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February 15, 2017

PROMISE Internship Program

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Dear colleague,

The PROMISE internship program invites you to apply to be a mentor for a 2017 summer intern.

Mentors serve as guides by facilitating learning and providing direction for the PROMISE intern. The mentor-mentee relationship helps to build rapport, trust, and shared power allowing the team to co-create a robust, transformative learning, eight-week summer experience from June 26 – August 18, 2017.

The PROMISE program has undergone several revisions throughout the last year to better fit the needs of mentors and students while providing a valuable experience. Review new 2017 changes to the program. These revisions include changes to the application process and timeline, as well as emphasis on forming mentoring relationships that guide students in their personal development and professional growth.

More information about becoming a mentor can be found on the PROMISE program mentor page: The mentor application is due Tuesday, March 7 at 4:00pm.

The student application process will follow during April and requires mentor participation in presenting potential projects, meeting with students to discuss projects, and signing mentor approval forms for student applications.

PROMISE internships are important for OSU and Oregon communities because many PROMISE alumni become leaders in Oregon and beyond. This is also a powerful way we continue to build OSU’s great community and network of professionals. Many of our previous mentors have developed long-term working relationships with their interns, and even continued interns on for hire post-internship.

PROMISE is administered and supported by Diversity & Cultural Engagement within the Division of Student Affairs. For more information about the PROMISE program or updates visit:

For questions or more information contact:

Thank you,

Charlene Martinez, and the entire PROMISE Team

February 14, 2017

Spring into the Celebration of Teaching

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The Center for Teaching and Learning spring symposium, Celebrating Teaching Excellence, is traditionally dedicated to the showcasing of OSU’s innovative and creative teaching. This is a fun event that fosters reflection, enhances the exchange of ideas, and inspires our collective commitment to our students and the art of teaching. Progressive family-style lunch and rotating conversations are hallmarks of this celebration. On Wednesday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., if you (and colleagues and/or students) would like to showcase your work at a round table, please fill out the short application proposal.  All applications will be reviewed and 12 will be selected.

February 13, 2017

More Food Drive Events

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Rummage Sale: The annual NRC rummage sale features a variety of household goods, children and adult clothes, toys, decorative items, books and more! Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please stop by the fourth floor lobby in Kerr. We’ll be updating as new items come in. Contact or 541-737-0786.

College of Veterinary Medicine Bake Sale: Come buy some sweets for Valentine’s Day at the Bake Sale in Margruder Atrium. All day Feb. 13-14. There will be something for everyone, even the four legged friends.

Honors College Student Association Bake Sale: The Honors College Student Association is holding a bake sale to benefit the Food Drive. Make sure to stop by the ALS (outside) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 to buy delicious treats made by some of the most talented bakers in the Honors College! For questions, contact

Book Sale: Come get your next great book, DVD, or CD at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s used book sale, happening now through the end of February in the Magruder Hall Atrium. All genres available and a large selection to choose from! All proceeds directly benefit the Linn-Benton food bank. Contact 541-737-4812.

Hatfield Marine Science Center Valentine’s Day Bake Sale: Feb. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Newport center.  Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale with homemade treats.  Buy your sweetie something sweet for Valentine’s Day!  All proceeds benefit the Food Share of Lincoln County.

Cookie & Cupcake Decorating: Come create a one-of-a-kind treat as a gift or just for yourself on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Hovland 09 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Sugar cookies (traditional and chocolate) are $1 each and cupcakes (variety) are $2.  For questions, contact

INTO OSU Valentine’s Bake Sale: Purchase baked goods for your Valentine, friend, or yourself! Suggested donations will vary for each dessert. The sale will be in the main lobby of the ILLC from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Feb. 14. For questions, contact

Bake Sale to Help Hunger: Buy something sweet for your valentine on Valentine’s Day!  College of Public Health and Human Sciences is holding a Bake Sale on Feb. 14.  Inside front entry of Women’s Building from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Looking for something healthier – we will also have fresh fruit!  For more information contact, 541-737-2176

Academic Success and Student Transitions Bake Sale & Flower Sale:Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We’ll have an assortment of baked goods, bouquets and handmade valentines. Prices will range from 50 cents to $3. Stop by the first floor lobby of Waldo Hall between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for a sweet treat and help support a great cause! For questions, contact or 541-737-2272.

Wood Science & Engineering Soup Lunch: Stop by the 2nd Floor Knuckle in Richardson Hall from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 15. 1 bowl and bread is $3. All you can eat soup and bread is $5. Desserts sold separately. Contact or 541-737-4529.

Create-Your-Own Brownie Sundae: Stop by ALS 1019 at 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 for a mid-week afternoon treat. We will be supplying the ingredients for brownie sundaes (brownies, homemade ice cream, sauces, and assorted toppings. Suggested donation of $3. Vegan/gluten-free options will be available. Contact

Other People’s Treasures Silent Auction and Bake Sale: Donate an item or three to give-away. Or bake something tasty to donate. Then come by and bid on great treats and treasures! Treasures can be dropped off now until Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.  Contact Emmalie Goodwin, Crop Science 109. Baked goods can be delivered from 8 – 9 a.m. on the 17.

School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us in Cordley 3029 for baked goods, houseplants, home canned products, and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact

Donut Sale: What’s better than enjoying delicious donuts?! Enjoying delicious donuts while helping the Linn Benton Food Share at the same time. Stop by 116 Gilmore Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. – noon for Biological & Ecological Engineering’s donut sale. Donuts are $1 each and were generously donated by Death by Donuts on Monroe. FMI email

College of Forestry Silent Auction: Come and bid on some one of a kind new and handcrafted items on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle Room. Contact or 541-737-3161

Hot dog sale: The College of Veterinary Medicine will be holding a “Hot Dog Sale Extravaganza” on Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Located in Magruder Hall, 700 SW 30th street.  2$ a dog or 2 dogs/chips/soda for 5$. All proceeds go to the Linn/Benton county food share.

Honors College Jamba Juice Fundraiser:  $10 coupon card gets you a free small smoothie ($4.79 retail price) and 8 $3 medium smoothies ($5.59 retail price).  Over $20 in total savings.

Honors College Papa’s Pizza Parlor Fundraiser:  $15 coupon sheet gets you a free small pizza ($12.95 retail price), plus 8 other valuable coupons. Over $100 in savings.




February 10, 2017

2017 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations

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OSU Community,

The Office of Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Exemplary Employee Award.

Do you know a Classified Staff or Professional Faculty member who goes above and beyond the call of duty?

If you would like to recognize someone in your unit or elsewhere on campus who exemplifies great service to OSU, visit our website ( for more information on the exemplary employee award nomination process.

Nomination packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources no later than March 24, 2017.

For clarification or questions regarding these materials, please contact Tracey Yee at 541-737-5426 or by email at

Start early to get your nomination packets in by the March 24th  deadline!

Techconnect World Innovation Conference & Expo

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DOC Undergraduate Award

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The deadline is March 15 for nominations for the Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award for graduating seniors majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. Note: this deadline applies only to nominations from US institutions who wish to receive a certificate by mail for presentation to the awardee. A copy of the letter of invitation which was sent in January is attached. Information for nominations from international institutions and US institutions received after March 15 for downloading a certificate is included in the letter of invitation.

If you have already sent in a nomination, thanks for your participation.
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Nancy Mills, Ph. D.
Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
Trinity University
now in Eugene, Oregon with the same email address

February 8, 2017

REU at Nano3D Systems LLC

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February 6, 2017

Benny’s Business Closet

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ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) lunch meeting at ACS San Francisco

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February 3, 2017

Natural Resources Leadership Academy

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June 18-23 and June 26-30 | Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State is pleased to announce the 6th annual Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA), held at the nation’s leading natural resources university. NRLA is a unique opportunity for graduate students and industry professionals to enhance their leadership skills through hands-on experience in engaging course work and an off-site field trip, preparing leaders to solve complicated natural resources problems in the state of Oregon and beyond. Tracks can be taken for professional development (noncredit) or graduate credit to be applied toward a graduate certificate or master’s or Ph.D. degree programs.

2017 tracks include:

•   Environmental Politics and Policy (PS 575)
•   Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR 520)
•   Sustainability Assessment (SUS 514/599)
•   Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WRP 521)
•   Resilient and Robust Resource Management (WRP 599)

Attached to this email is a digital version of the NRLA postcard and poster. Please share this announcement widely with faculty, staff and graduate students.

Thank you,
OSU Summer Session

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