Monday Message Week 8

HCSA Events NEW! Sign-ups now open for Honors College Winter Book Clubs!An Honors College winter tradition is back! Sign-ups are now open for the HC’s Winter Community Book Clubs! Each year, the HC invites a handful of university community members to select a book to share with a small group of HC students. This year’s […]

November 20, 2023

HCSA Events

NEW! Sign-ups now open for Honors College Winter Book Clubs!
An Honors College winter tradition is back! Sign-ups are now open for the HC’s Winter Community Book Clubs! Each year, the HC invites a handful of university community members to select a book to share with a small group of HC students. This year’s group hosts include distinguished university leaders, faculty, and alumni. Group members each get a free copy of their group’s book to read over the break, and groups meet with their host to discuss the book at the beginning of winter term. This is a fantastic way to meet interesting members of the broader Oregon State community and connect with fellow HC students. Attendance at the group meeting is a requirement of participation. Students who sign up first have priority in group assignments, so don’t delay in registering! Sign up here by December 1st.

TODAY! HCSA and Inspiring Girls* Expeditions Service Event
Come help out Inspiring Girls* Expeditions get ready for their next expedition on Monday, Nov 20th at 4 pm – 7 pm in Weniger 533. IG*E is an organization that helps engage and inspire young women and students through science, art and outdoor exploration. The volunteers will help organize the equipment necessary for their expeditions. There will also be a presentation with food to learn more about the organization and the research of Erin Pettit, the founder of IG*E. The volunteering shifts are 3:00 – 4:40 and 5:20 – 7:00, with the presentation in between from 4:45 – 5:15. Sign up for the presentation here.

TODAY & WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Club Meetings
Come 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 7 to 8 p.m. in LInC 303. The HCSA is looking for new students to join the leadership team and have specific positions open for first-year students! Come learn more about HCSA! All HC students are welcome to join. 

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! 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.

NEW TODAY! Undergraduate Research Showcase
Come listen to the amazing work the HC students have been involved with. This is an opportunity to hear HC students talk about their thesis research. Students will give a short lightening style presentation and then be available to answer questions after in breakout rooms. Monday, Nov. 20 from 5- 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, link here
For information about presenters visit this website.

NEW! Check out the new HC course schedule
Hey HC Beavs, registration for winter term is just around the corner. Check out our new interactive course schedule and see what HC classes may be in store for you winter 2024 and beyond! You can find a copy on the HC website here.

NEW! Pizza and Registration Prep
Winter term registration is coming! Join us in the SLUG for pizza and registration prep. Get a refresher on how to register for classes and how to search for honors courses. Two current HC students will be around to help troubleshoot and answer commonly asked questions. Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Dec. 1 from 3-4 p.m. in the SLUG.
*Please note, this is not a course planning session. If you have questions about your courses, please schedule an appointment with any of the HC advisors in BeaverHub.

Ever pulled an all-nighter? Answer this survey to talk about it!
Help out Beaver’s Digest for a column about pulling college all-nighters by participating in this short survey!

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Innovation Lab Scholarship
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. Students are considered for both the internship and the scholarship based on their application for the scholarship. Applications are due Sunday, Dec. 3rd.
For more information about this award and details about applying, please visit

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! Biomedical Research Internships through Mayo Clinic
Looking for an internship this summer in biomedical research? Applications for these opportunities are due on January 22, 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the application process, email Professor Courtney Campbell at
Biomedical Ethics Undergraduate Research Internship (Rochester, Minnesota):  
Graduate Internship (note this applies to students graduating in June 2024):  
Biomedical Ethics Internship, Phoenix, Arizona (open to undergrad students):
Post-Baccalaureate Internship

Outdoor Volunteering with Expeditions PNW
Are you passionate about empowering young women* through science, art, and outdoor exploration? Inspiring Girls* Expeditions PNW is seeking volunteers from the OSU community, including undergraduates! Inspiring Girls* Expeditions is a charitable organization that empowers young women to lead and succeed through science, art, and outdoor exploration. Inspiring Girls* Expeditions PNW is hosted by the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Please email for more information. 

Corvallis Environmental Center (Job Opportunity)
The Corvallis Environmental Center is looking for two bilingual Spanish-speaking educators to join their team. These educators will play a vital role in both the Farm to School and after-school environmental education programs for elementary-aged children, covering the school year and summer camps. They will deliver instruction in both English and Spanish as necessary. Responsibilities encompass various activities such as classroom cooking education, garden classes, field trips, and leading lessons and games focused on ecology, science, and skill-building during summer camps and environmental education programs. Additionally, the position may involve participation in other education programs, serving as a teacher or substitute when required, which includes Schools Out Adventures, NaturePlay preschool, field trips, and custom education programs. If you are interested in applying, do not hesitate to reach out to the Corvallis Environmental Center!

Diversity & Cultural Engagement Events

TODAY! Beaver Brothers
Beaver Brothers is hosted by Masculinity Explorations (ME), an initiative housed in the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center. Beaver Brothers is a space for conversation around masculinity and how society’s perception of masculinity affects us. Join us bi-weekly on Mondays from 4-5 PM at the Women & Gender Center. For accommodation requests related to disability, please contact

THIS WEEK! People of Color in Business Meeting
Join the People of Color in Business for their meeting, Thursdays at 6 p.m. in AUST 222. They look forward to meeting you and sharing your plans for the year!

2nd Annual Volleyball Challenge @ APCC
The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center invites you all to join them at their 2nd Annual Volleyball Challenge. It will take place Saturday, Dec 2nd from 10am – 3pm at the lower volleyball courts at Dixon Rec Center. To register, please fill out this formby Monday, Nov 27th. For accommodation requests related to disability, please contact: Phillip Sinapati at

AYA WoC Discussion Group
AYA, the Women of Color (WoC) Initiative from the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center will be hosting a WoC Discussion held bi-weekly (ODD Weeks) on Wednesdays from 2-3 PM at the Women & Gender Center. This group will be co-facilitated with Shaznin Daruwalla and Chanale Propst from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Snacks and drinks provided! The discussion group is a great way to be in community with our peers and talk about classes, life experiences, and any other topics on our minds.  For accommodation requests related to disability, please contact us via email at

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Fall term tutoring sessions!
Having trouble in Writing, Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biology? Stop by for drop in tutoring at these locations and times:
-Writing: Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. @ LInC 444 and Friday 10-11 a.m. @ LInC 343
-Physics: Mondays & Wednesdays 2-3 p.m. @ LInC 345 and Tuesdays 4-5 p.m. @ LINC 343
-Math: Tuesdays 4-5:30 p.m. @ SLUG (LInC 340) Group study room and Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m. @ LInC 360
-Chemistry: Mondays 3-6pm @ LInC 360
-Biology: Mondays 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays 10-11, and Thursdays 11:30-12:30 all in Valley Library 5160
*Zoom links for each tutor session can be found on the HC Connector App.
Those times don’t work for you? Having trouble in another subject? Reach out to Bailey <> to discuss other options.

THIS WEEK! Crafternoons
Come join the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center to craft! Stop by anytime from noon-2:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center to make our craft of the week, posted on our Instagram @hr.wgc. For accommodation requests related to disability, please contact us via email at

Participate in a study of the role of comfort food in Latin American Immigration
Participate in a research study exploring the role comfort food plays in identity development and maintenance among first and second generation Latino immigrants in Western Oregon. Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years old, be first or second generation Latino, and live in Western Oregon. Participants in this 60-90 minute interview will receive a Fred Meyer’s gift card. To find out more, please contact Maria Neira at 541-740-9057 or

Academic Success Center Remote Workshop Series
Sign up for a 50-minute Zoom workshop with the Academic Success Center to improve your time management skills, learn about crafting a personal statement for grad school applications, deal with perfectionism, manage stress, and more! You can find the full list of topics and schedule your time here.

Borrow your Textbooks for Free!
The Basic Needs Center (BNC) has a Textbook Lending Library open to all on-campus students that includes books, calculators, chemistry model sets, and more. Visit their Textbook Lending Program website to see resources available at the BNC. Starting Monday, September 18, visit the BNC in-person at Champinefu Lodge to check out course materials.

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. 

HC Study Groups
Need a way to deepen your understanding of course material, discuss challenging concepts and study for upcoming exams and assignments with your fellow Beavs? Sign up for the fall term HC study groups! Study groups are a great way to receive extra academic support in any of your courses. If you would like to participate in fall term HC study groups, please email

“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. 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.


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