Spring 2020 Week 3 – Monday Message

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Announcement for Spring 2020 GraduatesFor students who intend on graduating this term, please login to your MyDegrees and look at the upper right portion of the page next to “Graduation Status and Term”. If you do not see “Pending Spring 2020” in this area, you must contact an HC Academic Advisor immediately. […]

April 12, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Announcement for Spring 2020 Graduates
For students who intend on graduating this term, please login to your MyDegrees and look at the upper right portion of the page next to “Graduation Status and Term”. If you do not see “Pending Spring 2020” in this area, you must contact an HC Academic Advisor immediately. Contact us at uhcadvisor@oregonstate.edu with any questions regarding your graduation plans.

NEW! Vote on the 2020 Honors College T-Shirt Design
Join the HCSA meeting this week to vote on the 2020 T-shirt design – Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Zoom Meeting ID: 360 964 580. All Honors College students are welcome!

UPDATED! BeaverPrint Credit For Spring Term And Student Computing Resources
During the period in which the SLUG is closed, the Honors College will be providing students with a $25 BeaverPrint credit upon request. Email honors.college@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in receiving this support.

The Milne student computer lab remains open to students residing both on and off-campus. If there are programs you typically use in a computer lab but can no longer access, the university is providing a virtual computer lab for completion of assignments and homework. See instructions for accessing this resource here.

NEW! Reporting live from my laundry room! (Send us photos of your workspace, please?)
Zoom meetings from a dining room? Yeah, been there, done that! All across the country, the HC community has adapted and are working from dining tables, laundry rooms, and bedrooms, among others, as we continue to chase those dreams. Which gave us an idea: We want to see your workspace! Send us a photo of where you’re working from, your name, and how you’re affiliated with the HC community and you could be featured on HC social!
Submit your entry here: bit.ly/WorkspacePhoto.

UPDATED! Remote Support for TheSIS Stages
The HC and HC Academic Advisors will continue to support students through all stages of the TheSIS process during the Spring 2020 term. Feel free to contact an HC Academic Advisor if you want to discuss the TheSIS, TheSIS stage requirements, brainstorm ideas, or need assistance.

Stage 1
Stage 1 Thesis workshops are being delivered remotely via Zoom throughout Spring term. Register online here right away.

Week 3 workshops are:

  • Wednesday, Apr. 15, 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Apr. 16, 12:00 p.m.

You will receive the Zoom meeting link the business day prior by email. You must register online here to receive the remote meeting link. Please feel free to contact us at any time here.

Student & Faculty Mixers – Spring 2020
The mixers this term will have a unique and exciting format. Each one-hour long mixer will be hosted remotely via Zoom by an Honors College dean and be multi-disciplinary. Five to six faculty members from varying fields will present their work to all attendees followed by each presenter holding a Q&A session in their own breakout rooms.

The names and information of presenters scheduled for each session are listed on the Stage 2 website and below so you can choose a mixer with faculty or departments you are interested in learning more about. You are welcome to attend more than one mixer. 

You must register online at least two business days before the mixer.  This will allow us to contact you about which faculty member’s breakout room you would like to attend and send you the meeting link. Early registration is encouraged.

April 15:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Dan Faltesek –  School of Arts & Communication
  • Alison Johnston – School of Public Policy
  • Skip Rochefort – Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
  • David Cann – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Andrea Marks – College of Business

April 23:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Paul Thompson – School of Public Policy
  • Nicole von Germeten – School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
  • Liz Helman – School of Arts & Communication
  • Kate Schilke – Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
  • Ean Ng – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Ryann Reynolds-McIlnay – College of Business

April 29:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Jonathan Kaplan – School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
  • David Biespiel – School of Writing, Literature, and Film
  • Peter Betjemann – School of Writing, Literature, and Film
  • Kyle Neimeyer – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Jason Ideker – Civil and Construction Engineering
  • TBD – College of Business

May 7:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Zach Price – School of Writing, Literature, and Film
  • Josh Reeves School of Arts & Communication
  • Lewis Semprini – Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
  • Shane Brown – Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Bryony Dupont – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Jihye Park – Civil and Construction Engineering

May 13:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Liney Arnadottir – Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
  • John Parmigiani – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Javier Calvo-Amodio – Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Ryan Contreras  – Agricultures Sciences, Horticulture
  • Elizabeth Root – Speech Communication

HCSA Student-Faculty Trivia Night – Thursday!
Join us for a friendly trivia competition against fellow Honors College faculty and students on Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Challenging questions, brilliant competitors, and fabulous prizes – don’t miss it! Register here.

The HC Interactive Fiction Team Looking For A Few Good Writers
The Honors College is looking for students interested in writing an interactive fiction story – otherwise known as branching, or choose-your-own-adventure (CYOA). Writers will work together to create a story, one chapter at a time, with each contributing member building upon what has been written in the past. Writers will be asked to write 1-3 chapters depending on the size of the team with each chapter being 500-1000 words. If you are interested in joining this fun, creative team please email LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu by Thursday, April 16.

HC Wellness Wednesday: Free Live Group Fitness Sessions with Dixon Recreation Center
This week, focus on your physical well-being by joining students in live group fitness zoom sessions on Wednesdays including yoga, zumba, core fusion and beaver lift! Check out Wednesday’s schedule for times and classes here.

*No Group Fitness pass required! Enjoy up to 40+ live group fitness classes until April 24!

Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grants

The Honors College recognizes that this may be a particularly challenging time for Honors College students and their families. We encourage students who are experiencing difficulty paying the costs associated with Honors College enrollment to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant.

Determinations will be made on a rolling basis and will consider both need and the likelihood of earning the Honors Baccalaureate. Inability to pay Honors College differential tuition or other costs this term should not be the primary barrier to any student’s successful graduation from the college or continuation as an honors student. Approved grants may be for the full HC differential tuition (currently $500) or a portion of it and are for one-term only. Grants will not be renewed for additional terms, but students can reapply. 

Typically, students can only receive two Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant during their time in the Honors College, but during this period of crisis all applicants will be considered. See the application here for additional information.

NEW! 2020 Hatfield Marine Science Center Student Awards and Scholarships
The Hatfield Marine Science Center is pleased to announce 2020 opportunities for various undergraduate and graduate student awards and scholarships to assist students in research and other scholarly endeavors. These awards and scholarships are the result of generous financial gifts from donors to the HMSC over many years. A summary of available awards is presented below. Please refer to the HMSC website for detailed information, including application requirements for each award here.

There will be two informational Zoom meetings for the Hatfield Marine Science Center Student Awards and Scholarships.  

-HMSC Student Awards Informational Meeting I, April 13, 2:00 p.m.
Zoom meeting link is here.
-HMSC Student Awards Informational Meeting II, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Zoom meeting link is here.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

Networking Tips and Tricks Event!
Join the Honors College and the Career Development Center for a Networking Tips and Tricks workshop on Tuesday, April 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PTRSVP for this virtual Zoom workshop here!

NEW! Spring Virtual Career Fair Coming Soon!
Students and employers will have the opportunity to participate in the Spring Virtual Fair, hosted by the College of Business and sponsored by the Career Development Center! The event will take place on April 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and/or May 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This fair is open to all majors and industries. The link for student registration can be found here.

NEW! Beaver Connect Hiring Peer Mentors
The Beaver Connect program (formerly known as the Faculty-Student Mentor Program) is looking for Peer Mentors for 2020-2021!

This program will match you as a co-mentor with a faculty member in your college to lead crucial discussions on navigating college, achieving success, and getting more out of the OSU experience with a group of 3 – 4 new-to-OSU students. This is a paid position that will help you make connections with faculty and peers and develop resume-building leadership skills!

We are particularly interested in undergraduate students who identify as first generation, low-income, underrepresented, transfer, or have experience in the University Exploratory Studies Program. Want to find out more? Fill out our interest form here by April 30 to be added to our information sessions occurring later in spring 2020! Questions and accommodation requests can be directed to contact-fsmp@oregonstate.edu.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Undergrad Research & Writing Studio Is Open
The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio remains open through our new online feature, Studio Live. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Week 2 through finals week. Support is available via chat, Zoom, telephone or email. Visit our website for more information here.

NEW! Valley Library Resources
Below is information from the Valley Library regarding remote library services for students.

Course Reserves Online
We are working hard to get as many course reserves as possible available online.  Due to unprecedented demand, and instability in our supply lines, some requests will take time.  We are responding to them in the order in which they were received.  For a quick and clear explanation about how this service works please visit this link.

Home Delivery Services
You can still access print materials while the library buildings are closed with Library Home Delivery. To find out how to place a request, and to get answers to common questions about this service, please visit the link here.

NEW! Registration for 2020 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Is Now OPEN!
The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2020 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) is now open!

CUE is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and all stages of research or creative work are invited to present.

Due to changes in campus operations, and with respect for our need to remain socially distant, CUE will take the form of a virtual symposium this year. Each presenter will record a 3-minute lightning talk about their work and post it on a central Canvas page where the symposium will be hosted. The Canvas page will be distributed to OSU community members who will be able to view presenters’ recordings, ask questions, and engage in dialogue via the Canvas discussion board function. We hope this event will bring our community closer during this time of social distancing.

  • The deadline for students to register to present at CUE is Friday, May 1st at 5:00 PM.
  • The Canvas page will be made public for viewing on May 21 and 22nd (link to come!).
  • Details and the registration link are available here.

Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate undergraduate excellence at OSU!

NEW! Call For Submissions: The Nature of Isolation
Spring Creek Project is launching a call for submissions, The Nature of Isolation, that invites writers and artists to explore their home ecosystems and reflect on the nature of isolation during the pandemic: What are you learning from the shelter of your place? What do house plants know about quarantine? What does your garden offer about mortality? What are you learning about renewal from the wilderness of sunlight and rain out your window? How is this microscopic virus changing the biome of your body and mind?

We welcome writers and artists of all experience levels to submit work to The Nature of Isolation in five categories by Monday, May 18.

  • Poetry (up to 3 poems)
  • Creative nonfiction (1 piece, 1,000 word limit)
  • Fiction (1 piece, 1,000 word limit)
  • Photography (up to 3 photos)
  • Visual art (up to 3 pieces)

A panel of judges will select submissions for inclusion in an online reading and exhibit.

Now More Than Ever: A Call For Poems About Pandemic-Caused Hunger
These times call out to poets. One of the many looming threats of the current pandemic is an expected surge in levels of hunger and food insecurity. Spikes in hunger are predicted in our neighborhoods, across each state, throughout our country, and in countries around the world.

This new threat calls for a special effort. Poetry X Hunger is urging poets in this Now More Than Ever moment to raise voices against hunger as it accompanies the pandemic. Write a family-friendly poem in Word format of no more than 40 lines focused on some aspect of the pandemic on hunger and food insecurity. Some possible topics include gratitude to those who are on the food security front lines, concern/fear over looming hunger among vulnerable groups, and calls to action.

Send the poem along with a two-sentence bio and your picture to PoetryXHunger@gmail.com. By doing so, you will be giving Poetry X Hunger permission to post your poem on its website and/or Facebook page. There is no deadline, but please send your poems as soon as you write and polish them!

Poetry X Hunger hopes that these poems will be useful to folks in hunger-prevention organizations who are working overtime to meet current and impending needs – locally, nationally, and globally. We need powerful poetry that gives voice to our collective concerns. Especially now. Please spread the word by sharing this call with anyone you think might be interested in writing/submitting a poem.

‘Punch Through Pandemics’ Course Available For OSU Students and Public
To help combat feelings of isolation and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, professors in Oregon State University’s School of Psychological Science have put together a new course to help explain what’s happening in our brains and offer evidence-based coping mechanisms. The class will include a combination of scientific discussion of the effects of stress on the body, and practical opportunities for students to provide real-time help to others, like volunteering for the crisis line. The PSY 499 course is led by Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease, Dr. Regan Gurung, and Kate Gallagher.

Students who wish to earn credit can enroll in an Ecampus or Corvallis section through myOSU here. Students and members of the public who wish to join a free, noncredit version of the course can enroll for free on Canvas here. You can also follow along with the content and activities and participate in discussions casually on their website here.

BEavers HERE NOW Drop-In Meditation Via Zoom
Enjoy a different 15 minute guided meditation each week! No experience necessary. All are welcome. Benefits of meditation include: stress reduction, better sleep, sharper concentration, anxiety management and happier relationships.

The meditation will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Visit this link to access each session.

Contact tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too.

Intramural Sports Update In light of recent COVID-19 developments, all in-person intramural sports for spring term are suspended until we can safely have activity.

However, we are excited to offer virtual and remote programming here! All virtual intramurals are free.

Here is our virtual line-up:

E-Sports (multiple platforms)

App Games (download Apps and we’ll schedule games)

Just Keep Stepping: Step Count Competition

  • Everyone still need to get their steps in!
  • Teams of 4 will report their weekly step totals.
  • Join as a free agent and we’ll get you on a team!

Virtual Running Groups

  • You don’t have to run alone with your virtual running group!
  • Mondays at 10:10 a.m., Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m., and Fridays at 12:10 p.m.

Weekly Trivia

  • Weekly Trivia on Wednesdays at 7pm, hosted via Zoom!
  • Sign up by 6pm on the Wednesdays of the week you want to play.
  • Themes vary from week to week!

You must have a current recreational sports membership to participate. Some games have closed for registration, but for games that are still open, the earliest registration deadlines are April 8 and 10. Visit the link here to sign up. Visit this link to view other remote programming offered by the Department of Recreational Sports. Winners will receive an Intramural Champion Shirt.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

HCSA/Honors X: Join Us Virtually
Meetings will be held every Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Zoom Meeting ID: 360 964 580. All Honors College students are welcome to join!

HC Drop-In Advising Hours
Need help now? Drop-in advising is available remotely Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Use this link to access the Zoom sessions.

HC Graduate Teaching Assistant Spring Office Hours
Rachel Navratil, the HC Graduate Teaching Assistant, will be hosting office hours virtually via Zoom throughout spring term.

Whether you have a question related to the Honors College, OSU in general, or just need a friend to chat with, you may enter the office hour waiting room during the scheduled times by using this link here.

Rachel’s Spring Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Resources

NEW! Helpful Log of Emails Sent to Students Available Now
The emails in this link were approved by the OSU Registrar to be sent to Student Communications listserves in the 2019-2020 school year. It provides a clear overview of emails sent to students regarding the OSU response to COVID-19 in the past few months.

Human Services Resource Center (HSRC): COVID-19 Resources!
During this challenging and uncertain time, it is more important than ever for the HSRC to find new ways to support OSU students and their families. We have quickly changed many of our processes and programs so that we can continue meeting students’ basic needs – this includes access to food, shelter, and other course related materials. We want you to know what our programs look like as we adapt to this new reality.
Remote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
One of the most impactful programs that helps fight food insecurity and serve as an effective retention strategy is SNAP. Because of this, we are ramping up our SNAP outreach and enrollment support. We also understand that these hardships do not impact everyone equally. We are proud to offer SNAP application support in nine languages. Our diverse and talented student workforce is ready to help students navigate the SNAP application – and help students find resources (food pantries, etc.) in whatever locations they will be.
Please visit the SNAP website for more information.
-Food Pantry and Grocery support
The HSRC will continue on-site food assistance at Champinefu Lodge for local students. This will include food boxes from our local food bank and “Healthy Beaver Bags.” Food box distribution will be Wednesdays from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Healthy Beaver Bags will be distributed Fridays from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. and will only be available to members of the OSU community. 
-Basic Needs Navigation and Emergency Housing
We are still doing Basic Needs support from Miguel with others on our team here. Emergency Housing is still available for eligible local students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness

Our website has these updates reflected here. Students who need to use our services with accommodations should contact the HSRC at hsrc@oregonstate.edu and we will contact them as soon as we can.

CAPS COVID-19 Adjustments
Due to concerns about COVID-19 at OSU, CAPS is following Provost Feser’s recommendation to deliver our services remotely when possible.

-CAPS’ on-call clinic will operate regular hours (M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the academic term,10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during spring break), but on-call appointments will be provided over the phone (call 541-737-2131) starting Monday, March 16. 
All first and return appointments (all appointments other than on-call appointments) will be provided through secure Zoom videoconferencing (specific instructions for this will be sent to CAPS clients). This will be implemented until April 10th, when it will be reassessed.
CAPS Single Session Clinic appointments will be offered starting March 30 through Zoom. 
-CAPS’ after-hours crisis line will remain available (541-737-2131).
If you are currently in crisis, please call CAPS to talk with a counselor (541-737-2131). 

Please consider using the following resources to help you cope during these challenges.
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
Why Pandemics Activate Xenophobia
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
How to Survive Coronavirus Anxiety

By: Sukhjot Sal

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