Monday Message Week 7

HCSA Events This Week NEW! Donuts with BennyOn Friday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the West Main Lounge, West & Sackett residents are invited to have donuts with and pose for a picture with Benny the Beaver. Attendees will be able to have a picture with Benny, grab a donut and celebrate midterms and the academic year. Please […]

May 9, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! Donuts with Benny
On Friday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the West Main Lounge, West & Sackett residents are invited to have donuts with and pose for a picture with Benny the Beaver. Attendees will be able to have a picture with Benny, grab a donut and celebrate midterms and the academic year. Please join us for a study break! Gluten-free and vegan donuts will be available. 

NEW! HCSA/Honors X West vs. Sackett Capture the Flag
Join us at 10 am on Saturday, May 14 in a game of capture the flag on Peavy Field! Enjoy snacks and a study break in the sun! Wear black to represent West and orange to represent Sackett. Let the games begin!

NEW! HCSA Brighten a Day by Writing Letters!
The HCSA is putting on an event through the organization “Brighten A Day.” We are looking for volunteers to make uplifting cards and letters to send out to retirement homes and hospitals! We will have a box in the SLUG that you can put your cards and crafts in! We would appreciate you taking the time to make something as it has been creating very positive, grateful and joyful attitudes/feelings among the recipients!

NEW! Take a Tour of Gene Tools LLC
Take a tour of Gene Tools LLC! Gene Tools is a biotech company that specializes in manufacturing and producing Morphosinos that are used for reverse genetics. The HCSA will be visiting Gene Tools on May 13 at 11 a.m. OSU is not providing transportation. If you are interested RSVP here.

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

NEW! HC Dean and Friends Conversation Series: Pathways to Success with Clayton Patch, VP of Manufacturing, QuantumScape
The next speaker in the Honors College’s Pathways to Career Leadership Dean and Friends series, Clayton Patch, will join us via Zoom on Friday, May 13 from 12-12:50 p.m. Clayton earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Upon graduation, his career began in Boise, ID, as a shift equipment engineer at Micron Technology, an Idaho-based company specializing in computer memory and computer data storage. After transferring to Intel-Micron Flash Technologies, where he held several roles, Clayton implemented many of the manufacturing best-known methods that are used by both Intel and Micron Technology today. Clayton also played a pivotal role in the ramp up and formation of the R&D Lehi Technology Center, where the first generation of 3DxP technology was developed, and later went on to lead the team that developed and advanced emerging memory solutions for Micron’s X100 SSD product.  In 2021, Clayton transitioned into battery manufacturing and now serves as the VP of Manufacturing at QuantumScape, a California-based solid-state battery manufacturer, where he is responsible for ramping a new lithium anode battery technology manufacturing facility. You can RSVP and reserve your spot (and lunch) here!

UPDATE! Honors College Eighth at OSU in Dam Proud Day Fundraising!
Wednesday, April 27 was the third annual Oregon State University Day of Giving, Dam Proud Day, and the Honors College ranked eighth at OSU in total dollars raised, with almost $52,000 given by nearly 90 donors to support Differential Tuition Scholarships! The Honors College is so grateful to everyone who was able to support students.

Honors College Thesis Research Conference 
Explore the diversity of Honors College research and engage with honors students at the 2022 Honors College Thesis Research Conference on May 16-20. 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 

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 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

NEW! University Legislative Scholars Program
With thanks to Provost Ed Feser for continued financial support, the University Legislative Scholars Program is recruiting students for the 2022-23 academic year. Get involved with policy, creating individual development plans and scholars. There are four main goals in this program. First, to ensure that voices that have historically been absent from the decision-making process in Oregon are heard. Second, to facilitate experiential learning and the long-term professional development in the political and public policy process across all academic disciplines, with particular attention to historically marginalized populations. Third, to support higher education in the Oregon legislative process in order to rectify decisions and actions that limit access and affordability and that contribute to long-term debt for students and their families; and lastly, to help students find their own path toward professional and educational engagement in a public policy issue of their choosing. There are credit and non-credit options for this program, and scholarships are available to cover the cost of base tuition. All majors are encouraged to apply here to this program! 

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

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.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! Become a START Leader!
The Office of Student Orientation seeks to hire six Administrative START Leaders (ASL) to support the transition of the incoming class. ASLs work 1:1 and through email and phone with incoming students, as well as their families, to answer questions and ease their transition to Oregon State. This is an in-person position in Corvallis, OR, and requires successful candidates to be available on specific dates (posted in the job description). ASLs will work with START leaders, Senior START Leaders and the rest of the orientation staff in a fun, team-oriented environment throughout the summer. Apply here by May 16, and please refer all questions to

DEADLINE TODAY! 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. 

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

UPCOMING DEADLINE! 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.

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
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! ASOSU Disability Forum
ASOSU is hosting open forums for those who have disabilities. Community members, as well as their allies, can also come and talk to us about their needs. The information we collect from these forums will be critical in informing the execution of these pilot programs. The dates and times for the open forums are noted below. The venues for all of them will be SEC 254 or Zoom.- Week 7 – Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00 PM

– Week 7 – Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00 PM
– Week 8 – Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 PM

TOMORROW! 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 9Join 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

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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