Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week February 12, 2018

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of February 12, 2018
1. New Century Farmer Conference
2. CASNR Ambassador Applications Open
3. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Award Scholarship
4. Volunteers Needed for the Career Fairs
5. Scholarships available through the Center for Grassland Studies
6. Union Bank Mobile Branch- Nebraska East Union
7. Big Red Beef Show
8. Cargill Global Scholars Program
9. Pre-Vet Club BYOH: Bring Your Own Homework
10. Career Fair Prep by National Agri Marketing Association 
11. Campus Recreation Advisory Council 
12. Husker Food Connection
13. Larry Peterson Memorial Agricultural Scholarship (Attn: Dawson County Students) 
14. American Indian Science and Engineering Society
15. Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship 2018 Applications
16. University Libraries Information & Events
17. Commodity Marketing Club Meeting
18. CASNR Student Advisory Board Applications Open
 
Please send Nicole submissions by Thursday at noon to be included for next week’s Insider Connections
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1.  New Century Farmer Conference

Hosted by National FFA Organization, July 8-14, 2018 in Des Moines, IA.  More information can be found at: 

https://www.ffa.org/participate/collegiate/new-century-farmer

If you have any questions about the conference, email a previous conference attendee Morgan Cuttlers atmcuttler2@huskers.unl.edu 

 2. 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 2018-19 CASNR ambassador. CASNR ambassadors must have a sophomore standing as of January 1, 2018 and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Ambassadors receive $1600 per academic year and work 8 hours each week.

Important dates:
- Applications are now available in the CASNR Dean's Office, 103 Agricultural Hall or on-line at https://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-ambassadors

- Applications and reference letters are due March 2.
- Applicants will be notified by March 12 if they have been selected for an interview.
- Interviews will be held on March 28 after 3pm.

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

 3. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Award Scholarship

The RMEF’s Wildlife Leadership Awards (WLA) scholarship program was established in 1991 to "recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals. The awards are presented to undergraduate wildlife students and currently carry a $3,000 scholarship and a one-year membership to RMEF. 

Applicants must be an undergraduate in a wildlife related natural resource program, junior standing, and at least full time. For more information: Application

 4. Volunteers Needed for the Career Fairs

The career fair committee is again seeking volunteers to help put on another great set of career fairs this spring. Individuals are needed who can donate at least 90 minutes of their time for a shift. You could potentially be a(n): employer greeter, employer check-in, employer usher, student greeter, student check-in, employer resources, student prep area, fair setup, fair reset. No position requires previous experience, specific knowledge, or skill set! Click on the fair you would like to volunteer for below and you will be taken to the registration page.

CASNR Career Fair, Tuesday, February 13th

Business & Library Arts Career Fair, Wednesday, February 14th

STEM Career Fair, Thursday, February 15th 

5. Scholarships available through the Center for Grassland Studies

The application is available now at https://form.jotform.com/80046487651157.  

Completed applications must be submitted by February 14 in order for the review team to determine awards. All persons submitting an application will be notified of award status by March 15.

6. Union Bank Mobile Branch- Nebraska East Union

Every Tuesday from January 30th to April 24th from 9am-11am

UBT is bringing the bank to you! Accounts can be opened for students, staff, and faculty. Debit cards can be made and picked up on the same day. Stop by to ask any banking questions and try your hand at our prize wheel! Located next to the Union Bank ATM Center.

 7. Big Red Beef Show

The Big Red Beef Show is hosted by UNL Block and Bridle.  We would like to welcome everyone to attend our cattle show March 2nd and 3rd in Grand Island, NE. Check-in is Friday afternoon with showmanship at 7PM. Saturday at 8am starts with breeding heifers. This show is sanctioned by the Junior Nebraska Cattlemen. We will have two judges and run two rings - providing double points that weekend! The payout will be over $7,000! Entry forms can be found at:

http://www.showcattlepage.com/jnc/sanc_shows.html 

8. Cargill Global Scholars Program

Are you a freshman or sophomore with good academic standing and leadership skills? If so, check out the Cargill Global Scholars Program! The CGSP is a unique scholarship and leadership development opportunity for freshmen and sophomores studying in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture and risk management. This year, ten scholars will be chosen in the United States for the sixth cohort of the Cargill Global Scholars Program.

Scholars will receive:

• Annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years

• Fully funded travel and participation to attend two Leadership Development Seminars held during Summer 2018 and Summer 2019

• In-person networking with fellow scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia

• One-on-one mentorship from Cargill executives in the United States and abroad

Please visit our website to view eligibility requirements and to start your application. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

 9. Pre-Vet Club BYOH: Bring Your Own Homework

Every Wednesday from 5-8pm in C.Y. Thompson Library, East Campus 

This is a time when we can get together and study, work on homework, or have a conversation about classes. If you need help with homework in general science classes, need access to test files, or simply need a place to study on a Wednesday, then stop by! RSVP is not required and you can come and go any time between 5pm and 8pm. This is a great time to meet others in the Pre-Vet Club and study with your classmates. ALSO, if you show up to BYOH, you get points toward the Member Points Club. Open to all Pre-Vet Club members.

 10. Career Fair Prep by National Agri Marketing Association 

February 12th at 7:30pm in Filley Hall room 210. There will be a panel of companies that will also be at the career fair. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and get extra tips. 

 11. Campus Recreation Advisory Council 

Campus Recreation is looking for strong representatives for East Campus to serve on the 2018-2019 Campus Recreation Advisory Council. Some responsibilities may include: advise the Campus Recreation staff of needed additions/improvements to recreation facilities, programs, and services; assist in developing fiscal year budget requests; serve as a sounding board for all Campus Recreation areas; and hear cases, judge the validity and decide on the appropriate action to be taken on all appeals forwarded to the council by the director of Campus Recreation. 

Applications are available online at: https://crec.unl.edu/advisory#Apply 

and are due to Campus Recreation Center Office or Campus Recreation & Wellness Center Office by 5pm on Friday, February 23, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Amy Lanham, 402-472-9481 or Stan Campbell, 402-472-3467. 

12. Husker Food Connection

Husker Food Connection is back! Please join the East Campus community in organizing an event that will promote agricultural literacy at the University. Husker Food Connection will be held on April 17th at the Nebraska Union Plaza from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Students interested in participating can contact David Schuler at dschuler@huskers.unl.edu

13. Larry Peterson Memorial Agricultural Scholarship (Attn: Dawson County Students) 

In honor of Larry Peterson’s desire to help youth develop a passion for agriculture, his family has established an educational scholarship in his memory. The family will award $2000 to the selected recipient. Applications are due April 1st. Applicants must be a graduate of a Dawson County high school and completed 60 college credit hours by fall semester. Applications are available in the CASNR Dean’s Office, 103 Ag Hall.

 14. American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Monday, February 19, 2018, 5-7pm

Prem S. Paul Research Center, Room 251, 2200 Vine Street

UNL Native students interested in STEM subjects and careers are invited to dinner to learn more about the creation of an American Indian Science and En­gineering Society (AISES) chapter and other opportunities to become involved. Come network with leaders in the Native community and members of the Uni­versity of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange, the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, and the Mid-America Transportation Center.

To attend, or for more information, contact MATC Education & Outreach Coordinator Gabriel Bruguier at gbruguier@gmail.com or 402-472-1927.

 15. Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship 2018 Applications

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. 

How to apply: Go online to: http://www.therightseed.com/home/2018-hoegemeyer-cares-scholarship/148 Or go to our homepage at www.therightseed.com and click on the ‘2018 Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship’ button.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018. 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, 2018 and the scholarship will be awarded during their fall semester 2018, upon proof of enrollment. 

 16. University Libraries Information & Events

Science Literacy 101 Posters on Display The top posters from each Fall 2017 SCIL 101 recitation section are on display in C. Y. Thompson Library. The sixteen posters will remain on display through mid-February.

Will Eisner: A Retrospective, A traveling exhibition through April 30th, Love Library South Lobby & Room 222. Will Eisner (1917-2005) was a pioneer who developed the American comic book industry. He created extraordinary graphic novels for three decades and contributed to the formal study of comics by authoring textbooks.

Love your Data: ORCID, 2 p.m. either Tuesday, February 13th , Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North, OR Wednesday, February 14th, Love Library Link. Learn about the benefits of having a unique, researcher ID to link yourself to your work. You will learn how to sign up for an ORCID, connect it to your university account, and start linking it to your publications and datasets.

Genealogy over Lunch discusses WikiTree, Thursday, February 15th, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 318 Love Library South. Crowd-sourcing and genealogy converge on WikiTree, a community of genealogists connecting the human family on one free & accurate tree using traditional genealogy & DNA testing. Genealogy over Lunch is a University Libraries’ group designed to help individuals explore & organize family history, meeting monthly, every third Thursday. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Archives Afternoons: The Cornhusker Marching Band, Thursday, February 15th, 1-2 p.m., Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Learn about the history of the Cornhusker Marching Band during our drop-in series. Join Jessica Dussault and Sara Roberts, staff from Digital Initiatives and Special Collections to see photographs, artifacts and other materials from the Archives & Special Collections.

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: http://careers.unl.edu/ Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Contact: 402-472-3145 or careerservices@unl.edu

Writing Center Help, Monday-Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments online at http://unl.mywconline.com/ or contact The Writing Center, 102 Andrews Hall, 402-472-8803 or writingcenter@unl.edu 

Study Stop, Monday-Thursday, 7-9 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 also be available for drop-in academic coaching. No appointment necessary! FREE Dunkin’ Donuts to the first six students each evening. Visit   http://success.unl.edu/current#studyStop for the study stop schedule and FAQs.

 

17. Commodity Marketing Club Meeting

Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm in the Trading Room in Filley Hall

Representatives from Scoular will be present to have conversations about the industry, positions and opportunities available within their company. Dinner will be provided.

 18. CASNR Student Advisory Board Applications Open

The CASNR Student Advisory Board is now taking applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Student members serve as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the student body on East Campus. Come be a part of shaping the student experience in CASNR. Applications can be found in 103 Agricultural Hall or at https://orgsync.com/140667/files/1404870/show


Sincerely,
Nicole Smith, MSEd