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Spring 2010 Week 5

Week 5 and Mom’s Weekend is this weekend!  Hope to see EVERYONE at the UHC Brunch & Talent Show on Saturday at 10am in the Alumni Center Ballroom.

BREAKING NEWS: If you lost your rain jacket last week in STAG 233/237 please visit the UHC office (STAG 233) to describe and claim it.

Here is what's happening this week:

UHC Events

1.     Mom's Weekend Brunch and Talent Show - Saturday, May 1

2.     UHC Float Trip - Sign-ups begin Monday, May 3rd



3.     UHC Scholarships for Returning Students: Deadline May 1

4.     Tutoring Jobs at INTO OSU 



Campus Opportunities

6.    Money Matters  - Monday, April 26

7.    Crossroads International - A Taste of Peru

8.    Homecoming 2010 Contest

9.    Study Aboard Activities




1.   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.


2.  UHC Float Trip – Sign-ups begin next week

Got fun? Come on the UHC float trip over memorial weekend! May 28-30 will be the annual UHC float trip on the Umpqua River. The cost is $30 which covers the rafts and some meals. There are 18 spots so sign up fast beginning May 3rd in the SLUG. All participants must be able to leave by 1:30p.m. on Friday the 28th, so do not sign up if you can't get out of class. The group will return on Sunday the 30th in the afternoon, leaving Sunday night and Monday to study.  If you have a truck, you could get a discount in exchange for carrying gear. If you have any questions, contact Jeannie Allen at allenm@onid.orst.edu or Tina Dinh at dinht@onid.orst.edu



3. UHC Scholarships for Returning Students: Deadline May 1
Current UHC students who will be enrolled in the UHC during the 2010-2011 academic year can apply to receive a UHC Scholarship. The application deadline is May 1. The UHC expects to make about twenty awards of $1000 each, with award announcements before the end of spring term. Academic merit is a criterion for all awards. Financial need is a primary criterion for some awards. Please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/uhc-scholarships for information about the available scholarships and the application process.


4.  Tutoring Jobs at INTO OSU

INTO OSU is seeking more peer tutors for the Pathways program.  Specifically they would like to hire tutors who have completed Math 111-Math 253 and also have excellent writing skills.  Tutors can be any major.   Tutors will receive training and there will be some summer work besides the normal Fall, Winter and Spring tutoring.  In a nut shell tutors are assigned to several instructors and are referred struggling students for one on one tutoring.  Tutors also helped in the class under the instructor.  They also will work around 4-6 hours in Walk In Tutoring at the CLC Pathways table 7-9 Pm on Sundays –Thursday.  Weekly one hour meetings and  periodic training sessions are also paid.  Tutors need to have an interest in foreign students and relating to people from other cultures. To apply send a resume, a letter of interest, an unofficial copy of your college transcript and at least a two-page sample of your writing to Lyn Kawai at Lyn.Kawai@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9853.



MY SUMMIT 2010 is the official international youth summit to be held alongside the G8 Summit and the G20 Summit.  The Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Stephen Harper, recently invited his G8 and G20 country leaders to send youth delegations to MY SUMMIT 2010 to be hosted by the Canadian Government.  The G8 section of MY SUMMIT 2010 will be held in Muskoka, Ontario from June 23 – 25. Youth delegates will discuss, debate, and negotiate the same themes that will be considered by Leaders at the G8. The debates will culminate in the development of a Communiqué which will be presented to Leaders at the G8 Summit.  The G20 portion of MY SUMMIT 2010 will be held in Toronto, Ontario from June 25 – 27.  Youth delegates from all G20 countries are invited to participate.  Youth delegates will be on-site at the G20 Summit to observe elements of the Summit in process and will have the opportunity to engage in discussions on economic themes.


The Government of Canada will assume the costs of accommodation, food and in-country transportation for all youth delegates for the duration of MY SUMMIT 2010.  U.S. student delegates will be responsible for their incidental expenses during MY SUMMIT 2010.  Delegates should plan to arrive the morning of June 23 and to return home the afternoon of June 28.  Round trip economy class transportation from the delegate's home/university city to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will be provided by the U.S. Embassy-Ottawa.  


U.S. Student Delegate Selection Criteria:

·        U.S. Citizenship;

·        Currently attending a recognized university in one of the G8/G20 countries;

·        Between the ages of 18 and 24 years old;

·        Demonstrate an active interest in global issues; and

·        Demonstrate strong presentation and communication skills.


Proposed U.S. Student Delegate must:

·        Submit a resume that includes your academic experience, community service and public speaking experience.

·        Submit a cover letter (500-word maximum) in which you:

o       delineate how you meet the selection criteria listed above;

o       explain why you should be selected as a delegate; and

o       answer the question:  "What is the relevance in the 21st Century for the G8 and the G20?"

·        Submit a one-page reference letter from a professor or  administrator at your university who will:

o       verify your attendance at the university; and

o       provide a recommendation of your suitability as a student delegate for the MY SUMMIT 2010.

For further information and application information please go to: http://www.globalvision.ca/my-summit-2010-international-delegate-recruitment-process

Campus Opportunities 

6.  Money Matters - Monday, April 28th, 6:30-8:00, La Raza Room (MU 208)

Worried about loans? Want to save more? Want to know more about insurance, budgeting, investing, and/or retirement? Money Matters is a presentation and Q&A on personal finance with a North Star Resource Group Representative and is prepared especially for college students.  Sponsored by the OSU Women's Center.


7. Crossroads International - A Taste of Peru

Learn how to prepare traditional Peruvian food based on hands-on teaching, from Gustavo Martinez.  Gustavo will be sharing different appetizers and a dessert from his native country. Besides these recipes, you will learn fun facts about Peru and its culture and traditions. You won’t want to miss it! Participation is limited to 15 people, so be sure to sign up by calling 541-737-5041. Deadline for registration is Thursday, April 29.

DATE:    Sunday, May 2, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

PLACE:   Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth Street, Corvallis

PRICE:                  Crossroads International Member $5, Non-member $7

MENU:    Manzanilla Tea: Chamomile tea is a popular herbal tea with a sweet delicate taste that is widely known for its relaxing and soothing qualities.

Soltero de Queso: A tasty cold salad of fresh cheese, onions, tomatoes, lima beans, corn, and cilantro. Dressed with olive oil and a dash of vinegar.

Papas a la Huancaina: Boiled potatoes topped with a slightly spicy, rich, creamy cheese sauce.            

Causa Rellena: Layered dish that is made with mashed potatoes mixed with a hot pepper sauce and stuffed with chicken and avocado.

                        Alfajores: Buttery sandwich cookies filled with delicious caramelized milk and rolled in coconut that make a great special dessert or an anytime snack.


8.  Homecoming 2010 Contest

The OSU Alumni Association is offering a $100 gift card to the OSU Bookstore to the person who comes up with the winning theme for this year’s Homecoming.  Past themes include ‘Haunted by Orange’, ‘Benny for President’, and 'Home is where the ORANGE is!'. Homecoming 2010 will take place from October 25-30, and includes activities such as a bonfire/pep rally, parade, reunions and more. The week culminates on Saturday, Oct. 30 with the Beavers playing California’s Golden Bears at Reser Stadium.  Entries are due MAY 21, 2010.  For more information visit: http://www.osualum.com/s/359/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=1&pgid=1281


9.  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