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Fall 2021 Monday Message – Week 4

Weekly Wellness Tip

Incorporate some movement into your day! Being in classes and studying involves a lot of sitting so get moving by walking or biking to classes, taking the stairs, playing a sport or even having a spontaneous dance party! 

HCSA Events This Week

NEW THIS WEEK! BEavers HERE NOW Meditation with HCSA
Looking for ways to destress during midterms? Join other honors students this Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Multi-Purpose room (MU 13) to attend a 15-minute BEavers HERE NOW guided meditation. You can also join the session virtually via Zoom by clicking here. Afterwards, those who are in-person will have the opportunity to engage in a short group reflection, and small treats will be handed out! Fill out this form to RSVP!

HC Announcements and Events

HAPPENING ALL WEEK! National Transfer Student Week
National Transfer Student Week celebrates transfer students and those who support them on their journeys. From Monday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 22 we will challenge assumptions, build empathy and instill a deeper transfer pride at OSU! #TransferStudentWeek. Click here to see what events we have planned. Continue to check back to see the various ways you can connect with your peers, faculty and staff throughout the week. 

NEW! Calling All Second-Year HC Students – Opportunity to Connect!
The Honors College has organized a series of events called Second Years in Connection, or SYnC, to help get you connected—to each other, to the HC and to resources at OSU. Please join us for our third SYnC event on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. To register, please visit the link here. Watch your email for invitations and RSVP links to our events, and attend as many as you can!

This week focuses on the thesis – pairs of mentees and mentors from different disciplines will talk about their thesis journey, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions!

NEXT WEEK! Fall Term Faculty Research Showcases
Join the College of Science on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Peavy 117 for a Faculty Research Showcase. These 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 the College of Science’s showcase here

NEXT WEEK! Coffee Connection at Slug – Meet New People
Do you enjoy free coffee and snacks? Come enjoy them and meet your peers on Tuesday, Oct. 26. at the HC Coffee and Connect event. It will be held from 2- 4:40 p.m. in the SLUG (Llnc 340)

UPCOMING! Winter Term Registration is Almost Here
Winter term course registration is quickly approaching! Helpful tips and reminders for registration can be found on the HC Academic Advising Canvas page. When determining your courses for next term, it is vital that you see your major advisor before your HC academic advisor. Your major academic advisor is key in informing you of what classes you must take to stay on track for your major. As a reminder, your HC academic advisor does not provide you your registration PIN. Be sure to connect with your major advisor before your registration date.

Scholarship Opportunities

TOMORROW! Apply for Emergency Aid
If you or your family has been financially impacted by COVID-19 you may be eligible to receive aid from the American Rescue Plan. Applications found here must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 19. Payments will be sent out by Monday, Oct. 25. Contact the office of financial aid with any questions that you may have. 

NEW! Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant
The Honors College recognizes that these may continue to be challenging times for Honors College students and their families. We encourage students who are experiencing difficulty paying the costs associated with Honors College enrollment apply here 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 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.

Apply for 2022 PCOSW Scholarship and Project Funding
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women invites applications for funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research or other opportunities that support PCOSW’s mission of addressing the changing needs of all women in the university community. Please apply by Friday, Oct. 29. For detailed guidelines, qualification requirements and the application, please visit the link here. Direct questions or concerns to pcosw@oregonstate.edu.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

Submit Creative Work to Student Journal
Feeling creative? Submit your creative writing to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s student-run literature and arts journal From the Brush. They’re looking for creative and artistic work from Honors College students nationwide. The current call for submissions is open until Nov. 15. For more information, 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.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

PERIOD: Helping End Period Poverty and Stigma in Corvallis
A local chapter of the national nonprofit organization PERIOD will be holding a hygiene product drive for one week, starting on Wednesday, Oct. 22. They will be collecting menstrual and other hygiene products, such as deodorant and body wash, to donate to the HSRC as well as to Community Outreach, Inc. in Corvallis. Donation boxes will be placed in buildings around OSU, including the Memorial Union, Student Experience Center, Valley Library, Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Make a donation to help eradicate period poverty in the community!

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 here

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.

TODAY! HCSA General Meeting – WEEKLY
 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 please email Maya Livni at livnim@oregonstate.edu the Sunday before we meet for accommodations.

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.

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