Winter 2021 Monday Message – Week 8

HCSA Events This Week NEW! Service Opportunity – Virtual Thank You Letter-Writing Event for West & SackettHCSA & Honors X would like to thank our amazing custodial staff within West & Sackett Hall for all they’ve done to keep everything sanitized during COVID and keep us safe. We will be hosting an event to write thank you letters for them next week, Tuesday, […]

February 22, 2021

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! Service Opportunity – Virtual Thank You Letter-Writing Event for West & Sackett
HCSA & Honors X would like to thank our amazing custodial staff within West & Sackett Hall for all they’ve done to keep everything sanitized during COVID and keep us safe. We will be hosting an event to write thank you letters for them next week, Tuesday, March 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.mvia Zoom. If you are interested in joining and would like more information, please sign up here.

NEW! HCSA Game Night – Free Dinner!
Take a break from studying next Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. and come play some fun Jackbox games with us while enjoying a free dinner! If you are interested, please RSVP here by March 2.

COMING SOON! Bob Ross Paint Night
It’s that time of the term again! Come join HCSA’s Bob Ross Paint Night on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. as we follow Bob step by step in a soothing instructional video on creating a happy masterpiece! We will be providing free paint kits to those who sign up by March 4 while supplies last. The Zoom meeting information will be sent to you once you register here. Remember: “Every day is a good day when you paint!” – Bob Ross

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 Winners and New Images of Joy Challenge
Our chocolate winners include Collegiate Beans, The Happy Slugs, Charming Sponges, CC 3, 53, 21, 50, 79, 55, 132 and 58. We also congratulate Abbie Glickman, Lauren Lee, Allison Martz, Ian Replinger, Collette Byrne, Pico Sankari, Brooke Cimino, Dolby Toews, Katherine Hassett and Jordan Brantner for their top trivia performances, and all have won Amazon gift cards.

With our lives significantly taxed by classes, assignments and projects we have another challenge that will take place over two weeks – weeks 8 and 9. In the next two weeks make a point to take 30 minutes to spend time with your group and share some joy through art. Check out the new module outlining the various options for joyous relaxation, reflection, and Apple gift cards.

Lastly, our goal is for every honors student to feel included, connected and cared for. Even if you don’t think you’ll benefit, I ask that you join in fully – because when everyone participates, everyone benefits. Greatness emerges from an environment that values, hears, and respects diverse voices and perspectives. So please listen, be open, and be giving of yourself and your time.

NEW! Paid Position as an HC Chemistry Tutor – THIS WEEK
The Honors College is seeking applicants for tutoring positions within Chemistry (position P07068SE) to start this term. This position is responsible for holding tutoring hours and assisting students with questions related to a variety of courses. 

Chemistry courses would include CH 121, CH 201, CH 221-223(H), and CH 331.  Applicants must have completed through CH 331 with an earned grade of B or higher, be able to hold 90 minutes of tutoring each week, be open to questions and be dependable. Interested students can apply online here. This is a paid position through the HC. Please apply by Thursday, February 25.

NEW! HC Transfer Student Survey – Free Gift Card!
We are reaching out to HC transfer students in search of any insight or feedback you may be able to offer the Honors College in order to enrich the transfer student experience. Please consider taking this short survey, or participating in a 20 minute interview. The first 20 students to complete our survey by Friday, February 26 will receive a $5 Amazon gift card and the first 10 students to participate in a 20 minute interview will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.
If you would like to participate in an interview, please email to coordinate a day and time that works best for you.

NEW! HC Dean and Friends Conversation – A Career in Science Policy
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Conversation on science policy careers with Honors College alum Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier on Monday, March 1 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Sutton-Grier graduated from Oregon State in environmental science and international studies in 2000 and received her Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University. She is currently a visiting associate research professor at the University of Maryland, College Park with research interests in wetland ecology and restoration, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, climate change, and ecosystem services, particularly natural climate solutions, natural and nature-based coastal resilience strategies and the relationship between nature and human health. She has authored over 45 publications, and her research has been featured in several news stories (as well as a children’s TV show). A former Smithsonian Fellow and AAAS Science and Technology Fellow and the recipient of numerous grants and awards, Dr. Sutton-Grier will talk about pursuing a career in science policy and explore her research on climate mitigation and coastal resilience. Find out more about Dr. Sutton-Grier here. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please contact Kevin Stoller at

NEW! Honors College Winter Research Showcase
The Honors College’s Winter Research Showcase will be on Thursday, March 4 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. At this event 8-10 Honors College students will present brief lightning talks about their research and be available to answer questions. For additional information, contact Kevin Stoller at

NEW! Volunteer with HC Student’s Marketing Project to Help Children Read
On Friday, February 26, SMART Reading — the statewide children’s literacy nonprofit — is holding a virtual fundraiser, Oregon Reads Aloud. This will be a full day of storytelling for children, featuring special guests from around the state. OSU has raised $11 compared to UO’s $500. If you want to earn some volunteer hours, help SMART promote OSU’s team. Email Jean Chen here to learn more about the marketing project for this friendly Beavers vs. Ducks competition!

NEXT WEEK! Register Now for the 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

NEW! Honors College DeLoach Work Scholarship
The Oregon State University Honors College is now accepting applications for the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for spring and summer term projects. The DeLoach program funds student-faculty projects that relate to the instructional, outreach and/or diversity goalsof the university. Students receive funding over the course of the designated term(s) to work on tasks related to faculty research, course development, or outreach and engagement projects. Proposed projects should provide students with a significant learning experience, while advancing faculty work for Oregon State. Faculty do not have to be teaching for the Honors College to submit a proposal. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 28.

Applications must be submitted by a tenured/tenure-track or senior instructor rank faculty from any college or by a faculty member who is currently serving as an Honors College thesis mentor. All Honors College students are eligible to participate. Maximum awards are $1,000, with an award period of spring and summer terms, 2021. Proposed projects can be for either term or both, with funding split between terms (e.g., $500 per term); awards are paid as scholarships, and students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits to receive scholarship payments in a particular term. In past cycles, review has been highly competitive, with fewer than 50% of applications receiving funding.

We recognize that spring and summer term plans and circumstances may still be uncertain. We will be flexible in our review and, when necessary, in accepting changes to proposed projects. To apply, faculty supervisors must submit a proposal including the following to by Sunday, February 28, 2021:

  • A one-page statement from the faculty supervisor describing the proposed project. Letters must also indicate how the project will support both the student’s training and the faculty member’s research and its relevance to the university’s instructional, outreach, and/or diversity goals; only projects that meet these requirements are eligible for DeLoach funding.
  • A one-page statement from the student(s) describing the importance of the proposed project in their education and training and any relevant previous experiences or preparation.
  • Endorsement from the faculty supervisor’s unit head, indicated by either signature on the faulty letter or separate email to the Honors College.

Additional details are available here. Questions can be directed to Kevin Stoller at

Some DeLoach proposals may be supported in whole or in part by the Chambers Environmental Research Fund. Established in 1977 in memory of Richard Chambers, a pioneer in Oregon environmental protection who developed some of the earliest anti-litter legislation, this fund is intended to foster projects or research in applied environmental enhancement and/or conservation involving the preservation or betterment of Oregon’s wilderness, natural resources, or quality of life. The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

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! Student Position with Office of Research in Human Research Protections Program
In this position, students will work in a clerical position with the Office of Vice President for Research under the direction of the Human Research Protections Program. The student employee will process the majority of correspondence from researchers and ensure the HRPP staff is made aware of new submissions in a timely manner. Because of the position’s public component, the student must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive, collaborative approach in order to problem-solve effectively. They will also need to be able to follow numerous complex steps and apply the appropriate procedures to widely varying submissions and circumstances. More information about the job can be found at the job posting here. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 1.  For additional information please contact Cathleen Gal at

NEW! Finding and Preparing for Next Summer’s Internship Now – THIS WEEK
Come learn the steps to finding a great summer internship and being successful once you land it. 70% of internships to lead to full-time job offers and 90% of employers seek candidates with internship experience on their resumes. Therefore, participating in an internship is critical for launching your career or getting accepted to graduate school after graduating from OSU. This virtual session takes place on February 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. To register for the event, visit the Handshake posting here.

THIS WEEK! Register Now for Winter Career Fairs
This winter, the OSU Winter Career Fair series and Speed Mock Interviews will be 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. Food Science and Technology Fair on Tuesday, February 23 will be the last Winter Career Fair. For more information about virtual fairs, please visit the link here.

NEXT WEEK! Applications Open for College of Engineering Ambassadors – Info Session
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 are hosting the last information session on Monday, March 1 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP here if you plan on attending a session.

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.

Wellness Resources

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 Bathsheba Demuth, Environmental Historian, on COVID-19 and Climate Change
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 23, Bathsheba Demuth will present her lecture, “Portrait of a Summer on Fire: Covid, Climate Change and the Ties that Bind Us.”

Bathsheba Demuth is an Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown University. An environmental historian, she specializes in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic. Demuth’s prize-winning first book, Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (W.W. Norton), was named a Nature Top Ten Book of 2019 and Best Book of 2019 by NPR, Barnes and Noble, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal among others. From the archive to the dog sled, Demuth is interested in how the histories of people, ideas, places and other-than-human species intersect. Visit the link here to register for the lecture.

NEW! Grad Inspire 2021
Join us as four current graduate students from Oregon State University share the questions and motivations framing their research on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only “how” these students perform their work but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State. Learn more and register here.

THIS WEEK! Tuition Forums
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 25 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, click here. More info can be found here

LAST CHANCE! Family Feud with the Black Cultural Center
This is a special Black History Month BCC Family Feud game, exclusively focused on Black culture! The last one is this week at Friday, February 26, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting ID is 988 0837 9902 and the password is BLMatters.

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.

THIS WEEK! Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia
This 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, as we discuss knowledge equity as it relates to philosophy and practices and work on the Wikipedia edit-a-thon! Find out more and register here!

COMING SOON! Provost’s Lecture Series Featuring Ibram X. Kendi
Oregon State University invites you to a conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. The conversation will take place on April 14, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. To register, visit the link here. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His next book, Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action, will be released in October.

Please contact Andrea McDaniel in the Office of the Provost if you have any questions and for information regarding future Provost’s Lectures.

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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