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Spring 2010 Week 8

Welcome to week 8.

Here is what's happening:

UHC Events

1.    UHC Thesis Fair – Friday from 11:30-1:30

2.    UHC Float Trip



3.    LAST CALL: Nominate a UHC Outstanding Professor by 5pm Today

4.    Student Positions for September Scholars

5.    Career Services Hiring for Career Assistants


Campus Opportunities

7.   Self-Esteem Program

8.   Get Wet Workshop

9.   Graduate and Professional School Panel

10.  Upcoming Teach for America Events

11.  Mark Your Calendar: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is having a BIRTHDAY PARTY and you are invited! 



1.  UHC Thesis Fair – Friday, May 21

Come and celebrate the UHC graduates of 2010 Friday, May 21st the UHC Thesis Fair from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Valley Library main floor Gallery & Rotunda.  Approximately 70 senior projects/theses will be on display with topics from Art to Zoology.  The authors will be there to answer questions and discuss their work.   Come congratulate the UHC Class of 2010!


2.   UHC Float Trip – Sign-ups begin Today!

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 NOW. 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. LAST CALL: UHC Outstanding Professor: Call for Nominations

Throughout the year, many of us have enjoyed smaller classes and the amazing, hand-picked instructors in our Honors classes. Now is the time of year to show your appreciation to the UHC professor you think deserves it by nominating them for the UHC Outstanding Professor Award. You can nominate your UHC professor of choice in the drop box located in Slug 1, or you can send an email to Tina Dinh at dinht@onid.orst.edu. Be sure to include a short explanation for your nomination. Any professor who has taught a UHC class is eligible for nomination. All nominations must be in by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 17.


4. Student Positions for September Scholars

The September Scholars Bridge program is hiring several OSU students to work as student leaders for the program this fall. Positions are paid leadership positions that require evening hours, good communication skills, interest in supporting first year students in transition, and a high level of responsibility. We are also looking for staff that would be a good mentors to the 20 first-year students in the cohort. The two positions are:


-- September Scholars Study Facilitator

-- September Scholars Resident Assistant


For further details and application process please see Beaver JobNet. Your application should be submitted via Beaver JobNet or through the Academic Success Center (see the instructions on the position description form). The bridge program runs 9 days from 9/9 - 9/17, although you will need to be available as early as the 6th of September for training.

Clare S. Creighton

September Scholars Coordinator

Academic Success Center

102 Waldo Hall

541-737-7971 or 541-737-2272


5. Career Services Hiring for Career Assistants

Career Services is seeking energetic students to join the Career Assistant team in the 2010-2011 academic year! Career Assistants support the mission and services of Career Services by providing advisement to peers, assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events, and working collaboratively with staff, alumni and employers.

• MUST be a self-starter who shows motivation and initiative
• Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
• Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Dependable and reliable
• Positive attitude!
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:
• Interest and/or competency in social media and networking tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and web design
• Interest and/or experience in marketing
All majors are encouraged to apply. We will train you! First and second year students are strongly encouraged to apply. We will accept applications from all full or part-time OSU students.

Hours: 10-15 hours/week during the academic year, beginning Fall Term 2010. Must be available for training September 13 – 24. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and list of 2 references to Bryon Burleigh via email at bryon.burleigh@oregonstate.edu. If you have questions, please call 737-4085. You can also drop off or mail the above referenced documents at OSU Career Services, 8 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331. Application materials are due in Career Services by Friday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m.



Campus Opportunities 

7.  Self-Esteem Program - Monday, May 17, 4-5, Women's Center

A representative from CAPS will be coming to explain about our self-esteem, why it is so hard to have it, how to increase self-esteem, and how to appreciate ourselves for how awesome we are!  All are welcome and it is free!


8.  Get Wet Workshop - Thursday, May 20, 3-5, MU Journey Room

Lubricating the Connection Between: Pleasure, Health, and Advocacy. Join us as we join the three worlds of sex; pleasure, health, and advocacy together through an exploration of (how to have) orgasms, and of Reproductive Health Issues. This is a fun, interactive workshop from Oh Megan, a sassy sex-education expert.


9.  Graduate and Professional School Panel -- May 20th

Interested in graduate or professional school?  Then join us for the Graduate/Professional School Panel.  This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the application process, as well as the factors to consider when deciding to attend graduate or professional school.  Open to all majors and interest areas.  **Panelists will include those that represent BOTH graduate and professional schools. 


What: Graduate/Professional School Panel

When: Thursday, May 20th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Where: WIEGAND 115 


10.  Upcoming Teach for America Events

Developing Your Leadership Potential - Wednesday, May 19th, 6 pm Pacific Time
Featuring Steven Farr, Teach For America's Chief Knowledge Officer and author of Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear Steven discuss what distinguishes particularly effective leaders in the classroom and in any context.  Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/251722536
Corps Member and Alumni Stories -Monday, May 25th, 5 pm Pacific Time
Hear a panel of corps members and alumni discuss their corps experience and how it has impacted their lives. Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/342929488



11.  Mark Your Calendar: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is having a BIRTHDAY PARTY and you are invited!


Who: YOU! And all others interested in celebrating engineering!

What: SWE’s 60th Birthday

When: Thursday May 27th at 5:30

Where: Kelley Courtyard (by the oval sculpture): if rain, party will move to 1007 KEC…

 The Willamette Valley SWE chapter will provide pizza, drinks, and birthday cake! This is a great chance to network with professional engineers.


Please RSVP to: to Abbie Kimerling at abbie.kimerling@imtech-or.com by Monday, May 24.