Winter 2020 Week 5 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! HCSA Food Drive running now! Look for activities all February HCSA is participating in OSU’s annual food drive! Every year during the month of February the university comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. Proceeds from the OSU Corvallis campus benefit […]

January 30, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! HCSA Food Drive running now! Look for activities all February

HCSA is participating in OSU’s annual food drive! Every year during the month of February the university comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. Proceeds from the OSU Corvallis campus benefit the non-profit agencies served in Linn-Benton Food Share. These agencies include local food pantries, the OSU food pantry, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, daycare centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties. The HCSA has raised the most funds for a student group the last few years, and hope to keep the tradition going! Help by supporting some of the upcoming activities:

  • Jamba Juice coupons: Ongoing. HCSA is selling Jamba Juice coupon cards for $10 with over $20 in savings! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and donate to a great cause, go get a Jamba card at the HC front desk in the LINC 450, or by contacting Maya at
  • Donation bins in SLUG: Ongoing. There will be a box in the SLUG for canned food donations, and anyone can donate money by giving it to the front desk at the SLUG. 
  • Penny War in West/Sackett: Ongoing. Stop by the front desk of West or Sackett to participate in the penny war! Add pennies to your floor’s jar to earn positive points. Add other coins or bills to other floor’s to give them negative points. The wing or floor that has the most positive points (or least negative points) at the end of the month wins a party of their choosing!
  • Panda Express night: Wednesday, February 5. Stop by Panda Express in the MU on February 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., pick up some dinner, and show the HCSA fundraiser flyer to the cashier. 20% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go straight to Linn-Benton Food Share.
  • Bake Sale: Friday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under ALS Skybridge. Honors College faculty, staff, and students will be selling home-baked goods. Stop by for some delicious treats! 100% of the earnings from this fundraiser will go straight to Linn-Benton Food Share.

NEW! Diversity Learning Assistant (DLA) Events This Week!

  • DLA program TONIGHT, Monday, February 3 at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Sackett Main Lounge
  • DLA program Cultural Experiences on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in West Main Lounge

Dean and Friends Coffee on Career Development and Transitions – Feb. 5

All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Coffee on career transitions and development on Wednesday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. in LInC 360. We are especially pleased to have as our guest Jon DeVaan, a 1985 OSU graduate in mathematics and computer science who gave the OSU commencement address and received an honorary doctorate in 2011. Mr. DeVaan began a career at Microsoft in 1985, serving in a variety of executive and management roles until his retirement in 1999, most notably as senior leader of Microsoft’s Office and Windows businesses. He has been chair of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and he has been recognized with an Alumni Fellow award from the OSU Alumni Association and induction in the Engineering Hall of Fame. Currently, he is working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in American politics; you can explore this work further here. At this coffee, he will discuss his long and diverse career and its transitions. All HC students are invited, but space is limited. Reserve your spot by emailing

Throwback Thursday with Honors X!

Take a study break and head to Sackett E/H Lounge from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, for Valentine’s themed cookie decorating, crafts and childhood favorite snacks and tv shows!  

HCSA Winter Study Break – Feb. 7
Stressed about midterms? Join the HCSA for a study break! Come to the SLUG on Friday, February 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Decorate some cookies, eat some snacks, and relieve your stress!

NEW! Live2Lead Series: Marcus BuckinghamFeb. 20

The Leadership Academy and Honors College are hosting the second workshop in a two-part Live2Lead series. You will have the opportunity to watch inspirational leadership talks from some of the most prominent leadership experts in our society, as captured from the annual John Maxwell Company Live2Lead Conference. Industry leaders will also be present to unpack some of the leadership principles from these talks, with time for discussion and application.

Marcus Buckingham is a bestselling author, global researcher and strengths revolutionist focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance research. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 20, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Johnson 219. Register using the form located here.

HC Scholarships

NEW! Honors College Tuition Scholarships – Deadline Approaching
The deadline for the 2020-2021 Honors College Differential Tuition scholarships is approaching.   Any continuing student who wishes to be considered for an Honors College tuition scholarship next year must apply through OSU ScholarsDollars by March 22, 2020 to the Oregon State University Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship. For full details of available scholarships for current HC students please see the HC website.

Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship – Apply by Feb. 15
Apply now for scholarships available to OSU students through OSU ScholarDollars, Oregon State University’s online scholarship management system.  The OSU Alumni Associationand Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL)are excited to accept applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship.This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for OSU students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond classwork, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the OSU community.  The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award three (3) students a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 each.

Job and Internship Opportunities

NEW! Cooking with Kids
Cooking with Kids is an innovative family nutrition program for parents and kids (age 8-12). Each week, they learn nutrition and cooking principles in the lab and prepare a meal to take home for the entire family. The Moore Family Center is seeking volunteers to assist in the classroom kitchen. Students can gain experience working in a community-based nutrition program, interacting with and coaching parents and children in healthy eating and food preparation. The class meets on Wednesdays through March 11, from 4:45 – 7:30 p.m.. Students interested in volunteering can contact Morgan Grey at 541-737-5205.

NEW! Student Energy Analyst with the OSU Energy Efficiency Center – Apply by Feb. 14
The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) is looking for motivated Student Energy Analysts to work part-time during the school year (10-12 hrs/week) and during the summer (30-40 hrs/week). The OSU EEC offers comprehensive on-site assessments to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Student teams advised by engineering faculty visit manufacturers across the Northwest and seek ways to increase their productivity and reduce energy use and waste. These engineering analyses and improvement recommendations are compiled into a report and delivered to the client. Visit more information about the Energy Efficiency Center. 

Apply before February 14, 2020 for full consideration.  

Apply to be an Academic Learning Assistant (ALA) – DUE TODAY!
ALAs are responsible for providing academic support and faculty engagement opportunities in their assigned residential community. ALAs play an integral role in OSU’s First Year Experience (FYE) program, supporting first year students in their adjustment to the academic culture and rigor of Oregon State University. Apply to be an Academic Learning Assistant with University Housing & Dining Services! Applications close on February 3. Compensation for DLAs includes: 

-A furnished residence hall room on the Oregon State Corvallis campus for fall, winter, and spring terms 

-A student staff meal plan 

-A monetary stipend of $300 per term 

For more information about the application process, please visit

Student Support Services (HC Peer Mentor Program Coordinator) – Apply by Feb. 12
The Honors College is looking for a passionate, organized and collaborative individual to help lead the Peer Mentor Program in the fall.  To apply, access the job posting here by February 12. For questions please contact Rachel Navratil at:

Student Media Assistant (HC Monday Message) – Apply by Feb. 12
Do you enjoy reading the Monday Message? The Honors College is looking for a media assistant to focus on compiling and publishing the Monday Message each week. The assistant will work in a team to create content, compile, proof-read and publish the message each week. To apply, access the job posting here by February 12. Questions may be sent to

College of Engineering Ambassador Job Posting
The College of Engineering is hiring for 2020-2021 Ambassadors! Two informational sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 4 (TOMORROW) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Johnson 219 and Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in Johnson 219. The sessions are provided so applicants can learn more about the Ambassador program, clarify any questions, and ask current Ambassadors about their job! Please RSVP here if you plan on attending a session: Food will be provided! For more information, position requirements, and to apply, visit: note: all applicants MUST be members of the Leadership Academy.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Research Ready Workshop – Feb. 12
Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor? The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts (URSA) understands that this process can be confusing and is here to help! Join us for an evening workshop on February 12 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.) where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to apply for specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers and ask them questions about their unique experiences. Please RSVP at this link and we will follow up with location information. 

NEW! Pre-Health Workshops Offered This Week in Milam 33!
Pre-Nursing Information Session – February 4 at 4:00 p.m. or February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Physician Assistant Information Session – February 4 at 5:15 p.m. or February 19 at 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Med Information Session – February 4 at 6:30 p.m. or February 19 at 5:15 p.m.

Contact with any questions or RSVP issues

NEW! Winter Community Dialogue – A Nation Divided: What would we have to give up to get the political system we want?

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., MU Horizon Room

  • Explore multiple perspectives on the ways to improve the political system in the United States. Open to the entire OSU and Corvallis community.
    • This event is dialogic in nature. As such, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We ask that participants attend the full two hours.
    • Please bring a reusable mug or water bottle if possible.
    • Review the issue advisory to familiarize yourself with the dialogue content and the three options that will be deliberating (Reduce dangerous, toxic talk; Make fairer rules for politics and follow them; Take control and make decisions closer to home).

NEW! LBH Black Cultural Center Black History Month Winter 2020 Calendar

Leadership Academy Suit Camp 2020 – Feb. 8
The Leadership Academy’s annual Suit Camp is back! Have a summer internship, job, or MECOP interview coming up? Suit Camp offers a supportive environment where you can practice your interviewing skills in paired mock interviews with industry professionals; hone your networking skills; learn the ins and outs of “business dining etiquette” at our dining etiquette lunch; have your professional LinkedIn photo taken for free; and meet engineering students of all backgrounds and majors! Spend part of your Saturday with us – who knows, you may just meet someone who will be that important connection, that may lead to your next job or internship! Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Toyota Club Level at Reser Stadium. Lunch provided. RSVP at this link. Questions? Email

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. For questions, please email or

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 every Monday 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 p.m. in West Hall 121
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
Thursdays: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in LINC 433

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

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.

By: Christopher McCracken

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