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Fall 2020 – Monday Message Week 2

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! Volunteer Opportunity: Knit for Those in Need
Want to get crafty while also engaging in service? Participate in the Fall Knitting Project! We will meet once a month to socialize and work on a knitting project to donate to someone in need. Attend our first meeting Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6-7 p.m. to learn more. No experience necessary! RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and learn more!

HCSA Honors X Elections THURSDAY!
This week at HCSA Honors X Leadership position elections will be taking place. We are seeking students to run for Honors X Chair, Honors X Vice Chair, and other positions. Fill out the information in this link to run!
The HCSA general weekly meetings are Thursdays at 7 pm. Join us to organize fun events and share your thoughts at Zoom meeting ID 922 1349 4129, password: HCSA. Can’t make it to the meetings – no problem – join us on Microsoft Teams at Teams code: uq9bafe

THIS FRIDAY! HC Movie Night
The HC Movie Night is this Friday, Oct. 9.  At the outdoor screen, we will be showing Jumanji at 7 and 9 p.m. Additionally, we will be offering Bill & Ted Face the Music online through an Amazon Prime watch party also at 7 and 9 p.m.  All must register to reserve a place at this event here. To participate in the online watch party, you must have an Amazon Prime account. We hope to see you there! 

HC Announcements and Events

THIS WEEK! Dean and Friends Conversation with Todd Kjos
All HC students are invited to the first Dean and Friends conversation of the year on Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon-1 p.m. We will host Todd Kjos on Zoom, a 1986 graduate of the OSU honors program in engineering physics. Todd is currently a software engineer with Google, where he is the technical lead for the Android kernel. His career has included work as a software engineer with Facebook and Hewlett-Packard, and he will answer questions about his career and lead a conversation about his current work. Sign up to receive the Zoom link by emailing Kevin Stoller at stollerk@oregonstate.edu.

Attend HC Student-Faculty Mixer with College of Science, College of Engineering and more
Honors College mixers are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research, and potentially get involved in projects that could be the basis of an HC thesis. Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Dress in attire you are comfortable making a first impression with. Be prepared to discuss your research interests and/or academic background. Some faculty members may also ask for a resume.

Fall 2020 Mixers:

  • Multi-discipline mixer on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm via Zoom
  • College of Engineering mixer on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm via Zoom
  • College of Science mixer on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 from 3 p.m.-4:30 pm via Zoom

Register here today! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link, which will be sent two business days before the event.

Stage One Thesis Workshops
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 view the full schedule of workshops and register online here. You will receive a reminder and a Zoom invitation via email the business day before your workshop. You must register online to receive the conf

Scholarship Opportunities

Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant
The Honors College recognizes this may be a particularly challenging time for Honors College students and their families. We encourage students 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. See the application for additional information.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

TODAY! Dell Technologies Summer 2021 Internship Opportunity
Interested in interning with Dell Technologies? Come learn about the different job opportunities Dell has to offer HC students by joining a Zoom meeting with their University Relations Team on Monday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. They will be sharing information about their company, how they identify top talent, and their 2021 summer internship opportunities across disciplines such as engineering, business, and marketing. If you are interested, please register here for the Zoom link. If you have any questions, please email Emily Garcia at emily.garcia@oregonstate.edu.

THIS WEEK! URSA Research Ready Workshop
Wondering how to get involved in research at OSU? Register here for the next Research Ready workshop on October 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. hosted by OSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts. We’ll discuss how to identify and contact the mentor you want to work with and how to apply for specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers and professors who regularly mentor undergraduates in research.

NEW! Student Budget Advisory Council Seeking Members
The Student Budget Advisory Council is a student group that serves in an advisory role to the University Budget Committee. The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers to provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The University Budget Committee considers the students’ input an important part of tuition and budget decision processes.

The Associate Vice President for Budget & Resource Planning convenes the Student Budget Advisory Council during the academic year. The Council meets every two weeks from October through May. The Council schedule contains evening meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month and are no more than 90 minutes in length.

The 2020-2021 Council membership will consist of up to 15 student members. Student membership and participation is ideally for two consecutive years but can be for just one year. The membership aims to include:

  • Ten representatives selected by application, chosen for expertise, motivation, and distribution across university colleges and programs.
  • One ASOSU representative appointed from the ASOSU elected membership.
  • One graduate student representative 
  • Three representatives will fill at large positions by invitation from the Student Budget Advisory Council chairs, ensuring there is representation from a cross-section of OSU’s student population.

If you have interest in tuition, fee rates and policies including short-term recommendations for 2021-2022 and long-term planning strategy for OSU tuition, please visit the Student Budget Advisory Council page here. Benefits of council participation include peer engagement, leadership, skill development, and more. For more information, expressions of interest from students, or nominations, please contact Nicole.Dolan@oregonstate.edu.

Last Call – apply for the HC Student Leadership Circle
The HC is seeking students from all across our college to participate in this year’s Student Leadership Circle. The Honors College Student Leadership Circle lends a diverse student voice to college issues and advises the deans and directors on various topics affecting students and their educational and social experiences at the Oregon State University Honors College. This year the Circle will provide feedback on a high-level college strategy to confront perpetuated and reflected privilege and structural racism in the honors community and work toward a more just and better future for all. Additionally, the Circle may be charged with special initiatives to strengthen the sense of community and continue to build relationships with academic departments in hopes of enhancing the Honors College experience for all students.

The Honors College is looking for student representatives from every undergraduate college at OSU. To be considered for selection, student applicants must be available to attend quarterly meetings and be willing to share advice and counsel to college leadership on issues and concerns. All participants must be willing to seek input from relevant student groups when issues arise and engage in ways that enhance the general well-being of the population that make up the Honors College.

The priority deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 5. If this sounds interesting to you or someone you might know, please visit the Honors College Student Leadership Circle web page here for more information along with details on how to apply. 

Scribendi Magazine Accepting Submissions
Scribendi, a nationally recognized art and literature magazine for honors students, is accepting submissions from honors students until this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. What to submit:

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Poetry
  • Digital art
  • Open media
  • Short fiction
  • Foreign language

Submissions accepted for publication will appear in the 2021 edition of Scribendi. Excluding foreign languages and open media, a $250 prize is awarded to one winner in each category! To apply and find more information, please visit the website here.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

THIS WEEK! Virtual Honors Society Info Session
Engineering Honors Societies are hosting a Virtual Honors Society Info Session on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. via Zoom here. The password is 569569. More information about the event is in the flyer below!

NEW! Leadership Academy Virtual Summit – All Engineering Students Welcome
Jumpstart your growth as an engineer and leader at the College of Engineering Leadership Academy Virtual Summit! We have been hard at work to bring you a top-notch live virtual event, with an inspiring keynote, engaging breakout sessions, and opportunities to personally connect with engineering alumni and industry leaders. This event is open to ALL engineering students, engineering alumni, industry partners, and COE staff & faculty. We have confirmed speakers from Microsoft, Boeing, NASA JPL, Fortis Construction, and more! The event will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST. Visit the link here to view our event page and register!

NEW! Free Oregon Health Plan Enrollment Virtual Event
The Human Services Resource Center and the Benton County Health Department will host a virtual OHP enrollment event from Oct. 12-16, with two sessions per day at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Register here for a session and read more about the OHP eligibility requirements here. The Facebook event link here. OHP certified community partners will assist you and your family with the enrollment process for free and will be available for any questions you may have.

OHP is Oregon’s Medicaid health coverage. You could qualify either as a primary health coverage (if you are uninsured) or as secondary (if you already have private health insurance). OHP is free comprehensive health coverage for Oregonians who meet income requirements and other criteria. It covers check-ups, some dental care, prescriptions, labs, x-rays, hospital care and other services. It may even pay for rides to and from the doctor’s office.

Now more than ever, it is critical for you to have adequate and affordable health coverage that meets your needs. If you don’t have any health coverage, health coverage is too expensive for you, or you are covered by your parents’ insurance but are still struggling with medical costs, you may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan, even if you already have private insurance. If you have a child under age 18, they can be covered through the OHP regardless of immigration status, and they may qualify for free health coverage too, either as primary or secondary coverage. 

Information to have ready:

  • Policy number(s) and plan name(s) for any current health insurance
  • Information about health coverage available at work
  • Social Security number(s), if you have them
  • Immigration document(s), if you have them
  • Employer and income information 
  • Any self-employment deductions

If you need any accommodations or have questions regarding disability, please contact the HSRC at hsrc@oregonstate.edu or call (541)-737-3747 between 9 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday.

NEW! Academic Support Resources For Fall Term
New to OSU or just want a refresher on the academic resources available for fall 2020? Check out this short video from the Academic Success Center for a broad overview of what’s available and how to find it. You can also visit the Academic Support webpage here, or talk with an ASC strategist using Live Chat on our website here.

NEW! Learn About Remote Student Account Services Resources for Fall Term
The Financial Aid office in the Kerr Administration building will have limited in-person office hours, but we are available remotely to assist with all sorts of topics Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To reach out to us for questions about billing, how to enroll in a payment plan, where to send outside scholarships, and more, contact us here:

OSU Investment Group Looking for New Members
The OSU Investment Group is a student-led asset management group that provides students with experiential learning opportunities through performing in-depth equity research, fundamental valuation techniques, and portfolio management of about $2.8 million on behalf of the OSU Foundation. The group is employing new tactics to improve diversity and candidate experience in this new virtual environment.

They are always looking for high-caliber students to strengthen the group. The application will close on Friday, Oct. 9. If you are interested in learning more about the group, visit their website here, and view their LinkedIn profile here.

Information Sessions: Get Involved with Community Engagement & Leadership
Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) is offering a series of virtual info sessions during weeks 1-4 (Monday, Sept. 28-Friday, Oct. 23) for students interested in community service, taking action on social causes, and building leadership skills! CEL offers community service projects, conversation spaces, workshops, and a variety of other events for students to get involved in the greater community and connect with other OSU students! Students can register for a 30-minute virtual info session on the CEL website to ask questions, learn how to get involved, and meet some of the student staff working in CEL! Register here and email any questions to cel@oregonstate.edu.

Real Time Strategy AI Research Study
Are you 18 years or older? Do you have experience with StarCraft, StarCraft II, or other real time strategy games?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may qualify for a two-hour human-computer interaction research study. The experiment involves attending a two-hour session with Oregon State University (remotely via Zoom) where you will work to evaluate and explain the actions of an AI player in an AI-powered RTS (real-time strategy) game.

Participants will be paid $20 for their time and effort, provided upon completion of the study. Dates and times will be determined to find a mutually agreeable time. Apply to be part of the study here.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

LAST CALL – HC Study Groups
Need a way to deepen your understanding of course material, discuss challenging concepts, and study for upcoming exams and assignments with your fellow beavs? Sign up for the fall term HC study groups! The Honors College will be offering about 30 different study groups per term throughout the 2020-2021 school year, all through Zoom. Study groups are a great way to receive extra academic support in any of your courses. Sign up for the fall term HC virtual study groups! Please register for the course(s) you would like to participate in for by Monday, Oct. 5. If you have any other questions, feel free to email Emily at emily.garcia@oregonstate.edu.
COMM 111COMM 114COMM 218BA 160(H)BI 221(H)CH 201CH 231(H)CH 331ENGR 201(H)MTH 251(H)MTH 252(H)MTH 254(H)PH 211PH 212(H), & PSY 201(H).

The Honors College is Open!

  • on the third floor of the LInC is open during its usual hours:
    • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday – CLOSED
    • Sunday – 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The LInC itself is open Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. We have requested that all Honors College students have card lock access to the LInC during the hours when the SLUG is open but the building is closed. You will need your ID card and will need to enter at the main (north) entrance. For more information about getting an ID card, see here. As we know many students do not yet have IDs, you can currently access the building using a code, which was emailed to you last week. Contact Kevin Stoller at stollerk@oregonstate.edu if you need the information resent to you.

Access to the building is only authorized for Honors College students. Allowing non-honors students to enter the building, sharing the entry code, using spaces inappropriately, or not following staff directions will lead to the end of afterhours access privileges for all honors students, so please be responsible. If you are in the LInC outside of its normal open hours, you are restricted to the third floor. If you have questions, please contact us at honors.college@oregonstate.edu.

Capacity in the SLUG is restricted to 40 students, with check-in and check-out required. Students will be expected to clean up all surfaces they have been in contact with upon departure using the cleaning products provided. Please be courteous and patient and follow all posted guidelines or instructions from SLUG staff members.

  • Honors College classrooms – LInC 343, 345, 350, and 360 – are available for student use during SLUG open hours. Accessing the spaces requires check-in and check-out in the SLUG and entails assuming cleaning responsibilities using the products provided. Classrooms can be reserved in advance for two-hour blocks in the SLUG. Capacity in these rooms is restricted to 9 (LInC 343 and 345) or 3 (LInC 350 and 360).

These policies and regulations will change if circumstances require adjustments, and some services may need to be cancelled. For updates, see here. Use of HC resource requires agreement with the Honors College Community Compact. We recognize that this is an unusual time, and that you are being asked to make changes in your behaviors and take on new or increased responsibilities. We appreciate your willingness to help by following all rules, instructions, and expectations.

“Forgot your lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with 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 any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

West & Sackett Drop-In Office Hours
Emily Garcia, the Honors College Student Engagement Coordinator, will be hosting office hours throughout fall 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 and someone to talk to!

  • Mondays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
  • Tuesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Sackett 105
  • Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in West Hall 121
  • Thursdays: 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Sackett 105

COVID-19 Resources

Honors College Compact
Recognizing the interdependence of all members of our community and the responsibilities as an HC student, the Honors College Community Compact outlines health and safety expectations and requirements for the upcoming academic year. This compact is designed to help protect our campus and local communities from the risks posed by COVID-19.

Human Services Resource Center: COVID-19 Resources
The HSRC has changed many processes and programs so they can continue meeting students’ basic needs – this includes access to food, shelter, and other course related materials. More information on HSRC services can be found here.
Remote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Basic Needs Navigation and Emergency Housing

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 2020-2021 school year. It provides a clear overview of emails sent to students regarding the OSU response to COVID-19 in the past few months.

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