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Spring 2021 Monday Message – Week 10

HCSA Events This Week

LAST DAY TO REGISTER! 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! There will also be a dunk tank! Spots are limited so please RSVP here by today, Tuesday, June 1 in order to receive a free lunch. We can’t wait to see you there!

NEW! Free Snacks in the SLUG!
The Forgot Your Lunch Program is offering free fruit, cookies, cheese sticks and more for our students during this week and finals week! Please help yourself to these free snacks located in the Forgot Your Lunch cabinets and refrigerator in the SLUG  kitchen (LInC 340) while supplies last.

NEXT Week! HCSA Finals Self-Care Event
Take a study break, grab some goodies and join us in some self-care during finals week! The HCSA will be putting together self-care kits for your relaxation needs going into finals week! Come stop by to pick up a care package and destress during finals – you’ve got this! 

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! FINAL HC Conversation Clusters Challenge, Ice Cream Gift Cards for Every Participant & Week 9 Redbox Winners
It’s clear that Harry Potter trivia is very popular in our HC community!  Redbox gift card winners from week 9 include CC3, The Sleep Deprived, CC 79, Cream of the Crop, Utensil Earrings, Rylie’s Friends, Sens8tional, Collegiat Bens, Team 129, Group 203 From 503 and Charming Sponges. 

And that brings us to Week 10 – our final meeting of the year. For this week, please sum up your year with a meme! Every participant will receive a Cold Stone Creamery gift card! Even if it has been some time since you joined your group meeting, please make a point to participate this week. We are also looking for feedback regarding the conversation cluster program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please take a moment to offer your feedback here by Tuesday, June 8!

NEW! Contribute to Working Toward a More Diverse and Equitable Honors College
The Honors College Student Leadership Circle, in partnership with Honors College staff, is developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan and requests the input and involvement of all Honors College students. This work is central to both the Honors College’s values and value proposition. As a college committed to serving all people in our communities, it is the HC’s responsibility to create a college that is accessible to all students and provides all students with the support and experiences that will help them succeed. The HC realizes this commitment will take work, but it is work that enhances the entire community by creating opportunities to explore and encounter ideas and perspectives.

Completing the survey here will begin to provide the SLC with the insights they need about the challenges the Honors College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan must address. The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes. Participants who complete the survey by July 31 will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of ten $10 gift cards to the OSU Beaver Store, and, if interested, sign up for focus groups to further discuss DEI issues and solutions in the college.

Your input will be taken seriously – indeed, it will be foundational in this work. Development of an Honors College DEI Strategic Plan will be a truly collaborative venture between HC staff and students. Thank you. Please direct questions to Honors College Director of External Relations and Operations Kevin Stoller (stollerk@oregonstate.edu).

NEW! Honors College Course Evaluations
If you’re enrolled in an HC course this term, you’ll receive a link to an honors course evaluation form in your OSU inbox this week.  Please submit evaluations for all your honors courses – both the eSETs and the honors evaluations! Student evaluations play a big role in determining which courses we offer in the future. Please direct any questions and concerns to Associate Dean Susan Rodgers at susan.rodgers@oregonstate.edu.

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.

TODAY! Honors College Community Coffee – Get a Coffee Gift Card!
Join the Honors College for HC3, a virtual social gathering today, June 1, from 2 to 3 p.m.! There will be breakout rooms for lively conversation and activities to help build connections and community over Zoom. To register, please visit this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. All participants will receive a coffee gift card.

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.

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

UPDATE! Application Deadline for Impact Studio Design Intern EXTENDED
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.

We have extended our application deadline through July 5, 2021. 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.

NEW! Multimedia Assistant Position with UHDS Marketing
University Housing & Dining Services Marketing is looking for a student who can help manage and update the OSU Drupal website, uhds.oregonstate.edu, as well as create multimedia content for their other digital and social communications channels. The ideal candidate would be a student with interests that span a variety of disciplines – the position would assist in updating our UHDS website, but depending on the skills and interest level of the successful candidate, could also include animation, videography, photography and graphic design – any of those skill sets would be very welcome on the team! To apply, please visit the job posting here.

NEW! Free Data and Analytics Summer Webinars with Dataiku – First One This Week
Interested in learning more about the world of data and analytics? Check out Dataiku‘s upcoming weekly summer webinars for students and faculty. We encourage and welcome students from all majors and disciplines to sign up! The kick-off is this Thursday, June 3, with Dr. Perry Beaumont, showcasing his use of Dataiku’s Data Science Studio in his curriculum at Columbia University. To sign up for this webinar, please visit the link here. More events will be added throughout the summer, so keep an eye out.

In addition, the Dataiku Academic Program offers a free, integrated data science platform for the academic community, along with learning resources and support for students and faculty. Dataiku is the world’s leading AI and machine learning platform, supporting agility in organizations’ data efforts via collaborative, elastic and responsible AI, all at enterprise scale. Interested in trying it out? You can sign up for a free, year-long Dataiku online license here. Questions? Contact the academics team at academics@dataiku.com.

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. Please direct questions and concerns 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! Art and Science: Lessons Learned During the Process – TODAY
Today, Tuesday, June 1 at 4 p.m., artist and scientist Tom Carrico will present “Astrophotography — Physics or Celestial Art?” This seminar series is co-hosted by Biological and Ecological Engineering, ARTS-SCI and The Art Center, Corvallis, and features scientist-artists who discuss how these disciplines are interwoven in their processes. Seminars are Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for 1 credit as BEE 507 but are open to the general public. To attend the seminar, please use this Zoom link. Click here for more information.

NEW! Engineering Virtual Expo
This Friday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., engage with students in the College of Engineering about their design projects in a broad range of areas including artificial intelligence, clean water, health, natural disaster preparedness, robotics, sustainable energy and virtual reality. This event features a keynote presentation by Ellen Ochoa, former Johnson Space Center director and first Latina in space! Details and registration can be found here.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

UPDATE! SLUG and HC Office Hours
The SLUG was closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day weekend. It resumed regular hours today, 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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