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Winter 2011 Week 7

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a busy time of the term, but don’t miss the UHC’s YouTube film festival with Eric Hill this Thursday in support of the Linn Benton Food Share. Also, don’t forget that the last day to change to or from S/U grading for a class is this Friday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m. Here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Changes to the UHC Advising Appointment Process

2.      YouTube and Eric Hill

3.      UHC Student Activities Assistant and Trip Coordinator Position

 

Opportunities

4.      Summer of Service in Washington, DC

5.      URISC-Start research awards deadline (this Friday!)

6.      Apply for OSU Mortar Board

7.      OSU Faculty Senate Office work-study position

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

9.      NASA summer research opportunities

10.  University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

11.  OSU Association of Office Professionals Scholarship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  Sixth Annual Society of Women Engineers Formal Ball

13.  Speed mock interview session

14.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

15.  “Song for the Blue Ocean: Science, Arts, and Ethics” symposium

16.  McAlexander Fieldhouse Opening Celebration

17.  Active Minds – Frank Warren and PostSecret

18.  Science Pub – “Home is where you find it: Life on other planets”

19.  Ideas Matter 2011 series – “Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for the New Ecological Age”

20.  Starker Lecture series – “World Wood Products Markets: How Do They Impact Oregon?”

21.  COAS Frontiers Visiting Scholar Lecture – “Speaking Truth to Power: Science at the United Nations Climate Negotiations”

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Changes to the UHC Advising Appointment Process 

The next time you schedule your UHC advising appointment, we’ll ask you to provide a little more information on a brief advising form. With our increase in student numbers, this will help the advisors prepare in advance to address and answer your specific questions during your scheduled appointment. As a reminder, priority registration begins February 20th. Be sure to check in with a UHC advisor after you have met with your major academic advisor. Call 541.737.6400 or stop by the UHC office in Strand 229 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to visiting with you soon!

 

2.      YouTube and Eric Hill

The name says it all! Join us for a double-rainbow worthy night of fun and entertainment this Thursday, February 17th from 7-9 p.m. in the McNary Main Lounge. Nominate favorite YouTube videos in advance by sending links to Eric (eric.hill@oregonstate.edu). The categories include Funniest, Most Interesting, and Train Wreck – the unintentionally entertaining slices of misguided life sometimes called “fail.” The best videos will be awarded prizes! Admission will be $1 or one can of food, and all proceeds will benefit the Linn Benton Food Share.

 

3.      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

4.      Summer of Service in Washington, DC

All students interested in summer academic internships in Washington, DC are encouraged to apply to the programs offered by the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service. Challenging nonprofit internships, generous scholarships, and a first-rate academic experience at Georgetown University are all available, and honors students will be given priority in scholarship considerations. The deadline is March 3rd; for more information, visit http://www.dcinternships.org/IPVS/about/index.asp.

 

5.      URISC-Start research awards deadline (this Friday!)

The final deadline for spring-term applications to the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, & Creativity (URISC): Start program is this 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.

 

6.      Apply for OSU Mortar Board

Applications are now being accepted for Oregon State’s Chapter of Mortar Board. Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board provides top scholars and campus leaders opportunities for continued academic and leadership development by promoting campus service and encouraging lifelong contributions to the global community. Students in good academic standing who demonstrate service to their school and community are encouraged to apply. Applications and additional information are available at the OSU Mortar Board website (http://oregonstate.edu/groups/mortarboard/). The deadline to apply is February 23rd, so get your applications in soon! Contact Mark Hall (hallm@onid.orst.edu) or 503.459.3514 with questions.

 

7.      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).

 

8.      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.

 

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.  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/.

 

11.  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

12.  Sixth Annual Society of Women Engineers Formal Ball

You are invited to the Sixth Annual Society of Women Engineers Formal Ball in Kelley Atrium on Saturday, February 26th. This year’s ball has a Mad Men theme, so come in your best sixties-era cocktail attire! The ball will start at 8 p.m. with an hour-long swing dance lesson and will continue with live music and refreshments until 11 p.m. Tickets are $7 for one or $10 for a pair in advance at Batcheller 151; tickets will also be available at the door for $10 apiece. All are welcome, so please join us for a night of 1960’s glamour!

 

13.  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.

 

14.  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.

 

15.  “Song for the Blue Ocean: Science, Arts, and Ethics” symposium

A public symposium entitled “Song for the Blue Ocean, Science, Arts, and Ethics” will be held February 18th and 19th in the LaSells Stewart Center. The symposium will bring together up-to-the-minute science, ethical inquiry, and the literary and musical arts to celebrate the seas, consider their future and renew our commitment to protect them. This symposium – cosponsored by OSU’s new Environmental Leadership Institute and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word – is free and open to all. See http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information.

 

16.  McAlexander Fieldhouse Opening Celebration

This Friday, February 18th, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., the newly-renovated McAlexander Fieldhouse will be open to all OSU community members and guests to check out the new facilities and enjoy live music, food, games, and activities. Highlights include a Harry Potter movie showing, Wii and Xbox Kinect, an athletic gear sale, inflatables, and food from Qdoba.

 

17.  Science Pub – “Home is where you find it: Life on other planets”

Join Martin Fisk and Rick Colwell from OSU’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences tonight, Monday February 14th, at the Old World Deli from 6-8 p.m. for a presentation on “Home is where you find it: Life on other planets,” a part of the Science Pub series. Fisk and Colwell will look at extreme life in the deep Earth, discuss evidence for life on Mars, and consider the potential for communicating with intelligent life in our galaxy.

 

18.  Active Minds – Frank Warren and PostSecret

Frank Warren, the creator of the PostSecret community mail art project (http://www.postsecret.com/) will give a keynote presentation at the LaSells Stewart Center on Wednesday, February 16th, at 6:30 p.m. as a part of the Active Minds series.

 

19.  Ideas Matter 2011 series – “Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for the New Ecological Age”

The OSU Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series continues with a presentation by Mary Wood of UO on “Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for the New Ecological Age” on Thursday, February 17th at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall 102.

 

20.  Starker Lecture series – “World Wood Products Markets: How Do They Impact Oregon?”

Paul Owen, President of Vanport International in Portland, will discuss the international market for forest products and discuss its impact on Oregon and Northwest forests in Richardson Hall 107 on Thursday, February 17th, at 3:30 p.m. This is the second lecture in the 2011 Starker Lecture series on “Oregon’s Place in World Forests and Forestry.” This lecture will be live-streamed and subsequently available for viewing at http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu.

 

21.  COAS Frontiers Visiting Scholar Lecture – “Speaking Truth to Power: Science at the United Nations Climate Negotiations”

Richard Somerville from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will give a lecture on “Speaking Truth to Power: Science at the United Nations Climate Negotiations” in Gilfillan Auditorium on Friday, February 18th, at 4 p.m.

 

 

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