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Fall 2010 Week 5

Happy Monday!  In case you missed it, our very own Far Side Entomology was selected Playboy magazine’s best college course and featured on KVAL News this past week.  To watch the story visit: http://www.kval.com/news/offbeat/105467023.html


UHC Events

1.  Dean & Friends Lunch Hour – The 2010 Oregon Election

2.  UHC Women in Business, Science and Technology Conference - Friday

3.  Thesis Nuts & Bolts – Nov. 2nd

4.  HAAC presents… Dad’s Weekend Breakfast 2010 – Nov. 13th



5.   Planning to Graduate this Year?

6.   HAAC Adopt-a-Game Volunteer Opportunity

7.   Graduate and Professional School Panel

8.   OSU Mortar Board Academic Planner



9.   TRIAD Scholarship Available

10.  Enhancing Career Decision-Making through a Holistic Model

11.  Debate: "Are There Many Paths to God?"

12.  Study Abroad Ireland



UHC Events

1. Dean & Friends Lunch Hour - The 2010 Oregon Election

Plan to join Dean Arp and OSU Director of Government Relations, Jock Mills for a light lunch and conversation on the upcoming general election on Tuesday Oct. 26th from noon to 1pm in SLUG 2 (Strand 32).  Discuss various state initiatives, including Measures 71 & 73 in depth.  This informal setting is your chance to personally get to know the UHC Dean and our Government Relations office.  Be informed in the upcoming election and join us!


The Dean and Friends Hour is an opportunity to provide an informal setting for UHC students to get to know and interact with the UHC Dean and some of his friends who have unique or interesting perspectives on the world.  


2.  Shape your future -- Women in Business, Science and Technology Conference

The annual University Honors College Women in Business, Science and Technology Conference is Friday, October 29th at 12pm in the LaSells Stewart Center. To register visit https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=3934  This year’s Keynote Speaker, Edith Dorsen, is a business development and marketing strategist who graduated from both Harvard Business School and Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Alexa Carey at alexa.carey@bus.oregonstate.edu.


3. Thesis Nuts & Bolts

Calling all Fall graduates -  Do you have questions about the UHC Thesis or Defense?  Drop by the Thesis Nuts & Bolts Q & A session being held Tuesday the 2nd from 12pm – 1pm in STAG 233.  LeeAnn & Rebekah will be on hand to answer your questions and provide some useful guideline materials.  See you then.


4.  HAAC presents… Dad’s Weekend Breakfast 2010

Save the date: Saturday, November 13th, 9AM

Join the UHC and McNary for a pre-game breakfast event! Keep your eyes peeled for details to come!




5. Planning to Graduate this Year?

Graduating Seniors - If you plan on graduating fall, winter, or spring term this year please complete the UHC Graduation Notification form online at:


All students planning to graduate in 2010-2011 are asked to attend a UHC Graduation Information Session or meet individually with a UHC advisor.  At this session students can complete their OSU graduation application, generate and review their graduation audit, register for commencement, check their honors progress and review thesis requirements. 

If you have questions please contact us at 541-737-6400 or via email at: rebekah.lancelin@oregonstate.edu or leeann.baker@oregonstate.edu.


6. HAAC Adopt-a-Game Volunteer Opportunity

Join HAAC, the UHC, and friends to keep our football games greener! We’ll be volunteering on Saturday, Nov. 20th, beginning at 3PM—all you need to do is help out up until kick-off, then again during half-time.

Three easy ways to sign-up:

  1. Sign up in SLUG 1
  2. Sign up in McNary (main bulletin board)
  3. E-mail Ardith: Ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu

Remember, we need at least 20 people, and you’ll need a ticket if you plan to catch all the action down on the field.

If you have any questions, ask Ardith.


7. Graduate and Professional School Panel

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the application process, as well as the factors they should consider when deciding to attend graduate or professional school.  Open to all majors and interest areas.  

What: Applying to Graduate School Panel

When: Thursday, October 28th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Peavey, 130


8.  OSU Mortar Board Academic Planner

The OSU Chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society is a service organization dedicated to our school and community through volunteering and philanthropic events. 

We are currently fundraising for our Chapter by selling academic planners for the 2010-2011 school year.  These planners are made in cooperation with OSU athletics and are similar in format

to the planners the student athletes get.  This means they include the OSU academic calendar, all OSU sporting events, and campus-wide activities.  Planners will be available for purchase at

The SLUG staffer desk and are $7.00 each.  We accept cash or check.  For more information please email Mark Hall at hallm@onid.orst.edu.   Also, applications for joining Mortar Board for

the academic year 2011-2012 will soon be available on our website: http://oregonstate.edu/groups/mortarboard/




9.  TRIAD Scholarship Available

TRIAD, the OSU faculty/staff service organization, expects to award two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students who show exceptional commitments to service activities.  Details can be found at:  http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~kranek/TRIADscholarship.pdf  Please note the December 1 application deadline.


10. Enhancing Career Decision-Making through a Holistic Model

Career Services is holding a 3-Week Career Exploration Group for those who could benefit from career assessments, exploration and career counseling.  The group will meet on Tuesdays, November 2, 9, & 16 from 3:00-4:30 PM in Career Services, B008 Kerr (basement).  Total cost is $28. Space is limited.  To register contact: Adry Clark at adry.clark@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0519.  Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to OSU Career Services:  541-737-4085


11.  Debate: "Are There Many Paths to God?"

The OSU Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic, "Are There Many Paths to God?" on Tuesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium on the OSU campus.  Religious people today are divided into exclusivists, who argue for a single approach to God, and pluralists, who maintain that all paths to God are of equal value.  The speakers will offer divergent points of view.  Todd Miles will argue that Jesus' claim to be the Son of God, which is the foundational belief of Christianity, provides a unique path to God.  Frodo Okulam will maintain that there are many ways to apprehend the divine, of which Christianity is only one.  The debate is free and open to the public.


The Socratic Club is beginning its ninth year as a student organization at OSU. The Club is modeled on the original Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941, with C. S. Lewis serving as President. At OSU it offers a forum for opposing points of view on subjects of contemporary debate at the intersection of Christian belief and contemporary culture. Each speaker presents one side of an issue, after which the two query each other regarding their differences before the floor is opened to questions from members of the audience. Two events are planned for each quarter. For more information visit the OSU Socratic Club online at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/socratic/


12.  Study Abroad Ireland

The International Degree and Education Aboard office will be holding a general information session on Ireland - Mon Oct 25, 4-5pm, in Snell 448.  More information can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/international/regioncountry-information-sessions.  As always, First Steps meetings are offered Monday through Friday, at noon and 4pm, on the 4th floor of Snell Hall.  First Steps are required before meeting with a study abroad advisor, and cover everything from how to decide on a program to the application process.