• Picture display at the main staircase (marble steps) at the MU showing some of our student veterans while in service and today, up all week!
  • November 12th Wounded Warriors Veteran’s lounge 9-4pm  (will be available for veterans to come and talk to throughout the day)
  • November 13th Veteran Outreach Veteran’s Lounge 9-3pm
  • - Veteran Outreach Salem
    - Transition Patient Advocate Southern Oregon Rehab
    - County Veteran Officer, Corvallis
    - Patient Advocate Portland VA Medical Center

 

Here is the latest update our office has in regards to the Choice Act of 2014 Section 702.  At this time we do not know how this will be implemented but as soon as we have information regarding this program we will be sure to let our community know.

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,

 

This is a note providing you an update on Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) as it pertains to the in-state tuition provision – Section 702.

 

The in-state tuition provision requires VA to disapprove programs of education under the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill programs at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans, spouses, and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms that begin after July 1, 2015.  As such, any schools that do not meet the requirements will be disapproved for Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill benefits.

Students Eligible for In-State Tuition under Section 702 are:

  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school  within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • The following is a link providing additional information; http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/school_resources.asp

 

The law affecting in-state tuition charges is effective for terms starting after July 1, 2015. Our initial review of all states and territories indicate that none are fully compliant with the law – some are more compliant than others.  We are making every effort to ensure all states understand the requirements to comply.  We have reached out to all state Governors, our State Approving Agencies and a wide variety of others to ensure they know the ramifications of not complying with the Choice Act.

 

Public institutions must offer in-state tuition and fees to all eligible individuals identified above by July 1, 2015, to be eligible to receive payments for training on or after that date.  It is anticipated that VA will not issue payments for any students eligible for VA benefit payments until the school complies. Much can/could happen between now and July 1, 2015 but we like to provide what we know for the moment.

Veterans Day: Discounts and Appreciation offers to Veterans and families:
The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events for 2014. Please check back frequently as the list is updated
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2014 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings
2014 Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts
2014 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings
2014 Veterans Day Events

Alumni Connect: Veterans Career Panel and Networking Event

Join us at Widmer Brewery for this career networking event among UO, OSU, and PSU alumni, all of whom have served (or continue to serve) our country.

Learn how to leverage your military service and higher education experience to effectively transition into or advance your civilian career from a panel of successful veterans. And if you have success tips of your own, here’s your chance to help a fellow vet and expand your professional network!

Alumni Connect: Veterans Career Panel and Networking Event
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Widmer Brewery
929 N. Russell St.
Portland, OR 97227

Cost:
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Online registration closes November 9, 2014

Admission includes appetizers and two beverages. Presentations start at 6:00 pm.

This event can also help you prepare for the November 14th “Hiring Our Heroes” career fair for veterans at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum 1401 N. Wheeler, Portland, Oregon 97227.

Contact Information

OSU Alumni Association
204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2351
Toll free: (877) OSTATER
(877-678-2837)
OSUalum@oregonstate.edu

Date & Location

Date: 11/12/2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Widmer Brewery

929 N. Russell St.
Portland, OR 97227

MAP

Seeking mature, energetic, multi-talented, engineering student to fulfill part time manufacturing technician position. Must be a flexible, dependable, team oriented individual a fast learner and proactive. Programing/mechanical/electrical experience required.

Programs and operates production equipment; Reads /follows blueprints, guidelines and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications and tolerance levels are met. Has knowledge of computer systems and mechanical assemblies. Identities and distinguish between electronic components and assemblies. Performs manufacturing tests and troubleshooting and reports findings. Performs data entry into inventory and BOM management system. Conducts other tasks as assigned. Works under immediate supervision.

Company Background: RelianceCM is a contract manufacturing lab designed to help startups, emerging businesses and enterprising OEMs to take full advantage of their product innovations. RelianceCM has been based in Corvallis, OR for the past 27 years, working with companies both in the local community as well as across the country. www.reliancecm.com

 

Contact David Schroeder at davids@reliancecm.com.

The athletic department is honored to honor those that have served or who is currently serving our country and are offering free tickets to all active or veteran military members,up to 3 family members or loved ones. They are giving away 1000 tickets on first come,first serve basis.
All you need to do is contact the ticket office at (541) 737-4455 and provide proof of service.