Monday Message Week 6

HCSA Events This Week TOMORROW! HCSA Cafe Yumm Lunch and Discussion EventJoin the HCSA on Tuesday, May 3 at 12 p.m. in LINC 345 to get free lunch from Cafe Yumm and engage in an open conversation about group dynamics and the importance of diversity. The discussion will be led by Miguel Arellano Sanchez, who is the […]

May 2, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

TOMORROW! HCSA Cafe Yumm Lunch and Discussion Event
Join the HCSA on Tuesday, May 3 at 12 p.m. in LINC 345 to get free lunch from Cafe Yumm and engage in an open conversation about group dynamics and the importance of diversity. The discussion will be led by Miguel Arellano Sanchez, who is the Assistant Director of Outreach at OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity. Fill out this form to RSVP here by Monday, May 2.  

Honors College Spring Gala Awards Nominations – UPCOMING DEADLINE
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 grDo you know an outstanding student, professor, or community member affiliated with the Honors College and want to see them recognized? Then nominate them for an Honors College Award! Descriptions of each award are below as well as in this Google form. These nominations are due Sunday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m., so submit soon!

Community Member – This person (Honors College student, professor, employee, affiliate) has given back to the university through their time and effort, helping the people around them and making OSU a better place.

Student Leader – An Honors College student who has a leadership position in any OSU organization and has made an impact through their role.

Student Scholar – An Honors College student who has gone above and beyond in their academics. They really engaged with the material and are passionate about learning.

HC Professor – An Honors College professor who taught an engaging class and nurtured the HC environment. Class must be in the HC or have the Honors Course Designator (H).

Research Mentor – A mentor that has shown dedication to their student’s understanding and pursuit of research.

Honors College Spring Gala
You are invited to the Honors College Spring Gala on Friday, May 20! Join fellow Honors College students in celebrating the end of a successful school year with music, dinner and fun. Dressing up is encouraged. Doors and dinner service open at 6:00 p.m., short awards ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. and the evening ends at 9:00 p.m. RSVP here by Monday, May 16.

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

THIS THURSDAY! HC Dean and Friends Conversation Series: Pathways to Success with Alan Blood, general manager at Garmin AT Inc.
The next speaker in the Honors College’s Pathways to Career Leadership Dean and Friends series, Alan Blood, will join us in person on Thursday, May 5 from 12-12:50 p.m. Alan is an OSU graduate, with degrees in computer engineering and electrical & electronics engineering, and he is a member of the OSU EECS Industry Advisory Board. He has been with Garmin since 2004, originally as an aviation embedded software engineer. He became general manager of Garmin AT, a subsidiary of Garmin International that designs and manufactures avionics equipment and supports a customer contact center, in 2021. Garmin AT, based in Salem, is one of the largest private employers in the mid-Willamette Valley. Alan is also on the Board of Directors for the Strategic Economic Development Corporation, which is focused on enhancing economic development in the region. You can RSVP and reserve your spot (and lunch) here!

NEW! Honors College Thesis Research Conference
Explore the diversity of Honors College research and engage with honors students on May 19-20. Come lExplore the diversity of Honors College research and engage with honors students on May 19-20. Come listen to students give lightning talks in LInC 228 on Thursday, May 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. and Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. A selection of students will also display their research posters in the hallways of the LInC from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 20. For more information, please contact HC Student Engagement Coordinator, Bailey Garvin, at

NEW! Dean and Friends Conversation – Forging a Path in Graduate School: It’s Okay to Not Know Everything

All Honors College students are invited to join Honors College grad Alden Moss ’17 on Monday, May 16 at noon in LInC 345 for a conversation on “Forging a Path in Graduate School.” Alden is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF graduate program in bioengineering and a Siebel Scholar, working on a dissertation in developing single-cell protein and nucleic acid assays to advance precision biological research. At this conversation, he’ll share how pursuing a Ph.D. can be a great opportunity to explore non-academic interests and career paths, drawing on his own process of discovering his own interests in graduate school. Lunch will be served to attendees. RSVP to Kevin Stoller ( to reserve your spot.

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

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

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 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 & THIS WEEK! Peace Corps Panel Discussion
Join a panel discussion this Thursday, May 5, from 12-1 p.m. to discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned volunteers in the health, youth in development and education sectors. Participants can attend in person in room 115 in the Hallie Ford Center or via Zoom. For more information, contact Audrey Bader at or 541-905-5852.

NEW! Paid Internships Through OSU Advantage Accelerator Info Session – Free Pizza!
The OSU Advantage Accelerator team is looking for several Honors College interns for the academic year as well as over the summer. This program is focused on high-growth, traded sector startup and early-stage organizations. Interns assist in the development of new businesses through market research, competitive analysis, due diligence and more. These internships are paid, and interns can work up to 10 hours per week in the academic year and up to 30 hours in the summer. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in honors elective credit (BA 407H) for this experience. An informational session will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 5:15 p.m. in LInC room 345. Please RSVP HERE. Free pizza will be provided! For more information, please contact HC Student Engagement Coordinator, Bailey Garvin, at

NEW! Become an Honors Faculty Mentor with OSU’s Beaver Connect Program
Beaver Connect is looking for honors faculty mentors for the 2022-23 academic year! Faculty mentors will work alongside an honors undergraduate student serving as a peer mentor for a group of new HC students at our Corvallis campus next year. This program prioritizes applications from students of color, first-generation college students and those with high financial need entering OSU as new first-year or transfer students. Faculty who share these identities are especially welcome. To express interest and/or sign up for the 2022-23 program, please complete this short questionnaire by June 15. For more information about the program, visit our website or contact

NEW & THIS WEEK! Become an Office of Advocacy Intern
The Office of Advocacy is currently looking for passionate interns to join our team in fall 2022. They support students with issues concerning university policies, including the Student Code of Conduct, UHDS, grade appeals and other individual or group conflicts. As an intern, you would run the day-to-day tasks of the office, such as answering the phone/email, greeting students when they come in, making appointments, maintaining files and other clerical tasks. In addition, after a year as an intern, student employees have the opportunity to train and be selected to serve as peer advocates, who work directly with their fellow students on conduct cases and other issues, providing support and resources. For more information, check out this job posting! Don’t wait—this opportunity will close on Friday, May 6. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Anna Sung at

Become a Peer Mentor with OSU’s Beaver Connect Program
The Honors College is looking for Beaver Connect peer mentors to help guide incoming honors students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Training will be offered during summer and fall, and official program duties will last from fall 2022 to spring 2023. Peer mentors will join a team of one faculty member and 3-4 incoming OSU honors students. The peer mentor experience is paid and has a lot to offer students, including boosting your leadership skills, improving your career profile, meeting new people and gaining a fulfilling experience. The job application closes May 15. To learn more and to apply, visit the link here.

Art-Science Student Fellowship Opportunity
This one-year fellowship offers OSU students the opportunity to explore the intersection of the arts and sciences. Fellows will develop a creative project informed by engagement with lab or field research, be awarded a $1,000 stipend, have ongoing mentorship, and receive a residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek. Visual, literary, performing and mixed-media artists are welcome to apply. To learn more and apply click hereApplications are due May 9. 

Kindergarten Readiness Research Program
This research opportunity is being provided through the Kindergarten Readiness Research Program at OSU, and this opportunity will begin in the fall of 2022. They currently have federal grant to scale up and test the efficacy of their Red Light, Purple Light (RLPL) movement and music self-regulation intervention in preschool children. More information the program can be found here. They are looking for Undergraduate Research Assistants who are interested in working with young children in school settings and learning about research and education in the real world.

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.  

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
OPEN REGISTRATION! 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 is now open. 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

NEW! Examining White Identity Spring Student Series: An Invitation Into Anti-Racist Growth
This two-part virtual series is designed for white-identified students to deepen their understanding of and commitment to racial justice work and anti-racism practice. This offering is a part of a movement to grow a community of white-identified students committed to racial justice at OSU. Join this discussion from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 17. Learn more and apply here by Friday, May 6. Applications will be accepted until the series is full.

NEW! Looking for Academic Support? 
There are so many resources at OSU, and Strategists are here to help you find the type of support that will be most helpful. From tutoring to group study tables, we can help you identify what resources are available for each of your classes. Strategists can also help you prepare for office hours so you get the most out of your time with instructors. Drop by the Academic Success Center in Waldo 125 any time M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also connect with Strategists via Live Chat.

Join an Academic Success Workshop This Term!
Academic success workshops are back! Workshops begin week 2 of spring term and continue through week 9. Join on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. or Wednesdays at 6 p.m. to connect with peers and learn strategies to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, harness attention and memory, design and take effective breaks, and more! If you have questions or accommodations requests, please connect with

PERIOD Feminine Hygiene Drive
PERIOD at OSU, a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization PERIOD helping to end period poverty and stigma, will be holding a hygiene product drive around Corvallis for two weeks. This product drive will be held from April 23 to May 7. Donation boxes will be located around town inside Pollen, Natural Grocers, The Book Bin, The Domain Apartments, and Starbucks on 9th Street. Acceptable donations include packaged menstrual products like pads and tampons, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner (especially travel size), body wash, shaving cream, razors and toothbrushes/toothpaste. Products will be donated to the HSRC, as well as Community Outreach, Inc. and Vina Moses Center in Corvallis. Make a donation to help eradicate period poverty in the community!

CONTINUING THIS WEEK! Holocaust Memorial Week

From April 25 until May 3, join the College of Liberal Arts in remembering the Holocaust. There are several events and programs happening, including lectures on How Masculinity and Alcohol Fed Mass Murder, Escaping the Holocaust and Teaching the Holocaust Through Film to Children, Tweens and Teens. If you are interested in learning more about the Holocaust or attending an event, click here. 

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: Adriana Fischer, Media and Communications Representative

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