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Spring 2010 Week 9

Greetings on a cool Monday.  It is week 9 and the end of the term is near.  Take a moment to review the great opportunities coming your way. 

Here is what's happening this week:

UHC Events

1. Mark your calendar: BB399H Protein Portraits Art Competition

2.  Save the Date: UHC Spring Picnic – Friday, June 5


3.  An exciting opportunity for UHC sophomores

4. Announcing the 20011-12 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT competition

5.  Summer Credits and Working

Campus Opportunities

6.  Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center's Marine & Environmental Studies Summer Programs

7.  Finals Week Prep!



1. Mark your calendar – BB399H Protein Portraits Art Competition

Students enrolled in BB399H will display their Protein Portraits artwork in a competition beginning on Wednesday, June 3th at 11:00 am in SLUG 2, STAG 032.  The students will stay by their artwork until about noon.  The Portraits will stay up for the rest of the day. Please come see the works and fill out a form to choose your favorite (s).  The winners of the competition will "go down in history" in the quarterly newsletter published by the RCSB Protein Data Bank, the worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules.


2. Save the Date: UHC Spring Picnic

The Spring Picnic will be Friday, June 4 from 5-7 in Central Park, across from the Corvallis Public Library. At the picnic there will games, a BBQ and awards to honor those that make the UHC great! Come receive a free gift and have a great time!


3.   An exciting opportunity for UHC sophomores

A unique opportunity is being offered to UHC students planning to graduate in the Spring/Summer 2012.  In collaboration with the College of Business the UHC is seeking a team of four to six students interested in learning about international business practices.  The team will interview business executives and professionals in Oregon whose companies are involved in international trade particularly in the food industry, and then to travel to Shanghai, China for the week following finals in June of 2011 to conduct similar interviews of business executives and professionals in Chinese businesses who are involved in international trade with Oregon companies.  Based on their interviews and other investigations, the team will produce multimedia documents to be used in courses to raise awareness of problems and opportunities unique to international business.  Each team member may also use this experience as the foundation for their Honors thesis as they investigate an aspect of international business practices in more depth.  Students will be required to participate in a one credit HC 409: Practicum in the Winter 2011 term where they will develop interview skills, research the companies, and plan the post-interview production of materials.  

Costs of participation, including travel to Shanghai, are expected to be heavily subsidized by the College of Business and the University Honors College.  

Dr. Ping-Hung Hsieh in the College of Business will serve as the advisor for this project.   If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact either Professor Hsieh Ping-Hung.Hsieh@bus.oregonstate.edu.  


4. Announcing the 20010-11 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT competition

There will be a Fulbright information meeting on Wednesday, June 2 from 10:30-noon in Snell 448 for all those interested in applying for Fulbright Scholarships for Graduate Study, Research and Teaching Assistantships Abroad.  Complete program and application information is available at www.us.fulbrightonline.org

Students currently enrolled at Oregon State University should contact Marit Legler (marit.legler@oregonstate.edu), the Fulbright Program Adviser located in 444 Snell Hall, for further information about the program and the application process.

The campus deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday, September 27, 2010.  Applications will be reviewed on campus prior to being forwarded to IIE for the October 18, 2010 deadline. For more information contact Marit Legler at 444 Snell Hall or 737-3772.


5. Summer Credits and Working

Important info for those maintaining STUDENT Employee status during the Summer months.
If you take a TOTAL of 6 or more credits during Summer term you are limited to a 20 hour work week.  Less than 6 credits, you can work 40 hours a week.
For example, Session 1 (3 credits) + Session 2 (3 credits) = 6 credits… You can only work 20 hours a week, June 20 - Sept 3.  ALL of Summer term, not just when you are in classes.
If you are taking no Summer classes, you need to be in Student status Spring term and enrolled for Fall.  You are able to work 40 hours a week (June 13 - Sept 25). This is contingent upon your supervisor’s approval.
SUPERVISOR(S): If you allow students to work 40 hours a week, please be aware that they are eligible for Overtime.  If you are hiring Student employees for the summer, make sure they are enrolled Spring and Fall term (any school), OR taking a minimum of 3 Summer credits.

Campus Opportunities

6.  Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center's Marine & Environmental Studies Summer Programs

 * Two 4-week summer session schedules onsite and online. Session 2: June 21 - July 16, 2010  Session 4: July 19 - August 13, 2010

For more information or questions, please contact HMSC Academic Programs: (541) 867-0380 or email HMSCAcademic@oregonstate.edu.


7.  Finals Week Prep!

The Academic Success Center has peer coaches who can work individually with students to create individualized study plans for finals week,  help manage the time leading up to exams, and strengthen in test preparation and test taking.  We also help students with test anxiety.  Individualized help where you need it with the Academic Success Center located in Waldo 102 / 737-2722.  Or email a coach directly at osu.success.coach@gmail.com. Please include your phone number so we can call you about an appointment. Just tell us where you need help!