January 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 9, Issue 2

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Calendar
Kudos

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January 31st "Telling Your Story and Doing it Effectively" 12:00-1:00PM, Anderson Hall Room 207
Learn some important facts and useful tips on getting and holding the attention of those audiences the college and centers wish to reach. A panel of communications specialists, publicists and journalists will give their perspective on fast, effective communications for natural resources academics. Panelists: Sandra Hines, University of Washington News & Information Office George Erb, staff writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Steve Krueger, Environmental Reporter, KPLU Public Radio This is a brown bag lunch event so bring your lunch and we will supply hot and cold beverages.

February 9th, Redmond Ridge Native Plant Salvage Needs You!
Join other volunteers digging up native trees and shrubs from a site scheduled to be cleared for homes. The plants salvaged will be planted at future salmon habitat restoration projects around King County. For more info call Greg at (206)296-1923.

Denman Forestry Issues on UWTV
Seven 1-hour programs will air on UWTV in February and March. The dates and times for February are listed on the CFR Events Calendar web page: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm

*****KUDOS*****
Joyce Johnson and her hearty group of volunteers made over $500 in book sales at the half-price book sale in Anderson 22 this week. Congratulations, Joyce. And thank-you!

Pack Forest was featured as "The Hike of the Week" by the Seattle Post Intelligencer on Thursday, January 17th in an article by Karen Sykes. The article, which can be found online on the Pack Forest website at http://www.packforest.org/Seattle_PI.html discusses a number of hikes at Pack and does a fair job of describing the forest and its function within the College of Forest Resources.


The Straight Grain
Volume 9, Issue 1

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Calendar
Kudos

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Understanding Conservation Easements and Land Trusts January 16, 2002, 1PM to 4PM, Anderson Hall Room 207, UW Seattle CampusUniversity of Washington College of Forest Resources continues its Denman Forestry Issues Series. For details see the web page: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/denman/jan2002.htm

January 23-24, 2002 - Anderson 22 The Institute of Forest Resources is ready to clear out its inventory of publications. A special HALF-PRICE sale is planned for January 23 & 24 in Anderson 22, 9AM to 4PM. Staff, students and faculty will set up a book store atmosphere in Anderson 22 including cash register and credit card machine. There will be many publications, some free to a good home. To have a look at what is for sale visit this web page but remember on January 23 & 24 the prices are HALF OFF! http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/internal/cfrpubs.html

January 31st Brown-Bag on Natural Resources and Media Relations (working title) Noon - 1PM in Club Room, Moderator-Sandra Hines, UW News & Information; Panelists - George Erb, Eastside Journal Natural Resources Reporter and Steve Krueger, KPLU Environmental Reporter Denman Forestry Issues on UWTV: Seven 1-hour programs will air on UWTV in February and March. The dates and times for February are listed on the CFR Events Calendar web page: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/cfrevent/cfrevent.htm

*****KUDOS*****
RTI ANNUAL REVIEW KUDOS Great Work! Kendall Carson deserves a pat on the back for the logistical arrangements head oversaw for the RTI Annual Review that took place at CUH on Thursday and Friday, January 10-12, 2002. The set up support from Ray Larson at CUH was well done too. Other staffers pitched in like Nicole Stevens and Jane Edelson. The team work required to put on the meeting was significant and it all went very professionally thanks to the support staff. The feedback from the RuralAdvisors was full of glowing praise both on the progress made in such a short time, the pragmatic on the ground impact, the number of projects being supported, and the quality of the young professionals making presentations. Kudos for their excellent presentations go to: Jim McCarter, Kevin Ceder, Kevin Zobrist, Luke Rogers, John Luginbuhl, Jason Cross, Elaine Oneil, Kernen Lien, Kevin Gehringer, Matt Walsh, and Larry Mason -Submitted by Kelley Duffield and Cecelia Paul


The Straight Grain
Volume 8, Issue 4

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Calendar
Kudos
Dean's Office
Outreach
CUH
Enrichment Opportunity
Society of American Foresters

*****Calendar*****
Understanding Conservation Easements and Land Trusts January 16, 2002, 1PM to 4PM, Anderson Hall Room 207, UW Seattle Campus University of Washington College of Forest Resources continues its Denman Forestry Issues Series. For details see the web page: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/denman/jan2002.htm

January 23-24, 2002 - Anderson 22 The Institute of Forest Resources is ready to clear out its inventory of publications. A special HALF-PRICE sale is planned for January 23 & 24 in Anderson 22, 9AM to 4PM. Staff, students and faculty will set up a book store atmosphere in Anderson 22 including cash register and credit card machine. There will be many publications, some free to a good home. To have a look at what is for sale visit this web page but remember on January 23 & 24 the prices are HALF OFF! http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/internal/cfrpubs.html

*****Kudos*****
The CUH C.E. Program recently received a $20,000 grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for design and replacement of educational materials that were lost in the May 21 fire. Credit goes to Sandy Kirchner for her hard work on the grant application.

I would like to recognize Art Breitsprecher and the wood shop as a resource that helped with tasks contributing to the completion of my M.S. degree. Art's management of the woodshop and assistance with equipment creates a laboratory and working environment that is valuable asset to the college. Thank you. -Karl Howard, CFR Graduate Student

A giant kudo to Adam Nance for cranking out 4000+ letters and envelopes for the CUH solicitation letter when he should have been home sick in bed! Very large kudos to all the staff, faculty and volunteers who folded, stuffed and stamped all the same letters! Good job all of us! -Becky Johnson

*****Dean's Office*****
RECORDS MANAGEMENT
Paper, paper, paper! It keeps PSE afloat, but sometimes the rest of us feel like we're sinking, instead of floating. To help manage all of it, the UW Office of Records Management is here for us. They have recently gone paperless --you will find the UW Records Management Manual (including the records retention schedule) on-line at http://www.washington.edu/admin/recmgt/

*****CUH*****
CUH Winter Quarter C.E. classes are filling rapidly. A couple classes of special interest to staff and faculty: "Introduction to Digital Photography" and "Introduction to Adobe Photoshop". For information or to sign up, please phone 206-685-8033.

Introduction to Digital Photography
DATES AND TIMES: 2-part course: Saturdays, March 16 and 23, 10 a.m. to noon
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Nechols, Commercial Photographer
LOCATION: Douglas Classroom,
CUH FEE: $35 general public; $32 Arboretum Foundation Members; pre-registration required

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
DATE AND TIME: Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. to noon
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Nechols, Commercial Photographer
LOCATION: Douglas Classroom,
CUH FEE: $25 general public; $22 Arboretum Foundation Members; pre-registration required

*****Enrichment Opportunity*****
ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY

Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace

The College of Forest Resources in coordination with the student chapter of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA organization are bringing a special exhibit to the UW campus in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, see the CFR enrichment webpage at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Enrichment/Announce.html and watch for announcements in the Daily and the University Week.

A presentation relating to the exhibit entitled, "Victory Over Violence" will take place at the HUB Auditorium from 1PM to 5PM on Saturday, January 19, 2002. Attendance is free and helps kick off a week of UW special Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday events across campus (http://depts.washington.edu/mlkjr/). Special recognition to Reiko L. Myers, Senior in Sustainable Resource Sciences, for bringing this exhibit to the attention of the CFR and for her work with other students to make the exhibit and presentation possible.

*****SAF*****
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS NEWS
The annual Oregon/Washington SAF Leadership Conference takes place January 11-12, 2002 in Kelso, Washington. New members and long-time veterans of the Society attend this program that brings mentorship and leadership skills to all who attend. For more information see the web page at: http://www.forestry.org/pdf/leadership02.pdf

Congratulations to Dr. Don Hanley on being elected to the position of Chair of the South Puget Sound Chapter of the SAF. Other offers are: Secretary - David Wright, USDA FS; Treasurer - Jocko Burks, consultant; Kelley Duffield - newsletter/communications and General Chair of the WSSAF 2002 Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the new officers of the student chapter of the SAF: Chair: John Garth, Graduate Student, Forest Products Vice-Chair: Jason Englehart, Junior Forest Management Secretary: Monika Nicholson, Junior Forest Management Treasurer: Zac Bakke, Senior, Forest Management Membership and Outreach Coordinator: Edie Sonne, Ph.D. Candidate Quantitative Resource Mgmt


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