Ag Day Volunteers Needed

CANR students are needed to help staff the Live Blue Hen display at Ag Day. Involves making sure chickens in trailer display have water, feed, and the birds are not too hot. Will also be answering questions about the Blue Hens (information sheet available) and hand out information sheets to visitors. Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hour shifts from 9:00 am-4:30 pm. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Prof. Bob Alphin at or 831-0825.

Microbial Systems Symposium

The 2018 Microbial Systems Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 in the Townsend Hall Commons.

Poster set up begins at 8:30 a.m. at which time breakfast will also be served. At 9 a.m., Robin Morgan, Interim Provost at the University of Delaware, will welcome participants and give opening remarks.

The first oral session will run from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. followed by a coffee break and the first poster session at 11 a.m.

Lunch will be served at noon and keynote speaker Elizabeth Grice will speak at 1 p.m. on “The Skin Microbiome and roles in health, inflammation, and wound healing.”

The second oral session will begin at 2 p.m. followed by the second poster session at 3 p.m. with awards being announced at 4:30 p.m.

For more information click here: Program for Microbial Systems Symposium

Career Services Event

1) What room in Trabant – The MPR rooms
2) How should students prepare? – Students should bring copies of their resume, feel free to drop in to the Career Services Center between 2-4pm M-F or make an appointment to have your resume reviewed beforehand, and can go to for networking tips. Preregistration is strongly encouraged (but not required) via handshake at
3) How should students dress? – Suggested dress code is business casual
4) Who will be there?- Students can view the employer list here. There are 20 employers registered including Perdue, Winterthur, DNREC, Mountaire, Center for Growing Talent by PMA, Peace Corps, & USDA (NRCS)
5) What can students expect to get out of the event? – Students will have the opportunity to network and learn about future employment opportunities, such as internships & jobs, with attending employers. It will be a great chance for both students who are currently looking for jobs and internships as well as students who want to explore what opportunities may exist for them post grad.

Seeking Students to Join CANR’s Diversity Committee

The CANR Diversity Committee works to increase inclusive excellence in the college. Our main goals for this academic year are to host several diversity-themed events, to conduct a climate assessment, and to develop a five-year plan to increase diversity and inclusion.

Are you passionate about diversity and do you want to take part in making CANR more inclusive in the future? If so, we welcome you to join our committee. To join, please email Dr. Gressley ( or attend one of our monthly meetings:

Monday 10/9, 10-11 am, 049 Townsend Hall

Wednesday 11/8, 3-4 pm, 256 Townsend Hall

Wednesday 12/6, 3-4 pm, 256 Townsend Hall