Happy Week 6, Beavs! This is a big week for our country, and it can certainly be stressful. Remember to take some time to prioritize your physical and mental health if you need it. Have a great week!

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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


Virtually Volunteer with Salem-Keizer school district ASPIRE

Do you like working with high school kids? Looking for mentorship opportunities? Volunteer to work with high school students and help them navigate their post-graduation plans! ASPIRE, a mentoring program that helps students access education and training beyond high school is looking for volunteers; no experience necessary. After a quick application and training, you will be matched with a high school student to mentor as they prepare for life after graduation. You could help with the college search and application process, planning for post-life graduation, and more. Most mentors meet at least 15 minutes with a student, once per week for seniors and once every 2-4 weeks for juniors; but meeting times and durations will be worked out between the volunteer and the student! They’re looking for volunteers to begin ASAP, so reach out to Sarah Muir, college and career coach at Early College High School and Roberts High School, if you are interested! You can also reach out to Chad Kuwana in CPHHS for more details.

BEavers HERE NOW: Guided Virtual Meditation Sessions

Hey Beavs, we know this upcoming week could be stressful for a lot of people! With that in mind, be sure to take a minute or two and focus on your mental health. CAPS is still putting on guided meditation sessions for students every Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The meditations are 15 minute guided sessions, and no experience is necessary. Register here!

International Student Drop-In Hours

Attention all international students: OIS now has Zoom drop-in hours for the rest of Fall term from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Friday.  If you have questions on enrollment, visas, OPT/CPT, then please speak with an international advisor using their Zoom link

Fast Track your Path to a Master of Public Health

The Environmental and Occupation Health minor can provide you with an accelerated path to a Master of Public Health degree. With this accelerated route, you can take up to 12 graduate credits that count toward your EOH minor and your MPH. That is 20% of your MPH completed as an undergraduate student! Check out our website for more information.

OSPIRG Oregon Health Policy in 2021

Oregonians spend far too much and get far too little in return when it comes to health care. Join this virtual event to learn about upcoming efforts to improve our health care system by lowering prices and providing better options for Oregonians. You can ask questions and learn how you can help change Oregon health care! Register here!

Graduate School Information Session

Interested in Grad school at OSU? CPHHS and OSU Graduate School are co-hosting an information session to get all your questions answered. The session will be held on Tuesday, November 10 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Be sure to register for the event, as the Zoom link and password will be emailed to all registrants before the event. Contact Suzanna Chase with any questions!

Updated GRE Requirements for OSU CPHHS

Last 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!

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