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April 16, 1999


WOI fund drive under way

WOI's annual spring on-air fund drive will run from Friday, April 16, through Friday, April 23. More than 33 percent of WOI's operating funds come from listeners. To give, call 1-800-861-8000 or visit the Web site at

Honors poster presentation

The spring poster presentation of graduating Honors students' Honors projects will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Haydon named to center spot

Philip Haydon, zoology and genetics, has been named associate director of the Microanalytical Instrumentation Center, a member of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology. Haydon has been at ISU since 1986 and also directs the Signal Transduction Training Group and the Laboratory of Cellular Signaling.

Miller recipients announced

Thirteen faculty teams have received Miller awards for the 1999-2000 academic year for faculty development proposals that enhance undergraduate academic programs and student learning. The fellowship program is made possible by a gift from the Wendell Miller estate. Recipients and summaries of projects are available online through the Center for Teaching Excellence Web site,

Lush conference set

An animal genetics conference, "From Jay L. Lush to Genomics: Visions for Animal Breeding and Genetics," will be held May 16-18 at Scheman. The conference lectures are free to ISU members preregistering by April 20 (regular cost is $150). Regis-tration and additional information are available online at: Or contact co-chairs, Max Rothschild (4-6202, mfrothsc@ and Sue Lamont (4-4100, sjlamont@; fax 4-2401; or write Genetics Visions Conference, 2255 Kildee.

Carnival at Iowa State Center

The annual spring carnival will be held in the Hilton north parking lot Thursday, April 15, through Sunday, April 18. The carnival features rides, games and food. The anticipated schedule (subject to good weather) is 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Finalists named

Four finalists will interview to be the first holder of the Henry A. Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture, a rotating position within the College of Agriculture and closely allied with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The appointment ranges from three to five years.

Finalists will discuss "My Vision for Agriculture" during an open forum at 1 p.m. the day of their visits. The finalists and visit dates are: Lorna Michael Butler, Washington State University, April 16 (forum in 236 Memorial Union); Richard Lewis, University of Minnesota, April 23 (3140 Agronomy); Charles Francis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, April 27 (248 Memorial Union); and Jerald DeWitt, Iowa State, April 30 (3140 Agronomy).

The chair was established with a $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a $500,000 gift from the Wallace Genetic Foundation, supplemented by funds from the College of Agriculture and Leopold Center.

Intern positions open

The Office of the President seeks one or more administrative interns for 1999-2000. The interns assist with special projects and tasks that foster administrative skills. Internships are half-time, for a semester or the academic year. Applications are due Friday, April 30. For more information, see the announcement on the Web at:

NSF seeks input on Internet

Patricia Swan, vice provost for research; Bruce Harmon, Ames Laboratory; and Manimaran Govindarasu and Allen Bierbaum, both electrical and computer engineering, participated in a National Science Foundation workshop on the future of the Internet and the direction the NSF should take in supporting Internet development.

The NSF also is seeking public comment by May 1 on a report on the future of the Internet through a Web-based forum at

ISU international agreements

Iowa State had 154 agreements with universities and agencies in more than 50 countries, including Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Russia and Ukraine in FY98. Also, 588 ISU students studied abroad. An additional 22 ISU students worked abroad.

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