Issue: 560

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COLLEGE NEWS
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INCOMING STUDENTS LEARN THE ROPES FOR FALL
Students and parents visited campus during orientation to sign up for fall classes and meet advisers. Transfer students began orientation in April and the freshmen student sessions were held in June. Students also were introduced to club activities, health services and resources available in Ames at the resource fair. View a slide show to get a glimpse of the new student experience: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/features/2009/Orientation_2009/

CCUR OPENS DISCOVERY LAB
The Center for Crops Utilization Research has opened the Discovery Lab to help accelerate the discovery and characterization of bioactive compounds from naturally occurring sources. The lab is available to faculty for fee-based analytical research. Aubrey Mendonca, food science and human nutrition, is professor-in-charge at the lab and assistant scientist William Colonna is the manager. Those interested in using the lab may contact Colonna at 4-0643.

BABCOCK ELECTED TO ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD
Bruce Babcock, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, has been elected a director on the executive board of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He will serve a three-year term.

ENTREPRENEURIAL SEMINAR TO HEAR FROM THREE BUSINESS PEOPLE
The third annual mid-summer Entrepreneurial Seminar Friday, July 10, will showcase three agricultural entrepreneurs as they discuss their businesses. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 2226 Vet Med. The speakers will be Dave Krog, CEO of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp. who earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 1980, and master’s and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics in 1982 and 1988; Bruce Rastetter, an Iowa entrepreneur who funded the College’s Rastetter Endowed Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship; and Gordon Spronk, co-founder of Pipestone Systems and partner at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic.

IOWA STATE PART OF CONNECTING WITH IOWA FOOD TOURS
College and ISU Extension personnel contributed to tours for Connecting with Iowa Food’s second year of farm visits. Groups of those involved with nutrition and food issues toured farms in western and eastern Iowa June 11 and 18. Last year the Iowa State Dairy Farm was a stop on the tour of central Iowa. Sponsors included the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance.

ISU STUDENTS' BEVERAGE FINISHES SECOND IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
The Iowa State Food Science and Human Nutrition Product Development Team took second place in a recent competition. The fruit/soy beverage the team created, dubbed FruitSoylicious®, also gained interest from two companies scouting potential new products. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2009/jun/FruitSoylicious

EGG INDUSTRY CENTER HIRES PROGRAM MANAGER-BUSINESS ANALYST
Maro Ibarburu has joined the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State as program manager-business analyst. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=770

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
July 7: Retirement reception for Ardella Krull, Gloria Lant and Helen Kepler, animal science, 2:30-4 p.m. Kildee Hall atrium
July: 15-17: National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference, https://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/sustain/quickregister.html
July 21: Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2009/may/151401.htm
July 30-31: “Enhance Your Iowa Plate Conference,” http://www.fshn.hs.iastate.edu/plate/

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EXTERNAL FUNDING
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FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu
July 7 (Letter of Intent, not required): National Space Biomedical Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship; $40,000 stipend per year for two years. More: http://www.nsbri.org/Announcements/documents/NSBRI-RFA-09-01.pdf
Aug. 1 (Pre-proposal): Sun Grant Initiative–2009 Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Production Systems; $80,000 to $700,000, $2.5 million available, requires 20 percent cost share. More: http://ncsungrant.sdstate.org/upload/NC_SGI_2009_RFA_Sustainable-Biomass...
Aug. 3 (Letter of Intent): Recovery Act (ARRA)–DOE Early Career Research Program (untenured assistant professors); $150,000 to $750,000 over five years, 30 to 50 awards. More: https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/7828CB6F4F50E9A7852575E700...$file/FOA_Notice_09-26.pdf
Aug. 10: Agriculture Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program; $4.8 million per year through FY2011 to fund four regional centers and one Risk Management Education Electronic Support Center. More: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/09_rme.pdf
Aug. 15: 2010-11 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship; up to $55,000 (AUD) for six to 10 months research in Australia. More: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Fellowships/Australian-American-Health-P...
Aug. 24 (Letter of Intent): NIH Partnerships for Biodefense Food- and Water-borne Diseases (R01); $750,000 (direct costs) per year for up to five years, five to 10 awards, $7.3 million available. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-027.html
Aug. 24 (Letter of Intent): NIH Partnerships for Biodefense Viral Pathogens (R01); $750,000 (direct costs) per year for up to five years, $7.3 million available for five to 10 projects. More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-028.html

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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YOU CAN DISBURSE MONEY, BUT NOT DISPERSE IT
To “disburse” is to distribute money. To “disperse” can be to distribute other things or to break up, as an unruly crowd. (The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. 2003)

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INFOGRAZING
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EDUCATORS CONTRIBUTE TO AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT SURVEY
A survey of employers, educators and professionals conducted by AgCareers.com and AgrowKnowledge found a need for an increase in the awareness, education and recruitment of skilled professionals within the agriculture industry. The survey data was compiled and released in a free report called the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Skilled Labor Outlook Report. More: http://www.agcareers.com/document.cfm?task=view&id=62444

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MARGINALIA
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FOOD INDEPENDENCE DAY VIDEOS SOUGHT
Organizers of “Food Independence Day” invited kids who garden to submit a video about “Why I’m a Victory Grower.” The grassroots group encouraged individuals to celebrate the Fourth of July by eating food grown locally. The video contest is supported by Seed Savers Exchange and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. More: http://foodindependenceday.org/post/116892037/telavision

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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