We’re half way through the term, Beavs! We hope you are enjoying the sunshine and all the beautiful colors out this time of year. As midterms continue, make sure to take some time for yourself and go for a walk in the autumn air!

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Important Dates

  • No School – Veterans Day: November 11, 2019
  • Last Day to Change Grading Basis of a Fall Term course: November 15, 2019
  • No School – Thanksgiving Break: November 28 & 29, 2019
  • Fall Term Finals Week begins: December 9, 2019


Alternative Break Program

Imagine a better world. Make it happen…this Spring Break! The Alternative Break program is now accepting applications for 2020 Spring Break, March 21st to March 28th. This program is centered on creating transformative, experiential learning experiences for students through regional, reciprocal campus-community partnerships. The priority application deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019. There are three trips, and each has a $100 fee and need-based Travel Grants are available to defray the costs! Apply today to do something meaningful this Spring Break!

HDFS Graduate School Opportunity

Are you interested in examining how child maltreatment effects the health and development of individuals as they develop across the lifespan in the contexts of relationships, families, schools, and communities? Do you want to have a positive impact on the community systems involved in addressing the complex issues of child abuse and neglect? As a result of Penn State’s P50 Capstone Center for Child Maltreatment Research and Training grant from the NICHD, the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is now offering several fully funded slots for new graduate students in HDFS. More information can be found on the Solutions Network website!

Innovate. Create. Win!

The Next Great Startup is OSU’s annual, multi-round competition for students and student-led teams looking to turn an idea into a real product or company. Not only do students have the opportunity to gain mentorship, money, professional services, and visibility, but they could potentially walk away with an actual company! The CPHHS offers a college level program in Fall term. November 1st is the application deadline for CPHHS pitch event; and November 18th is the in person pitch event to present your idea. The first 10 students who apply and show up to pitch their idea on the 18th automatically receive a $25 gift card!

Occupational Health & Safety Pilot Funds Available

The Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety is funding the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP). Through this program, small grants funding is available to support applicants from all disciplines and fields of study for projects and activities that address worker health. Activities that qualify include, research projects, internships, and programs. All proposals must address health and/or safety issues in the workplace of for working populations. To apply read the “Request for Application,” or email the PTOP for more information. The application deadline is December 1st, 2019.

Student Training & Education in Public Service

STEPS is a new organization focused on connecting people with education and career opportunities in public service fields like social work, teaching, psychology, and many more. This program is dedicated to providing quality, up to date content on public service education and careers. Visit their website today to learn more about STEPS and how they can help your education and career!

INTO OSU is hiring

Apply to be an INTO OSU Student Services Assistant. This position is open to any OSU student, and includes duties such as, Welcome Desk customer service and student engagement support. The Student Services Assistant would average 10 to 20 hours per week and receive minimum wage. Apply today, or email INTO OSU for more questions!

Funding Available for 2019-20 Student Projects

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice has funding to support students completing field placement or collaborative projects during the 2019-2020 school year. Twenty proposals will be funded up to $3,500 each. Funds will be distributed directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on training experience. Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 20, 2020.

Guided Meditation Sessions at OSU

Feeling stressed out during midterms? Want some quiet time in the middle of a hectic day? Come to the BEavers HERE NOW: Guided Meditation Sessions. Relax with a different, guided 15 minute meditation every Tuesday and Wednesday of Fall Term at 3:00 pm inn MU Wellness Nook!

OSU Wellness Agents Program

Want to influence student health and well-being on campus? Join the Wellness Agents Program! Wellness Agents have unique opportunities to get involved in prevention and wellness efforts at Oregon State University. Each term they help plan large awareness events and educate the student population on college health issues. Although applications for fall term were due October 9th, applications will still be accepted and applicants will be considered for Spring term.

American Society of Safety Professionals: OSU Student Section

The ASSP OSU Student section is designed for students who are pursuing a career in the safety, health, and environmental fields. This club seeks to provide opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen areas of study, as well as promote interaction between students and safety professionals. Contact Laurel Kincl, the faculty advisor, or visit their website for more information!

OSU Human Services Resource Center

Did you know OSU has a Human Services Resource Center (HSRC)? This is an amazing resource for students on campus that helps low-income students stay focused on academics. They have various opportunities like, Food Security Programs, Textbook Lending Programs, Temporary Housing, and much more! You can find the HSRC on the edge of campus at Champinefu Lodge, 1030 SW Madison Ave.

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