Winter 2020 Week 8 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Tacovore Dine-Out Fundraiser for Building Hope Trip!The HC Building Hope Team will be having a dine-out fundraiser on this Tuesday, February 25 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Tacovore (2503 NW Kings Blvd, across from WinCo). A percentage of the sales from this event will help support the Building Hope […]

February 18, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Tacovore Dine-Out Fundraiser for Building Hope Trip!
The HC Building Hope Team will be having a dine-out fundraiser on this Tuesday, February 25 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Tacovore (2503 NW Kings Blvd, across from WinCo). A percentage of the sales from this event will help support the Building Hope trip to North Macedonia happening this September, where the team will build homes and hope as part of a Habitat for Humanity Global Village project.

NEW! Diversity and Academic Learning Events This Week!
TONIGHT! DLA Cultural Resource
Learn more about various cultural centers on campus and resources they have to offer! This event will take place today (Monday, February 24) from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Sackett Hall Main Lounge.

TONIGHT! ALA Program Examining Perfectionism & Imposter
Engage with others and RA staff in meaningful dialogue centered around perfectionism, impostor syndrome and asking for help around mental health needs. This event will take place today (Monday, February 24) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the West Hall Main Lounge.

Light snacks will be offered at both events!

NEW! Honors College Lunch on Continuing Professional Development
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends lunch with HC alum D’Anna Foster on developing professional skills after college this Thursday, February 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in MU 221. D’Anna graduated from OSU in 2009 with HBS degrees in business administration and exercise and sports science. While at Oregon State, she was a member of the OSU gymnastics team, earning the Pac-10 (at the time) Leadership Award and Pac-10 All-Academic First Team, and she was president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. She has also received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2013 and received the OSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award in 2015. She has worked at Nike for eight years, and she is currently the merchandising leader for the Jordan Brand in Asia Pacific Latin America. Previously, she has been the global strategy director for Nike Women and for Nike Factory Store, and she was global strategy manager for Direct to Consumer at Nike. At this lunch, she will discuss approaches to continuing to develop skills after graduation, exploring topics such as earning an MBA and evaluating timing and value propositions to new opportunities. Lunch is provided, but space is limited. RSVP to Kevin Stoller at if you’d like to attend.

NEW! Seeking CPHHS student to fill a vacant HC Student Leadership Circle Seat
The Honors College Student Leadership Circle (SLC) is a diverse set of student voices advising the deans and directors on various topics affecting students, their educational and social experiences at the Oregon State University Honors College. We are seeking a new student member from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences to participate in the circle for the remainder of this academic year. The SLC provides feedback on high-level college strategy, program interventions, and curricular initiatives.  Additionally, representatives are charged with special initiatives to strengthen the sense of community and continue to build relationships with academic departments in hopes of enhancing the Honors College experience for all students.

To be considered for selection, PHHS student applicants must be available to attend quarterly meetings and be willing to share advice and counsel to college leadership on issues and concerns.  All participants must be willing to seek input from relevant student groups when issues arise and engage in ways that enhance the general well-being of the population that make up the Honors College.
If this sounds interesting to you or someone you might know, please visit the Honors College Student Leadership Circle web page for more information along with details on how to apply. The priority deadline to apply is Sunday, Mar. 8

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 this Wednesday, February 26, from 3:00 – 5:00 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.

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!

Annual HC Student Art Showcase & Sale: Submissions due March 5
The Honors College presents the annual student art showcase. The HC is looking to add to their permanent wall art collection and is holding an art showcase to select a few pieces for purchase.  Students interested in displaying and potentially selling a piece of their art should complete the registration form here and submit their framed art to the HC office – 450 LInC – by March 5. All art will be displayed in March with the winner being announced on Mar. 12 at the HC3 event. Select art pieces may be purchased by the Honors College for up to $250 per art piece and historically displayed in LINC spaces.

Registration and framed artwork must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 5If you’re interested in participating but the cost or process of framing is prohibiting you from doing so we may be able to offer assistance – contact us at 541-737-6400 or

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.

Monday, March 9 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in LINC 444

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.

HC Scholarships

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.

US Student Fulbright Program Open Information Session Please join OSU’s Fulbright Program Advisor LeAnn Adam and a panel of OSU Fulbright alumni for general information and Q & A about applying for a Fulbright. The Fulbright Program provides grants to study, teach English, or conduct research abroad for one academic year in over 160 countries throughout the world. The information session will take place this Thursday, February 27, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LINC 314.

Oregon State University students and alumni may contact LeAnn Adam (, OSU’s campus Fulbright Program Adviser for more information and support throughout the application process.

Gilman Scholarship & Gilman-McCain Scholarship Interested in studying abroad? You might be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The application deadline for programs in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020/2021, and early decision Winter and Spring 2021 is March 3, 2020. In order to meet the eligibility requirements, students must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant
  • Be an undergraduate in good standing
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks. The program must be eligible for credit from OSU.

There is also a new scholarship, the Gilman-McCain Scholarship, which is specifically for child dependents of active duty military members. Applicants for this scholarship can be recipients of any type of Title IV federal financial aid, not just the Pell Grant. Otherwise, the eligibility requirements for the program abroad are the same. For more information about either scholarship or to set up an advising appointment, please contact Jenn Kuan (

Job and Internship Opportunities

NEW! Media and Communication Technician-Ocean Microplastics Student Worker Position
The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) and the College of Agricultural Sciences’ are seeking an undergraduate student with an interest in marine studies, aquatic biology or ecology, and water pollution to support a collaborative research effort on microplastics. This position supports MSI staff and the plastics project PI with creating and editing documents, fliers, digital media, and website development assistance. 

Position Duties:

  • Content development for print, website, and other social media (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) consisting of; creating and editing, infographics, videos, photos, documents, and fliers within OSU guidelines. 
  • Organization of MSI digital media resources
  • Close coordination and consultation with MSI staff and Microplastics project leaders on projects
  • Assist with events and create materials as requested
  • May occasionally assist in office support activities

For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting here.

NEW! Palo Alto Software Summer Internships in Eugene
Palo Alto Software, a software development company from Eugene with a focus on supporting small businesses, has posted their summer internships on their website here and on Handshake. They have openings for interns in Business Development, Marketing, and Software Development.

NEW! OSU Student Employment Opportunities 
Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Food Service Worker 3 position. This is a full-time, 10-month, classified position. Posting #P02599CT. Closes March 2. 

Student Communications and Design Outreach Assistant — Oregon Sea Grant’s “Don’t Pack a Pest for Academic Travelers Program” invites applications for a part time (10-16 hours a week) communications and design assistant. Posting #P06252SE. Closes March 9. 

Library Cataloging Technician (LT3) – OSU Libraries & Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Cataloging Library Technician (LT3) position. Posting #P02601CT. Closes March 17.

ANR Group Internships
Paid Summer Internships offered through the ANR Groups with companies like Jacobs, CH2M Hill, the Department of Energy, MSA, and more!

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.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! HC Student-Led Data Privacy Symposium (Free lunch provided!)
This student-led symposium, organized by several HC students, has been created for students, by students. You’ll learn the importance and practical skills of data security so that together, we can help create a better future that values privacy, civil liberties, and protection from misused algorithms. This interactive symposium features a remarkable group of scholars, including a surprise guest who is a national political office holder and keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Guariglia, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. For more information, visit the event website. Free lunch is provided. The symposium will take place this Friday, February 28, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. in MU 109. Feel free to drop in!

NEW! Enroll in Innovation for Social Impact (HEST/ANTH 199)!
Whether it is innovations to slow climate change, improve health, or increase social justice, there are endless ways to have a positive impact on society through design of technologies and services. Join faculty from engineering and anthropology with guest lectures from entrepreneurs to design solutions to apply tools from those fields to address a current social issue that resonates with you. All majors are encouraged to participate in this multidisciplinary project-based course from the core humanitarian engineering curriculum. Feel free to contact Dr. Nordica MacCarty ( of Mechanical/Humanitarian Engineering or Dr. Shaozeng Zhang ( of Applied Anthropology with any questions.

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.

Tax Help for Students and Low-Income Households
Every Saturday through March 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Austin Hall Room 126. This is a free, drop-in based service. Click here for more information. Se habla español.

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)

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: LeeAnn Baker

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