Issue: 39

COLLEGE NEWS

- Industry-faculty research relations workshop

- Another Teaching With Technology seminar planned

- More than 5,600 visit ISU Research Farms in '95

- Deadlines & Reminders

COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK

- An instance/incidence/incidents of similar words

INFOGRAZING

- NCA accreditation team to visit March 31-April 2

- A college education pays for those with patience

EXTERNAL VOICES

- The future role of the university

MARGINALIA

- Answers are immanent/imminent/eminent

C O L L E G E N E W S

INDUSTRY-FACULTY RESEARCH RELATIONS WORKSHOP

Establishing and maintaining successful industry-faculty research

relationships will be the focus of the next Successful Grantsmanship

workshop. "Industry-Faculty Research Relations" will

be held 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 25 in the Campanile Room, Memorial

Union. Presenters from industry, the faculty and the ISU Office

of Intellectual Property will speak. Pre-register by March 20

with Carla Persaud, 4-9376, cpersaud@iastate.edu, or Kathy Kuehl,

4-1242, kkuehl@iastate.edu. The workshop is the fourth in the

Successful Grantsmanship series sponsored by the Iowa Agriculture

and Home Economics Experiment Station and the College of Veterinary

Medicine.

ANOTHER TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR PLANNED

The March 15 "Teaching with Technology" seminar in the

Brenton Center has been filled. Another seminar will be scheduled

later in the semester. The seminar, for agriculture faculty and

staff, will explain educational technology available in the center

and how to use it. For more information: Jeanette Drewry, 4-1862

or drewry@iastate.edu.

MORE THAN 5,600 VISIT ISU RESEARCH FARMS IN '95

In 1995, 5,636 people visited ISU's Research and Demonstration

Farms during field days or at other times. Seventeen field days

were held at 10 different farms around the state.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS

March 15: Foreign Travel Grant applications due, 122 Curtiss

March 21: Livestock Production in Iowa in 2020: Swine and Beef

- Lauren Christian, Iowa Pork Industry Center, and Allen Trenkle,

animal science, 4:10 p.m., 2050 Agronomy (sustainable agriculture

seminar)

March 24: Dept. of Animal Science Centennial, Scheman Building,

4-5961

March 28: The Role and Potential for Site-specific Farming in

Agriculture in 2020 - Grant Mangold, editor, Ag/Innovator Magazine,

4:10 p.m., 2050 Agronomy (sustainable agriculture seminar)

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

AN INSTANCE/INCIDENCE/INCIDENTS OF SIMILAR WORDS

Sound-alike words often pose a threat to the unwary. For example,

which of the three choices is correct in these sentences? See

"Marginalia" for answers.

1. The (instance / incidence / incidents) of cholera decreased

markedly after the health-education campaign.

2. They settled down to work only when the deadline was (immanent

/ imminent / eminent).

I N F O G R A Z I N G

NCA ACCREDITATION TEAM TO VISIT MARCH 31-APRIL 2

The North Central Association accreditation team will visit ISU

March 31-April 2 to evaluate how well the university prepares

its students. Besides their more formal meetings, team members

often stop to speak informally with faculty, staff or students

they encounter on campus.

COLLEGE EDUCATION PAYS FOR THOSE WITH PATIENCE

The data suggest that, over a lifetime, the value of the college

degree is both indisputable and increasing. Some researchers have

predicted an increasing number of college graduates working for

high school graduates' wages. But MIT and Harvard researchers

say that although the median wage for a 23-year-old college grad

was only slightly above that of a high school graduate of the

same age, the difference widened quickly by the time the two had

reached age 30. The researchers' message to college graduates

and their anxious parents: Be patient. (From a Washington Post

story that ran in the Feb. 25 Omaha World-Herald. The MIT-Harvard

study was published in the December '95 issue of Monthly Labor

Review, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Statistics magazine.)

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

THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY

"In the past, people came to the information, which was stored

at the university. In the future, the information will come to

the people, wherever they are. What then is the role of the university?

Will it be more than a collection of remaining physical functions,

such as the science laboratory and football team? Will the impact

of electronics on the university be like that of printing on the

medieval cathedral, ending its central role in information transfer?

Have we reached the end of the line of a model that goes back

to Ninevah, more than 2,500 years ago? Can we self-reform the

university . . . ?" Columbia University professor Eli Noam,

in the Oct. 13, '95, issue of Science.

M A R G I N A L I A

ANSWERS ARE IMMANENT/IMMINENT/EMINENT

Answers to the two sound-alike examples in "Communications

Kiosk" above are: 1. incidence 2. imminent. Instance means

a case or occurrence of something. Incidence: the rate or range

of occurrence or influence of something. Incidents: occurrences

or events. Immanent means inherent. Imminent: likely to occur

at any moment. Eminent: distinguished.

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