Happy Monday! This week in the HC, we have the HC3 coffee on Wednesday, October 18, a Goldman Sachs informational lunch on October 19, and a faculty-student matching reception on Friday, October 20. Don’t forget to submit your idea to the HC Next Great Startup Competition by Friday, October 20! And new this week, read about a couple of exciting service-learning opportunities: the HC alternative winter break service trip to Taos, New Mexico (meeting next week, October 26), and the HC International Service-Learning Program in Nepal tentatively scheduled for spring break. There are also two new internship opportunities to consider, both with a November 1 deadline. Take advantage of the great opportunities in the HC and around campus, and have a wonderful week!

This week we have several new HC events to look forward to! Coming up on Friday, October 13, there’s a Portland art day trip, where you’ll have a chance to go behind the scenes of the Portland Art Museum. Also on Friday, October 13, we have another Dean and Friends Lunch event where you can learn about one HC alum’s experience and get advice on preparing for graduate school and teaching-oriented careers. (Register for both events below.) Also, you can be thinking about your entrepreneurial idea for the Honors College Next Great Startup Competition—applications are due by next Friday, October 20. And ahead this month: Celebrate fall with pumpkins, hayrides and doughnuts at the annual Pumpkin Patch Trip (sign up below!), and warm up with coffee and snacks at the HC community coffee event next week. Have a great week!


We’re off and running! As you delve into classwork this term, connect and get support through the study groups, tutoring, and advising hours available in the HC. Sign up for Lunch with the Dean this Wednesday, October 4 to get to know and talk with Dean Williams. Check out the HC trivia night on Thursday, October 5, and mark your calendars for the HC3 coffee in a couple of weeks. The first Faculty-Student Matching Reception is coming up on Friday, October 6, and the first Dean and Friends lunch is this Friday, October 6 at noon—learn about career paths and enjoy a free lunch (be sure to register). This is a great time to think about the ways you want to get involved on campus!

We hope everyone had a great first week! As you begin Week 1, check out the many opportunities to get involved in the Honors College and across campus. You’ll find meetings for the HC Student Association and leadership circle, information about HC study groups and tutors, ways to connect with faculty, a job opportunity in the library’s special collections, and many helpful workshops and resources for your research. 

Welcome Honors College students and faculty! We are excited to begin this new academic year welcoming a record 461 new students.  For new students, the Monday Message is a weekly Honors College newsletter sent out at the beginning of every week during fall, winter, and spring terms. It contains important information about HC events, opportunities, and deadlines, as well as campus wide announcements that are especially relevant to HC students, faculty, and staff. Each message includes a table of contents, so topics that are of particular interest to you are quickly accessible. All HC students are strongly encouraged to review the Monday Message contents each week, as it is the best (and sometimes only) source of information about a wide variety of opportunities, events, and news that can make a big difference in your HC and Oregon State experience. Just in case you miss a message, they are all posted to the HC Website.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Welcome Dinner on Tuesday, September 26th in the LInC courtyard if not sooner, and we wish you all an excellent new academic year!

Hello HC students and faculty! We are almost done with yet another term. This week’s message does not contain many opportunities for this week in particular, but there are some activities listed for the summer and fall. First and foremost, the HC is still seeking service site leaders for our annual HC Morning of Service. We encourage fellow HC students to apply to be site leaders as it is a great opportunity to meet new HC students as well as get in some volunteer hours at the beginning of the term. Additionally, there are a few more spots available for the HC book club. All students who sign-up will receive a free copy of their selected book and will have the opportunity to participate in a book discussion this coming fall term. Lastly, an HC specific job has been posted under “Job & Internship Opportunities”. This is an undergraduate teaching assistant position for the ALS 199H U-Engage course. Find more details and the link to apply down below.

Best of luck with finals and have an amazing summer!

Happy Monday HC students and faculty! This Monday Message is short and sweet with lots of HC opportunities happening this week. The final TheSIS START workshop of the term will be happening this Wednesday, June 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All HC students are encouraged and expected to complete START within their first three terms in the HC. This Thursday, June 8th the HC students enrolled in protein portraits will be presenting their work in the LInC. Their art pieces will be on display at the end of this week and into finals week. See more information about their projects down below. Additionally, this Friday, June 9th the HC will be hosting our annual Spring Picnic! RSPV for this event will be closing on Wednesday, June 7th so make sure to register for your tickets here.

Best of luck with your last week of courses!

Hello HC students and faculty! We hope that the long weekend served as a relaxing break to kick off Week 9. The HC will be hosting a number of events this week including a HC Community Coffee on Wednesday, May 31st, the annual Thesis Poster Fair on Friday, June 2nd, and a free hike on Sunday, June 4th.  Please see below for more details about times and sign-ups. Also, the books for our HC summer book club have been announced. Take a look at their descriptions and find the link to register for your book of choice here. This is a fantastic way to meet some interesting faculty members of the Oregon State community as well as connect with fellow HC students in a stimulating and informal setting.

Good luck with final projects and have a lovely Tuesday!

Hello HC faculty and staff! We have already reached week 8 and the HC has some exciting events coming up over the last few weeks of the term. On Sunday, June 4th the HC will be offering a free hike at Bald Hill and don’t miss the HC Spring Picnic happening on Friday,June 9th. In addition, the annual Honors College Thesis Fair is scheduled for Friday, June 2ndJust a reminder to the graduating seniors, you are required to participate in the fair and registration closes on Wednesday, May 24th. More information about the fair can be found below. A new volunteer opportunity is coming up this summer as well! The Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games are coming to Corvallis on July 8th and 9th, and they need lots of volunteers to help make the even run smoothly. More details can be found here.

As always, have a wonderful Monday and enjoy the sunshine!

Happy Monday, everyone! Day of Caring, organized by OSU’s Center for Civic Engagement, will be happening on Saturday, May 20th. Check out the website here to learn about offered projects or look below to learn more about an HC specific project with WildCat Ridge Sanctuary. Also, if you are in search of an internship or job look into “Job & Internship Opportunities” down below for new postings. Here you can find all HC available jobs and additional opportunities. Two positions with the HC will be closing tonight, so be sure to submit any applications, soon. Looking ahead to June, be sure to mark your calendars for the HC Thesis Poster Fair. If you are a graduating senior you are required to participate in the fair. Please click here for more details.