Penn State Agricultural Sciences Newswire - 04/28/2014

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, April 28, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Student Stories: Wildlife major camps in Serengeti during semester abroad
-- Service trip set Schreyer senior on a new career path
-- Penn State Extension educator honored for commitment to diversity
-- Birding Cup, Native Plant Festival take flight at Shaver's Creek on May 2 and 3
-- Capacity of agriculture to meet food, bioenergy needs the topic of May 2 talk

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TOP STORIES:

Student Stories: Wildlife major camps in Serengeti during semester abroad
To junior Rob Ritson, African wildlife was the stuff of books and documentaries, not college experience. But a semester in Tanzania turned the exotic ecosystem into a place where he could bring his education from the classroom to the field.

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Service trip set Schreyer senior on a new career path
Kate Ortbal, a senior in Penn State's Schreyer Honors College, found a way to focus her studies and her honors thesis on social entrepreneurship.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/3MBtQgcZ
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Penn State Extension educator honored for commitment to diversity
Marcia Weber, a Penn State Extension family and consumer sciences educator based in York County, has received the College of Agricultural Sciences' 2014 Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award. The award is designed to recognize distinctive and outstanding teaching, research, extension or creative work that advances diversity in the college.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/gGsmJ9_R
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Birding Cup, Native Plant Festival take flight at Shaver's Creek on May 2 and 3
Shaver's Creek, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society, will co-host its fourth Central Pennsylvania Native Plant Festival and Sale on Saturday, May 3. Visitors can enjoy programs about plants, gardening and birds of prey, and purchase native plants and local food from vendors.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/B1mHyqgk
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Capacity of agriculture to meet food, bioenergy needs the topic of May 2 talk
Christian Peters, a crop and soil scientist at Tufts University, will present a talk on May 2 titled "Capacity of the Northeast to meet human dietary needs and the implications for sustainable food and bioenergy systems." The event is part of the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/CD2wg3pC
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