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

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

Hi everyone –

I wanted to give you a heads up about a change you will possibly see going forward related to Travel and Personal Reimbursements that are submitted late to ASBC.  OSU’s policies for travel and personal expense reimbursements require that reimbursements must be submitted for payment within 60 days of incurring the cost or within 60 days after the conclusion of the travel/field-work during which the expenditure was made and in the appropriate fiscal year for the expense.  Submitting reimbursements within 60 days enables OSU to comply with IRS rules so that reimbursements are not taxable.

The change is that ASBC is going to begin enforcing OSU’s 60 day policy.  When reimbursements are submitted after the 60 day period we will communicate OSU’s policy to the person claiming the reimbursement to ensure they are aware of the policy.  If they submit another late request we will issue the formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is included in OSU’s policy.  This MOU is signed by the claimant and their supervisor and documents their awareness and understanding of the policy and informs them that the university will not reimburse their late reimbursements in the upcoming two year period.

If you are interested in reviewing OSU’s policies and understanding why the 60 day limit is important for processing reimbursements, here are links to the relevant policies:
FIS 411.07:  Travel Reimbursements        –    
FIS 407:  Personal Reimbursements         –    

I am sending this e-mail to be proactive and hoping to prevent any of your employees from receiving the MOU.  Thank you in advance for making sure this 60 day limit is communicated to your faculty, staff, students and anyone else for whom you process reimbursements.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,


Jackie Thorsness | Finance & Accounting Manager
Arts & Sciences Business Center | cid:image001.jpg@01CF5951.F4D904C0 Oregon State University
2042 Cordley Hall | Corvallis, OR 97331 | Phone: 541.737.1307
ASBC website:

This event is sponsored in collaboration with the Graduate School. The Graduate Career Summit will include sessions on interviewing and negotiating a job offer, led by industry experts and faculty from the Career Development Center, and will feature a plated lunch and keynote presentation from Rob Shaffer, Etiquette and Protocol Consultant, entitled “Edible Etiquette: Landing a Job with Your Mouth Full.” Make sure you bring all of your etiquette questions to this event; you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Cost of Registration: $25
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1
All registrations are final (no refunds); the fee is to cover the cost of the meal.

The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from non-traditional women students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, Linn County, or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County, age 30 or older who will be attending OSU full time or part-time  in 2017-2018, while pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. (PhD and EdD candidates are not eligible.)  Principal criteria are financial need and merit. Applications are available at the Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd Street and online at The deadline for filing applications is March 27.

Warm up during the entire month of February with a hot beverage bar in Gilmore Hall 116. Biological & Ecological will have coffee, hot chocolate and cider available from 8-5 during the entire food drive for a donation of $1 or a can of food per cup. For more information email

Pancake Lunch: Come enjoy a lunch of delicious, freshly made pancakes in several different flavors with a whole smorgasbord of toppings available to choose from.  The lunch is Thursday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in Hovland 09.  Cost is $5/person.  For questions, contact

The Office of Extension and Experiment Station Communications is holding raffles Feb. 7, 14 and 21 for three gift baskets (one on each date). Basket A is movie night, Basket B is Valentine’s Day and Basket C is a basketball game day basket. The price will be $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. See Noelle Mills or Pete Petryszak in 422 Kerr Administrative Building for raffle tickets.  Drawings will be held at 2 p.m the day of.