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Fall 2010 Week 8

Greetings!  It was great to see so many of you with your dads at our Dad’s Weekend Breakfast on Saturday.  Now many of you are jumping deep into the second round of midterms - but Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Here’s what’s happening this week:

 

Announcements

1.      UHC advising

2.      Dad’s Weekend Breakfast photos!

3.      Honors Envoys

4.      UHC study room

5.      The UHC on Facebook and Twitter

 

UHC Events

6.      Adopt-a-Game update

7.      UHC Fall Study Break

8.      UHC Caroling!

9.      UHC Sunriver trip sign-up

 

Opportunities

10.  Student Sustainability Initiative grants

11.  Volunteer With Kids (VWK) program

12.  Congressional internships

13.  Grow with the Peace Corps

14.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

OSU Events & Announcements

15.  OSU Professor Jon Lewis on The Godfather trilogy

16.  OSU Socratic Club debate

17.  INTO OSU International Fair

18.  Presentation on “Tapestry Thinking, Tapestry Actions: Weaving Threads of Science, Arts, and the Humanities for Sustainability and Conservation”

19.  Horning Lecture Series – “[Geo] History Fights Back from the Grave”

20.  Sustainaball

21.  Government internship informational session

22.  West Coast premier – The Coming of Rain

 

 

 

 

Announcements

1.      UHC advising

Registration is underway for Winter Term.  If you have not yet scheduled your UHC advising appointment, please stop by the UHC office in STAG 229 or call 541-737-6400 to set up a meeting with your advisor.  Appointments are filling up fast, so don’t delay!  For a complete list of the UHC’s Winter Term course offerings, visit our website.

 

2.      Dad’s Weekend Breakfast photos!

The UHC Dad’s Weekend Breakfast was once again a lot of fun (too bad the success didn’t carry over to the football game).  Check out some pictures here.

 

3.      Honor’s 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 study room

As the term winds to its eventful end, this is a reminder that, as UHC students, you all have access to our private study room in the Valley Library.  If you are interested in using the room, reserve a block of time and check out the key in SLUG 1.  The room is available from 8-8, Monday through Thursday, from 8-4 on Friday, and from 1-9 on Sunday in 4-hour blocks and can be checked out overnight Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights.  Call the SLUG at 737-6455 or visit to book the room or get more information.

 

5.      The UHC on Facebook and Twitter

This is just a reminder that the UHC now has a Facebook group and a Twitter feed where UHC-related announcements, messages, and links are posted.  Become a fan or follower at Oregon State University – University Honors College (Facebook) and OSUHonors (Twitter).  All members of the UHC community are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to get in touch with peers or let people know about upcoming events or plans.  Contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) or Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) to get a message or update posted.

 

 

UHC Events

6.      Adopt-a-Game update

We are still in great need of volunteers for our Adopt-a-Game volunteer opportunity this Saturday, November 20th.  We’ll be helping Beaver fans sort their recyclables at the gate in an effort to green up our game.  UHC volunteers will staff gates at Reser from 3 pm until kick-off – there will be no staffing during halftime.  After working, all volunteers will receive a hand stamp granting entry into the stadium for the game.  This is a great opportunity to do some fun community service and represent the UHC.  To sign up or ask questions, email Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu).

 

7.      UHC Fall Study Break

Join us in SLUG 1 on Thursday, November 18th, from 10 am to 1 pm for snacks, mental rejuvenation, and some Harry Potter-themed fun in advance of the new movie coming out on the 19th!

 

8.      UHC Caroling!

On Wednesday, December 1st, members of HAAC, the UHC, and friends will be going to Corvallis Caring Place to sing Christmas carols!  This is one of our annual volunteer traditions, and the more the merrier!  We are planning a quick practice session during this week’s regularly-scheduled HAAC meeting on Wednesday, November 17th at 6:30 pm.  Email Ardith (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

9.      UHC Sunriver trip sign-up

Sign-ups for the UHC Winter Term trip to Sunriver are ongoing!  Join UHC students during the first weekend of the term (January 7th-9th) for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, sightseeing, and relaxing.  Space is limited, so don’t delay.  The trip cost of $45 includes lodging and some meals for the weekend.  Sign-up in SLUG 1; payment must be received in order to reserve a spot.  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).

 

 

Opportunities

10.  Student Sustainability Initiative grants

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting grant applications for student projects pursued during the 2010-2011 academic year.  $12,000 is available with a maximum single grant award available of $6,000.  Projects that improve sustainability, benefit OSU students, and support student efforts to create a sustainable OSU community are more likely to be funded.  To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled OSU student.  Applications are due this Friday, November 19th.  Guidelines and applications are posted here.  Past grant recipients include the OSU Solar Vehicle Team, the Conference on Earth Democracy, OSU’s Permaculture Class, the Green roof demonstration site, and a student project establishing composting at a Co-op.  Contact Justin Russell, (russellj@onid.orst.edu) with any questions.

 

11.  Volunteer With Kids (VWK) program

A new program at OSU called Volunteer With Kids (VWK) connects OSU students with volunteer opportunities working with students from preschool to high school age in partnership with other OSU pre-college programs like Saturday Academy, SMILE, and 4-H.  VWK also holds workshops to help volunteers learn the skills necessary for working with children, including one on Communication and Group Facilitation tomorrow, November 16th, at 5 pm.  Visit their website, volunteerwithyou.com, for more information.

 

12.  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.”

 

13.  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 panel discussion and Q&A with returned volunteers will be held on Wednesday, November 17th from 5:30-6:30pm in Bexell 103, and an application workshop will be held Thursday, December 2nd at noon in the Career Services center in 8 Kerr Admin.

 

14.  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

15.  OSU Professor Jon Lewis on The Godfather trilogy

Tonight, Monday, November 15th, OSU film professor Jon Lewis will give an interactive talk on The Godfather trilogy in the MU Journey Room at 7 pm.  The talk will include insights into the films’ connections with real-life mafia figures and will be illustrated with film clips, production slides, and photographs.  Lewis’ book on the The Godfather was released in October by the British Film Institute.

 

16.  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.

 

17.  INTO OSU International Fair

This Tuesday, November 16th, INTO OSU will hold an International Fair from 5:30-7:30 pm at Heckart Lodge.  INTO students will showcase their cultures with traditional dress, snacks and drinks, music, videos, and posters.  An INTO student might show you how to write your name in Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, or maybe Thai, Russian, Nepali, or Burmese.  There will be live music, a Saudi wedding ceremony and dance party, henna, and more!

 

18.  Presentation on “Tapestry Thinking, Tapestry Actions: Weaving Threads of Science, Arts, and the Humanities for Sustainability and Conservation”

Wednesday, November 17th, Nalini Nadkarni, a pioneer in forest canopy research known for her creative outreach to audiences, will give a talk entitled “Tapestry Thinking, Tapestry Actions: Weaving Threads of Science, Arts, and the Humanities for Sustainability and Conservation” at 4 pm in the MU Journey Room.

 

19.  Horning Lecture Series – “[Geo] History Fights Back from the Grave”

The second lecture in the 2010-2011 Horning Lecture Series on “The Historical Sciences” will be given by Mott Greene, professor at the University of Puget Sound on Thursday, November 18th at 4 pm in MU 109.  Professor Greene’s talk is titled “[Geo] History Fights Back from the Grave.”

 

20.  Sustainaball

The Student Sustainability Initiative in conjunction with the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, and ASOSU, is holding its biennial Sustainaball this Thursday, November 18th, from 7 to 9 pm in the MU Ballroom.  This event connects arts and activism by increasing community engagement in sustainability issues.  In addition to providing food, music, and art, the ‘ball will connect people with passions for social and environmental well-being.  Come enjoy some great local bands and learn about sustainability projects currently being pursued at OSU.  Admission is free.

 

21.  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.

 

22.  West Coast premier – The Coming of Rain

Oregon State University Theatre is presenting the West Coast premier of Richard Marius’ stage adaptation of his critically acclaimed novel, The Coming of Rain.  Performances continue on November 18-19 at 7:30pm and on November 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.