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Spring 2010 Week 4

Happy Monday!


UHC Events

1.     Invitation to Environmental Humanities Forum

2.     Save the Date: UHC Mom's Weekend Brunch and Talent Show - Saturday, May 1



3.     UHC Research Study Room – Valley Library

4.     OSU Advising Survey - We need your input! 

5.     Marshall and Rhodes Scholar Information Meeting


Campus Opportunities

6.    Spring Career Fair – April 21

7.    Nat'l. Geo. editor to give climate change talk - April 22 at 7pm

8.    Study Aboard Activities




1.  Invitation to Environmental Humanities Forum

UHC faculty and students are invited to spend an hour on Thursday afternoon, April 22nd, from 3-4 p.m., in StAg Hall 233 (Honors College Conference room) conversing with National Geographic’s Executive Editor for the Environment, Dennis Dimick, who will be on campus for the Tom McCall Memorial Lecture later that evening.  This is an opportunity to engage with one of the nation’s leading science/environment storytellers, who works at the intersection of humanities and science. Dennis is also an OSU alum (‘73), so we’d like to treat him right with a warm, engaging conversation.  The informal discussion is being hosted by the newly established program in Environmental Humanities, and will center around the topic, “Human Values, Science, and Climate Change: A Conversation with National Geographic Executive Editor Dennis Dimick.” We hope you can join us. For more information about environmental humanities at OSU, please contact:  Gregg Kleiner, Program Manage at 210 Gilkey or 541-737-4586


2.  Save the Date: UHC Mom's Weekend Brunch and Talent Show - Saturday, May 1

The University Honors College invites you and your family to the Annual UHC Mom's Weekend Brunch and Talent Show on Saturday, May 1 from 10am to 12pm at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (across from Reser Stadium). Parking is available in the surrounding residence hall lots and in the Reser parking lot.  We hope that you and your family will join us to enjoy the brunch and the talent show.



3. UHC Research Study Room - Valley Library

The UHC has a private research/study room just for UHC students.  If you are interested in using the room all you need to do is check out the key from the friendly SLUG staffers in SLUG I. This room is available to you on a daily basis, any time during library hours. The key may be used for up to four hours at a time, with exceptions on the evenings and weekends. Call the SLUG at 737-6455 or visit them for more information. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this room. Let's make the most of it.


4.  OSU Advising Survey - We need your input!

On April 15, 2010, all students received an invitation in your ONID mailbox from President Ed Ray asking for your input on academic advising at Oregon State.  Please take the short amount of time required for this survey to give us input on your experience here at OSU, and within the University Honors College. Your input on what is valuable, not valuable, done well, and needing improvement is crucial to having a strong advising system on campus.  Thanks in advance for your participation!


5.  Marshall and Rhodes Scholar Information Meeting

The Rhodes Scholarships, the Marshall Scholarships and the Mitchell Scholarships are highly competitive, prestigious awards available to top scholars to support graduate study in the United Kingdom.  Students who have demonstrated academic excellence at OSU are invited to attend an informational meeting about these scholarships on Wednesday, April 28 at 4 pm in  StAg 237.
Each year, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships are awarded to outstanding U.S. students who are in their senior year of college or have graduated within the last year.  The awards are available for study in almost any subject and in a variety of degree programs, generally for a period of two years.  Rhodes Scholarships are tenable only at Oxford University; Marshall Scholars may attend any university in the United Kingdom.
These programs require extensive application materials, and a rigorous interviewing process for candidates who pass the initial screening.  They also require the endorsement of the university.  The role of our Committee is to help identify strong OSU candidates for these awards and to provide support in the application process.  The application materials for 2011-12 awards must be completed early in Fall Quarter 2010, so current juniors with interest in applying need to be thinking very soon about this process.  For current sophomores, knowledge of the qualifications required for these scholarships can help identify areas in which strengthening of academic and extra-curricular records may be helpful.  A cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 is a minimum eligibility requirement for the Marshall and similar standards effectively apply for the Rhodes and the other programs.
The purpose of the April 28 meeting is to provide information about these elite Scholarships, including a discussion of qualifications sought for the awards, the application process, and a timetable for the 2011-12 selection process.  If interested please attend the session in the University Honors College Seminar Room, 237 STAG, from 4-5pm on Wednesday April 28.


Campus Opportunities 

6.  Spring Career Fair

As a reminder the Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, April 21st from 11:00-4:00 in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  In addition, please attend some of the professional development workshops on Monday and Tuesday prior to the fair.  These are useful whether you plan to attend the career fair or not.


Monday, April 19

10-11    Resume Writing (cookies)

12-1      Interviewing (pizza)

4-5        Effective Job Search (cookies)


Tuesday, April 20

11-12    Effective Job Search (pizza)

12-1      Success at the Career Fair - (pizza)

2-3        Resume Writing Alison Clifton, Maxim Healthcare, facilitator (cookies)


7. Nat'l. Geo. editor to give climate change talk  - April 22 at 7pm

Dennis Dimick, award-winning executive editor for the environment at National Geographic magazine, will present this year’s Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture, a talk titled, “Changing Planet: Where Energy and Climate Collide.”  The talk is set for April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Dimick, a 1973 OSU graduate, will lead the audience in a sweeping visual journey and in-depth report drawn from National Geographic features and the most recent scientific reports documenting the effects of climate change. He’ll also explore what members of the public can do to reverse troubling climate change trends.  National Geographic has been among the world’s leading media outlets in documenting effects of climate change on the natural world. Dimick has shaped much of that coverage in concert with Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns, also an OSU graduate. “We’re honored that Dennis Dimick is this year’s McCall lecturer and are excited that attendees will have an opportunity at his presentation to see striking visual representations of climate change and learn about the nature of their impacts,” said David Bernell, chair of the McCall Lecture committee and an assistant professor of political science. “Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet, and Mr. Dimick is uniquely prepared from a journalism vantage point to provide these insights.” The McCall Lecture honors the memory of the legendary Oregon governor and his commitment to public service, journalism and environmental protection. In 1975, shortly after completing his second term as governor, McCall came to OSU to teach journalism and political science. The College of Liberal Arts established the McCall lectureship in 1982.
Past McCall Lecture presenters include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; William Ruckleshaus, the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Washington Post writer David Broder; political columnist William Raspberry; and many other prominent leaders from the fields of government and journalism. The McCall Lecture is presented by the OSU College of Liberal Arts.
About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines. 


8.  Study Aboard Activities

AHA Study Abroad Information Session - Wednesday, April 21st 4-5PM in the Memorial Union Council Room

Visit with AHA representatives and resident staff from program sites in Vienna, Austria and Macerata, Italy.    Earn OSU resident credit and get scholarships to study abroad while making progress toward your major, minor, or language requirements.


Live and Work Abroad with the Peace Corps Informational Session - Thursday, April 22nd 6:30-7:30PM in the Memorial Union Council Room

If you’ve always wanted to challenge yourself on an international playing field while making a difference on a grassroots level, the Peace Corps wants you. Come listen to returned Peace Corps volunteers from around the world share their personal experiences, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.


Can’t make it to one of these meetings, have another area in mind, or not sure where to start?  Come to a First Steps meeting!

FIRST STEPS: M-F noon and 4pm, Snell 444

Introductory advising on education abroad opportunities; no appointment necessary