- The Curtiss Hall shuffle, '96 edition
- Spring field days set out on the farms
- What makes an effective letter to the editor?
- Ten myths about population problems
- Each generation shapes the mind of the teacher
- Amazing Grace the Goat
C O L L E G E N E W S
THE CURTISS HALL SHUFFLE, '96 EDITION
Renovation of Curtiss Hall's first-floor corridor and offices
has begun. Several College of Agriculture and Experiment Station
offices have been temporarily relocated, probably through the
end of the year. Below is a guide for finding people and offices
-- but here's an important note: Continue to send campus mail
to their old office numbers, which will make mail sorting easier.
All phone numbers remain the same. Other college offices will
be shifted in June -- stay tuned.
David Topel, Dean, Room 223
Colin Scanes, Executive Associate Dean, Room 223A
Gerald Klonglan, Associate Dean-Nat'l Programs, Room 223B
Eric Hoiberg, Associate Dean-State Programs, Room 223C
Joyce Shiers, Dean's Office, Room 223
Cindy Hansen, Dean's Office, Room 223
Cathy Good, Executive Associate Dean's Office, Room 223
Marie Miller, Associate Dean-Nat'l Programs Office, Room 213A
Norma Hensley, Associate Dean-State Programs Office, Room 213B
Susan Lamont, Assistant Director-Experiment Station, 201 Kildee
Shirley Riney, Experiment Station Office, Room 26
Carla Persaud, Experiment Station Office, Room 26
Eduard Becerra, International Programs, Room 18
Victor Udin, International Programs, Room 313
Galina Krasikova, International Programs, Room 313
Joe Dale, International Programs, Room 313
Harold Crawford, Brenton Center, Room 4
SPRING FIELD DAYS SET OUT ON THE FARMS
Spring field days are set for ISU's Research and Demonstration
Farms around Iowa, including June 11, Northeast, Nashua; June
12, Northern, Kanawha; June 18, Southeast, Crawfordsville; June
19, Northwest, Sutherland; June 20, Neely-Kinyon, Greenfield;
July 16, Muscatine Island, Fruitland. On Sept. 11, the Western
Research and Demonstration Farm, Castana, celebrates its 50th
anniversary. For more details, call 4-4620.
C O M M U N I C A T I O N S K I O S K
WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE LETTER TO THE EDITOR?
Brevity. A letter of 150 to 200 words is more likely to be printed.
Study the letters page of the newspaper (or other publication)
to get an idea of typical length of letters. Also: Readability
and timeliness. Give specific examples and use personal experiences
when possible. If you're responding to a story or letter, try
to mail your letter within a few days. For a one-page tip sheet
on effective letters to the editor, send a note to Susan Anderson,
Ag Information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I N F O G R A Z I N G
TEN MYTHS ABOUT POPULATION PROBLEMS
In the April issue of Discover magazine, population expert Joel
Cohen writes on 10 major myths about population: 1. Population
grows exponentially. 2. Scientists know how many people there
will be 25, 50, 100 years from now. 3. There is one single factor
limiting how many people the earth will support. 4. Population
problems can be solved by space colonization. 5. Technology can
solve all problems. 6. The U.S. has no population problem. 7.
The population problems of other countries do not impact the U.S.
8. The Catholic church is responsible for population problems.
9. Plagues, famines and wars are nature's way of solving population
problems. 10. The solution to population problems is a women's
issue and women hold the responsibility for solving it.
E X T E R N A L V O I C E S
EACH GENERATION SHAPES THE MIND OF THE TEACHER
"Each generation is taught by an earlier generation. The
moment we forget this we begin to talk nonsense about education
. . . No generation can bequeath to its successor what it has
not got . . . We shall all admit that a man who knows no Greek
himself cannot teach Greek to his form: but it is equally certain
that a man whose mind was formed in a period of cynicism and disillusion,
cannot teach hope or fortitude." From "God in the Dock:
Essays on Theology and Ethics" by C.S. Lewis, 1970.
M A R G I N A L I A
AMAZING GRACE THE GOAT
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has hired Genzyme Transgenics Corp. to
produce an experimental anti-cancer drug. It will be a byproduct
of the milk from a genetically engineered goat named Grace. While
still an embryo, scientists inserted a special gene into Grace
that can "piggyback" on the normal milk production mechanism.
The gene instructs the goat's mammary glands to produce a monoclonal
antibody that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer tumors.
Statistically, mating the goats that produce the drugs should
produce 50 percent of offspring with similar capabilities. (Wall
Street Journal, April 9)