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.
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.