Do you really have time for the Honors College?

One major misconception about the Honors College (HC) that discourages students from applying is the fear that their busy schedule and course rigor will consume them. So, let’s break this down a bit. In this blog post, we’ll delve a bit more into this frequently asked question and hopefully, debunk the fear that most students […]

Lights from Underground

Students who enrolled in the Honors College colloquium “Publishing Underground” probably did not expect the title to be literal. But one winter day, underground they went, led by instructors Korey Jackson and Kelly McElroy, into the dark basement of Fairbanks Hall to use an old-fashioned letterpress. There, students learned to set type and to print […]

A Legacy of Changed Lives

At the end of fall term, 2018, two of the Honors College’s most engaged and beloved faculty partners retired following careers marked by distinction both in honors and across Oregon State University. College of Science faculty members Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal have been central figures within the college for over a decade. In that […]

2018 Honors College Thesis Fair

The 2018 HC thesis fair was a huge success. Thesis posters were on display throughout the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) and the hallways were buzzing with excitement over this year’s projects. Congratulations to all HC graduates. All photos from the thesis fair are posted here. A full list of thesis titles, authors and mentors and […]

Leading for the Future – A Conversation with Honors College Dean Toni Doolen

Toni Doolen’s five-year tenure as the dean of the Honors College has been a period of almost constant change. Since becoming dean in 2012, the college has grown from 600 to 1,200 students and moved twice, ending up in the Learning Innovation Center, OSU’s new world-class facility for teaching and learning. In that time, Toni […]

von Borstel Scholarship Makes HC Experience a Family Affair

Wayne and Marta von Borstel’s connection to the Honors College is both deeply personal and communal. For them–and their inspiration in establishing what is currently the HC’s largest scholarship–the college has the potential to turn individual change into transformation for entire communities. They have experienced this first hand, as the parents of two honors alums. […]

Seven OSU Students Named Fulbright Semi-Finalists

Each year, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board faces an enormous task: reading more than 10,000 applications from American students hoping to conduct research, study or teach abroad. Fulbright Scholarships are offered to more than 160 counties in all fields of study. Last month, the Board selected seven Oregon State University students as semi-finalists […]

SLUG Tracks

Ask an Honors College student their favorite place to study and many will answer, “The SLUG.” A student learning center and community lounge, the SLUG’s history dates back more than two decades and spans three locations across Oregon State’s Corvallis campus. And just as the Honors College has changed, so has the SLUG. Check out the photos […]

Kevin Ahern and Patti Duncan named 2017 Honors College Eminent Professors

  The Oregon State University Honors College (HC) has named Kevin Ahern from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Patti Duncan of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program in the School of Language, Culture, and Society as Honors College Eminent Professors for 2017. HC Eminent Professor awards recognize the contributions of faculty members […]

A Career With Honors

When asked to trace the roots of his fascination with science, Honors College Board of Regents member Dr. Kenneth Krane returned to a childhood memory: watching his father repair clocks. Krane grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and his parents owned and operated a clock repair shop. He recalled watching the swing of a clock’s pendulum […]