January 21, 6pm – ACT Meeting in AA 205
January 22, 10am-3pm – Environment and Sustainability Career Expo in Ag Admin Auditorium
January 22, 5:15-6pm – Ambassador Info Session in Room 105, Ag Admin
January 23 – SPHINX Applications Due
January 24, 11am – Celebration for National Championship Football Team
January 30 – CFAES Recognition Program Award Applications Due
January 30 – CFAES Peer Mentor Applications Due
February 6 – CFAES Ambassador Application Deadline
February 6 – CFAES and university undergrad research forum applications due
Study Abroad Photos Wanted
Did you travel around the world during winter break? Share a photo of you traveling abroad. We are looking for both alumni and current students to participate. All photos will be shared on the department blog and our social media pages. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute to the ACEL Blog
If you’re completed an internship or studied abroad during the break, consider writing a short post on your experience for the ACEL blog. There is a quick and easy form to fill out: http://acel.osu.edu/node/375#overlay-context=. The posts will be added to the blog during Spring Semester.
We are also looking for students (and alumni) to write a review of the ACEL courses for the blog. This would include talking about what material the course covered, projects and assignments completed, etc. If you are interested in writing a short overview, sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z6WLmmpBhQgypaUja0FFIe881AVzymb_8C6RiwO1hYk/edit#gid=0.
CFAES Recognition Program Applications
Applications are now available for individual and student organization awards. Please visit here for applications and instructions. Awards include: Internship Award, New Activity Award, Outstanding First Year Student Scholarship, Outstanding Service to Students, Outstanding Student Employee, Outstanding Student Organization, outstanding Undergraduate Academic Mentor, Ray Miller council Scholarship. Award applications are due January 30, 2015.
NEW!!CFAES Ambassador Applications Available
If you are interested in applying for the 2015-2016 CFAES Ambassador Team, applications are now available. They are due by 5pm of February 6. http://cfaes.osu.edu/students/campus-life/student-ambassadors/application
NEW!!CFAES Peer Mentor Applications Available
A Peer Mentor’s role is to help new first year students feel welcome into CFAES, be a source of information, and share experiences of transitioning to Ohio State. CFAES Peer Mentors will contact new students prior to arrival on campus, assist in FAES 1100 or ENR 1100, and work directly with an assigned small group of new first year students. In addition, CFAES Peer Mentors will assist the CFAES Academic Services team and University Residence staff with new first year activities. Click here to fill out the application. The application deadline is Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00pm.
NEW!!Undergraduate Research Forums
Proposals for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum and the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum are due on February 6, 2015. These events are on February 19 and March 21, respectively. For more information on the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum. For information on the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
NEW!!Was your car towed by Shamrock or Camcar towing companies between 9/1/2008 and 7/17/2014?
Visit http://studentlegal.osu.edu/towing-settlement for information about a class action settlement and submitting a claim for possible repayment of fees. Please help spread the word about this settlement! Forward this email to your present and past members, faculty, staff, and any friends or family who may have visited between 9/1/2008-7/17/2014. Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University, 20 E. 11th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201, Email: email@example.com / Web: studentlegal.osu.edu
NEW!! Local Foods Across the School Meal Tray – Ohio Farm to School Conference
Thursday, March 5, 9am-4:30pm, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Featured topics and speakers:
Breakfast at School
· The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge team will start the day with a breakfast demonstration, information about the challenge, and ways to include local foods in school breakfast
Ohio Farm to School Opportunities
Tara Gleason – USDA Food and Nutrition Service Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
Lori Panda – Ohio Department of Agriculture OHIO PROUD Program
Procurement Simulation and Ohio Success Stories
· Liz Solomon from the Ohio Department of Education will outline ways to procure local foods for school meal programs and provide a simulation of using specifications to target local foods.
· School food service personnel from around the state will share procurement success stories.
Breakout Sessions focusing on four categories – panels of growers, producer groups, and others will provide:
Descriptions of the varieties of products produced locally
Samples of products suitable for schools
Processing and distribution information related to regions of the state
Food safety considerations for schools
Menu options, portion requirements, and trends for serving each food category in school meals
“Starting from Scratch” resources and COOK-OFF
· Susan Patton, from the Ohio Department of Education will share scratch cooking resources for schools
· STUDENT COOK-OFF: Teams from 3 Ohio schools will demonstrate recipes they created using local foods and school meal guidelines.
Registration is $40 and includes breakfast, lunch and handouts. Registration information is available on the conference website at www.regonline.com/ohiofarmtoschoolconference. The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 20. For more information on Ohio’s Farm to School program, visit farmtoschool.osu.edu.
NEW!!SPHINX applications do January 23
Selection for SPHINX is based upon scholarship, leadership and direct contribution to The Ohio State University. Each class of SPHINX is limited to no more than 24 students who fulfill these criteria and have notable achievements in various fields of endeavor. Linking into SPHINX is a distinct honor. The participation and commitment of all new links is a tradition of SPHINX that each class upholds. Please note that Mortar Board is also a senior class honor society at The Ohio State University. Individuals are permitted to apply to only one of the two honoraries. Additional Requirements: A minimum 3.00 GPA (verified at end of Fall Semester 2014), At least 60 credit hours completed (verified at end of Fall Semester 2014), Plan to graduate any semester after Summer 2015. Contact Sergeant-at-Arms, Evan Luse, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any application questions. http://sphinx.org.ohio-state.edu/apply.html
NEW!! Celebrate the National Championship Football Team
Buckeye fans are invited to celebrate the 2014 National Championship season with head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes from 11 a.m. ET to Noon this Saturday, Jan. 24 at Ohio Stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free with general admission seating in A and AA decks. Parking also will be free in all surface lots and in the Lane, West Lane, Tuttle, Northwest, Neil Avenue and Arps garages.
NEW! Forrest Bassford Student Award (scholarship)
Please remind your students the Livestock Publications Council is once again offering the Forrest Bassford Student Award. The overall winner receives a $2,000 scholarship, and up to three additional students receive $750 travel scholarships to attend the Ag Media Summit. AMS will be held in Scottsdale, AZ, July 25-29, 2015. The application is due February 17, 2015.
Students are eligible to apply if they…
1) Will be a college junior or senior at the start of the 2015-16 college year with at least one semester before graduation.
2) Are a student member of the Livestock Publications Council. Membership is $35 for students. A membership application can be found at http://www.livestockpublications.com/forms.php.
NEW! WinField $1,000 Scholarships to 10 Students Pursuing Agriculture Related Degrees
Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.
The Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program is available to first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields.
To qualify for the program, a student must:
· Be a college freshman or sophomore
· Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance
· Complete an application including two reference letters and official transcript
· Write essays describing the importance of farmer cooperatives, and why he or she is interested in an agricultural career.
Applications are available on the internet at www.WinField.com in the News section. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 2, 2015. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2015.
NEW! Scholarships available from Ohio Ag Council
On behalf of The Ohio Agricultural Council, I am pleased to share with you that we are currently accepting scholarship applications to assist students in pursuing their education in agricultural-related areas of study. Completed applications must be received by February 27 for the 2015-16 school year. OAC provides up to three (3) $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate college students from Ohio who are currently pursuing a degree in agriculture. Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. More details, as well as the application, are available by clicking here.
NEW! Wildlife Leadership Award and Scholarship Application
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is currently accepting applications for our $3,000 Wildlife Leadership Award. Last year we awarded a total of $18,000 to six undergraduate students, and for 2015 we’re seeking another pool of qualified applicants who will be of junior or senior standing in the fall. Our application can also be accessed at: http://www.rmef.org/Conservation/HuntingHeritagePrograms/ConservationAwardsScholarships/WildlifeLeadershipAwards.aspx
NEW! Agricultural Relations Council Scholarship (See attached)
The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) will award one $1,500 fall semester scholarship (2015-2016 academic year,) to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in agricultural communications such as, but not limited to, working for agribusiness companies, marketing communications agencies, national/state/regional commodity or general farm organizations and other positions that that promote agriculture.
National FFA Scholarships
In 2014, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. More than 1,800 scholarships are available. Click here for details and a list of 2015 sponsors.
CFAES Scholarship Application
Any current student wishing to be considered for a college scholarship for 2015-2016 must complete the online college scholarship application before February 15, 2015 in order to be considered. Current students receiving scholarships from CFAES must reapply to be eligible. Selection will be conducted spring semester. Generally, the criteria for these scholarships include a declared major in the college. Those who are selected to receive a College and/or Department scholarship will be notified via mail in June 2015. Please note we will only notify students who have been selected as a scholarship recipient. http://cfaes.osu.edu/students/money-matters/scholarships/form/scholarship-application.php
The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association will award one $2,500 fall semester scholarship (2015-2016 academic year,) to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in green industry communications such as but not limited to careers working for trade publications, newsletters or companies/marketing agencies that promote the golf course, lawn and landscape, sod and nursery/greenhouse, sports turf or maintenance industries. Application deadline is March 2, 2014. Application is attached.
Wilbur H. Bruner Pork Industry Award
The person selected must complete an “internship” of at least one semester in one phase of the pork and swine industry. The minimum cash award will be $1,200 ($600 prior to the internship and $600 after satisfactory completion of the internship).
ELIGIBILITY – Undergraduate and graduate students in The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and the Agricultural Technical Institute (Wooster) are eligible. CRITERIA – The person selected must have an interest in the Pork Industry. Scholarship, financial need and moral character will be considered. Download the application and eligibility requirements here.
Internships & Jobs
Internship Openings (Internships in italic require you to log into Hire A Buckeye to see details)
Alvis House – Communication and Development Intern (February 20 deadline)
American Angus Association – Communication and Public Relations Intern
American Angus Association – Editorial Intern
American Angus Association – Events and Education Intern
AmeriCheer – Marketing and Social Media Internship
American Heart Association – Go Red for Women Internship (January 31 deadline)
American Horticultural Society – Editorial Intern (March 21 deadline)
American Red Cross, Blood Service – Communication Intern (February 18 deadline)
American Shorthorn Association – Summer Internship (February 16 deadline)
Bass Pro Shops – Marketing Internship
Carhart – Public Relations Internship (Dearborn, MI)
City of Dublin – Community Relations Intern (February 18 deadline)
City of Dublin – Recreation Intern (January 30 deadline)
Columbus Food League – Charitable Giving Coordinator, internship (February 28 deadline)
Columbus Blue Jackets – Digital and Social Media Summer Internship
Columbus Blue Jackets – Marketing Internship
Columbus Crew – Community Relations Internship
Columbus Crew – Creative Design Internship
Columbus Crew – Digital and Social Media Internship
Columbus Crew – Marketing Internship
Columbus Crew – Photography Internship
DSW Inc – Creative Marketing Internship, Summer (February 28 deadline)
Fashion Meets Music Festival – Graphic Design Intern (April 21 deadline)
Florence Freedom – Video/Graphic Design Internship
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Intern (Glen Rose, TX)
Great Smokey Mountains Institute at Tremont – Summer Internship in Environmental Education (February 13 deadline)
Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Communication Intern
Hallmark – Creative summer internship (February 27 deadline)
Indianapolis Zoo – Summer 2015 Internship
Houston Zoo – Marketing Internship
Lakeside Chautuaqua – Advancement and Communications Internship (March 6 deadline)
Lakeside Chautuagua – Graphic Design/Photography Internship (March 6 deadline)
Lakeside Chautuagua – Journalism/newspaper Editor Internship (March 6 deadline)
Lakeside Chautuagua – Marketing/Digital Communications Internship (March 6 deadline)
Lake Erie Crushers – Broadcasting Summer Internship
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Campaign Intern, Social Media and Marketing, Summer Semester (April 1 deadline)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Campaign Intern, Sponsorship and Retail Partners, Summer Semester (April 1 deadline)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Campaign Intern, Team Management and Bright Lights Club, Summer Semester (April 1 deadline)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Campaign Intern, Volunteers and Logistics, summer semester (April 1 deadline)
L’Oreal – Communications Co-op (January 31 deadline)
National Pork Producers Council – Washington DC Internship (February 9 deadline)
New England Aquarium – Volunteer Programming Internship (Boston)
New England Aquarium – Marketing Internship (Boston)
New England Aquarium – Visitor Education Internship (Boston)
New England Aquarium – Curriculum Development and Design Intern (Boston)
New England Aquarium – School Programs Development and Evaluation Intern (Boston)
NuTech Seed – Marketing/Advertising Intern (February 5 deadline)
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association – Education Program Internship (January 21 deadline)
ODE/Ohio FFA/OAAE – Agriscience Internship Program (attached) (February 13 deadline)
Ohio Pork Council – Summer Internship
Ohio State Fair – Public Relations Internship, Summer (February 3 deadline)
Ohio State Fair – Social Media Intern, summer (February 3 deadline)
Ohio State, Office of Student Life – Graphic Design Student Assistant (February 9 deadline)
Ohio State, Office of Student Life – Marketing Assistant Internship (April 30 deadline)
Oregon Coast Aquarium – Education Internship (Newport, OR)
Ohio Environmental Council – Digital Marketing Intern
Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – School and Community Programs Internship (spring deadline January 23, Summer deadline February 20)
Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – Special Events Assistant (Tacoma, WA)
Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – Youth Volunteer Coordinator Assistant (Tacoma, WA)
Scotts Miracle-Gro – IT Intern, Graphics Design (March 31 deadline)
State of Ohio, Dept of Transportation – Public Information Office, Internship (Lima, OH)
State of Ohio, Attorney General – Senior Editor
State of Ohio, Dept of Public Safety – Videographer
Rocky Mountain National Park – Environmental Education Intern (February 15 deadline)
Short North Alliance – Photography Internship (January 30 deadline)
Shurtech Brands – Visual Design Intern
Shurtech Brands – Graphics Intern
Shurtech Brands – Social Media Intern
Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America – Marketing Intern
Smithsonian – Digital Marketing Internship, summer (February 1 deadline)
Smithsonian – Education Programs Internship, summer (February 1 deadline)
Smithsonian – Film Production Internship (February 1 deadline)
Smithsonian – Social media Internship (February 1 deadline)
Smithsonian – Summer Camp Internship (February 1 deadline)
Tracy Aviary – FT Education Internship (Salt Lake City, UT)
Toledo Zoo – Graphic Design or Youth Program Development Internship (February 15 deadline)
United Schools Network – Marketing and Recruitment Intern (Columbus)
Full-Time Job Openings
Accelerated Genetics – Animal Health Products Marketing Specialist
American Association of Service Coordinators – Communications and Marketing Manager (Columbus, OH)
American Rivers – Associate Director of Media Relations
American Soybean Association – Membership Development and Engagement Manager
Animal Agriculture Alliance – Marketing & Membership Manager
Bass Pro Shops – Social Media Manager
Bass Pro Shops – Marketing Manager
Bass Pro Shops – Photographer, Tracker Marine
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Administrative Assistant and Special Events Volunteer Advisor (February 15 deadline)
Certified Angus Beef – Web Design Specialist (Wooster, OH)
Cincinnati Reds – Social media coordinator
Cincinnati Reds – social media host
Columbus International Program – Communications Coordinator
Dairy Records Management Systems – Communications Specialist
DairyBusiness Communications – Editorial Director (Work from Home)
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo – Education Program Supervisor
Experience Columbus – Marketing Events Assistant
Farm Journal Media – Editor Seeds & Production
Farm Credit Services – Financial Services Officer, Springfield
Farm Credit Services – Financial Support Specialist, Versailles
Farm Credit Services – Customer Relationship Specialist, Bellefontaine
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio – Donation Coordinator
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council – Marketing and Communications Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Greater Columbus Arts Council – Marketing, Communications and Events Strategist
Greater Cleveland Food Bank – Media Relations Coordinator
Hayes Presidential Center – Giving and membership Coordinator (Fremont, OH)
Living Desert – Graphic Creative Specialist (Palm Desert, CA)
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission – Public Affairs Specialist (February 27 deadline)
National FFA Organization – Education Specialist – Agricultural Literacy/Advocacy
NAACP – VP of Communication and Digital Media
Ontario Veal/Ontario Goat – Communications Coordinator
Ohio State, Lake Erie Research Center – Sea Grant Extension Educator (January 25 deadline)
Ohio State, Lake Erie Research Center – Sea Grant Extension Educator (January 25 deadline)
Ohio State, University Press – Editor In Chief (February 1 deadline)
Ohio State, OARDC – Animal Herd Manager (Jackson) (January 25 deadline)
Ohio State, Wexner Center – Director of Marketing and Communication
Rocky Brands – Social Media Specialist
Wrangler Brands – Digital Creative Coordinator
Wrangler Brands – Iucy Activewear Graphic Designer
AgriCorps – Are you pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture? Are you interested in doing international development work after you graduate? Are you looking for a fun, challenging, fulfilling opportunity? Look no further! AgriCorps is a Peace Corps – type organization that sends graduates with a degree in agriculture or natural resources to the developing year for 11 months to do international development work. At the heart of what we do and why we do it is a passion for food security. We believe that food security is an inherent right of all people. And we believe that subsistence farmers, when equipped with appropriate technology and skills, can create for themselves a food secure world. We see youth as a key way to transfer agricultural technology. Their passion for the industry will be able to transform agriculture in their communities and countries. Our first group of Corps Members are in Ghana right now and having an amazing time! This fall we’re actively recruiting Corps Members for July 2015-June 2016. If you’re interested, check out our website: www.agricorps.org. The application is online already, under the “how” tab. The application deadline is March 1st. Check out these two videos, for a bit more information: AgriCorps introduction video: http://youtu.be/sXlanIh47IA, 4H in Africa, it features 4H Ghana and some of the work they are doing: http://youtu.be/RDjaUus6wQo, If you have any questions, contact Audrey Denney, Director of Recruitment and Marketing for AgriCorps at email@example.com
Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Halifax County Public Schools – Agriculture Teacher (South Boston, Virginia)
OSU Extension, Trumbull County – Extension Educator, Ag (February 15 deadline)
OSU Extension, Logan County – Office Associate
OSU Extension, Union County – Office Associate
OSU Extension, Union County – ANR Educator
OSU Extension, Franklin County – Program Assistant
Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye (must be logged in to Hire-A-Buckeye to see these job listings)
Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership
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