Monday Message Week 4

Celebration of Life for HC Student David Zager We are deeply saddened to share that a member of the Honors College community, David Zager, recently passed away. We share our deepest condolences and support to all that knew him. In honoring the family’s wishes, details regarding David’s passing have been limited to family, close friends and […]

January 29, 2024

Celebration of Life for HC Student David Zager

We are deeply saddened to share that a member of the Honors College community, David Zager, recently passed away. We share our deepest condolences and support to all that knew him. In honoring the family’s wishes, details regarding David’s passing have been limited to family, close friends and loved ones. We recognize this news may be very difficult to receive and we are here for you.There will be a community gathering on Thursday, February 1 from 4-5 p.m. in LInC 360 to connect with others who are grieving this loss that you are welcome to attend. This community gathering will be hosted by Counseling & Psychological Services and will be an informal opportunity to remember, grieve, and support one another during this difficult time.

David’s celebration of life, with a tie-dye theme, will be Sunday, February 18th, at noon. It will be held at Ironlight, 525 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Transportation is available. Please RSVP here.
The Honors College is collecting letters for David’s family. Please bring all letters to the LInC 450 front desk. Contact Dean Doolen at or 541-737-5974 with questions.
The loss of a fellow Beaver is incredibly challenging. If you or someone you know are feeling the impacts of this loss of life or other matters, please reach out for support from trusted family and friends. Additional resources and support can be found through the list below:

  • Connecting with Anytime, Anywhere for counseling services (Available 24/7)
  • Calling Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at 541-737-2131 (Available 24/7)
  • CAPS grief and loss support group
  • Student Care supports students who are navigating extenuating circumstances through resource referral and exploring university options. (Available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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

TODAY! 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 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.

TOMORROW! Movie Night at Darkside Theater
Join the Honors College for movie night at the Darkside Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. We’ll cover the ticket cost for Ave Duvernay’s award-winning film Origin, based on Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, the 2022 summer read for incoming Honors College students. This event is open to all HC students. Watch the trailer here. RSVP in the HC Connector App or by emailing

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

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

NEW & UPCOMING! Getting a Dam Job: Career Workshops
Getting a Dam Job” is OSU’s signature career workshop series, designed to equip you no matter where you’re at on the college to career journey. The next workshop topic of this term is “Ecampus Career Tips: Find A Job In Your Own State & In A New Field” held virtually on Monday, Feb. 5, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Register for this event here.

THIS WEEK! 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.

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.

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 & UPCOMING! Examining Power Tools EWI Event
Organized by the Examining White Identity (EWI) team, as a part of a movement to grow a community of White-identified students committed to racial justice at OSU. Join EWI on Saturday, Feb. 10 to spend the day making new friends, playing games, and being in meaningful conversations deconstructing communication, power, and dominance with other Oregon State students. Learn and practice conversations and approaches that will support your relationships with friends, family, future coworkers, and beyond. Register here. For any additional accommodations related to disability or other questions regarding this experience please contact

NEW & UPCOMING! Machismo: A Discussion on Masculinity in the Latine Community 
Come discuss Masculinity & Machismo at a collaborative event between Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez and Masculinity Explorations. At Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez on Monday, Feb. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Dr. Marcos Viveros-Cespedes will open with a short presentation to lay the groundwork for a facilitated conversation on masculinity in the Latine community, and will provide a space for attendees to share their own personal and lived experiences afterwards. 

NEW! Faculty-led Nepal Trip Info Session
Interested in a faculty-led study abroad trip to Nepal? “Intersections of Biodiversity and Buddhist Cultures in Nepal” will be offered from September 4-21, 2024. Info sessions for this program will be held on the following dates: Thursday, Feb. 8 @ 12-12:50 pm in KEC 1001, Thursday, Feb. 8 @ 3-3:50 pm over Zoom. The Zoom session will be recorded. Please contact Brenna Prevelige at with questions, or to get the Zoom link or recording.

NEW! Romania International Service Trip Info Session
Info session on Monday, Feb. 12, 4-5:00 p.m. in LINC 343. Take your good intentions, immerse them in a blended Romanian/Hungarian/German community culture, and build hope with a local housing non-profit in the Transylvanian region of Romania. No experience necessary — just a willingness to help families in need, an openness to broadening your perspective, and the desire to discover that our world is more connected that it seems. The program runs from September 8-18, 2024. To get the Zoom link or if you have questions, please contact

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 THIS WEEK! KBVR-TV New Volunteer Orientation
Interested in participating in student media? Join KBVR-TV, OSU’s student led TV station this Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m. on the 4th floor of the SEC for an introduction on how to be part of the action! Get hands on practice with camera operating, directing, audio engineering, writing, acting, and video editing. No prior experience is needed to join KBVR-TV.

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 <>.

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 PNW 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! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Friday, March 8th. View more details and apply on the Alt. Break webpage.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. 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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