Welcome to Winter Term 2022!

Food Drive

The College of Forestry Food Drive organizers are aiming to get a sense of general interest in attending in-person food drive events! Please take some time to fill out this survey.

Bake Sale items needed! If you are interested in contributing baked items and treats on February 1st, please fill out the survey. Treats will need to be dropped off on Feb 1st between 8 and 10am in the FES office (Richardson 321). Any questions or want some ideas on what to make? Email Juliet at

Silent Auction items needed! Accepting donations for our Food Drive Silent Auction on Monday, February 14th.  Please bring your new, gently used, or hand-made items to the Forestry Helpdesk (PFSC 2nd Floor) or the Dean’s Office (PFSC 311) by February 11th.  For questions, please email

Calling All OSU Music Makers!


Every Tuesday from 1:00-3:30pm at the 1st Floor Event Kitchen (across from elevator).

The College of Forestry is launching a food pantry and a few other programs to help reduce food waste and insecurity in the college. If you are in need of food, toiletry items, or household supplies please stop in any Tuesday afternoon. 

More information, resources, and ways to participate are on the
Rootstock website. 

Questions? Please contact

Job Opportunity! Student Services Office and FERN Center

Interested in doing some administrative work in the SSO. staffing the FERN Center, or contributing to the Fernhopper blog? Come work with us! Accepting applications through January 25. More details and application here!

Job Opportunity! START Leaders

START Leaders are an important part of shaping the new student experience. This is also a great opportunity for individual learning and for getting connected to the college and to peers! Transfer students, international students, students of color, and first generation students are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about the START Leader experience can be found on this page. Apply here by January 18!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday of Service

The MLK Saturday of Service will take place on Saturday, January 15, 2022. This event is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers. Check-in will be held at the MU Ballroom. Project times & locations vary, see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Register Here!

AI Research Study

Want to make a quick $20 AND contribute to science? If you are 18 years or older, have any experience with strategy games like tic-tac-toe or connect 4, you may be able to be a part of study evaluating AI players. One caveat: you can’t be an AI specialist!

Dates are to be determined, but a two-hour time commitment is required. Sign up here!

Come join us for our Lunch & Learn Series!

Second topic in the Learn in the Fern – Lunch & Learn Series

This weekly series will introduce a variety of resources, programs and opportunities to students, staff and faculty, who are invited to bring lunch and hear from guest speakers from around campus. Topics include HSRC resources, financial literacy, self-care, concentration and effective study habits, scholarship application advice from the scholarship office, as well as updates from the International Programs team, Career search advice from Britt Hoskins, how and why to get involved with Leadership Academy and Q&A time with Tom and Randy.

What: “Learn in the FERN” – Lunch & Learn in the FERN Center
When: Fridays at noon during winter term
Who: Open to all CoF students, staff and faculty!
Where: FERN Center Student Lounge

Weekly schedule:
January 21st – HSRC
January 28th – OSU Scholarship Office

February 4th Academic Success Center
February 11th – College of Business CAFÉ (Financial Literacy)
February 18th- CoF International Programs
February 25th CAPS

March 4th – Career Development Center
March 11th – Lunch with Tom & Randy

2022 Starker Lecture Series: Women As Change Agents in Forestry

January 26, 7:00 pm. Online only! 

Robin Wall Kimmerer
Lecture: Women As Change Agents in Forestry

Registration required: Please register here.

Lecture are free and open to the public, accessible via Zoom!

Chili Cook-Off

Join us on Thursday January 27th for CoF’s annual chili cook-off and trivia contest. Located in Peavy/Richardson 2nd floor Knuckle. $3/bowl or $5 for all you can eat with the proceeds going to support COF Food Pantry. Hot prizes for the best chili!

Conservation Connect Fellowship Program

Graduate students! The National Forest Foundation is accepting applications through February 18 for their 2022 fellowship program. More information and application details can be found here!

Scientists in Parks

Interested in working in a National Park next summer? The GSA has multiple openings for short-term experience in the fields of ecology, natural resources, geology, hydrology, scientific communication and more!

Applications must be submitted by January 23!

Want to spend Spring Break abroad?

Consider applying for this COF spring break program abroad!

Earn credit learning about the interconnection between forests and salmon in Vancouver Island, CANADA (apply by January 17)!

Alternative Spring Break

Weeklong service-learning programs traveling to Washington, Southern Oregon, and California during OSU’s spring break! Students engage in a variety of direct service projects, educational conversations and presentations, and reflective dialogue with leaders and change-makers in their respective communities. Priority Application Deadline: Friday, January 28. Program Dates: March 19th-26th. Program Fee: $50. Apply here!

2022 Winter Career Fairs

Mark your calendars! Connect with some of the best employers in the country at a 2022 OSU Winter Career Fair. Can’t make it in-person? Don’t worry, we are hosting virtual fairs as well! Register HERE!

On-Campus events
February 15: Winter Civil and Construction Engineering Fair
February 15: Winter Career & Internship Fair (All Industries)
February 17: 2022: Non-Profit & Public Service Fair Virtual events
February 14: Winter Civil & Construction Engineering Fair
February 16: Winter Career & Internship Fair (All Industries)

What Are Government Jobs Like & How Do I Get One?

Tuesday, Feb. 1
5 pm to 6:30 p.m. PT
Peavy Hall #117 or Zoom: Register Here
Open to all programs and Ecampus! Wonder how to get your foot in the government door? Tips for USAJobs? What a day in the life looks like? What’s up with government shutdowns? What’s the difference among local, state, and federal government? Ask our panelists your questions!
Sarah Lewis, State Geologist, OR Geology & Mineral Industries
Nicole Hams, Science Communication, Fish & Wildlife Service
Dean Anderson, Hydrologist, Forest Service
Wallace Jennings, Soil Conservationist, USDA
D’Anne Hammond, GIS Specialist, Benton County Public Works

Academic Success Workshops

The ASC is offering multiple online workshops during winter term! Hosted by the ASC and the Writing Center, join in on The Writing Process & Time Management on January 18 & January 19. Learn more about this term’s remote series and be sure to register ahead of time.

Help OSU Improve its Carbon Footprint!

The Campus Recycling and Waste Watchers are seeking feedback on a student-led program to reduce single-use cups on campus and they need your input to make a difference! Fill out this 90 second survey to play a direct role in the reusable cups program and shape it based on your needs.

Experiential Learning Funds

After more than a year of travel restrictions and remote learning, the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops, training and other experiential learning programs and events have returned. And with that, the College of Forestry can begin offering students a chance to apply for funds to support these types of opportunities. Students can apply for up to $500 to pay for registration fees, travel expenses, and lodging. You can read more about Experiential Learning Fund eligibility and requirements on the Student Services webpage.

CoF Food Drive

Do you recycle your beverage containers?  If yes, consider donating your ten cents to the CoF Food Drive! 

BottleDrop bins are located on each floor of Peavy:

  • First floor – FERN Center Lab (next to the paper recycling bins)
  • Second floor – Faculty/Staff Lounge (PFSC 214)
  • Third floor – Next to the stairwell on the east side (closest to PFSC 328)

* All proceeds will benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Join the College of Forestry Discord Server

Are you currently on Discord? Did you know the CoF has a Discord server? And a variety of channels that can help you connect with fellow CoF students in your major, your class level, or even a place to share fun pictures of your pet or find out about club activities! You can find study groups, ask questions about assignments or just enjoy some mindless chat about nothing in particular. Want to check it out? Use this link to join the CoF server and get connected.


A big shout out to YOU for being a vital member of the CoF community. We are grateful for you and all you do.

Know someone who’s done something TREE-mendous, either big or small, within the College? Maybe you received an award or grant you would like to share with your colleagues and the College?

Let us know so we can celebrate, offer a pat on the back or say thanks! Just email us a couple of sentences with the details (who, what, why, etc.) and we will include them in a future issue!

College of Forestry Student Break Room Facilities

CoF students are welcome to use the 1st floor PFSC break room to heat up food in the microwave and store items in the refrigerator. Please be courteous of the small space and limited storage by cleaning up your mess and removing food from the fridge in a timely manner (fridge will be cleaned out regularly!). The break room is located near the FERN Center Computing lab (look for the sign on the wall that says “Break Room 101).

Community Engagement & Leadership Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for projects to volunteer and get involved? Visit the Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) page to see what types of projects and leadership experiences are available. Current projects include Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Humane Society, Corvallis Parks & Rec. and Starker Arts Garden for Education.

Academic Coaching

Start the term strong with an Academic Coaching appointment!
This is a great time to plan out your term and identify strategies that will help you be successful as you transition back to in-person learning. Not sure what to talk about? Common topics include time management, study techniques, test prep, and motivation. Academic Coaches are available to support you in person and remotely this year. When you make an appointment, choose the option that works best for you and your schedule. The easiest way to sign up for a session is to schedule online . We can’t wait to meet with you!

Academic Success Center & Writing Center

In-Person & Online Service Delivery
To provide flexibility and choice to students, our plan for fall is to offer all of the Academic Success Center and Writing Center services with both in person and virtual/online delivery options. Our webpages include instructions for accessing services and we will maintain our Live Chat on both websites so students can ask questions about services and related resources in real time.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Serving New Courses
Along with our plan to return to in-person study tables, SI is also more than doubling in size! This year we have added many additional large-lecture courses, and we could use your help in getting the word out! Our list of courses for fall includes BA 211, BA 275, BI 204, BI 221, BI 231, CH 121, CH 121 (Ecampus), CH 201, CH 231, CH 233, ECON 201, ECON 202, MTH 111, MTH 112, MTH 241, MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254, PH 201, PH 211, PSY 201, PSY 202, ST 351 (Ecampus). You can find more information and can get to SI registration all from SI’s homepage at: Registration begins Week 1.

The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is Back!
We’re delighted to announce that the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio will re-open for in-person writing support on Monday, October 4. Writers are welcome to use the Studio space any time the Valley Library is open, and writing consultants will be available Monday-Thursday 10 am – 6 pm and Friday 10 am – 4 pm. Faculty may also visit the Studio space with their classes to learn about how the Studio can support student writers. Visit our website for more about the Studio’s in-person programming for fall.

Work Experience Submissions

College of Forestry students majoring in Renewable Materials; Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership; Forestry; Forest Engineering; and Forest/Civil Engineering are required to complete six months of work experience prior to graduation. Be sure that you submit your summer work or internship experience so that it can be counted towards this requirement. Work experience should be submitted no later than ONE TERM prior to your graduation term. If you have questions about work experience, you may schedule an advising appointment or stop by Student Services.

Self-Guided Tools for Academic Success

Looking for new strategies and techniques to support your academic success? Check out the Academic Success Center’s Self Guided Tools in Canvas. These self-paced modules can help you identify strategies to support your learning at OSU. Topics include Managing Your Time, Finding Campus Resources, and Learning During Times of Stress. Use these modules as a starting point and continue your conversation with an Academic Coach or an ASC Strategist.

Textbook Lending Program

The Human Services Resource Center offers a Textbook Lending Program to help students save money on course materials so they can worry less about meeting their other needs. Through the Textbook Lending Program, students can borrow textbooks for the entire academic term. Details and FAQ’s available on the Textbook Lending Program webpage.

Human Services Resource Center

The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) is available to support students with a variety of resources and services. If you are facing food insecurity, housing needs, financial stressors or in need of other basic needs, please be sure to contact HSRC. They can assist you with completing food assistance applications, identifying emergency housing options, and as well as visiting their food pantry. They are located in Champinefu Lodge and open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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