Happy Week 5, Beavs! Hard to believe we are already halfway done with this term. Good luck on any midterms you have this week and have a spooky and safe Halloween!! πŸŽƒ πŸ‘»

Important Dates

  • Term dates: September 23 – December 4
  • S/U Deadline: November 13
  • Withdraw from a course final deadline (no refund): November 13
  • Phase 1 Registration: November 15 – December 2
  • Phase 2 Registration: December 3 – January 10
  • Finals week: December 7-11

Highlights

Updated GRE Requirements for OSU CPHHS

This week, the graduate faculty of CPHHS voted to eliminate the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for all CPHHS graduate programs. Effective immediately, the college will no longer accept the GRE. With this decision, the graduate admission process is more aligned with the values of the College. We join many other programs at OSU and other institutions across the country that have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive student body. Stay tuned for more information on an updated admissions process!

Institute of Health Improvement Open School: OSU Chapter

The IHI Club at Oregon State is a student-led club focusing on advancing the safety and quality of care delivered in all healthcare settings around the world. The club focuses on learning the science of improvement and how to apply those principles to a real-life problem. Members get the opportunity to engage with these principles through open discussions on various healthcare topics, case studies, and guest speakers, and learn how to carry their skills over into a future career or project. This fall, they will be hosting weekly Zoom meetings for anyone interested! To get more information, you can email the club President or their Faculty Advisor, Larry Gilley.

Ecampus Public Health Class Change

Starting Winter 2021, all Ecampus sections of Public Health (H) courses will be reserved for students completing Ecampus degrees during Phase 1 of registration (11/15-12/4).  Corvallis and Cascades degree students will need to wait until Phase 2 of registration (starting 12/5) to add any Ecampus sections of Public Health (H) courses.  Students are encouraged to connect with their advisors if they are needing an override for these course sections.  Overrides will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  If you have questions, please connect with your academic advisor.

Winter Experiential Learning for KIN

The application for KIN winter experiential learning courses is open and will remain open through November 20. If you’re considering completing another practicum/internship, be sure to watch the orientation to get more information. If you’re interested in completing Advanced Industry Awareness, a remote experiential learning opportunity, be sure to follow this link. And finally, if you’re confused about what steps to take and just want to talk with Slade, be sure to make an appointment with him so he can help you work out a plan!

H 310 Information Sessions

Curious on how H 310 will be offered next term? Luckily, CPHHS is hosting two information sessions to help answer your questions on November 6 and November 12 from 11:00 am – 11:50 am. Zoom links will be provided at a later date, but in the meantime, be sure to email Karen Elliot with any questions you have!

The Next Great Start Up Competition

Do you have a great business idea? Pitch it- and potentially receive funding- as part of the Next Great Start-Up. Three finalists selected will receive $100 to use towards preparation and prototyping, and the winner will receive $500 and entry into the university-level competition. The competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and students will have access to workshops put on by the College of Business to aid in their projects. The CPHHS Idea Development workshop on October 22 will help you discover and develop a million-dollar idea. The CPHHS Next Great Start-Up Applications are due November 1st, with the virtual pitch event happening November 18. There will also be ongoing drop-in office hours in the Business Idea Development Studio to help you fine-tune your pitch. Follow that entrepreneurial spirit of yours and check out all this competition has to offer! If you have any questions, be sure to email Amy Riley.

You are the future- Cast your Vote!

Election day is coming up fast! If you’re voting in Oregon, mail-in or turn in your ballots! Encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to do thesame. In the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, over 80% of eligible OSU students registered to vote. We had the highest percentage of registered voters in the PAC-12 (Go Beavs)! However, only 60% of those registered student voters turned in their ballots (i.e., their voices were not heard). Voting is a meaningful way to have your voice heard and stand up for what you believe. Generations of incredible, resilient people have fought tirelessly for the right to vote. Let’s honor them by exercising this right. Click this Oregon Box Drop Locator for easy access for ballot drop off. The OSU Corvallis campus ballot drop box is now at:

OSU Gill Coliseum

660 Southwest 26th Street

Corvallis, OR 97331

You can also sign up for election reminders through TurboVote. Get out there and make your voice heard, Beavs!

Nutrition and Dietetics Club

Interested in nutrition and dietetics and looking for a way to get more involved in the field? Then look no further than the Nutrition and Dietetics Club! They are a club focused on professional development in nutrition and dietetics. Their goal is to help students navigate the major and develop their resumes through volunteer, leadership, and job opportunities. By connecting with local registered dietitians, dietitians on campus, and other nutrition and dietetics professionals, they aim to give students insight as to what a career in nutrition looks like. NDC is also collaborating with the Waste Watchers club on campus in an initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastics on campus. For those going the dietetics route, they help you connect with internship coordinators to provide insight to students on their specific programs, what they have to offer, and advice for students wanting to apply. The overarching goal of NDC is to better prepare students for their path through the undergraduate programs at OSU as well as their post-grad ventures. If you’re interested and want more information, be sure to reach out to their club president, TerraAnne Johnson, or their faculty advisor Neilann Horner Ph.D., MPH, RD. You can also check out their Instagram and Facebook for more info!

Job Opportunity with Community Engagement and Leadership

OSU Community Engagement and Leadership is hiring student employees! Student staff may be responsible for planning events, meeting with community partners, meeting students for advising, and facilitating educational programs. Students can work an average of 10-20 hours per week. Currently, students are working remotely for most of the day-to-day operations and can opt-in or opt-out of leading in-person events. If you’re interested, be sure to fill out their application; it closes November 1.

Grocery Support for Students

It’s hard to study and focus on academics when your belly is growling. The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) has resources for food insecure students. Every Friday, from 12-2:30, on the back deck of Champinefu Lodge, students can come to get Healthy Beaver Bags when they show their student ID. Each bag is loaded with fresh and nutritious food – eggs, yogurt and fresh organic veggies from a local farm. Healthy Beaver Bags are themed and also come with recipe ideas and cooking tips – it’s like a cooking class in a bag! Grocery support is also available every Wednesday from 10-3 pm and every-other Tuesday from 11-1, again at the back deck of Champinefu Lodge. Grocery support includes common staple items and fresh and frozen dairy and proteins as supply lasts. Check HSRC social media channels for more information.

COVID-19 Care Ambassadors

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as needing to quarantine for two weeks will be contacted by a COVID-19 ambassador, a trained individual at OSU who can walk them through a series of questions to identify resources and offer support. You can view a list of COVID-19 ambassadors and an overview of the program here.

Strategies for Success in your First Year and Beyond Workshop

As a part of the Academic Success Center’s Fall 2020 Workshop Series, we’re thrilled to invite students to register for this workshop which will feature a panel of current OSU students reflecting on their experiences transitioning into college-level learning, and the strategies and takeaways they have to share. The panel will take place on Thursday, October 15th, from 10 to 11 AM (PT) (Register here), and again on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 to 4 PM (PT) (Register here). Come and hear from your peers and ask the questions you have about learning at OSU!

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