ACEL Weekly Update – April 8, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 11 – Annual ACEL Banquet, 4-H Center
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics
May 6 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, 4-H Center


On our website

Agunga earns undergraduate research mentor award

On our Blog

Industry in the News – April 1, 2016

ACEL Banquet on April 11
The annual recognition dinner for 2016 graduates, scholarship recipients and others will be the evening of Monday, April 11 at the Ohio 4-H Center at 6pm. All ACEL students are invited to attend. RSVP here to receive a sponsored student ticket.Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 by contacting

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

Agriscience Fair Judges Needed
We need pre-service teachers, administrators and friends from industry to serve as judges for the Ohio FFA Agriscience Fair on May 5, 2016 during State Convention at the Ohio Expo State Fairgrounds in Columbus. We have a particular need for judges to pre-score written reports, which can be done from home. To sign up for judging, please complete the volunteer form. If you would like further details, please contact Patti Guseman at for goBuckeye Day 2016!
Do you love Ohio State? Have you had a positive experience as a current student that you can share with prospective students? Consider volunteering for goBuckeye, an event attended by over 1,000 admitted students and their families on Friday, April 15. Students who attend goBuckeye are making their final decision about where to attend college, and we hope it is Ohio State!

We need dozens of student volunteers throughout the day to help interact with this huge group of campus visitors. Student volunteers will greet guests, help with directions, and staff a variety of campus buildings and information booths to answer questions and share their Ohio State experience.

To volunteer, visit by Wednesday, April 6 to indicate your availability and preferences. Volunteers will be notified via email of their volunteer assignments by Friday, April 8.

Contact Nicole Craven ( with questions.

[Citation Needed] will be hosting author Kavin Senapathy
On Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 in the auditorium of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Kavin’s talk is titled “Science Communication is a Marathon, Not a Sprint.” Doors will open at 3:15 with a reception to immediately follow her presentation. All are welcome to attend.

*About the speaker: Kavin is an author, public speaker and science activist writing about health, medicine, genomics, agriculture and food. She’s the co-Executive Director of international pro-science, pro-biotech movement March Against Myths, and co-author of “The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House,” a book discussing popular food misconceptions and why they proliferate in the face of mountains of evidence against them.

LGBTQ + Community Open Discussion and Conversation
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community? If so, please join us on Thursday,
April 14 from 6-8pm in the Agricultural Administration Building Room 109. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided!
A group of LGBTQ+ students from within the college will be meeting to discuss the LGBT experience, and ways to improve CFAES for your specific needs. The results of the discussion will not include any identifying information about you, and used only to formulate recommendations for college administrators. Maintaining a safe and confidential space is highly important to the coordinators, and instances of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, racism, etc. will not be tolerated. Please RSVP to if you are able to join us.

Study Abroad
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 15, 2016)


List of agriculture industry scholarships

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Battelle – Education and Philanthropy Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Carter Lumber – Marketing Intern (Kent, Ohio)
City of Dublin – Community Relations Intern (Dublin, Ohio)
Columbus Zoo – Strategic Partnership Activation Student Assistant
National FFA – Graphic Design Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National Pork Producers – Communication Internship (Washington DC)
Ohio Farm Bureau – State Fair Ambassadors (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Pesticide Safety Education – Student Assistant (Columbus, Ohio)
Texas Wheat – Communication Internship (Amarillo, Texas)
University of Toledo – Athletics Marketing Intern (Toledo, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

American Farm Bureau – Marketing Coordinator (temp)
Central State University – Director, School of Agriculture Education and Food Science (Wilberforce, Ohio)
Children’s Hunger Alliance – Community Outreach Coordinator, Southeast Ohio
Children’s Hunger Alliance – Community Outreach Coordinator, Northwest Ohio
Ohio State, Public Health – Coordinator, Recruitment & Admission (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Study Abroad – Education Abroad Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, CFAES – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings

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

Volunteer Opportunities

National FFA – Agriscience Fair Committee Member

Volunteers Needed for Girls on the Run 5K
Looking for volunteer opportunities for yourself or your student organization in the spring?  Girls on the Run Franklin County Spring 5K needs help! Volunteers will be assigned to various tasks such as pre-race activities, course marshalling, passing out water, etc.  The race is on Saturday, May 21st at the Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215.  Pre-race activities begin at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 9:00 AM.

Please visit the link below or contact Erica Cornell at if you’re interested in volunteering. Click Here.

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