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Winter 2011 Week 5

It looks like a lovely week is ahead of us as we turn the page on the first month of 2011. Don’t forget to stop by the UHC office in Strand 229 to pick up a copy of the spring term UHC schedule of classes and schedule an advising appointment! Here’s what’s going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Graduation Information Session

2.      Thesis Nuts & Bolts Workshop for winter graduates

3.      GEM informational session

4.      UHC Student Activities Assistant & Trip Coordinator position

5.      DeLoach Work Scholarship opportunities for two UHC students

 

Opportunities

6.      2011 Alternative Spring Break service trips

7.      Teach For America final application deadline

8.      2011 National Capital Area Leadership Award

9.      Summer research opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10.  NASA summer research opportunities

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

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

13.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

14.  Kansas State University IGERT Program

15.  Funding for doctoral training in the sciences of aging

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

17.  URISC: Start research awards

18.  OSU Association of Office Professionals scholarship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

19.  TOUR/UHDS Ambassador positions

20.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

21.  The second-annual Art of Leadership Conference

22.  Call for submissions – MU Concourse Gallery art show

23.  Horning Lecture Series – History and Ecology workshop

24.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: New Directions for Transforming Environmental Conflicts”

25.  Home composting informational meeting

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Graduation Information Session

Are you planning to graduate soon but haven’t met with a UHC advisor? If you expect to graduate winter or spring term this year and have not yet met with a UHC advisor, please complete the UHC Graduation Notification form online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/graduation-notification and sign up for the upcoming Graduation Information Session taking place on Friday, February 4thfrom 12:00-1:00 p.m. in STAG 237. All students planning to graduate in the winter or spring are asked to attend a UHC Graduation Information Session or meet individually with a UHC advisor. At the session, students can complete their OSU graduation application, generate and review their graduation audit, register for commencement, check their honors progress, and review thesis requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at 541.737.6400 or via email to rebekah.lancelin@oregonstate.edu or leeann.baker@oregonstate.edu.

 

2.      Thesis Nuts & Bolts Workshop for winter graduates

Calling all winter graduates! Do you have questions about the UHC thesis or defense? If so (or even if you just want a refresher), drop by the Thesis Nuts & Bolts Q&A session being held this Wednesday, the 2nd, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in STAG 233. LeeAnn & Rebekah will be on hand to answer your questions and provide some useful guideline materials that will help you make a successful run to the finish line.

 

3.      GEM informational session

Are you wondering where you’ll live next year? Interested in moving into an apartment setting with a great community? Stop by the GEM (located at the corner of Kings and Monroe) on Thursday, February 10th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to learn more about your housing options for next year. UHC students have priority registration for the GEM, so stop by and check it out!

 

4.      UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position

The UHC is seeking applicants for the UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator position beginning spring term, 2011. Duties include planning, organizing, and coordinating student trips; assisting with UHC formal and informal student functions and meetings; attending regularly weekly meetings; and assisting with UHC/OSU recruiting events. Applicants must be VERY outgoing, inclusive of others, have good communications skills, pay excellent attention to organizational details, and be able to lead groups of students in various endeavors while following OSU policies. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to LeeAnn Baker, 229 Strand Hall no later than February 18th. This is a paid position through the UHC. Hours vary from 30 minutes per week to 2-6 hours per week during trip preparation and travel.

 

5.      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.

 

 

Opportunities

6.      2011 Alternative Spring Break service trips

The Community Service Center (CSC) at OSU is offering three Alternative Spring Break trips for students interested in dedicating their break to learning and growing through service in the community.

  • Columbia River Gorge, OR and WA – OSU will partner with UO for this trip focused on sustainability and energy conservation in the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Northwest (3/20-3/26).
  • Yakima Valley, WA – Work with an OSU team on this trip dedicated to community restoration projects and issues of homelessness and hunger. One day/night excursion to Seattle is included (3/20-3/26).
  • Woodburn, OR – An OSU team will work on issues regarding OSU farm workers (dates of this trip TBD).

 

The cost of these trips is $250-$400 per participant and includes food, housing, transportation, and a t-shirt. Fundraising opportunities to lower costs will be provided. Applications are available NOW for those interested in being a site leader or a participant in any of these trips. Stop by the Community Service Center (Snell 149) to pick up an application packet or visit the CSC website to download application forms at http://oregonstate.edu/communityservicecenter/forms. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis but must be turned in no later than Friday, February 11th in Snell 149 or via email to CSC_Office@oregonstate.edu. Please email CSC_Office@oregonstate.edu or call 541.737.3041 with questions.

 

7.      Teach For America final application deadline

The final application deadline for Teach For America is this Friday, February 4th. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org/. Email Tony Emerson (Anthony.Emerson@teachforamerica.org) with questions.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      Summer research opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer several programs for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Participants will work with world-class scientists in summer research internships. For a full list of programs, visit http://www.orau.org/ornl. Priority application deadlines begin February 1st; review specific programs for further detail.

 

10.  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.

 

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

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.

 

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.  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/.

 

15.  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.

 

16.  LIVE. LEARN. INTERN summer, 2011 Washing, 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.

 

17.  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.

 

18.  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).

 

 

OSU Events & Announcements

19.  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.

 

20.  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.

 

21.  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.

 

22.  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.

 

23.  Horning Lecture Series – History and Ecology workshop

The OSU Department of History’s Horning Lecture Series 2010/2011 on The Historical Sciences will hold a workshop on “History and Ecology” this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the third, Eric Higgs of the University of Victoria will present the keynote address on “History and Novelty in Ecological Restoration” at 4:00 in the MU Journey Room, to be followed by a public reception from 5:00-6:30. On Friday, the fourth, a workshop featuring 5 presenters will meet from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in MU Journey. For a list of participants and their papers or for other information, call 541.737.8560 visit http://www.oregonstate.edu/cla/history.

 

24.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: New Directions for Transforming Environmental Conflicts”

The OSU Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series continues with a talk by OSU’s Aaron Wolf on “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: New Directions for Transforming Environmental Conflicts” this Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Owen Hall 102.

 

25.  Home composting informational meeting

The Native American Longhouse and the Student Sustainability Initiative are cosponsoring an informational session on composting food waste in your home or apartment. Topics will include the construction and maintenance of a worm bin, composting resources on campus and in the community, and outdoor composting. The session will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Native American Longhouse. For more information about this and other RecycleMania events, visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania.

 

 

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