College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Current Announcements

This page contains announcements which were sent to the ANSC Undergraduate Listserv on indicated dates. Please note that this does not represent ALL messages sent to the listserv, just those concerning departmental items such as courses, policies, and advising.

Announcements from previous semesters are available on the Archived Announcements page.

Spring 2019 Announcements:

2/14/19 - ANSC scholarship faculty evaluation requirement

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting scholarship applications is March 1. Please make sure you are reading and following all directions for submitting applications, as submissions that are incorrect or incomplete will not be considered. Detailed directions were sent to the listserv on Feb 1, and are also available on our website, both on the Scholarship page and in the Current Announcements section. 

Please also read this NEW information regarding who can fill out the required Faculty Evaluation form:

We have received some questions regarding if Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) can fill out the Faculty Evaluation required to apply for ANSC scholarships, so here is our policy:

1)  We will only accept evaluations from GTAs for ANSC103, ANSC204/205, or ANSC212/214. After students have completed these courses, they will have had ample opportunities to interact with faculty members who can evaluate them.

2)  Students must still go through the faculty member who is the course instructor. You should contact the course instructor and indicate which GTA has agreed to help with your evaluation. The faculty member will then work with the GTA on the content and submit the evaluation. This means that the GTA should provide the instructor with their evaluation, and then the faculty member must be the one who submits it.

Best of luck in your scholarship applications! 

 

2/7/19 - TOMORROW is last day for schedule adjustment/applying to graduate

This is your final reminder that tomorrow, Friday February 8th, is the last day for schedule adjustment. This means you need to finalize your schedule, be enrolled in any special topics (ANSC389, 399, etc), and make sure you are in the classes you need to be in for the semester before the end of the day on Friday 2/8. 

If you are planning to graduate in May, make sure you have applied for graduationFriday 2/8 is also the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in May. You can do that online through Testudo, by selecting "Graduation Application and Diploma Status".

 

2/4/19 -  *2/8/19 is deadline to apply for May Graduation!

If you are planning to graduate in May, make sure you have applied for graduation. Friday 2/8 (last day for schedule adjustment) is the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in May. You can do that online through Testudo, by selecting "Graduation Application and Diploma Status".
 

2/1/19 - ANSC Scholarship Opportunities - 2019

We are now accepting applications for ANSC scholarships for the upcoming year (to be awarded beginning Fall 2019). ONLY applications submitted between February 1 and March 1 will be reviewed! The application for all of our ANSC scholarships is available as an online form on our website. Please visit our Scholarship page for details on how to apply, and to submit the scholarship application.

You should carefully read this entire email to make sure you have all the information before submitting an application, as well as following the directions on the website. Submissions that are late, incorrect, or incomplete will not be considered. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is midnight on March 1, 2019

  • All students submitting scholarship applications must also have an ANSC faculty member submit an evaluation form. Any scholarship application submitted that does not have a corresponding evaluation form submitted WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Faculty evaluations must also be in by the March 1 deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to identify an ANSC faculty member to fill out the evaluation, and to apprise the faculty member of which scholarship(s) they are applying for. The faculty member should fill out the Faculty Evaluation Form available on the ANSC website.
  • If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you have to submit a SEPARATE application for each one.
  • Please note that if you have been awarded a scholarship in the past, you need to apply again in order to be considered. For the upcoming year, you will need to follow current posted application guidelines and meet these deadlines

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process.

 

1/31/19 - Friday 2/8 is last day for schedule adjustment

This is just a reminder that Friday February 8th is the last day for schedule adjustment. This means you need to finalize your schedule, be enrolled in any special topics (ANSC389, 399, etc), and make sure you are in the classes you need to be for the semester before the end of the day on Friday 2/8. Although you have until next Friday, I strongly recommend you be enrolled in all classes you want to be in by the end of this week, lest you get too behind.

 

1/30/19 - Tips for good email etiquette

To help you get going on the right foot in this new semester, I wanted to provide you with some valuable information regarding communicating with faculty and staff here at UMD. As students, it is important to make sure that you are doing everything possible to communicate effectively. Effective communication and proper email etiquette will go a long way towards making a positive impression, and building positive relationships with faculty members is something you should strive for. 

As such, all students should read the following link on proper email etiquette when conversing with University faculty and staff. Please pay especially careful attention to the details regarding how to address your professor or faculty mentor as well as having reasonable expectations for a response time. 
 
http://www.wikihow.com/Email-a-Professor
 
Have a great spring semester!

 

1/30/19 - FINAL CALL to sign up for ANSC Internship course

(ANSC359) for spring

ANSC359 - Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences

Students interested in taking this course must have an internship already lined up, and apply (see below for link) to be enrolled in the coursePrerequisite: completion of at least one approved ANSC Management Course.  ANSC359 counts as both an Advanced ANSC Elective and an in-major Scholarship in Practice (SP) course.

ANSC359 does include required class time, which can be viewed in the Schedule of Classes. Detailed instructions and a link to the application are available on our website: http://ansc.umd.edu/undergraduate/internships/ansc359

The deadline to apply to enroll in this course for Spring 2019 is Tuesday February 5th @ 5:00 PM.

Please contact Dr. VanKlompenberg (mvanklom@umd.edu) if you have any questions or need additional information about ANSC359.

 

1/29/19 - ANSC Peer Mentor Hours - Spring 2019

I hope your spring semester is off to a great start! Just a reminder that as you're getting settled into the semester, we have our ANSC Peer Mentor available to help answer questions.

Our ANSC Peer Mentor is a current ANSC upperclassman who is available to help students with creating their course plans, questions on requirements, course recommendations, and making the most of the college experience.

If you have questions about navigating campus these first few weeks, questions about your course plan or requirements, or just looking for an experienced student perspective - please stop by and visit our peer mentor Katie!  She is holding hours THIS Wednesday, so stop in and say hi!

Peer Mentor: ANSC Senior Katie Collins

Location: ANS 1408 (first floor conference room)

Hours: 

Wednesday 1/30 - Wed 3/6: hours will be once a week, on Wednesdays from 4-6pm

Beginning Thursday 3/7: hours will be twice a week, on Wednesdays from 4-6pm and Thursdays from 5-7pm

Appointments are not required, so feel free to stop in any time during her posted hours!

 

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