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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: January 4, 2020

  1. YMCA Camp Ernst

    Camp Ernst are in search of some AMAZING people to be summer 2021 ranch counselors at your Greater Cincinnati’s favorite overnight camp, YMCA Camp Ernst! They strive to promote positive character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility in young people through the healthy development of spirit, mind, body and of course, friendship. The summer 2021 applications are now open in the link below!

    They also have an  equine management internship available for summer 2021. The application information can be found here


  2. MS Translational Pharmacology Information Session

    Ohio State’s 100% online master's program: MS Translational Pharmacology is designed for students and clinicians with a bioscience or animal science background. Choose from one of two specializations: Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology or Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Trial Design. They are currently accepting applications through February 1, 2021 for summer 2021 enrollment (classes begin in May 2021).

    For more information on this program and the admissions process, please visit: or

    Online information session via Zoom:

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 (7-8p ET) 

    RSVP is Required to participate 

    Please contact Amy Cherry to RSVP and for additional information needed to access the meeting (


  3. Plant Quality Systems Technologist

    Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Plant Quality Systems Technologist to join their exciting new pet food business at one of their manufacturing sites. The Plant Quality Systems Technologist is responsible and accountable for supporting the site’s Quality and Food Safety principles through monitoring and inspecting process and packaging processes according to Q&FS policies and procedures, and QMP standards.  They will manage the testing requirements for the positive release programs.  This position supports Plant Quality and Food Safety Manager

    More information on the postion and how to apply can be found here.

  4. Poultry Facility Manager

    The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for working facility manager to coordinate animal care activities, within the implementation of research protocols and serve as the intermediate between daily farm operations and the poultry programs. Responsible for daily management and maintenance of facilities and oversee the welfare of poultry flocks associated with departmental research. To help ensure that research and teaching protocols are maintained efficiently and accurately at the Glade Road Poultry Center. Additional duties include manage feed inventory, maintain ad run basic feed mill equipment, manage facility schedule and billing. This individual will be required to effectively communicate across multiple farm users to ensure smooth farm operations. Assist in other farm activities as necessary for the success of the department.

    More information on the position and how to apply can be found here

  5. Dairy Unit Manager Position - Purdue University

    The Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC) is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Unit Manager for the ASREC Dairy Unit, a Holstein-based operation of approximately 170 milking cows. The successful applicant will manage daily operations and oversee all facets of the Dairy Unit which serves as a resource for the Department’s research, teaching and engagement missions. The manager is responsible for coordinating and facilitating research projects, including helping identify and determine facilities and animals to be used in experiments, following research protocols, collecting data and maintaining extensive records on all research animals.

    Applications will only be accepted via the Purdue University SuccessFactors system at . Please direct any questions to Alan Mathew, Professor and Head,

    For more information on the position, see attached

  6. Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship

    Certified Angus Beef is looking for the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students to apply for Colvin Scholarships, due Jan. 31. Each year they award at least 5 sophomores, juniors or seniors and 1 graduate student with an interest in the beef industry between $3,000 and $7,500. To see a news release further describing these scholarships, please visit their web page. Interested students can visit the brand’s careers page to apply.


  7. University Mental Health Resources

    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. Students can push 2 to reach a mental health counselor at any time.

    CCS has suspended onsite and in person services, including those at embedded locations, through at least May 3, 2020.  You are still able to connect with a counselor  for a 30 minute phone or video consultation using Carmen Zoom or Skype. These consultations are offered 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to check in with students, problem solve, and offer support.  Students will need to share their address/location at the time of the call.

    Students can access many self-help tools that are available on the CCS website at . The CCS COVID-19 updates page linked to the website is a great resource. On that page, students will find helpful coping skills such as the mental health strategies video series. This time that can be difficult for many. All students are encouraged to check that out.

    This link also contains some great information for coping right now:

    If you encounter a suspected emergency situation with any student during this time, crisis support is available by calling CCS at 614-292-5766. If this happens with the student remotely located, please try to get as much contact information about the student such as name, phone number, OSU dot #, and address where they are currently located. If you suspect safety is at risk or compromised at that time for the student or anyone they are with, please call 9-1-1. They will help immediately regardless of where the student is physically located. After you have done one of the steps above, please let me know of the situation so that follow up contact attempts can be made with the student. Please make sure to provide me with the best way to reach you right now too.

    This is an unusual time for all of us. Please practice good self-care, social distancing, and stay safe. Additional information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program is still available by contacting 614-292-4700 or 800-678-6269.

    A full list of available counselors in the college can be found here

  8. CFAES Mental Health Counselor

    Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr. Wirt holds counseling sessions in Ag Admin Room 100 four days a week and is in Lincoln Tower on Wednesday. See the attached if you’re interested in making an appointment.

  9. Portfolium Resource Page

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to create a professional, online digital portfolio. In today’s world, employers seek evidence of career-relevant skills and competencies beyond listings on a resume. Students at all levels can easily create evidence-based credentials. In other words, attaching documents, videos, audio files, graphics, coding samples and presentations help demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.

    You should have already received your Portfolium invitation with the subject: “Access your CFAES Portfolium.” The email contains a link to activate your free verified account within the CFAES network using your Ohio State credentials.  If you missed the initial email, you can also join by using the Portfolium Resource Page.

    For more information or inquires, contact Elaine Eberlin.