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Eliza Barstow: Navigating ‘Difficult Conversations’ in Honors Education

Eliza Barstow understands the impact honors courses can have on exposing students to new perspectives. Barstow – a senior instructor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University and the 2023 Margaret and Thomas Meehan Honors College Eminent Professor – began her own journey with honors education during her undergraduate years […]

Honors College Donors Set New Record with 162 Gifts on Dam Proud Day 2024 

Dam Proud Day 2024 marked a milestone for the Honors College as our community set a record for the number of gifts given to the HC on the university’s annual day of giving. Including challenges, one hundred sixty-two donors contributed to support HC student scholarships, an eighteen percent increase over last year. Overall, donors contributed […]

Honors College student Isabelle James pursues love of animals through the HC Pre-Veterinary Program and colloquium courses. 

Empowering students to pursue their passions is at the heart of the Honors College’s mission at Oregon State, and through the Honors College Pre-Veterinary Program, second-year Honors College student Isabelle James is doing exactly that.  Offered in partnership with the Carson College of Veterinary Medicine, the program facilitates experiential learning by providing students with opportunities […]

Connecting Through Code: Adrian Baker’s Impactful Presence in the Honors College

The Honors College prides itself on fostering a culture where individual growth supports the success of the entire community. But it is HC students like Adrian Baker who make that culture a reality. Adrian is a third-year student pursuing an H.B.S. in computer science with a concentration in simulation and game programming. Raised in Beaverton, […]

Honors Colloquia Find Positive Impact: New Courses Spring Term

This article was originally published by Beaver’s Digest. By Audrey Saiz, Senior Reporter From banging on glass bottles, to studying board game economics, Oregon State University Honors Colloquia offers OSU students a range of topics and focuses to explore outside their majors.  Honors colloquia are small one to two-credit classes that create a space for both professors […]

HC Student Renata Hemstreet Creates Community in Honors Courses 

The Honors College believes that individual and collective achievement go hand in hand. So too does Renata Hemstreet, a second-year honors bioengineering student whose exemplary teamwork and initiative in group learning has garnered recognition from peers and professors alike.  Looking for a smaller community within OSU, “especially one focused on academic excellence,” Renata joined the […]

Anita Helle Builds a Legacy of Faculty Excellence and Innovation in Honors. 

Throughout her career at Oregon State, Emeritus English Professor Anita Helle prioritized supporting her fellow faculty members’ growth as scholars, teachers and innovators. Now, she has established an Honors College fund that will advance faculty excellence in the HC in perpetuity. The Anita Helle Endowed Faculty Support Fund for the Honors College will provide resources […]

Exploring the Convergence of Medicine and Research. Honors College internship offers opportunity to bridge academics and application. 

Connecting research to real world problems is at the core of an Oregon State University Honors College education, and, through a partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School’s Clinical Outcomes Research and Reporting Programs (MCORRP), honors students have the opportunity to get firsthand experience in scholarly application during a transformative learning opportunity. Spearheaded by […]

Vitamin discovered in rivers may offer hope for salmon suffering from thiamine deficiency disease

This article was originally published by OSU Today. By Steve Lundeberg CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have discovered vitamin B1 produced by microbes in rivers, findings that may offer hope for vitamin-deficient salmon populations. Findings were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The authors say the study in California’s Central Valley represents a novel […]