Winter 2021 Monday Message – Week 7

HCSA Events This Week ENDS THIS WEEK! Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser for Food DriveJoin us as we raise money for the Linn Benton County Food Drive during the month of February! Each dollar donated to the food drive is equivalent to gifting 7.5 pounds of food or 6 meals at the food pantry. In order to raise […]

February 15, 2021

HCSA Events This Week

ENDS THIS WEEK! Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser for Food Drive
Join us as we raise money for the Linn Benton County Food Drive during the month of February! Each dollar donated to the food drive is equivalent to gifting 7.5 pounds of food or 6 meals at the food pantry. In order to raise money for this cause, we will sell Krispy Kreme Donuts until Wednesday February 17 – so get them quick! 

You can pick up your donuts on Saturday, February 20 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside of the LInC. If you would like to purchase donuts, please fill out this form. We will be selling the following flavors in boxes of a dozen donuts:
– Glazed for $12
– Jelly filled for $13
– Chocolate for $13

Each person who purchases a box of a dozen donuts will also be entered into a raffle to win a Dutch Bros gift card! 

Life After Graduation with D’Anna Foster, Merchandising Director at Nike and HC Alumna
Wondering about professional life after graduation? Join the HCSA during their meeting this Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. as they welcome guest speaker and HC alumna D’Anna Foster, who is currently the Merchandising Director for the Jordan Brand at Nike. After graduating from OSU in 2009, D’Anna attended Stanford University and received a master’s degree in Business. D’Anna will share her personal career journey, tips on how to manage a presence as a young professional and provide insight into how COVID-19 impacted Nike as a company, as well as the professional skills Nike values. Please RSVP here to attend.

HC Sticker Fundraiser for Food Drive
Is your water bottle or laptop in need of some love? For the entire month of February, the HC will sell their custom OSU Honors College stickers to raise money for the Linn Benton County Food Drive. Each dollar donated is equivalent to 7.5 pounds of food or 6 meals at the food pantry. HC stickers will be sold for $3 each which equals to 18 meals! If you are interested in purchasing a sticker and helping raise money for this cause, please fill out this survey—where you will also be able to view the sticker design. You have the option to pick up your sticker from the SLUG office LInC 340 or request for it to be mailed to you.

HC Announcements and Event

NEW! Conversation Cluster ‘Spread the Love’ Winners & New Trivia Challenge and Prize!
Last week, clusters had the option to meet as the Spread the Love challenge continues into this week – and we still have plenty of chocolates to give away! Winners from week 6 include CC 27, The Power House, Lucky Sevens, The Whale Sharks and Group 203 from 503. 

For groups who choose to meet both weeks 6 and 7, we offer an optional trivia challenge in celebration of Black history. This challenge will test your knowledge of phenomenal Black women who made history, with the top 10 students earning a prize! Check it out in this week’s module. Lastly, thank you for supporting your HC community with your participation. For many students, these meetings make a real difference and contribute to their well-being. You are doing a good thing!

NEW! HC Dean and Friends on Intellectual Property with Ron Masters – TODAY!
All Honors College students are invited to a special Dean and Friends conversation about intellectual property TODAY, Monday, February 15 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Dr. Ron Masters. Dr. Masters graduated from the honors program at Oregon State in 1983 in chemistry and then received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Purdue University. He has been a research scientist with Procter & Gamble and a research fellow with Stepan Company, and he has been granted 43 U.S. patents, as well as many more international patents, including for Swiffer Wet-Jet technology, Dryel Stain Remover technology, and other cleaning mechanisms.

At this Dean and Friends, Dr. Masters will discuss how intellectual property is generated drawing on examples from his extensive personal experience as a researcher, creator, and translator of ideas into commercial products. Please note the start time of 4:00 for this Dean and Friends. Please email Kevin Stoller at to access the Zoom link.

TOMORROW! State of the Honors College Presentation
All members of the Honors College community are invited to join Dean Toni Doolen for the annual State of the Honors College presentation and conversation on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. At this Zoom event, Dean Doolen will provide updates about the college and answer questions. Please register here and direct any questions to

COMING SOON! FINAL 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. The final winter term Stage One workshop is Friday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please register to attend the Stage 1 workshop here—you must register to receive the conference link. You will receive a reminder and a Zoom invitation via email the business day before your workshop. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship – DEADLINE EXTENDED
The OSU Alumni Association and Community Engagement & Leadership are excited to accept applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for OSU students who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year, and who are actively involved in activities beyond coursework; demonstrating that they are committed to learning and contributing outside the classroom to the OSU and/or local community. This scholarship currently accepts applications through OSU’s Scholar Dollars system. Students from all OSU campuses are eligible to apply. The application deadline is now Monday, March 8.

This scholarship will award six students with a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Award recipients will also have the option of being featured in the Create Your Own Story story-sharing series coordinated by CEL if they so choose. Award recipients will receive the full $1,000 financial award regardless of whether they decide to be recognized and featured through the CYOS story sharing series.

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 direct any questions to Kevin Stoller at

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! Black Entrepreneurship Panel with Black Alumni and Friends – THIS WEEK
Join us for a conversation with Black alumni and friends about their experiences being an entrepreneur, challenges they have experienced as Black folx starting businesses and how to get started on your own business development journey. The panel will take place on Thursday, February 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. To register, please visit the link here.

NEW! Non-Profit & Public Service Fair – THIS WEEK
Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Virtual Non-Profit and Public Service Fair on Thursday, February 18 from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Handshake. Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from dozens of local and regional nonprofits and local government agencies representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU students for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Students can create a Handshake account at the link here, and then register for the Fair and sign up for group or 1:1 sessions with employers. Please direct questions to

NEW! Information Sessions: Get Involved with Community Engagement & Leadership – THIS WEEK
Community Engagement & Leadership is offering a series of 30-minute virtual info sessions during weeks 6-8 (Tuesday, February 9 to Monday, February 22) for students interested in learning more about our events and offerings! Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn how to get involved, and meet some of the student staff working in CEL. Register to receive Zoom details on the CEL homepage here. The next info session is Wednesday, February 17 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

NEW! Applications Open for College of Engineering Ambassadors – Info Session THIS WEEK
Are you interested in inspiring the next generation of engineers? Apply to be a College of Engineering Ambassador and you’ll help with the college’s outreach and recruitment efforts, student support services, and more! If you’d like to learn more about the position, current Ambassadors will host three informational sessions:

  • Thursday, February 18 from noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 1 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Transfer students and underrepresented students are encouraged to apply! Please RSVP here if you plan on attending a session. To apply or learn more information, visit the link here.

THIS WEEK! Register Now for Winter Career Fairs
This winter, the OSU Winter Career Fair series as well as Speed Mock Interviews are virtual and through Handshake. Students have the opportunity to register and sign up for to speak with employers like Fast Enterprises, Cintas, Techtronic Industries, Build Group and many more. Below are the dates and links to events. For more information about virtual fairs, please visit the link here

COMING SOON! Marine Studies Initiative Summer 2021 Internships
The Marine Studies Initiative office is pleased to offer Summer 2021 internships focused on interdisciplinary topics of the ocean and coasts. Internship projects are still being finalized but options may center around citizen science in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve, coastal tourism, the seafood industry, public engagement via video and social media creation, ocean acidification awareness, marine reserve interpretation and the seafood business and industry. Internship locations are also being finalized and may include Newport, Cascade Head near Lincoln City, Portland and Port Orford, Oregon. 

Internships range from a 30 to 40 hours per week commitment. All interns are expected to write a project proposal, create a poster and present their project at both the MSI internship symposium and a public meeting or conference after the internship, all under the guidance of a mentor. Interns will also be required to participate in group check-ins, field trips, seminars, professional development and other group activities.

Internships will be in-person experiences with some remote work, and will last up to 10 weeks in length, starting around June 14, 2021. Start and end dates may vary depending on the internship. Group housing will be provided. Interns will receive compensation as an OSU hourly student worker. Total salary will not exceed $6,240 for a full-time, 10-week period internship commitment.

All internships are open to currently enrolled OSU students and Oregon Community College students (OSU dual enrollment program or degree partnership program preferred). Students cannot be enrolled in more than 5 credits of summer classes. Any applying seniors must be enrolled as an OSU student in Summer 2021 to be eligible. The position requires driving a University or personal vehicle; thus intern must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license in their state of residence.

Applications are due by midnight on February 28. Interns will be selected at the end of March. To apply, visit the link here. For more information, visit the MSI website here or contact Academic Advisor Cynthia Leonard here.

Wellness Resources

THIS WEEK! OHP and SNAP Virtual Application Sign-Up Support
The Human Services Resource Center and the Benton County Health Department will host the virtual OHP and SNAP enrollment event from February 16-19, with two sessions per day at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. OHP-certified community partners will be assisting students and their families with the enrollment processes. Registration is required, so sign up here!

What is OHP and SNAP? SNAP helps make college expenses more affordable by providing up to $234/month to buy groceries. The funds are loaded into an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, which is like a debit card that can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores and farmers markets. OHP is free comprehensive health coverage for Oregonians who meet income requirements and other criteria. 

Students who are citizens or permanent residents may apply as long as they meet income limits and other eligibility requirements are met. If you have a child under age 18, they can be covered through the OHP, regardless of immigration status. 

For accommodations or questions regarding disability, please contact the HSRC at or call (541)737-3747 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Enjoy a different 15-minute guided meditation each week. Benefits of meditation include: 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 Elizabeth Sawin’s “Multisolving Our Way Forward: COVID-19, Health, Justice and Climate
The Pandemic as Portal series is a lecture series featuring visionary thinkers from many perspectives as they explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice as the world reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic. Tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, Elizabeth Sawin will present her lecture, “Multisolving Our Way Forward: COVID-19, Health, Justice and Climate Protection.”

Elizabeth Sawin is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive and an expert on solutions that address climate change while also improving health, well-being, equity, and economic vitality, and she is the originator of the term “multisolving” to describe such win-win-win solutions. Beth writes and speaks about multisolving, climate change, and leadership based on systems thinking to local, national, and international audiences. A biologist with a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Beth trained in system dynamics and sustainability with Donella Meadows and worked at Sustainability Institute, the research institute founded by Meadows, for 13 years. Visit the link here to register for the lecture.

TOMORROW! 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. 

TOMORROW! Provost’s Literary Prize – $500 and On-Campus Publication
This prize is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students at OSU! The literary work can be fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction written for a general audience. Submissions must be the student’s original work, typed no longer than 14 double-spaced pages for prose or 8 manuscript pages for poetry. On the first page, students must include their full name, year in school, preferred email address, current mailing address, phone number and student ID number.

The deadline for submission is midnight on Tuesday, February 16. Email your submission as an attachment – Word or PDF – to the Provost’s Literary Prize Screening Committee via Professor Scribner in the School of Writing, Literature and Film at Your subject line should be either “Provost’s Literary Prize—Poetry” or “Provost’s Literary Prize—Prose.”

The Provost will announce the winner in May, and the winner will receive a $500 award in addition to having their writing published on campus. Any questions can be directed to Professor Scribner by email.

NEW! Reconnecting to Roots Pt 2: A Focus on the Black Community – THIS WEEK
Join our presentation and conversation to learn more about Black queer activists that our history books have left out. In our second feature of Reconnecting to Roots we will focus on Black queer history and individuals that have helped fight for their communities. The event will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Facebook live link is here.

NEW! Tuition Forums – THIS WEEK
The University Budget Committee has been working on tuition recommendations for the 2021-22 academic year. As part of developing recommendations for the Board of Trustees, representatives of the Budget Committee and the Office of Budget and Resource Planning are offering a series of weekly forums to discuss the tuition setting process, tuition rate scenarios for FY22 and to answer any questions about tuition and the university budget. The next forum is Wednesday, February 17 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, click here. More info can be found here

NEW! Open Mic Night with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center: Poetry Slam – THIS WEEK
Join the BCC for an open mic night this Wednesday, February 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Zoom meeting ID is 921 2717 0761 and the password is BLMPT. To sign up, please Instagram direct message @oregonstatebcc!

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: All Lives Don’t Matter and Democracy is Under Assault – A Perspective on Convergent Pandemics – THIS WEEK
The OSU School of Language, Culture and Society Anthropology Lecture Series presents “All Lives Don’t Matter and Democracy is Under Assault – A Perspective on Convergent Pandemics” with guest lecturer Faye Harrison from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The analysis looks at COVID-19, racism and the erosion of political legitimacy and accountability. The event takes place this Friday, February 19 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The Zoom link is here.

NEW! Reclaiming QTIPOC Spirituality; Queer in The Black Church – THIS WEEK
Having intersectionalities is a hard but beautiful thing. Many folx in the Black community grew up attending Christian Baptist Church Services. At a point in life the church may have no longer felt like home. Why is this? This event will consist of an open discussion with Reverend Derek Terry on reclaiming spirituality as a queer person in the Black church. The discussion will take place this Sunday, February 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Facebook livestream link is here and the Zoom link is here.

NEW! The History of Mutual Aid Boots & Crowdfunding in the Black Queer Community – THIS WEEK
During this pandemic the Black queer community has suffered at high rates. We’ve seen a surge of mutual aid boosting occurring on social media. When and why did crowdfunding begin in the Black queer community? Join us to go on a journey of the past and learn why it is imperative to have crowdfunding in the present. The event will take place on Thursday, February 18 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Facebook live link here.

THIS WEEK! Family Feud with the Black Cultural Center
This is a special Black History Month BCC Family Feud game, exclusively focused on Black culture! The next one is this week. Zoom meeting ID is 988 0837 9902 and the password is BLMatters.

  • Friday, February 19, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 26, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please fill out the form only if you are sure you will be able to make it to the event. Each team should be made up of five participants. Please provide the name of your team and that of your team participants at the link here to register.

NEW! Lessons in Leadership: Masculinity within Leadership with Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth (Diné)
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. Join us for this conversation on Masculinity within Leadership with Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth (Diné), doctoral student in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, as we explore how masculinity has influenced our perception of leadership. The conversation will take place this Thursday, February 18 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Register to receive Zoom details on the CEL homepage here.

NEXT WEEK! Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia
On Friday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m., join us for a keynote presentation and Q/A discussion with Dr. Alexandria Lockett of Spelman College, about knowledge equity as it relates to philosophy and practices, and stay for the Wikipedia edit-a-thon! Find out more and register 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.

THIS Week! 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

Honors X is a group of students focused on creating a sense of community amongst first year students by hosting fun events, service events, and learning/development opportunities across multiple subjects. We hope to see you there!

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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