The Oregon State University Honors College is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Friday, October 23rd, 2015! Join Honors College alumni, faculty, partners, and friends for a barbeque and reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in a tented area in the Linus Pauling Science Center parking lot. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20, which includes dinner and one drink (cash bar after). We ask that you please respond or register by Monday, October 19th. Contact with questions.

We hope you will join us in celebrating 20 years of the University Honors College community!

Welcome to participate in the yearly celebration of the OSU Postdoc Appreciation Week (OPAW), hosted by the OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) and supported by the OSU Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP)! The 4th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium, open to the OSU community and public, is the highlight of the eventful week featuring a vast range of OSU research and takes place on Tuesday, October 20th, 5:00-7:00 PM in the Memorial Union Horizon Room 49. The Postdoc Research Symposium runs in parallel with a vendor show and will be accompanied by complimentary drinks and appetizers.

The event is opened by a keynote lecture on “Is your goal this way or that way” by Prof. Douglas Keszler, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research, OSU Department of Chemistry. The presentation starts at 4:00 PM in the Memorial Union Multipurpose Room 13.

For more information about OPA, please visit:

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NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE).  Institutional limit – One (1). If interested, please submit letter of intent to Office for Research Development by Oct. 23.  Instructions for submitting a letter of intent can be found here:

Lee, Jamy  Jamy Lee was born and raised in Tigard, Oregon.  She attended Tigard High School, home of the Tigard Tigers, and credits her Chemistry teacher, Mr. Massey with why she chose chemistry for her college major.  “He just kept telling me all the cool things I could do and that I could definitely get a job in the field.”
She chose Oregon State University because of the low tuition rates and the proximity to her hometown.  Her brother also attended OSU, so she said, “at least I knew someone.”  She said when she started, she was really bored with General Chemistry because she’d seen it all in high school, so she went to see her advisor, Dr. Neal Sleszynski.  Not only did he talk her into taking CH 324, Quantitative Analysis, a class she maintains to this day as one of her favorite college experiences, but he also introduced her to undergraduate research.
Jamy was awarded the URISC (Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity) Start for the summer of her freshman year and took that opportunity to start undergraduate research with Dr. Vince Remcho.  The summer of her sophomore year, she participated in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry’s Undergraduate Research Program at UC Davis.  While there, she worked with Dr. Kacey analyzing aluminum and gallium clusters; Jamy said, “it was really cool.”  The summer of her junior year, she was back in Dr. Remcho’s lab working in conjunction with the Sure Science program and focusing on different research topics.
In her spare time, Jamy is the Academic Success Officer for the science sorority, Sigma Delta Omega, the Vice President of the Chemistry Club and a member of the College of Science Student Advisory Council (COSSAC). Their focus this year has been to integrate more graduate student involvement, mainly by helping the Chemistry Undergraduate Mentoring and Empowerment (ChUME) group reach more undergraduates.   She is also a member of several cooking clubs:  “Most of my activities outside chemistry involve food.”
Jamy has already been accepted to the University of Illinois where she will be working on her PhD is Analytical Chemistry.  She hopes to work in industry doing pharmaceutical chemistry research.  She says she’s a little nervous about leaving Oregon for the first time, but excited about the opportunity to work for such a great program.  We’re proud to have students like Jamy in our department and wish her all the luck in her future endeavors.

Lansing, ShanShan Lansing spent the first 18 years of her life in Grants Pass, Oregon.   Being from a small town, she loved the feel of Corvallis, and the community aspects of Oregon State University.  She’s always known she wanted to be a doctor, but it was her work in Sean Burrows research lab that lead her to focus on oncology.  She cites her advisor, Neal Sleszynski, as the reason she got into undergraduate research so early in her education.  “I went to meet with him for advising and he asked if I wanted to do research,” she stated.  “The rest is history.”
Shan said she’s always been a detail-oriented person, so analytical chemistry was definitely the right area for her, stating that the precision of micro pipetting and various other fine detail work really appealed to her.  Her favorite class was Quantitative Analysis, but favorite professors, she said, was a harder question to answer.  She finally settled on Philip Watson and Paul Blakemore, stating, “I feel bad, picking favorites; I really haven’t had a bad [Professor] here.”
Shan is the current Social Chair for Sigma Delta Omega, the science sorority here on campus.  In her spare time, she likes to swim and is training for some marathons next summer.  Shan has an older brother and an older sister and is pretty sure her parents send her grade reports in a mass email because they’re so proud of her accomplishments: as are we.  Students like Shan are the reason we do what we do, and we’re proud to have her in our department.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500 and applications are due Friday, Oct. 30 (week 5) with notification in Week 7. Information:

The Center for Teaching and Learning funds instructors and provides instructional design support for the redesign of Corvallis campus courses as reduced-meeting-time hybrid courses.  These funds are in support of participation in a faculty learning community in winter term and the development of a hybrid course. See Request for Proposals; apply by Nov. 1st. Questions? Contact

Contact:  Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, 541-737-8748, option 2;
The Office of Student Life supports the University’s mission by providing students with services and opportunities that enhance a holistic student experience, an appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and for life-long learning. The “Dean Team” and other Student Life staff assist students in the resolution of problems and concerns, provides information about and referral to campus resources, and promotes initiatives that address students’ needs and interests. We also serve as a resource for parents, families, faculty, and staff in supporting student success from the First Year Experience program through graduation.

The OSU Care Network is made up of 4 multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams designed to address and respond to broad and/or specific students of concern issues, both at the individual and group levels.

Contact:  Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm, 541-737-8748, option 3;
Student Assistance is a service in the Office of Student Life delivered by a group of OSU professionals known as the Student Assistance Team. The service helps faculty, staff, advisors and students navigate non-academic student issues, university policy, and OSU resource questions. The Student Assistance Team provides direct service to students, and consultation for faculty and staff.

Contact: Kris Winter, Associate Dean of Student Life 541-737-0582;
The purpose of the Community Care Team (CCT) is to provide a regular opportunity for communication between departments from across campus. CCT meets twice per term to provide an opportunity for team members to identify trends and/or patterns of behavior that may impact the campus community, proactively explore issues that occur on other campuses or in the Corvallis community that could impact OSU students, and discuss gaps in procedures or systems that limit support to students. Any current OSU faculty or staff member may join the CCT. Our first meeting this term will be held Wednesday, October 14 from 9-10am in MU 208.

Contact: Kris Winter, Associate Dean of Student Life 541-737-0582;
Many students face difficult times during college; unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health struggles, academic difficulties are examples of challenges that can interfere with college success. As a result of growing concerns about student well-being on college campuses, Oregon State University (OSU) developed our  Student Care Team (SCT). The SCT addresses student distressed and disruptive student behaviors. The goal of the SCT is to promote the safety and health of students, which, in turn, aids in the well-being of our overall OSU community.  SCT meets regularly and is also available for consultation if you would like to speak with someone about ways to best support a student and/or manage a student situation.

Contact: Kris Winter, Associate Dean of Student Life 541-737-0582;
The purpose of the Threat Assessment Team is to utilize national best practices to develop procedures and protocols for response to actual or potential violence, evaluate potential threats posed by students, faculty, staff and/or campus visitors, decide upon suitable response(s) for selected cases, offer opportunities for trainings on awareness, prevention and response, develop contacts with outside threat assessment professionals, conduct consistent meetings to address potential incidents of threat and convene immediately when imminent threat is deemed present, as well as involve content area specialists to gather information, as appropriate, in order to address threat to community.

Contact: Oregon State Police/Public Safety 541-737-7000 or dial 911
If the behavior is placing someone in immediate risk or if a serious or threatening incident occurs in the classroom, academic building or on campus, Public Safety should be contacted immediately.

Contact: Ian Kellems, Director 541-737-2131;
CAPS will consult with faculty/staff on how to manage difficult mental health situations including depression, severe anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other psychological or emotional disturbances.  The emergency counseling and consultation services are available to students and faculty 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; Thursday consultations are available from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm.  In addition, you may also speak to an after-hours counselor any time the office is closed.

Contact: Judy Neighbours, Assistant Director, 541-737-2016.
SARC is located at Student Health Services in the Plageman Building, Room 311. In addition to calling the 24-hour support line, individuals can visit SARC M-F, 9a.m. – 5 p.m., or email
The OSU Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) provides safe, confidential, and free support services and resources for all university community members who have experienced or been affected by sexual or other forms of violence. Contact SARC 24 hours a day at 541-737-2030 for support.  SARC services include: crisis intervention and stabilization, safety planning, support groups for survivors, on-campus advocacy for academic and housing concerns, information about reporting options to law enforcement or school officials, accompaniment to medical examinations, police, and Title IX hearings, referrals to on- and off-campus resources.

Contact: Jonathan Stoll, Director 541-737-8606;
CCR was established to enhance neighborhood livability and inspire shared responsibility to help foster a healthy, livable and inclusive Oregon State University – Corvallis community.  The independence of living on one’s own can be liberating, but extremely challenging for students.  CCR connects students with community resources that foster good neighborly behavior.

Contact: Brenda McComb, Dean 541-737-4881; or Tori Byington, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success, 541-737-4652;
With a solid understanding of the unique roles and experiences of graduate students, the Graduate School consults with students/faculty/staff on issues throughout the student lifecycle pertaining to admissions, academic progress and milestones, funding, graduate community resources, mentor/mentee relationships, inclusivity and overall student success.

Contact: Angelo Gomez, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator 541-737-3556;
OEI addresses concerns about bias, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, bullying, and retaliation. Additionally, the Executive Director is the university’s Title IX Coordinator and should be consulted on disclosures of any form of sexual harassment, including sexual/dating/domestic violence and stalking (For additional information see Employee Responsibilities)

Contact: Jenny Haubenreiser, Executive Director, 541-737-7576;
OSU Student Health Services (SHS) provides leadership for health on campus and supports student success by providing student-focused, comprehensive, primary healthcare. This includes treatment of chronic and acute medical conditions, psychiatric services, travel medicine, allergy and asthma care, nutrition counseling, immunizations, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), and a 24-hour nurse advice line. SHS collaborates with CAPS, Disability and Access Services and other departments to offer comprehensive support for students with metal health concerns, including ADHD. Tebeau Hall now houses a same-day clinic for minor medical conditions; appointments can be made by phone or on-line.  SHS is dedicated to promoting lifelong healthy behaviors and healthy environments through the Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention Center, which offers comprehensive, evidence-based programs spanning these topics. This includes early intervention and chemical dependency assessment and referral, the Collegiate Recovery Community, and many new violence prevention programs. SHS also provides comprehensive health promotion, education, and coaching services.  To schedule an educational workshop for your class or group please visit our online signup form. Please visit for more information. To make an appointment call 541-737-9355. SHS at Plageman is open during the academic school year (except holidays) M – F, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Tebeau clinic is open M – F, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Carl Yeh, Director 541-737-3656;
SCCS will consult with faculty/staff on how to manage situations pertaining to inappropriate behavior and/or disruption to a class, a residence hall or any other campus location.  If you have any questions regarding SCCS, please contact the Director.

Contact: Sue Theiss, University Ombuds 541-737-7029;
Ombuds provide informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management assistance to all members of the university community.  This office provides a safe environment for listening to concerns, clarifying issues, exploring options for resolution, providing information and referrals, navigating university systems, and mediating discussions when requested.  For more information about UOO’s services and confidentiality, please visit

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