Dairy Farmer, Mother of Three, & Winner of Library Research Award

Diana Ornes & family

Diana Ornes & family

Congratulations to Diana Ornes, the La Crosse Spring 2012 Library Research Award winner.

Diana, a veterinary technology student interested in production animals, is a talented and very busy young lady!

Diana's barn

Diana's barn

She and her husband have owned and operated a dairy farm for the past seven years, where they currently milk 70 cows, and care for an assortment of sheep, chickens, three dogs, three cats and two guinea pigs. She has also managed to raise three children and has returned to college so she will “have something to do” when her youngest begins school.

Diana’s research paper, Yuck! Spit that out, is about the side effects of Celiac disease. Her interest stems from a familial link; her grandfather, aunt and a cousin all have the disease. She and one of her daughters were tested for the disease, while Diana was researching her paper, but fortunately both were found to be negative.

When asked what the secret is to writing an award winning paper, Diana said that she submitted her paper to Smart Thinking, an online, 24 hours per day tutoring service. She also recommends taking time to consult writing tutors, especially our renowned composition instructor, Jodie Liedke.

Diana won a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and the honor of having her paper published on the La Crosse library website at: http://www.globeeducationnetwork.com/library/about-the-library/locations-and-hours/la-crosse/

Now here is some great news! Starting with Early Fall quarter 2012, we are upping the ante! The winner of the La Crosse library research award will now win $100 towards textbooks from the MBS bookstore, as well as have their paper published on the library webpage. The corporate Globe directors are also considering instituting a research award contest between the Globe, MSB, and Broadview campuses. Winning papers from each campus would be in contention for this prize.

So Globe – La Crosse students, what are you waiting for? Submit that “A” paper to the library today!