Issue: 40

COLLEGE NEWS

- Sunday marks Animal Science centennial

- Improving students' communication, April 3 and 4

- Second Teaching With Technology seminar scheduled

- Deadlines & Reminders

COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK

- April a busy month for visitors -- Offer a map

- NCA team visits campus April 1-2

INFOGRAZING

- A few numbers on ISU financial aid

EXTERNAL VOICES

- No shortage of young farmers

MARGINALIA

- Babe, you're no Ham-let

C O L L E G E N E W S

SUNDAY MARKS ANIMAL SCIENCE CENTENNIAL

More than 600 have registered to attend Sunday's celebration of

the first 100 years of ISU's animal science department. "A

Heritage of Leadership" will draw attention to the impact

that faculty and students have had on the animal industry. Registration

begins at 10:30 a.m., second floor, Scheman Building, and a luncheon

runs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Judging team trophies from the past will be

displayed in the Brunnier Gallery. The program begins at 1 p.m.

in C.Y. Stephens. A reunion and barbecue for former faculty, students

and judging team members will begin at 4 p.m. at Kildee Hall.

IMPROVING STUDENTS' COMMUNICATION, APRIL 3 AND 4

A symposium on using group case studies and term project peer

reviews in the classroom will be held for College of Agriculture

faculty and staff, noon-1 p.m., April 3, and repeated 3:30-4:30

p.m., April 4, both in 3140 Agronomy. This is the last of three

college-sponsored symposia on improving students' communication

skills. Paul Brackelsberg, animal science, and Ron Deiter, economics,

will present examples of communications assignments in their classes.

For more information: David Russell, 4-4724 or drrussel@iastate.edu.

SECOND TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED

A second Teaching With Technology Seminar for agriculture faculty

and staff has been scheduled in the Brenton Center. It will be

held 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. Space is limited, so contact

Jeanette Drewry (4-1862 or drewry@iastate.edu) soon. The seminar

will explain classroom technology and other services available

in the center.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS

- March 24: Animal Science Centennial Program, 1 p.m., C.Y. Stephens

- March 25: Industry-Faculty Research Relations Workshop (Successful

Grantsmanship Series), Campanile Room, Memorial Union, 7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

- April 4: The Role of Food Production and Processing to Iowa's

Economy in the 21st Century - Alan Barkema, Federal Reserve Bank-Economic

Research Service, 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

DON'T MAKE APRIL THE CRUELEST MONTH -- OFFER A MAP

April is one of the busiest months for campus visits by prospective

students and their families. Time for a reminder that providing

maps for visitors is a courtesy that helps them feel welcome.

Ag Information has maps of main campus and south campus that emphasize

College of Agriculture buildings and facilities, and can be customized

to suit your needs. They're available as Word or PageMaker documents

for Macintosh (a Word for Windows version is being developed).

The maps are set up to be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper and include

room for customized information on the back. The maps can be sent

to you as hard copy, an e-mail attachment or on disk. Contact

Ed Adcock, edadcock@iastate.edu, and specify the version you want:

main campus or main/south campus combined.

NCA TEAM VISITS CAMPUS APRIL 1-2

The North Central Association accreditation team will hold meetings

on campus Monday, April 1. The team will choose some departments

and offices to visit on Tuesday. And team members will stop and

talk to people informally as they make their way across campus.

I N F O G R A Z I N G

A FEW NUMBERS ON ISU FINANCIAL AID

From ISU's Office of Student Financial Aid. All numbers are from

1994-95.

Total funds awarded to ISU students from financial aid programs

(scholarships, grants, loans, employment): $134,554,496

Total funds awarded from largest source of aid (Federal Direct

Educational Loans): $62 million

Total funds awarded from second largest source of aid (institutional

and private programs): $47 million

Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 73

Percentage receiving financial aid in 1990-91: 66

Number of undergrads in work study and other campus employment:

4,468

Average earnings for undergrad workers: $1,046

Number of grad students in teaching and research assistantships:

2,199

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

NO SHORTAGE OF YOUNG FARMERS

There's no shortage of young farmers, says Luther Tweeten, an

Ohio State University agricultural economist. While the average

age of farmers has increased since the late 1950s, the percentage

of farmers under age 35 has declined little during the same period.

Tweeten added that it now takes fewer farmers to produce food

because of advances in technology and agricultural methods. Farming

continues to possess a potent appeal for many young people, he

said, and part of the lure is financial. The net worth of farmers

when they reach retirement age averages nearly $368,000, compared

with $90,000 for other Americans. (From a March 20 Associated

Press story.)

M A R G I N A L I A

BABE, YOU'RE NO HAM-LET

In this the year of "Babe," it might seem that the

only fitting number to open Monday's Academy Awards broadcast

would involve piglets, but producer Quincy Jones says no livestock

will grace the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. In New

York, the producers of "State Fair" are also opting

out of an authentic porker portrayal. The Broadway show's swine

salute, "More Than Just A Friend," is sung not to a

prize-winning boar but to an imaginary one. All this prompts the

question: Is the real thing so unmanageable onstage? Animal behaviorist

Warren Eckstein attests to pigs' suitability -- "as long

as they have proper socializing and exposure, and providing the

flooring is comfortable." (The New Yorker, March 25)

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