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The Animal Sciences Student News Group, in the ANGEL Course Management System, is for Animal Sciences majors at all Penn State locations. It provides information on curriculum, clubs, internships and part-time jobs, career opportunities, scholarships, a classified section lists textbooks, and housing. To enroll, contact Student Services Staff Assistant Molly Martin.

Block and Bridle students assisting at the Pennsylvania Livestock Association food booth at the Farm Show. From left: Mallory Perchinski, White Deer; Alyssa Sheppard, New Derry; and Danielle Sheppard, New Derry, Block and Bridle alum.
January 28, 2014

The Block and Bridle Club begins 2014 by helping the Pennsylvania Livestock Association and preparing for the Little International Expo.

October 17, 2013

Block and Bridle Club welcomes new members; will host Calf Sale on October 19.

September 25, 2013

The Open House will be held October 23-24 at the University Park Campus and will enable prospective students to attend a class, tour the campus and learn to know faculty and students.

Twenty students and eight faculty from Penn State University's Department of Animal Science visited three farming operations in south central Pennsylvania to learn more about the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture.
September 10, 2013

Twenty students and eight faculty in the Department of Animal Science were part of the 2013 student industry tour to see first hand several successful agricultural enterprises.

The Penn State Dairy Science Club
July 25, 2013

The Club won outstanding chapter, was first in club website and second in yearbook. Seven members participated in the national meeting.

 The 2013 winning national Quadrathlon team from Penn State, from left: Kevin Harvatine and team members Vance Brown, Nate Ulmer, Amy Kraus and Amanda Mosier.
July 17, 2013

Penn State Animal Science Students took first place in the second year of the contest, after winning first last year in the quiz bowl portion of the four-part competition.

PSU Krymsun In Blue is held by new owner Emily Smetanick Fennell of Freeport, PA, with Emily's husband Dusty Fennell beside her. Others, from left, are Jill Smetanick and trainers Tracy (foreground) and Scott Kauffman.
May 9, 2013

For the 11th year, the student-run Equine Science Showcase and Sale provided valuable hands-on experience for equine students at Penn State.

May 1, 2013

The Poultry Science Club was named "Student Organization of the Year" for its educational activities and community service.

From left, Kyle Kerr, Jena Shaffer, Kara Riccioni, Kayla Hidlay, Sarah Farley, Clarissa Barton, Dylan Giebner, Chris MacCauley, Alyssa Dietrich, and Ethan Whiteside.
April 30, 2013

Seventy-two students participated in the Little "I" fitting and showmanship competition on April 13 at the Snider Ag Arena.

Penn State Poultry Judging Team, from left: Dylan Lape, Amy Mayer, Corissa Steimling, Jillian Koren and Phillip J. Clauer, coach.
April 29, 2013

Penn State students excel at the 66th National Poultry Judging Contest held at Louisiana State University.

April 17, 2013

Livestock team places fifth overall in the three day competition held at the University of Tennessee.

April 15, 2013

Block and Bridle Club hosts the Fight for Life competition between Penn State and the Ohio State University.

Penn State Dairy Challenge Team, seated, from left: Dakota Grove and Jared Risser; Standing from left: Dr. Lisa Holden, Nathan Ulmer, Hannah Wentworth and Dr. Gabriella Varga.
April 10, 2013

A team representing Penn State's Department of Animal Science placed second in evaluating Brand Dairy Farm at the event attended by 128 students from 32 colleges across North America.

From left: Olivia Rush, Danielle Lehman, Tyler Nisknick, Julie Ivicic, Brooke Milbrandt, Katie Harvison, Mallory Perchinksi, Kelsey Derstein and adviser Ken Kephart
April 9, 2013

Penn State's Block and Bridle Club was recognized at the national Block and Bridle Club Convention as first in the nation for chapter activities; Danielle Sheppard was fourth in the Outstanding Junior contest.

Block and Bridle Club members surround speaker Pierre Decayeux, in red sweater.
April 9, 2013

Pierre Decayeux, an organic horse dairy farmer from Normandy, France, talked about his family's farm and the uses for mare's milk.

March 25, 2013

Dr. Robert Hough will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend on April 12 and 13 at University Park.

March 22, 2013

The William R. Henning Meat Science Enrichment Fund will provide funds for teaching, research and extension science programs in meat science.

From left, back row: Teddy Fisher, Wildlife Society member; middle row, Olivia Rush, "Patty Melt," Kelsey Morgan; front row, Sarah Dorward, Amanda Mosier, Shelby Harkless and Amanda Klaboe, both Wildlife Society members.
March 19, 2013

Collegiate Cattlewomen sponsored the 7th annual Meat-In Day at the University Park Campus, with the theme, "Nice to MEAT you..Pleased to FEED you."

Penn State team accepts awards, from left: Alyssa Dietrich, Amanda Mosier, Dustin Gates and Nathan Ulmer.
March 15, 2013

Penn State team continues a winning tradition, having won the national contest 11 times since 1993.