Volunteer for to Oregon 4-H OLI

They are looking for College/Graduate/Doctoral students, and professional and none-professional adults who would like to help them implement the Oregon 4-H OLI event from May 26-28, 2017. There are three types of roles for this event: Adult Supervisor, Group Facilitator, and Van Driver. Note: You can serve in all roles. Mark with an “X” the times and the roles that you are willing to take.

Please visit here for the complete volunteer form. For more information about the event please visit here. See below for details on the roles you could play as a volunteer!

Volunteer Positions

Group Facilitator: (College and graduate students ONLY for this role). The Event Group Facilitator will serve as a role model for this group of students; lead a group of 10-15 high school students from one workshop to the next, from one building to the other, from restaurants to classrooms and from classrooms to the other building. Also, supporting instructors during workshops, presentations and providing tours for the students.

I can help as Facilitator the entire event, from Friday 3:00pm to Sunday 12:00pm: Yes_____      No_____

I can help as Facilitator Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm: Yes_____ No_____


Adult Supervisor: The Adult Supervisor helps to supervise classrooms, dorms, meals, campus tours, help with check in and check out, driving vans, and other unexpected duties. Event supervisors who would like to stay overnight are preferred 21 years or older.

I can help for the entire event from Friday 3:00pm to Sunday 12:00pm: Yes_____         No_____

I can help Friday from 3:00pm to 11:00pm: Yes_____             No_____

I can help Friday night from 11:00pm to 7:00am: Yes_____   No_____

I can help Saturday from 8:00am to 11:00pm: Yes_____        No_____

I can help Saturday night from 11:00pm to 7:00am: Yes_____             No_____

I can help Sunday from 8:00am to 12:00pm: Yes_____           No_____


I can help driving OSU Motor Pool Vans and willing to take the Van Safety Test. Yes_____         No_____
For the Taking the Test: Follow these steps to watch the Van Safety video and complete the test online:
__ Watch the Van Safety Video: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/motorpool/video/van-safety

__Take the online Van Safety Test
__Divers are need from 10-11pm Friday, from 7-8am on Saturday, from 10-11pm on Saturday, from 7-8am on Sunday, and from 11am-12pm on Sunday. Please circle the options that you can drive.


Student’s Name: ____________________________ Undergraduate:____ Graduate:____ Ph.D.______


Name of College/Department: __________________________ Name of Program:_____________________

Office Phone: _________________________            Mobil Phone: _________________________________

E-Mail: _____________________________________


Thank you very much in advance for your support and participation. If you have any questions please text or call the Outreach Specialist, Mario Magana at: 503-931-7206 or email: Mario.Magana@oregonstate.edu

Are you reading Fernhopper?

We want to make sure our students are taking advantage of the resources that are available to them. Each week a hidden question will be on a page within the Fernhopper site. If YOU find the hidden question, come to the Student Services Office in Snell 133 with the answer to win a PRIZE!

Power Saw Training

On FRIDAY, June 2nd the Student Logging Training Program will be providing a community service of 2 sessions of basic power saw safety training. Classes will meet in RH 312.

Class times are 9:00 – 11:00 and 2:00–4:00. This class will show the participant the basics of power saw safety. Session will include 1 hour of in classroom time and 1 hour of hands-on training. Participants need to sign up for one time slot on the following Doodle Poll:


Participants need to come with long pants and heavy boots.

Training is open to anyone within the COF and is free.

Beaver Careers Switching to Handshake

Oregon State University is making the switch from Beaver Careers to Handshake for their Career Services Management system. This mobile-first platform boasts increased student engagement, a networked platform where you can post to many schools at once, and easier connections made with quality candidates. To learn more about Handshake visit here.

The next time you want to register for an event, look for a job or internship, or connect with an employer, you’ll be doing it on Handshake (formerly Beaver Careers). Look for an invitation to join the Handshake network very, very soon.

May’s Student CDC Newsletter will be all about Handshake! In the meantime, click here for updates and more information.

Important dates:

  • 4/19: OSU added on Handshake
  • 4/28: All jobs close in Beaver Careers
  • 4/30: OSU students added to Handshake and access removed from Beaver Careers
  • 5/5: Employer access to Beaver Careers removed

If you have questions or issues please contact the Career Development Center at 541-737-4085 or Career.Services@oregonstate.edu.

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.

14th Annual International Junior Foresters’ Competition

The International Jr. Foresters’ Competition is an annual event hosted by the Russian Federal Forestry Agency (RFFA) to promote and reward young scientists for their interest and efforts in the environmental field, as well as to encourage international dialogue about forestry issues. The 2017 competition will take place in in early September (September 3 – 8), and will include time for sightseeing in and around Moscow, Russia. The competition, which runs a bit like a science fair, is open to young adults between the ages of 14 and 22. Projects will be presented to an international panel of judges to compete for public recognition and valuable prizes.  Projects that students have already completed for local science fairs or college courses can easily be adapted to the required format. For more information visit here.

Teams from the USA have enjoyed participating in this event since 2012, and our representatives placed in the top three of the overall completion in both 2012 and 2016! Regardless of where a student might place in the competition, the experience is a unique resume builder and provides a wonderful opportunity to build international connections and friendships.

The U.S. Forest Service will provide 1 or 2 scholarships to cover international travel for qualified applicants who have completed one project (projects can be submitted by one individual student or by teams of two students).  To compete for these scholarships, the deadline for submission of projects to the US Forest Service International Programs office is June 30, 2017. Click here for the complete application form.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Smith before applying to learn the latest information and confirm the application process. Feel free to contact Ms. Smith by email at any point with questions or concerns at jennifercsmith@fs.fed.us

Commencement Dinner and Breakfast

In just a few weeks we will be hosting our 3rd Annual College of Forestry Commencement Dinner and Continental Breakfast. This year we will open up the events to students based on the University’s policy. Graduates from Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2016 and pending graduates for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 will all be receiving invitations. The dinner will be Friday, June 16th from 5:00-8:30pm. 

Formal print invitations will be arriving to the address that you have on file with the university by May 18th, and an email version will also be sent to your OSU email address. If you fall between these dates and do not receive an invitation by May 18, please email Jessica Fitzmorris (jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu).

Freshman-Junior Class: If you would like to volunteer to help out at the Commencement Dinner, Jessica is looking for a few students to help with parking and welcoming our guests from 4:00-5:30pm. You would be welcome to stay for the dinner and program as thanks for helping out. Please email Jessica if you are interested and available.

Please let Jessica know if you have any further questions. Information on the University’s Commencement Ceremony can be found on their website.

Lost Something?

Forestry in Focus Contest

Farmhouse Fraternity

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.

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.

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