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Oct. 4, 1996


Composing award
Jeffrey Prater, professor of music, received an ASCAP Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The award recognizes the prestige value of a writer/composer's catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances of those works in areas not surveyed by the society.

National advisory board
Richard Ross, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, was appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Recovery Board, representing the interests of American veterinary medicine colleges. The board advises the USDA on policies and issues, provides input on strategic planning and generally consults on matters regarding the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act.

Chapter excellence
The ISU chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society received a Key Chapter Award for 1996. The award recognizes excellence in five areas: communication, publicity, meeting management, chapter activities and leadership, and participation in regional and international programs. Siew San Wong, an academic adviser in the College of Business, is the adviser to the chapter.

Eminent faculty award
Peter Reilly, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in chemical engineering, received the 1996 David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research from the College of Engineering. The Boylan Award recognizes engineering faculty of national and international acclaim for their dedication to academic excellence through research and exemplary contributions to understanding in their field of specialization.

Boylan served as engineering dean from 1970 to 1988.

Honorary professor
Colin Scanes, executive associate dean of the College of Agriculture, was named an honorary professor of the National Agricultural University of Ukraine, Kiev. He joins Provost John Kozak, College of Agriculture Dean David Topel and Vice Provost for Extension Stanley Johnson, who previously were named honorary professors at the Ukrainian university. ISU has been helping the National Agricultural University revise its curriculum.

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