Monday, October 29, 2007

SAF Convention in Portland

The SAF Convention was a good time! We competed in the Quiz Bowl and attended talks on issues in forestry. The Keynote Speaker, Richard Louv, was very interesting. He wrote the book "Last Child in the Woods," which is about how children today are not as in touch with nature as they should be. I bought the book and it is a very good read!
I attended some talks on silviculture and the Pinchot/Muir debate. There were also booths for businesses and schools, and the Mont Alto crew hijacked the University Park booth. There was and abundance of free merchandise and finger foods. The highlight of the trip, however, was the day we took off from the convention to go sightseeing. We drove out and saw a few waterfalls and wound up at Mt. Hood. The scenery in Oregon is amazing!
All-in-all, it was a great trip.. and seeing hobos is always a bonus!

SAF Convention

Hello all! I am back from Portland, it was a great time and I had lots of fun. We spent most of our time at the convention center in Portland. We attended information sessions, browsed an exhibit hall, and networked with potential employers. On Friday we spent that day visiting Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. It was a fun time and a great experience. i learned a lot about what is happening in forestry today. All in all it was an awesome trip and I would like to return to Oregon someday. That's all for now, See ya around.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SAF Convention

At the end of a long day, the Mont Alto delegation: Adam Luther, Chance Yeckley, Andrew Baker, Ryan Thrush, and Tiffany Roddy.

Dr. Linehan with the pendulum in the background.

The registration area outside the exhibit hall.

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Quiz Bowl

Mont Alto fielded a team for the Quiz Bowl for the SAF Convention in Portland, OR. Tiffany Roddy, Chance Yeckley, Adam Luther, and Andrew Baker participated. Mont Alto went down in the first round to Colorado State. Between the jet lag and fatigue it was hard to get to the bell in time. We'll be ready for next year!

Penn State (UP) went on to win the competition.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mont Alto Cross Country Race

On the first circuit Ryan Thrush is in the center followed by Riley Wingert.

Riley Wingert on the second lap, looking strong.

Ryan in the second lap. Is he trying to smile?

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Mont Alto hosted a Commonwealth Campuses cross country race yesterday. The track, laid out by coach Mike Doncheski circled the campus and included a run in the Michaux State Forest around the water tower on the new logging road. About 5o runners competed from all over the state. Forestry student Ryan Thrush came in sixth overall. Mont Alto's Riley Wingert came in seventh. Thanks to the forestry club members and all the other volunteers for making the meet a success.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Cardboard Canoe Race

Originally uploaded by P_Linehan
Four Mont Alto forestry students participated in the Cardboard Canoe Race sponsored by the Forest Products Society of the School of Forest Resources.

Dr. Linehan ran in the first heat with "Titanic" and was just glad to finish relatively dry!

Mike Wagaman and chance Yeckley came in second for the fastest race.
Tiffany Roddy and Kevin Braun won for the quickest sinking.

Here are the rest of the pictures: