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Coffee and Conversations Breakfast 3

Coffee and Conversations Breakfast 3

GMOs

Our chapter has partnered with Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers (OCWGA) to host monthly breakfasts during spring semester over different topics that our students have choosen and learned about while on their 6 week study abroad to Brazil. March's breakfast was focused on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Staff from OCWGA and industry experts on the subject joined members over coffee and breakfast to learn more about GMOs and how to handle the conversaiton with a peer who isn't knowledgable on the subject. The chapter heard from Allyson Perry with the Center for Food Integrity who gave a presentation and provided activities to stimulate conversation between experts and students and plans to practice the conversation.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (695)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Alpha Zeta Participates in BuckeyeThon!

Four members of the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University participated in Ohio State's annual dance marathon, BuckeyeThon.  BuckeyeThon is a 24 hour dance marathon divided into two 12 hour shifts that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network.  BuckeyeThon is also the largest student-run philantrophy at Ohio State and raises money for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year through a variety of events.  This year BuckeyeThon dancers raised over $1,231,290.00.  Alpha Zeta members were just four of the hundreds of dancers that never sat down during a 12 hour shift.  They danced the night away for the kids.     

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (970)/Comments (0)/

Ohio Corn and Wheat Seminar I

Ohio Corn and Wheat has come to us looking for ways for them to get more invloved with our chapter and all that we do. For our first year members, they gave them each a $1,000.00 scholarship to help with expenses towards their Brazil study abroad trip. For our second and third year members we have set up four seminars that take place the first Tuesday each month for a breakfast. Topics were chosen by the members and each relate to things going on in agriclture today. For this first seminar it was a way that students could meet, talk and learn more about Ohio Corn and Wheat and what they do.

Monday, March 2, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (665)/Comments (0)/

Recruitment Time!

The RPAC and Norton House

In order to promote the organization that is Alpha Zeta, the Townshend Chapter held two recruitment events at the RPAC and Norton House dormitory.  Overall, seven of our Chapter members facilitated an info-session type of meeting for prospective students interested in joining the Alpha Zeta Honorary.  Eight possible recruits came out and were excited to hear what every one of us had to say about the organization. We explained what Alpha Zeta Partners is and what all it entails (the leadership seminars, the study abroad to Brazil, and how we have personally grown from the experience). We provided the prospective students with video on Class '15 during their stay in Brazil and then answered questions.  The purpose of the event was to answer questions regarding to the honorary fraternity, to clarify how the study abroad incorporates into one's college curriculum, and to explain the beginning stages of the application process so as to recruit new members for Class '17. 

Monday, February 9, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (570)/Comments (0)/

Coffee and Conversations Breakfast

Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association

This breakfast was the second in a series of conversations the Townshend Chapter at The Ohio State University is having with the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA).  The theme of the breakfast conversation was ethanol production.  A chemist from Illinois began by sharing some information regarding ethanol in the USA, and ethanol on an international scale. Club members then conversed at tables with representatives from OCWGA, and the ethanol industry in order to ask questions about ethanol production.  This benefitted the students of our chapter by allowing them to reengage in themes from the Brazil trip, and make contacts with agricultural professionals in Ohio.  The OCWGA benefitted by working with a young group of people, who may be future coworkers in the industry.  The chapter participated in order to have an event for juniors and seniors in the club.  We want an activity that keeps people motivated in the club, and believe the breakfast conversations offer an outlet for learning and engagement.  In order for this event to be successful several members of the club acted as representatives to brainstorm a potential activity.  Once the breakfast was chosen, three members have worked with OCWGA to give feedback, and set dates for the event.  The OCWGA has taken care of the rest of the planning.

Friday, February 6, 2015/Author: Jared Ashworth/Number of views (577)/Comments (0)/
Cardboard City - Buckeyes Against Hunger

Cardboard City - Buckeyes Against Hunger

Originally Posted By Jared M. Ashworth

AZP members participated in an event run by Buckeyes against Hunger, an OSU student group that raises awareness about homelessness and also raises money for the MidOhio Food Bank. The event, called Cardboard City, gave our members insight into what it would be like to be homeless by requiring them to make a shelter out of a box and sleep outside in it.  The night also consisted of activities to learn the facts about homelessness and also hear from a representative of a local shelter.   This was a great experience for our members and allowed them to learn about ways they could volunteer in the Columbus community.  Our AZP members personally raised $250 for the MidOhio Food Bank and would like to contribute more by doing more activities in the future.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (610)/Comments (0)/
A Great Day for a 5K!

A Great Day for a 5K!

Originally Posted By Jared M. Ashworth

For the past few years the Townshend Chapter of Alpha Zeta has held a 5k in memory of two of our alumni. The profits from the 5k go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help support disease research. This year the "Be the Match" representative was unfortunately not able to come and speak to the participants, but Gabby Ruble, our member who was in charge of organizing the event, told the group about the opportunity to become a bone marrow donor.  Planning has to start in the summer to try ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (863)/Comments (0)/

Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University

Originally Posted By Jared M. Ashworth

Farm Science Review is an anuual event that the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences(CFAES) helps to put on. Each organization is asked to help with the CFAES pop stands. We helped to set up booths and will be recieveing money from CFAES Student Council. We benefitted by getting more funding for the organization.  The Townshend chapter plans on using this funding in the future in order to help the community as well as promote fellowship with fun activities promoting ...
Saturday, October 4, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (465)/Comments (0)/

Back2School Bash Kickball Tournament

Originally Posted By Jared M. Ashworth

The Townshend chapter of Alpha Zeta competed in our college's Back2School Bash Kickball tournament.  This project was a way for our chapter to get involved on our campus with other student organizations. Not only was there a kickball tournament, but an invlovement fair was also in progress for all of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences majors. Our participation in the tournament was noticed by many and it was a great chapter development and recruitment activity. The ...
Saturday, October 4, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (565)/Comments (0)/
OSU's Community Commitment Day

OSU's Community Commitment Day

Nine members participated in The Ohio State University's annual day of community service called Community Commitment. The nine members along with other students were bussed from the university to a community location. Our group went to Ark House Inc. Ark House is a non profit corporation that provides residential and habilitations home care services for developmentally disabled individuals. While participating at Ark House for 3 hours, we helped with internal house cleaning as well as ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (522)/Comments (0)/
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