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Aggie Up Volume 3, Issue 13

Aggie Up Volume 3, Issue 13

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Published by Aaron Couch
Inside this Issue:
- New Associate Dean
- PTK Blood Drive - A Success
- NCTA Men's Basketball
- Aggies Speak Out
- Comedy Night
- Aggie of the Month
- Calendar of Events
Inside this Issue:
- New Associate Dean
- PTK Blood Drive - A Success
- NCTA Men's Basketball
- Aggies Speak Out
- Comedy Night
- Aggie of the Month
- Calendar of Events

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Published by: Aaron Couch on Apr 21, 2011
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Inside this Issue:
Associate Dean
PTK Blood Drive
Men’s Basketball
Aggies Speak Out
Comedy Night
Aggie of the
MonthCalendar of 
Aggie Up! Staff:
Tiffany Taylor,
Co-Editor Aaron Couch,
Co-Editor Eric Reed,
Faculty Advisor Volume 3, Issue 13 April 18, 2011
 New Associate Dean Appointed
April, 201120 PTK Introduction Reception in Ag Hall at6:00 pm20 Speech Comedy Night in the Barn at 7:00 pm21 Student Steak Feed at 5:00 pm23 Shaggy Horse Show in Livestock TeachingCenter at 7:00 am25 West Central District Clover Challenge Event4-H Computer Contest at 4:30 pm29 Second Semester Finals begin30 Kevin Meyer Horsemanship Clinic in Live-stock Teaching Center at 7:00 amMay, 2011
4 Graduate Practice in the Barn at 6:30 pm4 2011 Awards Night Program in the Barn at7:30 pm5 Graduation at 1:30 pm6 Wallace 2nd and 3rd grade visit in VeterinaryHospital at 9:30 am12-13 Cow/Calf College in Livestock Teaching Cen-ter 8:00 am - 10:00 pm13-15 Sandhills Hunter/Jumper Association SpringClinic in Livestock Teaching Center at 5:00 pm
June, 201113 Summer Session Begins17 Last day to Drop a summer session course andreceive a 100% refund.
To get an event added to the Calendar of Events contact Eric Reed at
Page 4 Aggie Up! Vol. 3 Iss. 13
Bose is Aggie of the Month
AndrewBose of Orleans, Neb., was namedthe NebraskaCollege of Tech-nical Agricul-ture’s “Aggie of the Month” for April 2011.EricReed, NCTA as-sistant professor,said Bose “hasmany admirablecharacteristics as a student. You can see in the quality of hiscourse work that he’s motivated to succeed. He is also veryrespectful to others.”Bose will receive an Associate of Science degree inveterinary technology from NCTA in August after he com- pletes an internship at a veterinary clinic during the summer.He plans to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine degree
classes at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in the fall.At NCTA, Bose works as a resident assistant in themen’s hall dormitory. He also participates in Student Techni-
serves in the student senate. He is a member of Phi ThetaKappa honor society.Bose is completing 21 credit hours but says he en- joys the work and likes doing anything related to animals. Inthe future, he wants to own a veterinary practice.
By Eric Reed, Faculty Advisor 
Speech Comedy Night in the Barn
Dean Weldon Sleight announcedthat Dr. Scott Mickelsen has been appointedthe new NCTA associate dean. The position became vacant when Rick Mestas resignedthe position to accept a position with theDepartment of Defense in Washington, DC.“Dr. Mickelsen grew up on a ranchand fully understands and loves productionagriculture and the rural communities thatserve this great industry,” Sleight said.Mickelsen is originally from Idaho.He received his education at Ricks Col-lege, Utah State University and Iowa StateUniversity. His professional career includesteaching high school agricultural education,managing a large cattle operation in Wyo-ming, and serving in teaching and adminis-trative positions at Iowa Lakes CommunityCollege and North Central Technical Col-lege in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he wasdean of agriculture.Sleight added, “We are very fortu-nate to have Scott accept this position. Hehas extensive experience in productionagriculture and also fully understands thetwo year college mission and the importanceof NCTA to the state of Nebraska. He will provide key leadership as we substantially
years.” It is the Mickelsen family’s intent tomove to Curtis by June 1.Mickelsen said: “What a great op- portunity to be selected to work for Ne- braska College of Technical Agriculture,where there is such a rich history of trainingagriculturists, and a vision toward a dynamicfuture.”
PTK Blood Drive a Success
NCTA’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappahonor society and the American Red Crosshosted a blood drive on the NCTA campusApril 4. In four hours, the Red Cross metits goal of 30 units. A total of 37 units werecollected. PTK also helped set up eight ap- points for Monday, April 11, in Maywoodfor people who had to be turned away dueto running out of bags.PTK faculty sponsor Krystle Friesenencouraged students to participate in the blood drive and said afterward, “I want tothank Collegiate 4-H and FFA for helpingout that day and a special thanks to every-one who came in to donate.We appreciatethe effort to help someone else.”
An hour of student “Speech Comedy” will take place in the Barn student union this week, Wednesday,April 20, at 7:00 p.m. The speakers are from Eric Reed’sspeech class.“Students will have an option to present a publicspeech. If they want to hone their skills in front of a liveaudience, this is their chance to do it. They all chosesomething humorous.” NCTA Speech Comedy Night
Barn, Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
“Life in the Family of Ken and Barbie”-Erik Williams and Kari Qualley“Scenes from Juno”-Andrew Bose-Alyssa Journey-Jakki Nachtman
Cody Rajdl entertains at one of the NCTA student speech nights in 2010.

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