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Archive for September, 2015

National Wildlife Federation includes Hatfield Marine Science Center in Featured List

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Recently, the National Wildlife Federation released The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students. The publication includes a list of featured “Remote Colleges and University Properties,” noted for their hands-on student learning.  At the beginning of that list was OSU’s very own Hatfield Marine Science […]

Spring Creek Project Receives Creative Heights Grant

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Recently, the Oregon State University Spring Creek Project has received a $95,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant was awarded for the Project to oversee the process of “Forest Symphony”, a wind symphony composed by Hip-Hop Artist Paul Miller, inspired by Oregon forests. The Oregon State Wind Ensemble will debut the Forest Symphony in […]

Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications for Grants and Fellowships

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research, and Professional Development Grants & Fellowships!   The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. The Sustainability Grant Program was established to provide students with opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active […]

Get involved at the Waste Watchers’ Meet ‘n’ Eat!

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Interested in volunteering to encourage other students to reduce waste and recycle? The student club the Waste Watchers might be the right fit for you. Get to know them at the Meet ‘n’ Eat on Monday, Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30 pm in 206 Student Experience Center. Nosh on pizza and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Bil Burton

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Bil Burton. Who: Bil Burton, User Support Analyst for Surplus for the last twenty years. [sigh] What he does here: I aid in the resales of surplus properties collected by our department, most of my time is spent on refurbishing and reinstall computer equipment. One fave thing about his job: I […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Kyle Joseph

Monday, September 14th, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Kyle Joseph. Who: Kyle Joseph, Student Worker for Recycling and Surplus for the last year and a half. What he does here: I service all department buildings and Residence halls, and any other OSU owned buildings, with their paper, cardboard, and plastic recycling. I also surplus furniture from rooms and offices […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Shelley Willis

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Shelley Willis. Who: Shelley Willis, Property Specialist for Surplus Property since July. What she does here: When departments have items they no longer need, we process all the items and determine whether the item could be resold, repurposed, or recycled. One fave thing about her job: When some mysterious piece of […]

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