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Fall 2011 Week 3

We hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the third week of the term (already)! As you begin to brace yourselves for the first batch of midterms, here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position

2.      Honors Experience Scholarship

3.      HAAC meeting this Tuesday

4.      UHC haunted corn maze trip!

5.      SLUG lost and found

6.      McNary classroom access

7.      UHC on Facebook

 

Opportunities

8.      Udall Scholarships competition for 2012-2013

9.      Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships

10.  Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

11.  Get published in Scribendi fine arts and literature magazine!

12.  Intercollegiate honors service collaboration blog

13.  Become a Mole Hole Peer Tutor!

14.  Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

15.  International Living-Learning Center Grand Opening

16.  Linus Pauling Science Center Grand Opening

17.  Science Pub Corvallis – “Clean Water for All”

18.  OSU Socratic Club – “Will the World End Soon? Apocalyptic Visions of the Future”

19.  Literary Northwest Series – Tracy Daugherty

20.  Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

21.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

22.  Education double degree informational sessions

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position

We are seeking applicants for the UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position beginning immediately. Duties include planning, organizing, and coordinating student trips; assisting with UHC formal and informal student functions and meetings; attending regularly weekly meetings; and assisting with UHC/OSU recruiting events. Applicants must be VERY outgoing, inclusive of others, have good communications skills, pay excellent attention to organizational details, and be able to lead groups of students in various endeavors while following OSU policies. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to LeeAnn Baker, 229 Strand Hall no later than November 1st. This is a paid position through the UHC. Hours vary from 30 minutes per week to 2-6 hours per week during trip preparation and travel.

 

2.      Honors Experience Scholarship

Are you planning a study abroad this year? Are you thinking about doing research over a break or during the summer? The UHC’s Honors Experience Scholarship can provide students with up to $2,000 in support of learning experiences outside of the classroom including study abroad, research, internships, or service learning. This scholarship is open to all UHC students; all experiences planned for the 2011-2012 academic year that will earn university credit are eligible (applications for retroactive awards funding completed or ongoing experiences may be considered). For more information and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/experience-scholarship. Applications must include a budget proposal outlining how requested funds will be used and must list other sources of funding (including details of paid internships or fellowships). Note that this is not a tuition scholarship; requested funds must be budgeted in support of the experience itself. Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee, and in some cases a portion of support will be withheld until completion of the experience and participation in a project documenting the experience for use by the UHC and OSU – details, in these cases, will be arranged following determination of the award. In order to be sure of receiving any awarded funds by the start of winter term, applications must be submitted by November 13th. Contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

3.      HAAC meeting this Tuesday

Join the Honors Activities and Advisory Committee on Tuesday for its second meeting of the year! All UHC students are welcome to participate and help plan UHC events. HAAC meets every Tuesday from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in SLUG 1. Bring a friend! Snacks are provided.

 

And if you want to stay up-to-date with all HAAC activities, follow the club’s brand-new Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/qNvpbu.

 

4.      UHC haunted corn maze trip!

Speaking of events, HAAC has its first field trip of the year planned, a trip to a haunted corn maze on Friday, October 21st. For more information, see http://on.fb.me/nKQYdy.

 

5.      SLUG lost and found

This Friday, October 14th, all items remaining in the SLUG Lost and Found will be taken to charity. If you believe you might have lost something in the SLUG, be sure to check and claim your items before Friday at noon!

 

6.      McNary classroom access

Remember that all UHC students living on-campus can access the McNary classroom from 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 a.m. every day using their OSU student ID/Proxy card.

 

7.      UHC on Facebook

In addition to the HAAC Facebook page, the UHC has its own college Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/rb0vpI. Following us is a great way to keep up-to-the minute with UHC updates and events and get in touch with other UHC students!

 

Opportunities

8.      Udall Scholarships competition for 2012-2013

Applications for 2012-2013 Udall Scholarships are now available! The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding eighty $5,000 scholarships and 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 to current sophomore and junior undergraduates from across the U.S. with plans to pursue careers in any of the following areas: Native American health care (includes health care administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities); tribal public policy (includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, governance, or law; Native American education or justice; natural resource management; cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities); the environment (includes policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics). To apply in the first two categories, you must be Native American/Alaska Native. Students must have a demonstrated record of leadership and commitment to careers related to one of these three areas. Not only do Udall Scholars receive a monetary award, they also attend a Scholar Orientation in Tucson, AZ, a four-day event that brings Udall Scholars, alumni, faculty representatives, and Udall Foundation staff together to network, share ideas, hear from distinguished leaders, and see first-hand what it means to be a part of the Udall legacy. For information, see http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx.  

 

To apply, you must be selected by your university for registration and for nomination. The OSU Faculty Representative is Patricia Muir, and she leads the registration and nomination process. She will meet individually with competitive applicants to discuss their potential nomination and the application process. Students interested in applying should email muirp@science.oregonstate.edu during the fall term. This is a great opportunity, and OSU students – both from the UHC – received Udall Awards in both 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

 

9.      Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships

Oregon Space Grant Scholarships are now open for application. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and can be made in support of research, tuition, or as achievement awards. Review the scholarship guide at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships for additional details about the scholarship opportunities and for application procedures. Applications are due by November first, and awards will be made in December of this year. Contact 541-737-2414 or spacegrant@oregonstate.edu with questions.

 

10.  Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

Applications are now being accepted for the R&D Summer Intern Program at Dow AgroSciences (http://www.dowagro.com/careers/internships/lab.htm). Internships are available in chemistry, biology, and computer science related disciplines including (but not limited to) biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical), and informatics (bio and chem). Lab internships will be located in Indianapolis, IN and field internships at stations across the U.S. This is a paid, full-time internship for 10-12 weeks in the summer. Housing assistance is provided. Electronic resumes and cover letters are due to lmjones@dow.com by December 31st.

 

11.  Get published in Scribendi fine arts and literature magazine!

Scribendi, an arts and literature magazine sponsored by the Western Regional Honors Council is now accepting submissions from students at member institutions (which includes the UHC!). Poetry, essays, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and visual art are all accepted. The submission deadline is October 17th. For additional details, visit http://scribendi.unm.edu or contact at scriben@unm.edu or (505) 277-7407.

 

12.  Intercollegiate honors service collaboration blog

Are you interested in community service projects and looking for ideas? You might want to check out a blog documenting service projects at honors programs around the country. And if you are currently engaged in a service project and looking for collaborators outside of OSU, this would be a great place to start. The blog is at http://interhonorsservicecollaboration.blogspot.com/.

 

13.  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.

 

14.  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

15.  International Living-Learning Center Grand Opening

The grand opening for the new International Living-Learning Center, the home for INTO OSU and OSU International Programs, is this afternoon. At 4:00 p.m., the main presentation and ribbon cutting will be held, and the state-of-the-art facility will be open for self-guided tours from 4:30-6:00. Food will also be available. For more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/living-learning-center.

 

16.  Linus Pauling Science Center Grand Opening

OSU’s new state-of-the-art science facility will also have its grand opening this week, on Friday, October 14th. The building will be open for self-guided tours from 1-6 p.m., and the main program will begin at 3:00. Food samples will be available from Ava’s Café in the Pauling Center.

 

17.  Science Pub Corvallis – “Clean Water for All”

From 6:00-8:00 tonight at the Old World Deli, Jordan Machtelinckx, emeritus president of OSU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter will describe his group’s efforts to bring safe drinking water to rural communities in Central America and Africa.

 

18.  OSU Socratic Club – “Will the World End Soon? Apocalyptic Visions of the Future”

The OSU Socratic Club will hold its first event of the new academic year, a debate on the topic “Will the World End Soon? Apocalyptic Visions of the Future” next Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium. A panel of four experts will discuss and evaluate widespread claims that our world faces the near end of history or even the end of human life on Earth as we know it. A radio preacher, Harold Camping, recently predicted that Jesus will return to Earth on October 21, 2011 (after an earlier date of May 21 didn’t materialize). Many believe that the Mayan calendar predicts that cataclysmic events will take place in 2012. And Al Gore has predicted that the world faces imminent environmental disaster because of man-made global warming. Are these claims plausible? Four experts will examine them and debate their credibility. Nicole von Germeten (OSU History Department) will discuss the Mayan calendar, Gary Ferngren (OSU History Department) will discuss biblical prophecies of the future, Allen Thompson (OSU Philosophy Department), and Martin Emmrich (a Presbyterian minister) will discuss reasons for the current popularity of end-of-the-world scenarios. The presentations will be followed by a dialogue between panelists and by questions from the audience. The debate is free and open to the public.

 

The Socratic Club is beginning its tenth year as a student organization at OSU. The Club is modeled on the original Socratic Club, which was founded at Oxford University in 1941, with C.S. Lewis serving as President. At OSU the Club offers a forum for opposing points of view on subjects of contemporary debate at the intersection of Christian belief and contemporary culture. Two events are planned for each quarter. For more information, visit the OSU Socratic Club online at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/socratic.

 

19.  Literary Northwest Series – Tracy Daugherty

Tracy Daugherty, Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at OSU and the author of four novels, four short story collections, a book of personal essays, and two biographies, including the recent Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller, will be the guest as a part of the Literary Northwest Series at the Valley Library on Thursday, October 13th from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

 

20.  Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

“Local Virtuosos” will be featured at a concert this Thursday, October 13th in the LaSells Stewart Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission for OSU students is free.

 

21.  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). Workshops begin this week and are already filling up, so register as soon as possible! Attendance at workshops will satisfy one of the two required tasks for TheSIS START.

 

22.  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

 

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