Winter 2021 Monday Message – Week 9

HCSA Events This Week TOMORROW! Service Opportunity – Virtual Thank You Letter-Writing Event for West & SackettHCSA and Honors X would like to thank the amazing custodial staff within West and Sackett Hall for all they’ve done to keep everything sanitized during COVID-19 and keep us safe. We will be hosting an event to write thank you letters for them this Tuesday, […]

February 28, 2021

HCSA Events This Week

TOMORROW! Service Opportunity – Virtual Thank You Letter-Writing Event for West & Sackett
HCSA and Honors X would like to thank the amazing custodial staff within West and Sackett Hall for all they’ve done to keep everything sanitized during COVID-19 and keep us safe. We will be hosting an event to write thank you letters for them this 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.

THURSDAY! HCSA Game Night – Free Dinner
Take a break from studying this 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.

LAST CHANCE! HCSA Volunteer Opportunity: Knit for Those in Need
Want to get crafty while also engaging in service? Participate in The Knitting Project! We meet once a month to socialize and work on a knitting project to donate to someone in need. Attend our final meeting this Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. PST to learn more! No experience necessary! RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. Have questions or don’t have access to needles and yarn? Contact Maya Livni at

NEXT WEEK! 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 Announcements and Event

NEW! Conversation Cluster Winners and New Trivia Option – Apple Gift Card Prizes!
Last week, groups had the option to meet to complete the Images of Joy Challenge, so that challenge continues this week and we still have plenty of Apple gift cards to give away!

Winners from week 8 include Sens8tional, Team 129, Team Maximus, The Sleep Deprived, 19, 163 and 80. For groups who choose to meet both weeks 8 and 9, we offer an optional trivia challenge to celebrate the joy of painting with Bob Ross and the joy of chemistry. These challenges will test your knowledge of Bob Ross and chemistry, and 10 students will have the chance to win a prize! Check it out in this week’s Canvas module.

Lastly, if you are having a hard time, you are not alone. Please remember that the Honors College community is here for you. Reach out to your cluster or to an HC faculty or staff member. We are here to support you and create a strong, thriving community for us all. If you need assistance related to your conversation cluster, please reach out to

TODAY! 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 today, 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 receive the Zoom link, please contact Kevin Stoller at

THIS WEEK! Honors College Winter Research Showcase
The Honors College’s Winter Research Showcase will be this Thursday, March 4 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. At this event, 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

THIS 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.

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 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

NEXT WEEK! 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! Apply to be a Diversity Learning Assistant THIS WEEK
The Diversity Learning Assistant (previously known as Community Relations Facilitator) position requires a commitment to the principles of and action for social justice. Diversity Learning Assistants are live-in part-time (15-hour), student employees of Diversity Initiatives & Programs within the department of University Housing and Dining Services. DLAs are responsible for building inclusive, overlapping and collaborative relationships between residents, UHDS staff and the campus through the development, execution, evaluation and promotion of social justice education. This is accomplished through dialogues, bulletin boards, hall engagement and by serving as a UHDS ambassador to campus partners who work to build a socially just campus through resources, services and programs.

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. To learn more about the position, you may also review the 2021-22 DLA Position Description. Apply here by Sunday, March 7!

NEW! College of Forestry Seeking Student Field Technicians
The Warren Lab at Oregon State University is seeking student field technicians for summer 2021! Research will be part of an ongoing project assessing alternative riparian buffers on managed landscapes. Students will receive hands-on research experience in sampling aquatic food webs, as well as field experience working in remote settings in a small crew. The project leaders are specifically looking for students with a background or interest in fisheries, forestry, ecology, and similar areas of work. There is potential to use this internship for credit or to develop an honors thesis project. For more information and instructions to apply, please visit the link here. For full consideration, please apply by March 15.

NEW! Apply for Paid Positions with the Student Experiences & Engagement
Student Experiences & Engagement is a hub for student involvement, connection, and belonging. Their departments include: Community Engagement & LeadershipCraft CenterDiversity & Cultural Engagement and Experiential Learning & Activities. SEE offers a wide-range of opportunities spanning cultural, social or educational events, clubs and organizations, student media, arts, volunteer and leadership positions. Students are encouraged to apply for open paid positions that offer leadership and skill-building opportunities; positions like Leadership Liaison with DCE, Media Designer for Cultural Resource Centers and Student Success Peer Facilitator for OSU’s Pride Center. To learn more about these job opportunities, visit the link here.

NEW! Student Health Advisory Board Recruitment
Oregon State’s Student Health Advisory Board is now recruiting students to join! This board serves as a link between Student Health Services and the student community here at OSU. We are looking for students who express the desire to promote health and well-being through health equity and advocacy of the Oregon State University community and express interest in health policy and the administrative side of healthcare. 

For more information and to access the application, please visit the website here. Further questions can be directed to Members will be recruited on a rolling basis. 

TODAY! 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

TODAY! 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

NEW! Racial Aikido Remote Experience for Students of Color
Racial Aikido explores the experiences of students of color at OSU and beyond. Our focus for the 2021 experience is on community-building, the recognition of identity and racism and response and replenishment to these realities. Our goal is to build a supportive network to learn and thrive at OSU and beyond. Racial Aikido will be a completely remote experience this year. We anticipate using Zoom to facilitate our time together. Final details are still being confirmed on our schedule. We will likely meet on Friday, March 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. PST and on Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST with multiple breaks in-between that time.  

Our priority deadline for applications is Friday, March 12. Applications will be accepted until retreat is full. Check out the application here. For more information or any accommodations related to disabilities, please contact

NEW! Examining White Identity for Anti-Racist Growth
This 3-part virtual series is designed for White-identified students to deepen their understanding of and commitment to racial justice work and anti-racism practice. This offering is a part of a movement to grow a community of White-identified students committed to racial justice at OSU. Join us! It will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 30, Tuesday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 13.

Learn more and apply here by our priority deadline of Friday, March 12. Applications will be accepted until the series is full. For accommodations related to disabilities, please contact

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, March 3 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, click here. More info can be found here

NEXT WEEK! Pandemic as Portal: Lecture with Vanessa Raditz on Queer Resilience During 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. On Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m., Vanessa Raditz will present their talk, “Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change.”

Vanessa Raditz (they/them) is a queer cultural geographer, educator, and culture-shifter dedicated to community healing, opening access to land and resources and fostering a thriving local economy based on human and ecological resilience. Vanessa is currently the director of the collaborative documentary film Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change. Vanessa is part of the founding collective of the Queer Ecojustice Project, educating and organizing at the intersection of ecological justice and queer liberation. Visit the link here to register for the lecture.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

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!

Connect with Our Student Engagement Coordinator!
Emily Garcia is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Honors College! She is available to answer general HC questions, connect you to the proper resources and help you find community within the Honors College. You can reach out to her and schedule an appointment by emailing

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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