Winter 2021 Monday Message – Week 3

HCSA Events This Week NEW! Cash Chat with U.S. Bank & HCSAInterested in learning more about budgeting, handling money as a college student and what credit is? Join us as we hear from the financial gurus of the U.S. Bank on campus on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. during our HCSA meeting via Zoom! […]

January 19, 2021

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! Cash Chat with U.S. Bank & HCSA
Interested in learning more about budgeting, handling money as a college student and what credit is? Join us as we hear from the financial gurus of the U.S. Bank on campus on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. during our HCSA meeting via Zoom! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here. The Zoom link is here; meeting ID is 922 1349 4129 and the password is HCSA.

NEW! Among Us HCSA Event
Join the HCSA to play Among Us with fellow HC students on Friday, January 22 and/or Saturday, January 23 anytime from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. 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 play, 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 about Among Us, please follow the link here.

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters 2020 Trivia Winners! Congratulations to our top 10 winners from the 2020 trivia challenge, listed below! All winners will receive OSU Beaver Store gift cards.

10. Noa of The Powerhouse
  9. Logan of One Thirty Too Point O
  8. Allison of Sens8tional
  7. Abbie of Sens8tional
  6. Katie of the Whale Sharks 
  5. Georgia of Sens8tional
  4. Joseph of One Thirty Too Point O
  3. Pico of The Offbrand Power Rangers
  2. Collette of The Offbrand Power Rangers
  1. Emma of The Offbrand Power Rangers

For clusters who have not yet convened, please watch your email for an invitation to join your cluster via Zoom this week.

This week, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we offer two options for conversation. Check out the new module in Canvas outlining the week’s activities and prizes. In the famous words of MLK: “Everybody can be great because anyone can serve.” When you participate in your cluster, you are serving your community, helping fellow honors students feel included, connected and cared for. So please listen, be open and giving of yourself and your time. As always, reach out with questions or concerns to

THIS WEEK! Winter Term 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 unsure about your interests, attending these events help you explore opportunities and make connections. 

Dress in attire you are comfortable making a first impression with (even if over video conference). Be prepared to discuss your research interests and/or academic background in the breakout session after presentations. All Mixers will be via Zoom, so make sure you’ve updated Zoom before the Mixer, as it allows you to choose and move among breakout rooms.

Winter 2021 Mixers:

  • College of Ag. Sci./ CEOAS/ Forestry Mixer on Wednesday, January 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Health Science (PHHS, Pharm, Vet Med) Mixer on Monday, January 25 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Multi-Discipline Mixer on Tuesday, February 9 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Reserve your “virtual seat” here. The Zoom link will be sent to your OSU email 2 business days before the Mixer.

NEW! HC Dean and Friends Conversation with the President of Dell Technologies Services, Doug Schmitt
All Honors College students are invited to a special Dean and Friends conversation with Doug Schmitt, the president of Dell Technologies Services, this Wednesday, January 20 from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Doug graduated from the OSU College of Business in finance in 1989, and he has an accounting degree from Portland State University and an MBA from the University of Portland. Before joining Dell Technologies in 1997, he worked in various leadership roles at Sequent Computer Systems and in the banking sector. As president of Dell Technologies Services, he is responsible for the company’s consulting, deployment, support, managed services and education services businesses, which are comprised of 60,000 direct and partner personnel working in more than 170 countries. He also serves on the board of Dell Technologies Political Action Committee and the executive board of the Technology Services Industry Association.

At this Dean and Friends, Doug will discuss his background, from growing up on a farm to leading a multi-billion dollar organization at a tech company, share thoughts on taking control of your career and leadership and answer questions. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, please email Kevin Stoller at

NEW! HC Information Sessions for Incoming Students
If you know of a student who is currently exploring college admission options for fall 2021, encourage them to sign up for an HC information session! 

Each week, the Honors College hosts ten virtual information sessions. Honors College Student Ambassadors connect with prospective students and families, sharing information about the Honors College and giving their own insights into student life at Oregon State. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, ambassadors host two information sessions delivering an overview of the college, its programs and the benefits of being a student. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ambassadors host student panels! Several students are available to answer questions on topics like classes, majors, living on-campus and where to find the best food in Corvallis.

Interested students can sign up for an information session here. To sign up for a student panel, follow the link here. For other inquiries, ambassadors are available to answer questions at

NEXT WEEK! Winter Term Stage One Thesis Workshop
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. Winter term Stage One workshops are:

  • Wednesday, January 27 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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. Please register to attend the Stage 1 workshop here.

Scholarship Opportunities

2021-2022 Honors College Continuing Student Scholarships Application
All continuing Honors College students who want to be considered for HC tuition scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year must complete an application to the Oregon State University Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship in OSU ScholarDollars here. This application opened on January 1, 2021, so it may not have been accessible if you were previously in the system. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Please contact Kevin Stoller at if you have any questions.

National and Global Scholarships Advising Office Support for Students
OSU’s National and Global Scholarships Advising supports undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni throughout the process of applying to select nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships. In 2021, National and Global Scholarships Advising send out a monthly newsletter with information regarding upcoming scholarship deadlines, scholar profiles and tips for supporting the work of our office. The January newsletter is below and all other issues will be accessible on their website at this link

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! Grand Challenges Scholars Program Information Sessions THIS WEEK
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program is designed to prepare students to solve the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering. This program can help you stand out for jobs in the field, grad school and internships. In addition, it helps you enhance your perspective of engineering and develops your skills. Program applications for this year’s cohort are due Monday, February 8 by 5:00 p.m. Attend an information session below to learn more about the program, components, how to apply and the benefits of joining! Students from all engineering majors and years are welcome.

  • Tuesday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. (College of Engineering Leadership Academy)
  • Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. (College Access Programs – CAMP/TRIO/LSAMP/EOP)
  • Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. (Honors College)

Sign up for an information session here

NEW! CAPS Outreach Student Assistant Position – BIPOC Focus
Counseling and Psychological Services is looking for a passionate student to join their student outreach team to assist with outreach planning, programming and implementation of mental health programming for BIPOC – Black, Indigenous and People of Color – students including working at CAPS’ information tables at various events throughout the year. This recruitment will be used to fill 2 part-time Student Outreach positions, with a maximum of 20 hours per week.

CAPS is strongly committed to affirming diversity in a broad sense, to treating all with dignity and respect, and to opposing discrimination, prejudice, and oppression. Because OSU is a predominantly and historically white institution, it is especially critical that we center the experiences and needs of students and staff with marginalized identities, and that we provide comprehensive, holistic support specifically designed to meet those needs. CAPS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members and others who demonstrate the ability to help CAPS achieve their vision of a diverse, inclusive and just community.

To learn more and apply, please visit the link here. The deadline to apply is January 31. Job posting Number: P06928SE.

NEW! Student Energy Analyst Position with OSU Energy Efficiency Center
The OSU Energy Efficiency Center is looking for motivated Student Energy Analysts to work part-time during the school year for 10 to 12 hours per week, and during the summer for 30 to 40 hours per week. The OSU EEC offers comprehensive on-site assessments to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Student teams advised by engineering faculty visit manufacturers across the Northwest and seek ways to increase their productivity and reduce energy use and waste. These engineering analyses and improvement recommendations are compiled into a report and delivered to the client. Visit the EEC website here for more information. Please apply before February 14 for full consideration.

NEW! Celebration of Women in Engineering
In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the College of Engineering at OSU invites students to celebrate the achievements of faculty and alumnae. This completely virtual event is free and open to the public.

On February 10, there will be a film premiere and panel for “Rooted in Community” from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., featuring live audience Q&A with the engineers featured in the film. In the film, six women share their experiences in engineering: how they broke through barriers, made impacts through research, and are guiding the next generation of engineers.

On February 11, there will be a career diversity panel with College of Engineering alumnae from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m., featuring live audience Q&A, allowing students to learn about some of the amazing career paths women have pursued with Oregon State Engineering degrees. Then, from 10:10 to 11:50 a.m. there will be a faculty panel discussing how they use teaching and research to advance progress with Grand Challenges for Engineering. Finally, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. the COE will host a live networking session and virtual display booths, allowing students to connect with other attendees, join discussion groups and explore virtual booths hosted by OSU Engineering student organizations.

To register, please follow the link here. To read panelist bios and find more information, click the link here. For questions or event access assistance, contact

Apply to Work for Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center is currently hiring student coaches and strategists. The ASC is a great place for students to work. They will receive training and professional development applicable to a range of careers and the ASC is supportive of each student’s schedule. For these positions, training takes place during spring term, and the expectation is that students continue in the role next year as well.

To apply for the ASC strategist position, please follow the link here. To apply for the academic coach position, please follow the link here. The deadline to apply for either position is January 24. Contact Anika Lautenbach at with any questions.

Apply to be an Academic Learning Assistant for 2021-2022 Year
Academic Learning Assistants are live-in, part-time (15-hour) student employees of Residential Education within the department of University Housing and Dining Services. They are responsible for providing academic support and faculty engagement opportunities in their assigned residential community. ALAs play an integral role in OSU’s First Year Experience program, supporting first year students in their adjustment to the academic culture and rigor of Oregon State University. They work an average of 15 hours per week.

ALAs work to cultivate strong academic habits and college knowledge, promote engagement with university resources, and assist students in navigating the university landscape. These services range from 1-to-1 meetings with students to hall-wide programming initiative.

Compensation includes a furnished residence hall room on the OSU campus, a Student Staff Meal Plan for fall, winter, and spring term, and a $300 per term stipend. Apply here by February 5 to be considered.

Funding Available for Students to Attend Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Community Engagement & Leadership and the Sustainability Office are excited to offer twenty OSU students an opportunity to attend the virtual 2021 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12 by covering the full registration fee.

All OSU students are eligible to request registration funding for this social change leadership and professional development experience. Registration funding will be offered on a first-come,  first-served basis to the first 20 students who complete the registration form here by Friday, February 5, 2021 and commit to attending.

Wellness Resources

NEW! Togetherall: A Virtual Community for Students, Focused on Mental Health and Wellbeing
CAPS has partnered with a company providing virtual peer-to-peer mental health and wellbeing support: Togetherall. Its online community is clinically moderated by mental health professionals, and offers students a safe and anonymous place to express their thoughts, concerns and triumphs. Students can draw strength and insights from peers that have real, lived experiences, and access a range of self-directed, clinically-validated tools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Togetherall integrates with OSU’s existing campus counseling services and after-hours emergency phone lines.

Watch the short informational video here to learn more. Togetherall is available for free to all OSU students who register with their Oregon State University email address, and is available 24/7/365. For more information, visit the Togetherall website here, visit the CAPS website on Togetherall here and review the flyer below.

Enjoy a different 15-minute guided meditation each week. Benefits of mediationinclude: stress reduction,better sleep, sharper concentration, anxiety management and happier relationships. Sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Contact to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too. Register here!

Campus-Wide Opportunities

TOMORROW! Pandemic as Portal: Lecture with Erin Moore on Design and Resistance
The Pandemic as Portal series is a nine-week lecture series featuring visionary thinkers from many perspectives — from writing, philosophy and history to architecture, music and filmmaking — as they explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice as the world reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic.

This week, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, Erin Moore will speak on “Design and Resistance: Pipeline Portals” and share her Pipeline Portals project; three installations along proposed routes of the Pacific Connector Pipeline that are meant to directly resist its construction. Visit the link here to register for the lecture.

Moore is an architect who uses her design research practice to explore and advance thought on ideas of nature in architectural design. She works with explicit intentions for material, ecological and multi-species life cycles. Her recent work addresses the architectural space of fossil fuel consumption, biogenic carbon sequestration and climate change. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Environmental Studies Program, and Director of the School of Architecture and Environment at the University of Oregon. 

THIS WEEK! Lessons in Leadership Conversation Featuring ASOSU President and Vice President
Lessons in Leadership are small, interactive conversations in which students get to explore a unique perspective on leadership by connecting with an OSU campus or community leader who is in some way involved in social change work.

  • ASOSU President Isabel Nuñez Pérez & Vice-President Metzin Rodriguez Cardoso
    • We invite you to this conversation to explore the intersections of bureaucratic processes and systems, power structures, and leading in the current environment while holding certain identities. Join us as we delve deeper into what it means to be a leader at a time when it’s challenging to show up for others as well as ourselves!
    • Thursday, January 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information about either of these events, please visit the CEL homepage here.

NEW! 2021-2022 Tuition Forums Scheduled
Join the University Budget Committee to discuss tuition and ask questions about the overall university budget. Weekly open forums have been scheduled through March 11, with the first forum scheduled for Thursday, January 21 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom here. More information can be found here.

NEW! MLK Soul Force – A Career Panel About Service
Panelists from both public and private industries will share how their purpose and work to serve the “beloved community” has been stimulated by King’s commitment to “meeting physical force with soul force” and King’s sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct”, which was inspired by Mark 10:43 (NIV): “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” To register, follow the link here. The event is on Wednesday, January 20, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

NEW! Career Panel: Things I Wish I Knew About…
These events are a career panel experience exploring topics like identity, race, and assimilation in the workplace with alumni and professionals who’ve experienced them first-hand. 

NEW! Music Technology and Production Album Call for 2021
The Music Technology and Production program at OSU produces an album during winter and spring terms. The MTP program is soliciting songwriters from around campus to send them a demo of an original song, which might be included in the album. Once they select the best tracks, each artist will be paired with students in the MTP program to produce the final project. This opportunity is open to all OSU students and participation from minorities and underrepresented groups is especially encouraged. The submission deadline is February 5. To apply, follow the link here.

Get Involved with Research Through the Office of URSA
Want to learn the steps to getting involved in research as an undergraduate? OSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts is here to help. 

Register here for URSA’s campus-wide Research Ready Workshop on January 27 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Want to chat with someone one-on-one about getting involved in research? Visit their virtual drop-in undergraduate research advising hours here any Monday or Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register for College of Engineering Grow to Pro Event
The College of Engineering Leadership Academy is excited to announce its annual winter term event, Grow to Pro! This event (formerly known as “Suit Camp”) is open to ALL engineering students, and is an amazing opportunity for students to practice important interview and networking skills with the support of engineering alumni and industry partners. Our event is entirely virtual this year, and we have evolved our event to be delivered over the space of one week, from February 1-5, and you choose which date(s)/time(s) work best for you to participate!

First, we will pair you with industry and alumni for practice mock interviews. At the end of the week, we will host a virtual networking event open to students, industry partners and alumni, with innovative new virtual tools to enhance your experience. We do not expect anyone to be an expert at interviewing or networking; our event is all about growth and learning. Register and view more event info at the link here!

Virtual Study Hall with Valley Library
Need a place to study during online learning? Want a productive, accountable virtual study space with other students? The Valley Library has created a Virtual Study Hall where you can enjoy the focused atmosphere of work alongside your fellow OSU students. Drop in and study for finals!

Winter 2020 Virtual Study Hall hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST, Sunday through Thursday. The Zoom link is here and the password is LiveOnline. More information about the study hall can be found here.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

UPDATED! SLUG and HC Office Hours
The SLUG is open! If you would like to arrange a meeting with an HC staff member, please call 541-737-6400 or email SLUG hours are:

  • Monday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 Note: the card only allows access to the LInC when the SLUG is open. The LInC’s hours are Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For additional information and updates, see here.

“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

Weekly HCSA/Honors X General Meeting, 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.

  • HCSA: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom, Meeting ID: 922 1349 4129, Password: HCSA
  • Honors X: 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

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.

NEW! Honors Summer Study Abroad Opportunity in Argentina
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is offering an exciting Honors study abroad program this summer at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The program is open to all current university-level students – there is no need to apply to UHM to participate – and offers the opportunity to earn up to 9 credits; 6 in Spanish language credits, from beginner to advanced levels, and 3 in Honors credits through the optional course HON 333 Experiential and Scholarly Engagement

This program runs from May 19 to June 30 and its cost begins at $5,000. The program includes a room with an Argentinian host family, an overnight trip to the Uspallata Valley and the tallest mountain in the Americas, Aconcagua, trips to wineries and museums, and a “Gauchos/Empanadas” day in the country. The program also shares pre-departure and orientation programs to help students prepare, as well as detailed information on COVID-19 procedures and response plans.

If you choose to take the Honors course, talk with your Honors advisor to verify that you would be able to earn credit for it within your own program. For more information, visit the website here. For any questions, please contact faculty Resident Director, Dr Jayme Scally at

By: Sukhjot Sal


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