Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week October 30, 2017

Nicole's CASNR Insider Connections Week of November 20, 2017
1. William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Ag Scholarship
2. FREE Dental Screening Exam
3. Corn and Soybean Collegiate Ambassador Program Applications
4. Dairy Ambassador Program Application
5. Mid-American Croplife Association’s Young Leader Scholarship
6. Pi Alpha Xi Wreath Making Class
7. Looking for Innovative Ways to Improve Food and Ag Systems? Register for a 1 credit hour, 2 day seminar led by Howard W. Buffet
8. Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska Archery Night
9. Global Ag Club Meeting
10. Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference
11. University Libraries Information
12. Stop, Serve, & Mingle
 
Please send Nicole submissions by Thursday at noon to be included for next week’s Insider Connections

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1. 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: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.

2. FREE Dental Screening Exam

Don’t let your dental care go down the drain while you are in college! Take advantage of the FREE Dental Screening Exam! Get a deep cleaning and a check for cavities! The College of Dentistry off of the East Campus loop is taking appointments and walk-ins! Visit the UNMC College of Dentistry to get your pearly whites checked! Be ready for those upcoming career fairs and job interviews with a great smile!

When:  Friday ay, December 8th 1-5 p.m.
 Where: UNMC College of Dentistry 
                  4000 E Camus Loop 
                  Lincoln, NE  68583

3. Corn and Soybean Collegiate Ambassador Program Applications

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of the Corn & Soybean Collegiate Ambassador Program. This is a year-long program for college students who are interested in learning more about the agriculture industry and become better advocates! If students complete all of the requirements, at the end of the year they are awarded a $500 scholarship. Students do not have to be members of the Corn Growers Association to apply. Questions? Contact Morgan Wrich, Director of Grower Services at mwrich@necga.org OR call (402) 438-6459.  Applications are due by December 1st, 2017.  http://necga.org/ambassador-program/

 4. Dairy Ambassador Program Application

Any student interested in the dairy industry should apply to be a Nebraska Dairy Ambassador! This program is a year-long program where students have the opportunity to learn about the dairy community and share their love for dairy with students, future leaders and consumers while advancing their leadership skills. Throughout the year, ambassadors have the opportunity to earn points for each activity which turns into a scholarship worth up to $1,000. 

Students can visit https://www.midwestdairy.com/for-farmers/ambassadors/ for more information and to complete the application. Applications are due December 1. 

 5. Mid-American Croplife Association’s Young Leader Scholarship

The Mid-America Croplife Association's Young Leader Scholarship Program (MACA YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. 

Recipients will benefit from the $2,000 financial compensation as well as exposure to and networking with MACA members.

Due: Wednesday, January 25, 2018 at Noon

Apply or find more information at http://casnr.unl.edu/maca-young-leader-scholarship-program

Please contact CASNR Associate Dean Dr. Erin Blankenship with any questions at erin.blankenship@unl.edu

6. Pi Alpha Xi Wreath Making Class

Saturday, December 2nd, 9am-Noon, $35 per person, Plant Science Hall Room 275. Registration ends November 17th. Class includes evergreens, wire frame, pinecones, and ribbon. Bring your own decorations and a pair of pruners. $5 off if you bring your wire form from last year! This is a fundraiser for the Horticulture Honor Society Scholarship Fun.

To register stop by 377 Plant Science. Questions 402-472-1129 or etp1@unl.edu

7. Looking for Innovative Ways to Improve Food and Ag Systems?

Howard W. Buffett will be providing a two-day seminar that explores the process for reviewing a series of philanthropy case studies from the Learning By Giving Foundation’s philanthropy program. This one credit hour seminar will be held on Friday, February 16th from 1:00-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will include site visits to two local or regional non-profit organizations or charitable programs that relate to hunger, agriculture, or poverty reduction. To register, log onto MyRed, search for AGRI 496 section 952 and class number 2769. For more information on the Learning by Giving Foundation please visit www.learningbygivingfoundation.org.

 8. Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska Archery Night

Take a break from studying for finals and enjoy some holiday cheer! A FREE archery night is being sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation, Cabela’s, and the Collegiate Hunters of Nebraska. Whether you are an experienced shooter or want to try something, join us at the Outdoor Education Center on December 13th, from 8pm-10pm. 

Shooting is FREE, equipment is provided (or you can bring your own), and there will be food! We hope to see you there. If you have questions, contact us at collegiatehuntersofnebraska@gmail.com

 9. Global Ag Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th at 6:00pm in the Nebraska East Union. We will hear from Alyssa Dye. Last year, she had the opportunity to represent Nebraska through the IFYE Association of the USA. Through this full immersion program, she lived with 14 families in rural communities around Estonia and Northern India for 6 months.  Now that she is back in the US, she is sharing her experience and the opportunity with others who are interested in an international cultural and agricultural experience.  

Currently, either six month (beginning in mid - June and ending in mid – Dec., 2018) or three month (June - Sept. or Sept. - Dec. 2018) programs are available. Participating countries in 2018 may include: Austria, Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, South Korea, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom (Devon County in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). More information can be found at https://ifyeusaorg.presencehost.net/

Applications for 2018 participants from Nebraska are due January 1st. Questions, contact Holly Podliska, holly.podliska@huskers.unl.edu

 10. Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Growing our future, valuing our traditions.” Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk. 

Five $125 scholarships (full registration fee) available to University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) students.

Applicants will need to prepare a 3,000 character essay on "Why do you want to attend the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference? How will you use the information in your future studies/career?"

TO APPLY CLICK HERE: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gdxBcTI8sDQggB

Hotel rooms and additional travel expenses are not covered by these scholarships (Students within AgEcon, AgriBusn, and NREE who receive this scholarship will also have hotel expenses covered by the AgEcon department). Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday, January 19, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than January 26, 2018. 

11. University Libraries Information

All University Libraries locations will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 22nd until Monday, November 27th. That is with the EXCEPTIONS of Love Library, which will be open Friday, November 24th, Noon-5 p.m., and resume regular hours on Saturday, November 25th, and the Adele Hall Learning Commons which will resume regular hours at 7:30 a.m. Friday, November 24th. Hours for University Libraries may be found at https://libraries.unl.edu/hours

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-Tuesday, 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-Tuesday, 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 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.

Canvas Help, Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m. Consultation Space, Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North. Consultants will answer your questions about Canvas. http://its.unl.edu/services/canvas 

12. Stop, Serve, & Mingle

Thursday, November 30th, 5-7pm, Nebraska East Union, Great Plains Room

Join us for some fun activities, free food, and karaoke. Socialize with other students while working on arts and crafts for non-profit organizations in the UNL and Lincoln community. Food will be provided and it’s a great time to de-stress! Sponsored by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services and CASNR Dean’s Office.



Sincerely,
Nicole Smith, MSEd