Volunteer Opportunity with UD’s Epidemiology Program!

UD’s Epidemiology program and Partnership for Healthy Communities, in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Public Health, will be conducting a series of community health assessments to better understand the concerns and needs of Delaware communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve the overall health in Delaware in the future as part of Delaware’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).   Student volunteers are needed to assist with field data collection of the community health assessments in each of Delaware’s 3 counties. Volunteers will be paired with community members and other members of the research team.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, here are the dates and times of the field data collection:

  • Kent County – Friday, February 25th 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday, February 26th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • New Castle County – Friday, March 11th 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday, March 12th 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sussex County – Friday, March 25th 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday, March 26th 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Please note:  volunteers may sign up for as few or as many days as their schedules allow.

All field volunteers will also be required to participate in a 2-hour online orientation training called Just In Time prior to assisting with field data collection.  More information on the Just In Time training will be sent out in advance of the field dates.

If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the field data collection, please complete the following sign up form: Team- SHNA/SHIP: CASPER Student Surveyors Sign-up (signupgenius.com)

We hope you will volunteer! This is a wonderful opportunity to gain hands-on public health experience, contribute to performing an essential public health service, and network with public health faculty, researchers, and the Delaware Division of Public Health leadership.  In addition, students needing to earn service, volunteer, or research hours may be eligible to receive hours for assisting with this project.  Please check with your program advisor to find out and indicate your need for hours certification on the sign-up form.

**(For those that do not have access to a vehicle, we will coordinate carpools. Additionally, for those who have access to a vehicle, we are looking for volunteers to drive carpools. Those that volunteer to carpool will receive mileage and toll reimbursement).**

**New Course for Spring 2022** HOSP180 Intro to Hospitality Business Management

HOSP180710: Introduction to Hospitality Business Management

(Online HYBRID Class)

The course is an introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry which covers topics from one of the top ten Industries in the World and one of the top five industries in the State of Delaware! The course provides information about the numerous segments of the hospitality industry, history of hospitality, current trends and related issues. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences that can expand their knowledge of the dynamic and global hospitality industry.

The course includes a guest speaker series with industry leaders and students will learn about careers in hospitality business management in these growing fields:

  • Tourism, Hotel, Restaurant, Casino, Event and Meeting Management

Additional Details to Ensure Success in this class:

  • Students must have a stable internet connection and laptop with a working camera
  • This is an online synchronous and asynchronous hybrid course: Students are required to attend class periods on Monday (virtually) using Zoom from 6 PM to 7 PM and team virtual meetings (TBD)
  • Asynchronous class work is approximately one and half hours per week.
  • Students will meet with current UD Hospitality Business Management Students as part of the teamwork in class which is called the Blue Hen “Nest” Experience

Paid After-School Tutor Position available in Wilmington within Kuumba Academy Charter School

Kuumba Academy Charter School (KACS) is a tuition-free public charter school in partnership with our founding organization, Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. (CCAC). Through the innovative union of academics, arts, technology, and family engagement, each individual’s learning style is nurtured resulting in creative learners who are positive agents of change in the community. KACS is open to all students Kindergarten through 8th grade.



Responsibilities of the After-school Tutor include but are not limited to:

Academic Achievement and Character Development
Ensure that the school climate is characterized by safety, kindness, joy in learning and
promotes and reinforces positive self-identity using Kuumba’s principles of Nguzo Saba.
● Working with small groups of students, instruct and assess student learning, and test
taking strategies.
● Grade/score student work and determine next steps for instruction.
● Motivate students to achieve high academic and behavioral standards during sessions.
● Take accurate attendance during each session.
● Hold all students accountable during lunch, breakfast, transitions, trips, and school
● Supervise arrival and dismissal from sessions.

Professional Growth and Development
Demonstrate teamwork, cooperation, and open communication with all staff of Kuumba
Academy, toward the achievement of school goals and objectives.
● Collaborate with Deans, teachers and school team to continuously improve instructional,
culture-building and leadership skills.
● Participate enthusiastically in all professional development, team planning, and data
● Function as a school wide partner in helping to raise student achievement and character
for all students in the school reinforcing school-wide expectations.
● Perform other duties and administrative functions as assigned by the Principal.

Qualities Skills and Characteristics
This position requires a creative and inspiring educator with adult leadership experience, high
energy, excellent organizational abilities and a talent for creating a warm and supportive
environment for children and their parents. Applicants must demonstrate:
● Strong belief in the Kuumba mission and educational model.
● Interest in providing only the highest quality educational, social and emotional
experiences for students and their families.
● Proven ability to influence and enhance cooperative working relationships within a team
● Exemplary interpersonal skills
● Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, parents, children).
● Team player: maturity, humility, grit, flexible, follow-through, sense of humor, open to
feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.

$40 per hour and Kuumba will train

Interested Candidates
Please email your resume and cover letter to ajohnson@kacsde.org attention Ayanna Johnson, Principal.

AAP Equity and Inclusion Committee seeking AAP Students for Paid Internship Experience!

The AAP Equity & Inclusion Committee is offering a paid internship on each of our campuses in Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington. If you are seeking résumé-boosting part-time employment and are passionate about working toward justice and equity in your community, this is the internship for you! See the flyer for application information.

Interested students must submit their statement of interest to Professor de Kramer (dekramer@udel.edu) no later than November 28th!

AAP Guest Speaker Series Presents….Katherine Lewis!

The Fall 2021 Guest Speaker Series Presents….. Katherine Lewis, J.D.!

Katherine is an immigration attorney and she is excited to discuss the experiences and opportunities that have shaped her career. Both nationally and globally, immigration is a hot topic. UD alumna Katy Lewis has been an immigration attorney for more than 10 years, representing individuals on a wide array of immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — the highest level of appeal in the federal court system before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Join us on Zoom on Nov. 15 to hear about the interesting experiences and opportunities that led her to a career in law and learn more about the important work she does!

Monday, Nov. 15
AAP Common Hour: 12:25 – 1:25 p.m.
Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/93467542801

This Zoom presentation will be broadcast live on each AAP campus:

  • Wilmington: CEB Room 928
  • Dover: Room 761 ETB
  • Georgetown: Room 142 JTC

UDance Presentation and Information Session for AAP Students TODAY!

Today, Monday 11/8 from 12:30-1:15pm, AAP will welcome UDance and Joe McDonough. They will explain the UDance program and lead a discussion about how AAP students can get involved.  It will be hosted via the Zoom link below to join the live presentation This is a really exciting opportunity!

UDance believes college students have the ability to end childhood cancer. We are built on a foundation of hope, unity, perseverance, and passion. Our work inspires thousands of people to raise funds and awareness to battle the fight against childhood cancer. By hosting engaging events year round, we foster mutually motivational relationships between University of Delaware students and local families affected by childhood cancer. UDance financially aids families nationwide and funds cutting-edge research studies that save lives. We celebrate the hard work and dedication of our participants annually by hosting a 12-hour dance marathon in the Spring.

UDance is not just another event at the University of Delaware. It’s a tradition that has far-reaching effects on our community. It’s a tradition that brings our Blue Hen’s together to benefit a life changing cause. And it’s a tradition that we hope you take part in. Join us today in our fight for a world without childhood cancer!

AAP Engineering Interest Meetings- Dover & Georgetown!

Our AAP campuses in Dover and Georgetown are pleased to welcome Dr. Chuck Shermeyer from the College of Engineering! Dr. Shermeyer will present to AAP students who are interested in pursuing an Engineering major at UD. He will discuss areas including the requirements for applying to majors within the College of Engineering, classes that students can take while in AAP, and the transition from AAP to the College of Engineering.

If you are interested in attending this event, or would like to get additional information about College of Engineering majors, please submit this College of Engineering Interest Form

Presentations will occur in:

  • Dover: November 10, 2021 at 12:25pm-1:15pm in Room 762 ETB
  • Georgetown: November 15, 2021 at 12:25pm-1:15pm in Room 140 JTC

Paid Internship Opportunity in the Hospitality Industry for AAP Students!

This is an excellent PAID internship opportunity for our students in northern Delaware! Gain valuable experience serving as a student liaison with Hospitality HQ, located in the Hercules Building at 1313 N. Market St. in Wilmington. This is a time-sensitive opportunity, so don’t delay! Contact Prof. David Teague with any questions about this amazing opportunity.

Please submit your résumé and a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience, and reasons for your interest in the position to Dr. David Teague at teague@udel.edu.

Deadline for résumé and cover letter submission: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. Interviews and reference checks to be conducted Oct. 25 – 26. Internship begins Friday, Oct. 29.


Associate in Arts Tutoring and Support Services for Fall 2021!

As the fall 2021 semester gets underway, we want to remind all AAP students that free, expert tutoring is available in writing, math, and — new this semester — Spanish! 

  • For help with writing: AAP tutors Michael Aronovitz and Dr. Brandy Yates can help you with creative, professional, and academic writing, from short stories and poetry to résumés, research papers, and oral presentations. AAP writing appointments are scheduled through the Blue Hen Success platform. View the fall 2021 writing support flyer for more information and instructions for setting up an appointment.
  • For help with math: Math tutoring for AAP students is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the fall 2021 semester. The Math Learning Lab is staffed with AAP faculty and peer tutors who offer free expert guidance via Zoom. For Wilmington students, drop-in, face-to-face tutoring is also available. No appointment is required for math tutoring; simply visit udel.zoom.us/j/438989985. For more information, see the fall 2021 math support flyer.
  • For help with Spanish: Beginning this fall, Spanish tutoring is now available for AAP students! The AAP’s Dr. Stasie Harrington offers Zoom tutoring sessions through which all AAP students can receive assistance with coursework in Spanish 105, 106 and 107. Virtual tutoring appointments are scheduled through Blue Hen Success. For more information, including instructions for setting up an appointment, see the fall 2021 Spanish support flyer.