Winter 2018 Events

Welcome back COF students! This term is full of great events to help you have a better experience.  If you have questions come visit the SRE Office in Snell 133.


Jan 27  Willamette Valley Bird Symposium
CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 9 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

Feb 1  Experiential Education Proposals Due to

Feb 6  Lunch With Leadership—RH 115, 12-1 P.M.  Free lunch!

Feb 15  2018-2019 COF Scholarship Application Due

Feb 21  Winter Career Expo—LaSells Stewart Center, 11 A.M.-3 P.M.

Feb 26  Federal Employment Panel & Networking Session—
MU Journey Room, 2-4 P.M.

Feb 28  Dinner With 12 Beavers—CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 6-8 P.M.

Mar 6  State Employment Panel & Networking Session—
MU Journey Room, 2-4 P.M.

Industry Tour—Seneca Jones Timber Company – Date/Time TBD, RVSP required




It’s time to apply for College of Forestry scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. With Winter break just around the corner, it is the perfect opportunity to complete your application.

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Please read through the instructions, eligibility requirements, important notes, etc. so you are fully informed of all the details before you apply.

One portion of the application is describing your goals and how your program will help accomplish those goals. If you are having difficulty with this, overview your programs description, “what you will learn”, and the career options by visiting here. You can also visit the Writing Center in the Valley Library to receive hands-on writing help.

If you have any other questions or problems please visit us in Snell 133, Student Resources and Engagement Office.

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The deadline to submit an application for 2018-19 scholarship award consideration is FEBRUARY 15, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. 

SAF Job Fair

The SAF Job Fair is right around the corner and you need to be ready if you want to get a job!

You should be ready to…

  • talk to employers who are recruiting for permanent, full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities
  • network with employers to have future connections
  • see the careers and opportunities that are out there to open your options

This year’s job fair includes more than 40 industry and agency employers who are looking forward to talking with YOU! Check out Handshake for a list of employers registered to attend.

Not confident in your resume? Stop by the Trysting Tree Room in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center between 11:00am – 12:00pm to review with a CDC Career Assistant before entering the job fair.

Check the jobs page and the Job Opportunities page for positions that employers attending the fair may have posted.

Employers may wish to schedule an interview with you so be prepared.

SAF Job Fair

Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, CH2M Hill Alumni Center

How to Prepare Yourself for a Job Fair

The Career Expo is right around the corner! On October 18th-19th hundreds of employers will be searching for hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic students to fill positions at the Alumni Center from 11-3. The Society of American Foresters Job Fair will be on November 9th in La Sells Stewart Center from 10-2.

Employers love students who come prepared, so make sure you get organized before you meet with employers.

  • Update your resume and cover letter. If you need help, check out the Career Development Center to sit down with a trained and experienced student staff anytime between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
  • Look at the list of employers attending the Career Expo to familiarize your self with ones you would be interested in, and which day you should attend. Log-in to your handshake account for a full list of employers.
    • Prepare questions for these employers
  • Dress professionally
  • Prepare responses for questions you may be asked by employers
  • Arrive on time!

While speaking to employers make sure you:

  • Smile and shake hands
  • Be positive, confident, and focused
  • Emphasize your unique skills, experiences, education, etc.
  • Get business cards from the contacts you make
    • Follow up with an thank you email or note after your interview

Good luck!

Welcome to Fall Term 2017

Welcome back to Oregon State College of Forestry. If this is your first year with COF make sure you are aware of the amazing resources we offer to help you succeed. Visit our Student Resources and Engagement homepage to learn more or drop by Snell 133. We work to help students through various programs such as:

Employer Information Nights

These employer-lead presentations are a great way to learn more about current and potential career paths and opportunities as well as making valuable connections. Employer Information Nights occur throughout the academic year and include a variety of state, federal, and industry organizations.

COF Jobs Page

The College of Forestry Jobs Page lists current job and internship openings within the industry. The jobs board is updated regularly with new opportunities from all over the country.

Mentored Employment Program

The Mentored Employment Program matches CoF faculty with undergraduate students to offer a variety of research and field experiences to enhance students’ professional skills, and provide faculty with research/project assistance. For more information visit

Job Shadow

Job shadows are an opportunity for students to “shadow” an employer and gain a “hands-on” look at  available career options in the fields of forestry, natural resources, recreation, and forest products. These short term experiences are designed to explore career possibilities, gain network connections, and bridge the gap between the classroom and the work place.


Start off the new school year by giving back! Fall Into Service is Saturday, September 23rd. There are various projects that you can sign up for from gardening to crafts.



Cap Decoration Ideas

Commencement is only TWO weeks away! Graduating seniors: are you struggling to come up with ideas to decorate your mortar board? Don’t worry, we got you covered!

Each student is unique and should individualize their mortar board accordingly. Many students choose quotes, pop-culture references, celebration of their accomplishment, career dreams, college/university pride, graduation year, ode to the parentals, and many more creative ideas.

Drop by the 2nd floor knuckle in Richardson on Thursday, June 15th from 9:30-4pm for a mortar board decorating party. Snacks and supplies will be offered. This way you can collaborate with students and save money on supplies! Come prepared with ideas that fit YOU.

A few ideas are displayed below.

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Hot Air Balloon Graduation Cap. Glue layers of colorful patterned heart shaped cardstocks to create the sweet hot air balloon image. Add up some shining characters and beadings to finish off its beauty in a travelling style.
Quotes idea
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Ode to Parents, Pop-Culture Reference


Glittering Graduation Cap. Create this stunning graduation cap with gold glittering cap board and black glittering letters. Decorate it with red satin bow tied diploma.


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Beaver Pride


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Degree Specific


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Forestry Specific


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Pop-Culture Reference, Funny
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Whatever style you choose, it will be PERFECT for YOU! Congratulations graduates of 2017!

Annual Salmon Bake and Powwow

The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws is hosting the 19th annual Salmon Bake! With temperatures rising and the sky clearing of dark clouds, it is the perfect time of the year to enjoy the Salmon Bake.

Come enjoy traditional Indigenous cuisine on May 19th starting at 12:00 pm until food is gone! Bring friends and family as favorite first foods are shared. The following dishes will be served:

– Salmon
– Fish Head Soup (priority to elders)
– Corn Bread
– Kale Salad
– Garlic Roasted Potatoes
– Blueberry Buckle

The Oregon State Chapter of SAF will have a booth at the Salmon Bake to discuss how salmon impacts forestry, how forestry and salmon habitats intermingle, and how salmon is viewed in relation to professional (career, studies, etc.), and personal worlds.

Annual Salmon Bake

The next day will be the 41st Klatowa Eena Powwow, hosted by the Native American Long House Eena Haws and the Native American Student Association. Inside Gill Coliseum there will be dance competitions, drumming, vendors and fun!

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made one week prior to event to Luhui Whitebear at or 541-737-9036.

Spring Family Weekend


Welcome Table, 3PM-7PM

MU Concourse

Come find out about all the events happening during Spring Family Weekend, purchase merchandise (TBA), ask questions, and meet the wonderful OSU Program Council staff!


The Colorful World of Pigments, 9AM-12PM

LaSells Stewart Center

College of Science and Honors College are hosting a unique and arts and science event, celebrating YInMN Blue pigment discovery. Local and student artists will exhibit their work and there will be an invigorating panel discussion featuring speakers from Nike, Shepherd Paint Company, Harvard University’s Pigments Museum, and a surprise special guest. Tickets are FREE and RSVP needed(link:

Fridays in Austin: Design Day, 10AM-2PM

Austin Hall Marketplace

Come join us in Austin Hall and see the beautiful work of our Interior Design and Apparel Design and Merchandising students on display, talk to the artists (11AM-12PM), and learn more about the design programs that Oregon State University has to offer!

Lonesome Pottery Sale, 10AM-3PM

MU Trysting Tree Lounge

Handmade pottery & glass for sale at bargain prices!

Music a la Carte: OSU Music Production, 12PM

MU lounge

Music a la Carte presents performers from the OSU Music Production program. For accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4671.



Spring Family Golf Tournament, 2PM

Trysting Tree Golf Course

$80 for a team of two OSU students and family members. Sign up by 5/2 at the Recreation Services desk in Dixon or call 541-737-3736.

Warm Up to Summer, 2:30–5:30PM

MU Quad (base of MU stairs)

It’s time to plan for your best summer ever! Join the OSU Summer Session team for FREE lemonade, free swag from the prize wheel and enter into a drawing for a $500 summer scholarship. Summer classes are offered in six different lengths (called “sessions”) ranging from one week to 11 weeks, giving you the flexibility to travel, work, study and play this summer. Additionally, all students pay in-state tuition in the summer.* Come and learn about the many benefits of summer! *Not eligible for OSU Ecampus, VetMed or PharmD classes or INTO students.

Paint Nite, 3:30PM and 7:30PM

MU Multipurpose Room

Paint Nite is back for the 2nd year! Join us for either the afternoon class or the evening class for a night of creativity, food, and fun with friends and family! No painting experience needed and all supplies included. Open to all OSU Students, family, and friends! Cost $45/person. Pre-sale only. Tickets will be available online at


Spring Family Weekend Welcome Reception, 5-7PM

MU Lounge

Join us for your official welcome to OSU Spring Family Weekend! Enjoy FREE refreshments provided while mingling with students and other family members! All are invited!


Welcome Reception, 5-7PM

Join us for your official welcome to OSU Spring Family Weekend! Enjoy free refreshments provided while mingling with students and other family members! All are invited!

Pottery on the Wheel Workshop, 7-9PM

OSU Craft Center (CER-32)

Fee $20. For pre-registration and more information contact or 541-737-2937. (Staff and general public registration begins May 1)

All University Sing, 7PM-10PM

Gill Coliseum

Country Western Dance, 7:45-10:45PM

Women’s Building Gym

Kick up your heels and cut a rug with the Country Western Dance Club. $3.00 admission and moms get in free! Line dance lesson at 8:30, and no dancing experience is necessary.


Welcome Table, 8AM-5PM

MU Concourse

Come find out about all the events happening during Spring Family Weekend, purchase merchandise (TBA), ask questions, and meet the wonderful OSU Program Council staff!

Spring Family Rafting, 8AM-4PM

N. Santiam or the McKenzie River (depending on conditions)

Add some adventure to your weekend! Cost $60/person. Tickets are available for purchase through the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon 541-737-4254

Trees and Flowering Shrub Walk, 9AM

MU Steps

Come experience all the diverse and wonderful plants on our beloved OSU campus! Tour led by Pat Breen, emeritus professor of Horiculture. Please contact by email (

Dam Fam Brunch, 9-11:30AM

MU Lounge

Doors open at 9am. $12/plate, sold first come first serve at the door.

Have a filling brunch while enjoying musical performance by OSU Flute Choir Fluitssimo! Doors open at 9am. $12/plate, sold first come first serve at the door.

Menu includes: Cheese Blintzes with warm berry compote and fresh whipped cream, Scrambled Eggs (dairy-free options available), Turkey Sausage, house baked breads, fresh cut fruit tray, coffee, juices and tea.


Family Weekend: Challenge the Family, 9 AM-12 PM

Challenge Course of Jefferson

$20 for OSU Students and Family Members. Sign up at the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon, 541-737-4254.

The Oregon State Flying Club Open House, 9AM-1PM

Corvallis Municipal Airport (

A $20/20 mins plane ride over campus per person (3 ppl. max/ ride). There will be FREE burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. For more information go to or email

Radiation Center Facility Tour, 10AM-12PM

Radiation Center (35th and Jefferson)

The OSU chapter of the American Nuclear Society will be hosting tours! Visitors will have a chance to visit the nuclear reactor located here on campus and other facilities! For questions please contact Alex Dueñas at Photo ID required.

Spring Family Rifle Shoot, 9AM-7PM

OSU Indoor Target Range (SE corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse)

The OSU Rifle Club is hosting a .22 small bore rifle shooting event.  No prior experience is necessary to participate in this event.  $7 for OSU Students, $14 for OSU Family members.  For more details, visit

Family & I Photos, 10AM-3PM

MU 206

Come and get a photo taken with your family member by a professional photographer! $10 for one photo, $18 for two.

Art Festival, 10AM-5PM

SEC Plaza

Come enjoy over 80 local area and area artisan booths! No entrance fee, prices based on individual purchases. For more information please call (541) 737-6872.

Fused Glass Magnet Making Workshop, 11AM-12PM and 1:30-2:30PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $15. Create a uniquely designed fused glass piece that will be made into a sweet magnet or brooch. Pick up your finished piece in a few days. All supplies are provided and no experience needed.

Recycled Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop, 11AM-1PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $15. Make a lovely glass suncatcher using copper foiling technique. All supplies are provided.

Pottery on the Wheel Workshops, 11AM-1PM and 2-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee $20.

Craft Center Drop-In Activities, 11AM-2PM

OSU Craft Center

First come first served, while supplies last! Screenprint your own commemorative T-Shirt or bag for $10, flower pot painting for $10 & FREE Photo booth!

Bead Workshop, 11-2PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person / $50 couple. Modern soft-glass beadmaking. Torches, equipment and all supplies are provided. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing and closed-toe shoes.

*Craft Center workshops-> Limited Spaces/In-person pre-registration strongly recommended!

contact 541-737-2937.

Memorial Union Tours, 11AM-2:30PM

Come take a guided tour of our beautiful Memorial Union. Tours happening every 30 minutes and last tour leaves at 2:30PM. Meet at the top of the Memorial Union main stairs.

Food Vendors, 11AM-4PM

MU Quad

Including Olde Tyme Kettle Korn, Paradise Shaved Ice, Beaver Classic Cheese, Roxy Dawgs and home baked goods by the Flour’d Apron!


5K Fun Run/Walk, 11AM

Avery Park

Enjoy a refreshing run at Avery Park! This event is FREE. Sign up at the Sports & Special Programs Office in Dixon, 541-737-4083.


OSU Western Dance Club, 3:30-4PM

MU Quad

Relaxing Massages Therapy 11AM-4PM

MU 208 (La Raza Room)

Enjoy a relaxing chair massage from one of five licensed therapist from the Oregon School of Massage! $20 for a 15 minutes massage. Tickets available on Friday and Saturday at the OSUPC Welcome Table. Or call ahead to reserve a spot 541-737-6872


Spring Family Weekend Zumba, 12PM-2PM

Dixon Recreation Center

Get your groove in the Lower Gym Court! This event is FREE. Pre-registration not required.

KIND Snacks Flower Wall, 12PM-4PM

MU Quad

Kind Healthy Snacks Flower Wall: Pick one and pass it on!

Wine Garden, 12PM-4:30PM

MU Quad

Wine and beer provided by Oregon Beverage Company. FREE entry fee, prices based on drink purchases. 21 years+ only.

Wave Lab Spring Family Weekend Open House, 1–4PM

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration. Tours start every 5 minutes on za first come first serve basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, coastal engineering and wave energy technology. Questions please contact the lab at

Society of Women Engineers Tea, 2-4PM

Johnson Hall 221

A fun event for families and students to enjoy an afternoon tea with a keynote speaker, silent auction, and delicious treats. $15/person, All proceeds will go to the Society of Women Engineers to further advancement of women in STEM fields.

Latin American Night – The Untold History of Latinas, 5PM-8:30PM

MU Ballroom

An artistic museum and tell their stories in a symbolic and empowering way in tribute to Latina artists who revolutionized their communities through art but were not recognized for their work. Free tickets will be available to pick up at SEC front desk. For accommodations please contact Anna Luiza at

Comedy Show, 6:30PM and 9PM

LaSells Stewart Center

We have two very funny comedians co-headlining this year’s Comedy Show – Ryan Hamilton and Aparna Nancherla! Ryan has endeared comedy lovers with his standout appearances on The Late Show, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Aparna has appeared on Crashing, Conan, and Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Variety named her to its list of “Top 10 Comics to Watch for 2016 and the New York Times described the way Aparna “has become a comic in demand for her quirky, relatable, and punchy humor.” Join us and laugh the night away!

Tickets available online HERE!



Pistol Club Fundraiser Shoot, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM

OSU Indoor Target Range (SE corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse)

Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol during two hour sessions. $5 for OSU Students and $15 for OSU community, family members, and general public. Space is limited; for pre-registration and event details visit:


Fam-n-Me Beaver Believer Grocery Totes, 12-3PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person / $50 couple. A 3 hours workshop to learn and make your own washable reusable canvas grocery bags. All materials provided, come prepared to learn and have fun. This class is for all experience levels. Each participant will their own reusable grocery tote & good memories!

Make a Silver Ring Workshop, 12-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $35. A 4 hours workshop and learn how to make a handcrafted silver ring. No prior experience needed. We will cut, shape, solder, and polish a simple ring. Students with prior experience can use this class to make something more elaborate. All will come away with a beautiful gift. All supplies provided.

Handmade Coffee Mug Workshop, 12-4PM

OSU Craft Center

Fee: $30 person/ $50 couple. Create unique textures for surface decoration by carving their own rubber

block to stamp clay with. Then complete either a mug or a pencil holder using the rubber block design. Great way to try out hand building if you’ve never had the chance!

*Craft Center workshops-> Limited Spaces/In-person pre-registration strongly recommended!

contact 541-737-2937.

Holocaust Memorial Week

At Oregon State University, we have observed Holocaust Memorial Week every year since 1987.  The Holocaust Memorial program grows from the belief that educational institutions can do much to combat prejudice of all kinds, and to foster respect for the diversity that is America, by promoting an awareness of the Holocaust, perhaps the most horrific historical indicator of the high cost of prejudice.

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

During the week of April 24th-April 28th Oregon State University will celebrate the 31st annual Holocaust Memorial Week with various talks and seminars open to all.

Monday, April 24, LaSells Stewart Center, 7:30 p.m.

Public Talk: Sarhang Hamasaeed, The Wars in Iraq and Syria – National, Regional, and Global Implications

The ongoing wars in Syria and Iraq have resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. By far the largest number of victims have been civilians, and some groups, like the Yazidis, have been targeted for genocide. But the significance of the two wars extends far beyond the Middle East. They have helped to produce a flood of refugees that has in turn sparked political turmoil in Europe. They have given birth to ISIS, the most feared and active terrorist network on the current scene. They have had a considerable impact on international relations, as a number of major regional and world powers, including Iran, Russia, and the United States, have become involved.

In his talk on April 24, Sarhang Hamasaeed will examine the complexities of the wars in Iraq and Syria and discuss their implications for the region and the wider world. He is well acquainted with the intricacies of Middle East politics and at one time served as deputy director of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq. He is currently the director of Middle East Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace. As such, he often speaks on issues that affect the Middle East, advising the State Department, giving testimony to Congress, and providing analysis to such outlets as NPR, PBS, Al-Jazeera America, and Voice of America.


Tuesday, April 25, Austin Auditorium, 7: 30 p.m.

Public Talk: Lucille Eichengreen, Reflections on the Holocaust

Born as Cecilia Landau in Hamburg, Germany, in 1925, Lucille Eichengreen would as a teenager endure the brunt of the Holocaust. During World War II, she survived the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen. Her father and sister were murdered in the camps, and her mother died of starvation in Lodz. After liberation, Lucille assisted the British in identifying and bringing to justice more than forty individuals who had oppressed prisoners in the Nazi camps, but this service brought death threats and she moved to the U.S. She has spoken widely of what she saw and experienced during the war and has been much honored for this educational work, particularly in Germany. Her memoir, From Ashes to Life, tells her story in detail, and she will be doing a book-signing after she speaks. She has written two other books, as well.

Note: In order to assure that everyone who attends this event will find seating, we ask that those who wish to attend obtain tickets. These tickets are free and are available through Eventbrite website or directly by clicking here.


Wednesday, April 26, Milam Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Panel: Hilary Bernstein and Amarah Khan, Religious Prejudice on the Contemporary Scene: How Great is the Threat?

We will sponsor a discussion on the current level of religious prejudice, primarily in the U.S. and Europe. The rise of the alt-right, incidents in which religious minorities are harassed or targeted by violence, and the prospects of a “Muslim Ban” in the U.S. have aroused concern and fear. This program is intended to provide insight and perspective. Hilary Bernstein, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will discuss recent indicators regarding the level and intensity of Antisemitism, while Amarah Khan, Associate Director of Global Diversity Initiatives at OSU, will speak to the issue of Islamophobia, both locally and more generally. The event will also address the targeting of other religious groups in the contemporary world.

Note: Weather permitting, this event will be followed by a candlelight vigil (9:15-10:00 p.m.) on the MU Quad. The vigil is intended to affirm religious and cultural understanding in our diverse community.


Thursday, April 27, C&E, 7:30 p.m.

Public Talk: Anne Kelly Knowles, The Transformative Power of the Holocaust

A professor of history at the University of Maine and formerly professor of geography at Middlebury College, Anne Kelly Knowles is among the foremost proponents of GIS (geographic information systems), a methodology that bridges geography and history. Among her many books is the highly acclaimed Geographies of the Holocaust, a volume that she co-authored and co-edited. In her talk at OSU, Knowles will draw on survivor testimony and her extensive research on concentration camps and ghettos in order to explore “the power of confinement, relocation, forced labor, and the constant threat of violence to change the everyday worlds of Jews throughout Eastern Europe.”

This event will be co-sponsored by the OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and the Geography Program.


All of the events noted here are free and open to the public. Except for the talk by Lucille Eichengreen, no tickets are required. Updates and further information on the events are available at the website of the Holocaust Memorial Program (


How Detrimental is Your Computer?

Many students find it more useful to take notes on their computer as opposed to typical handwritten notes. It often is easier to keep up with the professor, you can obtain more information, and sometimes do a little side work.

A recent study actually determined that students using a laptop scored between 0.27 and 0.38 grade points lower on a four-point GPA scale than their classmates who took notes without a laptop. That is half a letter grade!

Students who used laptops to “take notes in class” spent over a third of class time browsing the internet for nonacademic reasons. Even in the cases where students were using their laptops to look up academic information to supplement the course work—something that many instructors think of as a benefit—the study found no improvement to final exam scores.

Rethink your note-taking techniques! Handwriting your notes can be much more beneficial for the outcome of your grade.

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For more information visit here.