Congratulations to our Chemistry Majors who made Honor Roll during Fall term 2020.

Alghumiz, Nasser
Alvarez Carmona, Jose
Aragon, Samuel
Baumgartner, Trinity
Bloom, Madeline
Brown, Jessica
Cannon, Nathaniel
Chang, Sam
Chappel, Bo
Chen Gabrielle
Deely, Lorelei
Etter, Jessica
Frank, Morgan
Gandy, Benjamin
Gernhart, Sarah
Gratton, May
Hagglund, Lindsey
Hamilton, Justin
Hammond, Reno
Harrington, Mary
Hioe, Ethan
Hughes, Haley
Hummingbird, Eshe
Hunt, Ginger
Jenck, Rachel
Jones, Sophia
Justen, Savannah
Kennedy, Madelyn
Kim, Skylar
Lawrence, Paige
Lessard, Jacob
Li, Jessica
Lim, Younghan
Ly, Eric
Martin, Mailey
Mathews, Bailey
McCauley, Lauren
McDonald, Aliyah
Parsons, Kenzie
Pham, Nam Anh
Rauenhorst, Jacob
Richardson, Jack
Rummelhart, Casey
Sagal, Samuel
Seibert, Basie
Skala, Leigh
Skanes, Benjamin
Sosnovske, Alden
Still, Crystal
Switzer, Sophia
Tsutsui, Mikayla
Unitan, Linus
VanDerZwan, Nicolaas
Vaz, Katrina
Virasak, Pricilla
Walter, Lane
Wiese, Karlie
Williams, Thomas
Williamson, Makenzie
Willman, Taryn
Wolff, Samuel

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Portland invites applicants for an Instructor position to begin August 15, 2021. Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of three organic chemistry courses (laboratory and lecture) per semester. The successful candidate will also have administrative responsibilities to coordinate the organic chemistry laboratory courses, which includes curriculum development, supervision of laboratory preparation, ordering chemicals and supplies, compliance with waste disposal regulations, and hiring and supervision of adjunct instructors and student teaching assistants. 

The position is open now; to receive full consideration, please submit a completed application by February 1, 2021

For more information and to apply for this position:

I wanted to reach out to advertise a Toxicology intern position we have open at HP. I see that you are listed in the EMT directory as program administrative support, so you may have a better point of contact you can point me towards. Would you or someone within the department be able spearhead distributing this opportunity though the EMT network? 

My personal view is that this would be a great paid opportunity for well qualified undergraduates to learn and develop the skill sets required of a regulatory toxicologist in a corporate environment. This is a very interesting field with career opportunities that are not highlighted effectively in the department. One project will involve the analysis of test data across 18 toxicological endpoints to evaluate known and unknown risk for candidate chemicals to be used in new products using the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals method (a very interesting project).

I realize that the timing of the holidays and finals may complicate getting the word out but interested students should apply quickly as we are looking to close the process in January.

We are looking for 

·       An active student in 3rd year or above, pursuing their bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or Toxicology.  The ideal candidate is one that is on track to graduate from university studies in 2021 or 2022.  Toxicology or Chemistry as a major or minor is highly desired

·       The position requires 10-20 hours/week (max), throughout the academic year; outside the academic year, the position would be full time

·       Students with an interest in corporate sustainability and 

More details in in the job posting at this link.



Matt Perkins, Regulatory Toxicologist 

Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility, HP Inc.


a new event for OSU, will annually honor those from our community that passed away in the previous academic year. The Inaugural event is planned for Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. and will honor those members of our OSU community (students, staff, faculty, alumni and others who made an impact at OSU) that died during the 2019-20 academic year. This year the event will take place as a livestream broadcast via and will feature poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing along with guest speakers and representatives from each community to read the names of the deceased. Additional information will be shared as details are finalized. Please visit to share information about an OSU community member that passed away last year that you would like honored at the event or to sign up for more information. You may also email for more information or to learn how to get involved with planning the event.

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering scholarships to cover registration costs for the 2021 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) virtual conference. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply. The scholarship applicationdeadline is Dec. 15. NOTE: Please DO NOT register for the OWHE conference if you are applying for a scholarship until you are approved. Once approved, you will be sent a promo code and special registration link to use to register with OWHE. PCOSW cannot reimburse people for registrations that have already been paid. For questions, contact

In conjunction with the University’s request for reduced operations, Printing and Mailing Services will be closed the week of Dec. 28 through Jan. 1 to accommodate for our staff to take some time to relax with family over the holidays. While some essential staff and operations will continue during this reduction period, we will not be open to clients for mail distribution, shipping or printing services. If you have questions and/or concerns please email

Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic and author is the 2021 Keynote Speaker for the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Keynote and Awards Celebration. The event is on Mon., Jan. 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Registration is free and required. For a schedule of all celebration events, visit the celebration website. For more info, contact or Mealoha McFadden at 541-231-2585.