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Spring 2022 Registration

Week 1 and 2 of Spring instruction (Mon, Jan 24 – Feb 4, 2022)

Remember waitlists are deleted on the first day of instruction.

You should be able to add yourself to classes with open seats.

If you get an error message when trying to add a class send a screenshot along with your ID# and the course and section # of the class to:

If you are trying to add a class that is full:

Face-to-face classes – Show up. if the Instructor says there is seat available you will be instructed to use the OnBase Add form. When the Instructor approves the form, it advances to the ENVS office and you will be manually added to class. It is the Instructor’s responsibility to add you to Canvas, so ask them if you can also be enrolled in the course’s Canvas site.

Online classes – Use the OnBase Add form. If the Instructor approves it, it will advance to the ENVS office and you will be manually added. It is the Instructor’s responsibility to add you to Canvas, so ask them if you can also be enrolled in the course’s Canvas site.

Graduating Seniors will have priority in adding classes. If a class is full and you are at risk of not graduating, then contact your ENVS Advisor: ENVS Advisingcollege/social-sciences-interdisciplinary-studies/environmental-studies/_internal/_documents/advisingmischandout/envs-bs-advisinghandout-rev-oct-28-2021.docx.pdf

Instructor’s will be dropping students who do not turn up and participate in class, so be sure to check availability often.

Week 3 and 4 of Spring instruction

Adds during weeks 3 and 4 of instruction (Feb 7 - 18) must be thru the OnBase Add/Drop form and will require Intructor and Dept. Chair OnBase approval. Contact the Instructor to confirm there is a seat available. If yes, remind the instructor to add you to Canvas and discuss a plan to for make-up work, then submit the OnBase form. Allow at least 1 business day for the add to show up in your student center.

Drops during weeks 3 and 4 of instruction (Feb 7 -18) must be thru the OnBase Add/Drop form and will require Instructor and Dept. Chair OnBase approval. Please provide notes in the OnBase Add/Drop form regarding why you are dropping a class in the 3rd (or 4th week). Be sure to notify your Instructor your intention to drop so the Instructor will drop you from Canvas also.

NOTE: "no-shows" (to either a online class or face-to-face class) during the 1st and 2nd weeks of instructions will be administratively dropped by the 3rd week. Students are responsible for checking their Student Center to make sure they are enrolled in classes they are attending and not enrolled in classes they are not attending. Being added or dropped from Canvas is seperate and different than "official" enrollment.

Fall 2021 Dugal and Swift Scholarship Recipients

Fall 2021 Dugal $5,000 Scholarship

Alex Sanchez & Georgia Richards

Fall 2021 Swift $1,500 Thomas Swift Scholarship

Rocio Velazaquez & Molly Mahoney

Whats on the mind of young voters?

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

Professor Goldstene invited Sharon Bernstein, a Reuters news service reporter, to speak to his International Environmental Problems (ENVS 112) writing intensive course about journalism and writing. After she was invited, Bernstein saw polling that showed concern about climate change ranked low among younger voters. So, had the idea of not only speaking to the students, but also interviewing them for a story on how younger voters view climate change compared to the pandemic, jobs and the economy

Read on Reuters

The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene's advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate change.

ENVS Alumni, Moiz MIr, ECOS Early Career Environmentalist Award


Environmental Science one of top career choices

Read full article on Pearson Education

ENVS Alumni Moiz MIr and Rachael Dal Porto win Award

Kudos!!! Moiz Mir and Rachael Dal Porto won the Best Practice in Student Sustainability Leadership Award for their efforts in organizing the Mayors’ University Student Summit on Climate Change.

Over 200 college students from across the Sacramento region participated in the Summit to provide feedback to the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change. Moiz and Rachael have been asked to present this effort in civic and community engagement as a model for other students across the state to use to affect sustainable change in their communities. Sac State received this recognition out of the entire State of California from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), a conference of independent/private colleges, CA Community Colleges, CA State Universities, and the University of California.

Congrats to Fall 2020 Scholarship recipients

Congratulation to Rocio Velazquez and Molley Mahoney on receiving the $5,000 Patrick Dugal Scholarship.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Reece and Rebecca Settle on receiving the $2,000 Thomas Swift Scholarship.

The Dugan and Swift Scholarship applications will open again in Spring 2021. Be watching for SacSend messages, visit the campus Scholarship portal and check out other scholarship opportunities.

Spring 2020 Graduate, Carolyn Tran, has paper published

Carolyn Tran photo June 2021

Carolyn Tran, ENVS graduate Spring 2020, has had a paper published in the Sacramento State’s Writing the University Journal.

Her paper, The Lost Berry Patch: Wet’suwet’en Traditional Ecological Knowledge, is the best example of final papers submitted to ENVS 163 Ethnoecology in Fall Semester 2019. Ms. Tran’s paper focuses on berry patches in the Wet’suwet’en tradition of western Canada as a keystone cultural resource, illustrating how traditional cultural knowledge contributes to sustainable forest management and cultural resiliency.

Berry patches are a cultural keystone habitat and resource in Pacific Northwest tribal traditions. The Wet’suwet’en utilize Traditional Ecological Knowledge and traditional fire management to sustainably maintain berry patches in the boreal-forest areas of Northwest British Columbia (Allen 2005)”.

Ms. Tran demonstrates the cultural importance of berry patches and traditional knowledge in the following quote from her paper, “Cultural identification is an essential key in determining how different groups of indigenous people adapt and replicate behavior that has a functional role of maintaining the environment.

ENVS Graduate, Reshmi Prasad, Lead Author on "Carbon Neutrality Report"

Carbon Neutrality Full Report

ENVS student, Moiz Mir, 2nd place winner in the 33rd Annual CSU Research

ENVS student, Moiz Mir, 2nd place winner in the 33rd Annual CSU Researchresearch at Bushy Lake under the supervision of ENVS Professor, Dr. Michelle Stevens.