UD Resources from Office of Academic Enrichment

The Office of Academic Enrichment provides a number of resources for you as a student.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring.  Students now can go online to check the TutorFind directory of available tutors for one-on-one work.
  • 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.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Workshops at the OAE.    workshop schedule
  • Online workshops:  Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/).  These workshops are designed to help students identify skill areas they need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate their progress.
  • Study Skills course (UNIV113).   This one-credit pass/fail course includes comprehensive coverage of strategies for successful studying, which are then put to use in a concurrent “target class” of the student’s choice.  While the course is aimed at freshmen and sophomores, exceptions can be made for other students when needed.  Other one-credit pass/fail SkilMod courses:  Critical Thinking (UNIV114), Problem-Solving (UNIV115).
  • 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 our offerings.  For more details on OAE programs, visit our website.

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Become an Ag Ambassador

Ag Ambassador Application 2015

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Author, Larry Levin, to speak about book and the story of Oogy

oogyAnimal Science Club Event Not to be MISSED!

March 18 at 6pm in the Townsend Commons

Oogy is a wonderful dog with an unfortunate past. He was used as bait for dog fights at a young age, and has gone through some serious trauma. However, he is now a happy and healthy dog thanks to his the wonderful people who adopted him. Oogy’s adoptive father and author, Larry Levin, will come speak to the University about Oogy’s life, the human animal bond, and what it’s like to own a former bait dog.

“Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him “Oogy” (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.” – Amazon

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UD Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair provides an informative and diverse forum for employers and UD students to interact. This fair is designed for businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and various university departments to find the best potential employee or intern among the vast array of talent available in our student population. Opportunities for full time, part time, summer internship, volunteer, on-campus opportunities, and much more will be showcased at the Spring Fair. udspringfair

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Youth Conservation Corps program

The Delaware State Parks has a new Youth Conservation Corps program.  Check out the paid positions doing environmental conservation and trail work in parks.  YCC is looking for team leaders and team members.  Stipend internship positions and free housing is available for a variety of position. Log into your to Blue He Careers to apply.

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Service Learning Scholar Partnership Positions – App due 3/1

Last year, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) had a successful Service Learning Scholar partnership with Bright Spot Ventures, a organization that works with youth aging out of the Foster Care program.  The youth have a business in which they grow vegetables, harvest them, and then sell them at the Cool Springs Farmers Market and through a Mobile Market.

There are two positions available this year for a Service Learning Scholar, a UD sophomore or junior who will receive a $3500 stipend to support this summer immersion project.  I am writing to ask you to share with students you think may be interested and encourage them to contact me to discuss their interest.  Applications are due March 1.

Farm Management:

Supervision and management of the Bright Spot Farm employment training program. Responsibilities include:

  • Daily farm management tasks
  • Help write and teach horticulture and soft skills lessons
  • Maintain farm records
  • Help manage the Bright Spot Farms market stand at the Cool Springs Farmers Market

Mobile Market Manager:

Operate Mobile truck to predetermined sites. Schedule and supervise Mobile Market staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinate and maintain inventory with Farm staff.
  • Work with site managers to promote and advertise mobile market
  • Maintain website and Facebook pages for the Mobile Market
  • Daily record keeping and bi-weekly reports

Susan Serra
Assistant Director, Office of Service-Learning
University of Delaware
180 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-3188

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Recruiting UD Student Alumni Ambassadors

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The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is currently recruiting students to apply to be a part of the UD Student Alumni Ambassadors (UDSAAs).

The role of the UDSAAs is to foster connections between past and present Blue Hens by interacting with alumni and encouraging students to consider their role as future alums. Student Alumni Ambassadors have the opportunity to work closely with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations on activities to engage with our UD alumni population and be a positive ambassador for their alma mater. The students do this by:

  • Supporting and assisting the Office of Development and Alumni Relations as a professional student organization, while also serving as student hosts at events of importance to the University community
  • Planning and participating in school spirit activities
  • Aspiring to become active University of Delaware alumni whose lives will reflect positively on the institution

The UDSAAs are looking for the best and brightest of the UD undergraduate population to lead our student body to become Blue Hens Forever. Visit www.UDconnection.com/SAA for more information and the application. Applications are due Monday, February 23, 2015. The UDSAAs will also be hosting an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 7pm in GORE room 117.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regina Donato

rmdonato@udel.edu

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Associate Director, Student Engagement

 

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Collegiate FFA Meeting Tonight

First Collegiate FFA meeting of Spring Semester – Thursday, February 19th at 6 pm in 233 Townsend.  Refreshments provided.

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Applications for 2015 – 2016 Pork Industry Scholarships

pork-industry-scholarship-imageAll juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one of the scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.

Application guidelines, located on pork.org, should be followed and may be submitted online by using this form located on pork.org as well.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2015. Recipients will be notified in April, 2015 and money will be available for the Fall 2015 academic year.

“Developing the next generation of leaders and decision-maker is critical to sustaining the pork industry,” says Chris Hostetler, Animal Science Director for the Pork Checkoff. “A survey of previous scholarship winners revealed that 80% are perusing advanced degrees in preparation to serve the industry as veterinarians, nutritionists, reproductive biologists and management consultants.”

Any specific questions should be directed to Dr. Chris Hostetler at chostetler@pork.org or 515-223-2606.

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program Summer Job

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

Summer Employment 2015

The University of Delaware’s Extension IPM program is seeking to employee two summer assistants to work with the Extension IPM Specialist and Associate on applied research and extension programs development and delivery. One is needed for New Castle/Northern Kent County and the other for Sussex County. Summer assistants will participate in the collection of applied field research data at the University of Delaware’s research farms in Newark and Georgetown, Delaware.  They will also participate in insect surveys of field and vegetable crops on cooperating farms throughout the state.

Assistants generally work 40 hours per week, however part time work may also be available. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license as well as access to their own personal vehicle. When using your personal vehicle to travel to field sites, mileage will be paid at the current University rate of $0.55 per mile. Salary ranges from $12 – $14 per hour depending on experience. Anyone interested in learning more about these positions should send an e-mail to Joanne Whalen at jwhalen@udel.edu or call at 302-831-1303.

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University of Delaware Extension Scholars Student Intern Program

extension-scholarStudent Internship with University of Delaware (UD) Cooperative Extension

Delaware Cooperative Extension connects the public with university knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.

The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives.  In so doing, the organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions.

Internship Purpose:

The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby interns will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:

    • Are integrated into the academic curriculum
    • Meet the needs of a community
    • Provide structured time for reflection
    • Help foster civic responsibility

This internship will be awarded to recipients who will be interns during the Summer of 2015.

Application materials must be submitted online by February 27, 2015.

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