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Student Newsletter

Issue 2021 No.11

September 27, 2021 

T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S

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STUDENT EXPERIENCES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

CNR Council and Student Club News [B|M|D]

CNR Enrichment Fund: Now Accepting Applications [B]

20th Shelton Leadership Forum [B|M|D]

Crowd the Tap Seeking Volunteers [B|M|D]

NC State Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Initiative [B|M|D]

Virtual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Contest [B|M|D]

Sidewalk Symposium 2021 of Undergraduate Research [B|M|D]

Wege Prize for Circular Economy [B|M|D]

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2022 [B]

State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) [B]

Links to Event Calendars [B|M|D]

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CNR Virtual Career Fair [B|M|D]

Nourishing Greatness [B|M|D]

Graduate School Offerings [M|D]

Part-time Positions for Students [B|M|D]

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Upcoming Dates [B|M|D]

Academic Success Center [B]

CNR Tutorial Services [B]

Resources for Well-being and Mental Health [B|M|D]

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants [D]

Funding for Graduate Research and Education [M|D]

FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND AMUSEMENT

Highlights of Recent CNR News

Fun Facts

Exploring Raleigh

CNR NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE & CONTACT INFO


STUDENT EXPERIENCES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

CNR Council and Student Club News [B|M|D]

The CNR Council is the governing body of the college's student-led organizations. We appropriate funds to the student organizations, plan college events, and encourage collaboration between CNR students, faculty, staff, and the wider campus community.

The Student Board is the general body of the CNR Council and is composed of all students within CNR. The primary function of the Student Board is to form event committees that are responsible for planning events held by the Council. These can include social events such as game nights or events for more serious topics like career preparation or mental health.

The next student board meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 14th at 7:00 pm in 1214 Jordan Hall Addition! There will be free snacks and a chance to connect with other students in the College and implement ideas for events. Come out and help us build an even stronger CNR community! 

If you have any questions or would like to attend virtually, please contact us at cnr_council@ncsu.edu.

CNR Enrichment Fund: Now Accepting Applications [B]

Do you want to receive funding to support a co-curricular experience? Consider applying for the Student Assistance and Enrichment Fund! The Enrichment Fund has provided support for global, research, and internship experiences. All CNR undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Completed applications should be emailed to cnrenrichmentfund@ncsu.edu by October 17th. For questions regarding the Enrichment Fund, please email tlbritti@ncsu.edu

Attend a virtual information session to learn more about the Enrichment Fund, application process, and the incredible experiences of past recipients!

Application

NC State Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Initiative [B|M|D]

Series of workshops, films, and other events planned for the semester around SDGs focused on quality of life. For more information, please visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/sdg.

20th Shelton Leadership Forum [B|M|D]

Registration is now open for the 20th annual Shelton Leadership Forum happening virtually on October 15th, 8:30 am-12 pm. The event is free for all NC State students, faculty, and staff but registration is still required. Registration includes access to the live stream event. Registrants will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and panelists through a chat function. For more information, please visit: sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu.

Virtual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Contest [B|M|D]

Join the Graduate School at our 7th annual Three Minute Thesis contest on October 26 at 1 p.m. (eastern time) via Youtube livestream. Cheer on your trainees and vote for your favorite speaker in a live People’s Choice contest. Visit the 3MT page for details, or contact Dr. Katie Homar in the Graduate Professional Development Team with questions.

Sidewalk Symposium 2021 of Undergraduate Research [B|M|D]

All are welcome to attend the Sidewalk Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will be held on September 30th from 12-2 in front of the Hill Library. Additional info and a video of 2019's event can be found here. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, NC State University Libraries, and the Crafts Center.

Crowd the Tap Seeking Volunteers [B|M|D]

Crowd the Tap, a public science project about safe drinking water, needs some fabulous helpers to assemble kits for project participants. This fall, over 80 high school AP environmental science teachers across the US, many in cities with lead (Pb) issues, will be following the new Crowd the Tap curriculum with their students. Now, we need help assembling about 3,000 kits in two waves. We'll be distributing 2,000 kits today through Wednesday Oct 6 and need assembled kits returned to us by Monday Oct 11.  

We’ll parse out materials so that helpers assemble from 100 to 500 kits - whatever amount they prefer. If you are able to help in this first wave or next wave, email the project coordinator at crowdthetap@ncsu.edu and she will tell you where and when to pick up your materials!

Wege Prize for Circular Economy [B|M|D]

Wege Prize returns for 2022 bigger and better than ever before, with an expanded cash prize pool of $65,000 USD, strengthened feedback loops via direct interaction with a diverse panel of experts judges, and a reimagined collaborative design challenge focused on catalyzing real-world solutions for the circular economy. And as always, Wege Prize 2022 is open to any full-time college/university student anywhere in the world, including undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students! Apply by November 1, 2021 AT WEGEPRIZE.ORG/APPLY

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2022 [B]

Present your undergraduate research at NCUR, a large interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference with over 3,000 student presenters. NCUR will be an “at home” event this year due to the ongoing pandemic and will be held April 4-8, 2022. Early bird abstract submission (eligible for competition) closes October 20th, with regular abstract submissions closing on November 19th. You can review information about submissions here: https://ncur.secure-platform.com/a. For more information about NCUR, please visit: https://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/2022/ncur_2022/.

State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) [B]

The statewide SNCURCS 2022 symposium is open to all undergraduates and fields. SNCURCS will be online this year. Students will present oral presentations live on the day of the event using Zoom. Poster presentations, art/architecture exhibits and performances will be presented online using a virtual platform showcasing the students' work. Please visit the event website for more details: sncurcs.org.

If you’re a sophomore, please also visit the website to apply for the Barthalmus award. Winners are expected to participate in SNCURCS 2022.

Links to Event Calendars [B|M|D]

Please visit the following calendars for other events that may interest you:


CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CNR Virtual Career Fair [B|M|D]

CNR will be hosting its annual career fair virtually on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10 am - 3 pm. For more information and to register: https://careers.dasa.ncsu.edu/fall2021-cnr-career-fair/ 

Nourishing Greatness [B|M|D]

Imagine a space where you are celebrated and appreciated for those unique talents that you bring to the table. Now imagine that you are able to recognize unique talents in others.

Nourishing Greatness is a weekly opportunity to focus on the 34 CliftonStrengths. What are the unique characteristics of each of them and how do they interact and show up for those who claim these Strengths? How can we utilize the Strengths in ourselves and others to thrive academically, professionally, and personally?

We invite you to join CliftonStrengths coaches and enthusiasts each week as we dive deeper into the 34 Strengths throughout the fall semester! All are welcome!

You can view the themes that we are focusing on each week under  Nourishing Greatness (link opens in a new tab), along with the links to Gallup Videos about all of the 34 Strengths!

Friday's - 12 noon until 1 pm on this zoom (opens in a new tab) link!  

Graduate School Offerings [M|D]

The Graduate School Professional Development Team offers virtual workshops via Zoom on a variety of teaching, writing, and career exploration topics. Registration for our fall programming opens August 6. For more information: http://go.ncsu.edu/gradworkshops.

The Graduate School’s new Writing Certificate is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs in all disciplines to get a leading edge in publishing research and completing milestone projects. Participants can earn a transcript designation by engaging in the Graduate School’s non-credit workshops, writing groups, and other events, while strengthening academic writing skills and learning productive writing habits. Encourage your advisees to visit our homepage to learn more and sign up here. Questions? Contact Dr. Katie Homar in the Graduate Professional Development Team.

Part-time Positions for Students [B|M|D]

Seeking Tutors for CNR Undergraduates [B|M|D]

CNR WolfPacker's need your help! The CNR Academic Affairs Office is currently looking for tutors for the 2021-2022 academic year. The CNR Tutoring Program is designed to provide quality tutors for students who need assistance in CNR undergraduate courses (ES, ET, FW, FOR, GIS, NR, PRT, PSE, SMT). We also get requests for other courses (MA, CH, PY, EC, ACC, MEA, etc.) and we try to accommodate those requests as well.  

This is an awesome way to make EXTRA money, have flexible hours, and meet new people. This is also an opportunity to show your sense of community and to help your fellow CNR WolfPackers to achieve academic success!

If you would like to learn more information, please complete this form: CNR Tutor Interest Form. Please feel free to reach out to cnrtutoring@ncsu.edu with questions.

CNR Academic Affairs Office Assistant Position [B]

Job Description: The Office Assistant will perform a wide variety of office assignments for the CNR AAO. Assignments may include assisting with recruiting projects and events, compiling AAO student newsletter, greeting visitors, answering phones, research projects, data entry, copying, large mailing assembly, office errands, and other duties as assigned. Requires a professional attitude, good communication skills, time management skills, and ability to work independently on assigned projects. Prefer computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and Google Apps. Schedule is flexible around academic obligations. Additional information: $9.00/hr; 6-10 hrs per week; majority of hours will be in-person, primarily Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; work-study eligibility preferred but not required. If interested contact: Yvonne Lee, Director of Academic & Student Services, yplee@ncsu.edu, 919.515.5741


ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Upcoming Dates [B|M|D]

DATE(S)

EVENT OR ACTIVITY

Oct. 4-5

Fall Break (No classes)

Oct. 6

Shopping Cart opens for  2022 Spring and Summer terms

Oct. 7

CNR Virtual Career Fair

Oct. 13        

Drop/Revision Deadline

Oct. TBA

Enrollment begins for Spring 2022 term

Oc. 22

Apply to graduate for Fall 2021 (undergraduate students only)

Nov. 5

Apply to graduate for Fall 2021 (graduate students only)

Nov. 5

Registration required ETD review deadline (graduate students only)

Nov. 18-29

Last week of semester

Nov. 19

Final error free ETD deadline (graduate students only)

Nov. 24-26

No classes - Thanksgiving holiday; University closed Thurs. & Fri.

Nov. 29

Last day of classes

Nov. 30

Dec. 1

Reading Days

Dec. 2-8

Final Examinations

Dec. 3

ETD committee approval deadline (graduate students only)

Dec. 10

Fall grades due by 5:00 p.m.

Dec. 13

Fall CNR Commencement Exercises

Dec. 14

Fall University Commencement Exercises

Jan. 9

No registration required ETD review deadline (graduate students only)

Jan. 10

First day of classes for Spring 2022

Full academic calendars and definitions:

Academic Success Center [B]

The Academic Success Center, located on the second floor of D.H. Hill Library, facilitates degree completion by providing a comprehensive variety of free programs and resources that promote academic skill development and independent learning within the university environment. Please visit their website for more information: https://asc.dasa.ncsu.edu/.

CNR Tutorial Services [B]

Both individual and group tutoring available! Please visit go.ncsu.edu/CNRtutoring for more information.

Resources for Well-being and Mental Health [B|M|D]

NC State WellRec – offers virtual workouts and fitness classes

NC State Pack Essentials – assists with domestic and international students’ financial needs such as housing and food

NC State CARES – provides support and connection to resources for students who are exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors. Students, faculty, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to refer behaviors that they feel are concerning or worrisome.

NC State Student Counseling Center – provides virtual counseling sessions

Please visit the CNR Diversity and Inclusion website for additional resources: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion/

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants [D]

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant program is for students who have demonstrated difficulties in completing the dissertation and would benefit from the intensive mentoring and the six months dedicated to writing that are provided by this program. Nominations that identify obstacles to completion beyond those that are financial will receive highest priority.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Students who will still be in the process of collecting or analyzing data at the time the grant period begins are not eligible.

This program provides both funding and intensive mentoring to doctoral candidates who are within six months of completing their dissertations. It is designed to enable candidates to focus full time on the writing of their dissertations, improving the quality of the dissertation and shortening the time required to complete the doctoral degree. A total of 8 grants will be awarded to doctoral candidates for the period January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022. Participants will receive a stipend in the amount of $10,000 during this period.  In addition to the stipend, health insurance and tuition will be covered by the grant.  Students must be enrolled full time during their participation in this program.

For more information and to apply, please reach out to the Director of Graduate Programs. The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 16, 2021.

Funding for Graduate Research and Education [M|D]

Applications Open for NC WRRI/Sea Grant Graduate Research Projects: “With the combined coverage of North Carolina Sea Grant and the NC Water Resources Research Institute, we’re able to entertain proposals from across the entire state to help address the grand water challenges facing North Carolina,” says John Fear, deputy director for both programs. Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2021.

Sea Grant and APNEP Set Oct. 29 Deadline for Fellowship Applications: The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership and North Carolina Sea Grant are accepting applications for the 2022 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research.

NC Sea Grant Launches Student Team Competition on Resilience: The program will provide up to $20,000 for student teams to conduct two-year projects that will lead to more resilient habitats and communities on the North Carolina coastal plain.

Please also visit the following websites:


FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND AMUSEMENT

Highlights of Recent CNR News

Five Questions with National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson 
(
CNR website)

Saving America’s Forests Could Help Curb Climate Warming 
(CNR website)

Moves to protect North Carolina's trees could be chopped down by state budget bill (Star News Online)

All recent news on CNR website and @NCStateCNR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Fun Facts

The 31st Ig Nobel Prize ceremony was held on Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Annals of Improbable Research, it honors “achievements that make people laugh, then think” by celebrating the unusual and imaginative, while spurring people’s scientific interests.

This year’s ecology prize went to Manuel Porcar and colleagues for doing an international study of discarded chewing gum and using genetic analysis to identify different bacteria strands. A recording of the Ig Nobel ceremony is available at youtube.com/improbableresearch.

Exploring Raleigh

J.C. Raulston Arboretum is “a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast.” It is just down Hillsborough Street off Beryl Avenue (turn at the Waffle House). It is quite beautiful, and host a variety of events, including moonlight tours. For more information: https://jcra.ncsu.edu/ 

Photo to the right is of a China Fir at J.C. Raulston Arboretum taken by Ira Tucker.

CNR NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE & CONTACT INFO

Archive of CNR Student Newsletters: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/academics/student-resources/academic-affairs-newsletters/ 

CNR Academic Affairs Office

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919.515.6191

cnr_academicaffairs@ncsu.edu

Website

CNR Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Biltmore 2022 (map)

Stacy Nelson (sanelso2@ncsu.edu)  

Shaefny Grays (cnr_diversity@ncsu.edu)

Website

Follow CNR on Social Media!  @NCStateCNR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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