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Important Dates

  • Last Day to Withdraw from the Winter Term: March 15, 2019
  • Winter Term Finals Week begins: March 18, 2019
  • Winter Term 2019 ends: March 22, 2019


Youth Voices in Action Conference Volunteers Needed

The Oregon 4-H Outreach Leadership Institute – Youth Voices in Action Conference for 8th-12th graders from underserved communities is seeking volunteers! This is a unique opportunity for college students age 18-25 interested in working with high school students, and will take place the first half of spring break, Sunday, March 24 to Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This conference focuses on providing students with real-world opportunities to develop their leadership skills, critical thinking skills, and learn about civic engagement. Participants will attend hands-on workshops, tour the Oregon State Capitol, and listen to keynote speakers on various topics. Additionally, they will be put into groups, referred to as Action Teams, to work together to solve a real challenge given to them by various state agencies and organizations. We are seeking help from college students to be the facilitators for these groups! Facilitators will support a group of 8th-12th grade students (an Action Team) as they solve a challenge question from a state agency, guide their transition from group to team and encourage cooperation and participation from all members. Applicants must have the ability to work with diverse groups of people, coach and allow others to be leaders, communicate effectively, mediate conflict, and employ critical thinking. Interested? Contact Mario Magaña Álvarez at 541-737-0925. For further information, visit the OSU Extension Service website.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Showcase

Share your research or other scholarly work, gain presentation experience and add an extra skill to your résumé by participating in this annual showcase. Current undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts, and will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 9am to 12pm in the MU Ballroom.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence

New WGSS Course Offerings in Spring 2019

Two WGSS courses are being offered that in Spring 2019 that may be of interest to students in CPHHS. Both courses fulfill baccalaureate core requirements. WGSS 240: Gender and Sport is a three credit course that fulfills the Social Processes and Institutions Bacc Core requirement. Drawing from cultural, psychosocial, and political perspectives, the course examines intersections of gender with age, sexual orientation, social class, gender identity, race and ethnicity and politics. The course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:20WGSS 110: Gender, Race and Pop Culture is a three credit course that fulfills the Western Culture Bacc Core requirement. The course introduces students to the critical analysis of mass media and representations of women, gender, sexuality, and race in popular culture. This term, the topics of focus will be British Murder Mysteries and TV Crime Dramas. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11:20. For more information on these courses, see the flier below or contact Professor Susan Shaw.

WGSS Bacc Core Course Opportunities Spring 2019

OSU Health Professions Fair 2019

The Health Professions Fair is a great way for students in all years and majors to learn about education and careers in health care. Admissions representatives from more than 50 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country will be on campus to speak with students. Students can visit any school’s table to pick up informational materials and speak with admissions representatives. The event is free and will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 10am to 2pm in the MU Ballroom. No registration is required. Check out the website to see the list of participating schools and more details on what to expect or how to prepare. Questions? Contact BioHealth Science Advisor Alex Beck.

Trivia Team Leaders for Benton County National Public Health Week Celebration

The Benton County Health Department is looking for outgoing students to be Trivia Team Leaders for the Benton County National Public Health Week Celebration on Tuesday, April 2 from 6-8pm at the Corvallis Public Library. Trivia Team Leaders would lead a team of community members in a trivia game on local harm reduction information, help facilitate discussion of the trivia question, write the team’s answer on slates, and cheer for teams playing the game. This opportunity is open to all CPHHS students. Students do not need to be experts in harm reduction or knowledgeable about the answers to participate! This is a great way to see how local government interfaces with public health, and a good opportunity to network with health department staff, public health professionals and community members across Benton County. Interested in being a Team Leader? Email your interest to Aimee Snyder by March 13.

HDFS Course Offerings for Spring 2019

HDFS 299: Happiness, Well-Being, and Emotional Intelligence (CRN: 59560) is a four credit Special Topics class being offered Spring 2019, and is open to all majors at any level. No prerequsites are required for this courseThe course will explore the science of happiness through a human development and family sciences perspective and learn about research-based strategies that have been shown to enhance happiness and personal and professional wellbeing. The course will be offered on Monday and Wednesday from 4-5:50pm and taught by Professor Shauna Tominey, PhD.

HDFS 311: Infant and Child Development will be offered Spring 2019 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1:50pm, and will cover the application of research and theory on development from infancy through middle childhood. The course will also discuss biological, familial, and sociocultural influences on children’s development and skills in observing child’s behavior. HDFS 311 will be taught by Hallie Ford Director for the Center of Healthy Children and Families and international expert on child development, Professor Megan McClelland, PhD. See the flier below for more information.

HDFS 299 Happiness Flyer

HDFS 311 Winter Term

Job Opportunities with the OSU KidSpirit Program

Spend this summer with KidSpirit and help make a positive impact in the lives of children grades K-12! KidSpirit is now hiring students in all majors and with all levels of experience for a variety of positions at the KidSpirit Summer Day Camp from June 17th – August 30th. Positions include camp counselors, office administration and head instructors for sports & physical education, art, science, archery, gymnastics, culinary arts & nutrition and much more. Learn more about opportunities with KidSpirit here or apply for a summer position online. Questions? Stop by the KidSpirit office in Langton Hall 125, call 541-737-KIDS (5437) or send the KidSpirit team an email.

Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference at OSU

The OSU Bioethics Society invites faculty and students to participate in the first annual Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference on April 27, 2019 from 8:30am-1:30pm in the OSU Memorial Union. The conference will focus on discussions exploring biomedical ethics, with an emphasis on topics raised by student speakers. This call invites individuals interested in presenting a paper, poster or presentation related to biomedical ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields related to biomedical ethics including medicine, science, technology, government, law, and religion as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, public health, and research. Lunch will be provided during the conference! Interested in presenting your research? Submit your abstract (200 word limit) here by March 17th at 5pm. For more information on the conference and abstract submissions and guidelines, visit the Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference Facebook page. Those who have been selected to present will be notified by the end of March, and are still encouraged to attend even if they are not selected to present. To register for the conference, click here. Contact the OSU Bioethics Society for more information.

NCBC Call for paper submission

Student Public Health Association

The Student Public Health Association (formerly known as Public Health Club) is an academic student-run organization that provides students opportunities to engage in professional and student development activities, community service, and social activities. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as interested faculty are invited to attend meetings. Meeting times will be every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm. Most meetings will occur in Waldo 400, except for a few that will be hosted elsewhere. Meetings are casual and are used as a way to inform members of different opportunities available to them at Oregon State and in the surrounding community. There are occasional guest speakers as well. Please come join us, we would love to meet and work with you!

Questions? Contact club President, Gregory Desmond, for more information.

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