May 8, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Recommended reading: Series on the global food crisis
Crazylegs Horticulture team hits the pavement to support injured colleague
CALS departments asked to develop plans to conserve energy
UW-Madison’s day at the state fair offers an opportunity to showcase your program
Charter St. will be southbound-only this summer
LA’s professional degree program gets re-accreditation
Alumni eCALS scheduled for launch
2008 Alumni Profiles available online
Take a minute to take the “We Conserve” pledge
Thanks to all our PLATO speakers
• CALS in the News – May 3-8 and April 26 – May 2

CONGRATULATIONS
Rick Lindroth honored by chemical ecology society
Marshfield Rotary recognizes Tom Drendel’s service work
WALSAA and Daughters of Demeter honor students
Congrats to undergrads who won Outstanding Senior and Meyerhoff Awards

EVENTS
The Science of Beer — May 9
CALS social hour – Tuesday, May 13 – emeriti invited
Seminars by candidates for Extension Machinery AgrAbility position May 13, 15 and 16
Doug Cameron to speak on Bioenergy: A Vision for the Future — May 15
Measuring the performance of the bio-economy — May 16
Lee Hood and Oliver Smithies present symposium May 29
Cooperative Issues Forum on June 17 in Madison

INTERNATIONAL
RFAs announced for projects in several developing nations

RESEARCH
Research Division staffing change
Important training sessions scheduled
Funding opportunities and current multistate proposals
eCRT updates
WISPER — helpful hints

GRAD STUDENTS
Webmaster PA Opportunity

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Commencement Reception, Saturday, May 17

HUMAN RESOURCES
New workplace Spanish class offered

BUSINESS SERVICES
Campus offers WISDM classes

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Call for CSREES Hall of Fame Nominations