Spring 2020 Monday Message – Week 4

HC Announcements and Events LAST CHANCE TO RSVP – Networking Tips and Tricks Event! Join the Honors College and the Career Development Center for a Networking Tips and Tricks workshop this Tuesday, April 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT. RSVP for this virtual Zoom workshop here! NEW! HCSA Recreate Famous Photos Challenge – The Getty Museum!The viral “Getty Museum Challenge“, from […]

April 19, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

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

NEW! HCSA Recreate Famous Photos Challenge – The Getty Museum!
The viral “Getty Museum Challenge“, from The Getty Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, is challenging everyone to recreate a famous piece of art at home using three household items! Submit your recreations here for a chance to be featured on the Honors College social media! 

NEW! HCSA Service Chairs Weekly Volunteer Opportunity: Knit For Those In Need
Want to get crafty while also engaging in service? Participate in the Spring Knitting Project beginning Thursday, April 23 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PST to socialize with your peers while knitting a project to donate to someone in need. No experience necessary! Meetings will start week 4, RSVP here to receive the Zoom link! 

NEW! HC Paint Night with Bob Ross
Join the HCSA for a paint night led by the beloved Bob Ross. On Friday, May 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. paint your masterpiece with step by step directions from Bob, then send a picture of your painting to the HC to be entered for a prize! We will take care of all of the details. Just register by May 8 to receive the required art supplies shipped to your home for free.

NEW! Looking To Volunteer? HCSA Service Chairs Ideas:

  • Deliver groceries to the immunocompromised. Sign up to help in your area by going to Shopping Angels on Facebook here
  • If you are in Corvallis, sign up to volunteer here to help with rides, deliveries, or to offer child/elder/dependent care. (scroll to bottom of page and fill out “Benton County COVID-19 Volunteer Availability Form”.)
  • Pick up trash around your neighborhood/in your local park. This is a great way to spend time outdoors and beautify your community!

NEW! 2020 Honors College Awards – Nominate an Outstanding Professor, Mentor, Community Member or Course
Did a professor inspire you to greater heights or change your perspective on the world? Did your thesis mentor go above in beyond in supporting you and opening up opportunities? Did you leave a class inspired and motivated? Is there anyone in the Honors College that you feel deserves to be recognized? If you answered yes or if you have a professor or class that you just love, please nominate them for a 2020 Honors College award! Nominations must include brief comments on what has made your experience particularly successful, meaningful, or impactful. Nominate here by May 11th.

NEW! Wellness Wednesday: Relaxation through Breathing
Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you are anxious or relaxed? There is an enormous difference between calm and anxious state and your breathing. Focusing on your breathing is one way to overcome stress quickly. This Wellness Wednesday consider trying breathing exercises and different breathing techniques to relieve week 4 stress. Try one of the following apps created to teach breathing techniques to improve the health of your whole body. This is from the list of the 13 best breathing apps for Andriod and iOS.

Relax: Stress & Anxiety Relief

Breathing zone

Stop, Breathe & Think

Breathe- Mindful Breathing App

Kardia – Deep Breathing Relaxation

NEW! Wellness Wednesday: Relaxation through Breathing
Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you are anxious or relaxed? There is an enormous difference between calm and anxious state and your breathing. Focusing on your breathing is one way to overcome stress quickly. This Wellness Wednesday consider trying breathing exercises and different breathing techniques to relieve week 4 stress. Try one of the following apps created to teach breathing techniques to improve the health of your whole body. This is from the list of the 13 best breathing apps for Andriod and iOS.Relax: Stress & Anxiety Relief
Breathing zone
Stop, Breathe & Think
Breathe- Mindful Breathing App
Kardia – Deep Breathing Relaxation

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! Thesis Stage 4 Help!
Feeling alone in the writing process? Assistant Dean, Ben Mason, will be holding virtual writing hours to support students in their final stages of the thesis process. Join him Fridays, through Week 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Zoom Meeting ID: 634 246 895 / Password: hc408.

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. You can view the full schedule of workshops and register online now for any one. You will receive a reminder and a Zoom invitation the business day before your workshop by email. You must register online to receive the conference link. Please feel free to contact us at any time here.

Week 4 workshops are:

  • Monday, 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.

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 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

Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! U.S. Student Fulbright Program Now Open!
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Candidates will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

LeAnn Adam, OSU’s Coordinator for Prestigious Scholarships is available to support students throughout the application process! Contact LeAnn at leann.adam@oregonstate.edu or schedule an appointment at the link here where you can find an online appointment scheduling link under “Contact Us.”

Live Webinar for OSU:
OSU will host Lee Rivers from Fulbright for a “virtual” Fulbright information session on Tuesday, April 21st at 5:00 p.m. Please gather all your best questions and join us for an informative hour with Lee! Register in advance for this meeting here.

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.

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.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

NEW! Phi Beta Kappa Invites Are Out!
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors Society invitations have been sent to students! Check your emails today to see if you were invited!

NEW! Graduate Business Program Information Session
Interested in learning more about the Graduate Business Programs at Oregon State University? The College of Business will be hosting a Graduate Business Program Information Session on April 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This session is open to everyone and will discuss why students should consider earning a graduate degree in business and how to apply for graduate school. Current students will share their experience and tips for success with you as well. Once you register for this event, you will receive a link for the Zoom session.

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.

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! Beavers Belong Network
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. Spring term 2020 undergraduate student groups start week 3. For Mondays at 11 a.m., register here; for Thursdays at 5 p.m., register here. Graduate students group will start week 4, from Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., with registration here.

We are also recruiting directors and leaders for 2020-21. Apply today at this link.

NEW! Student Care – When Life Happens, Text Us


When life happens, text us.

Student Care strives to help students and their families navigate challenging circumstances. We are grateful to our faculty and staff who continue to help our Beavers get the support they need when life gets tough. We have now expanded our services to include our Student Care Textline during the Spring term. If a student you know needs assistance from Student Care, please give them this number in addition to the other ways to access us. Our textline is monitored from 10 AM – 9 PM PST, Monday through Friday.*

(541) 351-8276
Learn More

*Our text line will help you with initial questions or concerns, and help you schedule an appointment with our support staff. If you are worried about the safety of someone, please email CAPS during regular business hours or call the crisis line (541-737-2131) after-hours.

NEW! Free Virtual Nutrition Counseling
Help the OSU dietetic interns get their internship hours so they can stay on track to graduate and join the healthcare workforce as Registered Dietitians. We’re offering 1:1 virtual counseling sessions over Zoom for OSU faculty/staff/alumni. Contact Michelle Bump at michelle.bump@oregonstate.edu if you’re interested.

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.

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!

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)

To learn more and submit your work, visit this link. A panel of judges will select submissions for inclusion in an online reading and exhibit.

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

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.

By: Sukhjot Sal

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