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2015

Sigma Alpha Recruitment
December 10, 2015
Sigma Alpha Sorority is starting spring recruitment right after break.
Cargill Launches the 2016 Competition of the Cargill Global Scholars Program
December 8, 2015
As a partner university, your first and second year undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management are eligible to apply.
Senior Sendoff
December 7, 2015
College of Ag Sciences December 2015 graduates are invited to stop by the ASI lobby to receive their graduation gift from the Ag Alumni Society.
Winter Celebration at the Arboretum
December 3, 2015
The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens is hosting a Winter Celebration on Friday, December 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team First in the Nation
November 12, 2015
Team scores impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality and Egg Production & Quality.
Spring 2016 Embedded Course: "An Irish Odyssey: Gardens Landscapes and Culture of Ireland"
November 12, 2015
There is a wonderful course and in-country travel to Ireland being offered spring semester of 2016 through the Plant Science Department. An Irish Odyssey: Gardens, Landscapes and Culture of Ireland, a Hort 499 course, is open to students in all majors. Travel dates are Tuesday, May 10 through Thursday, May 19.
Applications Now Open for Lion Ambassadors
October 26, 2015
Are you an 'Ordinary Student with Extraordinary Pride' in Penn State? Considering applying to be a Lion Ambassador
Coaly Society Applications
October 23, 2015
Coaly Society is now accepting membership applications. The deadline is Monday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m. to 101 Ag Administration Building.
William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship
October 15, 2015
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship, thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.
Sigma Alpha's 2016 Men of Agriculture Calendar
October 15, 2015
Don't forget to order your 2016 Men of Agriculture Calendar that features some of the best men in the College of Agriculture!
Study Smarter, Not Harder Workshop
October 13, 2015
The Eberly College of Science and the Division of Undergraduate Studies will be hosting another Study Smarter, Not Harder workshop on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00pm in 112 Borland.
USA-Italy International Research Experience for Students
October 13, 2015
Information session about a summer research experience in Sardinia Italy this October 19th at 4:00 pm in FRB 217.
2016 Orientation Team Recruitment
October 9, 2015
Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of new Penn Staters? Do you want to spend the summer in State College? The 2016 Orientation Team selection process is currently underway!
Nominations from students sought for University Excellence in Advising Award
October 8, 2015
From now through Friday, Nov. 6, students may nominate advisers for the 2016 Penn State University Excellence in Academic Advising Award.
Gateway to Success Career Panel hosted by Collegiate Farm Bureau
October 8, 2015
Leaders from the Agriculture Industry will be talking about what they have done throughout their career. It will be held at 5:30 on October 14th in room 101 ASI building
Block & Bridle Fall Meat Sale
October 6, 2015
Block & Bridle's Fall Meat Sale has started!
Penn State Reads
September 30, 2015
Free tickets available for students who wish to attend Russell Gold's lecture. Gold is the author of the Penn State Reads book "The Boom"....
2015 Pumpkin Festival
September 25, 2015
The 2015 Pumpkin Festival and jack-o'-lantern contest will be held October 16th and 17th at the H. O. Smith Botanic Gardens.
Parents and Families Weekend
September 25, 2015
Parents and Families Weekend will be held October 16 - 18 on the University Park Campus. The College of Agricultural Sciences will be holding events on Saturday, October 17th from 11 am until 1 pm.
Upcoming study abroad funding deadlines
September 25, 2015
Are you studying abroad with a short term trip this fall or winter break, or for a full semester this spring? Some funding deadlines are coming up that you might be interested in.
National Teach Ag! Day: Dave Burgess "Teach like a PIRATE"
September 17, 2015
Dave Burgess, New York Times best‐selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and 2014 BAMMY Award recipient is delivering an inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator, colleague, and presenter.
College of Ag Sciences International Course Fair
September 17, 2015
Are you considering joining a faculty-led course that travels internationally? Come to the College of Agricultural Sciences International Course Fair on Oct 5!
Penn State Education Abroad Fair
September 17, 2015
Interested in learning more about study abroad options at Penn State? Come to the University wide Education Abroad Fair on Sept 30!
Shellenberger Award nominations sought
September 14, 2015
Nominations sought for the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Student Club/Organization Display
September 10, 2015
Looking for an opportunity to update and enhance your Student Club/Organization Display?
"Study Smarter Not Harder" Workshop
September 10, 2015
The "Study Smarter Not Harder" workshop is back!! Students will leave this amazing workshop equipped with valuable information on how to process information and utilize their study time effectively.
New Co-Curricular Programs Manager
September 10, 2015
The Agriculture Education department would like to welcome a new member of the team who will be working closely with the activities that go on in the office. Melissa Sankey, a previous undergrad from Penn State, decided to come back to her alma-mater to become our Co-Curricular Programs Manager for the Center of Professional Personnel Development!
Agricultural Animal Industry Studies in Switzerland
September 10, 2015
AnSc499B/499C will explore United States and Swiss countries and compare animal and equine industries. The course will meet in spring semester 2016 with travel to Switzerland during Maymester 2016.
International Semester Programs, deadline Sept 15
September 8, 2015
Interested in studying abroad for the Spring 2016 semester? It is not too late. Some spring semester programs have a second deadline to apply by Sept 15.
Shaver's Creek Programs & Special Events
September 4, 2015
Shaver's Creek now offers more credit classes each year, including Outdoor School. Check out the many opportunities available!
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
September 4, 2015
Join us at OUTDOOR SCHOOL ! Shaver's Creek was founded by Penn State in 1976 as a field laboratory for students to get hands-on experience teaching in, and about, the natural world.
Mark your calendar on October 6th for the 2015 Mentoring Workshop
September 4, 2015
Do you have a strong resume and cover letter? Are you confident in your interviewing skills? Do you think you are prepared for Ag Career Day? The Alumni Society is dedicated to providing you with resources to answer these questions with yes and be successful in today's agricultural workforce. Mark your calendar on October 6 for the Mentoring Workshop.
CFFA Big E Trip!
September 4, 2015
Penn State Collegiate FFA will be traveling to Springfield Massachusetts for the Big E from September 18-20. This is a fantastic volunteer opportunity to help judge CDEs such as veterinary science/small animal, poultry, food science, extemporaneous public speaking, and natural resources!
New program offers major community engagement opportunity
August 27, 2015
Penn State's new Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program (SSCEP) is seeking undergraduate students interested in an in-depth, immersive experience working with community development practitioners in a Pennsylvania community. Applications are due September 18.
AFA Leaders Conference Applications
August 27, 2015
The AFA Leaders Conference provides support for college men and women who are preparing for careers in agriculture-related fields, while at the same time supporting the development of human capital for the agriculture and food industry.
AgChoice Scholars Program Applications
August 27, 2015
AgChoice Farm Credit created the AgChoice Scholars program, a unique experiential learning opportunity for a small group of Penn State students.
International Courses in Ag Sciences
August 27, 2015
Thinking about studying abroad? Check out the International Courses offered by Ag Sciences faculty coming up this year!
Animal Sciences study abroad in Australia
August 27, 2015
There is still time to apply to study abroad with Dr. Joy Pate in Australia this spring semester for 6 weeks!
College Aggies Online
August 27, 2015
The College Aggies Online Scholarship Program begins September 28, 2015. To sign up your club or to sign up as an individual, please contact Amanda Logan at all5441@psu.edu.
Call for Volunteers
August 25, 2015
The Arboretum at Penn State is seeking volunteers to work on the Hartley Wood Wildflower Trail.
2015 Internship Award
August 24, 2015
The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship.
Meet the Dean & Getting Acquainted Sessions
August 12, 2015
New students meet with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Josh Cassar, Lansdale, PA, was first place over all individual, Penn State Students Place Second Overall in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
June 11, 2015
Animal Science students placed second in national contest for the second straight year. Joshua Cassar was first place overall individual.
Mississippi Marvel! Penn State Teach Ag! Society's Third Annual Domestic Study Away
June 4, 2015
The Penn State Teach Ag! Society embarked on their third annual Domestic Study Away, this year to the great "hospitality state" of Mississippi! A week long adventure exploring school-based agriculture education in states outside of Pennsylvania, attending students participate in powerful professional development, engaging conversation and unforgettable experiences!
PLANET Student Career Days in Raleigh, NC Wows Plant Science Students
May 14, 2015
26 Plant Science students traveled to Raleigh, NC and competed against 62 other colleges and universities in twenty-seven different events. The team placed 11th overall. Most importantly, everyone had a great time.
New Class This Fall for Students Who Have Studied Abroad
April 24, 2015
This course is for students interested in getting the most out of their study abroad experience. Registration is open now!
Why is there so much interest in honey bees? Join us for Honey Bees and Humans and find out!
April 20, 2015
This course will discuss the uniqueness of honey bees -- no other insect, except perhaps the silk moth, has been harnessed so effectively to benefit humankind. You will explore topics of biodiversity, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, insect physiology, infectious diseases, host-parasite interactions, food security, the development of agricultural practices across cultures and time, conservation and the art of communicating science to the public.
Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominations Sought
April 20, 2015
Penn State students are encouraged to submit nominations for the Undergraduate Teaching Award to the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence before they leave campus for the summer.
Biomedical Sciences Club Undergraduate Conference 2015
April 17, 2015
Biomedical Sciences Club successfully holds its sixth annual Undergraduate Conference.
Animal Sciences Australia Semester Program
April 16, 2015
Two Info Sessions are being held for the Animal Sciences semester to Australia, come learn about this incredible opportunity!
Pre-Vet Club Attends 2015 APVMA National Symposium
April 13, 2015
Penn State Pre-Vet Club attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association National Symposium at Ohio State during the weekend of March 27th-29th.
Jeff Gordon & the Nittany Lion at the Creamery Tuesday 4/14 @ 4:15 p.m.
April 9, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is bringing Jeff Gordon and the #24 car to Penn State!
Reminder - Scholarship Application Deadline, April 30
April 9, 2015
A reminder of the deadline to submit scholarship application for 2015/2016.
Guldin Speaking Contest App Deadline April 16 - $500 1st Place Prize
April 8, 2015
The Coaly Society will be hosting the Guldin Speaking Contest on April 20, 2015, at 5:00 PM in 324 ASI Building. The winning speech will earn a $500 prize, and prizes will be awarded to at least five contestants.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop
April 8, 2015
Learn about fully funded grants for study, research or English Teaching Assistant-ships in more than 140 countries.
Tell us what you want at the Mentoring Workshop.
April 7, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society will hold the Mentoring Workshop next semester on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. As we start planning the Mentoring workshop, we would like to know what topics would be beneficial to you.
10th Annual College of Agricultural Sciences Ag Ball
April 3, 2015
2015 Ag Ball- Friday, April 17th at 5:45. Celebration Hall, State College
Info Session for CRCC Internship in China
April 2, 2015
Learn about this internship opportunity on Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm in 124 Thomas Bldg.
Collegiate Farm Bureau Policy Meeting
April 2, 2015
All are welcome to join Collegiate Farm Bureau for their annual policy meeting and free dinner on April 15 at 5:45 pm in ASI 324! During this meeting we will be discussing and developing ideas that will be considered by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) during upcoming PFB official policy discussions.
Guldin Speaking Contest
April 1, 2015
The Coaly Society will be hosting the Guldin Speaking Contest on April 20, 2015, at 5:00 PM in 324 ASI Building. The winning speech will earn a $500 prize, and prizes will be awarded to at least five contestants.
Student Input needed on Chem 110
March 30, 2015
As part of a collaborative national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Penn State is looking into the experiences of students and faculty members involved in Chem 110.
NSO Applications
March 25, 2015
The Office for Student Orientation and Transition Programs is now accepting applications.
College of Agricultural Sciences Emerging Leaders Endowment
March 24, 2015
Call for Applicants - Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 College level endowment will support select undergraduate and graduate students.
Participate in "The Emerging Global Middle Class - Threat or Opportunity" Insights Session on 4/24
March 23, 2015
Ag Sciences students are invited to attend a Smeal College of Business Executive Insights session featuring Archer Daniels Midland Company Chairman and Former CEO Patricia Woertz on April 24 from 1:25 - 2:15 p.m. in 110 Business Building.
10th Annual Ag Ball Save the Date!
March 20, 2015
Friday, April 17 at the Celebration Hall in State College we will once again celebrate another successful year at the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Ag Student Council will provide additional information over the next few days. Please mark your calendars for the 17th!
Outstanding Senior Applications Now Available
March 19, 2015
The annual Outstanding Senior Contest, hosted by Coaly Honor Society and the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society, is now accepting applications. Applications are due April 15th in 101 Ag Administration Building.
2015 Penn State Dairy Expo
March 19, 2015
Dairy Expo offers hands-on experience working with animals. Come to an information session on March 25th to select your calf.
Coaly Society Now Accepting Applications
March 19, 2015
The Penn State Coaly Society is an honor society for students who exemplify leadership excellence in extracurricular activities within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Coaly Society activities include conducting the Guldin Speaking Contest and selecting our college’s Outstanding Senior. We are now accepting applications for membership - deadline Wednesday, April 15th at 4:00 p.m.
OsteoChallenge 5K Race
March 16, 2015
Once again, the Penn State Dairy Science Club will be hosting the OsteoChallenge 5K race on Sunday, April 12 to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
PSU Forage Team is 2nd in National Championship
March 16, 2015
The PSU Forage Team competed and took second in the National Forage Bowl Competition at the AFGC conference in St. Louis, MO.
No Bull, Meat won't Steer you Wrong
March 16, 2015
Come and join Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen in front of the Palmer Art Museum, in promoting animal products in your diet on March 18th.
Kirchner Food Fellowship Program
March 13, 2015
The purpose of the Kirchner Food Fellowship program is to foster the development of students who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security.
Spring 2015 Commencement
March 13, 2015
The College of Agricultural Sciences spring 2015 commencement ceremony will be at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. Graduates should arrive between 2:30-3:00 p.m. and enter the BJC at Gate B. No tickets are required for your guests to attend the commencement ceremony.
Turf students excel at GCSAA CollegiateTurf Bowl competition
March 13, 2015
Turf students competed in the 21st annual Collegiate Turf Bowl at the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Texas in February. Penn State student teams finished in 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 13th places out of 69 teams participating in this year's competition.
Want to do short term Study Abroad?
March 13, 2015
Come to the Ag Sci International Course Open House! Meet leaders of courses with international travel. Try snacks from around the world. Forest Resources Lobby, THIS TUESDAY, March 17, 11am-1pm.
Collegiate 4H Clover Run 5K
March 5, 2015
On Sunday, April 26th, Penn State Collegiate 4H will be hosting the 1st Annual Clover Run 5K!
Poultry Science Club Named National Club of the Year
March 3, 2015
Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.
Ag Springboard Can Launch Your Idea
February 26, 2015
In 2012, the GreenTowers team won Ag Springboard with the idea to use the shipping containers pulled by semi trucks to grow vegetables in an aquaponics system. Now, GreenTowers is a custom designer of nature-integrated furniture, interiors and food production units. Take your idea for a solution in the agricultural sciences and select a team to help sell it to the Ag Springboard judges — and you can win $7,500 to push your idea forward! Team registration deadline: March 5
Meat Sales By Block and Bridle
February 19, 2015
Penn State's Meat Sales By Block and Bridle are starting up again, and we're selling a large variety of products, like sausage, ground beef, summer sausage, and boneless ham.
Ag Springboard Pitch Camp Coaching Sessions Weds Feb. 25 and March 4
February 19, 2015
Show up with your ideas and we'll help you develop pitches for the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest. Get an idea notebook and gift cert for a Creamery ice cream. And if you win Ag Springboard? $7,500 to launch your idea!
International Course Open House!
February 19, 2015
Stop in to the Ag Sci International Course Open House on Tuesday, March 17 from 11am-1pm in the Forest Resources Building 1st floor lobby.
2015 Internship Award
February 17, 2015
The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship.
10th Annual Wild Game Dinner (March 21st)
February 17, 2015
Come on out to The Wildlife Society's 10th Annual Wild Game Dinner on March 21st at Lambert Hall in Bellefonte, PA. Join us for good food, gun raffle, silent auction, a guest speaker, and competitions!
Ag Student Council Membership Update
February 17, 2015
Attention all College of Ag Sciences clubs and organizations: The Ag Student Council is updating its membership list and requires your help! All clubs must submit information to be included in the roster, stay updated, and fulfill your requirements.
2015 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
February 17, 2015
This award is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society to recognize excellence in advising undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Scholarship Opportunity to Attend PennAg Event
February 16, 2015
Attend the 2015 PennAg Future Agribusiness Leader Banquet and Annual Meeting!
Study Smarter: Concept Mapping & Exam Wrappers
February 13, 2015
A follow-up workshop to Study Smarter, Not Harder will be held on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m. in 124 Findlay/Johnston Commons in East Halls. All students are invited to attend.
21st Annual Ag Research Expo
February 9, 2015
Sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agricultural Sciences and The College of Agricultural Sciences.
Cargill Global Scholars
February 6, 2015
Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014-2015 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.
Goldsmith Scholarships
February 6, 2015
The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship, worth $7,500, is awarded to a student working toward a degree in plant breeding. The Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship, worth $7,500, is awarded to a student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business.
Research opportunity in pollinator biology, health and education
February 6, 2015
Applications now being accepted for the 2015 Apes Valentes Undergraduate Summer Research Award for research in pollinator biology and health.
Block & Bridle Little I Sign-ups
February 6, 2015
Interested in showing a beef heifer, horse, lamb, or hog this spring? Then check out Block & Bridle for more information on Little I.
Alternative ways to study abroad
February 6, 2015
The International Ag Club is sponsoring a professional speaker, Kate Bassett. She will discuss an interesting project she is working on in Belize, and how she built her own alternative study abroad experience which led to her international student teaching experience coming up in Belize.
School for Field Studies Student Session Feb 27
February 6, 2015
Are you thinking about studying abroad? Do you love being outside? Come to an open student info session on Friday, Feb 27 from 10:30am - 12:00 noon in 122 Ag Admin to learn more about the School for Field Studies and meet with their representative to PSU, Amy Burrows.
American Degree Workshop!
January 30, 2015
Are you interested in receiving the prestigious FFA American Degree? Come join Penn State CFFA for an American Degree Workshop!
Penn State Extension Philadelphia Summer Urban Agriculture Internship
January 30, 2015
Penn State Center Engaging Philadelphia is seeking two enthusiastic undergraduate students from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences with extensive background in rural agriculture production, community and economic development, and/or landscape design.
ECMSS Undergraduate Participation
January 30, 2015
We'd like to increase undergraduate involvement in this year's ECMSS (Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium) event. This article provides detailed information for students interested in participating.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
January 30, 2015
During the month of January, students, faculty and staff at The Pennsylvania State University have been busy with the celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The College of Agricultural Sciences has participated in several activities.
Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
January 30, 2015
If you have a Pell Grant as part of your financial aid package, and you are studying abroad for at least 4 weeks, apply for the Gilman Scholarship!
Apply Now to Join the 2015-16 Ag Advocate Team!
January 26, 2015
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, hardworking students to join our team! If you have a passion for agricultural sciences and Penn State, we invite you to apply to become a member of our dynamic team.