It’s Week 4; grab your shades and forget the jacket for the next couple of days — it is going to be hot! ☀ 😎

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Important Dates

  • Last day to Withdraw from classes or choose S/U grading: May 18
  • No Classes (Memorial Day): May 28
  • Last day to Withdraw from the Term: June 8



Mental Health First Aid Training

It’s easy to tell when someone is having a heart attack, is choking, or can’t breathe. But what does depression look like? Or anxiety? Would you know how to respond when someone says they are thinking about suicide?

Come to an info session about Mental Health First Aid on Monday, May 21, 3-4pm in Waldo Hall 400. This one-hour info session will be provided by a certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructor from Samaritan Health Services. The info session will cover what Mental Health First Aid training is, why it is beneficial, and how you can receive the full eight-hour training at no cost.

Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The Mullins Charitable Funds, in partnership with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, offers Mental Health First Aid training in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties.

To make sure we have enough space, please register online for the information session.

Activism Speaker

Amy Pence-Brown will give a talk titled “Taking up space: Fat feminism, body liberation, and being an advocate for radial change” on Monday, May 7, at 4pm in the Valley Library, room 3622.

Study Abroad – Weekly Wednesdays

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The Office of Global Opportunities is offering a “Weekly Wednesdays” series this spring for students who are keen on exploring both the “ways and means” of studying abroad. Join the Office of Global Opportunities in the Student Experience Center to learn more about studying abroad and international internships. The Weekly Wednesdays will take place in the Student Experience Center (SEC) in either the Involvement Lounge (SEC 112) or the SEC Lobby 12-1pm. 

April 25 — Study Abroad Finances 101: Developing Your Study Abroad Budget Blueprint (SEC 112)
May 2 — Student Voices: Going Abroad is possible! (SEC 112)*
May 9 — Ways and Means to Go Global (SEC Lobby)
May 16 — Ways and Means to Go Global (SEC Lobby)
May 23 — Getting Resourceful: Scholarships and Grants to Study Abroad (SEC 112)
May 30 — Ways and Means to Go Global (SEC 112)

*At the May 2nd student panel, hear from our very own Rozalyn Goldberg. Rozalyn is a Junior in Public Health and will be sharing about her internship in South Africa with Child Family Health International!

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Event


Registration for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open! CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well.

The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions about whether you would be eligible or have concerns about presenting, please reach out via email or visit our drop-in advising hours in Waldo 140 on Mondays and Tuesdays 1-3pm.

Undergraduate Research Workshop

URSA Workshop

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & the Arts is hosting an informational workshop on “Getting the Most from Undergraduate Research.” This workshop will take place Monday, April 30, 5:30-7:00pm in LINC 303. The workshop is open to ALL students at OSU. Attendees will learn about presentation opportunities, how to market themselves as an undergraduate researcher, and how to apply for transcript notation. RSVP here!

Peace Corps

Twenty percent of the Peace Corps’ 3,500 volunteer openings each year are in the public health sector. The agency is always on the lookout for people with undergraduate and graduate degrees in public health. Most people are aware of the Peace Corps and its 27-month assignments in more than 60 countries around the world. But many aren’t aware that upon return from Peace Corps service, volunteers have a letter of non-competitive eligibility for federal government jobs. This translates to preferred hiring status for Peace Corps volunteers at agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, US Public Health Service, the VA, etc. In addition, returned volunteers are eligible for graduate school fellowships at more than 200 university programs in the U.S.

OSU’s Peace Corps recruiter, Scot Roskelley, will be on campus April 25-27 to meet with students, give class talks, and conduct an info session specifically for Public Health majors and minors. The info session is Wednesday, April 25, at noon in Hallie Ford Center, Room 225. Students who can’t attend the info session but who would like to meet one-on-one with Scot to learn more about Peace Corps service can send him an email to set up an appointment. In addition, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 pm, there will be a Peace Corps “send-off” held in Strand, room 263. Students from OSU who will be leaving for the Peace Corps this summer will be on hand, along with faculty and staff who have served in the Peace Corps to talk about their experience. It’s a fun event, and those interested in finding out more about the Peace Corps are welcome to attend. Roskelley encourages even freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to find out more about Peace Corps service, as there are things students can do early in their college careers that will make them more competitive when they apply during their senior year. Each year, there are 24,000 applicants for the roughly 3,500 openings.


The Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Club’s annual Wheel-A-Thon is coming up on Friday, May 18. The event raises awareness for disabilities and raises money for the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT). Sign up for a time to compete in the wheelchair obstacle course from 10 AM to 6 PM in the SEC plaza. There will be prizes for the team that completes the most laps in 10 minutes and for the team that donates the most to the cause. Register your team of four or more people on the “Wheel-A-Thon 2018” Facebook page.

Contact or with any questions!

Summer Student Internship Opportunity

OSU Foundation CASE Advance Internship

The OSU Foundation is a proud participant in the CASE Advancement Internship Program. CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is the preeminent professional association for fundraisers who work in higher education. For summer 2018, the Foundation is offering a CASE internship within the Office of Foundation Relations. The 8-week summer internship includes a $5,000 stipend and an all-expenses paid trip to a conference in Washington DC (June 24-26)! The intern will travel Washington D.C to meet all the other CASE interns from around the country and to spend one and one half days under the guidance of the CASE internship team. The hands-on learning experience provided by the OSU Foundation is augmented and enhanced with CASE web-based learning modules designed to teach interns about the fundamental activities involved in fundraising. Led and managed by Aaron Shonk, Senior Director of Development for Foundation Relations, the Office of Foundation Relations assists OSU faculty, staff, and campus units in successfully writing grant proposals to private foundations, with the goal of building strong, ongoing relationships with a broad array of private funders.

The internship is from June 18–August 10. Interested? Send you resume to Jason Thomas. Go to CASE’s website for more information about the internship.

The Public Health Club

The 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 every other Wednesday during odd weeks of the term, at 4:00 pm in Waldo 400. Meetings are casual and are used as a way to inform members of different opportunities available at Oregon State and in the surrounding community. There are occasional guest speakers as well.

Questions? Contact the Faculty Advisors Susan Carozza and Aimee Snyder or the Club co-presidents Kayla Mackie and Niki Hobbs. Check out their Facebook! Subscribe to their Listserv!

Do You Know Your Advisor?

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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