Happy Week 2, Beavs! Here’s to hoping the start of the term is going well for you. The weather is supposed to be nice this week, so if you want a break from Zoom, try getting outside for a little and enjoy the Oregon sunshine! Have a great week! ☀️
- Term Dates: Mar 29-June 11
- Phase 1 Registration: May 16 – June 2
- Phase 2 Registration: June 3 – Oct 3
- Add a Course Online with Department Approval: April 11
- Withdraw from a course (50% refund): April 18
- Last day to S/U a course: May 31 by 5pm
- Finals week: June 7 – June 11
Non-profit Post-grad Job Opportunity: College Possible and Americorps
Hey Beavs, are you starting to think about your post-grad plans? College Possible, a Portland-based non-profit, will be at the Oregon Spring Career Fair Thursday, April 15. College Possible is a college access and success nonprofit dedicated to educational equity, and working toward closing the degree divide between students from low-income backgrounds and their peers from higher-income backgrounds. They currently have 30+ AmeriCorps roles starting in August for upcoming and recent college graduates and are seeking candidates, of all majors and interests, who are passionate about supporting students on their journey to and through college as near-peer mentors. All levels of experience are welcome, as they utilize your expertise and knowledge having recently gone through the college application process and completing your own four-year college degree! They will provide comprehensive training on the rest. For the Career Fair, current OSU students + Alumni are welcome to sign up for 1×1 conversations with current AmeriCorps members through Handshake. During this information session, they’ll be sharing about the AmeriCorps opportunities available for college graduates starting in August, as well as sharing more about College Possible and what they do. You can also check out their website or apply directly for their open roles. If you have any questions or would like some more information, contact Giovanna DiFalco.
Public Health Insider | Back to School: Expectations, Transitions and Challenges
A welcoming and safe environment is pivotal to learning. What will that look like as schools begin to return to in-person instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Examine the expectations, challenges, and social and emotional benefits of resuming learning outside of the home with a Public Health Insider webcast on April 12 at 4 p.m. PT. Megan McClelland, Megan MacDonald, and Shauna Tominey from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences will dive into the creative thinking and strategies that can smooth the transition. Register and explore previous event recordings in the series here.
Local Public Health Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Seminar
“Local public health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic” will be presented by Charlie Fautin, RN, MPH, retired local public health administrator. Charlie retired from his position of deputy director of public health with the Benton County Health Department at the end of 2020. The live seminar will be taking place on April 9 at 1:00 pm. You can watch this seminar, live or recorded, on the CPHHS website.
Ending White Supremacy
White-identified students are invited to attend a virtual session on Thursday, April 8 5-7 PM to discuss how to practically and genuinely dismantle white supremacy. Discussion will be led by members of the OSU Stronghold. Stronghold’s Philosophy affirms: “We ground our white and white-passing affinity group work in education, practice and accountability. We aim to provide a space of rigorous learning without reproducing patterns of intellectualizing and disembodiment.” Students are required to register ahead of time.
Asian & Pacific Cultural Center Gathering Space
In light of the Equity and Social Justice conversation on anti-Asian violence and support for students, the APCC invites students who identify as Asian, Asian American, and BIPOC into a gathering and processing space on Thursday, April 1 from 6:00-7:30 pm. This time will be a time to connect and be in community. You must RSVP here to receive the link for the event, and if you have any questions or accessibility accommodations reach out to Sara Caldwell-Kan.
National Nutrition Month Event
March is National Nutrition Month organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign was created to educate and inform the public of the importance of making conscientious food choices, and instilling well-founded eating and physical activity habits. In honor of this campaign, NDC is hosting an event on March 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm for students to receive boxes in the mail with locally sourced goods from Oregon. We will talk about the campaign and have a social hour in addition! To learn more about the event and find the Zoom meeting information, click here.
The PTAH Club will be meeting again this spring term! The club supports students that are interested in the allied health fields, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant studies and medical school. It provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge in a field of interest, connect with other students, provide volunteer and job opportunities, and raise awareness for individuals with disabilities through fundraising events. This term, they will be meeting Monday nights at 7:00pm. If you want to be added to the email list, contact club president Bianca Reinalda.
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