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Spring 2021 Monday Message – Week 4

HCSA Events This Week

TODAY! Mindfulness Event with HCSA – Yoga
Already feeling stressed this term? Join HCSA as we welcome a guest instructor to lead us in a short yoga session! This session will be held today, Monday, Apr. 19 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Take a break and come meditate with us! The Zoom meeting ID is 922 1349 4129 and the password is HCSA.

NEW! Denim Day
Join us on Wednesday, Apr. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside of West Dining Hall to show support for sexual assault survivors by writing encouraging messages on denim. We will then display these messages on National Denim Day, April 28. To learn more about the significance of Denim Day, visit the link here.

NEW! Spirit Week!

  • Monday, Apr. 19: Cozy as Usual Day – Scrubbing in sweats, slippers and whatever you feel most comfortable in.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 20: Western / Country Day – Boots, belts, denim and plaid shirts… toss in a cowboy hat to get extra spirited.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 21: Wacky / Mismatch Day – Mismatch everything – wear your hoodie inside out, wear a wig and get weird!
  • Thursday, Apr. 22 – Tacky Tourist / Beach Day – Floral shirts, cargo shorts, Tevas, sunglasses… dress to go to the beach!
  • Friday, Apr. 23 – Fancy Friday – Dress to impress. Look spiffy in a gorgeous dress or a nice button up!

If you want to be entered for a gift card giveaway, send Resident Assistant Lorenzo a photo of your outfit for the day at curtislo@oregonstate.edu. Feel free to send him a group photo too – just tell him all your friends’ names and he’ll enter you all in the giveaway! You can enter all five days, but you can only win one gift card. If you’d like to participate but don’t have the gear, please contact your West and Sackett Resident Director Danielle Terrell at Danielle.terrell@oregonstate.edu for help!

NEW! Dam Proud Day – Day of Giving Donuts in the SLUG – NEXT WEEK!
In order to raise money for the differential tuition scholarship we will be giving out donuts and chocolate milk on the Dam Proud Day of Giving, Wednesday, Apr. 28, all day in the SLUG, while supplies last. Come grab a snack and donate what you can. Anything helps your fellow beavs!

HC Announcements and Event

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters Celebrate Earth!
Congratulations to the War of Word’s Challenge winners: Sens8tional, Foolish Flicker, CC 29, The Powerhouse, 100, One Thirty Too Point O, 144, & We Want Summer TeamAll winners will get Safeway gift cards!

This week we celebrate Earth Day, which is this Thursday, Apr. 22. Join your conversation cluster for fun activities and discussions, taking a break from mid-term exam prep to check out the newest module in Canvas. 

Remember, the Honors College community is strengthened by your involvement in conversation clusters. Please continue to give what you can, even if that is just reaching out to your group with encouraging words for the week. We feel and appreciate your efforts. Thanks for being with us in the HC!

UPDATE! College of Business Student-Faculty Mixer POSTPONED
The College of Business mixer that was scheduled for Apr. 16 has been rescheduled for Friday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

Honors College mixers are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research and potentially get involved in projects that could be the basis of an HC thesis. Even if you don’t feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Dress in attire you are comfortable making a first impression with (even if over video conference). Be prepared to discuss your research interests and/or academic background in the breakout session after presentations. Registration link coming soon!

UPDATE! Register Now – Stage 1 Workshops are Going Away!
If you haven’t already checked it off your list, be sure to enroll in a Stage 1 workshop this term! Starting in fall 2021, Stage 1 will be a one-credit, ten-week course required for all incoming students. We won’t offer the one-hour Stage 1 workshops after spring 2021. 

As a reminder, Stage 1 workshops allow you to complete the first stage of your honors thesis, which includes learning more about the possibilities and requirements for the honors thesis and creating your personal thesis map in a 45-minute workshop. Register to attend the Stage 1 workshop here. Remaining spring term Stage One workshops are:

  • 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.

NEW! College of Education Honors Courses Survey
Which of the CoE required courses in your program of study would you like to have available as Honors courses? Fil out the survey here to let us know! The deadline for this survey is next Monday, Apr. 26 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW! HC Student’s Thesis Survey on Reducing Plastic
Want to go plastic free? This research will help us figure out the best way to reduce our plastic. Learn more at the study website here or fill out our survey here to take part! You may have seen a similar survey sent out earlier for this study. This is a different survey within the same study.

THIS WEEK! Deadline for 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 (stollerk@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

THIS WEEK! Beyond Politics? A Conversation about the Role of the Judiciary in American Society
Members of the honors community are welcome to join a special conversation cosponsored by the Honors College and the OSU Center for the Humanities on the politicization of the American judicial system and its significance for our democracy this Thursday, April 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. PDT over Zoom. At this event, Honors College Board of Regents member Judge Mary Deits Rousseau, ’71, Center for the Humanities Director and Associate Professor of History Christopher McKnight Nichols, and two HC alumni, Shayna Rogers, ’10 and Andy Su, ’16, will lead a conversation and answer questions. Contact Kevin Stoller at kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu, for additional details.

NEXT WEEK! Honors College Dean and Friends Conversation: A Career in the Law
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends conversation on Tuesday, Apr. 27 from noon to 1:00 p.m. with HC grad Blake Robinson ’05 on becoming and working as an attorney. Blake received his honors degree in political science before earning a law degree at Willamette University in 2008. Since his graduation, he’s been a litigation attorney in Portland with Davis Wright Tremaine, a large national firm, where he primarily represents companies involved in civil lawsuits. For additional information, visit the link here. At this Dean and Friends conversation, he’ll share advice on law school and law internships and discuss what it is like to work as an attorney, with examples drawn from his case experience. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please email stollerk@oregonstate.edu

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. 

Scholarship Opportunities

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! 2021-2022 Environmental and Sustainability Program Coordinator Fellowship for Recent Grads – THIS WEEK
Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience are soliciting applications for the 2021-2022 Environmental and Sustainability Program Coordinator fellowship with The Tofurky Company. This nearly year-long opportunity is open to recent graduates. It offers hands-on experience in the research, design and implementation of an environmental management system and the beginnings of a sustainability program. Full details are available at the Oregon Sea Grant Scholars website here. The deadline is Friday, Apr. 23.

NEW! Summer Internships with Flexport, Supply Chain Operations
Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers. 

Our Supply Chain Operations Team aims to help successfully execute our client’s shipping requirements and improve operational efficiency for the company by working together cross-functionally and collaborating with different departments. We are looking for highly motivated interns to support this team during the summer of 2021! This year, all roles will be virtual.

Interns will be assigned a manager and mentor dedicated to their success, an overview of Flexport air or ocean operations in the U.S., projects and assignments to help build knowledge and skills while making a direct impact on the business, an opportunity to collaborate with other teams to execute shipments for clients, visibility to Flexport leaders, opportunities to present work or projects and the chance to join team building activities to become familiar with their immediate team and other employees. 

Interested students will need an ability to navigate through difficult operational problems and the drive to improve efficiency, a desire to work hard and the curiosity to learn, a data-centric, systems thinking mindset, the intellectual drive to become an expert on international trade in a matter of weeks and twelve weeks of full-time availability, starting in summer 2021. Interested students should email their resume to intern@flexport.com.

NEW! Free Workshop on Social Science and Humanities Programs 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.

A discipline-specific workshop, Applying to Social Science and Humanities Programs,” is this Thursday, Apr. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about what types of graduate programs are possible for students in your discipline, and undergraduate major. Meet faculty, experts, current graduate students, and alumni in the humanities and social sciences and hear their recommendations for successfully navigating the application process and succeeding in graduate school.

Getting a Dam Job Virtual Workshops for Spring – THIS WEEK

DEADLINE COMING SOON! Applications Open – Writing Center Positions
Writing Consultants provide support through writing and research consultations in person (when possible next year), remotely (using Zoom) and through written feedback provided via email. We provide substantial training and mentoring for these positions and encourage applications from anyone who is interested in helping other students and excited about working on a collaborative and supportive team of peer writing consultants. Learn more about this position and how to apply on our website here and consider attending one of our information sessions listed on that page. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2021. 

Wellness Resources

NEW! OHP and SNAP Virtual Sign-Up Events
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.

The HSRC and the Benton County Health Department will host a virtual OHP and SNAP enrollment event where OHP-certified community partners will assist you and your family with the enrollment processes. The event takes place from May 3-7, with two sessions held per day, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. Registration is required, so please sign up here.

Students who are citizens or permanent residents may apply for OHP as SNAP as long as they meet income limits and other eligibility requirements are met. If you are undocumented or DACA, you may apply for Emergency OHP, but are not eligible for SNAP. If you have a child under age 18, they can be covered through OHP regardless of immigration status. Both OHA and SNAP are free, and while we encourage you to apply for both, you are not required to.

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 tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too. Register here!

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Registration Open – 2021 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence
The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2021 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence student submissions is now open! CUE is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study and all stages of research or creative work are invited to present. 

CUE will take the form of a virtual symposium again this year. Each presenter will record a three-minute lightning talk about their work and post it on a central Canvas page where the symposium will be hosted. The Canvas page will be distributed to OSU community members who will be able to view presenters’ recordings, ask questions, and engage in dialogue via the Canvas discussion board function. We hope this event will bring our community closer during this time of social distancing. 

The deadline for registering to present is Friday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. Students can submit their proposals here. The Canvas page will be made public for viewing on May 27 and 28 – link to come! More details and the registration link are available here

NEW! 2021 Stone Award for Literary Achievement
The Stone Award for Literary Achievement honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been—in the tradition of creative writing at OSU—a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers. The 2021 Stone Award winner is Lynda Barry, a writer, artist and cartoonist who is coming to you via Zoom on Thursday, Apr. 29 at 5:00 p.m.! Registration is required, so please sign up here. For more information, please visit the link here.

NEW! Homecoming Court Applications Open Now!
Want to be on the Homecoming Court or know someone who deserves to be? Homecoming Court ambassadors are honored with a one-time $500 scholarship and opportunities to attend events and voice their ideas to distinguished university leaders, partners and alumni throughout the year. Applications are now open here.

NEW! Participate in a Mindfulness Research Study for Gift Cards
Learn mindfulness for science! The Mind Training Research Study, led by principle investigator Dr. John Edwards with the School of Psychological Science, is looking for volunteers to take a no cost, Zoom-based meditation program starting on Apr. 26. Participants will be asked to attend a 45-minute Zoom session at 8 a.m. or 7 p.m. PST, from Monday to Friday, for three weeks. They will also be asked to fill out approximately 20 minutes of online questionnaires at the start, finish and one month after the end of the Zoom sessions. A one-minute questionnaire will be given at the end of each session, as well.

Volunteers can choose to receive either a $20 Amazon gift card or 12 volunteer hours. Please direct any questions or concerns to socialcognition@oregonstate.edu.

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 honors.college@oregonstate.edu. 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 stollerk@oregonstate.edu. 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 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 emily.garcia@oregonstate.edu.

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.

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