Spring 2016 Tutoring Schedule and Resources at the Academic Enrichment Office

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AEC Group Tutoring 3-11-16

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring. The TutorFind Directory is now online! Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests.

TIME MANAGEMENT & STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

  • Online workshops: Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/). These workshops are designed to help you identify skill areas you need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate your progress.
  • Academic Intake appointments. Any student can meet with one of the OAE staff members to assess their current study strategies and develop a plan for strengthening those strategies. In particular, students in academic difficulty can benefit from this one-on-one academic counseling.

The OAE Newsletter provides a quick overview of the OAE offerings. And for more details on OAE programs, visit our website.  And for information on the wide variety of support services available to UD students, visit Academic Success@UD.

Full Time Position with Lancaster Farming

Lancaster Farming

Lancaster Farming continues to GROW with circulation of over 59,000 copies weekly, with over 160 pages of news and advertising each week and is the #1 agriculture newspaper in the mid-Atlantic region.  Our print products coupled with our website www.LancasterFarming.com are a leading source of news and information for the farming and Ag communities we serve.

We are seeking a representative in DE or on the Delmarva Peninsula to work from home/remote from our main office and drive circulation and advertising revenue in this region by developing and working a sales strategy through relationships with agribusinesses, equipment dealers, truck dealers, ag associations/bureaus and other local companies for the purpose of selling advertising and newspaper subscriptions.

The representative also enhances brand awareness of Lancaster Farming by participating in local agriculture events (trade shows, expos, seminars, etc.).

Training, support & resources are available and ongoing. Residence/location in Delaware/Delmarva Peninsula preferred.

The duties and responsibility of the representative include, though are not limited to, the following:

  • Sales – Primary responsibility to increase advertising and circulation sales & revenue.
  • Establishing and expanding a customer/advertiser base (cold-calling required)
  • Servicing the needs of the customers such as regularly calling on customers, working with customers to create Ads, advising customers of size and color options, and following-up on customer concerns and inquiries.
  • Develop sales strategies and establish sales targets
  • Maintaining customer & lead information – maintaining accurate customer records
  • Sales forecasting
  • Provide customer feedback and market research
  • Reporting activity to manager – sales reporting, budget, etc.
  • Attend local agriculture events, fairs, and activities
  • Represent Lancaster Farming with a high degree of professionalism.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an agriculture related field, business, communications, or media (preferred). Will consider student close to graduation with media and/or ag studies.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Outgoing personality, motivated
  • Excellent communication skills & good business sense
  • Ability to travel, driver’s license required with a good driving record.

This is a Full Time salaried position with monthly incentives. Vehicle required.

Contact: Tom Abbott 717-721-4461 or email your resume, cover letter & contact info to tabbott.eph@lnpnews.com

Integrated Pest Management Technician Position at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic individual for the position of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician in the Horticulture Department. Primary responsibilities include assisting the IPM Specialist by scouting, diagnosing, treating, and training staff on plant health care issues and evaluating cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical control strategies to reduce pests to tolerable levels across all areas of the conservatory, greenhouses, outdoor gardens and natural areas. This work requires a thorough understanding of horticultural practices, plant-pest interactions, control techniques and application equipment. This individual will conduct large tree sprays and other pesticide applications throughout the property, help train and direct the IPM team (staff, students, volunteers, and contractors) and assist with the management of all aspects of Longwood Gardens’ pesticide safety program.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree in entomology, plant pathology, or horticulture equivalent with two years’ experience working in landscape and/or greenhouse horticulture with special emphasis in pest management scouting, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of ornamental plants is required. Must have or be willing to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license and a PA Pesticide applicator’s license.

The successful candidate will possess good time management, organizational, and observation skills with strong attention to detail; fluency with Microsoft office, and strong communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address below.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fax 610.388.5495 or e-mail jobs@longwoodgardens.org.

The job posting can be found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/employment/full-time-job-opportunities

New Castle County Dept. Of Special Services- Summer Intern Position

New Castle County is seeking a student to collect field information from stormwater management ponds and bmp’s.  The summer intern will map the outline of facilities and the location of all of their inlet/outlet pipes and structures using gps in addition to sketching a schematic of the facility. This information will be imported into the County’s GIS database.

Interested candidates should contact:

Michael D. Harris
Environmental Compliance Manager
New Castle County Dept. Of Special Services
302.395.5806 Phone|302.395.5802 Fax
mharris@nccde.org

Alpha Zeta “We Run So They Can Soar 5K”

Alpha Zeta is hosting a 5k this Sunday, May 8, beginning at 9am.

We Run So They Can Soar 5K is raising money to support Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island. Sunrise Day Camp–Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. With 106 campers enrolled in 2006, Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island just completed its 10th summer with more than 500 campers enjoying the expansive campgrounds. The fun, friendship and smiles continue year round through various camp-like programs and in-hospital services. All donations go directly to Sunrise to help send these children to this camp, that runs entirely on donations.We want to make sure that we can donate as much money as possible to this amazing cause.  Please come out and run or walk and help us send a child to camp.

This race will not be officially timed, however there will be a clock for you to personally record your time.

Registration will be $15 on the website or day of. There is also a raffle for 2 Firefly tickets, 1 raffle ticket for $3 and 5 for $25.

Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Newark/WeRunSoTheyCanSoar5K

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship Opportunity

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship 2016 With The Experimental Farm Network and Erb Food and Garden

Do you want to learn about seed saving and plant breeding? Build your existing organic farming, gardening, and permaculture skills? Help create the foundation for a perennial plant propagation business focused on wild, native, and edible plants? Improve upon your carpentry skills by helping to build a tiny home?

The Experimental Farm Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and breeding resilient plant varieties for a changing climate. Erb Food and Garden is a permaculture design business focused on creating edible and regenerative landscapes. Together we are seeking a qualified individual (or the right pair of people) for a summer internship– to work with us and learn a variety of farming and homesteading skills. Food and housing will be provided.

Responsibilities

  • 4-5 work days per week, 32 hours work per week
    • 2-3 days working at an heirloom seed farm
    • 2 days working on homesteading skills
  • Typical seed farm tasks include: weeding, mulching, planting, hand-pollinating, seed harvesting and processing, irrigation management
  • Typical homestead tasks include: organic gardening, perennial woody & herbaceous propagation, edible landscaping, and tiny house construction

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience suggested: farming, environmental education, community gardening, building etc.
  • Relevant high school, trade school, university and/or college experience in horticulture, agriculture, design, or construction are helpful though not required
  • Desire and motivation to increase horticultural and sustainable living skills. We are looking for a team player that is excited to work with us
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and work in many different weather conditions
  • Basic carpentry, building, and maintenance skills are a big plus, though not a requirement
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow directions as well as give creative input
  • A reliable vehicle for transportation is helpful, though not required. 2-3 days a week you will work at our farm site in Elmer, NJ and transportation will be provided.

What we will provide:

  • 2 months of free rent in a room at our homestead, for the duration of the internship
  • Hands on experience with the following skills:
    • Organic farming and annual vegetable cultivation
    • Heirloom seed saving and breeding
    • Regenerative design and edible landscaping
    • Tiny house construction, and general carpentry
    • Perennial woody/herbaceous plant propagation
    • Introduction to small non-profit and business operations
  • Further opportunities to plug into local farming, permaculture, community gardening, and sustainability happenings
  • Access to the Experimental Farm Network’s growing seed collection
  • For the individual – all food in house will be covered, but we cannot accommodate specialized diets.
  • For pairs of people – $150 monthly stipend will be given for food.

The internship will be from June 14th, 2016 – August 12th, 2016

Our homestead, where your room will be, is located in Westville, NJ a 15-20 minute drive to Philadelphia. Our farm is located outside Elmer, NJ.

Interested individuals should send a PDF cover letter, resume, and 2+ references to info@erbfoodandgarden.com

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information on our websites to learn about what we are doing:
Experimental Farm Network www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org
Erb Food and Garden www.erbfoodandgarden.com

ANFS 111 Teaching Assistant Applications

Anyone interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant for ANFS 111 in the Fall of 2016, needs to have their applications into Ms. Nemec by May 1st. You can find the form on the department’s webpage under ANFS 399 and may return it via email to nemeclm@udel.edu to hard copy to Ms. Nemec’s mailbox in 044 TNS.

http://canr.udel.edu/anfs/course-information/