The Dr. MLK Day of Service will take place on Jan. 13. This event is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through volunteer service. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to participants. Check-in and meals will be held in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Register here:

The OSU Alumni Association is making spirits bright with “Festive Connections: Navigating Networking During the Holiday Season,” 4 p.m., Dec. 14. Executive recruiter Nick Poloni, ’15, unwraps the secret for helping you “sleigh” your networking game during this most wonderful time of the year. Register for this engaging and informative webinar for free at

Join this gathering to discuss the mental and emotional challenges that can come up during the holiday season. Attendees will also discuss self-care strategies to help you manage stress and maintain your mental health during this time. 9 a.m., Dec. 6. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn. Note: Lyra Learn is a separate login from Lyra Health; for ease of use, sign up for Lyra Learn with your work email address.

The 24-25 Pacific NSF Noyce Scholarships for STEM Teaching is an opportunity for a STEM major to be fully funded to become a middle or secondary school STEM teacher in Pacific University’s one-year Master of Arts in Teaching Program in 24-25

The funding level ranges from $40K-$60K (full tuition and fees plus a $10K-$30K stipend) depending on financial need and potential to become an excellent teacher high needs schools.

This opportunity is very well-suited for STEM majors graduating this spring who wish to become STEM teachers, and can also be shared with past graduates, graduate students, and career changers. Persons from communities and groups underrepresented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply.

Ways to Share This Opportunity

Thank you for helping to recruit the next generation of STEM teachers!

Entry level position opening in the extraction lab at the ODEQ-Laboratory & Environmental Assessment Division facility in Hillsboro. No experience beyond a chemistry degree is required, but experience in analytical chemistry is a plus. Limited  duration appointment through October 2024 with a possibility it could become permanent before then.   Application deadline 12/13/23.

Check out the OSU Libraries’ free Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Break Workshops. All of these workshops are offered online (no need to travel to the library when it’s cold and wet outside!). Registration is required. For complete session descriptions, visit the workshop calendar page.  Can’t make it to a session?  Some of the sessions have online tutorials or recordings

Questions?  Ask Hannah Rempel,

Intro to Zotero: Manage Your Citations 

Tuesday, December 12, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., via Zoom

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero 

Tuesday, December 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., via Zoom

Intro to R 

Wednesday, December 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics 

Wednesday, December 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., via Zoom

Illustrator for Scientific Figures 

Thursday, December 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., via Zoom

The Basic Needs Center has a Textbook Lending Library open to all on-campus students that includes books, calculators, chemistry model sets and more. Visit their website to see if they have your books or request one if they don’t. Checkouts begin January 8th; request your book by Dec. 11 to check it out at the start of the term. Pop by 1030 SW Madison Ave., call 541-737-3747 or email for questions and more textbook affordability advice.

It’s time to accelerate your startup, technology, and/or business idea! The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering a virtual Accelerate program starting this January. In just nine weeks, streamline your value proposition, get to market faster and validate your product-market fit. The Accelerate program is open to OSU researchers, students and staff, and the Corvallis community who intend to start or grow an entrepreneurial venture and can qualify teams to receive NSF I-Corps funds. The fun starts Jan. 16. Learn more and apply here: