Issue: 369

...................................................
COLLEGE NEWS
...................................................

WOTEKI PORTRAIT HANGING WEDNESDAY
Interim Dean Wendy Wintersteen invites College of Agriculture faculty, staff and students to join her in the unveiling of a portrait of former Dean Catherine Woteki at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12. The reception will be held in 142 Curtiss Hall. Woteki is in Iowa to serve as a moderator for the World Food Prize Symposium, Oct. 12-14, in Des Moines.

FAMILY WEEKEND HONORS ALBRIGHT AND MCNUTT FAMILIES
Last weekend the Albright family of Lytton and the McNutt family of Iowa City were recognized as ISU's Families of the Year. The Albright family includes alumni Alan and Elizabeth Albright and their three children: Ben (ag studies '04), Nick (ag studies '05), and the late Andy, an ISU student who was killed in a car accident Sept. 13. Andy had been working on the nomination materials for his family at the time of his death, so his brothers and father completed the paperwork on his behalf. In conjunction with Family Weekend, the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity sponsored a breakfast fundraiser to benefit the memorial fund for member Andy Albright. The McNutt family includes Jim (DVM '70), his wife, Susan, and two daughters Alana, an animal science junior, and Ashton, a freshman in biology. The Albright and McNutt families were introduced on the field between the first and second quarters of the Iowa State vs. Baylor football game.

THIS YEAR’S AG CAREER DAY MAY BE LARGEST EVER
Ag Career Services office is expecting the largest Ag Career Day ever on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Students and recruiters will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall and Campanile Room at the Memorial Union. More than 140 companies have signed up to attend the event with approximately 75 percent of those offering full or part-time positions in the state of Iowa. More than 1,000 students are expected to attend the event, which has intern and full-time opportunities for students in all College of Agriculture majors.

STUDENT ETIQUETTE DINNER AND RESUME WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK
Students wanting to prepare for meeting potential employers at Ag Career Day can take advantage of the College of Agriculture’s Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry representatives, faculty and Interim Dean Wendy Wintersteen while learning about proper dinner etiquette and investment strategies for college graduates. Ag Career Services and Sigma Alpha organized the dinner and also will hold a resume workshop. Registrations are open to all agriculture students. Contact: Lois Benning, 4-4725.

TREES FOREVER ANNUAL MEETING AT BEAR CREEK SITE
An educational tour of Bear Creek National Demonstration and Research site near Ames, will be featured during the Trees Forever 2005 Annual Celebration Oct. 19. Members of the Agroecology Issue Team from Iowa State, which developed the site, will lead tours at the event. Trees Forever has worked with Iowa State and landowners in the Bear Creek Watershed through its Working Watersheds: Buffers & Beyond program and buffer initiatives. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. when a tour bus departs from the Gateway Center. It will include an award ceremony at 3 p.m. Contact: Lora Bopp, Trees Forever, 1-800-369-1269.

BENCH PLACED IN MEMORY OF CINDY HANSEN
A bench has been placed northwest of Curtiss Hall (on the left side of the sidewalk as you walk toward Catt Hall) as a memorial to Cynthia (Cindy) Hansen, a secretary in the dean’s office who died last October. Her family provided funds for the memorial. Hansen worked for Iowa State’s colleges of agriculture and engineering for 30 years. She worked in Curtiss Hall for more than 20 years, in the Student Services office from 1983 to 1990 and in the dean’s office since 1990.

ISU FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING SYSTEM REVIEWED
A brown-bag discussion organized by the College of Agriculture Development Office was held Oct. 7 to demonstrate the information available through the ISU Foundation's web-based accounting system. Department chairs and support staff who work with Foundation-based accounts and were unable to attend the session, more information on the system is available by contacting Sheri Alcott at the ISU Foundation, 4-9542. The next in the series of brown-bag sessions will follow the Nov. 4 Ag Cabinet meeting in Room 141 Curtiss Hall.

STATE DEPARTMENT TRADE ADVISER TO SPEAK TUESDAY
Jack Bobo, trade policy adviser on biotechnology for the U.S. Department of State, will discuss department policies, programs and career opportunities, Tuesday, Oct. 11, at a seminar sponsored by the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP). It will begin with a pizza lunch at 11:30 a.m. with the seminar from noon to 2 p.m. in the Seed Science Center’s High Technology Room (Room 106).

HORT CLUB TO SELL APPLES, CIDER AND PUMPKINS
The Horticulture Club will sell apples and pumpkins Oct. 22 and 23 at Reiman Gardens. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, club members will be located on the entrance bridge to the gardens. On sale will be Chieftain, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Cortland apples from Center Grove Orchard; pumpkins raised at the Hort Farm; and apple cider from Deals Orchard.

INSURING AGRICULTURE SEMINAR NOV. 4
Crop insurance agents, agricultural lenders, farmers and insurance providers will take part in a continuing education seminar titled, "Insuring Iowa's Agriculture: Managing Risks and Improving Profits." The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, in the Scheman Building. Details: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/online.htm and click on Insuring Iowa's Agriculture.

BRENTON CENTER OPEN FOR SPRING CLASSROOM REQUESTS
The Brenton Center seeks requests for scheduling credit classes and events in the center for Spring 2006. Courses planned for delivery at a distance will be given first priority. If you would like to hold your course(s) in the Brenton Center, make your request through your department chair or the representative who handles scheduling. Requests should be for classes with enrollments within the capacity of the classrooms (28 seats in Room 009 and 42 seats in Room 013). If you are unfamiliar with the capabilities of the classroom, please refer to the center website, http://www.brenton.iastate.edu, or contact Ann Bugler at 4-9732 or bugler@iastate.edu.

BOWEN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF IOWA LAKESIDE LABORATORY
Bonnie Bowen has been named executive director/director of academics and research at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. In addition to her new role, Bowen will remain on the faculty in ISU's departments of ecology, evolution and organismal biology and natural resource ecology and management. Details: http://www.iastate.edu/~nscentral/news/2005/oct/bowen.shtml

U.S. PORK CENTER OF EXCELLENCE HOUSED ON IOWA STATE CAMPUS
Iowa State is the home for the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, a new focal point for national pork industry research and producer education. David Meisinger assumed his duties July 1 as director of the center, which is housed at the National Swine Research and Information Center. Details: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news/2005releases/meisinger.html

IOWA STATE PROGRAM ASSISTS WITH NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANS
An educational program based at Iowa State makes it easier for U.S. livestock producers to get professional assistance when developing comprehensive nutrient management plans. Learn more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news/2005releases/tspprg.html

NEW ONLINE TOOLS ASSIST PRODUCERS IN WINE, GRAPE PRODUCTION
Iowa has seen a rebirth in its wine industry. Interactive spreadsheets and videos on the wine industry now are online at the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Web site. Learn more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2005/oct/070502.htm

IOWA-MINNESOTA DRAINAGE RESEARCH FORUM NOV. 2
The 6th Annual Drainage Research Forum will be Nov. 2 in Dows. The program will focus on drainage and water management issues. Details: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2005/oct/070702.htm

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Oct. 11: World Food Prize Laureate Modadugu Vijay Gupta lecture, 2 p.m., Lebaron Auditorium 1210, reception following in the LeBaron atrium
Oct. 12: Former Dean Catherine Woteki portrait hanging, 3:30 p.m., 142 Curtiss
Oct. 13-15: Breaking The Creative Barriers: The Arts and Sciences in Collaboration, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities symposium, Memorial Union, http://www.iastate.edu/~ceah/art_symp.html
Oct. 15: Deadline for submitting applications to the College’s Grants for Distance Education: Expanding Quality Asynchronous Distance Education Offerings program, http://www.brenton.iastate.edu/grant.htm

...................................................
COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
...................................................

TUESDAY’S AGCOMM WORKSHOP ON WRITING
“Writing to Learn” is the title of AgComm Workshop set for Tuesday, Oct. 11. University Professor Rebecca Burnett, English, will present the workshop that continues the theme of “writing across the curriculum.” It will be noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 8 Curtiss. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Cheryl Abrams, 4-5872 or cabrams@iastate.edu.

........................................................
INFOGRAZING
........................................................

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO FACULTY FOR BIOTECH EVENTS
The Office of Biotechnology provides funds for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia and workshops organized by faculty members and held on campus. Applications are due by Nov. 1 for proposed events in 2006. Contact Teri Peterson, 4-4779 or tlpeters@iastate.edu. More: http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/news_releases/Oct_05_2005.html

HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests applications for its Higher Education Challenge Grants program. Applications are due Feb. 2, 2006. Proposal submission guidelines and abstracts of recently funded projects are located at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/educationchallengehigheredhep.html.

WORLD FOOD PRIZE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE
The provost’s office is offering opportunities for faculty and students to focus on issues of hunger and improved health as part of an observance of World Food Day. A satellite telecast of the World Food Prize International Symposium will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. There is no charge to receive this satellite feed. An informational brochure and registration forms are available for faculty and students interested in attending the symposium in Des Moines. Contact: Penni Bryant, pabryant@iastate.edu or 4-7184.

PASSPORT SECURITY CHANGE -- NO AMENDMENTS
As of Sept. 26, passport services will no longer amend valid passports, a change made as an additional security enhancement. Instead, customers requesting name changes, extension of validity for limited passports, or correction of a printing error will apply for replacement passports. Information can be found at the following link: http://travel.state.gov/news/info/press/press_2643.html

........................................................
EXTERNAL VOICES
........................................................

ISU’S PREMIER AG COLLEGE A PRIME REASON FOR EXPANSION
“There are many advantages to being right next to Iowa State, including additional training, continued education courses and a pipeline to interns and future employees. Iowa State is one of the nation’s premier agriculture colleges, and a very high percentage of our supply-chain employees are ISU grads.” Ed Herlein of Syngenta, quoted in an Ames Tribune story last Friday announcing that the company plans to build a 12,000-square-foot office building in Ames, bringing 48 jobs to the area.

COLUMBUS DAY: COLUMBUS ON WEALTH
"Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier."
- Christopher Columbus

........................................................
MARGINALIA
........................................................

WOTEKI HONORED IN ISU’S PLAZA OF HEROINES
This week Catherine Woteki’s portrait will be hung in the College of Agriculture (see College News). This fall, a paver honoring Dean Woteki’s service to the College of Agriculture from 2002 to 2005 was added to ISU’s Plaza of Heroines. It is located in front of Catt Hall near the lefthand railing of the steps. The paver was a farewell gift to Dean Woteki from the College. Information on Dean Woteki is included in the Plaza’s database, http://www.las.iastate.edu/kiosk/woteki.shtml.

Next issue: Oct. 17

........................................................
AG ONLINE
........................................................

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

SUBSCRIBE
Ag Online, the newsletter for faculty and staff in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture, is e-mailed every Monday. To subscribe, send your name, e-mail address and the message "Ag Online subscribe" to edadcock@iastate.edu. To unsubscribe, send "Ag Online unsubscribe."

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran. Any persons having inquiries concerning this may contact the director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 3680 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

Share