Monday Message Week 9

Weekly Wellness Tip Find time to laugh on a regular basis! Whether it’s by watching a comedy or joking with other people, laughter really can be the best medicine. It can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and strengthen your immune system! HCSA Events This Week TODAY! Honors College Student Association Leadership Position ElectionsThe HCSA is holding […]

February 27, 2022

Weekly Wellness Tip

Find time to laugh on a regular basis! Whether it’s by watching a comedy or joking with other people, laughter really can be the best medicine. It can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and strengthen your immune system!

HCSA Events This Week

TODAY! 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. Make sure to vote today Monday, Feb. 28 from 6-7 p.m. in LInC 345

TOMORROW! HCSA Conversation on Racial Injustice
Join the HCSA tomorrow 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 the HC Event 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. 

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

TOMORROW! 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. in LInC 345 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.

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.

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 submit their name and the reason for the nomination here

Thesis Survey about Outdoor Recreation
Jensen Davis is currently surveying students about their time spent participating in outdoor activities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 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:

TODAY! 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

DEADLINE TODAY! 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. More information is available here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Molly Arnold at to briefly discuss their proposed project before applying. 

DEADLINE TOMORROW! 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

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

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. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant
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). See the application for additional information.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! Start Planning Your Summer 2022 Studies at the Oregon Coast
All OSU students are invited to register for Summer Field Courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and become immersed in coastal living and learning at the Oregon coast! Earn college credit while getting a unique field experience, and connect with faculty from OSU to learn about coastal and ocean ecosystems, marine species and conservation. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to live and study at the marine science center, located in Newport, Oregon. Registration opens on April 11. Click here for summer session details.

DEADLINE TODAY! Marine Studies Summer 2022 Internships 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!

THIS WEEK! Marketing and Fan Engagement Internship Opportunity
Interns assist in marketing and promotions for assigned sport programs and projects. They also assist with the 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 letter, please state your interest, what you believe qualifies you for the position, and what you could bring to the team in this role. 

DEADLINE TOMORROW! 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

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. 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 March 3 and March 4. We need your help! Follow the link here to learn more and sign up to audit. 

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! 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

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.

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

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.  

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.

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! 

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.

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

NEW! Change Makers in Science Talk 
Join on Tuesday, March 8 for a Change Makers in Science talk with guest speaker Laura Greene, chief scientist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and professor of physics at Florida State University. Greene’s talk, “Journeys from Music in Cleveland to Quantum Materials Worldwide,” will discuss her journey from a folk-rock girl from Ohio who didn’t realize she could consider a career in science to becoming the director of the National Magnetic Field Laboratory. More information can be found here

A Q&A session will follow Greene’s talk, as well as a negotiation skills panel discussion geared toward beginning scientists. Panel members include:

– Sally Hacker, professor of Integrative Biology
– Marilyn Mackiewicz, assistant professor of Chemistry
– Afua Nyarko, assistant professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
– Rebecca Vega-Thurber, Emile F. Pernot Distinguished Professorship in Microbiology

The panel will be moderated by Vrushali Bokil, associate dean of graduate studies and research for the College of Science. 

This event will be held in-person in the Memorial Union Ballroom and online via Zoom. RSVP by March 1.

TOMORROW! 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: 
– 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

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.

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. 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
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 more information click the link here

Togetherall: 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.

By: Rebecca Harmonson

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