February 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 9, Issue 3

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Wednesday, February 13th from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM - Forest Club Room, 207 Anderson Hall

Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study Brown Bag

OK all you modeling nuts, here's a brown bag seminar that's just right for you! Dr. Tom Spies, will give an overview of the research going on at CLAMS, the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study. CLAMS is a multi-disciplinary research effort sponsored cooperatively through OSU's College of Forestry, the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

To read the biography of Dr. Spies and the abstract for his presentation: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/Enrichment/Announce.html

Kudos to Jeff Aken for the wonderful job he did coordinating the annual CFR Career Fair on January 22. Jeff managed to pull this off while he was also busy handling the flood of graduate student applications that have been pouring in for Autumn quarter. Thank you for doing such a great job!


It is time again to invite new faces to join our enthusiastic team of Arboretum tour guides! The 8-session, comprehensive training course will be held at the Graham Visitors Center Mondays, March 18 & 25, Tuesdays, April 2, 9 & 16 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Sundays, April 7, 14 & 21 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Guide training is an excellent opportunity for plant lovers to broaden their horticultural knowledge, develop interpretive skills, and increase their familiarity with the Arboretum and its international collections. Graduates will share their new knowledge by leading Arboretum tours either during the week or on weekends. For more information and application forms, call Monica Ravin, Education Coordinator at (206)543-8801. Registration deadline is March 4, 2002.

Improvements to Pantry in Anderson Hall

This message is directed to those who enjoy the coffee, tea and other amenities that are available in the Anderson Hall kitchen. The Deanís office hopes that you are enjoying the self-sustaining coffee and tea service that was upgraded a few months ago. Thank you for your prompt payment of the $.25 per cup cost. There is no source of funds from within the CFR designated to cover the cost of the beverage service. In order to keep the pantry efficient, we would like to be sure that the products that are being purchased are appropriate and in the right quantities. A clipboard has been placed at the entrance to the kitchen. Please use this clipboard to note any shortages of supplies or special requests.