Monday Message Week 5

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 […]

February 5, 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

NEW THIS WEEK! Interview Workshop
Are you planning on attending medical school? Vet school? Grad school? Join the HCSA on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in LINC 343 to learn more about effective interview skills and how to land your dream job or internship! This event from HCSA is a great opportunity to practice your interview skills such as self-preparation, verbal and non-verbal communication, and confidence. Students who attend will be assigned mock roles and practice interviewing their fellow peers to help build skills needed during future interviews. Snacks will be provided. For any further questions please contact Sophie Krueger at 

NEW THIS WEEK! HCSA Volleyball Tournament
Calling all students! The HCSA is hosting a volleyball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 12-5 p.m. Teams 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 begin the elimination tournament. The more teams the more fun, so bring all your friends! You will not play for the full five hours; you will have matches within this time frame. As the event gets closer please keep an eye out about times and schedule. Sign up your team here.

NEW! HCSA Food Drive
HCSA is collecting donations for Linn Benton Food Share for the whole month of February. This non-profit organization works to provide supplemental food boxes, serve emergency meals, stock food pantries, and support individuals facing food insecurity in Linn and Benton County. There will be donation boxes near the front desks of Sackett and West Halls. If you’re interested in donating another way (cash, check, donation pickup, etc.) please contact Payton Sprando at to organize this. We would appreciate all of you participating in the food drive!

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! HC 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. Dan will share insights and experiences from his career, emphasizing key decision points. To RSVP and get the Zoom link, email Kevin Stoller at

NEW & UPCOMING! Dell Internship Info Session
OSU Alum Doug Schmitt, President of Dell Technologies will provide information regarding the organization along the internship program & opportunities! Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 4-5 p.m. on Zoom. Check out Dell internships in Engineering & General Business — the deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 18. Please register on HC App or by emailing

NEW & UPCOMING! 2024 State of the Honors College Presentation
All members of the Honors College community are invited to join Honors College Dean Toni Doolen for the annual State of the Honors College presentation on Friday, Feb. 23 from noon-1:00 p.m. During this Zoom event, Dean Doolen will provide updates about the college’s progress toward its strategic goals and answer questions. RSVP here.

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 & TOMMOROW! Knight-Hennessy Scholars Stanford University Information Session
Join National and Global Scholarships Advising for a chat about attending graduate school at Stanford with the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. In this session, an admission officer provides an overview of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate scholarship program for three years of support at Stanford University. Information covers the admission process, and the application. This session will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 6 in Kearney Hall 112. Register here.

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

TODAY! 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! Virtual All-Industries Career & Internship Fair
The Career Development Center is hosting the 2024 Winter Virtual Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 12-3 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.

THIS WEEK! 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 

NEW & UPCOMING! CAPE Survivor Advocacy Assistant Opening
The Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Education (CAPE) is hiring a new student worker! The CAPE Survivor Advocacy Assistant will work to create a welcoming and safe environment in the CAPE offices for survivors accessing direct services. In addition, this role will provide community coordination and connection with both campus and community-based partners, and will provide outreach and education about Survivor Advocacy throughout OSU. NOTE: This position will NOT be providing direct service as a Survivor Advocate. Click here to apply today! Application closes Thursday, Feb. 14.

NEW! MSI-MACO Summer 2024 Internships
The Marine Studies Initiative/Marine and Coastal Opportunities office is pleased to offer a variety of internships every year, focusing on interdisciplinary topics of the ocean and coasts. View the 2024 Internships and learn more HEREAll applications are due at Midnight on Monday, Feb. 25 or until internship is filled. Interns will be selected in late March. Apply HERE. For more information, contact Academic Advisor Cynthia Leonard at

NEW! Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Fish Behaviorscapes Lab
The Fish Behaviorscapes Lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservations Sciences (FWCS) is offering two student research opportunities for summer 2024. The first is the Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) Fellowship, a paid research program that supports the professional development of future ecologists from communities that historically have been excluded or are currently underrepresented in the field. Previous experience in this field is not required. Complete the Application Form included on the VIEW page and email to by Thursday, Feb. 22 at midnight. The second opportunity is a Fisheries Technician Position to assist with conducting fisheries surveys in rivers in La Grande, OR. The position is open to students with two years of undergraduate coursework in a relevant field (ecology, fisheries, wildlife, etc.) Apply here by March 10.

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

TODAY! 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. 

THIS WEEK! 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 students. Learn and practice conversations and approaches that will support your relationships with friends, family, future coworkers, and beyond. Register here by Wednesday, Feb. 7. For any additional accommodations related to disability or other questions regarding this experience please contact

THIS WEEK! 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 & UPCOMING! Winter Wednesdays with Global Opportunities
Students at any OSU campus are welcome to join us this winter term for one or all five online informational sessions focused on the wide array of education abroad programs available through OSU GO! Sessions are held every Wednesday until Feb. 28 @ 4 p.m. OSU GO Staff and Peer Advisors will provide an overview of program types (Faculty-led, Summer, Internships, Programs during the Academic Year) and resources for financing education abroad. For more information, visit this page. To request accommodations, contact

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

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW & UPCOMING! Japan Night
Japanese Student Association Presents: Japan Night 2024! Join for an evening to celebrate Japanese culture and traditions. This year’s theme is Setsubun, and will consist of Japanese food and performances. Open to the OSU community. Digital ticket is required for entry. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 12.

NEW & UPCOMING! Undergraduate Research Showcase
Come listen to the amazing work the HC students have been involved with on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5-6:30 p.m. on Zoom. 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. Open to all faculty, students, families and friends. To see who is presenting, visit the event webpage. Register on the HC app or by emailing at

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 5-6 p.m. in SLUG group study room and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SLUG group study room
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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