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Winter 2011 Week 4

We’d like to thank the students who helped put on the Presidential Forum last week. Check out the UHC website or Facebook page for some photographs from what was a very interesting evening. Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements

1.      Spring, 2011 UHC schedule of classes now available!

2.      McNary drop-in advising and evening phone advising hours

 

Opportunities – Informational sessions

3.      International degree information session

4.      “What Can Career Services Do for Me?” new student reception

5.      Teach for America and Peace Corps informational meeting

 

Opportunities – Employment and internships

6.      LIVE. LEARN. INTERN summer, 2011 Washington, DC internships and scholarships

7.      TOUR/UHDS Ambassador positions

8.      DeLoach Work Scholarship opportunities for two UHC students

9.      Computer graphic arts job opportunity

10.  State legislative internship

 

Opportunities – Awards, grants, and scholarships

11.  2011 National Capital Area Leadership Award

12.  NASA summer research opportunities

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

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

15.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

16.  Kansas State University IGERT Program

17.  Funding for doctoral training in the sciences of aging

18.  URISC: Start research awards

19.  OSU Association of Office Professionals scholarship

20.  OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Awards

 

OSU Events & Announcements

21.  Summer Session 2011

22.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

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

24.  The second-annual Art of Leadership Conference

25.  Call for submissions – MU Concourse Gallery art show

26.  Pentagon Winds concert

27.  Ideas Matter 2011 series – “Preserving the Blessing of Liberty for Posterity: Why it Matters”

28.  Seminar on “Islam, Justice, and Gender Reform”

29.  OSU Bone Marrow Drive

 

UHC Announcements

1.      Spring, 2011 UHC schedule of classes now available!

Stop by the UHC office in STAG 229 to pick up a copy of the spring term UHC schedule of classes. It’s also time to start thinking about advising for next term. Make an appointment with your major academic advisor first, then schedule an appointment with a UHC advisor to make plans for the spring and beyond. Call 541.737.6400 or stop in the office to arrange an appointment. Again – your UHC advising appointment should be after your major field advising. Hope to see you soon!

 

2.      McNary drop-in advising and evening phone advising hours

During winter term, the McNary Advising Office (McNary 118) will be open for drop-in advising on Mondays from 1:00-5:00, on Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00, and on Fridays from 11:00-2:00. Stop in to pick up the spring term UHC schedule of classes and ask any questions that might be on your mind. If you are not a McNary resident, you can still stop in: just ring the door bell by the McNary/UHC classroom door (on the northwest side of the building near the bike racks), and someone will let you in. If you have in-depth advising questions though, please schedule a regular appointment by calling 541.737.6400 or stopping by the UHC office in STAG 229.

 

Another option for advising questions that come up after 5:00 is to schedule a phone advising appointment. Phone appointments are available with LeeAnn on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. If one of these times is convenient for you, please ask for a phone appointment in the UHC office, leave us a contact number, and LeeAnn will call you at the scheduled time.

 

 

Opportunities – Informational sessions

3.      International degree information session

International Degree and Study Abroad Scholarships Advisor Renee Stowell will be giving an International Degree information session this week on Tuesday, January 25th in Snell 448 at 4:00 p.m. All students interested in learning more about earning OSU’s International Studies double degree are encouraged to attend.

 

4.      “What Can Career Services Do for Me?” new student reception

OSU Career Services will hold a welcome reception for first-year and transfer students on Wednesday, January 25th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in their main office in the basement of Kerr Administration, B008. Pizza will be provided, and new students will learn more about the resources available at Career Services and the best way to utilize their services during the first year and beyond.

 

5.      Teach for America and Peace Corps informational meeting

There will be a panel discussion hosted by Engineers Without Borders about Teach for America and Peace Corps opportunities today, Monday, January 24th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Kearney Hall 212. All majors are welcome. 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.

 

 

Opportunities – Employment and internships

6.      LIVE. LEARN. INTERN summer, 2011 Washington, DC internships and scholarships

The Fund for American Studies in accepting applicants for summer internships in Washington, DC in the LIVE. LEARN. INTERN programs held at Georgetown University. These programs combine internships with courses, career development activities, and exclusive briefings and lectures delivered by prominent policy experts. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, but students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of February 3 to receive priority consideration for scholarships and internship placement.

 

Students from National Collegiate Honors Council member programs – which includes the UHC – will be given priority consideration for scholarship awards. UHC students should note on their application materials that they are in the UHC and list honors activities on their resumes. For more information and an online application, visit http://www.DCinternships.org or contact Mary Connell at mconnell@tfas.org or 202.986.0384. Interested students should also consider inviting a faculty member to nominate them for scholarships at http://www.DCinternships.org/Nominate. Scholarship preference will be given to students nominated by a faculty member.

 

7.      TOUR/UHDS Ambassador positions

The Office of Admissions and University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) are looking for candidates to fill positions as TOUR and/or UHDS Ambassadors during the 2011-2012 school year. Apply by Friday, February 4th for a job listed as the best college work opportunity to boost your resume by U.S. News and World Report at http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/tour5.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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.

 

10.  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.

 

 

Opportunities – Scholarships, grants, and awards

11.  2011 National Capital Area Leadership Award

The OSU Alumni Association invites all students planning to take internships in Washington, DC during the winter, spring, or summer terms to apply for the 2011 National Capital Area Leadership Award. Ideal applicants will work in a congressional or judicial office, government agency, non-profit organization or association, or private organization in the Washington, DC area. Financial support will include $3,000 in advance of the internship and an additional $500 awarded upon return to OSU following completion of the internship. Award recipients will also receive mentorship and guidance while in Washington from OSU alumni in the area. The application deadline for spring term awards is Monday, February 7th. For additional information about the program and application requirements, contact Julie Schwartz at Julie.Schwartz@oregonstate.edu or 541.737.2351.

 

12.  NASA summer research opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields interested in summer research opportunities with NASA are invited to apply through the agency’s new Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholars (SOLAR) System on or before March 1. Completing one application will allow students to apply for up to 15 specific research opportunities. For more information, visit the SOLAR Launchpad at http://intern.nasa.gov.

 

13.  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 or 9-week program that will include a $5,000 stipend and housing and travel allotments as needed. Application materials will be due to the OSU application coordinator by Friday, February 4th. Interested students should look at available programs at the two NIST sites: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/ (Gaithersburg) and http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/ (Boulder). Contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) to discuss the application process.

 

14.  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.

 

15.  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/.

 

16.  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/.

 

17.  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.

 

18.  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.

 

19.  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).

 

20.  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

21.  Summer Session 2011

The Summer Session website (http://summer.oregonstate.edu) has been updated with program information for summer term, 2011. Registration for the 2011 Summer Session begins April 10th; get a jump on your summer plans by planning ahead now!

 

22.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

On February 28th, OSU will host the 2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share information and discuss sustainability projects. Students from all seven Oregon public universities are invited to create posters presenting projects and research related to sustainability. See the OSU call for posters at the conference website, http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ous-sustainability-conference, for additional details. For priority consideration, proposals should be submitted by February 2nd. Contact Bo Bestvina (bo.bestvina@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

23.  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. 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/.

 

24.  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.

 

25.  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 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.

 

26.  Pentagon Winds concert

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Milam Hall auditorium, the Pentagon Winds woodwind quintet from Washington, D.C. will be performing classic woodwind quintet literature from the 1700s to the present. Admission to the concert is free.

 

27.  Ideas Matter 2011 series – “Preserving the Blessing of Liberty for Posterity: Why it Matters”

Prakash Chenjeri from Southern Oregon University will be delivering a talk on “Preserving the Blessing of Liberty for Posterity: Why it Matters” on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Owen Hall 102 as a part of the OSU Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series.

 

28.  Seminar on “Islam, Justice, and Gender Reform”

Amina Wadud of the Virginia Commonwealth University will speak on “Islam, Justice, and Gender Reform” on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

 

29.  OSU Bone Marrow Drive

Oregon State community members are invited to attend the OSU Bone Marrow Drive sponsored by ASOSU this Tuesday, January 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Participants can register as a potential bone marrow donor by providing a simple cotton swab sample. For more information, email nematis@onid.orst.edu.

 

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