Monday Message Week 3

Weekly Wellness Tip Don’t forget to socialize! Meeting new people as well as hanging out with old friends are great ways to connect with others, which is an important part of emotional well-being!  HCSA Events This Week NEXT MONDAY! Ice Cream Social with HCSA Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with […]

January 18, 2022

Weekly Wellness Tip

Don’t forget to socialize! Meeting new people as well as hanging out with old friends are great ways to connect with others, which is an important part of emotional well-being! 

HCSA Events This Week

NEXT MONDAY! Ice Cream Social with HCSA 
Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the Honors College this winter? Join us every Monday to learn more about the Honors College Student Association and enjoy some ice cream! The HSCA 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.

NEW! Volunteer for the Linn Benton Food Drive!
Throughout the month of February the different colleges at Oregon State have a competition as to which college can collect the most canned food and dry packaged goods for the Linn Benton Food Share. The Honors College is putting on several different events including a penny way competition in the honors dorms, weekend tabling outside of Safeway, a Krispy Kreme fundraiser and bag/box drops around neighborhoods in Corvallis! We are in need as many volunteers as we can get to help sit at donation tables, collect bags, advertise, write thank you’s and much more! If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events or want to learn more about the different volunteer positions available, please reach out to bryankel@oregonstate.eduThis event is so important to the communities around us, and OSU is one of the largest contributors to the Linn Benton Food Share in the state! Let’s make an impact together!

Panelists & Pastries
Join us for this HCSA Professional Development opportunity! This event will be a panel with upperclassmen and graduate students that give first and second year students (honors and non-honors) an opportunity to ask questions regarding undergrad research, working while in college, how to manage time successfully, life after undergrad and more. Catering will be provided – so free snacks and desserts! This will take place on Thursday, 5-6pm, of week 4 (January 27th) in the West Hall lounge. Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

Forgot Your Lunch Program Changes
We’ve made some changes to the Forgot Your Lunch food cabinet! Our hope is to offer an opportunity for students to grab a free lunch if they need it, so stop by to make a sandwich, eat some oatmeal, or grab some soup. Please be sure to only grab one lunch per day so there is enough for everyone! The Forgot Your Lunch is still located in the SLUG Kitchen cabinet.

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Honors College Winter Family Event with Provost Edward Feser
HC current student families are invited to join Dean Toni Doolen for the HC Winter Family Event with OSU Provost Edward Feser on Friday, Feb. 4 from 12-1 p.m. over Zoom. Provost Feser will discuss Oregon State’s efforts to support student success and answer questions about the university’s strategic priorities and direction. Families can register to receive the Zoom link and submit questions in advance here.

THIS WEEK! 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, Jan. 19 from12-12:50 p.m.overZoom. At this Dean and Friends event Neebinnaukzhik Southall 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 ask any questions make sure to email Kevin at

UPCOMING! Faculty Research Showcases 
The 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 help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Make sure to RSVP here for one or all of these showcases.  

– College of Business, College of Ed., and College of Liberal Arts Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Austin 183

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in their Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition for their studies, research, service or a specific area of interest please submit their name and the reason for the nomination here. The honors college willcontact selected students for permission and to schedule a short interview. Self-nominations are welcome!

Thesis Survey about Outdoor Recreation
Jensen Davis is currently surveying students about their time spent participating in outdoor activities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This study, Outdoor recreation rates during COVID-19 quarantine, hopes to look at how people have changed their recreation habits over the past year to better predict how to manage recreation areas in the future. The survey found here will only take 5-10 minutes and will help Davis with their thesis!

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! Honors College DeLoach Scholarship
All current HC students who will be working on their thesis research during spring and/or summer terms 2022 are invited to apply for the Honors College DeLoach Work Scholarship. Only students with a signed thesis proposal on file with the Honors College are eligible to receive this scholarship and the scholarship must support engagement in thesis research. The maximum award is $750, which will be paid to recipients at the beginning of spring term. To apply, submit a copy of your signed thesis proposal and a one-page application letter to midnight on Sunday, Feb. 20 2022. Additional details can be found here.  

2022 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship honors and recognizes OSU undergraduates who are community engaged leaders actively involved in activities beyond course work and who have demonstrated that they are committed to advancing a more caring, equitable, and socially just OSU and/or local community. Current OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of enrollment at any OSU campus, or another college or university (2-year or 4-year) are eligible to apply.  Applications via Scholar Dollars are due by Tuesday, Feb. 15. In 2022 five students will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,000. You can find more information about this scholarship 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 Tuesday, Feb. 1. However 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! Boise State University Research Opportunity
This summer,  Boise State is pleased to announce an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Manufacturing. Funding for this program comes from Boise State University, and the program will be held on-site at Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Questions about the experience on campus at Idaho National Laboratory, can be answered by emailing: Hillary.Fishler@INL.GOV. For more information and to apply click here

Honors College Representative at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program
This summer internship program is a 10-week opportunity, starting in the first week of June and concluding in August, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. The intern participating in the program will join a diverse group of students from various schools across the country, work on a research project and experience medicine first hand. More information about the Michigan Program can be found herePreference will be given to students who are completing their third year of study within the HC. The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 31. Additional details and information on how to apply can be found hereReview of applications will begin Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Honors College Student Videographer Position Available
The Honors College is currently looking to hire a part-time videographer. This position is open to all current HC students, with approximately 6-8 hours per week (max. 20 hours). Join our team and help tell the HC’s story by creating, collecting and editing video content! Read the full description and apply here. For questions, contact Gildha Cumming at

Soundbox 5 Artist Festival Open Call
Soundbox 5 is looking for new and collaborative works that demonstrate intermedia, cross-disciplinary works of art. All forms of art are welcome to participate in this interdisciplinary festival that will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 23-24.  Last year, Soundbox 4 brought together over 100+ participants. There was a record number of educators, community members, songwriters, video artists, engineers, sound artists, composers, animators, visual artists, and technologists who participated run this festival. This year, they are particularly interested in showcasing class projects (from all over the campus and throughout communities) that demonstrate new and adventurous creative collaborations! 

NEW! Learn Important Literary Skills for FreeLearn how to do a literature review, how to use Zotero to manage your citations and other helpful research skills! Attend a free workshop offered by Valley Library this term. All sessions take place over Zoom. You must register to attend. These workshops are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. You can find more information about these workshops here

Join the COE Grand Challenges Program
Join this nationally recognized program and help contribute to the grand engineering challenges in the 21st century. The National Academy of Engineering created the Grand Challenges Scholars Program to challenge the next generation of engineers with ways to improve the globe through the themes of Health, Sustainability, Security, and Joy of Living. The closing date for the application is Monday, Feb. 14. However, they will be hosting sessions throughout late January and early February. To learn more about GCSP, feel free to register for an Informational Session by clicking the link here. If you have any questions feel free to contact

Grow to Pro 2022
Grow to Pro is the Leadership Academy’s winter term flagship event. Grow to Pro focuses on engineering professional development through two important skill areas: networking and interviewing. In a supportive environment, engineering students practice these skills with the help of engineering industry partners and alumni. This event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Toyota Club level in Reser Stadium. They will thoughtfully pair students with industry professionals for 1-1 and panel interview practice, and all attendees will be able to participate in a special networking lunch. Plus, they will be offering free professional headshots for all attendees, perfect for your social media or LinkedIn profile!  Ready to Grow to Pro? Register today at this link.

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. 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

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.

SLUG Hours and Info!
The HC student learning space in the Learning Innovation Center, room 340 – called the SLUG – is open! Winter 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.

By: Rebecca Harmonson

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