ACEL Weekly Update – February 3, 2016

Upcoming Events

February 3 – ACT Meeting, 5:pm, Parker Food Science 118
February 3 – [Citation Needed], 6pm, Parker 118
February 5 – CFAES Ambassador Applications Due
February 5 – Peer Mentor Applications Due
February 9 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
February 17 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
February 23 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
February 24 – CFAES Career Expo, 1-4pm, 4-H Center
March 2 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 8 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 22 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 23 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics


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ACEL Weekly Update – January 27, 2016

Help Needed!
We are in need of student input for a number of upcoming blog post topics. Do any of the statements below describe you?

  • I worked or interned with a dog training organization (i.e. Pilot Dogs)
  • I attended or worked as a staff member or counselor at a camp (i.e. FFA/4-H)
  • I met my best friend at Ohio State
  • I was enrolled in small engines class at Ohio State
  • I was an FFA member in any state
  • I was a 4-H member in any state
  • I completed (or am completing) an internship in the pork industry
  • I was the recipient of a random act of kindness

If any of the topics above describe you, please email Emily Wickham (.24).

ACEL Facility Brainstorm
Help us plan for new ACEL spaces, including labs, classrooms, offices, storage and common space. In the ACEL hallway (second floor of Ag Admin) share ideas you have about how we can improve the facilities and learning experiences for our students.

CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum call for abstracts
Abstract submissions for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum are being accepted through Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:00pm. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 12:00 to 4:00pm in Nationwide & 4-H Building. Instructions and information for submitting abstracts and the Forum can be found at If you have questions contact Paul Heimberger, (

Denman Forum call for abstracts
Abstract submissions for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum are being accepted through Thursday (2/4). The event will be held on Wednesday (3/30) in RPAC, and also will include a new Spring Expo in the morning to allow more students opportunities to communicate their research efforts. Information and instructions for submitting abstracts can be found at If interested in reviewing student projects, contact: Amanda Perrin at

Roaring Recognition- 63rd Annual Recognition Banquet
CFAES is roaring towards the 20s! On April 7 at 5:30pm, the 63rd Annual CFAES Recognition Banquet will be held at the Ohio Union in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. Beginning on February 24, tickets will be on sale for $10 and can be purchased in Agricultural Administration room 100, Kottman Hall room 210, or from a banquet committee member (who will be wearing the “nifty” t-shirts!). Upon purchasing your ticket, please indicate if you prefer the vegetarian option. Be sure to purchase your tickets for $10 before March 24. Beginning March 25, ticket prices will increase to $15. Tickets will also be available at the door. It’s going to be the bee’s knees, and we hope to see you there!

DJ needed for the 2016 Back-2-School Bash
The Back to School Bash Committee is looking for a DJ to hire for their 2016 fall event. The only requirements are that they must have their own equipment to bring to the event and that their equipment contain four or more speakers. If you have any questions, are interested in the position, or happen to know someone who would be please contact Mikaela Disbennett at

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts 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 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 dorm room, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). To sign up, simply fill out the form at If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein at


CFAES Scholarship Application Open
Incoming and current CFAES, ATI/Wooster students and Ohio 4-H members your care in completing this form is very important. Please carefully read and follow the instructions. If you are applying for Ohio 4-H scholarships, there will be additional drop down boxes to complete. The priority deadline for submitting this form via the web is February 15, 2016. Apply here

2016 American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) (Deadline – February 22, 2016)

2016 Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) (Deadline – March 1, 2016)

2016 Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) (Deadline – March 1, 2016)

2016 Yamaha – ACT Scholarship (Deadline – March 31, 2016)
Forrest Bassford Student Award
The Livestock Publications Council Forrest Bassford Student Award program application deadline of February 16 is quickly approaching. This LPC student award program recognizes and rewards excellence and leadership and encourages professionalism among agricultural communications students.

The top winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 travel scholarship to attend LPC’s annual convention and Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Mo., July 22-27, 2016. Up to three $750 travel scholarships to attend the convention will be given in addition to the top award. Students participating in the convention will have the opportunity to interact with more than 500 livestock publication managerial, editorial, advertising, production and circulation personnel while attending workshops and seminars specifically related to this specialized publishing field. Application

Pork Industry Scholarships Available
All college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are invited to submit an application for one of the scholarships. The scholarship application and guidelines are located on with a direct link to the scholarship page located on the front page. The deadline for applications is February 18. For more information, please contact Chris Hostetler at or 515-223-2606.

Cargill Launches the 2016 Competition of the Cargill Global Scholars Program
We have deeply valued our partnership with Ohio State University over the past three years of the program and hope to continue this partnership in the program’s fourth year. As a partner university, your first and second year undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management are eligible to apply.

In addition to an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.

Students specializing in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: Agriculture Related Field, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, International Relations, Political Science, and Public Policy

The application deadline is March 1, 2016 and we are currently accepting applications online, through our website. To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program please visit: For further information on the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the United States, please contact:

Internship and Job Opportunities

Help us help you! 
What type of internships and full-time positions are you interesting in pursuing? Complete this survey so we can search for the best job opportunities for our students.

Internship Openings
4-H – Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistant (Washington DC)
4-H – Educational Program Assistant (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau – Communication Internship (Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin)
Cincinnati Reds – Communication and Photography Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Reds –  Community Relations Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Reds – Social Media Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
FrazierHeiby – Public Relations internship (Columbus, Ohio)
Georgia Cattlemen’s Association – Summer Internship (Macon, Georgia)
Greenville Zoo – Education Summer Intern (Greenville Zoo)
Illinois Corn – Summer Internship
Little Rock Zoo – Zoo Education Internship (Little Rock, Arkansas)
National Pork Producers Council – Fall Communication Internship (Washington DC)
National Women’s  Soccer League – Communication Internship (Chicago, Illinois)
Marineland Dolphin Adventure – Education Internship (St. Augustine, Florida)
National Wild Turkey Federation – Conservation Public Policy Intern (Edgefield, South Carolina)
New York Mets – Graphics Internship (Flushing, New York)
New York Mets – Media Relations Internship (Flushing, New York)
New York Mets – Community Outreach Internship (Flushing, New York)
Oklahoma City Zoo – Marketing and Public Relations Internship (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Rolling Hills Zoo – Education Internship (Salina, Kansas)
SeaWorld San Antonio – Director of Public Relations and Interactive Marketing (San Antonio, Texas)
State of Ohio, Casino Control Commission – Communication Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohi, Development Services Agency – Communication Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
St. Louis Cardinals – Publications Internship (St. Louis, Missouri)
University of Utah – Coordinator, Marketing and Communications (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Utah’s Hogle Zoo – Special Education Intern (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Utah’s Hogle Zoo – Education Camp and Class Internship (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Washington Nationals – Communications Intern (Washington DC)
Washington Nationals – Community Relations Intern (Washington DC)
Washington Nationals – Marketing Intern (Washington DC)
Zoo Boise – Volunteer Management Intern (Boise, Idaho)

Full-Time Job Openings

Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Education Manager (Fresno, California)
Greensboro Science Center – Donor Relation Internship (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Knoxville Zoo – Education Community Partnership Coordinator (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Forehead Planetarium and Science Center- Camp Coordinator, Education (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
Ohio State, SENR – Academic Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Path Forward – Communication Specialist (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Phoenix Zoo – Digital Communications Specialist (Phoenix, Arizona)
Racine Zoo – Special Events/Sales Planner (Racine, Wisconsin)
State of Ohio, Worker’s Compensation – Electronic Design Specialist (Pickerington, Ohio)
University of Louisville, Athletics – Graphic Designer (Louisville, Kentucky)
Woodland Park Zoo – Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (Seattle, Washington)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Meigs County – Extension Educator, ANR

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye 
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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

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