Welcome (or welcome back)! We hope you had a relaxing or productive Winter Break. Our CPHHS academic advisors have drop-in hours every day, and peer advisors are available at the front desk with walk-in questions and phone calls.

Comments, questions, or feedback about the news? Drop us a line at Ask a Peer Advisor.

Important Dates

  • January 14, 11:55pm: Last day to drop a course by Web and receive 100% refund.
  • January 14, 11:55pm (web): Last day to add a class by Web without departmental permission.
  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed, No classes.
  • January 15-January 28: Withdraw from a course with 50% refund.
  • January 29-February 23: Withdraw from a course with 0% refund.



This term, you’ll see a new link in Canvas for a tool called NameCoach. This tool allows you to record your name so instructors and classmates can hear your name and say it right. The recording will appear in all your Canvas course sites (unless instructors disable the menu link). Recording your name is optional, and you can re-record at any time. Look for NameCoach in the Canvas course menu and in your user profile.
For instructions, visit: NameCoach. Questions? Email: canvas@oregonstate.edu.

Summer 2018 Internship: Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is hosting a limited number of students for 10-week, full-time internships from late May to early August 2018. Through this internship program, they hope to foster the personal and professional development of future leaders in LGBTI health and research.
For competitive consideration, applicants must:
  • Be a current undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student
  • Have a committed interest in LGBTI health and research
  • Demonstrate this interest through previous work, research, volunteer, or other experience
For additional information and to apply, visit: Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health. Also, be sure to check out this awesome video produced by summer 2017 interns!
For questions, email Del Ray Zimmerman, Program Manager.

Traveling abroad in Fall 2018?

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA-Butler) is offering a $500 “Early Bird” travel grant for Fall 2018 programs! Essentially, IFSA is paying the first $500 in STA Travel airfare for students who apply early to their Fall 2018 programs. IFSA-Butler sponsors 18 programs to Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK.
IFSA does not require that students submit an additional application to access the travel grant funding. Rather, to be eligible, a student must complete their Fall 2018 IFSA program application (excluding campus approval) by 11:59pm, February 1, 2018 and then sign and submit their IFSA Student Acceptance Agreement before purchasing a flight via STA travel. (Students complete the acceptance agreement after they get their official offer of program acceptance from IFSA.)
In addition to the travel grant, IFSA is offering guaranteed $2000 scholarships for all participants on the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Public Health Policy and Practice in Shanghai program. Any Public Health students considering applying to this program are encouraged to apply before February so they can take advantage of $2500 in guaranteed funding from IFSA!
Please contact the OSU GO office at 541-737-3006 if you have questions.

2018 UCLA Public Health Scholars Training

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty.

  • Cohort of 35 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 24- August 17, 2018) with follow-up activities into the fall.
  • Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work three days per week.
  • Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities.
  • Scholars receive a $3000 stipend, housing, some on-campus meals, and a Metro pass.

For more information and to apply, visit: UCLA Public Health Scholars.

CPHHS Undergraduate Research Shadowing and Reflection Program – NEW this year!

Submit an application for the 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Shadowing and Reflection Program.  This multi-component program is designed for CPHHS majors to enhance their classroom education.  All students are welcome to apply; we encourage students who have never taken part in research to apply.  Program components include: 1) participating in weekly skill-building sessions, 2) attending research-related seminars/events, 3) reflecting on activities and experiences, 4) exploring a faculty-mentored research setting and shadowing a researcher (Spring 2018), and 5) designing and presenting a poster based on reflections of their unique research experience. The program period is Winter through Spring terms 2018. Learn more at Research Shadowing and Reflection Program. Deadline for applications: Dec 15, 2017, 5pm Pacific Time. Questions? Contact: Deanne Hudson, 541-737-2689.

Undergraduate Student Council

Join the Undergraduate Student Council (USC) if you are interested in leadership development, team-building activities, and community service. In addition, the USC meets with College administration because the vision of the USC is to act as a voice for the student body. The council is tentatively scheduled to meet 6:00-7:30pm on the following Wednesday evenings of winter term: January 17, February 14, and March 7 (location TBA). All are welcome as long as you are an undergraduate student in CPHHS. Contact Vicki Ebbeck, if you would like to become a member or have any questions.

CPHHS Scholarship Application Site Now Open for 2018-2019

Students can access the application form at: CPHHS Scholarships. Deadline: February 15. Questions? E-mail Michelle Mahana or call 541-737-3256.

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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