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University of Illinois takes first in team judging at national soil judging competition

This April, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students were among 25 teams participating in the National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest hosted by Iowa State University near Ames, Iowa. The Illinois team earned first place in the team-judging category and 13th in the competition overall.

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Mobile teams bring COVID-19 vaccines to rural villages in Sierra Leone

COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low in many African countries, often because providing access to vaccines is difficult in remote areas.

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Two semesters, twice the adventure: Kelly Anna’s Australian experience

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Meet Kelly Anna Lucas, a junior majoring in Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Kelly Anna studied abroad in Australia at the University of Sydney during the fall semester of this year and loved it so much that she decided to stay for the spring semester.

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Drawing inspiration: Temple Grandin’s unique perspectives and innovations in animal science

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Imagine you are walking in a big city with a lot of people. There’s cars honking, people yelling, trash all over the streets, construction sites, and your Google Maps just took you in the wrong direction. You would probably be stressed out, right? Now think of this scenario from cattle or pigs’ perspectives when they are being transported to different locations, or corralled.

ACES scholarship is deeply meaningful for animal sciences student

As she opened her email in class, Jacqueline Springer started shaking as emotions overwhelmed her. With tears in her eyes, she rushed outside of the classroom to call her dad. He was just as shocked as she was. 

The phone line was silent as Jacqueline’s news sank in. Only her dad could understand how meaningful it was to receive the Jay Haning Scholarship.

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