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Spring 2021 Monday Message – Week 8

HCSA Events This Week

TODAY! HCSA Leadership Position Elections
HCSA is holding elections today during our general meeting at 5:00 pm to fill leadership positions for the next academic school year of 2021-2022. We are seeking students to run for the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Administrative Chair, Service Chair, Professional Development Chair, Social Justice Chair, Wellness Chair and Academic Activities Chair. Join us if you would like to run or vote! Zoom at the meeting ID 922 1349 4129. The password is HCSA

HCSA Service Opportunity
This is a great opportunity to spend time with fellow HC students while making our campus look even more beautiful! Join us on SundayMay 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. as we do a trash clean up around campus. Sign up here! Please direct any questions to Clare at jayawicc@oregonstate.edu.

NEXT WEEK! Bob Ross Paint Night
It’s that time of the term again! Come join HCSA’s Bob Ross Paint Night on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. as we follow Bob step by step in a soothing instructional video on creating a happy masterpiece! Free paint kits will be available for pickup in the SLUG while supplies last – you must RSVP. 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

REGISTER NOW! HCSA Spring Picnic – Free Lunch In-Person!
The Honors College and HCSA are hosting a Spring Picnic outside on the LInC lawn on Friday, June 4 between noon and 2 p.m. Come grab a free lunch and play some fun games like cornhole, spike ball, and kite decorating! Spots are limited so please RSVP here by Wednesday, May 26 in order to receive a free lunch. We can’t wait to see you there!

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters Winners & Supermarket Sweep or Who Said It Challenge Continues – Gift Cards Still Available!
All groups had the option to meet or not and complete the Supermarket Sweep or ‘Who Said It’ Challenge. These challenges continue this week with plenty of Buffalo Wild Wings cards to give away. Winners from week 7 include CC3, Last Three Standing, 29, Pumpkin, The Powerhouse, Lucky Sevens, 125, One Thirty Too Point O, 144, and Group 203 From 503.  

For those groups who want to meet both weeks 7 and 8, we offer a new trivia challenge to celebrate universities around the world. Check it out in this week’s module. Lastly, if you are having a hard time, you are not alone. 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 LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu.

TODAY! Paid Position with HC as Conversation Clusters Coordinator 2021-2022
Are you looking to build an even better community for Honors College students? Then consider applying for the Conversation Cluster Coordinator position. The HC is looking for two coordinators, working four to eight hours per week, to assist with the Conversation Clusters Program in the upcoming academic year, 2021-2022. Coordinators will work in a team to plan, implement and lead the program while making a difference in the personal development, guidance and impact of the 1700+ students that make up the HC community. To apply, please visit the link here by May 17 . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LeeAnn.Baker@oregonstate.edu.

TODAY! Last Day to Nominate for 2021 Honors College Awards for Outstanding Professor, Mentor, Community Member or Course
Did a professor inspire you to greater heights or change your perspective on a subject? Was your thesis mentor key in your career path ahead of you? Did you leave a class inspired and motivated? Is there anyone in the Honors College that you feel deserves to be recognized? If you answered yes, or if you have a professor or class that you just love, please nominate them for the 2021 Honors College Awards! Nominations will include brief comments on what has made your mentor experience particularly successful, meaningful or impactful. Nominate here by Monday, May 17.

NEW! Dean and Friends Conversation: Career Transitions – THIS WEEK
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends conversation on changing careers this Thursday, May 20 from noon to 1:00 p.m. with HC grad Tristan Wagner ’09. Tristan received his HBS in industrial and manufacturing engineering and an MS in industrial engineering in 2010. He then worked as a process engineering manager for Tektronix in their microelectronics factory for ten years. After deciding he wanted to spend more time working with data, he took some time off to develop skills before landing a job with Nike as a data scientist in 2020. Tristan lives in Portland and, during non-pandemic times, enjoys rock climbing and board games. At this dean and friends, he will discuss the process of transitioning to a new career and then beginning that career during a pandemic. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu.

THIS WEEK! 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:

  • 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.

Volunteers for HC Thesis: Telling Our Story – The Student Struggle Through the Pandemic
For this oral history honors thesis project, the researcher would like to interview at least five undergraduate students from OSU, with the focus being their experience during the earlier stages of the pandemic to the present. An oral history is a collection of memories and personal commentaries of a historical event through recorded interviews. Generally, each interview will take about an hour, or however long each student needs.

During these interviews, students will be encouraged to share the stressors they encountered and the subsequent methods used to cope with them. Each participant will have full input to help the researcher create an accurate and cohesive story from their interview. Participants will also be asked to provide artistic images which complimented their experience, whether that is art they enjoy or created themselves. This may include poems, pictures, drawings, paintings, screenshots of media feed which are significant to them, collages or any other medium. Ultimately, the artistic images and written versions of the oral history will be compiled into a zine; a self-published, non-commercial print work that will be shared with OSU, likely in an online, PDF format. Students who are interested in volunteering for an interview should email Sydni Burt at burts@oregonstate.edu.

Leadership Opportunity – Be an HC Peer Mentor and Earn HC Credit Too!
The Honors College is accepting applications for peer mentors! HC peer mentors are current OSU students who have established themselves at the university and the HC for at least one academic school year. The peer mentor experience has a lot to offer you; including boosting your leadership skills, improving your career profile, meeting new people and gaining a fulfilling experience. You can also earn an HC elective credit – HC 409 Peer Mentoring. If you feel you are at a place in your career to support an incoming HC student, please complete the application here no later than Monday, May 31. For more information or questions, please contact our Peer Mentor Coordinators, Tory Schroeder (schroeto@oregonstate.edu) or Kenneth Kang (kangken@oregonstate.edu).

Scholarship Opportunities

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! Applications Open – Orange Media Network
Orange Media Network is hiring! We are recruiting writers and photographers for the summer. Writers and photographers have flexible schedules. Though being in Corvallis is preferred, the position can also be remote. For information about positions and pay, please visit the links here and here. If there are any questions, feel free to reach out to Angela Tam at taman@oregonstate.edu. We look forward to working with you! 

THIS WEEK! Oregon Diversity Career Symposium
It’s time to own your story! Registration is open for the 2021 Oregon Diversity Career Symposium hosted on Wednesday, May 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. Join with hundreds of University of Oregon & Oregon State University students for a FREE half-day of interactive workshops, alumni panels, keynote speaker, and virtual networking opportunities with employers like NikeAmazonU.S. Department of State & Samaritan Health Services, that are intentionally designed to help prepare and inspire students with marginalized identities on your path from college to career. While all students are invited to attend, our goal is to create a space that especially empowers you to explore your identities and experiences within your job search process/development. Mark your calendars & register early here! Find more information here.

THIS WEEK! Applications Open for Impact Studio Design Intern
Impact Studio is where teams of faculty, students and staff develop and launch bold initiatives that advance OSU’s strategic plan and improve the university’s financial strength. The studio is currently hiring several part-time paid positions for Impact Studio Design Interns (maximum 15 hours per week during the term, 30 hours per week during breaks). Interns will work for Impact Studio with the Office of Provost at OSU.

This internship program is designed to give hands-on experience researching the potential of business initiatives originating from the Oregon State University community. As a student design intern, you will take part in a variety of tasks needed to evaluate the audience needs, market potential, competition and industry landscape for our initiatives; as well as have opportunities to provide design ideas and perform tasks that will help our department grow overall. To apply, please visit the job posting here. The deadline for application submissions is May 21.

NEXT WEEK! Publishing Internship and Office Assistant Positions with OSU Press
OSU Press has just opened up the application period for two student jobs: their annual publishing internship and a student office assistant position. Both positions would be a great opportunity for students interested in publishing. The internship is focused on acquisitions and editorial work and limited to one year, but has the option of summer hours if the intern wants to start before the school year. The office assistant does more administrative work and will start in September, but is open-ended – the current assistant has been with us for more than two years.

We’re a small crew at the press, and both students will have lots of opportunities to work and network with the whole staff and learn about the entire publishing process. Students who are interested in both positions are welcome to apply to both. We welcome applicants from all majors. The deadline for both positions is May 26. To apply for the annual publishing internship, please visit the job posting here; for the student office assistant position, visit the posting here. Please direct any questions to Kim Hogeland at kim.hogeland@oregonstate.edu.

Job Opportunity at KTM Research
KTM Research, an automation services company, is seeking applicants for an Office Manager position in Hubbard, Oregon. As an integral part of the KTM team, you will wear multiple hats, handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks. You will organize and coordinate business procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency and safety. You will develop communication protocols, facilitate meetings, streamline administrative procedures and maintain inventory control.  You will work independently to manage administrative challenges in order to support the diverse workforce of KTM. KTM seeks someone who loves to learn on the go, takes ownership over their work and can solve problems, always finding a way forward. This position requires a process-oriented individual who can pitch in where needed and holds themselves accountable for delivering on project timelines. To learn more or to apply, please visit this link.

Beaver Connect Now Recruiting Peer Mentors!
Beaver Connect is looking for Peer Mentors for 2021-2022 mentoring teams! This program will match you as a co-mentor with a faculty member to lead crucial discussions on navigating college, achieving success and getting more out of the OSU experience with a group of three to four new-to-OSU students. This is a paid position that will help you make connections with faculty and peers and develop resume-building leadership skills! Apply here by May 31 – positions start in late summer or early fall and last through spring 2022.

We are particularly interested in undergraduate students who identify as students of color, first-generation, low-income, transfer, student athletes or have experience in the University Exploratory Studies Program. Want to find out more? Check out this brief orientation video or visit our website. Questions and accommodation requests can be directed to caitlin.mcvay@oregonstate.edu.

Wellness Resources

CAPS Drop-In Supportive Zoom Group for Indian and Indian American Students
Due to the tragic deaths in India as a result of COVID-19, and the associated travel bans, many Indian students, both domestic and international, may be struggling with worry about their families and travel restrictions. Counseling & Psychological Services will provide a supportive drop-in Zoom group for Indian and Indian American students on Thursdays at 5 p.m. starting May 13. To join, please use this Zoom link with the password 406032. Students are welcome to attend when they would like, camera and participation is optional.

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! “Things I Know and Things I Wish I Knew”: Reflections from 25 Years of Being a Woman of Color in Geoscience
Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to join a workshop from Dr. Aradhna Tripati, founder and director of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, and associate professor at University of California in Los Angeles. She grew up in LA and is the daughter of immigrants from Fiji. Earlier this week, Dr. Tripati appeared on CNN to talk about the climate emergency and the critical importance of Indigenous rights and expertise in Native communities and institutions. Dr. Tripati will reflect on her career in geoscience as a woman of color at an event on Thursday, May 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. To register, please visit the link here. Interested in more events with Dr. Tripati? Find out more about her OSU virtual visit here

NEW! Organizing Black Liberation Webinar – THIS WEEK!
The Organizing Black Liberation Webinar will take place on Thursday, May 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This webcast will feature a panel of students, faculty and alumni whose work and activism is geared towards the abolishment of barriers placed on Black lives. This webcast is moderated by Brandi Douglas. Click here to register for the event. This webinar is part of the We Have Work to Do campaign and the Rest in Power event series. This event is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, the OSU Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs.

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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