Are you in need of a part-time job? OSU Disability Access Services (DAS) is looking to hire several new transcribers.

Real-Time Transcribing is an accommodation offered through DAS, which allows students access to a meaning-for-meaning written version of their lectures during class. Transcribers are hired on a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) basis. Because these are part-time positions, they are open for anyone, including OSU students.

Any applicants must be able to successfully complete Typewell Certification before they can begin transcribing classes. If you would like information about becoming a Typewell Transcriber, please visit You can find additional information at

Any interested applicants should contact Barbara Forrest-Ball, Manager of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services at DAS. She can be reached at or by calling 541-737-3670.

The Psychology of Disability, taught by Kathleen Bogart, will be available once again in Fall 2015.

This is an extremely popular course, and fills up quickly, so be sure to register soon!


Psychology of Disability

Psy 499/599

T/TH 12:00-1:50, Fall 2015

Professor Kathleen Bogart

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and Psy 202.


One out of five people have or will develop a disability in their lifetime, but we rarely think about society’s

underlying assumptions regarding this common human experience. This course will explore disability from social

psychological and disability studies perspectives. We will explore the social construction of disability and its inter-and

intra-personal rami cations. This course departs from traditional psychology courses that focus on impairments

within the individual and attempt to normalize people with disabilities. Instead, this class will explore how society’s

conception of disability is the main source of handicap.


Please contact Professor Bogart at if you would like more information about this course.

Are you interested in learning about how to be active and work safe? Students who are receiving disability services here at OSU have the opportunity to participate in an online program run by Dr. Laurel Kincl at Oregon State University and Dr. Simon Driver at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.

You may be eligible for this program if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18-64
  • Have a physical, intellectual, or emotional disability
  • Are receiving disability services
  • Communicate in English
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet

Students interested in the program, or in getting additional information, may contact Dr. Kincl at or 541-737-1445.

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Registration is open now for the 2015 Earth Day of Service through the OSU Center for Civic Engagement, Saturday April 18.

See details and register here: Accommodation requests related to a disability can be made by contacting 541-737-3041 or


Projects include:

Benton County Natural Areas and Parks: Time: 8am-12:30pm. Project Description: Pulling ivy in North Albany Park and participating in an ivy pulling contest for a Park Prize! Capacity: 11 volunteers. Youth welcome.

SOLVE/Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Time:8:15am-12:00pm. Project Description: Invasive species removal, litter cleanup, planting native plants and trees, and pruning/maintenance. Capacity: 25 volunteers. Bike to site option. Youth welcome.

Produce for the People: Time: 8:30am-12:15pm. Project Description: Moving leaves and compost, greenhouse transplanting, and other garden work. Capacity: 40 volunteers. Bike to site option. Youth welcome.

SAGE Garden: Time: 9:15am-2pm. Project Description: Harvesting, weeding, planting, garden clean up, path maintenance. Capacity: 40 volunteers. Bike to site option. Youth welcome.

Ocean Blue Project: Time: 10:20am-2pm. Project Description: Working along the banks of Mill Race Stream, invasive species removal, native vegetation planting, litter removal, and erosion control. Capacity: 12 volunteers. Youth welcome

Mark your calendars, and head to Portland for the Tapping Fresh Talent Career and Inclusion Expo at the Oregon Convention Center, April 23, 2015.

This Career Expo, specifically designed for job seekers and veterans with disabilities, will give you a chance to interact with all kinds of prospective employers – from local utility companies to international corporations.

Tapping Fresh Talent Expo Information
Tapping Fresh Talent Career and Inclusion Expo, 10:00-2:00 Thursday, April 23, 2015

Put on by Incight, the event will include dozens of employers, and workshops on networking and empowerment, along with the opportunity to have your resume reviewed.

Interested? Registration is open now on the Tapping Fresh Talent Portland webpage. You can also see the list of employers and find information on the workshops and location.

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) are partnering up to provide 25 scholarships for students with disabilities to study abroad.

Scholarship applications for these study abroad opportunities are due by April 1, 2015, so visit if you are interested in applying.

CIEE provides study abroad opportunities for students all over the world. For more information on their study abroad programs and locations, visit

Civic Engagement Week is February 23 to 28, 2015!

Community * Leadership * Reciprocity * Collaboration * Social Change * Appreciation

Civic Engagement is about demonstrating care for people, our communities, and the environment and place we share; it is working towards creating a better quality of life for all. Students can make a difference through community service, leadership, learning about social issues, and advocating for change.

Join the Center for Civic Engagement for a series of events to build community, learn from local nonprofits, and to celebrate and appreciate what OSU students and local agencies are doing to better campus and our greater Corvallis community. Explore the many aspects of civic engagement and how you can make a difference!

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Wednesday February 25, 1-3:30pm, Grace Center Service Project, Check-in SEC 206

Wednesday February 25, 5-7pm, Recyclemania Craft ‘N Care, MU Java Stop

Thursday February 26, 4-5:30pm, Dialogue with Corvallis Community Partners and Nonprofit Agencies, SEC 254

Saturday February 28, 8:30am-4pm, Day Tripper Service Day to Santiam State Forest/Fishermen’s Bend Recreation Site, Check-in SEC 206

All Week, February 23-28: Celebrating and appreciating what the OSU community and local agencies are doing to improve the quality of life in the greater Corvallis area (chalking around campus, social media posts, etc.). This includes YOU sharing gratitude with those around you who are working for positive social change. If you want to use social media to share appreciation, please use the hashtag #OSUCEWeek2015.

Learn more and register for projects here:

Accommodations related to ability may be made by calling 541-737-3041 or emailing


Content courtesy Emily Bowling, OSU Center for Civic Engagement

The Difference, Power and Discrimination program here at OSU is hosting a workshop with Dr. Paul Gorski, Associate Professor from New Century College, George Mason University, on creating equity in the classroom for low-income students. Registration is now open.

Class in the Classroom: Creating Equitable Learning Environments for Low-Income Students

Thursday, March 5, 2015

1:00-4:00 PM

MU 208

Register by contacting Julie Howard at Requests for accommodation may be made by calling 541-737-2804 at least one week in advance.

Additional information can be found at the OSU Difference, Power and Discrimination program website.

Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
Explore Service. Discover your Passions. Better the World.
Wednesday February 4, 2015, MU Ballroom
Fair is 12pm-3pm, Breakout sessions are 10-11, 11-12, and 12-1. Refreshments provided!
Facebook event:

Join us for the 9th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.

Breakout sessions:

10:00AM – 11:00AM International Service in MU 208
Explore international nonprofit service and internships opportunities both during and after college.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Marketing Your Service Experience in MU 206
Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on marketing your service and volunteer experience to potential employers and answer your questions about the nonprofit field. This panel will include representatives from six nonprofit agencies at entry level and senior level positions.

12:00PM – 1:00PM Pursuing a Nonprofit Career in MU 208
Gain insight into the nonprofit industry. This session will include basics about nonprofit organizations and how to be best prepared for pursing a nonprofit career.

Click here to see a list of the organizations who will be attending the fair!

The Nonprofit Opportunities Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Career Development Center. More information:

For disability related requests, please call 541-737-3041 or email
Emily Bowling
Assistant Director for Civic Engagement & Sustainability
Student Leadership & Involvement
Oregon State University
154 Snell Hall; Corvallis, Oregon 97331
p: 541.737.7673 | f: 541.737.7504

Several OSU students have come to our office requesting assistance with threatening IRS calls. Please read the letter below from OSU Public Safety and Human Resources for additional information about this phone scam, and please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Safety/Oregon State Police at 541-737-3010 with any concerns about these calls.


Dear Oregon State Students, Faculty and Staff,

It has come to our attention that a number of OSU students continue to be the targets of a phone scam. The students who have received these calls are told that they owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and must pay immediately or face consequences.  We have learned that other universities have reported the same scam, as well.  We suspect that callers may use printed student phone directories to make calls.

The scam begins when students receive a call that, according to their caller ID, is the Corvallis Police Department. The numbers that have been called from/referenced for call back are: (703) 565-2205 and (541) 766-6924, the latter of which is the direct line to Corvallis Dispatch.

Corvallis PD is aware of this scam and the inappropriate use of their phone number. The agency wants to ensure that OSU students or any others who may be the target of such a scam know that law enforcement:

  • Does not call citizens seeking payment for tax bills – either state or federal taxes. Nor does any other legitimate law enforcement agency.
  • Does not call individuals and demand money from citizens under any circumstances

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety warns that individuals claiming to collect debt may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

If you receive such a call, use the link below to report the call to the Oregon Department of Justice:

If you actually become a victim of such a scam, please report the incident as soon as possible to your local law enforcement agency such as your police department or county sheriff’s office. If you have further questions, please contact the OSU Department of Public Safety and OSU-Corvallis office of OSP by calling 541-737-3010.

Please share this important information with others you know to help ensure that as many people as possible are protected from illegal telephone fraud.
David M. Blake PhD, SPHR
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Oregon State University

Denson Chatfield Jr
Director of Public Safety
Oregon State University