Fall 2020 – Monday Message Week 5

HCSA Events This Week THIS WEEK! HCSA Scavenger HuntThe HCSA’s week-long scavenger hunt starts TODAY! This hunt takes place on campus beginning today, Monday, Oct 26 and will run until Friday, Oct. 30. To participate in the scavenger hunt, please visit this link for further instructions and clues. Once you are done finding the clues, your name will be entered into the raffle for an exciting prize! NEW THIS […]

October 26, 2020

HCSA Events This Week

THIS WEEK! HCSA Scavenger Hunt
The HCSA’s week-long scavenger hunt starts TODAY! This hunt takes place on campus beginning today, Monday, Oct 26 and will run until FridayOct. 30. To participate in the scavenger hunt, please visit this link for further instructions and clues. Once you are done finding the clues, your name will be entered into the raffle for an exciting prize!

NEW THIS FRIDAY! HCSA Pumpkin Decorating
Come join us as we paint pumpkins and enjoy some Halloween goodies on Friday, Oct. 30 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the SLUG (LInC 340)! If you are interested in joining, please let us know here. Hashtag #damprettypumpkin on social media so we can see your creation!

NEW NEXT WEEK! HCSA Chat with Dean Doolen & Associate Dean Susan Rodgers
Join HCSA for a discussion with Dean Doolen and Interim Associate Dean Susan Rodgers and get any questions you may have about past, present, or future of the Honors College answered. Come get to know and have a discussion with Dean Doolen and Interim Associate Dean Susan Rodgers Thursday, November5th from 7-8 pm PST via Zoom. Meeting ID 922 1349 4129 & password: HCSA.

HC Announcements and Events

TOMORROW! College of Engineering Student-Faculty Mixer
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:

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

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

NEW! Registration Tips & Tricks Workshop THIS WEEK
If you have thought:

  • The last time I registered was in the summer and I’ve forgotten how to do this!
  • Registration is coming up? When am I eligible to register?
  • What?! There are other ways to register for classes besides using the Scheduler?!
  • I don’t know how or when to waitlist a class.
  • What do I do if I run into registration difficulties?
  • How do I find HC courses?

Then this workshop is for you. Learn registration skills that will help you successfully enroll in your winter term courses with greater ease and confidence. This workshop focuses on how to use Scheduler, the Honors College Schedule of Classes, the OSU Catalog, and OSU registration regulations and policies to maximize your registration experience. The workshop will take place this Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 2:00-2:50 p.m.

Here is the Zoom info:

  • Zoom link is here
  • Password is 301862, Meeting ID: 936 5402 8799

Phone Dial-In Information

  • +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

Join by Polycom/Cisco/Other Room System

  • 93654028799@zoomcrc.com

THIS WEEK! Dean and Friends Conversation on “Practicing Emergency Medicine in the Time of COVID-19” with HC Alum Jessica Wall
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Conversation on Thursday, Oct. 29 from noon-1:00 p.m. with Honors College alum Dr. Jessica Wall (HBS biology ’04). Dr. Wall currently cares for patients in the emergency departments at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and she serves as the associate pediatric medical director for Airlift Northwest. She received her MPH and MD from The Ohio State University and her MSCE from the University of Pennsylvania. During this hour, she will discuss her career and her experience practicing emergency medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please RSVP to stollerk@oregonstate.edu to receive a Zoom link.

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 conference link.

Scholarship Opportunities

Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant
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. See the application for additional information.

Professional Development and Job Opportunities

NEW! LinkedIn Best Practices Webcast
Learn how to harness a powerful and free online tool to launch your career in ‘LinkedIn Best Practices – Part II’ on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1:00 p.m. In this webcast, alumni presenters Lori Rush, ’78 and Nick Polini, ’15 will teach you everything you need to know about using LinkedIn. Students and alumni can register for free here. A recording of the LinkedIn Part I webcast is available to watch online. This event is part of Winning in Life After College, a virtual series on life and career strategies, presented by the OSU Alumni Association in partnership with the Career Development Center.

THIS WEEK! Fall Career Days
Student registration is now open. Oregon State University Fall Career Days are going all virtual, using Handshake. Click the fair link below to register and sign up for 1:1 and group info sessions with employers like Fast Enterprises, Lucid, Avalon, Lease Crutcher Lewis and many more. 

As you prepare for the fair, it’s important that you register for employer sessions in advance. You can only attend sessions you registered for. Check out this article here to learn how to register.

THIS WEEK! Grand Challenges Scholars Program Info Session
The Grand Challenges Scholars program is designed to prepare students to solve the 14 ‘grand challenges’ of engineering. Take part to learn more about the program, components, and the benefits of joining! This program can help you stand out for jobs in the field, grad school and internships. In addition, it can enhance your understanding of engineering and develop your skills.

Program applications for this year’s cohort are due Monday, Feb. 1. To learn how to apply and get involved, attend one of the following sessions. GCSP is also in search of volunteer graduate students to mentor students in the program. Read more about it in the attached flyer.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Zoom link here
  • Password: 811555, Meeting ID: 924 415 0552

Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Zoom link here
  • Password: 811555, Meeting ID: 924 415 0552

Harvard Hosts Virtual Open Houses for PhD Program in Neuroscience
Harvard’s PhD Program in Neuroscience is hosting virtual open houses for potential applicants or anyone curious about PhD programs or other research opportunities at Harvard. HC Alumnus Taralyn (Tari) Tan, PhD, has created a brief Google Slide deck with information about the program and upcoming virtual events – check them out to learn more!

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Preview Doctor of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Campus TOMORROW
Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy at the Palm Beach Campus would like to invite pre-pharmacy students to NSU Preview Day! 

Students who attend will get an in-depth look into NSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program and learn how our state-of-the­ art campus and exceptional faculty will prepare them for advancement in their career as a pharmacist. During an informational session, they will answer student questions about admissions and how to get started.

The preview days will take place on:
-Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12:00 p.m.
-Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

If you might be interested in a career in pharmacy and would like to participate in NSU Preview Day, you are encouraged to attend. RSVP here for the event day of their choice. Any additional questions can be directed to pbphss@nova.edu.

COMING SOON! Winning in Life After College
Tap into a network of resources for every stage of education or career! Students and alumni can register here for virtual events curated by the OSU Alumni Association in partnership with the Career Development Center. Participants will learn best practices for LinkedIn on Thursday, Nov. 5; hear from the ‘OSU Now and Forever’ alumni panel Thursday, Nov. 19; and join in the all-Regional Connections event Thursday, Dec. 3.

Fall 2020 Community Dialogues
Community Engagement & Leadership, the Office of Institutional Diversity and University Housing & Dining Services invite you to join the Fall 2020 Community Dialogues, which seek to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues. This series is focused on providing space for participants to practice the skills of dialogue and deliberation.

How does real change come from protests?
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Register here to receive Zoom details


  • Welcome (main room)
  • Greeting & Introductions (break-out rooms)
  • Opening Remarks & Dialogue Foundations (main room)
  • Dialogue, Reflection & Action-Oriented Closing (break-out rooms)

This event is dialogic in nature, so we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We ask that participants attend the full hour and a half. To learn more, visit the link here. For more information or accommodations for disabilities, contact 541-737-3041 or cel@oregonstate.edu.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters – Feedback & Reassignments
Thank you to everyone who submitted the week 4 survey describing their experience and offering their feedback. All students who requested a new cluster assignment should have been contacted by LeeAnn Baker via email. If you are awaiting a new assignment but have not heard from LeeAnn, please reach out to LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu

In this week’s challenge, we are taking a short study break, celebrating all things spooky. Be sure to welcome your newest members and those who may have missed a few weeks. For those that like scary movies, this challenge will play to your strengths!

UPDATED! LInC Extended Hours and Access
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, the SLUG will be extending its weekend hours. The new hours are:

-Monday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
-Tuesday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
-Wednesday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
-Friday – 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
-Saturday – 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. NEW HOURS
-Sunday – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EXTENDED AM HOURS

LInC Access: Due to ongoing issues with the card readers, the access code emailed to Honors College students at the beginning of the term will continue to allow access to the LInC during hours when the SLUG is open and the LInC is closed, via the north side entrance until further notice. For additional information and updates, see here.

HCSA/Honors X General Meeting Every Thursday, New Members Welcome!
Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the HC? The Honors College Student Association and Honors X hold their general meetings every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom (meeting ID 922 1349 4129, password: HCSA) for HCSA and 8:00-8:30 p.m. for Honors X via Zoom (meeting ID 917 5442 5322, password: honors). All HC students are welcome to join! Can’t make it to the meetings? No problem–join us on Microsoft Teams at team code: uq9bafe.

“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.

By: Sukhjot Sal

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