October 6, 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

Eco-U Event
Tuesday, October 11 | 6-9 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
The Environmental Student Association (ESA) is hosting their 2nd annual Eco-U event, featuring a series of speeches on the theme of environmental justice. Free food provided!

Small World Coffee Hour
Friday, October 14 | 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!

9 Billion and Counting: Abolishing Hunger
Monday, October 17 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
RSVP by October 10
This day-long event highlights how CFANS is working to address the challenges of global food security.

  • 8 a.m. - Borlaug Memorial Lecture and Symposium
    St. Paul Student Center Theater
    Featuring World Food Prize Laureate Jan Low, and faculty and student presentations showcasing the college's research progress toward a food secure future. The program will conclude with lunch and an industry panel discussion.
  • 3 p.m. - Eldon Siehl Garden and Plaza Dedication
    South of 2005 Upper Buford Circle
    Featuring Norman Borlaug statue installation followed by a casual reception.

See full event schedule and details.

Celebrate Gopher Homecoming with CFANS!

There are plenty of activities happening all over campus during the week leading up to the Gopher Homecoming game on October 22. Here are a few specific to CFANS students and the St. Paul campus!

  • Serve your community! Join fellow CFANS students and alumni on October 15 for the U of M Day of Service. Plant trees in St. Paul, pack food with Feed My Starving Children, or join another service event. Learn more.
  • Brighten your favorite professor's day! Send a Gopher Gram to a CFANS faculty or staff member - your note and some sweet treats will be delivered by Goldy during Homecoming week. Deadline of October 17.
  • Be part of a new campus tradition at the St. Paul Corn Roast on Thursday, October 20. Enjoy fresh roasted corn on the cob, yard games, outdoor yoga, and more.
  • Watch the parade! Get food and watch the parade on Friday, October 21 with fellow CFANS friends, alumni, faculty, & staff at the 5th annual Beer & Brats Parade Party at the Bell Museum. FREE admission, brats & veggie burgers, a cash bar, and premium parade viewing space from the Bell's lawn on University Avenue. Please RSVP.
  • Walk in the parade! Join the CFANS float in the Homecoming Parade and rep your college and major. Sign up.

See the Homecoming page for details and RSVP links.

Opportunities to Engage

Participate in World Food Day 2016
October 16
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) encourages university students to engage in the challenge of finding solutions to feed a growing world population without destroying the planet in the process. There are many ways students can participate to raise awareness of World Food Day, climate change, and world hunger:

  • Participate in the World Food Day poster contest and/ or video contest (up to age 19)
  • Organize a student event to raise awareness of World Food Day and the climate change theme
  • Promote your World Food Day activities through social media with the hashtag #WFD2016
    See more resources on FAO's 2016 World Food Day's website.

Study Abroad Through CFANS

2016-17 CFANS Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
Want to get away from cold Minnesota this winter? This is your last chance to apply to a study abroad program over winter break! Check out Ecuador, Germany and Panama – deadline to apply is October 15. Looking for something else? View all short-term 2016-2017 programs. Apply early to ensure you get into your program of choice. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Study Abroad Grant Application due October 12
Do you need financial help for your upcoming study abroad experience? Apply for the International Learning Grant, Go Global Grant and the Diversity in Education Abroad Grant by October 12 for study abroad programs held during Winter Break 2016-17, and Spring Break or Spring Semester 2017.

NEW – Study Abroad Program Selection Advising on the St. Paul Campus! 
Program Selection Advisors meet one-on-one with you to discuss if learning abroad is right for you. They will assist in finding a program that matches your academic, career, and personal goals. St. Paul drop-in hours are Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. in 130 Coffey Hall, no appointment needed.

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.

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

Key Academic Calendar Dates

- Oct 17: second fall tuition payment due
- Nov 8: class registration begins for spring 2016 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.

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

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