Small setting, big opportunities as the Honors College grows at OSU-Cascades

Small classes. One-on-one relationships with faculty. A more personal college experience. They’re big reasons why many prospective students choose OSU-Cascades or apply to the Oregon State University Honors College. What many students don’t know is they can do both. The first Honors College cohort at OSU-Cascades started in fall 2017 and has since grown to […]

She was already going places. The Honors College offered new destinations.

Gertrude Villaverde ’19 knew she wanted to be an engineer and chose OSU-Cascades for its signature program in energy systems engineering. The multidisciplinary program fit her interest in sustainability and addressing climate change. She joined the first freshman class when the Bend campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015. Two years later, when the […]

Staying in Bend and joining the Honors College set him up to go further.

The Honors College at OSU-Cascades was made for students like Casey Collier ’19. The Bend native recognized the opportunity when he transferred in the fall of 2017. “I have always been somebody who likes to achieve my greatest potential,” Casey says. “I like to set myself apart. I like a challenge.” Thinking ahead, he recognized […]

Introspection as Legacy – A Poet’s Journey

“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” –Allen Ginsberg On the north end of the University of Iowa campus sits the Dey House and the Glenn Schaeffer Library, two uniquely picturesque buildings among the nearby academic facilities. These buildings house one […]

Lessons from the Honors College

I’ve been a part of the Honors College for the past 4 years, and as a graduating Senior, it has finally dawned on me that all the things I thought, not so long ago, were too far away to imagine, are finally here. Graduation, vet school, and the simply complex ideas of change were things […]

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 […]

HC Spring Picnic and Awards

Rain won’t stop the HC from celebrating spring! A quick location change from lawn to indoor event space and the fun was back on track. Students, staff and faculty enjoyed good food, good company, board games and a photo booth! As is tradition at the HC spring picnic we recognized outstanding students for their dedication […]

Graduating Student Spotlight – Casey Collins

  Casey Collins will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition – Dietetics on June 16. As an honors student, Casey collaborated with nutrition faculty, a fellow student and Oregon State Ecampus to create an interactive video that explains changes to the nutrition label. What led you to choose your degree?  “I had heard somewhere […]

Friends for a lifetime

Moving away from home for the first time at 18 years old was undoubtedly one of the most nerve-wracking and stressful times of my life so far. I was worried about living with someone I had only met and spoken to a handful of times, making other friends, and just surviving on my own in […]