Fall 2020 – Monday Message Week 6

HCSA Events This Week HCSA Chat with Dean Doolen & Associate Dean Susan RodgersJoin 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 […]

November 2, 2020

HCSA Events This 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, Nov. 5 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. PST via Zoom. Meeting ID: 922 1349 4129 & password: HCSA.

Volunteer Opportunity: Knit for Those in Need
Want to get crafty while also engaging in service? Participate in the Fall Knitting Project! We meet once a month to socialize and work on a knitting project to donate to someone in need. Attend our next meeting Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. No experience necessary! RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and learn more!

Need to take a break from reality and have some fun? Come join us at our Among HCSA event on either Friday, Nov. 6 or Saturday, Nov. 7 anytime between 8:00-10:00 p.m. where you can play Among Us with fellow HC students. Among Us is a fun online space-themed multiplayer social deduction game where members are tasked to expose the imposter! This game is free to download on any smart phone but if you are unable to, please let us know and we can assist you in downloading it to a PC or laptop. To join please RSVP with this survey and join the discord server here to be on the voice call and discuss who the imposter is!

If you would like to learn more information on the Among Us game, please click here.

HC Announcements and Events

HC Resources During the Elections
We would like our HC students to know that we are here as a resource for you during the elections. If you need a space to process, ask questions, or are seeking additional support, please feel free to contact Emily Garcia, the HC Student Engagement Coordinator, at emily.garcia@oregonstate.edu or Danielle Terrell, the Resident Director for West & Sackett Hall, at danielle.terrell@oregonstate.edu. We also hope you engage in some self-care by joining some of our events this week or taking the time to tend to your personal needs.

If you would like more information regarding the support the OSU Counseling & Psychological Services offers, please click here.

LAST CHANCE! Register for Final Fall 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 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. All Mixers will be via Zoom. Be sure you’ve updated Zoom before the Mixer. The update allows you to choose and move among breakout rooms.

NEW! Dean and Friends Conversation: How Maps Communicate Power and Bias
All HC students are invited to a Dean and Friends conversation with Honors College alum Dr. Katharine Parker, ’10 history and international studies on Thursday, Nov. 12 from noon-1:00 p.m. Dr. Parker earned her MA and PhD in history at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in the history of cartography, the history of the book, the history of empire, Pacific history, and maritime history, with an emphasis on Great Britain. Her research focuses on the production of geographic knowledge about the Pacific Ocean in the eighteenth century. She is currently the research officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc., where she investigates, manages, and writes about a 60,000 map collection. She also teaches at Queen Mary University of London. At this Dean and Friends, she will talk about how maps communicate power and bias, as well as answer questions about her work. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email Kevin Stoller at stollerk@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Submit Nominations for HC Student Spotlight Series
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in our Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition for their studies, research, service, or a specific area of interest please submit their name and the reason for the nomination here. We’ll contact selected students for permission and to schedule a short interview. Self-nominations are welcome! 

NEW! Service Opportunity with St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer in-person? The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is near the OSU campus and serves many Corvallis residents. The Honors College will be assisting in cleaning and organizing the pantry at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 for approximately 2 hours. Sign up here to join us and feel free to contact Clare Jayawickrama with any questions at jayawicc@oregonstate.eduWe will meet outside the LINC at 12:50 p.m. and walk from there to the location.

COMING SOON! HCSA Friendsgiving
Join HCSA for a fun in-person Friendsgiving on campus Friday, Nov. 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. where we will provide dinner and games for everyone to enjoy! We will be offering this event in West Hall, Sackett Hall, and the LInC (Learning Innovation Center). If you would like to join us please RSVP here by Monday, Nov. 16. We hope to see you there!

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

THIS WEEK! 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.

LAST CHANCE! Fall Career Days Final Event Coming Soon
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.

LAST CHANCE! Grand Challenges Scholars Program Final Info Session Coming Soon
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.

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! Election 2020 Message from Dean of Students
As the U.S. presidential election approaches on Tuesday, Nov. 3, it is important to remember:

  • Regardless of political views, all OSU community members should continue to demonstrate respect for one another.
  • OSU encourages productive and respectful sharing of dissenting viewpoints. The university’s core values should guide constructive discourse with others.
  • OSU’s policies on Freedom of Expression help advance our commitment to inclusion and enable differences in opinion to be discussed openly and safely.
  • All students must adhere to the OSU student code of conduct and threats of physical violence or behavior by anyone that substantially disrupts university operations are prohibited.

OSU’s Election 2020 website provides various resources and programs for students who need more assistance. Meanwhile, OSU President F. King Alexander has asked faculty to recognize that students will experience many emotions following the election, and to provide appropriate flexibility with regard to assignments, exams, deadlines and other course requirements.

TODAY! DAM Good Growth
Happening Monday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m.! Explore self-care and personal growth through CAPS’s mental health engagement series centered around practices from the field of positive psychology. Each week will feature an online self-paced challenge, fun activities, community zoom session, and other surprises! Register  here.

BEavers HERE NOW: Guided Meditation Sessions via Zoom
Relax with a 15 minute guided meditation. Each week features a different meditation experience. No experience necessary. All are welcome! Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Our next one is Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m. Register here.

NEW! Where Do We Go From Here: Battle Ground or Sacred Ground?
Remaining connected has never been more important and necessary in these times. This panel discussion is intended to be a moment to gather and reflect, allow for critical conversations to emerge, and center care as we make meaning of the election amidst multiple pandemics. 

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. PST for an intergenerational conversation and collective reflection with justice and equity leaders of the Oregon State University community. Register here.

Featured panelists:

  • Andres Larios Brown, former Multiracial Aikido Facilitator and Marriage and Family Therapist at OSU. Currently researching Familial Queer Identity processes for Religiously Conservative Cultures, and Diversity Training in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs (He/They)
  • Damoni Wright, AVP Student Affairs and ED Student Experiences & Engagement (He/Him)
  • Larry Roper, Professor Emeritus of Language, Culture, and Society (He/Him)
  • Tamara Lash, OSU Alumna ‘20, Social Justice Program Coordinator for YWCA of Greater Portland (She/Her)

The program will be moderated by Charlene Martinez, Associate Director, Student Experiences & Engagement (She/Her) and will be held in webinar mode. Come when you can, leave when you have to. For accommodations related to disabilities, please contact Cassady.Gilroy@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9030.

NEW! Provost’s Lecture with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
OSU invites you to join a virtual event featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist and cultural critic who has authored or co-authored 24 books and created 21 documentary films. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard, is in the sixth season of hosting the PBS series “Finding Your Roots”.

Register here to attend the event, ‘The Collapse of Reconstruction and the Roots of White Supremacy’, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Free and open to the public.

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 hear from the ‘OSU Now and Forever’ alumni panel on 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.

Family Engagement Opportunities

OSU is excited to offer the fall family engagement series over the next two weeks. While we wish we could host an on-campus fall family weekend, we are grateful for an opportunity to connect with you and support your connection to your student. This week’s workshops include:

THIS WEEK! Let’s Talk Transition
Thursday, Nov. 5 from noon-1:00 p.m. PST
While every student is on their own journey, there are some things that we can predict students will struggle with or go through during their first year in college. Join us to talk about transitions to college and learn some ways to support your student through these bumps in the road.

  • Intended audience: parents, caregivers, and guardians of first-time college students

THIS WEEK! Pre-game Parent and Family Connect
Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST
Join us to connect with other families of OSU students as we enjoy this social time together before the Beavers take on the Washington State Cougars! We’ll have some welcome and greetings before organized connections to other families.

  • Intended audience: all family members of OSU students

COMING SOON! Understanding Academic Success Tools at OSU
Monday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. PST
After all, academics are why your student is at Oregon State! Join us for an overview of the top support resources for students to improve their study skills, join in research, and hear from students their pro tips for success!

  • Intended audience: parents, caregivers, and guardians of all OSU students

For links to join sessions or for additional information, visit the we here.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters: Spooky Trivia Winners & Releasing Stress
Congratulations to the 40+ clusters who answered EVERY movie correctly in this week’s challenge. The winners of our spooky prize are TEAM MAXIMUS and Thundercats! With midterms exams in full swing, we are focused on relaxation this week. Come as you are and prepare to let it all go!

As a reminder, be sure to welcome any new members as additional members may be joining this week, and of course reach out with questions to LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu.

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: Entry during hours when the SLUG is open and the LInC is closed is now via ID card only. The code that worked previously has been deactivated. If your ID card is not working, please notify stollerk@oregonstate.edu. Note: the card only allows access to the LInC when the SLUG is open. 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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