Monday Message Week 2

HCSA Events NEW/WEEKLY! HCSA MeetingsMeet 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 Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in LInC 314. All HC students are welcome to join. NEW! HCSA Hearts for HeartsHCSA presents our Hearts for Hearts events! Come participate in a fun craft event where we […]

January 16, 2023

HCSA Events

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 Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in LInC 314. All HC students are welcome to join.

NEW! HCSA Hearts for Hearts
HCSA presents our Hearts for Hearts events! Come participate in a fun craft event where we will be drawing and coloring hearts to later be delivered to patients at Good Samaritan Hospital for Valentines day. We will be serving hot cocoa and donuts on WednesdayJanuary 25 in LInC 343 from 6-7p.m.! Come join in all the fun. 

NEW! HCSA Bob Ross Painting Night
The HCSA presents Bob Ross Painting Night! Enjoy a relaxing Friday night of painting and food while taking a break from your busy student lives! Join us on Friday, January 27 at 6 p.m. in LInC 345.

HCSA/Linn-Benton Food Share Volunteer Opportunities

On Wednesday, February 1 the Honors College Student Association (HCSA) will begin collecting donations for the Linn-Benton Food Share in the annual OSU wide food drive competition. If you would like to be involved there will be a penny war in both Sackett and West Hall, Krispy Kremes available to pre-order, volunteer opportunities to table for donations at Safeway, as well as checking donation locations around town. If you want to receive updates about these opportunities please follow our instagram @hcsa_osu. Fill out the from here letting us know what you are interested in volunteering for. 

HC Announcements and Events

Faculty Research Showcase
On January, 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. in LInC 100 join the Honors College, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Forestry and College of Agricultural Sciences to learn about research opportunities within these schools. There will be researchers/faculty presenting and then after time for more in depth conversations. RSVP here

NEW! HC France Study Abroad Information Session
Are you interested in going abroad with the Honors College? Join us on Friday, January 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. in LInC 343 for a drop-in 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 the webform here 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

TOMORROW! Starting off on the Right Foot this Winter Term
We know the winter break can be hard for some people. Join the HC and CAPS in a workshop talking about how to take care of yourself, how to manage stress and some helpful strategies to get you through winter term. This event is being held on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m in LInC 345.

THIS WEEK! “Legacy of Love” MLK Commemoration Event
Come watch “Legacy of Love” on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. at LInC 200 and discuss the film with students and staff from the Honors College. 

THIS WEEK! Honors College Community Coffee
Join students, staff and faculty on Thursday, January 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. for light refreshments and great conversations! This is a great way to meet new people and start off your day. 

Grad School Presentation
Thinking about Grad School? On Friday, February 10 at 2 p.m. in LInC 343 join HC Alum Mohammed Shakibnia to talk about skills applying for graduate school.

ONGOING! Winter Term Study Groups
Need a little help with writing, biology, chemistry, or math? Tutors are available for study groups. You do not need to be in honors versions or currently in the classes to come to study groups. 

  • Math: Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. in LInC 437, Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. in LInC 437, and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. in LInC 360
  • Physics: Tuesdays 1p.m. in LInC 437 and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in LInC 437
  • Chemistry: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. in the Sackett F/G Lounge (use the doorbell for access if you don’t live in Sackett)
  • Biology: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. in in LInC 437 also on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. in LInC 350
  • Writing: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in LInC 437

Research Opportunities and Mentors
Looking for research opportunities or possibly a mentor?  Check out the HC’s Potential Research Opportunities website here. This lists professors who have presented at Research Showcases or indicated they were looking for HC student researchers.

NEW! Academic Advising Review External Visit
Meet with a reviewer and talk about your academic advising experience! This visit is happening on Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26. We want the HC to be represented! Please consider attending one of two sessions (4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26) to meet with the reviewers. Zoom links will be shared with students where applicable. Refreshments will be available for those who can attend on campus. Sign up via this Qualtrics-based RSVP link.

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.

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

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

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

NEW/TODAY! 2023 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review
Oregon State University offers an FE review course hosted by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club. This course is specifically designed to assist engineering students currently studying for the FE Exam, and is far cheaper than any professional FE review course while providing quality lessons taught by OSU faculty. Register or learn more on the OSU IISE Website here. The first class is today, Tuesday January 17. We cover certain topics common on the FE Exam for different engineering majors. This review is NOT just for Industrial Engineering majors, it is for all interested students. Historically, many Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Chemical engineers have taken this review course.

NEW! OSU Energy Efficiency Center Paid Job Opportunity
The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) is looking for motivated student energy/technical analysts to work part-time during the school year (10-12 hrs/week) and during the summer (30-40 hrs/week). The OSU EEC offers comprehensive, student-led, on-site energy and productivity assessments to small and medium-sized manufacturers through a US Department of Energy funded program. Student teams advised by engineering faculty visit manufacturers and seek ways to increase their productivity and reduce energy use and waste. These engineering analyses and improvement recommendations are compiled into a report and delivered to the client. It is a great way to see many different industrial processes and learn about ways to save energy. More information can be found here about the OSU Energy Efficiency Center. Winter Term first priority applications will be reviewed on Wednesday February 1. Apply here!  

NEW! A Digital AgATHON
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in Artificial Intelligence and developing solutions for agriculture using Computer Vision, Geospatial Data, or Cloud Computing Platforms? Participate in this virtual even from Friday, January 27 until Sunday, January 29 for a chance to win cash prizes! Make sure to register here.  

NEW! Student Symposium, Future Net-Zero Innovators
Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho are hosting the first ever Future Net-Zero Innovators (FuNZI) symposium for undergraduate and graduate students at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Wednesday March 29 until Friday, March 31

Topic sessions for the symposium include:
– Additive Manufacturing
– Advanced Materials
– Computational Modeling
– Energy Storage
– Environmental Energy Engagement
– Fusion Energy
– Nuclear Energy
– Renewable Sources
– Sustainability
– Waste Management

Students will have the option to present a poster and/or presentation in one of the following sessions listed above. In addition, students will have the opportunity to tour CAES and Idaho National Laboratory facilities as well as get to know local industry professionals that are working towards carbon neutrality. Abstracts will be due Wednesday, February 1. To learn more about FuNZI, please visit the page here. For any questions, please email or

Academics for Student Athletes are now Hiring Tutors!
ASA is now hiring tutors for winter 2023. These are paid on-campus positions that offer flexible schedules. They are also a wonderful opportunity to use the content knowledge you have gained in the classroom, while also helping fellow students better gain subject mastery, and the organizational skills needed to excel at OSU. Tutor applicants must be sophomore standing and hold an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Most tutoring will be performed in-person during winter term, but hybrid options are available. All majors are encouraged to apply here. Contact Abbey Nelson at regarding any questions that you may have! 

Apply for the “Robotics in the Real World” Summer REU
Applications are now open for the Oregon State University (OSU) “Robots in the Real World” summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site. You can learn more about the program here. This year’s program will run from June 26 to September 1, 2023, on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR. We offer research experiences in all areas of robotics for undergraduate students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. Applications will be open here until Friday, February 10.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

TODAY! A Discussion on MLK’s Ideology and Caste hosted by Sahana Shah, ASOSU’s Office of Adovocacy and the Office of Institutional Diversity
Join us for “A Discussion on MLK’s ideology and caste” as part of MLK commemoration week! This panel event will be a conversation with experts working on caste and race discussing how MLK’s ideology about race is relevant to the framework of caste. The event will be held Tuesday, January 17, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the MU, Journey Room 104. We will have Dr. Elizabeth Barstow from the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion moderate the discussion. One of our panelists will be Dr. Robert Thompson from OSU’s Ethnic Studies department, and we will have other panelists join from across the country via zoom.

NEW/TODAY! A Discussion on the Signs of Disability: Challenging Dis-attention through Narrative
Today, Tuesday, January 17 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. join this virtual talk given by Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum, Associate Professor at the University of Washington about the signs of disabilities. RSVP here.  

NEW/TODAY! Microphone Training
Today, Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. join a microphone training session at the Student Experience Center, room 421! This training will cover how to use wireless and wired microphones for interviews and video production. 

NEW/TODAY! 3-D Derby
Starting today, Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Merryfield Hall (location can vary, see the link) the 3-D derby will begin! Over three weeks, you will work together to design, build, and 3D print a small car. It will culminate with a car race with food and prizes! Attend all three weeks if possible for the full experience. More information and how to register can be found here.

NEW/TOMORROW! Winter Celebration
OSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join President Jayathi Y. Murthy for a conversation and celebration from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at the MU Lounge. There will be both sweet and savory drinks and snacks. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the OSU Food Pantry. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541.737.4717 or emailing More information can be found here

CEL Events Weeks 1-5
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 here!

Alternative Spring Break
Looking for a transformative experience this coming Spring Break?! Alternative Break offers weeklong service-learning programs traveling to Washington, Southern Oregon, and California during OSU’s spring break in March! During these multi-day, overnight programs, groups of 10-12 students immerse themselves in one of three Pacific Northwest communities to learn its historical, cultural, and political background. Students engage in a variety of direct service projects, educational conversations and presentations, and reflective dialogue with leaders and change-makers in their respective communities. 

There are three program locations:

  • San Francisco, California | Change, Not Coins: Housing & Food Insecurity
  • Yakima, Washington | Tangled Roots: History, Land Use, & Cultural Engagement
  • Ashland, Oregon | Digging Deeper: Environmental Conservation, Restoration, & Justice

For more details on each program location and other info, checkout our Alt. Break webpage. The priority application deadline is Friday, January 27. Apply here.

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

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.

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