Campus news

- The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (FWCB) is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented at the Kolshorn Lecture in the fall. This award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has attained distinction as a professional in fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology or a related field, and has demonstrated outstanding achievement and/or leadership on a community, state, national, or international level. The candidate's education in FWCB should represent a significant portion of his or her total postsecondary education. Nominees cannot be a current member of faculty or staff or a sitting Regent, but retirees are eligible. This award may recognize an individual posthumously. FWCB is accepting nominations online until May 1, 2015.

Women's Environmental Network: 6th Annual Networking Environmental Field Event
Wednesday, April 8, 6 - 8 p.m., Hamline University - Kay Fredericks Room in the Klas Center

Meet one-on-one with event sponsors; learn about environmentally-related jobs in a variety of business sectors; exchange business practices, build or refresh your network, and meet other professionals with similar interests. Women and men welcome! Register online.

Feet in grass with flowers  - Celebrate Earth Day at the Arboretum!
Wednesday, April 22, 1 - 5 p.m., Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, MacMillan Auditorium

Is your lawn earth-friendly? To honor Earth Day 2015, visit the Arboretum and hear from Minnesota experts about how to rethink and sustain a new ideal aesthetic for your lawn so that it is beneficial as well as beautiful. You'll gain insights into eco-friendly lawn design, maintenance practices, and easy actionable steps you can take to improve your own lawn (which might just save you money, too). Build a better lawn for yourself, your community and for the planet! Hosted by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program. See agenda, learn more and register.

- Minnesota Food Producers Luncheon
Thursday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, Thomas Swain Room
Featuring leaders from Jennie-O Turkey Store, Kemps, and MOM Brands. To reserve your place at the luncheon, please RSVP by May 14.