June 2001

The Straight Grain Vol. 4, Issue 3

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Think 10
Pack Forest
Streamside studies
Wednesday, June 6th The CFR community is invited to a meeting with President McCormick and Provost Huntsman next Wednesday, June 6, from 12:00 - 1:00 in the Forest Club Room.
Think 10 starting June 1
Beginning June 1, remember to dial 9 + 10 digits (area code plus number) from UW phones when dialing outside local calls. http://www.washington.edu/admin/comtech/think10/
The community gathering this morning at the Center for Urban Horticulture was a great success. Close to 200 people (my guess) came out on a cold and drizzly morning to show their support for the Center. Speakers included President McCormick and State Senator Ken Jacobson as well as our own Tom Hinckley and Toby Bradshaw. President McCormick reiterated his support for the Center and for the College. Ken Jacobson assured us that the state would help supply funding for the reconstruction of Merrill Hall. Toby gave an eloquent explanation of the work he is doing at the Center and assured everyone present that this important work will continue regardless of the stupid and vicious attack on Merrill Hall. Everyone present was enthusiastic about this public show of support for the Center.
*****Pack Forest*****
Pack Forest Staff would personally like to extend hearty "Thank You's" to all the Spring Quarter students in residence at Pack. Your cooperation and professionalism made this an especially pleasant Spring. Special thanks also to Alec Arntzen and Justin Knobel. Educational tours continued through out the spring at a rapid pace. March Two groups with 115 students April Five groups with 140 students May Thirteen groups with 295 students June Four groups are scheduled with 177 students An off-site program at the Ohop Valley Grange drew 65 women and 4 scout groups completed service projects at Pack.
*****Streamside Studies*****
CSS hired Cara Berman as a research scientist. Cara graduated with a Masters from the UW School of Fisheries in 1990. She then worked at the EPA for 10 years as a regional salmon ecologist creating strategies for salmon recovery. Cara will be working on research projects, assisting graduate students, and writing grants. CSS is very happy to have Cara working with us.

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Monday, June 18th Julie Nelson, Paper Science and Engineering will present her masters thesis titled: "Gaseous Emissions from Lignosulfonates in Dust Abatement Applications" in Anderson 22 from 10:30-11:30. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, June 19th Jay Singh defends his dissertation titled "State-Making and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Cases of the Chimanimani Transfrontier Conservation Area (Mozambique) and the Vhimba CAMPFIRE Project (Zimbabwe)" in Anderson 22 at 10:00. Refreshments will be provided.
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*****Dean's Office*****
The CFR staff meeting previously scheduled for June 25th has been CHANGED to Wednesday, July 11th, 10:00 to 11:00am in Anderson 22.
Next Friday, June 29, ONRC is having an employee appreciation ceremony and end of the biennium party! We will present an employee of the year award, based upon nominations by staff and invite employee's families to a pot luck dinner to be held directly after the employee award ceremony. End of the biennium is a great time to celebrate successes and look forward to the next year.
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