September 4, 2014: CFANS Student News

Welcome to fall semester! The biweekly CFANS Student News features events, college updates, and timely scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.

Featured CFANS Event

CFANS Picnic and Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m
Ruttan Hall Outdoor Plaza (between Ruttan and Magrath Library, St. Paul campus)

This is a special event just for CFANS! It includes free lunch and CFANS ice cream. Stop by to eat, socialize, and learn about the many resources available to CFANS students (student groups, student services, and more). See details.

Upcoming Events

Community Involvement Fair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coffman Union, Great Hall

Stop by this free event to learn about volunteer opportunities available throughout the Twin Cities. More than 90 local organizations will be there with info. All students and the public welcome.

Gopher Football: Celebrate Ag and Food Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9 a.m. until game starts
TCF Stadium

The U of M will honor Minnesota ag and food industries at the Sept 20 Gopher football game! Join CFANS before the game (9 a.m. onward) for fun and tailgating outside the stadium, including free brats and cheese from our Meat Lab and Dairy Store. RSVP for the pre-game Tailgate. Students can also purchase discounted game tickets. Questions? Contact Masha at

People's Climate March
Sunday, September 21, 2014
New York

Join student group Fossil Free Minnesota at this public march in New York. This promises to be the biggest march in the history of the climate movement, and will coincide with an unprecedented UN meeting on climate change. Buses and trains have been arranged from the Twin Cities. Financial assistance available. See details. Questions? Contact Bailey at

St. Paul Activities Fair
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, Garden Terrace

This free event showcases the U of M's many student involvement opportunities, particularly Student Groups. Stop by.

St. Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom

Talk to recruiters to learn about internships and full-time jobs available to CFANS majors. Free and open to all U of M students and recent alumni..

College News and Announcements

Get Career Advice through the CFANS Mentor Program
Application deadline: September 19, 2014
Get one-on-one career guidance from a mentor who works in a job that interests you. CFANS will match you with an alum or professional so you can see your major at work outside the classroom, grow your professional network, and much more. See program details. Log in and apply here. Contact with questions. We look forward to matching you with a mentor!

Join CFANS Student Ambassadors
Application deadline: Sept 22 by 2 p.m.
Info Session: Sept 17, 5 p.m. in 365 Haecker Hall
If you want to be involved on campus and meet fun new people, consider becoming a CFANS Student Ambassador. You'll share your U of M experiences with prospective students, give campus tours, and more. Questions? Contact Sarah Lindholm at

Land O'Lakes Global Food Challenge and Internship
Application deadline: September 24, 2014
open to sophomores
The U of M and the Land O'Lakes company have partnered to offer this special program to address global food security. Up to 3 sophomores will be chosen. The program features a paid Land O'Lakes internship in summer 2015, plus special events and challenges during this school year. The internship includes international travel and a focus on food and ag issues. By 2050, the world may face serious agricultural threats and widespread hunger. This program is a way to make a difference! Applicants submit an essay and short video. Learn more and apply. Email with questions.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

$100 Conference Grants for CFANS Students
1st deadline: September 29, 2014
In 2014–15, CFANS will offer 25 $100 grants to pay for expenses incurred to attend regional, national, and international conferences for professional and/or academic development related to CFANS majors. Deadlines are the last Monday of each month. See guidelines and application.

$500 Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Applicants must be juniors or seniors in a major related to agriculture, conservation, or forestry. Eligible applicants must be Farm Bureau members (individual or family membership). Learn more.

$5,000 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Scholarships totaling $5,000 are available for juniors, seniors or grad students studying bison or fields related to the bison industry. The scholarship is for the spring 2015 semester. Learn more.

For other external scholarships related to CFANS majors, see our External Scholarships page. The scholarships listed above have the nearest deadlines.

Upcoming Academic Calendar Dates

–Sept 9: last day to add fall classes without instructor approval
–Sept 9: 100% refund deadline for canceling fall classes
–Sept 13: first fall payment due
–Sept 15: last day to add fall classes without college approval
–Sept 15: last day to cancel fall classes and not receive a "W" on transcript; last day to change grade basis (letter grade or pass-fail)
–Sept 15: 75% refund deadline for canceling fall classes
–Sept 22: 50% refund deadline for canceling fall classes
–Sept 29: last day to submit a 13-Credit Exemption Request via One Stop

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