Monday Message Week 8

Weekly Wellness Tip Make sure you’re going outside and getting that much needed sunlight! Not only does it provide essential vitamin D, it also can help improve your mood by boosting serotonin levels! But don’t forget your sunscreen! HCSA Events This Week DEADLINE THIS WEEKEND! Honors College Student Association Leadership Position ElectionsThe HCSA is holding elections […]

February 21, 2022

Weekly Wellness Tip

Make sure you’re going outside and getting that much needed sunlight! Not only does it provide essential vitamin D, it also can help improve your mood by boosting serotonin levels! But don’t forget your sunscreen!

HCSA Events This Week

DEADLINE THIS WEEKEND! Honors College Student Association Leadership Position Elections
The HCSA is holding elections to fill leadership positions for the next academic school year of 2022-2023. For more information on positions and how to run, click hereThe deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 27. Elections will be held on Monday, Feb. 28 from 6-7 p.m. in LInC 345

UPCOMING! HCSA Conversation on Racial Injustice
Join the HCSA on Tuesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. in the Craft Center to have an open conversation about racial injustice and diversity with Teresita Alvarez-Cortez, who is currently OSU’s Acting Assistant Vice President for Strategic Diversity Initiatives. We will also be working together to create a mural where everyone will contribute a piece to it whether that’s a quote or a drawing. All honors students are welcome and there will be snacks! RSVP here!

Survey to HC App Demo
A senior capstone project group needs your input! This group is in charge of designing a mobile app to display events listed in the Monday Message in a more organized and user friendly way. They would greatly appreciate it if you could give some of your time to look at their current demo and answer this survey. The survey is anonymous and includes the link to the app’s demo which is a click-through Figma. 

Volunteer for the Linn Benton Food Drive!
The Honors College is putting on several different events that will benefit those in need. They have put food boxes around the community at Anytime Fitness, PTNorthwest, Domain Student Apartments and Natural Groceries. They are also setting up a table at the Safeway off of Philomath every weekend to collect donations. Lastly they are putting on a penny war in the residence halls to raise money! 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
Heading to class on an empty stomach? The HC has your back! Whether you are waiting on your next paycheck or running low on groceries, stop by the SLUG kitchen cabinet to make a sandwich, eat some oatmeal or grab a bowl of soup. Open to all HC students, this free resource is first come, first served and supplies are limited — take what you need and leave what you can for the next HC Beaver in need of a bite! 

HC Announcements and Events

NEW THIS WEEK! HC Winter Undergraduate Research Showcase
All members of the Honors College community are invited to attend the HC Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase with special guest OSU Interim President Becky Johnson this Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. over Zoom. At this event, eight Honors College students will present lightning talks and answer questions about their research. Contact Kevin Stoller at for the Zoom link.

NEW! Annual State of the Honor College Presentation
All HC community members are invited to join Honors College Dean Toni Doolen for the annual State of the Honors College presentation on Thursday, March 10, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. During this Zoom event, Dean Doolen will provide updates about the college’s strategic goals and answer questions. Click here to RSVP by Monday, March 7.

NEW! 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 on Tuesday, March 1 from 12-12:50 p.m. on “building a career that spans private, public, and non-profit fields.” The guest will be Chi Nguyen, a 2005 Honors College graduate in business administration. At this conversation,she will speak about her experience and answer questions. To RSVP, email Kevin at Lunch will be provided. Location TBD.

THIS WEEK! Need a Bite? Tabling Event
All honors students are invited to stop by the SLUG on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 12-4 p.m. to grab a free snack, learn about the prevalence of food insecurity on campus and receive information on the resources that OSU and the Corvallis community have available to ensure anyone in need of a quick bite or a hot meal never has to head to class on an empty stomach.

THIS FRIDAY! Dean and Friends Conversation on “Making Change your Friend: How to Bend in the Wind without Falling Over”
All Honors College students are invited to a virtual Dean and Friends conversation with OSU alum Jan Matsuno ’79 on “Making Change your Friend: How to Bend in the Wind without Falling Over” on Friday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. over Zoom. Jan graduated in food science and technology and has a lifetime of product development experience in the food and beverage industry, including work at Del Monte Foods, Safeway, and CCD Innovation. She’s been involved in the development of thousands of products and has consulted with companies around the world for 15 years. At this Dean and Friends conversation, she will discuss lessons she has learned in working to develop and launch her own food line. To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, email

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:

TOMORROW! 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.

THIS THURSDAY! 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.

THIS WEEK! 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

THIS WEEK! 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.

NEW! It’s 2022: Do Black Lives Really Matter? Event
Nearly two years after the murder of George Floyd and promises made across the nation to combat racism, Black faculty and staff at Oregon State University are holding a panel to discuss what has happened in the intervening time and what that means for the country. “It’s 2022. Do Black Lives Really Matter?” will be held on Zoom and with a limited in-person audience from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28. For in-person registration (limited to 30 people), click here. To register to attend via Zoom, visit

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

OSU Advantage Accelerator Project Funding
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking applications for projects that further develop technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any research discipline. Applications should indicate how the project will move the technology closer to commercialization and will be accepted now through Monday, Feb. 28Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning in April 2022. Funding can be used to fund student time, gather additional data, pay for prototyping expenses (materials and supplies), customer discovery, and more. Award recipients are required to participate in the OSU Accelerate program (9 week virtual program offered April – June 2022) in order to receive training and guidance with respect to tech commercialization. Successful projects are eligible to receive additional funding. More information is available here. Applicant teams who are selected for an AID award will receive an initial $5,000 of funding for activities that may not require access to OSU facilities. Following a team’s successful participation in the Spring 2022 virtual Accelerate program (April – June), the remaining $10,000 of funding may be awarded and may be used for R&D activities as outlined in the project budget, subject to OSU facility availability. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Molly Arnold at to briefly discuss their proposed project before applying.

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.  

 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 THIS WEEK! College of Engineering Ambassador Opportunity
Are you interested in inspiring the next generation of engineers? Apply to be a College of Engineering Ambassador and you’ll help with the college’s outreach and recruitment efforts, student support services, and more! If you’d like to learn more about the position, current Ambassadors will host one final informational Zoom session on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd 4-5 p.m. If you’re not able to attend the session you can fill out the RSVP survey and they will be in contact! Any current engineering student who will have completed two terms by the end of Winter 2022 is welcome to apply. Applications are due on Sunday, March 27. RSVP and get the zoom link here. Click here for more information and to apply. If you have any questions about the posting you can contact the COE Ambassadors at

NEW! Marketing and Fan Engagement Internship Opportunity
Interns assist in marketing and promotions for assigned sport programs and projects. They also assist creation of marketing plans, game promotions, script writing, and more! Interns would be required to work all home football games, 2-3 office hours a week and additional scheduled events. Submit a resume and cover letter to Briana Galvez at by Friday, March 4 to apply. In your cover leter, please state your interest, what you believe qualifies you for the position, and what you could bring to the team in this role. 

NEW! Supplemental Instruction Job Opportunity 
The Supplemental Instruction program is currently hiring SI Leaders for next year! Supplemental Instruction Leaders use collaborative learning techniques and learning theory to lead effective group study tables for traditionally challenging courses at OSU. If you have ever wanted to gain experience in education, teaching, group facilitation, or if you just want to continue your professional development, this is a great opportunity! No experience needed! Learn more and apply here! Applications are due Sunday, March 6.

NEW! Writing Center Job Opportunity 
Writing Consultants provide support through writing and research consultations in person, via Zoom, and through written feedback via email. Apply online through the OSU Jobs website by Friday, April 1. Learn more about this position and how to apply here

NEW! Facilities and Maintenance Job Opportunities
Academic Technologies is hiring two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Facilities/Maintenance positions. For more information and to apply click the link here.  

NEW! University of Central Florida Graduate Programs Informational Sessions
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at UCF will be hosting a Virtual Graduate Programs Open House during early March. The event showcases all the graduate programs in CECS through a series of brief info sessions held via Zoom. Though the format of each session is identical, the specific academic programs described in each session varies. Individuals may select to join the session(s) that interest them the most. The website containing the registration form and agenda is linked here.

TOMORROW! Information Session on International Degree and Global Learning Certificate 
This informational session will be held on Tuesday Feb. 22 at  4 p.m. in LINC 345. The International Degree is Oregon State University’s unique double-degree program. It allows undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the international dimensions of any primary major. The Global Learning Certificate provides cross-cultural skills and a valuable, transcript-visible professional credential for an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Students gain global awareness and intercultural competence in their primary fields of study through coursework, study abroad, and/or language learning. Register here!  

THIS WEEK! Volunteers Needed for a Recycling Audit
OSU Campus Recycling will be conducting a large waste audit later this term and is looking for help. In order to get a detailed look at the types of waste the university generates, teams of volunteers will sort waste from OSU dumpsters to different waste streams (cardboard, wood, metal, plastic, etc.). Campus Recycling will use the data we collect to identify opportunities for waste reduction and diversion. This project is an excellent opportunity to engage in hands-on sustainability assessment; the work done by volunteers will directly inform OSU waste management strategies. Volunteers will be provided proper safety equipment and on-site training before taking part in the audit. Auditing will take place on campus at 1 p.m. on February 24 and 25, and on March 3 and March 4.  We need your help!  Follow the link here to learn more and sign up to audit. 

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.

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! 

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!

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! Experience with Adobe Premier Pro preferred, but not required. 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

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

PERIOD at OSU, a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization PERIOD that works to end period poverty and stigma, will be hosting an Art Night as part of OSU Wellness Agents’ Boldly Me week. Join us for a fun evening of painting and learning about the significance of period art, which encourages creativity while helping eradicate the stigma around periods! This event will be held on February 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30pm in STAG 261 and over Zoom. Please fill out the RSVP form here to be guaranteed free painting supplies. 

TODAY! Attend the 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 today Monday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in STAG 161.

TODAY! 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: 
– 2/21 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

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

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.

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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