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Weekly Wellness Tip Give your eyes a break whenever possible! As college students we tend to spend a lot of time looking at screens, which can cause eye strain. Incorporate activities away from screens into your day, like catching up with friends in person or taking a walk outside! HCSA Events This Week THIS THURSDAY! […]

February 7, 2022

Weekly Wellness Tip

Give your eyes a break whenever possible! As college students we tend to spend a lot of time looking at screens, which can cause eye strain. Incorporate activities away from screens into your day, like catching up with friends in person or taking a walk outside!

HCSA Events This Week

THIS THURSDAY! HCSA Winter Study Break
The HCSA is hosting a Winter Study Break with some relaxing activities (such as cookie decorating) that you won’t want to miss! Come to the SLUG any time from 12-4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 to socialize with other students and unwind from school. To get an estimate of attendance for food purposes sign up via the google form here by Monday, Feb. 7.  

Volunteer for the Linn Benton Food Drive!
The Honors College is putting on several different events that will benefit those in need. These events include a penny way competition in the honors dorms, collecting donations outside of Safeway, a Krispy Kreme fundraiser and bag/box drops around neighborhoods in Corvallis! If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about the different volunteer positions available, please reach out to

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! The 34th Annual Provost’s Literary Prize
This competition for undergraduate students at OSU is open for creative literary submissions. The winner will be awarded $500 and on-campus publication. Submission details can be found here. The deadline is next Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Provost will announce the winner in May 2022.

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!

Oregon State Celebrates Black History Month

Events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month:

OSU Album Club: The Harder They Come
Join Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts/Rock Historian Bob Santelli to listen to and discuss “The Harder They Come,” a 1972 soundtrack to the film of the same name featuring music by Jimmy Cliff. This is an album that was key in bringing reggae music into the pop music realm in the U.S. This free Zoom event is open to all and will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Registration required for link to participate.

Rescheduled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address
Registration  is now open for the keynote address to be held at 7 p.m. om Thursday, Feb. 17 in The LaSells Stewart Center and via livestream.The keynote speaker is LaTosha Brown, a nationally recognized expert on Black voting rights and voter suppression, Black women’s empowerment and philanthropy. Her talk was originally scheduled to take place Jan. 17 but was postponed because of her involvement supporting federal voting rights legislation in Washington, D.C. This event is free, but registration is required. For information, contact or 541-737-1063. 

Race In America Discussion “Colorism in the Black and Latinx Communities
 The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center are coordinating a discussion about the history of anti-Blackness in the Latinx community, colorism in both communities, and Hispanic cultures learning of their African heritage. This event will feature Iván Carbajal, assistant professor with Oregon State’s School of Psychological Science, and Terrance Harris, director of OSU’s Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 23, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center.

Black Lives Matter in Academic Spaces: Three Lessons in Critical Literacy
 A remote public talk by Vershawn Ashanti Young, University of Waterloo professor of English language and literature with a specialization in African American studies. Young will discuss the ways that teachers and the public in both the U.S. and Canada have misappropriated the linguistic concept of code-switching as it applies to both Black language and standard language speakers. This is a virtual event being held from 12-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Make sure to register here.

4th annual “Writing (PNW) Black History into Wikipedia” event
The Valley Library is partnering with the national non-profit AfroCROWD for the editathon, which will focus on improving existing Wikipedia articles and creating new articles. Training is provided at the beginning of the event. There will be an in-person event at the Valley Library and a virtual event simultaneously from 2-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25. For more information and to register go here

Orange & Black Concert
This annual concert to raise awareness of vocal and choral scholarships at Oregon State will feature the Oregon State University Chamber Choir, Meistersingers and Bella Voce choirs. The free program includes a tribute to Black History Month with songs by Black composers and will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 at the First United Methodist Church, 1175 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Venue capacity will be reduced to allow for social distancing. Admission requires masks and proof of COVID vaccination along with a valid photo ID. This venue does not accept proof of a test in lieu of a COVID vaccine.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial Aid Opportunities
Financial aid and scholarships can make paying for school much easier, and now is the time to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or ORSAA (Oregon Student Aid Application) and apply for scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Filing a FAFSA or ORSAA is something you need to do every year. We recommend you file as soon as possible.  Here are some reasons why:

– The OSU ScholarDollars scholarship application is open now.  Some scholarships consider your financial need, and information from the FAFSA/ORSAA is used to determine your eligibility for those scholarships. You also may have unique financial circumstances that you would like to explain. The ScholarDollars application gives you an opportunity to share the specifics of your situation.
– OSU awarded more than $66 million in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
– The FAFSA is how you access all types of federal aid, including grants, loans and work study. Consider it a safety net – even if you never need these resources, it’s good to have the option ready if your circumstances change.
– The FAFSA and ORSAA make you eligible for consideration for the Oregon Opportunity Grant and other aid programs at OSU.
– Most types of aid have limited funding available, so the sooner you submit your FAFSA or ORSAA, the better your chances of receiving an award.
– Click here to fill out your FAFSA
– Click here to fill out our ORSAA

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.

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! Dell Summer Internship Information Sessions
Doug Schmitt, the President of Dell Technologies Services, and a graduate from Oregon State University, is hosting two informational sessions specifically for OSU students about the Dell summer internship program on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 4:00 p.m. over Zoom. Join to learn more about these paid internships, discuss the application process and ask questions. Interns will gain real, hands-on experience, and opportunities are available to a wide range of majors and experience levels. All OSU students are welcome to attend. Register here and direct questions to Honors College Assistant Dean of External Relations and Student Engagement Kevin Stoller at

NEW! NextGenPop Population Research Opportunity!
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering a new research opportunity from May 31 through June 14. Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend and all travel and living expenses. Classroom instruction and hands-on applications will address contemporary social issues in population research, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change – as well as information about key topics related to Reproductive Health and Fertility. Applications are due here on Tuesday, Feb. 15. 

NEW! View Fellowship 
The VIEW Fellowship is a paid summer job in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation! The Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences is excited to announce the opening of the student application period for the 2022 Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) Fellowship!
Six VIEW Fellows will engage in 10 weeks of full-time paid ($15/hr) work as seasonal research technicians with a FWCS research team, and one VIEW Fellow will have a remote and part time position. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 14 at 5p.m.

NEW! Help OSU improve its carbon footprint fill out this quick survey! 
We are seeking feedback on a student-led program to reduce single-use cups on campus and we need your input to make a difference! Fill out this 90 second survey to play a direct role in our reusable cups program and shape it based on your needs.

Information session on Poetry and Hunger
On Friday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. in LINC 350 have a FREE lunch and learn about Speaking Back to Hunger: The Role of Poetry in Addressing Food Insecurity. This colloquium explores the potential role that poetry can play in fighting hunger and food insecurity. Students visit and reflect on the OSU Food Pantry and also plan (not required to implement) a poetry-focused anti-hunger activity. Make sure to RSVP here by Tuesday Feb. 8.

Opportunity to Get Published
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2022 issue of Aisthesis, their undergraduate honors journal. Any type of creative and or academic work is encouraged! If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you! The submission deadline is Monday, March 7. Guidelines can be found here.  Please email questions to and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page found here for updates. 

Now Hiring Two Student Positions
The OSU Sustainability Office is looking to fill two positions with three people who are passionate about the sustainability of their university.  They are hiring two students to be Energy Project interns.  This position supports energy efficiency and sustainability projects, gathers energy data, and helps maintain OSU’s solar arrays. They are also hiring an outreach intern to promote these and other actions on social media, through their newsletter, and other outlets.  Either position offers students a great way to influence sustainability on a large scale! Learn more about both positions here, and help spread the word! 

NEW! Marine Studies Summer 2022 Iinternships Available 
The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) office is pleased to offer new 2022 internships focused on interdisciplinary topics of the ocean and coasts. These are in-person experiences with some remote work. More information can be found here. These internships are located in Newport, Cascade Head (near Lincoln City), Port Orford and Corvallis. If you are interested apply here!

NEW! Summer 2022 REU at the University of Central Florida Program 
This HYPER program addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight. The 10-week program will be held this summer from May 22 until July 30 2022. Participants will gain hands-on research training in challenges such as utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques for high-value components, integrating in-site monitoring of stress-strain evolution, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and mitigating flutter through advanced rotor dynamic control. Many of these challenges rely on approaches that cut across disciplines and research techniques.

In this program you will:

– Conduct hands-on research guided directly by a faculty mentor and their graduate student(s)

– Interact with a diverse multidisciplinary team of researchers

– Visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center and various aerospace companies

– Participate in professional development workshops

– Gain in-depth training on numerical simulation software ANSYS

– Prepare for graduate school and a research-based career

– Engage with other REU groups located at UCF

Each HYPER REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, on-campus housing, and a travel allowance to and from Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the program visit their website here. The application deadline for HYPER is Sunday, March 13. Prospective participants can apply here.

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 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

Learn Important Literary Skills for Free Learn 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

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

NEW! Attend the next Music Production and Songwriting Club Meeting
Do you enjoy music? Get involved with a music focused club! The next general meeting for the Music Production and Songwriting Club is on Monday, Feb. 14 from 6-7 p.m. in STAG 162. It’d be wonderful if you’d be able to share it on the Monday Message.

Volunteer to Help with the Beaver Freezer Triathalon
The OSU Triathlon Club is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Beaver Freezer Triathlon, happening Saturday, April 16, at the Dixon Rec Center. Beaver Freezer is a yearly fundraiser race that allows community members and students to race around campus.Volunteers will help direct people through the race, hand out water cups, and cheer the racers on. The race starts earlier in the morning and is mostly outside, but there will be free food, coffee and snacks provided throughout the event as well as a free t-shirt! Click here to volunteer:  For questions contact

NEW Math 251 Weekly Study Group
Dr. Elizabeth Jones is holding a MTH 251 study group in BEXL 102 every Thursday this term. All students are welcome and they can drop in and drop out at their convenience.

Attend a 2022-2023 Tuition Forum 
The University Budget Committee has been working on tuition recommendations for the President. In an effort to engage a broad cross-section of students, weekly open forums have been scheduled through March 10, 2022 via Zoom or in person. The forums will provide information about the process in determining tuition and will be an opportunity for students to ask questions. More information can be found here

Presentation dates, times and locations: 
– 2/9 Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at MU 207/Zoom
– 2/17 Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at MU 207/Zoom
– 2/21 Monday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. over Zoom
– 3/1 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at MU 207/Zoom
– 3/10 Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at MU 207/Zoom

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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