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.)
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!
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.
Enjoy your surroundings by visiting this USDA Forest Service recreational area just outside of Blacksburg. We should see plenty of wildlife and plants while visiting Pandapas Pond. Please sign up on the Google list here, so we’ll know how many people to expect and how we can best arrange transportation. Carpoolers will meet in the parking lot along side of Litton-Reaves Hall. Even if you plan to meet us at the pond, we’ll wait for you in the lower parking lot if we know you’re coming! Bring some friends, bring comfortable shoes, and let’s get outside this Saturday! Click on the image below to enlarge. If you want to share the link to the google sign up with a friend, copy and paste the text below:
Please join us this week for our first general body meeting of the year. Getting involved in MANRRS is a great way to make new friends, build your network across disciplines, develop professional skills, add to your resume, and learn about awesome opportunities! Come enjoy pizza with us! Our meeting is Wednesday 18 September 2019 in Room 32 Pamplin, from 7:30-8:30 pm.
Please use the link below to nominate yourself for an officer or committee person. We are looking for folks who can take leadership starting in January 2018 and hopefully continue through fall semester. However, if you are graduating in Spring 2018 and you are still interested in serving, go ahead and fill out the form. It will be a great professional development opportunity! Information about each of the positions and committees is available in a pdf file on the sidebar.
Also we are still looking for help to sell concessions at the three upcoming home football games on 10/21, 10/28, and 11/18 (starting 2.5-3 hours before the game, until the third quarter). The link to the Qualtrics survey to sign up is here (If you signed up at the October meeting, we are counting you!) Mr. Tommy Amal is the contact (tamal2 AT vt.edu). Thank you!
Please plan to attend our MANRRS general body meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00-7:15 in Squires Room 126 (BCC). PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER THAN USUAL START TIME! (But feel free to drop in whenever you can.)
We’ll have reports from those who travelled to the Regional Cluster Meeting in Atlanta and to the Junior MANRRS event on the Eastern Shore last weekend. All are welcome to share your growth experiences over the last month with us as well! We will be talking about officer and committee roles. Please see the list of positions in the menu bar to the right and be thinking about how you can contribute to leading this organization forward. We will have sign up sheets so you can contribute your time to help sell concessions at football games (raising $ to support travel to nationals and other events) and to participate in community service projects including Cooking Around the World event with Christiansburg Institute (old website here) on 21 October. Please bring a friend and join us on Tuesday! (Photo credit Tyneshia Griffin)
Mr. Jeramie Strickland of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday to participate in the CNRE Career Fair. (See below for more info on that event.) He wants to meet with MANRRS students while he is here! Please mark your calendar for an open house event with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to discuss INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS. Mr. Strickland will provide information on Tuesday October 3, 2017 from 12:30-2:30 in 315 Cheatham Hall. Pizza, cookies, and drinks will be provided. Please let Dana Keith (email@example.com) know if you plan on attending during any of that time (dropping in and out is fine) so that she can make sure there is enough food. This is a great opportunity to find out about Fish and Wildlife Service jobs and internships all over the US and outside the US ….. DON’T FORGET TO RSVP!
Also if you can’t make the afternoon event, Professor Haas is trying to set up another event later that evening around 7:30 pm. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can only attend Tuesday evening and she will follow up with a time and place.