HCSA Events This Week
TODAY! Ice Cream with HCSA
As a kickoff to Spring term, HCSA will host an ice cream social, today, Monday, Apr. 5 at 5 p.m.! If you would like to join, ice cream will be available in West Hall kitchen, Sackett Hall kitchens and the SLUG freezers. Grab some ice cream, hop on Zoom and enjoy! Zoom meeting ID is 922 1349 4129 and the password is HCSA.
Our Honors X meeting will be held directly after the HCSA meeting from 6:00 – 6:30 PM 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!
Wellness Wednesday: Affirmation Boxes
If you are a resident of West or Sackett Hall, swing by the outside of West Dining Hall on Wednesday, Apr. 7 between 11 a.m. and noon to create your own box with positive messages and affirmations!
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 or crochet project to donate to someone in need. Attend our next meeting this Thursday, Apr. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. PST to learn more! No experience necessary! RSVP here to receive the Zoom link!
HC Announcements and Event
NEW! Almost 150 OSU Beaver Store Cards Still Available as We WALK Into Spring Term
Well done to the conversation clusters who met during week one and established a day, time and mode for meetings. We still have lots of OSU Beaver Store cards to give away, nearly 150 are still up for grabs, so please reach out to your spring group quickly finish that first assignment and earn your reward! Looking for some assistance? Please email LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu with the day and time you would like to meet. All clusters are asked to establish their meeting time by Saturday, Apr. 10.
With Apr. 7 being National Walking Day, the next cluster activity includes conversation questions that can be discussed on the go. Invite your group members to go on a walk together, or, as an alternative, meet via Zoom to play Spring has Sprung Trivia Challenges. Check out the options in this week’s Canvas module! All who attend their cluster meeting in week two will be entered to win gift cards to Starbucks.
Lastly, thank you for supporting your HC community with your participation. Your contributions make a real difference to fellow students in our community. You are doing a good thing!
NEW! Applications Open – Honors College Center for the Humanities Summer Internships
The Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Center for the Humanities invite applications for the 2021 Honors College Center for the Humanities Summer Internship Program. This is designed to support Honors College students working with College of Liberal Arts faculty members on projects that provide practical experience to students and further faculty research. Three intern/faculty pairs will be selected for the summer program, which runs from July 16 to August 31. Interns will receive $4,500 for wages and faculty will be able to access an additional $500.
Details about the program and the application process and requirements are available here. Applications are due by Friday, Apr. 23 and must be jointly submitted by students and faculty mentors. Honors College students of any major are eligible to apply, but faculty mentors must be affiliated with the College of Liberal Arts. Student applicants must intend to be enrolled in the Honors College through at least fall term of 2021. Contact Kevin Stoller at email@example.com with questions.
NEW! Honors College Dean and Friends Conversation: A Career in the FBI
All Honors College students are invited to the first Dean and Friends Conversation of spring term, a discussion about careers in the FBI with former agent (and current Honors College parent) Randall Thomas this Friday, Apr. 9 from noon to 1:00 over Zoom. Mr. Thomas earned his BA in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and his law degree from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. He worked for eight years as a county prosecutor and was a legislative consultant for the California District Attorneys’ Association before joining the FBI in 1997, where he spent the bulk of his career conducting counterintelligence investigations. He is also a trained tactical negotiator, who served for several years as the leader of the Los Angeles FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Team. In addition, he assisted in training undercover operatives for local law enforcement and provided defense briefings for corporations working on classified projects for the US government.
He received numerous awards during his career, including the FBI Director’s Award for Counterintelligence and an excellence award from the National Directorate of Intelligence. After his retirement from the FBI in 2017, Mr. Thomas became an EMT, and he is currently in training to join the Lane County Ambulance and is a cadet at the Fire Academy for the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue in Florence, Oregon. At this Dean and Friends, Mr. Thomas will discuss careers in the FBI and the insights he gained conducting interviews and interrogations. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, email Kevin Stoller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Spring Term Stage 1 Thesis Workshops – First One TOMORROW
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 spring term Stage One workshops are:
- Tuesday, Apr. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
- Wednesday, Apr. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
- Thursday, May 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
- Friday, May 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
- Thursday, May 27, from 8 to 9 a.m. via Zoom
- Thursday May 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
You must register online to receive the Zoom invitation, which will emailed to you with a reminder the business day before your workshop. Register to attend the Stage 1 workshop here.
NEW! Honors College Winter Research Showcase
On Mar. 4, 2021, 10 honors students presented lightning talks on their research at the Honors College Winter Research Showcase. Check out the video here for a glimpse of the quality and range of research undertaken by HC students.
Graduating in Spring or Summer 2021? Did you inform your HC Academic Advisor?
- Check your MyDegrees and make sure that are properly enrolled in any final HC credits you need to graduate. Notices of remaining requirements were sent to graduates, but if you have questions, connect with an HC Academic Advisor during the first two weeks of this term to clarify your requirements.
- Check your MyDegrees notes (at the bottom) of your MyDegrees page. You should see a note that reads: “IASP21 – Institutional Awarding Spring 2021” or “IASU21 – Institutional Awarding Summer 2021.” If you do not see this note, that means the HC (and the Office of the Registrar) is unaware that you are graduating. Contact an HC Academic Advisor or email@example.com to inform us of your intended graduation term. Please do so immediately, if you do not, this may delay your graduation.
LAST CHANCE! Spring Term HC Virtual Study Groups
Need a way to deepen your understanding of course material, discuss challenging concepts and study for upcoming exams and assignments with your fellow beavs? Fill out this survey to join a spring term HC virtual study group! You will need to complete this survey and indicate your availability by this Wednesday, Apr. 7 to be placed in a group. If you have any other questions, feel free to email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE TODAY! 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 TODAY, Apr. 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Please direct any questions to Kevin Stoller at email@example.com.
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.
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 & Job Opportunities
NEW! 2021 Oregon Spring Career Fair NEXT WEEK
OSU and the University of Oregon will hold a joint career fair, attracting employers from all industries. More than 60 employers are already signed up. The fair takes place on Thursday, Apr. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for the event here.
NEW! Three Open Positions with University Information Technology
Institutional Analytics and Reporting, part of University Information Technology, is looking for three student workers to hire. These positions will support decision support unit functions and data and analytics projects and are excellent opportunities for students from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds. These positions provide experiences in the technical, business and creative domains. The deadline to apply is next Monday, Apr. 12.
- Project Assistant
- The project assistant will track project progress, diagram data and system architecture and provide assistance with Decision Support projects as needed. Open to all backgrounds.
- Web Assistant
- The web assistant will migrate a Drupal website from a custom stack back to the OSU community tier, interpret university brand guidelines and provide technical assistance with web communications projects as needed. Technical skills are required.
- Developer Assistant
- The developer assistant will track project progress, diagram data and system architecture and provide technical assistance to the IAR Systems Team as needed. Technical skills are required.
NEW! Post-Graduation Positions Available with AmeriCorps
Portland-based non-profit College Possible has more than 30 AmeriCorps roles starting in August for upcoming and recent college graduates. College Possible is a college access and success nonprofit dedicated to educational equity, working to closing the degree-divide between students from low-income backgrounds and their peers from higher income backgrounds.
College Possible will be at the Oregon Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Apr. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Current OSU students and alumni are welcome to sign up for one-on-one conversations with current AmeriCorps members during the career fair. During the event, College Possible will share the AmeriCorps opportunities available for college graduates, describe AmeriCorps services and benefits and provide more information about College Possible.
All levels of experience are welcome. Although only college graduates are eligible to serve in these roles, all students are welcome to join and learn more as they start planning for their post college journeys. Visit the College Possible website here or apply directly for roles here. Please direct questions to Giovanna DiFalco, the recruitment and operations specialist for College Possible at GDiFalco@CollegePossible.org.
NEW! Free Workshops for Prospective PhD Students – THIS WEEK
The University of California, Berkeley has created a series of workshops to walk students step-by-step through the admissions process, provide tips for developing high-caliber application materials and demystify how graduate funding works.
This free bootcamp series was developed specifically for underrepresented minority students considering graduate school, though it is open to all attendees. If you cannot attend all of the bootcamp events “live,” you can watch on-demand recordings, available 24 hours after the live event. Individuals that attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion. To apply, you will create an account within our system at the link here.
The first workshop, “First Things First: Demystifying the PhD,” is this Thursday, Apr. 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about how doctoral programs differ from other professional and graduate programs, and if a Ph.D. program might be right for you. The workshop will demystify the funding process, discuss how admissions committees review applicants and provide tips on how to identify and contact faculty in your program of interest.
NEW! Things I Wish I Knew about… Best Preparing for Post-College Workforce as a First-Generation College Student
On Tuesday, Apr. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., learn what panelists wish they knew about making connections, overcoming imposter syndrome and finding the confidence to become career ready and successful. OSU’s director of career education, Jonathan Stoll, will moderate a panel featuring: William Garcia, technical engineer at Minitab; Anesat Leon-Guerrero, learning consultant at Indigo Slate and Miguel Arellano, basic needs navigator at OSU.
Things I Wish I Knew is a career panel series presented by the Career Development Center exploring topics like identity, race and assimilation in the workplace with OSU alumni and industry professionals who have been there. To register for the event, visit the link here.
Getting a Dam Job Virtual Workshops for Spring – THIS WEEK
- Wednesday, Apr. 7: Winning Resumes & Cover Letters
- Tuesday, Apr. 13: Oops, I Still Need a Job!
- Wednesday, Apr. 14: Interview Like a Pro
Undergraduate Research Ambassador Positions
The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce that they are hiring new Undergraduate Research Ambassadors for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for an energetic team to help undergraduates learn about how to get involved in research partnerships with faculty across campus.
As an Ambassador, the student will serve as a role model and mentor to students interested in research in all disciplines. The Ambassador will give presentations about how to get involved in research in first-year courses and residence halls, develop online resources, plan social and networking opportunities, advise students and more!
BEavers HERE NOW
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too. Register here!
NEW! Provost’s Lecture Featuring Ibram X. Kendi – National Book Award Winner, Historian and Leading Antiracist Voice in America – NEXT WEEK
Oregon State University invites you to join a virtual event featuring Ibram X. Kendi on Wednesday, Apr. 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kendi is a National Book Award Winner (2019), Guggenheim Fellow, historian and three-time NY Times best selling author and journalist. Kendi is also the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. In addition, 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 latest book, “Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action,” was released in October.
This event is free and open to the public. To attend the event, please register here.
NEW! Final Zoom Information Session for Fall 2021 Study Abroad in London
Students can study gender, race, and class abroad this fall in London! To learn more about the study abroad program, register here to attend the final Zoom information session on Tuesday, Apr. 6, at noon.
The program runs from Sept. 5 to Dec. 11, and students can earn 18 to 22 quarter credits by taking three Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies courses during the study abroad, with the option of adding a liberal arts course or an internship to their curriculum. For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Shaw at email@example.com or visit the program’s website here.
NEW! Workshop: Collective Practice to End White Supremacy THIS WEEK
The Division of Student Affairs Priority Steering Committee is sponsoring workshops for OSU students from Stronghold, an organization that works at the intersection of restorative justice and racial justice. This session is intended to be a place where white-identified students can learn and heal together. We ground our white and white-passing affinity group work in education, practice and accountability. We aim to provide a space of rigorous learning without reproducing patterns of intellectualizing and disembodiment. As such, we ground our learning in our felt senses and ask white folks to track the connections between curricular content, body sensations, emotions and new actions and behaviors. We hold each other accountable to keeping our work “close to home,” focusing on self-inquiry, lived experience, and personal responsibility in transforming the conditions of white supremacy “from the inside out.”
The workshop takes place this Thursday, Apr. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Please register here for the event.
ALS 116: Academic Success – Register Now!
Early enrollment for ALS 116: Academic Success is lower for spring term, so the Academic Success Center encourages students to check the course out! While ALS 116 can be a great fit for any student, for students on warning or probation – 2,093 students were in negative academic standing in winter term – ALS 116 can provide necessary support and community. In addition, ALS 116 is a $0-cost course materials course.
OSU Holocaust Memorial Week Events
TODAY – Marion Blumenthal Lazan Talk on Survival
In the late 1930’s, the Blumenthal family escaped Nazi Germany and settled in The Netherlands. However, in 1942 they were seized and deported to the first in a series of concentration camps, which would include Bergen-Belsen, one of the most notorious and deadly symbols of the last phase of World War II. Marion’s father died shortly after liberation.
For forty years, Marion has been speaking publicly about her experiences during the Holocaust and about the lessons learned. She has spoken at venues in almost every state and in a number of countries abroad, to audiences approaching one and one-half million. She is also well known for her Holocaust memoir (co-authored with Lila Perl), Four Perfect Pebbles, a book that has received virtually universal praise and has sold more than 830,000 copies. Marion will present her talk today, Monday, Apr. 5 at 7 p.m. Please register for the event here.
TOMORROW – A Talk with Roger Grunwald and Presentation of The Mitzvah
Roger Grunwald’s mother was an Auschwitz survivor who, in her later years, regularly spoke to young audiences about her experiences during the Holocaust. To honor his mother’s memory, Mr. Grunwald, a classically trained actor, co-created The Mitzvah (“The Good Deed”), a Holocaust-themed one-act, one-person play, which he has been performing around the world since its premiere in 2014. In the play, he portrays three characters: an Auschwitz survivor; a half-Jewish officer in the Wehrmacht (German army); and a “Jewish comedian-cum-social critic.”
Tomorrow, on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m., Mr. Grunwald will present a recorded performance of The Mitzvah and a talk on the broad themes of identity and the question “Why do we demonize ‘the other?’” The event will conclude with a Q&A. Please register for the event here.
WEDNESDAY – Jennifer Evans on Social Media and the Long Shadow of the Holocaust
Jennifer Evans, a professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa defines her primary research interests as “the history of sexuality and visual culture, especially the role of photography and social media as agents of historical meaning.” She is an avid blogger and a primary shaper of “The New Fascism Syllabus: Exploring the New Right through Scholarship and Civic Engagement,” an online resource that is intended to provide curricular ideas and sources to university instructors. Dr. Evans’s many publications include Life Among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin.
Professor Evans is currently working on a monograph that focuses on the intersection of social media and Holocaust memory. In her talk on Wednesday, Apr. 7 at 7 p.m., she will discuss how platforms like Facebook are used to discuss the Holocaust – sometimes to minimize or even deny it, but often to spread knowledge of it and of the lessons that are implicit in it. Please register for the event here.
THURSDAY – OSU Choirs Sing of the Holocaust and of Healing
This event, taking place on Thursday, Apr. 8 at noon, will present its audience with the video-recording of a concert that took place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and featured OSU choirs under the direction of Professor Steven M Zielke, the Director of Choral Studies at OSU. The concert consists of two pieces of music:
- Schlof Main Kind (“Sleep, my child”), is a Yiddish lullaby. The version that will be presented is accompanied by photographs of Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. Although the choirs sing in Yiddish, English subtitles will be available to viewers.
- The second work, To Be Certain of the Dawn, is an oratorio, with music composed by Stephen Paulus and a libretto authored by Michael Dennis Browne, two well-known artists. The oratorio was commissioned by the Basilica of St. Mary, a Catholic church in Minneapolis, as a gift to a local synagogue. It premiered at the basilica in 2005, a year that commemorated the 60th anniversary of the close of the Holocaust and the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate (“In Our Time”), a declaration by the Catholic Church that denounced Antisemitism and stated categorically that modern Jews bore no guilt for the death of Jesus, thereby powerfully challenging the “deicide” charge that had for centuries been used to justify Jew-hatred.
In the words of Michael Dennis Browne, “The work is written as a triptych. Renewal, the first section, reveals Christian contrition for all the centuries of [promoting Antisemitism], as well as a desire to … seek a new beginning as partners in faith with Jews…. In Remembrance, the middle section [we] commemorate the children who died [in the Holocaust]…. Visions, the final section, brings us to the present time, interfaith time [embracing] the theme, ‘You should love your neighbor as yourself.’”
To attend the event, please visit the link here.
THURSDAY – Panel Discussion: Teaching the Holocaust
In July 2019, Governor Kate Brown endorsed legislation that had previously cleared the Oregon Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. This legislation mandated Holocaust and genocide education in all Oregon public schools, k-12. Oregon thereby joined more than twenty states nationwide that either currently mandate such education or are committed to doing so in the near future, and the number is growing.
The panel discussion, which takes place on Thursday, Apr. 8 at 7 p.m., should be of particular interest to public-school teachers and to OSU students who intend to teach in k-12. Professor Michael O’Malley of the OSU College of Education will moderate the event, and the panel will consist of three individuals who regularly teach units on Holocaust-related issues – one who does so in high school, one in middle school and one in elementary school. Each of the panelists will discuss his or her approach to teaching this subject, what appears to have worked well and what has proven to be particularly challenging. After the panel presentation, members of the audience will be encouraged to share their views on how Holocaust-genocide education can be provided most effectively in the schools.
To register for the panel, please visit the link here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Note: the card only allows access to the LInC when the SLUG is open. The LInC’s hours are Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 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.
TODAY! HCSA and Honors X Meeting
Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the Honors College this Spring? The Honors College Student Association holds their general meetings every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom at the meeting ID 922 1349 4129. The password is HCSA. 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.
Honors X holds meetings during even weeks of the term, on Monday from 6 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, at the meeting ID 917 5442 5322. The password is 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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.