Announcements

Happy Winter Term!

EXTENDED CoF Scholarship Application Deadline!

EXTENDED – The College of Forestry 2024-25 scholarship application deadline has been extended to MARCH 15th to accommodate for the delay in receiving FAFSA and ORSAA information. CoF scholarships are available for students with and without financial need, so all CoF undergrads are encouraged to apply. You can find the application by logging into ScholarDollars! If you have questions about scholarship deadlines or the application process, please feel free to stop by the Student Services Office in 116 Peavy Forest Science Center or reach out via email!

2024 College of Forestry Food Drive Events

RACE TO THE TOP BANANA 5K/10K

Want to get moving AND make a positive impact? Take part in our fun and easy virtual 5K/10K. Find more details and register here! Your entry fee of $25 will go to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Have you already signed up and want to share a race selfie or screenshot of your time? Share your news with us!

RAFFLE SALES

The quilt raffle returns again this year with two options to win! A queen-size (90”x102”) National Park themed quilt and a wall hanging (22”x39”) titled Autumn Splendor. Both will be on display the month of February in the 2nd floor knuckle of Richardson and at the Helpdesk in Peavy. 

We also have bowls! There are two bowls in this set, one a serving bowl and one a popcorn bowl. The serving bowl is 14.5” wide and made from spalted, curly Oregon maple. Popcorn bowl is 9.25” wide and made from spalted red maple.

Ticket prices remain $1 = 1 ticket and $5 = 6 tickets. You may purchase tickets beginning February 1st online or at the Helpdesk (Peavy 209). The drawing will be held on Thursday, February 29th.

PATS ON THE BACk

It’s time to give a shout-out to those that go above and beyond in the College! Show your appreciation by sending a “Pat on the Back” to someone who deserves some appreciation! Each Pat will be hand-delivered by the Student Services Office! $3.00 per Pat on the Back and all proceeds benefit CoF Food Drive efforts. Use this easy form to give your “Pat on the Back!”

DIRECT DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTIONS

Did you know, that payroll contributions make up more than half of our fundraising efforts? As people come and go, that amount can change drastically from year to year. Just 15 new signups for $15 a month would make a huge difference! This year we will have a raffle prize and drawing for those who enroll, up their monthly amount. Please contact Jessica.fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu to be entered to win. Enrollment forms can be found online, please make sure you list College of Forestry as your unit!

*NEW EVENT* TREAT TROT!

Show off your skills at the College of Forestry’s “Treat Trot” Dessert Walk! 
Are your baked goods always the first to disappear at a party? Do your kids love decorating cakes and cookies with swathes of colorful icing and gobs of glittery sugar? Now’s your chance to share your creations with the College of Forestry community, and for a good cause, too! We need bakers to whip up tempting desserts for the “Treat Trot” that will close out the food drive during lunchtime on February 29. All sweets that do not require refrigeration are welcome: think cakes, cookies, pies, brownies, pastries, etc.– the showier the better! 
 
If interested, please email Morgan Shahan at morgan.shahan@oregonstate.edu by Monday, February 19, with the following information: type of dessert (e.g. chocolate layer cake) and allergy/dietary information (e.g. gluten-free, contains eggs). Bakers will drop off their desserts in the Student Services Office (Peavy 116) by 11 AM on February 29.

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Schedule of Events
  
Feb 1   	Bake Sale  	10am-3pm	PFSC Atrium
Feb 6	Taco Delivery Initiative (TDI)	12pm-1pm 	RH 2nd Knuckle
Feb 7	Soup Lunch (ADMIN)	12pm-1pm 	RH 2nd Knuckle
Feb 13-17	Pet Photo Contest voting	 	Online
Feb 14  	Valentine's Day Auction	10am-3pm	PFSC Atrium
Feb 14	Soup Lunch (WSE)	12pm-1pm 	RH 2nd Floor Knuckle
Feb 19-23 	Book Sale	All week	RH 1st Knuckle
Feb 21	Soup Lunch (FES)	12pm-1pm 	RH 2nd Floor Knuckle
Feb 28	Soup Lunch (FERM)	12pm-1pm 	RH 2nd Floor Knuckle
Feb 29	Treat Trot!	12pm-1pm 	PFSC Atrium
Feb 29	Quilt Raffle drawing	12pm	Helpdesk

Winter Term Rootstock Hours

The winter term Rootstock food pantry hours for undergraduate students will be Tuesday’s from 3:00-5:00pm. If you are experiencing food insecurity and need support, please be sure to stop by. The pantry is stocked with pantry staples, breakfast foods, refrigerated foods and drinks and frozen food options. The Rootstock Food Pantry is located on the first floor of Peavy Forest Science Center across from the elevator.

Experiential Learning Funds

Experiential Learning Funds – The College of Forestry has funding available to support students who would like to attend a conference, workshop or seminar that is relevant to career goals and areas of study. ELF funds can help cover costs associated with travel and registration. Proposals for events that will occur in April, May, and June of 2024 are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is March 10, 2024. You can find details and the proposal form on the Experiential Learning Funds site. Stop by the Student Services Offices (116 PFSC) or contact Brooke Harrington if you have questions.

Getting a DAM job Workshops

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Learn about crafting resumes and cover letters that will help your application materials stand out when you're applying for jobs, internships, grad school, research, or Other opportunities!" and "Getting a DAM job winter "24"

2024 Sustainability Town Hall

Register today for the 2024 Sustainability Town Hall! Don’t miss this year’s Sustainability Town Hall on Thursday, March 7 at the Alumni Center. The event theme is “The Arts: A Portal to Sustainability” and will feature presentations by local leaders of the arts, including Carly Lettero of OSU’s Spring Creek Project. Participants will engage in discussions at their tables and learn about local organizations’ recent sustainability achievements through the 2023 “Community Scrapbook”. Primary event sponsors are the OSU Sustainability Office and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.  

Dam Proud Day Student T-shirt Design Contest

Dam Proud Day is coming up — April 24, 2024 — and it’s time to design the official Dam Proud Day T-shirt!

This year, students from across Oregon State will submit designs by March 1 for the official Dam Proud Day T-shirt. A judging panel will confirm all designs meet the guidelines and choose the top three finalists. Finally, all OSU students will get to vote on their favorite from the finalists.

Students will design a unique T-shirt that responds to this creative prompt: What comes to mind when you think of being Dam Proud of Oregon State?

One student’s unique design will be printed on 1,000 Dam Proud Day T-shirts worn across Oregon State! Student’s will qualify for these amazing prizes*:
1st place — $1000
2nd place — $500
3rd place — $250

Learn more about the Dam Proud Day Student T-shirt Contest and design guidelines here.

Submit your design as jpeg or png here.

Questions? damproudtshirtcontest@osufoundation.org

*All cash prizes will count as declared income on tax returns. Celebrate with us on April 24 for this year’s Dam Proud Day!

Continuing Researcher Support Program

Student Production Assistant for podcast, The Woods

The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program is looking for part-time production help with the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Podcast – In the Woods.

Production Assistant will help with:

  • Audio Recording and Editing
  • Posting podcasts to Anchor, our website, and YouTube
  • Editing closed captions
  • Making simple graphics for social media

Position can start as soon as Feb. 14th, 2024, through Jan 15th, 2025, with possibility for extension. Pays $15.00 per hour. Estimated 20 hours a month (usually averaging 10 hours a week every other week).

Apply at the following link with your resume: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/150140

OWRI & Erath Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholars Program

The Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 OWRI and Erath Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholars Program.

This competitive program funds undergraduate research internships in areas related to viticulture, enology, and wine economics. The goal is to provide highly motivated undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn and actively participate in research related to grape and wine production. Scholars will have the opportunity to gain a broader learning experience outside of the classroom by working directly within the lab and/or research program of an OWRI faculty mentor.

2024-2025 Dates & Deadlines

Student Application Period: February 12 – March 15, 2024

Student Selection Notification: April 1, 2024

Final student report due: June 1, 2025 Details about the program, student application, and available faculty-mentored research projects can be found on the OWRI undergraduate scholars website. Questions? If you would like more information about this program, please contact owri@oregonstate.edu

Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

As a proud campus partner, the OSU Sustainability Office invites you to attend the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) hosted March 4-6 at Western Washington University. WOHESC is an exciting social change leadership and professional development experience. The 2024 theme is Learning From Place: Solutions Beyond Boundaries, which focuses on using the environment to ground inquiries that span politically drawn boundaries. Register now and use code ‘CPOSU’ for a 30% discount!

2024 National Tribal Leaders Climate Summit

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2024 National Tribal Leaders Climate Summit. Honoring Traditions, Shaping Futures. April 15-17, 2024. Muckleshoot Casino Resort. www.atnitribes.org/climatechange/ts
Register Today!

ATNI is excited to invite you to join us at the 2024 Tribal Leadership Climate Change Summit, where we’ll be exploring the theme of “Sustaining Cultures, Securing Futures” on April 15-17 at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington.  Help us to explore the intersection of Tribal heritage and climate action through insightful sessions and engaging activities.  Details & registration.

Highlights:
  • Youth Empowerment: Dive into the vital role of Tribal youth in climate action. Gain insights into integrating climate education and fostering collaboration.
  • Wellbeing Across Borders: Explore the nexus of cultural revitalization and well-being, emphasizing traditional foods, sacred sites, and adapting health services to climate change.
  • Sovereignty & Stewardship: Uncover strategies for asserting tribal sovereignty, protecting Indigenous knowledge, and securing funding for environmental stewardship.
  • Closing Reflections: A policy exploration featuring Tribal youth, Elders, environmental advocates, and legal experts, fostering a holistic understanding of challenges and opportunities.

More… Networking and social interaction sessions, lightning talks, poster sessions 

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders:

Calling all OSU student leaders!

We wanted to share an exciting scholarship opportunity for students to  attend the American Assn. of University Women (AAUW) 2024 Natl. Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), in Washington, DC. NCCWSL prepares attendees to become effective leaders and agents of change.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1, 2024, the Univ. of Maryland, College Park

WHAT: Gather with college women nationwide for 2+ days of leadership training and inspiration. Special track for STEM students. Speakers, educational panels, work sessions, and peer networking enhances learning, networking, and confidence-building skills you can bring to your campus, career and community. Past attendees offer rave reviews about how important the experience was to their personal and professional development! More info: https://www.aauw.org/resources/events/nccwsl/

SCHOLARSHIP: Several scholarships are available to cover registration, air and ground transportation, lodging, and most meals, up to $1,800 total.

TO APPLY:   https://aauw-or.aauw.net/DEADLINE: APPLICATION DUE BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. Awards announced by Sat., April 6. Registration must be completed by Sunday, April 14th.

College of Forestry Leadership Academy 2024-2025

Application open NOW! Apply online here: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/leadership-academy/webform/leadership-academy-cohort

All majors in CAS and CoF are encouraged to apply – our content isn’t tailored to any specific major-we leave it up to you to take what you learn and apply it to your department. We are focused on delivering you leadership education that you can apply to your individual program. Applications due by 11:59pm on Friday, April 5th (Corvallis Campus Only).

Sustainability Opportunities and Services

Volunteer with School District Elementary Green Teams– The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Education Action Team is recruiting volunteers to assist with Corvallis School District Elementary Green Teams. Volunteers support the School Sustainability Leaders by assisting with Green Team meetings, gathering supplies, or contacting speakers. Once-a-week and once-a-month volunteering opportunities are available. Apply here if interested!

Join the Beavs Serve Winter 2024 Cohort– Beavs Serve is a new cohort service-learning and leadership development program offered by Community Engagement & Leadership in Winter 2024. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to learn about food insecurity and poverty in Corvallis by working with the Linn Benton Food Share and exploring educational resources. This experience will require students to engage with learning materials via Canvas and meet once weekly for a service project (Weeks 2-10). Register here.

Students: Borrow textbooks for free! The Basic Needs Center (BNC) has a Textbook Lending Library open to all on-campus students that includes books, calculators, chemistry model sets, and more. Click here to see resources available and make requests for additions to the library. For more information, visit 1030 SW Madison Ave., call 541-737-3747, or email bnc.help@oregonstate.edu.

Join Sunrise Corvallis– Fight for climate justice. Sunrise Corvallis has hybrid meetings every Tuesday at 6 pm – come to Hovland Hall Room 104 or attend via Zoom. Join to make a real impact, participate in mutual aid and direct action, and be part of a powerful community of justice organizers.

Clothing Library Survey!

Students: Please fill out the survey and be entered to win a prize!

Did you know the College of Forestry has a free clothing library in Richardson Hall 152? Donated items include field clothing, boots, rain gear, and professional attire for interviews.


The Clothing Library wants to expand and find ways to better serve our students. Please fill out the survey to help us better understand sizes and items the college community needs can utilize. 

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New Beginnings for Native American Students Program

The NBTS program provides supplemental payments to students while completing summer internships in natural sciences and pairs students with mentors for the summer. 

Students must be OSU undergrads and self-identify as Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.  The purpose of the funding is to remove barriers and encourage students to participate in experiential learning thereby improving student success. Apply by April 12, 2024.

You got questions, we got answers

Do you have questions about registration, grading policies, OSU’s new Financial Readiness and Success policy, and wish there was a one-stop-shop for all your questions?

The College of Forestry Student Success office is continually compiling answers to your most common questions and including them on their FAQ page. The SSO FAQ page can help with questions about the new Duo authentication tool and provide you with important dates and deadlines to help keep you on track. Check it out!

Benton County Sheriff’s Office: Search & Rescue Academy

“The Benton County Search and Rescue (SAR) Certification Course is only offered once per year.  This course is an opportunity to learn many new skills and become certified to be deployed on missions, if you join one of our volunteer units.” Details.

Looking for ways to get involved in the community?

Looking for ways to get involved, learn new skills, and give back? Check out these volunteer opportunities!

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