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Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz Dec 2000

Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz

Nancy K. Franz

I have a passion and a bias. I am passionate about the important role of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in civic renewal. My bias is that extension workers (also known as agents or educators) are the key to civic renewal throughout the United States. No other institution has the same ability to reach all of America with education and organizing efforts. With extension workers in every county in the nation, this group of professionals and their work cut across age, race, ethnicity, religion, geography and many other demographic characteristics. Extension has a long history of being active in civic ...


Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman Sep 2000

Human Capital, Education, And Agriculture, Wallace E. Huffman

Economic Staff Paper Series

Education is widely recognized as the most important form of human capital, and health as the second most important form. The primary focus is on schooling where private and social real rates of return remain high in low and middle income countries for elementary and secondary schooling. The paper reviews broad effects of education in agriculture, and examines some of the prospects and potential for thefuture. Conclusions include: (i) schooling cannot be viewed as unconditionally productive in agriculture. It s impact is conditioned by the price and technology environment and options for off-farm work and migration, (ii) With rapid advances ...


North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

The NC State University College of Engineering is an internationally recognized producer of engineers and computer scientists who are prepared to make an immediate contribution to the workforce. Our research faculty are recognized around the world for cutting edge research. Essential to our mission and continued success is a steady stream of top-notch students who contribute to and celebrate ethnic, academic and gender diversity. Each year an entering freshman class of 1100 new engineering students includes 20% women and 20% underrepresented minority students. The rate at which they persist through our undergraduate program is impacted by how they adapt during ...


North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins

Sarah A. Rajala

North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is the largest state-supported university of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina educational system. The College of Engineering at NC State University is among the best in the country, offering outstanding degree programs and preparing students for exciting and rewarding careers. Our graduates are heavily recruited internationally for positions in a variety of settings, including business management, construction, transportation, hardware and software development, computer engineering and design. The College of Engineering comprises 10 departments offering 16 BS, 17 MS, and 14 Ph.D. degree programs and conducts the largest undergraduate ...


The Use Of Humor As A Teaching Tool In The College Classroom, Ron Deiter Jun 2000

The Use Of Humor As A Teaching Tool In The College Classroom, Ron Deiter

Economics Publications

Previous research reports a strong positive correlation between class attendance and student performance. Consequently, college educators, often explore innovative ways of encouraging class attendance. While no substitute for substance, humor is a teaching tool that can create a more positive, fun, interesting environment that promotes class attendance and student learning.

Despite recent widespread attention on the use of humor in our society, this paper identifies some professorial "myths" or misunderstandings about the use of humor in the classroom that continue to exist. These include I ) humor is telli ng jokes or physical comedy, 2) instructors should not try to use ...


University Instruction In Observational Techniques: Survey Responses, Eugene S. Takle Jun 2000

University Instruction In Observational Techniques: Survey Responses, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

A 1987 survey of the atmospheric and oceanic science community on university instruction in instrumentation and observations revealed that an apparent imbalance existed between observational and theoretical/numerical components of the atmospheric sciences. The committee analyzing the survey results identified several factors contributing to the perceived imbalance. From a follow—up survey conducted of the same community in 1997 to assess the level of change over 10 years, it is found that some progress has been achieved over this period, but that more can be done. Rather than try to implement all of the recommendations from analysis of the initial ...


Potential Cost Savings And Framework Of Strategies For Improved Delivery Of Government Services, Mark A. Edelman Dr. May 2000

Potential Cost Savings And Framework Of Strategies For Improved Delivery Of Government Services, Mark A. Edelman Dr.

Economic Staff Paper Series

This Preliminary Assessment represents a response to an important and timely request for information from the Governor's Strategic Planning Council. This report represents a limited response based on findings and principles from existing applied studies, academic literature, and input from a knowledgeable range of expertise from the private and public sectors represented on the Iowa Research Council Public Finance Study Development Committee. The intended purpose of this report is to provide a basis for discussion by the Governor's Strategic Planning Council as well as other state and local policymakers, leaders and citizens. The specific questions provided to the ...


Design: Exploring The Elements And Principles, Janeanne Stout Mar 2000

Design: Exploring The Elements And Principles, Janeanne Stout

4-H Youth Development Publications

Learn about the elements and principles of design and how to evaluate the quality of a design.


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland To The World, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Todd Williams Jan 2000

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland To The World, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Todd Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium is coming to Iowa State University March 8, 9, and 10,2001. Students at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine are excited about the opportunity to showcase our college, university, and the state of Iowa. SAVMA Symposium is an event held annually at one of the 27 Veterinary Colleges in the United States. This event is organized and run by students of the host college. SAVMA Symposium requires a large time and financial commitment from all involved. ISU students are busy preparing to make this the most exciting and educational Symposium ever.


Isu Student Teaches Children In Mongolia, Renee Funk Jan 2000

Isu Student Teaches Children In Mongolia, Renee Funk

Iowa State University Veterinarian

In Mongolia, they milk everything: yaks, cows, goats, and horses. Fermented mare's milk or airag is the national favorite drink. Amazingly, the mares are milked eight times per day to make this drink. The milk is only fermented for five days so the alcohol content is low. How is the taste, you ask? Let's just say it's an acquired one. I was fortunate to travel and work in this fascinating country, eleven times zones away, during the month of June 1999.


Acupuncture Class To Be Taught In Beijing, Kim Geraghty, Jennifer Franklin Jan 2000

Acupuncture Class To Be Taught In Beijing, Kim Geraghty, Jennifer Franklin

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On May 12, twenty-five ISU Veterinary Medicine students will embark on a study-abroad trip to China. The three-week trip will introduce the students to the principles of veterinary acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques.


From The Heartland To The World, Todd E. Williams Jan 2000

From The Heartland To The World, Todd E. Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium will be held at Iowa State University March 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2001. SAVMA Symposium is an annual event that is rotated amongst the twenty-seven veterinary colleges in the United States. A school is awarded the honor to host Symposium based from bids submitted to the SAVMA House of Delegates two summers prior to the Symposium they wish to hold.


Ivsa Winter Symposium Held In England, Jennifer Schleining Jan 2000

Ivsa Winter Symposium Held In England, Jennifer Schleining

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On December 13, 1999, sixty students from almost twenty different countries converged upon Liverpool, England for the International Veterinary Students' Association Winter Symposium. The students, usually separated by thousands of miles of water or land, were brought together by one common interest: veterinary medicine. As the SAVMA International Exchange Officer, this was my chance to actually meet people face to face that before had only been familiar names on email messages.


Bud Gone, But Not Forgotten, Sarah Armstrong Jan 2000

Bud Gone, But Not Forgotten, Sarah Armstrong

Iowa State University Veterinarian

To all of those who have walked through, studied at, or worked for ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, February 6, 2000 marked the death of a friend. Bud was one of Iowa's best known and most loved steers. He was a gentle giant in the large animal hospital, which has felt emptier to all who have wandered past the empty stall known as the "Bud Zone" since his death. Bud, a brown Swiss steer, came to ISU in 1980. He was one of ten calves bought for research on hormonal influences on the immune system. For three years, he ...


Civo Introduces International Opportunities At Fair, Renee Funk Jan 2000

Civo Introduces International Opportunities At Fair, Renee Funk

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On January 28, 2000, the Committee for International Veterinary Opportunities (CIVO) sponsored the annual International Fair. CIVO is the Iowa State student chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association. It is a new club at the College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in the spring of 1998.


Dr. Margaret Wragg Sloss: The Past And Future Of Women In Veterinary Medicine, Suzanna Brown, O. H.V. Stalheim Jan 2000

Dr. Margaret Wragg Sloss: The Past And Future Of Women In Veterinary Medicine, Suzanna Brown, O. H.V. Stalheim

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Margaret Wragg Sloss always liked to begin her lectures with a joke-like this one. "The city boy came to visit his country cousin and found him in the barn milking a big cow and holding the pail between his legs. 'Come in,' he said. 'Would you like to learn how to milk a cow? I'll show you.' The city boy hesitated, then replied, 'Gee, thanks, but could I start with a calf?"


Creating International Opportunities For Students Jan 2000

Creating International Opportunities For Students

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Interest in international experiences for College of Veterinary Medicine students has increased dramatically over the past few years. To help meet the demand for international experiences, two CVM faculty wrote a proposal for a project to help students seek out international experiences.


2000 Scavma Awards, Jennifer Shackett, Suzanna Brown Jan 2000

2000 Scavma Awards, Jennifer Shackett, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

SCAVMA Awards and their recipients for the year 2000, including "Basic Sciences Teaching Award", "Clinical Sciences Teaching Award", and "Outstanding Service Award".


College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 2000 Jan 2000

College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 2000

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 2000 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Howard-Martin Receives William O. Reece Academic Advising Award, Jennifer Cree Jan 2000

Howard-Martin Receives William O. Reece Academic Advising Award, Jennifer Cree

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Monica Howard-Martin is the 2000 recipient of the William O. Reece Academic Advising Award. Established in 1998, the Reece Award is presented each spring to an Iowa State University faculty member in recognition of outstanding academic advising in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Candidates for the Reece Award are nominated by the student body and the winner is selected by the faculty and alumni awards committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Alumni News Jan 2000

Alumni News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Causerie, Eric S. Vymyslicky Jan 2000

Causerie, Eric S. Vymyslicky

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Studying abroad while in veterinary school is rather ironic when you think about it. Most students toil for four years of undergraduate study and sweat over the GRE in order to get into the vet school of their choice. Then once they're in, they want to study elsewhere. Yet, the study or work abroad experience can be by far the most enriching and satisfying experience one can have in college.


Over 100 Isu Students Attend Savma Symposium 2000, Andrew Isaacs Jan 2000

Over 100 Isu Students Attend Savma Symposium 2000, Andrew Isaacs

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On Wednesday, March 15 two buses full of dozens of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine students left the vet school parking lot in Ames, Iowa. Over 1000 miles and 20 hours later they arrived in Blacksburg, Virginia. The reason these vet students endured these less than luxurious travel arrangements was to get to the Student AVMA Symposium.


Dean Ross Leads Two Colleges Into The 21st Century, Brett Kirch Jan 2000

Dean Ross Leads Two Colleges Into The 21st Century, Brett Kirch

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The start of the twenty-first century has seen some changes in the College of Agriculture. In August of 1998, Dean David Topel announced he was stepping down as the Dean of the College of Agriculture. He had agreed to stay on as acting head of the College of Agriculture until a suitable replacement was found, but due to family medical considerations, Dean Topel resigned from the position.


Isu College Of Veterinary Medicine Adjusts To Curriculum Changes, Sandy Anderson Jan 2000

Isu College Of Veterinary Medicine Adjusts To Curriculum Changes, Sandy Anderson

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The idea of changing the veterinary medical student curriculum, now being implemented with the Class of 2003, actually began with a "pilot program" of ten freshman students in 1995. It was called the "RGPO Program" (Rural and General Practice Option). Ten students were chosen to complete a four year veterinary program using primarily a problem-based learning approach. As the curriculum committee evaluated this pilot program, they concluded that the most effective way to teach veterinary students was not to run two separate veterinary curriculums (a problem-based and a traditional curriculum), but rather to combine the best of each approach as ...


Torch Of Leadership Passed In The College Of Veterinary Medicine, Brett Kirch Jan 2000

Torch Of Leadership Passed In The College Of Veterinary Medicine, Brett Kirch

Iowa State University Veterinarian

As the year draws to an end, the College of Veterinary Medicine is undergoing changes in leadership. Since last February, Dean Richard F. Ross had been splitting his duties between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture. Finally, on July 1, 2000, Dr. Ross left the College of Veterinary Medicine and embarked on a two-year commitment serving as dean of the College of Agriculture. Dr. Ross served as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1992 and will be missed by students, faculty, and staff.


Dr. Hopkins Recieves Norden Teaching Award, Bonnie Smith Jan 2000

Dr. Hopkins Recieves Norden Teaching Award, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The 2000 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Steven M. Hopkins. Chosen by a student vote, a recipient of the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award is recognized for his or her outstanding ability, dedication, character, and leadership in the classroom and the veterinary medical profession. As professor of Theriogenology at ISU CVM, Dr. Hopkins consistently embodies those qualities.


Alumni News Jan 2000

Alumni News

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Index Of Volume 62 Jan 2000

Index Of Volume 62

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The index to volume 62 of the Iowa State University Veterinarian, arranged by authors and subjects.


Students Experience The European Perspective In Germany, Sandra Anderson Jan 2000

Students Experience The European Perspective In Germany, Sandra Anderson

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Wunderbar (and welcome to Germany)! Our first ISU College of Veterinary Medicine trip to Hannover, Germany as a study abroad experience went off without a glitch. Sixteen ISU veterinary students (a mixture of second, third, and fourth-year students), along with two academic instructors, Dr. Eldon Uhlenhopp and Dr. John Kluge, made the trek to the "TiHo" on July 30, 2000. In case you are wondering what the "TiHo" is, it is officially the Tierarzliche Hochschule, (which means veterinary school) and is one of several veterinary schools in Germany. This trip was actually a three-elective summer course that focused on veterinary ...