Winter 2020 Week 1 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! TheSIS Stage 1: Plan WorkshopThe Honors College Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) guide is designed to support students as they work toward completion of their HC thesis. The first stage in this process, Plan, provides an introduction to the thesis requirements and an outline of thesis resources for students. This […]

January 2, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! TheSIS Stage 1: Plan Workshop
The Honors College Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) guide is designed to support students as they work toward completion of their HC thesis. The first stage in this process, Plan, provides an introduction to the thesis requirements and an outline of thesis resources for students. This stage has two components: a 45-minute introductory workshop and a Thesis Map. All HC students are encouraged and expected to complete this stage within their first three terms in the HC.

Monday Jan. 6, 2020 from 4-5 pm in LInC 314

There will be additional workshops this term but dates and locations have not been confirmed.
Register to attend the Stage 1 workshop at: Attend a Stage 1: Plan Workshop.

NEW! Forgot your lunch? Light snacks available in SLUG!
The Honors College has launched a “Forgot your lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money, or simply need a snack – please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serving and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

NEW! Nominations open for HC Student Spotlights
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in our Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition for their studies, research, service, or any other reason, please submit their name and the reason for the nomination at the form located here. We’ll contact selected students for permission to share their nomination and to schedule a short interview.Self-nominations are welcome! 

NEW! HC International Opportunities Information Session. RSVP NOW!
You don’t want to miss this! Please join us to learn more about the international trips and scholarship opportunities available through the Honors College on Tuesday, January 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Nash 214. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here by Monday, January 13 at 12:00pm

Honors College Snowshoe Trip
Spend a day enjoying nature, snow, and meeting HC students from OSU Cascades Campus! This one-day trip is on January 25 and costs $50 which includes professional ALI Guides, all equipment, and transportation. There will be a pre-trip meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. Space is limited so sign up today by filling out this link! Scholarships are available. 

For questions and scholarship information, please email Nathan Petitti at

Career Connection Tour scheduled for Port of Portland
The Honors College will be taking interested students to visit the Port of Portland (PDX) on Friday, January 24. The group will depart from Corvallis at 12:30 p.m. and return no later than 6:00 p.m. Both transportation and lunch will be provided to students for free.

Jayson Shanafelt will be hosting our group at Port of Portland for an exciting afternoon of behind-the-scenes tours of the internal operations of the airport including the airfield, the Oregon Air National Guard base, and other facilities that help to keep the airport operations moving smoothly. If you would like to participate in the tour please register by filling out the form located here. Space is limited!

Questions can be sent to with a subject line of PDX Trip.

Spread the word! The Honors College is accepting applications from current OSU students, now through March 15th
If you know of an student who would be a good addition to the Honors College, invite them to check it out! Interested students can visit the Applying to the Honors College page of the HC website here for more information and to apply. For questions or to meet with an HC ambassador or staff member contact us at or give us a call at 541-737-6400.

HC Scholarships

NOAA Scholarship Applications Open
Attention second-year undergraduates, mentors, and advisors! The NOAA Office of Education is accepting applications for two scholarship opportunities for second-year undergraduates. The NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship and NOAA Educational Partnership with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Scholarship are now open to apply through January 31, 2020. These generous scholarships award students with academic assistance ($9,500 per year in junior and senior year) and a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship at any NOAA facility nationwide, with travel expenses included. Students accepted into the EPP/MSI scholarship will be awarded two 10-week, full-time paid summer internships. All scholars also receive support to present their research at up to two national conferences. Apply here.

Job and Internship Opportunities

NEW! Application Now Available: Honors College Representative at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP)
Through a generous gift by Dr. Kim Eagle, the Honors College is pleased to offer a paid internship with the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP). This summer internship program is a 10-week opportunity, starting in the first week of June and concluding in the first week of August at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. The internship includes a stipend, as well as a housing and travel allowance. To apply students should be interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and be a strong steward of OSU and the Honors College. For additional details andto apply please visit the MCORRP Summer Internship page on the Honors College website here. The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020.

Argonne Summer Internship Opportunities
Argonne supports thousands of students in their exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research careers, providing access to cutting-edge research facilities and connecting students to world-class scientists and engineers. Argonne is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive early pipeline and workforce.

Argonne has a number of summer opportunities open now. Please view the Educational Programs and Outreach website for full details. For questions, contact Lisa Reed.

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience.
    Application deadline: Jan. 9, 2020, 5 p.m. EST
  • Community College Internship (CCI) program
    DOE-funded 10-week internship program that provides community college students with a technical training experience.
    Application deadline: Jan. 9, 2020, 5 p.m. EST
  • Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP)
    DOE Office of Environmental Management funded 10-week internship program for undergraduate and graduate STEM students from minority serving institutions.
    Application deadline: Jan. 21, 2020
  • Student Research Participation (SRP) Program
    Argonne research division funded 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience.
    Application deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Professional Career Internship (PCI) Program
    Argonne division funded internship program that provides an opportunity for non-technical students to work on projects supporting Argonne’s mission and gain valuable experience in a real-world setting.
    Application deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Research Aide (RA) Program
    Argonne-division-funded temporary employment program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work on STEM research projects.
    Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Washington Leadership Program

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from high-potential South Asian American college students for the 2020 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

WLP cultivates the South Asian American community’s next generation of leaders by placing them in congressional offices or federal agencies in Washington, D.C. for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership-training curriculum. The students gain a firsthand view of the policy-making and legislative process, as well as gain access to high-profile South-Asian leaders in the nation’s capital. Applications are available online at

The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2020.

Please follow @TheWLP and for additional information that will provide insight for the application process.

Though selection to the WLP is highly competitive, all South Asian American students who are either US citizens or legal permanent residents are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic focus or professional goals. The backgrounds of past participants have ranged from medical school to art and business.

Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,000 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship.

The WLP has over 200 alumni who have interned for notable elected officials including Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). Alumni have gone on to win Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Truman Scholarships, as well as acceptances into top-flight medical, law, public policy, and other post-graduate programs. Several alums are currently senior advisors to government officials, and one is an elected State Representative in Ohio.

For more information about the program, visit the WLP’s website at

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! ASOSU Elections Informational Sessions
Interested in running for ASOSU student body president, vice president, speaker of the house, senator, representative, student fee committee chair or student fee committee at-large member? Attend a mandatory elections information session to run. The next sessions are January 7 from 5 – 6 p.m. in MU 206 and January 13 from 5 – 6 p.m. in MU 206. For more info visit

NEW! Global Opportunities Open Advising Event! Lunch provided!
Are you interested in going abroad in 2020? Don’t know where to start?  Take the next step toward your journey and RSVP for our open advising event on January 15, 2020, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. Join the Office of Global Opportunities for lunch and ask all your questions about Study Abroad,Faculty Led Programs, and International Internships. Already started an application to go abroad? Great! Stop by to ask us application questions or more about program specifics. 

NEW! Meet ‘N’ Eat with OSU Waste Watchers
Come on by to nosh on free pizza and meet fellow people who share your interests in sustainability at the Waste Watchers Club Winter Meet ‘n’ Eat! Learn about our waste fighting squad Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Student Experience Center 250! We are looking to recruit members this Winter who are interested in waste reduction and reuse. Visit our website for volunteer opportunities and details about the club!

NEW! Waste Watchers Weekly Meeting
Fight the scourge of waste – Join the Waste Watchers Club!
Join the Waste Watchers Club in the Student Experience Center 250 from 6-7:30pm every Tuesday, except week 9, and save the world from the villainy of waste! Come on by to meet fellow people who share your interests in sustainability, and learn about our waste-fighting squad! Visit our website for one-time volunteer opportunities and more details about the club.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

HCSA/Honors X general meeting! New members welcome!
Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the Honors College? The Honors College Student Association (HCSA) and Honors X hold their general meetings everyMonday from 7 – 8 p.m. in LINC 345. All Honors College students are welcome to join!

HC Drop-In Advising Hours
Need help now? Stop by for advising without an appointment during drop-in hours. Drop-in advising is available Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Drop-in Advising Locations
Mondays and Tuesdays: LINC 440
Wednesdays: West 119
Thursdays: Sackett Suite 105 (F Wing)

Honors College Graduate Teaching Assistant Office Hours
Nathan Petitti and Rachel Navratil, the Honors College Graduate Teaching Assistants, will be hosting office hours throughout the term. Stop by if you have any questions regarding the Honors College, the Honors College Student Association, how to get involved, or just need general advice. 

Nathan Petitti
Mondays: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in LINC 433

Rachel Navratil
Monday: 12:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in LINC 433 
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in LINC 433 & 3:00 p.m. – 6:00pm in Sackett Hall 105
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105

By: Christopher McCracken


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