Thursday, October 27, 2011

Certified Angus Beef to offer $20,000 in scholarships!

Are you a college junior, senior, or graduate student? Are you interested in the beef industry? Well then don't pass up on this opportunity for scholarships (yes, plural) offered by Certified Angus Beef. CAB is currently accepting applications through Dec. 2 to award scholarships to 5 individuals in the amount of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000. Applicants will be selected based on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills, and reference letters.

In addition, this year CAB is offering a new scholarship opportunity for graduate students who are completing research that relates to high-quality beef production. One individual will be awarded a scholarship for $5,000.

You still have time to complete the application. Good luck students! More information can be found here:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meat Judging Team Places at the American Royal

During their trip to Omaha, Neb., the 2011 Meat Judging Team placed 3rd overall and 1st in pork judging. The team also placed 2nd in placings, 3rd in beef judging & reasons, and 5th in pork judging. Individual results are as followed:

McKenzie Clifton: HIGH Individual; 1st-pork judging and reasons; 2nd-placings and beef judging
Katie Powers: 3rd-pork judging
Eldon Campbell: 2nd-specifications; 4th-placings
Kassie Winn: 5th-pork judging

Additional Meat Judging team members: Jessica Baggerman, Ashley Bradbeary, Ashley Collins, Ashley Hollis, and Jenna O'Daniel.

Oklahoma State's meat judging team will judge at the Cargill contest in Plainview, Texas, next week. The team is coached by Gretchen Hilton. Congrats, Oklahoma State!

Totusek Award

One of our own students grabbed the high-individual overall award at the annual Oklahoma State Block and Bridle Contest this past Thursday. Tyler White, animal science student, also received the Totusek Award during this time. Over 100 potential animal science students from 7 different junior colleges and high schools attended this year's event. The Block and Bridle contest also featured animals from the purebred livestock herds. Congratulations, Tyler!

Monday, October 17, 2011

National Scholarship Deadlines Coming Soon!

Applications for the following prestigious awards are now available in 334 Student Union or at

Truman Scholarship
For juniors with career plans in public service.

Goldwater Scholarship
For sophomores or juniors majoring in mathematics, engineering, or natural sciences.

Udall Scholarship
For sophomores or juniors with career interest in environmental public policy, or Native American students with career interests in health care or tribal public policy.

Madison Scholarship
For seniors planning on teaching history, political science, or government.

If you have any questions please call (405) 744-7313, stop by 334 Student Union, or visit with Jeremy Bennett in 103 AGH.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Interviews – Moved to Wednesday, November 2nd

Representatives from Weyerhaeuser will be on campus to recruit CASNR students on November 1st and November 2nd for their summer internship opportunities.  The representatives will host a meeting with the OSU Forestry Club on Tuesday evening, November 1st, and will interview students for two different internship opportunities on Wednesday, November 2ndOpportunities are of relevance to students studying Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences, and Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering.  Full position descriptions for these opportunities are pasted at the end of this message.  Students interested in interviewing for these opportunities should bring a professional copy of their résumé to the CASNR Student Success Center, 103 Ag Hall, and sign up for an interview time.  Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, November 2nd, in the Student Success Center board room, 103 Ag Hall.

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Neck Ties Now Available

Are you in need of a new tie to wear to your upcoming campus leadership interview or job/internship interviews?  What better way to professionally express your pride in being a CASNR student than to wear a CASNR neck tie!  The CASNR Career Liaisons are selling official CASNR neck ties to raise funds to support the professional development activities of both their group and other CASNR students.  Ties are 100% woven silk and include the Division logo (see picture below).  Ties are available for purchase in the CASNR Student Success Center, 103 Ag Hall, for $25 each, and the supply is limited.  Make a great, polished impression on your next interview and purchase one today!

Lead Your Life with Confidence and Balance

Wednesday, October 12th
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wes Watkins Center, Auditorium (Room 110)
Join the CASNR Student Success Center in welcoming Mr. Mark Black to the OSU-Stillwater campus.  Mark Black is a heart and double-lung transplant recipient, 3-time marathoner, speaker and author who has used his truly unique story and powerful life lessons to inspire more than 45,000 people across North America to live life with passion and purpose.  See for more information and a preview of Mr. Black’s story.

Wichita Externship during Fall Break – Application Deadline, Friday October 7th

Each semester CASNR Career Services plans group externship experiences for CASNR students to assist them with learning about the background and real world practices of agricultural and natural resources-related businesses, with exploring career opportunities, and with developing their professional networks.  Organizations provide:
·         An overview of their organization,
·         An understanding of potential internship and/or fulltime career options/opportunities,
·         A perspective of how various functions and specific positions within an organization connect and collaborate to accomplish the businesses’ mission, and
·         Any additional “real world” words of wisdom or recommendations of benefit to college students planning to pursue a variety of careers in the agriculture and natural resources fields.
CASNR Career Services will be taking three vans of students to Wichita, Kansas on Friday, October 14th, to visit Koch Industries (, CNH (, and Cargill, Inc. (  Students interested in participating in the trip should submit a professional résumé and a brief (250 words maximum) statement of why they would like to attend to the CASNR Student Success Center, 103 Ag Hall, before 5:00 p.m. on this Friday, October 7th.  Selected students will be notified via e-mail before noon on Monday, October 10th.