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ASU - Jonesboro: Wildlife students
win third in Southeastern competition
March 31, 2005 -- The
Arkansas State University Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently
competed in the Southeastern Student Wildlife Conclave held at the
University of Florida in Gainesville.
The Wildlife Conclave is a
gathering of students and faculty of university programs featuring the
study of wildlife biology and conservation. Institutions and students
from throughout the Southeast, from Maryland to Oklahoma, participated.
"During the event, students compete in a variety of academic and other
competitions, as well as attend social events and participate in field
trips and workshops," explained Dr. Jim Bednarz, faculty advisor. "It is
a great opportunity for students to learn and to network with other future
In the featured event of the Conclave, the Wildlife Quiz Bowl, the ASU
student team earned third place in a field of 17 universities. The ASU
team consisted of Elizabeth Compton of Jonesboro, Blake Grisham of Black
Oak, Nick Anich of Ashland, Wis., and Jeremy Brown of Caraway.
During the quiz bowl competition, ASU beat Louisiana Tech University
(125-0), Frostburg State University (80-65), Auburn (65-26), Murray State
University (85-65), and Tennessee Tech University (70-47). In the
semi-final match, ASU was defeated by North Carolina State University,
which ended in second place after losing to the University of Georgia in
Several ASU students won individual honors as well. Wyatt Smith of Salem
was second in archery, Nick Anich was second in wildlife photography, and
Elizabeth Compton was third in wildlife art. A total of 15 ASU students,
mostly majoring in wildlife ecology and management, participated in the
ASU participates annually in the Wildlife Conclave competition and has
ranked in the top four university teams in each of the last eight years.
ASU wildlife students won the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave competition
in 1999 and 2000.
For more information
about Wildlife ecology and management at ASU, contact Dr. Jim Bednarz
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