Fall 2021 Monday Message Week 7

Weekly Wellness Tip Focus on what you’re grateful for, whether you write it down, talk about it, or just take the time to think about it! Practicing gratitude can help you experience more positive emotions and can even lead to better physical health! HCSA Events This Week UPCOMING! HSCA Winter Clothing Drive Volunteer OpportunityTo run […]

November 7, 2021

Weekly Wellness Tip

Focus on what you’re grateful for, whether you write it down, talk about it, or just take the time to think about it! Practicing gratitude can help you experience more positive emotions and can even lead to better physical health!

HCSA Events This Week

UPCOMING! HSCA Winter Clothing Drive Volunteer Opportunity
To run the winter clothing 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

NEW! Dean and Friends Virtual Conversation on a Career in State Government and Navigating Opportunities and Risks All Honors College students are invited to a virtual Dean and Friends conversation this Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 12-12:50 p.m. over Zoom. The guest speaker at this session will be Paul Emerson, a 1980 Oregon State graduate in political science and speech communication who participated in the honors program that existed prior to the creation of the Honors College. After graduating from OSU, Paul earned his MBA and JD from Prairie View A & M University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law and he has over 20 years of local and state government experience. This includes working as a state financial analyst in the Texas Associate of Counties for the past 12 years. In this position he has become an expert on the impact of state budgets on county government and has written numerous articles on the state budget process. Prior to this, he worked in the Texas state legislature in a variety of roles including chief of staff for the speaker pro tempore of the senate and chief of staff and budget analyst for the senate finance committee. At this Dean and Friends event Paul will discuss his life experiences and how to navigate opportunities and risks. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link or to ask any questions make sure to email Kevin Stoller at kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Paws n’ Paint
The PVMA  (Pre-Veterinary Medicine Association) will be hosting a brand new event called Paws N’ Paint, which will be taking place on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SEC Plaza. At this event dog owners will select paint to put on a canvas which will go inside a peanut butter-covered bag. This way dogs can experience being an artist and create a masterpiece! 

NEW! Honors College Virtual Fall Family Event – Working Toward a Healthy Planet Invite your family to the Honors College’s Virtual Fall Family Event on Friday, Nov. 19 from 12-1:00 PSTover Zoom. The guest speaker will be OSU College of Forestry Dean Tom DeLuca, who will share the work the college is doing to contribute to a healthy planet and answer questions. After the conversation, Honors College Dean Toni Doolen will provide information and answer questions about the Honors College Parent and Family Leadership Circle. Register to receive the Zoom link here.

TODAY! URSA Research Workshop
Learn more about getting involved in research from your ALA’s! Today Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the West Hall main lounge you will be able to attend an URSA research workshop. All West and Sackett residences are welcome. We hope to see you there!

TOMORROW! Calling All (Second-Year) HC Students – Opportunity to Connect! 
The Honors College has organized a series of events this fall called Second Years in Connection (SYnC) to help get you connected to each other and to the HC and to resources at OSU. Please join us for our next SYnC event on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 5-6 p.m. in LINC 100. To register, please visit the link here.There is only one more SYnC event to go to this term (Friday, Dec. 3 an end-of-term celebration from 5-6 p.m. mark your calendars and register here).

Week 7 is “Take a Breath!” Experts from CAPS will offer tips on stress management and self-care to help you get through the end of the term. We’ll provide some healthy snacks, and raffle off gift cards for some yummy treats!

Honors College Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase
All members of the Honors College community who made sure to RSVP are welcome to attend the HC Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 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. Direct questions that you may have to Kevin Stoller at kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu

THIS WEEKEND! Fall Family Weekend – Coffee with the Honors College 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 onSaturday, 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!

NEXT WEEK! Savings and Retirement 101 by the Center for Advancing Financial Education or CAFE
On Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5-6 p.m. attend a zoom seminar to learn more about the basics and importance of savings and for more information about the steps and methods you can use to save for retirement. Make sure to register here for this event. You can also find the zoom link here.  

UPCOMING! FYI Friday: Creating a College Financial Plan Presentation by CAFE
Want to learn more about finances in college? In this presentation on Friday, Dec. 10 from 12-1 p.m. attendees will learn about creating a financial plan for college which includes creating an academic plan and evaluating direct and indirect expenses and income. The zoom link can be found here. The password for the meeting is 369653. Additionally, attendees will learn about the basics of a budget budgeting in relation to paying for college, the billing cycle at OSU, and the various resources available to help students pay for college or save money. Register here for this event. 

CEL Events
Who wants to get some new fun experiences at OSU? Join Community Engagement & Leadership for Beavs Volunteer group service projects! Don’t miss it out and you can help make a better world by volunteering. Save your spot by registering here!

The upcoming CEL events are:  
– Humane Society | Clean our local shelter & hangout with animals (Every Monday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.)
– Habitat for Humanity | Help low-income families own or maintain their homes (Every Friday from 12:30-3:00 p.m.)
– SAGE Garden | Grow fresh produce for families without access (Every Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
– Room at the Inn | Support homeless women to meet immediate needs and secure housing (Every Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.)
– Parks & Recreation | Maintain trails & community spaces for all to enjoy (Every Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.)

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 and Financial Aid Opportunities

NEW! Jason Halstead and Robert Chapman Scholarship Fund This scholarship has been created to help launch and support tomorrow’s thought leaders and change-makers. Overall hoping to encourage students to commit to a life of curiosity, creativity, and applied problem-solving.

Eligibility Requirements
– Oregon resident
– Pursuing an undergraduate degree related to: Urban and Community Planning, Public and Commercial Architecture, Public and Community Art, Environmental Engineering and Advancement, Process and Product Advancement, or a cross-over into these areas through interdisciplinary studies that include one of these focuses.
– May attend any public or nonprofit private college or university (including community colleges) in Oregon
– College GPA 3.0+
– Financial Need required – must complete FAFSA or ORSAA
– LGBTQI+ encouraged to apply
– Renewable for up to 4 years – must reapply and compete annually

How to Apply
Complete the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) application hereApplications will be accepted Monday, Nov. 1 through Tuesday, March 1 for the upcoming academic year. For more information contact Megan McElroy through her phone number (503) 227-6846 or email at mmcelroy@oregoncf.org.

SNAP Outreach at the HSRC
Students may be eligible for $234 a month in grocery funds! SNAP is a federal nutrition benefits program, and the Human Services Resource Center at Oregon State assists with applications! For more information visit the SNAP link here

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students participating in professional conferences or in need of financial support for research expenses related to their thesis can apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship. The application can be found here. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in the Honors College through the time of experience. Only applicants who have submitted a signed thesis proposal to the Honors College are eligible for research expense support. Reviews are competitive, and preference will be given to students who clearly articulate the impact of the scholarship, demonstrate a strong commitment to completing their Honors Baccalaureate degree requirements, and have not previously received an experiential learning award from the Honors College. The maximum award is $750, and all awards are paid as scholarships to recipients’ OSU accounts. Contact Kevin Stoller at kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu with questions.

NEXT WEEK! Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session about Scholarships
Join National and Global Scholarships Advising for a Fulbright Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. Come to learn about eligibility, application components, and selection criteria. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask LeAnn Adam, Director of National and Global Scholarships Advising, questions about the application process! Register here

Udall Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships of $7,000 to college sophomores and juniors on the basis of their leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Please contact LeAnn Adam, Director of National and Global Scholarships Advising, at LeAnn.Adam@oregonstate.edu to discuss your interest in applying. The OSU campus deadline is February 1, 2021, but it is recommended that you start applying now. 

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 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. 

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! Openly Published Environmental Sensing Lab Engineering Job Opportunity
Students can get paid to be on teams developing new ways to understand the environment, directly and personally supporting scientists from around the world. OPEnS provides a structured environment where students learn to develop timelines, project designs, carry out energy budgets, and take their ideas all the way to production.  Beyond just working in the lab and in the local environment students have traveled to Switzerland, Alaska, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. with the lab. Students typically stay in the lab for 2-3 years working in teams going from novices to experienced engineering designers. If you are interested apply here

THIS WEEK! Business Accelerator Internship Opportunities
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. These are PAID internships! 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 the Fall term. Apply here by Wednesday, Nov. 10 to be considered. Email Molly.Arnold2@oregonstate.edu for questions or additional information.

UPCOMING DEADLINE! Apply to one of UCF’s Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. applications submitted by Monday, Nov. 15 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

UPCOMING DEADLINE! 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 Monday, Nov. 15. For more information, please visit the link here.

Community Health Fellowship Gap Year
The Community Health Fellowship is a unique “gap year” opportunity for recent college graduates from across the country. The organization provides housing and a monthly educational stipend. Project Horseshoe Farm offers Community Health Fellowship programs in Alabama and California. This upcoming year, HSF is offering a traditional Gap-Year Fellowship, which will begin in June of 2022 and finish in July of 2023at Greensboro, Marion, and Pomona sites. For applicants who are available and interested there is also a 6-month Fellowship opportunity in Greensboro from January through July of 2022. It will be shorter, but similar in experience to the full-year Fellowship. The application deadline for the 2022-23 gap-year Fellowship is on Sunday, Feb. 13 2022. The application deadline for the 6-month Fellowship in Greensboro is Tuesday, Nov. 14 2021. The website here gives a good overview of the programs. You can also find more information about HSF on Handshake

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. 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

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

Borrow Calculators and Tools for Academic Success from the Valley Library
Do you need a scientific, financial, or graphing calculator? The Valley Library has calculators to loan. The library also has loanable tools such as laptops, tablets, and computer accessories like chargers, headphones, flash drives, ergonomic mice, and more—for all your midterm and finals needs! For more information click the link here

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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