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Civic Ag and Food Systems Minor Course Offerings

2 courses you might consider registering for this Spring 2017:

 

ALS 3404 Ecological Agriculture (3 cr): Examines the ecological foundations of sustainable agriculture practice. It surveys the principles of ecology in the context of food production systems. It includes an overview of sustainable agriculture practices both historic and modern. Learn more here:

ALS3404 Flyer_S2017

ALS 4204 Concepts in Community Food Systems (3 cr): A comprehensive examination of the economic, socio-cultural, health and environmental issues related to community food systems. Topics include: local and regional food systems development and sustainability, food sovereignty and security, and population and environmental health. Analyze models, strategies, and policies relevant to community food systems. Learn more here:

ALS 4204_Concepts in Community Food Systems

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Agronomy Club Peanut Sale

The Agronomy Club at Virginia Tech is a student organization that provides professional and personal development for its members. Your support of this sale allows us to continue providing these opportunities. We guarantee that these products are only the finest quality Virginia peanuts to ensure your satisfaction.

To place an order, please fill out the attached form, and return it with payment by October 30, 2016.

Agronomy Club Peanut order form 2016

Please make checks payable to “Agronomy Club at Virginia Tech” and mail to:

Virginia Tech Agronomy Club, c/o Rachel Saville
CSES 238-C Smyth Hall (0404)
185 Ag Quad Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Thank you for helping us support our students and Virginia agriculture.

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14th Annual Hokie Cow Classic Golf Tournament

The 14th Annual Hokie Cow Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 23rd at the  Blacksburg Country Club.  The fundraiser supports scholarships, 4-H programs, and educational programs for undergraduate students in the Department of Dairy Science.

Please register online or contact Kathy Duncan kathytd@vt.edu or call 540-231-4769 or more details.  Registration deadline is May 11, 2016.

Poster for 2016 LAA-Golf

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International Week Events, March 21-17, 2016

Virginia Tech celebrates International Week! The Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) has partnered with Virginia Tech’s international clubs to sponsor events and programs for this year’ International Week- all events are open to the public!

Click below for list of events.

International Week Event Line Up

 

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Club Re-Registration

From Division of Student Affairs:

Hello Leaders!

We are excited to announce changes coming your way regarding student organization re-registration. Re-registration for the 2016-2017 academic year will look very different. Please read this post in its entirety to learn about all of the changes that are taking place.

  • ​Re-registration Deadlines– a big difference!
    • ​In the past, re-registration has opened around mid-August and was rolling all year long.
    • This year, re-registration will open on March 22 and will close on Friday, September 16.
    • If your organization is not re-registered by Friday, September 16, you will have to wait until the following academic year to re-register.
  • ​A new facet of re-registration is a requiredRe-Registration Workshop.
    • ​These will take place three times a week from March 22 through April 30. They will also be offered at various times over the summer and in the fall.
    • Before your organization can complete re-registration in GobblerConnect, someone who will be in a leadership role for the 2016-2017 academic year must attend a workshop.
    • The schedule can be found here:
Day Time Location
Tuesday, March 22 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, March 24 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Monday, March 28 1:00-2:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, March 29 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, March 31 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Monday, April 4 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 5 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 7 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Monday, April 11 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 12 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 14 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 19 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Wednesday, April 20 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 21 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Monday, April 25 1:00-2:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 26 4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 300, Squires
Wednesday, April 27 10:00-11:30 a.m. Room 219, Squires
    • If you have a laptop computer, please bring it with you. There will be an opportunity to re-register your organization during the workshop.
    • As a current officer in your organization, please be sure to give your new leadership administrative access on your GobblerConnect page. It can be done via these easy steps:
      • Select Roster
      • Manage Roster (the new leadership will have to be on the roster before they can be added as leaders)
      • Find member > Edit Positions
  • Once your organization has attended a workshop, they can complete re-registration via GobblerConnect.
    • Directions for re-registering will be given during the workshop.
  • Benefits of early re-registration and what you’ll miss out on if you don’t!
    • Communication and Updates
      • Re-registering your organization earlier allows the organization to receive the most up to date information from Student Engagement and Campus Life.
      • Updating your organization allows for a more seamless transition between officers and more continuity in the organization’s programming and functions.
    • Gobblerfest
      • This year, your organization must be re-registered for the 2016-2017 academic year BEFORE you can register for Gobblerfest.
      • Registration for Gobblerfest will open on April 18 and close on August 1 (or when it is full).
      • Again, if your organization is not re-registered by August 1, you cannot participate in Gobblerfest.
    • Room Reservations
      • Space reservations, for the 2016-2017 academic year, through the Event Planning Office in Squires Student Center, will open on May 1.
      • Any organization who is re-registered by May 1 will be able to make room reservations at that point.
      • This DOES NOT apply to academic spaces. Those rooms will be eligible for reservation 6 days after the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
    • Student Budget Board Funding
      • To be eligible to apply for funds through Student Budget Board, your organization will need to be re-registered by Friday, September 16, 2016.
      • Funding Workshops will still be required and offered on a regular basis, beginning in the fall semester.

We are excited about the opportunities that these changes provide and know that this will help create a smoother and more holistic process for each of your organizations!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at any time. You can email us at stuact@vt.edu or stop in and see us in Squires 225.

With gratitude for all you’ve done to shape our Hokie Community,

– Your Student Engagement & Campus Life Team

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Women in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Career Paths and Experiences Panel Discussion

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the CALS Diversity Council on March 23 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fralin Auditorium as we host an interactive discussion with several leading women in the college.

Discussion topics include paths to success, overcoming challenges, and the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture and life sciences fields.

More more information, contact Erin Ling at ejling@vt.edu or see Women’sMonthCALSDiversityCouncilPanel2-2016.

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Study Abroad Ecuador: Cultural Immersion through Food

Flag_of_Ecuador_svgThe core of this unique experience is a two-week trip to Ecuador that explores food, culture, and agriculture across several geographical and ecological regions in Ecuador.

“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are,” wrote renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825. The type of food we eat, and ultimately how we prepare it and share it reflects who we are and where we come from. Therefore, the social context for food is very important and significant.

While in Ecuador, we will visit cultural and historical sites, universities, and most importantly we will learn about local food, cook with the locals and experience their “food culture”. Furthermore, we will explore the driving force behind what we eat across several cultural boundaries.

The framework for this highimpact experience is a special study course offered during first summer session. Preparation for the trip occurs during spring semester.

Click here for the full flyer detailing the this study abroad experience:

Ecuador flyer

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AgriCorps Presentation

John Romo, Director of Recruitment for AgriCorps will be conducting an open forum regarding the opportunities they offer on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in 1810 Litton-Reaves Hall. AgriCorps is an organization that connects agriculture professionals to developing countries to teach agriculture.

For more info, see the following attachments.

AgriCorps Job Flyer copy

AgriCorps Mission

agricorps-flyer-join-oct2015-v1

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Wanted: Student Program Assistant for Hokie Wellness for the 15-16 Academic Year

Hokie Wellness is currently accepting student applications for our Hokie Wellness student program assistant position for the 2015-2016 academic year. It is a paid student position, approximately $9/hour depending upon experience, about 8-12 hours a week, and we are flexible on the student’s start date – this summer or fall.

A job description is located here:

Job Description for Program Assistant _ Feb 2015

and an online application is available.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, March 6, 2015.

Applications will be reviewed on March 9, 2015. Interviews will be held the week of March 23rd.

Any questions, please contact:

Cathy Kropff, MS, CWWS | Director of Hokie Wellness

Virginia Tech

Department of Human Resources

North End Center

300 Turner Street NW, , Suite 2300 (0318)

Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4889 | phone

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Agronomy Club Peanut Sale

The Agronomy Club at Virginia Tech is hosting its annual Peanut Sale!  Once again, we will be selling Virginia’s finest quality peanuts at very competitive prices.  The Agronomy Club is able to provide you with excellent peanuts harvested just before your purchase, to ensure your satisfaction with high quality, flavor-packed peanuts.  Only through this fundraiser you will be able to capture the old-fashioned taste of Virginia’s peanuts.

Check out the PeanutSaleOrderForm2014 to see what is available.

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