Monday Message Week 2

HCSA Events This Week NEW! HCSA Monte Carlo Trivia NightJoin the HCSA on Wednesday, April 6 from 5-6 p.m. for pizza and friendly trivia competition against Honors College faculty and students in the Sackett F-G Wing lounge. There will be challenging questions, brilliant competitors and gift cards for the winners – tell your friends! TODAY! HCSA Ice Cream SocialLooking for a fun […]

April 3, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HCSA Monte Carlo Trivia Night
Join the HCSA on Wednesday, April 6 from 5-6 p.m. for pizza and friendly trivia competition against Honors College faculty and students in the Sackett F-G Wing lounge. There will be challenging questions, brilliant competitors and gift cards for the winners – tell your friends!

TODAY! HCSA Ice Cream Social
Looking for a fun way to head into spring term? Today, 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. 

TODAY! 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.

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?
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! HC Art Show
HC students, we need your help to make Spring Family Weekend a success! We know you all have incredible talents both in and out of the classroom. This year we will be having an Art Show and coffee on Saturday, April 30 from 9-11 a.m. Do you have some art that you would like to display? This could be drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry, digital art, handmade craft, audio of musical performance or something we have not thought of. Keep in mind, all art pieces must be appropriate in content for a college audience and their families. Please fill out this form to let us know what you would like to contribute. Email for questions, comments or concerns. 

NEW & TOMORROW! HC Dean and Friends Conversation on “How to Have Fun in Hospitals and Amusement Parks”
All Honors College students are invited to a virtual Dean and Friends conversation this Tuesday, April 5 from 12-12:50 p.m. with Kris Kruse-Elliott and Steven Elliott on “How to Have Fun in Hospitals and Amusement Parks.” Kris attended Oregon State for both undergraduate and veterinary school before beginning her career in veterinary medicine. She was previously tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in private practice. Currently, she is a consultant and educator on various veterinary platforms and provides anesthesia and analgesia training and advice to researchers. Steven graduated from OSU in 1981 in electrical and computer engineering. He began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a biomedical engineer before joining Walt Disney Imagineering’s Research and Development Group in 1990. During his time at Disney, he performed analysis and testing of amusement rides in support of the development of new ride systems, and he has two US patents for amusement ride systems. Today, he works for the VA in Reno, Nevada. Email Kevin Stoller at to RSVP and get the Zoom link.

NEW! HC Dean and Friends Conversation Series: Pathways to Career Leadership
The Oregon State University Honors College is excited to introduce a brand-new Dean and Friends Virtual Conversation Series: Pathways to Career Leadership. Featuring four highly successful leaders in the arts, business, science and technology, Pathways to Career Leadership will take place virtually throughout spring term 2022 (April 11 – May 13). All honors students are invited to join us via Zoom to connect, ask questions and hear how these uniquely different speakers have emerged as leaders in their chosen career paths. All meetings will be hosted via Zoom from 12-12:50 p.m., and the links will be provided upon registration. Registration is now open, and you can register for as many sessions as you’d like! 

NEW! HC Presenter Registration for CUE 2022 is now Open!
The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2022 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) is now open!  CUE is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates are invited to present on Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom or online via Canvas for those who are unable to join in Corvallis. The deadline for students to register to present at CUE  is Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Details and the registration link are available here.

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

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

Honors College 2022-2023 Differential Tuition Scholarship Application– NOW OPEN
The application for 2022-2023 Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarships is now open 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.

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 this initiative to any fellow faculty members or students who are eligible and might be interested. For more information, please contact the email here

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! Academic Technologies Clerical Assistant Job Opportunity
Academic Technologies is hiring two students to be front desk workers at the ILRC. These students will assist the Academic Technologies office by providing help desk support for enhanced classrooms, displaying excellent customer service and performing an assortment of clerical duties. The students hired will deal with multiple calls and/or walk-ins during high-volume periods at the beginning of term or busy class days. More information and how to apply can be found here.  

NEW! OASE Internship Applications are now Open!
The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) Programis a PAID 10-week internship that places diverse undergraduate and graduate students in Oregon with a variety of Oregon-based companies. Scholars will be matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. They will conduct research that can help improve efficiency, save money and prevent/reduce waste. Project topics include energy or water audits, toxics reduction, green chemistry, and life cycle assessment. The 2022 OASE Request for Applications and list of 2022 Hosts are available now! The application deadline is April 15, 2022, at 5 p.m.

NEW! INTO OSU is Hiring
INTO OSU’s Student Support Services team is looking for Student Services Assistants to join their team for the Fall 2022 term and beyond. They’re looking for students who enjoy working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. The position includes front desk duties (ILLC building at Corvallis campus) and social activities leadership. If you are interested or want more information click here.

Opportunity to Teach Elementary and Middle School Students about STEM
Oregon State University has an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of middle school students all around the state of Oregon!  You and your co-mentors will support youth in teamwork, leadership, and communication, as well as help them solve a real-world problem within their community or for a specific user! More information and how to apply can be found here

Portland State University Summer 2022 REU Program
Portland State University’s 2022 summer REU site program is now accepting applications. This is an eight-week long research experience that gives students the opportunity to work closely with a PSU faculty member to conduct a research project. REU participants will attend various research skill training activities and take a short course about scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and focused ion beam microscopy (FIB) for materials characterizations before they join faculty members’ research lab to conduct their projects. The program runs from June 20 until August 12Students will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week for a $4,000 stipend. Applications found here will be accepted through through Sunday, April 30. More information can be found here.  

OPEnS Lab Job Opportunity
The OPEnS Lab seeks undergraduate researchers to work in a hands-on technology-rich makerspace to produce next generation sensing technologies for environmental research. The hire will be expected to undertake the construction of their sensing systems under the guidance of Lab Director Dr. Udell. More information and how to apply can be found here

The Accademic Success Center is Hiring — Deadline coming soon!
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. Follow this link here learn more and apply. 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 10 for both positions.

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 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.

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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