OSU Summer Session E-News

Published by OSU Summer Session
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., Vol. 6, No. 4
May 23, 2013

New contest is your passport to tuition funds

2013 Passport to Summer ContestSummer is the best season of all, but we just can't help ourselves when it comes to making this spring an unforgettable one. That's right: We're holding yet another contest that promises big summer scholarship money to four students.

Our first-ever Passport to Summer Contest begins next week, and all you have to do to take part is show off your skills as a campus explorer.

It's simple: Print a passport, visit eight places on campus to collect stickers, then drop off your passport at the Summer Session booth during Battle of the Bands on the MU Quad between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on May 31.

After that, you'll be entered into a random drawing to win one of four $500 scholarships toward on-campus classes this summer. Winners will be notified by email and announced on June 5 on our Facebook page.

Go to the contest webpage for complete contest rules and the specific dates and times to collect your stickers. Best of luck!

These are the dates you need to know

You can view the full summer calendar online, but here are some important dates for you to remember: 

  • CalendarNow: Registration is ongoing
  • June 17-21: Intersession (Session 6) begins
  • June 24: Sessions 1, 2 and 3 begin
  • July 22: Session 4 begins
  • Aug. 19: Session 5 begins
  • Sept. 6 Summer session ends

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

Who says you can't study and hit the beach?

SeabirdFew places in the country provide the same level of unique, hands-on learning as OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport. That's good news for you as you look to gain in-the-field experience to complete your degree.

Hatfield provides you with the classes you need in an ideal learning environment. Here's a quick rundown of this summer's courses on the coast:

  • BI 105 -- Introduction to Marine Biology
  • BI/FW 302 -- Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals
  • FW 499 -- Laboratory: Field Techniques in Marine Mammals Conservation
  • FW 499 -- Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds
  • GEO 365 -- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • IST 499/599 -- Scientific Diving
  • OC 332 -- Coastal Oceanography
  • Z 461 -- Marine & Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology

Visit the Summer Session website to learn when each course is offered and to gather more information on living and studying on the coast this summer.

One of these five is the Best Burger in town

2013 Best Burger ContestIn partnership with Flat Tail Brewing, we received nearly 50 submissions in our inaugural Best Burger Contest, and after much deliberation, our panel of culinary experts selected five recipes to go head-to-head in a cook-off.

The student finalists are:

The student whose recipe wins will receive a $500 scholarship toward on-campus summer classes, and their burger will be featured on the Flat Tail menu this summer. Runners-up will receive a $20 Flat Tail gift card.

The final five recipes will be prepared by Flat Tail chefs on May 29 and presented to the panel of judges for evaluation. We'll announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter.

All-star lineups set for Battle, Flat Tail concerts

Hoodie AllenIn less than 10 days, the two biggest concerts of the year  Battle of the Bands and the Flat Tail Music Festival – hit the MU Quad for two unforgettable nights of free music.

Both shows are sponsored by OSU Summer Session, and they'll take place rain or shine.

Battle of the Bands (BOTB) is slated for next Friday, May 31, and will feature 10 groups comprised of OSU students. The winner of the contest will be the opening act the following night for Flat Tail, which features Hoodie Allen and Sol as its headliners.

No tickets are needed for BOTB, but students must pick up a (free) ticket for Flat Tail in MU 103. There is a limited supply, so hurry.

And starting June 26 and lasting throughout the summer is our free Noon Concert Series, which will bring eight high-quality musicians and groups to campus.

Summerize your academic success

Academic Success CenterAcademic coaching is a powerful way to learn new study strategies. And it's a great resource OSU students can take advantage of during the summer.

Come to the Academic Success Center all summer long to get support for your studies. They'll help you:

  • Get ready for midterms
  • Learn test-prep and test-taking strategies
  • Set end-of-term goals and make a study plan

To make an appointment, call 737-2272, stop by the center at 102 Waldo Hall, or send an email..

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During the summer, we'll give you weekly updates on events taking place on and around campus – including musical festivals, weekly concerts and a photo contest and keep you posted on other ways to make your summer worthwhile.

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