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HCSA Events TODAY/ WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association MeetingMeet 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. All HC students are welcome to join. HC Announcements & Events HC Study GroupsNeed a little help in your classes […]

November 21, 2022

HCSA Events

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. All HC students are welcome to join.

HC Announcements & Events

HC Study Groups
Need a little help in your classes or want to brush up on your knowledge? Join a study group! If these thimes do not work for you and you would like to participate, please contact

Physics study groups will be on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. 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 and Thursdays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 345
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
 Writing study groups will be on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in LInC 360 and Fridays at 1 p.m. in LInC 360. 

THIS WEEK! 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! Honors College Community Coffee (HC3)
Join us for our last HC3 of fall term and meet President Murthy! Come for coffee and light refreshments and stay for lively conversation and a chance to build connections and community with HC faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 2-3:30 in the SLUG.

Write for 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.

Open House Celebration for Fall and Winter Graduates
Are you graduating this fall or winter? Join the HC on Thursday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the accomplishments of honors students graduating at the end of this term. There will be opportunities for photos, gifts and light refreshments. Students and families are welcome to drop in to visit with the Honors College deans and staff any time from 3-4:30 in LInC 343. Please RSVP here and fill out a short form here about your post-graduation plans!

NEW! Arts and Literary Journal: Call for submissions!
Submit your original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or visual art to the UNLV Arts and Literary Journal—open to Honors College students nationwide. Deadline is Dec. 2. (Two OSU HC students had their work published in this journal last year!) Learn more here.

Order your HC Graduation Regalia
Are you participating in the June 2023 commencement or want HC regalia? If Yes, to ensure that you have your HC regalia for graduation please pre-order here BY Monday Nov. 28. There are special commencement garments that signify your achievement as an Honors College graduate. If you are participating in the June 2023 commencement and you pre-order your regalia, you will be able to pick-up and pay for your order at the OSU Graduation Fair. Please reach out to the HC at if you have any questions.

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

Bring your Paying for College Questions to CAFE!
Bring your FAFSA/ORSAA or any paying for college questions to OSU’s Center for Advancing Financial Education or CAFE, drop-in hours, Tuesday from 10am-2pm in-person (currently Austin Hall room 173 – but locations may vary – check website for specific locations each week) or virtually in the Zoom room.

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

Now Hiring OSU TOUR Ambassadors
The Welcome Center is currently hiring undergraduate students to be TOUR Ambassadors! Our ambassadors represent Oregon State University through a variety of prospective student recruitment events. You can find more information about the position, including the hiring timeline, on our website.

NEW/TODAY! Learn About Opportunities in Psychology Research Laboratories Here at Oregon State
On November 21 at 5 p.m., in the MU room 206, OSU’s Chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, will host psychology professors and research assistants who will be speaking about some of the labs that you can join here on campus. There will be an open discussion for you to ask questions about any labs that you are interested in, and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please reach out to

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

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. 

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.)

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

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

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!

  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-noon in Sackett F Lounge 105
  • Wednesday: 3:30-5 p.m. in West Hall 121
  • Friday: 2-3 p.m. in West Hall 121

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