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Bimonthly Meeting -February 6th, Nash 032
Leadership Team Social Hour
February 2nd -Fly Fishing Workshop 9AM-1PM, Nash 032
Bimonthly Meeting- Professional Societies ORAFS, ORTWS and TCS
5:15-6:15 PM, Nash 032
Jan/9th Bimonthly Meeting: Board Games and Pizza
Nov/14th Bimonthly Meeting: Fish Printing
The American Fisheries Society Western Division Student Colloquium: November 15-18, 2018 in Corbett, Oregon.
End of Term BBQ & Gear Swap | June 6
June 6th | Nash 032 | 5:15pm
Undergraduates, graduates, and faculty came together in the recreation area next to Nash Hall to enjoy food and conversation. The annual gear swap was also conducted at this time, with participants dropping off used gear and/or obtaining gear for future projects. Coltyn Kidd organized and led this event.
Whitewater Rafting Trip | June 2
Elections Presentation Meeting | February 21
Students who were interested in running for a position on the leadership team for the next academic year were given the opportunity to present who they were and why they would like to join the team. Each outgoing Leadership Team member was responsible for encouraging other students to run for their position. Each student who ran was required to submit a biography that was posted on the student chapter’s website for the club to see. Students who ran were also encouraged to present their biography during one of our bi-weekly meetings and elaborate why they were interested in running. Voting took place place electronically over a one week period.
ORTWS Annual Meeting | February 13-16
Club members met at the Red Lion hotel located in Portland at Jantzen beach for the Oregon Wildlife Society professional conference. Students participated in several activities while at the conference including listening to research talks, attending networking events with wildlife biologists in the field, and competing in the trivia night quiz bowl. Club members were able to become educated on many hot topics in the wildlife industry while making connections with many people in the field.
Professional Conference Preparation Meeting | February 7
Coltyn, Dana Sanchez and Jessica Jansen spoke to students about preparing for the ORTWS Annual meeting. Coltyn spoke about his experience as a student attending the meeting and what is expected as a student. Dana Sanchez, a faculty member of the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at OSU, also spoke about her experiences at professional meetings. She also spoke about what is to be expected of students as a professional during a professional meeting. Jessica then presented dinner etiquette in preparation for the banquet that occurs during the second day of the ORTWS annual meeting.
Gyotaku 2-hour Fish Printing Workshop | January 27
Student and faculty came together to learn about the art of Gyotaku, this was a 2-hour intensive workshop. During this workshop participants not only learned about the art but got to make multiple prints and practice there technique. They learned about how to do the prints, helpful tips and tricks and how to paint the eyes of the fish on their prints.
Beyond Graduation: Professional Panel | January 24
Professionals in the fish and wildlife fields presented to students about the difficulties and options of finding work after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. This meeting was set up to address the students that did not want to go to graduate school so they would have the ability to speak with and question professionals that chose not to go to graduate school. They were provided with information on steps they could take to make themselves more competitive when looking for work.
Welcome Social: Chasing Corals Film Showing | January 10
The documentary about coral bleaching “Chasing Corals” was shown as in introduction to the term and a welcome back to students. This was a great film for natural resource students and really allowed students to see how ocean temperature increases is affecting corals around the world.