Monday Message Week 7

HCSA Events This Week NEW! HCSA West Side Friendsgiving!The Honors College Student Association presents the 2022 West Side Friendsgiving! Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie and pizza with friends? RSVP to attend this year’s friendsgiving. We will provide dinner and games on Sunday November 20th, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. in the West Hall Main Floor Lounge.  TODAY/ WEEKLY! Honors […]

November 7, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

NEW! HCSA West Side Friendsgiving!
The Honors College Student Association presents the 2022 West Side Friendsgiving! Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie and pizza with friends? RSVP to attend this year’s friendsgiving. We will provide dinner and games on Sunday November 20th, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. in the West Hall Main Floor Lounge

TODAY/ WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association Meeting
Meet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this fall! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. in LInC 314. We’re looking for new students to join the leadership team and have specific positions open for first-year studentsCome learn more about HCSA! All HC students are welcome to join.

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Share your Fall Family Weekend Photos!
Did you get some great pictures with your family this weekend? The HC wants to share them on our social media pages! DM your photos to our social media accounts (@osuhonors on Instagram and Honors College – Oregon State University on Facebook).

NEW! Stage 3 Thesis Proposal Studio
Have a thesis mentor but need an extra nudge completing and submitting your thesis proposal? Befuddled by the thesis proposal, agreement, or timeline? Log into Zoom on Tuesday, November 22 from 3-3:50 p.m. to receive guidance, consult, and learn from your peers about the thesis proposal process. Bring your ideas, questions, and if available, a draft of your proposal. Find the Zoom information here.

NEW! Write for the Inside Scoop
Do you have any tips for younger HC students? Do you have a unique HC experience you want to share? Do you want to have a piece of your writing published on the Honors Link blog? Apply to write an article for the HC’s Inside Scoop series. These are short (500-1000) word articles that capture aspects of being an honors student. Submit an article pitch here and get the inside scoop from other students on our blog.

NEW! Study Abroad with the Honors College!
Are you interested in going abroad with the Honors College? Join us on Friday, November 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in LInC 343 for an informational session on the HC 2023 faculty-led study abroad trip to France! From exploring efforts by French leaders to confront climate change to immersing yourself in France’s history, culture and food system, hear how OSU faculty plan to transform the cities of Paris and Lyon into dynamic, interactive classrooms for 18 days. Those who are interested but unable to attend can complete this webform to receive additional information and updates about the program. If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact the faculty co-leaders at and

TODAY! Honors College Humanities Interns Research Symposium 
Supported by a grant from the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation and sponsored by the OSU Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Humanities, seven outstanding undergraduates worked with faculty mentors this summer to advance research and creative projects. Ellie Anderson, Ellie Counts, Rebecca Killion, Michael Laun, Sydney Pruitt, Jax Richards, and Matilda Stricherz will present their work on Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. This is a free virtual event, and all are welcome. Learn more and register here.

TOMORROW! Fall Term Faculty Research Showcases
Mark your calendars for fall term’s Faculty Research Showcases! The Faculty Research Showcases are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research and potentially get involved in projects that could be the basis of an HC thesis. Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Register here.

– Colleges of Science, Pharmacy, Vet Med, and Public Health and Human Sciences: Tuesday November 8, 4-5:30, LInC 228

If you are looking for additional research ideas or opportunities, check out the Potential HC Research Opportunities.

THIS WEEK! Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase
Come listen to HC students who have finished their research talk about their thesis. Each student will present for about 5 minutes and then there will be time to ask questions. All students are encouraged to come support their fellow HC students Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register by emailing or via the HC Community Connector app.

THIS WEEK! Fall Family Weekend – Bowling and Games with the Honors College
All Honors College families are invited to join Honors College staff and students for a night of bowling and games on Friday, November 11 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the MU Lanes & Games (in the basement of the Memorial Union). There will be light snacks and refreshments. Stop by at any time, stay for as long as you’d like, but please RSVP here. Send questions and accommodation requests to HC Student Engagement Coordinator Bailey Garvin. We look forward to seeing you and your family there! Here is the Qualtrics for the Fall Family weekend RSVP.  

Winter Book Clubs
An Honors College winter tradition is back! Sign-ups are now open for the HC’s Winter Break Faculty/Student Book Clubs! Each year, we invite a handful of university leaders, faculty, and friends to select a book to share with a small group of Honors College students. Group members each get a free copy of their group’s book to read over the break, and groups meet with their leader to discuss the book at the beginning of winter term over pizza. Register here by November 18! Students who sign up first will have priority in group assignments. 

HC Study Groups
Need a little help in your classes or want to brush up on your knowledge? Join a study group! Keep an eye out for the writing study group hours — coming soon!

 Physics study groups will be on Wednesdays at 5pm in LInC 360 and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in LInC 350. 
– Chemistry study groups are on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 5 p.m. in Sackett office near F/G wing. 
– Biology study groups are Mondays @ 2 p.m. in LInC 437 & Thursdays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 345 (10/13 only will be LInC 437). 
 Math study groups Mondays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 360, Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. in LInC 360, Wednesdays @ 5 p.m. in LInC 360,  and Thursdays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 360

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in the 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 & Financial Aid Opportunities

NEW! SNAP Outreach at the BNC
Students may be eligible for $234 a month in grocery funds! SNAP is a federal nutrition benefits program, and the Basic Needs Center Center at Oregon State assists with applications! For more information visit the SNAP link here

Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Program Innovation Lab Scholarship and Internship Fund
The Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Innovation Lab Scholarship supports Oregon State University undergraduate students in their second year or more of study who are participating in a paid internship with the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Innovation Lab (iLab) in Newport, Oregon. Recipients will be students in any college at Oregon State University who are interested in developing the programs and operations of the HMSC iLab. This scholarship is for up to three awards of $18,640 each. Students must submit their application by Sunday, December 4 through OSU ScholarDollars. More information can be found here. If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Leonard at

HC Differential Tuition Emergency Grant
The Honors College encourages students experiencing unusual financial challenges to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant of $500. This is not a scholarship and is designed to provide short-term, immediate support. Contact or an Honors College advisor with questions.

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students who have submitted a thesis proposal are eligible to apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship of up to $750 in support of participation at a professional conference or engagement in thesis research. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

UPCOMING DEADLINE! Apply to the Adapting to Wildfire SES Fellows Program!
The aim of the SES Fellows program is to provide 8-10 undergraduate students with paid opportunities to participate in social science research related to wildfires and engage with the public. The Fellows will be collecting meaningful data about wildfire in central Oregon and elsewhere in Oregon. This will include surveys, interviews, participant observation, and content analysis. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors  should complete this application by Thursday, November 10

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 classes? The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) has multiple positions available for Student Technical Analysts with start dates in Winter 2022. Analysts work part-time during the school year (10-15 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. Visit the link here to learn more information about the OSU Energy Efficiency Center. You can apply for the position here! Please reach out to Dr. Karl Haapala ( if you have questions.

Project  & Technology Coordinator Job Opportunities
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating participant payments and communications for the Better Jobs for Young Workers (“BJYW”) Research Study, which to better understand how young adults without college degrees can improve their job quality. This position averages ten hours a week at $15/hr and has flexible scheduling. The Technology Coordinator will finalize the development of a relational database with a connector script using the Qualtrics API to receive information on a survey wave completion and then invite participants to return for the next wave at the appropriate time interval. They will also create front end integration for the relational database to facilitate lookup by the participant-facing team. This position averages ten hours a week at $15/hr and has flexible scheduling. 

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW & TOMORROW! First-Gen Shared Mural Project
Drop by the SEC Plaza tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8 from 12-4 p.m. to get creative and add your story of being the first in your family to go to college for the First-Gen Shared Mural Project! We are partnering with the Craft Center and paints, brushes, collage materials, and other art supplies will be provided. You don’t want to miss the free cookies! The final mural project will be displayed on the 3rd floor of Waldo Hall.

NEW & TOMORROW! Break the Code
Are you the first in your family to go to college? Have you noticed all the different words that you have to learn just to find your way through classes, paying your bills, and everything else on campus? Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette Room for FREE PIZZA to help “Break the Code” for other first-gen students. Together we will be reviewing class documents to identify some of that college-specific language! No expertise needed! 

NEW! Be Part of a Children’s Book About Transracial Adoption!
Are you part of a transracially adopted family? Be part of an HC student’s thesis project, a children’s book on transracial adoption! The purpose of the children’s book is to help transracially adopted families navigate their unique, special and sometimes challenging experience. It will also highlight and represent the diversity of different experiences that exist within transracial adoption. As a participant in this project, you will fill out this quick Interviewee Consent Form and Pre-Interview Questionnaire –both invaluable in shaping the thesis and book– and you may be invited to participate in an optional interview (this process ends on Saturday, December 10 at 11:59 p.m.). All participants are also entered to win a $50 gift card. 

NEW! Veterans Week 2022
November 7-12 is Veterans Week. The Military and Veterans Resource Center is sponsoring multiple events, including an open house, veterans resource fair and more! Click here for more events and details!

NEW! Fall Family Weekend
November 11-13 is Fall Family Weekend! Watch the Beavers take on Cal and take part in fun family activities such as the fall family golf tournament, t-shirt making and more! See the full weekend schedule here.

NEW! International Education Week, November 14-18
Join us in celebrating Oregon State University’s global achievements, impacts, and community during International Education Week! International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education recognized each year the third week of November. You can see the full list of events here.

NEW! CEL Events
Who wants to get some new 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 at!

The upcoming CEL events are:  
– SAGE Garden | Grow fresh produce for families without access (Every Monday from 3:00-5:15 p.m.)
– Parks & Recreation | Maintain trails & community spaces for all to enjoy (Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
– Room at the Inn | Support homeless women to meet immediate needs and secure housing (Every Wednesday from 5:00- 6:30 p.m.)
– Humane Society | Clean our local shelter & hangout with animals (Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
– Habitat for Humanity | Help low-income families own or maintain their homes (Every Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

NEW! Borrow Calculators and Tools for Academic Success from the Valley Library
Do you need a scientific, financial, or graphing calculator? 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 all your midterm and finals needs! For more information click the link here

NEW! Togetherall: New 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

Submissions Needed for the Student Resources Digest!
The Student Resources Digest mailings will be starting again soon. This effort is one way that we work collaboratively to make students aware of services and resources available to them. We collect submissions from campus partners, compile them into a digest and mail them to you every two weeks of the term. Click here for an example digest from last fall. We’re now live and collecting submissions for fall term. Fall can be a great time to describe the services you offer and how to access them, even if you’re not announcing anything new or any date-specific events. To submit Digest content, use this Google form. If you have questions or comments about this effort, please contact Anna Bentley or Clare Creighton at

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

  • The Honors College main office in LInC 450 is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. HC staff is on hand during business hours to assist with questions, help with scheduling appointments or just chat and share some free candy. You can also get in touch with the main office by contacting or by calling 541.737.6400. 
  • The student computer lab and lounge (the SLUG) on the third floor of LInC 340 will be open:
    • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday – noon- 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday – 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

These resources are available throughout the term.

“Forgot Your Lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot Your Lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money or simply need a snack, please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serve and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

West & Sackett Drop-In Office Hours
Bailey Garvin and Courtney Lira, the Honors College Student Engagement Coordinators, will be hosting office hours throughout fall term. Stop by if you have any questions regarding the Honors College, HCSA, how to get involved or just need general advice and someone to talk to! Drop-in hours will start week 1 and will be posted in each Monday Message and on the HC office doors in West & Sackett.

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