It’s Week 6, and the weather promises to be unpredictable. Be sure to take a jacket with you!
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- 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
Internship Workshop for International Students
If you are a CPHHS international student, consider attending a workshop on how to obtain an internship while attending OSU on Wednesday, May 23, 4-5pm, in HFC 115. Claire Wu, Assistant Director of Career Services, will provide tips on internship search practices, and a representative from the International Services Office will go over important details for working as an international student.
Game of Your Life
On May 11, 11am-4pm, in the SEC Plaza, join wellness agents from Student Health Services Prevention and Wellness for a one-day activity fair to prep for your healthy future! Activities will cover topics such as resilience, nutrition, sexual health, career readiness, violence prevention, and other great topics. Games and prizes are available, including a raffle grand prize wellness basket to kick off summer!
Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in a course, is urged to contact the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) for support (541-737-3747). The HSRC has a food pantry, a textbook lending program, and other resources to help such as access to a kitchen, a shower facility, washers/dryers, and lockers. Visit the HSRC website for more details about benefits available to all students at OSU.
Summer Volunteer Opportunity
Do you still need something fun to do this summer? Are you energetic, creative, and enthusiastic? Do you like working with youth and being a part of a FUN team? Are you looking to gain experience in the healthcare field or working with people with special healthcare needs?
If YES, then Camp Promise-West is looking for YOU!
Camp Promise-West is a one-week overnight camp that is provided free of charge for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases. They believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. The schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible.
They highly value volunteers that make camp possible and are looking for mature, responsible, fun individuals to join their team.
Available positions include: One-on-one counselors to provide personal care and assist with daily activities; program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, camp newspaper, computers, science, sports, drama, music, etc.); and medical staff (licensed nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.)
This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community and/or who are interested in a career in healthcare and are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special healthcare needs. Many (but not ALL!) of the volunteers are pre-health students (e.g., medicine, nursing, physician assistant, PT/OT) or interested in social work or counseling, or are graduate students/professionals in these fields.
While helpful, experience is not required; they provide all necessary training at the orientation session prior to camper arrival.
The volunteers are 16+, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of the campers’ year, they’d love to hear from you!
Dates: August 20-August 25, 2018 (volunteers arrive August 19)
Location: Vaughn, WA
Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background and reference checks. Please visit the requirements page of the website for more information.
How to Apply:
To learn more about the application process and apply, click here!
Questions? For more information, please contact Shannon Healey or 405-459-PIGS (7447).
Advancing Rural and Community Health Equity
This new summer program brings together students, professionals, and community members interested in exploring opportunities and challenges for advancing rural and community health equity in the context of poverty.
This unique offering combines two courses, Families and Poverty (HDFS 447 / 547) and Community Engagement and Social Change (HDFS 408 / 508), to examine the multiple causes and consequences of family poverty and allow you to develop a customized plan within a community. Both courses are required. You can choose either credit or non-credit (professional development) options.
Through course activities, guest speakers, a field trip, and a community-based project, you will learn and apply community engagement strategies to affect positive change. Participants may include OSU students, OSU Extension field faculty, and community partners.
For more information, visit the website!
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 there is enough space, please register online for the information session.
Study Abroad – Weekly Wednesdays
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.
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)
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.
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.