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Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Students' Perceptions Of Resident Assistants: Implications For Resident Assistant Selection And Training, Nancy J. Evans, Robert D. Reason, Ellen M. Broido Oct 2001

Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Students' Perceptions Of Resident Assistants: Implications For Resident Assistant Selection And Training, Nancy J. Evans, Robert D. Reason, Ellen M. Broido

Education Publications

Through the use of in-depth interviews, the perceptions of Resident Assistants (RAs) held by 20 lesbian, gay, and bisexual students were explored. Students were asked about their experiences with and expectations of RAs. They were also questioned about their ideas concerning RA training. Students expected RAs to be open and accepting, personally supportive, and to create accepting climates. RAs who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual were valued as confidants and network builders, and contributed in a positive way to students' favorable impressions of the residence life department.


A Cooperative Molecular Modeling Exercise— The Hypersurface As Classroom, Christopher J. Cramer, Bethany L. Kormos, Paul Winget, Vanessa M. Audette, Jeremy M. Beebe, Carolyn S. Brauer, W.Russ Burdick, Eric W. Cochran, Brian M. Eklov, Timothy J. Giese, Yongseok Jun, Lakshmi S.D. Kesavan, Christopher R. Kinsinger, Mikhail E. Minyaev, Ramkumar Rajamani, Jonathon S. Salsbury, John M. Stubbs, Jack T. Surek, Jason D. Thompson, Vincent A. Voelz, Collin D. Wick, Ling Zhang Sep 2001

A Cooperative Molecular Modeling Exercise— The Hypersurface As Classroom, Christopher J. Cramer, Bethany L. Kormos, Paul Winget, Vanessa M. Audette, Jeremy M. Beebe, Carolyn S. Brauer, W.Russ Burdick, Eric W. Cochran, Brian M. Eklov, Timothy J. Giese, Yongseok Jun, Lakshmi S.D. Kesavan, Christopher R. Kinsinger, Mikhail E. Minyaev, Ramkumar Rajamani, Jonathon S. Salsbury, John M. Stubbs, Jack T. Surek, Jason D. Thompson, Vincent A. Voelz, Collin D. Wick, Ling Zhang

Eric W. Cochran

Quantum chemistry has been a staple of undergraduate curricula for several decades. For the most part, however, it has been the rare course in quantum chemistry that advances much beyond the hydrogen atom (or perhaps H2) in terms of describing the electronic structure of real molecular systems. Driven in part by staggering advances in computer technology during the last 15 years or so, which have rendered possible on a laptop calculations that once would have taxed the largest mainframes available, this situation now seems to be changing (1–3).


Succeed-Sponsored Freshman Year Engineering Curriculum Improvements At Nc State: A Longitudinal Study Of Retention, Matthew W. Ohland, Sarah A. Rajala, Timothy J. Anderson Jun 2001

Succeed-Sponsored Freshman Year Engineering Curriculum Improvements At Nc State: A Longitudinal Study Of Retention, Matthew W. Ohland, Sarah A. Rajala, Timothy J. Anderson

Sarah A. Rajala

NC State’s involvement in the NSF-sponsored SUCCEED Coalition has led to a number of changes to the freshman year of the engineering curriculum as reported previously (e.g., ASEE 1999, Porter, et al.). An explicit objective of these changes was to retain in engineering those students who were qualified and interested in engineering, but were leaving engineering for other reasons. While a number of isolated innovations have been studied and have demonstrated positive benefit, this study looks at each freshman cohort from 1987 through 1998 to evaluate changes in retention in engineering during that period. Eleven cohorts were studied ...


Project Excel—Web-Based Sem For K–12 Education, L. Scott Chumbley, Kristen P. Constant, Connie P. Hargrave, Tom Andre Jun 2001

Project Excel—Web-Based Sem For K–12 Education, L. Scott Chumbley, Kristen P. Constant, Connie P. Hargrave, Tom Andre

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The goal of Project ExCEL, the Extended Classroom for Enhanced Learning, is to bring the capabilities of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) into elementary and secondary classrooms. We have developed an entirely web-based interface to allow schools to control a modern SEM. The web interface allows a remote user complete control of all the operating parameters of the microscope, including stage movement and x-ray chemical analysis. Such total control currently is not available on any other system. Since pioneering the idea of remote SEM use for K-12 education in the early 1990s, we have learned that merely providing schools and teachers ...


Ec2000 Criterion 2: A Procedure For Creating, Assessing, And Documenting Program Educational Objectives, Michael Carter, Sarah A. Rajala, Rebecca Brent Jun 2001

Ec2000 Criterion 2: A Procedure For Creating, Assessing, And Documenting Program Educational Objectives, Michael Carter, Sarah A. Rajala, Rebecca Brent

Sarah A. Rajala

Criterion 2 [Program Educational Objectives (PEO)] is arguably the most important part of ABET EC2000. PEO embody the broad vision for an engineering program that drives the overall accreditation process. They also provide a crucial nexus point for the assessment of each program, the point at which the programmatic issues of the other EC2000 criteria—curriculum, faculty, facilities, etc.—are considered within the larger context of the needs of key constituencies of the program and the mission of the institution. Criterion 2 plays an essential role in EC2000's goal of encouraging continuous improvement in engineering programs and of providing ...


Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.


Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 12- to 18-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 18- to 24-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers and about helpful discipline tools.


The Use Of Narrative Inquiry In Student Affairs Research, Robert D. Reason Apr 2001

The Use Of Narrative Inquiry In Student Affairs Research, Robert D. Reason

Education Publications

The author examines the use of narrative inquiry in student affairs research based on the benefits of qualitative research presented by Magolda (1999). Three benefits of narrative research are presented, along with implications for student affairs research. Benefits include an increased access to student experiences and campus culture, as well as better-informed theories. Implications include changes in epistemological assumptions and a greater emphasis on student growth and relationships. The author draws on original narrative research to examine the benefits and implications.


Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 1- to 12-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Fifteen schools had students competing in six different academic competitions during the SAVMA Symposium. Events held on Friday, March 9, 2001 included anatomylhistology, microbiology/parasitology, equine aging, breed identification, and bovine palpation. Saturday morning's SAVMA Challenge, the symposium's final academic event, saw six schools compete for SAVMA's biggest team trophy.


Causerie, Bonnie E. Smith Jan 2001

Causerie, Bonnie E. Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

I think everyone is amazed at how fast this semester has gone by. Hosting SAVMA Symposium 2001 was a great honor and an excellent opportunity to showcase Iowa State and all it has to offer. On the other hand, as most of the VM3's and any of the students who were involved in the planning stages will tell you, it's an unbelievable amount of work. It requires a huge cooperative effort and strong leadership on many levels. Fortunately, the present student body was more than up to the task.


A Letter Of Acknowledgement, Todd Williams Jan 2001

A Letter Of Acknowledgement, Todd Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

It is hard to believe that March has already come and gone. I'm sure I speak on behalf of many of my fellow students when I say that the week of March 8th, 9th, and 10th seemed like one very long, but rewarding day. SAVMA Symposium 2001 was a huge success. But, it would not have been possible without the support of a large number of people. First of all I would like to thank the Office of the Dean. Dr. Richard Ross was very supportive of the idea of hosting the Symposium when I approached him in August ...


A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Students interested in learning more about complementary modalities of treatment in veterinary medicine were provided with ample opportunity at SAVMA Symposium 2001. Lectures and wetlabs were presented that introduced audiences and participants to some basic techniques and theories in three rapidly emerging areas: chiropractic therapy, massage and rehabilitation therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Pedro Rivera of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center provided instruction about chiropractic and massage therapy. He explained that the main purpose of these modalities is to optimize health and allow for quicker healing times from injury or surgery, and that they should not in any way replace conventional ...


Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After long days of challenging wetlabs, stimulating lectures and grueling competitions, all of the guests at Symposium gathered on the floor of Hilton Coliseum for an evening of fun and relaxation. The first evening was a "Beach-Luau" theme hosted by Purina. Guests were encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the "Hilton Beach" (complete with sun, sand, toys, lounge chair and a pool!) while dancing to the tropical sounds of our DJ, Al. The highlight of the evening had to have been the "Reverse Bikini Contest." Quite a few of the brave male veterinary students donned bikinis of ...


Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith Jan 2001

Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On July 1, 2000, Dr. Richard Ross stepped down from his duties as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to fill his new role as dean of the College of Agriculture here at Iowa State University. Since October 1, Dr. Norman Cheville, formerly head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, has been serving as interim dean of the college. Meanwhile, the university began its search for the right person to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine into the 21st century.


Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown Jan 2001

Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

John Kluge, University Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, has retired from his position at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by the faculty and students at Iowa State. Dr. Kluge received his B.S. (agriculture) and D.V.M. from the University of Missouri, his M.S. from Iowa State, and his Ph.D. in pathology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu 2001 Budget Jan 2001

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu 2001 Budget

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The approved budget for the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at Iowa State University, 2001.


Iowa State University College Of Veterinary Medicine Class Of 2001 Jan 2001

Iowa State University College Of Veterinary Medicine Class Of 2001

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 2001 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello Jan 2001

A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello

Iowa State University Veterinarian

That Wednesday morning started way too early for the middle of spring break. But this was no ordinary spring break for Iowa State veterinary students. Delegates from all the vet schools would begin arriving at any moment marking the start of the SAVMA Symposium. Dozens of Iowa Staters were receiving last minute instructions along with hand-held radios to help keep everyone in touch, or at least to make them feel they had some control over what was to come. This was the last moment before the fun began, and the craziness didn't stop until late Sunday night.


Spotlight On The Ivma, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

Spotlight On The Ivma, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Les Hemmingson (ISU '65) is keeping busy in the middle of his term as president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He and the other officers recently held Legislative Day and were able to meet with governor Tom Vilsack as well as the State of Iowa Senate and House. Meetings were also held with several of the legislators on an individual basis.


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World... Jan 2001

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World...

Iowa State University Veterinarian

For one weekend in March, Ames became the vet student capital of the world as nearly 1400 vet students from every vet school in the country converged on the city. After more than a year of planning, fundraising, and organizing, the veterinary students of Iowa State University welcomed their colleagues from around the country for a weekend of education, competition, and of course, socialization.


Senior Design Projects To Aid The Disabled, Janis P. Terpenny, Robert Gao, John Ritter, Donald Fisher, Sundar Krishnamurty Jan 2001

Senior Design Projects To Aid The Disabled, Janis P. Terpenny, Robert Gao, John Ritter, Donald Fisher, Sundar Krishnamurty

Janis P. Terpenny

A new two-semester capstone senior design course sequence in the area of assistive technology has been developed and integrated within the established curriculum of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. Entitled “Senior Design Projects to Aid the Disabled,” the capstone sequence includes close collaborations with the Lemelson Assistive Technology Development Center (LATDC) at Hampshire College and Adaptive Design Services (ADS) under the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation (DMR). The new design course allows students to work directly with collaborators and disabled clients to solve specific assistive technology design problems. Through these ...


Is There A Text In This Class? Adolescents And Literary Theory, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2001

Is There A Text In This Class? Adolescents And Literary Theory, Joanne M. Marshall

Joanne M. Marshall

Browsing the NCTE bookstalls at the convention last year, I spied a new book by Deborah Appleman, Critical Encounters in High School English: Teaching Literacy Criticism to Adolescents (New York: Teachers College Press, 2000). Ha, I thought, right. Adolescents and phallologocentrism. Or semiotics. They'd love that. I remembered once mentioning literary criticism to a class of "average" juniors. Kyle, folded into his desk, looked at me with complete incredulity: "You mean people write books about other people's books?!" Yes, I assured him. He still looked disbelieving.


Virtual Classroom For Teaching The Economics Of Engineering Design, Janis P. Terpenny, Kimberly Sward Jan 2001

Virtual Classroom For Teaching The Economics Of Engineering Design, Janis P. Terpenny, Kimberly Sward

Janis P. Terpenny

As decision-makers, engineers must be knowledgeable and competent in multiple aspects of design. Engineering is more than a problem solving activity focusing on simply the expected performance of designed artifacts. Consideration must also be given to the economic consequences of design decisions on life-cycle issues. A major challenge to undergraduate engineering education is to increase student competency in the economic elements that are such a critical part of the engineering process. Many believe that success in this endeavor requires new methods and materials that actively engage students in learning, are more closely aligned with engineering decision-making, and include real-world problems ...


Innovations In School Food Purchasing, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Mary B. Gregorie Jan 2001

Innovations In School Food Purchasing, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Mary B. Gregorie

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

There is much local interest in and government support for efforts to develop stronger links between schools and local growers and producers. Several successful programs have been developed that provide models for school foodservice direclors who are interested in this effort. Benefits and challenges do exist in Ihe developmenl of these new markets, both from the perspective of the school foodservice projessional and the producm. Discussions of the benefits, obstacles, and pilot, projects are included in this report.


Student Support Services: The Impact The Frequency Of Services Has On The Retention And Graduation Rates Of White And Students Of Color , Carol Ann Mahan Jan 2001

Student Support Services: The Impact The Frequency Of Services Has On The Retention And Graduation Rates Of White And Students Of Color , Carol Ann Mahan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to research the background of the Student Support Services Program and its capability as a retention program at a predominantly White institution. The Student Support Services Program was originally funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students. This name was changed to the current Student Support Services Program in 1972, when the original programs were transferred from the Office of Economic Opportunity to the Office of Higher Education Programs.;Very few research studies have been conducted to ascertain why and how Student Support Services work to ...