Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of September 5, 2016

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of February 27, 2017
1. Study Stop Nebraska East Union 3rd Floor, Tuesdays 7-10pm
2. 2016-2017 Cargill Global Scholars Program Application
3. CASNR Ambassador Applications Open
4. TractorJoe Scholarship
5. New Zealand Study Program Application Date
6. AVAILABLE SUITES: East Campus Residence Hall
7. Volunteers needed for Hartley Elementary’s Nature Night
8. Research Seminar Series: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
9. Union Bank Mobile Branch
10. WE Initiative: Women in Entrepreneurship Conference
11. Engler Spring Lecture featuring Verne Holoubek
12. Event & Networking Scholarship: Ethanol 2017: Emerging Issues Forum
13. Volunteer for Hartley’s Health Fair and Bike Rodeo!
14. Our Nebraska, March 6-10th
15. Peer Career Guide Opportunity
16. Summer 2017 Registration/Fall 2017 Registration Information
17. Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship
18. Tour of Nebraska Cooperatives
19. I Studied Abroad…now how can that help me get a job?
20. Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine Workshop
21. Yogurtini & Sigma Alpha Fundraiser
22. CASNR Week 2017 Awards and Student Involvement’s Student Impact Awards
23. University Libraries Events & Information
24. Education Abroad International Opportunities Fair
  
 Please send Nicole submissions by Thursday at noon to be included for next week’s Insider Connections

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1. Study Stop Nebraska East Union 3rd Floor, Tuesdays 7-10pm

The Study Stop offers students dedicated space to study by themselves, work in groups or meet with a learning consultant for extra help with coursework. No appointments necessary. Come for free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The learning consultant can tutor in the following courses: up to Bios 214, up to Chem 109, Engl 151, Life 120 and 121, and Stat 218

 2. 2016-2017 Cargill Global Scholars Program Application

Current freshman and sophomore undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential are encouraged to apply. 

The application deadline is March 1, 2017 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: http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/.

For further information on the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the U.S., please contact: Cargillglobalscholars@iie.org or call 1-844-803-9887.

3. CASNR Ambassador Applications Open

Interested in recruiting prospective students to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources? Want to represent CASNR at recruitment events and provide East Campus tours? If so, apply to be a 2017-18 CASNR Ambassador. The CASNR Ambassadors must have sophomore standing as of January 1, 2017 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Ambassadors receive $1600 per academic year and work eight hours each week.

Important dates:

  • Applications are now available in the CASNR Dean's Office, 103 Agricultural Hall or on-line at http://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-ambassadors
  • Applications and reference letters are due March 1.
  • Applicants will be notified by March 10 if they have been selected for an interview.
  • Interviews will be held on March 29 after 3pm.

Questions? Contact Sue Ellen Pegg at spegg2@unl.edu or Taylor Hart at thart6@unl.edu.

 4. TractorJoe Scholarship

TractorJoe is the leading online supplier of tractor and agricultural parts for members of the agricultural industry nationwide, and we have launched a scholarship program for students pursuing related fields of study offering $1,000 to cover costs related to their academic career (e.g. books, lodging, etc.).
Here is a brief list of our requirements: Male or female students currently pursuing a course of study or planning to do so in the next academic year and an essay submission.

All of the details and application information about the TractorJoe Agriculture Scholarship are available on our website at https://www.tractorjoe.com/scholarship

Essays must be received by June 1, 2017.

 5. New Zealand Study Program Application Date

Applications will be open for the New Zealand Study Program (New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud) on Jan 13th and will close on March 1st.  The application can be accessed through the Education Abroad website at http://educationabroad.unl.edu/

 6. AVAILABLE SUITES: East Campus Residence Hall

Are you having trouble finding a residence that can accommodate you and your three friends?  Well we have good news!  The new East Campus Residence Hall has available several four-bedroom suites where all four beds are open.  Here is a great opportunity for you and your friends (four students) to grab the entire unit for 2017-2018.  This a brand new residence with all the amenities that come with on-campus living.  For more information visit: http://housing.unl.edu/signup. To sign a contract, log into MyRed and go to the Housing Portal.

 7. Volunteers needed for Hartley Elementary’s Nature Night

Volunteers are needed for Nature Night at the elementary school at 33rd and Vine. Hartley is hosting their community and family engagement event on March 23rd. If you are willing to volunteer, email Kim Tussing at ktussin@lps.org

 8. Research Seminar Series: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

All seminars are hosted in Othmer 106, 3:30-4:30pm with snacks and conversation prior.

March 3rd: Dr. Ranjan Srivastava, University of Connecticut – Storrs, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering  TBA

March 17th: Dr. Daniel Crowl, Michigan Technological University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering  “Why We Can’t Really Measure Flammable Limits”

April 21st: Dr. Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  “Sensitive Cells: Enabling Tools for Static and Dynamic Control of Microbial Metabolic Pathways”

 9. Union Bank Mobile Branch   

Every Tuesday in February! February 28th from 11am-1pm in East Campus Union next to the Union Bank ATM Center.

UBT is bringing the bank to you! Accounts can be opened for students, staff, and faculty, and debit cards can be made and picked up on the same day from 3-5pm. Stop by to ask any banking questions and try your hand at our prize wheel.

10. WE Initiative: Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

Sponsored by the Engler Program. Taking place on March 17th starting at 3pm & March 18th  from 8am-4pm at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown/Haymarket in Lincoln. Open to students and community members. Only $40 for General Public and $20 for Students! Great speakers with Friday’s keynote presenter Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild of the Rural Futures Institute.  Go to engler.unl.edu for more information and to register. Students register and pay via Michelle at mbassford7@unl.edu in MILH 103I

 11. Engler Spring Lecture featuring Verne Holoubek

Thursday, March 30th at 7:30pm at the Nebraska Champions Club. Parking is free in the lot surrounding the building. Open and free to the public! Dessert reception to follow.  Verne was a 2015 Masters Week guest for CASNR and has a rich business history to share which includes the invention of heat seal (iron-ons) to fabric which helped create the t-shirt industry! He also worked many years for Harley-Davidson as their designer and manufacturer of licensed apparel. Mark this one on your calendars!

 12. Event & Networking Scholarship: Ethanol 2017: Emerging Issues Forum

This scholarship will cover the selected students’ registration for the Ethanol 2017: Emerging Issues Forum [$335 value]. The student also will be provided lunch April 13 and breakfast April 14. For more information about the forum, visit www.ethanol.nebraska.gov. The scholarship form is available at: http://ethanol.nebraska.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2017_Forum_Scholarship.pdf

13. Volunteer for Hartley’s Health Fair and Bike Rodeo!

Hartley Elementary is in need of volunteers to help at their annual Health Fair and Bike Rodeo on April 13th from 4-6pm. Hartley is located at 33rd and Vine. If you are interested, please email Kim Tussing at ktussin@lps.org

14. Our Nebraska, March 6-10th

Our Nebraska is a week-long celebration of inclusion that seeks to encourage students to learn about themselves and to become stronger leaders in society. Through diversity and social justice education, we seek to create a welcoming environment for all, where each person feels accepted, valued and safe. This week-long celebration includes Slam Poetry, food, prizes and remarks from local Nebraskans including our very own Coach Riley! Registration is strongly encouraged. Students who Register to attend will get entered for a chance to win a grand prize!

 15. Peer Career Guide Opportunity

Be a 2017-2018 Peer Career Guide! As a Peer Guide you will: assist UNL students with the job/internship search; provide personal resume reviews; present to student groups; promote Career Services’ events. The position requires 10-12 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Hourly rate to be determined based on qualifications. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Emily Wilber: emily@unl.edu

 16. Summer 2017 Registration/Fall 2017 Registration Information

The class schedule is available starting February 20th. The shopping cart function will be available on February 20th as well. Open registration for Summer 2017 begins March 6th.

 The fall class schedule will be available for students on March 6th. The shopping cart function will be available on March 6th as well. Priority registration enrollment appointment times will be available to students on March 6th and can be found in the “Home” or “Enrollment Message Center” under messages. Priority registration is March 27th- April 11th.

 17. Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship

Hoegemeyer provides four $500 Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship awards to students who are attending or planning to attend a university or community college, majoring in an agriculture-related area.  Students can be high school seniors entering into a university or community college or currently attending a university or community college.

How to apply: Go online to: http://therightseed.com/home/2017-hoegemeyer-cares-scholarship/148

Or go to our homepage at www.therightseed.com and click on the ‘2017 Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship’ button.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2017. In addition to completing the form, please also email a PDF copy of your resume to j.foral@hoegemeyer.com.

Recipient Notification: Recipients will be notified via phone call by May 1, 2017 and the scholarship will be awarded during their fall semester 2017, upon proof of enrollment. 

18. Tour of Nebraska Cooperatives

Professor Greg McKee will be leading a tour of Nebraska cooperatives the Thursday and Friday of spring break. The tour is open to all majors and is free for participants. Space is limited so sign up soon. More details available here:  http://agecon.unl.edu/cooptour

19. I Studied Abroad…now how can that help me get a job?

If you’ve studied abroad, you know it can be a life-changing experience—but sometimes it’s not as easy to relay how those benefits apply to your post-graduation future. Martin Tillman, President of Global Compass, is hosting a seminar for UNL students called International Experiences Matter: Connecting Your Story to Your Future Career” to explain just that on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:30 p.m. at the Nebraska City Campus Union, Colonial A.

 20. Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine Workshop

Are you planning to apply to Nebraska’s Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM) for the class that begins Fall of 2018? You are invited to a workshop about the application process, including: helpful hints, timelines, a chance to talk with experts in the application process, and more.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00 AM, in VBS 145 on East Campus. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Additional information, including registration, is available at vbms.unl.edu/ppvm-app-workshop. Questions can be directed to Lila Tooker (ltooker2@unl.edu, 402-472-6680).

 21. Yogurtini & Sigma Alpha Fundraiser

March 1, 2017 from 6-10pm

Stop by to contribute to a great cause! Yogurtini will donate 15% of all earned sales to Sigma Alpha, just mention Sigma Alpha at the register!  

233 N 48th Street, NW Corner of 48th St. and O St., facebook.com/yogurtinilincoln

22. CASNR Week 2017 Awards and Student Involvement’s Student Impact Awards

CASNR Week 2017 Awards and Student Involvement’s Student Impact Awards nominations are live!  The Student Impact Awards were created to recognize outstanding student organizations, members, advisors, teachers and individuals for their dedication and service to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, surrounding communities and abroad.  You can fill out one award and have it also be eligible for CASNR Week Awards!

Please take the time to nominate someone deserving of an award.  Go to:  http://involved.unl.edu/student-impact-awards  to see the list of award categories for both the Student Impact and CASNR Week Awards (the bottom 4 awards - Teaching/Advising/Staff and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant) are specific only to CASNR.   Nominations are due Friday, March 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  The nomination form is easy to follow so please nominate away!

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Jackson at kjackson2@unl.edu or (402) 472-7903 or Diane Wasser at dwasser@unl.edu or 402-472-6251

23. University Libraries Events & Information

Laptops are available for checkout at C. Y. Thompson Library  HuskerTech isn't the only place to checkout laptop computers! C. Y. Thompson Library on East Campus has laptops available, some with specialized software such as SPSS & SAS. Checkout is for seven days. http://libraries.unl.edu/cy-thompson-library  Phone: 402-472-4401

Notes@Noon – Wednesday, March 1st, Noon–12:45 p.m. The Spring 2017 concert series continues with performances from solo instrumentalists.  Enjoy music in the wonderful environment of the Adele Hall Learning Commons, Northeast quadrant, Love Library North 1st floor. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Contact: Regina Flowers, 402-472-3945, rflowers3@unl.edu

SciPop Talk: Antioxidants: The Need-To-Know Speaker: Dr. Changmou Xu, UNL Research Assistant Professor of Food Science. Wednesday March 1st, 7 p.m., Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North 1st floor, City Campus. Antioxidants are frequently discussed in connection with good health and preventing diseases. Are they really the “panacea”? Come discuss antioxidant foods, their preparation, and potential health benefits. Contact: Joan Barnes, 402-472-6987, jbarnes3@unl.edu

Writing Center Help, Monday – Thursday, 5–7 p.m., Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Contact: The Writing Center, 102 Andrews Hall, 402-472-8803 or writingcenter@unl.edu

Career Services Peer Guides, Tuesdays, Noon—3 p.m., Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Contact: 402-472-3145 or careerservices@unl.edu

24. Education Abroad International Opportunities Fair

Are you interested in going abroad, again? Have you thought about teaching abroad, attending graduate school abroad, or volunteering abroad? Or perhaps you are considering getting more involved in international ways here at UNL or in Lincoln? If so, you should attend our upcoming International Opportunities Fair! 
The annual Education Abroad International Opportunities Fair will be on Wednesday, March 1 from 11 AM-1PM in the Centennial Room (second floor) of the City Union. This year's attendees thus far include:

  • Peace Corps
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Laura Damuth - UNL Director of International Fellowships (i.e. Fulbright)
  • The UNL Globetrotters Student Organization
  • UNL Career Services
  • The JET Program (teaching English in Japan!)
  • Representatives who can share information on graduate school abroad

Sincerely, 

Nicole Smith, MSEd

Student Development Coordinator
 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
 103 Agricultural Hall
 Lincoln, NE 68583-0702
 (402) 472-0609