On Wednesday, IAAE-Purdue students took time out of their busy, hectic, and stressful finals schedule to get together at Pappy's Sweet Shoppe and eat lunch. Several students were in attendance along with Dan and Beth to bring excitement to the conversations. After many laughs were shared and good food eaten, the Freshman crew continued the tradition by adding their signatures of the AgEd Family Class of 2018 to the booth in the back of the restaurant. This is not something that just AgEd students do, but anyone who has eaten at the book. This get together was special for Dan because it was the last time he was able to hang out with the students before packing up and heading to enjoy his retirement in Florida. Dan said, "Many thanks to all AgEd students in attendance. It was fun! See you in 2015(at the spring banquet)!"
By: Whitney Cross and Alexis Pearson
T'was the night of the Christmas party and all of the Ag Ed students were stirring, Dr. Talbert, Dan, Dr.Peters, and Dr. Esters were out and about. White elephant gifts galore, good pasta, breadsticks and more! Ugly Christmas sweaters were all the rage, and modeling was the game. Cameron Fraizer, a freshman, won the contest rocking a green sweater vest adorned with reindeer and much Christmas cheer. When the pepper jars were opened Wyatt Lucas and Garret Bitterling joined together to proudly represent the freshmen. Garrett pulled out stems with all his might so that Wyatt may win the fight. In the end they triumphed and Wyatt took the win! Many presents were exchanged and much laughing ensued. A large portion of the gifts leaned towards an inappropriate nature, and to fully appreciate them you had to grow a pair. Dr. Peters unwrapped a lovely bra, and to complete the package a redneck boob job. Macie Wippel is the proud new owner of eight rubber duckies complete with a custom swimming pool. To top it all off Dan received Billy the Talking Bass! He made a very moving speech and more than one of the students began to tear up. The officer slate was passed and congratulations to our new officer team!
Ever since Adopt an Ag Class program started just a few weeks ago, students have been communicating with their teachers and the program has been successful thus far. Mrs. Linda Begley has a short update on her college student, Josh Calhoun! Check it out below!
"He was so imformational and helpful. Whatever questions we had for him, he had an answer for. Next week we plan on having him talk about proficiencies. The class enjoyed talking to a real life student that was away from them, and especially enjoyed learning about the college. Looking forward to a successful time skyping with Josh"
Awesome job, Josh! Keep up the great work!
This week the Gold Light Special meeting time was used to brainstorm ideas for a College Exchange with Western Kentucky University’s Ag Ed Students. Jordan shared what had been worked on for a University of Illinois visit last year and the ten students attending today’s GLS brainstormed an outline for our College Visit.
Kristie Neighbors & Beth will be working with WKU to create a solid plan. More information will be forthcoming.
IAAE-Purdue kicked off the holiday season with a cookie exchange for their Gold Light Special this week. Wes Powell, Andy Helming, Laura Crosby, Emily Brite, Elizabeth Brown, Taylor Sabens, McCord Snider, Lindsey Williams, Hannah Harvey, Ashley Kincaid, Olivia Steckler, Macie Wipple, Emily Overs and Beth baked candies and cookies to plate for holiday gifts.
They ate the broken cookies (aw shucks) and plated over two dozen plates to take home and share with those that support IAAE- Purdue throughout the year. Plates were delivered to the Dean of Agriculture’s office, YDAE Department head’s office, Associate Dean of Agriculture’s office and 121 staff, Anneliese Kay, YDAE Grad Student’s work room, Hageman study room, Ag Alumni Office, 4-H Extension Office, International Ag Office, Dr. Orvis, and our YDAE professors and advisor.
Those attending participated in a fun activity that they will be able to use when they have their own agriculture education program.
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