Happy Week 4, Beavs! Hope you had some time to enjoy the sunshine this weekend. If you have any midterms coming up, we wish you the best of luck. Have a great week! 😊

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Important Dates

  • Term Dates: Mar 29-June 11
  • Phase 1 Registration: May 16 – June 2
  • Phase 2 Registration: June 3 – Oct 3
  • Last day to S/U a course: May 31 by 5pm
  • Finals week: June 7 – June 11

Highlights

2021 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Registration

The Office of URSA is excited to announce that registration for OSU’s 2021 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) student submissions is now open! CUE is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and all stages of research or creative work are invited to present. Due to COVID-19, CUE will be a virtual symposium again this year. Each presenter will record a 3-minute lightning talk about their work and post it on a central Canvas page where the symposium will be hosted. The Canvas page will be distributed to OSU community members who will be able to view presenters’ recordings, ask questions, and engage in dialogue via the Canvas discussion board function. The deadline to register to present is May 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm and the Canvas page will go live May 27 and 28. Students can submit proposals here.

OHP and SNAP Virtual Sign-Up Support

The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC), Benton County Health Department, and Department of Human Services will be hosting a virtual sign-up event for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These sessions will be taking place May 3 – May 7 with two sessions per day at 10am and 1pm PST. SNAP helps make college expenses more affordable by providing up to $234/month to buy groceries. The funds are loaded into an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is like a debit card that can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmer’s markets. OHP is free comprehensive health coverage for Oregonians who meet income requirements and other criteria. Curious if you qualify? Students who are citizens or permanent residents may apply for OHP as SNAP as long as they meet income limits and other eligibility requirements. If you are undocumented or DACA, you may apply for Emergency OHP (CAWEM), but are not eligible for SNAP. If you have a child under age 18, they can be covered through Oregon Health Plan (OHP) regardless of immigration status. During these virtual sign-up sessions, OHP community partners will be helping you and your family get familiar with the enrollment process. Be sure to register for the event here!

5k Fun run/Walk Spring 2021

Looking for a way to take a break from Zoom classes and enjoy some Oregon sunshine? OSU Rec Sports is hosting their annual 5k Fun Run/Walk on May 1 at 11:00am at Avery Park. Check-ins will begin at 10:30 so be sure to get there with enough time to get settled before the race starts. This event is free to attend, but you must register beforehand (walk-up registrants will be accepted as space allows). To make an IM account and register for the event, click here.

Job Opportunities with the Academic Success Center

Supplemental Instruction 

The Supplemental Instruction program is currently hiring SI Leaders for next year! Supplemental Instruction Leaders use collaborative learning techniques and learning theory to lead effective group study tables for traditionally challenging courses at OSU. If you have ever wanted to gain experience in education, teaching, group facilitation, or if you just want to continue your professional development, this is a great opportunity! No experience needed, as the ASC will train prior to leading tables. The application deadline is 4/19, and you can learn more or apply here.  

Writing Center 

Writing Consultants provide support through writing and research consultations in person (when possible next year), remotely (using Zoom), and through written feedback provided via email. The ASC provides substantial training and mentoring for these positions and encourages applications from anyone who is interested in helping other students and excited about working on a collaborative and supportive team of peer writing consultants. Check out the ASC’S website to learn more about this position and how to apply, and consider attending one of the information sessions listed on that page. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2021.  

Poster Presenters for Microbiology Symposium

On April 17th, President Libby Brennan, Vice President Jacob Pederson, and the Microbiology Student Association will be hosting the Annual Spring Microbiology Symposium which will include several short talks from researchers at OSU amongst other institutions. After these talks, they will be hosting a poster session where both graduate students and undergraduate students are encouraged to share progress on any research they have been conducting at OSU. If you or someone you know might be interested in sharing their research (microbiology-related or not), the poster session will be held from 1:30 pm to around 3 pm on April 17th. The poster session will be held in a virtual environment on gather.town due to physical distancing measures currently in place. The short talks and poster sessions are free to attend and present at for all! If you have any questions about the talks or the poster session, please do not hesitate to reach out to Libby Brennan or Jacob Pederson.

OSU Legislative Scholars Program

Previously called the “Presidential Student Legislative Advocates,” the University Legislative Scholars is a year-long experiential learning program that enables students to engage in current public policy issues at the state level while also increasing student advocacy in the Oregon legislative process. Students can enroll in a non-credit/tuition-free option or, working with their College, may be able to take the course for two credits per term that apply to their majors. Each student is responsible for devising and implementing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that engages them with a particular state legislator of their choosing, a bill or policy under consideration, and an advocate who is involved in the legislative process. Enrollment in the course is aimed at third- and fourth-year students and requires a short application, a current resume, and a faculty reference. All majors are encouraged to apply; the deadline is April 30. There will be an information session on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:00 pm that you can register for here. In addition, you can get more information at the University Legislative Scholars Website, their FAQ’s, and the steps to apply. Contact the director Jock Mills with any questions.

Upcoming Career Center Events

Hey Beavs! Check out some of the opportunities the Career Center is offering below. Some events are restricted to certain students, but registration for all these events can be done on Handshake.

4/21/2021 17:00Combating bullying and anti-LGBTQ attitudes in sports | April 21 WebcastAll studentsOSU Alumni Association
4/21/2021 17:30Careers in Anthropology PanelAll studentsCareer Development Center
4/22/2021 12:00Getting a Dam Job: Unpacking Professionalism: Identity & Workplace ExpectationsAll studentsCareer Development Center
4/22/2021 12:00Grad School/First Jobs? – Get Help for Your Next StepAll studentsOSU Alumni Association
4/26/2021 16:00Public Health Webcast April 26 | Manage your growing everyday stressCPHHS studentsOSU Alumni Association

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