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April 9, 2015                            Pines Needles 4-9-15.pdf                         
 
FNR RESEARCH SYMOSIUM – SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY         
April 17, 2015 / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Pfendler Hall
The 2015 FNR Research Symposium will be held on Friday, 17 April (the Friday preceding Spring Fest).  Attached are files to assist with preparations.  In addition, you might want to visit a website known as "Scientifically Speaking" (http://www.tos.org/pdfs/sci_speaking.pdf). 
 
Your abstracts should be sent to Dr. Rick Meilan via e-mail, as an MS Word file attachment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday, 10 April 2015, so there will be sufficient time to prepare an abstract booklet.  Abstracts that are not formatted properly will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.
 
Again this year, there will be three degree levels (undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students) and two divisions (Research and Engagement), for a total of six categories.  For each category, there will three awards (first, second, and honorable mention).  There will be cash awards for first ($100) and second ($50) places, and all award winners will receive a certificate.  In the abstract you submit, please indicate the level and division within which you will compete.
 
The poster session is a good opportunity for you to network with the other students and learn more about their research.  With this in mind, I will arrange it so that all even-numbered posters (numbers will be assigned to posters in the abstract booklets that will be distributed at the beginning of the poster session) are judged during the first half of the poster session and the odd-numbered ones done during the second half.  In this way you will be able to mingle during half of the poster session without worrying about missing the judges assigned to your poster.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Rick Meilan.
 

DETRASH THE WABASH                                                                                                  

April 11, 2015 (rain date April 25th) / Tapawingo Park

 
Help Detrash the Wabash this Saturday! Join local volunteers at the Tapawingo Park Skate Park at 8:30 am.Parking is free at Wabash Landing. Bring a disposable water bottle and wear long pants and close-toed shoes!

Learn more and register today!
 
 
 

PURDUE AG WEEK                                                                                          

April 12-17, 2015
The fourth annual Purdue Ag Week, hosted by students and created to share information about the importance of agriculture with the campus community, will take place April 12-17 on the Purdue University campus. This year’s theme is “mAGnify: A Closer Look at Agriculture.” It highlights aspects of community, technology and hunger as related to agriculture. “I am most excited for Purdue Ag Week because I enjoy watching students in the College of Agriculture with very diverse backgrounds share their passion for agriculture with other Boilermakers,” said Zach Frazier, Ag Week Task Force president and junior in agricultural economics and animal sciences.
For a complete rundown of events planned for each day of Ag Week, click here: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/in_focus/2015/April/2015AgWeek.pdf

SPRING WABASH SAMPLING BLITZ                                                              

April 17, 2015 / 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join WREC, Purdue University, TCPWQ, the Wabash River RC&D and 200 of your closest friends. Have fun and learn about our local streams at the Wabash Sampling Blitz! Volunteer with a friend or family or on your own and we'll connect you with a partner!
 
No equipment or experience needed. Register now!
 
 
HOOSIER RIVERWATCH MONITORING TRAINING                                               
May 9, 11 or 13, 2015 / Camp Riley or Purdue University
Are you curious about the life cycle of a dragonfly? Curious about the water quality of the stream near your home? Learn about chemical, biological and physical quality within your local streams. Help WREC and our partners monitor local water quality throughout the season!
 
Two training options: 
Monday May 11th and Wednesday May 13th from 5 to 9 pm at Boy Scout Cabin at Riley Park, Delphi Indiana. Contact Sarah Brichford to register and for more information!
 
Saturday May 9th from 8 am to 4 pm at Purdue University. Contact Sara Peel or Julie Speelman to register or for more information!
 
NATIVE ROOTS NEWSLETTER                                                                       
Attached is the latest edition of Native Roots.  This newsletter includes natural resource events, workshops and volunteer opportunities in and around Tippecanoe County.  It is a great way to meet, network and volunteer with others in the natural resource field.
A SOCIAL MEDIA MAKEOVER: MAKING YOUR ACCOUNTS PROFESSIONAL       
By Kristine Penning, Creative Marketing Specialist, AgCareers.com
If you think that employers won’t be looking at your social media profiles once you’ve applied to a few jobs, think again. More than half of ag employers use social media to support their recruitment efforts (2014-2015 Agribusiness HR Review).
Help yourself make a strong impression once your potential employer logs in and checks out who you really are behind your resume.

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
What to Clear Out:
Facebook and Instagram are great for posting photos in the moment, keeping in touch with friends and interacting with businesses, but they are also known for revealing pictures. If you’re applying to jobs, it might be a good idea to go through both photos you’ve posted and photos you’ve been tagged in and deleting anything questionable such as party photos, anything obviously involving alcohol or drugs, and any photo displaying promiscuous or overly affectionate behavior.
You may want to ask your friends to delete any photos you’ve been tagged in that fall into those categories, even after you’ve untagged yourself. They’re still out there and can still be found. This is very true of Snapchat. The snaps you send don’t disappear. They can easily be captured via screenshot, saved and posted elsewhere by someone. Be wary of what you snap and send.
Once you’ve cleaned up your photos, go through your posts on Facebook and delete anything offensive or questionable as well. Also look out for spelling or grammatical errors in your posts.
Read the full article HERE

CALENDAR                                                                                                       
Date
Event
Location
Time
April 11
Tapawingo Park
8:30a
April 12-17
-
-
April 15
Green Career Fair
Armstrong Atrium
1:00p – 4:00p
April 17
FNR Research Symposium
Pfendler Hall
1:00p – 4:00p
April 17
Wabash River
2:30p – 5:00p
April 25
A fee of $20 includes a T-shirt (up to XXL). 
Tapawingo Park
9:00a Registration
10:00a Race Start
April 18-19
-
10:00a – 4:00p
April 27-May 1
Dead Week
-
-
May 4-9
Finals Week
-
-
May 9-June 14
FNR Summer Practicum
Iron River, MI
-
May 9, 11, 13
Hoosier Riverwatch Monitoring Training
Camp Riley – Delphi
Purdue
Various
May 15
Spring Commencement
Division 1 - Agriculture 
Elliott Hall of Music
8:00p
 
 
JOB POSTINGS                                                                                                       
Visit the FNR Job Board for the full listing.   
 
 
 
FNR Career Services
Center for Career Opportunities
College of Agriculture Career Services
FNR Facebook Page
 
FNR RESEARCH SYMOSIUM – SUBMISSION DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY         
April 17, 2015 / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Pfendler Hall
The 2015 FNR Research Symposium will be held on Friday, 17 April (the Friday preceding Spring Fest).  Attached are files to assist with preparations.  In addition, you might want to visit a website known as "Scientifically Speaking" (http://www.tos.org/pdfs/sci_speaking.pdf). 
 
Your abstracts should be sent to Dr. Rick Meilan via e-mail, as an MS Word file attachment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday, 10 April 2015, so there will be sufficient time to prepare an abstract booklet.  Abstracts that are not formatted properly will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.
 
Again this year, there will be three degree levels (undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students) and two divisions (Research and Engagement), for a total of six categories.  For each category, there will three awards (first, second, and honorable mention).  There will be cash awards for first ($100) and second ($50) places, and all award winners will receive a certificate.  In the abstract you submit, please indicate the level and division within which you will compete.
 
The poster session is a good opportunity for you to network with the other students and learn more about their research.  With this in mind, I will arrange it so that all even-numbered posters (numbers will be assigned to posters in the abstract booklets that will be distributed at the beginning of the poster session) are judged during the first half of the poster session and the odd-numbered ones done during the second half.  In this way you will be able to mingle during half of the poster session without worrying about missing the judges assigned to your poster.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Rick Meilan.
 

DETRASH THE WABASH                                                                                                  

April 11, 2015 (rain date April 25th) / Tapawingo Park

 
Help Detrash the Wabash this Saturday! Join local volunteers at the Tapawingo Park Skate Park at 8:30 am.Parking is free at Wabash Landing. Bring a disposable water bottle and wear long pants and close-toed shoes!

Learn more and register today!
 
 

PURDUE AG WEEK                                                                                          

April 12-17, 2015
The fourth annual Purdue Ag Week, hosted by students and created to share information about the importance of agriculture with the campus community, will take place April 12-17 on the Purdue University campus. This year’s theme is “mAGnify: A Closer Look at Agriculture.” It highlights aspects of community, technology and hunger as related to agriculture. “I am most excited for Purdue Ag Week because I enjoy watching students in the College of Agriculture with very diverse backgrounds share their passion for agriculture with other Boilermakers,” said Zach Frazier, Ag Week Task Force president and junior in agricultural economics and animal sciences.
For a complete rundown of events planned for each day of Ag Week, click here: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/in_focus/2015/April/2015AgWeek.pdf

SPRING WABASH SAMPLING BLITZ                                                              

April 17, 2015 / 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join WREC, Purdue University, TCPWQ, the Wabash River RC&D and 200 of your closest friends. Have fun and learn about our local streams at the Wabash Sampling Blitz! Volunteer with a friend or family or on your own and we'll connect you with a partner!
 
No equipment or experience needed. Register now!
 
 
HOOSIER RIVERWATCH MONITORING TRAINING                                               
May 9, 11 or 13, 2015 / Camp Riley or Purdue University
Are you curious about the life cycle of a dragonfly? Curious about the water quality of the stream near your home? Learn about chemical, biological and physical quality within your local streams. Help WREC and our partners monitor local water quality throughout the season!
 
Two training options: 
Monday May 11th and Wednesday May 13th from 5 to 9 pm at Boy Scout Cabin at Riley Park, Delphi Indiana. Contact Sarah Brichford to register and for more information!
 
Saturday May 9th from 8 am to 4 pm at Purdue University. Contact Sara Peel or Julie Speelman to register or for more information!
 
NATIVE ROOTS NEWSLETTER                                                                       
Attached is the latest edition of Native Roots.  This newsletter includes natural resource events, workshops and volunteer opportunities in and around Tippecanoe County.  It is a great way to meet, network and volunteer with others in the natural resource field.
 
A SOCIAL MEDIA MAKEOVER: MAKING YOUR ACCOUNTS PROFESSIONAL       
By Kristine Penning, Creative Marketing Specialist, AgCareers.com
If you think that employers won’t be looking at your social media profiles once you’ve applied to a few jobs, think again. More than half of ag employers use social media to support their recruitment efforts (2014-2015 Agribusiness HR Review).
Help yourself make a strong impression once your potential employer logs in and checks out who you really are behind your resume.

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
What to Clear Out:
Facebook and Instagram are great for posting photos in the moment, keeping in touch with friends and interacting with businesses, but they are also known for revealing pictures. If you’re applying to jobs, it might be a good idea to go through both photos you’ve posted and photos you’ve been tagged in and deleting anything questionable such as party photos, anything obviously involving alcohol or drugs, and any photo displaying promiscuous or overly affectionate behavior.
You may want to ask your friends to delete any photos you’ve been tagged in that fall into those categories, even after you’ve untagged yourself. They’re still out there and can still be found. This is very true of Snapchat. The snaps you send don’t disappear. They can easily be captured via screenshot, saved and posted elsewhere by someone. Be wary of what you snap and send.
Once you’ve cleaned up your photos, go through your posts on Facebook and delete anything offensive or questionable as well. Also look out for spelling or grammatical errors in your posts.
Read the full article HERE

CALENDAR                                                                                                       
Date
Event
Location
Time
April 11
Tapawingo Park
8:30a
April 12-17
-
-
April 15
Green Career Fair
Armstrong Atrium
1:00p – 4:00p
April 17
FNR Research Symposium
Pfendler Hall
1:00p – 4:00p
April 17
Wabash River
2:30p – 5:00p
April 25
A fee of $20 includes a T-shirt (up to XXL). 
Tapawingo Park
9:00a Registration
10:00a Race Start
April 18-19
-
10:00a – 4:00p
April 27-May 1
Dead Week
-
-
May 4-9
Finals Week
-
-
May 9-June 14
FNR Summer Practicum
Iron River, MI
-
May 9, 11, 13
Hoosier Riverwatch Monitoring Training
Camp Riley – Delphi
Purdue
Various
May 15
Spring Commencement
Division 1 - Agriculture
Elliott Hall of Music
8:00p
~~ CCO is the Center for Career Opportunities ~~
~~ The FNR Graduate Seminars are open to any student-graduate or undergraduate ~~​ ​ ​
 
 
JOB POSTINGS                                                                                                       
Visit the FNR Job Board for the full listing.   
 
Title
Employer
City
State
Degree Required
Deadline
Link
 
WEB RESOURCES                                                                                           
 
FNR Career Services
Center for Career Opportunities
College of Agriculture Career Services
FNR Facebook Page
 
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