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Fall 2011 Week 0

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Welcome to new UHC Academic Advisor Leanna Dillon!

2.      UHC CONNECT Week activities

3.      CONNECT Week SLUG hours

4.      UHC Fall Camping Trip

5.      Save the date – UHC Fall BBQ

6.      UHC Undergraduate Teaching Assistant opportunity – Orientation for Transfer Students

7.      Earn UHC elective credit in the INTO Conversant program

 

Opportunities

8.      Job opening in the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center

9.      Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

10.  The Green Register sustainability internship 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  OSU CONNECT activities

12.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Welcome to new UHC Academic Advisor Leanna Dillon!

The UHC is very excited to welcome a new Academic Advisor to our team this fall, Leanna Dillon, who will be joining Rebekah and LeeAnn! Leanna recently completed her Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Communication at the University of Denver, and she brings a diverse set of experiences to our community, including two years in Cape Verde with the Peace Corps. Please take a moment to join us in welcoming her to the UHC and OSU!

 

We would also like to thank Jason Schindler for his great work over the past several months. Jason ably stepped in to assist us in advising, and we look forward to him continuing to be a familiar face in the UHC community!

 

2.      UHC CONNECT Week activities

The UHC is hosting a number of activities throughout CONNECT Week to help you make a successful start to the academic year. Please take a moment to review our schedule below, and you are welcome to attend all of the events that seem helpful or fun! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 541.737.6400 or stop by the UHC office in Strand 229.

  • New Student Induction: Tuesday, September 20th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center 

All new students are asked to join us for a casual celebration of your new membership in the University Honors College. The Dean of the UHC, Dan Arp, and UHC staff, students, and faculty members will be on hand to greet you and present you with a welcoming gift. This is a unique opportunity to hear from returning UHC students about their Honors experience, and all new UHC students are expected to attend. Parents and immediate family members are also welcome!

  • Beyond Books – What a research library can do for you! Wednesday, September 21st, 9:00-9:50 a.m. in the Valley Library Autzen Classroom 

The Valley Library is a place where brilliant ideas are born, presentations are perfected, and friends are found. At this presentation, learn to utilize the OSU Valley Library in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Find out how to research like an expert and use services and resources like interlibrary loan, OSU research subject librarians, reference management software, mobile technologies, collaborative learning spaces, and much more. Making the most of the library is an invaluable skill, and new students are strongly encouraged to attend. All UHC students are welcome.

  • Finding Your True Gift Among Your Talents: Wednesday, September 21st, 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Strand 233 

Finding your true gift is a crucial ingredient in success and happiness, but uncovering what truly drives you and recognizing your inherent strengths is often especially difficult for high achievers. Start your path of self exploration at this workshop and learn about the resources available to help you along your way. All UHC students still considering their major or career path are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Let’s Get Ready for Calculus: Thursday, September 22nd, 10:00-11:50 a.m. in Kidder 350

Join Professor Bill Bogley, a long-time teacher in the UHC, and get ready for success in calculus. Dr. Bogley will offer practical tips on what you need to know and illustrate why calculus is a fundamental component of more than half of all major programs at OSU. This two-hour session presents three stories that will build upon your previous knowledge and provide gateways into the fundamental ideas of calculus. All UHC students taking MTH 251 or 254 are welcome, and students entering MTH 251 are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • TheSIS START Workshop: Friday, September 23rd, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Strand 323

Learn more about the UHC thesis process at this workshop. This session is designed for those who are at the beginning of their time in the UHC and will satisfy one of the two required tasks for TheSIS (Thesis Success in Stages) START – new students will be receiving more information about TheSIS soon. All UHC students are invited to attend to learn more about the thesis and have questions answered.

  • Building an Advising Relationship: Friday, September 23rd, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Strand 323

Academic advising is a critical part of the college experience, and building positive relationships with your academic advisors is one of the keys to success at OSU. An academic advisor will play a pivotal role in guiding you by encouraging personal development and strengthening your connections to college resources. Join the UHC advising team as we share important tips about strengthening the advisor/advisee relationship. All UHC students are invited to attend.

  • CONNECT to the SLUG: Friday, September 23rd, 1:00-5:00 p.m. in Strand 30 & 32

Take time out to meet members of the SLUG staff, learn more about the UHC Student Learning Center and its resources, and hang out with current UHC students. There will be a variety of games, and this will be a fun way to kick off the year and make some connections to other UHC students. All members of the UHC community are invited to attend.

 

3.      CONNECT Week SLUG hours

As mentioned above, the SLUG staff will host an Open House in the SLUG (Strand 30 & 32, in the basement) on Friday from 1-5 p.m. There will be games, and all current and new students are invited to stop by. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of your classmates and the SLUG staff and learn more about UHC student resources.

 

4.      UHC Fall Camping Trip

The UHC’s annual fall camping trip will be over the first weekend of fall term, September 30th through October 2nd, at Beverly Beach Campground. Sign up in the UHC main office, Strand 229, beginning September 21st; there is limited space available, so first come, first served! To reserve your spot, add your name and contact information to the list and leave $25 in the envelope (please make checks payable to Jeannie Allen). This fee will cover campsite costs and some supplies and meals. Students are responsible for tents, sleeping bags, snacks, and rides – there will be no coordinated transportation, but there will be carpooling to be arranged at a pre-trip meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the UHC Trip and Activity Coordinators Tina Dinh (dinht@onid.orst.edu) or Jeannie Allen (allenm@onid.orst.edu).

 

5.      Save the date – UHC Fall BBQ

Join us for the annual UHC Fall BBQ during the first week of the term, on Tuesday, September 27th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. along Waldo Place, the street between Strand Hall and the Valley Library quad. Enjoy free food, games, and live entertainment by Jordan Markus at this event celebrating the new year and reuniting UHC friends, faculty, and staff. All are welcome, but come early as food goes fast! Hope to see you all there!

 

6.      UHC Undergraduate Teaching Assistant opportunity – Orientation for Transfer Students

The UHC will be hiring several Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) to work for our Transfer Transitions program during the 2011-2012 academic year. Transfer Transitions is designed to assist students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields make the transfer to OSU from community college. UTAs will assist in HC 299 Orientation for Transfer Students during the fall term and mentor additional transfer student cohort activities during the term and potentially afterward. Students will be paid $10/hour, working an expected two hours/week during the fall, with additional work possible in the winter and spring. UTAs should be upper-division students majoring in STEM disciplines. Please submit a resume and any inquiries to Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) by Wednesday, September 28th.

 

7.      Earn UHC elective credit in the INTO Conversant program

The UHC is partnering with the OSU Conversant Program to partner Honors student with INTO Pathways students interested in practicing their English conversation skills. This is a great way to get some international experience without leaving campus by learning about different cultures, and participants can earn UHC credit. Plus, it’s fun!

 

To earn one credit, Honors students need to commit to meeting an average of one hour per week with an international student in the INTO OSU Pathway Program. Students keep a log of the times and places of meetings and topics discussed, and at the end of the term, they turn in a two-page “reflections” paper on the experience.

 

To enroll,

  • Meet with your UHC adviser, review the program description, and complete a Learning Agreement and application form.
  • Submit your application to Robert Hinderliter with INTO in Heckert Lodge and schedule a twenty-minute appointment with him so he can meet you before matching you with a Pathway student.
  • After your application has been cleared by Student Conduct, Robert will match you with a student. The largest group of INTO students are from China, and smaller groups come from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Once you are matched, Robert will set up a first meeting where you will be introduced to your partner, exchange contact information, and set up future meetings.

Credit will be given P/N and count for a UHC elective as HC 409. No foreign language experience or skill is necessary.

 

Students can also participate without receiving course credit if they wish. The enrollment process is the same as above, but no Learning Agreement needs to be completed.

 

We are excited to offer this unique learning opportunity in partnership with INTO OSU. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at 541-737-6400.

 

Opportunities

8.      Job opening in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center, a newly merged unit in the OSU Libraries, is seeking dependable student workers with strong research and writing skills to fill four positions working up to 15 hours per week. Starting pay is $9.00 per hour. Tasks vary according to need, but generally require strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Students may be asked to conduct research in archival collections – including the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers – and compose texts for publication on the web. Other common tasks include interview transcription, maps and microform assistance, reshelving and retrieving of archival materials, photo and document scanning, and assorted outreach activities. Students are also asked to serve as primary reference contacts at two public service desks. Interested individuals should submit a resume and 1-2 page writing sample to Chris Petersen (chris.petersen@oregonstate.edu).

 

9.      Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

The Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) is a City of Albany program designed to improve tourism, employment, and commerce in the city. They are looking for an intern or temporary employee to work on a diverse set of projects under a Team Leader with global experience managing multinational corporations. This is a paid position($8.50/hour) with flexible hours ranging from 20-40 per week and a duration of 3-9 months. Projects include collating city assets and activities to establish the “Historic Albany” label, establishing a brand roll-out plan, working as liaison with HARP “Godparents” to coordinate city development, and assisting in media and press releases for specific events and publicity points. Candidates should by enthusiastic, energetic, and effective communicators capable of distilling complex issues and arguments. They must have a willingness to work on a wide range of projects with a broad set of community allies. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Porsche, Urban Renewal Manager, City of Albany at kate.porsche@cityofalbany.net.

 

10.  The Green Register sustainability internship

The Green Register has an internship program for students in sustainability fields at colleges and universities across the U.S. This program solicits students to submit articles in sustainability issues for potential publication on The Green Register website, the largest daily online newspaper serving the local and worldwide green community. Selected interns will submit two articles per month, with a minimum of 1000 words and related photographs. If interested, contact David Long at The Green Registerdlong@thegreenregister.com or (205) 453-9837.

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  OSU CONNECT activities

OSU is hosting a wide range of activities this week for new and returning students. Please see http://oregonstate.edu/newstudents/connect/home for a complete schedule of events.

 

12.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

This fall term, the Valley Library will host a number of workshops designed to assist undergraduate students. This term, the workshop theme of “Build Your Research Skill Set” will be of particular interest to UHC students. Workshops on the subjects “Move Your Research Paper Beyond Good Enough,” “Work Smarter Not Harder: Turn One Good Article Into Several,” and “Bibliographies in a Snap: Using Web-Based Citation Tools” will be offered several times during the term. For a schedule and to register, visit http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1481-Research-Skills-for-Undergraduates. All workshops will be held in the Barnard Classroom of the Valley Library (room 5420). Attendance at workshops will satisfy one of the two required tasks for TheSIS START.

 

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