October 30, 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.

Time to Vote

Don't Forget to Vote on Election Day!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Election day in the United States is days away. Your vote is important. There are key local and national races at this mid-term election. If you didn't register to vote, don't worry. In Minnesota, you can register on election day right before voting. See information specifically for students, provided by the MN Secretary of State office. Non-Minnesotans, see national voting info.

Special Events

Haunted House (Students Against Hunger fundraiser)
Friday, October 31, 2014
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
1219 University Ave SE (across from the Purple Onion)

Students Against Hunger and the Wesley Foundation are offering the biggest haunted house ever seen at the U of M! Admission is $5. See details. All proceeds will fund a November meal-packaging session for Kids Against Hunger.

Free Ag Conference for Students: Next Step Program
November 22 and 23, 2014
register soon; slots fill quickly

All CFANS students interested in agriculture and ag policy are invited to this program that allows you to learn from practitioners and leaders. The Minnesota Farmers Union hosts this Next Step Program at its state conference. The event includes speakers, Q & A sessions, and networking. See first-hand how a statewide farm organization self-governs, develops, debates, and adopts policy positions on issues impacting family farmers, agriculture and rural life. Spaces fill quickly so register fast. Accepted students receive free entrance, food and overnight lodging in Minneapolis. 

College News & Announcements

Represent CFANS at Summer Orientation 2015
apply by November 10, 2014
Develop as a leader and get paid for it ($3500 for the summer, plus room and board). The U of M is recruiting students for 2015 Orientation Leaders, and we hope our college will be represented! See details and application info. Open to sophomores and above.

Grants for CFANS Student Groups
Does your student organization have an upcoming event? Apply for a grant from the CFANS Student Board. The Board helps fund club events, field trips, travel for professional development, and more. Apply at least 3 weeks before your event date. See details and application. Questions? Contact Board Treasurer Trevor Otte at ottex062@umn.edu.

CFANS Student Chosen for Prestigious National Program
The Land O'Lakes company recently created a nationwide fellowship program called "Global Food Challenge: Emerging Leaders for Food Security". Its goal is to support emerging leaders who can address the urgent issue of producing enough food for the population. Students from multiple universities were selected, including Ariel Garsow, a CFANS student majoring in Food Science. Congrats and go CFANS!

CFANS Student Selected for SEED Award
A CFANS student has been awarded the 2014 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) award. The SEED award honors students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to equity, diversity and social justice, both inside and outside the classroom. Congratulations to CFANS recipient Lawrence Karongo, Applied Economics major.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship, $1000
Deadline: November 1, 2014
This scholarship is for Minnesota residents studying an agriculture-related topic, with a preference given to students focused on crop production. For application and requirement info, see the MN Crop Production Retailers website.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, $7500
Deadline: November 10, 2014
These are for undergraduates who intend to pursue graduate study and research careers in the natural sciences, math, or engineering. Applicants must be academically strong sophomores or juniors. For information, search for "Goldwater" on this U of M Scholarships page.

MN State Cattlemen's Association Scholarships
Deadline: November 17, 2014
The $500 Reid Mason Scholarship is for an Animal Science student focusing on beef cattle. The Dennis Bottem Scholarship is for a student pursuing Animal Science or Agronomy. Page down for links to the 2014 applications here.

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

Key Academic Calendar Dates

–Nov 8: third and final fall payment due
–Nov 10: last day to cancel fall classes without college scholastic committee approval
–Nov 11: class registration begins for spring 2015 classes
–Nov 27 and 28: U of M closed for Thanksgiving holiday
U of M academic calendar.

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