Spring 2020 Monday Message – Week 10

HC Announcements and Events NEW! Wellness Wednesday – Doodles & Towel AnimalsTake a wellness break this Wednesday by learning to doodle with Mo Willems or folding towels into animals.  Check out Doodling with Mo Kennedy Center’s Artist in Residence or/and Making Towel Animals (lobster, bunny, mouse, elephant..) letting your brain relax and have fun! NEW! 2020 Honors College […]

May 31, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Wellness Wednesday – Doodles & Towel Animals
Take a wellness break this Wednesday by learning to doodle with Mo Willems or folding towels into animals.  Check out Doodling with Mo Kennedy Center’s Artist in Residence or/and Making Towel Animals (lobster, bunny, mouse, elephant..) letting your brain relax and have fun!

NEW! 2020 Honors College Awards Announced
Join us LIVE on Instagram as we announce the winners of the HC Outstanding Professor, HC Course of the Year, and HC Outstanding Community Member of the Year this Friday, June 5 at noon.  Log on to your Instagram account and follow @osuhonors.  Hope to see you then.

COMING SOON! HCSA Applying to Graduate School Information Session
Considering applying to graduate school? Join HCSA and the OSU Graduate School for a virtual “Applying to Graduate School” information session on Monday, June 8 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST to learn the ins and outs of graduate school including the application process, financial aid, and more! RSVP here by Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW! Honors College T-Shirt Fundraiser
The Honors College Student Association (HCSA) is selling T-shirts to raise money for the Differential Tuition Scholarship given to Honors students each year. This student-designed shirt will only be available for purchase for the next two weeks until Friday, June 12! T-shirts are available in grey and in either a short sleeve for $15 or a long-sleeve for $20 and will be available for pick up and payment in the fall. For more information and to order a shirt, please visit https://honors.oregonstate.edu/webform/honors-college-t-shirt-fundraiser. This t-shirt was designed by HC student, Maja Engler.

NEW! Second section of HC 407 Diagnosis, Stat: An Introduction to Clinical Diagnostics Now Open!
Since HC 407 Diagnosis, Stat: An Introduction to Clinical Diagnostics in Fall term filled so quickly, we’ve opened a second section so that more students can register for it! This section is scheduled for the same day and time as the first section, but is offered in weeks 6 – 10 rather than weeks 1 – 5. If you would like to register, here is the course information: HC 407 section 041, CRN 20364.

BE MORE: Be and HC Peer Mentor and Earn HC Credits While Doing It!
The Honors College is now accepting applications for peer mentors! HC peer mentors are students who have already established themselves at the university and the HC for at least one academic year. Serving as a peer mentor has a lot to offer you; including boosting your leadership skills, improving your career profile, meeting new people, and gaining a fulfilling experience. You can also earn an HC elective credit – HC 409 Peer Mentoring!

If you feel you are at a place in your career to support another HC student, please complete the application here no later than Friday, June 12. For more information or questions, please contact Taylor Hamby (hambyta@oregonstate.edu) or Snigdha Malladi (mallads@oregonstate.edu).

Volunteer Opportunity: Knit For Those In Need!
Want to get crafty while also engaging in service? Participate in the Spring Knitting Project every Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 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!

LAST CHANCE! TheSIS Stage 1 Workshops
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, brainstorm ideas, or need assistance. Please feel free to contact us at any time here.

Last Stage 1 Thesis Workshop – This Friday at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom
If you haven’t done it yet, now’s the time to complete the first stage of your Honors Thesis! Learn more about the possibilities and requirements for the Honors Thesis and create your personal thesis map in a 45 minute workshop. You can register online now for the workshop this Friday, June 5, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. You will receive a reminder and a Zoom invitation the business day before your workshop by email. You have to register to receive the Zoom link.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

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

Math tutor applicants should be able to provide help with the following courses: MTH 111-256 and MTH 264/265. Applicants must have completed courses through MTH 264/265 (or 306) MTH2 with a grade of B or higher, be able to hold 90 minutes of tutoring each week, be open to questions, and be dependable. This is a paid position through the HC. Interested students should apply online at the job posting here by June 15.

NEW! OHSU Medical School Application Workshop
OHSU medical students are hosting a series of virtual workshops to help pre-medical applicants in Oregon apply to medical school. Through these workshops, students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one work with medical students on their medical school secondary applications and receive helpful feedback on them. Minority students are highly encouraged to sign up, as workshops are led by minority students, but it is open to all!

Workshops will take place from June 13 – July 11. If you are interested please sign up here by June 4. Once paired with a medical student, you will receive an email confirmation at the beginning of the next week.


Healthy Beaver Bags
The Human Services Resource Center has a new program called Healthy Beaver Bags. Every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., bags will be distributed off the back porch of Champinefu Lodge. This program is available for faculty/staff and students who are financially stressed and are looking to add more healthy items to their meals. This resource is also available to former staff or students who recently graduated or are taking a break.

We are all in this together and the HSRC is here for those who need us. Each bag has a theme and will feature more and more fresh and local produce as the growing season comes on. An example of what comes in a bag can be seen on the program’s Facebook page here. This is a supplement for pantry food boxes, which are currently being distributed every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and are NOT restricted to OSU community members.

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.

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.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Healing Politics: Webinar with Dr. El-Sayed
ASOSU, OID and Mortar Board are excited to announce a webinar on June 5, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Abdul El-Sayed! Dr. El-Sayed is a physician, public health expert, and activist at the forefront of the progressive movement – especially in regards to making health care equitable and accessible to all. You can read more about him here. He will be discussing his new book, Healing Politics where he examines the epidemic of insecurity in America and proposes a new political trajectory that works to solve the roots of these issues in a Q&A conversation! You can read more about his book here.

Board Game Circle
Join Community Engagement & Leadership for a weekly series of events that aims to create an open space for our students to have fun while playing board games from home with friends. The games played will be Trivia Murder Party, Fakin’ It, Guesspionage, Tee K.O., and Quiplash 2. 

New to games? No problem. No board game experience necessary. Register here to join us on Friday at 5:00 p.m., June 5. For additional questions, contact Maria at cel.event@oregonstate.edu.

Library Resources For Assignments
Not finding that source or sources you need for your assignment? Ask a librarian here or consult a research guide here!

Student Care – 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.* This is the number you can reach us at: (541) 351-8276. Learn more here.

*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.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

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

COVID Emails Sent to Students
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. 
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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