June 2002

From the June 3rd recognition event...
Winner of the Dean's faculty award: John Marzluff
Winner of the Dean's staff award: Marc Morrison

The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Issue 1

Table of Contents:
Party for Chavonda
Equipment Checkout
Summer Proceedures
Forest Resources Library Summer Hours

6/21/02 Going away party for Chavonda Jacobs-Young from 5pm-9pm at Jay Singh's house. (details below)
6/24/02 Nicole Whitney will defend her masters thesis, "How Much Do We Underestimate Soil Nitrogen by Excluding the Coarse Soil Fraction?" in 107 Winkenwerder Hall.

Your not-so-trusty Straight Grain editor failed to include all the Staff and Faculty Recognition Awards from the June 3rd ceremony in the last Straight Grain.

Fact Sheet Winners from the 18 fact sheets entered in competition:
Tie for 3rd place:
Does Mulch Improve Plant Survival and Growth in Restoration Sites? (submitted by CUH)
Large Woody Debris: How Much Is Enough? (submitted by CSS)
Integration across Disciplines: Investing in technologies to product products, energy, and restoration of forest health in fire prone forests of the Inland West? (submitted by RTI)
2nd place winner:
Biologic Management of Spartina alterniflora in the Willapa Bay Estuary (submitted by ONRC)
1st place winner:
Sustainable Community Landscapes (submitted by CUH)

Nominees for professional staff service: Rose Braden, Val Easton, Phil Hurvitz, Larry Mason, Mason McKinley, Cecilia Paul, Russ Posten, Monica Ravin, and Michelle Trudeau
Awarded to -- Monica Ravin!

Nominees for classified staff service: Kendall Carson, Ann Corboy, Ray Larson, and Nicole Stevens
Awarded to -- Ann Corboy!

Nominees for staff team service: Pack Forest Staff (for Arbor Day Fair), Arbor Day Fair Support (Greg Brazil, Kelley Duffield, Patricia Gomez, Sally Morgan), Student Services Office, and Wind River Canopy Crane Staff
Awarded to -- Wind River Canopy Crane Staff!

Nominees for student RA exemplary performance: Jeff Comnick, Carolina Manriquez, Jeff Mathews, Elaine Oneil, Wyatt Oswald, Heather Rogers Tina Rohilla, and Stacey Vigallon
Awarded to -- Jeff Mathews!

Nominees for student TA exemplary performance: Jon Honea, Rodney Pond, Mark Swanson
Awarded to -- Jon Honea!

Nominees for student community participation: Zack Bakke, Martha Bean, Dave Bok, Noel Studer, and Josh Taylor
Awarded to -- Josh Taylor!

Nominees for faculty teaching contribution: Ivan Eastin, Kern Ewing, Jerry Franklin, Bob Gara, Rob Harrison, John Marzluff, Bob Northey, and Dave Peterson
Awarded to -- Bob Gara!

Nominees for faculty service contribution: Paul Boardman, Tom Hinckley, Bruce Lippke, Bill McKean, and John Wott
Awarded to -- Tom Hinckley!

UW Press Relations nominees: Paul Boardman, Toby Bradshaw, Val Easton, and Bruce Lippke
Awarded to -- Toby Bradshaw!

Other awards given were:
Faculty award for service teaching and SCH contribution: Rob Harrison!
Staff workplace quality award: Kendall Carson!
Richard D.Taber Most Outstanding Senior in Wildlife Science Award: Tessa Francis!
Pack Essay Award -- Andrew Larson!

There were also winners in the wine contest. Becky Johnson got 6 out of 7 on the price points and tainted wine test -- winning, you guessed it, a bottle of wine! We also proved that everyone has different taste buds. With a roomful of 20 remaining when we got around to asking for taster's highest ranked red and white, there was not much agreement with 6 different whites listed and 9 different reds. Proof again that we are a diverse group. 50% of the whites got a first place vote from someone and 55% of the reds. The leading whites with 3 votes each were Eyrie's Pinot Gris and Stone Wolff's Muller Thurgau. The leading reds with 3 votes each were L'Ecole 41's Cabernet Sauvignon and 3River's Syrah.

And kudos to CFR graduate students Sarah Nielson, Grace Sparks, and Jordan Mencher for being among the winners of the Charlotte Cornell Crary Awards for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Biology. These awards honor the graduate student who does the most outstanding job of teaching laboratory sections in biology introductory courses within the last year. In addition to the recognition of an outstanding job done, each winner gets a $500 check, a certificate, and a recognition letter for their departmental file. Congratulations to a job well done!

*****Party for Chavonda!!!*****
As many of you know, Chavonda Jacobs-Young will be leaving us soon to join the USDA. The title of her new job is easy to remember(!): National Program Director/Leader of Enhanced Value and Use of Agricultural and Forest Products. She has requested and been granted a two-year leave of absence from the University of Washington and will be relocating to Washington DC in early July. Chavonda has been with the College of Forest Resources since 1995 and has made major contributions to our academic and research programs. She has provided significant mentoring to students both within the College and in other areas of the University, and with great dedication, she has shared with us her tremendous sense of humor, thoughtful insight and new perspectives on the many issues the College has worked through in these years. To honor the work Chavonda has done here and to acknowledge our great respect for the contributions she has made to the CFR community, Jay Singh is hosting a gathering at his home on Friday, June 21st, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Please join us for this event. This will be a potluck, with beverages provided by the Managment and Engineering Division. As Jay has pointed out, this is also the summer solstice and he suggests we show up in Bahama clothes (you'll have to ask Jay about this!). We would appreciate an RSVP (and let us know what food you plan to bring) so that we can plan appropriately. RSVP to Jay at jsingh@u.washington.edu or to Ann Corboy at acorboy@u.washington.edu (or you can simply reply to this email with an RSVP). Jay's address is 4127 NE 115th Street (near Sand Point Way).

*****Equipment Check Out Summer Proceedures*****
Since the lab will be closed for summer equipment check will change for that time. Please send all requests to cfrhelp@u.washington.edu . We will schedule the equipment and respond as verification. The pickup and returns will be at BLD311 so please show up and return equipment at the agreed time. We have planned a very busy summer for our department as well as the college inventory going at the same time so our time will be in short supply. Thank you in advance for your support. Marc

*****Forest Resources Library Summer Hours*****
Library hours June 17-21 will be 1-5pm, Monday through Friday, closed weekends. The library will open for the summer on June 24. Our summer schedule is 9-5pm Monday through Friday.