September 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 13, Issue 1

Table of Contents
Calendar
CFR Computer Lab Open
Graduate Student Orientation
Upcoming Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

10-11-2002 CFR Salmon BBQ at 4:00pm in the courtyard.

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association meeting and banquet.


*****CFR Computer Lab Open*****

The student lab in Bloedel 311 is open! The room has been remodeled and the
computers are brand new. Eight Cannon Powershot S330 digital cameras are
available for loan, and color printing is available for $.50 per sheet.
(B&W is $.10 per sheet and posters can be printed for a buck an inch.) Stop
by and see the new digs!


*****Graduate Student Orientation*****

Student and Academic Services hosted a two day orientation for new
graduate students at the college. 34 students attended. We spent the
morning in forest club room and then went to Pack Forest. Mason McKinley
spoke about research at the facility and also led along with Bob Edmonds a
refresher course in Forestry skills and NW tree ID. After Dinner a research
panel included Gordon Bradley, Bob Edmonds, Dean Bare, Dave Manuwal and
Kevin Hodgson. Current students also hosted a much appreciated research
discussion. Thanks goes out to Jon Honea, Morris Johnson, Cedar Louis and
Joshua Taylor. We then retired to the campfire where the beer flowed and
students were allowed to get to know one another. The following morning,
after a tour of Pack Forest by Bob Edmonds we returned to the College.


*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

10-19 & 26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park
Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: cfrevent@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: 206-543-3839

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural
Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain*****

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The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Issue 4

Table of Contents
Calendar
Changes to Medical and Dental Plan
CFR Salmon BBQ
Upcoming Outreach Events
WPA's Free Weekend Family Program
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

9-30-2002 Fall Quarter begins!

10-11-2002 CFR Salmon BBQ at 4:00pm in the courtyard.

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association meeting and banquet.


*****Changes to Medical and Dental Plan*****

If you didn't read the email notice about the UW medical and dental open
enrollment period, you might want to do so. There are increases in the
premiums and co-pays and some changes in options, effective January 1,
2003. To see how they will affect you and your family, go to
www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/open.enrollment.2003.html.


*****CFR Salmon BBQ*****

Calendar Alert! The Umpteenth Annual CFR Salmon Barbeque will be on
Friday October 11, 4:00 - ? Plan to come, and be sure to bring your
spouse/partner/s.o./children/etc.


*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

10-19 & 26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park
Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: cfrevent@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: 206-543-3839

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural
Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****WPA's Free Weekend Family Program*****

Arboretum Adventures- Thanks & Giving class

Sunday, November 3rd, 2002 from 11 a.m.- noon
Location: Washington Park Arboretum

Spend an hour at the Arboretum celebrating our feathered friends. We
awaken to their songs every morning and are inspired by their amazing flight
throughout the day. Say thank you to our feathered friends while getting in
the spirit of giving by providing habitat for local birds as winter
approaches.

The Thanks & Giving class will be held at the Washington Park
Arboretum. Class will take a stroll in the Arboretum’s meadow in search of
bird habitat. Kids will make bird feeders to bring home and learn about our
various local birds.

Arboretum Adventures is a FREE family program held at the Graham
Visitors Center. Kids ages 6 and up can explore the Arboretum and have an
afternoon of fun. Each program has a hands-on art project and interactive
tour of the Arboretum. Space is limited so call ahead to ensure your spot.
Pre-registration is required.

For more information about Arboretum Adventures- Thanks & Giving class or to
register for the class call (206) 543-8801.


*****Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain*****

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The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Issue 3

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
Please Welcome Steve Hettinga
Flexcar in C-10
Class Websites
Upcoming Outreach Events
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

9-30-2002 Fall Quarter begins!


*****Kudos*****

Kevin Zobrist and Larry Mason

Kudos go to Kevin Zobrist and Larry Mason, RTI staffers, for using plain English to explain the riparian buffer regulations to a group of forest technology instructors from throughout the U.S. last Saturday at Pack Forest.
Well-done guys!

Pack Forest Staff

Kudos go to the Pack Forest Staff for collecting 37 bags of trash, two dressers, 4 bags of recycleables and a car battery during Thursday's highway litter control program.

Jerry Franklin and Jim Agee

Kudos to those faculty members, including Jerry Franklin and Jim Agee, who have recently shared their expertise in the debate on the National Fire Plan being considered by the US Congress.


*****Please Welcome Steve Hettinga*****

Please welcome Steve Hettinga to our CFR development team! Steve has been our Assistant Director of Development for two weeks now, so he knows where his desk is and how to make coffee and he can find the Ave on his lunch break without getting lost. Just kidding! There are exciting things coming from Steve's desk already, so if you haven't had a chance to meet him yet, stop in and say hello.

*****Flexcar in C-10, YIPPIE!!!*****

I'm almost too excited to write a blurb on the Flexcar in the parking lot! This has the potential to be a life-changing event for those of us who take the bus to work and feel stranded when we need to run errands or get to a doctor appointment. I signed up, but I haven't used it yet (anyone want to post a review?). See Flexcar.com for details. It's only $5 to join for U-Pass members! Rates are listed at: http://www.flexcar.com/seattle/pricing.asp.

*****Class Websites*****

The fall quarter is starting soon and it's getting to be time to think about the possibility of maybe considering what to do about class websites. We have tutorials and help files here:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrnet.techta/
If anyone needs help getting started setting up a website or working with an existing one, Marianne Elliot (melliott@u.washington.edu) is available most days to help you.

*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

10-19 & 26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science & Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: cfrevent@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to 6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: 206-543-3839

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain*****

Send 'em to byron@u.washington.edu

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The Straight Grain goes out on Monday, so send 'em in by Friday if you can.


The Straight Grain
Volume 12, Issue 2

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
Please Bid a Fond Farewell to Kendall Carson
Open Positions at ONRC
CSS Merger and Name Change
New name: Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab
Upcoming Outreach Events
Arboretum
Public Service Announcement--FYI
Instructions for Submitting Items to the Straight Grain


*****CALENDAR*****

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, TH 9/12, 8:30-9:20, 22 ANDERSON
Featured speaker KENDALL CARSON, on How to Clean Your Data, for those of
us who download budget information, receive research data, etc. Many
other topics of general staff interest will be discussed, don't miss it!
NOTE TO REMOTE SITE STAFF: Please contact Lynn (lcatlett@u or 3-2740) by
close of biz Tues 9/10 to set up telephone conferencing if desired).

9-30-2002 Fall Quarter begins!


*****Kudos*****

Kudos for Rose Braden!

Congratulations to Rose Braden for her good work in coordinating the China
Market Development Program. Last week, as part of the CMD program she hosted
over 100 Chinese builders, architects, developers and government officials
on a tour of Pacific Northwest forest product manufacturers, housing sites
and building material company visits. With Evergreen Building Product
Association she continues to plan a research and fact finding mission to
four cities in China in November. She has signed up over 10 company
participants. If you want to know more about this exciting CINTRAFOR program
stop by and ask Rose about it.

Kudos for David Ford!

David donated a one day sailing trip for four people--lunch included--to
the silent auction at last spring's scholarship fund drive. Patricia Gomez
placed the winning bid and took three friends on the trip on Saturday,
August 24th. Patricia reports that, "It was a great trip and David was a wonderful
host." What a great way to have fun and raise money for students at the same time!


*****Please Bid a Fond Farewell to Kendall Carson*****

Our own Kendall Carson will be leaving us at the end of this month to attend
school full-time in pursuit of his engineering degree. We would all like to
wish him well and thank him for his hard work, good company and sense of
humor -- he will be missed.

On that same note, please welcome the newest member of the CINTRAFOR and RTI
gang, Kiley Dunn, who has joined us to fill Kendall's vacancy. She comes to
us from Highline Community College's Center for Extended Learning and is
currently pursuing her English degree with an emphasis in creative writing.
Come by anytime and say hello.


*****Open Positions at ONRC*****

The Olympic Natural Resources Center is currently recruiting for the
following two positions:

Director of Education and Outreach, responsible for the development and
implementation of a program of educational services and community
outreach.

Geographic Information System Technician, a temporary twelve-month
position providing GIS and internet support for both forest and marine
programs and managing a regional GIS Conference to be held at ONRC in
early 2003.

Detailed position descriptions, and application instructions are
available on the ONRC Website (www.onrc.washington.edu). We expect to
have all applications/resumes for both positions by September 20, 2002,
and to interview and hire by the end of September.


*****CSS Merger and Name Change*****

The open house to announce the official merging of the Center for
Streamside Studies and the Center for Urban Water Resources Management
into the Center for Water and Watershed Studies (CWWS) was held Friday
September 6 at the Waterfront Activities Center. The co-directors of
CWWS are Susan Bolton and Derek Booth. As Dr. Bolton is on sabbatical
this year, Clare Ryan is the acting co-director for 2002/2003.


*****New name: Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab*****

Staff and students in Dave Peterson's lab adopted a new name -- Fire and
Mountain Ecology Lab -- that better recognizes the focus of research in
Dave's program now that he is a Forest Service employee again. Four of
Dave's grad students this fall are also affiliated with the Fire and
Environmental Research Applications Team of the USFS PNW Research Station
(Seattle Forestry Sciences Lab).


*****UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS*****

10-19 & 26-2002 Native Plants & People Educator Workshop at the
Arboretum, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park
Arboretum
Information: call Monica Ravin at (206) 543-8801

11-1-2002 CFR Fall Research Showcase, Topic: Paper Science &
Engineering, 3PM - 5PM, UW Faculty Club Conference Room
Information: cfrevent@u.washington.edu

11-1-2002 CFR Alumni Association 2002 Annual Banquet, Social - 5pm to
6:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm to 9pm at the UW Faculty Club
Reservations: 206-543-3839

11-18-2002 Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainability in Natural
Resources Management" 1PM - 4PM, CUH NHS Hall
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/DenmanFIS.htm


*****Arboretum*****

Volunteer Groups and Individuals Needed:

Volunteers provide a vital source of support caring for Arboretum plant
collections and managing invasive weeds. Become a regular Tuesday gardener
every week from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tasks will vary with the season.
Community service groups are also encouraged to lend a hand in one of many
areas needing attention. Many hands make light work. Work parties can be
scheduled throughout the year. Please phone David Zuckerman at 206-328-4182.

WPA Information Desk: Greet visitors, share your enthusiasm, answer
questions, and interact with staff and other volunteers in the stimulating
environment at the Arboretum. Shift times are either half or whole days,
once a week. If interested, please contact Brett Mercier at 206-543-8800.


Staff changes at Washington Park Arboretum:

Fred Hoyt has assumed management of the both the CUH and Arboretum
Grounds and Facilities staffs. David Zuckerman is now Grounds Supervisor
(temporary) since Christina's Pfeiffer's resignation. Brett Mercier has
been hired as the Facilities Coordinator for the Arboretum and will maintain
an office in the Graham Visitors Center. Josh Gilbert, Rachel Price-Rayner,
and Brett Hodges, all CUH students, were employed as Seasonal Summer
Gardeners.


Other Arboretum Announcements:

Seattle was host city to the International Society of Arboriculturists
Meeting in July. Over 2400 attended. A tree was planted on the CUH
grounds. Christina Pfeiffer and Lou Stubecki served on planning and
coordinating committees. Sue Nichol and Sandy Kirchner were responsible for
the educational exhibit. John Wott assisted at the Opening Ceremony and
sang in the Arbor Choir. Sarah Reichard and Linda Chalker-Scott gave
presentations. It was great to see so many Urban Hort graduates
involved.....Paul West, John Hushagen, Van Bobbitt, Robert Corletta, to name
a few.

Monica Ravin was responsible for coordinating the Arboretum/CUH exhibit
for the Washington State Landscape Emerald Expo Show held in the Stadium
Exhibition Hall in mid-July.

Monica Ravin, education coordinator, John A. Wott, Director, Deborah
Andrew, executive director of the Arboretum Foundation attended the annual
meeting of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in early August. Monica presented a poster
session on her Arboretum Guide Packs and Dr. Wott chaired the student
education session.

John A. Wott attended the nursery and garden tour of the International
Plant Propagators' Society along with the Region of Great Britain and
Ireland Regional Conference in southwestern England during the last two weeks in
August. Dr. Wott continues as executive secretary of the International
Board and its 3000 world-wide members.

Lou Stubecki, arboretum arborist, has spent much of the summer months on
parental leave, taking care of his new daughter Lily.


*****Public Service Announcement--FYI*****

Plagued by marketing mail? Write a postcard requesting that your address
be deleted from mass-marketing mailing lists to
DIRECT MAIL ASSOCIATION
P O BOX 9008
FARMINGDALE NY 11735-9008

Annoyed by telemarketers and their computers? Write a postcard requesting
that your phone number be deleted from mass-marketing calling lists to
DIRECT MAIL ASSOCIATION
P O BOX 9014
FARMINGDALE NY 11735-9014


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