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Archive for May, 2015

2015 Move-out Donation Drive has begun!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

As mentioned in our previous post, OSU hosts the Move-out Donation Drive at the end of each year. This year, our goal is to donate 24,000 lbs, and you can help! How Can I Help? Live in a Res. Hall? Donate your items! It took your 30 weeks to move into your room; now you […]

May Dot Sale at the OSUsed Store on the 27th

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Much of the OSUsed Store’s merchandise will be on sale at our Dot Sale on Wednesday, May 27th between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off. All merchandise with orange dots and white tags, as well as chairs, will be buy one, get one free. Orange dotted items […]

2015 IAAS USA National Summit by Ann Bernert

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

IAAS USA National Summit 2015 Ann Bernert 5/15/2015 This April, Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences hosted the 2015 National Summit meeting for the International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences. The theme was “Local Soils to World Solutions” and Dr. Dan Arp made a great Welcome Address connecting this idea to […]

Day of Caring Service Projects

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Registration is now open for Day of Caring Service Projects on May 29th! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 6 different projects with 6 community partners, which will take place from 2-4 PM or 2-4:30 PM. Check-in will be on campus at the MU Lounge with transportation […]

Are you ready to move out? Help OSU donate 24,000 lbs during the 2015 Donation Drive

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Did you know that last year over 22,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits? This year the goal is to reach 24,000 lbs, and you can help! How You Can Help Live in a Residence Hall? You can prepare for Move-Out by lightening your load now! Bring home […]

Sustainability Office recruiting one full time position

Friday, May 15th, 2015

A rare thing is happening in the OSU Sustainability Office: we are recruiting for a full time position! With the departure of Sonja Mae, who held the Sustainability Program Specialist position for about three years, available is an unparalleled opportunity to help make Oregon State a more sustainable university. This position will assist in the […]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Walker Holden

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Name: Walker Holden Title/Nickname: Cheer Bear Degree: Environmental Science Year in School: Sophomore When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers? Fall term of 2013 What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in? The Repair Fair and Coffee Cup Coup What keeps you volunteering with the Waste Watchers? Great People and […]

Windward by Bailey Murphy

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

When someone says the word “commune”, what image comes to mind? For many of us its some questionable version of an imaginary place where people have names like Sunshine and Moon-shadow, share everything, and very little structure or semblance of modern society exists. Not exactly synonymous with long term success, is it? On Wednesday evening […]

Recreational Sports and Sustainability

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Oregon State University strives to include sustainability in every department, and Recreational Sports is no exception. This year Rec-Sports hired their first ever Student Sustainability Coordinator, who will help the department work as a steward for the sustainable movement on campus by utilizing technology, educating users and staff, and leading by example. The mission of Rec-Sports is to promote health and […]

Join the Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Be a voice for sustainability at OSU! Apply for a Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Fee Board Chair or Member position for 2015-2016! Develop your leadership skills and make decisions that have a direct impact on campus infrastructure and student involvement in sustainability.  The Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board is composed of five voting student members […]

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