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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On Monday, November 10,at 7:00 pm in the MU Journey Room, the School of History, Philosophy & Religion will host a lecture on approaches to disability as part of their “Ideas Matter” lecture series.

Hector Avalos
Dr. Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, will lecture on Monday, Nov. 10, in the MU Journey room at OSU

Dr. Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, will lecture on his research, “Approaches to Disability: Redemptionism, Rejectionism, and Historicism.”

Information about the Ideas Matter lecture series can be found on the School of History, Philosophy and Religion website.

For accommodation related to disability, please contact Robert Peckyno at 541-737-8560 or at

If you receive Priority Registration as one of your accommodations with DAS, please remember to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to receive your PIN. Undergraduate students who are registered with DAS will no longer receive a registration PIN via email – you must meet with your academic advisor to receive your pin.

Graduate, Post-Bacc and Non-Degree Seeking students will receive their registration PINs via email.

DAS Priority registration begins Friday, November 14 at 6:00 AM.

If you are eligible for priority registration, please meet with your advisor before Friday, November 14.

Not sure if you receive priority registration? Log in to DAS Online Services to check your eligibility.

If you have questions, you can contact the DAS office at 541-737-4098 or by email at

If you’re planning to be on campus over the summer, please be aware that this year’s annual steam system shutdown is scheduled for June 15-18, 2014. The closure could affect hot water and building temperatures.

Contacts and further information can be found on the Facilities Services Outages blog at

An OSU group is researching customer requirements for people with disabilities, and are looking for assistance.

Participants will be trying a series of kitchen gadgets and being asked for feedback on the functionality of each one. People with upper extremity physical disabilities who are interested in being part of this research project or who would like additional information are encouraged to contact Jessica Armstrong at

CALLING ALL OSU STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES…OSU College Forests is in the process of conducting a study on the future of recreation on the OSU College Forests. As part of this effort they would like to hear the voices of not only their current visitors, but also of potential visitors who may be currently under-served by the programs offered on the College Forests. They are looking for individuals with great ideas about what activities and opportunities the Forests might offer to better serve the interests of our mid-Willamette Valley community. More information on the project is available on our website:

Please email if you are interested in participating. In that email, please let them know all the following potential dates you are available for:

Sunday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday, June 13th from 6:00-8:00pm

They will inform you of the best date for all those interested and a location for the meeting once we have heard from enough people.

Please contact with questions.

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 ramifications. 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.

Course information: Psychology of Disability T/Th 12-1:50. Prerequisites: Psy 202 and upper division standing.

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