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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.

Joshua Cassar, left, is congratulated by Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, after receiving the national Student of the Year award at the 2016 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta.
February 26, 2016

Josh Cassar, Lansdale, filled his undergraduate years at Penn State with activities, leading to a career in the poultry industry.

Poultry Science Club members accepting their national recognition.
February 5, 2016

For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.

Quiz Bowl team members, from left: Michelle Hartzell, Elizabeth Palmer, National Cattlement's Foundation Representative Linda Davidson, Jana Peters, Amber Gabel and Jaylene Lesher.
February 4, 2016

Team competed as representatives of the Eastern Region at the 2016 National Quiz Bowl held as part of the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.

National First Place Poultry Judging Team.  Seated, from left: Nathan Graybeal, Benjamin Luksic and Camille Lewandowski; Standing, from left: Josh Cassar and Phillip Clauer.
November 9, 2015

The team scored impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality, and Egg Production & Quality.

November 2, 2015

Six Animal Science students were among the ten students who received the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's 2015 Internship Awards.

From left: Sarah Meyers, mentor from AgChoice Farm Credit, and students Breana Scribner of SUNY Cobleskill, Jaylene Lesher of Penn State University and Kohlton Butler of Vermont Technical College take notes on the heifer facilities at Ti Glo Farm.
October 28, 2015

Eight Penn State students were part of the 109 students from 12 universities who competed in the 13th annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge in State College.

 Penn State students who received National Dairy Shrine scholarships, from left: Sarabeth Royer, Amy Kraus, Amber Gabel, Kyle Sollenberger, Chad Horst,  Isaac Haagen and Simon Itle.
October 28, 2015

Seven Penn State Dairy Science Club members received National Dairy Shrine scholarships awarded during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI earlier this month.

Block and Bridle Club members at national convention.
October 20, 2015

The Block and Bridle Club was first in chapter activities, first in yearbook and second for its scrapbook. Club President Elizabeth Palmer was fifth place for overall outstanding junior in the nation.

Washington visitors, from left, Ann Nogan, Elizabeth Curtis, Andrea Foore, John Luke Salter, Elizabeth McAndrew, Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, Emma Foster, Elaine Brown, Donald Rice, Dr. Dan Kniffen and Ethan Meyers.
October 13, 2015

Eight Animal Science students traveled to Washington, DC, to learn more about issues affecting the beef industry and communicate with legislative leaders about these issues.

Students and Faculty at Tubmill Creek Farm on the student industry tour in August.
September 9, 2015

Twenty-five students new to the Department of Animal Science toured agricultural operations and learned about career opportunities.

      The 2015 national Quadrathlon team from Penn State, from left: Stephen Smith, Hawley, Pa; Denille Pingrey, Strykersville, NY; Michelle Morelli, Rydal, Pa; and Samantha McKinney, Rebersburg, Pa.
July 22, 2015

Penn State's four member team represented the northeast in the national competition's fourth year.

Penn State students at ADSA are, from left: Cara Trotter, Isaac Haagen, Michelle Hartzell, Amy Kraus, Rebecca Klopp, Kyle Sollenberger, Halee Wasson, Greyson Smith and Amber Gabel. Member Jaylene Lesher is absent from the photo.
July 20, 2015

Penn State's Club received national recognition for its outstanding chapter activities for the third straight year. The Quiz Bowl team also placed first.

Penn State's winning poultry judging team.  From left: Coach Phillip Clauer, Benjamin Luksic, Camille Lewandowski, Joshua Cassar and Nathan Graybeal.
May 12, 2015

Animal Science students placed second in national contest for the second straight year. Joshua Cassar was first place overall individual.

April 2, 2015

Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle Club members promoted health benefits of animal products.

One of the horses sold in the 2014 Equine Sale at Penn State.
March 9, 2015

Saturday May 2 is the date for the 13th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Registered Quarter Horse Sale, organized and managed by students in the equine science program.

Top team at NESA, from left: Olivia Rush, Chad Horst, Stephen Smith and Amy Kraus
February 19, 2015

Penn State was top team overall, and individual teams placed first, second, third and seventh, with teams from 10 institutions participating.

Top row, from left: Kaitlyn Carey, Ezra Swope, Chris McCauley, Jaylene Lesher and Emma Foster.  Bottom row, from left: Andrea Foore, Emily Line, Elizabeth Palmer and Angela Becker.
February 18, 2015

Penn State Animal Science students attended educational sessions and participated in the trade show; Dr. Sara Linneen received a grant from the American National Cattlewomen.

Front:Danielle Corcoran, Camille Lewandowski, Danielle Wilson, Hannah Misner, Lindsay Royer, Sarabeth Royer; Back:Nathan Graybeal, Isaac Haagen, Ben Luksic, Katherine Baluch, Joshua Cassar, Christopher Pickard, Stephen Linde and Phillip Clauer
February 16, 2015

Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as the top club in the country at the 2015 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta; Hannah Misner was second in member of the year competition.

Winning team members for Penn State are, from left: Olivia Rush, Amy Kraus, Chad Horst and Stephen Smith.
February 11, 2015

Penn State teams have won the contest, held at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association, twelve times.

December 16, 2014

Department of Animal Science's Dr. Nancy Dreschel is recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.