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Fall 2011 Week 1

A message from Dan Arp, Dean of the UHC…

 

Welcome to the new school year! For those of you who are new students, it is great to have you on campus as you start your OSU and UHC journeys. We welcomed 272 new students to the UHC at the New Student Induction last Tuesday at the LaSells Stewart Center, and we are excited about all that you are bringing to our community. For those of you who are returning, welcome back! ‘Returners’ will notice some changes when you visit the UHC offices. This summer, we welcomed a new advisor, Leanna Dillon, to the UHC. Leanna, LeeAnn, and Rebekah are all located across the hall from the main office in Strand 226, while Eric Hill, the UHC writing instructor, is now in Rebekah’s old office. Room 227B (formerly Associate Dean Toni Doolen’s office) is now set up as a conference/small class room, and Toni has moved to LeeAnn’s previous space. Finally, Laurel Busse, our office manager, is now in the UHC main office. But I’m still in the same place, so when you do stop by, please don’t hesitate to stop in to say hi!

 

As always, I encourage you to get involved and take advantage of all that OSU and the UHC have to offer. Join HAAC. Join another university club. Get started on undergraduate research. Plan a study abroad experience. Find an internship that suits you. Take advantage of a service learning experience. And if you are wondering how to get started with any of these activities, make an appointment with one of our advisors, and they will help you. Finally, be sure to take advantage of the events we hold in the UHC! Next up is the UHC Fall BBQ tomorrow at 5:00 along Waldo Place (details below). I look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

Welcome back, and have a great fall quarter.

 

Dan

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Fall BBQ

2.      UHC Fall Camping Trip

3.      UHC DeLoach Work Scholarship

4.      We want YOU for HAAC!

5.      Earn UHC elective credit in the INTO Conversant program

 

Opportunities

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

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

8.      Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

9.      The Green Register sustainability internship 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

10.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

11.  OSU Student Media Open House

12.  “Mexican American Activism in Oregon” – A conversation with Sonny Montes and Glenn Anthony May

13.  Literary Northwest Series – Keith Scribner

14.  John Bischoff – Computer Music

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Fall BBQ

Join us to celebrate the new year at the annual UHC Fall BBQ tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 27th) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. along Waldo Place, the street between Strand Hall and the Valley Library. Enjoy free food, games, and live entertainment while you reunite with UHC friends, faculty, and staff. All are welcome, but come early as food goes fast! Hope to see you there!

 

2.      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 SLUG; 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 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).

 

3.      UHC DeLoach Work Scholarship

The University Honors College is now accepting faculty applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for fall term. This program enables OSU faculty members to support undergraduate students working at tasks that materially enhance their academic training. Work assignments must relate to areas of the student’s field of study and provide a significant learning experience. Tasks that further the instructional, curricular, outreach, of diversity goals of the university or involve cooperative student-faculty research ventures are especially encouraged. Students who have an idea for a project that might fit should contact a faculty member to see if they will work with you. Applying is free to them and beneficial to both of you! The deadline to apply for fall term is October 7, 2011. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/deloach-work-scholarship.

 

4.      We want YOU for HAAC!

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to get involved on campus this year? HAAC is the Honors Activities and Advisory Committee, a UHC student organization that meets weekly for just ½ an hour to plan events, service projects, trips, and much more! HAAC members also serve as the student representatives of the UHC; this is a great way to be heard and shape the UHC community! HAAC meetings are open to all Honors students, and for the fall, meetings will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights in the SLUG beginning next week, on October 4th. Remember – all are welcome to any meeting! Email Ardith Feroglia (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

5.      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

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

The UHC is 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.      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).

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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 Register, dlong@thegreenregister.com or (205) 453-9837.

 

OSU Events & Announcements

10.  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. There will be separate workshops on the topics:

  • “Move Your Research Paper Beyond Good Enough” So you have a big research paper to write? We’re here to help! Take your research paper to the next level. In this workshop you’ll hear about advanced search strategies, using the Libraries’ resources smarter, and organizing your searches and results.
  • “Work Smarter Not Harder: Turn One Good Article Into Several” Got one or two really good sources but need more for your project? Learn to use a source you already have to find additional useful sources by “citation searching.” Citation searching can help you find sources both older and newer than the source you are starting with. We’ll explore citation searching in discovery tools like Google Scholar, Web of Science, and even Wikipedia.
  • “Bibliographies in a Snap: Using Web-Based Citation Tools” Does creating a bibliography make you want to tear your hair out or cry? Ever lose that perfect reference in a stack of notes? Come learn how to use Zotero (a free, web-based tool) and create reference lists of bibliographies with the click of a button. As an added bonus, Zotero also helps you keep track of all the references you find in one place.

 

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.

 

11.  OSU Student Media Open House

Learn more about employment opportunities at The Daily Barometer, Beaver Yearbook, KBVR-FM, KBVR-TV, and Prism Magazine at the OSU Student Media Open House this Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. in KBVR Television Studio at MU East.

 

12.  “Mexican American Activism in Oregon” – A conversation with Sonny Montes and Glenn Anthony May

Sonny Montes, a leader in Oregon’s early Chicano Movement, and Glenn Anthony May, author of Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon, will be joined by special guests John Little and Jose Romero for a conversation about Mexican American activism in Oregon on Thursday, September 29th from 4-6 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

 

13.  Literary Northwest Series – Keith Scribner

OSU’s own Keith Scribner will read from his latest novel, The Oregon Experiment (Knopf, 2011) on Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda.

 

14.  John Bischoff – Computer Music

On Saturday, October 1st, composer John Bischoff will perform various interactive music compositions at the Corvallis Art Center at 7:00 p.m. Free to OSU students.

 

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