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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Update from the Business Office

Brittany Morstatter, FASS Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator

ARPAS is now on social media – “Like” and “Follow” ARPAS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you are interested in providing social media content relevant to ARPAS, please contact BrittanyM@assochq.org.

Friday, December 1, 2017

ACAS Board Certification Update

W. Randy Walker, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, ACAS President

The Christmas holiday season is upon us and 2017 is rapidly coming to a close. As usual, it seems this last year has just flown by. The holidays are always a time of good cheer that helps us to revive our spirits, reflect on the past year, and prepare for the year to come. I would like to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, and may the joys of this season help to uplift you toward a fabulous New Year.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ACAS Board Certification Update

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, ACAS President

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and happy new year.
As the President of ACAS, I believe there are 3 major challenges for the coming year: 1) increase our membership, 2) revise and develop exams for applicants, and 3) increase the benefits and impact of ACAS to its members and to the fields of animal science.
As to membership, many of our newest members have applied through the “Highly Qualified Individual” designation. I am sure we all know highly qualified ARPAS members who would qualify for ACAS membership as a “Highly Qualified Individual.” Please take the time to urge them to apply through this route and to provide them with a letter of nomination. Applicants simply complete and submit the Notice of Interest for ACSA on the ARPAS web site (www.arpas.org). They will then be asked to complete an application, provide copies of their transcripts and publications, the application fee ($200), and 2 letters of nomination. Many of you will also know recent graduates who could qualify for membership through the exam route. Please urge them to apply as well. If you have any questions, just check out the ACAS section on the ARPAS website.
As for exams, a number of our exams need to be updated. If you would like to help with these duties, or if you have ideas or questions for discipline exams or practicums, please contact the appropriate Discipline Director (www.arpas.org/acas_officers.asp). 
Third, as to impact and benefits, please demonstrate the importance of ARPAS and ACAS membership by displaying them prominently on your business cards and correspondence. 
As a reminder, the 2017 ACAS business meeting will be held next July in Baltimore in during the ASAS–CSAS and ARPAS annual meetings. The ARPAS members who are not members of ASAS or CSAS will be allowed to pay the member registration fee. Hope to see a good crowd in Baltimore next July. 

Categories: Updates, December 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Professional Animal Scientist Update

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

The current status of The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) is quite positive. The four issues published in 2016 by Elsevier total 530 pages. This compares with only 393 in 2015 and 475 in 2014. Additionally, the October issue should have 175 pages. So, we will complete Volume 32 and exceed our contracted goal of 720 pages.

Monday, August 1, 2016

ACAS Board Certification Update

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

First let me thank the members of the American College of Animal Science (ACAS). I am honored to have been elected as an ACAS officer and look forward to the coming year as ACAS President. I also want to thank John Bernard for his service as ACAS President for the past year, Kenneth Cummins for his service as ARPAS Executive VP, and Kelsey Grant of FASS for her hard work with the ACAS administrative duties.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Update on The Professional Animal Scientist

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

The first two issues of the 32nd volume of The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) contain eight review articles:

Design, Analysis, and Execution of Quality Grazing Research
  • Grazing management options in meeting objectives of grazing experiments
  • The roles of forage management, forage quality, and forage allowance in grazing research
  • Designing a grazing experiment that can reliably detect meaningful differences
  • Getting more information from your grazing research beyond cattle performance
Reproductive Efficiency of Beef Cows
  • Nutrition and management of cows: Supplementation and feed additives
  • Choosing a calving date
  • Use of ultrasonography to make reproductive management decisions
  • Advantages of current and future reproductive technologies for beef cattle production

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Professional Animal Scientist Update

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

We look forward to working with a new publisher in 2016, as noted in the announcement by Emma Bruun of Elsevier. A new website will be available for members to access the journal for no cost, and additional content is being added. The information for access will be provided next month.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Publisher’s Update from Elsevier: The Professional Animal Scientist

Emma Bruun, Elsevier, Animal Science Journals Publisher

It is with great pleasure that I formally announce that Elsevier will become the official publisher for The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) from January 2016.

Elsevier is delighted to have the opportunity to work more closely with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and FASS to provide assistance and publishing expertise to support the ongoing success of this highly regarded publication.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Professional Animal Scientist Update

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

We are entering a new era in 2016 for The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) with the agreement for Elsevier to publish, promote, and distribute the Journal.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ACAS Board Certification Update

John K. Bernard, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The Annual Meeting of ACAS was held in Orlando, FL on July 13, 2015. President Marit Arana announced that a new ACAS color brochure is available a copy will be posted on the website for viewing and printing. The Discipline Committee Chairs will be working to develop and update exams for each of the disciplines. There are over 210 ACAS members with 12 who were approved this past year. Currently there are 13 active applications for ACAS membership.
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