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Student Newsletter: March 4, 2018

Only one full week of classes before spring break! 

In This Issue:











  1. VMD-PhD Training at Penn

    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. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

    The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

    Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting this link

  2. MEATSCI 2010 – BBQ Science

    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. Change in OSU Vet Med Requirements

    Beginning in the next admissions cycle (Fall 2018), Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will not require the GRE.  However, there may be other institutions that require the admissions exam – please check all relevant web sites to ensure you’re completing the requirements necessary to be eligible to apply to other institutions. 

  4. Food for Thought: An Open Discussion on Food Animal Production

    Pet lover? Vegan? Scientist? Meat enthusiast? Environmentalist? Farmer? Animal rights activist? You all have a perspective. Bring your perspective to the table. Join the Animal Welfare and Behavior Club for a unique panel event featuring 4 experts with differing viewpoints, moderated by Andy Vance. The 4 panelists include: Dr. Katy Proudfoot (OSU College of Vet Med, animal welfare representative), Eriyah Flynn (VeganShift, vegan representative), Dr. Leah Dorman (Phibro Animal Health Corp., livestock production representative), and Brian Snyder (OSU InFACT, sustainable food representative). Come and listen to these experts respectfully discuss topics related to animal welfare, animal production, sustainable food production, and animal rights. Plenty of time will be provided for you to ask questions! The discussion will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 7 – 8:30 pm in Hitchcock Hall 131. For more information, visit the Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!

  5. CFAES Spring Job Shadow

    There is a job shadowing opportunity for students on March 23 from 9AM-4:30PM. RSVP on Hireabuckeye under 'Workshops' by March 16. Students will be exposed to numerous presentations about the organization and what our job duties entail. The presentations will range from formal lectures to hands-on demonstrations; as time and activities allow, a visit to a livestock market or facility may be involved. You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the shadow site.

  6. Columbus Zoo Mock Interviews

    Attend a Mock Interview with Columbus Zoo on Friday, April 6. Experience an in person interview and receive personalized feedback and advice on your interview skills. All mock interviews take place in the CFAES Library.

    • Sign up through Hireabuckeye.
    • Search for CFAES Mock Interview under Job Postings.
    • You will be asked to upload a resume.
    • Select a 30 minute time slot from 9am-12pm.

    WIth any questions, contact Mary McLaughlin.

  7. CFAES Student Celebration

    Join us for an adventure on Thursday, April 12 for the 65th CFAES Celebration of Students (formerly known as the CFAES Recognition Program)! Be sure to join our “Pre-boarding” reception beginning at 4:45 pm, where all are welcome for mingling and various displays outside the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union. The banquet begins at 5:15 pm. Parking is available for our guests and visitors in the Ohio Union parking garages. Suggested attire is business professional.

    Tickets go on sale now (required for only the banquet portion of the evening). The social hour is free. Find a committee member or stop in Ag Admin room 100 or Kottman room 210 to purchase your ticket for $15. For table reservations, contact any committee member. Tables are available for $180 each for student organizations (10 tickets at $15 each plus a $30 reservation fee) and $200 each for departments/schools and guests (10 tickets at $15 each plus a $50 reservation fee). For more information, please see the attachment. Hope to see you there!

  8. Coffee Hour with Citation Needed

    Let’s discuss the film “Okja”! Are the messages in “Okja” accurate? Do they damage the reputation of farmers and livestock producers? Join Citation Needed and an expert animal scientist for an engaging discussion about this film. Bring your questions and opinions, and they'll provide the refreshments! This event will take place on Thursday, March 22 from 2:00-3:00pm in the Parker Food Science Building room 311. 

  9. College of Pharmacy Employer Showcase

    Pharmacy Career Services is pleased to invite you to attend their first annual Employer Showcase event on Wednesday, April 4 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Tower room 115. This career event is designed to provide a venue for you to interact with employers in a casual & informational setting. The event will be set up in a speed-networking fashion and it is focused on you learning as much as you can about numerous organizations through group discussions and questions posed by your peers. The hope is to provide a space for you to learn about different companies (even if you are not currently searching for a position), develop strong relationships with the recruiters to secure future opportunities, and attend a flexible and casual event that you can easily go to after class.

    So far there are 10 employers & counting!

    • Fruth Pharmacy
    • Marc’s
    • CVS Health
    • Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
    • The Centers for Families & Children
    • Meijer
    • Medpace
    • Rite Aid
    • Walmart
    • UC Army Healthcare.

    We hope you will join us to explore pharmacy technician and volunteer opportunities, as well as to gain useful information about the companies as a whole! Please register here!

  10. Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital Tour

    Undergraduate students: You’re Invited! Pharmacy Career Services has partnered with the Wexner Medical Center/James Cancer Hospital to provide a unique learning experience for BSPS & other undergraduate students to tour the facility and meet pharmacy professionals in a panel/networking setting! As a participant, you will learn about the hospital, tour the central & satellite pharmacies, and you will engage with clinical hospital pharmacists who have specializations such as Inpatient Pharmacy, Outpatient Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care, Nuclear Pharmacy, Hem/Oncology Specialist, Generalists, Medication Safety, PGY1 and PGY2. There will be two tours held on Tuesday, March 20th from 2:30 - 5:00 PM and Friday, March 23 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM.

    Register here by March 9!

  11. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Spring Semester Schedules Needed!

    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. These students visit CFAES frequently, and CFAES is in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, they need your new schedule! EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out this form and email it to Abby Motter. Feel free to contact Abby if you have questions.

  12. Stone Throw Farm Job Opportunity

    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. They need help with turning horses out, mucking stalls, feeding, watering, and general barn tidying. If you can drive a small tractor, they also need help with arena dragging. You must be comfortable around horses and have experience caring for them independently.

    If you can only come out once a week, that’s fine. If you can come out several times per week, that’s fine too. As long as you are responsible and pleasant to work with, you are welcome there! If you are an experienced rider and want to do more, show them that you are good with horses and people, and then you can take on exercise rides, riding lessons, and more.

    If you need internship credit for school, they are happy to work with your school to have this work experience qualify for credit.

    Please respond with your qualifications (or resume) and any questions you have to this email.  This is an awesome opportunity and they look forward to hearing from you!

  13. AIARD Fellowship

    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. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions.

    These fellowships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. 

    Undergraduate or graduate students at U.S. universities, foreign and American are encouraged to apply. See what past FLF participants have to say about the program. Applications are due by March 30, 2018!

  14. Twisted Arrow Farms Internship

    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. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a good work ethic, a desire to learn about management skills and practices, and must have reliable transportation. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. For more information, or to apply, contact Amber McGraw

  15. The Susan Edwards Ayrshire Summer Intern

    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. The intern will be responsible for assisting with development of presentations, assisting with production of promotional materials, and overall clerical tasks. If interested, a cover letter (with future goals and career aspirations) and a resume are due by March 10! For more information on the internship and a full list of application instructions, please see the attachment


  16. Family Farm Position

    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. They have replacement heifers (upwards of 80 head) and currently 20 calves on bucket. They have IVF activity and are a premier red Breeder. Additionally, the farm also grain farms approx. 800 acres with corn, beans, alfalfa, wheat and other. The pay would start at $10 an hour. Length & Housing are both negotiable. Animal health consciousness, ability to run some equipment, and manual labor are all requirements. Contact Ann McMahan for more information or if interested. 

  17. US Trotting Association Internships

    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. Likewise, interns will be responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries. Applicants must have a minimum of one year college education in equine related studies. For more information, see the attachment. If interested in the postion, submit your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Blough.

  18. Black Leg Ranch Internship

    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. The ranch also runs an outfitting business and an agri-tourism venue, however the internship will focus on the cattle side of the operation. Black Leg Ranch was the 2016 recipients of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for ND, as well as the 2016 NCBA National Environmental Stewardship Award Program.

    Job responsibilties include; assisting with calving, building/fixing fence, moving cattle, assisting with planting, assisting with haying, and various day to day ranch requirements. Interns will also be able to learn principles of Holistic Management, Intensive Grazing, Utilizing Cover Crops to build soil health and to cut winter feed costs, and practices to become profitable in a ranching business.

    Interns will be provided with on ranch housing and pay will be given as well as a potential bonus upon completion of successful internship. The program will run from May 20th- August 1st, and interns can expect to work Monday-Friday. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship. Applications are attached and are due by March 10th! For more information on the ranch go to YouTube and search Black Leg Ranch. There are several videos highlighting what the ranch is all about.

  19. OSU/ATI Dairy Farm Summer Internship

    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 management practices and the intern will rotate between four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction.  The goal of the internship is to help the intern see how management decisions effect day to day operations, and also how worker performance effects management decisions.  You will also be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel. Pay will be an hourly wage with a max of 38 hours per week. If necessary, they will assist you in finding housing in the Wooster Area. For more information or with any questions, contact Brandon Lawwill, Asst Herd Manager. 

  20. 2018 Barn Manager Internship Opportunity

    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. If interested, contact Eddie Landry at

  21. Best Angus and Quarter Horses Internship Opportunities

    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. Likewise, the company provides furnished, modern private cabins with utilities and combination of family style, boxed lunch, and restaurant meals for interns. For more information about various positions available and how to apply, see the attachment.

  22. Zoetis Internship Opportunities

    Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, they deliver medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. The Zoetis Summer Intern Program offers students in the U.S. the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working a collaborative and supportive environment. Their internship portal is now live. Students can learn more information about interships by visiting the link. With any questions, email Sue Denise

  23. Research Position at Auburn University

    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. Bourassa is an Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist in the Poultry Science department here at Auburn University. Benefits of the position include networking opportunities and exposure to an essential topic in poultry processing and welfare. This assistantship is based on a stipend (13 hour work week) of approximately $15,067/year and tuition waiver. For more information about the position and a full set of application instructions, please see the attachment

  24. Veterinary Administrative Manager Postion

    If you love animals and are passionate about helping pets and people, and want to grow with a veterinary hospital that focuses on providing excellent medical care to family pets, this position may be perfect for you! Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic is in search of a full-time Veterinary Administrative Manager to join the team at their growing practice in the Chagrin Falls area. Their practice strongly values a down-to-earth approach to help people understand the complexities of veterinary medicine and to promote preventive care. They strive for excellence in veterinary medicine, sensible and personalized treatment plans, and extraordinary customer service.

    Some position responsibilites include: participating in the professional development and coaching of an excellent long-term support team to assure all staff are achieving their professional goals; developing strategies to further build and enhance relationships with clients by enhancing customer service; client referrals and online presence, ensuring proper medical record documentation and facilitating the transition to a paperless medical record system; and overseeing and utilizing technology tools to improve our client communications and compliance / reminder system.

    If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please visit the link

  25. Veterinary Technician Position

    There is a Veterinary Technician position opening at the Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic! The position offers flexible hours and a competitive salary. The successful candidate should be competent with assisting in physical examinations, handling and restraining animals, managing care and treatments, client education, using computers to enter medical notes and treatments, and setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. They will also assist with customer service and front desk duties. They would also be interested in new graduates from veterinary technician programs and willing to train right candidate. For more information or to apply, visit their website

  26. Director of Farm Operations Position

    There is a positon opening for Director of Farm Operations. This position provides administrative oversight to the animal unit operations and the animal unit research processes at Columbus and Wooster campuses within the Department of Animal Sciences, including the sheep units, beef units, swine units, dairy units, poultry units, and equine units. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in animal science or an equivalent combination of education and experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience in research and management of farm animals. For more information, please visit the link

  27. Dairy Farmer Supervisor

    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. The incumbent supervises the institution's dairy operation which consists of dairy herd management, milking, milk processing, packaging, and shipping. He/she is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the dairy herd enterprise, trains and supervises approximately 30 inmate (20 to 25 per shift) workers, and provides them guidance and direction in order for the work to flow as required to accomplish the assigned tasks. Incumbent is responsible for the planning and assignment of limited, but necessary, weekend, and holiday work. Salary ranges from $29.61-$34.55 per hour. For additional information, visit this link or reach out to Fred Hayes at 805-315-3074. Applications are due by March 6

  28. Southern Swiss Dairy Job Opportunity

    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. Their products can be found from Atlanta to Savannah on numerous restaurant menus and grocery shelves. The creamery stemmed from the 960 acre dairy and row crop farm as a way to stabilize volatile market prices for milk. The creamery and farm operate in unison to produce quality feeds to ensure a premium product reaches end consumers.

    They are seeking two interns for summer of 2018, beginning in May or early June. Students majoring in dairy science, animal science, food science, agronomy, crop science, ag business or ag communications who are familiar with the dairy industry are preferred. Strong writing and public speaking, and computer skills are essential. Willingness to complete trainings and attaining licenses required. While juniors or seniors will be given preference, sophomores will be considered. Applicants must submit cover letters and resumes with no less than three references no later than March 15, 2018!

  29. Area Sales Manager Position

    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. This position is based in the heart of dairy country: southern Wisconsin. For more information regarding responsibilities and qualificaitons, please see that attachment

  30. Bookmark Farms Job Opportunity

    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! Pay is $12-18 per hour and housing is available. The ideal candidate will have experience working with horses and good customer service skills. A part time position is available also, depending upon experience. If interested, please send your resume and information to

  31. Assistant Manager for SCC

    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.
    • Moderate computer skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
    • General knowledge of DairyComp305, EZ Feed
    • Strong work ethic
    • Some Spanish speaking ability
    • Leadership skills to manage crew of employees
    • Farm experience a must
    • Assist in managing daily operations of the cattle feed yard and calf ranch
    • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implement with employees the daily tasks necessary to feed, treat, move, and care for dairy replacement heifer and bull calves
    • Monitor and quality control the daily tasks performed by the crews responsible for each task
    • Assist the general manager in overall operations
    • Perform all the duties of the manager in the absence of the manager.
    • Record data to monitor performance of feedlot and calf ranch
    • Assist with the training of a new employee’s integration into the company
    • Assist supervisors and any employee with payroll discrepancies
    • Oversee maintenance and service requirements of equipment
    Contact & Provide:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • 3 References
  32. Undergrad Research Forum

    The CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum was last Thursday and we have several student to congratulate on their efforts! Great job, everyone!!




    Research Advisor

    Animal Sciences-Health


    Madeline Schwarz

    Rapheal Malbrue, Veterinary Preventative Medicine



    Erin Hamlin

    Kichoon Lee, Animal Sciences



    Julia Rose

    Monique Pairis-Garcia, Animal Sciences


    Animal Sciences-Nutrition


    Mikaela Disbennett

    Jeffrey Firkins, Animal Sciences



    John Bouranis

    Richard Bruno, Human Sciences



    Ariel Taylor

    Shelia Jacobi, Animal Sciences


    Social Science


    Taylor Klass

    Dave Barker, Horticulture & Crop Science


  33. AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarships

    Agriculture Future of America provides support to future leaders in agriculture from across the country through the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship program. Scholarships provide money that goes directly toward your education at your university, as well as a trip to the annual AFA Leaders Conference held each November in Kansas City, MO. Applications are due Wednesday, March 14 and can be found online here. With any questions, contact Monica Pennewitt (.2).

  34. Targeting Excellence Scholarship

    Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Would you benefit from a scholarship to help fund your education? Do you have an interest in food animal production? Are you willing to write a short essay describing your interest in food animal production? Are you willing to participate in a program to meet food animal industry leaders and participate in activites on September 13, 2018? If you answer “YES” to these questions, you are eligible to seek scholarship funds through the ‘Targeting Excellence Program’. This program has been developed by food animal industry partners to identify and encourage college students to pursue career opportunities in the food animal sector. The Ohio group will have upwards of $40,000 to award in 2018. All you need to do is follow this link to Targeting Excellence, complete the essay, and attend the September 13, 2018 event. Due dates for applications are in early April, so now is the time to act. Announcements of awards will occur soon following review of applications. The event in September is mandatory for individuals awarded the scholarship. Open to all with an interest.

  35. Stark County Scholarship

    The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with The Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students for 26 years. Criteria for this scholarship includes: Students whose permanant address is in Stark County, Ohio and who are pursuing 2 or 4 year college level study or graduate level study in the fields of Dairy Science, large animal Veterinary Medicine, Human Nutrition, or Food Science; have a 2.5 high school GPA, and have demonstrated financial need. Students who have won in the past are eligible to apply again. Deadline for application to be submitted is April 1, 2018. New this year, the only way for a student to apply for a scholarship administered through The Stark Community Foundation is online here

    With any questions, please call the Foundation at 330-454-3426. 

  36. National Dairy Shrine Scholarship

    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. Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth in our industry. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for these National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $40,000. For a description of each award available, check out this link! All scholarship applications are due by April 15th!

  37. National Dairy Board Scholarship

    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. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. Applications are due April 27, 2018. For more information, see the attachment or visit the link.

  38. NDPRB Scholarship

    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 are once again offering up to eleven $2,500 scholarships, along with one $3,500 James H. Loper Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. For more information about the scholarship or to download an application, visit the link. The deadline for this year’s application is Friday April 27, 2018.

  39. NMPF Scholarship

    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 directly benefit milk marketing cooperatives and the U.S. dairy industry at large.  In past years, the average scholarship awarded has been $6,000 or more. 

    Graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines serving the dairy industry have received scholarships from NMPF in recent years. General research areas which have provided useful information to our milk marketing cooperatives include, but are not limited to agricultural communications, dairy research, food science, animal health, etc. Completed applications must be received by NMPF no later than April 6, 2018. The NMPF Board of Directors will select the winning applicants in June 2018. The winners will be notified soon thereafter.  For more information and applications, please visit the NMPF website or contact Beth Briczinski at (703) 243-6111.

  40. Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

    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:

    • The Karen A. Holbrook Fund is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates to support international research or creative projects during Summer Term, 2018.
    • The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates who are learning how to carry out a research or creative project in their field(s) and have never received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position, etc.) to support their research or creative project.
    • The Advanced Undergraduate Researcher Award is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates who seek to continue working on an on-going/established research or creative project under the direction of an OSU faculty advisor or who have previously received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position, etc.) for another unrelated research or creative project under the direction of an OSU faculty advisor.
  41. CFAES Student Scholarship

    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. You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2018-19 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15! For more information visit this link or feel free to contact Dr. Pat Whittington.

  42. Female Scientists Scholarship 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. hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science. The Women in Science Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. One winner will be chosen based on their free response submissions. To submit an application, visit this page.



  43. Join the Global Option

    CFAES has a new transcript designation available to recognize student efforts to internationalize their OSU experience. This new designation is called the Global Option (GO).

    The CFAES GO has four basic components:

    • Education Abroad or International Student Status
    • Taking a course related to your major or minor (see list) that is international in nature
    • Advanced international learning: A second study abroad, or the second set of 3 credit hours for a program that awards 6+ hours, or participate in an international research project, internship or Service Learning experience, or minor in a program that is international in nature, or prove at least minor-level proficiency in a non-English language
    • Complete the Global Option Capstone course (FAES 4580) at some point after reaching rank 4 (exceptions allowed for special circumstances such as Agriscience Ed students who are not able to take any additional courses their final year)

    To learn more, see this website with additional details and the Global Option application.With any questions, contact Kelly Newlon.

  44. Ireland Study Abroad

    Have you been dreaming about going to Ireland? This is your opporitunity! There will be a study abroad trip to Ireland over winter break 2018. Students will compare the roles of animals in two societies, study how our views of animals are impacted, and expand their understanding of animals. Students can earn 3 credit hours. There will be an information session held on March 7 from 10:00-11:00AM in the Animal Science Building room 212. Applications for the program are due April 1! Contact Difei Shen with any quesitons. 

  45. Scotland Spring Break Study Abroad

    Have you ever wanted to see Scotland? This may be your opportunity! There is a new education abroad program that will allow students to examine small ruminant heritage breeds of Scotland, tour University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, meet and enjoy lectures by University of Glasgow faculty, explore Scotland’s history/myths/landscape, and so much more! For more information, contact Dr. Kelly George (.239) or Dr. Difei Shen (.1040). Applications for this trip are due October 1, 2018

  46. Animal Sciences Study Abroad

    Reasons to Study Abroad:

    • Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
    • Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for and use them.
    • Gain cross-cultural awareness to better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
    • Learn about people and their different perspectives.
    • Invest in yourself by showing that you value other cultures and that you are academically curious

    Short Term Opportunities:

    Spain: Human and Animal Interactions December 15-23

    Northern Germany and Netherlands: Europe (various locations) Equestrian Studies - Animal Sciences (spring 2018) March 9-18

    South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare (summer 2018)

    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer, contact Ms. Kelly Newlon, Agricultural Administration Bldg., Room 100. 614-688-4144

  47. Undergraduate TA for AU2018

    The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Autumn semester 2018.  Responsibilities vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions. Acceptance for these positions is based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent. Accepted students may earn 1-2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488). Interested students should apply no later than May 1. For additional information, visit the link.

  48. ASCA Application

    The Animal Science Community Alliance (ASCA) is a leadership group comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Department of Animal Sciences. Each member will assist in the recruitment of high school students, serve as a peer mentor/small group leader in the ANIM SCI 2700 course, support and mentor current students in the department, plan and implement retention events that build community, and engage in the Columbus community through the mentorship of at-risk youth via science education and professional development activites. For more information about membership qualfications, membership expectations, and the application process, see the attachment or contact Mariette Benage. Applications are due Wednesday, March 28th

  49. Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leader Institutes 2018

    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:

    • Food Science Institute- Chicago, IL - January 28-30, 2018
    • Technology Institute (held at Commodity Classic) - Anaheim, CA - February 27 - March 1, 2018
    • Policy Institute - Washington, D.C. - March 18-20, 2018
    • Animal Institute- Kansas City, MO - April 8-10, 2018
    • Crop Science Institute - Des Moines, IA - July 22-24, 2018

    For more information about the institutes and applications, please visit the AFA Website. Applications are due soon, so don't miss out! Email Monica Pennewitt with any questions!

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. This Week's Reason to Smile

    If you've ever stopped by Plumb Hall 116, you probably already know Teagan. Here's a picture of Teagan preparing to go out in the awful rain we had last Thursday. Although she looked very stylish, the raincoat wasn't her favorite so her mom, Joan, took it off after about 10 minutes. 

    If you would like to see your pet featured in the newsletter, email me a picture and a few sentences about your pet!

  53. 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.

  54. Network with Alumnifire

    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.

    Learn more here

    For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.

  55. Animal Sciences Career Services Site

    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. In addition, there is an option for students to submit their resume and/or cover letters for review, prior to applying for internships or going to the career expo. Check it out!

  56. Ohio State Health & Wellness Resources


    Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748
    Counseling and Consultation Services: 614-292-5766
    OSU Suicide Prevention: 614-221-5445
    Campus Advocacy Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence: 614-292-4527
    BART (For witnesses or victims of discrimination): 614-688-8449
    Student Health Services: 614-292-4321
    Office for Disability Services: 614-292-3307
    Multicultural Center: 614-688-8449
    Student Wellness Program: 614-292-4527
    University Housing: 614-292-8266