Issue: 434

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COLLEGE NEWS
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OPEN FORUM SET FOR PRESIDENT'S AND PROVOST'S VISIT
President Gregory Geoffroy and Executive Vice President and Provost Betsy Hoffman will visit the College of Agriculture Jan. 22. Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open forum at 4:10 p.m. in 1210 LeBaron (LeBaron Auditorium). President Geoffroy and Provost Hoffman will make brief presentations followed by a question-and-answer period. Earlier in the afternoon, the President and Provost will meet with Dean Wintersteen, listen to presentations on student excellence, bioeconomy, water quality and genomics, and visit faculty labs in Bessey Hall.

MEDALLION CEREMONY PART OF SPRING CONVOCATION
President Geoffroy and Dean Wintersteen will host a medallion ceremony at the spring convocation for selected faculty holding endowed chairs and professorships in the College. The convocation will begin with a reception at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. Following the medallion ceremony, the College's annual awards will be presented to faculty and staff. The College's learning community coordinators also will be recognized, as well as department-level award winners. Dean Wintersteen will make brief closing remarks.

COLLEGE PROMOTION AND TENURE WORKSHOPS SET FOR APRIL
A pair of promotion and tenure workshops are scheduled for April for College of Agriculture faculty. The theme of the first one April 5 is Defining Scholarship. Portfolio Development is the theme of the April 10 workshop. Both will take place in the CCUR Theater, 1951 Food Science. Times are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 5 and 3:10 to 5 p.m. April 10.

DEWITT NAMED LEOPOLD CENTER DIRECTOR
Jerry DeWitt has been appointed director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He had been serving a two-year term as interim director. Details: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2007/director_010907.htm

JOHNSON HONORED BY ALMA MATER
Lawrence Johnson, director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and a professor in food science and human nutrition, will receive Kansas State University's College of Agriculture Distinguished Service Award for Research and Teaching in a ceremony Jan. 19. Johnson will present a university-wide seminar titled, "Biorefineries - A Revolution in American Agriculture." Johnson received a doctorate in food science from Kansas State. He is immediate past president of the American Oil Chemists' Society and served on the board of directors of the American Association of Cereal Chemists from 2002-2005.

TWO DECADES OF RESEARCH ON FEEDING CORN MILLING CO-PRODUCTS
Allen Trenkle is retiring this month after 44 years on the animal science faculty. But as an emeritus professor, he plans to continue research on how co-products of corn milling operations can be used as feed sources for livestock and poultry. Learn more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=291

FARM FOUNDATION PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS THINK TANK
The next Think Tank on Animal Agriculture will hear from Walt Armbruster, president of the Farm Foundation, who will present, "Future of Animal Agriculture in North America." This Farm Foundation project examined the opportunities and challenges facing North America's livestock sector, the driving forces behind these opportunities and challenges and their potential long-term effects. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 with social time, dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, Memorial Union. Register by emailing Julie Roberts, at jrober@iastate.edu, before noon Friday, Jan. 19. Cost of the buffet dinner is $18.

RESEARCH IS ONGOING ON LIVESTOCK USE OF ETHANOL BY-PRODUCTS
Allen Trenkle has been researching the use of corn milling co-products in livestock rations for more than 20 years. Many others at Iowa State also are working in this area. A summary: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=292

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION MEETINGS PLANNED
Farmers and producer groups interested in learning about fruit and vegetable production and marketing can attend “Opportunities in Agriculture” meetings located throughout Iowa in February. Learn more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2007/jan/fruitandvegetableopportun...

STREAM OF PASSION EXHIBIT THROUGH APRIL 1
Through April 1, College of Agriculture faculty and staff can enter Reiman Gardens for free. The College is a sponsor of the Conservatory display and interpretive exhibit, "Stream of Passion: Plant Lovers at Iowa State University." For a calendar of events and activities at the Gardens, visit: http://www.reimangardens.iastate.edu

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR BORLAUG SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Applications are sought for students interested in the Borlaug Summer Internship program. It is open to undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and who have course work, professional or personal experience and career interests related to international food production. The program is administered through the College's Global Agriculture Programs Office. The application deadline is Jan. 20. Contact: Shelley Taylor, Agriculture Study Abroad Program, 4-5393, sztaylor@iastate.edu.

DEADLINES & REMINDERS
Jan. 24: College convocation, 2:30 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union
Jan. 30: Retirement reception for Lorna Michael Butler, Henry A. Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture and Professor of sociology and anthropology, 3 to 5 p.m., short program at 4 p.m., Agronomy Hall Commons
Feb. 3: Beginning Farmers Conference, Scheman Building, more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bfc
Feb. 23: Administrative deadline for Computation Advisory Committee proposals, more: http://www.iastate.edu/~cac/

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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A HEALTHFUL DIET WILL KEEP YOU HEALTHY
Traditionally, a living thing that is “healthy” enjoys good health; something that is “healthful” promotes health. But healthy is gradually taking over both senses. (The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003)

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INFOGRAZING
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CAST'S BLACK AWARD GOES TO ILLINOIS ANIMAL SCIENTIST
David Baker, professor emeritus of animal sciences at the University of Illinois, has been named the 2007 winner of Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's Charles A. Black award. Baker has devoted his career to understanding the factors that influence the nutrient needs of humans, birds, livestock and companion animals. He has published almost 600 peer-reviewed journal articles - a record in the field today. He will receive the award on March 21, 2007, in Washington, D.C. as part of CAST's Spring Board Meeting and celebration of 35th anniversary. The award honors the late Charles Black, founder and longtime executive vice president of CAST who earned master's and doctorate degrees in agronomy from Iowa State in 1938 and 1942.

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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EDUCATING SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS TO MEET CHANGING TIMES
“Encouraging S&E (science and engineering) students to consider "untraditional" career options is now part of our broader responsibility. Pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering opens up the door to an incredible number of opportunities. In essence, we might have to add strategic planning to the graduate student vocabulary. It's becoming more and more important for students to think about career paths while deciding about classes, research projects or summer jobs. We need a cadre of workers who can collaborate across interdisciplinary and international borders. Part of NSF's mission is to educate an S&E workforce to meet changing times. This means being capable of quickly absorbing new knowledge, and adapting to new and advanced technologies.”
--Kathie Olsen, deputy director and chief operating officer, National Science Foundation, speech titled, "Shaping the Workforce” (NSF Graduate Schools Annual Meeting, Dec. 8)

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MARGINALIA
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SHORT COURSE SPECIALIZES IN CURED MEAT
The Cured Meat Short Course this week attracted 55 people from 17 states and four countries -- Mexico, the Netherlands, Canada and Germany. It is one of four in the series held annually at the Meat Laboratory. The other three are the Basic Sausage Short Course in November, the Dry and Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course in April and the Sausage & Processed Meat Short Course in July. This short course is designed for persons with supervisory, production and technical responsibilities in commercial meat processing operations. Joe Cordray, animal science, coordinates the short courses.

Next issue: Jan. 22

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AG ONLINE
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EDITOR
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