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.

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

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.

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

If you didn’t get the email, here’s one more reminder – the Bender Virtual Career Fair, a job-hunting opportunity for people with disabilities (and FREE for college students & alumni) will be hosted online on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Links and additional information can be found in the message below.



Bender Virtual Career Fair – Employment for People with Disabilities – November 13, 2014
Learn More at

Are you a person with a disability…looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College Students & College Grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including American Transmission Co.,
ANSYS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Enterprise Holdings, Epic, Genentech, KLA-Tencor, Lexmark, Verizon, & other Excellent Employers!

Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.
Upload resume for a chance to win a $50 iTunes Gift Card

Access opportunities within a wide range of careers. •Chat with employers across the nation•Public and private sector opportunities

Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop! •Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
•End-to-end accessible technology platform

Save time and money. •No business suit or travel required•No printed out resumes necessary

Register at

Virtual Career Fair Date: Nov. 13, 2014

For information: or 770.980.0088

The American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD) has posted their scholarship information for 2014-2015.

Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2014 in order to qualify. Visit their website for more information. Other scholarship sponsors are beginning to post information and applications, so now is the time to start applying. Visit the DAS scholarship page for some ideas

Summer internship applications are also opening up – if you’re interested in getting an internship this summer, it’s time to start looking!

Are you interested in BioMedical programs for graduate school? You now can visit with representatives from programs around the country by participating in a free online grad school fair for students with disabilities.

Presented by BioGAP and provided through the online virtual career fair service, CareerEco, the BioMedical Sciences Grad School fair will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

For additional information or to register, please visit their website. They have also provided a list of schools that will be attending under the “Students/Alumni: Learn More” link.

AAHD Frederick J Krause Scholarship On Health & Disability

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is accepting applications for the AAHD Scholarship Program (2014-2015) which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education in a field related to disability and health.  Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, behavioral health, epidemiology, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are limited to under $1,000. Scholarships are competitive each year. Please visit the AAHD website at to download application.


Deadline for submission is November 15, 2014.


For information, please contact Maria Manolatos, AAHD Scholarship Coordinator, at


American Association on Health and Disability

110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J

Rockville, MD 20833

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Did you miss the Adult ADHD seminar last fall? If so, here’s another chance to attend.

Dr. Dan Golletz will be presenting the seminar on Wednesday, March 12. The seminar is free of charge, but there are space limitations, so remember to register ahead of time. Visit for more details!

“Understand and Manage Your Adult ADD”

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

7:00-8:00 pm

1300 NW Harrison Blvd

Corvallis, OR 97330