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Fall 2010 Week 9

Happy Monday and happy Thanksgiving week!  We hope you have a good short week and a great long weekend!  Here’s what’s coming up in the UHC and on campus:

 

Announcements

1.       Congratulations to Hendricks and Wiesner Award winners!

2.       Honors course suggestions

3.       TheSIS START workshop

4.       SLUG hours

5.       UHC study room

 

UHC Events

6.       UHC Caroling!

7.       UHC Sunriver trip sign-up continues

 

Opportunities

8.       OSU Women’s Giving Circle grants

9.       Finals Preparation Workshop

10.    Congressional internships

11.    OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.    Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra season-opening concert

13.    Public seminar on “Persistent Poverty Regions in the United States: Problems and Prospects for Rural Wealth Creation”

14.    Horticultural Department seminar: “Developing Phytophthora lateralis Resistance in Port Orford cedar”

15.    Winter Coffee with President and Mrs. Ray

 

 

Announcements

1.       Congratulations to Hendricks and Wiesner Award winners!

Each fall, the UHC awards two prestigious scholarships to current UHC students, the Joe Hendricks Scholarship for Academic Excellence and the Janet Richens Wiesner University Honors College Scholarship for Undergraduate Women in Science.  Students are nominated by UHC faculty, and winners are then selected by a faculty panel.  We are excited to announce this year’s winners:  Ada Chang has been awarded the Hendricks Scholarship and Marsha Lampi has been awarded the Wiesner Scholarship.  Awards were presented at the UHC Board of Regents Reception this past Friday.  Please join us in congratulating Ada and Marsha!

 

2.       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 also 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!

 

3.       TheSIS START workshop

Students who need to complete TheSIS: START (first-year students and students who transferred into the UHC and will be taking LEARN this year) are encouraged to attend a START workshop scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th at 5:00 pm in Strand 233.  Attending this workshop and answering the corresponding questions listed in the START Blackboard module will satisfy one of the two required START tasks.  Don’t know if you need to complete START?  Unsure of what any of this even means?  Contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

4.       SLUG hours

The SLUG will be closing early this week in advance of the holiday weekend.  We will close on Wednesday at 2:00 pm and will reopen on Sunday, the 28th at 1:00 pm.

 

5.       UHC study room

This is another 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 typically 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 (NB: the room will not be available over Thanksgiving weekend).  Call the SLUG at 737-6455 or visit to book the room or get more information.  But this is also a reminder that if you do check out the room, please return the key promptly at the end of your reservation so others can take advantage of this resource.

 

 

UHC Events

6.       UHC Caroling!

There is one last UHC event before the end of the term, our annual caroling trip!  Join members of HAAC and the UHC on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:00 pm in the SLUG.  We’ll be heading 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 obscure verses to “Jingle Bells”?  Email Ardith at ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu.

 

7.       UHC Sunriver trip sign-up continues

There is still time 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.  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

8.       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.

 

9.       Finals Preparation Workshop

Are you an engineer preparing for upcoming finals?  Come join the Academic Coaches from the College of Engineering on Tuesday, November 30th and get some last-minute tips on how to excel during Finals Week!  The workshop will be held in KEC 1001 from 6:00-7:00 pm and will include topics such as test-taking skills, test anxiety, and time management.  In addition, Subway sandwiches will be provided.

 

10.    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.”

 

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.    Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra season-opening concert

Tonight, Monday the 22nd, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2010/2011 season with a concert displaying the many dimensions of Russian power.  The concert will be at 7:30 pm in LaSells Stewart Center, and admission for this first concert is free for all OSU students (for all others, tickets are $15, $25, and $30 available online at TicketsOregon.com).  For more information on this concert and the rest of the season, call 541.758.6822.

 

13.    Public seminar on “Persistent Poverty Regions in the United States: Problems and Prospects for Rural Wealth Creation”

The Rural Studies Program and the Agricultural Resource Economics Department are sponsoring a public seminar by John Pender from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) today from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in Ballard Extension Hall room 200C.  Pender, a senior economist in the Farm and Rural Household Branch of the ERS, will speak on “Persistent Poverty Regions in the United States: Problems and Prospects for Rural Wealth Creation.”

 

14.    Horticultural Department seminar: “Developing Phytophthora lateralis Resistance in Port Orford cedar”

Richard Sniezko of the USDA Forest Service Dorena Genetic Resource Center will speak on “Developing Phytophthora lateralis Resistance in Port Orford cedar (Lawon’s cypress)” on Tuesday, November 23rd at 4:00 pm in Ag & Life Sciences Building room 4000 as a part of the fall, 2010 Horticulture Department seminar series.

 

15.    Winter Coffee with President and Mrs. Ray

All OSU faculty, staff, and students are invited to take a break before finals next Tuesday, November 30th, from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the MU.  Join President and Mrs. Edward J. Ray for holiday treats, gourmet coffee, and conversation.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share.

 

 

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