“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides drop-in confidential consultation to Veterans and ROTC Cadets at OSU. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

This service will be available on Mondays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Winter term weeks 4-10 in the MU JPLC Talisman Room.

Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment, but the counseling consultant can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a counselor.

No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:

  • stress
  • sadness
  • worry
  • relationships
  • academic performance
  • family problems
  • financial struggles

 Who should visit Let’s Talk?

 Any Veteran at OSU or ROTC Cadet can come to a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s the best fit for student veterans or cadets who:

 Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor;

  • Aren’t interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

 Questions about Let’s Talk?

 Contact Beth Wasylow, PhD, Licensed Psychologist at 541-737-2131 or Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu

 The Let’s Talk Program at Oregon State University is based on the Let’s Talk Program at Cornell University.

 What happens at a visit to Let’s Talk?

 When you come to the site, look to see if the office door is open. If it is, please come on in. If the door is closed, have a seat in a nearby chair and wait a few minutes until the counselor consultant comes to greet you. When you two meet, the counselor consultant will listen closely to your concerns, possibly ask questions and provide, support, perspective and suggestions for resources.

What should I do if the Let’s Talk counselor consultant is already meeting with someone?

If the counselor consultant is already meeting with someone, the office door will be closed with a sign indicating that the office is occupied. In this case, please have a seat in a nearby chair and wait for the counselor consultant to come out and greet you. The wait is usually not long.

How is Let’s Talk different from counseling at CAPS?

Counselors at CAPS provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or bi-monthly

45-50 minute appointments. Let’s Talk is not formal counseling; it is a drop-in service where student veterans and cadets can have an informal consultation with a counselor consultant from time to time.

Need help with an urgent mental health crisis? CAPS offers 24-hour crisis intervention services for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student. If you are feeling desperate or thinking about suicide, or you’re afraid for the well being of someone you know, you can call CAPS at 541-737-2131.

I think I have a problem that would benefit from counseling, but I don’t know anything about it. Would going to Let’s Talk help me figure out what to do?

Absolutely. The counselor consultant will help you talk through your issues and help you determine the best way to get help. If you feel comfortable with the counselor consultant, it is sometimes possible to meet with her at CAPS in an on-going way.

 Let’s Talk visits are confidential. Are there any limits to confidentiality?

 Conversations are confidential, with a few very rare exceptions. Counselors may need to share information in an emergency when there is an immediate threat of harm to self or others. Counselors are required by law to report when a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated and unable to act on his/her own behalf is being abused. Let’s Talk counselors keep brief written notes of their contacts with students, and in the event that there is an emergency or a student is referred to CAPS, other CAPS staff may see these notes. Finally, these notes can be released in the unlikely event of a court order.

 The student veteran or cadet will co-develop and co-sign a brief record of contact.

 Let’s Talk visits are never reported on a student’s official university record.

We don’t want anything to be a barrier to students accessing help. If you have further questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with the Let’s Talk counselor consultant.


The Dixon Dream Project is a new project geared at creating an all-inclusive wellness center that would potentially house Rec Sports, CAPS, and others. Currently this project is fairly student run and they are in need of more student participation.

If students are interested in getting involved the next meeting will be Friday, February 7th at 1:00pm in the Dixon Upper Class Room.

Be an integral part of the smart decisions that help Intel stay on leading edge of the technology industry

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Friday, January 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (MST)

As the world’s largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art, from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to final test and optimization, and lastly packaging.

US Military Veterans: Your service prepared you as one of the best-trained, most value-driven performers in the world. Intel’s mission is to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. Put them together, and it’s called brilliant! Your talents. Our mission. A winning combination. Join us in our journey to change the world. Intel is looking for military veterans to start a career with a mission as big as the world. Start this journey by registering for Intel’s Military Veteran Virtual Career Fair on Friday, 31 Jan, from 10AM to 12PM (MST).

The first 30 minutes will be reserved for an overview of Intel’s Military Veteran programs and recruitment efforts. The rest of the time will be used for veterans to personally chat with Intel recruiters. In addition to a general Intel Military Veterans booth, the following Intel hiring groups will be represented: 1) Sales & Marketing, 2) Software & IT, 3) Manufacturing & Engineering, 4) Supply Chain Management.

To register for this event, please copy and paste this link into your browser:

Also, upload your resume by applying to this requisition for the event: http://jobs.intel.com/job/Hillsboro-Intel-Military-Veteran-Virtual-Career-Fair-Job-OR-97006/37049800/ or by searching for req# 725962

This event is open to all US Military veterans whether you are seeking an internship or a full-time role. Finally, all attendees will be entered to win an Intel powered Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.

Visit the Intel Military Veteran career sites at http://www.intel.com/go/veterans
Join our group on LinkedIn – Search “Intel Military Veterans”


Join us for the 8th Annual Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields.
The Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Career Services.

Where: OSU Memorial Union Ballroom

When: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, 12pm to 3pm, 10am and 11am breakout session. Refreshments provided in the MU Ballroom.

10:00AM – 11:00AM: Pursuing a Nonprofit Career, MU Journey Room: Gain insight into the nonprofit industry. This session will include basics about nonprofit organizations and how to be best prepared for pursing a nonprofit career.

11:00AM – 12:00PM Marketing Your Service Experience, MU 206: Meet a panel of nonprofit professionals who will share tips and strategies on marketing your service and volunteer experience to potential employers and answer your questions about the nonprofit field. This panel will include representatives from six nonprofit agencies at entry level and senior level positions.

11:00AM – 12:00PM International Service, MU 208: Explore international nonprofit service and internships opportunities both during and after college.

12:00PM – 3:00PM Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair: Click here to see a list of the organizations who will be attending the fair!

For disability related accommodations, please call 541-737-3041 or email cce@oregonstate.edu.

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


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.

Check out the Fall Career Fair Seminars & Events beginning on Friday, October 18th through Tuesday, October 22nd sponsored by OSU Career Services. These are great opportunities for you and your students to find out what employers are looking for in resumes, learn tips and strategies to make interviews a success, and discover how to negotiate the best job offer! Learn how to be successful at the Career Fair and how to strengthen your professional portfolio. Join us for one of our favorite events: Speed Mock Interviews, which will be held on October 22nd, 2:00pm in Kidder Hall room 202. This event allows students to practice with national recruiters to be fully prepared for interviews. For more information please follow this link: http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events.
Please help us get the word out to students of these upcoming events.

It’s that exciting time of year again! Time for the much anticipated annual Cheadle Challenge 5k Adventure Run in Lebanon, OR!
When: Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 9, 2013
Where: Cheadle Park – Lebanon, OR
Presented by the Lebanon Community Foundation

Proceeds Benefit: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam, Oregon Military Support Networks & other Community Non-Profits!
5k course includes 10 obstacles awaiting those brave enough to turn out! Mud, fire, mountain climbs, water and more!
** Discounts available for Veterans, active duty military and their families. Please contact race director at:
lcf.activity@gmail.com for details

Hope to see you there!

Thank you very much for all you do to support and encourage Veterans and their families!

In support of Veterans,

Andrew Denker
Program Director
Oregon Military Support Network (OMSN)
E-mail: omsn.info@aol.com
Website: OMSN.INFO

Please visit and “like” us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/OMSNOregonMilitarySupportNetwork