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Spring 2011 Week 1

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a terrific break and is ready to start up another term! Here’s what’s going on in this first week of the spring session:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Dean & Friends Lunch Hour – The Tunisian Revolution and the End of Post-Colonialism

2.      OSU Food Drive – UHC takes second place!

3.      Mom’s Weekend Talent Show – talent needed!

 

Opportunities

4.      Historic Albany Recovery Program Internships

5.      Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence – call for presenters

6.      Heath Professions Career Fair

7.      KidSpirit now hiring

8.      Environmental Science internship opportunity at Crater Lake

9.      Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

10.  Sustainability Writing Contest

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Linn-Benton Opera Guild preview lecture

12.  Economics lecture – The Impact of National Health Insurance on Infant Health Outcome: A Natural Experiment in Taiwan

13.  Starker Lecture Series – Global Forest Resources and Market Developments

14.  Experimenting with Animals workshop

15.  Charles Wilkinson – The People are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon

16.  An Evening with Chris Botti and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Dean & Friends Lunch Hour – The Tunisian Revolution and the End of Post-Colonialism

You are invited to join Dean Arp and his guests Joseph Krause and Karim Hamdy for a light lunch and conversation on “The Tunisian Revolution and the End of Post-Colonialism” in SLUG 2 (Strand 032) on Thursday, April 7th at noon. Joseph Krause is a Professor of French at OSU and Karim Hamdy is the Director of the OUS Study Abroad Program in Tunis, Tunisia. This will be a terrific opportunity to discuss and learn more about the Tunisian Revolution (sometimes called the “Jasmine Revolution”) which began last December, inspiring the ongoing wave of protests across North Africa and the Middle East. Contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

The Dean & Friends Lunch Hour is an opportunity for UHC students to get to know and interact with the UHC Dean and some of his friends in an informal setting and engage with a variety of individuals with unique and interesting perspectives on the world.

 

2.      OSU Food Drive – UHC takes second place!

The results are in: With 3,282 total pounds of donations, the UHC took second place among student organizations in the OSU Food Drive! Congratulations - thank you all for your generosity! Our certificate and the Golden “Donut” Feel Good to Give trophy will be on display in the SLUG.

 

3.      Mom’s Weekend Talent Show – talent needed!

Can you sing? Dance? Recite Proust’s Swann’s Way from memory? The UHC is still looking for performers, artists, and otherwise-talented individuals looking to show off their skills at the annual Mom’s Weekend Talent Show on Saturday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested, know someone who is, or want more information, email Ardith at ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

Opportunities

4.      Historic Albany Recovery Program Internships

The Historic Albany Recovery Program (HARP) is a City of Albany program designed to improve tourism, employment, and commerce in the city. They are looking for three interns or temporary employees to work on a diverse set of projects under a Team Leader with global experience managing multinational corporations. This is a paid position($8.50/hour) with flexible hours ranging from 20-40 per week and a duration of 3-9 months. Projects include collating city assets and activities to establish the “Historic Albany” label, establishing a brand roll-out plan, working as liaison with HARP “Godparents” to coordinate city development, and assisting in media and press releases for specific events and publicity points. Candidates should by enthusiastic, energetic, and effective communicators capable of distilling complex issues and arguments. They must have a willingness to work on a wide range of projects with a broad set of community allies. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Porsche, Urban Renewal Manager, City of Albany at kate.porsche@cityofalbany.net.

 

5.      Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence – call for presenters

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence is a forum showcasing the scholarly and creative accomplishments of OSU undergraduates, including senior projects, research, and theses, held on May 5th, 2011. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best presentation; presentations can be posters, table-top displays, or floor installations. To apply to present your work, visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/cue by April 8th, 5:00 p.m. For more information, email Joy Jorgensen at joy.jorgensen@oregonstate.edu, visit the webpage above, or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/CUE-Celebrating-Undergraduate-Excellence/152462671478508.

 

6.      Health Professions Career Fair

Recruiters representing health professions programs from schools around the country will be at the Health Professions Career Fair on April 5th in the LaSells Stewart Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a list of participating schools and student information, visit http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/node/206. Student volunteers are also needed to assist in the fair management and greet school representatives and guests. If you are interested, sign up on the doodle sheet at http://www.doodle.com/wqg5539vcg6tehfi using your full name by Sunday, April 3rd, adding your email address in the comment box.

 

7.      KidSpirit now hiring

Are you looking for a summer job working with children? KidSpirit is hiring camp counselors, head instructors, office assistants, and marketing positions for their Summer Day Camp 2011. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Submit applications by Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m. at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=2905.

 

8.      Environmental Science internship opportunity at Crater Lake

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) seeks two students to assist over the summer in Whitebark Pine cone collection and restoration. Whitebark Pine is now being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act due to precipitous decline from the invasive pathogen Cronartium ribicola (blister rust) and other causes. Each student will have primary responsibility for one area (restoration or collection), but there will be opportunities for mutual assistance and creative contributions to project development. Projects will take place on Wizard Island in Crater Lake. Interested students need to be able to commit to 3 ½ to 4 ½ months of project involvement; the work will not necessarily be continuous or contiguous but will mostly occur in the summer. Travel expenses, lodging, and safety training and certification for tree climbing will be paid for – students should be in good physical condition for tree climbing. Students may receive academic credit for participation (for example, ENSC 410 or ENSC 401). UHC students seeking thesis topic are encouraged to apply. A faculty member from the OCCRI will serve as the primary project mentor, but geneticists, ecologists, foresters, and technicians will also advise interns. Applicants should email a CV, contact information for two references, and two written paragraphs addressing why you want to work on this project (please mention if you are interested in cone collection or restoration) to Heather Lintz, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University, 326 Strand Agricultural hall, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331 (hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu).

 

9.      Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

The Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications from undergraduates for the Summer Scholars program. The program prepares undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. This ten-week program places high-caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with federal, state, and local public agencies to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Any undergraduate student who will has completed two years of study by the end of the academic year and is currently enrolled in a US college or university may apply. Selected students will be awarded a stipend during the ten-week fellowship, and housing will be provided to those students who need it. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, see: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/funding/fellowships/undergrad_fellows.html or contact Eric Dickey at (541) 737 2715 or eric.dickey@oregonstate.edu.

 

10.  Sustainability Writing Contest

The Spring Creek Project and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative present the first annual Sustainability Writing Contest. Up to eight winning entries will receive $100 prizes. The theme for this contest is “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes;” submit a piece of writing (essay, opinion piece, fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction) that describes a way of living and ways of relating to other people and the world that will help keep the Earth healthy into the future. Entrants are encouraged to avoid being preachy, didactic, or merely prescriptive and instead focus their work on engaging and energizing readers. All students enrolled at OSU are eligible. Submissions must be received by April 8th. For more information, visit http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/.

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Linn-Benton Opera Guild preview lecture

Angela Carlson will deliver a preview lecture in Benton Hall 303 on Tuesday, March 29th at 8:00 p.m. in advance of the Linn-Benton Opera Guild’s performances of Maurice Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnol and L’enfant et les sortilege. Admission to the lecture is free for OSU students.

 

12.  Economics lecture – The Impact of National Health Insurance on Infant Health Outcome: A Natural Experiment in Taiwan

Michael Grossman from the City University of New York Graduate Center and the National Bureau of Economic Research will speak on Thursday, March 31st at 2:00 in Kelley Engineering Center 1003.

 

13.  Starker Lecture Series – Global Forest Resources and Market Developments

Ed Pepke, Forest Products Marketing Specialist for the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe, Food and Agriculture Organization in Geneva will speak on Thursday, March 31st at 3:30 p.m. in Richardson Hall 107.

 

14.  Experimenting with Animals workshop

The Department of History is hosting a workshop on Thursday and Friday, March 31st and April 1st, on “Experimenting with Animals.” The workshop will begin with a keynote address by Domenico Bertoloni Meli of the University of Indiana, Bloomington on “Experimenting with Animals from Antiquity to the Enlightenment” on Thursday at 4:00 in the MU Journey room with a public reception to follow. On Friday, the workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Valley Library’s Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms. For a full schedule, see http://oregonstate.edu/cla/history/experimenting-animals-workshop.

 

15.  Charles Wilkinson – “The People are Dancing Again: The History of the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon”

On Thursday, March 31st, Charles Wilkinson will speak about his groundbreaking new book on the history of the Siletz Tribe at 7:00 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge. This presentation will include performances of new songs in honor of the author and the Siletz Tribe.

 

16.  An Evening with Chris Botti and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra

World-renowned trumpeter (and Corvallis native) Chris Botti and his band will be in performance with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. Tickets are $30, $45, $60, and $75. For more information, visit http://www.cosusymphony.org.

 

 

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