March 16, 2017: 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

Fulbright Fair - for juniors & seniors
Wednesday, March 22 | 4 - 5 pm
240 Northrop
Spend a year abroad doing research, teaching English, or getting a Master's degree with a Fulbright Scholarship! Attend this info fair to meet Fulbright alumni and learn about campus resources and the application process. Questions? Contact: natschol@umn.edu

Dialogue with the Deans: Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment
Wednesday, March 22 | 12 noon - 1 pm
Cargill Building, Room 105
RSVP by Monday, March 20
Each of us engages with the college and our peers through many intersecting roles and identities. Let's talk with one another about the ways CFANS can best serve the many needs of our diverse community. Plus, free lunch! 

GradFest '17
Wednesday, March 22 | 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday, March 23 | 10 am - 4 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Attend GradFest to take care of all of your graduation planning needs. Pick up a cap & gown, order announcements, have a portrait taken, learn about the Alumni Association and prepare for commencement and life after college. See more.

MSID Info Session on International Development Programs
Thursday, March 23 | 12 noon
Appleby Hall, Room 303
Have you considered spending fall or spring semester learning about international development in Ecuador, Kenya, Senegal or Thailand? Learn about the MSID programs and explore hands-on internship opportunities focused on the environment and globalization while improving your language skills. Free pizza will be provided!

LGBTQIA Open Hours
Thursday, March 23 | 11 am - 2 pm
St. Paul Student Center, Room 202
The CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, will be hosting regular office hours throughout the Spring 2017 semester. See additional dates.

Small World Coffee Hour - Coming of Age
Friday, March 24 | 4 - 6 pm
Coffey Hall, Room 120
Small World Coffee Hour is a group dedicated to bringing students of various backgrounds into a fun interactive learning community. This month's theme is Coming of Age. There is always free food and coffee with great company. Stop by - everyone welcome! 

Classes Without Quizzes: Attend or Volunteer!
Saturday, April 1 | 8 am - 12:30 pm
Continuing Education Conference Center
This annual, public event, hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society, is a fun way for students, alumni and community members to learn about the incredible research going on at CFANS. There are three ways you can participate:

  • Attend! Students pay a discounted rate ($15). This event is a great opportunity to learn about exciting research from faculty at the college, or to try out a session from a professor you might be interested in taking a class from! Register.
  • Volunteer! Help out by introducing faculty speakers, assisting with set-up, being a photographer for the day, helping out with social media, and much more! Volunteers get free admission, breakfast, and lunch. Sign up to volunteer.
  • Host a table/display on behalf of your student organization! If you are interested or would like more information, submit this form by March 22 to reserve a table space.

Call for nominations - Undergraduate Student Board Awards

Nominations due by April 1
Each year, the CFANS Undergraduate Student Board recognizes student clubs/organizations, faculty, and staff for their exemplary efforts. This is a great way to recognize an outstanding student group, advisor, professor, or staff member!

Student Group Awards (Anyone Can Nominate)
Outstanding Organizational Programming
Outstanding Organizational Partnership Event
Outstanding Membership Recruitment
Outstanding Philanthropic Event

CFANS Faculty & Staff Awards: (Only Students Can Nominate)
Outstanding Club Advisor
Outstanding Faculty Advisor
Outstanding Professor
Outstanding Professional Staff Member

Little Red Oil Can (Anyone Can Nominate)
Little Red Oil Can

Upcoming scholarship deadlines

Targeting Excellence Scholarships
Apply by: March 31
$2000 scholarships are available for students completing a 4-year degree in an agricultural program. Preference will be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal production. For more information, visit the Targeting Excellence website.

Independent Professional Seed Association (ISPA) Scholarship
Apply by: March 31
The IPSA will award several $2000 scholarships to students studying agriculture-related majors. Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement and community involvement. Download the application form.

Proven Winners Horticulture Scholarship
Apply by: April 1
At least three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually for innovations in plant breeding, horticultural marketing, and grower excellence. Applicants must be at least a sophomore and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. See eligibility and application details.

Frances Sylvia Zverina Scholarship
Apply by: April 1
Awarded by the Western Reserve Herb Society. A $12,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student studying horticulture or a related field, and whose horticultural career goals involve teaching/ research, sustainable local agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector. Applicant must have completed one full year of college to be eligible. See details and application.

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

Key academic calendar dates

- March 17: University closed
- March 28: third/final spring payment due
- April 11: registration for May and summer classes begins
- April 13: registration for fall classes begins

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