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.

Fall 2018 Announcements:

9/17/18 - Animal Care & Management ANSC340 requirement

As of this semester, students in the Animal Care & Management option (whether they are already in the option or enter it in the future) are no longer specifically required to take ANSC340 (Health Management of Animal Populations). Students will now take 12 credits of their choosing of Advanced ANSC Electives. ANSC340 will now be able to count as 3 credits of that requirement, the same as it does for students in the Science/Pre-Professional option.
 
This change in requirements represents the same number of required credits, but gives students more flexibility in choosing their Advanced ANSC Electives. Students with an interest in ANSC340 can still take it as indicated above. 
 
Summary of Change:
Old RequirementNew Requirement
9 credits Advanced ANSC Electives + ANSC340 required = 12 credits12 credits Advanced ANSC Electives
 
However, please note that due to some scheduling changes, ANSC340 will NOT be offered spring 2019. Students may choose from the other offered ANSC Advanced Electives, including ANSC440 ( Zoonotic Diseases and Control), which is held at the same time as ANSC340 was offered. Make sure to adjust your spring course planning to reflect this change.

9/10/18 - FINAL reminder - TODAY is last day for schedule adjustment

This is just a reminder that TODAY (Monday 9/10) 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 today.

Today is also the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in December. You can do that online through Testudo, by selecting "Graduation Application and Diploma Status".

9/7/18 - Reminder - MONDAY is last day for schedule adjustment

This is just a reminder that Monday (September 10th) 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 Monday 9/10. 

Monday 9/10 is also the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in December. You can do that online through Testudo, by selecting "Graduation Application and Diploma Status".  

 

9/4/18 - Help Center Hotline Available for students

The Help Center Hotline is a student-run peer counseling hotline and walk-in service here on campus. Trained counselors are there to be a supportive listening ear to students who need or want to talk about anything.

Attached is a flier with a brief description of hours and services. Also feel free to reach them on Facebook or on their website! 

Help Center Hotline

301-314-HELP

 

8/30/18 - Reminder - Monday 9/10 is last day for schedule adjustment

This is just a reminder that Monday September 10th 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 Monday 9/10. Although you have until next Monday, 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. 

Monday 9/10 is also the last day to apply for graduation if you are planning to graduate in December. You can do that online through Testudo, by selecting "Graduation Application and Diploma Status".

 

8/29/18 - Tips for good email etiquette

Welcome to the start of the new semester! To help you get going on the right foot, 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 fall semester!
 

8/29/19 - ANSC359 for Fall 2018 Semester

Just a quick reminder that if you are planning to enroll in ANSC359 for Fall 2018 applications need to be submitted by 5:00 PM on Thursday September 6th. The application can be found at  https://go.umd.edu/ANSC359_application
 
Please contact me with any questions you have about receiving academic credit for your internships.
 
Dr. VanKlompenberg
 

8/27/18 - ANSC Peer Mentor Hours - Fall 2018

I hope your fall 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 office hours today, on the first day of classes, so stop in and say hi!
 
Peer Mentor: ANSC Senior Katie Collins
Location: ANS 1408 (first floor conference room)
Hours: 

Monday 8/27  - Mon 10/1: hours will be once a week, on Monday from 5pm -7pm
Beginning Monday 10/8: hours will be Monday from 5-7pm and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30pm

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