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September 23, 2009

CNR Newsline 9/25/09

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Today is the last day to add classes with a $5 fee, drop non-EDD classes with a $10 fee and change your grading option from Pass/Not Pass to a letter grade. Make sure to check your schedule on BearFacts to verify that it is accurate!

Today is the deadline for undergraduates to be put on the degree list with a $5 fee. If you have yet to place yourself on the degree list for this Fall, visit the Office of the Registrar in 120 Sproul Hall to pick up the appropriate forms.

Did you know that in addition to your college advisors, major advisors, and faculty advisors, CNR also selects a small group of students from a talented group of applicants each semester to serve as your peer advisors? These Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) have been trained to assist with you with basic college requirements and academic advising, but since they are current students who may have already undergone similar coursework that you may be currently undertaking or seeking, they can provide you with firsthand knowledge of what to expect from certain classes and professors. All Peer Advisors hold office hours right outside the entrance of 260 Mulford, and you can take a look at their schedules and majors on this website: Stop by and visit, even if it's just to say hello!

Upcoming CNR Events
Fall 2009 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conversation: Sally Jewel, President and CEO of REI
Join Dean Gilless and Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI, for the College of Natural Resources’ Fall 2009 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation.

Can business be the solution and not the problem?
Creating a “virtuous cycle” of business
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6:00 pm
Auditorium, International House
Free and open to the public

An evening with Sally Jewell, president and CEO of REI

The U.S. population is increasingly urban and isolated from nature. In the words of Richard Louv, our children suffer from “nature deficit disorder.” Our public lands are under unprecedented financial pressures while environmental challenges such as climate change loom. The community of outdoor enthusiasts does not represent the diversity of American society.

How would it change “business as usual” if a company treated problems like these as issues to address in order to be successful? REI is a leading outdoor retailer, and the nation’s largest consumer co-op with 4 million active members and $1.4B in sales. Sally Jewell, the co-op’s president and CEO, shares her views on how business can and must be part of the solution.

Next in this series– Fall 2010: Chris Johns, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Magazine

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September 21, 2009

Welcome to the CNR Newsline!

Welcome to the CNR Newsline!

The CNR Office of Instruction & Student Affairs regularly receives information about jobs, research, internship, and volunteer opportunities from various sources, and we frequently update the Newsline to keep you informed about current CNR and campus events.

The Newsline is also available online as a blog, and we would like to encourage you to subscribe to the CNR Newsline RSS Feed to receive continuous updates each time a new entry is added. You can also visit the blog on the CNR website at to peruse previous entries. If you've become accustomed to our weekly e-mails, don't worry, we will still send them out, but they will include a listing of what is available on our blog, which is where you'll find the most detailed information.

-CNR Staff

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