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Winter 2011 Week 11

We wish everyone the best in their finals this week and hope you all have a terrific spring break. We look forward to seeing you next term! Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Welcome to new UHC Advisor Ann Marie Etheridge

2.      UHC fee waiver form

3.      Join the Pathway Scholar Mentor Program and earn honors elective credit

4.      UHC totals from the February food drive

5.      Talent needed!! Mom’s Weekend Talent Show

6.      SLUG hours this week

 

Opportunities

7.      Environmental Science internship opportunity at Crater Lake

8.      Be published! New undergraduate research journal

9.      Teach For America employment opportunity

10.  Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

11.  Sustainability Writing Contest

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12. National Anthem auditions

13. Corvallis Science Pub – “The Physics of Cancer Treatment: How do they do that?”

14. Economics seminar – “Migration Experience and Earnings in the Mexican Market”

15. COAS Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar – “Is the Brazil Current Eddy-Dominated to the North of 20 Degrees S?”                                                                                                              

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Welcome to new UHC Advisor Ann Marie Etheridge

This week, the University Honors College enthusiastically welcomes Ann Marie Etheridge as a temporary UHC advisor filling in for LeeAnn Baker while she is on maternity leave (congratulations LeeAnn!) through the spring term. Ann Marie has over 30 years of experience as an advisor and director at Linn Benton Community College, and she was instrumental in developing the Degree Partnership Program between LBCC and OSU. Her work over many summers helping new students transition to OSU has given her great familiarity with OSU and its programs, and we are very excited and thankful to have her to help fill LeeAnn’s shoes in the coming months. Please take a moment to stop by the office and welcome Ann Marie to the UHC!

 

2.      UHC fee waiver form

If you plan to be away spring term for an internship, study abroad, or national exchange, don’t forget to complete a UHC Resource Fee Waiver Request Form before the end of the term. Forms can be picked up in the UHC office (Strand 229) and must be returned by the end of this week, Friday, March 18th.

 

3.      Join the Pathway Scholar Mentor Program and earn honors elective credit

The Pathway Scholar Mentor Program offers UHC students the opportunity to help INTO Pathway students practice their English conversation skills. Participating honors students commit to meet an international partner student an average minimum of one hour per week, keep a log of meeting times and places and topics discussed, and complete a two-page “reflections” paper at the end of the term. Program information and application forms are available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/pathways. Credits are counted as “UHC Elective” and are graded P/N. Students may also participate without enrolling for credits.

 

4.      UHC totals from the February food drive

We’d like to thank everyone for participating in a successful February Food Drive! All together, the SLUG Bake Sale, the McNary Floor Competition, and contributions from the McNary Hall Council raised $656.40 (and that’s not including an anonymous $100 donation that just came in!). We’re still tallying the canned food total, but your contributions and thoughtfulness have made a real difference in the Linn-Benton Food Share – well done!

 

5.      Talent needed!! 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.

 

6.      SLUG hours this week

The SLUG is open this week, Monday through Thursday, during its normal hours of 7:30 – 9:00. On Friday, the SLUG will open at 7:30 and close at noon for the break (it will open again on the first Monday of the term). Also, the UHC study room in the Valley Library remains accessible all week. To reserve a time or get more information, stop by the SLUG.

 

 

Opportunities

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.      Be published! New undergraduate research journal

The Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors seeks submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from students in all academic disciplines. Each submission must be the original work of at least one undergraduate student with at least one faculty mentor. Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning review every submissions. For more information, visit http://commons.pacificu.edu/pnwestjurca/.

 

9.      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.

 

10.  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.

 

11.  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

12.  National Anthem auditions

Are you interested in performing the National Anthem at an OSU athletic event? Open auditions are being held at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum tonight (Monday). Vocal and instrumental performers and groups are welcome to auditions. For more information. Contact the OSU Band Office at 541.737.0544 or osubands@oregonstate.edu.

 

13.  Corvallis Science Pub – “The Physics of Cancer Treatment: How do they do that?”

Tonight, Monday the 14th, Dr. Elizabeth Shiner from the Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis will discuss the physics involved in diagnosing cancer and treating tumors with radiation at the Old World Deli in Corvallis from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

14.  Economics seminar – “Migration Experience and Earnings in the Mexican Market”

Kevin Thorn of New York University will speak on Wednesday, March 16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Kelley Engineering Center 1003.

 

15.  COAS Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar – “Is the Brazil Current Eddy-Dominated to the North of 20 Degrees S?”

Rafael Soutelino, visiting scholar from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, will speak on Thursday, March 17 from 3:30-4:30 in Burt Hall 193.

 

 

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