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April 14 , 2008
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In this issue:

  • Scholarship Opportunity
  • Graduate Assistantships: University of Tennessee
  • Youth Conservation Corp (YDD Internship
  • Consider a Career in Pharmacy

Science Quotes

  • "He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever." -Chinese Proverb
  • "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."-Jacob Chanowski
  • "It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the more sure he is he knows everything." Joyce Cary

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    Scholarship Opportunity

    The Tuscarawas Valley Desk and Derrick Club is interested in awarding scholarships to students pursing degrees in an energy-related field such as geology or engineering. The purpose of the Association is to promote the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy, and allied industries.

    Each year the Club sponsors several scholarships for up to $1000 each for a full- or part-time student who has completed a minimum of six hours of undergraduate course work. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (computed on a 4.0 scale) and be pursuing a degree in a major field of study related to the petroleum, energy, or allied industries, and show financial need.

    Applications can be obtained at the Science Office, SC 318, in the Boyd Science Center. In addition to completing the application, applicants must request a reference letter from a faculty member in a sealed envelope, and have Student Financial Aid complete the third part of the application. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY AUGUST 31, 2008.

    For further information please visit or contact Sherrie Wood at

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    Graduate Assistantships: University of Tennessee

    The University of Tennessee has numerous graduate assistantships. Please contact the department listed for each assistantship for more information.

    Insect Pathophysiology
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    Dr. Ried Gerhardt

    Plant Science in Weed Science
    Plant Sciences Department
    Dr. Tom Mueller
    (865) 974-8805

    Plant Science in Vegetable Crop Production
    Plant Sciences Department
    Dr. Annette Wszelake
    (865) 974-8332

    Plant Science in Week Science
    Plant Sciences Department
    Dr. Greg Armel
    (865) 974-8829

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    Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Internship

    Position Title: Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Internship

    Number of Positions: 1

    Salary: $175 per week without housing

    Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD

    Dates of Employment: June 23, 2008 - August 15, 2008

    Position Information: Full Time Temporary, NTE 8 weeks


    Must have well-developed communications skills and leadership ability. Knowledge of first aid and emergency reponses. Skill in operating a variety of equipment and hand tools. Ability to work with teens who have a variety of needs, backgrounds, and skill levels. Ability to plan and organize work. Skill in operating motorized vehicles. Bachelor's degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desire.


    This internship will assist the Youth Conservation Group Leader in leading a crew of eight Youth Conservation Corps enrollees, ages 15 to 18, in a variety or resource improvement projects and fish and wildlife habitat improvements projects that contribute to the mission the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For more details please contact Dionne Briggs at

    How to Apply: Send resume and list of three references with telephone numbers to the email or address below.

    Closing Date: Applications must be received by May 15, 2008

    Contact Person:

    Dionne Briggs
    Patuxent Research Refuge
    12100 Beech Forest Road, Suite 138

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    Consider a Career in Pharmacy!

    Would you like to make a positive impact in the health care industry? Consider a career in pharmacy!

    Pharmacy is the third largest health profession in the US. Pharmacists play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and information they provide and are consistently ranked as one of the most highly trusted professionals because of the care and service they provide. There is an unpredented demand for pharmacists.

    To learn more, you are invited to attend:

    Pharmacy Day
    The Ohio State University
    College of Pharmacy
    Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Parks Hall Room 104
    (continental breakfast will be served)

    For more information, call (614) 688-3772 or email