Winter 2020 Week 6 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Additional TheSIS Stage 1: Plan Workshops addedThe 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 […]

February 7, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Additional TheSIS Stage 1: Plan Workshops added
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.

  • Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in LINC 200
  • Thursday March 5, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Wiegand 106
  • Friday March 6, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in LINC 302

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

NEW! Attend an HC Student-Faculty Mixer with the College of Science, College of Forestry, and College of Agricultural Sciences!
Honors College Mixers are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research, and potentially get involved in projects that could be the basis of an HC thesis. Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Dress in attire you are comfortable making a first impression with. Be prepared to discuss your research interests and/or academic background. Some faculty members may also ask for a resume.

A mixer with the College of Science, College of Forestry, and College of Agricultural Sciences will take place on Wednesday, February 26, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in LINC 228. Register here for this or other HC Student-Faculty Mixers; mixers with other colleges will be scheduled later this term.

NEW! State of the Honors College Presentation
All Honors College students are invited to a State of the Honors College presentation by Dean Toni Doolen on Wednesday, February 19 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. You are welcome to attend in person or remotely via Zoom. During this presentation, Toni will discuss how the Honors College is progressing in meeting strategic goals and answer questions. Please register to participate using the form located here and direct questions to Kevin Stoller at

NEW! Graduation 2020 Help!
Are you within three terms of graduating from OSU? Consider attending an Honors College graduation session to get all your questions answered as you near graduation. Learn about HC graduation activities, final thesis responsibilities, your remaining HC requirements, and overall recommended practices to ensure a smooth and successful path to becoming an Honors College alum.

Wednesday, February 19 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. in LINC 444
Monday, March 9 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in LINC 444

NEW! Kai Davis Open Mic Poetry – Feb. 21
Join us in welcoming Kai Davis to Oregon State University for Black History Month!

Kai Davis (she/her) is a Black Queer writer, performer and teaching artist from Philadelphia. Kai received her BA in both Africana Studies and English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Temple University. Her work explores Blackness, Queerness, womanhood, and the many ways these identities converge. Kai’s work examines how power operates globally, nationally, interpersonally, and internally. She speaks on structural racism, misogyny, Black womanhood, ancestral trauma, mental health, intersectionality, Queer love, Black love, and more.

Kai will be performing at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21; there will be an open mic beforehand, with Open Mic Sign-Ups at 5:00 p.m. and the Open Mic at 5:30 p.m. For accessible accommodations, please email Carly Werdel at

NEW! Honors College T-Shirt Design Competition
Are you artistic? Do you want to design a new Honors College t-shirt? HCSA is running a competition to design the new Honors College t-shirt; submit a t-shirt design and it may become the new Honors College t-shirt! The winning design will win a free t-shirt. Shirts will be available for order once a winner has been selected, and ready for collection before the end of Spring term. All proceeds will go to the Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship. Submit your design at this link.

Submissions will be accepted from February 10th to March 29th. Voting for winning design will be from April 6th to April 13th.

Email for questions, comments, or concerns.

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:

  • Bake Sale: Friday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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.
  • 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!

Professional Development Opportunities

NEW! Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) Info Session TONIGHT!
The GCSP in the College of Engineering is designed to prepare undergraduate engineering students to solve the 14 grand challenges of engineering and can encompass your honors thesis as part of the requirements. 

The deadline to apply for GCSP has been extended to Wednesday, February 26 by 5:00pm. To learn more about GSCP, components and the benefits of joining, RSVP HERE to attend our information session tonight, Monday, February 10 (TODAY) from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in LINC 343. Light refreshments will be offered. 

For more information, or accessibility questions contact Priscila, the Graduate Assistant at

NEW! OSU Career Development Center
The OSU Career Development Center offers a variety of resources to help you be successful such as resume help, mock interviews and more! Mark your calendars with these upcoming opportunities! 

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! Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program Information Session
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors. To learn more, register to attend the upcoming information session here.

The information session will be held on Monday, February 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LINC 314. The session is hosted by Prestigious Scholarships.
If you are unable to attend, the Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will host several virtual information sessions. Please visit the Events link and filter by Session Type/Online Events.

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 Scholarships for Current Students page on the HC website.

Job and Internship Opportunities

LAST CALL to be a Peer Mentor Program Coordinator!
The Honors College is looking for a passionate, organized and collaborative individual to help lead the Peer Mentor Program in the fall.  You can apply HERE!  The deadline is Wednesday, February 12 by 5:00 p.m.!  For questions please contact Rachel Navratil at

NEW! Marine Studies Initiative Summer 2020 Internships!
The Marine Studies Initiative is pleased to announce MSI Summer 2020 Internships. These internships are available along the Oregon Coast and available to Oregon State University students from any major, and Oregon Community College students (Degree Partnership Program students preferred).

The areas of focus include aquatic microbiology, marine reserve interpretation, science filmmaking, ocean acidification awareness (hosted by the Oregon Coast Aquarium), Tillamook Bay water quality monitoring, and science communication. Additional internships will be added over the next few weeks. Group housing is provided as well as a stipend of up to $6,240.

Please see our website for more details. The application can be found here. The application requires a cover letter, resume, and two recommendation letters.

If you have any questions, please email our Academic Advisor, Cynthia Leonard at

NEW! Academics for Student Athletes – Spring Term Student Tutor and Study Facilitator Positions!
OSU students interested in working for ASA need to at least be entering their junior year and hold a 3.0 overall GPA. Below is a short summary about the positions. Please have any interested students email and include a copy of unofficial transcript and resume.

ASA study facilitators manage tables as part of a study facilitator team. Each study table holds 3 – 5 students. Study facilitators are expected to work M-Th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and provide guidance and support to students athletes in developing good study habits and completing assignments, as well as creating an environment conducive to learning.

ASA Tutors help with both assigned content areas and academic skills (time management, note taking, organization, etc.). This requires differentiating instruction/assistance to match the strengths of the student. Tutors work a flexible schedule with reoccurring weekly appointments.

NEW! Non-Profit & Public Service Fair – Feb. 20
Meet representatives from over 60 local and regional nonprofits and local government agencies (city, county, and state) representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU students for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Learn about the ways volunteering and civic engagement advance your leadership and career readiness skills. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields where you can make a positive social impact. There is no dress code.

The Nonprofit & Public Service Fair is sponsored by the Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center. The OSU community, including alumni, and the public are invited to attend!

To request accommodations related to disabilities for an event, please contact the CEL at or 541-737-3041.

NEW! Summer Field Technician – Apply by Mar. 15
Field technicians are needed to collect data for a riparian buffer manipulation study implemented on private forest lands in Oregon. In conjunction with a timber-funded non-profit NCASI (National Council for Air and Stream Improvement), the Warren Lab is testing how different prescriptions for riparian buffers adjacent to clearcut harvests can influence in-stream ecosystem processes and biotic interactions via increases in light. This year we’ll be collecting another year of pre-treatment data before harvesting on some sites begins in the fall of 2020.

Technicians will be expected to assist with field data collection and routinely enter/process data throughout the summer. On a typical day, technicians will be responsible for packing gear using checklists, accompanying a crew driving out to private timber land, carrying backpacks of equipment out to study streams, following protocols to measure several ecological variables including aquatic vertebrates, macroinvertebrates, water chemistry, stream discharge, periphyton, and physical habitat, installing/maintaining sensors, keeping good notes and recording data, then hiking back to the truck and organizing samples.Field efforts will involve some camping overnight at nearby campsites to minimize drive time. Technicians will later be responsible for entering data and processing periphyton samples in the lab. Fish and salamander sampling will be conducted using a backpack electroshocker, and fish will be anaesthetized and injected with PIT (passive integrated transponder) tags to monitor growth over the summer. Learn more and apply at the job posting here.

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.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Renowned Scholar of White Nationalism Coming to OSU February 28
Professor Kathleen Belew is a Univesity of Chicago History Professor, rising star scholar and public intellectual, whose book Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard University Press, 2018) is riveting and especially meaningful in illuminating the history that has shaped some of the most significant challenges confronting the U.S. (and the world) today. You may recall her from her high profile Congressional testimony in the fall on the dangers of rising white nationalism and militarism, which went viral via social and mainstream media

Prof. Belew will give a talk at OSU on Friday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. in LINC 128. The title of her talk is “Race War and Apocalypse: The White Power Movement Imagines the Future”. No RSVP necessary.

NEW! Beavers Belong
Beavers Belong is a support network for students, by students. Our program’s goal is to create connection, community, and belonging through weekly peer-led groups*, on-campus events and activities. We aim to cultivate an inclusive space supporting each other’s identities and well-being.
*This is not group therapy or counseling-based.

Monday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Location: Family Friendly Room in MU Lounge)
Monday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Location: Family Friendly Room in MU Lounge)
Monday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Location: Family Friendly Room in MU Lounge)
Friday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Wellness Nook in MU, Room 62 right by Bites)

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.

LBH Black Cultural Center Black History Month Winter 2020 Calendar

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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