On Saturday, October 27, the SLI Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is holding their annual Make a Difference Day event. For this day of service, the CCE is offering eight amazing service projects, and they invite OSU students, staff, faculty, and their children to celebrate and support our community with them by participating in service projects.

Service projects include a firewood organization project with the Mary’s River Gleaners, riparian zone restoration with the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, a Craft N Care for Meals on Wheels, a squash processing and bulk spices repackaging project through the Organic Growers Club and Lewis Brown Farm to benefit the OSU Human Services Resource Center, a garden project with the Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program, a natural area enhancement project with the Chintimini Wildlife Center, and work on the Van Buren House with Corvallis Housing First. Six of these projects are open to children under 18 with guardian attendance and three are wheelchair accessible.

Space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register early. Sign up is available on Ideal-Logic through this link:

Learn more about Make a Difference Day online at Check out our event on Facebook here.

Accommodations related to disability may be made by calling 541-737-3041 or emailing




Interested in attending the 13th Annual National Engineer’s Week Career Exploration Dinner? It’ll be held at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus, Hales Center/Empire Hall in Coos Bay, Wednesday February 20, 2019- 4:30PM to 8:00PM. Registration is held for students interested in Engineering, Forestry, and Surveying careers. Seating is limited, so RSVP and get it on your calendar early!

For more information, check out the flyer:  2019 Engineering Dinner



Scholarship Opportunity

Getting Things Done: Careers in Environmental Law for Natural Resource Majors

Applications due November 30, 2018

Many students in the Natural Resources field find themselves at a crossroads. Academia, wilderness firefighting, or seasonal fieldwork can seem like the only viable career options when you have a Bachelor of Science in a Natural Resources field. It can be difficult for students who want to make a difference in the world, but are not sure how they can best create change.

Lewis & Clark Law School, through a generous grant by the Wyss Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of public lands in the Intermountain West, is providing funds to allow promising undergraduates in natural resources fields to visit Lewis and Clark Law School, one of the top environmental and natural resources law programs in the nation.  Selected students will spend time at the law school to explore the world of environmental and natural resources law which provides an avenue for students with strong science backgrounds to utilize their research, analytical, and scientific skills in careers protecting our natural world. Furthermore, law school is rigorous and demanding in a way that science students are uniquely prepared for.  This program was designed by Lewis and Clark’s current Wyss Scholar, third year law student Cooper Rodgers.

During the program, students will:

  • Meet with Lewis and Clark Faculty
  • Meet with current Environmental Law students
  • Meet Attorneys and Law School graduates currently working in Public Interest Environmental Law
  • Have an opportunity to see the Portland area

Travel and lodging costs will be provided. The program will take place March 21-22, 2019.

Applicants will be required to send in the following to Kelly Novahom, Program Coordinator for Environmental Law, by email at

  • Complete Application Letter (see 2nd page)
  • A Resume AND Three References
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A 1000 word essay on their relationship to public lands, our environment, and their interest in law school

Scholarship recipients will be notified in Early December. Application attached below: 

Getting Things Done Scholarship Application

For questions about the scholarship, please contact Wyss Scholar Cooper Rodgers at

US Forest Service will be at OSU Oct. 10th

The US Forest Service (Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District) will be available to answer your questions about numerous seasonal and permanent positions that are available NOW with the US Forest Service and how to apply!

Wednesday, October 10th  2018

Richardson Hall 1st floor knuckle 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Don’t Forget that the US Forest Service is hiring NOW for the upcoming season with many announcements closing on October 12th!

USAJOBS Hiring Frenzy Continues!

As we know all kinds of positions including Fire Jobs, Summer Jobs, Student Internships, and Full-time/Temporary Jobs for Recent Grads are still accepting applications now until mid- October!

PLEASE NOTE:  The USAJOBS website will unavailable beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT Friday October 5th, through 11:59 p.m. EDT Monday, October 8th. The Office of Personnel Management is upgrading the electrical power system which requires USAJOBS to be shutdown. Applicants will not be able to submit applications during the planned outage.  Please plan around the scheduled downtime, in submitting now or very soon after the outage!

Fall 2018 From Here to Career Workshop Series

Here are a few upcoming beneficial workshops and lectures, feel free to check one or more of them out. Register in Handshake for anything below. 

Upcoming Forest Bee Biodiversity Seminar

Dr. Rachael Winfree is a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her talk, “Forest Bee Biodiversity in the Eastern USA,” will be held on Friday, October 5th, 3:00-4:00 pm, in LINC 302. A flyer for this seminar is attached here: WinfreeFlyer5Oct2018 . If you are unable to attend in person remote access to this seminar is available at, meeting number: 922 994 358

Dr. Winfree studies plants-pollinator systems to learn about the function of mutualisms and the relationship of biodiversity to ecosystem services at large spatio-temporal scales and applies her knowledge to conservation. More about Dr. Winfree and her work can be found at

Dr. Winfree will also be available for one-on-one meetings and during a brown-bag lunch (RH 115, 12:00-1:00) on Friday,  October 5th. If you are interested in an individual meeting with Dr. Winfree, please email Rachel Zitomer ( and indicate your availability on this poll.

Interested in the Mentored Employment Program?

Better get on it because Student Applications are due on October 12th!

The Mentored Employment Program provides College of Forestry (CoF) undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with members of CoF faculty on research projects or field experiences. These types of experiences enhance students’ professional skills, build important mentor/protégé relationships and guidance while assisting faculty with important research.

Find out more at: Mentored Employment Program

2018 Natural Sciences & Environmental Fair

You won’t want to miss the first ever Natural Sciences & Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday, October 17th! If you want to work for a cause or work outside, protect animals or restore watersheds, conserve natural resources, manage lands, or bring science to the public – this is the fair for you.

Undergraduates looking for internships, volunteer opportunities, or your first job doing what your passionate about. Graduate students wanting to work for government and scientific organizations. It’s all here. Even if you aren’t looking for a job right now, come and network and learn.

Register to attend the event on Handshake. Contact Britt Hoskins, career advisor for the College of Forestry, with any questions!

US Forest Service – Summer 2019 Jobs Announcement

Summer temporary jobs across the Nation will be open to the public to apply starting in September of 2018, yes you read that right!  All summer jobs in Region 1 (North Idaho, Montana, Oregon & parts of the Dakotas) will be advertised starting on September 12th and run through October 12th, 2018.
Get specific information on jobs available by using the outreach database where positions are being listed daily at:  You will still need to apply for jobs using during the open period listed above.

These job advertisements will include all fire fighter, fire management positions, wilderness technicians, trail, and recreation technicians, engineering & surveying technicians, forestry technicians, hydrologic technicians, biological science technicians, archaeological technicians, equipment operators, motor vehicle operators, laborers, maintenance workers, visitor information/guides, office services, & recreation positions.

Fall Term – Save The Date!

It’s not to early to save the date for several fall term events.

Fall Industry Tour/Forestry Field Trip

Bureau of Land Management – Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

October 19, 2018, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

We will be taking a trip to Newport to visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. We will tour the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse and walk the grounds with BLM Park Ranger. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the park and about the BLM careers. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the tour. RSVP here by October 11, 2018.

OSU Student Chapter SAF Job Fair

November 14th, 10:00am – 2:00pm

CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom

The annual SAF Job Fair is a student organized and run event which hosts a vast array of private and public employers looking to fill seasonal, part-time, full-time and internship positions from all sectors of forestry, forest products, natural resources and outdoor recreation. Register on Handshake!

SNAP: Could you use help paying for food?

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

COF T-shirts

Interested in purchasing a College of Forestry t-shirt! Stop by Snell 133 or send an email to if you are a distant student. Limited sizes are available.

T-shirts are $15. Shipping is $3.50.

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, 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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