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Fall 2010 Week 10

We hope you all had a fine Thanksgiving!  It’s dead week and time for a big last push to the end of the term.  But it isn’t all term papers and final exam prep on campus – here’s what else is going on this week:

 

Announcements

1.      TheSIS START workshop

2.      UHC fee waiver form

3.      Honors course suggestions

 

UHC Events

4.      UHC caroling!

5.      UHC Sunriver trip sign-up deadline

 

Opportunities

6.      Teach For America Operations Coordinator summer internships

7.      Oregon legislative internships

8.      Congressional internships

9.      OSU Glee Choir for non-music majors

10.  OSU Women’s Giving Circle grants

11.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  Electrical fire update

13.  Winter Coffee with President Ray

14.  Relaxation primer

15.  Peace Corps application workshop

16.  OSU concerts

17.  Holiday Marketplace

 

 

Announcements

1.      UHC TheSIS: START workshop

There will be a workshop for TheSIS: START tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th, at 5:00 p.m. in Strand 233.  If you need to complete START, attending this workshop and answering the corresponding questions on the START Blackboard module will satisfy one of the two required START tasks.  If you are unsure whether or not START is required for you, contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu).

 

2.      UHC fee waiver form

If you plan to be gone next term for an internship, study abroad, or national exchange don’t forget to complete a UHC Resource Fee Waiver Request Form before the end of fall term.  The form can be picked up in the UHC office (Strand 229) and must be returned by Friday, December 10.

 

3.      Honors course suggestions

Fall term may not yet be over, but it’s already time to start thinking about UHC course offerings for next academic year.  In the coming weeks, the UHC will formally solicit proposals for UHC coursework for 2011-2012 from OSU faculty members of professorial or senior instructor rank.  But we hope our UHC students can help too!  If you know about a course or instructor who would be great teaching a UHC course, there are two things you can do:

  1. Tell us! All members of the UHC community are invited to make coursework and instructor suggestions by filling out the web form at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/course-and-faculty-suggestions or by contacting UHC Associate Dean Toni Doolen (Toni.Doolen@oregonstate.edu).
  2. Tell an instructor! You can help us to recruit OSU’s best faculty by sharing your enthusiasm with a potential UHC instructor and encouraging him or her to get in touch with us.

The input of current UHC students is especially important to us in this process.  You are our most effective ambassadors, and you know our curriculum needs better than anyone else.  Faculty proposals will be due by January 14th, 2011, and additional information can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/course-proposals.  Please think about classes and faculty in the next weeks and get involved!

 

 

UHC Events

4.      UHC caroling!

Our annual caroling trip, the last UHC event of the term, is this week!  Join members of UAAC and the UHC on Wednesday, December 1stat 6:00 p.m. in the SLUG.  We’ll then head over as a group (walking and/or carpooling) to the Corvallis Caring Place to deliver some holiday cheer in song form!  Bring your friends and wear a holiday-themed hat to this fun event – all are invited!  Questions?  Unsure about those extra verses to “Deck the Halls”?  Email Ardith at ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu.

 

5.      UHC Sunriver trip sign-up deadline

There are just a few days left to sign-up for the UHC’s winter term trip to Sunriver!  Join UHC students during the first weekend of the term (January 7th-9th) for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, sightseeing, and relaxing.  The trip cost of $45 includes lodging and some meals for the weekend; space is limited, and payment (in cash or by check written to Jeannie Allen) must be received in order to reserve a spot.  Sign-up in SLUG 1 before the deadline of Wednesday, December 8th.  Please note that there will be no arranged transportation.  If you have any questions, please contact Tina Dinh (dinht@onid.orst.edu) or Jeannie Allen (allenm@onid.orst.edu).

 

 

Opportunities

6.      Teach For America Operations Coordinator summer internships

Teach For America is now accepting applications for internships on its summer institute staff.  Interns will serve as Operations Coordinators, implementing and maintaining operational systems at host universities, developing organizational structures, and working to ensure the smooth operation of university site activities.  Guaranteed salary range is between $2,500 and $3,000 with room, board, and a portion of travel expenses provided.  Teach For America will operate summer training institutes in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and the Mississippi delta.  The application deadline is January 23.  To apply or get more information, visit the Teach For America website, www.teachforamerica.org/careers/institute.

 

7.      Oregon legislative internships

The Oregon House Republican leadership is seeking interns for the 2011 legislative session running between January and June.  Interns would work with Republican members of the Oregon House of Representatives or in the Oregon House Republican leadership office.  Questions, resumes, and cover letters should be directed to Chase Tedrow at rep.brucehanna@state.or.us.

 

8.      Congressional internships

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is now recruiting interns for his Oregon congressional offices in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford, Bend, and Pendleton.  Applications will be accepted through the end of November, and interviews will conclude by December 15th.  Internships begin in January.  To apply, email a resume, letter of recommendation, cover letter explaining why you are interested, writing sample (2 pages or longer), and two additional references to Scott Maguire (scott_maguire@merkley.senate.gov).  More information is available at www.merkley.senate.gov through the “For Students” link at “Internships.”

 

9.      OSU Glee Choir for non-music majors

Do you miss singing?  Join the new OSU Glee Choir, a non-audition choir geared for non-music majors.  Glee Choir is a new class for the winter term.  Visit MUS 199/399/599 in the OSU course catalog for details.

 

10.  OSU Women’s Giving Circle grants

The OSU Women’s Giving Circle invites proposals for grants to be awarded in May, 2011.  The Giving Circle will consider proposals related to programs or projects that meet both of these criteria: 1) they enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention; and 2) they directly impact as many OSU students as possible.  In addition, more serious consideration will be given to proposals that: 1) are relevant but not exclusive to women; 2) involve undergraduate students in the implementation of the project or program; and 3) have few other sources of support and will realize a significant impact from a Giving Circle award.  Grants are typically under $10,000.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, January 17th.  For more information, contact Kellie Parker at womensgivingcircle@oregonstate.edu or 541.737.4691.

 

11.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

The OSU Libraries’ services, collections, and resources are seeking nominations for the Library Undergraduate Research Award. Typically there are two awards: a $1000 scholarship awarded to an upper division undergraduate and a $1000 scholarship awarded to a lower division undergraduate from Oregon State University.  We encourage faculty to nominate students whose papers or projects meet the awards criteria.  To be eligible, students must have written their papers or completed their research projects as part of their course work at OSU during the 2010 calendar year (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall term).  The application deadline is January 31, 2011 and must include a nomination form and accompanying letter of support from the supervising faculty member or instructor. To view the eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application requirements please visit http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/ugresearchawards.html.  For more information please contact Jennifer Nutefall, Associate University Librarian (Jennifer.Nutefall@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8527).

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  Electrical fire update

As you know, an electrical fire in the steam tunnels early Wednesday caused a significant disruption of campus services at the end of last week and through the weekend.  While some buildings continue to lack data connections (Bexell, Black Cultural Center, Gilbert and Gilbert Addition, Gilmore, and Milam) and several other buildings have no phone service, all classes are running as scheduled.  Check in at the OSU home page or at http://alert.oregonstate.edu for updates.

 

13.  Winter Coffee with President Ray

All OSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to take a pre-finals break with President and Mrs. Edward J. Ray tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the MU Ballroom.  There will be music, treats, gourmet coffee, and conversation.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share.

 

14.  Relaxation primer

Feeling stressed out?  Stop in at the OSU Women’s Center on Wednesday, December 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to learn guided meditation and relaxation techniques and to build yourself a “relaxation kit.”

 

15.  Peace Corps application workshop

This Thursday, December 2nd Career Services will hold a workshop on the Peace Corps application process.  From noon to 1:00 p.m. in B008 Kerr, learn more about the process and get some tips on how to build an application that will stand out.

 

16.  OSU concerts

There are two upcoming concerts here on campus:  The Oregon State University Concert Bands will present “American Landscapes” on Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center featuring a world premiere performance of a work by Christopher Chapman based on a poem by OSU student Sara Gardner in memory of Karena Dokken, a member of the OSU Wind Ensemble who succumbed to cancer last year.  Admission is free for OSU students, staff, and faculty with ID; for others, tickets are $10 available at Gracewinds Music.

 

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center.  This popular tradition will feature a variety of performances showcasing faculty soloists, chamber ensembles, and three choirs.  Advance tickets are available at http://ticketsoregon.com.  For more information, go to http://cosusymphony.org.

 

17.  Holiday Marketplace

The 30th annual Holiday Marketplace will take place December 3rd-4th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  The event features handcrafted items, fine art, specialty foods made by Oregon artisans, and live entertainment.  It is free and open to the public.

 

 

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