Faculty members from Oregon State University have developed a film series focused on social justice and the struggle for equality and the inaugural event on May 17 will feature OSU basketball coach Craig Robinson and former coach Paul Valenti as part of a panel discussion.
This free public event begins at 5 p.m. in the Founders Loge at Reser Stadium (second floor, east side entrance).
Created by the Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color at OSU, the “Power of One Film Series” will feature films based on individuals who have had an impact in changing society through their struggle to bring about social justice.
The first film in the series is “Glory Road,” based on the true story of Don Haskins, the head coach at Texas Western College in El Paso in the mid-1960s. Haskins was the first Division One basketball coach to recruit and play a full team of African American athletes against white athletes in a major tournament. Haskins broke an unwritten code of team segregation that had existed since basketball became a major sport on colleges across the United States and his desegregated team won the NCAA championship in his first year of coaching.
Oregon State University will host the annual Mom’s Weekend starting today.
OSU caters to everyone’s interest during this year’s Mom’s Weekend, advertising at least 52 scheduled events on their website that families can take part in. The scheduled events begin today and continue through the weekend.
OSU will also host a comedy show with popular comedians Josh Blue and Tammy Pescatelli. The comedy show will take place in the auditorium of LaSells Stewart Center on the night of April 30th. Students and moms are encouraged to buy tickets in advance in case the show ends up selling out.
Before the big weekend arrives, the campus atmosphere buzzes with excitement as people prepare themselves for the events that lie ahead.
We wish all the moms and their students a wonderful weekend!
For more information check out the Mom’s Weekend Website: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momsweekend2011/
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/
Intercultural Student Services invites first year and transfer students to the 2011 Empower Workshop. This workshop is designed to give first year and transfer students an opportunity to learn about gender identity issues, student involvement opportunities and to gain a better understanding of diversity. The students will also be able to meet others and to promote student success.
The workshop will be on Saturday January 29, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The event will be held at the Corvallis Chinitimini Senior Center (2601 Northwest Tyler Avenue). Transportation to and from campus as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
The event is free but the space is limited, please register soon to secure a place. The deadline is Friday, January 21st by 5:00pm. Response by the deadline is not mandatory but it is appreciate d in order to accommodate for meals and transportation.
The workshops will include the following:
1. Finding our Way: How Gender Impacts our Daily Lives
2. New to OSU? Learn about the many opportunities at OSU to enhance your student experience
3. Understanding diversity within different groups and self
If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please fill out the attached registration form or go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/iss/about to download it.
For more information about EMPOWER please feel free to contact Gianluigi Benvenutto at email@example.com or by phone at Ph: 541-737-729
If anyone is interested in applying for a position as a START leader or a U-Engage peer leader for 2011, you can apply online at www.oregonstate.edu/newstudents.
START Leaders work throughout the summer assisting with OSU’s orientation, advising, and registration program: START. START Leaders also will have the opportunity to participate in CONNECT Week programs. START Leaders are required to participate in a Spring Quarter training course. This position is a paid position, with pay beginning during the summer.
U-Engage Peer Leader
U-Engage Peer Leaders assist in the First-Year Experience course called U-ENGAGE. The U-Engage Leader position is not paid, but course credit will be given, U-Engage leaders are required to participate in a Spring Quarter training course. This position can also offer internship credit.
These opportunities will allow you to be involved with campus activities and build memories as you lead others. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact New Student Programs & Family Outreach!