Horticulture Hokies Win 2nd Place at the Inn’s Fashion for Evergreens

Congratulations to Barbara Leshyn and Lisa Lipsey! The tree they decorated for the VT Inn’s Fashion for Evergreens contest won 2nd place!! There were approximately 20 trees decorated by different local organizations. Check them all out here: VT Inn Fashion for Evergreen Facebook album.

SPES Director Candidate Schedule

Interviews of four candidates for the Director of the School for Plant and Environmental Sciences have been planned. Information about the candidates and times they are visiting can be found below.

 

Niklaus Grunwald
Research Plant Pathologist, Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Tuesday, November 7th

  • 1:30 – 2:20pm: Meet with staff in 1810 Litton-Reaves Hall
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm: Seminar “Rising to our Challenges: Plant and Environmental Sciences in the 21st Century” in Fralin Auditorium
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Reception in Fralin Audtiorium

Wednesday, November 8th

  • 10:15 – 11am: Open Forum- Meet the faculty in Fralin Auditorium
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch with graduate students in 337 Smyth Hall

http://grunwaldlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu
Niklaus Grunwald CV

 

Raj Khosla
Gardner Professor of Precision Agriculture in the department of Soil & Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

Thursday, November 9th

  • 9:11 – 10:00am: Open Forum- meet the faculty in Fralin Auditorium
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm: Meet with staff in 1810 Litton-Reaves Hall
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm: Seminar “Collaborative Vision for A Transdisciplinary School: SPES” in the Biocomplexity Institute
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Reception in the Biocomplexity Institute

Friday, November 10th

  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch with graduate students 337 Smyth Hall

http://soilcrop.agsci.colostate.edu/faculty-2/rajiv-khosla/
Raj Khosla CV

 

William Randle visiting Nov 26-28
Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Design, NC A&T, formerly Dean, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, NC A&T

Monday, November 27th

  • 9:30 – 10:30am: Open Forum- meet the faculty in Fralin Auditorium
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm: Seminar “Shaping the New SPES: Background and
    Perspectives
    ” in Fralin Auditorium
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Reception in Fralin Atrium

Tuesday, November 28th

  • 9:30 – 10:30am: Meet with the staff in 1810 Litton-Reaves
  • 12:00 – 1pm: Lunch with graduate students 337 Smyth Hall

http://www.ncat.edu/faculty/wrandle.html
William Randle CV

 

Michael Evans visiting Dec 3-6
Interim Associate Dean, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Professor of Horticulture, University of Arkansas

Monday, December 4th

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm: Seminar “Towards an Innovative and Impactful School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech” in Fralin Auditorium
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Reception in Fralin Audtiorium

Tuesday, December 5th

  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch with graduate students in 337 Smyth Hall
  • 2:00 – 2:50pm: Open Forum- Meet the faculty in Fralin Auditorium
  • 3:00 – 3:50: Meet with the staff in 1810 Litton-Reaves

https://news.uark.edu/articles/35052/evans-in-horticulture-named-bumpers-college-interim-associate-dean
Michael Evans CV

 

VT News: Susan Day honored with top arboriculture research award

From VT News:

Susan Day, associate professor of urban forestry in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s L.C. Chadwick Award of Arboricultural Research. This award of distinction is given to individuals to recognize their investigation and analysis and its valuable contribution to arboriculture.

Read the entire article here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2017/09/cnre-susandayisaaward.html

Job Posting: Assistant Farm Manager, Dining Services Farm

The Dining Services Farm at Kentland Farm is a farm-to-campus program at Virginia Tech that provides hands-on education for students and produces vegetables, fruit, and herbs on six acres for campus dining centers.  The Assistant Farm Manager will provide technical support in crop production at the Dining Services Farm and in a high tunnel at the Urban Horticulture Center.  This position will also be responsible for managing a pilot hydroponic project located in Owens Dining Hall.  This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a unique and growing program that advances the sustainability of the food and farming system of Virginia Tech and the surrounding community.  Please follow the link below for more details of the position responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply.

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78643