Monday Message Week 11

HCSA Events This Week NEW! HCSA Ice Cream SocialLooking for a fun way to head into spring term? On Monday April 4, get ready for an ice cream social after the HCSA general meeting! This will be taking place in LINC 345. Enjoy some ice cream and learn about leadership opportunities, event planning, volunteering, networking opportunities and more […]

March 14, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HCSA Ice Cream Social
Looking for a fun way to head into spring term? On Monday April 4, get ready for an ice cream social after the HCSA general meeting! This will be taking place in LINC 345. Enjoy some ice cream and learn about leadership opportunities, event planning, volunteering, networking opportunities and more within HCSA and the wider HC community. All are welcome to join HCSA! 

NEW & UPCOMING! HCSA/Honors X Weekly General Meeting

Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the Honors College this spring? 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.
HCSA/Honors X general meeting

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! Dean and Friends virtual conversation on “What an Early Career Researching Violent Extremism and Disinformation Networks Looks Like”
All Honors College students are invited to a virtual Dean and Friends conversation on Thursday, March 31 from 12-12:50 p.m. with David Pham on “What an Early Career Researching Violent Extremism and Disinformation Networks Looks Like.” David graduated from Oregon State in business information systems in 2020, and he was also a member of the Honors College. After graduation, he earned a data science certificate at Georgetown University, and he is currently a threat intelligence analyst at Meta (formerly Facebook). In this position, he researches how threats manifest on platforms and recommends sophisticated and innovative mitigations, responding to a wide range of threats, including dangerous organizations and individuals, at-risk countries and emerging harms, influence operations, non-state violent organizations, and other cyber-supported abuses. He previously served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, with deployments in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. He’ll be joining us remotely from Washington, D.C., where he lives. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email Kevin Stoller at

DEADLINE FRIDAY! 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.

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

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.

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! Continuing Student Scholarships for Next Academic Year (2022-2023)
Continuing students who wish to be considered for an Honors College tuition scholarship next year must apply through OSU ScholarsDollars to the Oregon State University Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship. Differential Tuition Scholarships will cover either the full cost or half the cost of HC differential tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application will open March 14. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022 11:59 PM (PDT).  FAFSA/ORSAA measured financial need is considered in awarding, and students who are eligible are highly encouraged to complete the FAFSA or ORSAA. Students who are not able to complete a FAFSA or ORSAA will still be considered.

NEW! Google Women of Color in Tech Scholarship
The CS-ER team is very excited to share information with you about a new Google-sponsored scholarship. The new Women of Color in Tech scholarship is intended to help raise awareness about the gender gap in tech and the barriers women of color face in entering the industry. The scholarship, administered by Scholly (a scholarship organization) will provide 20 scholarships for $10,000 each to Black, Latina, and/or Native senior high school or undergraduate women students who are currently pursuing a computing related degree and wish to use the funding to support a computer science higher education degree. You can read more about the scholarship here. Please help usspread the word about thisinitiative to any fellow faculty members or students who are eligible and might be interested. For more information, please contact :

TODAY! Honors College 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! The Academic Success Center is Hiring
The Academic Success Center is hiring Academic Coaches and Strategists! Academic Coaches work one-on-one with students to define individualized academic goals and identify strategies to excel in those areas. Academic coaches meet with students in a series of conversations designed to partner with students and support them in seeking to improve their study strategies, time management, and more. Follow this link to learn more and apply: Applications are due April 3. Strategists assist fellow students by identifying academic tools and learning strategies and by helping them navigate and access resources at OSU. They serve as the first point of contact for the Academic Success Center and are responsible for consulting students on a drop-in basis. Click here to learn more and apply: . Applications are due April 3.

NEW! Engineering Jobs Available
Honors College Alumni Adam Bean is offering several jobs to current HC students. There are some some programming, documentation, and engineering roles available for anyone looking to locate to the San Jose area. More information can be found here.

NEW! OSU Energy Efficiency Center is Hiring
Would you be interested in a part-time, on-campus job working with industry clients to reduce energy use and improve productivity, while applying what you are learning in your engineering classes? The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) has multiple positions available for Student Energy Analysts with start dates in Spring and Summer 2022.  Analysts work part-time during the school year (10-12 hrs/week) and during the summer (30-40 hrs/week) conducting comprehensive assessments of small and medium-sized manufacturers and water treatment facilities across the Northwest. The OSU EEC provides all necessary training as well as a student leadership pathway. Student-led teams are advised by engineering faculty to visit facilities, perform engineering analyses, and provide improvement recommendations that are compiled and delivered to clients in a formal report. Visit more information about the OSU Energy Efficiency Center. To apply for a student position, navigate: Please reach out to Dr. Karl Haapala ( or Dr. Brian Fronk ( if you have questions.

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. For more information click 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 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. 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. Learn more about the positions here, and help spread the word! 

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

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

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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