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Winter 2011 Week 9

It’s the last day of February, and Spring Break is just around the corner! Don’t forget, if you haven’t yet, to make an advising appointment with a UHC advisor in advance of spring registration by calling 541.737.6400 or stopping by the UHC office in Strand 229 (please schedule UHC advising after major advising). Today is also the LAST day of the food drive and bake sale. Stop by the SLUG or the UHC office to help out AND grab something tasty (one dollar or one can of food)! Here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Mom’s Weekend Talent Show – Talent Needed!

2.      Presentation by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier

3.      Faculty/Student Book Club

4.      TheSIS: START workshop

5.      UHC study room

 

Opportunities

6.      Sustainability Writing Contest

7.      Summer of Service in Washington, DC

8.      NASA summer research opportunities

9.      Oregon Sea Grant – Summer Scholars

10.  Retirement Association Scholarship

11.  OSU Association of Office Professionals Scholarship

 

OSU Events & Announcements

12.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

13.  Discussion with US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

14.  OSU Theatre presents – I See God/I See Allah

15.  American Culture and Politics Lecture – “Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Aristotle Onassis, Alexei Solyanik, and Other Scoundrels of 20th-Century Whaling”

16.  Blast from the Past 2011 Geosciences Winter Seminar Series – “Adventures in Transportation Planning in Portland”

17.  Winter 2011 Plant Science Seminar Series – “‘It’s all one big crap-shoot anyhoo’: Common rules of life for people and plants”

18.  Tan Sack Lecture Series – “The Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow”

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Mom’s Weekend Talent Show – Talent Needed!

Everyone needs their 15 minutes of fame! We need talented UHC students to perform at the annual talent show on April 30th. Groups are welcome! Unique talents are encouraged! Interested? Know someone who should perform but is just too shy? Contact Ardith Feroglia (ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu) for more information or to sign up.

 

2.      Presentation by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier

The UHC is co-sponsoring with the Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter Series a talk this Wednesday, March 2nd by Sheila Watt-Cloutier on “Everything is Connected: Environment, Human Rights, and Climate Change in the 21st Century.” Watt-Cloutier was nominated in 2007 for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to raise awareness of the human impacts of global climate change and is the former head of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. For more information, see http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu. The talk will be in the LaSells Stewart Center at 7:00 p.m.

 

3.      Faculty/Student Book Club

There is still time to sign up for one of the Spring Break Faculty/Student Book Clubs the UHC is sponsoring. Read a good book (free copy provided) and get to know a distinguished OSU faculty member! Participating faculty are Dan Arp, Courtney Campbell, Deb Pence, Larry Roper, and Rick Settersten. For more information, including the book each group leader has chosen, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/student-book-club. Email Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with your top two or three choices by Friday, March 4th.

 

4.      TheSIS: START workshop

There will be a workshop for students who still need to complete TheSIS: START (primarily students in their first years in the UHC) next Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m. in Strand 233. This workshop will introduce students to the UHC thesis and cover many of the basics of the TheSIS process. Attending this workshop and answering the corresponding questions listed in the START Blackboard module will satisfy one of the two required START tasks. If you aren’t sure if you need to complete START or are confused about what TheSIS or START even means, contact Kevin Stoller (kevin.stoller@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

 

5.      UHC Study Room

As the term starts to wind up to its busiest stage, this is a reminder that all UHC students have access to a private study room in the Valley Library. If you are interested in using the room, reserve a block of time and check out the key in SLUG 1. The room is typically available from 8-8, Monday through Thursday, from 8-4 on Friday, and from 1-9 on Sunday in 4-hour blocks, and it can be checked out overnight Monday-Thursday and Sunday nights. Call (737.6455) or visit the SLUG to book the room or get more information.

 

 

Opportunities

6.      Sustainability Writing Contest

The Spring Creek Project and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative present the first annual Sustainability Writing Contest. Up to eight winning entries will receive $100 prizes. The theme for this contest is “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes;” submit a piece of writing (essay, opinion piece, fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction) that describes a way of living and ways of relating to other people and the world that will help keep the Earth healthy into the future. Entrants are encouraged to avoid being preachy, didactic, or merely prescriptive and instead focus their work on engaging and energizing readers. All students enrolled at OSU are eligible. Submissions must be received by April 8th. For more information, visit http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/.

 

7.      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.

 

8.      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.

 

9.      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 has completed two years of study by the end of the academic year and is currently enrolled in a US 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.

 

10.  Retirement Association Scholarship

The Oregon State University Retirement Association has a scholarship opportunity for OSU undergraduate students. Five hundred scholarships of up-to $1,000 are available for students majoring in subjects that lead to careers promoting healthy aging. This could be anything from Business to Health and Human Science, from Pharmacy to Engineering. Successful applicants need to show how their chosen career will benefit healthy aging. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 7. For complete application details and more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/osura/osura-scholarship or contact the OSURA campus office at 737-4717 or osura@oregonstate.edu.

 

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.  2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference

The 2011 OUS Sustainability Conference is today, February 28th in the Ch2MHill Alumni Center. For more information, including schedule and registration costs, visit http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ous-sustainability-conference.

 

13.  Discussion with US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will be on campus this Thursday, March 3rd for an interactive discussion about the US Department of Agriculture, careers, food, health, nutrition, policy, and more! The conversation will be in Peavy Hall 130 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

 

14.  OSU Theatre presents – I See God/I See Allah

OSU Theatre is presenting I See God/I See Allah by Saudi Arabian playwright Raja Alem from March 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 6th at 2:00 p.m. in Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. The play was translated by OSU faculty members Karim Hamdy and Laura Rice. Tickets are available at the door for $8 (adults), $6 (seniors), $5 (youth) and $4 (students).

 

15.  American Culture & Politics Lecture – “Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Aristotle Onassis, Alexei Solyanik, and Other Scoundrels of 20th-Century Whaling”

Kurt Dorsey of the University of New Hampshire will give a free talk in the MU Journey Room on “Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Aristotle Onassis, Alexei Solyanik, and Other Scoundrels of 20th-Century Whaling.” The talk will be on Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

 

16.  Blast from the Past 2011 Geosciences Winter Seminar Series – “Adventures in Transportation Planning in Portland”

Sharon Kelly will present a seminar on “Adventures in Transportation Planning in Portland” on Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.

 

17.  Winter 2011 Plant Science Seminar Series – “‘It’s all one big crap-shoot anyhoo’: Common rules of life for people and plants”

Neil McRoberts of the University of California-Davis will speak on Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in ALS 4001 on “‘It’s all one big crap-shoot anyhoo’: Common rules of life for people and plants.”

 

18.  Tan Sack Lecture Series – “The Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow”

Sheila Watt-Cloutier will also (see above) be speaking on Friday, March 4th at noon in Waldo 201A on “The Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow.

 

 

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