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Spring 2011 Week 5

We hope you all enjoyed a beautiful (mostly) spring weekend! Mom’s Weekend is up next, and we hope to see you at our Brunch and Talent Show on Saturday – this is always one of the most fun events of the year! Here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show

2.      Summer honors (Bacc Core) course!

3.      Thesis Poster Fair workshop

4.      UHC spring trips

5.      UHC scholarships application deadline

 

Opportunities

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

7.      Good Causes, Great Summer Jobs – political organizing jobs for students

8.      IE3 Global Internships information meetings

9.      College of Engineering Academic Coaches – study tips session

10.  Engineers Without Borders art exhibition and auction – call for donations

11.  Communities Take Charge fellowship positions

12.  Student Sustainability Initiative positions

13.  Student position in the Engineering Education Research Group

14.  Career Services student job opportunity

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

 

OSU Events & Announcements

16.  Student Sustainability Initiative – An April Affair

17.  Center for the Humanities Spring Lecture – “Del Otro Lado: Constructions of Literacy in Rural Mexico and the effects of Transnational Migration”

18.  “Seeing science sideways” lecture series

19.  Spring Hydrology Seminar Series – “A mechanistic framework for projecting riverine ecological responses to hydroclimatic change”

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show

The UHC’s annual Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show is this Saturday, April 30th in the LaSells Stewart Center! The festivities will start at 9:30 a.m. in the main gallery with brunch, and the talent show will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Austin Auditorium. This is always a great event, and we are anticipating a really fun show this year. We hope to see many of you and your moms there on Saturday!

 

2.      Summer honors (Bacc Core) course!

During the summer “mini-term” from August 15th-September 2nd, 2011, the UHC is offering GEO 307H (National Park Geology and Preservation). Web registration is now open at:

 

http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/CourseDetail.aspx?subjectcode=GEO&coursenumber=307H

 

We need at least 6 students to enroll to run this course, so talk to your friends – this will be a great one! It is a Baccalaureate Core course (satisfying Synthesis: Science, Technology, Society) that includes classroom sessions and a three-day field trip (with camping) to Crater Lake National Park and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The course is taught by OSU Professor Emeritus Bob Lillie, who has worked as an interpretive ranger at Crater Lake, Yellowstone, and other national parks and is the author of a textbook on the geology of national parks that is used in college courses across the country. Please contact laurel.busse@oregonstate.edu for further information about this amazing summer opportunity.

 

3.      Thesis Poster Fair workshop

There will be a workshop to help seniors prepare for the Thesis Poster Fair this Wednesday, April 27th from 4:00-6:00 in SLUG 2. Eric Hill will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the fair, poster design, and requirements. Please remember to provide Heather with your thesis information for the fair booklet no later than Monday, May 9th.

 

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 community members are encouraged to attend to explore and celebrate our graduates’ research.

 

4.      UHC spring trips

Looking for some adventure this May? Come hang out with other UHC students in Portland, Silver Falls, or both! A group will be heading to Portland on Saturday, May 14th. The schedule is still being planned, but could include trips to the zoo, OMSI, shopping, and Powell’s! A meeting will be arranged close to the date to finalize activities. Then, on May 28th, a group will go Silver Falls for hiking, picnicking, and great views! Sign-up for both trips begins today, April 25th in the SLUG; a $5 deposit is required for gas costs. There will be no bus, but we will arrange carpools. Questions? Contact Tina Dinh (dinht@onid.orst.edu) or Jeannie Allen (allenm@onid.orst.edu).

 

5.      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.

 

 

Opportunities

6.      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.

 

7.      Good Causes, Great Summer Jobs – political organizing jobs for students

Do you want to work this summer on campaigns to protect Crater Lake and fight childhood obesity? Consider a job with the Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit with a track record of success. Over the past 20 years, the Fund for the Public Interest has run grassroots campaigns and won concrete victories for the nation’s top progressive groups – the Sierra Club, Environment America, US PIRG, the Human Rights Campaign, and more. Recruiters will be on OSU’s campus this week on Tuesday, the 26th through Thursday, the 28th, hosting information sessions and conducting interviews. To find out more about the sessions and the application process, call 1-800-75-EARTH or visit http://www.jobsthatmatter.org.

 

8.      IE3 Global Internships information meetings

The International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) program is pleased to launch IE3 Global Internships information meetings on Tuesday, April 26th. Undergraduates and graduate students are invited to attend information sessions held Tuesdays and 2 p.m. in Snell Hall 444. For more information, visit http://ie3global.ous.edu/.

 

9.      College of Engineering Academic Coaches – study tips session

Are you an engineering student worried about upcoming midterms? Join the College of Engineering Academic Coaches for a midterm study tips session on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. in KEC 1003! Subway sandwiches will be provided and coaches will be on hand to discuss topics such as procrastination, test-taking tips, and test anxiety. All engineering students are welcome!

 

10.  Engineers Without Borders art exposition and auction – call for donations

Engineers Without Borders is holding an art exposition and auction on May 27th at the LaSells Stewart Center to raise funds for their upcoming water project in Lela, Kenya! They are asking people with artistic skills to donate a piece of artwork which can be auctioned with all proceeds going to the village of Lela. Works in all mediums are accepted – the only requirement is that it fits through the doors! If you are interested in helping a community achieve basic human needs, please donate your artwork. Visit http://www.ewb-osu.org/art to register your artwork!

 

11.  Communities Take Charge fellowship positions

Do you want to be part of the solution to climate change and help build more sustainable communities? Energize Corvallis will be hosting a team of six “Summer of Solution Fellows” for 8 weeks to facilitate Communities Take Charge in three Corvallis neighborhoods. Communities Take Charge works through a collaboration of neighborhoods and Summer of Solutions “solutionaires” to radically reduce energy use through no-cost or low-cost actions. Full-time fellowship applications are due on May 15th. Apply online at http://energizecorvallis.org/index/.

 

12.  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. Interested students are encouraged to attend “An April Affair” to learn more (see below).

 

13.  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).

 

14.  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.

 

15.  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

16.  Student Sustainability Initiative – An April Affair

Like local snacks? Care about sustainability? Looking for a job next year? Come to “An April Affair” and learn what green student jobs look like at OSU. Over the next month, the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative will be hiring a new crop of employees (see above), and we want to take this opportunity to give people who are thinking of applying a chance to meet, greet, and learn the ropes. The would also be a great chance for those who have heard about the SSI to learn more and for those interested in a green career to learn how they can get started building that background today. There will also be some fresh cookie mix on hand and some locally-sourced snacks. Donations of non-perishables (for the OSU Food Pantry) are appreciated and encouraged, but not required. An April Affair will be this Wednesday, April 27th from 5-8 p.m. at the SSC (738 SW 15th Street).

 

17.  Center for the Humanities Spring Lecture – “Del Otro Lado: Constructions of Literacy in Rural Mexico and the effects of Transnational Migration”

Susan Meyers, Center for the Humanities Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of English will speak at 4:00 p.m. today, Monday the 25th at Autzen House.

 

18.  “Seeing science sideways” lecture series

“Seeing science sideways,” a series of three lectures looking at science from the point of view of an observer rather than a participant will be this week, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday featuring Joe Cain, Senior Lecturer at University College, London. On Tuesday at 4:00, in “Play,” Cain will speak about jokes and pranks in the scientific world. This will be followed by “Romance” on Thursday at 4:00, a discussion of collaborations between intimate partners, and “Home” on Friday at noon. All lectures are in MU 213 and are free and open to the public.

 

19.  Spring Hydrology Seminar Series – “A mechanistic framework for projecting riverine ecological responses to hydroclimatic change”

LeRoy Poff or Colorado State University will speak on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:00 in ALS 4000.

 

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