Monthly Archives: January 2014

Spring ’14 Tutoring Available

FREE Tutoring for VT Undergraduate Students

Individual Appointments and Drop-in Group Help Available

Individual tutoring is available by appointment, Monday- Thursday, 11:100am -8:00 pm for a variety of subjects including math, biology, chemistry, physics, business, engineering, Spanish, and more! Limited tutoring for upper level courses is
provided based on availability. To view a list of current course offerings or
to schedule an appointment, visit and click on the     “Tutoring” link.

Call 540-231-5499 if the course you need help with is not listed on the Tutoring website.

The Student Success Center

Tutoring Program Spring 2014

110 Femoyer Hall

Spring ’14 Tutoring Information and Schedule

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Mt. Cuba Center Internship Program

mtcubaMt. Cuba Center is currently accepting applications for seven paid summer internship positions at Mt. Cuba Center.  These internships are intended for students who are interested in working with and studying native plants.

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres.  Mt. Cuba Center inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants, and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them.  Our woodland
wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.

Our Summer Internship program encompasses both practical hands-on experiences with professionals and plant studies through course work.  Students complete the internship knowing how to identify native plants, how they grow and how to incorporate them in the landscape.  Students spend time both in the field and classroom.  Free housing is provided on site.

We have already posted the internship announcement on your school’s job site and  encourage all to visit our website for further information.  I encourage you to forward this message to any student whom you think might be interested.  The application deadline is
March 1, 2014 but phone interviews will commence now and will continue until all positions are filled.

Please contact Margaret Shillingford, Education Coordinator, at  302-239-4244 ext.247 or with any questions.


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Jean B. Duerr Memorical Scholarship

Virginia Chapter AU of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships from the Jean B. Duerr Memorial Fund for women (undergraduate or graduate) who plan to attend, or are already enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.

Awards of $2000 will be given to those applicants who best demonstrate academic achievement and community service.  To be considered for an award an applicant must be a full time student and should have a minimum grade point average of 3.6.  A full official transcript must be included with the application.  College freshmen are required to also include their high school transcripts.  Transfer students must include transcripts from prior colleges attended.  Please note that it takes the registrar five to ten days to send transcripts; plan accordingly.  Transcripts may be sent separately but must meet the same deadline as the application.  Applications without transcripts will not be considered.

Click here for application: Jean B. Duerr 2014

Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2014 for Scholarships awarded for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Please note that no applications, including those with February 17, 2014 postmarks, will be accepted after February 22, 2014.   Scholarships will be awarded in late April.  The application consists of three pages. Information and application forms may be copied as needed.  Please note that the U.S. Postal Service should be used when sending the completed applications.  Please do not send items via registered mail.  Private carriers do not deliver to Post Office boxes.  Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Caryl Gray at the above address or 540-951-1441 or

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2014/15 CALS Scholarship Application is Now Available

The 2014/15 CALS scholarship application is now available at:

To be considered for college-level and departmental scholarships, students must submit the scholarship application by the March 1, 2014 deadline.

In addition, students who wish to be considered for college and departmental scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A majority of the college and departmental scholarships are based on financial need, and only students with documented financial need will be considered for those scholarships. The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available after January 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid website at

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Research Opportunities for Transfer Students

Research Opportunities for Transfer Students

Thanks to a National Institutes for Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate, we have the following research opportunities for transfer students:

1. Bridges Scholars Program – Students interested in research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences  will be paired with a graduate student mentor to help them be successful in research (finding a research experience, preparing posters and talks, applying to graduate schools etc.) They will also receive a travel award to present their research at a local or national meeting. Please complete the application below and return by February 14, 2014. (Note, this program is restricted to undergraduate students who transferred to VT from a community college.)

B2B.Program Application

2. Intro to Research Practices – Students who are looking for undergraduate research opportunities or want to be more successful in their current research are encouraged to take this course (COS 2984 CRN 20096), 1 credit, Tuesdays 6-7 PM. The class is open to all undergraduates with priority enrollment to transfer students and IMSD fellows.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sible at

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Welcome Back!

Dr. Susan S. Sumner

Greetings from the Office of Academic Programs!

I trust you had a wonderful break and are ready for another successful semester in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. There is much to be learned and discovered in the path towards your future, and we are here to help. Please stop by anytime if you have any questions about your major, need advising towards your curriculum, or simply want to share a great test grade with us!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best of luck in your Spring classes,

Dr. Susan Sumner

Associate Dean and Director, Academic Programs

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Zoetis Beef Summer Sales Intern

 The Zoetis Summer Sales Intern Program is a 10 week program designed to provide candidates experience in on-farm selling focusing on the U.S. cattle industry. It provides an opportunity for students to evaluate selling as a potential career by giving them responsibilities similar to a full time Territory Manager.

More information, click below:

Zoetis Beef Summer Intern Sales Flyer

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2 Internship Opportunities with Aldermere Farm

Alderemere Farm has two internship opportunities this summer.  One is livestock and ag. ed. focused and is located at Aldermere Farm. The other opportunity is a vegetable operation also with ag. ed. and is located atthe Erickson Fields Preserve. Both properties are in Rockport, Maine!

Please see the attached information and applications. Students should use the attached applications for applying.

header-logo2014 Aldermere Farm Summer Internship info and app

2014 Erickson Fields Preserve Internship

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Agritourism Internship

Fulper Family Farmstead LLC, located in Lambertville, NJ, is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill the Agritourism Internship position for the Summer of 2014. The qualified applicant will assist in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to:

–       Summer camp program, farm tours, birthday parties, and dairy product marketing.  Management of the agritourism programs including program planning, sales, marketing, and excellent customer service.

–       Supervise and participate with groups of youth in a variety of outdoor activities, including water games, arts/crafts, milking cows, leading, clipping, and washing calves.

–       Work as a team with camp counselors.

–       Collect and verify required certifications and paperwork for all counselors and camp participants.

–       Promote Fulper Farms to the public by selling dairy products at local farmers markets.  Manage social media and write weekly blog articles.


• The internship will run from June 1st-August 15th, 2014. Dates are relatively flexible, depending on when the chosen individual finishes and begins school

• Intern will be paid an hourly wage, at $9/hour

• Intern may choose to find his or her own housing, but will be responsible for covering all rent costs

Details and application instructions can be downloaded below:

FFF Internship 2014

***All application materials are due on March 1st, 2014. Please send materials to, with emails directed to Breanna and Megan. Select qualified candidates must participate in a phone interview with the owners and Sales and Marketing Manager on March 7th, 2014.

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