Welcome to Winter Term 2020!

Rural Data Science for the Public Good

Are you an OSU student doing research related to fisheries, wildlife, or ecology?

Then you should present your work at the 17th annual Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology (RAFWE) Symposium at OSU on April, 10th, 2020! RAFWE is a student organized symposium designed to bring together and showcase all the great research in fisheries, wildlife, and ecology we students are doing at OSU. (How many more times do you think we can say fisheries, wildlife, and ecology?)

Both graduate and undergraduate students from any department are encouraged to present their research at any stage of development: proposal, data collection, preliminary results, or published in Science. You are even welcome to present on work you completed prior to attending OSU. We will have 15 minutes talks and a poster session.

Submit your abstract here: (you will need to be logged into your ONID account)

Please submit abstracts here by 5:00 PM March 9th, 2020

More about RAFWE: RAFWE is a free, all-day symposium taking place at the LaSells Stewart Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus organized by the Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association (FWGSA) to showcase undergraduate and graduate student research in fisheries, wildlife and ecology through oral presentations, posters, a plenary presentation, and networking opportunities. We regularly have several hundred attendees made up of OSU students and faculty as well as professionals from the broader community such as federal and state agencies, non-profits, and consulting groups. This year we are hosting Dr. Lauren Rogers of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center as our plenary speaker. Lunch is provided along with hors d’oeuvres during the poster session, and drinks will be available. Through the generous support of many sponsors and donors we are able to host this fantastic event free of charge. We will also have a silent auction open throughout the day and the symposium will conclude with a live auction. We hope you’ll be able to join and help to make this year another big success by presenting your research! We will be updating our website as plans become finalized.

Any questions about presenting or submitting abstracts can be sent to Ryan Baumbusch ( or Jennifer Nelson (

Questions concerning the symposium in general can be sent to the FWGSA Presidents Whitney Fleming ( or Vic Quennassen (

Looking for Nice Business Attire?

Benny’s Business Closet is an on-campus clothing store providing business professional clothing under $20. OSU recognizes that students need professional attire for upcoming interviews, jobs, and special events such as Career Fairs. This resource is available to any OSU student.

CoF SLC is now OPEN!

The Self-Learning Center (aka SLC) is a student-oriented resource that provides access to reserve readings, computers, printers, community and study space.   The SLC is staffed by your fellow students – the CoF Ambassadors: Spencer, Chloe, Jenna, Zena, Destiny, and Michael!  The CoF Ambassadors are a great resource if you have questions, want to connect to the CoF community, or want to learn the ins and outs of Beaver Nation.

Additionally, the SLC offers tools and equipment that will make doing your homework and lab assignments easier!  Stop by to check out hand held magnifying lenses, protractors, compasses, calculators, chain and board kits, chargers, adapters, etc.   Wood sample kits are also available for study while in the SLC.  And finally, we offer a lending library full of books that feed your desire to learn all you can about the natural sciences.

Snell Hall room 129 (staffed, Lending Library, Reserves, tools and equipment)Snell Hall room 123 (unstaffed, for quiet study and computer use)

Our hours are:
Monday- Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

College of Forestry Student Clubs and Organizations –2019

Check out the CoF Student Clubs and Organizations! We have lots going on this month, and we hope to see you around! More information about each of the clubs can be found at

Rent Textbooks at NO COST for the ENTIRE term

The Textbook Lending Program offers eligible OSU students the opportunity to check out textbooks at no cost for the entire academic term! The program starts the first week of class and operates on a first come, first serve basis. They currently have books for 181 courses! Most of the textbooks are either donated or purchased. Students (and professors) can learn more about the program and check if we have their textbook by going to:

To ensure that HSRC has the textbook needed for a course, check online:

  • Go to
  • Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
  • Start a New Search and click on the Course Reserves tab
  • Enter the title of textbook and click Search
  • In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, change it to “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
  • If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can go to HSRC and rent the textbook

Keep Up With the “NEW” Peavy Hall Transition Construction

Wondering up the future of the College of Forestry? Are you missing Peavy Hall? Don’t you worry, you can see what’s happening live by clicking on one of the following links to two web cameras that show the project site live every day: or

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