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Spring 2011 Week 6

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show! We’ve posted photos on our website (available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/photo_gallery_2010-2011) for you to share with your families. We hope you all had terrific weekends, whether you had guests or not, and feel ready for the second half of the term! Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Library resources informational reception for UHC students

2.      UHC Thesis Fair

3.      UHC spring trips

4.      Summer honors (Bacc Core) course!

 

Opportunities

5.      Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarship orientation meeting

6.      2011-2012 Student Alumni Association Board of Directors Positions and Scholarships

7.      Glamour 2012 Top 10 College Women Competition

8.      IE3 Global Internships information meetings and First Step sessions

9.      Student Sustainability Initiative positions

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

11.  Communities Take Charge fellowship positions

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  Holocaust Memorial Week

13.  Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence

14.  Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace – Frances Moore Lappé

15.  F.A Gilfillan Memorial Award Lecture – Mark Hixon

16.  Fainting Beaver Follies – A Vaudeville Variety Show

17.  Africa Night 2011 – “Portal to Africa”

18.  Starker Lecture Series – “Politics Impacting World Forests and Forestry”

19.  Spring Geography Seminar – “Learning how to adapt to change through applied human dimensions research and life”

20.  OSU Distinguished Professor Lecture

21.  Oregon Wine Research Institute Seminar Lecture Series – “A Journalist’s Point of View: Observing the Growth of the Oregon Wine Industry”

22.  Horning Lecture Series – “Major Themes in Evolutionary Medicine”

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Library resources informational reception for UHC students

The staff of the Valley Library will be hosting a reception for UHC students on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Autzen classroom on the library main floor. There will be food, displays about library services, and library staff on hand to answer questions and offer tours of the library’s different units. This will be a terrific opportunity to learn more about how the library can support your studies and research, particularly your senior thesis, and all UHC students, whether you’re just beginning to think about the thesis or are well into writing, are encouraged to attend. Please contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

2.      UHC Thesis Fair

The UHC Thesis Fair is almost here! Come and celebrate the research accomplishments of this year’s graduating class by exploring the wide range of thesis topics through fun and informative poster displays. This year’s Thesis Fair is on Wednesday, May 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Gallery and Rotunda on the main floor of the Valley Library. There will be food, and this is a fun and interesting way to acknowledge your peers’ work and learn more about diverse topics and the thesis process itself. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu). We hope to see you all there!

 

Participants, please provide Heather with your thesis information for the fair booklet no later than Monday, May 9th.

 

3.      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 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).

 

4.      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.

 

 

Opportunities

5.      Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarship orientation meeting

Are you interested in a Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell Scholarship opportunity to study in the United Kingdom or Ireland? Interested students who have demonstrated academic excellence are invited to an orientation on Tuesday, May 3rd at 4 p.m. in Strand 233. Each year, 32 Rhodes Scholarships, 40 Marshall Scholarships, and 12 Mitchell Scholarships are awarded to outstanding U.S. students who are seniors or have graduated within the last year. Awards fund study in an almost unlimited range of subjects and degree programs: Rhodes Scholarships are tenable at Oxford University for two or more years; Marshall Scholarships are tenable for two years at any university in the United Kingdom; and Mitchell Scholars may attend any university in Ireland or Northern Ireland for one year. Application materials for 2012-13 must be completed early in fall, 2011, so current juniors should begin the process soon. Interested students who are not yet eligible are also welcome to the May 3rd orientation.

 

6.      2011-2012 Student Alumni Association Board of Directors Positions and Scholarships

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is currently accepting applications for next year’s Board of Directors. Students on the SAA Board will be awarded an $800 scholarship during the tenure of their service. Applications are due by noon on Monday, May 19th and are available at http://www.osualum.com/saaboard; all applications must include an unofficial transcript, contact information for two references, and interview availability. Selections are based on Beaver spirit, involvement at OSU, and leadership potential both in and outside the classroom. Students on the Board of Directors are responsible for event planning, marketing, and recruitment for the student membership program, offering valuable organizational management experience. Please direct questions and concerns to Jenni Betschart (Jennifer.Betschart@oregonstate.edu).

 

7.      Glamour 2012 Top 10 College Women Competition

Glamour magazine invites applications from any undergraduate woman who will be a junior during the 2011-2012 for the Top 10 College Women Competition. One grand prize winner will receive $20,000, and nine $3,000 prizes will also be awarded. Winners will receive a trip to New York City and recognition in Glamour. The deadline for application is July 15, 2011. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.glamour.com/about/top-10-college-women.

 

8.      IE3 Global Internships information meetings and First Step sessions

The next IE3 Global Internship information session will be on Tuesday, May 3rd from 2-3 p.m. in Snell 448. For more information, visit http://ie3global.ous.edu/. In addition, First Steps sessions for students who are considering studying or interning abroad are held Monday through Friday at noon and 4 p.m. on the 4th floor of Snell.

 

9.      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 for all available positions is Friday, May 6th. For more information and a complete listing of opportunities, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ssi/jobs.

 

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/.

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  Holocaust Memorial Week

OSU will observe Holocaust Memorial Week from May 2-6 with a series of events, including a reflection on a man who fought in the underground against the Nazis, a look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and Jews, and a discussion of violence in the Congo. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/holocaust/.

 

13.  Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) will be held this Thursday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. CUE is a forum for undergraduate students to present their academic and creative work. The formal program begins at 12:30. All campus and community members are encouraged to stop by to celebrate and explore the work of undergraduate students at OSU.

 

14.  Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace – Frances Moore Lappé 

The 28th annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace will be delivered on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center by Frances Moore Lappé. Lappé is the author of 17 books, including Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold 3 million copies. She has also cofounded three organization, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education seeking to bring democracy to life. Lappé has appeared frequently as a public speaker and on the radio, and she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Alternet.

 

15.  F.A Gilfillan Memorial Award Lecture – Mark Hixon

Mark Hixon of the OSU Department of Zoology and the recipient of the F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science will speak on Thursday, May 5th at7:15 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center on “Oceans of Life.”

 

16.  Fainting Beaver Follies – A Vaudeville Variety Show

Fainting Beaver Follies is an original collection of novelty acts, comic sketches, musical numbers, and dance interludes produced in the style of classic early-20th-century American vaudeville. Performances will be held this week on May 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the Withycombe main stage.

 

17.  Africa Night 2011 – “Portal to Africa”

Africa Night 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 7th in the LaSells Stewart Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets ($5) are available in advance at Snell Hall 149.

 

18.  Starker Lecture Series – “Politics Impacting World Forests and Forestry”

Ben Cashore, Professor of Environmental Governance and Political Science and the Director of the Program on Forest Policy and Governance at Yale University will speak in Richardson 107 on Tuesday, May 3rd at 3:30 p.m.

 

19.  Spring Geography Seminar – “Learning how to adapt to change through applied human dimensions research and life”

Flaxen Conway from the OSU Department of Sociology will speak on Tuesday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Wilkinson 108.

 

20.  OSU Distinguished Professor Lecture

Luiz Bermudez of the College of Veterinary Medicine will speak on Wednesday, May 4th in the MU Journey Room at 10:00 a.m.

 

21.  Oregon Wine Research Institute Seminar Lecture Series – “A Journalist’s Point of View: Observing the Growth of the Oregon Wine Industry”

Lisa Hall will speak in Wiegand 106 on Wednesday, May 4th at 3:30 p.m.

 

22.  Horning Lecture Series – “Major Themes in Evolutionary Medicine”

Stephen Stearns of Yale University will speak on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the MU Journey Room as a part of the 2010-2011 Horning Lecture Series on “The Historical Sciences.”

 

 

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