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HCSA Events NEW! HCSA Panda Express Fundraiser for Food DriveHCSA is holding a fundraiser at Panda Express from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Profits will go towards the food drive for Linn Benton Food Share. If you go, please mention you’re there for the HCSA food drive fundraiser so your purchase contributes. […]

February 19, 2024

HCSA Events

NEW! HCSA Panda Express Fundraiser for Food Drive
HCSA is holding a fundraiser at Panda Express from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Profits will go towards the food drive for Linn Benton Food Share. If you go, please mention you’re there for the HCSA food drive fundraiser so your purchase contributes.

NEW! Submit Your Art to UNLV Honors College’s Literary Magazine!
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas Honors College literary magazine, From the Brush, is accepting submissions (short fiction, creative non-fiction, scholarship, 2D & 3D art, and multimedia) until February 28th. Several OSU HC students have published their work in this magazine in the past. For more information go to:

NEW! HC Romania Service Trip Overview
Did you miss the recent Information Session on the HC international service trip to Romania in September? Do you want to learn more about this exciting opportunity to make a difference in another part of the world? Do you have 12 minutes? Here’s a short 12 minute video overview of the program and how to get involved: Feel free to contact with your questions and your enthusiasm.

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!

Donut Fundraising for Food Drive
Craving Krispy Kreme donuts? Well, the HCSA has got you covered with a great way to support the HC Food Drive! Order Krispy Kreme donuts here for pick up on Sunday, Feb. 25.

HC Announcements and Events

THIS WEEK! Undergraduate Research Showcase
Come listen to the amazing work that 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 by emailing at

THIS WEEK! 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

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 THIS WEEK! Registration Open for Career Fairs and Job Shadows
Come network, learn, and explore possibilities for your future at one of the Career Development Center’s Winter 2024 Career Fairs! Professionals, employers, and grad schools will be seeking out students and recent grads at the following fairs: Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineering, STEM Industries and All-Industries; Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Law and Justice. Sign up for the fairs you’re most interested in here. Job shadows are brief, 1-2 day on-the-job experiences that provide realistic experience of a potential career path or field outside of the classroom. Learn more here. Applications open in March.

THIS WEEK! 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.

UPCOMING! 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 HERE. All applications are due at Midnight on Sunday, 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

UPCOMING! 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.

NEW! 2024-2025 PRAx Student Fellowships
This one-year fellowship offers Oregon State graduate and advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary creative or journalistic project connected with OSU research. Fellows will be awarded $1,000, engage in ongoing networking and professional development with mentors and present their projects in a public exhibition. Visit the PRAx Student Fellowship opportunity page for info about each of the four tracks, eligibility, and how to apply. Faculty with eligible students who might benefit from this program are encouraged to invite them to apply. Deadline: March 15. If you have questions, contact Joy Jensen (

NEW! Oregon Wine Research Institute Undergraduate Scholars Program
Interested in funded research opportunities with the Oregon Wine Research Institute? They are looking for students in majors related to enology, viticulture, food science, horticulture, plant science, biochemistry, engineering, economics, environmental science, or an agricultural/environmental field of study. Application period closes March 15. For more information and to apply, go to:

College of Agricultural Science Undergraduate Research
The College of Ag is currently accepting applications for the Continuing Researcher Support Program. This program provides up to $1700 to undergraduate students with prior research experience who are seeking support to conduct a semi-independent research project with a College of AgSci faculty member. Projects can be conducted in summer term ($700 award), academic year (fall, winter, spring – $1000 award), or full year ($1700 award). The deadline to apply is April 12. Questions? Email Rachel at

Summer Internship – Construction Management
Chevron has an opening for a summer Facilities Engineering Construction Management Intern. This position is available to students pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Construction Management. The position is paid and Chevron will cover the cost of housing during the internship. For more details, and to apply:

Facilities Engineering Construction Manager Position
Chevron has an opening for a Facilities Engineering Construction Manager. This position is available to students completing the last year of the requirements for their Bachelors or Masters degree in Construction Management; or individuals with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Construction Management with two years or less directly related work experience. For more details, and to apply:

Diversity & Cultural Engagement Events

WEEKLY! 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 @ 4 p.m. until Feb. 28. 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

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Climate Change Anxiety Survey
Feelings of distress because of climate change have become a growing concern, especially among younger generations. Sabine Huemer, professor of practice at the School of Psychological Science at OSU, is examining climate change anxiety among OSU students to help tailor intervention programs. OSU students 18+ are encouraged to participate in this anonymous survey.

Dam Proud Day T-shirt Contest
Looking for a way to flex your creative muscles and give back to the Beaver Community? Submit a design that responds to this creative prompt: What comes to mind when you think of being Dam Proud of Oregon State? One student’s unique design will be printed on 1,000 Dam Proud Day T-shirts worn across campus! Students will qualify for these amazing prizes: 1st place – $1000, 2nd place – $500, 3rd place – $250. Learn more about the Dam Proud Day Student T-shirt Contest and design guidelines here.

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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