Volunteer at National Get Outdoors Day
June 3rd is National Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum. Join in on the fun by volunteering your time.
A Natural Resources student is looking for a tutor, specifically for help with ATS 201. Those interested in tutoring should be capable of working with a DAS (disability access student). Student is willing to pay, depending on experience level. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the student at email@example.com for details.
Mentored Employment Summer Opportunities
Summer Mentored Employment Program (MEP) opportunities have been posted online and are now available for your review. The Mentored Employment Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to work with a faculty mentor on a research, educational, or similar project which supports the mission of the College and enhances educational experiences. Working with a faculty mentor provides a hands-on experience that will allow you to explore potential career paths while developing a strong and supportive professional mentor/protégé relationship.
This summer there are twelve MEP projects available, including a project near Bend in Gilchrist State Forest and an opportunity near Coos Bay, Oregon! If you are a CoF Cascades or Ecampus student, you might be interested in reviewing and applying for these opportunities!
If you are interested in applying for a summer MEP position, please be sure you meet the following minimum requirements:
- You are enrolled as a CoF Undergraduate or Post Bacc student
- You are currently taking spring term classes and intend on taking fall 2017 term classes OR you can demonstrate that you will be graduating at the end of summer term OR you are enrolled in at least 3 credits at OSU or another institution during summer term
- You are in good academic standing
- Please review all OSU student eligibility requirements
If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to review and apply for a summer MEP position please:
- Review the available projects
- Apply online (submit your resume and cover letter to the OSU Online Jobs System)
- Submit interest in up to three MEP projects using the interest form. Your resume will be forwarded to the faculty you indicate interest in working with.
Additional details are available on student protégé MEP website. The deadline to apply May 4, 2017. If you have questions about the MEP program or application process, you may stop by the Student Services Office in 133 Snell Hall.
2016-2017 Kelly Axe Award Nominations!
The Kelly Axe Award is bestowed annually to a graduating senior who helps out or cooperates most behind-the-scenes. Cooperation with professors and faculty, participation in club projects, and the willingness to help fellow students with problems are acknowledged by this award. This award is unique in that the winner is one who has received little previous recognition for all of his or her efforts. What a great way to acknowledge friends who have positively impacted the College of Forestry community!
Nominations for this award can be made by students within the College of Forestry. Nomination forms are available in the SLC (Snell 129). All nominations should be submitted by Thursday, May 18, 2017. The recipient of this award will be announced at the annual commencement dinner in June.
Beyond Earth Day
OSU’s long-standing Earth Day celebration goes beyond the typical in Beyond Earth Day! Spanning two weeks (April 22 – May 5) and hosted at a variety of locations, the program features activities focused on sustainability and the interconnections between people and the environment. Whether you’re interested in checking out the over 40 booths at the annual Community Fair, enjoying live music at the annual Organic Growers Club Hoo Haa, giving back through service, or marching in solidarity for science, this year’s Beyond Earth Day offers all that and much more! See the full calendar and details at http://tiny.cc/earth-calendar.
Forestry in Focus Contest
Alternative Break Trip
Imagine a better world. Make it happen – this June!
2017 Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd
Native Voices: Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Wellbeing in Warm Springs, Oregon
Trip Cost: $145 (includes 4 dinners, 1 lunch) – Travel grants available for students with financial need!
Alternative break trips are immersive community-engaged learning experiences focused on personal growth and leadership development through community projects, education sessions, reflection, and teambuilding.
Discover various factors impacting tribal policy and community wellbeing in Warm Springs by exploring elements of tribal governance, food sourcing, and community and cultural activities. Through educational sessions and community projects, we will explore community gardens, sustainability, tribal government, energy policy, economic development, and social and cultural events.
For more information and to apply visit: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/altbreak/zeroweek
For questions regarding Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, please contact Emily Bowling, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-7673.
Want to represent Oregon State University? In celebration of the university’s sesquicentennial and homecoming, the OSU Alumni Association is searching for student leaders to represent Oregon State University as members of the Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court honors students who embody the spirit of a true Oregon Stater. Individuals are selected by a panel of staff, faculty and alumni. Members are chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Oregon State University.
Applicants should complete our online form no later than Friday, April 28, 2017. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact Matt Fenstermaker at email@example.com.
For more information about the Homecoming Court visit here!
Fernhopper Spirit Nominations
2016-17 Harold Bowerman Leadership Award Nominations!
The Harold Bowerman Leadership Award is presented annually to a graduating senior in the College of Forestry who best exemplifies the Fernhopper Spirit though outstanding leadership and/or service to the College of Forestry, and CoF student club involvement. Involvement in University and community organizations may also be taken into consideration.
Nominations for this award may be made by students, faculty, or staff of the College of Forestry. For consideration of your nominee, submit one letter of support which addresses the student’s leadership experience, Fernhopper spirit, and club participation, and a completed Bowerman Leadership Award form.
Nomination materials must be submitted to Kira Hughes, Student Services Office, Snell Hall 133 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.
Volunteer with SMILE
SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) is preparing for their High School Challenge and College Connection event in April. The High School Challenge brings together about 120 high school students from all around Oregon to visit OSU and Western Oregon University (WOU).
They are looking for OSU students to serve as volunteer mentors. The Challenge event takes place on Thursday April 27 and Friday, April 28 at WOU. Transportation, meals and snacks are provided for volunteers helping with the activity at WOU.
For more information, call the SMILE Program at 541-737-0534 or go to our website: http://smile.oregonstate.edu/high-school-challenge.
OSU student mentors may volunteer for one or both days of the event. There is a one hour training session, which mentors are required to attend. Training date options are April 24 or 25 from 5-6pm, in StrandAg Hall, Room 261.
Volunteer Dates and Times
Thursday April 27, 3:00-10:00pm
Friday April 28, 7:30-11:30am
Wilderness Stewardship Skills Training
The 3rd annual, 2017 Wilderness Stewardship Skills Training is scheduled for June 9rd – 11th.
Experiential Education Funds
The College of Forestry is pleased to offer undergraduate students an opportunity to apply for funding to participate in hands-on programs or events that support educational enhancements, professional development opportunities, and/or leadership experiences. Such experiential education activities may include conference participation, workshops, international study experiences, etc.
Please visit our webpage for full details and the application form. The application deadline is May 1, 2017 at 5pm, for events/activities where the participation date or first day of formal participation occurs during July 1- September 30, 2017*.
Please keep in mind that the dates of participation for this cycle of proposals includes much of summer term. So, if you’re planning an experience that occurs during this summer period you will want to submit your proposal by the May 1 deadline. Do so even if you’ve not yet been accepted or you’re not 100% sure you’re participating – better safe than sorry. You can always decline the funds if they are awarded, but you can’t submit a late proposal.
Please note, if you are graduating in June you are not eligible for summer term experiential education funding. Please disregard this.
Please call, email, or stop by the Student Services Office, Snell Hall 133, if you have any questions.
The Arts Saved My Life
Students can submit stories and examples of their art for an event CAPS is hosting in May for Mental Health Month.
Natural Resources Leadership Academy
Get a jumpstart on your graduate degree by earning up to 4 graduate credits in one week with the Natural Resources Leadership Academy this summer at Oregon State
June 18-23 and June 26-30 | Corvallis, Oregon
Register today for OSU’s Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA), which brings together graduate students and professionals from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today’s changing world.
Spend a week – or two –with internationally renowned faculty and industry leaders studying natural resources issues. These one-week intensive learning experiences will enhance your leadership skills and prepare you to solve complicated natural resources problems. Tracks can be taken for graduate credit to be applied to a graduate certificate or a master’s or Ph.D. degree program or for professional development (noncredit).
- Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR 520)
- Sustainability Assessment (SUS 514/599)
- Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WRP 521)
- Resilient and Robust Resource Management (WRP 599)
Summer Business Minor
OSU Summer Session, in partnership with the College of Business, is pleased to announce a new offering during summer term at OSU. Regardless of their major, students can complete a minor in business and entrepreneurship in just two short summers.
This exclusive opportunity allows students to focus on their major course work during the academic year and on business courses during summer.
All courses are offered on campus in Corvallis and online through Oregon State Ecampus, providing flexibility to mix and match on-campus and online offerings. Summer also has the unique benefit of offering business courses in four and eight weeks in length. And all students pay in-state tuition rates for on-campus classes in the summer.* Students can pursue a business minor and still have the time to travel, work and play over the summer.
Why business and entrepreneurship?
OSU students can stand out among their peers by adding a minor in business and entrepreneurship, a good companion to any bachelor’s degree program and a great addition to their résumé. Today’s employers are looking for well-rounded employees, whether they are in natural resources, liberal studies, economics or any other career field. This minor equips students with the foundational skills to better understand business concepts, which is a valuable skill in any professional workplace.
Did you know?
OSU students who complete a minor in business and entrepreneurship can apply for OSU’s accelerated MBA program, saving them both time and money in pursuit of a graduate degree.
More information about this offering can be found at summer.oregonstate.edu/business. Please share this with students you advise and your colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact.
University of Montana Summer Course
University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is offering a new exciting course this upcoming summer academic session: “Drone Remote Sensing of Freshwater Ecosystems.” This 3-credit upper division course focuses on current methods in GIS and remote sensing for freshwater ecosystem monitoring and management application.
You don’t have to be enrolled at UM to apply; the course is open to students from all institutions and other professionals with prior experience or coursework in GIS and runs Monday-Friday 8-5 PM August 7-18, 2017. See https://flbs.umt.edu more information about FLBS and the summer academic program.
Apply now online at http://flbs.umt.edu/education.
Scholarship materials are due April 3, 2017. Last day to apply/register for Summer Session 2017 is May 24, 2017. Fees are due May 31, 2017.
Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid is changing its office hours and will be closing from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesdays. This will begin on March 1st. The office hours for the other work week days will continue to be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Keep Up With the Peavy Hall Transition Construction
Wondering up the future of the College of Forestry? Are you missing Peavy Hall? Don’t you worry. The construction process blog is all online at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/peavyhalltransition/.
If you wish to learn more about what is going on and how far left there is until we can have an official “home” check out this great blog.
Plan for Summer
It’s never too early to plan for summer!
Dreaming of warmer and drier days? It’s not too early to make summer plans to travel, work, study and play. This summer, you can do it all when you enroll in summer classes at Oregon State. Classes range from one to 11 weeks, and summer courses help you stay on track for graduation. Don’t forget, everyone pays in-state tuition.*
Plan today with your family, friends and academic advisor and discover how you can make this summer your best!
Learn more: summer.oregonstate.edu
*Not eligible for OSU Ecampus, VetMed or PharmD classes or INTO students.