Monday Message Week 5

HCSA Events THIS WEEK! 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 […]

April 29, 2023

HCSA Events

THIS WEEK! 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!

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.

HCSA Dice and Desserts
Come join HCSA on Tuesday May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the West Hall Lounge for a fun night of playing board game and eating desserts. There will be a variety of board games, scrumptious desserts, and friendly competition to enjoy! Bring a friend (or two or three) and if you would like, you can bring your own games too! We look forward to seeing you there. Please register here

Spring Gala Awards Nominations
On Friday, May 26, HCSA is putting on their annual Spring Gala. At the gala awards will be given out to one person in each of the following, student-nominated categories, HC community member, student leader and faculty mentor. You can nominate students and faculty members here.  Please complete all nominations by Friday,May 12! Attend upcoming HCSA meetings to learn more about nominations!

HC Announcements and Events

NEW/ THIS WEEK! Spring Family Weekend Brunch
Join the Honors College for Spring Family Weekend Brunch on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-noon in the SLUG, LInC 340. There will be coffee, light snacks and lively conversation with the Deans and HC staff. RSVP here.

NEW! Social Media Graduate Feature
Are you graduating this spring? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College social media accounts on in our online graduate gallery? Fill out this form, tell us your plans for after graduation and provide us with a photo. We cannot wait to highlight you!

HC Summer Courses are Available
The Honors College summer schedule and course descriptions are now available! You can search for honors summer classes in the Oregon State class search and you can find the details and descriptions of each offering here

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. Stop by on Tuesday, May 16 in LInC 350 from 11 a.m. until 1 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

NEW! National and Global Scholarships Advising Survey
Help National and Global Scholarships Advising by taking a quick survey to let us know how we’re doing! This should only take a few minutes.

DEADLINE TODAY! 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.

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! OSU Energy Efficiency Center 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). 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. Learn more about the OSU Energy Efficiency Center here. Apply here

NEW! Fujifilm Dimatix Training Coordinator Job Opportunity
Fujifilm Dimatix is seeking an enthusiastic and thorough person to engage cross-functional teams including representatives from various groups under Operations to help build and administer a more robust training program for its production technicians and trainers. This essential role will support production technicians, technician trainers, leads, and supervisors to insure training coverage and competency across all production shifts. The Training Coordinator will manage training and certification activities for production technicians throughout the training phases, as well as onboarding of engineers and general staff. The salary range for this position is $72,000 – $108,000, commensurate with experience. Apply here!

THIS WEEK! 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.

DEADLINE TODAY! Present Research or Creative Works at the CUE Showcase
The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for Oregon State’s 2023 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence is now open! CUE is an annual showcase for Oregon State undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the community. Students from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and at all stages of research or creative work are invited to present a research poster on Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. The deadline for to register to present at CUE is Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. Details and the registration link are available here

NickelBlock Forecasting Remote Internship Opportunities
NickelBlock Forecasting is a small company that publicly serves the central Gulf Coast with daily weather forecasts and an app. This is a remote internship focusing on Python development, HTML/PHP/ web development and App development. Interns have historically spent between 10 and 15 hours per week working on projects and helping out with brainstorming. Interns will be granted a $300 ‘scholarship’ at the end of the summer to help with books in the fall. While our company doesn’t have much money, we want to help where we can. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to with “CS Internship” as the subject line. Include in your cover letter why you are interested in intern with NickelBlock Forecasting, and what experience you have (either classwork or outside of class) with Python, HTML or App Development. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12

Become a Beaver Connect Peer Mentor
Beaver Connect is recruiting Peer Mentors for the 2023-2024 academic year. Peer Mentors will help connect new-to-Oregon State students, peers, and faculty members in an effort to ease the student transition to college. Students are placed on teams of up to 4 new-to-Oregon State students, 1 peer mentor and 1 faculty member for mentorship, guidance, and community building in their first year at Oregon State. The Peer Mentor job application is currently open until Monday, May 15!

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 by Sunday May, 20. For any questions, contact

Student Research Assistant and Student Programmer Job Opportunities
The student research assistant’s primary duties consist of conducting literary research, synthesizing literature, creating annotated bibliographies, preparing manuscripts, and attending weekly meetings. Knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics is preferred. The student programmer 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 average of 20 hours a week for the 23-24 academic year. Contact regarding any questions and how to apply. 

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! Hats off to Ultimate
OSU Men’s Ultimate is presenting an ultimate frisbee hat tournament! All skill levels welcome! This will be happening on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Student Legacy Park. There is a $20 entry fee. You must be 18+ to play. If interested, please fill out the form on the instagram page @osu_mens_ultimate.

NEW! Conversation with Scholar Noam Chomsky
On Tuesday, May 16 at 12 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room, please join the Center for Global Health, Muslim Student Association, and Honors College for a conversation with renowned scholar Noam Chomsky about his recent book, Notes on Resistance. Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at University of Arizona. The event will discuss critical real-world issues, such as lessons we can learn from the pandemic, global challenges we are currently facing, and advice for student activism. There will be a 40-minute discussion followed by an opportunity for Q/A from the audience. Make sure to RSVP here

Ongoing Academic Support
The last few weeks of the term can be tough and it’s common to experience some burnout around this time. Academic Coaches can help you develop a personalized plan to complete coursework on top of your extra projects and exams at the end of the term. They can also support you in identifying what you need to stay motivated and take care of yourself. The easiest way to make an appointment with a coach is to schedule online

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! 

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.

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.

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 resource.

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