Issue: 332

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COLLEGE NEWS
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NEW SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR AG COUNCIL
Lorilee Schultz, agricultural business junior, is the new president of the Agricultural Student Council. New Ag Council officers serve for a year beginning with the spring semester. The other officers are: Eric Pitzen, horticulture sophomore, vice president; Jessica Kluver, horticulture senior, secretary; and Wade Kent, agronomy sophomore, treasurer. Ag Council advisers are Lee Burras, agronomy, and Jan Thompson, natural resource ecology and management.

SPANISH SHORT COURSE BEGINS FEB. 15
A Spanish short course will be offered for beginners from Feb. 15 to April 8. The course will be taught from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in 15 Curtiss on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants will become familiar with common expressions, use proper Spanish grammar and learn pronunciation. Participants will be given assignments that will be discussed in class and will have conversations to encourage them to express themselves without fear of making mistakes using Spanish. The cost of this course is $50 and no textbooks are needed. To register, send a check or intramural form (payable to Global Agriculture Programs) with your name, department, phone number and e-mail address by Feb. 14 to: Eduarda Becerra, 104 Curtiss.

FFA GROUP TO HOST FUNDRAISER JAN. 29
The ISU Collegiate FFA club will host a fundraising reception Jan. 29 before the ISU/Oklahoma basketball game. The Iowa Poultry Association is sponsoring the reception from 1 to 3 p.m. in Scheman Building Rooms 150-154. Hot wings and deviled eggs will be served. Donations will benefit the Enrichment Center, an FFA leadership development facility for agricultural education instructors and students. Mark Pearson, host of "Market to Market" on Iowa Public Television and "The Big Show" on WHO Radio, will be signing copies of "Fully Restored," a compact disc containing humorous excerpts from Pearson's live presentations. Profits from the CD sales also will benefit the center. Copies of the CD are available at (515) 226-0277 or ewoolson@theconceptworks.com. Contact: Shannon Latham at (515) 371-0450 or shannonllatham@yahoo.com.

PRINTING AWARD PRESENTED FOR SHORT COURSE NOTEBOOKS
Notebook covers and spines used for Iowa State's Processed Meat Short Courses last year received a Gold Award in a printing competition. The Des Moines Club of Printing House Craftsmen presented the award to meat science extension for the notebook covers and spines printed by Iowa State Printing Services.

ALUM ELECTED TO A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK BOARD
Alumnus Jeff Plagge, president and CEO of the First National Bank of Waverly, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Plagge is also president of the First of Waverly Corp. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural business in 1978.

CYTATION AWARD WINNERS IN THE COLLEGE
Three College staff members are fall/winter CYtation Award winners. They are: Joe Detrick and Stephen Gaul, animal science; and Kathleen Larson, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. CYtation Awards are presented semi-annually by the Professional and Scientific Council. More: http://www.pscouncil.iastate.edu/CYtation.html

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Jan. 24: Think Tank on Animal Agriculture, "Johne's Disease and Milk: Do Consumers Need to Worry," 7 p.m., Cardinal Room, Memorial Union. RSVP by emailing Julie Roberts, jrober@iastate.edu.
Jan. 25: Ag Comm workshop on evaluating presentations, noon, Room 8 Curtiss, RSVP: Cheryl Abrams at 4-5872 or cabrams@iastate.edu
March 1: deadline for Center for Integrated Animal Genomics Spring Grant Program applications, more: http://www.ciag.iastate.edu/program_spring.html
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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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SOME DISEASES MAY BE INFECTIOUS, BUT NOT CONTAGIOUS
Contagious refers to mode of transmission; a contagious disease spreads by contact, direct or nearly direct, with an infected person or animal, as in "Rabies is a contagious disease." Infectious refers to cause; an infection involves invasion by and multiplication of a pathogen, regardless of how transmission occurs. An infectious disease may or may not be contagious, "Influenza is infectious and contagious; tetanus is infectious, but not contagious." (The Chicago Manual of Style, 2003, 15th edition)

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INFOGRAZING
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STUDENT COMPUTING PROPOSALS SOUGHT
The Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) seeks proposals for projects that will have a broad impact on student computing and represent innovative instructional uses of information technology. Student involvement in the development of proposals is encouraged. Proposals must be reviewed within their administrative units (colleges, etc.) before they are submitted to CAC. The suggested deadline for submitting proposals for administrative approval is Feb. 25. Proposals must be forwarded to CAC by March 11. More: http://www.iastate.edu/~cac/

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR GRANT WORKSHOP
The experiment station has limited funds to provide up to $1,000 each to faculty attending the Eastern Regional Workshop on CSREES-USDA Funding Opportunities Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C. Interested faculty should contact Elena Polush at 4-8493 or elenap@iastate.edu. Details: http://www.conted.vt.edu/usdagrant/

P&S AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 1 AND FEB. 28
Award nominations are due Feb. 28 for Professional and Scientific Excellence Award, Carroll Ringgenberg Award, P&S Outstanding New Professional Award and Regents Award for Staff Excellence. The Superior Service Award is due Feb. 1. Contact Debbie Bahr at dcbahr@iastate.edu. More: http://www.pscouncil.iastate.edu/Awards.html

LARGE-CLASS TEACHING WORKSHOP BEGINS JAN. 26
A new Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching workshop series, "Teaching Toolbox for Large Classes," begins Jan. 26. The topic for the initial session will be classroom management and is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Gold Room. The series, covering techniques, strategies, and supports for teaching in lecture-size classes, will also be offered Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 30. Faculty are welcome to attend some or all of the workshops. Register: 4-5357 or celt@iastate.edu.

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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READY FOR SUCCESS?
"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "˜Are you ready?' "
--Johnny Carson (1925-2005)

Next issue: Jan. 31
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AG ONLINE
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EDITOR
Ed Adcock, edadcock@iastate.edu
Phone: (515) 294-5616 Web site: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/

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