ACEL Weekly Update – April 20, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics, 5pm, Plumb Hall Lawn
May 6 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, 4-H Center
May 8 – ACEL Graduation Breakfast, 8-10am, Animal Sciences Arena
May 8 – OSU Spring Semester Commencement, 12pm, Ohio Stadium


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Foci selected as commencement speaker

CFAES Ag-Lympics
Student Council is hosting its annual Ag-Lympics on Friday, April 22! Join us for an evening of fun, food, and games. Registration starts at 4 pm outside Plumb Hall. Activities include Yard Jenga, Milk Cup, Corn Hole Tournament, an Advisor Pie-eating Contest, and much more! Represent your club and compete to win the Ag-Lympics trophy! FREE FOOD!

ACEL Graduation Breakfast
On Sunday, May 8, 2016, graduating students and their families are invited to attend a breakfast hosted by ACEL Alumni. Breakfast will be served from 8-10am, so join at a time convenient for you and your guests. RSVP by emailing the number in your party to Health Matters Week
Mental Health Matters Week is a project dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health on campus.  To accomplish this goal, an array of events have been scheduled.  One of these events is an educational session that will be taking place on Wednesday, April 20th.  This event is taking place at Independence Hall from 8:00 – 9:30pm.  Speakers will include CCS Director Micky Sharma, Ahmed Hosni from the Collegiate Recovery Community and Matthew Fullen from the OSU Suicide Prevention Program.  The goal of this presentation is to educate students on a variety of mental health issues including depression, drug abuse, suicide prevention and campus resources.  Please contact Stefan Schuster at if your organization would be interested in attending this event.

Join MentalHealthMatters week April 18-22 to help decrease stigma around mental health!

On Monday (4/18), watch for volunteers from 11am-5pm and a huge group photo at 4:45pm on the South Oval.  On Wednesday (4/20), attend an educational panel with campus experts at 8pm in Independence Hall. On Friday (4/22) enjoy a free cookout from 11am-3pm on the South Oval.

For more information, contact Reed at

College Night at the Columbus Crew SC
Join your Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, April 23 for College Night! Visit this link: College Night to purchase $15 tickets as the Columbus Crew SC take on the Houston Dynamo for a 7:30 p.m. match. If you and your student organization or a group of friends want to attend the match together, enjoy a deal for 5 Free Papa John’s pizzas for groups of 20 or more.

Order Graduation Announcements
It’s not too late to get your official Ohio State graduation announcements from UniPrint. Create and order online at Prints are ready in 3–5 business days and can be picked up at UniPrint at the Ohio Union, located on the ground floor inside Barnes & Noble. Link: Click Here.

Spring 2016 Graduation Survey
Spring 2016 graduates, we want to know about your experiences at Ohio State! Before you graduate, please take the Ohio State Graduation Survey. The survey will assist us in understanding your time at Ohio State, your plans after graduation, and how we can ensure a great Ohio State experience for future Buckeyes. You will receive an invitation to take the survey on April 18th, and the survey will close on commencement day. Thank you, and congratulations! For more information, please visit

#TeachAgChat for AgriScience Education Majors
Attention all agriculture teacher educators and agricultural education leaders:
You are cordially invited to join Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) for the #TeachAgChat on Thursday, April 21st from 8-9pm EDT/5-6pm PDT. Discussion will be focused on using inquiry-based learning to elevate learning in your classroom. Questions for the #TeachAgChat hosted by CASE are attached. We look forward to thoughtful discussion during the #TeachAgChat as teachers, CASE staff, and special guests discuss inquiry-based learning! Please note, all are invited to participate. This chat is not limited to only CASE certified teachers. Follow on Twitter @case4learning and @TeachAgPSU and join the conversation by using #TeachAgChat! We look forward to your participation during this live Twitter event!

Study Abroad

First Year Only Study Abroad
This once in a lifetime opportunity will give freshmen a first-hand experience with Nicaraguan culture, the global economy and environmental issues. Students will stay in hotels and with a Nicaraguan family for one night to explor cultural differences on a famililar, day-in-the-life level. Planned tours include food production, cultural and natural sites and animal health facilities in Nicaragua. Presentations will range from economics to the cultural significance of the environment. Learn more information about the program from the 2015 blog:


List of agriculture industry scholarships

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Audubon – Communications Intern (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Audubon – Educator, Summer Sanctuary Adventures Program (Oyster Bay, New York)
Audubon – Environmental Education Intern (Sharon, Connecticut)
Audubon Magazine – Editorial Intern (New York, New York)
Meter Toledo – Graphic Design Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
National 4-H – Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistant (Chevy Chase, MD)
National 4-H – Educational Program Assistant (Chevy Chase, MD)
National FFA – Education Development Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA – Career Development Events Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Reynolds and Reynolds – Graphic Design Intern (Dayton, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

American Farm Bureau – Marketing Coordinator, temporary (Washington DC)
Audubon – Digital Communications Associate (New York, New York)
Audubon – Public Programs Coordinator (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Buffalo Zoo – Communication Specialist (Buffalo, New York)
Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square – Community Relations Specialist (Saginaw, Michigan)
Crump Communications, LLC – Graphic Designer (Muskegon, Michigan)
Denver Zoo – Public Relations Coordinator (Denver, Colorado)
Eastern Kentucky University – Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Design (Richmond, Kentucky)
Equine Info Exchange – PT Social Media Expert (offsite)
Highlights – Marketing Associate, International (Columbus, Ohio)
Highlights – Producer, Digital Content (Honesdale, PA)
Humana – Digital Communications Consultant (Louisville, Kentucky)
Mitchell Graphics – Graphic Designer (Petoskey, Michigan)
Morning Pointe – Community Relations Director (Frankfort, Kentucky)
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Manager, Organizational Communications (Centennial, Colorado)
National FFA – Educational Specialist (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Public Affairs Specialist (Washington, DC)
Ohio State, Distance Education – Communication Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, TECH Communications – Graphic Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Advocacy Center – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Prevent Blindness – Philanthropy Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Randstad – Graphic Artist (Nicholasville, Kentucky)
Robert Half – Graphic Designer (Cleveland, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Natural Resources – Electronic Design Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Workers’ Compensation – Electronic Design Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
University of Florida, Public Issues Education in ANR – Public Relations Specialist(Gainesville, Florida)
University of Michigan – Communication Specialist (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Career Academics of Seminole – Veterinary Assisting Instructor (Pinellas County, Florida)

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

Buckeye Student Riders Donut Ride
Think you can master a donut eating contest while competing in a bike ride?  Join Team Buckeye Student Riders for our first ever Donut Ride on Friday, April 22nd from 4p-7p at Fred Beekman Park.  Registration is just $10 for all you can eat donuts and a great time!  All bikes are welcome!  Want to join but don’t have a bike?  Rent from us for just an additional $2!

We also need volunteers to help with the event!  We need volunteers to help with our donut stations and to count how many donuts each rider eats as well as to time the riders.  If you are available to come volunteer anytime between 3:30p and 7p we would really appreciate the help!  You will receive free Team Buckeye swag for helping us out and we would love to collaborate with your organization in the future!


Volunteer Form:

Girls on the Run 5K – May 21
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.

Help with Move-in in August
Looking for a way to promote your student org to new students? Volunteer to work student move-in day! Groups are welcome to wear their student org t-shirts and talk to new students about getting involved at OSU.  We are looking for volunteers for Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20. Food will be provided to all groups that volunteer. Interested groups can contact Spencer Giese at to volunteer or with any questions. Come spend a great day with us and new OSU students!

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