Alumni Newsletter : Alumni Newsletter - Autumn 2017

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  1. The Animal Sciences Hall of Fame Committee is soliciting nominations for the ANIMAL SCIENCES HALL OF FAME. The award will be presented at the Animal Sciences Spring Awards Program.

  2. Please join the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' newly launched LinkedIn group!  The group is open to current and retired faculty and staff, alumni, students, donors, volunteers, and friends of the college.

    This is a great space to network, give or receive career advice, reconnect with friends, and share CFAES memories.

    You can join here!

  3. The Ohio State University Dairy Judging Team had a busy autumn semester. Their season started on July 28, 2017, with the Ohio State Fair Dairy Judging Clinic. The first week of September, they made a trip to the Maryland State Fairgrounds for a Dairy Judging Boot Camp. Coach Bonnie Ayars believes the best summary for dairy judging is, “I have often remarked that many activities for youth are deposits, yet dairy judging is a major investment.”

  4. Dr. Barbara Nikolajczyk (B.S. Animal Sciences with distinction, '85) has been named Associate Director of Translational Research in the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky (UK) School of Medicine, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at UK.

  5. The Department of Animal Sciences recently lost two members of its community, Dale Shawk and Cynthia Sue Wilson.

  6. The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) held its welcome event on December 7. CHAIRE is committed to expanding our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals and the environment. Visitors of all ages were able to learn about CHAIRE, as well as, view and interact with animals representing CHAIRE’s four focus areas: welfare and behavior, conservation, zooeyia (positive health benefits on people of interacting with animals), and companionship.

  7. The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class presented its final products to visitors who wanted to taste and judge the students' creations. Individuals or teams produced a variety of meat products, including proper labeling, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) safety plan, and a marketing and advertising plan. The course was taught by Dr. Macdonald Wick, associate professor.

  8. The 2017 Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest was held November 18-19 at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. One of the two Animal Sciences' undergraduate teams, and the College of Veterinary Medicine's team, placed first in their respective divisions. Undergraduate Heather Pechtl was 1st place high individual for the undergraduate division.

  9. The 103rd Annual Saddle & Sirloin Little "I" (International) was held November 4, 2017 at the Beef, Swine, and Equine Centers in Columbus. There were approximately 60 participants in all of the competitions combined. The Little "I" events consisted of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (goats have been added this year), and a Ham and Corned Beef Curing Contest.

  10. COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you’re seeking the latest tips on when to give your sheep haircuts and what to feed lambs to be sold for someone’s dinner table, you can consult a newly-revived Ohio sheep blog.

  11. Second-year Animal Sciences student Kady Davis is the first recipient of the Kenny Walter Scholarship presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Davis, from Carrollton, OH, has a family legacy in the agricultural industry.

  12. The meat science section in the Department of Animal Sciences opened its doors on September 28th to other university meat judging teams on their way to their first Collegiate Meat Judging Contest (Eastern) in Wyalusing, PA. Dr. Lyda Garcia and the 2017 Meat Judging Team gathered on September 27th to fabricate beef, pork, and lamb carcasses and set up classes to use for their guests.

  13. Seven Department of Animals Sciences majors and one minor participated in the Fall Undergraduate Research Forum on September 14. All eight had projects supervised by faculty in the Department. The Department had representation in each of the three sessions; each session had approximately 100 participants.

  14. Animal Sciences faculty are diverse in both their background and research interests. Learn more about Drs. Sheila Jacobi, Lyda Garcia, Eric England, Lisa Bielke, and Daniel Clark.

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