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Inside Iowa State
July 17, 1998


Jischke on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Wednesday, Aug. 5, installment of Talk of Iowa on WOI- AM Radio. The program airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 640 on the AM dial.

Kirkland named to ISURF post

Kenneth Kirkland, director of the Technology Commercialization Office at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, has been named executive director of the Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) and director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT). His appointment is effective Aug. 1.

As ISURF director, Kirkland will manage Iowa State's intellectual property, protect the university's copyrights and trademarks, and be responsible for royalties that result from ISU inventions. OIPTT works in coordination with ISURF to bring new ISU innovations into the marketplace.

ASB open for business

The Administrative Services Building (ASB), on Stange Road in Pammel Court, is open. Following is a list of tenants and campus addresses (including campus zip listed before ASB):

Smith to head business departments

David B. Smith, professor of accounting at the University of Dayton, Ohio, has been appointed chair of the accounting and finance departments. Smith also was named to the Union Pacific/Charles B. Handy Professorship of Accounting in the College of Business.

He has served as professor at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.; associate professor at Arizona State University, Tempe; and assistant professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Smith received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School), Philadelphia; and a B.A. from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.

Breakfast with Jischke

The next Conversation with President Martin Jischke will be a 7:30 a.m. breakfast Tuesday, July 21, near the Design Cafe in the College of Design. Coffee and pastries will be served. Faculty, staff and students are invited.

Summer lecture series announced

ISU's Nutritional Sciences Council is sponsoring a summer lecture series on nutrition and immunology Aug. 6-7 in E164 Lagomarcino. The lectures begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m., with an hour lunch break. Simin Meydani, Tufts University, will give both lectures. The lectures are open to all. Students may register for one credit hour as FSHN 500F (Ref. No. 6675005). For more information, contact Don Beitz, 4-5626.

FCS names new associate deans

Suzanne Hendrich, professor of food science and human nutrition, will become associate dean of undergraduate programs and educational technology on Aug. 5. In addition, Mary Winter, professor of human development and family studies, will become the associate dean for research and graduate education on Aug. 10.

Hendrich's responsibilities will include coordinating and facilitating undergraduate programs and curriculum, developing learning communities and outlining outcomes assessment. She also will focus on international programming and exchanges, supervise summer school programs, provide support for scholarships and awards, review technology needs and work on staff development.

Donna Cowan, who had been the associate dean of academic and international programs since 1982, has stepped down and will be a professor in the department of family and consumer sciences, education and studies.

Winter's responsibilities will include fostering the development, administration and dissemination of research for the college, working with staff to further develop research skills, and procuring contracts and grants. Other duties will include working with center directors on policy, supervising graduate students and coordinating and supervising graduate education.

Dianne Draper, who has held the position since 1994, has stepped down and will continue as a professor of human development and family studies.

Deadline for merit staff grants

Tuition grant applications for fall semester for eligible merit (E and H base) employees are due by 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Office of Human Resource Services, 318 Beardshear. Current fees are $112 per undergraduate credit and $176 per graduate credit; use these figures in the application. Applications are available in 318 Beardshear, by calling Dawn Smith, 4-6458, or online at

Farm House restoration tour

For the first time ever, the public will be able to see the basement of the Farm House Museum during the July 22 Wednesday Walk. The tour will point out how time and the elements have deteriorated the building. A $330,000 conservation project is replacing the roof and west porch and repairing exterior walls. Tour participants should meet at the Farm House at noon. Refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

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