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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: September 7, 2015

  1. Online Veterinary Entomology

    Circle of bugs

    A seven-week, on-line course in Veterinary Entomology (ENTMLGY4607) will commence on Monday October 19th (weeks 8-14 of Autumn Semester).  This 2-credit course will introduce students to the fascinating world of arthropod pests (ticks, fleas, flies, etc.) that impact the health and well-being of domesticated animals.  Students of any major are welcome to enroll; those with an interest in Animal Science and/or Veterinary Medicine are especially encouraged.  No prerequisites are required. For further details contact Dr. Peter Piermarini.1.

  2. Open Hosue

    Veterinary operating room

    The College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting their annual Open House on Sunday, September 13 from 12-5pm. There will be information booths featuring student groups and community organizations, an exotic animal display, demonstrations and seminars discussing safe pet ownership, how to apply to vet school, student panels and self guided tours of the Veterinary Medical Center. Special appearance by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Ohio Wildlife Center, as well as Brutus the Buckeye! Admission is free, but it is asked that students bring a can of dog or cat food, which will be donated to a local shelter. Students can read more information here!

  3. AZP Sand Volleyball Tournament


    Help Alpha Zeta Partners raise funds to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma by attending their sand volleyball tournament on September 13 from 12-4pm at the RPAC Sand Volleyball Courts! Participants will have the chance to become apart of the "Be The Match Foundation" to help those that suffer from these diseases. Members of AZP will also be honoring Ray Miller and John Clark at the tournament. Please sign up here in teams of 4. There is an early bird registration cost of $35.00 or teams can sign up the day of the event for $40.00. Refreshments will be provided for all and prizes will be awarded for the top 2 teams! Come join AZP in The Fight and help raise money for a great cause!

  4. AFA Leaders Conference

    AFA Logo

    Do you feel that you are a leader or possess exceptional leadership skills? Are you searching to strengthen your soft skills and industry knowledge or network? AFA Leaders Conference is a high intensity and highly passionate atmosphere over a four day conference for collegiate leaders in the agricultural industry across the country. AFA Leaders Conference is held in Kansas City, MO from November 5-8. Online applications are due September 11 and can be found here

  5. Rush FarmHouse

    FarmHouse Homecoming float

    The men of FarmHouse would like to invite any male students interested in learning more about the fraternity to join them for fall recruitment events. If you have any questions, need a ride or need to RSVP, don't hesitate to contact VP of Recruitment Holden Hutchinson.203.

                   Wednesday, September 16: Dinner at FarmHouse @5:30pm

  6. Back2School Bash

    Back2School Bash

    Come join us for the 4th annual CFAES Back2School Bash on Thursday, September 10, starting at 5:00 PM at Fred Beekman Park! There will be free food, music, games, competitions, a kickball tournament, and opportunities to learn how to get involved within the College. In addition, you'll have the chance to enjoy a fun evening with your professors, administrators and peers. To get to the event from campus, you can take either Campus Loop North/South or North Express buses to west campus; get off at the Carmack Corner bus stop and look for signs. Please bring your Buck ID.

    Find us on Facebook at CFAES Back 2 SchoolBash

  7. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts Needed

    The Oval

    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 we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit.

    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 see various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, a room in Norton House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). To sign up, simply fill out the form. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein.40.

  8. WANTED: 2016 CFAES Recognition Program Co-Chairs

    Ohio State logo

    Although the semester is just starting, it’s not too early to start preparing for the 2016 CFAES Recognition Program! This event is a highlight of the academic year, and celebrates success in the College – students, faculty, staff and others outside the university who help our students, both academically and in extra-curricular ways. The co-chairs for this event have an exciting opportunity to lead a group of highly-motivated peers to produce one of the largest student-run events at OSU! If you have experience in leading students and in event planning, consider this opportunity. Previous experience on the Recognition Program Committee is desired, but not compulsory. Apply here by September 15 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be held at the CFAES Council meeting on September 17 at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz.2 or Dr. Warren Flood.13.

  9. Work Study Positions Available

    Mirror Lake

    The Department of Animal Sciences has several office assistant openings in Plumb Hall this semester for work study students. If you find yourself with a few hours in between classes while on Ag Campus and still have not found a work study position, contact Joan Jerauld or stop in 116 Plumb Hall for an application!  

  10. Equine Breeding Farm Internship


    The Equine Reproduction Laboratory at Colorado State University is accepting applications for an Equine Breeding Farm Internship that will begin on January 1, 2016. The goal of the program is to provide advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management. The program is aimed preferentially for people with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry. Interns will participate in a one (1) year program. One intern will start on January 1 and finish on December 31 of that same year. A second intern will start on July 1 and finish on June 30 of the following year. Applicants should have completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. For more information, view the attached flyer. For any questions, contact Leslie Butler of the Equine Reproduction Lab. The deadline for applications is October 15.

  11. Part-time Barn Positions

    Horse barn

    Barn positions are available for immediate start at a small, privately owned show barn in the Hilliard area. Work hours are 7:30-3:30 daily; roughly 20-25 hours a week, including weekends. Extra hours will be available during school breaks with the potential of a full-time summer position. Starting pay is $11.50-12.50 an hour. Minimal experience necessary. Applicant must provide references. Duties will include general horse care and farm upkeep. Please contact Michelle Trueman Gajoch if interested. 

  12. Tyson Foods Internships

    Tyson Foods logo

    Tyson Foods would like to announce that it is accepting applications for its R&D Summer Internship program. The program has 8 positions available, open to current year Juniors and Seniors as well as Graduate students majoring in Food Science, Meat Science, Animal Science / Poultry Science (with a meat focus), and Grain / Bakery Science as well as 1 internship for Food Processing, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineers (Downers Grove, IL). Check out the flyer for more information and instructions on how to apply.

  13. Calf Research on Dairy Farm

    Dairy calf

    A large commercial dairy farm is seeking to hire 2 to 3 part-time employees to assist with a dairy calf research project. The overall goal of the project is to reduce disease prevalence and increase recovery time for sick calves. A PhD student from the University of Wisconsin, who is currently a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will mentor the student employees. Students will develop a strong understanding about calf health, and will get hands-on experience identifying calf diseases, and managing calves during the pre-weaning phase.

    The student employee will aid with a research project from mid- October 2015 to June 2016. The employee will be trained to restrain dairy calves for a health examination, which includes respiratory score and lung ultrasonography. Employees will also be expected to perform respiratory scores on calves, record health score and treatment information, assist with blood sampling, and help with other project needs.

    Position is paid $10/hr

    Job Requirements:

    • Must be available at least 2 days/week for 5 consecutive hours/day
    • Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm (the farm is located 43 miles from OSU Columbus campus)
    • Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends
    • No calf handling experience is necessary, we can train you
    • A positive attitude and willingness to learn

    Please contact Catie Cramer at (719) 568-1539 or at with questions or to apply.