Monday Message Week 3

HCSA Events 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 6-7 p.m. in LInC 314. All HC students are welcome to join. NEW! HCSA/Linn-Benton Food Share Volunteer OpportunitiesInterested in helping the Honors College Student Association raise money and collect food to donate to […]

January 22, 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 6-7 p.m. in LInC 314. All HC students are welcome to join.

NEW! HCSA/Linn-Benton Food Share Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in helping the Honors College Student Association raise money and collect food to donate to the Linn-Benton Food Share? Throughout the month of February, HCSA will be tabling on weekends at the Grocery Outlet in Corvallis, and we need plenty of help! We’re very flexible with scheduling and it’s a great way to get some volunteering hours in. If you’re interested sign up here! If none of the times work for you, there are a number of other ways to support the food drive, including donating non-perishables to collection boxes across campus or participating in our Krispy Kreme fundraiser. More information regarding these events will be in the following Monday Message, and on our Instagram: @hcsa_osu.

NEW! Hopeless Ramen-tic Event
With the upcoming Valentines day, treat yourself to fun and food! Join us in LInC 345 on Monday, February 6 from 6-7 p.m. for a ramen bar and fun valentines day crafts! RSVP here.

NEW! HCSA Super Bowl Watch Party
HCSA presents a Super Bowl watch party! We will be hosting in the West Hall Lounge starting at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. There will be snacks provided and entertainment during the game. Come and bring your friends! Make sure to RSVP here

THIS WEEK! 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.!

THIS WEEK! 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.

HC Announcements and Events

TOMORROW! 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/THIS WEEK! Dean and Friends Conversation with Joth Ricci
All Honors College Students are invited to a Dean and Friends Lunch Conversation with Dutch Bros President and CEO Joth Ricci ’90 on Friday, January 27 from 12-12:50 p.m. in LInC 307. Joth will share insights and lessons he’s learned during a career in business leadership. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP to as soon as possible to reserve a spot!

NEW! 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration 2023
Join us on Wednesday, February 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote. This is the longest running annual event at Oregon State University focused on social justice and transformative change. Keynote speaker Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics, and democracy, as well as Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and next Dean of Columbia Journalism School. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Wednesday, January 25to University Events at 541-737-4717 or Sign language interpreting and live captioning will be provided. Register here

NEW! Become an HC Representative at the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program
Through a generous gift by Dr. Kim Eagle (HC grad ’76), the Honors College is pleased to offer a paid internship with the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP). This summer internship program is a 10-week opportunity, starting in early June and concluding in August, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. More information can be found here. The internship includes a stipend, as well as a housing and travel allowance. To apply students should be interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, and be a strong steward of OSU and the Honors College. Preference will be given to students who are completing their third year of study within the HC. For additional details and to apply click here. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, February 26.

THIS WEEK! HC 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

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.

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

TOMORROW! Scholarship Workshop
Join the OSU Scholarship Office and National & Global Scholarships Advising for a workshop on how and when to apply for OSU scholarships through ScholarDollars, an overview of nationally competitive scholarship opportunities, and tips and tricks for how and when to apply. Join via Zoom here on Tuesday, January 24 from 4-5 p.m. For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact the Scholarship Office: 541-737-1125,

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! Cocoa and Clubs
Join us on Friday, January 27 from 1-3 p.m. in Kelley Engineering Center atrium for Cocoa and Clubs! There will be 40 STEM/engineering clubs covering many schools, majors, and interests looking for new members.  All students are welcome to attend and see what’s up! There will be free cocoa, cider, or tea on the way out (while supplies last). If you have any questions or accommodations needed, please reach out to

THIS WEEK! 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.

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

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

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!  

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

NEW! Participants Needed for ADHD Study!
The Impact of ADHD on Quality of Life and Peer Relations in College Students is a study being conducted for an Honors Thesis. Participation involves taking a 30-minute Qualtrics survey. To be eligible to participate, you must have ADHD (either official or self-diagnosis), be 18 or older, and be a college student. We will be collecting data until Sunday, February 12. For additional information please contact Dr. Juan Hu at or Mollie Greenblum at

NEW!Have you met with an Academic Coach?
Now is a great time to plan the rest of your term and identify strategies that will help you be even more successful. Common coaching topics include time management, study techniques, test prep, and motivation. Academic Coaches are available to support you in person and remotely this year. The easiest way to sign up for a session is to schedule online. We can’t wait to meet with you!

Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU App
Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). The app makes it easy to schedule short-term counseling appointments with the same ongoing counselor and provides educational materials covering mental health topics. Students can communicate with a counselor in five different languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish or English); additional language options are available upon request. Students can download the Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU and learn more about the service here. For questions, please contact Bonnie Hemrick the Director of Mental Health Promotion.

Beavs Volunteer
Join us once or weekly for a volunteer service project at Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Room at the Inn, Parks & Recreation, Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE), or Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be maintaining space for animals and have a chance to play with them, provide emergency meals & housing, enhance parks & trails, help grow food for low income families. Your service will help provide meals & housing for people in need, create a more welcoming place for the animals, or work toward affordable housing and housing equity. Register 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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