Extension News

Union County Student is Working as Life in Iowa Intern

Life in Iowa

6/24/2005

AMES, Iowa — Nathan Katzer, a junior in agronomy from Creston, is working for Sauer Danfoss in Ames this summer as part of ISU Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program. His work is concentrated on the Sauer Danfoss Academy, a corporate university that has been in development for two and a half years. He is working on a perception study and writing a global status report of the work accomplished. Katzer also will help research and investigate learning management systems.

Each Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. Katzer is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, working on two homes in Story County and helping coordinate the bike ride on July 31.

The Life in Iowa program encourages students to stay in Iowa after college graduation by involving them in the communities in which they are working. The interns complement their work experience with classroom learning and service projects that help them experience the people, businesses and organizations that make Iowa a great place to live and work. The program encourages students to develop leadership, ethics and service skills that will help them in the future.

For more information on the Life in Iowa program, visit http://www.lifeiniowa.org.

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Contacts :
Tom Ligouri, Life in Iowa, (515) 294-8483, ligouri@iastate.edu Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327, lspicer@iastate.edu