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Fall 2011 Week 4

It looks like we have a beautiful fall week ahead of us; take some time out of the midterm grind to enjoy it! We are especially excited this week to announce that, in partnership with University Housing and Dining Services, we will be moving the Honors-themed residence to West Hall beginning next year – see below for additional details. Read on for that and more!

 

UHC Announcements & Events

  1. 1.      UHC residence moving to West Hall in fall, 2012
  2. 2.      UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position
  3. 3.      UHC haunted corn maze trip!
  4. 4.      Honors Experience Scholarship

 

Opportunities

  1. 5.      2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
  2. 6.      Speed mock interviews
  3. 7.      Udall Scholarships competition for 2012-2013
  4. 8.      Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships
  5. 9.      Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

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

11.  Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) internship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

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

13.  Career Services workshops and Career Fair

14.  Public lecture – “The Greatest Scientific Achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope”       

15.  Fall library workshops for undergraduates

16.  Education double degree informational sessions

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

  1. 1.      UHC residence moving to West Hall in fall, 2012

The UHC, in partnership with University Housing and Dining Services, will be moving the Honors-themed residence to West Hall beginning in the fall of 2012. Located near the heart of campus and next to the Marketplace West dining area, West Hall is one of the most desirable living spaces on campus, offering residents suite-style living with moveable furniture, high-speed internet and cable in every room, study and break lounges on each floor, and a large kitchen facility. We will also maintain our partnership with The Gem off campus. The Gem, located at the corner of Kings and Monroe, features furnished studios and apartments. Honors students will receive priority in the application process for both West Hall and The Gem. We will provide additional information about this process soon. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact our office at honors.college@oregonstate.edu or 541.737.6400.

 

  1. 2.      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.

 

  1. 3.      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.

 

  1. 4.      UHC haunted corn maze trip!

The first HAAC field trip of the year is this week! UHC students will make a trip to a haunted corn maze on Friday, October 21st. For more information, see http://on.fb.me/nKQYdy.

 

 

Opportunities

  1. 5.      2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is a sponsor of the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which will be held in Portland from November 9-12. EECS will sponsor up to 25 students to attend this conference, paying conference fees, transportation to Portland and back, and one night’s stay at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. The deadline to apply for this support was last Friday, but applications will be accepted through tomorrow (Tuesday). Applications are available at http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/grace-hopper-celebration-2011 and should be dropped off at the EECS office in 1148 Kelley Engineering Center ASAP.

 

  1. 6.      Speed mock interviews

In conjunction with the Fall Career Fair (see below), Career Services will offer speed mock interviews on Tuesday, October 25th in MU 206. Participants will interview with multiple employers (representatives from actual corporations will conduct interviews) in a 30 minute time slot. It is necessary to RSVP to reserve your spot through Beaver JobNet. For more information about this and other Career Services programming, visit http://oregonstate.edu/career/programs-workshops.

 

  1. 7.      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 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.

 

  1. 8.      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.

 

  1. 9.      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.

 

10.  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 today October 17th. For additional details, visit http://scribendi.unm.edu or contact at scriben@unm.edu or (505) 277-7407.

 

11.  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

12.  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” tonight, 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) will examine claims of apocalyptic environmental disaster, 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.

 

13.  Career Services workshops and Career Fair

Career Services will offer two workshops this week in conjunction with the Fall Career Fair. On Tuesday, October 18th, there will be an informational session on using social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) in your job search and career development. On Wednesday, there will be a session on “Maximize Your Internship.” Both sessions are from noon-1:00 p.m. in Kerr B8. The Fall Career Fair will be on Thursday, October 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ch2M Hill Alumni Center 204.

 

14.  Public lecture – “The Greatest Scientific Achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope”

On Thursday, October 20th, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., the Northwest section of the American Physical Society and the OSU Department of Physics will sponsor a free lecture by Dr. Mario Livio from the Space Telescope Science Institute on the achievements made by the Hubble Space Telescope program. The lecture will be in Weniger 151.

 

15.  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 are quickly filling up, so register as soon as possible! Attendance at workshops will satisfy one of the two required tasks for TheSIS START.

 

16.  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 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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