Winter 2020 Week 2 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Honors College Study Groups Sign Up- Winter 2020!Winter study groups are available and open for sign up until noon, Wednesday, January 15!  If you are hoping to get a head start on coursework, including preparation for midterms, then this is the resource for you! Study groups are a great way to connect with […]

January 13, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Honors College Study Groups Sign Up- Winter 2020!
Winter study groups are available and open for sign up until noonWednesday, January 15!  If you are hoping to get a head start on coursework, including preparation for midterms, then this is the resource for you! Study groups are a great way to connect with other peers in classes to compare notes, discuss tough concepts, deepen your understanding, and study for upcoming exams and other assignments.  Follow this link and sign up on each Doodle Poll to select which times and days you are interested in for that subject.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Rachel Navratil at:

NEW! HCSA Student-Faculty Trivia Night – Register ASAP!
Come out and for a friendly trivia competition against fellow Honors College faculty and students on Wednesday, January 22 in Sackett F/G Lounge from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.! Register your team of up to six OSU students, or register individually to be paired with other solo competitors. Space is limited! Register at

NEW! More TheSIS Stage 1: Plan Workshops added! The first stage in the Thesis Success in Stages (TheSIS) process, Plan, provides an introduction to the thesis requirements and an outline of thesis resources for students. Each student must attend a Stage 1 workshop to successfully complete Stage 1. There will be three more Stage 1 workshops this term:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 1- 2 pm in LINC 307
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 8 – 9 am in LINC 303
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 from 10 -11 am in LINC 268

Register to attend the Stage 1 workshop at: Attend a Stage 1: Plan Workshop.

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

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.

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! 

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

NEW! College of Engineering Degree Completion Scholarships
Winter term nominations are now being accepted to support undergraduate COE students who are in financial need as they near degree completion. The nomination form is online: Degree Completion Scholarship Form.
The criteria for student eligibility is:

  • Must be a COE undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Must be within 3 terms of graduation
  • Must be at risk of not completing their degree due to financial hardship
  • Must not have already received a COE completion scholarship (these are one-time scholarships)

Completion scholarships are awarded each term, so the nomination cycle will open at the beginning of each term. The deadline for nominations is the end of the 2nd week of every term. The deadline for this term’s nominations is January 17.  

If you have any questions about the completion scholarships, please contact or

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! TOUR Ambassador application open!
The Office of Admissions is seeking qualified, currently enrolled undergraduates to serve as paid TOUR Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 school year. OSU TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors conduct campus and housing tours, represent OSU during recruiting events & open houses, and have weekly hours working in the Welcome Center. Successful candidates enjoy working with people, have a wide range of OSU experiences, and a willingness to share these experiences with prospective students and their families. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application closes January 26. Apply at the online job posting

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 intern participating in the program will join a diverse group of students from various schools across the country, work on a research project and experience medicine first hand:

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. Preference will be given to students who are completing their third year of study within the HC. For additional details and to apply please visit: 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.

  • 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! Calculus the Musical – Jan. 24th Come join Math theater and OSU Math club for a night of song, dance, comedy, community, and Calculus!

Calculus the Musical will be playing the evening of January 24th, 2020 in Milam Hall room 026, open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Get your tickets for FREE starting Tuesday, January 21st from the Student Experience Center front desk or the science success center.

Plot Synopsis: Ada, a modern math student, joins forces with Sir Isaac Newton in a buddy comedy for the ages! Archimedes, Robert Hooke, Gottfried Leibniz, L’Hopital and Riemann are part of the action. Musical parodies that span genres introduce and illuminate concepts of limits, integration and differentiation. Hilarious, catchy songs deliver powerful mnemonic content proven to get stuck in students’ heads, bringing the instantaneous rate of change and the area under the curve vividly alive with an unforgettable soundtrack. More info. at

NEW! The NAL Eena Haws hosting information sessions for new student organizations
The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws is hosting information sessions for several student organizations that are just getting started on campus. All sessions will be held at the NAL Eena Haws.

  • Tuesday, January 14, 5-6 pm: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Wednesday, January 15, 5-6 pm: Cobell Scholars
  • Thursday, January 16, 5-6 pm: Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Student Group

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NEW! Catalyst Leadership Retreat – registration open now
Now accepting nominations for students to participate in the Catalyst Leadership Retreat, which is taking place Saturday, February 8th right here on campus in the MU Horizon Room!

Catalyst is a one-day immersive leadership experience designed for students who are interested in starting something extraordinary by becoming catalysts of change for themselves and their communities!

If you would like to nominate any students for this impactful and inspiring leadership experience, please submit their information through the Catalyst Nomination Form.

  • You can nominate as many students as you would like.
  • We will reach out to those student(s) personally to invite them to register.
  • Realizing that someone else believes in you and sees leadership potential in you can be incredibly empowering, so we encourage you to take this opportunity to empower the students around you!

If you would like to share the Catalyst Registration Form with any students as well, feel free to distribute it as you please.

Catalyst, a program developed by LeaderShape, is being hosted by Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL).

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

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!

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. 

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

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.

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: 3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. in LINC 433 & 12:00-1:30, 3:00-4:00 in Sackett Hall 105 
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in LINC 433
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105 Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sackett Hall 105

By: Christopher McCracken


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