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Aggie Up! Vol. 4 Iss. 8 The "Finally Out" Edition

Aggie Up! Vol. 4 Iss. 8 The "Finally Out" Edition

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Published by Aaron Couch
Inside this Issue: Aggies of the Month, Are Ag College a Joke?, Aggies Speak Out (about after-college job plans), College Problems, Things I Think, Calendar of Events
Inside this Issue: Aggies of the Month, Are Ag College a Joke?, Aggies Speak Out (about after-college job plans), College Problems, Things I Think, Calendar of Events

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 Ne bras k a Co llege o f   Tec hn ica lgr ic u l t ure
 A GG IE  UP!
ncta.unl.edu/aggie-up
Inside this Issue:
Aggies of the Month
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Are Ag Colleges A
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Joke?Aggies Speak Out!
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(about after-college job plans)College Problems
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Things I Think 
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Calendar of Events
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Aggie Up! Staff:
Aaron Couch,
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Editor/ Photographer Eric Reed,
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Faculty Advisor 
See staff foravailable positions!
Volume 4, Issue 7 January 27, 2012
December and January Aggies of the Month Selected
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
January28 NCTA and Purina Feeds Feeding and Fitting Clinicat 8:00 a.m.28 4-H Early Market Beef Weigh-In at 9:00 a.m.30 Frontier County 4-H Livestock Judging PracticeFebruary2 Student Senate meeting at Noon - Ag Hall Room 17 Medicine Creek 4-H Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m.8 FFA District Career Development Skills Contest at8:00 a.m.9 Valentine’s Dance at 9:00 p.m.10 Frontier County 4-H Livestock Judging Practiceat 6:00 p.m.11 IHSA Schooling Stock Seat Show at 7:00 a.m.14 Husker Ag Smarts at 8:00 a.m.15 May degree applications due (also due: applicationsfor August graduates participating in Mayceremony)17 Frontier County 4-H Livestock Judging Practice
17Lastdaytodroprst8-weekcourse.
 To add an event contact Eric Reed at ereed2@unl.edu
Page 4 Aggie Up! Vol. 4 Iss. 7
Facebook.com/AggieUpGuest Writers:
 Kevin Martin
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lege’s Agronomy team, Hawkinson competed ina national competition at Modesto, California, in2011 and will compete with the team in Coffeyville,Kansas, in the spring.Hawkinson also serves as a resident assistant and
studentambassador,reectinghiswillingnesstoas
-sume additional campus responsibilities.“Wade’s work ethic and enthusiasm is everythingan instructor hopes for in a student. It is clear thathe is excited to be a part of NCTA’s educationalexperience and campus life, said Dr. Brad Rams-dale, Assistant Professor of Agriculture ProductionSystems. After graduation, Hawkinson plans to farmand work as a crop consultant.
Aggies of the Month
Continued from page 1
The December 2011 and January 2012Aggies of the Month are Amelia DeJongof Lake in the Hills, Ill., and Wade Hawk-inson of Hastings, Neb.DeJong was named Aggie of the Monthin December. She is a Veterinary Technol-ogy major with a minor in AgricultureProduction Systems (equine emphasis).She is also secretary of Student Techni-cians of the Veterinary Medical Associa-tion (STVMA) Club and works as a tutor and part-time aid in the college’s Admis-
sionsofce.DeJongsaysthatsincethere
are fewer opportunities in Illinois for largeanimal work in a mixed-veterinary prac-tice she plans to stay in Nebraska whenshe graduates in May.Scott Mickelsen, NCTA AssociateDean, said, “We have called on Amelia tohelp with student tours and special toursof the new Vet Tech Facility, and she hasalways been very dependable and will-ing.”Stephanie Nichols, former AdmissionsCoordinator, added, “She is always willingto help and does it with a big smile. Peopleactually ask for Amelia to give their tour.What a wonderful asset to the Vet Techdepartment; she is one that veterinarians
willghtovertobeanemployee.”
Wade Hawkinson was named the Ne- braska College of Technical Agriculture’sAggie of the Month for January.Instructors describe Hawkinson as amodel or excellent student: consistent, andwith a strong desire to learn the subjectmatter. He is a member of Phi ThetaKappa honor society and the NCTA FarmBureau Club. As a member of the col-
Amelia DeJong was the Aggie of the Month inDecember.
 
 T he  “ F i na l l y  O u t ”  Ed i t io n
See “Aggies of the Month” on page 4
Wade Hawkinson is the Aggie of the Month for January.
Less than 30% of those taking the ACT areacademically ready for college. Ouch.We will get a 12 inch plus snow storm in February.My coffee addiction is getting ridiculous.Estimates show only 10% of college studentsactually strive for excellence. Sad.Trying to replace a totaled car with insurancemoney is basically impossible.
–Whywouldyouwantangermonkey?
How do you forget to bring your shoes to a basketball game?
–It’stimetondhelpwhenyoustarthidingfrom
everyone and everything.Whatever you think you need to get done, do itright now..44 Smith and Wesson and a dozen cans of pop =stress relief.
Things I Think 
By Kevin Martin,
Guest Writer 

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