Fall 2014 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.   We appreciate your posting our workshop schedule where it will be visible to students visiting your department; feel free to make as many copies as you wish.
  • 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. Only a few seats left!
  • 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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Choose to Do More- Add a Minor!

What makes YOU different from all of the other people graduating with your major?

Stacked up against everybody else, you need something that will set you apart.  A minor can do that by adding breadth to your undergraduate education and showing an employer or grad school that you went beyond the basics of your major.  You can choose minors in your own college or in another, and sometimes you can use courses in your major to fulfill some of the requirements of a minor.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers 12 minors…
Animal Science
Equine ScienceNEW Fall 2014
Entomology
Environmental Soil Science
Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management
Food Science
Landscape Horticulture and Design
Operations Research
Resource Economics
Statistical Data AnalyticsNEW Fall 2014
Statistics
Wildlife Conservation

Interested in adding a minor? Click here  https://cas.nss.udel.edu/cas/login?service=https://primus.nss.udel.edu/webforms/casLogin  to log into UDSIS and “Change Academic Program Plan”.   Some students may have to wait until after October 21, 2014 to add a minor or double major.

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Lab Assistant Position in Plant and Soil Sciences

Part-Time Lab Assistant
University of Delaware Plant and Soil Sciences, 151 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE

Available Immediately
Wage: $10.00-12.00 per hour commensurate with experience
Hours: 5-10 per week

The University of Delaware Plant Diagnostic Clinic is seeking a qualified individual to assist with daily technical activities. Job responsibilities may include preparation of media for isolation of plant pathogenic microbes, assistance with nematode assay setup, data entry and reporting, and other tasks associated with daily activities in the clinic. Individuals with interest in plant science, microbiology, or entomology or have an interest in learning lab techniques are preferred. This is a great opportunity for students wishing to enhance their resume and gain valuable hands on laboratory experience.

For additional information contact Nancy Gregory, ngregory@udel.edu, or Nathan Kleczewski, nkleczew@udel.edu.
More information on the UD diagnostic clinic can be found here: http://extension.udel.edu/ag/plant-diseases/ud-plant-diagnostic-clinic/

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Internship, Volunteer, and Job Openings at White Clay Creek State Park

With Fall just around the corner, White Clay Creek State Park is currently looking for volunteer and intern applicants.  In addition Fall job openings will be posted soon.

To check on current job postings in Delaware State Parks visit  http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Home/Pages/Employment.aspx.

Environmental Education Volunteer Opportunities
White Clay Creek State Park
 
Position: Geology Program Assistant
Description:  Assist the naturalists in leading outdoor geology programs for 3rd graders.
Contact:  Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us or call (302) 368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.
Commitment:  Volunteers must be available 1 weekday morning per week for September/October
Time:  varies- generally 9-12 or 9-1

Position:  Earth Explorer Assistant (Thursday afternoons)
Description:  Assist the naturalists in leading nature education programs for home school programs at the nature center at White Clay Creek State Parks. Help with setup / cleanup.  Lesson topics are all environmental and include insects, animal groups, science experiments, scavenger hunts, plant life and more.
Contact:  Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us  or call (302) 368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.
Commitment:  Volunteers can choose a session to volunteer for.  Thursday afternoons:

      • Early Fall Session (September 18 – October 16): The Interdependent Web of Life: Focus on Forest and Creek Ecosystems
      • Late Fall Session (October 30 – December 11): From Cider to Ceramics: White Clay’s Abundant Resources

Time:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm    
 
Position:  Nature Nugget Assistant (Thursday afternoons)
Description:  Assist the naturalists with our younger class (for 2-5 year olds) at the nature center at White Clay Creek State Parks. Help with setup / cleanup and crafts.
Contact:  Barbara.Woodford@state.de.us or call (302) 368-6560 to set up volunteer interview.
Commitment:  Volunteers can choose a session to volunteer for:  Fall 2014-Spring 2015 sessions will be announced in the summer.
Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are interviewing now for these positions.  Please call 302-368-6560.

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Interviewing Workshop Offered by Career Service Center

Interview_workshop

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Fall 2014 Activities Night

Fall 2014 Activities Night
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Trabant University Center & Perkins Student Center

Activities Night will be held in Trabant University Center at 17 W Main St and Perkins Student Center at 325 Academy St!

Fall Activities Night offers students the opportunity to find the extra and co-curricular activities they’ve been looking for. It’s also a great opportunity for Registered Student Organizations to promote their groups, recruit new members, and expose new students to the multitude of diverse and exciting organizations.

Activities Night is an easy, fun way for students to get involved. The University Student Centers recognize more than 340 student organizations on campus, and over 200 groups will be present on Sunday night to greet potential new members.  For a complete list of groups visit: http://events.udel.edu/event/fall_2014_activities_night  

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College Aggies Online Scholarship Program for Agricultural Students, Clubs and Organizations

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is excited to announce their annual College Aggies Online Scholarship program will kick-off on September 8th.  It’s a great opportunity for agriculture students and agriculture clubs and organizations to not only learn how to advocate for agriculture but earn scholarship money.

For more information check out: 2014 College Aggies Online Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

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Interested in Study Abroad?

Did you know that you can study in Morocco, China, Brazil, France, Dominica, or in a host of other countries while fulfilling your requirements towards graduation?  With over 70 programs in more than 35 subjects in over 30 countries, the University of Delaware has a program that suits your interests, schedule, and academic needs.  Take a minute to browse our website (www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad ), where you’ll find detailed information about all of our programs, as well as an on-line application.

While browsing, check out some of the winter 2015 programs that are still open and accepting applications from students in all majors:  Hong Kong, Cuba, London, China, Trinidad, Italy, and more.  Semester programs in Barcelona, Sydney, and Rome, with no language prerequisite, are slated for spring 2015.  For students interested in a full immersion experience, exchange opportunities exist as well.   Summer 2015 programs will be offered in Italy (PLSC), London, Poland, France, Belgium, Spain, and other locations.    Be sure to check with your advisor to find out which programs would best meet your curricular needs. Come learn more about each individual program at an interest meeting.  Check our website for a full list of meeting dates, times, and places, with new ones to be added as the fall semester begins: http://international.udel.edu/DB/PUB_InterestMeetings.aspx .

Want to learn more about how to finance study abroad?  Come to a financial aid information session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, or Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in 114 Pearson Hall.

New this year:   ALL applicants will automatically be considered for both need- and merit-based study abroad scholarships.  No extra application is necessary!

Upcoming program application deadlines are as follows:
Winter Session 2015:     5 p.m. September 20, 2014
Spring Semester 2015:  5 p.m. September 20 and October 1, 2014 (check website for                                                      deadlines)
Summer Session 2015:   5 p.m. November 20, 2014, and February 20, 2015 (check                                                        website for deadlines)
Fall Semester, 2015:        5 p.m. March 10, 2015
**To learn more and meet program faculty directors, come to the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 4, from 2:30 -4:30 in the multi-purpose room of Trabant.**

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our office in Elliott Hall (26 East Main Street), drop us an e-mail (studyabroad@udel.edu), or give us a call (302-831-2852).

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Veterinary Assistant Position Opening

Kentmere Veterinary HospitalKentmere Veterinary Hospital is hiring for a part time veterinary assistant.  Applications are available at: Kentmere Veterinary Hospital, 1710 Lovering Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.

Resume’s can be faxed to Mary Ann at 302.655.0715.  Questions?  Ask for Mary Ann between 8am-2pm, 302.655.6610.

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Farm Herdsman Position Opening

Roseda Farm is hiring a beef cattle herdsman.  The postition will be responsible for the daily management of the Roseda Black Angus cowherd and assist in other operational activities related to farm and beef operations.

For more information and application instructions click here

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