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Accepting applications for OSU-PKP IMPACT award (2018-2019)

A new OSU-PKP IMPACT award is now available for OSU PKP members!

The Oregon State University Phi Kappa Phi chapter is proud to announce the availability of two NEW $500 OSU-PKP IMPACT awards. These awards were established to support student projects that are congruent with the spirit of the Phi Kappa Phi motto, “Let the love of learning rule humanity”. Student activities can include superior scholarship in any academic discipline but outcomes must have a tangible impact that benefits communities of people. Applicants are recommended to consider the degree of impact and the scale of the community that is being benefited. Teamwork and field work are encouraged.

Eligibility

Phi Kappa Phi members, or those who have accepted membership by March 31, 2018 and are currently enrolled as a full-time student at OSU, are eligible, and must be the primary applicant. A student can only be lead submitter on one application and be listed as a participant on no more than one additional application.

Deadline

June 5, 2018

Read guidelines and apply online


First Postdoctoral Scientist Awards of the PKP Chapter at Oregon State University

The Executive committee of the Oregon State University Chapter of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, recognize that Postdoctoral Scientists (including Research Associates and Postdoctiral Scholars)  are an important part of our research program. Their scholarly contributions go beyond writing projects, and conducting research where they also mentor a large number of our students and technical staff. Therefore, we decided to recognize them by inviting and awarding two PKP membership initiations to Postdoctoral Scientists at our Annual member Initiation Banquet. The award committee organized by OSU’s Graduate School put forth the nominations. Many thanks to Dean Jennifer Brown and Associate Dean Yanyun Zhao for their help and support. The award includes first year PKP membership dues, a certificate and the PKP Pin. 

Dr. Cindy Sager, Vice President Research at Oregon State University who provides leadership to OSU’s vast research enterprise, announced our very first Postdoctoral Scientist Awards. Yes this is the first time we are giving these awards.

Our firt time awardees are Dr. Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Biological and Population Health Sciences and Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Dr. Veronique Demers-Mathieu is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Nutritional Immunology in the Dallas lab at the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University. Her current research is on the stability of palivizumab (humanized monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)) and antenatal vaccine-specific immunoglobulins in the infant digestive system. The overall aim of Dr. Demers research is to improve the immunity and digestion in premature infants. She is building a network with the collaborators in this field, which is valuable as she further develops her research independence and academic career.

Dr. Jackson is a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon State University. Her research explores the underwater melting of glaciers and the role of the ocean in driving glacier retreat, which contributes to global sea level rise. She travels frequently to glaciers in Greenland and Alaska and uses OSU Ocean Robots to investigate the ocean physics near glaciers and icebergs. She is part of the Ocean Mixing Group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society.  Today, there are more than 300 chapters of Phi Kappa Phi, ranging from Maine to the Philippines and from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Here at home, Oregon State College, as OSU was known in the early 20th century, formed a chapter of the society in 1924 (http://phikappaphi.oregonstate.edu).  Since then, the OSU chapter has initiated over 8500 members.   While all initiates are members for life, today, there are over 800 dues-paying members in the OSU chapter.

Congratulations Dr. Demers and Dr. Jackson! Our first time Postodtoral Scientist Awardees of the OSU Chapter of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

 

2018 Awards and Initiates of the Oregon State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi announced

We are proud to announce our 2018 awardees and member initiates of the Oregon State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The awards were presented at our initiation banquet held on February 6, 2018 on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR. 

Community Member and Keynote Speaker

  • Michael Belcher, OSU Alumnus and PhD Student at University California, Berkeley

Faculty Initiates

Emerging Scholar Award

Graduate Fellowship Award

  • Michael Belcher, Oregon State University
  • Brian Josephson, Oregon State University

Tunison Scholarship Award

  • Tabitha Pitzer, Oregon State University
  • Delaney Smith, Oregon State University
  • Jenna Fitzgerald, Oregon State University

First Year Writing Award (co-sponsored by School of Writing)

  • Chloe Grover, Oregon State University

Postdoctoral Scientist Award (New)

New invited members

  • Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students were also initiated at the ceremony

OSU-PKP IMPACT award (New)

The Oregon State University Phi Kappa Phi chapter is proud to announce the availability of two NEW $500 OSU-PKP IMPACT awards. These awards are established to support student projects that are congruent with the spirit of the Phi Kappa Phi motto, “Let the love of learning rule humanity”. Student activities can include superior scholarship in any academic discipline but outcomes must have a tangible impact that benefits communities of people. Applicants are recommended to consider the degree of impact and the scale of the community that is being benefited. Teamwork and field work are encouraged. 

 

We would also like to take a moment to acknowledge special guests and leaders from our university as follows who joined us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding student initiates and faculty honorees. The initiates received the PKP pins and membership certificates from their respective college/school Leadership.

Dan Arp; Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences; Randy Bell; Associate Dean, College of Education; Kathy Bickel; Vice President Alumni Relations & Executive Director of the OSU Alumni Association; Steve Clark; Vice President, University Relations and Marketing; Theresa Filtz; Chair, Department of Pharmacy; John Fowler; Interim Department Head, Botany & Plant Pathology; Roy Haggerty; Dean, College of Science; Erin Heim; Head Advisor, Office of Student Success, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Carlos Jensen; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering; Bob Mason; Department Head, Integrative Biology; Mitzi Montoya; Sara Hart Kimball Dean, College of Business; Larry Rodgers, Dean, College of Liberal Arts; Randy Rosenberger; Associate Dean Student Success, College of Forestry and Yanyun Zhao; Associate Dean, Graduate School.

Many invitees were accompanied by their family, friends and guests to grace the occasion.

Congratulations everyone on your high academic achievements and your initiation into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. We are honored to welcome you as new members of the society.

Executive Committee Members
OSU-Chapter

Michael Belcher and Brian Josephson awarded 2017 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Best wishes and hearty congratulations to Michael Belcher and Brian Josephson for receiving the 2017 OSU Chapter of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Graduate Fellowship. Michael Belcher went on to receive the 2017 Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Graduate Fellowship from the nationals.

This is a great news and on behalf of the Oregon State University's PKP chapter, we are so proud of their achievements. Brian Josephson also served on our Chapter's Executive Committee as one of the student Vice President.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each year OSU's Phi Kappa Phi chapter selects one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide national awards.

Source: https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship

Michael Belcher to be our OSU Phi Kappa Phi 2018 Initation Banquet Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to have Michael Belcher to be our keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 initiation banquet of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi OSU Chapter.

Banquet Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Venue: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Guests by invitation only: New and Existing PKP members and their guests
RSVP: https://goo.gl/VHQRDc

Michael Belcher was born in San Diego, CA to parents Michael Belcher Sr. and Georgette Nahida Faraj. After high school, Michael spent most of his time working various serving and bartending positions to provide for himself.  It was at the age of 24 he realized a change must be made in order to reach his long-time goal of returning to college to pursue a degree. Michael moved from San Diego to Portland, OR in 2011 to begin his higher education. He began his post-secondary studies at Portland Community College, where he developed the skills necessary to be a successful self-supporting student. It was here he met Biology Professor Josephine Pino. She was one of his first mentors, and worked directly with Michael to foster a strong love for research and the scientific method.

After transferring to Oregon State University, Michael knew that he wanted to continue to do research while pursuing a degree in Botany. He was introduced to Dr. Jeff Chang during the summer before his first term. Dr. Chang offered Michael a position as a student research assistant in his lab, and became a huge influence on Michael’s drive to become a professor. Dr. Chang instilled a deep respect for the intricate interactions that characterize biological complexity, and provided a nurturing environment for Michael to flourish. He found success in both the classroom and the lab during his time at OSU, and began his PhD program this fall at The University of California Berkeley where he studies plant biology with an emphasis on metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

In 2017, Michael received the OSU-PKP Graduate Fellowship and the National PKP Graduate Fellowship awards.

 

2017 Awards and Initiates of the Oregon State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi announced

We are proud to announce our 2017 awardees and member initiates of the Oregon State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The awards were presented at our initiation banquet held on February 7, 2017 on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR.

Community Member and Keynote Speaker

Faculty Initiates

  • Jon Lewis.  Distinguished Professor of Film Studies, Oregon State University
  • Cynthia (Cindy) Sagers, Vice President for Research, Oregon State University

Emerging Scholar Award

  • Molly Megraw, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Graduate Fellowship Award

  • Stormy Marie Scharzenberger, Oregon State University

Tunison Scholarship Award

  • Trisha Chau, Oregon State University
  • Alexander Pho, Oregon State University

First Year Writing Award (co-sponsored by School of Writing)

  • Ellie Andreyka, Oregon State University

New invited members

  • Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students were also initiated at the ceremony

We would also like to take a moment to acknowledge special guests and leaders from our university as follows who joined us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding student initiates and faculty honorees. The initiates received the PKP pins and membership certificates from their respective college/school Deans.

Ron Adams, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President; Dan Arp, Dean College of Agricultural Sciences; Kathy Bickel, Vice President and Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Alumni Association; Susan Capalbo, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs; Lynda Ciuffetti, Department Head, Botany and Plant Pathology; Jennifer Dennis, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School; Larry Flick, Dean College of Education; Marie Harvey, Associate Dean College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Carlos Jensen, Associate Dean College of Engineering; Bob Mason, Associate Chair, Department of Integrative Biology and President of the Faculty Senate; Mitzi Montoya, Dean College of Business; Sastry Pantula, Dean College of Science; Dwaine Plaza, Associate Dean College of Liberal Arts; Scott Reed, Vice Provost and Director University Outreach & Engagement, Extension Services; Randy Rosenberger, Associate Dean, College of Forestry; Patricia Snopkowski Chief Audit Executive; and Mark Zabriskie, Dean College of Pharmacy.

Many invitees were accompanied by their family, friends and guests to grace the occasion.

Congratulations everyone on your high academic achievements and your initiation into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. We are honored to welcome you as new members of the society.

Executive Committee Members
OSU-Chapter

Winter 2017 OSU-PKP Meet & Greet session

To learn more about the membership and our activities we cordially invite you to our Winter 2017 PKP Information event to be held Today 1/18/2017, 6-7pm in the Valley Library room 3622 East. Our Student Vice presidents will answer your questions and provide information. Both potential new invitees and current members are welcome to attend the Winter event today.

Sometime back we have sent you an invitation to join the Honor Society of Phi kappa Phi. The invitation was sent to you since you are among the select few who qualified based on their performance and ranking in their college-wise class. If you are interested in joining and for some reason the invitation did not reach you please contact us. The top 7.5 percent of Juniors and top 10 percent of Seniors, graduate students, and professional students in each college at OSU are eligible for membership of the PKP Honors Society.

PKP is the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society (www.PhiKappaPhi.org). Invited members get an opportunity to build networks with peers in the professional and academic settings and helps them in building their career, and engage in community activities on campus.

Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas to be our OSU Phi Kappa Phi 2017 Initation Banquet Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to have Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas to be our keynote speaker at the upcoming 2017 initiation banquet of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi OSU Chapter

Banquet Date: February 7, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Venue: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Guests by invitation only: New and Existing PKP members and their guests

Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas joined Latino Network in 2016 as the Policy and Civic Engagement Manager. A graduate of Oregon State University, Octaviano holds an MA in Contemporary Hispanic Studies from the School of Language, Culture & Society. Prior to joining Latino Network, he was a faculty of extension in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences at Oregon State University and served as an Associate Director of Outreach for the Center for Latino Studies and Engagement.

Under his direction, he expanded the Positive Youth Development program 4-H Tech Wizards from one county to 24 states. He writes in Mixteco, Spanish, and English, about contemporary issues affecting/shaping the Latino/Xicano/Hispanic/Indigenous experiences in the U.S.

As an indigenous Mixtec migrant worker who came to this country as a young adult, Octaviano identifies with the transnational migrant community.  His area of interests are: transnational politics, contemporary Hispanic and Chicano studies and photojournalism focusing on the experience of indigenous communities.  As a spoken word artist, photographer, researcher, and tri-lingual writer, he has presented and published his work in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Octaviano currently serves on the board of Adelante Mujeres, OCIMO, and Beaverton Police-Community Advisory Committee, Washington County Unite Oregon Advisory Committee, Oregon Community Foundation Portland Leadership Committee, METRO’s Public Engagement Review Committee and he is the founder of Tierragua. 

Now accepting PKP 2017-2018 Graduate Fellowship Applications. Deadline April 3, 2017

The Phi Kappa Phi 2017-2018 Graduate Fellowship call is now open. Please see the following for more details.

OSU Chapter Instructions for Submitting the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Application

CHAPTER DEADLINE: Completed applications, including transcripts and letters of reference, must be received at the local OSU chapter no later than 5pm on Monday, April 3.

All application material must be received by this date either by email at Bill.Bogley@oregonstate.edu or in hard copy at

Professor Bill Bogley
Department of Mathematics
Kidder 368
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4605

Download the official required application form from the national PKP website. (http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship#.WFRPDGQrK8q)

Along with the Application Form and Instructions, you will also find:

  • Eligibility and Selection Criteria
  • Information about Deadlines and Notification
  • FAQ, Fact Sheet, Sample Statement, and Advice for Applicants.

For more details about the fellowship and eligibility, visit the graduate fellowship page.

2016-2017 Tunison Undergraduate Scholarship Application deadline December 21, 2016

In 1969 the OSU Chapter of PKP began awarding a series of annual scholarships of $500 each, one for an outstanding high school student entering Oregon State as a freshman and one for an outstanding junior to assist in completing the senior year at Oregon State. Over the years these increased to three junior scholarship awards. In 1988 the chapter officers voted to eliminate the scholarship for the incoming freshman and add a fourth junior scholarship. Because of constantly increasing tuition, the 1988 Scholarship Committee recommended increasing the amount of the awards even if it meant decreasing the number of recipients. Thus, in 1989 the amount was increased to $1,000, and the number of scholarships reduced to two. In 1996 the scholarship amount was again increased, this time to $1,500, and the scholarships were renamed the Tunison Scholarships. These scholarships are supported by the interest from the Phi Kappa Phi–Tunison Endowment and members’ contributions to the fund.

All Junior and Senior Phi Kappa Phi initiates, with at least one to three additional quarters to complete at OSU, are invited to apply. The scholarships are to be used for senior year tuition at OSU. The primary criterion for selection of recipients is scholarly achievement.

1)   These scholarships are awarded only to individuals who are eligible for, and accept membership into, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the time the award is made; and
2)   the scholarship funds will be applied toward the awardee's OSU tuition bill

Download the application form: Tunison application (MS Word format)

For questions, contact Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole.

Complete both pages of the application form and return the complete, printed form to the following address or by email to Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole:

OSU PKP Fellowships and Awards Committee
c/o Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
632 Kerr Administration Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331

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