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

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of April 24, 2017
1. Study Stop Nebraska East Union 3rd Floor, Tuesdays 7-10pm
2. TractorJoe Scholarship
3. National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship
4. Let's talk hunting over a FREE slice (or two) of pizza!
5. Volunteers Needed for “The Big Idea," Saturday, April 29, 2017
6. Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship
7. Student Health 101
8. Lancaster County Farm Bureau Scholarship
9. Kloefkorn Elementary-Volunteers Needed! April 28th and 29th
10. National Grocers Association Scholarship
11. Jockey Club Scholarships
12. Battle of the Food Scientists
13. University Libraries Events & Information
 
 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. 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.

 3. National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

$2,500 scholarship available for a college junior or senior full time student pursuing poultry or food related agricultural, ag business degree. For scholarship information, please visit: http://www.npfda.org/npfda-scholarships

 4. Let's talk hunting over a FREE slice (or two) of pizza!

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation, are interested in offering local hunting opportunities to new and experienced hunters. If you are a hunter and have a passion for preserving our hunting heritage, we would like to give you a chance to take a peer of your choosing on a journey that will make them a hunter.  Come learn about how you can find somewhere to hunt locally and how Nebraska Game and Parks and the National Wild Turkey Federation can help fund your hunting experience. If you are new to hunting, this is your opportunity to learn more about harvesting wild game (the ultimate green movement) and even get the chance to go on at least one hunting trip, all expenses paid.

 Join us on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30pm.  FREE pizza will be served during this short meeting, located in the Sunflower Room of the Nebraska East Union.

If you can’t attend the meeting but are interested in learning about these new hunting opportunities, contact Micaela Rahe at mrahe@nwtf.org

 5. Volunteers Needed for “The Big Idea," Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bob Devaney Sports Center, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

“The Big Idea” is hosted by the Cornhusker Council of the Boy Scouts to foster collaboration between business and community leaders, Scouting and the greater community as a whole to make a commitment, to creating a long-term positive impact. On Saturday, April 29th, thousands of Scouts, leaders and community leaders will join together for a day of service.

The capstone of the event is an evening with Jon Gordon, author of the best-selling book “The Energy Bus.” In the book, Gordon continually reveals how to turn negative energy into positive outcomes.

The 5:00 PM event with Jon Gordon is free to attend, by bringing canned or non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of Lincoln, which serves a 16 county footprint.

Volunteers are needed to stand outside the north entrance of Bob Devaney and collect the food items being donated. Volunteers need to arrive by 3:00 and will be finished by 5 PM. All volunteers are welcome to stay for the evening event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here - http://go.unl.edu/bigidea.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Brown at jbrown14@unl.edu. Thank you!

 6. Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship

Syngenta celebrates diversity in agriculture through support of FarmHer and other initiatives that promote the critical role everyone, including all underrepresented groups, plays in the success of the industry. Are you a college student who values the importance of diversity in ag? If so, we invite you to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future. What do you need to do? 
Complete the online application form by May 26, 2017. Within the application, you will be required to submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay. For essay topic, rules, guidelines, and application visit: www.syngentaus.com/scholarship/

 7. Student Health 101

In this week’s Student Health 101

Yes, it’s still coercion or assault
Relationship abuse and what to do about it http://readsh101.com/0417/05/unl.html

Find out more + enter April’s drawing for $2,000: http://readsh101.com/unl.html 

 8. Lancaster County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Lancaster County Farm Bureau will award eight $1,000 scholarships to CASNR students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are available to any CASNR student who graduated from a high school in Lancaster County and has demonstrated academic achievement. It also requires that recipients be a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau (CFB) when they receive the scholarship. The application deadline is April 30, 2017. The application and information are available at: https://www.jotform.com/CASNR/lcfb

 9. Kloefkorn Elementary-Volunteers Needed! April 28th and 29th

Calling all Kloefkorn Helpers!  Janet's Jungle is here and we need help setting up and getting purchased plants to families.  If you help volunteer on Friday, April 28th, you can take your purchased plants home early and do not need to come back on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity for our Cubs, and Graduated Cubs to help out as well!  All volunteers welcome!

Janet's Jungle Setup - Friday April 28th. http://signup.com/go/ZxeAtX

Janet's Jungle Pick up - Saturday April 29th http://signup.com/go/nGP1Rf

 10. National Grocers Association Scholarship

The National Grocers Association is excited to present the Research and Education Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Program! This scholarship program is designed for strong students with at least a 2.5 GPA who have identified a passion for the independent grocery industry. Application available at: http://www.nationalgrocers.org/docs/default-source/0---default-library/2017-foundation-scholarship-application.pdf?sfvrsn=2

 11. Jockey Club Scholarships

A new scholarship, known as The Jockey Club Scholarship, will provide $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry. Additional information is available at http://jockeyclub.com/default.asp?section=Advocacy&area=1

 12. Battle of the Food Scientists

On Wednesday, April 26th, UNL Food Science students and faculty will duke it out in the kitchen to make the best dish. How will they incorporate the mystery ingredients that are unveiled at the beginning of the contest? Come watch the first Battle of the Food Scientists at the Food Innovation Center starting at 5pm. Free pizza, pop and dessert will be provided. For questions, email sroberts14@unl.edu.

 13. University Libraries Events & Information

Alumni Poetry Reading with Jeff Alessandrelli and Trey Moody.

Tuesday, April 25th, 6 – 7 p.m. Peterson Room, Love Library South, 2nd floor, Room 221. Both are alumni of the Creative Writing Program of the English Department at UNL & their poetry has appeared in national poetry journals. Alessandrelli has published several books & is an assistant professor of English at Peru State College & an editor for Dikembe Press. Moody is the author of “Thought that Nature” & is assistant professor of creative writing at Creighton University. This program is brought to you by the Libraries Diversity Committee with the support of the Department of English. Contact: Joan Barnes, 402-472-6987, jbarnes3@unl.edu

UNL Employee & Retiree Annual Quilt Show & Student Art Exhibit. The Quilts & Student Art will be on exhibit in Love Library - 2nd Floor Lobby, through April 30th.

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 

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