the state's highest citizen recognition, in honor of
alumnus George Washington Carver. The Iowa Award was created in 1951
to honor an Iowa citizen who has had a nationwide impact. It will be
presented to Ronke Lattemore Tapp, a Carver scholar who received
Carver's honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Iowa State
in 1994. The award ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the Sun Room,
Memorial Union. A one-act play about Carver's life will be performed
in the afternoon, along with a discussion of the meaning of Carver's
life and work beginning at 3:20 p.m., both in the Sun
RODEO CLUB'S COWBOY BALL MARCH 8
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Rodeo Club's annual
Cowboy Ball March 8. A banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. and a dance is set
for 8 p.m. at the Starlite Village Best Western. The price of the
banquet and dance is $20 a person and $5 a person or $8 a couple for
the dance. RSVP for the banquet by Feb. 15 by calling
PROJECT LEA/RN WORKSHOP ON LEARNING-CENTER CLASSROOMS
A little learning theory and a lot of techniques that can be used to
create a more learning-centered classroom are to be presented at a
Project LEA/RN introductory workshop beginning this month. The
workshop is set for Friday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and
Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. Dates for the workshop are:
Feb. 22 and 23, March 8 and 9, April 12 and 13 and April 19 and 20.
Meals, break snacks and workshop materials are provided at no cost.
Contact Maribeth Wright at email@example.com by Feb. 11. Steve
Jungst in forestry is co-facilitator of the workshop.
NEW CENTER CREATES WEB SITE
The Agriculture Marketing Resource Center, the ISU Extension-led
collaboration collecting and distributing information to promote
value-added agriculture, has a presence on the Web. The web site
will be used to make much of its services available. One of the first
items is a quarterly report.
APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR WATER QUALITY RESEARCH
The Water Resources Section of the Iowa DNR Environmental Protection
Division seeks applications for grant funding to address nonpoint
source pollution problems that are adversely affecting water quality.
An optional pre-application deadline is Feb. 15 with full project
applications due by April 19. Proposal criteria can be found at:
Contact: Elena Polouchkina at 4-8493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGHER ED GRANTS OFFERED
The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in
Development requests applications for Institutional Partnerships in
Higher Education for International Development. March 15 is the
deadline for $100,000 seed grants awarded through a cooperative
agreement with USAID. Full application and other supporting material
may be found at: http://www.aascu.org/alo/RFPs/RFPMain.htm.
Contact: Elena Polouchkina at 4-8493 or email@example.com.
SPANISH SHORT COURSE BEGINS FEB. 18
The Spanish short course for spring semester will meet in 219 Pearson
Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 18 to April 17.
To register, send a note to Global Agriculture Programs at 104
Curtiss by Feb. 14 with your name, address, phone number, email
address and a check or ISU intramural payable to the Department of
Foreign Languages for $50. For more info: Eduarda Becerra, 4-3972 or
DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Feb. 5: "A
Conversation with Takao Furuno," 2-3:30 p.m., 3140 Agronomy Hall,
Feb. 5: "One Bird
Ten Thousand Treasures: Integrated Rice and Duck Farming in
Sustainable Japanese Agriculture," seminar presented by Takao
Furuno, 4-5 p.m., 2050 Agronomy, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news/duck.html
Feb. 7: College
convocation, 4 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union
Feb. 28: World
Food Prize nomination deadline, http://www.worldfoodprize.org
March 1: The
Agricultural Forum 2002, Scheman Building, http://www.agforum.org/2002/home.html
Agriculture and the Environment conference, Scheman Building,
C O M M U N I C A T I
O N S K I O S K
WATCH YOUR VISUALS
A rule of thumb: The audience should be able to understand every
visual within two seconds. Scott McGaugh, director of public
relations with Mathews/Mark of San Diego, Calif., advises
communicators to watch their visuals. McGaugh warns that many company
officials waste time with PowerPoint because they find speaking
difficult. He adds that poorly designed visuals distract the audience
from the speaker's message. (Writing That Works, January)
I N F O G R A Z I N
SWINE REPORT AVAILABLE
Web users can access the 2001 Swine Research Report through the Iowa
Pork Industry Center web site. New this year, people may purchase a
CD-ROM that includes the Swine Research Reports from 1998-2001, at a
cost of $10. Also available on the Web and free to those who purchase
the CD-ROM is a printed summary of the abstracts from this year's
report. A hard copy version of the entire report will not be printed.
The URL for the report is: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ipic/reports/01swinereports/swine01.html.
AAAS COLLOQUIUM TO EXAMINE POLICY ISSUES
The AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy April 11-12 is
titled "Science and Technology in a Vulnerable World: Rethinking Our
Roles." It will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Details of the program, including online registration materials, can
be found at: http://www.aaas.org/spp/colloquium.
NAS HOSTS FOOD SAFETY SYMPOSIUM
The Food Forum of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of
Medicine of the National Academies of Science is holding a symposium
Feb. 27 to explore the science needed to understand the rapidly
changing food safety system. It will be held at the auditorium at the
National Academies Building in Washington. Admission is free, but
preregistration is required by Feb. 15. Details can be found at:
E X T E R N A L V O I C E S
REUNIFYING SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES
"We are witnessing a great convergence of all the sciences. In order
to be a good biologist now, for instance, you have to know not only
what might be called school physics, but quite a lot of really modern
physics -- quantum physics and so forth -- and a great deal of
chemistry as a basis for biochemistry. Conversely, the physicist
himself, even if biology is not part of his subject, is obliged to
know something of it because he may find a great deal of his work
will be concerned with biophysics ... ." J.D. Bernal in "A History of
Classical Physics: From Antiquity to the Quantum" (1997)
M A R G I N A L I A
OF AG ENGINEERS AND GROUNDHOGS
The world-famous weather forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw
his shadow Saturday. But folks in Iowa State's agricultural and
biosystems engineering (ABE) department wanted a winter weather
prediction closer to home. More than 50 faculty, staff, retirees and
students attended the ABE Groundhog Day celebration Saturday at the
department's research farm west of Ames. Grilled ground 'hog' burgers
(better known as pork burgers) were served. Teams competed in a
Groundhog Day trivia game. The winning team chose a light bulb from a
bag, but when inserted into a trouble light, it didn't work. So when
the ABE groundhog drawn by department program assistant Sue
Ziegenbusch emerged from his hole, there was no shadow. Which means
Iowans can look forward to spring! Musical entertainment by faculty
member Carl Anderson and his Good Guys band rounded out the
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