Issue: 733

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
Jan. 22, 2013 No. 733

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COLLEGE NEWS
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CALS PRESENT AWARDS TO FACULTY AND STAFF
The College presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 17. Award winners include:
* Steve Lonergan, animal science, Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award
* Cathy Mabry McMullen, natural resource ecology and management, Teaching by Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty Award
* Gary Munkvold, plant pathology and microbiology, Distance Education Teaching Award
* Josh Selsby, animal science, Early Adviser Award
* Douglas Stokke, natural resource ecology and management, Outstanding Adviser Award
* Aubrey Mendonca, food science and human nutrition, Faculty Award for Diversity Enhancement
* Michelle Soupir, agricultural and biosystems engineering, Early Achievement in Research Award
* Brian Steward, agricultural and biosystems engineering, Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award
* John Downing, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, Outstanding Achievement in Research Award
* Mark Gleason, plant pathology and microbiology, Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award
* Amani Elobeid, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Professional and Scientific Research Award
* Emily Heaton, agronomy, Early Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award and the Raymond and Mary Baker Agronomic Excellence Award
* Kathleen Delate, horticulture and agronomy, Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award
* Marshall Ruble, ISU Beef Teaching Farm, Professional and Scientific Excellence Award
* Amanda Chipman, animal science, Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award
* Janice Berhow, natural resource ecology and management and entomology, Merit Award for Achievement and Service
* Residual Feed Intake group, Team Award
* Science Assessment Team for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Dean's Citation for Extraordinary Contributions
More: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/news/releases/1065/

ROTHSCHILD RECEIVES USAID MERITORIOUS HONOR AWARD
Max Rothschild, animal science, and fellow research team members at the U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Food Security received a Meritorious Honor Group Award for its outstanding vision, teamwork and dedication in designing and implementing USAID's programs in support of the Feed the Future Research Strategy, building strong linkages that span USAID's Missions, Bureaus and partners, especially U.S. universities, CGIAR Centers and the private sector.

MILLER RECEIVES CYTATION AWARD
Laura Miller, communications specialist with the Leopold Center, and other award recipients will be recognized in an awards ceremony with President Leath on Feb. 26, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Miller received a spring 2012 CYtation award from the ISU Professional and Scientific Council. More: http://www.pscouncil.iastate.edu/homepage.html

LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM EARNS SECOND AND SIXTH PLACE HONORS
The ISU Livestock Judging Team started its season last week competing in two competitions. At the Willow Springs Invitational Contest, the team finished second, led by Willie Weis, animal science, who received third overall, and Jon Heaton, agricultural studies, who received fourth overall and second in reasons. At the National Western Stock Show, the team was sixth overall in carload competition among a field of 28. Team members include: Weis; Brad Johnson, animal science; Casey Allison, animal science; Rich Nichols, animal science; Brett Johnson, agricultural studies; Tyler Krug, agricultural systems technology; Brent Boland, animal science; and Heaton.    
 
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS KEY PART OF PORK CONGRESS WEEK
Several educational seminars and certification training sessions are being offered at the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress. The event is Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23-24, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. On the program from CALS are Steve Hoff, agricultural and biosystems engineering; Jason Ross, animal science; and Angela Rieck-Hinz, agronomy. The Lauren Christian Endowed Lecture on Swine Reproduction will be Thursday. The Iowa Pork Industry Center and the IMMAG will be in the ISU area of the trade show with information, software updates and faculty and staff for communication opportunities with attendees. More: http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/mediadetail.php?Bxw6AVZuTXByWE0Z

WEED CONTROL RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE
The 2012 ISU Weed Control Results are now available. The reports provide unbiased comparisons for a large number of herbicides used in corn and soybean production, at a number of Iowa sites. More: http://www.weeds.iastate.edu

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JEAN TILLEY, FEB. 14
A retirement reception honoring Jean Tilley, food science and human nutrition, will be held Feb. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. (remarks at 3 p.m.). Tilley has been with FSHN since 1996 working with the undergraduate program. She provides staff support for the curriculum, outcomes assessment and scholarship committees.

DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Feb. 13 and 26: CALS schedules training, REEport to replace CRIS reporting system, 1 to 3 p.m., CCUR theater (1951 Food Sciences Building), Cathy Good, cgood@iastate.edu, 4-4544.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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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/

Pre-proposals accepted continuously: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center 2013 Broad Area Announcement. More: http://goo.gl/sJbcO

Proposals accepted continuously: NSF Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry; 60 to 80 awards, $5 million total anticipated funding. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504699

Feb. 11 (concept paper): DOE EERE Algae Biomass Yield; two to seven awards, 20 percent cost share, $1 million to $5 million per award with possibility of renewal. More: http://goo.gl/oUH9y

Feb. 12 (preproposal): NIST Precision Measurement Grant Program; two awards, $50,000 per year for up to three years. More: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=215533

Feb. 15 (concept paper): USAID Building Disaster-Resilient Communities in Southern Africa; multiple awards, $6.5 million total anticipated funding. More: http://goo.gl/bnOPc

Feb. 20 (letter of intent): NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program; 43 to 56 awards, $53.5 million total anticipated funding. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733

March 12: NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants for Building Capacity of Informal and Formal Educators; $500,000 to $1 million per award over a period of up to five years. More: http://goo.gl/2W8qx

March 18: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Small Grant Programs; $15,000 per award. More: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/gpcah/pilot-grants/index.html

March 18: EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis; $5 million per award. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504822

Sept. 17: NSF Biophotonics; average awards of $100,000 for individual investigators, $200,000 for multiple investigators. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501025

Sept. 17: NSF Biosensing; $100,000 average award. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503353

Sept. 17: NSF Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering; average awards of $100,000 for individual investigators, $200,000 for multiple investigators. More: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501024

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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SCARE QUOTES
Quotation marks are often used to alert readers that a term is used in a nonstandard, ironic or other special sense. Nick-named scare quotes, they imply, "This is not my term" or "This is not how the term is usually applied." Like any such device, scare quotes lose their force and irritate readers if overused.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 2010

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INFOGRAZING
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JOHN BONNER, JAN. 23
John Bonner (BS '68 dairy science, MS '71 animal science, PhD '74 animal science) is retiring as executive vice president and CEO of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. A retirement reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, 4 to 6 p.m. in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall. There will be a short program at 5 p.m.

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INTERNAL VOICES
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KOENIG: APP COLLECTS MULTIPLE YEARS OF DATA
A new iPad/Android tablet app offers a comprehensive approach to corn and soybean crop scouting, management and recordkeeping, according to Michael Koenig, who co-founded ScoutPro with Stuart McCulloh and Holden Nyhus, both seniors in agricultural and life sciences education, through ISU's Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. "We're looking at collecting multiple years of data so you can see how fields are trending. That's going to be especially important in corn-on-corn production," said Koenig in a Jan. 17 article in Corn and Soybean Digest. More: http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/improve-your-crop-scouting

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