Civic Engagement Week is February 23 to 28, 2015!

Community * Leadership * Reciprocity * Collaboration * Social Change * Appreciation

Civic Engagement is about demonstrating care for people, our communities, and the environment and place we share; it is working towards creating a better quality of life for all. Students can make a difference through community service, leadership, learning about social issues, and advocating for change.

Join the Center for Civic Engagement for a series of events to build community, learn from local nonprofits, and to celebrate and appreciate what OSU students and local agencies are doing to better campus and our greater Corvallis community. Explore the many aspects of civic engagement and how you can make a difference!

Civic Engagement Week 8.5x11 - FINAL

Wednesday February 25, 1-3:30pm, Grace Center Service Project, Check-in SEC 206

Wednesday February 25, 5-7pm, Recyclemania Craft ‘N Care, MU Java Stop

Thursday February 26, 4-5:30pm, Dialogue with Corvallis Community Partners and Nonprofit Agencies, SEC 254

Saturday February 28, 8:30am-4pm, Day Tripper Service Day to Santiam State Forest/Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site, Check-in SEC 206

All Week, February 23-28: Celebrating and appreciating what the OSU community and local agencies are doing to improve the quality of life in the greater Corvallis area (chalking around campus, social media posts, etc.). This includes YOU sharing gratitude with those around you who are working for positive social change. If you want to use social media to share appreciation, please use the hashtag #OSUCEWeek2015.

Learn more and register for projects here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/ceweek.

Accommodations related to ability may be made by calling 541-737-3041 or emailing cce@oregonstate.edu.

 

Content courtesy Emily Bowling, OSU Center for Civic Engagement

The Difference, Power and Discrimination program here at OSU is hosting a workshop with Dr. Paul Gorski, Associate Professor from New Century College, George Mason University, on creating equity in the classroom for low-income students. Registration is now open.

Class in the Classroom: Creating Equitable Learning Environments for Low-Income Students

Thursday, March 5, 2015

1:00-4:00 PM

MU 208

Register by contacting Julie Howard at Julie.Howard@oregonstate.edu. Requests for accommodation may be made by calling 541-737-2804 at least one week in advance.

Additional information can be found at the OSU Difference, Power and Discrimination program website.

Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
Explore Service. Discover your Passions. Better the World.
Wednesday February 4, 2015, MU Ballroom
Fair is 12pm-3pm, Breakout sessions are 10-11, 11-12, and 12-1. Refreshments provided!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559901144255535/

Join us for the 9th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.

Breakout sessions:

10:00AM – 11:00AM International Service in MU 208
Explore international nonprofit service and internships opportunities both during and after college.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Marketing Your Service Experience in MU 206
Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on marketing your service and volunteer experience to potential employers and answer your questions about the nonprofit field. This panel will include representatives from six nonprofit agencies at entry level and senior level positions.

12:00PM – 1:00PM Pursuing a Nonprofit Career in MU 208
Gain insight into the nonprofit industry. This session will include basics about nonprofit organizations and how to be best prepared for pursing a nonprofit career.

Click here to see a list of the organizations who will be attending the fair!

The Nonprofit Opportunities Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. More information: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/fair.

For disability related requests, please call 541-737-3041 or email cce@oregonstate.edu.
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Emily Bowling
Assistant Director for Civic Engagement & Sustainability
Student Leadership & Involvement
Oregon State University
154 Snell Hall; Corvallis, Oregon 97331
p: 541.737.7673 | f: 541.737.7504

Several OSU students have come to our office requesting assistance with threatening IRS calls. Please read the letter below from OSU Public Safety and Human Resources for additional information about this phone scam, and please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Safety/Oregon State Police at 541-737-3010 with any concerns about these calls.


 

Dear Oregon State Students, Faculty and Staff,

It has come to our attention that a number of OSU students continue to be the targets of a phone scam. The students who have received these calls are told that they owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and must pay immediately or face consequences.  We have learned that other universities have reported the same scam, as well.  We suspect that callers may use printed student phone directories to make calls.

The scam begins when students receive a call that, according to their caller ID, is the Corvallis Police Department. The numbers that have been called from/referenced for call back are: (703) 565-2205 and (541) 766-6924, the latter of which is the direct line to Corvallis Dispatch.

Corvallis PD is aware of this scam and the inappropriate use of their phone number. The agency wants to ensure that OSU students or any others who may be the target of such a scam know that law enforcement:

  • Does not call citizens seeking payment for tax bills – either state or federal taxes. Nor does any other legitimate law enforcement agency.
  • Does not call individuals and demand money from citizens under any circumstances

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety warns that individuals claiming to collect debt may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

If you receive such a call, use the link below to report the call to the Oregon Department of Justice: https://justice.oregon.gov/consumercomplaints/

If you actually become a victim of such a scam, please report the incident as soon as possible to your local law enforcement agency such as your police department or county sheriff’s office. If you have further questions, please contact the OSU Department of Public Safety and OSU-Corvallis office of OSP by calling 541-737-3010.

Please share this important information with others you know to help ensure that as many people as possible are protected from illegal telephone fraud.
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David M. Blake PhD, SPHR
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Oregon State University

Denson Chatfield Jr
Director of Public Safety
Oregon State University

Remember, the OSU Libraries are changing to a new library system this month. On Sunday, November 30, there will be an account freeze for the transition. This means that online accounts and catalog items may not be updated.

If you will need research materials over Thanksgiving break, make things easier for yourself and the librarians by coming in to check out your materials before Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27.

More information about the change is available.  Please ask them for help by phone, on chat or in person.

Are you interested in having a voice on campus? Are there accessibility needs that you feel aren’t being met? If so, the ASOSU Director of Accessibility Affairs is forming a task force of students who want to advocate for accessibility on campus. Meetings will be held every other Monday at 4:30pm in Snell 149, or, contact Jonathan Goatcher at accessibility.affairs@oregonstate.edu for more information.

On Monday, November 10,at 7:00 pm in the MU Journey Room, the School of History, Philosophy & Religion will host a lecture on approaches to disability as part of their “Ideas Matter” lecture series.

Hector Avalos
Dr. Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, will lecture on Monday, Nov. 10, in the MU Journey room at OSU

Dr. Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, will lecture on his research, “Approaches to Disability: Redemptionism, Rejectionism, and Historicism.”

Information about the Ideas Matter lecture series can be found on the School of History, Philosophy and Religion website.

For accommodation related to disability, please contact Robert Peckyno at 541-737-8560 or at Robert.Peckyno@oregonstate.edu.

If you receive Priority Registration as one of your accommodations with DAS, please remember to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to receive your PIN. Undergraduate students who are registered with DAS will no longer receive a registration PIN via email – you must meet with your academic advisor to receive your pin.

Graduate, Post-Bacc and Non-Degree Seeking students will receive their registration PINs via email.

DAS Priority registration begins Friday, November 14 at 6:00 AM.

If you are eligible for priority registration, please meet with your advisor before Friday, November 14.

Not sure if you receive priority registration? Log in to DAS Online Services to check your eligibility.

If you have questions, you can contact the DAS office at 541-737-4098 or by email at Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu.

If you didn’t get the email, here’s one more reminder – the Bender Virtual Career Fair, a job-hunting opportunity for people with disabilities (and FREE for college students & alumni) will be hosted online on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Links and additional information can be found in the message below.

 

 

Bender Virtual Career Fair – Employment for People with Disabilities – November 13, 2014
Learn More at www.careereco.com/events/disability

Are you a person with a disability…looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College Students & College Grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including American Transmission Co.,
ANSYS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Enterprise Holdings, Epic, Genentech, KLA-Tencor, Lexmark, Verizon, & other Excellent Employers!

Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.
Upload resume for a chance to win a $50 iTunes Gift Card

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Access opportunities within a wide range of careers. •Chat with employers across the nation•Public and private sector opportunities

INTERVIEW WITH EASE
Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop! •Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
•End-to-end accessible technology platform

CAREER FAIRS WITH LESS HASSLE
Save time and money. •No business suit or travel required•No printed out resumes necessary

Register at www.careereco.com/register/disability

Virtual Career Fair Date: Nov. 13, 2014

For information: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088