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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: November 30, 2020

Welcome to Week 15!

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  1. This week's Pet of the Week is Boo! Boo is now 10-years old and completely paranoid. He loves clinging to people and hate when they move. 

    To get your pet featured, email Emily at with a picture and description!

  2. This week's club of the Week is the Buckeye Dairy Club! For more information on this club and other CFAES Clubs, see here


  1. A new poulry course is being offered in Spring of 2021! ANIMSCI 3046: Poultry Biology is being taught by Dr. Lisa Bielke.

    For more information, see attached

  2. A new undergraduate course, How Animals Can Make You Sick: An Introduction to Zoonoses (VETPREV 5721), is being launched in Spring 2021.



  1. SKY Happiness Retreat is a 9-hour total well-being training offered to thousands of university students, faculty, and staff across the country.

  2. Congratulations to our Animal Welfare Judging Team that, collectively, was awarded one-fourth of the total Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging/Assessment Contest (AWJAC) awards this past week where 20 years of competition was celebrated. Coached by Drs.


  1. Wild Hearts African Farm is a small education and conservation centered non-profit zoo in Lewisburg, OH. They provide positions for interns year round, but are also looking to provide research opportunities for students.

  2. Cooper Farms is now taking applications to a Research and Development Internship. It is currently posted on Handshake.

  3. Applications are now open for college-age students to apply for the American Angus Association®, Angus Journal ® and Angus Genetics Inc.

  4. Kalmbach Swine Management, Ohio’s largest pork producer, has an exciting, paid summer internship opportunity designed for college students with a livestock production career path.

  5. Calling freshmen and sophomores! The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program - a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S.


  1. A Master of Science (MS) degree in Animal Science is available in the Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia.  The Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia seeks to recruit a top-quality student that would be interested in pursuing a Master of


  1. At Clemens Food Group, they are hiring two roles within their research, development, and commercialization team that would fit the bill for an undergrad looking for a role in the meat industry.

  2. is looking to hire an Implementation and Project Manager. 


  1. We may not be able to go to any concerts right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve concert vibes at home. Break out some old rope lights, throw on your best concert outfit, and get Youtube queued up.


  1. The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer three scholarship opportunities in 2021. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be Ohio Pork Council members.


  1. If you’re planning to graduate in the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Autumn 2021 semester and have a 3.0 GPA or greater, you might consider applying to be recognized as a CFAES Distinguished Senior. Selections will be based on service, employment, involvement, research, and academics.

  2. Apply today to become a 2021 CFAES Peer Mentor! Interested in helping to connect new students to OSU and CFAES?


  1. In alignment with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines. For students coming/going to our CFAES Columbus campus, please note:

  2. The Libraries are currently offering contact-free pickup by appointment at Thompson Library only, and document delivery through 

  3. The large majority of our faculty and staff will be telecommuting during the pandemic, which means the best way to get assistance is to email your advisor or instructors with questions, or to set up a Zoom or phone call.  There will be a contact directory of email and phone # of all faculty and

  4. The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is continually updated with the most current information about the university's return to campus and navigating the term


  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

  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

  6. Lifebuoy

    Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748

  7. Job search

    In addition to company websites, below is a list of websites that you might find helpful in your search for a full-time position, or even internship experience.

    Ag Explorer