09/13/2016 - RGD is accepting submissions for the 2017 Rat Calendar

You may have wondered if there would be a rat calendar this year.  Let us put your worries to rest:  RGD is producing a 2017 Rat Calendar!  But of course, we can't do it without your help.

These calendars are our "thank you" to you, the rat research community, for your ongoing support.  We have received a great deal of positive feedback about our previous calendars thanks to the excellent photos and artwork submitted in past years, and we are looking forward to receiving the same great content this year.  As before, we are soliciting your charming, high resolution photos of rats, as well as digital images of other types of rat-centric artwork such as drawings, paintings and cartoons of rats which you have drawn/painted.  You're a writer, not a painter?  How about submitting poems, sayings or other text which you have written that you would like to see included in the calendar?

As you might expect, we are all about the strain data and giving credit where credit is due, so when sending photos of your favorite strains, don't forget to include information such as strain symbol and name, developer of the strain and any associated citations or references.  We also like to include a link to an applicable website so if your lab has a web page, please also include the URL in your submission.   Please send high quality digital images and other submissions to Jennifer Smith at jrsmith at mcw.edu by Friday, October 7th.   That's only about three weeks from now so don't delay!

Also, because there isn't a rat-centric meeting at which to distribute calendars, we will mail them to you free of charge.  If you would like hard copies of the 2017 Rat Calendar, please use our "Contact Us" form to give us your name, shipping address and how many calendars you would like.  We would be happy to send up to 5 calendars to anyone outside the Milwaukee area who requests them.  (If you are in the Milwaukee area, please contact us to find out how to get your copies!) 

We look forward to hearing from you!