It’s Week 2, and there’s rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. Don’t forget your raincoats and umbrellas!

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Important Dates

  • January 15-January 28: Withdraw from a course with 50% refund.
  • January 29-February 23: Withdraw from a course with 0% refund.


Considering Public Health Grad School? SOPHAS Virtual Fair

SOPHAS Virtual Fair is being held January 31, 2018 (event is FREE to attend). This is a unique opportunity to meet Admission Representatives from 55+ of the nation’s leading Public Health Graduate Schools and Programs. Connect real-time with schools without leaving your home or office. Attend the fair online from anywhere!

Register and learn more at: SOPHAS Virtual Fair.

Health Professions Workshop

If you are in the early phases of considering a career in nursing, medicine, or physician assistance, Carey Hilbert is holding workshops on two separate dates (same workshop, different dates and times). These require an RSVP and are limited to 30 students. Below are the links to sign up for the specific workshops. If you sign up and need to cancel, please contact Carey directly. The information in these sessions is geared toward gathering early information about these health professions and steps toward entering a professional program.

Pre-Med workshop:
Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in Milam 123 OR Wednesday, Jan 31 at 5:00 pm in Milam 33
Pre-med workshop

Pre-Nursing workshop:
Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 pm in Milam 123 OR Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm in Milam 33
Pre-nursing workshop

Pre-Physician Assistant workshop:
Tuesday, January 23 at 5:30 pm in Milam123 OR Wednesday, January 31 at 4:00 pm in Milam 33
Pre-physician assistant

OSU Mental Health Survey:

Have your voice heard and help shape the future of mental health at OSU! Please complete a short survey that should take less than 10 minutes to finish, and we’ll give you the option to participate in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the OSU Beaver Store. Please complete this survey by February 2nd to be considered for the gift card incentive drawing.

The purpose of the survey is to hear from students about their concerns, needs, and suggestions on how OSU can best serve the mental health needs of the campus. This information will be used to improve mental health programs in your community.

To complete the survey, go to: OSU Mental Health Survey.

Job Opportunity:

The application for TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors opened late fall term and will close on January 21. OSU TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors conduct campus and housing tours, represent OSU during recruiting events and open houses, and have weekly office hours. For more information and to apply, visit: TOUR Ambassador.

CPHHS London Classroom Informational Session

The CPHHS London Classroom is a summer study abroad program that lasts three weeks, June 30-July 21. The priority application deadline is February 15. To learn more about the CPHHS London Classroom, join us for an informational session on Thursday, January 18, 5-7pm, in Waldo Hall 400. You can read more about the program and start your application via the Oregon State University Global Opportunities website or you can read more on the CPHHS website.
The CPHHS London Classroom provides students with 9 OSU credits that can easily apply toward your major/minor. The courses include: H320, Intro to Human Disease; H333, Intro to Global Public Health, and a special photostory project.
Contact Aimee Snyder at if you have questions.

Still Need Your Meningococcal B Vaccine?

Samaritan Athletic Medicine is hosting a vaccination clinic this Wednesday, January 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 845 SW 30th Street, at the west end of the Reser Stadium parking lot on the OSU campus.

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.

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.

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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