The field house has served many purposes during its 100 years on campus. It has been used as a military barracks, a horseback riding area, indoor soccer field, and military drilling grounds. This new phase of McAlexander will provide more space for students to be active. The climbing facilities include a repelling wall that is 39 feet high and a bouldering wall 15 feet high. The space will be managed similarly to Dixon Recreation Center.
Another project ready for use are the intramural fields across from Dixon Recreation Center. The goal of this project was to create new fields and a park-like setting.
The fields have winding pathways accessible by bike and pedestrians, lots of lighting, benches for resting and enjoying the view, and sidewalks to link the location to other parts of campus. New restrooms, drinking fountains and pavilions are also in place. New tennis courts, a track and a basketball court are almost complete, although their courts won’t be surfaced until drier weather. A new sand volleyball court has also been created to the south of Dixon Recreation Center. It is ready for use but will not be opened until landscaping around the court is completed.
Both of these facilities provide students with a great opportunity to stay healthy and try new activities! Go check out the new facilities at McAlexander for yourself!
PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project in which people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
Last night the creator and founder of the PostSecret Project, Frank Warren, presented PostSecret Live. He shared postcards banned from the books, stories behind some of the secrets, as well as some of his own secrets. Mr. Warrens visit was sponsored by the OSU Active Minds Chapter, promoted as a fun and healthy way to confront daily struggles of mental health.
Thousands of individuals have shared their own personal secrets through the PostSecret Community. It serves as a safe and creative outlet for people to share something that is on their mind and can be a great platform for people to appreciate the secrets of others.
To see the PostSecret Community check out their website: http://postsecretcommunity.com/
Also check out the Active Minds website: http://www.activeminds.org/
The Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) is a place for OSU students to come for support. HSRC is a program funded through the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU). It’s a warm welcoming atmosphere dedicated to providing students with the resources and services that many need. The HSRC currently offers OSU students services such as:
- OSU Emergency Food Pantry: a student-fun organization that provides nutritious and culturally appropriate food to students in need. Hours can be found on the website.
- MealBux Program: students shouldn’t have to chose between textbooks for food, so this program offers students a way to pay for a few meals a week, while on campus.
- Student Health Insurance Subsidy: to assist students with paying for the health insurance offered through OSU.
- Community Resources: In addition the HSRC has information on local shelthers for students in need of emergency shelter.
The HSRC is open 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and is located in Snell Hall 230. Their contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-3747. For a more information on services, applications and for hours of the food pantry, check out their website at: http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/human-services-resource-center.
Join the Orange Rewards program and your OSU ID card will give you a 10% discount at all 28 campus restaurants, coffee shops, and markets. You will also receive access to members-only opportunities that provide you exclusive discounts and other special offers.
Register to today by going to: mycard.oregonstate.edu/
An initial deposit of $100 is required to join the Orange Rewards program, providing over $111 in purchasing power. Participants using coupons or other special award offers must use these in conjunction with their Orange Rewards card.
Simply fill out the registration form and add your minimum deposit of $100 to your Orange Rewards account using a debit or credit card. In about an hour you will be able to enjoy a 10% discount on restaurants located in the UHDS dining centers, the Memorial Union, Dixon Recreation, the Valley Library and in several academic buildings when you pay using Orange Rewards. http://oregonstate.edu/orangerewards
Orange Rewards membership includes:
- Exclusive discounts and special offers
- Convenience of using your OSU ID. No more need for a bank card or cash
- Greater flexibility and convenient locations of food options regardless of where you find yourself
- Ability to track dollar balances using the MyCard website: mycard.oregonstate.edu/
- Convenience of adding additional spendable dollars to your Orange Rewards account online via the MyCard website using applicable credit or debit cards
- Can make deposits between $25 and $500 per transaction
- Option to add spendable dollars in person at the OSU ID Center in B094 Kerr with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard
- Continued membership. Orange Rewards carries over from term to term and year to year as long as you are affiliated with Oregon State University
- When leaving the university, any remaining balance can be refunded minus a nominal administrative fee.