The 2015 RCAS Winter Meeting was held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on January 31 -February 3, 2015.
Newly elected President Donnie Davis, University of Kentucky, presents outgoing President Larry Earnest, University of Arkansas the president plaque of appreciation from the membership at the RCAS banquet .
The 2015 RCAS
Distinguished Service Award to Jim Beaty, Purdue University
Jim Beaty, superintendent of the Purdue University Agronomy Center for Research and Education since 1986, has received the Research Center Administrators Society’s Distinguished Service Award. The award, given for service, leadership and outstanding contributions to RCAS over an extended period, was presented during the group’s annual meeting Feb. 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. RCAS is the national society for administrators of field stations, research and education centers or other branch research facilities of state agricultural experiment stations.
Beaty has been treasurer of the RCAS since 2011 and previously served as president, past president, vice president and secretary. He also has also been active with membership and recruitment, serving as moderator at RCAS meetings, and with annual meeting program planning, including as program chair. He has made presentations at annual meetings and served on various committees.
Beaty planned, coordinated and helped host RCAS summer meetings that included tours of Purdue University field research facilities in 2002. Beaty received a bachelor’s degree in 1977 and a master’s in agronomy in 1986, both from Purdue.
President Larry Earnest presents the 2015 RCAS Distinguished
Award to Jim Beaty at the annual awards banquet in Atlanta, GA.
Rosen Center Manager, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture
Posting Number 0603585
Working Title: Rosen Center Manager, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture
Type of Position: Professional
Overall Purpose/Job Objective:
The manager oversees the operation and maintenance of plant growth facilities and infrastructure in support of a variety of research programs to elucidate and exploit genetic and physiological plant defense mechanisms. Working with a management committee, the manager coordinates the equitable assignment of plant growth space to a variety of plant research programs. The manager assesses monthly user fees, manages a revolving maintenance budget, and oversees the ongoing use of facilities to maximize occupancy and respond to changing research and teaching needs and priorities. The Rosen Center houses a rice quarantine facility run by the manager under the direction of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Plant Protection and Quarantine, and Arkansas State Plant Board. The person conducting the rice quarantine service must maintain a current rice seed importation permit from APHIS/PPQ and should be familiar with rice culture and aseptic laboratory techniques.
Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary. A fundamental knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and electronic control systems is needed to monitor, diagnose, and repair greenhouse and growth chamber equipment. Familiarity with common greenhouse pests is needed to advise students and staff on timely application of management measures.
A Bachelor's degree in a plant sciences field plus three years of relevant professional experience, including one year in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Familiarity with plant science research and greenhouse operation is essential.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Pamela Oxford Moss
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Apply online to https://jobs.uark.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/application/CreateApplicant_css.jsp?createType=1&workingPostingId=183703
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