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Spring 2011 Week 3

Happy Monday! We hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Reminder to Spring grads – OSU Grad Fair

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

 

Opportunities

3.      Student position in the Engineering Education Research Group

4.      Career Services student job opportunity

5.      Historic Albany Recovery Program Internships

6.      Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) job opportunity

7.      Environmental Science internship opportunity at Crater Lake

8.      KidSpirit now hiring

 

OSU Events & Announcements

9.      Auditions for the annual student-directed Spring One-Act Festival

10.  OSU Socratic Club – “What if Christianity is True? Lessons from Mother Teresa”

11.  American Culture & Politics lecture – “Seditious Subjects: Race, State Violence, and the U.S. Empire”

12.  Corvallis Science Pub – “Bees on the Brink”

13.  2011 Annual James M. Craig Lecture – “The Scientific Art of Winemaking: Grapes Rotted to Perfection”

14.  Philosophy Talk – “Latin American Philosophy”

15.  Talk by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu Tum

16.  Visiting Writers Series – Major Jackson

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Reminder to Spring grads – OSU Grad Fair

Greetings Seniors! If you pre-ordered graduation regalia, you can pick it up and pay for it at the OSU Grad Fair on April 19th and 20th in the MU Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by the UHC table, and Heather can deliver your items. If you didn’t pre-order any regalia, then it can be purchased at the Grad Fair. After May 2nd, pre-ordered regalia will be available at the OSU Bookstore at the general books counter for those who can’t make the Fair.

 

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

There is still time to sign up for the Mom’s Weekend Talent Show! 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

3.      Student position in the Engineering Education Research Group

The Engineering Education Research Group in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is seeking a student worker to serve as a transcriptionist through the term. The position entails listening to audio files of an engineering group working to solve an engineering problem and transcribing the conversation into a Word document. This will entail a weekly commitment of 10-20 hours, with flexibility for at-home work, and weekly progress meetings. Students in engineering majors are preferred, but this is not required, and some preference will be given to work-study students. The primary requirement is attention to detail and the ability to make accurate transcriptions. For more information, contact Ben Sherrett (sherretb@onid.orst.edu).

 

4.      Career Services student job opportunity

The Office of Career Services is hiring students to join the Career Assistant team during the 2011-2012 academic year. Career Assistants support the mission and services of Career Services by advising peers on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, career development, and the use of campus resources; assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events; designing, developing, and implementing special projects intended to enhance and encourage student use of Career Services; and working in collaboration with staff, alumni, and employers. Applicants must be self-starters who show motivation and initiative and have excellent presentation, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. This position requires dependability, reliability, a positive attitude, and the ability to work collaboratively. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required; interest and/or competency in social media networking tools, web design, and marketing is preferred. Students from all majors, full or part-time, at all standings are encouraged to apply. The positions requires 10-15 hours/week during the academic year with occasional evening and weekend work. Accepted applicants must be available for training September 12-23. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Bobbi Meyer at bobbi.meyer@oregonstate.edu. Call 737-4085 with questions. Applications are due by Friday, April 29th at 5 p.m.

 

5.      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.

 

6.      Extension and Experiment Station Communications job opportunity

Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) is looking for a student worker with experience in multimedia and web page editing. This part-time position allows for flexible hours. Applicants must be familiar with HTML and CSS, video and audio editing, and be punctual and team oriented, and the ideal candidate will have some experience with client-side programming (Javascript, Ajax) and with the innovative use of new media. Prior student employees developed an iPhone application and an e-learning course, and future opportunities might involve developing interactive maps, web-based content for mobile platforms, or instructional e-learning modules. Learn more about EESC at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/. Applicants should send resumes and three references to Debbie.Sayer@oregonstate.edu.

 

7.      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).

 

8.      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.

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

9.      Auditions for the annual student-directed Spring One-Act Festival

Today and tomorrow (April 11-12), from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be open auditions for the annual Spring One-Act Festival in the Withycombe Lab Theatre. The Festival will be held May 25-29, and participating actors will be required to attend all performances, tech week (May 20-24), and the post-show strike after the final performance. Contact Elizabeth Helman (elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

10.  OSU Socratic Club – “What if Christianity is True? Lessons from Mother Teresa”

Next Monday, April 11th, Mary Poplin will speak on “What if Christianity is True? Lessons from Mother Teresa” in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center at 7 p.m. Mary Poplin, a professor at Claremont Graduate University, spent her 1996 sabbatical working as a volunteer in Calcutta with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity. Poplin wanted to understand why Mother Teresa said their ministry was “religious work and not social work.” Poplin’s experience radically shaped her newly found Christian faith and transformed her perspective of the world and her place in it. She described that experience in Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me about Meaningful Work and Servitude (2008). Copies of this book will be available for purchase after the lecture. Dr. Poplin will also host a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 12 in the MU Journey Room. In the hour-long event, she will expand on her Socratic Club lecture and entertain questions from the audience.

 

11.  American Culture and Politics lecture – “Seditious Subjects: Race, State Violence, and the U.S. Empire”

Moon-Jo Jung of the University of Washington will speak today, Monday, April 11th in the MU Journey Room at 4:00 p.m.

 

12.  Corvallis Science Pub – “Bees on the Brink”

Ramesh Sagili from the OSU Extension Service and the Department of Horticulture will speak tonight at the Old World Deli at 6:00 p.m.

 

13.  2011 Annual James M. Craig Lecture – “The Scientific Art of Winemaking: Grapes Rotted to Perfection”

Linda Bisson from the UC-Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology will speak on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall.

 

14.  Philosophy Talk – “Latin American Philosophy”

The nationally-syndicated public radio show Philosophy Talk will be recording in front of a live participatory audience in the LaSells Stewart Center on Wednesday, April 13th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. OSU’s Joseph Orosco will join hosts Ken Taylor and John Perry from Stanford, to discuss Latin American philosophy.

 

15.  Talk by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu Tum

1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu Tum will speak at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) in the MU Ballroom on Friday, April 15th as a part of the PeaceJam Northwest Youth Conference.

 

16.  Visiting Writers Series – Major Jackson

Poet Major Jackson will read in the Valley Library Main Floor Rotunda on Friday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Visiting Writers Series.

 

 

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