Ceremonial ground breaking and celebration for the new Student Experience Center, the Student Experience Plaza and the renovation of the Memorial Union East Wing is this week. On Thursday May 23, 2013 at 4 PM in the Memorial Union Brick Mall.
At this point I thought it would be nice to look back at the history of this project in video clips that have been created.
History of Student Buildings
Vote: Student Experience Center Referendum
Student Experience Center Fly Through
Name this Building and Plaza
Student Experience Center at Oregon State University
Ground breaking celebration Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 4 to 5 PM. Join us as we begin work for three student building projects: Student Experience Center, Student Experience Plaza and the renovation of the Memorial Union east wing. The ceremony will take place next to the Memorial Union parking lot. Guest speakers representing OSU students and staff will be there. There will also be a display of architectural drawings and floor plans. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Following the ground breaking, be sure to visit the Student Media open house in the KBVR television studio.
Tickets are going fast for the Moms and Family Weekend Comedy Show, Saturday May 4th. There are two shows, one at 6:30 and a repeat performance at 9:00 PM in the LaSells Stewart Center on OSU Campus. This year there are three comedians featured, Dan Cummins Lisa Landry and Natasha Leggero. You can learn more about this talented group of comedians from their websites:
Tickets are available online at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momscomedytickets. See all three comedians for $38 for main floor seats and $34 for the balcony.
Wine Bar will be available at LaSells Stewart Center from 5:30 to 9 PM presented by Willamette Valley Vineyard. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres with your purchase of a glass of wine before the comedy show.
Show may contain mature content. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-1369
Moms and Family Weekend is organized by students of the Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC). A schedule of all of Moms and Family Weekend events can be found at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momsweekend
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
- Saturday, January 19th
- 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
- Meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse, OSU Campus
- For more information, visit the website: oregonstate.edu/cce/MLK
- For accommodations related to disability, call 541-737-7673.
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this event and celebration.
8+ service projects will be offered for the 2013 event addressing diverse issue areas and including various types of projects. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse between 8:30 and 9am on Saturday January 19th. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee will be provided during the check-in process and a hot lunch will be provided upon return to campus between 1pm and 1:30pm. The 2013 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Student Events and Activities Center, and HandsOn Willamette.
Take time to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from The King Center and the National MLK Day of Service.
New Day, Same Dream: Hosted by Center for Leadership Development. January 15, 2013, Tuesday 5:00 to 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Journey Room. Come and discuss how Martin Luther King, Jr’s dreams and leadership lessons can apply to our generation. Explore how his vision can inspire us to take action and face our challenges. Contact Melissa Yamamoto for questions at email@example.com or at (541)737-6385. Request for accommodations related to a disability can be made by calling Disability Access Services at (541)737-4098 by January 10, 2013
We Have a Dream: A Reader’s Theatre of Peaceful Heroes
Readings from past Nobel Peace Prize winners: Martin Luther King Jr. (1964), Nelson Mandela (1993), Muhammad Yunus (2006), Aung San Suu Kyi (1991), Rigoberta Menchú Tum (1992) and Tawakkol Karman (2001).
- Thursday, January 17th
- 6:00- 7:15 PM
- OSU Memorial Union Journey Room, Oregon State University campus
- Student Events & Activities Center (SEAC) and International Students of OSU (ISOSU)
- Requests for accommodations related to a disability can be made by calling Disability Access Services at 541-737-4098 by January 14.
Spring Break this coming year is March 23 to March 31, 2013….what are your plans? How about connecting to a community via meaningful service experience? Again this year the OSU Center for Civic Engagement has planned three service opportunity trips over spring break. They are:
Hunger & Homelessness: San Francisco, California
Explore the complex, multi-faceted factors at play impacting hunger and homelessness in San Francisco and learn about homelessness issues in major urban areas including the short-term relief and long-term solutions that are being worked for and envisioned. Participants will complete service projects centered on addressing hunger and homelessness while meeting and working alongside local visionaries who actively address these issues in their communities. If you have an interest in learning about homelessness issues in major urban areas, this is the perfect trip for you. The trip will include hands-on direct service work with people experiencing homelessness from diverse backgrounds such as preparing and serving meals. We will also complete indirect service projects, such as facility improvements and assisting organizations prepare for fundraisers, gaining behind the scenes awareness and understanding of organizations that address homelessness. On our off day, we will explore San Francisco and all of the treasures that it has to offer!
Community & Cultural Engagement: Yakima, Washington
Uncover the human face and human cost of land acquisition, colonization, and immigration by exploring the influx and interplay of different cultural groups in the Yakima valley by working with the Native American Reservation, Yakama Nation, Latino migrant workers, and the City of Yakima. Through direct service work, we will expose the buried roots of the area’s historical relationship to the land and explore implications for the present and future of different cultural groups in the region within our society. We will also see first-hand the human impact and cost of land acquisition and immigration in the pursuit of the “American dream.” During our trip we will serve different populations: We’ll help to teach English language skills to recent Latino migrant workers, assist with afterschool children’s programs at a Native American housing project, prepare meals for a homeless shelter for youth, and even work on the land ourselves. The group will visit the Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center. During our off day, the group will elect outings to a local, beautiful hike/park, a community festival, the Allied Arts Center, the Yakima Valley Museum, or the Yakima Area Arboretum.
Environmental Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Oregon
Discover the pressing environmental conservation and restoration issues in Ashland, Oregon. Participants will complete environmental restoration projects such as creek restoration, planting, mulching, invasive species removal, fertilizing, trail building, and restoring bird habitats with a variety of community organizations. Participants will meet with local environmental leaders to learn about threats to the natural environment and local and national legislation that is impacting natural habitats and ecosystems. This trip will include many hands-on, physical projects and possible hikes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors. Rain jackets, rain pants, and work boots are required for this trip to ensure comfort of the participants. On our off day, we will explore Ashland, go hiking, and/or possibly attend a play at the local Shakespeare Festival.
Application deadline is next Monday, November 26th. You can get more information at the Center foe Civic Engagement website: oregonstate.edu/cce or contact Julia Lang in Snell Hall 158, 541-737-3172.
The Memorial Union. This iconic image is the center of college life at Oregon State University and one of the most recognizable buildings in the state. It is a place of history, community and inspiration. It is rooted in one of the most dramatic struggles of humankind, World War I.
The first director of the OSU Memorial Union was shaped by that conflict.
Ed Allworth was just sixteen when he enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College in the fall of 1911. Starting as a “sub-freshman” in mechanical engineering, he had a change of heart after a year and switched to the school of commerce. Aside from academics, Allworth was a starting fullback and outstanding wrestler for the OAC Aggies. Throughout college Allworth was enrolled in the Army ROTC program and on June 15, 1917 was commissioned, and on the same day promoted, to first lieutenant. He was assigned to the Army’s 60th Infantry and served with distinction during numerous battles waged in France. Allworth recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded his acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Following the war, and after enduring a number of operations at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. that left him dependant on the use of a cane for the rest of his life, Major Edward C. Allworth retired from the military. At age 27 Allworth and his new bride, Peggy, would embark on a career that would be forever entwined them in creating a living memorial at the heart of the Oregon State University campus, the Memorial Union.
This week on the OSU campus has several events planned to honor veterans. They include outreach programs to veterans honored at Reser Stadium during this weeks football game. You can find a list of events at the OSU Veterans web page: oregonstate.edu/veterans.
WHEN: November 14th, 2012 from 10 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Joyce Powell Leadership Center in the OSU Memorial Union (across from the Java Stop, first floor)
What: Learn About these leadership Opportunities:
Adelante Leadership Program
Adventure Leadership Institute
Center for Civic Engagement
Center for Leadership Development
Memorial Union Program Council
OSU Leadership Minor
FREE beverages and more….
For information contact the Center for Leadership development, Memorial Union room 203
Becky Evans has joined the Memorial Union staff this fall. Her duties with the organization are two fold. She will provide leadership to the Memorial Union Organization in the development of a comprehensive diversity plan (required by Student Incidental Fee Committee – SIFC) and programs focused on the development of MU professional and student staff. The Program Adviser will also be responsible for engaging with the diversity and cultural programming of ISOSU, MUPC, and student organizations. Becky recently provided the list below of fall events to the staff of the Memorial Union.
As you may already know, part of my responsibilities involve supporting all of us in the MU as we build on our sense of community with one another into an increasingly inclusive organization. I am honored and humbled to be here and hope that you will use me as a resource. I am always open to feedback, questions, concerns, or dialogue.
There are a few things I want to pass along as a follow-up from this morning:
OSU’s new Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement, or CL@SE, will celebrate its arrival with a week of events Oct. 8-11. CL@SE is designed to meet the research and outreach needs relating to Oregon’s Latino population, which accounted for nearly half of the state’s growth over the last decade.
See the full list of events for the inaugural week (CL@SE Inaugural Poster), but I’ll highlight a couple areas of potential interest:
- Keynote Address: “The Global Implications of Latino Population Growth and the Search for Common Ground” by Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute
- A panel presentation on the history of Latinos in Oregon, where we are, and what is ahead.
Also, if you haven’t seen the Queer History Month poster yet, (Queer History Month poster 2012). The keynote speaker, LT. Dan Choi, will be this Wednesday, which should be great. He will be presenting on his experiences with the repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and his diverse identities as a Korean American, a gay man, a veteran of military service, and his raising in a Christian home.
Finally, save the date for a professional development opportunity for any interested MU staff, including students. Roni Sue from the Office of Equity and Inclusion will be facilitating a session related to “Cognitive Bias,” and there are two chances to participate:
- Monday, October 22 from 1:30-3pm
- Monday, November 19 from 3:30-5pm
Be on the lookout for more information and for details on how to sign up.
All my best, Becky
OSU’s annual Dads and Family Weekend is coming up the first weekend in November. This year’s comedy show has two headline comedians: Nick Thune and Tommy Johnagin.
There will be two shows on Friday November 2nd, on at 6:30 PM and the other at 9 PM in LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. The show may include mature content.
You can get your tickets online at mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/dadweekend
Accommodations for disabilities maybe made by calling 541-737-1369 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodations for disabilities maybe made by calling 541-737-1369 or emailing email@example.com
Friday, September 28 from noon to 4 PM.
Join us in the Memorial Union Quad for the annual Beaver Community Fair for an afternoon of community and fun.
Door Prizes (with Student ID)
Get Involved with OSU student organizations and student coordinated programs
Learn about important OSU programs and services
Engage and connect with Corvallis businesses and community agencies
The Beaver Community Fair fills the quad with music, games and information booths by student clubs and organizations. Also represented are services and products from campus and Corvallis community. Do not miss it. Sponsored by OSU Student Leadership and Involvement.