student honors

Seven CALS students listed among “Top 15 of 2015″ UW spring graduates

Ahead of commencement last week, University Communications distributed a news release listing the "Top 15 of 2015" UW spring graduates. We are happy to report that a full seven of the featured students were CALS students! They are: Emily Baumann, biochemistry; Katelyn Budke, wildlife ecology and environmental studies; Alan Chen, biology; Rachel Dvorak, biochemistry; Lily Mank, landscape architecture; Kayla Sippl, biology; and Maya Warren, food science (PhD degree). Learn what makes them stand out here: http://www.news.wisc.edu/23722.
Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Seven CALS students listed among “Top 15 of 2015″ UW spring graduates
Workplace

Distinguished prefix packets due August 1

If you are a mid to late career academic staff member, you may be eligible to apply for a Distinguished Prefix title. The Distinguished Prefix title was created to recognize academic staff who have acquired extensive experience, advanced skills/knowledge, and a reputation beyond their school/college/division. The Distinguished Prefix title is not an automatic promotional step. It is an honor reserved for individuals who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to their profession. Currently, only some Category A academic staff in the Professional title series and Category B academic staff in the Instructional and Research title series are eligible for the Distinguished Prefix title (i.e., limited appointments and the program manager series are excluded). To find out if your title series has a Distinguished Prefix option, you can visit http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/polproced/UTG/TitleDesc2.html and search for your title. The Distinguished Prefix title is considered a promotion and includes a 5-10% base salary adjustment. For more information and for details regarding the application process, please visit http://acstaff.wisc.edu/documents/Converted_Distinguished_Prefix_Guidlines.pdf. To facilitate the committee's ability to appropriately evaluate your application, it is important that your application clearly demonstrates how you have met the criteria for the ...
Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Distinguished prefix packets due August 1
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of May 9-15

In The News: Scientists Urge Action On Phosphorus As State Moves To Delay Compliance With New Limits Wisconsin Public Radio 5/13/15 Quoted: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy Quoted: Laura Good, Soil Science UW professors honored with Vilas awards Madison.com 5/14/15 Mentioned: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Andy Baggot: Impressive group of UW athletes to receive their diplomas Saturday Madison.com 5/14/15 Mentioned: Amy DeJong, graduate student, Food Science Mentioned: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science UW researchers discover way to bring more antibiotic-free foods to consumers - Video Madison WKOW.com 5/11/15 Quoted: Jordan Sand, Animal Sciences Quoted: Mark Cook, Animal Sciences Ride to Farm seeks cyclists Morning Ag Clips 5/10/15 Quoted: Dick Cates, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Mentioned: Louise Hemstead, Alumnus, Meat and Animal Sciences Hutjens, Weigel slated to present seminars at National Jersey meetings High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal 5/13/15 Mentioned: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science Mentioned: Michael Hutjens, Alumnus, Dairy Science Weigel Among Kick-Off Speakers for National Jersey Meetings Wisconsin Ag Connection 5/13/15 Mentioned: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science Mentioned: Michael Hutjens, Alumnus, Dairy Science Exhibitors announced for FTD 'Innovation Square' The Country Today 5/11/15 Mentioned: Department of Biological Systems Engineering Mentioned: Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Farmers receive sustainable ag grants Morning Ag Clips 5/10/15 Mentioned: Keefe Keeley, Soil Science Animals sciences professor ...
Friday, May 15th, 2015
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CALS in the News for the Week of May 9-15
Awards and honors

Dietram Scheufele named to Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship

[caption id="attachment_46086" align="alignright" width="300"] Dietram Scheufele[/caption] Dietram Scheufele, professor of life sciences communication, is one of fifteen professors awarded a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship. The award recognizes distinguished scholarship as well as standout efforts in teaching and service and provides $75,000 in flexible funding over five years. Scheufele's most recent work focuses on the role that social media and other emerging modes of communication play in our society. He has published extensively on the public opinion dynamics surrounding controversial science, focusing particularly on the interplay among media, political actors and lay audiences. Along with the Distinguished Achievement Professorships, the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908) also supports the Vilas Research Professorships. Both recognitions were awarded to two groups of extraordinary faculty last Monday, May 11. Read about other award winners in the full press release.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Dietram Scheufele named to Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship
People and Departments

Nominations for CALS Committee on Academic Staff Issues due June 3

The CALS Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) is seeking nominations for academic staff to serve a three year term on the committee. The committee is advisory to the dean of the College. Staff must have at least a 50% appointment in the college to be eligible. More information on the committee, including current members, can be found here. Meeting dates can be found here. Nominations are due by June 3, 2015. To nominate, please fill out this short survey. Contact Laura Van Toll if you have any questions about the committee or the election process.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Nominations for CALS Committee on Academic Staff Issues due June 3
People and Departments

CALS APC Agenda for May 22, 2015

CALS ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL AGENDA May 22, 2015 2:30-4:00 pm 354 Agricultural Hall (Last meeting of the semester) 1. Review agenda 2. Revisions to current agenda 3. Review minutes, May 8, 2015 Action and Discussion Items 1. International PVL 2. Restructuring Guidelines 3. Debrief from All-College meeting 4. Faculty positions request in fall 5. Update on APC nomination and election 6. Evaluation of APC for the past year
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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CALS APC Agenda for May 22, 2015
Happenings

Agave plant in bloom at D.C. Smith Greenhouse

[caption id="attachment_46996" align="alignleft" width="224"] A close-up of the individual blooms.[/caption] D.C. Smith Greenhouse staff were surprised back in March by the emergence of a flower stalk from a long-time greenhouse resident, an Agave victoriae-reginae. Now over 10-feet tall, the plant is in full bloom. Visitors are welcome to stop by and see it in the D.C. Smith Conservatory during regular building hours. This particular agave specimen is older than its current home, but has never flowered before. When the D.C. Smith Greenhouse opened in 1996, the plant was already part of the Department of Horticulture teaching collection and more than a decade old. Former greenhouse manager John Mather estimates its age at 30-35 years. [caption id="attachment_47064" align="alignright" width="225"] A recent photo of the flower stalk, showing its height.[/caption] These agave are native to the American southwest and typically grow for up to 40 years before blooming once and then dying. Other species have similar life cycles which have earned them the nickname "Century Plants." According to greenhouse manager Johanna Oosterwyk, the plant should continue flowering through the end of this week before its time is up. [caption id="attachment_47065" ...
Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Agave plant in bloom at D.C. Smith Greenhouse
Happenings

CALS’ Teyanna Loether named 68th Alice in Dairyland

CALS student Teyanna Loether has been chosen as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. Loether will graduate this spring with a master’s degree in animal sciences. Read more in this WIDATCP announcement.
Monday, May 11th, 2015
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CALS’ Teyanna Loether named 68th Alice in Dairyland
Calls to nominate

Nominations open for WAA Forward Under 40 alumni awards

Nominations for the Wisconsin Alumni Association's 2016 Forward Under 40 awards are now being accepted. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are welcome. Requirements of award winners UW-degreed alumnus/alumna (bachelor’s, master’s, or professional) Must be under 40 years of age prior to January 1, 2016 Willing to have a photo taken and published in promotional materials, both in print and online Must opt in to the nomination process by providing additional information and a personal essay Criteria Winners must exemplify the Wisconsin Idea. The selection committee will judge this based on the following criteria: Achievements in their volunteer and/or professional life Uniqueness and impact of achievements for someone of their age Impact they’ve made in their area of focus (in their field or community) Current ties to the UW Demonstrated Badger spirit in terms of energy, initiative, creativity and drive in their accomplishments
Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Nominations open for WAA Forward Under 40 alumni awards
Student opportunities

New Monsanto scholarships promote diversity among STEM master’s students

Monsanto has launched a graduate scholarship program for minority students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The Monsanto Graduate Scholarship program, which will award ten $25,000 scholarships to graduate students enrolled in master's programs in STEM fields, is part the company’s broader focus on innovation and investment in agriculture. To meet the challenges the world faces in feeding nine billion people by 2050, investing in future leaders pursuing STEM careers in food and agriculture is key. The next generation of innovators will be the ones to ascend and meet the challenges of global food security. The scholarship application is online now. Interested students may apply online. The link to the application is below. http://www.monsanto.com/careers/pages/student-scholarships.aspx Timeline · The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2015. · Winners will be announced by July 1st, 2015. · Payments made by August 1st, 2015. Requirements · Must be a diverse student enrolled in a Master’s program in a STEM related field · 3.0 GPA · PhD candidates will not be considered
Friday, May 8th, 2015
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New Monsanto scholarships promote diversity among STEM master’s students