Winter 2020 Week 9 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Professional Development Opportunity this Wednesday! Join the HC and Career Development Center for a Resume Workshop this Wednesday, March 4 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LINC 360. Come learn tips and tricks and participate in a resume review to craft a memorable resume for your dream summer internship or job! Please be prepared […]

February 26, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Professional Development Opportunity this Wednesday! 
Join the HC and Career Development Center for a Resume Workshop this Wednesday, March 4 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LINC 360. Come learn tips and tricks and participate in a resume review to craft a memorable resume for your dream summer internship or job! Please be prepared by bringing 1-2 hard copies of your resume.

Please RSVP HERE by 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 3. Light refreshments will be offered!

NEW! Meditation & Relaxation Event
Want to destress before finals? Join the HC for this Meditation & Relaxation event on Tuesday, March 10 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Wellness Nook located at MU 62. Come participate in a guided meditation and connect with others! This self-care event will help you relax, de-stress and connect to other resources for well-being.

Please RSVP HERE by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9. Those who join will also receive a self-care/finals goodie bag!

NEW! Midnight Breakfast – Mark Your Calendar!
Come enjoy a free breakfast starting at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 offered in both West Main Lounge and Sackett F/G Lounge! Wear your pajamas and bring your own reusable plates and utensils for a chance to win a prize. Stick around past midnight for community and games; your RA may even get a pie to the face as a result of the penny wars! See you there!

NEW! Honors College Hiring Tutors in Physics and Chemistry
The Honors College is seeking applicants for two tutoring positions within Physics and Chemistry beginning spring term. Both positions are responsible for holding tutoring hours, and assisting students with questions related to a variety of courses. 

Physics tutor applicants should be able to provide help with courses including PH 211-213, PH 106, PH 203, and PH 221-223(H). Applicants must have completed through PH 213 with an earned grade of B or higher, be able to hold 90 minutes of tutoring each week, be open to questions and be dependable. Interested students should apply online at the job posting here. This is a paid position through the HC.

Chemistry tutor applicants should be able to provide help with courses including CH 121, CH 201, CH 221-223(H), and CH 331. Applicants must have completed through CH 331 with an earned grade of B or higher, be able to hold 90 minutes of tutoring each week, be open to questions and be dependable. Interested students should apply online at the job posting here. This is a paid position through the HC.

NEW! Publish Academic and Creative work in Aisthesis!
University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2020 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 20, 2020. Guidelines can be found here. Please email questions to and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page ( for updates.

THIS WEEK – Last TheSIS Stage 1 Workshops of the Term!
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.

There will be two workshops taking place this week. The first workshop will take place on Thursday, March 5, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Wiegand 106. The second workshop will take place on Friday, March 6 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in LINC 302. Register to attend the Stage 1 workshop at Attend a Stage 1: Plan Workshop.

LAST CALL! 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

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

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 recommended practices to ensure a smooth and successful path to becoming an Honors College alum. The next session will take place on 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

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! Resident Assistant (RA) Application due SOON!
The Resident Assistant position is a live-in, peer mentorship, student staff position working an average of 15 hours a week within the Residence Halls on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. RAs are assigned to a wing or floor of residents within that community.

RAs are responsible for creating and maintaining emotionally and physically safe and secure residential communities. RAs are called upon to effectively respond to and manage a variety of crisis and emergency situations. They play a key role in creating environments that encourage all students to be academically and personally successful. To apply, go HERE!

NEW! 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. The student will support the Don’t Pack a Pest for Academic Travelers Research Program, which aims to understand the academic traveler’s (faculty, international students, and study-abroad students) knowledge and awareness of the Don’t Pack a Pest campaign, and to develop appropriate pre-arrival education materials tailored for students and faculty. This project addresses the global problem of invasive species, which are plants, animals, pests, and diseases that can hitchhike with international travelers and cause widespread harm our ecosystems, economy, and human health.

The position assists the supervisor and research team primarily on the communications and marketing portion of project implementation but will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the project, including research, needs assessment and product development; education programming development, implementation, outreach and evaluation of the Don’t Pack a Pest for Academic Travelers program.

Apply at the job posting here. Application closes March 9.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Ambassador Job Posting!
The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) is currently accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Ambassadors. As an Ambassador in the Office of URSA you will help support students find research opportunities, coordinate and run workshops across campus, and much more! Applications are due March 15. To learn more please visit the job posting here.

REMINDER: College of Engineering Hiring Student Ambassadors
The College of Engineering is hiring for 2020-2021 Ambassadors! An information session will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Johnson 219 for those who are interested. The informational sessions are provided so applicants can learn more about the Ambassador program, clarify any questions, and ask current Ambassadors about their job! As an Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to get involved with the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, student support, and alumni relations. Students also have the chance to work in the Leadership Academy, Student Services, the Career Center, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Please RSVP here if you plan on attending a session: Food will be provided! For more information, position requirements, and to apply, visit: Please note: all applicants MUST be members of the Leadership Academy.

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.

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

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Grad Inspire Event
Grad Inspire (formerly GRADx) combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only “how” these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State.

Grad Inspire will take place on March 3 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for free drinks and refreshments with the program starting at 6 p.m. Beverages donated by Block 15.

NEW! Honors Student Seeking Adults with Physical Disabilities for Research Study
The Oregon State University Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is seeking current OSU students who are at least 18 years old and live with a physical disability to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to characterize the ethical dilemmas associated with human enhancement technology to mitigate or overcome disability.

Participation in this study involves:
-Meeting with a student researcher for a one-on-one interview of no more than 30 minutes, at a location of your convenience
-$10 cash compensation

For more information about this study, please contact the student researcher, Ian Oakes, by phone at 503-989-1510 or email at

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.

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.

Safegaurd Youth
Leadership opportunities are available through Safeguard Youth a youth-led, state-wide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a platform for youth and survivors of child abuse to advocate and defend higher-quality child welfare. Oregon has one of the worst child welfare systems in the country and is currently facing a federal lawsuit because of it; That’s why an OSU student and survivor of child abuse for 13 years, started Safeguard Youth. Now, we’re rapidly growing to Linfield, UofO, PSU, Southern Oregon and beyond. We’re meeting with representatives and dozens of nonprofits and businesses. As a result, we’ve recently rolled out several new student leadership positions which include (but are not limited to): Campus representatives, Events manager, Communications director, Treasure and Financial Director, Cultural/diversity coordinators, and advocacy and policy advisor. (And more)

This is entirely youth-led. These positions are unpaid, but are apart of our state-wide network and yield invaluable leadership experience by leading a legitimate nonprofit for a less then 10 hour a week commitment. If you are interested in getting involved please visit                                                        

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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