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Winter 2012 Week 11

We wish you all a successful finals week and an outstanding spring break! Congratulations are also in order: the UHC took second place in the OSU Food Drive among student organizations, with 887.90 total pounds of food collected! Thank you all for your participation. Here’s what is going on this week; UHC students should take particular note of the new option for formal recognition of qualified research/creative activities on transcripts and graduation regalia under “OSU Events & Announcements.” We look forward to seeing you in the spring term!

 

UHC Announcements & Events

1.      UHC T-shirt design competition!
2.      Finals week SLUG hours
3.      Mark your calendar: Ardith Feroglia’s Farewell
4.      Moms & Family Weekend Talent Show – talent needed!
5.      HAAC (the Honors Activities and Advisory Committee) wishes you well on finals!
6.      UHC experiential scholarship opportunities

     

    Opportunities

    7.      Office of Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program
    8.      Mi Familia Weekend
    9.      Career Services resources

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

       

      OSU Events & Announcements

      11.  Research transcript notation for OSU undergraduates

       

       

      UHC Announcements & Events  

      1.      UHC T-shirt design competition!

        Want to do something creative this spring break? Design a t-shirt for the UHC! We are holding a t-shirt design contest to create 2011-2012 shirts. If you are interested in participating, create a design and submit an electronic version to Arlyn Moreno Luna at morenola@onid.orst.edu or a hard copy to the UHC office in Strand 229 marked to Arlyn’s attention. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m.

           

        2.      Finals week SLUG hours

          The SLUG will be open during normal hours through finals week (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) but will close at noon on Friday for the break. The SLUG will reopen on Monday, April 2nd at 7:30 a.m. Also, don’t forget that UHC students have access to a study room in the Valley Library that can be checked out for four-hour blocks in the SLUG. Ask the staffer for additional details.

             

          3.      Mark your calendar: Ardith Feroglia’s Farewell

            Ardith Feroglia, our Graduate Teaching Assistant, will be leaving Oregon State at the end of spring term. She has accepted a position at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, where she will advise students pursuing educations in healthcare fields. Ardith has been with the UHC for the past two years and has helped to strengthen our partnership with McNary Residence Hall. We wish Ardith well in her new position and look forward to frequent updates and tweets. We will hold a going-away reception for Ardith on Monday, April 2nd from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in McNary Lounge. Please join us as we thank Ardith for her service and wish her well in her new job!

               

            4.      Moms & Family Weekend Talent Show – talent needed!

              Can you sing? Dance? Recite Proust’s Swann’s Way from memory? The UHC is looking for performers, artists, and otherwise-talented individuals ready to show off their skills at the annual Moms & Family Weekend Talent Show on Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested, know someone who might be, or want more information, email LeeAnn at leeann.baker@oregonstate.edu.

               

              5.      HAAC (the Honors Activities and Advisory Committee) wishes you well on finals!

                Plan to join in on the fun of HAAC membership after spring break! Beginning April 3rd, HAAC will meet on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. in SLUG 1. Thank you to all who helped with and attended UHC programs during the winter term!

                 

                6.      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

                  7.      Office of Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program

                    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at Oregon State seeks applications from undergraduates in all majors who are participating in research, engagement, or creative endeavors outside of the classroom to serve as Ambassadors of Undergraduate Research for the 2012-13 school year. OUR Ambassadors will represent OSU research at campus and community events to help promote and expand undergraduate research and creativity efforts across campus. Students who are in good academic standing with at least 30 completed credits at the time of application, who have engaged in or are currently engaged in research and/or creative activities under the guidance of an OSU faculty mentor, and who can commit up to 40-60 hours or service during the 2012-13 school year will be considered. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is April 16 at 5:00 p.m. and interviews will be held on April 25, 26, and 27. Application information is available at http://oregonstate.edu/students/research//files/ambassadorapplication_0.pdf. Please address questions concerning the program to Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

                    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.  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.

                         

                        OSU Events & Announcements

                        11.  Research transcript notation for OSU undergraduates

                        Beginning with June, 2012 graduation, OSU students who have engaged in research/creative activities that meet required criteria can be formally recognized for these efforts by an honor designation on their transcripts as a “Research Fellow” or an “Arts Fellow” as appropriate. Students who receive this notation may wear a blue honor cord at commencement ceremonies. Students seeking this transcript notation must have performed a significant research/creative project under the guidance of an OSU professor (mentor) and make a presentation of their project to a wider audience than the circle around their mentor. They must show evidence of their presentation and place documentation of the project (see application) in the OSU Scholars Archive. Last, they must fill out the OSU Undergraduate Research/Art Fellow Application for 2012 and submit it to the head advisor of their college no later than noon on June 1, 2012. In the application, the mentor’s signature is necessary to certify that the work meets the criteria necessary for transcript notation. Most Honors thesis projects will qualify for this notation. More information, answers to frequently asked questions, and application forms are available at http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/. For additional information, contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.

                         

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