Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of September 18, 2017

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of September 18, 2017

1. Throlson Bison Foundation Scholarship
2. December 2017 Graduates- Application Deadline, September 29th
3. School of Natural Resources Movie Night
4. Baltzell Award for Undergraduate Research
5. GMAT Workshop
6. Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska Fishing Night
7. 2017 UNL East Campus Homecoming Blood Drive
8. Nebraska Cru Fall Getaway
9. William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Ag Scholarship
10. Leadership Out LOUD: Building Confident Leaders and Vocal Advocates
11. Looking for Research Participants- Earn $$ As Well
12. University Libraries Events & Information


Please send Nicole submissions by Thursday at noon to be included for next week’s Insider Connections


1. Throlson Bison Foundation Scholarship

National Bison Association is now accepting applications. Applicants should be pursuing a degree in agriculture economics, agribusiness, or accounting. Ideally this student will have a future interest in livestock and specifically bison. Applications are due October 1, 2017. For more information contact NBA office at 303-292-2833 or Applications can be found at:

2. December 2017 Graduates- Application Deadline September 29th

Apply for graduation via MyRed by September 29th. A $25 fee per degree will be automatically billed to your student account. Failure to submit an application for graduation by the deadline may result in a term delay in awarding your degree.

How? Sign into MyRed. Click on Academics Tab. Click on the December 2017 Application for Graduation link.

You will be emailed commencement ceremony information in November.

 3. School of Natural Resources Movie Night

Join us for the first Thursday of the month at 7pm for free documentary showings. After the showing, stay with us to discuss the movie with our panel of experts. Attendance is free for students and the public. Questions- contact Elyse Watson,

October 5th: Chasing Coral

November 2nd: Dinosaur 13

 4. Baltzell Award for Undergraduate Research

Students meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

    • Full-time undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
    • Pursuing research in the area of livestock, animal feed and/or crops and their intersection with water use;
    • Faculty Research Advisor; and
    • Able to commit to approximately 5-10 hours of research per week.
  • Funding available for Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018
  • Funds may be used for student hourly pay, research supplies, travel associated with research, and/or presenting research findings at a professional meeting
  • October 1, 2017 deadline for submitting completed application

Applications are available at:

 5. GMAT Workshop

The College of Business Graduate Programs office is sponsoring a GMAT Workshop on September 30, 2017, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM in 202 CoB. This workshop will be very helpful to students who are considering applying to graduate school in a business program at UNL. Register online at 

 6. Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska Fishing Night

Like to reel in big fish? Join Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska on October 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Holmes Lake here in Lincoln to catch some big ones! Fishing equipment will be provided, but don’t worry, even if you don’t catch a keeper a free meal will be provided. A Nebraska fishing permit is required and a one day permit costs only $10 at RSVP or email questions to

 7. 2017 UNL East Campus Homecoming Blood Drive

Monday, September 18, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nebraska Community Blood Bank Mobile Unit (blue bus) will be parked on the East Campus Mall between Agricultural Hall and the Nebraska East Union. Walk-ins are welcome! The Nebraska Community Blood Bank will be giving out free t-shirts and goodie bags until supplies last to those who give or attempt to give blood!

 8. Nebraska Cru Fall Getaway

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1,

Come join us for an amazing weekend: make some new friends, grow closer to God, relax in the country. We've got lots of fun planned, including a Fall Festival and Ultimate Pumpkin (you've got to experience it to understand). With an engaging speaker and a great band, you won't want to miss it.

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” - Colossians 2:6-7

Where we are rooted defines us. Our roots become our home. Where we are rooted we find our strength. Come join us for a weekend in Central City as we hear from our speaker, Brandon Washington, and explore what it means to be rooted in Christ.

On-site check in is from 5:30 - 7:00 on September 29th. If you register and pay online it will make our registration process much smoother! (If you're able to come, but will be arriving late please email Abbi at

Need a ride? Contact Mandy at (402) 217-4905 or Landon at (308) 520-9984.

You can register here: 

Or you can register by visiting and following the link on the Fall Getaway advertisement.

 9. William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Ag Scholarship

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

The application is available at:

 10. Leadership Out LOUD: Building Confident Leaders and Vocal Advocates, a new student leadership retreat, will spring into action October 20 and 21, 2017. This experience aims to help students:

  • Gain confidence in their ability to facilitate difficult conversations.
  • Increase their awareness of what it means to be an inclusive leader.
  • Develop a concrete action plan for a student organization to which they belong.

Designed by Marthaellen Florence, a trained LeaderShape facilitator, the retreat will provide an intimate environment to build students’ facilitation skills. Leadership Out LOUD will take place at City Impact on Friday, October 20th from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

To participate, students should apply at Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 6. This program was made possible thanks to a gift from Union Bank & Trust. Co-sponsors include the Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS), and Student Involvement.

 11. Looking for Research Participants- Earn $$ As Well

Make money while you learn about economic decision making! Looking for UNL student participants for research studies on East and City Campus. No economics background necessary. Average payment is between $15 and $30 for a study not lasting for more than 3 hours. If you are interested, please register at . For more information contact Simanti Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics at Thanks!

 12. University Libraries Events & Information

Genealogy over Lunch, Thursday, September 21st, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Love Library South, Room 318. Interested in family history, or just have some really interesting ancestors? Attend September’s Genealogy over Lunch! Featured will be Karen Cagley, Director of the International Student and Scholar Office, as the discussion leader. Contact: Joan Barnes, 402-472-6987,

“Carnival of Contagion”, Continuing Exhibit, An exhibition of comic book artist Bob Hall’s educational graphic novel. The book was created to raise awareness of the measles virus, a leading cause of death among children around the globe. 2nd floor, Love Library South. Contact: Joan Barnes, 402-472-6987,

Writing Center Help, Monday – Thursday, 5–7 p.m., Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance at or contact The Writing Center, 102 Andrews Hall, 402-472-8803 or 

Career Services Peer Guides, Mondays, 3—5 p.m. Meet with a Peer Career Guide for resume and cover letter reviews, an introduction to Husker Hire Link, or help with a part-time job search:  

Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Contact: 402-472-3145 or 

First Year Experience Study Stop, Monday — Thursday, 6—8 p.m. Offers drop-in academic support to all students. Each evening, tutors will be available to assist with varying subjects. A FYE Peer Mentor will be available for academic coaching. No appointment necessary! FREE Dunkin’ Donuts to the first six students each evening. Visit for the study stop schedule and FAQs.

Canvas Help, Tuesdays, 3—4 p.m. Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Consultants will answer your questions about Canvas.


Nicole Smith, MSEd