Monday Message Week 3

HCSA Events TODAY & WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Club MeetingsCome 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 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in LInC 345. The HCSA is looking for new students to join the leadership team […]

January 22, 2024

HCSA Events

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 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in LInC 345. 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 TODAY! Restoring Civic Dialogue – HC Pizza Event
Prior to the event “Difficult Conversations: The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue with Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West.”, Honors College Professor Eliza Barstow will lead a conversation about campus climate and civic dialogue Monday, Jan. 22, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at LInC 360. Pizza and drinks wi,ll be served. Those planning on attending the 7:00 university event in the Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center can walk over together. The HC pizza event is limited to 22 honors students, so R.S.V.P. to before noon on January 22. The OSU event requires registration to attend, here or viewed via stream here. The HC pizza event is limited to 22 honors students, so R.S.V.P. to before noon Monday, Jan. 22.

NEW TOMORROW! Law School Presentation
Thinking about law school? Join HC Alum Jandee Wallis for presentation over Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Jandee Wallis is an OSU HC alum and current 3L at Yale Law School. After graduating from Oregon State, she spent 7years working in education research, volunteering with children in foster care, and enjoying her 20s in Portland. She plans to return to Oregon next year with her husband, son, and dog. Jandee will discuss law school admissions, deciding whether to go to law school and where to apply, putting together a strong application, and the importance of connecting with professors while at OSU. Please RSVP in HC App or by emailing to get Zoom link.

THIS WEEK! Join Honors College Community Coffee
HC3 (Honors College Community Coffee) events this term will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9 – 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in LInC 340. Come join HC students, faculty, and staff for coffee and snacks!

NEW THIS WEEK! Honors College Dean and Friends Lunch Conversation – “What makes a successful life – money, attitude, or practice?”
All Honors College students are invited to a Dean and Friends Lunch Conversation with Wayne von Borstel on “What makes a successful life – money, attitude, or practice?” on Friday, Jan. 26 from 1:00-1:50 p.m. in LInC 350. Wayne will share perspectives from his nearly thirty year career as a successful financial advisor and offer insights into the steps to financial success regardless of income. Lunch will be provided, and space is limited. RSVP to to reserve your spot.

UPCOMING! Take a trip abroad with the HC – London Program Info Session
London Program info session: Monday, Jan. 29, 4-5:00 p.m. @ LINC 360. Come learn about thisfaculty led trip, where students can earn grants 4 credits of HC Bacc Core and 2 Colloquia credits while exploring London and beyond. It will take place August 17 to September 7, 2024. To learn more visit the HC London page here.

NEW & UPCOMING! Honors College Pathways Conversation – Career Experiences in the Energy and Chemicals World
All Honors College students are invited to a Zoom conversation with Honors College chemical engineering alum and former Honors College faculty Dr. Dan Euhus, ’99, on Monday, Feb. 5 from noon-12:50 p.m. PST. Dan will share insights and experiences from his career, emphasizing key decision points. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email Kevin Stoller at

HC Research Opportunity Page
Introducing the new HC Research Opportunity Page on the HC website! Here you can find research opportunities from faculty university-wide who are recruiting HC students. Whether you’re unsure of what to do for your thesis or just want some research experience, you can check out the page to see what options are currently available. The page will be updated regularly with the newest opportunities.

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! 2024 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship
Recognizing and celebrating community engaged leaders, The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship is now open for applications. Offered by the OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA), this award honors students who demonstrate a commitment to advancing a more caring and equitable OSU and/or local community. The selection of five OSU undergraduate recipients is coordinated by OSUAA in partnership with Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) for a one-time scholarship of $2,000. Students from all OSU campuses may apply. Learn more and applyby Thursday, Feb. 15.

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

DUE TODAY! 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

NEW & UPCOMING! Virtual All-Industries Career & Internship Fair
The Career Development Center is hosting the 2024 Winter Virtual Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join to find an opportunity to network with more than 25 businesses, non-profits, government agencies and grad schools who are currently seeking Oregon State students and recent grads from the comfort of your home. Register here.

NEW! Apply for a Summer Internship at NASA
Through NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM), NASA’s paid internship program allows college-level students to contribute to agency projects under the guidance of a NASA mentor. The application deadline for the Summer 2024 session is Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. With no prior experience required to apply, students of all academic backgrounds—ranging from engineering, geology, psychology, fashion design, or communications—can broaden skills supporting their career interests through NASA internships. Visit this page to apply.

Undergraduate Internship Opportunity with NOAA
The Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMERS) in cooperation with the Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH) is seeking applications for an IN FISH participant at their location in Newport, OR. The 10-week internship is paid and includes a 2-week course available for credit.
As an intern, you will gain first-hand experience in big data by analyzing oceanographic data and/or model output using Python. Beyond the research experience, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about graduate programs and interact with the six state and federal agencies located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
This program is looking for a person with quantitative skills, curiosity, enthusiasm, independence, and perseverance. Apply on the IN FISH website by Saturday, Feb. 10. Offers will be made in March. For questions please contact 

Healthcare Internship Opportunity – MCORRP Summer Internship Applications Open
Through generous support from Dr. Kim Eagle ’76, the HC is privileged to offer students the opportunity to apply for an internship with the Michigan Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Program (MCORRP). This year there will be 2 students selected. This summer internship program is a 10 week opportunity, from early June to August, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Preference will be given to students in their third year of study within the HC at the time of application. Read more and apply for the MCORRP Summer Internship here.Applications are open from Monday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

Diversity & Cultural Engagement Events

NEW TODAY! MLK, Music, and the Radical Imagination
Monday, Jan 22 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Union 208: Join the United Academics of Oregon State to listen to a selection of songs that were central to the Civil Rights Movement by artists including Nina Simone, Odetta, and others. We’ll learn about MLK’s thoughts on the role of music in social justice movements; discuss his legacy of anti-racist, anti-capitalist activism with a few songs; and reflect on how music informs our own activism in the present.

NEW TOMMOROW! Language and Beyond Social
World Languages and Cultures invites you to the Language and Beyond Social! Learn about language programs and career opportunities. Connect with fellow students, meet faculty, and enjoy Conchas (Mexican sweet bread). Open to all on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Kidder 210. Learn more about World Languages and Cultures at

Faculty-led Program Offerings page
View the latest program offerings slated to run in 2024 on OSU GO’s Faculty-led Program Offerings page, with click through options to a digital brochure and student application. The brochure will be updated with information such as program cost estimates as it becomes available. For a quick overview of program details, please visit: OSU GO Faculty-led Program Roster 2024 for program locations, dates, leaders, and course/credit information.  Also, keep an eye out for info sessions offered over the next few months, where students can meet with the faculty leaders and hear more about the programs – these will often be posted in the OSU GO Events Calendar.

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW TODAY! Difficult Conversations: The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue with Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West
Join Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West in a conversation focused on the role of higher education in restoring civic dialogue. It will take place on Monday, Jan. 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Austin Auditorium, Lasells Stewart Center. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and College of Business, this timely lecture addresses the urgent need for universities to lead the way in reviving the art of civil discourse in a society increasingly characterized by division and confrontation. George and West, who celebrate their dynamic partnership despite contrasting ideologies, will share insights on how higher education can cultivate a culture where challenging discussions are conducted with empathy, respect, and a shared pursuit of truth, thereby reinforcing the foundations of a vibrant democratic society. Register here or view the event streamed on For accommodations please contact

THIS WEEK! Faculty Research Showcase – CEOAS, CAS, COF
Join the HC and faculty from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Forestry to learn about research opportunities on Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m at LInC 100 or Online*. This event will be recorded and is open to all CEOAS, College of Forestry and College of Agricultural Sciences undergraduates. The 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 helps you to explore opportunities and make connections. RSVP here(*Cascades and Ecampus students who RSVP will receive a Zoom link 2 days before the showcase). For questions please reach out to

THIS WEEK! Apply for the Alternative Spring Break program
Alternative Break offers week-long service & leadership programs traveling to several locations on the west coast during OSU’s spring break (March 23rd-29th, 2024).
Join groups of 10-12 students in multi-day, overnight programs in one of three Pacific Northwest communities to learn its historical, cultural, and political background. Engage in a variety of direct service projects, educational sessions, and reflective dialogue with leaders in their respective communities. This program is an opportunity to explore the complexity of social issues, reflect on ones own assumptions, and develop the ability to lead for social change, all while connecting with fellow OSU students! The priority application deadline is Friday, Jan. 26th with applications accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, March 8th. View more details and apply on the Alt. Break webpage.

Winter term Drop in tutor schedule!
Having trouble in Writing, Physics, Math, Chemistry, and/or Biology? Stop by for drop in tutoring at these locations (or Zoom*) and times:
-Writing: Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in LInC 343
-Physics: Mondays 2-3 p.m. in LInC 343 and Tuesdays 4-5 p.m. in LInC 340 (SLUG Group study room)
-Math: Mondays 4-5 p.m. in LInC 360, Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. in LInC 345 and Wednesdays: 3-4 p.m. in LInC 350 & 5-6 p.m. in SLUG group study room
-Chemistry: Mondays 5-8 p.m. in SLUG group study room
-Biology: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SLUG group study room and Thursdays 5-6 p.m. in LInC 350
All tutoring hours also available via Zoom. *Please find links on HC app under resources tab. If you are not available during these times and need tutoring in these or another subject reach out to Bailey Garvin at <>..

Volunteer at Stone Soup to serve meals to our community
Stone Soup provides >100 daily free, hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year, no questions asked, in a manner that honors the dignity of each person we serve in our diverse community.  We rely on volunteers to cook and serve every meal and welcome volunteers for various tasks including food prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup.  Volunteer shifts can be as little as 1.5 hours any day of the week. If interested in learning more, please contact or go to  

Contribute to Research About Low-Income First-Generation Students!
Natalie Rooney, a doctoral student in OSU’s Adult & Higher Education program, is seeking students to participate in her dissertation research. To participate, students should be: Low-income (as defined as by self-identifying and/or by having received a Pell grant); First-generation; In your 2nd or 3rd year of college; Started your freshman year at OSU. Participation involves a short interview (Zoom or in-person) about your experiences as a student. Participants’ identity will be kept anonymous as part of the study, and can withdraw at any time with no penalty. If interested, fill out this short introductory surveyYou will receive a $25 Visa gift card for participating. Please send any questions regarding the study or your ability to participate, including requests for disability accommodations to 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.


CATEGORIES: Monday Messages

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.