Alumni Newsletter : Alumni Newsletter - Spring 2018

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  1. Our Animal Sciences alumni are making the news!

  2. Be sure to save the dates for these upcoming Animal Sciences events!

  3. The Ohio State Western Equestrian Team won the Reserve National Championship at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship.

  4. The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) received a feasibility study grant from The Ohio State University’s $1.35 million Opioid Innovation Fund (OIF). CHAIRE was one of eight grant recipients; the initial funding window received 89 funding proposals. OIF is dedicated to understanding the opioid crisis and inspiring new and existing partnerships to develop programs that alleviate the opioid burden in Ohio.

  5. Dr. Lyda Garcia, assistant professor of Meat Science, and Gregg Fogle, manager – animal herd, received the Honorary State FFA Degree during the 90th Ohio FFA State Convention. The purpose of the degree program is to recognize individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the agricultural education-FFA program.

  6. Dr. Tansol Park, Animal Sciences, was honored for “Inhibition of the Rumen Ciliate Entodinium caudatum by Antibiotics.” He received $1,000 and a framed copy of his paper. A framed copy also went to his advisor, Zhongtang Yu, also of Animal Sciences. The Krauss award recognizes the best published paper by a CFAES PhD student.

  7. The Department of Animal Sciences held the Celebration of Excellence on April 13, 2018. Highlights included scholarship, undergraduate research, and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) recognition.

  8. Mr. Mike Stitzlein was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on April 13, 2018. The event took place during the Celebration of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences.

  9. Dr. Cameron Thraen and Mr. Roger Tedrick were inducted into the Dairy Science Hall of Service on April 13, 2018. The event took place during the Celebration of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences.

  10. The Buckeye Dairy Club held its annual awards reception on April 21 at the Der Dutchman in Plain City, with about 85 in attendance. Those recognized included the dairy judging and dairy challenge teams and the Club’s committee chairs and outgoing officers.

  11. The Ohio State University placed second at the 17th annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® (NAIDC) held April 12-14 in Visalia, CA. There were 36 teams that participated in the national contest and 94 students that participated in the Dairy Challenge Academy. In total, 238 students from 35 US and 3 Canadian academic programs attended this educational event.

  12. The OSU Dairy Judging News is now available. You can read more about the Dairy Judging Team's autumn and spring activities here.

  13. The Midwest Poultry Consortium has awarded 2018 Center of Excellence (COE) scholarships to five students from The Ohio State University. Four of the recipients are Animal Sciences students.

  14. On April 6, 2018 the Ohio State University Meat Judging Team hosted the first day of the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest. Nine universities, with 75 total judgers participating as eighteen teams, spent day one at Ohio State and day two at the University of Kentucky.

  15. Michael Loveless, who completed his B.S. in Nutrition with a major in Animal Sciences in 2018, won first place in the Animal Sciences category at the 23rd Annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

  16. Twenty Animal Sciences undergraduates participated in the 15th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum. Over 50 participants competed in five different categories on March 1, 2018, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

  17. The Department of Animal Sciences had three honorees at the 2018 CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon, held on March 3, 2018. Former professor Michael Day received the Meritorious Service Award. Ming-Tsao Chen, who earned his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences in 1977, received the International Alumni Award. Kevin Fath, who earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2010, received the Young Professional Award.

  18. It isn’t unusual to find students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) whose relatives are alumni of the college or of other parts of The Ohio State University. However, rarely do you find a student whose ancestor played an integral role in the formation of their major.

  19. Animal Sciences Emeritus Professor Joseph "Joe" Hogan was honored by the National Mastitis Council with its Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control.

  20. Dr. Luis Moraes' article “Predicting milk protein responses and the requirement of metabolizable protein by lactating dairy cows” in the January issue of the Journal of Dairy Science has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice” by the editor-in-chief, Matt Lucy.

  21. After 35 years of service, Dr. Francis Fluharty, Animal Sciences Research Professor, retired in May 2018. His career has been devoted to assisting food animal producers through research and educational programs aimed at improving animal health and growth while improving profitability, part of his belief that “food animal agriculture must first be economically sustainable for farm families.”

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