Fall 2021 Monday Message – Week 2

Weekly Wellness Tip Start your morning with a glass of water! It’ll get you energized and ready for the day. Staying hydrated will set you up for success! HCSA Events This Week NEW! HCSA Student-Faculty Trivia Night – Register Now!Join us for a friendly trivia competition against fellow Honors College faculty and students on Thursday, Oct. 14 from […]

October 3, 2021

Weekly Wellness Tip

Start your morning with a glass of water! It’ll get you energized and ready for the day. Staying hydrated will set you up for success!

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HCSA Student-Faculty Trivia Night – Register Now!
Join us for a friendly trivia competition against fellow Honors College faculty and students on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m in the Sackett F-G Wing lounge. There will be challenging questions, brilliant competitors and pizza for the winners – register here and invite your friends!

HC Announcements and Events

THIS WEEK! Apply for the Honors College Student Leadership Circle
The Honors College Student Leadership Circle lends a diverse student voice to college issues and advises the deans and directors on various topics affecting students and their educational and social experiences in the OSU Honors College. This year the SLC will provide feedback on high-level college strategies to confront perpetuated and reflected privilege and structural racism in the honors community and work toward a more just and better future for all. The circle will be working on initiatives that impact honors curriculum, student engagement and community building.

The HC is looking for student representatives from every undergraduate college at OSU. To be considered for selection, student applicants must be available to attend quarterly meetings and be willing to share advice and counsel to college leadership. All participants must be willing to seek input from relevant student groups and engage with other honors students as we work to enhance the well-being of members in the Honors College community.

NEW! Dean and Friends Lunch – Using Business Ethics as a Framework for Success
All Honors College students are invited to the first Dean and Friends conversation of the new academic year on Thursday, Oct. 14 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in MU 221. “Dean and Friends” events are opportunities for Honors College students to meet with alumni and other HC friends and supporters to learn more about their professional paths and experiences.

Our guest at this session will be Adam King, the managing director, assistant treasurer at Lam Research. Adam graduated from Oregon State in chemical engineering in 1993, and he was also a member of the honors program that preceded the formation of the Honors College during his time at OSU. He went on to earn an MBA from Yale University in 1999, and he has worked at Intel, Novellus Systems and Lam Research, after it acquired Novellus. At this Dean and Friends, King will lead a conversation about “Using Business Ethics as a Framework for Success” and share some things he wish he had known in college. Lunch will be provided, but space for this event is limited. To RSVP or with any questions, please email kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu.

The priority deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 6. For more information and to apply, please visit the HC SLC link here for more information along with details on how to apply. 

TOMORROW! Delta Sigma Phi – Create a Legacy at OSU: Men’s Leadership & Networking Opportunities Available- Free Pizza!
Become a leader and achieve success through academic, social, civic, and professional development by starting your own men’s organization through Delta Sigma Phi. Come learn more about joining this unique experience available to Honors College students. Since 2009, our organization has awarded approximately 1,000,000 to both undergraduate and graduate members in scholarships. Become a part of history at Oregon State University and cultivate an experience unlike any other. We will be hosting an info session TOMORROW, Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6-7pm in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) room 345. There will be free pizza! If you are interested, please register here: RSVP

NEW! Paid Internships Through OSU Advantage Accelerator Info Session with Free Pizza!
The OSU Advantage Accelerator team is looking for several Honors College interns for the academic year as well as over the summer. This program is focused on high-growth, traded sector startup and early-stage organizations. Interns assist in the development of new businesses through market research, competitive analysis, due diligence and more. There are also positions for which interns contribute to intellectual property and patent evaluation, marketing of OSU technologies to potential licensees, and other aspects of invention analysis. 

These internships are paid, and interns can work up to 10 hours per week in the academic year and up to 30 hours in the summer. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in Honors elective credit, BA 407H, for this experience. An informational session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in LInC room 446 in the HC Office. Please RSVP here.Free pizza will be provided! For more information, please contact HC Student Engagement Coordinator Emily Garcia at emily.garcia@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Tutoring Position Available for High School Student
A parent in the Beaverton/Portland area is looking for a tutor for their child, who is a junior in high school. Specific subjects that need to be covered in tutoring are math, history, lit/comp and biology homework. Tutoring would take place two to three days per week, for one hour each day. If you are interested in this position, please contact Alan Johansen at ajowork@gmail.com or 503-984-3396.

NEXT WEEK! Fall Term Faculty Research Showcases
Faculty Research Showcases 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 yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events helps you explore opportunities and make connections. Dress in attire you are comfortable making a first impression with – even if over video conference. RSVP for a Research Showcase here

– College of Engineering: Friday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in LINC 200
– College of Science: Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Kidder 350

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

TODAY! Human Research Protections Program Student Assistant Deadline for Application
The Human Research Protections Program in OSU’s Office of Research Integrity is looking for a student to serve as a part-time office assistant for no more than 20 hours per week.  Under the direction of the HRPP Administrator, HRPP students play a critical role in office productivity. The student employee processes the majority of correspondence from researchers and ensures that the HRPP staff is made aware of new submissions for review in a timely manner. Please see the job posting here for more information and to apply. 

NEW! Apply for NASA Internships Now
The Office of STEM Engagement at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is hosting a webinar for Space Grant students, this Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. PDT. The event will include a resume workshop, an information session on how to apply for internships, info on the upcoming Artemis Challenges and details about the next virtual NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. To join the webinar, visit the link here. For more info or to view the schedule, please see the Monday Message blog.

NEW! College of Engineering Virtual “Energize Our Future: Careers in Energy Day” THIS WEEK
Are you interested in a career that can impact millions of people and have a direct hand in sustainability? An engineering career in the energy & utility industry may be for you. The College of Engineering Leadership Academy will host a virtual “Energize Our Future: Careers in Energy Day” this Friday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT. The first hour will include an info session and panel with hiring managers and recruiters, while the second hour will feature networking sessions with hiring managers and engineering alumni. Though attending both hours is encouraged, it is not required.

Hiring managers, recruiters and OSU engineering alumni who work at NW Natural, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NuScale and the Energy Trust of Oregon will be sharing information about current engineering job and internship opportunities, company culture and previews of what it’s like to actually work for these companies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to personally network with hiring managers and current engineers from these companies. 

This event is open to all engineering majors, but may be of special interest to those in MIME, EECS, CCE and NSE. Please register here and contact coeleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

NEW! Getting a Dam Job Workshop Series THIS WEEK
Interested in navigating the government application process for positions in local, state or federal government? The “How to Apply for Government Jobs” event tomorrow, Oct. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. will feature guest speakers who will give students an inside look at how to get their feet in the door. To register, please visit the link here.

Looking to sort out your post-grad life? The “What Careers Exist/How Do I Pick a Career” session this Wednesday, Oct. 6 will focus on helping students explore possible career paths. Students will learn how to research occupations to gain some direction as they think about their career journey. It is recommended students take a Focus 2 career self-assessment before attending. To register, please visit the link here.

Student Positions Available with University Catering
University Catering is seeking student employees. Once hired, these students have a unique opportunity to be at a variety of campus events providing customer service, learning problem-solving skills, time management and organizational skills. These positions require the ability to drive and pass a criminal history check. Apply now at the link here.

Navigating Your Identity and Culture Resource Guides
The OSU Career Development Center has developed six identity and culture resource guides to help students own their stories and navigate their identities. Resource guides are available here for international students, students with disabilities, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, student veterans and DACA and/or undocumented students.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

THIS WEEK! Contemplative Studies Minor and Meditation Training Available Now
The Contemplative Studies Minor is a unique, experiential, interdisciplinary program of study applicable to a variety of professions and most importantly, to student’s own lives as they learn about, inquire into and develop their physical, spiritual/contemplative and mental well-being. Full details about the minor can be found here

A new baccalaureate core course in cultural diversity sets the foundation for the Contemplative Studies Minor: PHL/REL 308: Introduction to Contemplative Studies, which will soon be added to the minor curriculum. It is offered through eCampus Fall 2021 and on the Corvallis campus in Winter 2022. Interested students can contact ContemplativeStudies@oregonstate.edu for more information and to get involved. OSU’s Contemplative Studies Initiatives also offers Meditation as Embodied Practice, a nine-month training. This program is for those interested in learning a meditative arc of development through instruction, practice, readings and community. The training will take place on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. PT on Zoom. The priority registration deadline is Oct. 7, and the training begins Oct. 14. To learn more about the program, registration and fees, please visit the website here.

Join the OSU Adventure Club!
The OSU Adventure Club is founded on the principles of experiential learning, and using human-powered outdoor pursuits to expand knowledge, leadership, service and community. Join the club! No experience necessary.

This is a student-led organization formed in association with the Adventure Leadership Institute™ to connect students with students through outdoor adventure. From rock climbing to snowshoeing, whitewater rafting to backpacking, the Adventure Club has it all. Participation in Adventure Club meetings, activities and events are open to currently enrolled students at OSU.

Annual membership is $10 for current OSU students or Rec Sports members.
The Adventure Club contributes to the educational mission of the University by offering learning opportunities for students pursuing leadership and facilitation certificates through the Adventure Leadership Institute™. The Adventure Club provides a rich learning opportunity for students in the Adventure Leadership Institute to practice and apply their developing skills as leaders and facilitators of adventure pursuits. Executive positions and activity leadership is provided by members of ALI™ in pursuit of leadership certificates.

The OSU Adventure Club is a program of the Department of Recreational Sports with advisory from the Adventure Leadership Institute. 

Do you have a perfect trip or event idea? Let us know, and we can help make it happen! To contact the club, please email osuadventureclub@gmail.com, call 541-737-4254 or visit their Facebook page here.

NEW! Togetherall: New mental health resource for OSU students.

Togetherall is a safe, online community to share anonymously and get support to improve mental health and well-being. The Togetherall community is available 24/7 and is monitored by licensed mental health practitioners. Join the community and learn more at https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/togetherall

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

Updated SLUG Hours and Info!
The HC student learning space in the Learning Innovation Center, room 340 – called the SLUG – is open! Fall term SLUG hours:

– Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Saturday – noon to 6 p.m.

The SLUG features study and social areas, more than 20 computers, a scanner and a friendly HC student staff member who can help with any questions. In addition, honors students can print for free when using SLUG computers! The SLUG also offers a small kitchen. Bring your own coffee pods and brew up a cup in our new Keurig machine! The HC Forgot Your Lunch food cabinet is available as well with free snacks for anyone who needs it. All students visiting the SLUG will be expected to sign in and wear masks while using the facility. Please contact honors.college@oregonstate.edu with questions.

WEEKLY! Join HCSA & Honors X Meetings on Monday
 Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the Honors College this fall? The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in LInC 345. All HC students are welcome to join! If you feel more comfortable joining via Zoom you can do so by emailing Maya Livni at livnim@oregonstate.edu in advance. The password is HCSA, and meeting ID is 924 7718 1773.

Immediately after HCSA meetings are Honors X meetings from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 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.

West & Sackett Hall Drop-In Advising Hours
Fall term advising hours will be hosted in West and Sackett Halls, every Friday. Honors College academic advisors can assist you in making decisions regarding your academic, career and personal goals. All Honors students are welcome to drop in—no appointment is necessary. Please drop by with specific questions or just to say hello! 

Sackett Hall – F/G Honors Suites
– Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to noon
West Hall – Room 119
– Fridays, noon to 1:30 p.m.  

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 or drop in to her office hours below.

Emily’s Office Hours
– Monday: Sackett Office F105, 2 to 5 p.m.
– Tuesday: West 121 Office, 2 to 5 p.m.
– Wednesday: Sackett Office, 4 to 6 p.m.
– Thursday: West, 2 to 5 p.m.

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.

By: Sukhjot Sal


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