Issue: 525

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COLLEGE NEWS
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1,200 ATTEND CAREER DAY; MORE THAN 500 JOB INTERVIEWS
Ag Career Day attracted 1,200 Iowa State students Oct. 21 to talk with the 161 companies who attended the annual job fair. Another 50 students came from other institutions, including Des Moines Area Community College, Dordt College, Ellsworth Community College, Hawkeye Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Luther College, Northwest Missouri State University, University of Nebraska and West Texas A&M University. The day after Ag Career Day, recruiters conducted 501 interviews.

'MEAT YOUR FUTURE' WELL-ATTENDED
About 70 students filled a Farm Bureau Pavilion classroom to capacity Oct. 20 to met with professionals from the food industry at the Block and Bridle Club's “Meat Your Future” event. Representatives from West Liberty Foods, Kraft Foods, Cargill Meat Solutions, Tyson and Johnsonville presented career and internship opportunities. A barbecue dinner was sponsored by Farmland Foods, West Liberty Foods, Johnsonville and Kraft. The keynote speaker was Rodrigo Tarte from Kraft Foods, who spoke on preparing for the future challenges in the meat industry. Tarte' earned bachelor's, master's degrees in food technology and doctorate degree in animal science and food science at Iowa State.

BEAVIS FIRST SPEAKER AT TRANSLATIONAL BIOLOGY WORKSHOP
A Workshop on Translational Biology runs through Wednesday, Oct. 29, on campus. Translational biology bridges the gap between basic and applied research by taking discoveries about how organisms work and using the information to develop tools to improve medicine, agriculture and the environment. Bill Beavis, agronomy, is the first speaker at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, discussing, “Realizing broader impacts from knowledge of fundamental biological processes.” The College is one of the sponsors of the workshop. More: http://www.lawrencelab.org/translational...kshop.html

ABE SCIENTIST DEVELOPS DEVICE TO FIND CONTAMINATED CORN KERNELS
Lie Tang, agricultural and biosystems engineering, is developing a machine that that can rapidly inspect corn kernels for bacteria and fungi that are harmful to humans and animals. The device uses ultraviolet light to excite the dried and harvested corn kernels to generate fluorescence images for hyperspectral analysis. More: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/no_cache/news-events-amp-seminars/news-articl...

JOHNSON'S ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH VIDEO NOW ONLINE
Anna Johnson, animal science, an expert in animal behavior, is featured in the latest in a series of videos describing research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/videos/?id=4

ON-FARM RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION GRANTS AVAILABLE
Proposals are sought for a unique program that pairs farmers with Iowa State researchers to work on topics related to conservation and sustainability. Proposals are due Dec. 17 for the 2009 ISU On-Farm Research and Demonstration Grant Program, which is a partnership of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Practical Farmers of Iowa. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=686

ANIMAL SCIENTIST RECEIVES HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Leo Timms, animal science, has been selected for honorary membership in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He is only the fourth non-veterinarian to receive the honor. The honor was made last month at the group's annual meeting.

COLLEGE SENIOR CO-CHAIR OF ISU DANCE MARATHON
Clark Richardson, senior, agricultural business, is co-chair of the Iowa State Dance Marathon 2009. The event is coming off a record-breaking year that raised more than $190,000 for Children's Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. The 2009 Dance Marathon is scheduled for Jan. 24. More: http://www.dm.stuorg.iastate.edu/index.php

IMMAG UPGRADES NEWSLETTER DELIVERY
The Iowa Manure Management Action Group is upgrading its systems of delivering the Iowa Manure Matters and IMMAG Update newsletters. The form at http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/subscriptions.html will allow you to subscribe or choose subscription options, which include a version of Iowa Manure Matters with graphics.

ALUMNUS REIMAN AND REIMAN GARDENS WIN TOURISM AWARDS
Reiman Gardens was named the attraction of the year in communities with more than 10,000 residents by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa. The Des Moines Register also reported that Ames received the tourism community of the year award for cities greater than 10,000. Roy Reiman, College alumnus who helped create the gardens, won the Media Friend of Tourism award for his new magazine, “Our Iowa.”

PHYSICIAN HEADLINES LOCAL FOOD EVENTS NOV. 10-11
California obstetrician Preston Maring will be in Iowa Nov. 10-11 to discuss the economic, health, community and environmental benefits of local and sustainably produced food. More: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2008/102408_maring.html

COLLEGE'S UNITED WAY DONATIONS REACH 87.8 PERCENT
The Iowa State United Way campaign is more than 93 percent toward its goal of $287,000. College donations as of Oct. 21 are at 87.8 percent to the $62,000 goal. Donation envelopes will still be accepted.

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Oct. 29: Ag Entrepreneurs Roundtable, 6 p.m., Scheman Building
Nov. 7-8: MANRRS Region V Workshop, campus
Nov. 18: College deadline for university award nominations, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/agcoll/awards.php
Dec. 10-11: Iowa State Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Agribusiness Expo, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2008/oct/061501.htm

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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IT'S DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (NOT SAVINGS TIME)
Daylight saving time, not “savings” time, ends Sunday. When linking the term with the name of a time zone, use only the word daylight: Eastern Daylight Time, Pacific Daylight Time, etc. Use lowercase “daylight saving time” in all uses and daylight time whenever it stands alone. A federal law specifies that, beginning in 2007, daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not exempt themselves. (The Associated Press Stylebook, 42nd edition, 2007)

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INFOGRAZING
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ISU ADVANCE MAKES AVAILABLE JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
ISU ADVANCE has produced a CD with resources for conducting a faculty search, with emphasis on best practices for recruiting diverse candidates. The files were compiled by Bonita Glatz, who was the ADVANCE/Provost Office Faculty Fellow during spring semester 2008. There are more than 20 short information pages, including guidelines and suggestions for the search process, sample forms and ideas for discussions to have with departmental faculty. You can obtain a copy by contacting the Advance office at advance@iastate.edu or 4-6151.

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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WILSON ON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE AND ALL EARTH'S SPECIES
“. . . We have found and given names to perhaps one-tenth of what's on the surface of the earth. We have now found 1.8 million species. But the actual number is almost certainly in excess of 10 million, and could be as high as a hundred million, when you throw in bacteria. Let me give you an example. Fungi. The world depends on fungi, because they are major players in the cycling of materials and energy around the world. They're necessary for the health of other organisms. (We should get rid of the idea that fungi are what gives you athlete's foot...feet.) Some 60,000 species are known, and it's been estimated by experts that more than 1.5 million exist. So we've just begun to explore it. And that's true, group after group. We're just beginning.”
--E.O. Wilson, naturalist and Harvard University professor, on his interest in the Encyclopedia of Life project (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/technology/personaltech/23pogue-email....).

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MARGINALIA
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INSIDE IOWA STATE SEEKS HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
Inside Iowa State is planning a holiday campus gift guide similar to last year's (http://www.iastate.edu/Inside/2007/1116/gifts.shtml) and is looking for gifts available on campus. Gift suggestions are due no later than Nov. 7 in the form of a short description, price and contact phone/email for each item. High-resolution color photos would be helpful. If not, the item might be needed for a studio shot. Contact: Erin Rosacker, edavison@iastate.edu or 4-8870.

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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EDITOR
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