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Winter 2011 Week 10

It’s the last week of winter term, and the sunny morning foretells the spring to come! Here’s what’s going on this week besides review sessions, studying, final projects, and more studying:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      HAAC mid-week study break!

2.      Thesis workshops this week for spring graduates and for TheSIS: START

3.      Spring course opportunity – The New American Cinema

 

Opportunities

4.      Teach For America employment opportunity

5.      UHC study room

6.      Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

7.      Sustainability Writing Contest

 

OSU Events & Announcements

8.      Teacher’s Night Out concert – The OSU voice faculty sings songs and arias

9.      Dixon Recreation Center Stress-Free Zone

10.  Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Event

11.  Seminars on bullying in the academy

12.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Responsibilities to Future Mothers: Reflections on the Kind of Mothering Options I’d Like for My Daughter”

13.  Public seminar on the impacts of Chinese rural industrial development

14.  Geotechnical Lecture Series – “Solving the Problem of Creep at Amtrak’s Thames River Bridge”

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      HAAC mid-week study break!

Looking for a break from studying for finals? You’re in luck! HAAC is putting on a mini-study break this Wednesday, March 9th starting at 6 p.m. Stop by SLUG 2 for snacks and How I Met Your Mother episodes. See you there!

 

2.      Thesis workshops this week for spring graduates and for TheSIS: START

The UHC will hold two thesis workshops this week:

  • TheSIS: START workshop – Students who need to complete TheSIS: START (primarily students in their first years in the UHC) are encouraged to attend a workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8th, at 5:00 p.m. in Strand 233. This workshop will introduce students to the UHC thesis process and will cover the basic steps of TheSIS (Thesis Success in Stages). Attending this workshop and answering the corresponding questions listed in the START Blackboard module will satisfy one of the two required START tasks. If you aren’t sure if you need to complete START or are confused about what TheSIS or START mean, contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.
  • Thesis Nuts & Bolts – Calling all spring graduates: do you have questions about the UHC thesis or the thesis defense? Drop by the Thesis Nuts & Bolts Q & A session this Friday, March 11th, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Strand 237. LeeAnn & Rebekah will be on hand to answer your questions and provide some useful guideline materials. Hope to see you there! (Note: this workshop is meant for students planning to graduate in spring, 2011).

 

3.      Spring course opportunity – The New American Cinema

We’d like to draw your attention to an exciting late addition to the UHC’s spring schedule of classes. Professor Jon Lewis from the Department of English will be teaching an honors version of his popular course on The New American Cinema. ENG 245H (CRN 58629) is a four-credit class that meets on Tuesdays from 4-6:50 and Thursdays from 6-10:50 (times includes film viewings), and it satisfies the BCC Literature and Arts requirement. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to take an honors version of a favorite OSU class!

 

Course description: This class looks at American film history from the industry-wide adoption of the Voluntary Motion Picture Rating System in 1968 through the so-called auteur renaissance on to this present era of the blockbuster. Of particular interest will be the essential contradictions at the heart of American cinema: the struggle between art and commerce, creativity and industry, authorship and ownership. There will be weekly film screenings selected from major works of commercial and independent American cinema.

 

 

Opportunities

4.      Teach For America employment opportunity

Teach For America is searching for undergraduate campus representatives (Campus Campaign Coordinators or CCCs). CCCs are integral in Teach For America’s recruitment and outreach efforts; they are the “face” of Teach For America on campus, while also laying the behind-the-scenes groundwork for successful recruitment campaigns. If you are interested in learning more about this position, fill out the survey at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dHBtOW9kclI2MFJSMWhhNS1IcDhDdWc6MA#gid=0, and a Teach For America representative will contact you.

 

5.      UHC study room

As the term winds up to its busiest stage, this is a reminder that all UHC students have access to a private study room in the Valley Library. If you are interested in using the room, reserve a block of time and check out the key in SLUG 1. The room is typically available from 8-8, Monday through Thursday, from 8-4 on Friday, and from 1-9 on Sunday in 4-hour blocks, and it can be checked out overnight Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights. Call (737.6455) or visit the SLUG to book the room or get more information.

 

6.      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.

 

7.      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

8.      Teacher’s Night Out concert – The OSU voice faculty sings songs and arias

This Tuesday, March 8th, the OSU voice faculty will be performing a concert of songs and arias at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on 4515 SW West Hill Road. Admission is free to OSU students with ID ($15 general admission and $5 non-OSU students).

 

9.      Dixon Recreation Center Stress-Free Zone

Come to the lounge at Dixon Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to take a healthy break from studying. Learn relaxing, positive habits for success on upcoming finals! There will be prizes, massages, de-stressing activities, food, yoga, and more!

 

10.  Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Event

OSU Athletics and the Department of Anthropology are sponsoring the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit Event on Friday, March 11th from 6-8:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) in the Valley Football Center. There will be homemade soup, bread, and dessert; a silent auction; and live entertainment. The first 150 attendees receive a handmade ceramic bowl to keep! Proceeds benefit World of Good and the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. Tickets are $5-$20 and are available at the door or in advance in the Department of Anthropology, Waldo 238.

 

11.  Seminars on bullying in the academy

Dr. Gary Namie, founder and spokesperson for the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement, will be delivering a series of seminars on workplace bullying on Tuesday, March 8th in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center. From 1-3 p.m., OSU faculty and students are invited to a seminar on “Bullies in the Academe: Brittle, Brutal, Abusive,” and a public presentation on “Workplace Bullying: The Silent Epidemic” will follow from 7-9 p.m.

 

12.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Responsibilities to Future Mothers: Reflections on the Kind of Mothering Options I’d Like for My Daughter”

Sara Goering of the University of Washington will speak on Thursday, March 10th at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall 102 as a part of the Ideas Matter 2011 Series.

 

13.  Public seminar on the impacts of Chinese rural industrial development

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Bryan Tilt, author of The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society, will discuss pollution in China’s rural industrial sector and its implications for the environment and community health at the Corvallis/Benton County Public Library on Thursday, March 10th at 7 p.m. His talk will draw on recent ethnographic research in an industrial township in rural Sichuan Province exploring how community members understand the linkages between air and water pollution from nearby factories and their health and well-being and how civil society mobilizes to address industrial pollution and its health effects.

 

14.  Geotechnical Lecture Series – “Solving the Problem of Creep at Amtrak’s Thames River Bridge”

Frederick Rhyner of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers will speak on Thursday, March 10th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Kearney Hall 312 on issues resulting from the construction of a new lift span on Amtrak’s Thames River Bridge.

 

 

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