Happy New Year and Week 1 of winter term! Whether it’s your first term, last term or somewhere in between, the beginning of the term is an opportunity to start fresh. What are your goals for this term and 2019?

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Important Dates

  • Winter Term Priority Registration Phase 2 ends: January 13, 2019
  • Last Day to Add/Drop a Winter Term Course Online: January 13, 2019
  • No School, Martin Luther King Day: January 21, 2019
  • 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


Volunteer for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year on Saturday, January 19th. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and helping further his dream for peace through service, community building and empowerment. Projects will take place at various times throughout the day, and include Heartland Humane Society, Linn Benton Food Share, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Meals on Wheels (Craft ‘N Care), Produce for the People, Institute for Applied Ecology, Jackson Street Youth Services, SAGE Garden, Benton Habitat for Humanity, and more. Pre-registration is required! Volunteers can learn about projects offered and register online through the Center for Civic Engagement website. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Global Community Kitchen. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided.

MLK Day of Service

Volunteer Opportunity with Corvallis Parks and Recreation

Corvallis Parks and Recreation is in urgent need of volunteer youth basketball coaches! Coaches are needed for the boys and girls teams (grades K-8). Training and practices will begin the week of January 7, 2019. The time commitment will be four hours per week, with one afternoon practice and one game on Saturday through mid March. For more information, contact Recreation Coordinator, Robert Thornberg at 541-754-1706.

Job Opportunity with Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program provides statewide training, education and outreach for riders of all levels of experience and riding ability, and is an outreach program of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Team Oregon is hiring student employees for part-time positions in the Training Support Unit. The purpose of this position is to support office staff with general clerical support, including filing, data processing and general support. For more information or to apply for this position, see the job posting on the OSU portal or contact Tami Schrock.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs through CPHHS

Interested in traveling, learning and earning credits around the world? Faculty-led programs provide opportunities to travel with a small group of OSU peers and an OSU faculty member, and are unique ways to gain exposure to your fields of study in international settings.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences will be offering three programs this summer.

Maunatlala, Botswana (June 28 to August 9) program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors, and offers hands on global learning, cross-cultural training, and community-based work opportunities. Applications are due by March 15. Faculty leader: Sunil Khanna.

London, England (June 29 to July 20) program is open to undergraduate students in all majors. Students will learn how preventive health issues are managed under the UK’s socialized system of medicine that provides care to a very diverse patient population. Applications are due by March 15, and priority applications are due by February 15. Faculty leader: Aimee Snyder.

Quito, Ecuador (June 30 to July 22) is open to undergraduate students in all majors. The program focuses on the interrelationship between Ecuador’s history, culture, systems for health, education and social services and their ability to maintain health among their people, and is customized for students to participate in site visits, tours and service learning specific to their area of interest. Applications are due by March 15. Faculty leader: Mary Cluskey.

Visit the CPHHS Study Abroad website and watch the informational video to learn more and get started on your application.

New Winter 2019 Course Offering for Upper-Level Undergraduate Students

IE 599: Human Factors Engineering (CRN: 36026) is a four-credit course being offered Winter 2019, and is open to upper-level undergraduate students! This course introduces advances topics in human factors engineering, including: human cognition and its impacts on the operation of complex, high-risk systems; cognitive task analysis; mental models; human factors requirements; human error; human factors in important human-machine system domains, such as health care, transportation, and manufacturing; and recent developments in human factors research and engineering. The IE 545 prerequisite will not be required this term. The course will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:50pm. Contact course instructors Xinhui Zhu and Kenneth Funk for more information, or to enroll in the course.

IE 599: Human Factors Engineering Syllabus

Nutrition & Dietetics Club

The Nutrition & Dietetics Club is a student run organization on the Oregon State University campus. The club provides students interested in nutrition opportunities to: learn more about a career in dietetics, volunteer in the community, and educate the public about better health and nutrition. The purpose is to provide a framework for meaningful student involvement and to stimulate interest in the profession of dietetics.

Questions? Contact Club President Sydney Cooper. Check out their Website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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