Happy Week 4, Beavs! We’re almost halfway through the term. Here’s another reminder to schedule your PIN appointments with your assigned academic advisors, especially if you are a junior or a senior! Have a great week!
- 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 17 – December 4
- Phase 2 Registration: December 5 – January 12
- Finals week: December 7-11
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 the same. 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!
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.
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!
The Brand New MyOregonState
Just a heads up in case you didn’t see it Beavs! The MyOSU portal will be officially retired on Monday, October 12, and be replaced with MyOregonState. This means you will no longer be able to access the site myosu.oregonstate.edu, and instead your home base for all things OSU will be my.oregonstate.edu. If you have feedback or need help with navigating the MyOregonState Dashboard, be sure to let them know here. Be sure to update your bookmarks!
OSU Career Center Events
Looking to get some advice and knowledge from industry professionals on how to make yourself the most versatile, prepared candidate for the job? Then you’ll want to register for the Career Center’s upcoming events! They have some exciting ones coming up, all listed below. Click on the links to register for these great opportunities:
- October 22, 2020 – STEM Fair , Natural Science, Earth, and Environmental Fair
- October 26, 5:00 p.m. PT – Networking and Job Search in the COVID Era
- October 27, 5:00 p.m. PT – Things I Wish I Knew about Imposter Syndrome and Systems of Power
- October 28, 2020 – Fall Career Fair
- November 3, 12:00 p.m. PT – What Career Exist/How Do I Pick a Career
- November 10, 5:00 p.m. PT – Things I Wish I Knew About Building Relationships and Networking
- Getting a Dam Job Virtual Workshops
5-Under-5 Virtual Alumni Panels
You’re invited! On Nov. 10 recent CPHHS alumni will share their career paths during an interactive panel discussion. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and learn about internships, mentoring, and job opportunities. Check out their website for more information and to register for this event!
OSU Pre-Nursing Club
Now that everyone has settled into a routine with remote learning, the Pre-Nursing club is starting to hold meetings! They’ll take place on Wednesdays at 6 pm on Weeks 3, 5, 7, and 8 via Zoom. The first meeting, on Wednesday, October 14th, will be an introduction of the officers, meeting new members, and providing general information about the club. If you’re interested in getting on their email list to receive the Zoom Invitations, be sure to send them an email. Meeting ID for the first meeting: 318 137 6791. Password for the first meeting: 095715.
Season 2 of Knowledge Quest: A Student Experience Podcast
Face your fears this year with Knowledge Quest: A student experience podcast. You ask questions, and Slade Thackeray finds the answers, helping all types of learners grow and uncover topics related to their personal and professional development. Be sure to check out Season Two Episode One: “Mindset and Fear with Jordan Giannoni Harless”, and many more episodes from Season One!