December 1, 2016: CFANS Student News

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The biweekly CFANS Student News features events, college updates, scholarship information and timely announcements for CFANS undergraduates.


Upcoming Events

CSE Winter Light Show
Dec. 2 - 10 | Showtimes at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. (see schedule)
Civil Engineering Building Courtyard
Don't miss this winter campus tradition! This student-designed outdoor experience features hundreds of thousands of LED lights set to music. Presented by the Tesla Works student group and sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering. Shows are free and open to the public and last about 15 minutes. 

President Kaler Office Hours
Monday, December 5 | 10-11 a.m.
St. Paul Student Center, Room 108/110
Take this opportunity to get to know President Kaler and share your thoughts about the U. Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis (sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m.); groups are limited to 3 students at a time. Bring your U Card. See more about Student Office Hours guidelines.

CFANS Student & Alumni Virtual Networking Hour - NOTE: this event has been CANCELLED as of Dec. 5
Friday, December 9 | 12-1 p.m., ONLINE
It's like speed networking, only online, so you can connect with CFANS alumni and recruiters who are working in a variety of industries right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Get advice & learn about specific career areas, such as:

  • Agriculture/Animal & Crop Sciences
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Natural Resources, Conservation, & the Environment
  • Government, Non-Profits, & Education
  • Business


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

CFANS Conference Grant
Next deadline: December 12
CFANS offers $100 grants to undergraduates attending a conference for professional and/ or academic development. Applications accepted throughout the academic year with monthly deadlines. See PDF icon application form for details.

Lake Minnetonka Garden Club Scholarship
Apply by: December 5
Up to $2,500 awarded to one or two students who are studying horticulture, environmental sciences and related fields.

National Corn Growers Association Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program
Apply by: December 9
Five $1,000 scholarships are available to members and family members of the National Corn Growers Association. Students who are sophomore level or greater are eligible to apply.

Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program
Apply by: January 5
For students focused on sustainable agriculture. 15 students will each be eligible to recieve $10,000 awards.

See the details and application links for these and other scholarships on our external scholarships page.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

– Dec 14: last day of classes
– Dec 16–22: final exams
– Dec 23 and 26; Jan 2 and 16: U of M closed
– Jan 17: spring semester classes begin

Helpful Resources

Career & Internship Services

CFANS Study Abroad

External Scholarships

CFANS Multicultural Programs

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