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Important Dates

  • 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 Health Professions Fair 2019

The Health Professions Fair is a great way for students in all years and majors to learn about education and careers in health care. Admissions representatives from more than 50 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country will be on campus to speak with students. Students can visit any school’s table to pick up informational materials and speak with admissions representatives. The event is free and will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 10am to 2pm in the MU Ballroom. No registration is required. Check out the website to see the list of participating schools and more details on what to expect or how to prepare. Questions? Contact BioHealth Science Advisor Alex Beck.

Trivia Team Leaders for Benton County National Public Health Week Celebration

The Benton County Health Department is looking for outgoing students to be Trivia Team Leaders for the Benton County National Public Health Week Celebration on Tuesday, April 2 from 6-8pm at the Corvallis Public Library. Trivia Team Leaders would lead a team of community members in a trivia game on local harm reduction information, help facilitate discussion of the trivia question, write the team’s answer on slates, and cheer for teams playing the game. This opportunity is open to all CPHHS students. Students do not need to be experts in harm reduction or knowledgeable about the answers to participate! This is a great way to see how local government interfaces with public health, and a good opportunity to network with health department staff, public health professionals and community members across Benton County. Interested in being a Team Leader? Email your interest to Aimee Snyder by March 13.

HDFS Course Offerings for Spring 2019

HDFS 299: Happiness, Well-Being, and Emotional Intelligence (CRN: 59560) is a four credit Special Topics class being offered Spring 2019, and is open to all majors at any level. No prerequsites are required for this courseThe course will explore the science of happiness through a human development and family sciences perspective and learn about research-based strategies that have been shown to enhance happiness and personal and professional wellbeing. The course will be offered on Monday and Wednesday from 4-5:50pm and taught by Professor Shauna Tominey, PhD.

HDFS 311: Infant and Child Development will be offered Spring 2019 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1:50pm, and will cover the application of research and theory on development from infancy through middle childhood. The course will also discuss biological, familial, and sociocultural influences on children’s development and skills in observing child’s behavior. HDFS 311 will be taught by Hallie Ford Director for the Center of Healthy Children and Families and international expert on child development, Professor Megan McClelland, PhD. See the flier below for more information.

HDFS 299 Happiness Flyer

HDFS 311 Winter Term

Job Opportunities with the OSU KidSpirit Program

Spend this summer with KidSpirit and help make a positive impact in the lives of children grades K-12! KidSpirit is now hiring students in all majors and with all levels of experience for a variety of positions at the KidSpirit Summer Day Camp from June 17th – August 30th. Positions include camp counselors, office administration and head instructors for sports & physical education, art, science, archery, gymnastics, culinary arts & nutrition and much more. Learn more about opportunities with KidSpirit here or apply for a summer position online. Questions? Stop by the KidSpirit office in Langton Hall 125, call 541-737-KIDS (5437) or send the KidSpirit team an email.

Traipsin’ Global on Wheels Events

Traipsin’ Global on Wheels (TGOW) was established in August 2018 by Ming Michelle Canaday. TGOW was created as a space where individuals with disabilities know how to access information and inquire about fitness. TGOW cultivates a group of healthy, worldly, and informed advocates that will accept, and perhaps even embrace their disability, and advocate for equity and justice for people with various disabilities. This event will be co-presented by the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center – Oregon State University with the support of Disability Access Services (DAS), Center for Civic Engagement – Oregon State University (CCE) and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women as co-sponsors. The event is a part of International Women’s Day and Womxn’s Herstory Month. There will be two sessions for this event. The first session will be held Thursday, March 7th, 5:00-7:00 pm in SEC 112. There will be refreshments and a presentation aimed at discussing travel, accessible design, fitness, and how TGOW was started. The second session (RSVP Required) will be held the next day, Friday, March 8th, 12:00-2:00 pm in the APCC Gathering Hall. There will be a lunch and discussion about identities, attitudes towards disabilities, resources. Note that RSVP is required for the second day. Interested? Sign up through this link! For accommodations related to disability, please contact Reagan Le at or 541-737-9033

Traipsin’ Global on Wheels Flier

OSU Retirement Association Scholarship

The OSU Retirement Association provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Oregon State University who are pursuing a course of study that may lead to a career promoting healthy aging. That term includes all aspects of “health” — physical, emotional, social or financial. Currently enrolled OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least one academic year at OSU, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above, and have at least one year of study remaining towards their first bachelor’s (BA or BS) degree, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship amount may be up to $2,000 per person and will be awarded at the OSURA Annual Meeting in May. Funds will be distributed into student accounts for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for application is Monday, March 11, 2019. To apply or for more information, visit the website or contact Mealoha McFadden at 541-737-6522.

Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference at OSU

The OSU Bioethics Society invites faculty and students to participate in the first annual Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference on April 27, 2019 from 8:30am-1:30pm in the OSU Memorial Union. The conference will focus on discussions exploring biomedical ethics, with an emphasis on topics raised by student speakers. This call invites individuals interested in presenting a paper, poster or presentation related to biomedical ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields related to biomedical ethics including medicine, science, technology, government, law, and religion as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, public health, and research. Lunch will be provided during the conference! Interested in presenting your research? Submit your abstract (200 word limit) here by March 17th at 5pm. For more information on the conference and abstract submissions and guidelines, visit the Northwest Collegiate Biomedical Ethics Conference Facebook page. Those who have been selected to present will be notified by the end of March, and are still encouraged to attend even if they are not selected to present. To register for the conference, click here. Contact the OSU Bioethics Society for more information.

NCBC Call for paper submission

Moore Family Center Healthy Community Outreach Fellows Program

The Moore Family Center and OSU Extension invites all CPHHS students for an information session to learn more about paid fellowship opportunities and other community-based internships available with OSU Extension faculty around the state. The information session will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 4:30pm in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Ballroom C. A networking session with Extension faculty and staff will follow the information session. For more information, check out the Moore Family Center website.

Moore Family Center Flier 

Volunteer Opportunity at the Muscular Dystrophy Association 2019 Summer Camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is looking for volunteers at MDA Summer Camps this summer! Sign up to be an MDA Summer Camp volunteer counselor or medical staff team member and help improve the lives of kids in their community who have muscular dystrophy and related diseases that severely limit muscle strength and mobility. Volunteer counselors must be at least 18 years of age, and must be able to attend the entire camp from July 13-19, 2019. For more information, see the flier below or visit the MDA Summer Camp website. Questions? Contact Tyler Fechtel.

MDA Summer Camp 2019

Go Baby Go Program

Go Baby Go is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility. The program began in 2012 with founder Cole Galloway at the University of Delaware. Integrating assistive technology, families, clinicians and industry partners, the program provides children with disability the opportunity for movement, mobility and socialization and has been expanding ever since.The program began at Oregon State University, in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, in 2014 under the direction of Assistant Professor Sam Logan. Any inquiries should be sent to him via email or phone at (541) 737-3437.

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