Happy Week 8, Beavs! Can you believe how fast time flies? With priority registration upon us, if you’re looking for advice from current students on what classes to take, you can schedule an appointment with the CPHHS Peer Advisors to give you some insight. Have a great week!

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Important dates

  • Term Dates: January 4 – March 12
  • Phase 1 Registration: February 21 – March 10
  • Phase 2 Registration: March 11 – April 4
  • Last day to S/U a course: March 8 by 5:00 pm (new deadline)
  • Withdraw from a course: March 12 by 11:59 pm
  • Finals week: March 15-19


Academic Year 2021-2022 Scholarships: Deadline Extension

Are you looking for scholarships to help pay for your tuition and fees next school year? This year, you will be able to search for both OSU scholarships and external (non-OSU) scholarships using ScholarDollars. The application deadline was extended and will now close March 8, 2021 for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.  Start your application now and don’t wait until the last minute! All submitted CPHHS applications will be carefully reviewed by a committee of CPHHS faculty members across the college, and once your application is submitted, you won’t be able to edit it. Additionally, if you are an AY20-21 CPHHS scholarship recipient, your scholarship award(s) is not renewable, so we encourage everyone to apply for the AY21-22 scholarships. If you have any questions regarding the CPHHS undergraduate scholarships, please feel free to email our scholarship coordinator, Niddy Lindsley.

In regards to the extended deadline, more scholarships are being added, including CPHHS scholarships. Please watch for the weekly newsletter from ScholarDollars. The newsletter will tell you how many newly-matched scholarship opportunities you qualify for. Yes, this also includes those who already submitted the application – there are possibly more scholarships you qualify for. Be sure to log into ScholarDollars and check your ONID for the newsletter with more information.

COVID Emergency Funding for Students

The Federal government just passed another round of emergency funding to help students with their costs and emergency needs. In addition to Corvallis-based students, Ecampus students are eligible this time around. To view the eligibility requirements and the application, visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website.

Syracuse University Research Experience for Undergrads

The Undergraduate Trauma Research training program at Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is accepting applications for an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  This summer research program prepares undergraduate student Veterans, and a limited number of non-Veterans, for future graduate school and research careers working in the general area of trauma and PTSD. The program has faculty experts in psychology, genetics, neurobiology, physiology, sociology, demography, and public health aspects of trauma and PTSD.  Students take short courses in statistics, research methods and research ethics. Students will also have 1-on-1 mentorship from a faculty member to develop their own research project and financial support to present their project at a conference. The program will be held virtually this year and run from May 24 – July 1, with short orientation events starting May 10.  Applications are due February 27th and up to 10 applicants will be selected to participate in the program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $3,370. More information can be found on their website. If you wish to discuss or receive more information, please contact Janet Wilmoth.

Leadership Workshop: Pathways of Public Service & Civic Engagement

Looking for more ways to better the world around you? Civic engagement is about acting on a mindset centered around a sense of social responsibility to better the larger world. This workshop sheds light on the numerous pathways students can take to have a greater impact on issues and causes they care about. Discover the pathways you can take to become more engaged in larger social change! The event will be taking place Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 PM. Register to receive Zoom details, or check out the Community Engagement & Leadership homepage for more information.

Spring 2021 Course: Marine Policy in the US

Are you still looking for another class to register for in the spring? Consider signing up for “Marine Policy in the United States”, PPOL 448 (CRN 57905) and PPOL548 (CRN 57906). This course introduces students to the history, rationale, achievements, and gaps in American ocean policy from the early Republic through the present.  Students will acquire foundational tools of policy analysis and problem-solving, and will synthesize and apply their knowledge creatively to proposals for integrated policy solutions to specific contemporary marine issues. There is no final examination, no required textbook, and no prerequisites. The class focuses on working hard and improving research, analysis and writing skills. Anyone interested should sign up as soon as possible.  The class tends to have a smallish group (usually under 20) which significantly enhances the learning experience and helps form lasting relationships.  However, if people wait too long and/or the class doesn’t meet minimum enrollment, it could be canceled by the end of March. Be sure to ask your advisor about it or contact Holly Campbell if you’re interested!

Job Opportunity: Youth Lacrosse Coach

Do you have experience with the great sport of Lacrosse?  Are you willing to share that knowledge with the youth of Corvallis and become a volunteer coach?  The Corvallis Parks & Recreation department normally runs a full youth lacrosse program with 2 – 4 boys teams and one girls team. This year, they would like to offer a smaller program playing with Eugene and Salem utilizing the Flex 6 rules.  Before the program can open, they need to know if they have coaches who are willing, and able, to help from early April – early June.  There are two 90 minute practices each week on Monday and Friday from 4:30 – 6:00 (practice days can be flexible if needed) and then games on Saturdays in Corvallis, Eugene, and Salem.  No coaching experience is required.  If you have the knowledge, the time, and the desire, they can turn you into a great coach. If you’re interested, reach out to Robert Thornberg.

Benton County Job Opportunity

The Benton County Health Department is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Call Center Customer Service Representative and Call Center Lead. Both jobs are part-time and focused on providing COVID-19 support. Apply at the links above if you are interested!

COB Undergrad Research Survey

Hey Beavs, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights is conducting a survey that partners with a PNW company to research undergraduates’ perceptions of the insurance industry. If you complete the survey, you will be entered in a raffle to win one of four $25 gift cards to Amazon. This doubles as a recruiting and networking opportunity for those who are interested! Click here to complete the survey!

Academy for Lifelong Learning Scholarship

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is pleased to announce that it’s 2021-2022 Scholarship Application is now available. The applicant must be a full-time domestic student in the final year of their undergraduate studies during the 2021-2022 academic year, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2+, and qualify for financial assistance as designed as defined by the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. You can access the application here. If you have any questions, contact the Scholarship Committee Chair Victoria Findlay.

University of Sydney Virtual Study Abroad

Due to the uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the University of Sydney has made the decision to suspend all July and Semester 2 programs. Although the in-person program has been suspended for international students who are offshore, they still plan to offer a virtual semester program for inbound students in Semester 2. The virtual program will include options for a full semester study load as well as a partial study load featuring popular Australia-themed units. More information will become available in the coming weeks, but for now you can view check out this video depicting a day in the life of a virtual exchange student from last semester. They are also offering a credit-bearing Virtual Internship Program this June/July. Students will intern with one of their many industry partners, gain international work experience, and network with Australian students. The program will include a series of non-compulsory seminars on Australian History, Sport & Culture and a range of social events, including vegemite tasting! The dates for this would be May 31- July 9; you can find out more at one of the information sessions here.

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