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March 15, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

LAST CALL! 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 the 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.

NEW! Winners of the HC Art Showcase & Sale

Thank you to the talented students who shared their art at our annual HC Art Showcase & Sale. Our committee selected two thought-provoking pieces for inclusion in our art collection. Congratulations to Catherine Park and Stuart Allen whose pieces were selected for purchase and watch for those pieces to be displayed in the Slug in the coming term.

NEW! Enroll in HC 408 Thesis Stage 3: Commit – Spring 2020

Having trouble keeping up the momentum with the thesis process? Need to submit your thesis proposal? 

Please consider registering for HC 408 Thesis Stage 3: Commit in Spring term. This 1-credit class is designed to support you in turning your research project plan into a concise thesis proposal. Submitting your thesis proposal is a critical step in documenting your area of study and research design.

The Stage 3 class meets in person only twice in the term: Weeks 3 & 7, Thursdays, April 16 and May 14 from 4:00 – 5:50 p.m. this Spring term. This is a fun and productive class to help you keep up the momentum to reach your next step in the thesis process. The CRN to register is 53915.

Questions about the thesis process? Contact your Honors College Academic Adviser for support.

NEW! Enroll in HC 407 Citizenship* Colloquium – Spring 2020

What does it mean to be an American or an Oregonian?

How do you join a community, and what do you have to do or believe to belong?

In this new, discussion-based course, students will explore the deepening dispute over citizenship, diving into an exciting array of primary sources to probe its legal, legislative, institutional, and historical dimensions. Working with cutting-edge research across disciplines, we will look at the impact of these ideas in every sector of our lives—in the voting booth, in the courtroom, at the border, at the doctor’s office, or the kitchen table.

This course is offered next term, Spring 2020, on Fridays at 12:00 p.m., and is co-taught by Prof. Christopher Nichols & Prof. Danielle Holtz.

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.”

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 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! Apply To Be an ASA Study Facilitator

Academics for Student Athletes is looking to fill two to three study facilitator positions for Spring term. Study facilitators work with small study groups of student athletes nightly as part of ASA’s study hall program. 

Applicants for this position must:

  • Be a junior standing
  • Hold a 3.0 overall OSU GPA
  • Be available Monday – Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

This is a paid position. Interested students can send an unofficial transcript and resume to

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.

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! Tuition Rate Recommendation Discussions

The University Budget Committee has made recommendations to President Ray for tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. The recommendations are posted here.

The Office of Budget and Resource Planning is hosting two more open meetings to answer questions about the recommendations and hear comments from the university community.

Due to precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, the remaining tuition forums seen below will be offered via Zoom. To join by phone, please dial +1 669 900 6833 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free); Meeting ID: 838 667 083.

  • March 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • March 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Comments and questions can be sent to

NEW! Apply for 2020 Homecoming Court!

Continue a legacy of Beaver Pride!

Join a diverse group of student leaders brought together by shared Beaver spirit. When you represent Oregon State as a member of the Homecoming Court, you will:

  • Earn a one-time $500 scholarship
  • Hone leadership skills and develop your network
  • Share your voice at important university events including Homecoming Week 


  • Must be a full-time Oregon State student who will be enrolled through Spring 2021
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • No current Homecoming Court Selection Committee member or past Homecoming Court members may apply

Think you’ve got the spirit? Learn more about this leadership opportunity, view the selection timeline and submit your application online here. Applications open March 13 and close April 20.

If you have any questions, please contact or 541-737-1253.

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

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: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Sackett Hall 105
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in LINC 433

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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