Happy Week 4, and a big welcome to our three new advisors in the Office of Student Success: Caleb Maddox, Katee Keen and Ainsley Wilson-Graden! Although they aren’t taking appointments yet, keep an eye out for emails and updates in the next few weeks regarding any advisor changes that might pertain to you.

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Important Dates

  • Last Day to choose S/U or Withdraw from a Course: February 22, 2019
  • 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


OSU Scholar Dollars Application

All newly-admitted and continuing OSU students are invited to use OSU ScholarDollars to submit an application for the nearly $50 million in campus-based scholarship funding that will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Submit your OSU ScholarDollars applications by February 1st to maximize the number of scholarship opportunities for which you will be considered. Most scholarships have an application deadline on or after February 15th, but deadlines for specific opportunities may be earlier. To apply, complete an application by logging into the system with your ONID username and password. By submitting one application, you will be considered for over 1,500 OSU scholarship opportunities! For more information, please visit the website or contact the OSU Scholarship Office.

Research Funding Opportunity 

Apply for the Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Award if you are an undergraduate student in the CPHHS who is or will be involved in research aligned with the mission and emphases of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families. Your research does not need to occur within the context of projects housed at the Hallie Ford Center. You may be working on faculty research projects or conducting your own research under the supervision of a faculty member. Preference will be given to students who are working on projects related to childhood nutrition, obesity prevention, diabetes management, or pediatric cancer.

All students applying for scholarships are required to upload a current CV. Competitive applicants for the Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Award will include at the end of their CV a statement (maximum of 200 words) describing the research, outlining their responsibilities with the research, and identifying the name of the faculty member leading or supervising the research. Students can log on and upload a revised CV that includes a statement about their research if they have already applied for scholarships using ScholarDollars.

Applications for KIN 409/410 Experiential Learning Open Friday

Applications for KIN 409 (Practicum) and KIN 410 (Internship) open this Friday, February 1 and close on March 1 at 5pm. Both experiences are great ways to gain practical exposure and hands-on experiences in the field of Kinesiology, and are graduation requirements for all Kinesiology majors.  Late applications will not be processed for Spring term! Need help determining a site? Schedule an appointment with Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator Slade Thackeray before February 15th. For more information or to start your application, check out the CPHHS website. 

OSU Food Drive Begins in February

Every year during the month of February, OSU comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. Proceeds from the OSU Corvallis campus benefit the non-profit agencies served in Linn-Benton Food Share. These agencies include local food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties. The 2019 Food Drive will take place from February 1st – February 28th. To learn more about ways to help or what can be donated, see the website. Here are some ways to contribute:

  1. Write a check or give cash (Be sure to give it to your department’s food drive coordinator)
    (Checks should be made payable to your local food bank)
  2. Make a monthly contribution directly from your paycheck
  3. Plan a fund/food raising event
  4. Participate in your department’s events
  5. Donate online, how-to donate online

Research Ready Workshop 

Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty mentor? Register for the Research Ready workshop on February 6th from 5:30-7:00pm, which will cover the benefits of working with a professor at OSU, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to identify specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. A panel of undergraduate workers will also be there to share their experiences! Please RSVP at this link for location information, and reach out to Sophie Pierszalowski with any questions.

Research Ready Flier

Center for Civic Engagement Event Highlight: Winter Community Dialogue

Join Student Experiences & Engagement and The Office of Institutional Diversity in “Ta(l)king on the Tough Issues” at the Winter Community Dialogue, a once-per term series which seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues. This term’s dialogue will  be “Coming to the United States of America: Who should we welcome, what should we do?” which will explore multiple perspectives on strategies to uphold civil rights and address immigration justice. OSU Professor of Sociology Dr. Dwaine Plaza will also provide a mini-keynote on immigration in the United States. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6th from 6-8 pm in the MU Horizon Room 49. The event is open to the entire OSU and Corvallis community. To become familiar with the dialogue content, review the dialogue options summary and participant dialogue guide. Please bring a reusable mug or water bottle if possible. For accommodations related to disability please contact Emily Bowling

Valentine’s Day Volunteer Opportunity: Cupid’s Crew 

OSU student volunteers are needed to help deliver roses to Veterans this Valentine’s Day! Cupid’s Crew is a special event put on by a collaboration between Vital Life Foundation, Oregon Veterans Home and Wish of a Lifetime. Student volunteers will deliver roses to each Veteran and spend some time talking with them. Students are encouraged to wear red. A limited number of T-shirts will also be available. The event will take place on February 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Oregon Veterans Home (600 N 5th St, Lebanon, OR 97355). Interested? Sign up online!

Job Opportunity in the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & the Arts (URSA) is hiring a team of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 school year. As an Ambassador, students will help other undergraduates learn about how to get involved in research and establish creative partnerships with faculty across campus. Ambassadors will work with the Associate Director of Undergraduate Research by serving as a role model and mentor to students interested in research or creative projects, giving presentations about how to get involved, developing online resources, planning social and networking opportunities, advising students, and more! Applications are due by February 19th, and can be found here. Contact Associate Director of Undergraduate Research, Sophie Pierszalowski with any questions.

Internship and Practicum Opportunity for International Students

International students are encouraged to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) with the Office of International Services. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) allows students to engage in an internship, practicum, or cooperative education program that is a required or an integral part of department curriculum. Students should apply to CPT prior to starting an off campus internship (paid or unpaid), and must attend an informational workshop before requesting CPT authorization. For more information on how to apply, see the website or contact the Office of International Services.

OSU Leadership Conference 2019

The OSU Leadership Conference is a day dedicated to the development of students on campus, and is open to all OSU students. This year’s theme will be “Courageous Leadership.” Students will explore how they lead through their everyday interactions, connect with other students, and develop new skills and awareness of best practices to become a more courageous leader. This year, the conference is on Saturday, February 16th from 10am – 3:30pm in the Memorial Union. The deadline to register is February 8th, 2019. For more information about the keynote speaker, workshop sessions, and to register for the conference, see the website.  Questions? Reach out to Jaime Koehler.

OSU Leadership Conference 2019

2019 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

The OSU Alumni Association and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are excited to accept nominations and applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for OSU students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the OSU community. The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award two (2) students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 each. Applications are due February 4th, 2019.

2019-Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

Mental Health First Aid Training

OSU students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend Mental Health First Aid training on Friday, February 1st from 8am-5pm in the MU Journey Room 104. Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course provided by  CAPS and Samaritan, and addresses how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 30 people who RSVP, and preregistration is required through this link. For more information, contact Tess Webster-Henry.

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