OSU Community:


As we honor our Veterans this month, the Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce an addition to our Benefits page that provides detailed information for our employees who have served in the Armed Forces.  The site provides links to various service related benefits including medical, home loans, and education benefits.  The site also provides links to both State of Oregon and Federal resources.  We hope this new site will allow you to easily find and access those benefits provided in recognition of our veterans’ service and sacrifice.  Please take a moment to access the site by following this link:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/lifebalanceosu/veterans




David M. Blake, PhD, SPHR

Assistant Vice President

Human Resources, Facilities, Risk Management, Public Safety/OSP

Oregon State University

122 Kerr Administration Building

Corvallis, OR, 97331


2014 Alternative Spring Break service trip applications are now available! Please help to spread the word to students about these opportunities. This year the Center for Civic Engagement is offering three spring break trips from March 22 to March 29, 2014. Trips for 2014 include:
• Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $435 (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
• Community & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, Washington, Estimated Trip Cost: $145 (includes 4 dinners)
• Environmental Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Oregon, Estimated Trip Cost: $ 205 (includes 4 dinners)

Students can learn more about the alternative break program, download the application packet, or apply online here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/alternativebreaks. Applications are due Monday December 2, 2013 by 5pm. This is a unique opportunity for students to bond, learn, and serve. There many benefits to participating, many are listed below.

Benefits of participating in an Alternative Break:
• Engage in meaningful service to impact change related to an issue you care about
• Learn about and reflect upon the complexity and interconnectedness of social issues and problems
• Improve your leadership, critical thinking, and dialogue skills in dynamic real world scenarios
• Learn about options for continuing community engagement work upon your return to OSU
• Build meaningful relationships and a new community of civic-minded OSU students
• Travel to and learn about regional communities
• Learn about and explore new perspectives
• Develop skills in negotiating multiple perspectives, viewpoints, and stakeholders’ interests in decision making and actions
• Develop an increased capacity to work across differences to build communities
• Gain valuable experience for your resume
• Experience a program that will likely inform your future career path and lifestyle
• Learn about yourself, challenge yourself, and have fun

Emily E. Bowling
Civic Engagement & Service Coordinator
Student Leadership & Involvement
Oregon State University
154 Snell Hall; Corvallis, Oregon 97331
p: 541.737.7673 | f: 541.737.7504

November 7 and 8, 2013 Veteran and Family Student Association Tabling Event
The VFSA is asking for volunteers to help with the Tabling Event being held in the MU Quad on November 7th and 8th. There are various times to choose from and are scheduled in hour increments, but you can volunteer for whatever time is suitable to your schedule. We would like two people per time, but more is possible. We will have table, chairs, flags and handouts for people. This event is to create awareness to veterans on campus that there is a veteran organization and we are here to help. Thank you for helping!

November 8, 2013 Oregon State University Veterans Day Ceremony
Oregon State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 685 asks you to join them in honoring our nation’s veterans. The ceremony will include a mock funeral ceremony with a 21 gun salute, as well as a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Ceremony. Dress is casual. The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. and in the Oregon State University Memorial Union Quad
Contact: Armando Kraynick
Phone: (503-383-4165)
Email: kraynica@onid.orst.edu

November 11, 2013 OSU Womens Basketball Game against CSU Bakersfield dedicated to Veterans.
The Department of Veteran Resources is partnering with the Athletics Department and OSU ROTC Units to honor Veterans. OSU ROTC Joint Color Guard will be presenting the colors. OSU Student and Coos County Veteran Service Officer Eric Gleason will be honored on the court for his military service and continued service as a Veteran Advocate. Game starts at 6:00 p.m. Ticket Information can be obtained at the following website; http://beavertickets.com/.

November 11, 2013 Albany Veterans’ Day Parade
Student Veterans from around the state will be joining Oregon State University Student Veterans to walk in the 2013 Albany Veterans Parade. Those interested need to show up by 9:30 a.m at the Fred Meyer which is on 2500 Santiam Hwy SE in Albany, Oregon. Students will then travel from there to their line up spot in the parade by 10:00 a.m. Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.

November 14, 2013 VA Outreach Day at Oregon State University
Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA), Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Veterans Taskforce Director, and the Office of Veterans Resources are happy to once again host representatives from the Federal and County VA Programs. Present will be representatives from the Portland and Roseburg VA Medical Center, Salem and Eugene Vet Centers, and Benton County Veterans Service Office. The event will be held from 9:00 to 3:00 on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Memorial Union Veterans Lounge. Stop in to talk with these individuals about your VA benefits beyond GI Bill. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

November 15, 2013 Open House Event in Veterans Lounge
Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA) and the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Veterans Taskforce Director are hosting an Open House Event in the Veterans Lounge on November 15, 2013 11:00 to 2:00. Come and meet your new leaders. Keynote speaker and guest will be Mr. Victor Kuhns, Director for Vets Helping Vets HQ. Refreshments and food will be provided.

Memorial Union
Position Title: Student Building Manager
Hiring Immediately for Academic Year 2013-2014
Position Description:
Work with MU Building Operations Manager and Building Management Team in overseeing and coordinating evening
and weekend operations throughout the Memorial Union organization.
 Promote a safe, secure and orderly environment for employees, volunteers and visitors in the MU.
 Troubleshoot and solve problems involving guests, employees and building systems.
 Ensure meeting rooms, event spaces and common spaces are clean, arranged properly and ready for guests.
 Provide leadership and appropriate response during emergency situations.
 Open or Secure doors, windows and other access points in all MU facilities.
 Provide emergency coverage and relief in MU Basement, Guest Services, Info Desk and Building Services.
 Monitor all Memorial Union facilities, rooms and locations on reoccurring walking rounds.
 Enforce building policies and procedures and handle disruptive incidents as appropriate.
 Lead fellow student staff in providing exceptional customer service to all parties encountered.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
General Qualifications:
Academics –
Must be an upper-class undergraduate student or graduate student with at least one full academic year left before
graduation. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must be continually enrolled for at least 6 credit hours each quarter.
Communication Skills –
Must be proficient in both verbal and written communication. Must be capable of communicating across multiple workshifts
utilizing e-mail, voicemail, written logs, telephone and hand-held radio. Must communicate in a positive manner
and strive to deal with problems in a mature and responsible manner resulting in mutually favorable resolutions.
Judgment and Integrity –
Must be able to exercise sound judgment and act in a responsible manner and lead other MU staff members with
integrity and in accordance with established policies.
Customer Service Skills –
Must possess and demonstrate exceptional customer service and positive attitude at all times.
Attitude –
Must display a healthy work-ethic which includes, but is not limited to the ability to be self-directed towards reliable
attendance and excellent punctuality. Must demonstrate the ability to focus attention to details on the job, and avoid
distractions that take away from effective building supervision.
Hours: Approx 16-20 hours each week, with shifts 4pm-11pm on Weeknights and 7am-4pm & 4pm-12am Weekends
Pay Rate: $ 10.00+ /hr and merit-based increases upon annual anniversary.
* Successful applicants will be subject to, and must successfully pass an Oregon State Police Background Check.
Applications are available until Nov 13 at the Memorial Union Website
Interviews will follow.
Contact Mike Mayers for more information.
(541) 737-4105 or michael.mayers@oregonstate.edu