Spring 2020 Monday Message – Finals Week

HC Announcements and Events TODAY! HCSA Applying to Grad School Information SessionConsidering 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, […]

June 7, 2020

HC Announcements and Events

TODAY! HCSA Applying to Grad 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! For questions contact gonzaden@oregonstate.edu.

RESCHEDULED! 2020 Honors College Awards Announcement
To amplify Black voices, the HC halted all postings to social media. As such, our announcement of the 2020 Honors College awards did not occur last week. We have rescheduled our announcement for this week. Please 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 Tuesday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m. Log on to your Instagram account and follow @osuhonors.  Hope to see you then.

NEW! Wellness Wednesday – Music
Listening to music and podcasts has many perks, from relaxation to education! Please dedicate some time to relax and check out these playlists and podcasts that celebrate Black History, Pride month and other important voices.

THIS WEEK! HCSA 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 until Friday, June 12! T-shirts are available in grey, 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 the link here. T-shirt designed by HC student, Maja Engler.

THIS WEEK! Apply for HC Peer Mentor Position This Fall and Earn HC Credit!
The Honors College is now accepting applications for peer mentors! If you believe you have applied but haven’t heard from us, please reach out.  We have created a new, working application link!

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).

NEW! Two Additional Colloquia Classes Available For Summer Term!

  • HC 407: White Supremacy & Oregon
    Summer Session 2 (1st 4-Week) (06-22-2020 to 07-17-2020)
    MWF 10:00-11:50
    Instructor: Eliza Barstow
  • This course offers insight into the development of racial categories and racial discrimination in the United States and, more specifically, within Oregon. In addition to reading texts written by historians, students will also read a number of articles published by contemporary media outlets, and they will also read some documents (for example, the reports surrounding the renaming of buildings at OSU) pertaining to OSU. We will also have some guest speakers who will address topics such as racism in Corvallis, strategies for being anti-racist, and ways that OSU is making efforts to deal with the history of racism. Finally, each student will do a presentation on a relevant topic of their choice. Graded: P/N. Satisfies: HC Colloquia.
  • HC 407: Imaging the Universe
    Summer Session 4 (2nd 4-Week) (07-20-2020 to 08-14-2020)
    MWF 3-3:50pm
    Instructor: Tom Carrico
  • The universe is far more than what our eyes can see. With the help of remote access software, students will be able to view and image the night sky. Students will learn various methods of image processing that will help tease out all available information. From there, the course will look at many of the resources available that will reveal more of the spectrum of the universe, including radio telescopes, orbiting observatories, and other novel techniques. There will be opportunities to image through solar telescopes, experience a star party (remotely) with a wide range of telescopes, and spend many evenings photographing the universe using cameras they can connect to and control from their home. Graded: P/N Satisfies: HC Colloquia.

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, a second section has been opened so that more students can register for it! This section is scheduled for the same day and time as the first section, but 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.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

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.


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.

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 for additional information.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

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.

By: Sukhjot Sal

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