HENrichment from Home: Virtual opportunities for alumni and friends

HENrichment
from Home

Virtual opportunities for
UD alumni & friends

Let’s Get Digital!

 

Ever wonder how to best preserve your old family photos? Or how to navigate your leadership role in a time of crisis? Maybe, just maybe, you’re feeling a little nostalgic for UD’s radio station, 91.3 WVUD. 

 

This page has a great variety of helpful info, tips, insights and more. So, hesitate no more as you dive into these free UD digital resources!

Looking for a list of upcoming virtual events? Visit our Alumni Events page!

How to Use this page

Here, you’ll find six categories of robust content from across UD’s virtual campus.  Under each item we’ve included icons indicating the type of content available and an estimated amount of time you can expect to spend on each one.

 

Happy reading, watching and listening!

 

Icon Key:

  Web page
   Video
  Article or blog
   Podcast or radio

Edu-tainment from home.

EDU-TAINMENT

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LISTEN IN

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WEBINARS & TIPS

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SHARE (OR RELIVE) UD

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UD RESEARCH & NEWS

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LET'S ALL BE FRIENDS

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EDU-TAINMENT

Click into these comprehensive digital hubs for a full experience. You’ll want to give yourself some time to pore over these pages, so get comfy on your couch or, if you have kids at home, just try to find any quiet spot! Enjoy!

Online exhibition: Greetings from Delaware

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Online exhibition: Greetings from Delaware

Postcards have long been a part of American material culture, yet they did not always look like they do now. Distinguished as cards intended for mailing without an envelope, their history extends back to the mid-nineteenth century. This exhibition charts the history of postcards from Delaware from 1898 through 2009.

Explore Exhibit

Voices of UD

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Voices of UD

This age-old question has never been more important than now: How are you? The UD Center for Political Communication started the “Voices of UD” project so that all members of the UD community can upload video messages that answer this question and more. You can listen or watch submitted videos or submit your own!

Listen to Messages

UD Botanic Gardens 2021: Online Catalog

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UD Botanic Gardens: Online Catalog

Embrace spring and dive into the UD Botanic Gardens 2021 Spring Annual Benefit Plant Sale catalog, featuring the plants for sale this spring, their descriptions, preferred environments and more! This handy guide will help grow your knowledge of gardening, whether you're already a pro or a budding green thumb.

Explore plant catalog

Backstage Pass Online.

| 5-60 minutes

Backstage Pass Online

A pandemic can’t stop us from keeping the arts alive. Each Saturday through May 30, Master Players artists will share their unique musical experiences and answer questions. If you miss it, each session will also be recorded and available here!

Watch Performances

Blue Hen Minds.

| 5-10 minutes

Blue Hen Minds

In these talks featuring our very own students, alumni, faculty and staff, you’ll hear life-changing advice and food for thought for all sorts of topics we encounter in life. Feel enlightened, Blue Hens.

Watch Now

Attics and Basements and Closets Oh My!

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Online exhibition: Beat Visions and the Counterculture

Get your art fix through this online exhibition, featuring imagery of the Beat Generation and its influence on 1960s counterculture and beyond.

Explore Exhibit

Coach's Corner Series.

| 30-60 minutes

Coach’s Corner Series

Each Thursday night at 7 p.m., Hens All-Access will bring you a live Q&A with a different UD coach each week. Blue Hen fans will have the chance to submit questions ahead of time each week or jump on the Blue Hens YouTube page and ask them during the show!

Go Blue Hens

Attics and Basements and Closets Oh My!

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Attics and Basements and Closets, Oh My!

The Department of Art Conservation shares this series of tips for caring for all the family treasures, photos and heirlooms you’re finding in your attics during isolation.

PRESERVE YOUR HISTORY

Arts at Home with ARTS@UD

Arts at Home with ARTS@UD

Curated by the associate dean for the arts in the UD College of Arts and Sciences, this streaming experience includes audio and visual performances or presentations that highlight the work of UD students, faculty and community members with the goal of celebrating their creative achievements.

Enjoy the Arts

Digital Ag Day.

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Digital Ag Day

In place of our popular annual Ag Day, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, along with campus and community partners, offer these virtual tours, gardening tips, a UDairy yogurt recipe and more!

Dig In

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LISTEN IN

Whether you’re ready to hear some great insights from fellow Blue Hens (or just anyone else besides your spouse, children or coworkers) or want to tune in to the greatest university radio station ever (note: this statement has not been verified), this is the section for you! The best part is you can listen in from anywhere as you work, do chores, go for a jog or just chill out.

Center for Political Communication podcast

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Center for Political Communication: National Agenda Podcast

In this podcast, nationally known guest speakers (and sometimes students) explore the effects of political discourse, social issues, technology and policy by examining where we’ve been, where we’re going and the current state of democracy in the U.S.  

Subscribe to Podcast

91.3 WVUD: The Voice of the University of Delaware.

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91.3 WVUD: The Voice of the University of Delaware

Bring back those college vibes by tuning into this educational radio station with NO commercials! WVUD has a triple mission to serve the University of Delaware, to serve the city of Newark and to train students interested in broadcasting.

Listen Live

Biden School - IPA First State Insights.

| 15-35 minutes

Biden School - IPA First State Insights

We’re not talking about beer. This “IPA” stands for information, perspectives and analysis—tune in to hear more about public policy, management and community and economic development in Delaware. Expect interviews across multiple sectors, from entrepreneurs, brewers (hey, there’s where beer ties in!), urban planners, environmentalists, educators, caregivers and more.

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Extension 302 Podcast

| 60 minutes

Extension 302 Podcast

In this podcast, the crew from the UD Cooperative Extension dives into scientifically-based conversation around current topics—including coronavirus in the first episode—affecting the people of Delaware.

Subscribe to Podcast

Artists for Joy podcast.

| 30 minutes

Artists For Joy Podcast

In this podcast, School of Music faculty member Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez, who is a Juilliard-trained oboist and creative recovery facilitator, addresses issues that affect us all such as perfectionism, identity or imposter syndrome.

Subscribe to Podcast

Blue Hen Coaches Radio Show

| 30 minutes

Blue Hen Coaches Radio Show

Men’s and women’s basketball coaches and student-athletes catch up about hoops highlights at UD. Traditionally held at Klondike Kate’s in Newark, this year’s show is hosted virtually and can be accessed on iHeartRadio.

Listen to shows

DAR-resources-henrichmentWebinars

webinars & tips

What better time to take advantage of free professional development opportunities? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you’ll come away with tips that you can apply now to your career or job search.

Leadership in Times of Crisis Webinar Series

| 60 minutes

Leadership in Times of Crisis Webinar Series

Lerner’s Women’s Leadership Initiative curated talks for this webinar series to empower people at all levels to step up and take leadership in these challenging moments and during times of crisis.

Watch Recordings

Hen Talks.

| 60 minutes

Young Alumni: Hen Talks

In these recordings of past webinars geared toward alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, you’ll learn how to tackle your taxes with ease and how to “beat the bots” when crafting your resume.

Watch Recordings

Zoom Fatigue by Amy Stengel, AS96

| 10 minutes

Is Zooming Undermining Your Inclusion Efforts?

Our reliance on Zoom for professional interactions introduces new challenges. Women’s Leadership Institute Amy Stengel shares these tips for how to manage diversity on Zoom.

READ TIPS

Faculty Summer Reads

| 90 minutes

Faculty Summer Reads

Enrich your mind and your book collection as you read three books written by Department of English faculty this summer. Read at your own pace and join community Zoom discussions, if you’d like!

See Books & Register

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Share (or Relive) UD!

There are two ways to use this section:

Share these digital ways to experience UD’s campus with students (and parents!) who are in the midst of the college search.

Relive your own experience! Close your eyes—wait, no, you’ll need those open—and harken back to your college years as you take a digital tour through the campus that brought you so many memories.

Virtual Visit.

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Virtual Visit

If you know fellow Blue Hens and friends with high school-aged children, or if you have one of your own, the UD Admissions Office offers this virtual experience of campus, so they can *almost* feel like they’re here. This is also a great way to relive your own college memories by taking a virtual stroll through the campus you love.

Tour UD

Student Life Virtual Hub.

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Student Life Virtual Hub

Get a glimpse into Student Life at UD through this virtual hub of engagement and involvement opportunities, student wellbeing resources and many other activities.

Browse Hub

DAR-resources-henrichmentResearch-and-News

UD Research and News

If you’re looking for a reminder for why you’re so proud to be part of the Blue Hen community, this section, highlighting UD’s research, ideas and news, will certainly serve as great inspiration.

UD Research & Discovery Blog.

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UD Research & Discovery

The Research & Discovery Blog highlights the University’s innovation and explorations in key areas of health sciences, national security and defense, energy and environmental sustainability.

Discover More

Udaily.

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UDAILY

Get the freshest University news and stories straight to your inbox through weekly emails (subscribe here) or by browsing the website for daily updates.

Start Reading

DAR-resources-henrichmentLet's-be-Friends

Let's All Be Friends

We’re always looking to increase our circle of Blue Hens and friends on social media—and it’s not even just for our benefit (really)! We always have informative items, good news stories, puppies, babies and more to share with you—and who doesn’t want more of that in their lives? We even have Facebook groups for each of our 24 club cities around the country so that you can connect with Blue Hens about all things local.

Join the #BlueHensForever crew on social.

Get Social.

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Get Social

Like or follow our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the latest alumni news, events, stories and more. Plus, get a rundown of all of our popular hashtags.

Like and Follow

Connect Locally.

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Regional Clubs

Connect with Blue Hens in your area to stay in-the-know about local happenings, advice and more. Find your alumni club city here and join the Facebook group.

Connect Locally