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Spring 2021 Monday Message – Week 9

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HCSA 2021-2022 Election Results
We are excited to announce our winners of the HCSA elections! President: Maya Livni, Vice President: Bridget Price, Administrative Chair: Sarina Grant, Treasurer: Noah Reitmeier, Social Activities Chair: Sahana Shah, Service Chairs: Britnie Gwynn & Kelsie Bryant, Wellness Chairs: Sirena Prog & Anusha Vasudevan, Social Justice Chair: Chloe Lee, Academic Activities Chair: Mae Trice, Professional Development Chair: Jenna Barrie, Public Relations Chairs: Taylor Altick, Hallie Shean and Gracey Todd. Congratulations!

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 this Wednesday, May 26 in order to receive a free lunch. We can’t wait to see you there!

HCSA Email Clarification
The Honors College Student Association – HCSA – only sends emails from OSU email accounts (@oregonstate.edu). Please disregard any emails received by osuhonorsassociation@gmail.com. This is NOT our email account. 

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! OSU Honors College Thesis Poster Fair – THIS WEEK
Join us for the OSU Honors College Thesis Poster Fair happening Monday, May 24 to May 28 at the website here.

The annual thesis fair recognizes and celebrates Honors students’ research, demonstrating the plethora of possibilities available at OSU through research, scholarship and projects while showcasing the diverse accomplishments of our students. As an integral part of the thesis process, one that provides an opportunity to communicate research to a broader audience, students will be replying to your questions and comments throughout the week. Additionally, outstanding poster awards will be announced Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m.

We hope you are able to join us in celebrating our students and their thesis by stopping by and leaving a comment or question. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns at honors.college@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-6400.

NEW! HC Conversation Clusters: Harry Potter Trivia & Would You Rather – Movie Edition
Winners of Buffalo Wild Wings cards from week 8 include Team Avatar, Rylie’s Friends, 18, Collegiate Beans and 130. With multiple clusters battling it out for champion of Supermarket Sweep, the top performers included Last Three Standing, One Thirty Too Point 0, Sens8tional, Whale Sharks, and Adventure Time, with each winner earning an Amazon gift card.

With summer right around the corner, let’s take a look at what’s on your must-see movie list with a few fun challenges. Check it out in this week’s module and participate for your chance to win gift cards to Red Box.

Thank you to everyone who is making our HC community a great place to be. Your participation and support help create a strong, thriving community for us all. We appreciate you and feel lucky to have you here.

IMPORTANT! OSU Continues to Require Face Coverings Indoors
Based on new face covering guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority, face coverings are no longer required outdoors at OSU, unless the outdoor setting is crowded, or physical distancing cannot be maintained. OSU does not believe the state’s proof of vaccination requirements are workable in an open university environment where entry to facilities is not carefully controlled, and as such, OSU has shared feedback with state officials in the hopes of revising OHA requirements to be more suitable for the higher education environment. Consequently, for the time being, OSU continues to require individuals wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The updated OSU face covering policy is here. In addition, there will be an OSU Community COVID-19 Town Hall webinar forum on Wednesday, May 26, from 4 to 5 p.m.

NEW! Honors College Community Coffee – HC3!
Join the Honors College for a virtual social gathering on Tuesday, June 1, from 2 to 3 p.m.! There will be breakout rooms for fun conversation and activities to help build connections and community over Zoom. To register, please visit this link. The Zoom password is Coffee. Hope to see you there!

NEW! Participate in HC Thesis Study and Get a Gift Card! 
Participate in the “Personal Willingness to Pay for Clothing Subscription Boxes” HC thesis study and earn a $5 e-gift card to over 100 retailers! The purpose of this study is to understand what attributes play a role in clothing subscription products or service purchasing. The duration of the survey is approximately 10 minutes and can be completed using the following link
If you have any questions about the study, please reach out to gonzaden@oregonstate.edu.

LAST CHANCE! 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 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.

DEADLINE COMING SOON! 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).

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.

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

THIS 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.

DEADLINE COMING SOON! 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.

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.

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! 

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. 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

NEW! Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Symposium THIS WEEK
Register today to attend the Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Symposium presented virtually through Canvas, from Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 28. 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 will be presenting. Registration to attend CUE 2021 is required and accessible only to OSU faculty, staff and students. For more info, visit the link here. For questions, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

UPDATE! SLUG and HC Office Hours
The SLUG will be closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day weekend. It will resume regular hours on Tuesday, June 1. If you would like to arrange a meeting with an HC staff member, please call 541-737-6400 or email honors.college@oregonstate.edu. Regular 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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