Archive for February, 2013

Please see the link below, Texas Farm Bureau sponsors a Collegiate Discussion Meet each year. It’s a great way for college age students to become involved in agriculture outside of their university involvement, and then transition into involvement after college. And there is scholarship money to be won. Please pass this information along and encourage participation.

Texas Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Awards
. A $1500 cash award and a plaque will be presented to the winner of
the Contest.
. Three finalists will receive a cash award of $500 each.
. A $500 cash award and a traveling trophy will be presented to the
University of the Winning Contestant.
. TFB will pay travel expenses for the winner to compete in the
American Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet Contest in February of 2014.
. Participation gifts will be provided to all contestants.
. TFB will reimburse contestants for actual driving mileage to and
from the contest.



Lindsey M. Bowers
United Agricultural Cooperative
Grain Merchandiser
P: (979)543-6284 x 206
F: (979)543-9004


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Greetings From Texas A&M’s Student Research Week Committee,

For 14 years, Texas A&M has hosted its very own student research conference. Every year, the majority of an entire week is devoted to Texas A&M’s undergraduate and graduate students, allowing and encouraging students to showcase their research through both poster and oral presentations. Student Research Week 2012 set all time records with its number of participants including 212 undergraduate students and 363 graduate students. Of those 575 participants, 152 represented your college. This year, with your help, the Student Research Committee plans to break 2012’s records with even more participants.

As you know, conferences are comprised of both participants AND judges. Your help comes into play in both of these areas. First and foremost, please encourage both your undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this wonderful opportunity. There is no fee to participate, and the experiences gained are priceless! Secondly, we need you to help judge the participants. Judges are very important to the success of Student Research Week for you are the ones who can help improve the students’ presentations. Also, graduate students as well as industry professionals are encouraged to judge; so, help us spread the word!

Please see the attached form, and feel free to distribute it throughout your college.

Sign-up for both participating and judging can be done online now at srw.tamu.edu
Deadline for registration is March 4, 2013
Student Research Week 2013 is March 25 – 29 and is located in the MSC.
Questions about SRW or Judging? Contact Rejeana Gvillo: dsl-srw-judges@studentlife.tamu.edu

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GRE Prep for Aggies – March 2013

INCREASE GRE SCORE This 16-hour course can significantly increase GRE scores. Better GRE scores make it not only easier to get into grad school, but also increase chances of getting scholarships, fellowships, and TA positions.

INEXPENSIVE It’s about half the price of other GRE Prep courses, and DISCOUNTS are available for those who sign up earliest. You could pay one of the national test prep companies $1200 or more for the same content taught by someone with less than three-months training.

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR Hudson Cody Blair, Class of ’91, is a National Merit Scholar who has been teaching study skills, SAT prep, and GRE prep for over 12 years. Mr. Blair often contracts with different offices here at TAMU to provide GRE Prep and Study Skills, and he’s the author of the popular and award winning Wired Study Tips podcasts on iTunes, hosted by the TAMU College of Engineering.

TOPICS Covers everything students need to maximize verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores on the GRE. Students also learn what to practice and how to practice in the days, weeks, or months, before taking the GRE.

NEXT CLASS March 23/24, from 8 AM to 5 PM each day, with a one hour lunch break. Near the A&M campus.
Click here for the detailed information about the GRE Prep course including future classes, details about exactly what the course includes, and information about private tutoring:

Students can sign up here. Sign up as soon as possible to get the discount:

Matthew Pariyothorn ’06, M.S.
Program Specialist for Graduate Studies
Engineering Student Services & Academic Programs
Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
ph: 979.845.6883

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Planning to travel outside of the United States?
First, plan to get your Passport!

Will your next vacation or business trip take you outside of the United States? No matter where you go, a U.S. passport will get you back home.
To learn more about travel requirements for U.S. citizens or to apply for your U.S. passport please join us for Passport Day in the USA.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Place: Study Abroad Programs Office
Bizzell Hall West
Bldg 416, Houston St
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3262
(979) 845-0544

Parking is available in the University Center Garage
Visit transport.tamu.edu for more parking information

For passport information, fees, and forms, please visit Travel.State.Gov

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International Student Services (ISS) is currently accepting applications for our Undergraduate Intern position. The ISS internship is a one year program beginning in May 2013 intended to expose students to the various roles and responsibilities of the ISS office. Please share this information with any students whom you believe may be interested!

The ISS Undergraduate Intern will have the opportunity to do the following:
(1) learn basic regulatory information, particularly as related to F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant students;
(2) interact with and assist international students;
(3) shadow ISS advisors to learn about the profession of international student advising; and
(4) assist with the preparation for and implementation of events sponsored by ISS.

Due to Department of Homeland Security regulations, the intern must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. The ISS Undergraduate Intern must be currently working on a Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and must be interested in learning about the field of international education and, in particular, international student advising.

The ISS Undergraduate Intern is expected to work at least 20 hours per week, and preferably up to 40 hours per week, during the Summer term. In addition, they are expected to work between 15 and 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.

For detailed information about this position, including the specific duties of the ISS Undergraduate Intern, additional qualifications for this position, and how to apply, please review the job posting on the Jobs for Aggies website: https://jobsforaggies.tamu.edu/. The position is ISS Undergraduate Intern and is listed under Job ID 13225. Applications must be received by no later than Sunday, March 24, 2013. Interviews will take place either on Tuesday April 9 or Friday April 12, 2013.

If you have any questions about this available position, please feel free to contact me at eyates@tamu.edu.


Emily Yates
International Student Advisor II
International Student Services
Texas A&M University

1st Floor Bizzell Hall East | 1226 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1226 | USA

tel: +1.979.845.1824 | fax: +1.979.862.4633
email: eyates@tamu.edu | GMT -6

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Dear Educational Partner:

Greetings from Walt Disney World! The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for college students and recent graduates (within 6 months of Bachelors degree) to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields.

Desired majors include but are not limited to: Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2013 term (June 2013 – January 2014). The deadline to apply is March 8th.

If you are interested in receiving 4” x 6” cards with internship opportunities within the Animal, Science and Environment programs at Disney, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send some your way. Please include your mailing address in the email.

Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com. Selected students will be interviewed via phone by a Walt Disney World representative to further discuss the internship.

Please refer interested students to http://disneyinterns.com/science. They can click on “Walt Disney World® Resort,” and select “Sciences / Horticulture / Zoology.” There, students will find more information about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions. If students have any questions with accessing the site, please have them email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us share the news about this exciting internship opportunity with your students.


Les Frey
Horticulturalist, Student Program Manager
(407) 560-4547

Laura Kleiss
Horticulturist, Greenhouse Operations
(407) 560-2433

Valerie M. Schulthess
Agricultural Sciences Secretary
(407) 560-7186

Agricultural Sciences at Epcot
The Walt Disney World Co.
2013 N. Avenue of the Stars
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Interested in an Agriculture educational program? see the attached flyer for more information:
Program for College Students at ASFMRA

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