CANR 2022 Winter Session Study Abroad Program in New Zealand- Interest Meeting 11/10

Kia Ora! We are very excited to announce preliminary approval of the CANR 2022 Winter Session Study Abroad Program in New Zealand with a focus on Sustainable Farm Management and Food Production. Join us as we explore pasture-based livestock production, vegetable seed production, crop production and manuka honey production on large farms with a focus on sustainability of wildlife, waterways, native plants, soil and animals. We’ll visit some of the most magnificent farms on the South Island of New Zealand, the world-renowned Christchurch Botanical Gardens, a native wildlife conservation center, and the International Antarctic Centre.

The program will take place during the January 2022 winter session and we expect applications to open early in the spring semester – so it’s not too early to start saving and planning.

We are having our first interest meeting next Tuesday November 10th from 8-10 pm. Please join us at the ZOOM link below. We do ask that you join with your camera on if possible. You may jump in any time during the 2 hours, but we will be giving a presentation that will start shortly after 8. If your parents would like to join the ZOOM, please feel free to include them. We welcome ALL majors in CANR and we have taken all majors on past programs! So join us next Tuesday evening the 10th at 8 pm to hear more! Add the meeting to your calendar now!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://udel.zoom.us/j/95251639457

Sincerely,
Dr. Griffiths ( lesa@udel.edu) and Mrs. Susan Garey
Program Co-Directors
43 Townsend Hall
@CowsNSows

CANR Virtual Town Hall

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is developing a college-wide action plan to enhance diversity, close achievement gaps, and create a welcoming physical and cultural environment. Student input is critical to this process.
We invite the entire CANR community – undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty – to attend a 90-minute virtual town hall. CANR administration and the DEI committee will offer insight on action steps we have taken and plan to take, as well as address student concerns submitted through the anonymous student survey.
Those interested in speaking during the town hall or providing feedback in the chat will be welcome to do so and we will do our best to address all input. The event will be recorded and available for viewing.

REGISTER NOW

Hearts of Glass Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Oct. 20: The documentary “Hearts of Glass” tells the story of Vertical Harvest, an ambitious business that combines high-tech, local food production and employment for people with disabilities. UD will host a film screening (available Oct. 15 to 20) and panel discussion (Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.) of this interdisciplinary endeavor. The panel includes a hydroponics faculty, social entrepreneur, the documentary’s filmmaker and employees of Vertical Harvest.

Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

Dear UD Student,

  • Are you trying to navigate the complex world of virtual learning and working?
  • Are you trying to figure out how to get a job that allows you to be your authentic female self?
  • Do you feel like no matter what you learn in the classroom, you still feel unprepared for the work world?
  • Do you feel like you could use more examples of successful women as role models?
  • Do you want to connect with other female students that have similar experiences to yours?

As a female student at UD, you are invited to attend all sessions:  

Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

The WLI, in collaboration with the Lerner College Women in Business RSO has developed the ASCEND series to address these issues.  Our certificate program includes 7 interactive zoom webinars, and will require attendance at each session, along with a short reflection assignment to obtain a certificate.  Due to limited space, students much complete an application for this program, and will be accepted on a first come basis. For more information, email Amy Stengel: astengel@udel.edu.

Our single session option allows students to register for one session at a time to any and all sessions that are of interest.  Due to limited space – registration for each individual session is required, and session will be closed once filled.  

These 75 minute online sessions are set up to address these issues. Each session will
teach critical leadership skills, introducing participants to successful female executives to serve as advisors and role models, and invite you to build connections with other female students with similar experiences.

Each of these online sessions will include a 20-minute talk from a successful female executive and a facilitated breakout discussion where students meet one another and deepen their learning and connection.

Ask a Clinician: Gaining Experience in the Animal Science Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Pre-Veterinary Episode

Thursday, Sept 24, 12pm-1pm
  • You need volunteer, shadow, and direct patient care hours but how has the covid- 19 pandemic affected this process? This event is intended for students to get real-world advice and answers from current veterinarians in the field.  Pre-registration is required at the link above. We will send the password to those who have registered.
  • Panelists include:
    Stephanie DeMarco, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
    Jessica Applebaum, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital

    Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ – Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and Certified Veterinary Journalist at California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness (CPAW), Inc.

 

Speed Networking for Agriculture & Environment Students

Monday, Oct 5, 3pm-5pm
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to network and enhance your professional development skills from employers and alumni across Agriculture & Environment fields. Employer & alumni representatives will be rotated though each break out room every 8-10 minutes and include topics like interviewing, building your professional network, LinkedIn, and professional etiquette. The event will conclude with open networking with all alumni & employers.  Pre-registration is required at the link above.  We will send the password prior to the event.

Ascend: Empowering Female Students for Success Webinars

Are you trying to figure out how to get a job that allows you to be your authentic female self?  Do you feel like no matter what you learn in the classroom, you still feel unprepared for the work world? Do you feel like you could use more examples of successful women as role models? Do you want to connect with other female students that have similar experiences to yours?   These one hour online sessions are set up to address these issues.  Each session will teach critical leadership skills, introducing participants to successful female executives to serve as advisors and role models, and invite you to build connections with other female students with similar experiences. Each of these online sessions will include a 15-minute talk from a successful female executive and a facilitated breakout discussion where students meet one another and deepen their learning and connection.

To learn more and to register visit: https://lerner.udel.edu/seeing-opportunity/ascend-empowering-female-students/   

Virtual Career Panel with the Center for Growing Talent

As your spring semester winds down, or even if it has ended already, please join us for a Virtual Career Panel, where produce industry leaders will provide career search advice for this unusual “COVID -19 job market”. ALL graduates can benefit from this panel and the tips they will provide.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time/3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Panelists for this webinar will include:
*Satri Alpine, Director of Talent and Culture, The Oppenheimer Group
*Javier Quintero, Early Career Programs Manager, Driscoll’s
*Howard Nager, VP of Business Development/Marketing, Progressive Produce
Other panelists will be announced shortly.

You must register in advance for this panel session:
https://pma.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sGhVBc9uTqyP5myZAhPVAA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Career Panel.