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

Important Dates

  • No Classes (Memorial Day): May 28
  • Last day to Withdraw from the Term: June 8


Breakfast Toast Party


Wednesday, May 23rd from 9-11am, celebrate our graduating seniors at E.Cafe with a limited time breakfast toast menu. Available while supplies last! Check out the attachment above for the menu!

Chile Study Abroad Opportunity

Calling all undergraduates! Roger Hammer, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy, is leading a study abroad program in Chile in Winter 2019 (Jan. 7–Mar. 15). Participants will spend 10 weeks exploring Chilean culture, politics, history, and the natural environment, while living with host families and learning Spanish.

Participants will enroll in two baccalaureate core courses: PS 344 Latin American Politics (Cultural Diversity) and SOC 481: Society and Natural Resources (Science, Technology, and Society), and a Spanish language and culture course. Two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish required.

Roger Hammer will be holding drop-in informational sessions in 208 Bexell hall (the CLA “livingroom”) Wednesday, May 23; Thursday, May 31; and Monday, June 4, 12-2pm.

Questions? Contact Roger Hammer. For more information; to apply, click here!

National Donut Day

Do you spell it donut or doughnut? Either way, come celebrate this tasty day with Benny’s Donuts, delicious, local donuts made fresh by an OSU alumnus! You’ll learn more about the MBA program at Oregon State and have the opportunity to mingle and network with current MBA students. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in an MBA or have a double major in business or a business minor!*

Date: Friday, June 1

Time: 10:00–11:00am

Location: Austin Hall, Room 390

RSVP is required!

* FREE GMAT Test Prep Class, taught by a Kaplan Test Prep instructor, is Wednesday, May 23, 5:30–7:30p.m in Austin Hall (Room 126). RSVP here!

Puerto Rico Service Learning Trip: Reflection and Information Session

In Spring 2016, a group of Oregon State University students traveled to Puerto Rico for a service learning trip. A second trip was held in December of that year, with a focus on creating curriculum for K-12 school agriculture programs in the region.

Program organizers intended to return to Puerto Rico, but in 2017, a devastating hurricane rocked the island, destroying infrastructure and driving many out of their homes. The natural disaster shifted priorities for trip organizers, but also galvanized their desire to return and focus their work on areas that would directly benefit those living under difficult conditions in Puerto Rico.

During the last week of March of this year, 32 students from eight different OSU colleges flew to Puerto Rico for Spring Break to do a variety of projects in conjunction with Puerto Rico’s land grant university, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. They worked in the town of San Sebastián, which is in the northwest part of the island. That’s where the Segunda Unidad Bernaldo Mendez Jimenez school is located, and OSU representatives and Mayaguez officials worked closely with school administrators to create a service learning plan that will benefit students there.

The students who went on the service learning trip, will be presenting their projects at the MU Horizon Room on Monday, June 4, 3-4pm. There will also be a 30-minute period when attendees can hear about individual experiences, during the open poster presentation. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff!

Read more about the service learning trip here.

OSU LeaderShape Institute

The OSU Leadership Institute is a program provided in partnership with LeaderShape® and OSU’s Student Leadership and Involvement. It is an intensive, 6-day off-campus retreat that inspires you to work toward a vision grounded in your deepest values. Explore not only what you want to do, but who you want to be. Unlock your leadership potential, so you can change the world. It’s free to OSU students, including lodging, meals, and transportation between the OSU Corvallis campus and the camp/venue.

When? June 18-23

Where? A camp near Lincoln City, Oregon

For more information and to apply, click here! The deadline to apply is May 26.

Questions? Contact Melissa Yamamoto by email or by phone at (541) 737-6385.

Seeking Volunteers for Event Medical Services

Are you looking for more patient contact and hands-on patient care, and want to practice your First Aid/First Responder skills with actual patients? Would providing some community service hours in a First Aid Station help out your resume or school requirements? Do you want to have fun this summer and meet other healthcare students/providers like yourself?

Event Medical Services is seeking responsible, dependable and reliable volunteers for numerous spectator events this spring through fall. The hours are very flexible, and the fun factor is extreme! They provide services for events in the Portland Metro Area including, but not limited to:

  • Rose Festival City Fair and Parades
  • Blues Festival
  • Oaks Amusement Park
  • Starlight Parade
  • Grand Floral Parade
  • CountryFest
  • HareFest
  • Oregon Special Olympics Events (including events in Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Springfield, Eugene, Bend, and more)
  • Oregon Brewers Festival
  • Portland Pride
  • Organic Brew Festival

This is a great opportunity to network with other volunteers who have similar medical backgrounds and interests, and for you to expand your experience with patient care. They welcome volunteers of all skills sets and levels, and provide on-site training. At particular events, you can receive food vouchers and coupons, free food, free t-shirts, free admission to the event, and more! The hours are flexible, so they can work around your school schedule as needed. During downtime at events, you are welcome to bring homework, reading, or other study materials. You can also bring crochet or knitting projects, coloring books, games, etc.

As you progress in your skills with EMS, you can gain leadership roles, as well as a letter of recommendation that will help you matriculate into nursing, paramedic/EMT, PA, or medical school.

To learn more about Event Medical Services and how to become a Volunteer, contact Ron Forbes by phone at 503-789-6533 or by email. Please leave a message with your name, phone number and best time to reach you.

You can also visit the website for more information. Events have started, so hurry and sign up!

H 349 Canceled for Fall Term

Attention Public Health majors: H 349 Peer Helper Skills Development will no longer be offered. If you have planned to take this class in Fall 2018, the alternative is H 310 Health Field Experiences. If you have any questions, please contact your primary advisor.

Internship Workshop for International Students

If you are a CPHHS international student, consider attending a workshop on how to obtain an internship while attending OSU on Wednesday, May 23, 4-5pm, in HFC 115. Claire Wu, Assistant Director of Career Services, will provide tips on internship search practices, and Caroline Emery, a representative from the International Services Office, will go over important details for working as an international student.

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, Jonathan Garcia, or club presidents Virginia Katz and Sorin Danciu. Check out their Facebook!


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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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