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Winter 2011 Week 3

We hope you all had an enjoyable, possibly service-filled long weekend!  We look forward to seeing many of you at the UHC Presidential Forum on Thursday.  Here’s what else is going on this week – It’s another BIG edition of the MM as there continue to be a number of opportunities open, catering to a wide range of interests!

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Presidential Forum – “Building Our Campus: What’s it Take?”

2.      SLUG security

 

Opportunities – Employment, Volunteer Opportunities

3.      DeLoach Work Scholarship opportunities for two UHC students

4.      Computer graphic arts job opportunity

5.      START Leader and U-Engage Peer Leader positions open

6.      Teach for America and Peace Corps informational meeting

7.      Volunteer With Kids

8.      SisterScholars program

 

Opportunities – Scholarships, Grants, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

9.      State legislative internship

10.  URISC: Start research awards

11.  National Institute of Standards and Technology – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

12.  Environmental Health Research Experience Program at the University of Washington

13.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

14.  OSU Association of Office Professionals scholarship

15.  Kansas State University IGERT Program

16.  Funding for doctoral training in the sciences of aging

17.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

OSU Events & Announcements

18.  UHC Alum Jessica Leahy speaks on “Finding Sustainability Solutions through Family Forest Dynamics”

19.  Author Monica Brown on “Taking Flight: The Promise and Potential of Latino/a Children’s Literature”

20.  Ideas Matter lecture – “Trashing the Future: Can We Justify Moral Obligations to the Future?”

21.  OSU Socratic Club debate – “Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife”

22.  The second-annual Art of Leadership conference

23.  Non-Profit and Volunteer Expo

24.  Student Sustainability Initiative Events

25.  Engineering Futures: Effective Presentations

26.  Call for submissions – MU Concourse Gallery art show

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Presidential Forum – “Building Our Campus: What’s it Take?”

The annual UHC Presidential Forum, one of the main events on our calendar, is this Thursday, January 20th, in the MU La Raza room from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  This year’s topic is “Building Our Campus: What’s it Take?”  President Ray will be joined by Shawn Scoville (Senior Vice President of Development and Campaign Director, OSU Foundation), Mark McCambridge (Vice President for Finance and Administration), and Larry Roper (Vice Provost for Student Affairs) for a discussion on the physical expansion of OSU and its implications for current and future OSU students.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak with the university’s leadership about our campus community and its future course.

 

2.      SLUG security

We understand that food has recently been stolen from the refrigerator in SLUG 2.  We very much regret this and apologize to all of those affected; safety in our facilities is a top priority, and we are now discussing potential additional security measures in the SLUGs with the Department of Public Safety on campus and the Oregon State Police, including additional patrols and locking the refrigerator after hours.  If you see any suspicious behavior in the SLUG, please let UHC or SLUG staff know.  Contact Kevin (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) in the UHC with any questions or concerns.

 

 

Opportunities – Employment, Campus Opportunities

3.      DeLoach Work Scholarship opportunities for two UHC students

Kate Lajtha (ALS 3059, 7-5674, kate.lajtha@oregonstate.edu) and the H.J. Andrews Long Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) group are looking for two students to help with the design of research web pages.  While the Andrews LTER group has a website already, they are planning to add pages with new content describing the research activities of faculty and students, and they are looking for students to help improve accessibility and user friendliness.  Ideally, at least one of the hired students will be familiar with web page design, creation, and editing and one student will have relevant scientific experience and can help guide research content creation (although applicants can, of course, be experienced in both areas).  Each of these positions pays $10.00/hour for up to $1,000.00 per student.  Contact Kate Lajtha or Laurel Busse (laurel.busse@oregonstate.edu) if interested.

 

4.      Computer graphic arts job opportunity

Kevin Ahern is looking to hire a student with computer graphic arts skills (preferably in Adobe Illustrator) to create electronic images of biochemistry illustrations.  Pay will be $9.75/hr.  If interested, email ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

 

5.      START Leader and U-Engage Peer Leader positions open

New Student Programs and Family Outreach is now hiring for 2011 START Leader and U-Engage Peer Leader positions.  Both positions will work closely with new students, assisting them in their transition to OSU.  START Leaders work during the summer assisting with OSU’s START orientation, advising, and registration program and can work in CONNECT week activities.  U-Engage Peer Leaders assist in the “U-Engage” first-year experience course.  Both positions require taking an orientation course during the spring term.  START Leader is a paid position, and U-Engage Peer Leader work provides internship credit.  For more information, go to http://oregonstate.edu/newstudents or attend one of the following informational sessions: January 18th at 12:00 p.m. and January 19th at 4:00 p.m.  All sessions are in Kerr B008.

 

6.      Teach for America and Peace Corps informational meeting

There will be a panel discussion about Teach for America and Peace Corps opportunities on Monday, January 24th from 7-8 p.m. in Kearney Hall 212.  The deadline to apply for Teach for America is February 5th, 2011.  Contact Tony Emerson (anthony.emerson@teachforamerica.org) with questions about Teach for America and Jen Busick (peacecorps@oregonstate.edu) for questions about the Peace Corps.

 

7.      Volunteer With Kids

Volunteer With Kids (VWK) connects OSU students with volunteer opportunities working with younger students from preschool to high school age.  They partner with several OSU precollege programs, including Saturday Academy, SMILE, and 4-H, and community organizations off campus.  Interested students should browse the VWK website for more information about available opportunities (http://volunteerwithyouth.com).  There will be a VWK booth at the Non-Profit & Volunteer Expo in the MU Ballroom (see below) and a workshop on Diversity, Safety, Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication in working with you on Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00-2:30 p.m.  A sign-up sheet is available from the main website.

 

8.      SisterScholars program

SisterScholars is a professional, academic, and personal development program for women at OSU.  The program enhances women’s OSU experience by offering training and speaking events, mentorship and peer-to-peer partnership, and links to other on-campus resources.  If you are interested in applying for participation this year or next year or would like more information, contact Anna Dewey (sisterscholars@oregonstate.edu).

 

 

Opportunities – Scholarships, Grants, Internships, Volunteer opportunities

9.      State legislative internship

Representative Shawn Lindsay, a first-term Republican representative in the Oregon legislature from Hillsboro, is seeking an intern.  Interested students should contact Laura Jannsen at rep.shawnlindsay@state.or.us.

 

10.  URISC: Start research awards

There is still time to apply for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC): Start program.  The final deadline for spring-term applications is February 18th.   URISC: Start is a newly-created OSU program designed to support students just beginning their academic careers in developing scholarly and professional relationships with faculty.  First-year students, sophomores, and recent transfers to OSU are all encouraged to apply for one of the 50-75 URISC: Start awards OSU expects to make in the 2010/2011 academic year.  Awards will support “scholarly and professional activities” at OSU, broadly defined.  These activities can include laboratory work and field research, but also work in the arts and humanities; students from all disciplines can apply.  For application details, see http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc_start.htm.

 

11.  National Institute of Standards and Technology – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is now open for applications.  NIST-SURF is open to undergraduates majoring in science or engineering with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better who are considering pursuing graduate studies.  Applicants apply to NIST sites at either Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO for an 11-week program that will include a $5,000 stipend and housing and travel allotments as needed.  The deadline to apply in February 15th, and additional information is available at http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/ (Gaithersburg) and http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/ (Boulder).  If interested, contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) to discuss the application process.

 

12.  Environmental Health Research Experience Program at the University of Washington

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine-week summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment.  EHREP provides students with hands on experience in the laboratories of leading researchers and introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Participants will work full time at the University of Washington - Seattle under the supervisions of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.  The program is meant for students underrepresented in the sciences.  The deadline for student applications is February 15.  For more information, visit http://www.ehrep.washington.edu.

 

13.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

Undergraduates interested in pursuing summer research in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanomaterials and Nanoscience, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology and Biochemistry, or Virology may be interested in summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs at the University of Nebraska.  During these REU programs, students work closely with faculty mentors, graduate students, and other program participants on graduate-level research.  The deadline for priority applications is February 15th, and all applications are due on Monday, March 1.  For more information, including a list of faculty mentors and research projects, visit http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/.

 

14.  OSU Association of Office Professionals scholarship

The OSU Association of Office Professionals (AOP) will award at least one $500 scholarship for the 2011/2012 academic year.  To qualify, applicants must be full-time OSU students of sophomore, junior, or senior standing with at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining for the 2011/2012 academic year and have a major or declared minor in the College of Business or, regardless of major, have a parent or guardian who is a member of the OSU AOP.  Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Student Involvement, and the College of Business and must include three letters of recommendation.  All application materials must be submitted by March 4th to Maureen Childers, Disability Access Services, 200 Kerr Administration Building (maureen.childers@oregonstate.edu).

 

15.  Kansas State University IGERT Program

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Grain Science, or Sociology may be interested in the National Science Foundation-funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program at Kansas State University.  Every student in the IGERT program will receive a $30,000 annual stipend in addition to a $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance covering tuition, fees, health insurance, and travel to professional conferences.  IGERT trainees are organized in interdisciplinary teams and will have additional opportunities for mentorship, international study and travel, professional development, field experiences, and specialized topical courses.  Interested students should visit KSU’s IGERT website: http://igert.ksu.edu/.

 

16.  Funding for doctoral training in the sciences of aging

The National Science Foundation has awarded OSU funding for a doctoral training program in Aging Sciences.  Advanced UHC undergraduates considering graduate study at OSU in a range of fields (including biology, computer science, human development, bioengineering, sociology, psychology, public health, and other social and behavioral sciences) may be eligible for the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Aging Sciences, which will provide trainees with a stipend of $30,000 per year for two years of doctoral work, along with tuition remission and research support.  For more information, see http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/igert or contact Anne Hatley at anne.hatley@oregonstate.edu.

 

17.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Faculty, reward your student scholars’ use of the OSU Libraries’ services, collections, and resources with a nomination for the Library Undergraduate Research Award. Typically there are two awards: a $1000 scholarship awarded to an upper division undergraduate and a $1000 scholarship awarded to a lower division undergraduate from Oregon State University.  We encourage faculty to nominate students whose papers or projects meet the awards criteria.  To be eligible, students must have written their papers or completed their research projects as part of their course work at OSU during the 2010 calendar year (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall term).  The application deadline is January 31, 2011 and must include a nomination form and accompanying letter of support from the supervising faculty member or instructor. To view the eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application requirements please visit http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/ugresearchawards.html.  For more information please contact Jennifer Nutefall, Associate University Librarian (Jennifer.Nutefall@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8527).

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

18.  UHC alum Jessica Leahy speaks on “Finding Sustainability Solutions through Family Forest Dynamics”

Jessica Leahy, a UHC alum, class of 1999, who is now a professor at the University of Maine will speak on “Finding Sustainability Solutions through Family Forest Dynamics” on Friday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Richardson Hall 107.  A live webcast and chat will be available at http://oregonstate.edu/is/mediaservices/channel-2.  This event is a part of the Forests, People, Fire project funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

19.  Author Monica Brown on “Taking Flight: The Promise and Potential of Latino/a Children’s Literature”

Children’s author Monica Brown will discuss the challenges of writing books for children about the Latino/a American experience in “Taking Flight: The Promise and Potential of Latino/a Children’s Literature” on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth Street.  She will read selections from her work.

 

20.  Ideas Matter lecture – “Trashing the Future: Can We Justify Moral Obligations to the Future?”

The OSU Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series continues with a talk by Ronald M. Green of Dartmouth College on “Trashing the Future: Can We Justify Moral Obligations to the Future”? on Thursday, January 20th, at 7:00 p.m. in Owen Hall 102.

 

21.  OSU Socratic Club Debate – “Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife”

The OSU Socratic Club will sponsor a debate of the topic “Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife” on Monday, January 24th in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center at 6:30 p.m (note time change).  Dinesh D’Souza, the president of King’s College in New York City and a former White House policy advisor, will argue that the case for life after death is highly probably from a scientific point of view and that the Christian view of the afterlife best suits the evidence, while Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the co-host of Freethought Radio, will argue that the religious belief in the afterlife is a popular illusion that should be discarded in the scientific age.  The debate is free and open to the public.  Both speakers will be available from 5:45 to 6:30 before the debate at a book-signing table, where their books will be available for purchase.  For more information, visit the OSU Socratic Club online at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/socratic/.

 

22.  The second-annual Art of Leadership conference

The Memorial Union Program Council, the Center for Leadership Development, and the Residence Hall Association are sponsoring the second-annual Art of Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 12th.  This year’s topic is “Self Direction,” and speakers include Mamta Accapadi, Dean of Student Life, and Ryan Kirkpatrick, the founder of the Campus Rail Jam Tour.  In addition, there will be a drawing for three $1,000 scholarships for spring term.  For more information or to register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sli/center-leadership-development/leadership-conference-registration.

 

23.  Non-Profit and Volunteer Expo

OSU Career Services and the OSU Community Service Center will host the annual Non-Profit and Volunteer Expo on Thursday, January 20th in the MU Ballroom.  The expo will help students and other OSU community members find volunteer opportunities, non-profit internships, and non-profit career opportunities.  More than 50 local, national, and worldwide non-profit businesses and volunteer organizations will be in attendance.  There will also be a workshop on grant writing and other practical skills as well as a “Years of Service” panel discussion including representatives from AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America.  The keynote speaker will be from the U.S. State Department and will discuss careers in foreign policy and diplomacy.  For more information, contact Linsey Stripling at striplil@onid.orst.edu.

 

24.  OSU Student Sustainability Initiative events

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) has two upcoming events:

  • The SSI Winter Social will be this Thursday, January 20th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in MU 206.  If you are interested in sustainability, come to learn about SSI events, meet fellow students, and enjoy some snacks.  This is not a meeting!  Food and drink will be available, music will be playing, and coffee mugs will be available for painting and taking home.  All are welcome!  For more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ssi or http://faceboook.com/osussi.

 

  • On Monday, January 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MU Quad, the SSI will kick off RecycleMania 2011 with a waste audit.  Volunteers will help sort OSU’s trash to see what could have been recycled and hand our reusable mugs and event schedules to passersby.  There will also be a display of how much trash OSU produces in the middle of the Quad.  Please sign up for any length of time between 11 and 2 by contacting Andrea at andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu or 541.737.5398.

 

25.  Engineering Futures: Effective Presentations

OSU’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society, will be hosting an Engineering Futures session on giving effective presentations on Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m.  Engineering Futures is a national program geared towards college engineering students that aims to teach soft skills such as teamwork and problem solving.  Each session is fun and informative.  This session will teach presentation skills ranging from impromptu speaking to group presentations.  The session is free for students and lasts for four hours.  Space is limited, so email kanaans@onid.orst.edu to reserve a seat.

 

26.  Call for submissions – MU Concourse Gallery art show

The OSU Women’s Center invites submissions for an art show in the MU Concourse Gallery during the winter term, 2011.  Any female-identified, OSU-affiliated individual may submit art for this show.  This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice, Speak Your Truth!” and the exhibit will be on display from February 8th – March 10th.  Submissions are due by February 7th in MU room 109A between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and notifications of intent to submit should be sent in by January 31st at 5 p.m. (including artist name, contact information, title of artwork, media, and size).  Contact Neha Neelwarne (neelwarn@onid.orst.edu) or call the OSU Women’s Center at 541.737.3186 with any questions.

 

 

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