Monday Message Week 3

HCSA Events NEW! HCSA Discussion about Equity in the Field of Computer ScienceJoin the Honors College Student Association for an engaging discussion-style event about the challenges of equity in the evolving field of computer science. We will delve into various topics such as the potential risks of machine learning to encode harmful stereotypes, unequal representation in […]

April 16, 2023

HCSA Events

NEW! HCSA Discussion about Equity in the Field of Computer Science
Join the Honors College Student Association for an engaging discussion-style event about the challenges of equity in the evolving field of computer science. We will delve into various topics such as the potential risks of machine learning to encode harmful stereotypes, unequal representation in computer science, and data privacy. We are joined by Puja Agrawal and Andrew Anderson, two graduate students who are doing research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Food and beverages will be provided. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in LInC 345. Register here!

NEW! HCSA Planting Plants
Join HCSA for a relaxing evening of planting herbs on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 pm in LInC 345! Listen to music, enjoy some snacks, design a pot, and chose from a variety of different herbs to plant. RSVP here

NEW! HCSA Avery Park Clean Up
Come join the Honors College Student Association on Saturday, April 29 from 1-3 p.m. at Avery Park for a cleanup! We will be meeting in the parking area to the left of the entrance by the rose garden. Gloves and trashbags will be provided! Make sure to register here.

THIS WEEK! HCSA Volleyball Tournament
HCSA is hosting a volleyball tournament at the McAlexander Field House on Monday, April 22 at 12 p.m. You do not have to be an honors college student to participate; everyone is encouraged to come! You are required to have five people to register, but it is highly encouraged to have more! There will be three hours of matches and practices, and then the round robin tournament will begin. Make sure to register your team here by Saturday, April 20.

Meet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this spring! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 7-8 p.m. in LInC 307. All HC students are welcome to join.

HC Announcements and Events

THIS WEEK! OSU Advantage Accelerator HC Internship Opportunity
The OSU Advantage Accelerator team is looking for several HC interns for the 23-24 academic year as well as over the summer. Come learn more on Tuesday April 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in LInC 345 and enjoy FREE PIZZA! This program is focused on high-growth, traded sector startup, and early-stage organizations. Interns assist in the development of new businesses through market research, competitive analysis, due diligence, and more. There are also positions for which interns contribute to intellectual property and patent evaluation, marketing of OSU technologies to potential licensees, and other aspects of invention analysis. These internships are paid and you can get HC credits. RSVP here.

THIS WEEK! Spring Faculty Research Showcases
Looking to learn about research opportunities? 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. 

Spring 2023 Showcase:
– Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education and Business on Wednesday, April 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. in LInC 302. Reserve your seat for an upcoming showcase here

TODAY! Get into graduate or professional school with help from HC alumni
The Honors College invites alumni and students to the next virtual session of the OSU Alumni Association’s Ask Alumni series on getting into graduate or professional school.
Get tips on how to navigate your next steps Monday, April 17, at noon PT.
Accomplished alumni who’ve earned advanced degrees in law, philosophy, meteorology, public health and neurobiology are ready to offer you guidance. Find support from deciding to attend, to applying and getting in, plus leads on references and mentors.
Grow your professional network and be ready for what’s next by attending free Ask Alumni events.
Register and see the list of panelists here.

THIS WEEK! Stage 3 Studio Dates
Have a thesis mentor but need an extra nudge completing and submitting your thesis proposal? Befuddled by the thesis proposal, agreement, or timeline? Need some dedicated time to work on you proposal? Drop by for a brief overview of the proposal process, get your questions answered, and take advantage of the time to receive guidance, consult, write, and learn from your peers. Bring your ideas, questions, and, if available, a draft of your proposal (if available). Stop by on Thursday, April 20 in LInC 350 from 2-3:30 p.m. 

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! HC Differential Tuition Scholarship
The Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship is designed to make sure that students who are fully engaged with their HC education are not forced to withdraw due to the cost of enrollment in the college. Differential Tuition Scholarships are for $750-$1,500 for one academic year. All students with financial need should apply by Tuesday, April 18 to the Differential Tuition Scholarship through ScholarDollars. More information is available 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. There are up to three awards of  $18,640 given to scholars who qualify. Students must submit their application through OSU ScholarDollars. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1. More information can be found here.

MSI Student Awards 2023
The Marine Studies Initiative would like to recognize and reward OSU undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and pursuits consistent with the vision and mission of MSI. Awards (up to $500) can cover expenses such as travel costs, books, supplies, and memberships to online academic software and field housing such as summer course housing at Hatfield Marine Science Center.More information can be found here. To apply click the link here

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 & THIS WEEK! HC START Assistants Summer Job Opportunity
Honors College student START assistants help facilitate academic advising and registration during START sessions throughout the summer. START assistants will welcome and engage with incoming students, help students connect with academic advisors both in person and through Zoom. They will also assist incoming students by making class adjustments in the computer lab. More information and how to apply can be found hereThe deadline to apply is Friday, April 21.

NEW & THIS WEEK! CEL Student Job Opportunities
Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) is now hiring student employees to start in Fall 2023! Student staff plan events, meet with community partners, and facilitate educational programs (service projects, workshops, community dialogues, Alternative Spring Breaks, etc.). Student employees will gain experience in solving complex problems, verbal/written communication, teamwork, and learn about leadership, social change, and justice. Apply here by Wednesday, April 19. For more information, contact Peter Wilkinson at or 541-737-3041.

NEW! Summer Job Shadow Experience
Apply now for a summer Job Shadow position and get a real-life look at a potential career path! Job shadows are a free but unpaid experience for students to explore an industry, organization, or specific position. These experiences can be a full-day or half-day, held in-person or virtually. Visit this website to learn more about the job shadow program and see the more than 100 job shadow placements available. Applications are due by Sunday, May 7.

Become an Academics for Student Athletes Tutor
Academics for Student Athletes has some openings for tutors this upcoming term. These are paid on-campus positions that offer flexible schedules. Tutor applicants must be Sophomore standing and hold an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Most tutoring will be performed in-person during Spring term, but hybrid options are available. All majors are encouraged to apply here. For any questions, contact

OASE Internship Opportunities
Oregon-based 3rd and 4th year undergraduates, and graduate students, are welcome to apply for OASE internships. The Summer 2023 Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) applications and list of participating businesses are live, see below!  During this 10-week internship, college students are matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. Interns help businesses improve efficiency, save money, and reduce waste through projects based on preventing pollution. Application information can be found here. Watch this OASE informational video to learn more. Also, check out the OASE LinkedIn page, and get tips on assembling your best application on our Application Resources Page.  Questions? Contact

Student Research Assistant and Student Programer Job Opportunities
The student research assistant’s primary duties consist of conducting literary research, synthisizing literature, creating annotated bibliographies, preparing manuscripts, and attending weekly meetings. Knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics is preferred. The student programer will program an app prototype for easy integration into Canvas, help create instructional videos, and provide research support. Skills preferred are knowledge of HTML/CSS, Java, JavaScript, and python. Both jobs are an avarege of 20 hours a week for the 23-24 academic year. Contact regarding any questions and how to apply. 

SRC Undergraduate Research Program
This is a paid opportunity for undergraduates to conduct research. This program should provide rigorous and engaged training for undergraduates in Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Systems Engineering. Each scholar will be recurred to choose a research project, create an end report and interact with URP sponsors. Apply here by Friday, April 14. Contact Jacqui Hall, at regarding any questions. More information bout the program can be found here.

Soundbox Six Open Call for Submissions
Soundbox Six invites you to submit intermedia, sound, text, music, radio art, video art, performance-art, social media art, digital installations to the festival’s 2023 open call. Submissions are open to OSU Students, Faculty, Alumni, and the General Public. Please submit a link to your work and fill out the submission form by midnight on Sunday, April 30. Digital and performance works should be no longer than 10 minutes, and you must provide an unlisted YouTube link that gives us permission to view and download the work. Please make sure that your Creative Commons license is identified, and all contributing authors are properly credited. Please send a link and to your work via: For more information and rules on how to submit click the link here.

Marine Studies Field Summer Courses
This summer, join us for Oregon State University’s undergraduate and graduate field courses at Hatfield Marine Science Center and the central Oregon coast. Our courses focus on coastal and ocean ecosystems, marine organisms, working waterfronts, sustainability, art, and more. Learn more about our extraordinary undergraduate and graduate summer field courses by exploring Hatfield Marine Science Center’s summer program webpage, which links to more information about each course. Questions? Contact

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW & TODAY! CAPE, CAPS, EOA & OSU Assist Open Forum
Today, Monday, April 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room, join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE), the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access (EOA), and OSU Assist to ask questions and provide feedback about the services and resources each organization offers. If you would like to anonymously submit questions for the panelists ahead of time, please fill out this form.NEW & THIS WEEK! Letter Writing to Incarcerated Survivors
On Wednesday, April 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Pride Center (SEC 112) come build connection, community and coalition with incarcerated survivors by writing a letter of support and participating in a collaborative art piece. Materials will be provided. There will be free food, and you will be entered into a prize raffle for attending!

NEW & THIS WEEK! SAAM Crafternoon
Join the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center (HRWGC) on Thursday, April 20 for a weekly Crafternoon. Stop by the center anytime between 12-2 p.m. to make our craft of the week, tin lanterns, and bring them with you to Take Back the Night on Wednesday, April 26! 

NEW! Ag and Natural Resources Day
The 2023 Ag & Natural Resources Day will be held on the MU Quad and SEC Plaza on Tuesday May 9 with most of the activities happening between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be animals, tractors, chainsaws, mariachi music, line dancing, food, and much more. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fun event! 

NEW! Beaver Buddies is Open!
Beaver Buddies is a nighttime walking program aimed to help you get around campus safer! It is open from 5-8:30 p.m. every day – to request a buddy call (541)737-5000.

NEW! Campus Resources and Support
Not sure where to find the information and resources you are looking for to better navigate your time at OSU? Looking for tutoring services, basic needs support, financial aid information, or where to find campus events? Not sure where to go? Strategists at the Academic Success Center have you covered! Drop-in to Waldo 125 anytime Mon-Fri 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to meet with a Strategist. Strategists can answer questions, connect you with campus resources, introduce you to academic success strategies, and more.

THIS WEEK! Holocaust Memorial Week
From Monday, April 17 until Friday, April 21 OSU will observe their thirty-sixth annual Holocaust Memorial Week. The week highlights seven events and concludes with a talk by an Auschwitz survivor that will take place on Tuesday, May 9. All events can be accessed online here, but can also be attended in person. Events will be happening everyday, so make sure to click the link to find out how to participate in or attended an event.  Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture
Come join a lecture on On Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in LInC 100 in Public Affairs Presenting Nicholas Kristof: Homelessness, Poverty, the Urban-Rural Divide. This lecture will be asking, How Can We Fix the Problems All Around Us?  Register here. This lecture is presented by the College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy and the School of Writing, Literature and Film.

OSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Want help with your taxes? Not sure if you need to file this year? Maybe you are owed a refund and don’t even know it! Come to VITA for free tax preparation! We partner with the IRS to serve our student and community population by providing free tax preparation services. Schedule an appointment on our website! Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. Questions? Email:

Tax services begin February 11th and go through April 15th:
– When: Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. || Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Where: OSU Austin Hall, Room 100

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. 

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 res

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