Update from Animal Science Teaching Section
Fall 2011 enrollment in the Department of Animal Science and Iowa State University were at record highs, and the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) surpassed 3,500—an increase of nearly 300 students in one year. Placement of graduates for CALS and the department remained at about 97 percent within six months of graduation. Approximately 170 companies and organizations attended the October, 2011 CALS career fair, another all-time high. A very high percentage of organizations at the career fair also were looking for interns. A second career fair will be held in February based upon demand from companies and organizations.
The fund-raising program for the multi-purpose animal pavilion continues to make progress, surpassing the halfway mark in dollars pledged. The department hopes to finish the fund drive during early 2012.