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Spring 2010 - Week 2

Happy Monday!

Here is what's happening this week:

UHC Events

1.      Got Talent?

2.      Spring Term Movie Night – Tuesday, April 13

3.      UHC Women's Symposium – Thursday, April 15


4.      Job Opening: UHC Student Data Administrator  

5.      UHC McNary Office Hours

6.      Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium: Call for Undergraduate Presentations

7.      2010 Commencement Open to Fall 2009 – Fall 2010 Graduates

Campus Opportunities

8.      Deadline Apr. 9: Celebration of Undergraduate Excellence

9.    “How to start up not just a company - but an entire new industry. . . again.”

10.     Want to Show off Your Art Work?  Apply for Academic Success Center Student Artwork Project!

11.     FREE Practice GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT - Saturday, April 17th



1.   Got Talent?

The UHC is seeking student talent acts for the annual Mom’s Weekend Talent Show on May 1st.  If you are interested in sharing your talents, please contact Thet Mar Win at thetmar.win@oregonstate.edu or 737-6403.  All acts are welcome!


2.  Spring Term Movie Night – Tuesday, April 13

On Tuesday, April 13th, the University Honors College and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be hosting a Spring Term Movie Night, featuring the film The Perfect Score. The film showing will begin at 8pm in the SLUG 2. The movie showing is free of charge. Take some time off studying on Tuesday to enjoy a great movie!


3. UHC Women's Symposium – Thursday, April 15

The UHC Women's Symposium is on Thursday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.  The topic is "Pioneers of Science: Women Explorers". Professors from Biology, Philosophy, and Mathematics will be speaking about their challenges and success as women in science fields. Refreshments provided! 



4. UHC Student Job Opening: Data Administrator  

The University Honors College is looking for a Student Data Administrator with appropriate technical skills to help manage database systems and the UHC website.  This is a part-time position, approximately 10 hours per week, hours worked can be flexible to accommodate a student schedule. For more information about the job please contact Gildha Cumming at gildha.cumming@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6432 you can also find a detailed job description at  http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/student-database-administrator


5.  UHC McNary Office Hours

The UHC will be holding the following Open Office Hours for spring term.   an Open House TONIGHT in McNary 118 from 7pm to 8pm.  Please swing by and enjoy treats with UHC Academic Advisor LeeAnn Baker – Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:30pm and UHC Graduate Assistant Thet Mar Win – Mondays from 7pm – 8:30pm, Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm, and Thursdays from 10am – 1pm.  Please swing by to get your questions answered or to just say hello.

6. Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium: Call for Undergraduate Presentations  

The registration page is now open for the Second Annual Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Oregon State University in Corvallis on Saturday, April 24, 2010.  This year the conference will feature a keynote address by Prof. David Perkinson from Reed College.  The OSU Math Club and the Pi Mu Epsilon Oregon Beta Chapter invite all students in the Pacific Northwest region to present their mathematics work at NUMS this spring.  First-year graduate students are welcome to present research completed while still undergraduates.  We hope you will consider speaking.  Speakers will receive complimentary conference t-shirts. There is no registration fee for speakers or participants.  Questions can be sent to nums@math.oregonstate.edu.

For more information, and to register online, visit http://oregonstate.edu/groups/mathclub/nums Registration deadline for speakers and participants is Apr 19.  We hope to see you there!


7.  2010 Commencement Open to Fall 2009 – Fall 2010 Graduates

Beginning with Spring 2010 commencement, undergraduate students who have applied by Friday, April 9, 2010 to graduate in the Fall 2010 term are invited to participate in this year’s spring commencement ceremonies. If Fall 2010 graduates choose not to participate in this spring’s commencement ceremonies, they are also welcome to participate in the spring commencement ceremonies following their fall term graduation. All Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, and Summer 2010 graduates who have fulfilled requirements for graduation will have their names listed in the commencement program while others are welcome to participate in the ceremonies. However, diplomas will only be awarded to graduates whose degree requirements have been awarded in prior terms or whose degree requirements and preliminary grades have provided a strong likelihood that a degree will be awarded at the end of the Spring 2010 term.  


Campus Opportunities 

8. Deadline Apr. 9: Celebration of Undergraduate Excellence

The date of this year’s campus-wide undergraduate research symposium “Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity” (CUE) on Thursday, May 6 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the MU Ballroom.  CUE provides a forum for OSU undergraduates to present their research, scholarship and creative projects to the broader university and Corvallis community. Last year 79 students presented their projects, and ten students received awards for outstanding presentations.  The student application deadline to present work at the CUE will be April 9, 2010.  An informational message will be sent shortly regarding eligibility, application guidelines, presentation format, judging criteria, and awards.  We’d appreciate it if you share this information with your undergraduates and faculty.  We thank you in advance for your help in promoting student participation in the 2010 CUE. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Jeanna Towns at jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu, or by phone at 737-4690.


9. “How to start up not just a company - but an entire new industry. . . again.”

The Austin Entrepreneurship Program announces its Innovator in Residence series. Our first guest speaker is Frank Cloutier, who is Director of a “Clean Tech” company called Future Vehicle Technologies. He will give a talk titled: “How to start up not just a company - but an entire new industry. . . again.” on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 1-2 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium.  What does Hewlett Packard’s “Father of Inkjet Technology” do after he’s made dot matrix printers obsolete, brought to market computers as small as notebooks—or the palm of your hand—and helped create Halo Videoconferencing? He develops a high-performance sports car that gets up to 325 mpg equivalent with almost no emissions. The car is called eVaro, which Popular Mechanics calls one of the top 9 entries in this summer’s $10 million Automotive XPrize Competition. Don’t miss Frank Cloutier sharing key insights he’s learned along the way as he presents his ideas for innovation in the 21st century. This event is free and open to the public.


10. Want to Show off Your Art Work?  Apply for Academic Success Center Student Artwork Project!

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides resources for students including University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP), academic coaching, study skills and career courses. The ASC focuses on creating a welcoming environment for all students as well as promoting a positive academic experience at OSU.  The Academic Success Center is seeking OSU student artwork to provide a welcoming atmosphere for the ASC. Artwork will be displayed in the ASC reception room for a minimum of two terms.


  • Current student of OSU
  • Artwork must fit the environment of the ASC
  • Reasonable size that will fit on the reception room walls
  • Art work must be framed by artist

To Apply

Send an email with Name, Phone Number, ONID email address, Major and Year in school along with a digital photo of artwork(s) and accommodation requests related to a disability to Lauren at osu.success.coach@gmail.com no later than April 15th, 2010 by 5pm


11. FREE Practice GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT - Saturday, April 17th

On Saturday, April 17th, Kaplan is holding a FREE opportunity for students to take a practice GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT.  The event will be held at the Kaplan Center in Eugene.  It is open to anyone who would like to take a practice test. Each test will last up to 3 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam. After the test, one of our amazing instructors will give a short workshop on test-taking strategies and answer questions. This is a great opportunity for students to see how they might score on the real thing, and also to get an idea of the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. The tests will be scored and returned to the students later that afternoon with computerized feedback about their individual performance on the test. To sign up for the event, you just need to provide us with the following information by e-mail at: melissa.pruitt@kaplan.com
1. Name
2. Home address
3. E-mail
4. Phone number
5. Which test you would like to take
Before the event, we will send you an e-mail confirming your registration and providing you with instructions for checking in on Saturday morning.  Again, this is a completely FREE event and a great opportunity for anyone interested in going to grad, law, med, dental, optometry, or pharmacy school in the next few years!