October 20, 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

Gopher Homecoming - St. Paul Corn Roast
Thursday, October 20 | 2-5 p.m. (TODAY!)
St. Paul Campus Mall
Check out this new campus tradition! Enjoy fresh roasted corn on the cob, yard games, outdoor yoga, and more.

Gopher Homecoming - Beer & Brats Parade Party at the Bell
Friday, October 21
Party starts at 5 p.m.; parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
Bell Museum lawn space
Please RSVP.
Join fellow CFANS students, alumni, faculty & staff for this 5th annual Homecoming event. Enjoy FREE brats & veggie burgers, a a cash bar, and premium parade viewing space from the Bell's lawn on University Avenue.

Gopher Homecoming Concert: Kesha and Jidenna
Friday, October 21 | Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium
Tickets are on sale now. $25 for UMN students; $45 General Public.

Gopher Homecoming - Gophers vs. Rutgers
Saturday, October 22 | 11 a.m.
TCF Bank Stadium
Cheer the Gophers on to victory! Tickets are $20 for UMN students.

Halloween: The Dead Zoo
Saturday, October 29 | 6-9 p.m.
Bell Museum of Natural History
Looking for a different kind of Halloween activity? Explore the spooky side of the Bell Museum with darkened diorama halls, vegan taxidermy, cryptozoology autopsy, and some treats. Free for UMN students; costumes welcome!


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.


May Term 2017 Study Abroad Programs with CFANS

May term is not that far away! Start planning now if you are considering a short-term study abroad program with CFANS. You can explore the natural history of Norway, food education and production in Germany, sustainable food systems in Italy, wildlife medicine and conservation in Belize, and sustainable food systems in France.

Follow these steps to get started on your study-abroad journey:

  • Think about your education and career goals and interests.
  • Research your study abroad options. (Semester and LAC options available too!)
  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plan. Together, identify the best time for you to go abroad based on the courses in your four-year graduation plan.
  • Get advice from a program selection advisor on the St. Paul campus, drop-in hours are Wednesdays from 2-4 in 130 Coffey Hall.
  • Choose a program that fits your goals and needs!

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Mantrap Valley Conservation Club Scholarship 
Apply by: October 31
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in an environmental or conservation field of study. Preference is given to students who attended high school in Hubbard County and who are in their junior or senior year.

Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship
Apply by: November 1
Awarded to a student who is entering sophomore, junior or senior year. Must be a Minnesota resident.

Redwood Area Cattlemen's Association Adam Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Apply by: November 1
Awarded to a student pursuing an agriculture-related major. Preference given to applicants with an individual or familial association with a local cattlemen's association or the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association.

Reid Mason Memorial Scholarship
Apply by: November 1
For Animal Science majors with a focus on beef cattle.

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).

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 19: third and final fall payment due
- Nov 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

Career & Internship Services

CFANS Study Abroad

External Scholarships

CFANS Multicultural Programs

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