Issue: 28

COLLEGE NEWS

- Grantsmanship workshop

- Leopold Center moves

- 4-H breakfast Oct. 6

- Award nominations

- Interim PAT/IPM coordinator

- Ag student royalty

- Deadlines & Reminders

COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK

- Email or fax

INFOGRAZING

- R&D funding in 2002

EXTERNAL VOICES

- R&D predictions through 2005

MARGINALIA

- Comic strip explains ISU research

C O L L E G E N E W S

GRANTSMANSHIP WORKSHOP

Hallmarks of Successful Research Grant Proposals, a workshop on

grantsmanship, will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., in the

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union. Researchers will outline essential

strategies used in successful grant proposals in animal health,

animal science and plant science. This is the first in a series

of grantsmanship workshops sponsored by the Experiment Station

and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Attendees are asked to

RSVP by contacting Sue Lamont, 294-3629 (sjlamont@iastate.edu)

or Prem Paul, 294-0913 (pspaul@iastate.edu).

LEOPOLD CENTER MOVES

The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has moved into

209 Curtiss Hall. Center phone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

Personnel in the office include Dennis Keeney, Jackie Becker,

April Franksain, Anne Larson, Jeri Neal, Rich Pirog and Liz Weber.

Account specialist Ken Anderson and visiting scientist Bill Vorley

will have an office in 130 National Soil Tilth Lab. For more information:

294-3711.

4-H BREAKFAST OCT. 6

College faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual 4-H

breakfast and recognize ISU students who are state 4-H leaders

or award winners. The breakfast, with a brief program, begins

at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, on the second floor of Curtiss

Hall. For more information: Gaylan Scofield, 294-0045.

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nomination forms for 1995-96 College of Agriculture and university

awards are available in departmental and area extension offices.

(Also, look for the Professional & Staff Council's forms for

P&S Staff Excellence Awards and Regents Staff Excellence Awards.)

Please note that the nominations deadline for the awards listed

below is Nov. 22, not Nov. 8 indicated on the college "critical

dates" calendar: Louis Thompson Award to Outstanding Adviser;

University Professor; Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor;

Regents Faculty Excellence Awards; James H. Ellis Award for Excellence

in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching; ISU Foundation Award for

Career Achievement in Teaching; ISU Foundation Award for Early

Achievement in Teaching; ISU Foundation Award for Career Achievement

in Extension/Professional Practice; ISU Foundation Award for Early

Achievement in Extension/Professional Practice; ISU Foundation

Award for Career Achievement in Research; ISU Foundation Award

for Early Achievement in Research.

INTERIM PAT/IPM COORDINATOR

Sorrel Brown will serve as interim coordinator of the Pesticide

Management and the Environment Program, which includes pesticide

applicator training, integrated pest management and pesticide

impact assessment programs. She steps in for Wendy Wintersteen,

who is now interim director of ISU Extension to Agriculture and

interim associate dean for industry programs in the college. Brown

will continue to manage the North Central Region Educational Materials

Project.

AG STUDENT ROYALTY

Each of these agriculture students currently represents a segment

of the Iowa livestock industry: Stacey Henzen, ag business, is

Iowa Beef Queen. Andrea Steffens, dairy science, is Iowa Dairy

Princess and Stacia Piggott, dairy science, is the alternate Iowa

Dairy Princess. Chandra Herrstrom, ag business, is Iowa Pork Queen

and Kaitlyn Bean, public service and administration in agriculture,

is Iowa Pork Princess. In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

Amy McGregor, psychology, is Iowa Beef Princess.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS

Oct. 2 -- Hallmarks of Successful Research Grant Proposals workshop,

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Oct. 6 -- 4-H Breakfast, second floor, Curtiss Hall

Oct. 7 -- Parent and Family Weekend college reception, Scheman

Oct. 7 -- Ag Alumni Tent-A-Gate, east of Olsen Building

Oct. 12 -- Promotion & tenure committee nominations due, 479

Heady

C O M M U N I C A T I O N S K I O S K

E-MAIL OR FAX

According to a Gallup poll, the average worker in a large corporation

gets about 14 e-mail messages a day and sends about 10. About

half of the respondents picked fax over e-mail for urgent documents,

with corporate users faxing about 41 documents daily. (Information

Week, Sept. 4)

I N F O G R A Z I N G

R&D FUNDING IN 2002

The director of science and policy for the American Association

for the Advancement of Science sees some lean years ahead for

non-military R&D, predicting that by 2002, funding for non-defense-related

research will decrease by a third from today's level. "It's

not a very pleasant picture to contemplate," he says. (BNA

Daily Environment Report, Aug. 30)

E X T E R N A L V O I C E S

R&D PREDICTIONS THROUGH 2005

"We're standing at the threshold of a golden age for biology

. . . In fact, if you look back at where the computer industry

was 10 or 15 years ago, that's where biological and genetic research

is now," says Douglas Olesen, CEO of the Battelle research

institute in Ohio. He was speaking of genetic mapping, which Battelle's

technology experts predict will be one of the top 10 technologies

in the next 10 years. The other 9: super materials, high-density

energy sources, digital HDTV, miniaturization, smart manufacturing,

anti-aging products and services, medical treatments, hybrid-fuel

vehicles and "edutainment." (The Futurist, September/October)

M A R G I N A L I A

COMIC STRIP EXPLAINS ISU RESEARCH

"Consider the plight of the lowly moth . . . Small, solitary,

blundering around in the dark with its single-digit IQ . . . How

on earth do they ever find each other to reproduce?" That's

the first panel of a two-page comic strip in the August issue

of Discover magazine. Cartoonist Larry Gonick answers the question

using research results from ISU and the University of Massachusetts.

Gonick interviewed entomology department chair Tom Baker and former

ISU grad student Neil Vickers about their studies on the navigational

abilities of male moths. Both are mentioned in the strip and Vickers

is depicted in cartoon-form (of course). The research may help

improve the use of environmentally friendly phermones, which disrupt

the mating of crop-ravaging pests.

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