OSU Summer Session E-News

Published by: OSU Summer Session
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., Vol. 5, No. 2
April 5, 2012


Grown-up life: Where summer school rules

As a kid, "summer school" was a derogatory term. But now that we're all older and wiser, it's clear that taking OSU Summer Session classes is the best way to make you like yourself even more.Summer students

Confused? Let us explain.

There are more than 1,300 courses in over 100 subjects on OSU's summer schedule of classes. If you take some now, you can take fewer later. And graduate sooner. Win-win, right?

That's just one big perk of enrolling in OSU Summer Session and taking advantage of its programs. The rest of this newsletter will spell out some of the others.

(Note: OSU Summer Session does not include recess. Sorry.)

Key dates to remember

You can view the full OSU Summer Session calendar online, but here are some dates to keep in mind: Calendar

  • April 15: Registration begins
  • June 18-22: Intersession
  • June 25: Sessions 1, 2 and 3 begin
  • July 23: Session 4 begins
  • Aug. 20: Session 5 begins
  • Sept. 7: Summer session ends

Find more information about OSU Summer Session registration dates and deadlines online.

Don't wanna pay tuition? OK, we'll cover you

We want to give you a $2,000 scholarship toward summer tuition. But first, you have to beat 100 other students in a one-hour contest that requires you to a) run around campus like a crazy person, b) answer questions about OSU, and c) properly tell time.

Trek for Tuition 2012Think you can do it? Prove it to us.

OSU Summer Session is hosting the second annual Trek for Tuition at 3:30 p.m. May 23 on the Memorial Union Quad. The frenzied event is similar to a scavenger hunt, only more fun and there are major prizes involved. (Accommodations will be made for students with disabilities.)

We'll give away three scholarships totaling $3,500 to the students who can answer the most questions correctly in one hour. The scholarships go toward summer credit courses on the Corvallis campus or Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Whoever finishes in first place will earn $2,000 toward summer tuition, while finishing in second and third place nets scholarships of $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Registration for Trek for Tuition opens April 25, and the first 100 who register will be allowed to compete. We'll provide more details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, watch a video of last year's Trek. 

Summer by the sea with OSU and bird skeletons

If you want to do something memorable this summer, go get your hands dirty at OSU's one-of-a-kind Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast.

SeagullFew places in the country provide the same level of unique, hands-on learning as HMSC in Newport, where one day you might work in a muddy estuary and the next you might rearticulate the skeleton of a marine bird or perform a necropsy on a dolphin.

"It's an incredible experience, one that students probably can't get anywhere else," said Itchung Cheung, the academic program coordinator and head instructor at HMSC. "We have students come from all over the country to take classes here in the summer."

Learn more about how you can live and study on the Oregon Coast this summer.

And be sure to check out the HMSC Marine Science Day on Sunday, April 14, an event that will give you a better sense of the impactful work done every day at Hatfield

A few highlighted classes amid a thousand

With over 1,300 on-campus courses to choose from this summer at OSU, it can be difficult to know where to begin. So we're here to help.

Take a quick peek at these suggestions:Hebrew text

ST 439/ 539 – Survey Methods: This intensive, one-week course with instructor Lydia Newton (offered June 18-22 during Session 6) will teach you how to conduct a survey from beginning to end. The class covers various aspects of survey methods, including mail and web survey design, question construction, survey implementation, data coding and more.

HEBR 111, 112 and 113 – Introduction to Hebrew, and Intermediate Hebrew I and II: This foreign language sequence is designed specifically for students with no prior training in Hebrew. The courses will immerse you in an accelerated learning environment to learn Hebrew pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking and conversation.

HEBR 111 (offered June 25-July 20 in Session 2) and HEBR 112 (July 23-Aug. 17 in Session 4) are each four-week courses, while HEBR 113 (Aug. 20-Sept. 7 in Session 5) will run three weeks

Earn 8 credits in 10 days. (That's not a typo.)

OSU, recognized nationally for its work in natural resources, is extending the expertise of its faculty this summer to graduate students and professionals in the field for a pair of weeklong leadership seminars.

Natural Resources Leadership AcademyOur first-ever Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) is scheduled for June 18-22 and June 25-29 on the OSU campus. Here are two quick reasons why you should sign up:

Knock out your program requirements in a flash. The NRLA's one-week courses are offered in the areas of conflict management, communication, sustainable natural resources and leadership. Register for one week, or both, and earn 3 to 4 credits per course.

Make connections that will enhance your career. There will be ample opportunities to network with natural resources students and professionals in class, during group projects, social activities and field trips.

Register online by April 18 to save your spot

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During the summer, we'll give you weekly coupons for discounted food and activities on and around campus, and keep you posted on events like OSU's Battle of the Bands and the Flat Tail Music Festival and the revamped Wednesdays @ Noon Concert Series – all of which are sponsored by OSU Summer Session

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