DAS has a new tool that may help improve your grades! We are testing a new product, Smartpen by Lifescribe. Students use the pen to take notes as usual but the pen links your notes with an audio of your lecture. The user writes in a special notebook with the pen, and the pen is capable of ‘remembering’ where your instructor was in his/her lecture at the moment you wrote the note, enabling you to read over your notes after class, and replay what the instructor said when the note was written. You are also able to download free software and upload the notes and lecture audio to the program. Then the program will show you the page of notes, and highlight what you were writing as the lecture plays over the computer speakers.

If you believe the Smartpen may be helpful for you, stop by the DAS office for a two week trial with one of our pens. To reserve your pen, please e-mail our office and set up a time to come in for a brief tutorial. We only have a few pens so act fast!


The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) will be holding on-campus interviews Monday, November 5th, 2012, for PAID Summer Jobs in 2013. Many positions lead to permanent employment upon graduation. Open to all majors and levels, freshmen through graduates!

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Employers include agencies such as Departments of Defense, Labor, Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Interior, State, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs; the Social Security Administration; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Farm Credit Administration, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Many (but not all) positions are outside of Oregon.

Sign up now for an interview if you meet the following requirements:

  1. have a disability, and
  2. are a U.S. citizen, and
  3. are enrolled full-time at OSU (unless reduced course load is authorized as a disability-related accommodation) OR you graduated since Fall 2011.

This opportunity is only available to students and recent graduates with disabilities! Hurry, interview spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For application materials and to sign up for an interview, contact Karen Hanson in the DAS office at (541) 737-8582 (voice) or Karen.Hanson@oregonstate.edu (email).

What: A Meet Business is an event that brings together industry representatives from the natural resources to educate job seekers with disabilities about a particular industry such as natural resources industry. Participating agencies include US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, US Geologic Service, Federal Highway Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, and National Park Service.

Who: Job seekers with disabilities interested in learning about jobs available with natural resources agencies and would like an opportunity to network with HR professionals from these agencies.

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center, Portland, OR. 1000 NE Multnomah St. 97232. Free On-site parking passes available at registration.

Why: To introduce job seekers to a particular industry and the job opportunities available within that industry.

How: If you would like to attend please click here to sign up.

Please contact Tiana Tozer with any questions at tiana@incight.org or (971) 244-0305.


Tiana Tozer

Oregon State University and Opsis Architecture will be conducting an accessibility workshop about the upcoming New Classroom Building, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 4pm to 5pm in the Memorial Union room 208. We welcome and value your participation.

The accessibility workshop is a design workshop/brainstorming session meant to focus on the specific challenge of access, and will set the project on a course to meet and exceed accessibility goals. It will help transform the project from a static, complex issue to a successful, buildable plan. Oregon State University is committed to holding accessibility workshops for all major capital projects.

We expect roughly 15-20 participants that will consider the following topics during the session:
1. Define current conditions and OSU project expectations
2. Establish principals and goals for access, universal design and overall inclusiveness
3. Identify specific features for access

The workshop will engage the group in interactive discussions regarding the feasibility of implementing the topics and specific features discussed. In addition, the workshop participants will explore the opportunities and obstacles inherent in these strategies and decide what strategies and approaches would work best for the proposed project. The overall goal is for this project to be a model of excellence in accessible new construction at OSU.

We realize that this meeting calls for a commitment of time from already busy schedules; however, your insights are greatly needed and we hope you will consider joining in this effort as an important investment in our campus. If you cannot attend, please recommend others who can take your place. Also, please advise if we should invite anyone else.

Should you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to call Larrie Easterly, Project Manager for Facilities Services, at 541.230.0802 or by email at larrie.easterly@oregonstate.edu.

You are welcome to come at any time, but if possible, please RSVP by May 16, 2012 by contacting Gabriel Merrell by phone 541.737.3671 or email (gabriel.merrell@oregonstate.edu) to ensure we have scheduled a large enough space.

If you cannot attend you are welcome to submit comments to Gabriel Merrell. Please do so by the day of the event, so your comments can be incorporated into the conversation.


Larrie Easterly, Gabriel Merrell & Opsis Architecture

Due to emergency repairs, the passenger at Owen Hall will be temporarily shut down. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, however this shutdown is necessary until repairs can be completed.

The shutdown will begin immediately and we anticipate restoring services as soon as possible. A second notification will follow when services have been restored.

If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact George Allen @ 737- 3310; if you have difficulty making contact and need further assistance, please contact Facilities Services Work Coordination Center @ 737-2969.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you, thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.