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Important Dates

  • Last Day to choose S/U or Withdraw from a Course: November 9
  • Winter Priority Registration Starts: November 11
  • No School: November 12, November 22, and November 23
  • Last Day to Withdraw from the Fall Term: November 30
  • Fall Term Finals Week begins: December 3
  • Fall Term Ends: December 7


The Oregon Academy of Science (OAS)

The Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) will host their annual conference on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Linfield College in McMinville, OR. The 1-day conference will last from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The conference fee is a modest $20.00 for students, which includes conference registration, breakfast and lunch during the conference, and a 1-year membership in the OAS. Along with all other sections (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math), the 2019 conference will have a section devoted to Health Science and Kinesiology. To learn more, click here! To join the OAS, click here!

Oregon Camp Adventure

Camp Adventure Meeting Flyer

Camp Adventure Youth Services is a service learning program, headquartered at the University of Northern Iowa.  It is a non-profit, student run organization that trains college students to provide services for children and youth around the world.  Camp Adventure Youth Services currently serves more than 8,000 children daily. One of the distinct features of Camp Adventure Youth Services is their flexibility. They design the services to meet the unique needs of each community. Camp Adventure Youth Services trademark programs include day camps, resident camps, aquatic programs, and child development center internships. They provide youth services to children in 20 countries world-wide, including Japan, Korea, China, Germany, Belgium, England, Italy, Russia, Bahrain, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States.

Participation in the Camp Adventure Youth Services program can make a difference in the lives of others.  In addition, it provides a unique opportunity for you to discover new and different cultural experiences, to share the joys of serving others, and to help you discover your inner talents and abilities.

The program is now looking for more students to participate next summer. They pay for students’ living expenses and travel! Youth programs take place during the summer and are approximately 8-10 weeks in length. It also can earn 18 upper-division elective credits! 

They are having an information meeting Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm in Furman 303. If you are interested, but cannot make it to either of the meetings, you can check out their website or contact me Nikki Daugherty.

New Nutrition Course

Interested in applying principles of food and nutrition to promote healthy lifestyles? Then you should check out NUTR 299: Applications in Food & Nutrition: Healthy Meals! It is an application of healthy eating guidelines and meal planning and preparation strategies using experiential learning activities. In the course, you will:

  • Apply basic nutrition knowledge to the selection or planning of a healthful, food-based diet.
  • Identify personal and population determinants of eating behaviors.
  • Navigate the grocery market environment.
  • Compare and contrast foods and beverages based on cost and nutritional value.
  • Apply principles of healthy eating to plan and prepare healthy meals/snacks.

It is offered Winter 2019 (CRN 39918) and is a 1 credit course. The class meets every other Friday, from 10-11:50am. This course has prerequisites/corequisites of HHS 231 and NUTR 225 or 240.

Athletic Training Informational Session

Are you interested in finding out more about OSU’s Masters of Athletic Training Program? Check out this informational session where there will be an hour discussion about the field of athletic training and the routes to certification. In addition, there will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Where: Langton Hall 129

When: Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00-7:00 PM

Who: Any student interested in athletic training and students who may have specific questions about OSU’s application process.

URSA Engage


Check out this very exciting opportunity to engage in partnerships with faculty outside of the classroom while getting paid! The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, as well as transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

Everything you need to know is on their website.

There are over 120 amazing projects on our website for you to look through, including those that involve:

  • improving models for fuel combustion
  • developing Monte Carlo simulations
  • exploring overuse injuries in Division I athletes
  • producing a short documentary film on the history of the visual and literary arts at OSU
  • investigating the role of plants in shaping coastal habitats

So, now what do you do? Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the URSA Engage website and read through the faculty mentor project descriptions.
  2. RSVP and attend one of our facilitated informational/networking workshops (not required but highly recommended). Each faculty mentor project description will tell you which workshop that faculty mentor will be attending.
  3. Reach out to faculty via email and set up a meeting to discuss applying to the program.
  4. Once you find a mentor, have your faculty mentor read your final application and sign the Faculty Mentor Approval Form, which will need to be attached.
  5. Submit the program application!

Questions? Email Sophie Pierszalowski.


Children’s Adaptive Resources for Social Mobility (CARS)

The Children’s Adaptive Resources for Social Mobility (CARS) undergraduate club designs, builds and distributes cost-effective models of toy-based technology, including ride-on cars, to allow for non-discriminatory access and availability to children with disabilities.

CARS also contributes effort to the Go Baby Go (GBG) program. GBG is a community-based outreach program that works with families, clinicians and industry to provide pediatric equipment to children with disabilities for movement, mobility and socialization. The primary mission of GBG is to provide modified ride-on cars to children with disabilities to use as a powered mobility device for fun, function, and exploration.

Questions? Contact club officers Anastasia Fitkin, Delaney Smith, or Apoorva Ayyagari.


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