Monday Message Week 10

HCSA Events This Week Survey the HC Event App DemoA 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 […]

March 6, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

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

NEW! Become an Honors College Dam Proud Day Ambassador!
The Honors College is seeking ambassadors for Dam Proud Day 2022! As an ambassador, you will get loud to express your Honors College pride and spread the word about Dam Proud Day. You will have your own fundraising page (no donation required on your part) to share on social media platforms to raise funds for Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarships. DPD Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual and on-campus events and activities throughout the event in April and compete for college- and campus-wide recognition. If you are interested in leading in the college’s efforts to make sure that every student has the opportunity to succeed in Honors, email Kevin Stoller at

NEW! Writing Indigenous Women into Wikipedia
Join this ES241H class presentation with Dr. Natchee Barnd in discussing indigenous women. This presentation will take place Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws. For accommodations or more information, email 

NEW! Spring Term HC Course Spotlights
Are you searching for the perfect course to round out your spring term schedule? The Honors College website has a list of some of the interesting courses that still have seats available! Click here and finalize your schedule today.

NEW! Winter Term Course Evaluations – HC Student Feedback Needed
Winter term is quickly coming to an end, which means it’s time to complete your Honors course evaluations! Did you love a particular course? Was there room for improvement? Providing your feedback via these evaluations is a way for you to impact future offerings and have your voice be heard. It’s quick, it’s confidential and it matters! All instructors will be sent a summary of their course evaluations after final grades have been submitted.Click here to submit your evaluations before the end of finals week.

RSVP TODAY! Annual State of the Honors 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

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 2022-2023 Differential Tuition Scholarship Application
The application for 2022-2023 Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarships will open on Monday, March 14 in ScholarDollars. Continuing Honors College students must complete this application to be eligible for scholarships in the Honors College. First-year student scholarships are awarded separately, and first-year students are not eligible for the Differential Tuition Scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, April 15. In addition to the application, students who are eligible to complete a FAFSA or ORSAA for the 2022-2023 are highly encouraged to do so; remember that FAFSA and ORSAA must be completed for each academic year. Contact Honors College Assistant Dean for External Relations and Student Engagement Kevin Stoller ( with questions.

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! Art, Design, and Culture in Italy Study Abroad Program
Join this faculty-led Study Abroad Program touring Venice and Florence from June 19-29 this summer! Explore major aspects of Italian Renaissance art and culture, covering the principal artists, patrons, media, styles, and subject matter. The course will cover aspects of design and contemporary art and aims to create a constant dialogue with the Italian culture to understand how the past is reflected and experienced in today’s time. You can earn 3 credits in ART 323: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture. This also fulfills OSU’s Baccalaureate Core requirement in the Perspectives category. Click here for more information.

TODAY! 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. 

DEADLINE THIS WEEKEND! 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. Each HYPER REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, on-campus housing and a travel allowance to and from Orlando, Florida.You can learn more about the program hereThe application deadline for HYPER is Sunday, March 13. You can apply here

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.

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

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

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

TODAY! 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 here.

THIS THURSDAY! 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. The forum today will take place from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in MU 207 or via Zoom. 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

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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