Join us to hear guest speaker and VT alumni, Akea Cader! Akea is the first Operations and Outreach Intern for The Wildlife Society (TWS) national headquarters! At VT, Akea worked to create an inclusive environment for underrepresented students and is continuing her amazing work on the national level. Akea will help improve communication and engagement between TWS and organization units vehicle developing and leading TWS professional offerings and DEI initiatives. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Please register in advance to get the zoom link, but it’s a quick process.
Please mark your calendars for our next General Body Meeting, being planned for 6 pm Thursday 25 March 2021. Click here for the registration link for the zoom meeting soon. The topic will be on professional development tips to address concerns about lining up good summer jobs and internships, or getting into graduate school. Our panel of e-board members will discuss leadership skills, documenting service and working for social change on your resume, networking and making connections, where to look find opportunities, an international perspective, and negotiating salaries and offers. Please plan to join us!
We are looking for members to run for office and join our executive board for the upcoming academic year. We’d like to have elections in the spring to allow some time for training and handing off of information before some of our current officers graduate or leave for study abroad. Serving in MANRRS is a great way to get to know students across different departments in CALS, CNRE, and other colleges on campus. We welcome involvement from both undergraduate and graduate students. You can develop your leadership skills, your experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, your service and outreach skills–it’s a great opportunity to make new friends, to build your resume, and to grow in so many ways. Please fill out the survey link here to express your interest in one or more positions! And please spread the word to others who might be interested! Click on the image to enlarge the flier below.
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Undergraduate Vice President
Graduate Vice President
Membership development chair
Please join us for an informal “happy hour” to get to know current MANRRS students and hopefully some alums as well! We will have some ice-breakers and opportunities to get to know each other. Please invite your friends to join us. Register at this link to get the Zoom info.
Thanks to everyone who joined our webinar with Dr. Mamie Parker! If you’d like to learn more about MANRRS or get signed up for our listserv, stop by our table in front of Owens Hokie Grill on Friday the 13th (!) from 10:45-4 pm. We look forward to seeing you!
(photo from 2019, pre-pandemic!)
Please make sure to pre-register for this event here so you can get the zoom link. Let us know if you have particular questions that you want Dr. Parker to address. She will be introduced by 2020 VT alum Andrew Bartee, and joined by current VT MANRRS President Brooke Johnson in a conversation about dealing with discrimination in outdoor based STEM fields. Please spread the word!
Please join our collaborative event on Monday night with the Virginia Tech Wildlife Disease Association Student Chapter and Black in STEM to learn about responsible research practices in communities of color. Click on flier below to enlarge for info.
We are fortunate to have an opportunity to speak with a former regional director of the USFWS this month. Please register at https://bit.ly/3mBArUD to get the Zoom link to attend or to submit questions in advance. If you need help, please contact Dr. Carola Haas, cahaas(at) vt.edu for more information. Click on the image to enlarge. Please help us spread the word!
We’re working on getting fliers for publicity but wanted to give folks a heads up so you can mark your calendars! We’ll be collaborating with the Wildlife Disease Association of Virginia Tech on an event November 2nd at 7 pm.
On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, we’ll be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker. Dr. Mamie Parker is the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Prior to this position, she was the first African American to be appointed as FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.
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.