John J. Magnuson has been chosen the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (FWCB) 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. For more than a half century, Magnuson has been a pioneer and field-shaping aquatic ecologist whose work has had significant policy implications. He is an international authority on the ecology of freshwater lakes and their role in landscape level ecosystems.
After a full day of judging, the International Cold Climate Wine Competition (ICCWC) announced top awards for Best-of-Show from each competition category, Winery of the Year, and Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup is chosen from the top award-winning Minnesota wines. The ninth annual event involved judges from across the industry to blind taste these cold-hardy wine varietals.
Professor Michael Kilgore will assume the role of Head of the Department of Forest Resources August 28th.
Professor Kilgore's understanding of and appreciation for the University of Minnesota runs strong, as he earned his B.S., '82, in Recreation Research Management and his M.S., '84, and Ph.D., '90, in Forestry with an emphasis on forest economics, policy, and administration here.
Housed within a concrete cylinder at the heart of the Bell Museum's new facility on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus sits the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Installation of the dome projection screen begins this week, and will span the next 45 days. This sets the stage for the addition of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and theater control system by Sciss, a leading international planetarium developer.
With a refreshing new look and even more opportunities to engage, the CFANS wing of the Agricultural/Horticulture Building at this year’s Minnesota State Fair will be sure to impress.
In addition to numerous information kiosks, the exhibit will offer a wall-sized spin on connect-the-dots, a Post-It® note board for sharing CFANS stories, and an engagement table where visitors can dive deep into conversation with experts about our path-leading programs and developments, from sustainable turf management to soil erosion mitigation. You’ll have the chance to learn from Master Gardeners, chat with current students, and hear about incredible experiences at the new Bell Museum + Planetarium, opening in 2018 on the St. Paul campus.
Student success is determined by far more than test scores or evaluations. A great college education equips students not only with declarative knowledge, but with the skills to pursue and excel in a career they’re passionate about. The CFANS Mentor Program was created to help students prepare for their future careers and discover their professional preferences. Matching about 200 students and professionals yearly, the program provides mentees with networking experience, career insights, and professional growth opportunities.
Congratulations to Princess Kay Finalists Emily Annexstad ‘20, Madelin Lindahl ‘18, and Ashley Warren ‘20. These three outstanding CFANS students were selected as finalists due to their communication skills, personality, and general knowledge of the dairy industry and its products.
Mary Peterson has some sage advice for CFANS students: "Find a career that allows you to live in environments that nourish you and that give you opportunities for lifelong learning."