Happy Monday!  Here’s what is going on this week:


UHC Announcements & Events

1.     UHC Annual Food Drive – Final Week

2.     New! Spring Break Faculty/Student Book Club

3.     UHC Advising for Spring

4.     Excellence Fund Money Available!



5.      UHC Students—Get Your Voice Heard! (Service-Learning Interest Survey)

6.      Upcoming Education Abroad Info Sessions

7.      Apply for OSU Mortar Board

8.      Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

9.      Retirement Association Scholarship Opportunity


OSU Events & Announcements

10.  Speed mock interview session

11.  Sixth Annual Society of Women Engineers Formal Ball

12. OUS Sustainability Conference Registration is Open

13.   Summer of Service in Washington, DC



UHC Announcements & Events

1.    Final Week in the UHC Annual Food Drive

It is our final week of the UHC Food Drive.  If you are looking for something sweet be sure to visit the Bake Sale going on all week in SLUG 1 or STAG 229.  Grab something on the way to class for a donation to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share.  In addition clean out your kitchen cabinets and donate any non-perishable food items in SLUG 1. 


2.   New! Spring Break Faculty/Student Book Club

The UHC is offering a new program for anyone interested in reading a good book and getting to know an OSU faculty member in a fun, relaxed setting. Five distinguished OSU faculty members have chosen books they would like to share with a small group of students, whom they’ll host for an informal discussion over pizza at the beginning of spring term. Interested students can choose now which faculty member’s group they’d like to join; they will then be provided with a free copy of their group’s book to read over Spring Break. Groups will be capped at 12 students, first-come, first-served. Interested students should contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) before March 4th with their top choices. This program is open to all OSU students, so feel free to get the word out! And without further ado, here are the faculty hosts and their book selections, with a brief description:

Dan Arp

Dean, University Honors College

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink, by the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, looks at how the mind can make – and often make well – seemingly instantaneous decisions. Taking evidence from everyday life and scientific research, Gladwell argues for the importance of our “adaptive unconscious” in giving us valuable, intuitive, and surprisingly sophisticated information about our experience. This process protects us and allows us to navigate a world of complicated information and stimuli quickly, but it can also lead us dangerously astray, when our first impressions make us “mind blind” and prompt stark actions based on incorrectly reading environmental cues.


Courtney Campbell

Hundere Professor in Religion and Culture, Philosophy Department

Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior, by Phil Jackson

In Sacred Hoops, Phil Jackson, the coach of a record 11 NBA championship-winning teams, discusses his philosophy of “mindful basketball” and his use of a range of unorthodox philosophies and tactics in leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles. In particular, Jackson discusses the ways he employed Zen Buddhism to encourage his teams to play selflessly and how this contributed to unprecedented team accomplishments.


Deb Pence

Professor, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Young Men and Fire, by Norman Maclean

This true story by the author of A River Runs Through It, looks at the disastrous Montana fire of August, 1949. A group of 16 Forest Service smokejumpers, many of them veterans of World War II, approached fighting a major fire with relish – but by the end of the first day, 13 of the jumpers were dead. Maclean explores this tragedy and its consequences – the fire ended up being a key moment in Forest Service philosophy and training – with a keen eye for its human elements and the sharp contrast between human fallibility and nature’s implacable force.


Larry Roper

Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

After a failed 1993 attempt to climb K2 that left him near death, Greg Mortensen, an American nurse, was taken in and cared for in a remote Pakistani village. In gratitude, he vowed to build the town its first school. Three Cups of Tea is his story, covering his efforts over the course of more than a decade to raise funds and eventually build 55 schools in Taliban-controlled territory in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is a vivid story of a region in flux and the power of one, determined individual to make a difference.


Rick Settersten

Professor and Hallie Ford Endowed Chair, College of Health and Human Sciences

Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It’s good for Everyone, by Richard Settersten and Barbara Ray

Rick Settersten will share insights on the process of writing non-fiction for a general audience while sharing his book, Not Quite Adults, the result of a multi-year study of the lives of 20-somethings today. This generation is moving into adulthood more slowly than past groups – they are slower to marry, move out, have children, and settle into careers – but, he argues, this represents a necessary adaptation to a changing world and is not indicative of an abandonment of those traditional life milestones. Not Quite Adults is a panoramic portrait of a generation revealing the deep connection between life choices and social and historical realities.


3.    UHC Advising

As a reminder, priority registration has begun. 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!


4. Excellence Fund Money Available!

Are you working on your UHC thesis? Do you need help with expenses? Partial support for actual thesis research is available upon request for UHC seniors.  Money from the Excellence Fund is available to reimburse students for out of pocket expenses associated with the research required to complete the senior thesis. Production costs for the document itself and committee meeting expenses are not eligible for reimbursement.


If you would like support for appropriate research expenses, have completed the Introduction to Thesis (HC 408) class, and expect to graduate in the next three terms, fill out the Excellence Fund Application form (being sure to get your mentor's signature), located at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors//files/Thesis-ExcellenceFundApplication250.pdf and file it with the UHC main office, STAG 229. Stipends in the amount of up to $250 are awarded at the end of each term.





5.    UHC Students—Get Your Voice Heard! (Service-Learning Interest Survey)

Graduate students in OSU’s College Student Services Administration (CSSA) program need the UHC’s help! Take the following survey to share your thoughts on service-learning/volunteer opportunities, including opportunities abroad. It only take a few minutes, but your input will be much appreciated!

Survey link: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_9N5UeBNsIfr1rUg


6.  Upcoming Education Abroad Info Sessions

Study Abroad Scholarships- Tuesday, February 22nd, 4pm, Snell Hall 448

Interested in studying or interning abroad, but not sure how to pay for it?  Study abroad scholarships may be an option!  Come to this session to learn more about scholarships and other funding sources to help make your experience abroad happen.  Contact: Renee Stowell, renee.stowell@oregonstate.edu


IE3 Global Internships- Come and learn more about the IE3 Global Internship Program and how it works for OSU students. Recent returnees will share their IE3 internship experiences. IE3 Global Internship program provides full-time, minimum ten-week long, professional internship opportunities in over 50 countries worldwide. Contact: Shanna Woodruff, ie3peermentors@ous.edu


Study & Research Abroad in Science & Engineering- Thursday, February 24, 5:30pm, Gilmore 234

Study/Intern/Research abroad opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Come and learn how you can make international programs part of your OSU career.  Recent returnees will share their experience of choosing the program, what they learned abroad, and answer any questions you may have. Contact: Alia Beyer, beyera@onid.orst.edu  


FIRST STEPS: M-F noon and 4pm, Snell 444 for introductory advising on education abroad opportunities.


SECOND STEPS: Snell 444 for Group advising on popular regions/programs


7.   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.


8.  Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

The Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications from undergraduates for the Summer Scholars program. The program prepares undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. This ten week program places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with federal, state, and local public agencies to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional.  Any undergraduate student who will have completed two years of study and is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university may apply. Selected students will be awarded a stipend during the ten week fellowship and housing will be provided to those students who need it.  The application deadline is April 1. For more information, see: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/funding/fellowships/undergrad_fellows.html or contact: Eric Dickey at (541) 737 2715 or eric.dickey@oregonstate.edu

9.  Retirement Association Scholarship Opportunity

Oregon State University Retirement Association has a scholarship opportunity for OSU undergraduate students. Five hundred up to one thousand dollar scholarships are available for students majoring in a subject that leads to a career promoting healthy aging. This could be anyone from Business to Health and Human Science and Pharmacy to Engineering.  Successful applicants need to show a connection as to how their chosen career will benefit healthy aging.

The scholarship deadline is Monday, March 7, 2010.


For complete application details and more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/osura/osura-scholarship or call the OSURA campus office, 737-4717 or e-mail: osura@oregonstate.edu




OSU Events & Announcements

10.  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.


11.  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!


12.  OUS Sustainability Conference Registration is Open

On February 28th, OSU will host the annual OUS Sustainability Conference at the LaSells Stewart Center. Register now for the 2011 OUS Sustainability Conference! Faculty and staff can register for this full day conference for $30 until Feb. 20 and $50 after. For OSU students, it’s just $10 until Feb. 20 and $15 after.  Presentation topics include embodied emissions of materials, successful student projects, civic engagement, and sustainability financing.  A food showcase in the afternoon touts OSU‘s most sustainable meals.   An evening networking event will encourage casual collaboration amongst faculty, staff, students, administrators, Higher Education Board members and elected officials.  Morning coffee, a full lunch, and light evening hors d’oeuvres provided. Register today at: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ous-sustainability-conference For a detailed schedule: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/conference-schedule


13.  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



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