Winter Term 2017 Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease will be teaching a reading and conference course PSY 405/505 on Veterans, Trauma, and Identity at Oregon State University’s main campus in Corvallis. Students will need her approval to take the course and can do this by turning in a Psychology Override Form with her signature. The form is available in Reed Lodge. The time is TBD based on participants schedules. For more information about this course you can contact Erika Frandrup at frandrue@oregonstate.edu

Oregon State University is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, in the Memorial Union Quad. Immediately following the ceremony is a reception in the Memorial Union Journey Room from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The ceremony, sponsored by OSU’s ROTC units, includes a keynote address by Captain Jonathan A. Hayes (retired), who has served in Rolling Thunder operations over North Vietnam, and containing a flight record of 2,200 hours in the F-4 Phantom. Also featured at the ceremony will be a a 12-hour POW/MIA flag walk, a 24-hour POW/MIA vigil, and a 21-gun salute.  This ceremony is free for all who have the desire to attend; so bring forth your friends and family to pay tribute to those who granted our freedom.

The Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University distributed an email yesterday to students using veterans’ educational benefits that starting Winter Term they will be eligible for priority registration.

The email stated that all veterans who receive veteran educational benefits and dependents who receive veteran educational benefits are eligible for priority registration starting with Winter 2017 registration at OSU. This earlier registration helps ensure quicker access to registering for your courses, maximizing your veteran educational benefits, and paving the way toward a timely graduation.

Eligible students will have to receive a unique registration PIN from their academic advisors each term to take advantage of this benefit.

 

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The beginning of the academic year brings new opportunities for our students, it has also brought them for the Military and Veterans Resources program here at Oregon State University.  Last month we moved from Snell 142 and are now in Snell 137.

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Along with the office in 137, we also gained Snell 140 and 141.  Room 141 is now set up as a small student resource area with two computer workstations, a printer, and a couch if you just want to chill in a quiet space.

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Room 140 offers the program new possibilities.  Thanks to the awesome donations from our friends at the Disabled American Veterans in Albany and Union Pacific we are able to schedule the start of the remodel project for our Veterans’ Meeting/Small Group Study space. This space will allow us to have one central point for all of our off campus visitors that are here to provide services to meet with our veterans. When not scheduled, it will be available to be signed out for individual or small group study. There are also plans to add a space for lockers so that some of our Beaver Vets have a secure place on campus to store items when not needed, instead of packing them all day.

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The increased space has allowed for the increase in staffing.  The VA approved us for two VA work study positions that will allow us to keep more consistent business hours during the week to better serve our community.  The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Come on by and check out what is going on in the new area and meet the crew.

Starting fall term of the 2016-2017 academic year, Oregon State Ecampus will provide financial assistance to currently serving military members who entered the service while they were residents of Oregon and who are using military tuition assistance to help pay for their online classes.

The assistance OSU Ecampus will provide will allow service members to take up to 4 credits per term, at the undergraduate or graduate level, at no additional cost above what the military tuition assistance program will pay. This award is in addition to your other military education benefits.

For more information see the Ecampus page at: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/online-degrees/military/ecampus-tuition-assistance.htm

 

28 September 2016 

OSU-Cascades – Veterans Social and Resource Event

The event will be in Tykenson Hall 104 from 4 to 6 pm.

06 October 2016

OSU-Main Campus – Veteran Social and Resource Event

Then event will be in Austin Hall Event room on the first floor from 4 to 7 pm.

Events are open to all members of our Beaver Vet Community.  Faculty, staff, students, and family are all welcome to attend.

Come meet other members of our community and partake in some of the food and refreshments.

Oregon State and local veterans resource providers will be available to answer questions on their programs.

Start the Fall Semester with a professional career coach through ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program!

American Corporate Partners (ACP), helps veterans achieve career goals through a free national mentorship program and is a proud partner of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). Hundreds of student veterans have already taken advantage of these opportunities with great success.

 

A dedicated Mentor can make an enormous impact on a student veteran. Watch ACP student veteran Protégés explain the value of their mentorships in their own words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvxGBHbIaBY

 

To start your mentorship, visit www.acp-usa.org/mentoring to apply today and note that you were referred by OSU. For more information please contact Katie Wilt at kwilt@acp-usa.org.

The Veterans Dependent Tuition Program may now be used by eligible students for online courses and on campus courses offered by OSU, OSU-Cascades, and OSU Ecampus.

Traditionally this benefit was for courses taken on campus only.

The Veterans Dependent Tuition Program provides Oregon residents a full tuition waiver (not fees) for a bachelor’s or master’s degree for a child or spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. Or the student must be a child (including adopted child or stepchild) of a Purple Heart recipient, alive or deceased, who was relieved or discharged from service in the Armed Forces of the United States with either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions and was awarded the Purple Heart in 2001 or thereafter for wounds received in combat.

The benefit still does not apply to study abroad programs.

For additional information contact the Military and Veteran Resources Advisor at: veteranresources@oregonstate.edu

 

 

ASOSU is now hiring for the Coordinator of Veterans Affairs and other positions.

The positions range from 15-20 hours a week.  They offer great experience for people interested in change on our OSU campus.

To apply visit http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/employment.

Applications are due Thursday July 28th by 5pm.

Direct any questions to asosu.hiring@oregonstate.edu

 

Tuesday FEB. 16 / MAR. 8

4-8 P.M.

Valley Library – Barnard Classroom

Room 5420

A writing assistant will be available to help with any writing task at any stage of the writing process. Writing assistants can help with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organization to questions of grammar and usage.

The Valley Library will also have a dedicated librarian on hand to provide expert assistance. Librarians can aid you in your academic requirements by helping you utilize the full resources of the library.

Child care is available at the Little Village Child Care Center inside of the Valley Library in RM 3564 at no cost to the student. Students may drop off their children ages 6 months – 10 years on a first come, first serve basis between 2:30pm-9pm.

 

 

Writing and Library Resource Assistance