The Ag e-Dispatch http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/ The newsletter of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences en Copyright 2013 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:41:00 -0500 http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/ http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mushroom clout Dr. Omon IsikhuemhenDr. Omon Isikhuemhen, an SAES mycologist, has added three articles to his mushroom research publication record in recent months. Isikhuemhen teamed up with colleagues with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UNC-Charlotte on two research investigations involving white rot fungus that now have published findings. One research effort was into the “Decontamination of anthracene-polluted soil through white rot fungus-induced biodegradation that has been published by The Environmentalist, a public interest website devoted to climate change and ecological impacts on a global scale. The second research project was an investigation of the capacity of the same fungus to biodegrade naphthalene present at varying concentrations in samples of sandy clay loam soil. The findings were published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste.  And Isikhuemhen and three colleagues with the SAES’s  Animal Sciences Department have had a study of the “Effect of Phase Feeding Supplemental Fungus Myceliated Grain on Oocyst Excretion and Performance of Broiler Chickens” published in the International Journal of Poultry Science. Isikhuemhen was part of a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr. Willie Willis of the  Animal Sciences Department that also included Steven Hurley, a research associate with Animal Sciences; and Dr. E.I. Ohimain of the Biological Sciences Department at Niger Delta University in Nigeria. (Ohimain was at A&T as a visiting scholar, working with Isikhuemhen.)]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/mushroom-clout.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/mushroom-clout.html Natural Resources and Environmental Design Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:41:00 -0500 Welcome mat getting workout people iconTalia Carroll, a graduate assistant with the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State, will be giving a presentation on undergraduate research and graduate school opportunities that will begin at  5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Room A-14 of the C.H. Moore Agricultural Research Station. All SAES students interested in details about undergraduate research and graduate study at Penn State are invited to attend Carroll’s presentation, which is sponsored by the A&T chapter of the student organization Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). 
Refreshments will be served. Additional details on the program are available from the SAES MANRRS chapter president for the 2011-12 academic year, James Totton or from chapter faculty advisors: Drs. Tracy Hanner or Paula Faulkner.

Representatives from the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will be on campus Nov. 14 and 15 to talk with SAES students about internships and employment opportunities. The Kentucky Extension Service representatives coming to Greensboro will also be joining SAES students and faculty for several classes during their visit.

Students will have two time spans to schedule 15-minute appointments for discussions of employment opportunities, internships and graduate study with the representatives from Kentucky Cooperative Extension: 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 and 1:30 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. SAES students who are interested in scheduling an appointment should contact the SAES faculty coordinator for the visit, Dr. Antoine Alston of the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education, 336.334.7711.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/welcome-mat-getting-workout.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/welcome-mat-getting-workout.html Academic Departments Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education Animal Sciences Biological Engineering Child Development Dietetics Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising and Design Food Sciences Natural Resources and Environmental Design Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:39:48 -0500 Students shopping for grad schools should set aside Nov. 9 info iconAt the invitation of A&T’s Office of Career Services, representatives from more than 40 graduate, medical, law, nursing and professional schools will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss programs, financial aid and the application process at the institutions or consortiums they represent. The Office of Career Services “2010 Graduate & Professional School Fair” will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Student Union’s Stallings Ballroom. A list of participating universities and consortiums that will be coming is available at the Office of Career Services website. All SAES students are welcome. Those attending should bring along BANNER ID numbers and copies of their resumes. Professional dress is strongly recommended.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/students-shopping-for-grad-sch.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2011/11/students-shopping-for-grad-sch.html Academic Departments Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education Animal Sciences Biological Engineering Child Development Dietetics Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising and Design Food Sciences Natural Resources and Environmental Design SAES Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:31:22 -0500