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Student Newsletter: February 25, 2018

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."  -Martin Luther King Jr. 
 

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ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

  1. Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease.

  2. There are still a limited number of seats available in the second session BBQ Science course (MEATSCI 2010)!  Anyone interested should email Dr. Eric England for enrollment.

  3. Beginning in the next admissions cycle (Fall 2018), Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will not require the GRE.

CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

  1. Congratulations to Nick Erf, Jack Korenyi-Both, Allie Schroeder, and Jade Werner for winning the quadrathlon.  Wish the team luck as they prepare to represent Ohio State at the Midwest American Society of Animal Sciences meeting over spring break!

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  2. The next Animal Welfare & Behavior Club meeting will be February 28th at 5:30 pm in Enarson 238. Dr. Teresa Burns will be speaking about soring and controversial issues in the horse racing industry. Cane's chicken fingers will be provided! Hope to see you there!

  3. On February 28th, 2018 , the Meat Judging Team and Meat Science Club will be hosting Outreach Counselors, from the Younkin Center, in the indoor arena (Animal Science).  The outreach counselors will be presenting information regarding an overview of the Counseling

  4. Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The "Experience OSU for a Day" (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like.

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Do you enjoy working with horses? Do you have free time during the week and want to get paid? Stone's Throw Farm is a small equestrian boarding and lesson facility between Dublin and Powell, right next to Sawmill Road.

  2. AIARD is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is now available!  As part of the annual Future Leaders Forum (FLF)  in Washington, DC, fellows attend the annual AIARD conference and additional programming just for Future Leaders.

  3. Twisted Arrow Farms is currently seeking college students with equine experience to intern at their facilities in Marysville, Ohio. As an assistant barn manager, students will be required to help manage and maintain a 29 acre facility that currently houses 20 horses with room for more.

  4. This is a 10-12 week internship (depending on intern's availability) at The Ayrshire Breeders' Association office of Columbus. The position will be full time and will be paid hourly.

  5. The Ohio State University South Centers, located at 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, will be hiring college students with excellent work performance and ethics for summer employment. Students will be hired as a Student Assistant and will be performing field or laboratory-work as required. 

  6. Summer employment opportunities are being offered to junior, senior, or graduate students having a major in animal or dairy science to learn and use research techniques to analyze dairy cattle genetics and management data.

  7. A family owned farm is seeking a multitasker, utility minded person that is particularly interested in innovative use of a farm. The dairy operations consist of approx. 80 registered B/W and Red and White Holsteins with a few Brown Swiss.

  8. There are two internships open with the US Trotting Association! Interns will perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers.

  9. Black Leg Ranch is offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The ranch is family owned on 17,000 acres and is located SE of McKenzie, ND, or 25 miles SE of Bismarck. We are a commercial cow/calf operation with 600 cows and graze an additional 2,400 head of cattle in the summer

  10. The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen and Sophomore years. The internship will focus on the day to day application of

  11. A barn management internship position is available. The company is looking for equestrian students of any and all disciplines. Applicants must have good work ethic, be able to work on a schedule, and have reliable transportation.

  12. Best Angus and Quarter Horses is a purebred registered Angus operation in the beautiful, rugged badlands of western North Dakota at Elkhorn Creek Ranch, 15 miles southeast of Watford City in McKenzie County. They have multiple paid internship opportunities lasting from May to August.

  13. Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Dr.Dianna Bourassa is looking for a Masters level student that would be interested in working in the area of poultry welfare during stunning and/or euthanasia. Dr.

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. The position is located at the Farm, Federal Correctional Complex, Lompoc, CA. The purpose is to provide milk and milk products to institutions in the Western Region of the Bureau of Prisons.

  2. Southern Swiss Dairy, LLC is a family owned Grade A creamery located in Waynesboro, GA, built and opened in January 2010. Our creamery’s products are non-homogenized and include fluid milk, ice cream and butter.

  3. Central/Select Sires has a full-time area sales manager position available! The area sales manager will experience a career with East Central/Select Sires, the industry leader in genetics, reproduction, and product solutions for dairy and beef producers.

  4. Bookmark Farms is looking for full time barn and maintenance help. The position includes cleaning and bedding stalls, general maintenance and upkeep, dragging rings, and other misc. duties as needed. Possible management opportunities are available for qualified persons!

  5. A modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility is seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees.

  6. Job Position: Assistant Manager   Description: Modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees.   Requirements:

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  1. The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with The Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students for 26 years.

  2. Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate, and inspire them.

  3. The National Dairy Board has multiple scholarships available to sophmore-senior dairy students and students in the dairy club. Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded. Additionally, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr.

  4. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year. A copy of the application form is attached. This year, they

  5. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is now accepting applications for its National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. Each year, NMPF allocates monies toward scholarships for the purpose of supporting graduate students actively pursuing dairy-related fields of research that will

  6. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry will be offering three awards for the Summer of 2018. Please visit the links below for more information! If you have questions, please contact the office via email. These awards include:

  7. All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2018-19 academic year.

  8. Study.com is excited to share a new scholarship offered to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. Study.com hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science.

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

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LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

  1. Are you interested in learning more about an area of food and agriculture? Would you like to build a larger network within the industry and with other students nationwide? Then you should apply for an AFA Leader Institute! AFA has a broad range of programs, including:

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. All OSU Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) staff were sent home to tele-commute until further notice.The CCS phone line 614-292-5766 remains available for emergency assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with Portfolium.com and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to

  4. Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

  5. The Career Services page on the departmental site has been redeveloped to hopefully make it more user-friendly. Check out helpful resources for building a resume, writing cover letters and more. There are resume templates that can be used to create a resume in case you don’t know where to start

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