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Spring 2011 Week 4

We’re already approaching the midpoint of the term, and those March and early-April showers are finally giving way to spring sun and flowers, just in time for Earth Week! Take some time from midterm studying this week to enjoy and celebrate the season! Here’s what else is going on:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC scholarships application deadline

2.      Reminder to spring grads – OSU Grad Fair

3.      Thesis Poster Fair workshop

4.      Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show

 

Opportunities

5.      Movie with a Message: A Night for Social Justice

6.      Student Sustainability Initiative positions

7.      Student position in the Engineering Education Research Group

8.      Career Services student job opportunity

9.      Historic Albany Recovery Program Internships

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

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Earth Week 2011

12.  OSU 2011 Confidence Conference

13.  OSU 56th Annual Luau

14.  Khmer Cultural Night: A Night on the Mekong River

15.  Green Career Day

16.  Peace Corps information session

17.  Aging careers presentation and discussion

18.  Andrews Forest Symposium 2011

19.  Lecture by Dr. Jean Kilbourne – “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and the Corruption of Relationships”

20.  Spring Hydrology Seminar Series – “Streamflow, floods, and climate change”

21.  The Seventh Edwards Lecture – “Exploring the Subpolar Oceans with Seagliders and Satellite Altimetry”

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC scholarships application deadline

There are a number of scholarship opportunities available to current and continuing students in the University Honors College, and the May first deadline to apply for a UHC scholarship for the 2011-2012 year is fast approaching. Applications must be submitted online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/uhc-scholarship-application, and require a brief essay stating your qualifications for the scholarship(s) you are applying for. All UHC students are encouraged to peruse the list of UHC scholarships and their requirements at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/uhc-scholarship-list.

 

Watch the Monday Message in the coming weeks for information about additional funding opportunities in support of experiential learning (study abroad, research, etc.).

 

2.      Reminder to spring grads – OSU Grad Fair

The OSU Grad Fair is this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, in the MU Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors who pre-ordered their regalia can pick up their items from Heather at the UHC table. If you did not pre-order regalia, don’t fear: it can be purchased at the Grad Fair. If you are unable to attend the fair, pre-ordered regalia will be available at the OSU Bookstore at the general books counter after May 2nd.

 

3.      Thesis Poster Fair workshop

This is advance notice to seniors that the Thesis Poster Fair workshop will be on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 in SLUG 2. Eric Hill will be on hand until 6:00 to answer any questions you have about the fair and poster design. Remember to provide Heather with your thesis information for the fair booklet no later than Monday, May 9th (and the earlier, the better!).

 

The Poster Fair is on Wednesday, May 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. All UHC students are encouraged to attend this highlight of the UHC calendar!

 

4.      Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show

Mom’s Weekend is just around the corner; make sure you have the UHC’s annual Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show on your agenda. The festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30th in the LaSells Stewart Center. The Talent Show will then begin at 10:30 a.m. It is also still not too late to become part of the action! Let Ardith know (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) if you would like to get involved.

 

 

Opportunities

5.      Movie with a Message: A Night for Social Justice

Teach For America, Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, and ASOSU are sponsoring a special social justice film night next Wednesday, April 27th in Kelley Engineering 1001. Doors will open and pizza will be available at 5:30 p.m., and at 6:00 there will be a showing of the documentary Waiting for Superman, a critical survey of injustice and educational inequality in America’s K-12 schools. Please bring $1 or a can of food for the Linn-Benton Food Share. Contact AnnaRose Adams (annarose.adams@gmail.com) or Anthony Emerson (anthony.emerson@teachforamerica.org) with questions.

 

6.      Student Sustainability Initiative positions

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is now accepting applications for several 2011-2012 positions. If you are interested in sustainability and are looking to work or volunteer at a professional level during the next academic year, you are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for Fee Board Chair and Program Facilitator is Friday, April 29th; the deadline for all other positions is Friday, May 6th. For more information and a complete listing of opportunities, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ssi/jobs.

 

7.      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).

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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.

 

10.  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.

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

11.  Earth Week 2011

The annual Earth Week celebration at OSU began on Saturday, and events will continue through Saturday, April 22nd. For information, including a link to the calendar of events, visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/EarthDay/.

 

12.  OSU 2011 Confidence Conference

The OSU 2011 Confidence Conference will be held Friday, April 22nd from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the MU. This conference will raise awareness of challenges that women face in building self-confidence. It will also help build confidence-generating skills and raise awareness of campus inequalities. For more information or to register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/2011-confidence-conference-program.

 

13.  OSU 56th Annual Luau

The annual OSU Luau will be held this Saturday, April 23rd in Gill Coliseum. Advance tickets will be on sale all week in Snell Hall. Dinner will begin at 5:00, shows at 6:00, and the concert at 9:00. Email osuluau2011@gmail.com with any questions.

 

14.  Khmer Cultural Night: A Night on the Mekong River

The Cambodian Student Association’s Second Annual Khmer Cultural Night will be in the MU on Sunday, April 24th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Come celebrate Khmer New Year’s and enjoy traditional folk and classical dance performances, singing, dinner, and more.

 

15.  Green Career Day

Thursday, April 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Green Career Day will be held in the MU Ballroom. This is an excellent opportunity to network with green employers and organizations and find out about jobs and internships. Be sure to bring your resume and questions! There will be a panel discussion at 12:00 and a keynote address by Leonard Adler, the founder of Green Jobs Network, at 1:00.

 

16.  Peace Corps information session

As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is actively recruiting the next generation of volunteers. Come to MU 109A on Thursday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about volunteer experiences and the application process.

 

17.  Aging careers presentation and discussion

On Thursday, April 21st join the Gerontology Student Association for pizza and talks about careers in aging in Milam 319 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Han-Jung Ko (kohan@onid.orst.edu).

 

18.  Andrews Forest Symposium 2011

The eleventh symposium of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program is this week with a focus on the NSF-funded research underway at the Andrews Forest. There will be a poster session from 3-6 p.m. on Monday and a presentations from 8:30 to noon on Tuesday in the MU. The event is free, but registration is required at http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/symposium.

 

19.  Lecture by Dr. Jean Kilbourne – “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and the Corruption of Relationships”

Dr. Jean Kilbourne, the keynote speaker for the OSU 2011 Confidence Conference this Friday and rated by NY Times Magazine as one of the top three campus speakers in the U.S., will speak in the LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00. Her lecture, “Deadly Persuasion,” will examine how women are depicted in the media and how addictions related to alcohol, tobacco, food, and thinness are manipulated by media depictions.

 

20.  Spring Hydrology Seminar Series – “Streamflow, floods, and climate change”

Robert Hirsch of the US Geological Survey will speak on Wednesday, April 20th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in ALS 4000.

 

21.  The Seventh Edwards Lecture – “Exploring the Subpolar Oceans with Seagliders and Satellite Altimetry”

Professor Peter Rhines of the University of Washington, Seattle will speak on Friday, April 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the MU Powell Leadership Room.

 

 

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