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Winter 2012 Week 10

We have reached the final week of winter term classes! We hope that everyone is navigating toward a happy end of courses, projects, and finals. If you can, take a little time out this week to come by our special Dean & Friends on Thursday at noon in SLUG 2. This will be a really fun event featuring special guest Shelby Wanser, a UHC student and animal trainer who will talk about her experiences on the OK Go “White Knuckles” music video and the television show Grimm, accompanied by animals she has trained. Lunch will be provided, but space will be limited. Here’s what else is going on this week:

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Dean & Friends Lunch with Shelby Wanser and animal guests!

2.      SAVE THE DATE: UHC Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show – May 5th

3.      Got Talent?

4.      UHC experiential scholarship opportunities

 

Opportunities

5.      College of Engineering Finals Prep Workshop – Today!

6.      AmeriCorps Presentation – Today!

7.      INTO China informational meeting

8.      Mi Familia Weekend

9.      Career Services resources

10.  RecycleMania 2012

11.  Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Agriculture – 2012 REACCH Summer Internship Program

12.  NASA research opportunities

 

OSU Events & Announcements

13.  The Program in Medical Humanities Presents: “Every Patient Tells a Story” with Dr. Lisa Sanders

14.  Science Pub Corvallis – “Sweetspot for Biofuels” – Today!

15.  Visiting Writers Series – Eric Goodman

 

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      Dean & Friends Lunch with Shelby Wanser and animal guests!

Join Dean Arp with special guests Shelby Wanser, two golden retrievers, and three rats this Thursday, March 15 at noon in SLUG 2 for a special Dean & Friends Lunch hour. Shelby is a current UHC student who has worked as an animal trainer for the television show Grimm (she also appeared in an episode) and for the band OK Go’s “White Knuckles” video. Shelby will take us behind the scenes and share her experiences working on these projects, and she will be joined by some of the animals she has trained. This will be a fun and unique event. Space will be limited, so plan to arrive early! Lunch provided!

 

2.      SAVE THE DATE: UHC Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show – May 5th

Once again, the University Honors College and the University Scholars Program are partnering in our annual Mom’s Weekend Brunch and Talent Show, scheduled for Saturday, May 5th. This event is free for UHC students and their families, and it will include a buffet-style brunch followed by a showcase of student talent. Mark your calendars to attend this event, which is always one of the highlights of the year!

 

We are also looking for student volunteers to help put on this event. If you would like to be involved in planning or coordinating please contact Ardith Feroglia at ardith.feroglia@oregonstate.edu to get involved!

 

3.      Got Talent?

Speaking of the talent show, the UHC is looking for students who would like to showcase their skills at the Moms & Family Weekend Talent Show on May 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. What better way to show your mom what you’ve learned in college or demonstrate how those years of lessons she drove you to paid off? Groups are welcome! Unique, creative talents are encouraged! Do you want to perform? Do you want to volunteer a friend to perform? Contact LeeAnn Baker at leeann.baker@oregonstate.edu, SUBJECT: Talent Show.

 

4.      UHC experiential scholarship opportunities

This is a reminder that all Honors students are eligible to apply for UHC scholarships funding experiential learning opportunities (such as research, unpaid internships, and study abroad), thesis-related research expenses, and professional travel. The Honors Experience scholarship provides students up to $2,000, and the UHC Excellence Fund and “Grandma Honors” Professional Travel Award provide $500 stipends. For more information on these scholarships or to apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/research-scholarship-internships. Contact the UHC (email us at honors.college@oregonstate.edu, call us at 541.737.6400, or visit us in Strand 229) if you have any questions about these opportunities.

 

Opportunities

5.      College of Engineering Finals Prep Workshop – Today!

Enjoy a little free food and get a finals preparation plan in place with the help of College of Engineering (COE) academic coaches at the COE Finals Prep Workshop tonight, Monday, March 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Batcheller 150. This workshop is open to all students in the College of Engineering.

 

6.      AmeriCorps Presentation – Today!

AmeriCorps offers over 75,000 service opportunities that help students apply their skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Today, Monday, March 12, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. you can learn more about how to get involved with AmeriCorps, how it can help with some of the financial burden of college loans, and other benefits of service at an informational presentation in MU 209.

 

7.      INTO China informational meeting

The INTO China program offers 4-12 week study abroad terms at top Chinese universities over the summer that can earn six academic credits. If you are interested in exploring these opportunities, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in MU 109. All OSU students are welcome!

 

8.      Mi Familia Weekend

Mi Familia Weekend is an event designed to connect Hispanic and Latino families with their college students and the OSU community. The event program features keynote speakers, a dance, a resource fair, breakout sessions, four meals, a soccer match, and other activities. Mi Familia Weekend is April 27th through April 29th in the MU Ballroom. Please register for you and your family by April 13th at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/mifamiliaweekend-rsvp. There are only 150 spots for Friday’s dinner and 300 for Saturday’s. Travel scholarships are available for families in need. If you have any questions, please contact Arlyn Moreno Luna or AnnaRose Adams at mifamiliaweekend@gmail.com.

 

9.      Career Services resources

With the approach of spring and, for many students, job and internship application season, OSU Career Services offers a number of resources for student job seekers. You can drop by the Career Services center in the Kerr basement for resume or cover letter feedback Monday-Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m., the Valley Library CLC Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Milam 116 on Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m., or the HUB in Batcheller on Fridays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. You can also make a more in-depth appointment to speak with a career counselor by contacting the Career Services office. Career Services will offer a number of workshops during the spring as well: the complete schedule is available at http://oregonstate.edu/career/programs-workshops. And save the date for the Spring University-Wide Career Fair on Wednesday, April 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

 

10.  RecycleMania 2012

OSU is competing in RecycleMania once again, a 10-week national recycling competition between universities. OSU also competes in a RecycleMania Civil War with the University of Oregon, a contest we have won since the competition was created in 2010. You can help OSU win by recycling more and throwing away less! For results and competition information, visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/opportunities/recyclemania. There will be several upcoming RecycleMania events as well:

  • Electronics Recycling Collection: On Wednesday, March 7th through Wednesday, March 14th you can bring your old electronics to the recycling warehouse to be recycled. For more information, see http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/64971/.
  • Greek Challenge: Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., MU Quad Steps.
  • Lucky Day Sale at the OSUsed Store: Wednesday, March 14, 12:00-3:00 p.m., OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St.

 

11.  Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Agriculture – 2012 REACCH Summer Internship Program

Regional Approaches to Climate Change for Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is sponsoring 15 undergraduate interns across three cooperating universities for a 9-week period from June 11 – August 10, 2012. Five undergraduate researchers will be accepted at each of the following universities: University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. Summer interns will participate in faculty and/or graduate student research, weekly seminars, and field trips. Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget of up to $500. Summer interns will also be provided with university housing, identification cards, access to library, email, and internet privileges. Applications are due March 30th. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and all non-U.S. citizens are invited to apply. Underrepresented groups (i.e. Native Americans, ethnic minorities, and women) are encouraged to submit an application. For more information about available programs and the application process, see http://reacchpna.uidaho.edu/reacchpna/internships.

 

12.  NASA research opportunities

Students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields interested in research opportunities with NASA are invited to apply through the agency’s Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholars (SOLAR) System. The deadline for summer internship applications is March 16th and for fall is April 30th. A single application can enter you in a pool for multiple internship opportunities. For a listing of internships, see http://intern.nasa.gov/content/internship-information/index.html.

 

OSU Events & Announcements

13.  The Program in Medical Humanities Presents: “Every Patient Tells a Story” with Dr. Lisa Sanders

Dr. Lisa Sanders, the technical advisor and inspiration for House, M.D. and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and clinician educator at Yale’s Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency program, will give a free lecture on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center in an event co-sponsored by the UHC. Dr. Sanders, who also writes the “Diagnosis” column for the New York Times Magazine, will speak on “Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis.”

 

14.  Science Pub Corvallis – “Sweetspot for Biofuels” – Today!

Chris Beatty, the President of Trillium FiberFuels, and Vince Remcho, OSU Professor of Chemistry, will speak on Monday, March 12that 6:00 p.m. in the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis on the topic of biofuel research and production in the region as a part of the Science Pub Corvallis series.

 

15.  Visiting Writers Series – Eric Goodman

Novelist Eric Goodman will read as a part of the Visiting Writers Series this Friday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Grass Roots Books and Music. Goodman’s fifth novel, Twelfth and Race will be published in March. He has published more than 150 articles and essays for a range of publications including the L.A. Times Sunday Magazine, GQ, Travel & Leisure, and Saveur.

 

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