Applications Open to be a UD Social Media Ambassador


The University’s Social Media Ambassador program, led by UD’s social media team in Communications and Public Affairs, is a unique and fun opportunity for students to get immersed in campus life. SMAs are given official Blue Hen Twitter accounts to share their experiences at Delaware with fellow and prospective students. They work as a team to create and curate fun, engaging content for the Blue Hen Says Twitter account, as well as other official UD accounts. SMAs also gain special access to cover a variety of campus events, such as VIP passes to UD football and basketball games, “tweet seats” at performances by the UD Resident Ensemble Players, and press passes to cover campus visits by famous speakers. SMAs also have special access to professional development opportunities, including networking events and tips from some of UD’s communications experts.

Required monthly meetings serve as a time for the entire group to convene, get to know one another, as well as receive information and tips from the UD Social Media Team. Meetings are held once each month during fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays, from 5 – 6 p.m. Questions may be sent to Holly Norton, digital content manager, at

Click here to apply now!  Applications are due November 23, 2015

See what current UD Social Media Ambassadors have to say about their experience: 


SER Mid-Atlantic Conference Save the DatesSER Mid-Atlantic Call for Abstracts

The Society for Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic Conference will be taking place March 14-15, 2016 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey. This year’s theme is Highlands to High Tides: Restoring our Watersheds, and seven-minute presentations are requested that focus on restoration that positively impacts water quality. Submissions from UD students are welcome!

Last year, the conference was held at the University of Delaware and several CANR students participated. In fact, our very own Samantha Nestory (ENWC) took first place in the student poster competition, and Owen Cass (ENWC) won the people’s choice award.


Longwood Gardens Integrated Pest Management Internship

The IPM Intern works in an exciting and diverse work environment. In a given day the intern may scout an indoor/outdoor display or growing area for pests, help manage an aquatic environment, discourage nuisance wildlife pests, rear and release beneficial insects, hang pheromone traps to monitor invasive insect pests, or track growing degree days.

The intern will apply the three pillars of IPM: cultural, biological, and chemical control. He or she will use innovative technology to scout for pests, release beneficial insects, perform IPM educational programs for guests, and use various spray equipment to apply chemical pesticide treatments. Additionally the intern will conduct a research project that strengthens Longwood’s IPM program. The intern must obtain a pesticide applicator’s license and will apply pesticides with an emphasis on safety, focusing on the least toxic yet effective methods of control. The ability to lift 50 lbs, willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, and a valid driver’s license are required. On a given task he or she may work as part of a team, lead a group of students rotating through IPM, or work independently.
This is a 12 month internship. Housing and a stipend are provided.

The application deadline is February 1st. Application and program details are found at