OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, APPELLATE BOARD OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

The Office of Student Conduct is currently accepting applications from undergraduate students who are interested in joining the Appellate Board for the 2016-2017 year. The Appellate Board is the final reviewing body for pending student conduct matters.

Applications are available on-line: http://www.udel.edu/studentconduct
Applications are due by Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Check out the recent article on UDaily for more information
http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/feb/AppellateBoard020916.html

University of Delaware Botanic Garden Summer Internships

Summer Internship – Horticulture
Apply by:                   15 March 2016 or until positions are filled
Duration:                   10 – 12 weeks during summer 2016
Compensation:           $11.50/hr
Contact:                    Dr. John Frett, Director
Telephone:(302) 831-2531  Fax:(302) 831-0605   E-mail:jfrett@udel.edu

The UDBG has four full time summer internships available for 2016. Students are expected to be highly motivated, hard-working, dependable, and able to work in groups and independently. Interns will spend the summer working in the gardens with the garden staff learning maintenance skills and gaining experience in public horticulture. Students will work outside performing a wide variety of maintenance tasks, such as mowing, weed control, pruning, planting, hardscape installation, etc.  Additionally, they will develop specialized skills such as curatorial work, detailed pruning and propagation. Students will work individually and in groups to accomplish the goals set forth for the summer. Students will take field trips to local public gardens to further their experience in public horticulture. Students are required to keep a weekly log of their activities and may enroll in PLSC 364 for (3 hr) internship credit. For additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. John Frett. To apply, please submit 1) a letter of interest including career goals, 2) a current resume, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) transcript(s) to Dr. John Frett either in writing or via email.

Dr. John Frett
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
531 College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716-2170

2016-17 DWRC Undergraduate Internships

DELAWARE WATER RESOURCES CENTER (DWRC) UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS IN WATER RESOURCES provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and faculty to become directly involved in research and education programs that address water resource related issues of critical importance to Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. Internships will start in summer 2016. For this application period, any undergraduate student enrolled at any institution of higher learning in the state of Delaware may apply, except for those graduating at the end of the spring 2016 semester. All students must have the active support of a faculty advisor and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Interested students should visit the Delaware Water Resources Center website: ag.udel.edu/dwrc/, for further details and the link to the online application. The deadline is 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 3. E-mail DWRC Program Coordinator Maria Pautler with questions.

2016 CANR Summer Institute Research and Education Experiences

The UD CANR is offering summer research and education experiences to undergraduates (both UD and non-UD students) who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the agricultural, natural resource, or life sciences. During the 10-week Summer Institute, students will work closely with CANR researchers on projects that will provide “real-world” experiences in scientific careers. Participation in the Summer Institute is awarded through a competitive application process and preference in admission is accorded to applicants who come from underrepresented populations, as part of the University’s goal to create a diverse learning environment.

Interested students should visit the CANR Summer Institute website: canr.udel.edu/canrsi,  for further details and the link to the online application. The deadline is 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 3. E-mail CANR Summer Institute Program Coordinator Maria Pautler with questions.

MECKLENBURG COUNTY PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT DIVISION OF NATURE PRESERVES & NATURAL RESOURCES

Position: Master Naturalist Program Coordinator
Location: Charlotte NC

Description/Responsibilities: We are seeking an energetic professional to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will manage the Central Carolinas Master Naturalist certification program. The goals of the program are to provide in-depth adult life-long learning opportunities and to develop a highly trained group of volunteer naturalists capable of offering environmental education and interpretive public programs and assisting with natural resources projects through Citizen Science and Stewardship. The Coord./Sup. will be tasked with networking with  existing Master Naturalist programs nationwide, maintaining the program framework, continuing to grow and maintain existing partnerships with nonprofit agencies, universities and colleges, contracting with outside instructors, teaching courses, marketing, tracking program participants, and managing the program budget. Incumbent will work closely with nature center mangers and the natural resources manager to ensure program outcomes. Maintain and manage volunteer supported projects including Mecklenburg County NestWatch, Mecklenburg County Project eMammal, and the Pollinator Garden Project.

Specifically, the Coordinator will:

  • Serve as the primary contact and lead person for the Central Carolinas Master Naturalist Program.
  • Stay abreast with the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs and networking with other existing Master Naturalist programs.
  • Ensure the continuation of the program framework (class topics, design, length, etc.) to assist participants in understanding NC ecology, native wildlife, plants, natural resource related topics and programs, and education and interpretive techniques.
  • Meet or exceed all program goals, targets, and measurements.
  • Administer program-operating budget.
  • Work closely with the Park and Recreation Department volunteer coordinator to track and manage volunteers.
  • Coordinate and contract with instructors as needed for classes, as well as teach individual classes.
  • Develop and implement program marketing.
  • Continue partnerships with area universities or colleges.
  • Manage volunteer interns to ensure continuation of volunteer projects including Project eMammal, Project NestWatch, and Mecklenburg Monarch Project.
  • Assist with operations of the county nature centers and assist with special events and programs as needed.
  • Work as part of an overall team within the department to provide recreational and educational programs, special events, and volunteer opportunities.

Previous experience designing adult education programs, establishing partnerships, teaching natural resource classes, and managing volunteers preferred. Knowledge of NC native plants, animals, and ecology preferred. Position requires frequent evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities/Qualification

This position is responsible for supervising staff or the overall functions of a program, ensuring quality control and appropriateness of the program, coordinating special projects, and preparing applicable reports.  Incumbents in this class may also assist in the development of the program. Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of experience in area of assignment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Some positions may require a valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit.

Please in addition to applying online, send your resume to Stephen Hutchinson.

Stephen Hutchinson
Environmental Education Manager
Nature Preserves and Natural Resources
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
Office: 980-314-1054
Mobile: 980-721-9155

Scholarship Announcement

Western Reserve Herb Society

The Western Reserve Herb Society is pleased to award two (2) undergraduate scholarships for the year 2016-2017.
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Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship – $10,000.00 Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:

  • American citizen
  • Undergraduate attending an accredited US college or university
  • In need of financial assistance for education
  • Student in horticulture or related field
  • Career goals include teaching, research, or sustainable agriculture
  • Applicant must have completed two years of undergraduate study by August 2016

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
Apply for Scholarship

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Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarship – $7,750 Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:

  • American citizen
  • Ohio resident attending an accredited Ohio or out-of-state institution
  • Undergraduate who has completed one year of college
  • In need of financial assistance for education
  • Student in horticulture or a related field such as agriculture or landscape architecture
  • Career goals include teaching, research, sustainable agriculture
  • Applicant must have completed one year of undergraduate study by August 2016

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016
Apply for Scholarship