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Inside Iowa State
October 9, 1998


Points of Pride online

The new Points of Pride publication, which documents nearly 300 significant Iowa State accomplishments, is now available on the Web at The publication was developed by the Office of University Relations, and the online version will be continually updated.

ISU advances highlighted in Science Coalition Report

Four achievements by Iowa State and Ames Lab researchers are included in a recent Science Coalition report highlighting science breakthroughs made possible by federal investments in research. ISU achievements include a DNA sequencer developed by Edward Yeung; an HMB nutritional supplement discovered by Steve Nissen; a new technique to study how cancer-producing compounds damage DNA, developed by Ryszard Jankowiak and Gerald Small; and a technique for making permanent magnet materials, developed by Bill McCallum, Matt Kramer, Kevin Dennis and scientists at a national lab in Idaho. The report is on The Science Coalition site at Advances/greatadv98.htm.

Jischke on Talk of Iowa

President Martin Jischke will be a guest on the Thursday, Oct. 15, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI-AM Radio. Talk of Iowa airs weekdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on AM 640.

Garden talks switch to monthly schedule

With fall here, the weekly Brown Bag noon luncheons at Reiman Gardens are being held on only the first Thursday of the month. The remaining dates for 1998 are Nov. 5, when Angela Tedesco will discuss organic gardening, and Dec. 3, when gift ideas for gardeners will be covered.

Free flu shots

Faculty and staff can receive free flu shots through Occupational Medicine. Shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 through Nov. 13 in 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility (between Spedding and Gilman halls). No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Occupational Medicine, 4-0874.

Gruenewald named to learning communities post

Doug Gruenewald, assistant director for academic services in the residence department, has been appointed special assistant for learning communities in the vice president for student affairs office. Gruenewald will serve as co-chair for a learning communities steering committee and work with Howard Shapiro, vice provost for undergraduate programs, to advance learning community initiatives.

Road Scholars bus departs Oct. 16

President Martin Jischke will lead a group of 42 new faculty and staff to Northeast Iowa for another Road Scholars Tour Oct. 16-17.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the group will stop at Hampton-Dumont High School, North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, the Carrie Chapman Catt house in Charles City, and the Bily Clocks Museum in Spillville, and attend a barbecue at the Augustyn family's farm near Garnavillo.

On Saturday, the tour will stop at a dairy farm in West Union, the Grout Museum in Waterloo and Norwesco plastronics in Grundy Center.

Softball camps this winter

Cyclone Sports Camps is sponsoring specialty clinics in softball the weekend of Jan. 9-10, 1999. The cost is $40 for one session, $70 for two sessions and $100 for three sessions. For registration information, call 4-4059. The dates of some of the baseball camps listed in the Sept. 25 Inside have changed; call 4-4059 for an update. More information on sports camps is available online at

Reserve a ride to World Food Prize ceremony

ISU faculty, staff and students are invited to ride a bus to the 1998 World Food Prize award ceremony Thursday, Oct. 15, in Des Moines. The bus will leave at 3 p.m. from parking lot 50B for the 4 p.m. ceremony at the Des Moines Civic Center. The bus will leave the civic center for Ames at about 5:15 p.m. To reserve a seat on the bus, contact Judith Pim, 4- 6257, jpim@card.iastate. edu. The ceremony will feature an acceptance speech by this year's winner, remarks by Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug, and a performance by Indian singer Vani Jairam. The College of Agriculture is secretariat for the prize.

Jischke's Kiev, Paris speeches on line

"We are coming together as a global community of agricultural higher education scholars, scientists, teachers and leaders to begin mapping the future of agricultural higher education -- not from a state, national or even regional perspective -- but from a global perspective," President Martin Jischke recently said during an international conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Jischke also spoke at a UNESCO conference in Paris. The Kiev speech is on the Web at

"Organists of Iowa" series continues

The music department will present the 12th recital in the "Organists of Iowa Series" Friday, Oct. 23. Karen Larson Black, assistant professor of music and college organist at Wartburg College, Waverly, will perform in a free, 7:30 p.m. recital in the Music Building Recital Hall.

ISU Women's Club meets Oct. 26

The Iowa State University Women's Club's next general assembly will feature head women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly. His speech topic is "You Can Do More Than You Think You Can." The meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the Bethesda Lutheran Church commons, 1517 Northwestern Ave. Any woman who is, or who is the spouse or relative of, a faculty, P&S or merit staff member; graduate student; or house director of an ISU sorority or fraternity, is eligible to join.

A Beyond 12+ Journey

Now in its second year, the Beyond 12+ program helps ISU employees improve their leadership abilities and widen their network of ISU co-workers. The Pathways to Becoming the Best: A Beyond 12+ Journey is a four-seminar series that begins Oct. 13 with "Change Equals Opportunity: Embrace the Adventure." Seminars to follow are "Managing Conflict: Growth through Resolution" (Nov. 12), "Building Relationships: Serving the Customer" (Feb. 25), and "The Power of Learning: A Lifelong Approach" (April 14). For more information, call Training and Development, 4-8914.

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