Don’t forget, the Office of Student Success will still be open Monday through Thursday of Spring Break. Good luck on all your finals and safe travels if you are leaving the area for Spring Break!

Comments, questions, or feedback about the news? Drop us a line at Ask a Peer Advisor.

Important Dates

  • Spring Break: March 26–30
  • Last day to apply for Spring 2018 graduation: April 13


Social Media and Healthy Eating Survey

Dietetic Interns at Viterbo University are currently working on a research project (under the direction of Dr. Maria Morgan-Bathke) with the purpose of making connections between social media use and overall healthy habits, fad diets, and food ingredients.

This study will be conducted through an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary, so you can stop the survey at any time or skip questions at your discretion. If you choose to participate, you will provide all information anonymously. Your survey answers will be kept completely private, and your survey responses will not be traceable back to you.

In order to participate in this survey, you MUST be over the age of 18. If you would like to participate in the study, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carly Metcalf (an OSU alum).

Internship Opportunity

Summer 2018 EHS Internship

ON Semiconductor is looking for interns interested in health and safety. This position is a paid summer internship in the Gresham, Oregon, facility. They provide interns with hands-on safety, health, and environmental experience. For more information about this opportunity, click the link above.

Free Textbooks for Spring Term

The Human Services Resource Center wants to know what textbooks to buy for Spring Term, in order to make them available to students for free! HSRC will purchase $5,000 worth of textbooks. Hurry to get your choices in; the survey closes March 22!

Peer Mentors Needed

The International Peer Mentoring Program is looking for Peer Mentors! The program is a global community designed to help new international students with cultural, academic, and social adjustment. Join the program today to connect with other globally-minded students who have transitioned to life at OSU and serve as a mentor for students who have questions about life, culture, and Corvallis!

Apply here by April 1!

Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship

Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award (2018)

The Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship Award is for students who are or will be involved in research that is aligned with the mission and emphases of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families. Please note that the research does NOT need to occur within the context of projects housed at the Hallie Ford Center. They anticipate having up to $2600 to allocate to one or more applicants.

Students may be working on faculty research projects or conducting research of their own under the supervision of a faculty member. Preference will be given to students working on projects related to childhood nutrition, obesity prevention, diabetes management, or pediatric cancer.

Please see the link above for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply! Closing date for applications: Monday,April 16.

Kindergarten Readiness Research Program

The Kindergarten Readiness Research Program

The Kindergarten Readiness Research Program is looking for Spanish-speaking undergraduate research assistants. If you enjoy working with children and are interested in gaining valuable research experience, please consider this opportunity. You will work closely with a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants on several school readiness research projects (led by Dr. Megan McClelland). This is an unpaid opportunity; however, you will be eligible to register for research credits (HDFS 401). Research credits will show up on your transcript and are particularly beneficial if you plan to apply to graduate school.

As a research assistant, your work will be very similar to other job experiences you may have already had. Research assistants meet as a group every week during the term (usually on Mondays) and have weekly (rotating) schedules for data collection. First, you will attend a series of trainings to learn about giving standardized assessments. Then, you will have the opportunity to help with multiple aspects of the research project including data collection, data entry, and organizing project materials. Prior to your start date, you will meet with the researcher to discuss the best days and times for you to commit to the project. They will also discuss the specific requirements that need to be met prior to starting work on the project. On days that you are scheduled for data collection, you will meet in our building and carpool with a graduate research assistant to data collection sites.

Click here to apply!


Ovation is the college’s signature event, and you’re invited! Not to be confused with the former Celebration of Excellence, Ovation is for all students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and is a great opportunity to network with faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners. Join us for a free dinner and reception as we celebrate three outstanding individuals who have impacted our college:

… the first Native Hawaiian registered dietitian who spent more than three decades raising public awareness of Hawaiian health needs.

… a caring, encouraging, and effective preceptor and college alumna making a difference at OHSU and in the lives and careers of our students.

… a public health leader who helped shape our new college and who has made countless contributions to the health of people in Oregon and around the world.

These influential leaders are shaping health and make significant, meaningful, and sustained impact either in their community, the college, or the lives of our students. Hear from them as we honor our Impact Award honorees and thank the many preceptors and volunteers who mentor our students.

The Oregon Historical Society’s traveling exhibit of Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation will be on display. This event is Thursday, May 3, 6-8 pm at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the college are welcome to attend and bring one guest. Enjoy dinner and networking at this not-to-be-missed event!

Click here for details and to register! Registration closes April 26.

Personal Trainer Prep II Class

PT Prep II SyllabusJD02 Fitness Training AssociateJD03 Personal Trainer

Next term, Recreational Sports is offering the Personal Trainer Prep Class II. Successful completion of this class prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully complete the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA accredited), and apply/audition for a position as a Fitness Training Associate (and Personal Trainer, upon completion of NCCA exam). The Personal Trainer Prep Class II will spend time developing the skills of entry-level personal trainers (or Kinesiology students who have gained the academic knowledge) so they can effectively work with diverse populations in individual and small group training environments.

The Personal Trainer Prep Class II is the second class in a two-part series; the level II class will be offered Spring Term. The level II class is targeted toward students who have either completed Personal Trainer Prep I or completed the anatomy series. This class focuses on applying anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to program design and assessment, and developing and delivering programs for individuals and groups with different skills, abilities, and goals. The class provides the resources, and you will spend class time discussing and applying material that candidates of the ACE exam must know to successfully complete the test.

The syllabus for the class, as well as job descriptions for the Associate and Trainer positions, are linked above. The Fitness Training Associate position is a position newly developed this fiscal year, designed to provide students with abundant practical experience before taking their certification exam, as well as diversify our candidate pool by providing opportunities for employment in fitness training prior to requiring an NCCA certification, and access to professional development funds, to minimize financial barriers to employment.

The class costs $125 for students. Class is held for six weeks this Spring Term, on Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30 pm, and Fridays: 2-5 pm. The class begins on Wednesday, April 11, and concludes on Friday, May 18.

Students can sign up for the class at Recreational Services (the lobby just to the left, if you enter Dixon through the West Entry), beginning Friday, March 16.

The Grad Fair

The Grad Fair will be Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, 10 am-4 pm at the Beaver Store. Students can find out how to RSVP for commencement, ask questions about honor cords, learn about distribution of veteran coins/cords, and much more!

Global Health Club

The global health club provides an environment for students to discuss topics related to global health and learn about internships, research, and work opportunities. The group creates awareness about global health concerns and encourages students to become involved in global health communications both locally and globally.

Questions? Contact the Faculty Advisor Johnathan Garcia, Ph.D. or the Club Presidents Virginia Katz and Sorin Danciu. Check out their Facebook!

Do You Know Your Advisor?

Need help finding your assigned advisor? Check your MyDegrees student degree checklist in the Assigned Advisor block, or call the Office of Student Success at 541-737-8900.

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