Issue: 694

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
April 2, 2012 No. 694

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COLLEGE NEWS
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UNDERGRADUATES SHOWCASE RESEARCH AT CAPITOL, APRIL 4
Undergraduates will present their research to legislators and others during the seventh annual "Research in the Capitol," on Wednesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines. CALS students presenting are: Emily Artz, animal ecology; Shane Kirkegaard, biology and business; Robert Manatt, forestry; Brock Pope, genetics; Nathan Sage, agronomy; Claire Steinweg, environmental science and international studies; and Brandon Woods, biology. More: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2012/mar/ResearchCapitol

RIVER RECREATION BUILDS JOBS AND SALES
A new ISU statewide river-use study showed overall economic impact from river recreation included more than 6,350 jobs with $824 million in sales and $130 million of personal income. Researchers in the ISU Department of Economics and Center for Agricultural and Rural Development conducted the study with funding from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1007/

eCARLY: SAM BIRD ON RECEIVING ALL-UNIVERSITY SENIOR AWARD
Carly Martin, student intern in the CALS Communications Service, talks with Sam Bird, recipient of the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Bird, who is majoring in global resource systems and economics, is one of four CALS students who were presented the award by the ISU Alumni Association on Feb. 24. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/features/2012/Sam_Bird/

CALS STUDENT SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL AG LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Karl Kerns, a junior in animal science, was selected for the 2012 International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program. He will travel to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore May 19 through June 1 to study international grain marketing and trade and global agriculture. I-CAL is sponsored by the Grains Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

2012 AG WOMAN AND AG MAN ANNOUNCED AT BARBECUE
Molly Heintz, a senior in animal science, and Darrin Rahn, a senior in marketing and agricultural business, were named the 2012 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ag Woman and Ag Man of the Year at the Ag Day barbecue on March 28. Students, faculty and staff were invited to a free lunch for the announcement in the Kildee Hall Farm Bureau Pavilion.

HARMON ELECTED TO ASABE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jay Harmon, agricultural and biosystems engineering, was recently elected to the board of trustees for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a board charged with ensuring that ASABE fulfills its mission of facilitating the exchange of technical information and promoting the science and art of engineering in agricultural, food and biological systems. Harmon will begin a two-year term this summer.

DeLISI NAMED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCIENCES FELLOW
Matt DeLisi, sociology, was named a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and recognized at its annual conference on March 16. The academy credits DeLisi's success in criminology and criminal justice to his high achievements in teaching and research. More: http://socserver.soc.iastate.edu/news/delisi.html

JONES SELECTED AS OUTSTANDING ANIMAL SCIENCE GRAD STUDENT
Cassie Jones, animal science, was selected as the 2012 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student.

VIDEO: LAWN MOWER TUNE-UPS SET TO MUSIC
The Ag Systems Technology Club worked fast and furious to keep up with demands for lawn mower tune-ups and maintenance during their two-day Lawn Mower Service Days in March. View a short musical video at http://www.ag.iastate.edu/video/v/Ag_Systems_Technology_Club

GRS LEARNING COMMUNITY COLLECTING ITEMS FOR REFUGEES
The Global Resource Systems Learning Community is conducting a service learning project that includes working with refugees from Burma living in Des Moines. They are collecting gently used household items. Kitchen items, appliances, bedding, and toiletries and household products may be brought to the Horticulture Atrium anytime this week, April 2-6. Donations will also be accepted at the Horticulture Hall loading dock on the north side of the building Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More: Gail Nonnecke, nonnecke@iastate.edu

SPRING EGG HUNT IN LAGOMARCINO COURTYARD, APRIL 5
ISU's Block and Bridle Poultry Interest Group's second annual spring egg hunt will be held Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lagomarcino Courtyard, with the rain location in the Farm Bureau Pavilion. For more information: Kelly Colehour (kellico@iastate.edu) or Jessica VandeVorde (jessvv1@iastate.edu).

LUNCH AND LEARN: NEW TOOL TO INCREASE INTERACTIVITY, APRIL 10
The Brenton Center's next Lunch and Learn will be April 10 at noon in 8 Curtiss Hall. Terri Boylston, food science and human nutrition, will discus her use of Top Hat Monocle, a new tool she uses to increase student interactivity in and outside the classroom. To attend, please contact Amy Pilcher, apilcher@iastate.edu, 4-1862.

GPSA CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY, APRIL 11
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture will convene its eighth annual research symposium on April 11 at 3:10 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program, John Pesek, distinguished professor emeritus, will provide a historical perspective on the creation and development of the program. Doug Landis, professor of entomology at Michigan State University, will present the keynote address. More: http://www.sust.ag.iastate.edu/gpsa/symposium.html

GAMMA SIGMA DELTA AWARDS CEREMONY, APRIL 21
The Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture will hold its member initiation and awards ceremony April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Auditorium, with a reception to follow.

ISU TO HOST BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOCOMPOSITES WORKSHOP
ISU will host a Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop Aug. 14 to bring together researchers and industry representatives interested in developing products made from biomass. More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1006/

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
April 3: Iowa Local Food Summit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Scheman Building, http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/03-22-2012/iowans-invited-discuss-lo...
April 10-11: Fourth Annual Egg Industry Issues Forum, http://www.ans.iastate.edu/EIC/Forum.dwt
April 18: Ninth annual BIGMAP Symposium, http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/bigmap/home.html
April 25: Science with Practice Poster Presentation, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Kildee Hall Atrium.
April 25: Retirement celebration for Helen Olson, 2 to 4 p.m., 224 Curtiss Hall.
April 25: CALS Workshop on Promotion and Tenure, 3:10 to 4:30 p.m., Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall.
June 28: Iowa Swine Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/iowa-swine-day-returns-iowa-sta...

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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TEN STEPS TO A WINNING NIH R01 APPLICATION
NIH has bundled the recently completed 10-part series of articles on preparing an R01 application. The information includes links to sample R01 applications and summary statements from outstanding funded proposals. More: http://goo.gl/azvXu

FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu
Additional information is posted at CALS Funding Resources, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/

April 19 and July 19 (letter of intent): IES Education Research Grants, topics include Postsecondary and Adult Education; $700,000 to $1.6 million. More: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ncer_rfas/mathsci.asp?rfa=part0

May 4 (concept notes): SDC Agriculture and Rural Development Network: Reducing Food Losses through Post-Harvest Management. More: http://goo.gl/TewiH

May 25: WIC Nutrition Education Innovations FY2012; one award, $2 million. More:  http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=148353

June 6: NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5473 

June 12: NIH Senior Scientist Research Award (K05). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-048.html

June 16: NIH Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-139.html

June 19: NSF Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I FY2013; lead must be a small business. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=156933

Aug. 9 (concept papers): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "“ Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity; awards up to $170,000. More: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21393

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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PROVED vs. PROVEN
"Proved" is the preferred past-participial form of prove (it was proved to be true). Use "proven" as an adjective (a proven success).
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 2010

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INFOGRAZING
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CESMEE AND SP@ISU TO CO-HOST APRIL 4 STEM EDUCATION EVENT
The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education and Strengthening the Professoriate at ISU are co-hosting a Spotlight on STEM Education event on Wednesday, April 4, 3 to 6 p.m. in the Howe Hall Atrium. A Campus Programs and Broader Impacts Resource Fair is planned from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by a presentation by Timothy Scott, associate dean for undergraduate programs at Texas A&M University and co-director of the university's Center for Mathematics and Science Education. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to cesmeestaff@iastate.edu. 

SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT NEEDS STUDENT IDEAS BY APRIL 7
ISU is one of 18 land-grant universities selected to participate in this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for two weeks in June and July. The ISU exhibit design task force, led by faculty from the College of Design, seeks student ideas for creative, interactive features to be incorporated into the university's exhibit on design thinking and innovation. Entries are due electronically to designcompetition@iastate.edu by 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. More: http://industrial.design.iastate.edu/competition/

CELT TEACHING POSTER SYMPOSIUM, APRIL 10
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will hold a teaching poster symposium on April 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The event will showcase innovative and scholarly efforts in learning and teaching. Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).

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INTERNAL VOICES
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CRAWFORD ON SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II
"It wasn't just those who served in the military who won the war. People back home here who worked hard, long hours on farms and in factories also helped carry out that daunting mission." Harold Crawford, agricultural education and studies, in the first of a two-part series in Wallaces Farmer. More: http://farmprogress.com/wallaces-farmer-story-crawford-greatest-generati...

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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REFLECTING ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF OUR CAMPUSES
"I walked through one of the doors and sauntered down a hall. Each handcrafted detail invited my eyes to wander and my mind to slow its pace"¦the graceful curves urged me to take time to reflect and contemplate. I found myself daydreaming, thinking about all of the identities that shifted as students changed how they thought of themselves in each classroom." Chad Hanson, chairman of the sociology and social-work department at Casper College, on how the environment of our campuses communicate to the students. More: http://chronicle.com/article/Engaging-Edifices/131272/?sid=at&utm_source...

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