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STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2 (2010) Global Connections

Articles

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Foreword
Melea Reicks Licht

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From The Dean
Wendy Wintersteen

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Cross-Cultural Connections
Iowa State Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Aurelio Curbelo Receives Leadership Award
Iowa State Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Borlaug Legacy Lives On Through Internship
Iowa State Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Ensminger's Legacy Bringing Animal Scientists Together
Iowa State Agriculture and Life Sciences

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ISU Honors Idals Water Chief As "Extraordinary Partner"
Iowa State Agriculture and Life Sciences

STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Editor:
Melea Reicks Licht ('00 public service and administration in agriculture, MS '05 agricultural and life science education)
Writers:
Ed Adcock, Ashlee Hespen, Willy Klein, Barb McBreen, Brian Meyer, Melea Reicks Licht, Susan Thompson
Design:
PUSH Branding and Design
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Administration
Wendy Wintersteen (PhD '88 entomology), Dean and Director, Experiment Station; Joe Colletti, Senior Associate Dean; John Lawrence ('84 animal science, MS '86 economics), Associate Dean Extension Programs and Outreach, Director Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources; David Acker, Associate Dean Academic and Global Programs, Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture

College Contacts

To contact the magazine:
STORIES Editor 304 Curtiss Hall Ames, IA 50011 Phone: (515) 294-5616 E-mail: stories@iastate.edu www.ag.iastate.edu/stories For prospective students: Student Services 33 Curtiss Hall Ames, IA 50011 Phone: (515) 294-2766 E-mail: agparent@iastate.edu www.ag.iastate.edu To make a gift: Development Office 310 Curtiss Hall Ames, IA 50011 Phone: (515) 294-7677 E-mail: agalumni@iastate.edu www.ag.iastate.edu/agdevelopment

Foreword

My grandmother had a wall map where she placed a thumbtack on every location she visited around the globe. I remember as a child falling asleep looking at that map imagining my snow-haired grandma trekking through the Holy Land, hiking up a mountain in Chile and getting henna tattoos in Morocco. Grandma used to say she'd rather eat beans and rice for a month than miss a trip. I thought international travel was only something you did when you were retired, or if you were wealthy. That is, until I became a freshman in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Then I learned there were scholarships to help pay for international experiences. I earned my first thumbtack abroad as a freshman in the college. Thanks to that first international experience I gained a bit of "cross-cultural ease" Shelley Taylor talks of instilling in students. I've placed many more thumbtacks since, and my worildview is better for it.

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