November 2, 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.


Events & Activities

Don't Forget to Vote on Election Day!
Tuesday, November 8
The U.S. Presidential Election is just days away. Your vote is important. If you didn't register to vote, don't worry. In Minnesota, you can register on election day right before voting. See details about ways to vote, voting hours, polling places, etc. provided by the MN Secretary of State office. Non-Minnesotans, see national voting info.

PAWS: Pet Away Worry & Stress
Tuesday, November 8 | 1-3 p.m.
Harvest Room, St. Paul Student Center
Need a break from studying? Stressed out from the election? Take a welcome break from it all and snuggle with some friendly therapy animals. PAWS comes to St. Paul every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.

Small World Coffee Hour
Friday, November 11 | 4-6 p.m.
120 Coffey Hall
The St. Paul Small World Coffee Hour team organizes different themed events focused on bringing students of various backgrounds into a fun and interactive learning community. Enjoy free food and coffee while exploring cultures from around the globe!

Provost's Conversation Series - Moustafa Bayoumi
Wednesday, November 16 | 2 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Moustafa Bayoumi is a journalist and author of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America. Free and open to the public. See details about this year-long speaker series focused on human rights and creating a more inclusive society.


College News & Announcements

Make the Most of Your Internship
Drop-in hours (until December 15):
Wednesdays - 8:30-10 a.m.
Thursdays - 2:30-4 p.m.
Career & Internship Services is holding drop-ins in 198 McNeal every Wednesday & Thursday to help students with spring 2017 CFAN3096 registration questions and Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant application questions. Drop-in meetings are first-come, first served and are about 10 minutes in length.

Consider Applying to the University Honors Program!
Apply by: February 1
f you are a highly-motivated student and intend to participate in research, scholarship, or artistic activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor, you may wish to apply for the University Honors Program (UHP). Participation provides invidualized academic advising, increased access to special courses and faculty across colleges, a close-knit community of driven and accomplished students, and the opportunity to graduate with Latin Honors. Applicants must have a 3.5+ GPA and a planned graduation date of spring 2019 or later. Attend an info session to learn more! 


Opportunities to Engage

Minnesota Farmers Union Next Step Program
November 19 & 20
Minnesota Farmers Union Convention; Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
Space is limited; register ASAP

The Next Step Program is for women and men 18-25, who have an interest in Minnesota Farmers Union, agriculture, agriculture policy and rural life as a whole. The program will include speakers, Q & A sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to hear several other convention speakers throughout the day. Participants will see first-hand how a statewide general farm organization self-governs, develops, debates, and adopts policy positions on issues impacting family farmers, agriculture and rural life. Participants will receive free admission to the convention banquet, free lunch, free one-year membership to Minnesota Farmers Union, and free hotel room for Saturday night of the convention. See details and register.


Start Thinking About Study Abroad 

May Term 2017 Study Abroad Programs with CFANS
Explore short-term study abroad programs that fit your major. Earn credit and fulfill liberal education requirements while taking a course abroad!

Participate in International Education Week: Nov. 14 – 18
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of study abroad and exchange. Check the GPS Alliance calendar for U of M events supporting international education week.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

MN Chapter, American Fisheries Society Scholarship
Apply by: December 1
A $500 scholarship open to FWCB majors who are juniors or seniors. Membership in MN AFS is required (but free to students).

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

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


Key Academic Calendar Dates

- Nov 8: class registration begins for spring 2017 classes
- Nov 14: last day to cancel fall classes without college approval
- Nov 17: third and final fall payment due
- Nov 24 & 25: U closed for Thanksgiving holiday


Drop-in Advising Services Schedule

Drop-in advising (10-15 minute) sessions with an academic advisor are available in 130 Coffey Hall M-F, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, and 2-3:30 p.m. Drop-in consultations with professionals from the following units are also available each week:

University Honors Program
Miranda Miller, Academic Advisor - Honors. Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. (last date for fall semester will be 11/10)

Office of International Programs & Learning Abroad Center
Jill Reister, Program Director. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Helpful Resources

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CFANS Study Abroad

External Scholarships

CFANS Multicultural Programs

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