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Ag Ambassador Application 2015

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Academic Resources

The Office of Academic Enrichment provides a number of resources that can provide help to students who are struggling, as well as to those who are successful and looking for ways to sharpen their skills.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring.  We are happy to announce that you now can hire our individual tutors online!  Undergraduate tutors are available for $13.00/hr; graduate tutors are $16.00/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.

STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

  • Workshops at the OAE: In-person study skills workshop series 
  • Online workshops:  Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/). These workshops are designed to help students master essential college-level study skills.
  • This spring: Study Skills SkilMod course (UNIV113), a one-credit pass/fail course for freshmen and sophomores (exceptions can be made for other students, when needed)
  • Academic Intake appointments. Any student can meet with one of our staff members to assess his/her 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 offerings.  For more details on OAE programs, visit our website.

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Sprig and Twig Garden Club Scholarship

The Sprig and Twig Garden Club of Dover is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, or to a student currently enrolled at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College, Wesley College, or any other Delaware School of higher education. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize excellence in ornamental horticulture, plant science, environmental studies and other related areas. The club scholarship committee will determine the winner of the award, and the money will be sent directly to the student’s college or university.

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicant must major in one of the above menitioned fields of study.
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or attending an institution of higher education in Delaware.
  • Must be a resident of Kent County.

Applications are available in 104 TNS and must be completed and  submitted by April 3, 2015

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Ag Day Coordinator Position Opening

The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources is currently searching for a highly organized and energized individual who can be a hands-on coordinator for Ag Day 2015. This miscellaneous wage role will earn $15 an hour for about 30 hours each week. The position would start logistical planning now for the event on Saturday, April 25, and would continue into the end of May/early June to tie up any loose ends that have to deal with vendors, etc. One of the many important roles that the temporary role will play will be to actively supervise, monitor and coordinate the plan of action for the following student teams: Logistics; Volunteers; External Exhibits/Vendors & Demonstrations; Staff/Faculty Exhibits/Vendors; and Entertainment. Strong strategic, organizational and project management skills are absolutely critical. The role reports to the communications manager.

For more information and to apply please contact:

Nancy Santos Gainer
Communications Manager
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
Office: (302) 831-1355
ngainer@udel.edu

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Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Job Openings

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary currently has three job openings.  Click on the links below for specific information about each position.

Habitat Project Specialist 2015_Final
Science Intern 2015 Final
Science Planning Specialist 2015 Final

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Bessie B. Collins Award and Mae Carter Scholarship

The Vice-Provost for Diversity announces spring deadlines for the Mae Carter Scholarship and Bessie B. Collins Award. Complete information is available www.udel.edu/diversity. The deadline for nominations is February 13th . Nominations should be submitted to the Vice-Provost for Diversity, 116 Hullihen Hall, or to vpd@udel.edu.  The recipients will be honored at the Annual Women of Promise Celebration, Thursday, March 12th, 6:00pm, Trabant University Center. In celebration of UD Women 100 Years, this year’s guest speaker will be Amy DuBois Barnett. Details forthcoming.

  

Bessie B. Collins Award

This award honors the former Dean of Women, Bessie B. Collins, an early advocate and supporter of continuing education for women. The award honors an adult woman student, thus recognizing the diversity and richness adult students bring to the University community. The recipient receives a $500 award.

 

The Mae Carter Scholarship

This award honors Mae Carter, former Assistant Provost for Women’s Affairs and Executive Director of the Commission on the Status of Women. The award is given to an undergraduate woman student at the University who carries the values of supporting women that Mae Carter has represented to the University community. The recipient receives a $1500 scholarship.

 

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Project Native Summer Internship

Summer Environmental Education Internship
Project Native
Housatonic, Massachusetts, USA

Project Native is seeking an environmental education intern to help manage the Native Butterfly House garden and insects, guide visitors through the house, and plan and facilitate children’s programs. We prefer a college student in an environmental education or life sciences degree program.

Butterfly House Interns will work closely with Project Native staff to maintain the butterfly habitat in the house and the gardens around it, give tours and talks, and help present the butterfly safari program. We are looking for someone who loves to learn and teach, and is especially good at working with children and seniors.

Responsibilities include:
– Stocking the house with caterpillars and butterflies so visitors can experience the lifecycle of a butterfly and its dependence upon native plants for breeding and feeding.
– Learning and teaching the lifecycle of butterflies and moths.
– Learning and teaching people to identify the native plants that are host plants and nectar plants for native butterflies.
– Accompanying children and adults on butterfly safaris to find butterflies and caterpillars, collect them, and relocate them to the Butterfly House. The safari will follow the trails through Project Native’s seed bank, meadows and woods. In the process of learning to identify caterpillars and butterflies, participants will also learn the habitat, plants and conditions they need to survive.
– Caring for the plants, butterflies and caterpillars in the Butterfly House.
– Developing and implementing new educational outreach programs based around the Butterfly House.

Skills required for the position include:
– Public speaking and story telling, ability to talk to visitors about native plants and wildlife.
– Effective verbal communication skills: in person, in writing and by email.
– People management: giving directions, guiding groups, answering questions.
– Time management: following a schedule and completing tasks on time. Ability to prioritize as issues or opportunities arise. Self-directed worker.
– Ability to explain concepts like sustainability, ecosystem, biodiversity, conservation, habitat loss, definition of “native” and “invasive.”
– Familiarity with plant biology and plant care.
– Working knowledge of the role of insects and pollinators in an ecosystem.
– Desire to handle and care for insects and plants.
– Comfortable spending long hours outdoors in all weather conditions.
– Physically fit, able to lift 30 lbs. safely, able to hike through woods, stamina for long walks.

Project Native is located in Housatonic, Massachusetts, which is in the Berkshires and part of the town of Great Barrington. We are in the southwest corner of Massachusetts, fifteen miles from Connecticut and ten miles from New York.

The Project Native team is composed of dedicated, knowledgeable people passionate about achieving the Project Native mission. We have five fulltime employees and an additional four seasonal staff members who work in the nursery and the nature shop. We maintain a positive, supportive atmosphere where people are encouraged to develop and pursue their ideas. As a growing organization there is always room for individuals to help direct future growth based on their own interests.

Project Native’s educational programs are based on hands-on, experiential learning. The dynamic, interactive nature of our programs provides an opportunity for interns to develop and build on a broad range of skills, from writing, oral presentation, and social media to education and event planning.

This position is five days a week for 3 months from the beginning of June through the end of August OR beginning of July through the end of September.  Intern will be required to work weekends. Compensation: $8/hour plus onsite housing in a shared apartment with one additional intern.

Interviews will be scheduled after February 17, 2015; the position is opened until filled.  Contact Karen Lyness LeBlanc with questions.  Send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample (1-3 pages, any subject) to:

kleblanc@projectnative.org  (preferred)
Project Native
342 North Plain Road
Housatonic, MA 01236
413-274-3433
www.projectnative.org

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Poultry Science Association Undergraduate Internship

PSA_Giesen Fellowship Announcement 010615

Giesen Undergraduate Internship Guidelines

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Ag Alumni UD Ice Hockey Event

MUNCH AND MIX AT A UD ICE HOCKEY GAME!
Everyone Is Invited!
Sponsored by the UD Ag Alumni Association

Students, faculty, staff, & alumni are invited to a mixer at a Blue Hens Ice Hockey game!
WHAT: UD vs. Lebanon Valley College
WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Food (including UDairy ice cream) and soft drinks will be served during the early part of the mixer, which starts at 5:00 p.m. in the “Skybox” Lounge of the UD Fred Rust Ice Arena. The puck drops at 5:15 p.m.

You may stay to skate during the Saturday night 8-10 p.m. Public Session. (Ag Alumni ice hockey mixer attendees will need to pay the Public Session admission fee at the door again after the hockey game ends.)

Reservation deadline for the ice hockey game mixer is Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A limited number of tickets are available. Please make your reservation early.

TICKET PRICING IS:
Game plus food/drink for Adults and Children – only $6.50 per person!
(If a child can walk into the arena s/he will need a ticket.)

To purchase tickets, please first e-mail UD Ag Alumni Association Treasurer Maria Pautler at mpautler@udel.edu (or call 302-831-0847 or visit 154 Townsend Hall) telling her the number of tickets you would like to reserve (limit of 8 per person). Include your phone number so that she can contact you on game day in case we have to cancel due to snow.
Then, make checks payable to “UD Ag Alumni Association” and send or drop off to Maria to:

Maria Pautler
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2170

Your actual tickets will be held for you and will be available at the entrance to the Rust Ice Arena when you arrive at the mixer.

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Delaware Equine Council Scholarship

The Delaware Equine Council awards several $1,000 scholarships annually to college students who met the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien, and a Delaware resident or DEC member. ($20.00 for individual membership)
  • Must be enrolled and in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States and have completed, or are about to complete, one full semester.
  • Requires a short essay (no more than 400 words) and a transcript

The application is very simple and is due January 31, 2015 with scholarships being awarded at their annual scholarship dinner in Harrington on March 21, 2015.  All of the scholarship and application information can be found here: http://delawareequinecouncil.org/ScholarshipPAGE.html

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Equine Internships Available with Select Breeders Services

Select Breeders Services – Equine Internships
Two new equine internship opportunities with Select Breeders Services
Location – Chesapeake City, Maryland ~ 20 minutes from campus)

Spring Internship
This internship has not been fulfilled yet (as of 12/9/2014) so apply if interested!   This is a full-time, unpaid spring internship  (January – May 2015).

Select Breeders Service, Inc. (SBS) is seeking an energetic and motivated undergraduate to intern with our team of professionals at our Maryland based equine reproductive technology company.

The individual will assist our on farm veterinarian, Dr. David Scofield, with mare care, on farm breeding, embryo flushes and transfers, management of the recipient mare herd and local veterinary calls. In addition the intern will also participate in foal watching duties, assist at foalings and with neonatal care.

Although the intern will be primarily based at our Select Breeders Veterinary Services division, there will be some opportunity to assist technicians at our main facility with stallion collections and semen processing.

The ideal candidate is organized, self directed, detail oriented, flexible and a person who works well with others in a small “team” atmosphere.

This is an unpaid internship for the Spring Semester (January – May 2015). Housing will be provided.

Summer internship
Select Breeders Service, Inc. (SBS) is seeking an energetic and motivated undergraduate to intern with our team of professionals at our Maryland based equine reproductive technology company. The sumer internship will have a greater focus on mare and stallion management.   Location – nearby Maryland.

Interested parties should email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

julieskaife@selectbreeders.com

Select Breeders Service, Inc.
Attn: Dr. Julie Skaife
961 Cayots Corner Rd
Chesapeake City
MD 21915
(410) 885-3202

 

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