October 2, 2014: CFANS Student News

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This is the biweekly CFANS Student News, featuring events, college updates, and scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.


Upcoming Events

Tree Planting with CFANS
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9 a.m. planting; free lunch at noon

This Saturday, join CFANS and the City of St. Paul for a volunteer planting event at the new Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary. We'll plant 65 trees in the morning, followed by a free picnic lunch. Students and everyone welcome! RSVP here.

The New Communication Climate: Media and the Environment
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3 to 5 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center Theater
This free lecture features a New York Times journalist discussing the media and the environment, and the unprecedented changes happening to both. The speaker is Andrew Revkin, writer for the Times' popular Dot Earth blog, which focuses on environmental sustainability.

CFANS Homecoming Events
Oct 17 – Oct 19, 2014
St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses

The U of M's annual Homecoming game is Oct 18. CFANS will host multiple events for it, including a 5K Hunger Relief run/walk through the St. Paul campus (Oct 19), and CFANS festivities before and during the Homecoming parade (Oct 17). You can also sign up to walk with the CFANS parade float. Game day (Oct 18) includes a CFANS Tailgate and seating block. Fun stuff! See the full list of CFANS Homecoming activities.


College Announcements

CFANS Policy Engagement Program
Apply by: October 13, 2014
This is a special program to connect CFANS students with Minnesota policy leaders. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the methods and techniques used to influence our legislative process. This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in politics and issues related to agriculture, food, or natural resources. You'll attend meetings between November 2014 and May 2015, including a day at the state Capitol. Up to 15 CFANS students will be selected. See details and application form.

CFANS and the Fight to Save Bees
Minnesota's largest newspaper ran a feature about the dangerous decline of bee populations. It spotlights CFANS professor Marla Spivak. Spivak is internationally recognized for her work with bees and is a winner of the MacArthur Foundation genuis grant. See the Star Tribune article.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

CFANS Grants for Unpaid Internships
Apply by: October 6, 2014
Are you doing an unpaid internship for academic credit? CFANS offers financial assistance of up to $1000. See eligibility requirements and other details on the application form (Word doc). Grants are offered each semester. Questions? Contact Career & Internship Services.

CFANS International Learning Grants
Apply by: October 15, 2014
Get help paying for your international study program! Typical award amounts are $600 to $900 for short-term programs, $1200 for a semester, and $2400 for an academic year. Awards are based on application quality, relevance to your study in CFANS, and other requirements. Learn more.

For additional CFANS-related scholarships, see our External Scholarships page.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

Oct 11: second fall tuition payment due
Nov 8: third and final fall payment due
Nov 11: class registration begins for spring 2015 classes
See full U of M academic calendar.


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