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Winter 2011 Week 6

We’ve reached the midpoint of the term (and the academic year!), always a busy time, so take a few moments to get recharged at the UHC Study Break on Thursday! Also, there’s still time to make an appointment with a UHC advisor – don’t delay, as appointments fill up fast. Here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Winter Study Break

2.      OSU Food Drive

3.      GEM informational session

4.      UHC Student Activities Assistant & Trip Coordinator position

 

Opportunities

5.      OSU Faculty Senate Office work-study position

6.      URISC: Start research awards deadline approaching

7.      Speed mock interview session

8.      Alternative Spring Break 2011 service trips

9.      NASA summer research opportunities

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

11.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

12.  OSU Association of Office Professionals scholarship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

13.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

14.  The second-annual Art of Leadership Conference

15.  Chamber Music Corvallis – The Auryn String Quartet

16.  Snow Shuttle to Mt. Bachelor

17.  Blast from the Past 2011 Geosciences Winter Seminar Series – “From Geosciences to Stream Restoration – A Meander through the Science and Policy of Northwest Rivers”

18.  Food for Thought – “Lessons Learned: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops”

19.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Why People of Faith Should be Engaged in Creation Care and Climate”

20.  Seminar on “Using survey data from rural landowners in a multi-agent model: Exploring alternative futures of climate change, wildfire risk, and land use in the Willamette Valley foothills”

21.  “Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth” Women’s Art Show Reception

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC Winter Study Break

Need a respite from midterms and studying? Come join us on Thursday, February 10th in SLUG 2 any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the UHC Winter Term Study Break! There will be bagels and cream cheese, chocolate, punch, hot chocolate, and more chocolate on hand to eat and drink, episodes of How I Met Your Mother to watch, and Valentine’s Day cards to make. And if you bring in a can of food, you’ll receive a special Valentine’s Day goodie bag! Stop by, take a break, and help raise food for a good cause!

 

2.      OSU Food Drive

The OSU Food Drive has begun, and the UHC wants your help! Throughout the month of February, look for canned food drop boxes in the SLUG, McNary, and the UHC office, and help make an impact in our community. Also, watch for special events in the UHC and McNary in support of the food drive – like the Winter Term Study Break and our annual bake sale in SLUG 1. Baked goods will be available in the SLUG throughout the month; all proceeds go toward the Linn Benton Food Share.

 

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 regular 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.

 

 

Opportunities

5.      OSU Faculty Senate Office work-study position

The Faculty Senate Office at OSU is recruiting for a work-study position. Primary duties involve maintaining the Faculty Senate website: applicants must be familiar with Dreamweaver. This position requires work availability of 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible and can vary from term to term depending upon class schedule. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and be familiar with Word and Excel. Confidentiality is required. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Vickie Nunnemaker (vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu).

 

6.      URISC-Start research awards deadline approaching

The final deadline for spring-term applications to the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC): Start program is Friday, 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, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. For application details, see http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc_start.htm. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Delmore at 541.737.8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

 

7.      Speed mock interview session

Career Services at OSU will be holding a speed mock interview session on Tuesday, February 22nd from 2-4 p.m. in MU 211. Come dressed in your best interview clothes to practice your skills. For more information and to register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/career.

 

8.      Alternative Spring Break 2011 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.

 

9.      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.

 

10.  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.

 

11.  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/.

 

12.  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

13.  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

 

14.  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.

 

15.  Chamber Music Corvallis – The Auryn String Quartet

The Auryn String Quartet will perform works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms on Wednesday, February 9th in the LaSells Stewart Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for OSU students.

 

16.  Show Shuttle to Mt. Bachelor

Sign up by February 8th for the Snow Shuttle to Mt. Bachelor running on February 12th at the Outdoor Recreation Center in Dixon. The cost is $35 for OSU students. Call 7.3630 or visit http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/snow-shuttle-mt-bachelor-jan-15-jan-29-amp-feb-12 for additional details.

 

17.  Blast from the Past 2011 Geosciences Winter Seminar Series – “From Geosciences to Stream Restoration: A Meander through the Science and Policy of Northwest Rivers

Janine Castro from US Fish and Wildlife will be speaking on “From Geosciences to Stream Restoration: A Meander through the Science and Policy of Northwest Rivers” as a part of the Department of Geosciences Blast from the Past 2011 Winter Seminar Series on Thursday, February 10th from 4-5 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.

 

18.  Food for Thought – “Lessons Learned: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops”

Yves Carrière, Professor of Entomology at the University of Arizona, will summarize the findings of a recent National Research Council committee on which he served exploring the impacts of biotech crops on sustainability in the USA on Wednesday, February 9th in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall from 7-9 p.m.

 

19.  Ideas Matter 2011 Series – “Why People of Faith Should be Engaged in Creation Care and Climate”

The Rev. Mitchell Hescox will speak on “Why People of Faith Should be Engaged in Creation Care and Climate” on Thursday, February 10th as a part of the Ideas Matter 2011 lecture series. The free talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall 102.

 

20.  Seminar on “Using survey data from rural landowners in a multi-agent model: Exploring alternative futures of climate change, wildfire risk, and land use in the Willamette Valley foothills”

Max Nielsen-Pinks and Rob Ribe of the University of Oregon will be presenting a seminar on “Using survey data from rural landowners in a multi-agent model: Exploring alternative futures of climate change, wildfire risk, and land use in the Willamette Valley foothills” on February 11th at 11 a.m. in Richardson Hall 107.

 

21.  “Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth!” Women’s Art Show Reception

All are invited to a reception on February 10th from 4-5 p.m. in the MU Lounge for the “Find Your Voice: Speak Your Truth!” Women’s Art Show. Enjoy art submitted by female-identified OSU community members on display in the MU Concourse!

 

 

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