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March 16, 2018

Fee Book & Course Fee Deadlines

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Hi Everyone:
Just a quick reminder that the OSU Fee Book deadlines are fast approaching!  ASBC needs to submit any new fees or fee adjustments by April 6th.  Fee calculations sometimes have some significant back and forth, so we had previously asked that you inform us of any fees you plan to add or adjust by mid-March.  Since it is now March 15th, please get any remaining requests for new or revised fees to us ASAP.  If you have already contacted your department accountant on this topic, please continue to work with them to have the request finalized prior to the Business Affairs deadline.

We have already been in contact with all units/faculty who have fees with a required recalculation for this year.  If you are one of these people, and your recalculated fee has not been finalized, please continue to work promptly with your accountants, as it is crucial to meet this recalculation deadline.  For all other fees: we are required to review these to make sure that they are still appropriate, but only need to submit a new form if we make changes.  If we have not heard from you, I will be going into the system next week to mark these fees as reviewed, on the assumption that you have checked the fees for which you are responsible and believe that they continue to be appropriate.

As before, please share this information within your departments as you deem appropriate.  Thanks for your assistance with this process.




Nick Dollar, CPA | Finance & Accounting Manager

Arts & Sciences Business Center | Oregon State University

2042 Cordley Hall | Corvallis, OR 97331 | Phone: 541.737.1220


ASBC website:

Job Opportunity at NEXT Energy Technologies, Inc.

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Gilbert Hall Renovation Update

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past 10 years, OSU has been renovating our classrooms, focusing on updating and improving our teaching spaces, accessibility, and student comfort. As part of this effort, the auditoria in Gilbert Hall (rooms 124 and 224)) will be renovated and upgraded during the 2018 summer and fall terms.  The rooms will see much improved accessibility, better circulation for students and instructors, better climate control and new seats, lighting and finishes.  We have worked with both the Classroom Improvement Workgroup and the Chemistry Department (the primary users of the rooms) to ensure that the changes meet their needs.

The classroom closures for renovation will have a significant effect on the courses normally held in these rooms.  We’ve developed some strategies to address these issues:

  • Chemistry courses will be moved to smaller classrooms in Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) or Johnson Hall (JOHN), depending on availability.
  • Courses, midterms and finals will be held at different times, including some off hours. The Office of the Registrar, including the Schedule Desk, is working to minimize impact from these changes.

We are aware that the renovations in Gilbert Hall will affect a number of students, faculty and staff. Most importantly, we also recognize that some units may need to add sections of certain courses to make up for the difference is seating/capacity options in other locations. We are grateful for your patience and flexibility as we work to modernize these classrooms that have long required this attention.  We have studied alternatives, even improving one classroom at a time, but the classrooms are situated such that construction noise in one room would be heard in the other.  We expect that the auditoria will be back online for winter term 2019.

If you have questions about the renovations, please contact the project manager, John Doty ( Class scheduling questions can be directed to your department’s designated scheduler. Thank you.


Rebecca Mathern

Associate Provost and University Registrar


Anita Nina Azarenko

Associate Vice President

University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations

March 15, 2018

Graduate Showcase & Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

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Graduate students, you have until March 30 to apply for the 2018 3MT Competition/Grad Showcase. 3MT participants have three minutes to present, using no more than on static slide. Showcase is a chance to highly Grad work through posters or creative presentations (over $1,750 in cash prizes). The Graduate School encourages you to participate and support your colleagues. Check out other Grad Appreciation Week events here:

March 12, 2018

BB481/581 – Macromolecular Structure

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College of Science Winter Study Break 2018 – Thursday 1-4 p.m.

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The term is almost over, and we want to celebrate with you to get you through the final push. We’re going to make bouncy balls, play games and color, and eat rad snacks!

Do yourself a favor and come hang out with us in the Science Success Center (Kidder 109). While you’re here talk to the Peer Advisors. They’re doing drop-in resume and cover letter help, can give you tips on registering for next term’s classes, or how to get involved in research.

Advisors: Of course YOU’RE INVITED TOO! Should you have time Thursday, come on down to the SSC and hang out with us!

March 9, 2018

Defense Forensic Science Center – Research Associate Program

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As a reminder, my name is Rachel Creager and I am the coordinator of the Educational Outreach Program at the Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC). We have you listed in our database as a university contact for undergraduate internship opportunities. I am reaching out to you today to let you know about Research Associate (RA) positions that we have available at DFSC.
Our RA program (see attached flyer) differs from traditional internship programs in that students at our facility participate directly on a research project. Furthermore, our research associate program includes a monthly stipend of up to $3055/month. The research associate candidate requirements are as follows: 3.0+ GPA on a 4.0 scale, pursuing undergraduate degree (or within one year of completion of an undergraduate degree), U.S. citizen, and able to successfully pass a background check.
DFSC is trying to expand the RA program to allow for students to be present, working on research projects, throughout the school year. This can be accomplished through a few options:
1) Students at universities within the Atlanta metro area, allowing them to work around their class schedules.
2) Students within twelve months of completing their undergraduate degree but without beginning a graduate program.
3) Students at universities that allow them to take a semester off from class to participate in an internship.
We are currently looking for 10 students to begin an RA position in late summer or early fall with knowledge in at least one of the following areas: chemistry, biology, computers, programming, comparative sciences, or library sciences. All of these positions will be continuously available in perpetuity, so students are welcome to apply even if they cannot begin the position in the fall. If you have any students that would be good fits for any of these projects, please feel free to give them my contact information and ask them to provide the following:
1) Resume or CV
2) An unofficial copy of your college transcript
3) A write-up of any research experience that you have.
4) A short write-up answering one of the following prompts (page limit: 5 single-spaced pages):
A new GC-MS system has been recently released. Please write a short study plan to validate the new system and compare it to the current GC-MS in use. Parameters for testing include robustness, repeatability, accuracy, precision, sensitivity, true cost of ownership, system requirements, and user friendliness.
Three new NGS kits have recently been released onto the market and DFSC needs to determine which kit would be best to take forward to case work. Please write a short study plan to evaluate the new kits for potential implementation.
A single-step fingerprint processing product has been recently developed. Please write a short study plan to evaluate the new product and compare it to the currently used two-step technique.
Rachel Creager, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Educational Outreach Program Coordinator Office of the Chief Scientist Defense Forensic Science Center Office Phone:  404-469-7237

Math – Final Exam Help Sessions

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Alternative Spring Break Trip Opening

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We have an opening on our Alternative Spring Break trip to Yakima, WA, and I would greatly appreciate your help sharing this with students so we can try to fill this spot! This trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who pay student fees to the Corvallis campus.

On this trip, students will learn about the human face and cost of land acquisition, colonization, and immigration by exploring the influx and interplay of different cultural groups in the Yakima valley. They will work with the Yakima Nation, Latinx migrant workers, and the City of Yakima to develop a deeper understanding of the area’s historical relationship to the land and to explore implications for the present and future of different cultural groups in the region. Alternative Break trips are designed to help students develop increased global consciousness, empathy, leadership skills, and engaged citizenship.

Here is more information for students, including a short blurb that is great for Facebook posts. I’ve also attached a couple of pictures from past trips that you’re welcome to use.


Trip: Tangled Roots: History, Land Use & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, WA

Dates: March 24 – 31, 2018

Cost: $100

Apply By: Friday, March 16


Looking for something amazing to do over spring break? Don’t miss your chance to make a difference on our Alternative Spring Break trip to Yakima, WA. On this trip, you’ll learn about and work with the Yakima Nation, Latinx migrant workers, and the City of Yakima. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Apply by Friday, March 16 for full consideration.

Thank you for any help you can provide in spreading this information.




Erin McIlraith, MA | Civic Engagement Coordinator

Oregon State University | Student Leadership & Involvement Center for Civic Engagement | 541-737-6870 | 541-737-7504 | She/Her/Hers

Student Experience Center Suite 206, Office 210 | 2251 SW Jefferson Way | Corvallis, OR 97331

Lab Coat Ordering Web Form

Filed under: Announcements @ 11:30 am

We’ve made a web form for ordering your lab coats… It’s on the main chemistry page, under Research!

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