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July 2, 1999


LAS college award recipients named

At its spring convocation, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presented annual awards to faculty and staff. Recipients this year were:
  • Therese Cotton, chemistry (posthumous); Jane Cox, music, theater program; Richard Honzatko, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology; Award for Excellence in Research/Artistic LAS Creativity.
  • Susan Conrad, English; LAS Award for Early Excellence in Research/Artistic Creativity.
  • Yasuo Amemiya, statistics; Award for Outstanding Teaching.
  • David Stuart, music; LAS Award for Outstanding Teaching at the Introductory Level.
  • Jacqueline Litt, sociology and womens studies; Valerie Sheares, chemistry; LAS Award for Early Excellence in Teaching.
  • Thomas Ingebritsen, zoology and genetics; LAS Award for Excellence in Outreach.
  • Cynthia Jenks, chemistry, Ames Laboratory; LAS Award for Professional and Scientific Staff Excellence.
  • Martha Russell, chemistry; Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising.

  • ACE writing awards

    ISU representatives won eight awards in the 1999 Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE) annual critique and awards program. The awards were presented recently at the national ACE meeting in Knoxville, Tenn. The recipients are:
  • Brian Meyer, Agriculture information office, silver award for "Better butter may be on the horizon," published in the November 1998 issue of The Iowa Stater.
  • Julie Mangels, gold award for the 1997-98 Leopold Center annual report. She also won the Outstanding Professional Skill Award in graphic design.
  • ISU Extension 1999 garden calendar, gold award for a four or more colors printed piece. Elaine Edwards, Diane Nelson, Jill Koch and Laura Sternweis produced it.
  • Meyer and Lynn Ekblad, bronze award in the same category for a seed testing brochure for the Seed Science Center.
  • Susan Thompson, Karen Bolluyt, Meyer, Ed Adcock, Dave Pavlik and Rex Heer, gold award for the College of Agricultures 1998 state fair exhibit on the legacy of George Washington Carver.
  • Doug Cooper, Mark Jost and Treva Blumenshine, silver award for radio public service announcements for the Iowa Concern Hotline.
  • Laura Miller, Charles Schwab and Patrick Ferdig, silver award for a farm safety Web site for middle and high school students (

  • National recognition for "Safe Zone"

    The "Safe Zone" program, a 1 1/2-year-old initiative of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Student Services (LGBTSS), has been awarded the Ally Development Award by the Association of College Unions International. Presenters said Safe Zone "set a standard for other programs to be measured against."

    The Safe Zone project raises awareness, visibility and support for LGBT members of the ISU community. More than 2,500 stickers and 600 key chains have been distributed, and educational programs presented to hundreds of students and employees.

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