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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. Most scholarships have an application deadline on or after February 15th. To apply, complete an application by logging into the system with your ONID username and password. By submitting one application, students will be considered for over 1,500 OSU scholarship opportunities! For more information, please visit the website or contact the OSU Scholarship Office.

Join the CPHHS Team for the “Out of the Darkness” Walk

This year, the nationwide campaign “Out of the Darkness” will have its first walk at OSU to assist in suicide awareness and prevention. Students, staff, faculty and alumni in CPHHS are invited to join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences team in an effort to come together and support this cause. The goals of this event are to reduce stigma, educate on resources, support loss survivors, and raise money for local and national suicide prevention efforts. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 11-1pm starting in the SEC Plaza (2251 Jefferson Way). Check-in and registration will begin at 10am. To register to walk on the day of the event, click “Join the CPHHS Team”  and create a profile. To support this program financially, use the “Donate” button. All donations are tax deductible. Questions? Reach out to CPHHS Director of Student Engagement, Amy Riley.

Join the Oregon Health Authority/VISTA Project Starting in Spring 2019

Interested in building healthy communities and your career? The Oregon Health Authority/VISTA project is now recruiting for 12 positions to serve with the Oregon VISTA team from April 15, 2019 to April 13, 2020. Team members will serve a challenging and rewarding year of national service leading anti-poverty public health initiatives and building public health systems capacity in agencies and communities across the state of Oregon. Benefits include  $12,278-$14,626 living allowance for the year, a $6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or $1,800 post-service stipend, student loan forbearance or deferment while in service for qualified federal loans, and more. Candidates are interviewed and selected as applications are received, so apply as soon as possible! Positions must be filled no later than March 15. To learn more about this opportunity, read about Americorps, contact the OHA/Vista email or see the website for more information.

New Health Promotion and Health Behavior Courses Available for Spring 2019

Two new Spring 2019 electives are now open for Public Health (Health Promotion and Behavior) students. Evidence-Based Health Promotion (H 376) is open to any student who meets the pre-requisites H 100 and H 225. The course teaches students how to identify best practices and select appropriate programs to address current health issues, and is a good way to prepare for the the required course Health Program Planning (H 476). Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (H 364), discusses the impact of substance use/abuse on the physical, psychological and social health of individuals and how this relates to public health. Students will be asked to debate topics that relate to drug use in society and provide thoughts on how to address these contemporary health issues. Prerequisites have been waived for this course. For more information, see the flier below or contact Health Promotion and Health Behavior Undergraduate Program Director, Kari-Lyn K. Sakuma.

H376 and H364 Flier 

New Toxicology Course Available for Spring 2019

Fundamentals of Toxicology (TOX 411/511) provides students with an introduction to the discipline of toxicology. This course is designed for Toxicology minors, undergraduate majors in Public Health, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Biochemistry and Integrated Biology and first year grad students. Students will become familiar with basic principles such as dose-response and understand how drugs and environmental chemicals in daily exposure are absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body. Students will also learn how chemicals and drugs affect the body and the mechanism of action of natural and man-made poisons. For more information, see the flier below or contact Mary Mucia.

TOX 411/511 Flier

Center for Civic Engagement Winter Term Events

Looking to get more involved on campus and in the community? Check out OSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) events this term! The CCE works to create more sustainable, caring and equitable communities by engaging students in education, direct service, and advocacy in the greater Corvallis community. For more information, see the calendar of winter term CCE events below, visit the CCE website, and subscribe to the CCE newsletter.

CCE Winter Term Events Calendar

Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Club Night Out

Join the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Club for PTAH Night Out, a great chance to connect with allied health professionals from the community and enjoy some FREE appetizers! The event will take place at McMenamin’s on Monroe (2001 NW Monroe Ave) on Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm.  RSVP here and email Samantha Noregaard with any questions. Can’t make the event but still want to get involved with PTAH Club? Head over to club meetings on Tuesday, February 5th and March 5th at 6pm to get involved.

Benton Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The Benton Community Foundation is offering four $5,900 scholarships through the Margaret Dowell- Gravatt, MD, Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is to encourage and support ethnic minority undergraduate women enrolled in the College of Science and pursuing a BA or BS degree in Integrated Biology (previously  Zoology) or Microbiology or one of the following Pre-Health programs: Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Physical and/or Occupational Therapy. Students will be enrolled full-time at the Sophomore, Junior or Senior level, have a GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in science courses required in the major field or the Pre-Health curriculum in which the student is enrolled. Applications are due on February 25th at 5pm, and can be sent my email. Questions? Contact Grants Manager, Brittany Kennedy.

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 Now

Applications for KIN 409 (Practicum) and KIN 410 (Internship) are open! The application deadline for both is 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. 

University Food Drive 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

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.

Society of Healthcare Executives

The Society of Healthcare Executives (SHE) is a student run organization for undergraduate and graduate Healthcare Management and Policy students attending Oregon State University. S.H.E. is dedicated to student professional development by providing education, networking and volunteering opportunities. S.H.E. is focused on connecting students with industry professionals, faculty and other students within the Health Management and Policy Program. S.H.E. is the student’s premier resource within the Healthcare Management and Policy major.

The Society of Healthcare Executives is associated with The Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives (OSHE).  The Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives is American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) professional society in Oregon. SHE also works closely with ACHCA, the student organization that focuses specifically on the long term care industry. Dual membership in both SHE and ACHCA is common for HMP majors.

Questions? Contact Club President Taylor Fleming.

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