UD Student Research Competition- College of Health Sciences

First Step Challenge Program Fall 2022- Take on a Healthcare Challenge & Design the Solution

Have a great idea for an innovative way to improve health?
Want to create a new device that would revolutionize health care?
Have a plan for a program that promotes healthy living?
We want to hear about it! Participate in the First Step program this year!

Attend the Kickoff Event:
Thursday, September 29, 2022
HSC Atrium – 540 S. College Ave.
Pizza will be provided
Interested students should RSVP by going to http://www.udel.edu/009822

Additional Information & details regarding the First Step Challenge Program Fall 2022 can be found here.

AAP Fall Speaker Series Presents: The League of Women Voters


Guest Speakers Jill Itzkowitz, Kim Wells, and Patti Christopher from the Delaware chapter of the League of Women Voters will join us to share general information about the process of voting in Delaware, as well as recent changes to voting laws in our state.

MONDAY, OCT. 3, 12:25-1:20 PM

Join us on Zoom at udel.zoom.us/j/93467542801 for an insightful look at the upcoming election!

Join us on Oct. 3 for more about how you can get involved in our democracy and make sure that your voice is heard!

The Fall 2022 AAP Guest Speaker Series on 9/19!

Join the AAP as we welcome our first speaker for the Fall 2022 Guest Speaker Series, Ben Warrington!

Former AAP student Ben Warrington joined WBOC-TV 16 as an intern during his sophomore year in 2015. He then moved to WMDT (47abc), where he worked throughout the rest of his UD career. After graduating with his degree in Communications/Media Production from UD in 2018, he joined FOX 29 in Philadelphia as newscast director. Join us on Zoom on
Monday, September 19, for a program-wide conversation with Ben about his experiences as an AAP student, his transition to the Newark campus, his fast-paced career as a news director, and more!

Monday, September 19, 2022
AAP Common Hour: 12:25 – 1:20 p.m.
Zoom link: udel.zoom.us/j/93467542801

This Zoom presentation will also be broadcast live in CEB 928 for Wilmington students, 761 ETB for Dover students, and 142 JTC for Georgetown students.

Campus Academic Advisors Return to Campus 8/29

As we prepare for the start of the fall semester, all AAP Campus Academic Advisors will return to their campus offices full-time on Monday, August 29th. Advisors have been working remotely this summer with virtual appointments available, however upon return to campus all advisors will continue to hold both virtual and in-person advising appointments.

If you need to make a virtual appointment with your advisor prior to 8/29, please use their personal appointment links below! Once the semester begins, these same links will allow for in-person and virtual appointments to be made.

Questions? Please contact your campus academic advisor!

Dover – Melvin Mendoza, melvin@udel.edu
Schedule an Appointment with Melvin Mendoza

Georgetown – Stephanie Scott, shupe@udel.edu
Schedule an Appointment with Stephanie Scott


Center for Black Culture presents: STEP AFRIKA!

Join the CBC for: A Cultural Excursion to Step Afrika!
Saturday, February 12 at 6pm (buses depart CBC @5pm)
The Grand Opera House- Wilmington DE

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Cost: $10 for current UD students
Includes transportation, snacks, and show!

Financial assistance may be available for those that need it. Please email cbc-mail@udel.edu.

RSVP and payment of $10 are required by February 10th and must have current UD Student ID.

RSVP here!



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

Zipcode Coding Bootcamp info session- Thursday 12/2 @5:30pm

Career Opportunity for graduating AAP students, parents, caregivers, and the CEB community!

Join this interactive info session for adults, including expected AAP graduates, interested in starting a career in technology with no technical background. No coding experience required! Computers and childcare are provided. Qualified participants receive FULL tuition coverage and monthly stipends! AAP students could potentially start in May and complete by August.

Information session will be held Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Community Education Building Library located at 1200 N. French St. Wilmington, DE 19801.

Registration for the Info session is required. Register using this link: https://tinyurl.com/CEBZip

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!