Welcome back to everyone for the 2020-2021 academic year! We look forward to engaging in new ways in these challenging times. Please join our virtual booth from 4-6 pm at Gobblerfest today, Friday 4 Sept 2020! Make sure you are logged on with your VT credentials to Gobblerconnect and search for organizations that you are interested in, including MANRRS! We look forward to visiting with you there!
Check out this video if you’re having trouble navigating GobblerConnect today, or email TheSource@vt.edu.
We are recruiting officers for the 2020-2021 academic year. With the semester having shifted to online only and with a number of our awesome current officers graduating next year, we are really hoping that a lot of new folks will step up and apply. You don’t have to have had prior involvement with the organization just an interest in promoting achievement of diverse populations in natural and social sciences related to agriculture and natural resources! Please fill out this survey if you are interested, and please spread the word to other students who might be! See the Chapter Documents section to the right for more details on the different positions on our executive board. Feel free to reach out to current officers, Angel, AJ, or Lindsay with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
CANCELLED. NO MORE CAMPUS EVENTS. PLEASE STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE. IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT, PLEASE DO NOT GATHER IN GROUPS AND STAY 6 FEET (2M) AWAY FROM OTHERS, AND WASH YOUR HANDS AS SOON AS YOU GET IN. WE ALL HAVE TO ACT AS IF WE MIGHT BE CONTAGIOUS AND DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT OTHERS SO WE DON’T SPREAD THE VIRUS. TOGETHER WE CAN DO AMAZING THINGS–LET’S HOPE OUR COMMUNITY CAN HELP TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. ENJOY THE OUTDOORS ON THIS SPRING EQUINOX!
Hope everyone is enjoying spring break. If campus re-opens after Spring Break, it’s unclear if group events will still be held, but at this point we’re continuing to plan our spring activities. We have a spin class coming up. Check out the flier below!
In honor of Women’s Month, our general body meeting on Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6:45 pm in Squires Black Cultural Center will be an opportunity to network with a diversity of women in agriculture and natural resources. Everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity to learn from others and to make connections. If you RSVP at this link, that will help us make sure we have enough food and can accommodate dietary restrictions. Please spread the word and bring a friend.
Also please like and share our facebook event,
Please stop by 136B Cheatham Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to meet with Ms. Michaela Hall. She can help with all steps in finding a federal job or internship. She will show you how to set up a profile on USAJobs, how to locate the types of positions in which you are interested, and will even help review your resume if you bring a copy. The USFS will also have a booth at the Connections Career Fair on campus from 9 to 4 pm Wednesday. Click on image below to enlarge.
You can read more about Michaela Hall’s experiences here.
Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting! Hope everyone had a great time! Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills. Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips. Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)
Hope everyone had a great time at the Regional Cluster Meeting! One of the representatives from Smithfield Foods will be meeting with interested students on Monday evening! Pizza will be served. This is a great way to explore opportunities with a major employer in Virginia. They have openings for students in a variety of majors–not just animal science but nutrition, business, HR, water quality. She is here to help you–take the opportunity! If there is time, she’d likely be glad to review resumes.
Thanks everyone who came out and participated! Sorry for the confusion about payment! Our Venmo account is no longer active. We now have a CASH APP account $VTMANRRS if anyone would like to make donations. THANK YOU!
Please come join us for this fun Halloween-themed event! Note that this will not be our regular meeting location. We will be in Surge 103A from 7:30 to 9 pm this Wednesday. Please bring your friends and spread the word! Check our social media accounts to RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers attending. If you can’t attend but would like to support our chapter efforts, you can still make a donation. Thank you! Facebook event link is here.
Come learn about opportunities working on drinking water quality, as well as hearing more broadly about undergraduate research experiences. We will have a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Research who can let you know about funding sources, opportunities on and off campus, etc. Bring a classmate or friend!
(Image from https://www.appleridge.org/community/)
Our MANRRS chapter will be participating in an Apple Ridge Farm Service Trip as part of VT Engage on Saturday, October 12th. To participate, you must sign up through VT Engage on GobblerConnect. Once you are logged in to your VT account, go to Gobbler Connect, look for VT Engage, and search on events for the Apple Ridge Farm 12 October service trip. You’ll have to click through some earlier events, or just follow this link. Once you are on the page, click the Register Today button and fill out the info so you’ll be signed up and ensured of a spot on the bus. We look forward to seeing you there!
From VT Engage:
Join us for a Get on the Bus service trip with Apple Ridge Farm on SATURDAY, October 12th! Participants will be working in the Carver Community Garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.
All Get on the Bus trips are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Transportation will be provided by VT Engage from campus to the service site. We will depart campus at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email upon registering; if the trip is full, that will be indicated at the top of the registration form. If you still wish to register, you will be placed on the waitlist and contacted within 48 hours of the trip to confirm whether or not there is room for you on the trip.