January 22, 2015: CFANS Student News

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Welcome to spring semester! This is the biweekly CFANS Student News. It features events, college updates, and scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.


Upcoming Events

PAWS Event: Pet Away Worry and Stress
January 27 and February 10, 2015
2 to 4 p.m.
120 Coffey Hall

Studies show that interacting with an animal can reduce stress. Stop by this free event to pet a dog, cat, rabbit or chicken! Everyone welcome. See details and later St. Paul dates on the PAWS page.

Leadership Summit for Student Groups
Friday, January 30, 2015
Noon to 4 p.m.
Coffman Union, President's Room

This is a free retreat for Student Group officers and members. Enhance your community-building skills via workshops and discussions with your peers. See details and register by January 23.

Spring Activities Fair: Ways to Get Involved
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Coffman Union, Great Hall

Stop by this big free event to learn about the many ways you can get involved with interesting U of M student groups. Free food while supplies last. Open to all students.

CFANS Research Panel: Talk to Grad Students
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
3 to 4 p.m.
B25 Ruttan Hall

CFANS undergrads are invited to a panel discussion with 3 CFANS grad students who will tell you about their research projects. The grad students are researching topics in Animal Science and Nutrition. Free pizza provided! RSVP by February 2.

Campus Climate Event: Share Your Ideas
Thursday, February 5, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Coffman Union, Great Hall

The event is called Campus Climate: From Conversation to Action. The entire U of M community is invited. Attend for part or all of the day. It's a truly unique event where people will brainstorm how to develop a campus that’s welcoming and inclusive for all.


College Announcements

Join CFANS Student Ambassadors
Info Session: February 4 at 5 p.m., 125 Coffey Hall
If you want to be involved on campus and meet fun new people, consider becoming a CFANS Ambassador volunteer. You'll share your U of M experiences with prospective students, give campus tours, and more. Apply online by Feb 9, 2015. Questions? Email sarahL@umn.edu.


Upcoming Short-Term Study Abroad Programs for CFANS Students

A variety of short international programs are offered during spring break, in May, and in summer. Earn academic credit, fulfill major requirements, and travel with CFANS faculty or staff while you have an international adventure! Applications are due in early February. Programs are listed below.

Spring Break Options:

  • England: Successful School Gardens, March 13–22
  • Belize: Coral Reef Management, March 13–22
  • Ireland: Dairy Farms and Industry, March 14–21

May 2015 Options:

  • Switzerland: Mountain Agriculture, May 17–31
  • Norway: The Natural History of Norway, May 19–June 6
  • Poland: Sustainable Farms and Forests, May 19–June 12
  • Italy: Sustainable Food Systems, May 20–June 13
  • Peru: Environmental Field Research, May 20–June 13
  • Belize: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation, May 23–June 14
  • Iceland: Natural Resources and Environmental Management, May 25–June 15
  • Germany: Food Education and Production, May 25–June 9
  • France: Sustainable Food Chains, May 26–June 26

Summer 2015 Options:

  • Brasil: Nutrition through Food, Sustainability and Culture, July 31–August 21
  • Bahamas: Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology, August 19–28

Questions? Contact the Office of International Programs in CFANS at ipglobal@umn.edu. Also see CFANS scholarships and financial aid for international study.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Many unique CFANS-related scholarships are listed in our recent scholarships issue of the Student News. Check that out.

FFA, Multiple $1000 Scholarships
deadline: February 1, 2015
Open to all CFANS majors. FFA members and non-members are invited to apply for national scholarships from 100+ sponsoring organizations. One in 5 applicants receives funding! Fill out one form to qualify for many different scholarships.

Go Global Scholarship for CFANS Study Abroad, $400 to $750
deadline: February 9, 2015
Any CFANS student planning to go on an international program in 2015 should apply for this CFANS scholarship. See other funding options for international study here.

For additional CFANS-related scholarships, see our External Scholarships page. The scholarships listed above have the nearest deadlines.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

–Jan 20: welcome back!
–Jan 26: 100% refund deadline for canceling spring classes
–Jan 26: Last day to add spring classes without instructor approval
–Jan 31: First spring payment due
–Feb 2: Last day to add spring classes without college approval
–Feb 2: Last day to cancel spring classes and not receive a "W"
–Feb 2: Last day to change grade basis (AF or S/N) for spring classes
–Feb 2: Last day to receive a 75% tuition refund for canceling spring classes
–Feb 9: Last day to receive a 50% refund for canceling spring classes
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