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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: March 23, 2015

Welcome to the new format for the Animal Science Student Newsletter.  The newsletter is now based out of the Department of Animal Sciences web site, and current issue and archives can be accessed at any time under Undergraduates/Student Newsletter.  Thank you for your patience with this first test issue and as we work through some formatting challenges.

Keep sending along your news items for advertisement!  Enjoy!

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  1. Students

    Do you catch yourself asking the following questions: Why different cuts of meat vary in price? How two steaks can vary in price when they look exactly the same? Or even, What am I looking for when selecting meat?

  2. Those planning to apply to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Autumn of 2015 (and beyond) should note the changes on their website.

  3. Graduation

    As of Sept. 3rd the college experienced difficulties with the “Application to Graduate database. If you completed an application to graduate during this time, please email Lynn Mande to confirm your application.


  1. USDA Logo

    Several sessions will be offered in March and April
    Sessions will be held: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
    Register online.

    Topics covered will be:

  2. Handshake

    Employers on Campus is a new opportunity for students to interact with potential employers. Come to the new CFAES Student Success Center and Library in the Agricultural Administration Building and meet with employers, no appointment required.

  3. Veterinary students help horse

    Want to be a veterinarian? Applying to veterinary school this summer? Just interested in learning more about the profession?
    Tuesday, March 31 from 6-7:30 pm in Dunlap Auditorium of Vet Med Academic Building

  4. Book cover

    Tickets to Temple Grandin’s April 17 presentation, “Animals Make Us Human,” are now available to CFAES students!

  5. The Oval

    Experience OSU for a Day (EOFD) allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. Prospective high school students visit CFAES frequently and there is a great need for volunteers to show them around.


  1. Marzetti Kitchens Logo

    The T. Marzetti Company is seeking a part time Quality Assurance Analyst. Candidates must be available to work flexible weekday hours (M-F) and cover weekend shifts as needed. Total weekly hours available are 29.5 hours.

  2. Zoetis

    Zoetis has opened The Intern Portal for interested juniors, seniors, and grad students. There are currently 26 positions available. Only VMRD positions are currently posted.

  3. Barn chores

    Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City is looking for two individuals to help with barn chores and maintenance. Horse experience is preferred but not required. Must have experience operating farm machinery. Most hours will be early morning or evening shifts.

  4. University of Tennessee

    Two M.S. Graduate Research Assistantships are anticipated to be available Fall semester of 2015 in the area of forage and grasslands with an emphasis on forage management. This GRA will provide a monthly stipend for 24 months, with both in- and out-of-state tuition costs waived.

  5. Cow

    AGI, located at the American Angus Association office in St.

  6. Vet hospital sign

    Norton Road Veterinary Hospital in Galloway, OH is looking for a reliable, heavy part-time or full-time veterinary assistant. Hours can easily work around student's schedule. Applicant needs to be able to work some evenings/weekends. Great communication skills are a must!

  7. Farm

    Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. is seeking 4-5 highly motivated students for their 12-14 week paid internship during the summer of 2015. Students will be participating in their replacement heifer rearing project.  Duties include data collection, data analysis and travel to many dairy farms.


  1. Purdue University

    Purdue university is seeking a student interested in pursuing the MS degree to work on a USDA-funded project involving food allergic response in a swine model.

  2. Seal hand stand

    Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals provides animal training and staffing for live animal shows, special events, and production work. Currently JSPA has contracts with the Sea World Parks in Florida, California, Texas and Virginia as well as with the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.

  3. Kansas State Wildcat

    Kansas State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Youth Livestock Coordinator. Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science or related discipline by date of hire is required.

  4. Cow

    BoviSync, an employee-owned herd management software company, is seeking a full-time Dairy Records Consultant. This position will conduct direct sales and support of BoviSync to large dairy farms and provide dairy herd management consulting.

  5. Sheep

    The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a farm manager to supervise its Sheep Teaching and Research Unit.

  6. Select Sires logo

    Select Sires Inc. is seeking an Export Documents Coordinator to enter data, coordinate and produce required model 3 documentation, maintain database and communicate status of weekly export shipments for World Wide Sires Ltd.

  7. Farm Credit

    Two positions are now available in Circleville and

  8. Crops

    A full time position is now available on a dairy heifer-raising and crop farm in Mount Sterling, Ohio. Please send all inquiries to David Shannon, an owner and operator of the farm.


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    Select Sires, Inc.

  10. Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is seeking a research tech for the laboratory of Dr. Richard Lu. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is required.

  11. Cattle barn

    Arethusa Farm has an immediate opening for this position. Duties include milking, bedding, treating, breeding, and some small equipment operation.

  12. Select Sires logo

    Select Sires has an immediate opening at the Kellgren and Hecker Centers for a livestock technician.  Duties include, but are not limited to, bull handling for semen collection, stall cleaning, feeding, and all related barn chores, and other tasks as assigned.  Please view the


  1. Research forum

    Involved in undergraduate or graduate research? Consider submitting an original abstract for selection and competition at the 12th annual Russell Klein Symposium on April 9th!

  2. The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) will host the 20th Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on Wednesday, March 25th in the RPAC from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.


  1. Black cow

    The Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation scholarship application is now available. Applications due April 1st.

  2. Scholarships are awarded to applicants whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio, are pursuing a 2 or 4 year or graduate-level degree, have a 2.5 high school GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Deadline is April 15th.

  3. Smokey the Bear

    Students pursuing a career in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering, though other majors can apply, are now able to apply for the Ohio EPA scholarship.

  4. Cattle barn

    The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board annually awards up to 19 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergrads, sophomore through senior. Scholarships are awarded on academics, interest in a dairy-related career, and demonstration of leaderships skills.

  5. The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is awarding four $2,000 scholarships this year to those that qualify. All appropriate documents must be received by May 31, 2015.


  1. Bonn University

    Study Abroad Voyager

  2. O-H-I-O

    Information Sessions

  3. For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer contact Ms.


  1. Leaders

    Looking for an incredible leadership experience this upcoming summer? Applications for the LeaderShape Institute are now open! LeaderShape is a week long, residential, life changing experience that focuses on teaching students values of leading with integrity!

  2. The Oval

    The Office of Residence Life is currently hiring peer tutors for the 2015-16 academic year. Peer Tutors work in one of 8 residence halls (Monday-Wednesday) or Younkin Success Center (Sunday-Thursday) from 7-9 PM.

  3. Wheat

    Are you a college student interested in learning more about agriculture and agricultural policy while enhancing your leadership skills? The Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience is an all-expense paid trip for collegiate leaders with an interest in agriculture.

  4. The Department of Animal Sciences is now seeking applications to be part of the student leadership team.


  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 and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to