Winter 2020 Week 3 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events A Message from Dean DoolenAs some of you may know, HC associate dean, Tara Williams, has accepted a position as the dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama.  Our colleagues at the University of Alabama are fortunate to have someone with her strong leadership skills to move their […]

January 17, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

A Message from Dean Doolen
As some of you may know, HC associate dean, Tara Williams, has accepted a position as the dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama.  Our colleagues at the University of Alabama are fortunate to have someone with her strong leadership skills to move their college forward.  However, she will be missed here—after serving nearly seven years as the HC associate dean.  Her contributions to the Honors College and OSU are numerous. This role offers her an exciting professional opportunity to lead a large honors college while also moving closer to family. 

I am pleased to share that Professor Susan Jackson Rodgers, a professor in the School of Writing, Literature and Film, has been named interim associate dean of the Oregon State University Honors College (HC). She will replace Tara effective February 1, 2020. You can find more information here. While Tara leaves an extraordinary legacy of accomplishments, I am excited to have such an outstanding member of the OSU community fill this critical role until we launch a search for a permanent replacement next fall.

Toni Doolen
Dean, Oregon State University Honors College

NEW! Study Groups Starting This Week!
Got midterms coming up?  Study groups are starting this week and 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! Please note that these are informal study groups and student-run.

Below is the schedule for study groups that will take place in Sackett E/H Lounge. Need access to Sackett Hall? Please refer to the information below.

For any questions or concerns related to study groups please contact Rachel Navratil at

CH 202: Tuesdays  2:00 – 3:00 pm

CH 232:
Sundays 4:00 – 5:00 pm OR 5:00 – 6:00 pm OR 7:00 – 8:00 pm 
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

CH 262: Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm

COMM 114: Sundays 1:00 – 2:00 pm OR 2:00 – 3:00 pm

CS 161: Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 pm

HHS 231:  Sundays 8:00 – 9:00 pm

MTH 251: Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

MTH 252:
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 pm  

MTH 254: Wednesdays  4:00 – 5:00pm OR 8:00 – 9:00 pm

MTH 256:  Wednesdays  12:00 – 1: 00pm

PH 212: Fridays 12:00 – 1:00 pm OR 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Need Access to West or Sackett Hall?
All Honors College students can access the West Hall main lounge, and Sackett Hall lounge and conference spaces on the east side of the building. If you live on-campus your OSU student ID has been programmed to allow you access into the Sackett F or E door (those main entrances on the east side of the building near wings F/G and E/H) and the main entrances to West Hall (both the east and west doors). Just place your ID up to the black proxy scanner and the door will unlock. If for some reason your ID is not coded properly request access by completing the survey at

Access to West and Sackett common spaces is available Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. These spaces are wonderful if you are looking for a place to meet with your study group, or find a quiet place to spread out.  Use the space frequently as access expires if not used within 3 weeks.  As a reminder, HC study groups and HC academic advising drop-in hours are also available in these spaces.

New! Dean and Friends Coffee on the Art of Storytelling – 1/22/20

All Honors College students are invited to a special Dean and Friends Coffee on the art of storytelling next Wednesday, January 22nd from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in LInC 360. Joining us will be Lezli Goheen, a 1993 graduate from OSU in business administration. Lezli currently works in employee communications at Portland General Electric, and she previously spent 12 years on the Microsoft account at WE Communications, an agency helping innovative brands share their purpose. At this coffee, she will lead a conversation about what makes a story authentic, interesting, and memorable. The group will talk about the key elements of stories and how to create stories that people will remember, whether personally or for a brand. This coffee – with treats provided – is open to all HC students, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by emailing

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

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.

NEW! Dean and Friends Lunch on Paths from Engineering to Medicine – 1/29/20

All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Lunch on Wednesday, January 29th at noon in MU 221 exploring two paths from engineering degrees to medical careers. Joining us will be Bory Kea and Brandon Togioka, who both graduated from the OSU Honors College in bioengineering in 2003. Bory went on to the Stanford University School of Medicine, and she is now a faculty member and director of clinical trials in the Oregon Health and Science University in the department of emergency medicine, following residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completion of a masters in clinical research at OHSU. Brandon attended medical school and completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins University, and, after beginning his academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty at OHSU, where is an associate professor and the director of clinical research in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. They will discuss their paths from research to medicine, how they balance their lives and interests, and other elements of their careers. All Honors College students are welcome to attend this lunch, but space is limited. RSVP by emailing

HC Scholarships

ScholarDollars Opportunities – Deadline Feb. 15
Apply now for scholarships available to OSU students through OSU ScholarDollars, Oregon State University’s online scholarship management system.  Opportunities include:

A. Grace Johnson Scholarship
High Promise Scholarship
Burlingham Undergraduate of Excellence Award
Psychology Engagement Scholarship

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! Student Support Services (HC Peer Mentor Program Coordinator): Apply by Feb. 12
Are you looking to get involved with the Honors College? The Honors College is looking for a coordinators to assist with the Peer Mentor Program. The coordinator will work in a team to co-lead the program having the opportunity to make a difference in the personal development, guidance, and impact of first-year and transfer students, building close relationships with mentors and new students, while develop leadership skills. To apply, please access the following link by Feb. 12P06174SE . If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact

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 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:

Application closes January 26. Apply at the online job posting

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.

NEW! Volunteer opportunity with the East Linn Community Clinic
Community Outreach is looking for students who have experience as medical assistants, nursing assistants, or scribes and are interested in volunteering at the East Linn Community Clinic (ELCC). This clinic is held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in Lebanon and provides free medical assistance to low-income, medically uninsured patients.

At ELCC, you will be able to serve patients in a rural community by taking their vitals, acquiring their history of present illness, and presenting your findings to an attending physician. Our clinic works alongside Western University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine, so it is a great place to meet physicians and learn from medical students.
Please contact the Linn County Health Services Coordinator, Trevor Nash, at 541-758-3000 ext. 115 or email at for further information.

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

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! 2020-2021 Tuition Discussions Scheduled
Join the OSU University Budget Office to discuss tuition, the ever-changing higher education environment and ask questions about the overall university budget. More at

Safeguard Youth Nonprofit Leadership Opportunity
We are a 501(c)(3) youth-led nonprofit whose mission is to advocate and defend a higher quality of child welfare in the state of Oregon. Our current system is riddled with problems and high leadership overturn that has led to the systematic abuse of children. Founded by a fellow Oregon State Honors student, we are any individuals interested in executing public information campaigns, organizing events to raise awareness and participating in legislative lobbying for child welfare reform. This is a great leadership experience for young people hoping to get involved in human rights and policy reform. Find out more and get involved at

  • 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).

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: 3:00-6:00 in West Hall 121
Tuesdays: 9:00-3:00 in West Hall 121
Wednesdays: 3:00-6:00 in West Hall 121
Thursdays: 9:00-1:00 in LINC 433

Rachel Navratil
Tuesday: 10:00-11:30 & 5:00-7:00 in Sackett Hall 105
Wednesday: 10:00-12:00 in LINC 433 & 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Sackett 105
Friday: 10:00-1:00 in Sackett Hall 105

By: LeeAnn Baker

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