Voices of ACES

May 8, 2019
By Kim Kidwell
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences brings much MORE THAN MEETS THE I to the world.

May 1, 2019
By Kara Brockamp
Isn’t it funny how sometimes the answer you least predict resonates the most and leaves the biggest impact? I was in a meeting recently when one of my friends and fellow College of ACES student was asked what her greatest opportunity was in the college. This friend is very involved in all kinds of clubs and experiences housed in the College, so I was expecting her to say something about one of her numerous club and committee officer roles, study abroad experiences, or sense of community through her relationships with faculty, advisors, and even the deans. That is likely where I would have started had I been asked that question in that setting.

April 29, 2019
By Nick Hanisch
While most people were packing bathing suits and sunblock into their luggage, I was packing work boots and flannel shirts. My last spring break in college was spent hiking through the woods, carrying a chainsaw and learning how to safely fell trees.

April 25, 2019
By Judy Mae Bingman
Sometimes learning comes in thundering waves; other times as tiny nuggets of wisdom.

April 15, 2019
By Justine Karduck
Seniors in dietetics in the ACES Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition have done it again! Nationally, an average of only 50 percent of dietetic students match with a dietetic internship. However, the dietetics class of 2019 achieved a match rate of 100 percent, meaning that every senior that applied for a dietetic internship or graduate school was matched with or accepted by one. The seniors found out the exciting news on April 7.

March 29, 2019
By Maggie Sweppy
Not to sound like a hypocrite, but instead of going on and on about how important it is to constantly embrace change and adopt a growth mindset (like I have been known to do) today I want to talk our remembering our roots.

March 25, 2019
By Lauren Quinn
Students and faculty may have just returned from spring break, but it feels like it’s taking forever for spring to show its shiny green face this year. Looking back in my phone, I find photos of fully leafed-out trees and fat, unfurling hosta leaves by early April in recent years. This year, buds are still in winter-mode: small and clenched, as if they’re hunkered down for a storm.

March 14, 2019
By Alexandra Houser
My name is Alexandra Houser and I will be graduating in 2019 as part of the first class of students in the new non-thesis Master of Animal Sciences program at Illinois. I came to the CU area in the fall of 2018 to begin this unique one-year program knowing that the next nine months would be very challenging, but also extremely worthwhile… and boy was I right!

February 19, 2019
By Alex Brockamp
Over the winter break, I had the opportunity to take a class that involved touring different National Parks in Texas and New Mexico. I was told it would involve some hiking, but “no fitness level would be required.” On the first day of the trip, we toured two different missions (historic catholic churches) in the El Paso, TX area that involved no hiking of any kind.  We did some light walking and spent more time traveling by car than by foot. The next day however, we went to our first National Park: Guadalupe Mountains National Park. 

February 5, 2019
By Hannah Hawkinson
When you graduate high school, you are on top of the world. You think to yourself, “College will be a breeze. I’ve studied common core for four years so I can go on to study things I am good at!” Maybe you can relate to this. If you can’t that’s okay too, you might be more of a realist than I was two short years ago.