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HCSA Events This Week RSVP TODAY! Honors College Spring GalaYou 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 […]

May 16, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

RSVP TODAY! 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.

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!

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! Reception with the Honors College Board of Regents
The Honors College’s external leadership advisory group, the Board of Regents, will hold its spring meeting this Friday, May 20The meeting will conclude with an informal reception at 3:00 in the SLUG open to all students. This is a great opportunity to connect with some of the college’s most supportive and committed alumni, family members, faculty and friends. If you’re interested in participating, email HC Assistant Dean for External Relations and Student Engagement Kevin Stoller at

TODAY! 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.

THIS WEEK! 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 on the third floor of the LInC from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Click HERE for more information. For questions, please contact HC Student Engagement Coordinator, Bailey Garvin, 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.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities

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

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  

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

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

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! Witness War Photographers on the Battle Ground with National Geographic Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns
Ever since Roger Fenton took the first photographs of war in Crimea in 1855, photographers have risked their lives to make images of what they have witnessed in the heat of battle. Those photographs have brought wars home to millions of people and influenced public opinion and public policy. On Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the LaSelles Stewart Center, come hear acclaimed photojournalist Chris Johns share essential insights on conflict photography, from 1855 to the 2022 invasion of Ukraine, and give the inside story on pivotal images that have changed our world.


NEW! New for Fall Term! Leadership Course: PAC 289
This combination of courses and hands-on experiences has been strategically assembled to grow an experiential understanding of fitness and wellness, and lead to competitive placement in Recreational Sports, PAC and Faculty Staff Fitness, as well as post-graduation kinesiology careers. More information can be found here

NEW! Looking to Motivate? Curious for New Test Prep Strategies? 
With the weather getting nicer and so many opportunities to get involved on and off-campus, we know motivation to do school work can be a challenge. We also know folks are preparing for exams, whether for midterms or looking ahead already to finals. Connect with your peers in an online academic success workshop to discuss motivation strategies and the science behind effective test prep strategies: – Test Prep & the Science of Learning: Wednesday, May 18 @ 6 p.m. For questions and/or accommodations, contact Sarah Norek at

THIS WEEK! 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 8 – Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 PM

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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