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WCNR E-mail Newsletter

September 2013

News from Around the College

Message from the Dean

CEMML Secures $10 Million Agreement with U.S. Air Force

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands secured a multimillion-dollar agreement to provide project-based environmental stewardship services at U.S. Air Force installations around the world.

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Ellen Wohl Awarded American Geophysical Union Fellowship

Geology Professor Ellen Wohl was selected as an AGU Fellow for her  groundbreaking contributions to understanding the geomorphology, evolution, and restoration of mountain, bedrock, and tropical rivers.

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Wallenstein NSF Career Grant

ESS professor and NREL research scientist, Matthew Wallenstein, won an NSF Career Grant for $916,609. The award will support research and education on the vulnerability of Arctic soil microbial decomposition in response to climate change.

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New Field Courses in Kenya and Belize

Two new field courses were launched this summer in Kenya and Belize. The courses integrate social and ecological field methods while enhancing students' global perspective and hands-on experience.

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Ojima Awarded Champion of Nature and the Environment

ESS professor and NREL research scientist, Dennis Ojima, was awarded the Champion of Nature and the Environment medal by the Mongolian Ministry for his 20 years of collaborative work and contributions. 

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CSFS Fund Provides 10,000 Seedlings for Fire Restoration

More than 10,000 seedling trees planted for post-wildfire restoration in 2013 were provided at no cost to landowners through the Restoring Colorado's Forests fund administered by the Colorado State Forest Service.

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Professor Emeritus Awarded NISS Jerome Sacks Award

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences awarded FWCB Professor Emeritus Ken Burnham with the Jerome Sacks Award for Outstanding Cross-Disciplinary Research. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Three Brothers Share Path to Forestry

Jon, David, and Philip Hoefer were destined to become preachers of the Gospel. But the brothers started a new family tradition - each sharing a passion for adventure and careers in forestry.

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Geology Summer Field Course Sees Record Enrollment

Thirty-eight students and five professors from the Department of Geosciences spent five weeks hiking over mountains, exploring mines, and mapping the geological landscape across New Mexico and Colorado. 

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Warner College is Making a Global Impact in More Than 85 Countries

Faculty, researchers, alumni, and students are working all over the world on today's environmental issues. Check out the international map, stories from the field, photos, and news.

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New Faculty and Staff

Warner College continues to recruit the best faculty and staff to help serve our growing student body. Welcome to our new hires! And, thank you and farewell to those who started new journeys but remain part of the WCNR family. 

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Donor Honor Roll

Thank you to our generous donors for your support in 2012 and over the years! Warner College's inspired education, innovative research, and collaborative outreach would not be possible without you.

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Support Warner College of Natural Resources

CSU and Warner College of Natural Resources just completed the University's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we are so grateful for the generous support of our alumni and friends who have invested in the continued excellence of our students, faculty, researchers, and programs.

Support the College - Make A Gift to Warner

Your contributions support inspired education, innovative research, and collaborative outreach that is making a global impact on today's toughest environmental challenges.

Joyce Berry

Dear Warner College Alumni, Friends, Faculty, and Staff,

This time of year is always filled with great energy and optimism as new students start their academic careers and returning students take on new challenges. Our atrium was filled with passion and excitement as we welcomed more than 180 bright new students to WCNR at Ram Welcome on Aug. 23.

That excitement has set the tone for a successful and vibrant semester ahead and, as you will read in our stories, we're already off to a fantastic start. 

This is also the time of year when I want to send my deepest gratitude to our faculty and staff who provide a welcoming environment, exceptional programs, and dedication to our students. One of the great joys of being dean is interacting with our alumni who can't wait to talk about their college experience and all of the people who have meant so much to them and their career success.

Also, thank you so much to our supportive donors who make a difference in the lives of our students and the global impact of our College's work through your investments. The College is fortunate to have a strong and proud family of alumni and friends who have helped build our legacy of natural resources leadership.

From the College and your most grateful dean, thank you for making our College a place where, year after year, dreams come true for our students and the communities where we work.

All best wishes for a fantastic fall, and Go Rams!

Joyce

Dean Joyce Berry

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