Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dinner with 5 Cowboys

Have you ever been curious what College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources alumni do? Have you ever thought it would be a good networking opportunity if you had the chance to meet one of our alums? Well, you're in luck! YOU can sit down to dinner with one of our very own alums on Wednesday, September 14, at 6 p.m., and answer some of these questions plus some of your own.

Dinner with Five Cowboys is a new networking opportunity made to you by CASNR Career Services to help make connections and bridge the gap between students and alumni. Five CASNR students will be selected to have dinner with an alum who has agreed to participate in this event. Learn about their career paths, life lessons and OSU/CASNR experiences. We currently have 2 opportunities available to you!

John Cothren-General Manager, Grissoms LLC John Deere (Wednesday, September 14)
Robyn Sites-Rudisill-Director of Leadership Development, Tyson Foods, Inc.  (Friday, September 30)

To be selected as one of the five Cowboys who will participate in this dinner, you must fill out an application and return it to the Student Success Center, 103 Ag Hall. You can visit this link to access the application-

Students who wish to participate in the first Dinner with Five Cowboys can turn in their application by Tuesday, September 7, in the CASNR Student Success Center. Please contact our office at 405.744.9464 or in person if you have any question. Good luck and happy networking!

Freshmen Days in the SSC

Are you a freshman in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources? Make a visit to the Student Success Center (103 Ag Hall) on Thursday, September 1, or Friday, September 2, to get to know our staff and student leaders! Also learn about the services offered by the Student Success Center and how our office can be of support to you during your first year of college.

Another advantage of joining us for Freshmen Days in the SSC, is the opportunity to get a free CASNR spirit T-shirt! The first 25 CASNR freshmen who arrive in our office will receive one of these shirts completely FREE! These shirts are brand new; be one of the first to have one!

The Student Success Center is located in the big glass office in the Ag Hall lobby in 103 Ag Hall. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. You may also contact our office by calling 405.744.9464. We look forward to seeing all of our new students soon!

Welcome, Dr. Porter!

During the past summer, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Academic Programs have undergone some changes in regards to staff. Dr. David Porter, Plant and Soil Sciences Department Head, has stepped into the Interim Associate Dean position for the College.

Dr. Porter is a native of Tulsa, Okla. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps before starting his college education at the University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos. After two years at UPLB, he transferred to OSU and received a B.S. degree in agronomy in 1981, and an M.S. degree in agronomy in 1983. He then worked as a Rice Agronomist for Ring Around Products in south Texas prior to attending Texas Tech University, where he received a Ph.D. in agronomy in 1990. Dr. Porter joined OSU as Department Head of Plant and Soil Sciences in 2007 after serving 17 years with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Please take time this semester and stop by 136 Ag Hall to meet Dr. Porter. He is looking forward to meeting all of you.