Issue: 477

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COLLEGE NEWS
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ISU'S FIRST ENDOWED DEANSHIP ESTABLISHED IN AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES
A first-of-its-kind endowed deanship at Iowa State University has been established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, thanks to a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor. The endowed fund will provide perpetual financial support for emerging college priorities. Learn more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=376

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Mary Irlbeck, a junior in animal science, was elected president of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council. She will take her office at the beginning of the spring semester. The other new officers are: Nathan Upah, sophomore in animal science vice president; Krista Frazee, sophomore in public service and administration in agriculture, secretary; and Christopher Bone, sophomore in agricultural systems technology, treasurer.

ISU FOUNDATION HIRES NEW DIRECTOR IN AG AND LIFE SCIENCES
Steven Zoncki joined the staff of the Iowa State University Foundation on Nov. 1 as a director of development for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Office. He previously worked as the senior director of development for the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Zoncki received his bachelor's degree in natural resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points in 1994. He replaces Kim Peter, who left the office earlier this year. Zoncki will be located in 310 Curtiss Hall and can be reached at 4-1118 or szoncki@iastate.edu.

150 POINTS: BOTANY, HORTICULTURE EXPERTS IN POINTS OF PRIDE
As part of Iowa State's sesquicentennial celebration, 150 points of pride related to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are being posted online. This week, experts in botany and horticulture are featured, including Spencer Beach, Louis Pammel, Ada Hayden, John Mahlstede and Jack Weigle. Details: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/coa150/points_of_pride.php

FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION NEWSLETTER ONLINE
The November issue of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition's “FSHN News” includes stories on the World Food Prize winner's visit to the department, learning community members picking apples at the Horticulture Station and a dairy industry alumni reunion. Check it out online: http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/newsletter/homepage.php

REPORT: CONSERVATION INVESTMENTS MAKE DIFFERENCE IN WATER QUALITY
A new report prepared by researchers in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development outlines how existing on-farm conservation efforts affect Iowa's water quality and the value of those efforts. Learn more: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2007/conservation_11090...

INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Agribusiness Expo will be held Nov. 28-29. The conference is hosted by ISU Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the agronomy, entomology, plant pathology and agricultural and biosystems engineering departments. Learn more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2007/nov/070504.htm

FORESTRY CLUB TO SELL CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATHS
Students in the Forestry Club will sell Christmas trees and wreaths beginning Nov. 24. The trees will be balsam fir from $40 to $45 and white and Scotch pine from $20 to $25. Wreaths will be balsam fir, decorated at $20 to $25, or undecorated at $15 to $20. The location is the Reiman Gardens' parking area. Hours will be:
-Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Nov. 25, noon to 6 p.m.
-Nov. 30, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
-Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Dec. 2, noon to 6 p.m.
-Dec. 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
-Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Dec. 9, noon to 6 p.m.

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Nov. 14: ISU ADVANCE Networking Event, “Making a Career in STEM: Three Women's Stories,” brown-bag lunch, noon to 1 p.m., 240 Bessey
Nov. 20: Deadline for award nominations for the College and most University awards, more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/agcoll/awards.php
Dec. 15: College Convocation, 9:30 a.m., C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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USE CARE WHEN LABELING CD/DVDS
Don't write on your data CDs/DVDs, if you want them to last. A CD/DVD is just a piece of tin foil in between two layers of plastic and not as durable as we think. Use water-based pens, but not a permanent marker, which gives off fumes that can degrade the discs. Pens and pencils put undue pressure on the CD/DVD and can also leave a residue. Using labels also is not advised because they leave a residue. And the label can cause problems when the CD/DVD is in a drive and spinning really fast. It's best to store discs vertically. Horizontal storage puts undue pressure on the center ring of the CD or DVD. These are a few suggestions from a PowerPoint presented by Chris Erickson, digital preservation officer for Brigham Young University. More: http://photo.byu.edu:16080/s/General/Project/2006/06%20Erickson%20Powerp...

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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DAIRY FARM DESCRIBED AS MIRACLE
“Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean, called it a miracle. Maynard Hogberg, chairman of the ISU Animal Science Department, said it was a field of dreams. But Lorilee Schultz, president of the ISU Dairy Science Club, described the new ISU dairy farm best when she said it shows young people that Iowa is committed to the dairy industry. "The most exciting thing about this new farm is the implication about our future," Schultz said at Saturday's (Oct. 20) grand opening of the ISU Dairy/Animal Science Education and Discovery Facility south of Ames. "As many of us prepare to enter careers in the industry, it is promising and encouraging to see so much support for continued research and education in this field. That commitment lets us know that the future of dairy is brighter than ever." "This is a state-of-the-art facility and that's what we wanted it to be," said ISU President Gregory Geoffrey. "We want to teach our students the latest techniques and approaches and conduct frontline research." Wintersteen said the new dairy is about partnerships between ISU departments and colleges, National Animal Disease Center researchers and the industry. "We will do great teaching and research at this facility," Wintersteen said. She acknowledged there were some tense moments when she wondered if the dairy farm would be built, "but we all came together, and we did achieve a miracle, and it's going to be wonderful to bring the cows home." (Agri News, Oct. 23)

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MARGINALIA
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BASKETBALL COACH TOURS NEW ISU DAIRY FARM
Doug Kenealy, animal science, gave Cyclone basketball coach Greg McDermott and his father, Earl, a tour of the new ISU Dairy Farm on Nov. 1. McDermott requested a tour when he met Kenealy at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Ag Career Day luncheon. His father retired five years ago from farming in Dubuque County. McDermott said he worked on a neighbor's dairy farm when he was growing up and called the new ISU Dairy Farm “an awesome facility.” He said he was “very impressed with the technological changes in the industry” and was pleased that he got to tour the farm before his brothers, Rick and Dave Goedken and Scott McDermott, who graduated in animal science from Iowa State.

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

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