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Spring 2021 Monday Message – Week 5

HCSA Events This Week

Dam Proud Day – Day of Giving Donuts in the SLUG
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, April 28, all day in the SLUG, while supplies last. Come grab a snack and donate what you can. Anything helps your fellow beavs!

NEW! HCSA’s Amazing Race – Puzzles & Prizes NEXT WEEK!
Join us as we host our Amazing Race, Saturday, May 8 through Sunday, May 9! There will be puzzles and clues scattered across campus and a chance to win prizes and finish off with a delicious snack in the SLUG. You can choose to do this alone, with a partner or in a team. If you are interested, please let us know here and we will contact you with more information.

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters Podcast Pandemonium!
Congratulations to the Celebrating Earth winners: CC3, Rylie’s Friends, Last Three Standing, 18, 21, Pumpkin, Utensil Earrings, Lucky Sevens, Cream of the Crop, 125, Team 129, 130, 141 and 154. All winners will get Chipotle gift cards! This week we take a break to explore our favorite podcasts. Join your conversation cluster to help compile a best podcast list or show off your podcast knowledge with a game of ‘real or fake.’ Check out the new module outlining the activities and prizes in Canvas. 

The goal of Conversation Clusters is for every honors student to feel included, connected and cared for. Even if you don’t think you’ll benefit, please 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.

TOMORROW! 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, April 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

NEW! Dam Proud Day
This Wednesday, April 28 is the second annual OSU Day of Giving, Dam Proud Day. All gifts made to the Honors College that day will support differential tuition scholarships. Donors have already given almost $25,000 in challenge gifts to help us reach our goal of at least 60 donations that day. Keep an eye on HC social media for updates, and make your contribution here! Gifts of any size ($5 minimum) can make a big impact.

NEW! College of Engineering Honors Courses Survey
Which of the CoE required courses in your program of study would you like to have available as Honors courses? Fill out the survey here to let us know! The deadline for this survey is next Monday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m.

NEW! College of Business Student-Faculty Mixer Rescheduled – NEXT WEEK
Be sure to register for the College of Business HC Student-Faculty Mixer, which is next Friday, May 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.! TEN faculty members from the CoB will present an overview of their projects and research, then be available in breakout rooms for conversation and Q&A. Topics include business law, management and ethics, marketing, HR, cryptocurrency, corporate taxation, entrepreneurship, design, business analytics, strategic management and more! Reserve your “virtual seat” here by May 5. The Zoom link will be sent to your OSU email. 

NEW! Connect with HC Alum and Recent Med School Graduate
Dr. (Captain) David Shumway is a 2014 Honors College graduate in Biology, and a recent D.O. medical school graduate from A. T. Still University. He is a recipient of the 4 year Health Professions Scholarship Program and an officer in the U.S. Air Force who will complete his residency in Internal Medicine on active duty at Keesler Air Force Base and the University of Mississippi. Before going to medical school, Dr. Shumway did the Disney College Program internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando and worked for the Mouse for 11 months. He is happy to answer questions about medical school, military scholarship programs, and working for Disney. You can reach him at phone number: (503) 887-2826 and email: doshumway@live.com or doshumway@atsu.edu.

Stage 1 Workshops are Going Away – Register Now!
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:

  • 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.

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.

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! Student IT Communications Assistant Positions Open – Apply Now
In this position, students will work with the University Information Technology team to execute a variety of communications, both written and visual, for internal and external audiences. They will also help with the creation of presentations, newsletters, blog posts, emails and other deliverables to communicate inside and outside of UIT. The students will help execute a social media strategy for UIT, as well as author and publish web pages for a variety purposes and audiences. UIT is looking for students with strong communication skills, and there will be a chance for them to develop and learn more about design. Learn more about the position at the job posting here. The deadline to apply is next Monday, May 3.

THIS WEEK! Getting a Dam Job Virtual Workshops for Spring

LAST CHANCE! Final Free UC Berkeley Workshop on Ph.D Programs- NEXT 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 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.

In the final session “Closer to Achieving the Dream,” on Thursday, May 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., learn how to grow and strengthen your recommender relationship, organize and track admissions deadlines, write a strong diversity statement, manage rejection and choose the right institution.

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.

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

COMING SOON! 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

THIS WEEK! 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, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.! Registration is required, so please sign up here. For more information, please visit the link here.

NEW! 2021 University Distinguished Professors Lectures – NEXT WEEK
Please join us at this year’s recognition events on May 5 and 6 at 5:30 p.m. PDT honoring the 2021 University Distinguished Professors, Professors Julia Jones and Richard Settersten. The University Distinguished Professors lectures provide a unique opportunity to learn about the research and achievements of the faculty who receive the University’s highest academic honor. Since 1988, the University has awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor to current OSU faculty members who have achieved national and international distinction for their contributions in research and creative work, teaching and mentoring, public engagement and service.

  • Register here for Professor Richard Settersten’s May 5 lecture entitled Human Development and a Sociological Imagination: A Social Scientist’s Journey. Professor Settersten is Head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Holder of the Barbara E. Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy, he is an internationally recognized expert in the field of human development and one of the leading life course scholars in the world. His book, Not Quite Adults, is a seminal work on the modern transition to adulthood. His new book, Living on the Edge, reveals how members of the 1900 generation navigated the revolutionary changes of the 20th century, bringing significant lessons for lives today. He is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award by the Society for the Study of Human Development, a leading U.S. professional organization in his field.
  • Register here for Professor Julia Jones’ May 6th lecture entitled Ecosystem Response to Climate Change at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. Professor Jones teaches Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. She develops novel data analysis methods for studying questions related to human impact on the environment, with a specific focus on forest landscapes, water and resource management. Her record includes exemplary teaching, mentoring of students and young faculty, and administrative service widely across OSU. She contributes regularly to national and international policy debates and her research has attracted over $31M in grants to OSU, with many projects focusing on the synthesis of ecosystem responses to human perturbation and global change and integrating research, training, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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

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.

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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