It’s Week 10, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel! Double-check the times and locations of all your finals before next week.

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

Important Dates

  • Phase 2 with waitlisting begins: March 15 at 8 pm
  • Last day to withdraw from the term: March 16
  • Spring Break: March 26–30
  • Last day to apply for Spring 2018 graduation: April 13


Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship

Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award (2018)

The Jason Seeley Undergraduate Research Memorial Scholarship Award is for students who are or will be involved in research that is aligned with the mission and emphases of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families. Please note that the research does NOT need to occur within the context of projects housed at the Hallie Ford Center. They anticipate having up to $2600 to allocate to one or more applicants.

Students may be working on faculty research projects or conducting research of their own under the supervision of a faculty member. Preference will be given to students working on projects related to childhood nutrition, obesity prevention, diabetes management, or pediatric cancer.

Please see the attachment above for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply! Closing date for applications: Monday, April 16.

Kindergarten Readiness Research Program

The Kindergarten Readiness Research Program

The Kindergarten Readiness Research Program is looking for Spanish-speaking undergraduates research assistants. If you enjoy working with children and are interested in gaining valuable research experience, please consider this opportunity. You will work closely with a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants on several school readiness research projects (led by Dr. Megan McClelland). This is an unpaid opportunity; however, you will be eligible to register for research credits (HDFS 401). Research credits will show up on your transcript and are particularly beneficial if you plan to apply to graduate school.

As a research assistant, your work will be very similar to other job experiences you may have already had. Research assistants meet as a group every week during the term (usually on Mondays) and have weekly (rotating) schedules for data collection. First, you will attend a series of trainings to learn about giving standardized assessments. Then, you will have the opportunity to help with multiple aspects of the research project including data collection, data entry, and organizing project materials. Prior to your start date, you will meet with the researcher to discuss the best days and times for you to commit to the project. They will also discuss the specific requirements that need to be met prior to starting work on the project. On days that you are scheduled for data collection, you will meet in our building and carpool with a graduate research assistant to data collection sites.

Click here to apply!


Ovation is the college’s signature event, and you’re invited! Not to be confused with the former Celebration of Excellence, Ovation is for all students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and is a great opportunity to network with faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners. Join us for a free dinner and reception as we celebrate three outstanding individuals who have impacted our college:

… the first Native Hawaiian registered dietitian who spent more than three decades raising public awareness of Hawaiian health needs.

… a caring, encouraging, and effective preceptor and college alumna making a difference at OHSU and in the lives and careers of our students.

… a public health leader who helped shape our new college and who has made countless contributions to the health of people in Oregon and around the world.

These influential leaders are shaping health and make significant, meaningful, and sustained impact either in their community, the college, or the lives of our students. Hear from them as we honor our Impact Award honorees and thank the many preceptors and volunteers who mentor our students.

The Oregon Historical Society’s traveling exhibit of Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation will be on display. This event is Thursday, May 3, 6-8 pm at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the college are welcome to attend and bring one guest. Enjoy dinner and networking at this not-to-be-missed event!

Click here for details and to register! Registration closes April 26.

Personal Trainer Prep II Class

PT Prep II Syllabus JD02 Fitness Training Associate JD03 Personal Trainer

Next term, Recreational Sports is offering the Personal Trainer Prep Class II. Successful completion of this class prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully complete the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Exam (NCCA accredited), and apply/audition for a position as a Fitness Training Associate (and Personal Trainer, upon completion of NCCA exam). The Personal Trainer Prep Class II will spend time developing the skills of entry-level personal trainers (or Kinesiology students who have gained the academic knowledge) so they can effectively work with diverse populations in individual and small group training environments.

The Personal Trainer Prep Class II is the second class in a two-part series; the level II class will be offered Spring Term. The level II class is targeted toward students who have either completed Personal Trainer Prep I or completed the anatomy series. This class focuses on applying anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to program design and assessment, and developing and delivering programs for individuals and groups with different skills, abilities, and goals. The class provides the resources, and you will spend class time discussing and applying material that candidates of the ACE exam must know to successfully complete the test.

The syllabus for the class, as well as job descriptions for the Associate and Trainer positions, are linked above. The Fitness Training Associate position is a position newly developed this fiscal year, designed to provide students with abundant practical experience before taking their certification exam, as well as diversify our candidate pool by providing opportunities for employment in fitness training prior to requiring an NCCA certification, and access to professional development funds, to minimize financial barriers to employment.

The class costs $125 for students. Class is held for six weeks this Spring Term, on Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30 pm, and Fridays: 2-5 pm. The class begins on Wednesday, April 11, and concludes on Friday, May 18.

Students can sign up for the class at Recreational Services (the lobby just to the left, if you enter Dixon through the West Entry), beginning Friday, March 16.

The Grad Fair

The Grad Fair will be Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, 10 am-4 pm at the Beaver Store. Students can find out how to RSVP for commencement, ask questions about honor cords, learn about distribution of veteran coins/cords, and much more!

Alternative Spring Break trip

Looking for something amazing to do over spring break? Don’t miss your chance to make a difference on our Alternative Spring Break trip to Yakima, WA, March 24–31. On this trip, you’ll learn about the human face and cost of land acquisition, colonization, and immigration by exploring the influx and interplay of different cultural groups in the Yakima valley. You will work with the Yakima Nation, Latinx migrant workers, and the City of Yakima to develop a deeper understanding of the area’s historical relationship to the land and to explore implications for the present and future of different cultural groups in the region. Alternative Break trips are designed to help students develop increased global consciousness, empathy, leadership skills, and engaged citizenship. The cost of the trip is $100. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

This trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at OSU. Apply here by Friday, March 16! Contact Erin McIlraith for any questions.

Academy for Lifelong Learning Scholarship

Academy for Lifelong Learning Application

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is pleased to announce that its 2018-2019 Scholarship Application is now available and is linked above. You are eligible for the $2000 scholarship if: you are a full-time domestic student in the final year of your undergraduate studies during the 2018-19 academic year, you have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above, and you qualify for financial assistance as defined by the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

If you have any questions, please contact ALL Scholarship Committee co-chairs Rebecca Marti or Karen Crane.

STEM Learning Survey

You’re an expert, and we need your wisdom. Help us improve OSU STEM learning resources by completing this survey by Sunday, March 18, at 10 pm. Your perspective is necessary so we can best serve you and your fellow students. It only takes 10 minutes!

Clicker Survey

Oregon State University wants input from students on how you use clickers (also known as Student Response Systems) and whether clickers have a positive effect on your learning. Please take this brief survey; it should take no more than 3 minutes to complete! It closes on Tuesday, March 20, at 5 pm.

Society of Healthcare Executives (SHE)

The Society of Healthcare Executives (SHE) is a student-run organization for undergraduate and graduate Healthcare Management and Policy students attending Oregon State University. SHE is dedicated to student professional development by providing education, networking, and volunteering opportunities. SHE is focused on connecting students with industry professionals, faculty, and other students within the Health Management and Policy Program. SHE is the student’s premier resource within the Healthcare Management and Policy major. The Society of Healthcare Executives is associated with the Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives (OSHE). The Oregon Society of Healthcare Executives is American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) professional society in Oregon.

SHE works closely with ACHCA, the student organization that focuses specifically on the long-term care industry. Dual membership in both SHE and ACHCA is common for HMP majors.

Questions? Contact the Faculty Advisor Karen Volmar, JD, MPH or the Club President Ryley Martin. Check out their Webpage, Facebook, Twitter!

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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