SSI Project Grantee: Rebecca Arce
Rebecca Arce received a project grant of $1,403 to assist in funding the 2014 Transatlantic Student Symposium. The Symposia are a series of gatherings of students around the world to discuss environmental, cultural, and educational sustainability. The universities who participated included OSU, Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany), and the University of Warsaw (Poland). ________________________________________ The 2014 Transatlantic Student Symposium […]
SSI Travel Grantee: Amy Kordosky
Amy Kordosky received an SSI Travel Grant of $250 to travel to Costa Rica during OSU’s Spring break and participate in a construction & renovation project in San Jose. She wrote up a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience and provided a few pictures. ________________________________________ Ten engineers from Oregon State University, including […]
SSI Travel Grantee: Allison Marshall
Allison Marshall is an SSI Travel Grantee from November 2013. This is her blog post about her travel to the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.
2014 Alternative Spring Break applications due Monday!
This year, the Center for Civic Engagement is offering three spring break trips from March 22 to March 29, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for students to bond, learn, and serve. Trips for 2014 include: Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $435 (includes 4 dinners and breakfast) Community & Cultural […]
OSU listed again in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
OSU received 98 points out of a possible 99 as a ‘green’ school in the latest edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The Princeton Review analyzes data from the survey about the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation to measure their commitment to the environment and […]
Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference session proposals due soon!
The 2013 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference will take place January 31 — February 1, 2013 at the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University. Three important developments have occurred recently. The deadline for session proposals (PDF) has been extended to at least Nov.2. Presentations can be 20, 30 or 60 minutes with 15 […]
Now Hiring resident hall Eco-Reps!
Campus Recycling, the OSU Sustainability Office, University Housing and Dining Services and the Student Sustainability Initiative are recruiting resident students to serve as paid Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) in three residence halls this academic year (applicants from all halls are welcome). Eco-reps will work to educate their peers about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and […]
Student Sustainability Initiative seeks Fee Board Members
OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative is currently recruiting for Fee Board members! Members are volunteer voting members who are collectively responsible for the advancement, effectiveness, health, and longevity of the SSI. As the governing body of the SSI, the Board is charged with responsible expenditure of student fee funds and strategic planning of the organization. They […]
SSI looking for new Fee Board Member
The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative looking for one new fee board member, and applications are due Monday, August 8th, at 5:00 PM. This volunteer position is open to students in good standing taking at least 6 credits per term, and is one of five individuals responsible for managing the $500,000 Incidental Sustainability Fee, appropriating grants, conducting long-term visioning for the SSI, and constructing the SSI’s annual budget. Position requires no more than five hours per week, and often as little as two. For more info, please refer to: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ssi/jobs/fee-board-member.
OLIS: New Graduate Program in Sustainability Launched in April!
On April 8, 2011, the Oregon University System formally approved the establishment of the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) graduate certificate program. Shortly thereafter, the website, http://olis.uoregon.edu, was open for applications! OLIS is housed at the University of Oregon, but hopes to attract recent BA or BS graduates from all the OUS campuses to train […]