Monday Message Week 8

Weekly Wellness Tip Remember to eat your fruits, veggies, and whole foods! A healthy, balanced diet can aid in disease prevention, improve your mood, boost your immunity, and have many more health benefits! HCSA Events This Week NEW! HC Wellness WednesdayNeed a little self-care break? Join fellow honors college students at the Sackett E/H & F/G […]

November 15, 2021

Weekly Wellness Tip

Remember to eat your fruits, veggies, and whole foods! A healthy, balanced diet can aid in disease prevention, improve your mood, boost your immunity, and have many more health benefits!

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HC Wellness Wednesday
Need a little self-care break? Join fellow honors college students at the Sackett E/H & F/G Lounges this Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7-8 p.m. for some wellness and self-care activities including making slime and DIY air fresheners, coloring, and journaling! There will also be DIY self-care kits where you can mix and match amazing snacks and goodies. This will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

NEW! HSCA Bob Ross Paint Night
Come join the HCSA for a Bob Ross Paint Night on Monday, Nov. 22 in LinC 345 from 5-6 p.m.! Bring your friends and artistic minds as Bob Ross (on video) leads you through a relaxing guide to create your artistic masterpieces. Be sure to sign up here by the end of the day on Sunday, Nov. 21.

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 if you are interested in volunteering!

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Calling All (Second- and Third-Year) HC Students – Opportunity to Connect! 
Please join the HC for the last SYnC (Second Years in Connection) event, “You Made It!” on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-6 p.m. on the third floor of the LInC. Make sure to register here

Week 10 is “You made it!” Come celebrate the end of the term with treats. If you’ve attended any of our SYnC events, you will be entered into a raffle for a gift basket full of goodies. You must be present to win!

NEW! Dean & Friends Virtual Conversation on “Insights from a creative Native: Leveraging passions for professional opportunities”
All Honors College students are invited to a virtual Dean and Friends conversation on “Insights from a creative Native: Leveraging passions for professional opportunities” this Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 12-12:50 p.m. over Zoom. Our guest at this session will be Neebinnaukzhik Southall, a 2011 Honors College graduate who received their HBFA in applied visual arts. Neebin is a member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and they run a small creative business (Neebin Studios) and work as a graphic designer, artist, photographer, and writer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They also maintain a list of Indigenous graphic designers at the Native Graphic Design Project. Neebin is fundamentally concerned with representing Native peoples in a positive and empowering way through their work. At this Dean and Friends, they will talk about their career and discuss how individual interests, ideas, and passions can be translated into opportunities. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, or with any questions, email Kevin at

Dean & Friends Lunch Conversation on Careers Spanning Private, Public, and Non-profit Fields
Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Lunch Conversation this Thursday, Nov. 18 from 12-12:50 p.m. on “building a career that spans private, public, and non-profit fields.” Our guest will be Chi Nguyen, a 2005 Honors College graduate in business administration. Chi was born in Vietnam, immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1990 to seek political asylum. After graduating, she worked in the advertising and automotive industries for five years before returning to school at Willamette University, where she earned an MBA. Currently, she is a contributing assistant professor at Willamette and is a major shareholder and founder of two startups: AutoMedic is a car care delivery service for commercial fleets and professionals, which she founded in 2010, and Zenchi, LLC is a nutraceutical company leveraging alternative medicine traditions for modern-day ailments. Chi has also been a city councilor (in King City, Oregon), a charter member of the Portland New Generations Rotary Club, the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and the interim deputy CEO of the Oregon Food Bank. At this conversation, in Memorial Union 221 with lunch provided, she will speak about her experience and answer questions. To RSVP, email Kevin at

THIS WEEK! Savings and Retirement 101 by the Center for Advancing Financial Education (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

THIS FRIDAY! 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, November 19 from noon-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 CircleRegister to receive 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 and 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!

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

NEW! Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Program Innovation Lab Scholarship and Internship Fund
The Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Innovation Lab Scholarship supports Oregon State University undergraduate students in their second year or more of study who are participating in a paid internship with the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Innovation Lab (iLab) in Newport, Oregon.  Recipients will be students in any college at Oregon State University who are interested in developing the programs and operations of the HMSC iLab. Students are considered for both the internship and the scholarship based on their application for the scholarship. There will be up to three awards of $18,640 each given to students. The internship includes a Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Innovation Lab Scholarship award for the Winter and Spring terms, a paid hourly position at the HMSC iLab during the Winter, Spring, and Fall terms (approximately 8 hours per week), a paid position with a stipend for housing at HMSC during the Summer term, and access to up to $1,000 that can be used for supplies, travel, etc. to support iLab-related projects. If you are interested you must submit your application through OSU ScholarDollars. The application opens Monday, Nov. 1 2021 and April 1, 2022. It will close on Dec 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022. Awards will be given out on Dec 15, 2021 and May 15, 2022. Learn more HERE. If you have any questions contact Cynthia Leonard at .

THIS 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

Jason Halstead and Robert Chapman Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been created to help Oregon students in order to launch and support tomorrow’s thought leaders and change-makers. 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

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

Honors College 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. Only applicants who have submitted a signed thesis proposal to the Honors College are eligible for research expense support. The maximum award is $750, and all awards are paid as scholarships to recipients’ OSU accounts. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

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 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 ($500). Determinations will be made on a rolling basis and will consider both need and the likelihood of earning the Honors Baccalaureate. See the application for additional information.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! University of Pittsburgh Economics Ph.D. program Zoom information session
The Economics Department at the University of Pittsburgh is inviting interested undergraduate/masters students to an information session about their PhD program. You will listen to a general discussion about the program and have the opportunity to ask questions to the Director of Graduate Studies and current Ph.D. students. The session will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. and will last about 1 hour. To register and obtain the Zoom link please send an email to Jamie Tattersall at

NEW! Apply to be a Supplemental Instruction Leader at OSU!  
OSU is beginning to hire supplemental instruction (SI) leaders for the upcoming winter term! This program is looking for passionate leaders in chemistry, biology, math, or physics. If you are interested make sure to email for more information. 

TODAY! 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).

TODAY! 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.

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. If you are interested apply 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 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 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 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 or drop in to her office hours below.

By: Rebecca Harmonson

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