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Career Fair

The 3rd Annual CFR Career Fair, coordinated by the Office of Student Services, was held January 2000 in the Lockwood Forest Club Room. Fifteen organizations attended the fair, all of which have internship or permanent positions, including Camp Sealth, Cascadia Quest, EDAW, Environmental Careers Organization, Hercules Incorporated, OR Department of Forestry, Peace Corps, Seattle Audubon Society, Sierra Pacific Industries, Student Conservation Association, USDA Forest Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington Trails Association, and Weyerhaeuser Company.

Weyerhaeuser’s Sonja Narcisse gave two workshops on personality types and cover letters. She demonstrated how different letters can target different types and gave an example of a letter that would speak to all types of personalities. Her dynamic presentation was very well received by all who attended — and she even gave out toys!

Concurrently with the Career Fair, interviews were also conducted by the OR Department of Forestry, USDI BLM, and Weyerhaeuser. Many students were interviewed over a two-day period.

Thanks to Russ Posten, Amy Howells, and Linda Hegrenes from Student Services for doing a great job coordinating this event!


Ice Cream Social

The Office of Student Services sponsored an informational meeting and ice cream social for undergraduate students on February 2, 2000. The successful event resulted in three new students enrolling in College programs immediately (one each in wildlife, environmental horticulture and urban forestry, and forest management) and hopefully a number more during registration for Spring Quarter. This proactive recruiting is essential for the College to maintain visibility, but is simply not possible without strong support from the College community. Faculty participating in this event were Bruce Bare, Gordon Bradley, Linda Brubaker, Bob Edmonds, Rick Gustafson, Chuck Henry, Tom Hinckley, David Manuwal, Bill McKean, Bob Northey, Peter Schiess, and Gerard Schreuder. Student assistance was provided by Alec Arntzen, Melissa Boscolo, Stephen Bruggerhoff, Sam Carvey, Emily Gibbons, Morris Johnson, Mathias Ley, John Robinson, Hans Schmidt, and Kevin Zobrist.

And thanks to staff who coordinated the event: Allison Cocke, Duane Emmons, Carl Harrington, Linda Hegrenes, Amy Howells, Joe Kessler, Mark Lewis, Russ Posten and Michelle Trudeau.

Dean’s Birthday Lunch

Dean’s Birthday lunch participants on February 22, 2000 were Julie DeBarr, Kathy Gilbert, Terri Goodwin, Chuck Henry, Randall Hitchin, Phil Hurvitz, Joyce Johnson, Rosemary Johnson, Margaret Lahde, Sally Morgan, Doug Sprugel, Geetha Sukumaran, and Steve West.

Winter Quarter All-College meeting

The Winter Quarter all-College meeting took place on February 18, 2000. The agenda included a report on the College of Forest Resources dean search, the Center for Urban Horticulture Review report, the ad hoc Futures Committee recommendations on undergraduate curriculum, a "Teaching Moment" related by Professor Bob Gara, and awards for the second round of the fact-sheet competition sponsored by the College’s Exernal Initiatives "Incubator Team." Winners of the fact sheet competition were: First prize to Wind River Canopy Crane staff for a fact sheet on the canopy crane facility (see above); second prize to Rose Braden of CINTRAFOR for a fact sheet on LMS (landscape management system); and a tie for third place among fact sheets produced by the Stand Management Cooperative, the Center for Streamside Studies, and Peter Schiess.

Dean Candidate Visits

Three candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Forest Resources visited the UW campus during Winter Quarter 2000:

• Professor Bruce C. Bongarten, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, March 1st and 2nd

• Professor Daniel A. Mazmanian, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, March 6th and 7th

• Professor Kristiina A. Vogt, Margaret K. Musser Professor of Forest Ecology in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, March 9th and 10th.

Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Site Visit

A site visit was held on March 13, 2000 by the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Council. The College was tentatively identified as the host institution for this new unit, subject to the site visit. The PNW-CESU will be one of a network of cooperative research units providing research, technical assistance, and education to resource and environmental managers. Each CESU is structured as a working collaboration among federal agencies and universities. CESUs are based at universities, which provide space and basic administrative support, as well as access to faculty, students, staff, and resources. Each CESU focuses on a biogeographic region of the country. Federal agencies contribute research scientists and/or other professionals located and working at CESUs under formal agreements between their respective bureaus and the host universities. Collaboration with partner institutions in the biogeographic region serves to increase CESU research, technical assistance, and education capabilities.

Pack Forest News

"Pack Forest Conference Center began the new year with a meeting of a group of ASUW student leaders and has been going strong ever since!" reports Terri McCauley. Other groups using the conference center were: Heritage Institute, Continental Savings Bank, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Puyallup School District, Mt. Rainier National Park, UW Microbiology Department, UW Chemistry Department, Americorps volunteers, and Boy Scouts of America.

Terri is working on a promotional brochure for the conference center and is waiting for the sun to come out to get a few more pictures! She reports that Ethernet connections in the classrooms will be up and running by the start of Spring Quarter.

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