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Fall 2010 Week 7

Fall greetings!  If time seems to be escaping you today, remember we set our clocks back an hour this past weekend; I hope an extra hour of sleep (or being awake!) did you all good.  It’s an eventful week in the UHC and on campus: We’re looking especially forward to seeing many of you at the Dean & Friend’s Lunch Hour today and the UHC Dad’s Weekend Breakfast this Saturday!

 

Announcements

1.      A Message from Dean Arp – Adopt-a-Game sign ups

2.      Winter 2010 UHC Schedule of Classes & advising

3.      Honors Envoys

4.      UHC Sunriver sign up begins today!

5.      The UHC is on Facebook and Twitter

6.      UHC Annual Campus Report

 

UHC Events

7.      Dean & Friends Lunch Hour – What is required to save our planet?

8.      UHC Dad’s Weekend Breakfast 2010

9.      Adopt-a-Game sign ups

10.  UHC Fall Study Break

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Government internship informational session

12.  Mental health screenings available online

13.  Academic Success Center coaching appointments

14.  Native American Heritage Month – Indigenous Feast

15.  OSU Socratic Club debate

16.  “Pain and Its Meanings” seminar

17.  West Coast premier – The Coming of Rain

 

Opportunities

18.  Congressional internships

19.  Grow with the Peace Corps

20.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

 

Announcements

1.      A Message from Dean Arp – Adopt-a-Game sign up

Hi all!  I hope your term is going well.  I wanted to bring to your attention an opportunity to both share your pride in the UHC and to make a difference by reducing waste and encouraging recycling.  Over 40,000 fans attend home football games, and we need your help urging them to make the right decisions with regard to recycling.  We hope to have UHC students at each entrance to Reser Stadium for the football game against USC on November 20th encouraging fans to recycle and reduce waste beginning two hours before the game starts and finishing just after kick off.  This time can make a huge difference in the amount of waste that is recycled rather than sent off to landfills.  So find a friend and sign up in SLUG 1, in McNary (main bulletin board), or by emailing Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu).  The first 20 volunteers to sign up will get a gift from the UHC!  Contact Ardith if you have any questions (more details below).

 

2.      Winter 2010 UHC Schedule of Classes & advising

Stop by and pick up the Winter Term 2010 UHC Schedule of Classes (also available online) in the UHC Office, Strand 229, and while you’re there, schedule your UHC advising appointment.  Priority registration begins November 15th!  For a complete registration schedule, visit http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=374#Section3689.  Be sure to check-in with a UHC advisor after you have met with your major academic advisor.  Call 737-6400 or stop in the office to schedule an appointment.  Remember, it is important to schedule with us after you have met your major advisor.  See you soon!

 

3.      Honors Envoys

Interested in spreading the word about the UHC?  If you have been a student in the UHC for at least one full academic year, then you are eligible to apply to be a member of the Honors Envoys.  The Envoys are a group of students called upon to represent the UHC at recruiting events throughout the year.  What’s in it for you?  A chance to attend some fun events, meet potential UHC students, sharpen your public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, and receive a small stipend each term for your work.  If interested, please contact Rebekah Lancelin for an application.  We only have a few openings, and not all who apply will be accepted.  Direct questions to Rebekah in person or via email (rebekah.lancelin@oregonstate.edu).  Applications are due Friday, November 19th.

 

4.      UHC Sunriver sign up begins today!

Looking for some fun this Winter Term?  Why not enjoy the snow with some of your friends?  The UHC Sunriver Trip will be the first weekend of Winter Term (January 7th-9th).  Fun activities will include skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, or just sightseeing and relaxing during a weekend away.  Sign up starts today, November 8th, in SLUG 1.  Hurry!  Space is limited, and you must pay in order to reserve your spot.  The trip cost of $45 includes lodging and some meals for the weekend.  Pay in cash or write checks to Jeannie Allen.  Please note that we will not be arranging transportation – you will need to arrange your own ride.  If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Tina Dinh (dinht@onid.orst.edu) or Jeannie Allen (allenm@onid.orst.edu).

 

5.      The UHC is on Facebook and Twitter

The UHC now has a Facebook group and a Twitter feed!  Become a fan of Oregon State University – University Honors College and follow our Twitter feed, OSUHonors, for real-time announcements, photos, and community discussions.  Join the conversation!

 

6.      UHC Annual Campus Report

The first UHC Annual Campus Report has been published online.  This report contains general information about the UHC and updates on our students, faculty, and curriculum.  We encourage you to share it with your parents, friends, and family to give them a snapshot of life in the UHC!

 

 

UHC Events

7.      Dean & Friends Lunch Hour – What is required to save our planet?

Please join Dean Arp and author Gary Cleveland for a light lunch and conversation today, Monday, November 8th, from noon to 1pm in SLUG 2 (Strand 32).  Gary Cleveland is a lifelong leader, author, and designer of “The Budget of Care,” a way for governments to think about social responsibility and sustainability in order to impact the environment.  Join us to discuss how you can promote actions that encourage social responsibility and promote the sustainability required to save our planet!

 

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.  If you would like to catch up on past Dean & Friends, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/dean-and-friends.

 

8.      UHC Dad’s Weekend Breakfast 2010

Join the UHC and McNary Hall for a Dad’s Weekend Breakfast this Saturday, November 13th from 9am-11am.  Enjoy breakfast and some fun activities in the McNary Residence Hall main lounge to kick your weekend off right before the big game and other Dad’s Weekend events.

 

9.      Adopt-a-Game sign ups

This is another reminder to sign up for the UHC Adopt-a-Game volunteer opportunity on Saturday, November 20th.  We’ll be helping Beaver fans sort their recyclables at the game in an effort to green up our campus.  A few changes to note: We will be staffing gates at Reser from 3pm until kick-off – we will not be staffing during halftime.  Additionally, volunteers will be able to get a hand-stamp allowing them stadium admission after volunteering.  Interested in signing up?  Questions?  Email Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu).

 

10.  UHC Fall Study Break

Beat the midterm stress with a study break in SLUG 1 on Thursday, November 18th from 10am-1pm.  Join us for snacks, mental rejuvenation, and some Harry Potter-themed fun in advance of the new movie coming out on the 19th!

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Government internship informational session

Interested in working in a legislative office in Salem and/or Washington?  Join OSU’s School of Public Policy, OSU Career Services, the Government Relations Office, and OSU students who have worked in Washington, DC and Salem for an informational session on Thursday, November 18th from 3:30-5:00pm in MU 213.  Contact Heather Bene (heather.bene@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

 

12.  Mental health screenings available online

OSU is now offering online mental health screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that tend to go undiagnosed.  Students can complete a simple, confidential questionnaire to determine what is wrong and what treatment options are available.  Free, anonymous screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are available here.  Immediately following a screening, students receive feedback about their scores, along with referrals to campus resources if appropriate.

 

13.  Academic Success Center coaching appointments

The OSU Academic Success Center offers free appointments with an Academic Coach.  Coaches can help you to make a study plan, get organized, learn new study tips, avoid procrastination, and learn testing strategies.  Set up an appointment by calling 737-2272, stopping by the Academic Success Center in Waldo Hall 102, or by emailing a coach at osu.success.coach@gmail.com.  Include your phone number for a call back.

 

14.  Native American Heritage Month – Indigenous Feast

In collaboration with the Native American Longhouse and the American Indian Initiatives of Intercultural Student Services, the UHDS Dining Services Staff would like to invite you to attend an Indigenous Feast on Tuesday, November 9th from 5-8pm in the Boardwalk Café inside McNary Central Dining.  The feast is an event celebrating Native American Heritage Month, and the cost is $7 at the door.

 

15.  OSU Socratic Club debate

Join the OSU Socratic Club for a debate of the topic “Do Atheists Have Faith?” on Monday, November 15th at 7pm in Gilfillan Auditorium.  Michael Gurney, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Multnomah University in Portland, will argue that faith is found among secularists and religious believers alike while Martin Erwig, Professor of Computer Science at OSU, will argue that secularists reject faith claims.  The debate is free and open to the public.

 

16.  “Pain and Its Meanings” seminar

The Program in Medical Humanities at OSU, a new multidisciplinary integrated program studying health, medicine, and the healing professions is hosting a seminar series on “Pain and Its Meanings.”  On Tuesday, November 9th, join us as Dr. Kyle Homertgen, osteopathic physician, speaks on “What does Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Have to Offer in Pain Management?”  All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the Pharmacy Building, room 305 at 7 pm.

 

17.  West Coast premier – The Coming of Rain

Oregon State University Theatre will present the West Coast premier of Richard Marius’ stage adaptation of his critically acclaimed novel, The Coming of Rain starting Thursday, November 11th.  Performances run on November 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30pm and on November 14 and 21 at 2pm on the Withycombe main stage.  Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students/youth, and $5 for OSU students and are available through the OSU Theatre box office at 737-2784 or online at http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.

 

 

Opportunities

18.  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 now 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.”

 

19.  Grow with the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is actively recruiting for thousands of new positions in 77 countries.  Come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.  A Coffee Chat with OSU’s Peace Corps recruiter is being held on Tuesday, November 9 from 3 to 4pm at Java Stop in the Memorial Union.  A panel discussion and Q&A with returned volunteers will be held on Wednesday, November 17th from 5:30-6:30pm in Bexell 103.

 

20. 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).