STORIES

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 […]

Oregon State, Women, and the Honors College – Looking to the Past and Future

Though it may be a relatively new offering,“OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years” has already left its mark on Oregon State University. Introduced as an honors colloquium course last winter term, students enrolled in the class explore the theory and practice of oral history through the lens of women at Oregon […]

Environment Then and Now – The Work of Dr. Jacob Hamblin

Human activity has undeniably altered the physical and ecological landscape. Will those alterations, though, last long into the future? Dr. Jacob Hamblin guides students through an exploration of this and other topics in the honors colloquium course “Dawn of the Anthropocene”. In the course, students explore the ways in which humans have dramatically altered the […]

The “Magic” of Pursuing Administration and Scholarship

Faculty who take on administrative roles face challenges in balancing their work with continued engagement in research and teaching. But for HC Associate Dean Tara Williams, an expert in medieval studies in the School of Writing, Literature and Film, it was the challenge of teaching and introducing people to a topic unfamiliar to many that […]

Career-Building Opportunities for Honors College Students – Looking Ahead

Even as they prepare for their next class, midterm or final project, honors students have one eye on the future. To help them prepare for what’s next, the Honors College has developed a range of opportunities for students to explore career paths, build networks and develop professional skills while they are still undergraduates. Through the […]

Honors College Names Marisa Chappell and David McIntyre Eminent Professors for 2018

The Oregon State University Honors College is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Honors College Eminent Professor awards recognizing faculty for outstanding teaching, research and undergraduate mentorship. Marisa Chappell of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion (SHPR) has been named the Honors College Elva Sanders Eminent Professor, and David McIntyre of the […]

Honors College Senior Amy Wyman Receives Civil Engineering Student of the Year Award

Senior Honors College student Amy Wyman was named Civil Engineering Student of the Year during the School of Civil and Construction Engineering’s Graduation Celebration on June 16th. Associate Professor David S. Hurwitz nominated Wyman for the award, which honors a CCE student who best exemplifies the knowledge, attitude and work ethic expected of graduating seniors. […]

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 […]