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Fall 2011 Week 2

As fall begins to settle around us, we hope you are all having a terrific start to the new school year. We really enjoyed seeing so many of you last week at the UHC Fall BBQ – look for pictures to be posted to the UHC website soon! And we hope those of you who went on the Fall Camping Trip this past weekend also had a great time! Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      HAAC 2011-2012 kick-off meeting!

2.      Earn UHC elective credit in the INTO Conversant program

3.      SLUG hours and resources

 

Opportunities

4.      UHC DeLoach Work Scholarship

5.      OSU International Affairs Club

6.      Become a Mole Hole Peer Tutor!

7.      Education double degree informational sessions

8.      International Degree and Education Abroad events

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

10.  Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Second week course adds

12.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

13.  Dean’s Distinguished Lecture – Howard Behar, Founding President, Starbucks International

14.  Student Affairs Speed Dating

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      HAAC 2011-2012 kick-off meeting!

Are you in the UHC? Do you want to get involved, plan some events, and meet some great people? The Honors Activities and Advisory Committee (HAAC) is kicking off the year on Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in SLUG 1. HAAC is a UHC student organization that meets weekly for just half 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. Remember – all are welcome to any meeting! Email Ardith Feroglia (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

2.      Earn UHC elective credit in the INTO Conversant program

The UHC and the OSU Conversant Program are working 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.

 

3.      SLUG hours and resources

SLUG hours this year will be Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00-9:00 p.m. The SLUG is closed on Saturday.

 

As most of you know, all UHC students can print for free in the SLUG. SLUG 1 (Strand 030, in the basement), has PCs and dual-boot Macs for student use, printers, and a small lounge space. SLUG 2 in Strand 032 has couches, a dual-boot mini-Mac with a Starboard projector, and a small kitchen area – it’s a good place for group work or study sessions. A SLUG student staffer is always on hand in SLUG 1 to help with any problems or questions you might have. The staffer also books reservations for the UHC’s study room in the Valley Library: the study room can be reserved and checked out for four-hour blocks during the week and overnight Sunday-Thursday.

 

When using the SLUG, we ask that you be considerate of the space and your fellow students. Do not leave paper at the printer or dishes in the sink. Try to avoid printing excess copies, and print double-sided whenever possible. Be mindful of noise when others are trying to work. If you encounter a printer or computer problem, please let the SLUG staff member know. A little courtesy makes for a better experience for everyone!

 

Opportunities

4.      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.

 

5.      OSU International Affairs Club

The OSU International Affairs Club (IAC) will be hosting is first meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. in Bexel 207. The IAC is a new student organization endorsed by the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University Honors College dedicated to promoting the International Business Option, International Exchange, and the general subjects of international politics and international business. Its goal is to serve as a hub for students to receive information on study abroad opportunities and further their education on international subjects. All students are welcome, regardless of level of knowledge or field of study, to attend to learn more about the vast world around us and the interaction of business and politics on the world stage. We will also engage in a Model United Nations program and work to organize and send a delegation of our most dedicated students to a regional or national Model UN this year. Contact Riley (internationalaffairsclub@oregonstate.edu) for more information.

 

6.      Become a Mole Hole Peer Tutor!

If you earned an A or B in the CH 221-3 or CH 224H-226H sequences, you are eligible to become a Mole Hole Peer Tutor. Pay is $9.00/hour and the ideal candidates would be eligible to work for blocks between 5 and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and/or Sundays 3-10 p.m. For additional information or to apply, contact Professor Margie Haak either in person or over email (margie.haak@oregonstate.edu) and provide an unofficial transcript copy.

 

7.      Education double degree informational sessions

If you are interested in adding an Education major this term, you are required to attend one of the following informational sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 9-10:30 a.m. in Waldo 400
  • Tuesday, October 27th, 1-2:30 p.m. in Waldo 456
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 2-3:30 p.m. in Waldo 400
  • Monday, November 14th, 9-10:30 a.m. in Waldo 456
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 1-2:30 p.m. in Waldo 400

 

8.      International Degree and Education Abroad events

OSU has numerous options for internationalizing your college experience. You can learn more about these opportunities at the following events and sessions this week:

  • Global Opportunities Fair – Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MU Ballroom

International Degree and Education Abroad will be hosting its annual “Global Opportunities Fair” on Thursday. This is a great way to learn about the over 200 study abroad and over 120 global internship opportunities sponsored by OSU. Additionally, you can learn more about the International Degree, a unique program designed to bring a truly global perspective to your existing major. Prize drawings and refreshments provided.

  • Engineers Go Abroad! – Friday, October 7, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Snell 448

Come to an informational session about opportunities abroad specifically for engineering majors. Learn about study abroad and internship possibilities, scholarships, and strategies for making an international experience a part of your education at OSU.

  • First Steps Meetings – M-F (every week of the term), 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., Snell 444

If you are interested in any kind of international experience (study abroad, internship, or international studies), be sure to come to a “First Steps” meeting. Offered twice each day throughout the term, this meeting will serve as your guide to getting started with an international opportunity at OSU. After you’ve attended a session, you can then meet individually with International Degree and Education Abroad advisors about how to match your academic and personal interests to an international experience!

 

9.      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).

 

10.  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.

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Second week course adds

Friday is the last day you can add a course online. All second week adds require departmental approval.

 

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. 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.

 

13.  Dean’s Distinguished Lecture – Howard Behar, Founding President, Starbucks International

Howard Behar will speak on “It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks” on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center in this free lecture sponsored by the OSU College of Business.

 

14.  Student Affairs Speed Dating

With a twist on speed dating, this event on Friday, October 7th from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Valley Library E&W Willamette Seminar Room will offer attendees the opportunity to speak with representatives from student affairs offices throughout campus and ask questions regarding any aspect of student affairs.

 

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