Winter 2021 Monday Message – Week 10

HCSA Events This Week WEDNESDAY! Bob Ross Paint NightIt’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! The Zoom meeting information will be sent to you […]

March 7, 2021

HCSA Events This Week

WEDNESDAY! 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! 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

NEW! Free Snacks In The SLUG!
The Forgot Your Lunch Program is offering free fruit, cookies, cheese sticks, and more for our students during this week and finals week! Please help yourself to these free snacks located in the Forgot Your Lunch cabinets and refrigerator in the SLUG  kitchen (LInC 340) while supplies last.

HC Announcements and Event

NEW! Winners & Last Cluster of Winter Term – The INCOHEARANT Challenge!
Thank you to everyone who spread joy through images by entering photos into our gallery on Instagram or by submitting a postcard to campus.

Winners from week 9 include Team Avatar, Cream of the Crop, 164, Adventure Time, Biocomputerologists, and Last Three Standing.  We also congratulate Sens8tional, The Offbrand Power Rangers, Team 129, 27 & 53 all with top trivia performances and members winning Amazon gift cards!

And that brings us to Week 10 – our final meeting of the winter term. For this week we have developed an INCOHEARENT Challenge, with winners receiving the ever-popular Amazon gift card. This week we also ask ALL students to check-in with their cluster. If students wish to be reassigned to a new cluster for spring term, please complete this surveyby next Tuesday, March 16!

NEW! Project or Thesis Opportunity Around Spatial Analysis (GIS)!
Kevin Bladon, Associate Professor within the College of Forestry, is looking for a student interested in a possible thesis or project around spatial analysis (GIS). This project involves using GIS to identify locations in Oregon that are vulnerable or resistant to the effects of wildfires on aquatic habitats. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email Dr. Bladon at

Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! OSU Emergency COVID-19 Funding For Students Through CRRSAA
Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, OSU has emergency funding to award to currently enrolled OSU students. Apply here.

CRRSAA eligibility includes:
– Undergraduate, graduate and certificate seeking students enrolled at any of our campuses, including Ecampus.
– You must have a current FAFSA application on file.
– Students will be prioritized by their level of need based on their FAFSA application.
– Eligible expenses include all the components of a student’s cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.
– International students, DACA students, and undocumented students are not eligible for this funding.

NEW! Share Your OSU Scholarship Experience for Gift CardLet’s improve the scholarship experience at OSU! OSU is working to understand and improve the scholarship experience for continuing undergraduate students, and we need your help. To ensure we’re responding to our students’ needs, we’re looking for 15 participants for a 45-minute individual interview via a Teams meeting within the next few weeks, March 9-26. 

Are you interested in being interviewed? If so, please complete this short interest form by Monday, March 8. If you are selected to participate in an interview, you’ll receive an email with details about how to schedule your interview. Then, to thank you for your time, we’ll email you a $20 Amazon gift card after the interview.

TODAY! Deadline for Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship
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

NEXT WEEK! 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 Monday, March 15.

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.

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. 

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 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. Today, 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.

LAST CHANCE! Final Tuition Forum 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 final forum is Thursday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom. To register, click here. More info can be found here

THIS WEEK! Deadline for 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

THIS WEEK! Deadline for Examining White Identity Series 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

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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