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HC Announcements and Events NEW! HC³ – Honors College Community CoffeeJoin Honors College students, staff, and faculty for a refreshing break this Thursday, March 12 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in LINC 340. Snacks and coffee will be provided! THIS WEEK! Meditation & Relaxation EventWant to de-stress before finals? Join the HC for this Meditation & […]

March 9, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! HC³ – Honors College Community Coffee
Join Honors College students, staff, and faculty for a refreshing break this Thursday, March 12 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in LINC 340. Snacks and coffee will be provided!

THIS WEEK! Meditation & Relaxation Event
Want to de-stress 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. today, Monday, March 9Those who join will also receive a self-care/finals goodie bag! 

SAVE THE DATE! Midnight Breakfast
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! Spring 2020 Study Group Sign Up
The sign up for Spring 2020 study groups is now OPEN! You can sign up for groups here

Why should you sign up? Here are a few things that students have shared:
– “… it helps me get my homework done and work past problems that I get stuck on.”
– “Our collaborative work on homework is our best quality.” 
– “We are able to clarify confusion about homework problems with each other.”

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.

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.

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.

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

Job and Internship Opportunities

NEW! PSU Summer REU 2020 Program Accepting Applications
Portland State University’s Summer 2020 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program in microscopy and micro-analysis is now accepting applications! Highlights of this program include:

  • Learn electron microscopy in state of the art FIB and SEM labs
  • Visit local high tech companies
  • Network with industry experts
  • Opportunities in physics/nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, geology, environmental science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and materials engineering

The program will run from June 22 through August 14, 2020, and participants will receive a $4,000 stipend. 

The program is open to all undergraduate students who are US citizens or green cardholders. Graduating seniors will only be considered if they have an acceptance in hand for a STEM-field graduate program in Fall 2020. The program emphasizes its interest in receiving applications from minorities, women, veterans of the US Armed forces, and nontraditional students.

Applications are due March 31. To apply or learn more about the application, please visit the link here.

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 to 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. The application closes on March 13.

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.

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.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Goalden Hour to Help OSU Students Be More Productive
OSU now has a special partnership with Goalden Hour, a life management tool that helps users make more time for their goals and good habits in the midst of their busy lives. Equipped with a dashboard to track important dates, a place to create new goals, and weekly check-ins to review progress, Goalden Hour hopes to help OSU students bring their goals to the forefront of their planning process while inspiring them to find new ways to grow and improve.

Try out this organizing tool here or watch a demo of the app here. Direct any questions to

NEW! Celebrate Pi Week with OSU Math Club and Society of Physics Students

Integration Bee

You are invited to participate (for fame, glory, prizes, and the title “Master Integrator”) or simply observe the Integrate Bee, where math problems will be solved analytically with MTH 252. All students are encouraged to participate, regardless of major and year.

Food will be provided. Check-in and registration start at 5:00 p.m. The event will take place Monday, March 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in WNGR 151. To register in advance, please visit the link here.

Pie Eating Contest and Pi-themed Trivia

There will be a Pi(e) themed trivia night, combined with a Pie Eating Contest. Come prepared to form teams of four and compete! Check-in and registration start at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in KIDD 108H. Space is limited, so to register in advance, please visit the link here.

Board Game Night

Pizza and pie will be provided. Feel free to bring friends and games! This game night will take place Friday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the MSLC (Mathematics & Statistics Learning Center, KIDD 108).

Events are free for all students. For additional information, please contact Math Club at or Isabella Johnson at

NEW! Ettihad Cultural Fest Coming Soon!
The Ettihad Cultural Fest is just around the corner! The 8th annual cultural event will feature over 15 countries from South, Southwestern, and Central Asia and Northern Africa. The festival will be held on Sunday, April 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the SEC Plaza, with everything free for students. Please stop by to experience the various cuisines, languages, performances, and clothes of this culturally diverse region.

Volunteers are needed on April 4 and 5 to help out with the cultural fest! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the times you are available at this link.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Ettihad Cultural Center at or (541)-737-1052.

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 the 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.

Safeguard 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 than 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 at any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area. For questions, please email or

HCSA/Honors X: No General Meeting This Week
There will be no general meeting for HCSA/Honors X this week. Meetings will begin again on Monday, March 30th and will be held every Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm 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: Sukhjot Sal

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