CIA “Chemistry is Awesome” Party!
Wednesday, June 5, 5-7pm,
Gilbert Hall/GBAD Breezeway

Chemistry demos, free food, liquid nitrogen ice cream, free prizes, games, poster session, and fun for all. If you’re a current OSU student and you’ve ever taken a Chemistry class, you’re invited. Come join us, we can’t wait to see you there.

Registration for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!

This symposium, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work (including works in progress) are eligible to present. Students will be able to choose whether they would like to present a poster and/or a 3-minute lightning talk. We also invite students with artistic/creative projects and distance students to reach out so we can do our best to accommodate other presentation types.

We appreciate your help forwarding this email to students you think may be interested. The deadline for registering is August 23rd at 11:59pm and the event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Thursday, September 19th (exact time and location TBA).

Students can register at

For more details visit:

Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate our undergraduates and their hard work!

Many thanks,

Greg Heinonen | Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts | Oregon State University

140 Waldo Hall p: 541-737-4892 |

OSU faculty, staff and students,


Oregon State University is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with access to global opportunities and experiences that promote expanded research opportunities, student success, global understanding and engagement, and safe travel associated with university activities.


International travel and exchanges serve the university’s land grant mission to teach, pursue research, and engage in outreach and engagement to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.


To ensure that all OSU units follow consistent procedures associated with university-sponsored international travel, the university has enacted a new international travel policy that is now in effect and will provide travelers with many benefits. This policy requires faculty, staff, students and others traveling internationally on behalf of the university to enter their itineraries in OSU’s International Travel Registry prior to departure.


The registry benefits OSU’s international travelers in many ways, including:

o   Enrollment in international travel insurance, which includes medical care and evacuation or security assistance, if needed;

o   24/7 support from OSU’s international health and safety coordinator;

o   Optional pre-departure, travel location-specific orientations;

o   Secure storage of passport copies and emergency contact information; and

o   Ability for the university to provide incident assistance and support communication with family members and others in the event of unforeseen incidents.


If you have questions about this new process or registry, please contact Kendra Sharp, senior advisor to the provost for international affairs, or Samuel Gras, university international health and safety coordinator by e-mail or phone at 541-737-6433 or 541-737-6493, respectively.


We look forward to growing OSU’s global connections and impact with you.




Kendra V. Sharp                                                             Susan Capalbo

Senior Advisor to the Provost                                    Senior Vice Provost

International Affairs                                                     Faculty Affairs

Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is June 7, so learn more and apply online today

The application process for the Fall Faculty and Staff Awards are now open.


CoS faculty, staff and/or students may submit nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is 15 July 2019 for:


F.A. Gilfillan Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science
Recognizes distinguished scholarship and scientific accomplishments by faculty members in Science. Special consideration is given to candidates with distinguished research careers.

Milton Harris Award in Basic Research in Science
Recognizes exceptional achievement in basic research by honoring an outstanding faculty member in the College of Science. Special consideration is given to recent research that was carried out at OSU and that will have a significant impact on its field.

Dean’s Early Career Achievement Award
Recognized exceptional achievement in research and education by an early-career tenure-stream faculty member.

Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant or Associate Award
Recognizes an individual Faculty Research Assistant, Associate, or Senior Faculty Assistant or Associate with a career record of outstanding job performance and contributions.

Gladys Valley Award for Exemplary Administrative Support Recognizes outstanding job performance and dedication by a College staff person to the individual’s Department and to the College.


Please contact Mark Johnson for the nomination process for the ASBC Awards:

Minor DEFN: Under age 18 and not an enrolled OSU student.

We don’t need to validate age although most waivers include a self-authorization of age (over 18) under the signature section.

Youth program DEFN: (1) An event or program where participating individuals are under the age of 18 and not enrolled college students.  (2) The event / program is oriented towards minors or inclusive of minors who are not enrolled OSU students and unaccompanied by a parent / guardian.

Scenario: We host U/Gs from other schools for internships of limited duration, some of them who are minors.

  • This is not considered a “youth program” so does not require registering at
  • No parental consent required since they are undergraduates at another institution.  Youth Safety & Compliance office is still looking into this but this is their best guidance now.
  • Depending on activities at the event, OSU Risk Services should be consulted for whether Waivers of Liability, Acknowledgement of Risk forms or Certificates of Insurance are required.   Since this is an internship, please also work with OSU Risk Services to determine if the “Conditions of Volunteer Service” form is also required.

Scenario: We host weekly campus tours where minors might come on the tour by themselves.

  • This is not considered a “youth program” so does not require registration at
  • If the tour is targeting a pre-college audience though, then the activity should be registered.
  • If a minor presents on the tour and they are without a parent or other authorized adult (i.e. guardian or school teacher) then, a parental consent form would be recommended.

Scenario: We visit high schools to talk to them about Science at Oregon State.

  • The school being visited would be responsible for any parental consent forms if any are required (e.g. if we are doing some activities of risk or where OSU personnel will have direct access without a teacher present).  If activities of this sort are going to be done, we should also have OSU risk waivers in addition to the school’s parental consent forms to make sure OSU’s liability is covered.

Scenario: We have high school (and possibly younger) students that visit us at Oregon State to participate in a variety of events – some where they are just listening to lecture to other events / programs where they are participating in experiential learning.

  • This event would be considered a “youth program” and would need to be registered
  • This would require some form of parental consent form for the trip to OSU initiated by the student’s school (preferred) or OSU.
  • Depending on the nature of the activities the students are participating in, this may require OSU Waivers of Liability or OSU Acknowledgement of Risk forms. The Youth Safety and Compliance office is still working on the question of what minor can and can’t do but for now are relying on expertise from OSU Risk Services, the Colleges and EH&S.

The program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The grant level is $300,000 – $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2020 award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. The internal deadline for submitting a letter of recommendation for a nominee is Monday, May 20.

State of Diversity
at Oregon State University

Address and Reception

Wednesday, June 5, 4-5:30 pm
MU Ballroom


We invite you to the second annual State of Diversity at Oregon State Address and Reception hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity. Dr. Charlene Alexander, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, will highlight the incredible work underway across the university to advance inclusive excellence and discuss progress made on the Oregon State’s Diversity Strategic Plan.

Following the presentation, Dr. Alexander and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to enjoy refreshments and connect with other members of the university community to celebrate a successful academic year.

The event will be livestreamed and recorded. Livestream details will be provided soon.

The event is free, but your RSVP is requested. Tickets will not be required for this event.

For accommodations related to ability please contact or call 541-737-1063.

Off-Campus Move Out Donation Drive


  • What: OSU Community Responsibility and Belonging, Republic Services, and local nonprofits are partnering to maintain the cleanliness and livability of our community, and to help off-campus students responsibly donate and recycle unwanted items.
  • When: Various short shifts are offered between 10am and 4pm, Friday, June 14th.
  • Where: Grace Lutheran Church Parking Lot (Harrison St. and Kings Blvd.)
  • To sign-up:
  • For more info: Contact Jon Stoll of Community Responsibility and Belonging


Res Hall Move Out Donation Drive


  • What: Campus Recycling, Surplus Property and UHDS are working together to collect donations from residence halls. Shifts are available for collection (joining staff on trucks to collect recyclables and donated items from halls) and sorting (receiving and sorting donated items at the fairgrounds).
  • When: Various shifts are offered between 8am and 9pm, June 10-19th.
  • Where: Collection shifts depart from the surplus warehouse (644 SW 13th St.) and sorting shifts are hosted at Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd St.).
  • How to sign up:
  • For more info: Contact Andrea Norris of Campus Recycling at

For more information on The Great Move Out, visit the website.