The invitations have been mailed. Now we have a 6-month wait to find out exactly who will come to our party.
On February 18 we interviewed 254 potential members of the Class of 2012, selected from a pool of 501 qualified applicants. Within days we had sent 186 acceptance letters. The roster may change slightly right up until the first day of classes on August 25.
By then, will we have successfully attracted the 120 brightest and best?
With the average DVM graduate carrying more than $90,000 in educational debt, scholarships pack a powerful pull for top-notch students. I have limited scholarship funds at my disposal to offer incentives to students whose background and interview skills caught the attention of reviewers. It shows students that we want them, but we need more dollars devoted to drawing students here.
We also need more money to acknowledge outstanding students in the program. I'm pleased to announce that our annual awards ceremony next month will distribute more than $268,000 in scholarships to about 120 students--an increase over the amount awarded the previous three years.
Scholarships for DVM students rank high among our priorities for the Brilliant Futures campaign, and they rank high with alumni who want to nurture future generations of veterinarians. Whether establishing their own endowment or spearheading a campaign for a class endowment, many alumni have embraced this method for supporting the College and the future.
If you'd like to find out how you can support current students through scholarships, please contact me at email@example.com or call Brenda Betts at 217/333-5545.--Herb
Marie-Claude Hofmann Receives Independent Scientist Award
Marie-Claude Hofmann, associate professor of veterinary biosciences,has received an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health.
The Independent Scientist Award is intended to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field of research. Read the full article on Dr. Hofmann's award.
A Pet's Place: A Safe Place for Displaced Pets
A Pet's Place is a temporary pet shelter for pets of domestic violence survivors staying at A Woman's Place in Urbana or BETHS (Because Eventually the Healing Starts) Place in Tuscola. When a woman decides to leave her home, but has no one to provide foster care for her pets, she and staff members at the shelters can arrange for a volunteer from A Pet's Place to pick up the pets at the shelter and keep them safe for up to 30 days. Read the full article on A Pet's Place.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife Medical Clinic and see the amazing work our student volunteers do with a wide variety of wildlife cases. And Save the Date for the Seventh Annual Doodle for Wildlife, April 19.
Looking for a Residency Opportunity?
The Department of Veterinary Biosciences has an opening for a residency/graduate study in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.
Read the full job description.
FROM THE TEACHING HOSPITAL: Spotlight on Dr. Debra Sauberli
Dr. Debra Sauberli, clinical assistant professor of veterinary clinical medicine, is busier than ever. Her case load now includes small animal reproduction cases as well as equine. Canine services include fresh, fresh chilled, and frozen semen and artificial inseminations performed either vaginally, transcervically, or surgically.
While small animal reproductive cases are year-round, equine reproduction cases begin in January when foaling begins, but breeding cases get busiest in March and continue through June and July. This leaves Dr. Sauberli with time in fall for her research.
Having reproductive services available at the hospital with internal medicine resources nearby "provides a real medical advantage," says Dr. Sauberli.
Dr. Sauberli can be reached for equine and small animal reproduction consultations by contacting the Field Services and Reproduction office at 217/333-7232.
Read more on Dr. Sauberli
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2008 Continuing Education Opportunities
Donate to the Doodle: Auction Items Needed
Help support the Wildlife Medical Clinic by donating an item or service for our silent or live auction. Previous donations have ranged from pet dental services to vacation packages. For more information, call 217-333-2761 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the Nominees Are...?
Make your nominations for the 2008 alumni awards. Download nominee forms online or e-mail email@example.com. Read a list of our previous winners.
Save the Date for the 2008 Fall Conference Golf Outing!
Wednesday, September 10, at the UI Orange Course, Savoy, Ill. Sponsored by the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
View the 2007 Golf Outing slideshow and relive the fun --and the great weather !
- Genetic Approaches to the Analysis of the Mammalian Meiotic Cell Cycle. Presented by
Dr. Mary Ann Handel, Senior Research Scientist from The Jackson
Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine at 12:00 noon in room 2258 VMBSB.
- Awards & Scholarships Celebration, April 12, Champaign, Ill.
- Graduation, May 11, Urbana, Ill.
View our calendar for other events.
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