October 8, 2015: CFANS Student News

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The biweekly CFANS Student News features events, college updates, and timely scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.


Special Events

CFANS Student Thoughts Forum
Friday, October 16
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Coffey Hall 125
The CFANS Student Board invites you to attend this informal forum for the chance to connect and share your ideas with deans and department heads on topics such as undergraduate curriculum, study spaces on campus, campus safety, and any issues that are important to you as a student. Get to know college faculty and leaders (free food inlcuded!).

Eco-U
Tuesday, October 20
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Coffman Union Theater
The Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (ESPM) Student Association (ESA) is hosting its inaugural Eco-U event - a dynamic experience that explores the future of energy with a particular emphasis placed on energy in Minnesota. They have a diverse group of guest speakers lined up to provide an engaging and interactive experience, followed by refreshments and time for discussion.  Please RSVP for this free event.

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 23
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coffman Union, Great Hall
Great positions are available in government agencies and nonprofits, locally and nationally. Stop by this Fair to learn what's out there. Free and open to all U of M students. You don't need to register in advance.

Major Scare Workshop
Friday, October 23
12:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) is hosting the Major Scare workshop, an interactive afternoon designed to help you explore majors by learning how your interests and values apply to majors at the U. A $10 registration fee covers interest assessment and snacks (scholarships available upon request). Space is limited - sign up by October 20.

Small World Coffee Hour
Friday, October 23
4 - 6 p.m.
Coffey Hall 120
Drop by to meet new people, learn about different cultures, foods and customs, and enjoy free food! Check out the Small World Coffee Hour page to learn more about this event and future gatherings.

Tree Planting with CFANS
Saturday, October 24
9 a.m. planting; lunch at noon
Join CFANS, the ESPM Student Association, the UMN Forestry Club, and the city of Saint Paul for a volunteer tree planting event at the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary. We'll plant trees in the morning, followed by a free picnic lunch. All are welcome! RSVP here.


College News & Announcements

Apply to be a CFANS Ambassador
Apply by: October 11
Develop your public speaking and leadership skills and meet new friends while making a difference to prospective students. CFANS Ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students and their families, participate in special events, and serve as representatives of the college and the U. It's a great opportunity to get involved and network! Applications due by October 11 at midnight. If you have questions contact Ria Sari at sarix003@umn.edu.

Learn to lead at LeaderShape 2016!
Apply by: October 30
LeaderShape 2016
January 12 - 17, 2016
Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN

LeaderShape is a six-day, off-campus leadership institute for students to interact and learn about leadership, personal potential, and goal setting. Twelve students from CFANS will have the opportunity to participate in the LeaderShape institute along with students from the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. All CFANS undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. The total cost per student is $75, which includes lodging and meals for six days and five nights. Donors cover the rest of the event cost.


Important Deadlines for CFANS Study Abroad Programs

CFANS Study Abroad Application due October 15
Are you planning to study abroad winter term or spring break 2016? Submit your application by Thursday, October 15. CFANS offers a wide variety of short-term programs designed to complement your academic interest and degree plan. View 2015-16 programs.

Study Abroad Grant Application due October 28
Do you need financial help for your upcoming study abroad experience? Apply for the International Learning Grant, Go Global Grant and the NEW Diversity in Education Abroad Grant by October 28 for winter term, spring break and spring semester 2016 programs.

Get your Study Abroad Questions Answered
Visit with CFANS Education Abroad Program Director Maggie Wallenta on Thursday, October 8 from 3-4 p.m. and Friday, October 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Coffey Hall 198. No appointment needed. Can’t make it to the office? Email your questions to ipglobal@umn.edu.


Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship - $1000
Apply by: November 1
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.

MN State Cattlemen's Association Scholarships
Apply by: November 1
Several scholarships available for students pursuing an education related to agriculture with preference given to applicants with a focus on beef cattle and/ or with an individual or familial association with a cattlemen's association. Page down for links to the 2015 applications here.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship - $30,000
Information sessions: October 14 & 15
Apply by: November 9
The University of Minnesota will nominate up to four juniors of any major who are dedicated to careers in public service for Truman Scholarships, which award $30,000 for graduate study. Information sessions will be held on October 14 at 12 noon and October 15 at 3 p.m. in Northrop 106. Campus application deadline is November 9. Email natschol@umn.edu for more information.

Charlie Parnell Memorial Scholarship - $500
Apply by: November 15
Awarded by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association (MECA) to a student who wishes to pursue a degree in civil engineering or natural resources with an interest in erosion and sediment control or stormwater management. See more information.

Goldwater Scholarship - $7,500
Information sessions: October 21 & 22
Apply by: November 23
The University of Minnesota will nominate up to four sophomores or juniors interested in research careers and majoring in math, science, or engineering for nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarships ($7500 per year for undergraduate education). Information sessions will be held on October 21 at 3 p.m. and October 22 at 12 noon in Northrop 106. Campus application deadline is November 23. Email natschol@umn.edu for more information.

New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Semiannual Scholarship - $1000
Apply by: November 30
This merit-based scholarship is for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering. Visit their website to find more information.

For other external scholarships related to CFANS majors, see our External Scholarships page. The scholarships listed above have deadlines coming up within the next month.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

- Oct 19: second fall tuition payment due
- Nov 10: class registration begins for spring 2016 classes
- Nov 16: last day to cancel fall classes without college approval
- Nov 19: third and final fall payment due
- Nov 26 &27: U closed for Thanksgiving holiday


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