Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week April 30, 2018

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of April 30, 2018

1. Lancaster County Farm Bureau Scholarship
2. Excellence in Ag Scholarship
3. Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship Program
4. Research Participants Needed: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
5. True Leaf Market Scholarships
6. Grow by FarmHer- Save the Date!
7. Help Nebraska 4-H win $20,000
8. Community Crops Plant Sale
9. Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Community Crops
10. University Libraries Events
 

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

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1. Lancaster County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Deadline April 30, 2018

Incoming freshman or any College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) undergraduate student in good standing. Graduate of a Lancaster County High school. GPA of 3.0 or above preferred. Student must be a member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau (CFB) when they receive scholarship. https://www.jotform.com/CASNR/lcfb

 2. Excellence in Ag Scholarship

Apply for one of two $2,500 scholarships from Feed Energy. One undergraduate and one graduate recipient will be chosen and announced June 2018 for the fall 2018 semester. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be studying an agriculture-related major. To apply visit: http://www.feedenergy.com/resource-center/for-students/ Application deadline is May 7, 2018.

3. Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship Program

The Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship Program is available to university students currently enrolled as of spring 2018 pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a crop-related discipline. For contest rules and more detailed information about the scholarship, visit 

www.syngentaus.com/scholarships/.  Applications will be accepted until May 25, 2018.  Please contact Michael Johnson at G&S Business Communications with any question about the scholarship program at: mjohnson@gscommunications.com or (919) 870-5718.

 4. Research Participants Needed: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

A UNL graduate student in Audiology is in need of CASNR students to participate in her research study. She is looking to find the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in post-secondary students in CASNR. If you want to have your hearing tested for free and are interested in participating in her study, please contact Bradee Rief at (402)380-8895 or bradee.rief@huskers.unl.edu

Please contact the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institutional Review Board at (402) 472-6965 to voice concerns about the research or if you have any questions about your rights as a research participant.  

5. True Leaf Market Scholarships

True Leaf offers two $1,000 scholarships annually to students in the Agricultural Sciences. Information about the scholarship and the application itself are here: https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/scholarships

6. Grow by FarmHer- Save the Date!

Wednesday, November 14th

This event is for young women interested in agriculture.  The goal is to inspire and empower young women to pursue their passions and to connect attendees to a network that will fulfill their dreams.  Registration begins September 1st at https://farmher.com/pages/grow-by-farmher

7. Help Nebraska 4-H win $20,000

Help Nebraska 4-H win $20,000 by raising your hand in support of Nebraska 4-H. Show your Nebraska pride by going to https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ and filling in the information that is asked of you. Start by casting your vote for Nebraska 4-Hers across Nebraska will benefit from winning. Help us show the rest of the country that Nebraska is a force to be reckoned with! 

 8. Community Crops Plant Sale

May 4th from 2-6pm and May 5th from 9am-1pm

Over 40 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes; Delicious types of peppers, eggplant, cucumber, squash, melons, and more; Over 30 different varieties of herbs; edible perennials such as berries, elderberries, and hazelnuts; and special perennials from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Wyuka Stables, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, NE 

9. Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Community Crops

Do you enjoy gardening? Are you in need of volunteer hours? Would you like to give part of your time to help an organization while also developing skills in gardening? If so, Community Crops could be your answer. Community Crops is a nonprofit organization that provides education, advocacy, and experiences to grow local food. This summer, they are offering a variety of opportunities that cover a wide variety of interest levels. Below is just a brief outline of some of the positions Community Crops is offering this summer.

Community Garden Support: Volunteers in this area help us shape each community garden into a unique community, whether you help with gardening, artwork, or education.

Administrative Support: We’re a nonprofit, so assistance with day-to-day tasks is essential. This includes greeting guests, directing questions, taking messages, entering data, mailing letters, helping with special events, etc.

Youth and Education Support: We are looking for folks to lead weekly garden themed clubs on a quarterly basis with our elementary and middle school gardening programs. If you have a specific skill or interest to share, we are always looking for speakers for one-time visits, or lend a hand doing regular maintenance throughout the summer.

Promotional and Outreach Support: We need your help to promote and support our events including Earth Day in April, Plant Sale in May, Garden Gala in June, and Feast on the Farm in August. Or, share the yearly work of tabling at community and neighborhood events.

Farm Training Assistance: Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with various jobs such as preparing beds, planting, working on equipment, weeding and harvesting at the Prairie Pines Incubator Farm.  Or, join us at the greenhouse for soil blocking, seed germination and caring for seedlings!

Contact Information: If any of these positions sound interesting, or if you would like more information about a certain position, feel free to contact either Andira Losh at andira@communitycrops.org or Barb Brockley at barb@communitycrops.org

10. University Libraries Events

Extended Hours through Friday May 4th. The Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North will be open 24 hours a day for your studying pleasure. On East Campus, C. Y. Thompson Library will be open until 1 a.m., each day through Tuesday of Finals Week, May 1st.

African Poetry Book Fund Exhibit, through May 4th, 2nd floor Love Library North. An exhibit that tells the story of the African Poetry Book Fund’s first five years. The interactive exhibit offers insight into the massive scope of its work and all that it has accomplished to change the landscape of poetry throughout five African nations. The exhibit features the work of award-winning artist Walter Kitundi.

Screening of  “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War”, May 17th, 5:30 p.m., Love Library South Room 218 – Lentz Room. University Libraries Archives & Special Collections invites you to a screening and discussion of this award-winning documentary. The one hour documentary tells the story of General John J. Pershing, a Nebraska icon & commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of World War I’s armistice. Pershing was the only active-duty six-star general in U.S. history. After the screening, the documentary’s producer Barney McCoy (professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications) will answer questions, discuss Pershing’s important legacy, & his connection to Nebraska. For more information about the documentary as well as future screenings, visit: https://jjpershing.com/  


Sincerely,
Nicole Smith, MSEd