Friday, March 29, 2013

Apply for 2013-14 TNLA scholarships now!

The TNLA Education & Research Foundation (E&R) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 school year.   The E&R Foundation awards scholarships to horticulture and landscape students for their continued education.  


 Students who are currently / interested in studying the horticulture / landscape industry can find out more about scholarship requirements by visiting the E&RFoundation page or by downloading a copy of the application.

 You can also support the E&R Foundation by becoming an E&R Foundation member

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Plant Sale this Saturday (3/30)

The TAMU Horticulture Club's Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, March 30th, from 8:00am - 3pm outside the HFSB on the West Campus of Texas A&M University.  Convenient parking in Lot 74 (click for map).  Don't miss it!

Public-Private Partnerships for Grad Students Seminar Today 3/25 @ 11:00am

From the Communications Staff at the Borlaug Institute:
This is a reminder that our Borlaug Seminar is TODAY in AGLS 129 at 11 a.m. 
We will welcome Fiona Casey, a representative from ESA-Angers in France, to present on public and private partnerships to support graduate students.  If you know any student that would be interested, please invite them to come and participate in this unique opportunity! 

It's Student Research Week! (3/25-3/29)

Located in the Memorial Student Center:
Student Research Week events include expert panels, resource tables, research symposiums and addresses from esteemed speakers. Graduate students who volunteer to serve as judges gain valuable experience. Undergraduate and graduate students will present research in areas such as history, literature, fine arts, communication, languages, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, business, education, political science, public policy, health, nutrition, medical sciences, plant and animal sciences, engineering, architecture, math, statistics, computer science, astronomy, physics and Earth sciences. Don't miss it!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Horticulture Seminar Thurs 3/28 @ 4pm

“Research and Extension Programming at the Hill Country Viticulture & Pomology Lab”
Presented by: 
Jim Kamas
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist – Pomology & Viticulture
Texas Pierce’s Disease Program Outreach Coordinator
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Fredericksburg, TX
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
HFSB Room 104
Refreshments provided by HGC, 3:45 p.m., before Seminar

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Intern w/ TAMU's Intn'l Student Services - apply by Sunday, 3/24

International Student Services (ISS) is still accepting applications for our Undergraduate Intern position through this Sunday, March 24th!

The ISS internship is a one year program beginning in May 2013 intended to expose students to the various roles and responsibilities of the ISS office. The ISS Undergraduate Intern will have the opportunity to do the following:
(1) learn basic regulatory information, particularly as related to F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant students;
(2) interact with and assist international students;
(3) shadow ISS advisors to learn about the profession of international student advising; and
(4) assist with the preparation for and implementation of events sponsored by ISS.

Due to Department of Homeland Security regulations, the intern must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. The ISS Undergraduate Intern must be currently working on a Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University and must be interested in learning about the field of international education and, in particular, international student advising.

The ISS Undergraduate Intern is expected to work at least 20 hours per week, and preferably up to 40 hours per week, during the Summer term. In addition, they are expected to work between 15 and 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.

For detailed information about this position, including the specific duties of the ISS Undergraduate Intern, additional qualifications for this position, and how to apply, please review the job posting on the Jobs for Aggies website: The position is ISS Undergraduate Intern and is listed under Job ID 13225. Applications must be received by no later than Sunday, March 24, 2013. Interviews will take place either on Tuesday April 9 or Friday April 12, 2013.

If you have any questions about this available position, please feel free to contact me at

Monday, March 18, 2013

2013-2014 Undergrad Research Scholars Program

Honors & Undergraduate Research announces a call for proposals for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program for the 2013-14 academic year. To qualify the Scholars program, students must be currently involved in or planning a suitable undergraduate project under the mentorship of a Texas A&M Faculty Advisor. Students must have completed at least 60 hours of undergraduate courses with at least 24 hours at Texas A&M. Students should also have and maintain a Texas A&M GPR of 3.0 or higher. Alternatively, if you are in a group of 2-4 students who are working as a team on a larger overall project, or similar but related projects, please consider applying as an Undergraduate Research Scholars Team.
  • The goal of the Scholars Program is to encourage motivated undergraduates to participate actively in research/scholarly projects and to give them the opportunity to communicate their findings as principal authors to the university's scholarly community. Scholars successfully completing the Scholars Program will be recognized at graduation and on their transcript as an Undergraduate Research Scholar.
Interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Research Scholars program? Dr. Duncan MacKenzie, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research in the office of Honors and Undergraduate Research, will describe the scope of the Scholars program, the procedures for applying, and the expectations for successful completion.  If you are interested in becoming an Undergraduate Research Scholar or you are a faculty member interested in mentoring a Scholar, come hear about the program.
Please plan to attend one of two Scholars Informational Sessions:
  • Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30-6:30 Memorial Student Center, room 2406B
  • Monday, March 25th from 5:30-6:30 Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium

For more information, see The spring application deadline is April 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.  Questions? Contact Ms. Tammis Sherman at

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3/20 Brown Bag Lunch - Soltis Center in Costa Rica

Presented by Dr. Chris Houser,  Global Faculty Ambassador, Office of the Provost Associate Professor, Department of Geography, REU Site Director: Ecohydrology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forest (

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Plant Sale is Coming - March 30th!

Plant Sale will be held outside the HFSB from 8:00am - 3pm.  Note that bluebonnets are available pre-sale, contact the Hort Club for info.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Two $7500 Scholarships Available (grad students & undergrads eligible)

Syngenta is pleased to announce:
 The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship
$7,500 awarded to a student working toward a degree in plant breeding

~ AND ~
The Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship
$7,500 awarded to a student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business

Eligibility Requirements:

• Minimum GPA 3.0
• Enrollment in an accredited
four-year university during the 2013- 2014 academic year
• Open to students pursuing an undergraduate or MS/Ph.D. degree

Deadline:  May 31, 2013

Click HERE for Application

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