April 2, 2015: CFANS Student News

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


Upcoming Events

Network With Environmental Professionals
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
6 to 8 p.m.
Hamline University, St. Paul

Open to anyone interested in a career related to the environment, this annual networking event is hosted by the Women's Environmental Network, based in the Twin Cities.

Sustainability Symposium
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:30 to 5 p.m.
Learning and Environmental Sciences Building

Stop by this free event to see students' presentations and displays about their sustainability projects and research. Presentations are from 2 to 4 p.m. and include 5-minute lightning talks, multimedia, posters, and more.

Minnesota Royal
April 13–18, 2015
(BBQ on April 18)

St. Paul campus

This week-long event began here 99 years ago. It's a fun way for students, faculty, alumni and others to celebrate agriculture at the U of M! The week caps off with a big barbeque on April 18 from noon to 2 p.m. during the Animal Showmanship Competition. RSVP or learn more.

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
(submit abstracts by April 6)

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Coffman Union, Great Hall

See poster displays from more than 250 undergraduate students about their scientific research topics. To participate, submit an abstract by April 6. Or just stop by on April 22 to see what your fellow students are working on. Learn more.


College News and Announcements

Take the SERU Survey
(and get free ice cream)
CFANS encourages all undergrads to take the SERU survey soon. It's a way to anonymously give feedback about your U of M experiences. What you share helps the U of M improve. ICE CREAM PRIZE: Complete the SERU before May 1 to get free ice cream (produced by CFANS!) from the St. Paul Student Center. 

Share Your CFANS Experiences With Visiting 8th Graders
date options: April 7, 8, 10, 16 or 30
Share your perspectives with kids! CFANS will soon host local 8th graders on the St. Paul campus. Help them have fun by volunteering to: give tours, lead them to educational sessions, or be in a student panel discussing campus life, college prep and more. Volunteer for any April dates.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

CFANS International Learning Grants, $1200 to $2400
apply by April 15, 2015
Get help paying for your international study program! Typical award amounts are $1200 for a semester and $2400 for an academic year. See details. The April 15 deadline is for programs in fall 2015 or next school year. Awards are based on application quality, relevance to your study in CFANS, and other requirements.

Feed Energy Company Scholarships, $2500
apply by April 30, 2015
Open to students in ag-related majors. You must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and write a 2-page essay on this topic: "What changes can animal agriculture make to gain public and consumer support and confidence?" Learn more.

MN Association of Professional Soil Scientists, $700
apply by April 30, 2015
Open to students with a soil-related curriculum. Scholarship applicants must be entering their junior or senior year. See details (scroll down to MAPSS 2015 Scholarship section).

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


Key Academic Calendar Dates

–April 6: last day to cancel spring classes without college approval
–April 10–19: class registration temporarily unavailable during system upgrades
–April 20: class registration continues (on estimated go-live date for system upgrade)
U of M academic calendar


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