Fall 2021 Monday Message Week 5

Weekly Wellness Tip Don’t skimp on your sleep! Getting enough sleep gives your body and mind time to recharge.  It also helps you stay healthy and energized. A minimum of 7 hours of sleep is recommended. As college students it can definitely be hard to find enough time for sleep but creating a sleep schedule and managing your […]

October 25, 2021

Weekly Wellness Tip

Don’t skimp on your sleep! Getting enough sleep gives your body and mind time to recharge.  It also helps you stay healthy and energized. A minimum of 7 hours of sleep is recommended. As college students it can definitely be hard to find enough time for sleep but creating a sleep schedule and managing your time wisely can help tremendously!

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! Honors X Trick-or-Treating Halloween Event
Ready, Set, Go! If you are living on campus, join us for Halloween trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. in Sackett and West. It will be fun and full of Halloween spirit! Gather your friends and search for hundreds of pieces of candy (including king size) throughout the dorms! 

UPCOMING! HSCA Winter Clothing Drive
Do you have extra coats that are cluttering up your closet? The HSCA is putting on a winter clothing drive where those extra coats will go to someone in need! If you don’t have any clothing you can always donate your time. To run this drive the HSCA needs some important volunteer positions filled! These positions consist of “location checkers” who are in charge of going to one box location about once a week to collect clothes if the boxes are full! There will be locations on and off-campus and the collected clothes will be stored by the HSCA.   
Email: Bryankel@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in volunteering!

HC Announcements and Events

TOMORROW! HC Community Coffee at the SLUG
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)

THIS WEEK! Fall Term Faculty Research Showcase
Join the College of Science on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4-5:30 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. RSVP for the College of Science’s showcase here

NEXT WEEK! Honors College-Center for the Humanities Internship Presentations
You are welcome to attend presentations over Zoom by the five student recipients of the 2021 Honors College-Center for the Humanities internships on Monday, November 1 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. For more information and to register visit the link here.

UPCOMING! Honors College Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase
All members of the Honors College community are welcome to attend the HC Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase on Wednesday, November 10 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. over Zoom. At this event, 8-10 Honors College students will present lightning talks and answer questions about their research. RSVP by November 5th here and direct questions to Kevin Stoller at kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu.

UPCOMING! Fall Family Weekend – Coffee with the HC Dean & Associate Dean
All Honors College families are invited to join Honors College Dean Toni Doolen and Associate Dean Susan Rodgers for coffee and snacks on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Honors College student lounge (the SLUG) in LInC 340. Stop by at any time, for as long as you’d like, but please RSVP here. Send questions and accommodations requests to HC Student Engagement Coordinator Emily Garcia. We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

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.

NEW! Help with HC Thesis
Help us understand how pet behavior and human-animal bonds were impacted by the events of this past year. This study will take place on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus (Withycombe Hall) and include a short survey and two behavioral attachment tests with your dog or cat (taking approximately 20-30 minutes per pet; you can schedule multiple pets for back to back sessions or on separate days if desired). Current study needs: 
Dogs or cats that have previously visited our lab: If you have had a pet participate in attachment bond research in our lab previously (dog, cat or both) any or all are eligible to participate. New dog or cat participants acquired during the pandemic (March 2020- present): If you have acquired a pet during this period, or know someone who has, they are also eligible to participate. Other dogs and cats: If you have additional dogs or cats that do not fall into the above categories, you are welcome to enroll them too! We will be looking at first-time testing of animals adopted pre-pandemic for comparison. If you wish to participate please contact Hallie Shean to schedule testing times: sheanh@oregonstate.edu. You can also email the study PI with any questions: Monique.udell@oregonstate.edu.

HC & Campus-Wide Halloween Events

Sackett and West Hall present a Halloween spectacular! On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8-11 p.m. join the HC for pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, coloring crafts, board games, movies, a costume contest, and a photo booth! 
What’s happening where?
– West Main Lounge: 8 p.m. there will be a non-spooky movie showing and at 9:30 p.m. there will be a somewhat spooky movie showing
– Sackett B/C: 8 p.m. there will be a photo booth, costume contest and board games to enjoy 
– Sackett A/D: 9:30 p.m. a non-spooky movie showing.
– Sackett E/H: 8 p.m. there will be pumpkin painting and ghostly ghoul crafts at 9:30 p.m. there will be a somewhat spooky movie showing
– Sackett F/G: 8 p.m. cookie decorating at 9:30 p.m. there will be the scariest movie showing 

THIS WEEK! UHDS Halloween Happenings
The UHDS is throwing a variety of Halloween events at different dining halls on campus! On Wednesday, Oct. 27 meet at McNary Dining Center from 6-8 p.m.to carve pumpkins. On Thursday, Oct. 28 there will be pumpkin painting at Marketplace West from 2-6 p.m. Lastly on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. there will be a make your own treat bag station at Arnold Dining Center. 

NEW! OSU Spooky Scavenger Hunt
On Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. meet at the Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza) for a spooky scavenger hunt! This event will allow you to explore a section of OSU’s campus through a spooky clue list. At each location, you will find sweet treats! Once you complete the scavenger hunt you are entered into a giveaway! We will also provide Halloween-themed coloring pages for students who don’t want to do the scavenger hunt. This event will also host a costume contest and the winner will receive a goodie bag. Throughout the event we will be giving out FREE soup and bread alongside some warm apple cider and hot chocolate. 

NEW! Benny’s On-Campus Harvest Fest
On Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. OSU is bringing a pumpkin patch right onto campus! Meet at the Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza) for Benny’s Harvest Fest. It is a fun-filled event that will have pumpkin carving and painting, a photo booth, games, and of course pumpkin patch specialty foods. 

Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! Oregon Sea Grand Internship Application Workshops
The Oregon Sea Grant will be hosting a round of application workshops for their PAID Summer Scholars and Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) internships on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. on Zoom. The purpose of the application workshops is for students to learn more about all Oregon Sea Grant opportunities (including mentoring and professional development) get advice and tips on application materials and hear from recent alumni about their experiences in the program.  Registration is required and can be accessed from the Application Resources page. Interested students can learn more about the interns’ experiences on our Scholars Blog, and Summer Scholars and OASE galleries. If you have any further questions make sure to contact Jenny.Engels@oregonstate.edu.

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

NEW! Business Accelerator Internship Oppertunities
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is hiring 5-7 interns this fall to help their clients with things such as market overviews, competitive analysis, value chain analysis and more. Don’t worry if these terms aren’t familiar to you yet. They will train you on how to do the work. What they do need is a wide variety of students from all disciplines to apply! These are PAID internships! Our interns work up to 10 hours per week during the school term and can work up to 30 hours per week during breaks.  Final hiring decisions will be made by the end of Fall term. Apply here by Wednesday, Nov. 10 to be considered. Email Molly.Arnold2@oregonstate.edu for questions or additional information.

NEW Washington Leadership Program Applications for 2022 are now Open!
The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from high-potential South Asian American college students for the 2022 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 11, 2022 until August 5, 2022. WLP cultivates the South Asian American community’s next generation of leaders by placing them in congressional offices or federal agencies in Washington, D.C. for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership-training curriculum. The students gain a firsthand view of the policy-making and legislative process, as well as gain access to high-profile South-Asian leaders in the nation’s capital. The application due Sunday, Jan. 9 is available here. Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,000 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship. For more information about the program visit WLP’s website here

NEW! Apply to one of The University of Central Florida’s PhD Programs
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is interested in engaging HC students in doctoral programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Their faculty are currently recruiting prospective students in a number of PhD programs for the Fall 2022 academic term. More about graduate programs in CECS can be learned here. To help encourage prospective students to apply, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is waiving all application fees for completed PhD applications submitted by Monday, Nov. 15 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

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

NEW! Borrow Calculators from the Valley Library
There has been a drop-off in checkouts for our calculator collection at the Valley Library. The library has a large collection of scientific and graphing calculators available for short-term checkout. Don’t forget that the library has a whole lot of tools to support student success available for checkout – including these calculators!

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.

By: Rebecca Harmonson

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