The emails below were approved by the OSU Registrar to be sent to Student Communications listserves.

Oregon State University community members,

As you enjoy the OSU Research Forests on this 4th of July holiday, please be mindful of the fire danger that fireworks present to our natural resources.

With fire season under way and starting a month earlier this year, the forests are very dry. Although some fireworks are legal in the state of Oregon, all types are prohibited in OSU Research Forests. College of Forestry students and the Benton County Forest Patrol Deputy will be in the forests and at popular trailheads to educate and remind people to be careful while using our forest resources.

Please help us by practicing good stewardship and not smoking, using fireworks or having open flames as you enjoy OSU Research Forests this summer. We are proud to offer a forest experience that provides a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Thank you,

Stephen A. Fitzgerald
Professor and Extension Silviculture & Fire Specialist
Director of the College of Forestry Research Forests
8692 Peavy Arboretum Road | Corvallis, OR | 97330-9328
Phone 541-737-3562 | Fax 541-745-2519
stephen.fitzgerald@oregonstate.edu

Oregon State University colleagues,

You already may be aware that last Thursday the Employment Relations Board of the State of Oregon certified United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) as the exclusive bargaining representative of our faculty.

This new UAOSU bargaining unit represents all teaching and research faculty with rank, as well as Postdoctoral Scholars and Academic Wage Appointments with primarily teaching or research duties. UAOSU does not represent professional faculty, any teaching or research faculty who supervise other teaching or research faculty, or administrative positions at the level of department head and above.

Given that this will be UAOSU and OSU's first faculty collective bargaining agreement, we anticipate that it will take some time for bargaining to commence and be completed. We are building a website that will provide updates along the way.

The administration is committed to working productively with UAOSU, as well as our other bargaining units, the Faculty Senate, the Associated Students of OSU, other internal and external stakeholder groups, and all of our faculty, staff and students to advance our vision as one of the nation's leading land grant research universities.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President

OSU community members,

Please mark your calendars for two upcoming OSU150 events.

A premiere screening of the Oregon Public Broadcasting Oregon Experience documentary “Oregon State University” takes place on Wednesday, June 6.

Additionally, OSU150 will turn its attention to the future on Oct. 23 by hosting an exciting national symposium that examines “The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.”

The documentary screening begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are free, but advance online registration is required. This event includes a panel discussion with the documentary’s producer and others after the screening.

This fall, OSU150 will close its 15-month run by looking to the future as national speakers participate in a daylong October 23 symposium and discuss the benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics. OSU faculty experts will contribute their insights into the potential for AI and robotics to transform agriculture, health care, natural resource management, transportation, arts and entertainment as well as consider possible impacts on jobs and the economy, the law, ethics and privacy.

The symposium is free and welcomes all members of the OSU community – students, faculty and staff – and the public. The day will engage academia, industry, policy makers and others.

Jacob Ward, science and technology correspondent for CNN and Al Jazeera, will give the keynote address. Ward previously served as the editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine and recently completed work on “Hacking Your Mind,” a four-hour series on the science and implications of bias slated to air on PBS in 2019. In the coming academic year, he will study the effects of artificial intelligence on human decision-making at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.

So please save the date and attend this symposium. The symposium website will be updated as the details are confirmed.

Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement in OSU150. Please share this link regarding upcoming OSU150 events with others.

Steve Clark
Vice President University Relations & Marketing

OSU community members,

As a member of the OSU community, it is important that you are aware of the university’s plans and processes for emergencies. The OSU Emergency Operation Plan includes information about how the university operates during emergencies; establishes response priorities; and implements emergency processes.

Additionally, university colleges and departments are responsible for developing their own emergency action plans for their staffs and areas of responsibilities.

In the event of emergencies, OSU uses two key systems to prepare and inform the community:

  • OSU Alert system. OSU issues timely warnings via the OSU Alert system when a crime and/or serious threat to the campus community occurs, and members need to take action to protect themselves. Text/SMS messages are the fastest way to receive these alert messages.
  • OSU Emergency app for mobile devices. The app is a reference for the OSU Emergency Plan, which has emergency telephone numbers, immediate response procedures, and tasks to help prepare for various emergencies such as an earthquake and evacuation.

Please visit the OSU Emergency Preparedness website (http://emergency.oregonstate.edu) to view instructions on how to enroll in the OSU Alert system and download the Emergency App.

Additionally, please review your campus emergency plan and prepare for emergency events. College and department procedures are available within each organization. Campus plans are located at:

  • Corvallis campus (http://emergency.oregonstate.edu)
  • OSU – Cascades campus (http://osucascades.edu/emergency)
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center campus (http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/emergency-information)

Thank you for your prompt attention to these important safety measures.

Suzy Tannenbaum, Chief of Public Safety
Mike Green, Vice President of Finance and Administration

Oregon State University community,

This Saturday, you have the opportunity to experience the rich and diverse traditions of our Indigenous communities. Please join the 42nd Annual Klatowa Eena Powwow, a cultural celebration that will feature dancers, singers, Native craft vendors and food. This important event is presented by the Native American Student Association and the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws.

42ND ANNUAL KLATOWA EENA POWWOW

Saturday, May 19
Grand Entry 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. | Event runs from 12 to 9 p.m.
McAlexander Fieldhouse
Free and open to the public

The Native American Student Association and the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws work together to educate the OSU community about this region’s tribes and to preserve and promote Indigenous culture. They play a critical role on campus by advocating for Indigenous students and creating a sense of community that strengthens their identities.

Let’s come together at this OSU celebration that honors our Indigenous communities. Contact Luhui Whitebear at 541-737-9036 or luhui.whitebear@oregonstate.edu regarding accommodations for disabilities.

Dan Larson
Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs
student.affairs@oregonstate.edu

May 10, 2018

To the OSU Community:

Please remember to vote in the upcoming May 15th Primary Election. In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day: Tuesday, May 15th.

If you are mailing your ballot, please note that postmarks do not count. In order to ensure that it is received in time, mail it no later than today, Thursday, May 10th.

There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Corvallis Campus: OSU Valley Library. Library hours of operation are:

Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Closes at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – no closing
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours, ballot box closes at 8:00 p.m.

For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon: http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/

Note: On Election Day all official ballot drop sites will be open until 8:00 p.m.

If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, contact your county elections office to check on your voting status:

Benton County Elections Department:
(541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

Deschutes County Elections Department:
(541) 388-6547, http://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

Lincoln County Elections Department:
(541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

For all other county elections offices in Oregon:
http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

You can also check the status of your ballot at My Ballot: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

If your ballot is from another county, you may drop it off at any official county ballot box, as long as you do so no later than 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15th. The county receiving the ballot will route it to your home county for counting.

For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

Sincerely,

Edward J. Ray
President, Oregon State University

Jon Dorbolo
President, Faculty Senate

Simon Brundage
President, Associated Students of Oregon State University

Jordyn Langeliers
President, Associated Students of Cascades Campus

Leonora Rianda
President, SEIU Local 083

Clint Mattox
President, Coalition of Graduate Employees

Dear OSU Community,

As you might already be aware, Ramadan is expected to start on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and will likely run through Thursday, June 14, 2018. Ramadan is observed by Muslim communities as a holy month. During this month, many Muslims will increase their participation in religious observance, self-reflection, practicing good deeds, and daily fasting from dawn until dusk.

Oregon State University is committed to supporting those in our community who observe this holy month, and understand that this observance may have impacts on classes, finals week schedules, and the dietary needs of some students, faculty and staff. We request that faculty work with students for finals week as outlined in our Religious Accommodations Policy. It is incumbent on the student making the request to make the faculty member aware of the request as soon as possible prior to the need for the accommodation. Students should work directly with their faculty member on these requests or submit the form available on this website that outlines our Religious Accommodation Policy: http://eoa.oregonstate.edu/nondiscrimination-basis-religion.

Below is information about spaces throughout Oregon State’s Corvallis campus that have been identified as “Quiet Spaces,” which can be used for meditation, reflection and prayer specifically during this time. Additionally, with this e-mail, we are providing information about different dining and food options available on campus and in Corvallis. We have also included details about Ramadan focused events occurring on campus that are open to students and Corvallis community members.

If you have any questions, concerns or recommendations, please do not hesitate to directly contact the Office of Student Life or OSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.

Most Sincerely,

Melissa Morgan
Interim Associate Vice Provost & Dean of Student Life
Oregon State University
http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/
150 Snell Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Corvallis Campus Resources

Quiet Spaces:
Quiet spaces are offered on campus in the Student Experience Center 3rd floor (hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm and Friday from 8am-6pm) and the International Living Learning Center (ILLC) Multi-Faith Room, located on the 4th floor. No reservations are required. These spaces are open to the public on a first-come, first serve basis. Residence Hall lounges are available for on-campus residents and their guests engaging in Fajr morning prayer.

Dining and Food Options:
University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) will extend meal service time until 9:30pm at Southside Station at Arnold Dining Center. Halal foods will be available, as well as complimentary dates and yogurt drinks. These extended open hours and special Iftar food options will be offered Tuesday, May 15, 2018 through Thursday, June 14, 2018. All OSU community members and their families are welcome – even if not living on campus.

University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) regularly offers a number of Halal-Friendly Menu Options: You can access at this link https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/halal

Additional Halal food options are served at the following locations off campus:*

  • Al-Jebal Middle-Eastern Restaurant, 2240 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 207–3478
  • Crystal's Cuisine & Cafe, Cobblestone Square, 1425 NW Monroe Ave # E, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 752–6403
  • Devi Indian Grocery & Spices, 919 NW Circle Blvd D, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 738–8393
  • Evergreen Indian Restaurant, 136 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 754–7944
  • Le cafe D'Eljebal, 517 SW 2nd St #104, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 286–4171
  • New York Bagels, 1999 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 207–3853
  • Thai Chili, Cobblestone Square, 1425 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 738–0848

*Although OSU is not sponsoring any of the above businesses, it is our understanding that these establishments serve Halal food options. Please reply to this message if you know of others and we can add them to the list.

Ramadan Events:

  • Ramadan Panel – Monday, May 7 at 11:00am in International Living and Learning Center (ILLC) 155
  • Join the Office of International Services & the Muslim Student Association at OSU to learn about the experiences and conditions of Muslims in Corvallis and beyond.
  • Community Iftar** Dinner – Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom
  • Join the OSU community for an interfaith and intercultural celebration of the holy month of Ramadan. Learn about Ramadan and Islamic culture, break fast in community, and eat a delicious Iftar Meal. Tickets are available at https://tinyurl.com/OSUIftar. Students and children under 12 enter free.
  • Malcolm X Solidarity Iftar** – Friday, May 25 at 7:30pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom
  • Join the Muslim Student Association at OSU during a Ramadan Iftar dinner to learn more about the historic legacy of Malcolm X and his messages of solidarity and social justice. During the event, Executive Director of the Council of Islamic American Relations in Michigan, Dawud Walid, will discuss Islam, social justice, the legacy of Malcolm X, and the importance of Black Muslim voices in our communities. Dawud Walid is also a member of the Michigan Muslim Community Council Imams Committee and the co-author of the book, Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles and Early Pious Muslims. An Iftar dinner will be provided! Food and space is limited, so please RSVP here!

    **Iftar or Iftari is the sunset meal to end the day’s fast. Iftar is a time for family and friends to come together to break the fast and usually consists of traditional foods like dates and milk.

    Ramadan Considerations:

    • Consider how you interact with those who may be fasting during this time of religious observation. Eating in dining halls rather than in shared spaces (laboratories, office space, the Library, etc.) is a considerate and respectful gesture, especially if your food/beverage has a strong smell.
    • During some days of the Ramadan observation, the duration of the fast can be up to 19 hours.

    To request this information in an alternative format please contact: deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu

OSU Corvallis students,

As we enter the final weeks of the 2017-18 academic year, we want to remind you to make safety a priority as you enjoy the spring weather, celebrate the upcoming Family Weekend, Commencement and other end-of-year activities.

In addition, we want to point out the many programs and resources available at Oregon State University for students that may assist you in your everyday life or during times of challenge.

Good luck as you finish the term and enjoy the spring, the balance of the academic year and Commencement safely and responsibly.

Dan Larson
Interim Vice Provost Student Affairs,

Melissa Morgan, Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dean of Student Life

OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE
Contact: 541-737-8748; Email: deanofstudents@oregonstate.edu
The Office of Student Life is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and assists students in resolving problems and concerns; provides information about and referral to campus resources;, and promote initiatives that address students' needs and interests. More information about Student Life can be found on the office website.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY/OREGON STATE POLICE
Contact: 541-737-7000 or dial 911; Email: public.safety@oregonstate.edu
Contact
Public Safety immediately if an individual’s behavior or an incident, accident or emergency has occurred or is placing someone in immediate risk.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES (SHS)
Contact: 541-737-9355; Email: studenthealth@oregonstate.edu
SHS provides leadership for student health on campus and supports student success by providing student-focused, comprehensive, primary healthcare. SHS at Plageman is open during the academic school year (except holidays) 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. SHS also has clinics in Tebeau Hall and the Dixon Recreation Center.

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
Contact: 541-737-2131; Email: CAPS@oregonstate.edu
CAPS provides services to OSU students as well as outreach and education to the OSU community. Emergency counseling and consultation services are available to students 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition, students can talk with an after-hours counselor when the office is closed.

SURVIVOR ADVOCACY AND RESOURCE CENTER (SARC)
Contact: 541-737-2030; Email: survivoradvocacy@oregonstate.edu
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The 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.

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY
Contact: 541-737-1063; Email: diversity@oregonstate.edu
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to design, plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of the university. The work of the office advances more rapid progress toward OSU’s highest aspirations for social justice within the university community. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
Contact: 541-737-3556; Email: equal.opportunity@oregonstate.edu
EOA is responsible for overseeing compliance with civil rights and affirmative action laws, regulations, and policies. The office provides leadership, guidance, and training in these key areas to promise and ensure equitable and inclusive environments for all OSU community members. EOA serves as the university's Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 coordinating office. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

UNIVERSITY OMBUDS OFFICE (UOO)
Contact: 541-737-4537; Email: ombuds@oregonstate.edu
Ombuds provide informal, impartial, and confidential conflict management assistance to all members of the university community. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. 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 services and confidentiality, please visit the Ombuds website.

OSU Community,

Today, you may have seen a suspicious email appear in your OSU email inbox. This message included a link that would prompt you for your OSU credentials, thus compromising your account.

  • There has been an increase in phishing activity on campus, so be alert.
  • Learn more about phishing and how to recognize fraudulent messages by visiting: http://is.oregonstate.edu/ois/osu-phishing-derby.
  • If you clicked on the link in the message, please contact your IT support team or the IS Service Desk (541-737-8787).

Below is a recent example of a phish sent to OSU users:

--- BEGIN MESSAGE ---

Dear colleague/student,

This email is to verify you requested a change of name associated with your email address of the Oregon State University electronic resource.

Your request has been submitted and will be processed in 2 days.

If you never made this request, you can cancel this request HERE (as it's the sole purpose of this notification) otherwise no action is required.

Notification was sent on 05/01/2018

Ticket ID UTF43CTML

Kind regards,
Information Services
Service Desk
Oregon State University
A402A Kerr Administration Building | Corvallis, Oregon 97331-8516
OSU150.org

--- END MESSAGE ---

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this communication, contact the IS Service Desk:
Copy and paste the link below.
https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/TicketRequests/NewForm?ID=Dr9c0T7BaSI_

Thank you,

Michael McDonald, IT Communications Manager, IS Communications
Oregon State University | Information Services

The new OSU Events Calendar is now live at events.oregonstate.edu!

Information Services and University Marketing have partnered to bring a new calendar experience to OSU. The new OSU Events Calendar is modern, built for mobile devices and offers new features and functionality compared to the existing platform. This new tool will replace our old calendar which will be taken offline later this year.

The OSU Events Calendar offers lots of ways to explore and find interesting things to do. You can filter by location, event topic, search across all events, look only at events with free food and more! Check it out and see what you think at events.oregonstate.edu

Are you interested in using events.oregonstate.edu to promote your OSU events? Visit the calendar and click the ‘Submit Event’ button to get started.

Additional documentation along with frequently asked questions can be found here: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/?CategoryID=8923

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the new OSU Events Calendar, contact the IS Service Desk at 541-737-8787 or is.oregonstate.edu/service-desk.

Thank you,

Derek Whiteside, Director, Web and Mobile Services

Oregon State University | Information Services

April 20, 2018

To the OSU Community:

The 2018 Primary Election is right around the corner. We hope that each and every one of you will participate in the democratic process and exercise your right to vote. In order to vote in the election on May 15th, you must register by Tuesday, April 24th.

If you have moved since the last election or have changed your signature, you must re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot.

Voter registration cards are available from the Associated Students of Oregon State University in the Student Experience Center (SEC) Room 250 and at the Memorial Union express stop. They are also available at the Associated Students of Cascades Campus Office at OSU-Cascades, Room 107 Tykeson Hall. You may also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State website: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/my-vote.aspx

Students may register to vote using a university address or a permanent home address. If you choose to register to vote at home but would like your ballot sent to your school address, you will need to apply for an absentee ballot.

If your physical address differs from your mailing address you will need to ensure that both addresses are included in your registration. This includes students who live in a residence hall.

You can check on the status of your registration here: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/my-vote.aspx.

Please take the time to register to vote — and once registered, please participate in the election. If you have questions or need information about voter registration:

Benton County Elections Department:
(541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

Deschutes County Elections Department:
(541) 388-6547, https://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

Lincoln County Elections Department:
(541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

For all other county elections offices in Oregon: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

Sincerely,

Edward J. Ray, President
Oregon State University

Jon Dorbolo, President
Faculty Senate

Simon Brundage, President
Associated Students of Oregon State University Campus

Jordyn Langeliers, President
Associated Students of Cascades

Leonora Rianda, President
SEIU Local 083

Clint Mattox, President
Coalition of Graduate Employees

Hello,

This is a reminder that you are eligible, or soon will be eligible, to receive your second dose of Meningococcal B vaccine and should do so at your earliest convenience. The second dose can be received 28 days or more after your first dose. Please act quickly to avoid a hold on your account, which will prevent registration and other academic activities.

You will need to submit official documentation of your second dose of MenB vaccine to SHS by 4 p.m. Friday April 13th if you receive(d) a vaccination at an off-campus pharmacy or medical provider. Holds will be placed starting April 16 for those who do not submit documentation for their second dose. Note: if you received your second dose at SHS or the OSU pharmacy, you do not need to submit documentation.

Vaccines are available in Corvallis at most local clinics and pharmacies, or at Student Health Services and the OSU Pharmacy in the Plageman Building. See the SHS website for hours and location.

To identify the best option based on your health insurance coverage, please contact your insurance carrier.

Remember: You must stay with the same brand of vaccine (either Bexsero® or Trumenba®). If you do not remember which type you received in the past, please log in to your patient portal.

For instructions on submitting documentation for vaccines please visit: GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu.

Visit the FAQs on our website or call 541-737-7573 if you have questions.

Thank you for protecting yourself and the Oregon State community.

OSU Corvallis campus community members,

As a part of Oregon State’s commitment to supporting students and employees in pursuing balanced and fulfilling lives, the Family Resource Center on the Corvallis campus will host the 7th annual “Bring Your Kids to Campus” Day on Friday, April 20.

This event is a way to celebrate the importance of education and to highlight the campus as a family-friendly community where employees and students can share their workplace and studies and spend the day learning together with family members.

We realize that OSU employees live and work across the state. And while this date and the Corvallis campus may not be ideal or accessible for everyone, we feel it important to hold an event of this nature on a specific date and promote engagement by as many participants as possible. Meanwhile, we encourage all OSU offices throughout the state to consider their own opportunities for similar activities. For more ideas about such programs, e-mail FamilyResources@oregonstate.edu.

Concerning the April 20 Corvallis event, we are asking for campus-wide collaboration. We encourage departments to have discussions ahead of time with employees and students, so that campus classrooms, workspaces, common areas, etc. can be inclusive and family-friendly. Lab spaces that may pose safety concerns should be excluded from the accessible workspaces.

If your department is interested in hosting a family-friendly activity next year, please contact the Family Resource Center at FamilyResources@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-4906. Any questions regarding this year’s event can be directed there as well. For a list of activities for this year visit http://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/byktcd.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your families on Friday, April 20. See you then!

Susan Capalbo, Senior Vice Provost
Faculty Affairs

Dan Larson, Interim Vice Provost
Student Affairs

Steve Clark, Vice President
University Relations and Marketing

April 4, 2018

Oregon State (Corvallis) students:

Administrators and staff within the Division of Finance and Administration, Capital Planning and Facilities Services continue to work closely with Pacific Power, the energy utility that serves the Corvallis community, to improve the reliability of the power grid serving our Corvallis campus.

In response to repeated electrical service interruptions in 2016 and 2017, I announced last May a commitment to develop and to implement a plan for a more robust and reliable power system for the university. Since then—and based upon an extensive collaboration with Pacific Power—many improvements have been made to improve the reliability of the power grid.

Because of these measures, including nearly $800,000 in equipment upgrades by Pacific Power, the number of service interruptions affecting the campus have dropped 40 percent.

These improvements are part of a long-term overall effort launched in October 2017 by Pacific Power and OSU to further improve safety and reliability and modernize the Corvallis campus grid in alignment with OSU’s sustainability goals.

SAFETY

Pacific Power has committed to an accelerated three-year plan to replace outdated electrical oil switches on campus. This replacement program begins in June 2018 and planned power outages on campus will be required to accomplish this work. OSU and Pacific Power will provide advance notice and back-up power resources to minimize the impact of these short-term outages. We appreciate your understanding in advance as we make these critical improvements.

RELIABILITY

OSU and Pacific Power also are reviewing electrical service data to identify where outages have frequently occurred to be able to prioritize investments. One initial investment will be to replace electrical cable providing power to Gill Coliseum, Finley Hall, Arnold Dining Center, Bloss Hall and Dixon Recreation Center. This work will begin this month. Meanwhile, this summer university and Pacific Power staff will complete planning for other mid- and long-term investments.

GRID MODERNIZATION

Pacific Power has proposed placing energy storage technology on the Corvallis campus to mitigate historic outages and foster learning regarding energy storage. This partnership will provide OSU students access to cutting-edge energy technology that align with OSU’s sustainability goals, and will advance the university’s reputation as an innovator in electrical engineering. If approved by the state energy regulators, Pacific Power will begin work on this system in 2020.

I will update the university community in Fall 2018 on these and other efforts to provide an improved, reliable, safe and sustainable electricity system for the Corvallis campus.

Before then, if you have questions, please contact Anita Azarenko (anita.azarenko@oregonstate.edu), associate vice president for university facilities, infrastructure and operations.

Sincerely,

Mike Green
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Office of the Vice President
Division of Finance and Administration
Oregon State University
640 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph: 541-737-2447

The Office of Institutional Diversity invites the Oregon State University community to begin spring term with a creative affirmation of our values of diversity, inclusivity and the pursuit of success for all people. Our commitment as a community to equity and inclusion is furthered and underscored by members of our community coming together to reflect on our past, present and future pursuit of social justice.

With that goal in mind, we welcome all students, faculty, staff and friends of the university on Thursday, April 12, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room to drop-in and engage in Imagine OSU – an event organized around creative workshop stations aimed at facilitating connection, reflection and the co-creation of a shared vision for our university. Workshop stations will be hosted by partners including the Oregon Multicultural Archives, the Oregon State Queer Archives, Orange Media Network, University Housing & Dining Services and Diversity & Cultural Engagement.

Members of the OSU community who are unable to connect in person on the Corvallis campus are encouraged to join the conversation online via OID’s social media accounts. For more details, please see the attached flyer.

Questions and requests for accommodations may be directed to the Office of Institutional Diversity at diversity@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-737-1063.

Office of Institutional Diversity (OID)
Oregon State University
B211 Kerr | Corvallis, OR 97331 | 541.737.1063
http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity
@OSUdiversity | #WeAreOregonState | Beaver Nation

Oregon State colleagues,

Fortunately, at Oregon State University we have not experienced the kinds of acts of violence that have occurred at other universities and schools around the country. Yet, we need to remain vigilant in ensuring the safety of the university community through security measures, policing practices, and our collective awareness and reporting.

OSU’s Department of Public Safety leads our university wide safety and security effort. This work is in partnership with state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout Oregon, including the Oregon State Police, the Corvallis police and fire departments, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Corvallis, the Bend police and fire departments, and many other agencies statewide.

As well, the university utilizes two 24/7 incident response teams made up of expert representatives from key departments including the Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police, CAPS, the Office of Human Resources and others. One of the teams assesses imminent threats or emerging incidents and provides response and support as needed. The other is responsible for timely communications.

University leaders rely on the evaluation and judgement of these teams, law enforcement personnel, and other experts in making immediate and substantive university decisions regarding safety and security. In the attached, we provide a summary of recent actions and major initiatives underway. Additionally, we rely on information and advice from the faculty, staff and students our community.

To that end, we are planning to hold meetings in Corvallis and Bend in April and May to engage in a community-wide discussion of the university’s security, to consider ways to improve our infrastructure and protocols, and to address any concerns our community members have about the level of safety at OSU. Shortly we will also launch a web page that will serve as a readily available security information resource. We will provide details of meeting dates, times and locations at the start of the spring term.

As is the case in all matters at OSU, our safety and security practices and procedures are subject to continual review and improvement.

We encourage you to contribute your ideas and recommendations. Your engagement will help us provide for the safety of all members of the Oregon State University community.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President

Mike Green
Vice President Finance & Administration

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Oregon State University students,

Over the next two months, I invite you to assist Oregon State University in selecting new names for three buildings on the Corvallis campus: Benton Hall, Benton Annex and Avery Lodge. I invite you to participate in the process to select these new names.

The names of buildings and places are very important. They help celebrate and acknowledge the university’s past and describe OSU priorities, such as student success, faculty excellence and research innovation. Names recognize the positive contributions of people and communities associated with Oregon State. Building and place names portray OSU’s values and mission, including efforts to foster inclusivity, equity and success for all.

Following an extensive community-based process and a decision in November by President Ed Ray to change the names of these three buildings, we are reaching out to the OSU community and stakeholders for naming suggestions.

A community meeting on new names will be held Monday, April 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. The university’s building name website includes a comment tool to submit naming recommendations online. As well, three committees, made up of faculty, staff and students, have been formed to help evaluate the proposed names and prepare a list of top choices to be considered.

These suggestions will be considered in mid-April by the university Architectural Naming Committee, which is responsible for making recommendations to President Ray regarding OSU building and place names. President Ray, who is charged by the OSU Board of Trustees to make such decisions, will announce the new names in late April.

In considering new names for these buildings, President Ray has said that he seeks:

  • A name for Benton Hall that appropriately recognizes the many contributions of Benton County community residents in the 1860s and 70s that supported the founding of this university. This community support for higher education has continued for many years and remains strong today.
  • A name for Benton Annex that appropriately recognizes the building as home to the Women’s Center, a valued student resource center.

In considering a new name for Avery Lodge, please think about names that portray a sense of the geography or place that OSU’s Corvallis campus has in the Willamette Valley; the university’s 150-year history as Oregon’s land grant and statewide university; or the building’s purpose. For example, Avery Lodge is home to the Family Resource Center, a childcare center, the Human Services Resource Center and University Housing and Dining Services administrative offices.

In addition to recommending new names to President Ray for these three buildings, the Architectural Naming Committee and university colleagues, including students, faculty and staff, will take next steps to:

  • Develop and share with the OSU community, information about the history of these three buildings, as well as Arnold Dining Center and Gill Coliseum, whose building names also were reviewed last fall;
  • Lead the university in gathering and documenting the history of all OSU buildings and their namesakes; and
  • Create website information, mobile app information and permanent history displays for all university buildings.

Please participate in this important effort to name these three buildings.

Sincerely,

Steve Clark
Chair
OSU Architectural Naming Committee
Vice President
University Relations and Marketing

Oregon State community,

You may be aware that last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling preventing termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants brought to this country as minors.

We understand that this decision means that for the time being, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services must continue to accept and process DACA renewal applications from those who previously had DACA.

While this decision provides some relief for DACA recipients, we anticipate that it is not a long-term solution. That responsibility lies with Congress.

Please be aware of important efforts already taking place at OSU to support the DACA and undocumented student community. In addition to continuing work by the DACA and Undocumented Student Support Task Force, a new student group – Here To Stay – has formed to advocate on behalf of undocumented students at OSU. We encourage you to learn more about these efforts. Those wishing to learn more about resources available at OSU may visit the DREAMer and Undocumented Student Resource page.

DACA students, and undocumented students, are valued and essential members of our university community and our nation. Please learn as much as you can about this important issue and help support efforts for all students to succeed at this university and beyond.

Sincerely,

Dan Larson
Interim Vice Provost
Student Affairs

Charlene Alexander
Vice President
Office of Institutional Diversity

Oregon State University community members,

We are mindful of the very unsettling impact caused Tuesday by social media posts threatening violence against Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus community.

These senseless threats occurred at a time in America when we are all on edge and saddened following the recent attack at a Florida high school. Meanwhile, we all know too well that this latest violence in Florida followed numerous other shootings in America and many recent reported threats of violence directed at Oregon schools.

University officials were made aware of the social media posts threatening the Corvallis campus at 12:02 p.m. on Tuesday.

University staff and others responsible for incident response at OSU immediately assessed these social media posts. The group, which includes law enforcement partners from the Oregon State Police, quickly determined that the level of threat was not such that required a closure or evacuation of campus. In response, OSP acted immediately to locate and arrest the suspect, and lodge him in jail.

Upon learning of the threats, the university moved to inform the community that we were aware of the social media posts; that law enforcement was actively investigating this matter; and to encourage anyone who saw anything unusual – or knew something regarding these social media posts – to report them to OSU’s Department of Public Safety line by calling 541-737-7000. As well, campus safety patrols by OSU’s Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police and the Corvallis Police Department were expanded.

The university messages were approved by public safety leaders and were sent at 12:52 p.m. via social media and followed by an e-mail to approximately 32,000 student, faculty and staff. We also engaged in immediate communications with broadcast television and radio networks, newspaper and web journalists to share information, our assessment and safety procedures regarding this matter.

We thank community members for their response to these communications.

In review of Tuesday’s events, we understand that it was an anonymous tip to the Oregon State Police statewide tip line – www.safeoregon.com – that contributed to the arrest of the person believed to have made these threatening social media posts. We also are aware that threatening social media posts had been active since the early hours of Tuesday morning. Yet, we were not informed of them until 12:02 p.m. As a community, we all must recognize that such a delay is problematic. We encourage all members of the OSU community – and the public – to immediately say something if you see something. If you do, please call 541-737-7000 or 911.

At OSU, safety is and will remain our No. 1 priority. With that in mind, we will:

  • Expand our capacity to find threats on social media;
  • Continue to monitor and assess threats;
  • Maintain enhanced DPS and OSP patrols;
  • Communicate to OSU community members and the public;
  • Expand communications to families of students during such matters;
  • Monitor the status of the individual accused of making these threats, who remains in jail;
  • Continue our trainings throughout the university related to active shooters and other safety matters;
  • Continue to improve campus safety physical features and procedures; and
  • Remain sensitive to questions about safety practices, including decisions on when to close campus or how we inform our community.

Doing so, we will remain vigilant in providing for the safety of the Oregon State University community to the best of our ability.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us and we will respond.

Sincerely,

Mike Green
Vice President
Finance and Administration
Mike.green@oregonstate.edu

Steve Clark, Vice President
University Relations and Marketing
steve.clark@oregonstate.edu

To the OSU Community:

We are writing to acknowledge MyDegrees system performance issues today. We have received reports of slowness and other intermittent errors from users and have been able to confirm the problem with our technical team. Information Services is currently working with the software vendor on this issue; the service will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes starting at 3:00 while we attempt to resolve the problem. We will provide another update by 5:00 pm if the issue persists.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the IS Service Desk at 541-737-8787 or via the help form on the IS website.

Thanks for your patience,

Derek Whiteside

Derek Whiteside, Director, IS Communications
Oregon State University | Information Services | 541-737-0729

Dear student,

Our records indicate that you have taken action towards complying with the OSU Meningococcal B vaccine requirement but did not meet the university’s Feb. 15 deadline for compliance. We understand that you’re actively working toward compliance and are currently in a waiting period for your next dose.

As soon as you are eligible for your next dose, please take action immediately to receive that dose. You can get this vaccination at Student Health Services in the Plageman Building or visit a local pharmacy or urgent care clinic as soon as you are eligible.

As long as you are actively working toward compliance OSU will work with you to avoid any holds on your student account. Please continue to take the necessary steps during winter term to avoid any holds during spring term.

If you receive your vaccination at an off-campus location, submit your documentation as soon as possible to Student Health Services (SHS). You can:

  • Submit Forms Online
  • Fax records to: 541-306-6670
  • Mail records to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
  • Drop them in SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building

Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and the OSU community healthy. For details regarding this vaccination requirement, please visit the website: getthevax.oregonstate.edu

Sincerely,

Melissa Morgan
Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dear student,

Our records indicate that you have completed all doses required to be compliant with Oregon State University’s Meningococcal B vaccination requirement. There is nothing more for you to do at this time. If you received the Trumenba vaccine, you will still need the third and final dose six months after your first dose.

For more information regarding MenB vaccinations, you can go online to getthevax.oregonstate.edu

Thank you for completing this vaccination requirement and for doing your part to keep yourself and the OSU community healthy.

Melissa Morgan
Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dear student,

Our records indicate that you have not taken any action to be in compliance with the OSU Meningococcal B vaccination requirement. The MenB vaccination, or an approved exemption, is required of all current OSU students age 25 and under.

Tomorrow, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for spring term and making other changes to your registration. In addition, as this is a university policy, there may be subsequent action taken by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

To begin to be in compliance with this policy, you can do one of three things:

1) Submit your documentation. If you have received the vaccine but not have submitted documentation, please submit your documentation immediately. You can:

  • Submit Forms Online
  • Fax records to: 541-306-6670
  • Mail records to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
  • Drop them in SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building

2) Receive the vaccine. You can visit Student Health Services in the Plageman Building or a local pharmacy or urgent care clinic to be vaccinated and begin the compliance process. Please remember that if you are vaccinated off-campus, you’ll need to also complete step #1 above.

3) Receive an approved exemption. For more information on medical and non-medical exemptions as well as an academic deferral, please visit: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/menb-vaccination-exemptions.

  • Please note: Non-medical MenB vaccine exemption consultations with SHS clinicians will be available on a walk-in basis only on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Plageman Building. No appointments will be accepted for non-medical exemptions at SHS, so this is the only remaining on-campus opportunity for this option.

If you have already taken action by completing one of the three options above and believe you are receiving this email in error, please contact Student Health Services at 541-737-7570 immediately.

For details regarding this vaccination requirement, please visit the website: GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu.

Sincerely,

Melissa Morgan
Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

OSU students, faculty and staff,

I invite you to join OSU150 -- Oregon State University’s 150th anniversary celebration – by participating in events and activities that are occurring right now.

OSU150 is all about celebrating and sharing Oregon State’s many transformative accomplishments and exploring how this 21st century land grant university will transform the future of Oregon, the nation and the world.

Here is an immediate way to dive into the anniversary: participate in the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival that runs through Feb. 24 throughout much of the state.

For example, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, come to the LaSells Stewart Center at 5 p.m. and hear world-renowned OSU scientist Jane Lubchenco present a talk: “Hope for People and the Ocean.” Stay for special presentations by research students and a free sneak preview screening of the documentary “Saving Atlantis.” The film was produced by OSU Productions to document the work of OSU researchers, scientists from across the globe and students to bring attention to the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. To reserve a free ticket, visit the event website.

The OSU150 website is the best way to learn about the many ways to become involved in the anniversary. From the website, you will be able to access an events calendar, learn about a special OSU150 app and explore a long legacy of accomplishments by members of Beaver Nation. For example, you will not want to miss visiting “A Legacy of Transformation” – a near 3,000 square-foot exhibit of the university’s impact being held in Portland at the Oregon Historical Society.

Please join me Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center for Jane Lubchenco’s talk and stay to be informed and inspired by viewing “Saving Atlantis.”

See you Tuesday,

Steve Clark
Vice President University Relations and Marketing

February 16, 2018

OSU community members,

President Ray and I are pleased to announce that renowned animator, production designer and OSU alumnus Harley Jessup will be our 2018 commencement speaker and honorary doctorate recipient. Jessup’s work at the intersection of graphic art, design and digital technology has entertained and inspired millions.

This year’s graduates grew up with many of Jessup’s characters through his work on Academy and Emmy award-winning films.

Jessup began his career in animation at Korty Films on various projects, including segments for “Sesame Street.” He then joined Lucasfilm as an art director on several live action films before moving to Industrial Light and Magic in 1986, eventually becoming the creative director for its art department. He received an Academy Award in 1988 for visual effects in the film, “Innerspace,” and was nominated for another Academy Award in visual effects for his work on “Hook.” He received an Emmy Award for special visual effects in 1985 for “The Ewok Adventure.” Some of his other film credits include “The Hunt for Red October,” “Ghostbusters II” and “James and the Giant Peach.”

With Pixar Animation Studios since 1996, Jessup contributed to “A Bug’s Life” and “Toy Story 2,” and was instrumental in developing the production designs for “Monsters, Inc.,” and “Ratatouille.” Most recently, he was production designer for “Coco,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award this year in the category of best Animated Feature Film. Jessup is also author and illustrator of three children’s books.

As you know, Oregon State plans to develop an arts and education center on our Corvallis campus that will feature – among other things – programming in digital arts and communications. With his bachelors of fine arts degree in graphic design from OSU in 1976, and stellar career in film and digital animation, Jessup serves as testimony to Oregon State’s past and future contributions to the arts, design and technology.

Our commencement ceremony coincides with the university’s 15-month celebration of OSU150 – Oregon State’s 150th anniversary. Jessup’s return to OSU clearly represents the legacy of transformation that OSU and its graduates have contributed to Oregon, the nation and the world.

We are honored that Harley Jessup will give our commencement address on Saturday, June 16, during Oregon State’s 2018 graduation ceremony.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President

To the Oregon State University community,

As I promised in June 2017, I charged a university task force to review OSU’s admissions and attendance policies for students with criminal histories.

This task force was made up of representatives from our faculty, staff, student body and administrative leadership. Members met over six and half months and reviewed the university’s policies and practices related to the evaluation of admission applications and the attendance of undergraduate and graduate students with prior criminal histories. They also compared OSU’s policies and practices with peer institutions.

The result of this review is a new university policy that will become effective in fall term 2018 and affirms OSU’s almost 150-year land grant mission to welcome all educationally qualified students, including those rehabilitated from past crimes. Equally important, this policy prioritizes educational support and success for all students, and the safety of everyone in our community.

This policy is not about this university’s public image. It is about serving OSU’s educational mission, supporting student success and prioritizing community safety. This policy and all of my decisions always will be in alignment with Oregon State’s mission, values and commitments.

With that in mind, beginning with fall 2018, OSU will require all newly admitted and continuing students to self-disclose any prior felony convictions and registered sex offender status before enrolling for classes. The purpose of this self-disclosure policy is not to prevent students with these histories from enrolling, but rather to support the safety of the OSU community, and to support these students’ success as they progress through their OSU education onto graduation.

In prior communications, I have shared my longstanding support for guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education to allow individuals to be admitted to college without revealing a prior criminal record. I continue to support these guidelines and so will OSU. We recognize that asking for criminal history information during the admissions process would disparately affect minorities and would have a chilling effect on educational attainment for many prospective students. Accordingly, OSU will not be asking for these self-disclosures on the application for admission.

Going forward, Provost Ed Feser will appoint a university committee to conduct a confidential case-by-case review of each of the self-disclosing students’ situation. This committee will be comprised of representatives from our faculty, as well as the departments of public safety, admissions, student affairs, housing and dining services, athletics, student conduct and community standards, and equal opportunity and access. This committee will make recommendations to the dean of Student Life, who will determine any extracurricular engagement and participation limitations or requirements needed for safety involving a self-disclosed student. In addition, I expect the dean of Student Life to provide support to self-disclosed students in their engagement activities while at OSU. Meanwhile, the director of Public Safety periodically will meet individually with each self-disclosed student. Where there is not a sufficient safety risk posed by the student participating in an activity, OSU will support the student’s participation and success.

This new policy is an additional step in Oregon State University’s commitment to student success and safety. Over the past decade or more, we have taken many strides in this regard – whether it be OSU’s student success initiative; refreshed policies on student conduct; our first-year live-on campus requirement; policies and programs associated with sexual abuse, harassment and survivor advocacy; and many others.

For example, OSU already requires students to self-disclose certain felony histories to live in an OSU residence hall. As well, full criminal history checks with law enforcement agencies are required for employment or volunteering in sensitive university programs, such as working with minors. We receive reports from Oregon State Police regarding registered sex offenders attending the university, and we preclude those students from living in the residence halls or working with minors. Meanwhile, some university programs do not accept students with certain felony histories. These include some student counseling programs in the College of Education and programs in the College of Pharmacy.

The university’s new policy enables students to apply; be admitted and continue as students at OSU; and only then self-disclose a felony history or registered sex offender status prior to enrolling. In doing so, we want our students to have the knowledge of OSU’s strongly held belief in the power of education, and the benefits that are provided all students by their engagement and participation in experiential learning opportunities. Moreover, to understand that Oregon State promotes the opportunity for individuals, even those who are rehabilitated, to develop their talents and contribute as members of society.

As in the past, access to learning, support for student success and the safety of the community will always be an essential part of Oregon State University’s mission and our paramount concern.

In serving these commitments, we will continue to review our policies to ensure that they are aligned with the best interests of our mission, values and the university community.

Sincerely,

Edward J. Ray
President

Dear Student,

DO NOT DELAY! Take advantage this week of available locations like Good Samaritan on campus, Plageman Building (room 118) and local pharmacies or urgent care clinics administering the vaccine.

OSU Clinic information:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 15
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, no appointment necessary
  • Check-in: SEC Plaza outside the Memorial Union
  • If you receive your vaccination at an off-campus location, submit your documentation as soon as possible to Student Health Services (SHS). There are several ways to complete this process:

  • Submit Forms Online
  • Fax records to: 541-306-6670
  • Mail records to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
  • Drop them in SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building
  • You must complete your vaccination series by Feb. 15 to avoid an academic hold being placed on your student account. An academic hold will result in you not being able to register for spring term classes. Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy are available and require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or go online to getthevax.oregonstate.edu

    Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and the OSU community healthy.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Dear student,

    Our records indicate that it has been 28 days or more since your last dose of the Meningococcal B vaccine. You are now eligible to receive your next dose to become compliant with OSU’s vaccination requirement.

    DO NOT DELAY! Take advantage this week of available locations like Good Samaritan on campus, Plageman Building (room 118) and local pharmacies or urgent care clinics administering the vaccine. Avoid the lines before next week’s final OSU clinics.

    OSU Clinic information:

    • Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 15
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, no appointment necessary
    • Check-in: SEC Plaza outside the Memorial Union

    If you receive your vaccination at an off-campus location, submit your documentation as soon as possible to Student Health Services (SHS). There are several ways to complete this process:

    • Submit Forms Online
    • Fax records to: 541-306-6670
    • Mail records to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
    • Drop them in SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building

    You must complete your vaccination series by Feb. 15 to avoid an academic hold being placed on your student account. An academic hold will result in you not being able to register for spring term classes. Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy are available and require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or go online to getthevax.oregonstate.edu

    Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and the OSU community healthy.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Dear student,

    This is a notification that the final exam schedule has been posted to your individual courses in the schedule of classes. Please check your schedule carefully to be sure you have the correct day and time for your final exams. There are some changes to the schedule. The changes affect courses that are held Monday’s after 5pm and on Tuesday/Thursday. The day and time of your final exam day may be different. The catalog currently reflects the correct schedule for final exams and is located here: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=371#Section4008for you to review.

    Thank you,

    The Scheduling Team in the Office of the Registrar

    Dear student,

    Our records indicate that it has been 28 days or more since your last dose of the Meningococcal B vaccine. You are now eligible to receive your next dose to become compliant with OSU’s vaccination requirement. Act now by visiting the immunization office at Plageman Building (room 118), or going to a local pharmacy or urgent care center.

    DO NOT DELAY! All OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be fully vaccinated for MenB by Feb. 15, 2018. You must act now to ensure you have met this requirement.

    If you receive your vaccination at an off-campus location, submit your documentation as soon as possible to Student Health Services (SHS). There are several ways to complete this process:

    • Submit Forms Online
    • Fax records to: 541-306-6670
    • Mail records to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
    • Drop them in SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building

    You must complete your vaccination series by Feb. 15 to avoid an academic hold being placed on your student account. An academic hold will result in you not being able to register for spring term classes. Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy are available and require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or go online to getthevax.oregonstate.edu

    Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and the OSU community healthy.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Dear members of the Oregon State University community,

    Today was a wonderful occasion for Oregon State University as nearly 800 members of Beaver Nation gathered at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for my annual State of the University Address. Here is a link to that address.

    In my address, I shared many outstanding achievements from the past year by OSU faculty, staff and students, and I introduced several new initiatives to be undertaken by our university.

    I also called upon Oregonians and higher education institutions nationally to educate far more students from less wealthy families. I shared that since 1970, the likelihood of graduation from college nationally for students from families in the highest income bracket increased from 44 percent to 85 percent. Yet over the same time, the likelihood of graduation increased from 6 percent to only 9 percent for students from families in the lowest income bracket.

    This is a shameful result. We have literally doubled the educational attainment gap, and higher education institutions are complicit in worsening income inequality across America. Oregon should care about this achievement gap. In my speech, I called upon Oregonians to help address this crisis of inequity. As members of the OSU community, I ask you to join me in addressing this matter.

    Within our university, such efforts are underway through:

    • Our Student Success Initiative;
    • Fund-raising efforts by the OSU Foundation to support student success;
    • Our plans to grow our OSU-Cascades campus in Bend; and
    • Our plans to expand OSU’s academic offerings in Portland.

    Nevertheless, we must do more, and I said in my speech that Oregon State would double down on its efforts to support all students’ success and improve student retention and graduation rates.

    I also shared our plans for OSU150 – Oregon State’s 150th anniversary that continues through next fall. Most immediately, as part of OSU150, we will open on Feb. 10, a seven-month exhibit, “Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation,” at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. During February, we will host a Sea Grant Festival throughout western Oregon. This includes a premiere sneak preview on Feb. 15 at OMSI in Portland of “Saving Atlantis,” an OSU-produced documentary that tells the story of how OSU researchers are working to save the world’s coral reefs. Subsequent preview screenings will be held in Corvallis and Newport.

    I also shared OSU’s plans for serving the Portland region with expanded educational, research, and outreach and engagement services. In addition, I called upon the 2018 Oregon Legislature to approve $39.5 million in state bonding to help construct the second academic building at OSU-Cascades. We must have this funding to make good on Oregon’s commitment to provide the state’s fastest growing region with a four-year university.

    As we look forward to Oregon State University’s next 150 years, let us take a well-deserved moment to be proud of the transformational impact that OSU provides each day throughout Oregon, the nation and the world.

    Thank you for all that you do.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Oregon State University community members,

    I understand that for many within the Oregon State community, this has been a very unsettled and upsetting week as media and website portrayals of discriminatory statements and hateful views have been widely shared.

    Let me be clear: these discriminatory viewpoints are wrong. They do not represent this university. They do not represent the OSU community. They should not deter us from serving our mission as a university nor advancing our community values that support diversity, inclusivity and the success of all people.

    At times such as these, Oregon State University will always do certain things.

    We will follow federal, state and university law and policies regarding confidentiality of student and employee information, as well as any disciplinary processes regarding students and employees. The university will support its student media and their responsibilities to report. We will support OSU’s student government self-governance processes. We will advance our mission in a state and nation where many views exist and where state and federal laws and university policy provide for freedom of expression. We will provide support to impacted students and employees through Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Human Resources’ Employee Assistance Program. We will follow our university practice to investigate concerns that violate OSU’s anti-discrimination policy.

    In all cases, Oregon State will seek to provide for the highest level of public safety for all concerned. The university’s sworn law enforcement agency, the Oregon State Police (OSP), advises and collaborates in real time with university leaders and our Department of Public Safety to provide for public safety involving our students, faculty, staff and the greater university community. This safety effort is advanced by the work that OSP and its statewide law enforcement partners engage in constantly to review public safety matters throughout Oregon.

    In times of any challenge, it is best to reflect on – and recommit to – our values as people and as a university. Please join me in doing so by working to ensure a safe, inclusive and diverse community that is committed to everyone’s success.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    ASOSU Statement on White Nationalist Rhetoric in the ASOSU Congress

    1/22/2018

    The Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) strongly condemns white nationalism and supremacism. Racism, xenophobia, and other forms of bigotry have no place in our organization and are a scourge upon our common humanity. The ASOSU Constitution explicitly states that “the ASOSU shall not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, color, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of its policies, procedures, or practices.” We regard this clause as fundamental to our mission—which is to unify our campus community and amplify the voices of our constituents.

    The presence of white nationalist rhetoric in the ASOSU Congress is inconsistent with our mission as an organization. It is inexcusable, and we must do more than just verbally condemn bigotry; we must proactively support and raise up members of our community and act against the spread of hateful ideologies. We also call upon the ASOSU Congress to take disciplinary action against members who do not uphold the standards and values of the ASOSU.

    In times such as these, it is important to remember that diversity is our strength, and not our weakness. The ASOSU is committed to a vision of diversity and social justice, and stands in solidarity with all marginalized and underserved communities. Let us resist and reject bigotry in any form on our campus.

    Sincerely,

    Simon Brundage
    ASOSU President

    Radhika Shah
    ASOSU Vice President

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Oregon State University does not support the discriminatory views held by an individual as reported in today’s edition of the Barometer.

    These views are contrary to the values of the university and the OSU community, and we believe are not shared by members of our community. The university’s mission and core values support a diverse and inclusive community, success and excellence for all, collaboration – even in the face of adversity and challenge – and dialogue.

    We all must recognize that our university – like America – is a community with many viewpoints. In expressing our views, we are guided by OSU’s principles regarding freedom of expression. These principles include a responsibility to treat each other with dignity and respect and apply to all of us.

    At the highest level, the university supports our student media for considering fully its reporting responsibilities, and holding to its journalistic ethics and rights to publish this article. As well, we support student government in reviewing and following its self-governance processes.

    The university supports Oregon State’s core values of social justice and inclusivity and student needs through the work of many offices, including Institutional Diversity, Student Life, Human Resources, Diversity and Cultural Engagement and many others. At times such as these, it is also important to reaffirm our practices for reporting bias.

    Please join us in ensuring that Oregon State University is an inclusive, safe community that supports equal opportunity and social justice for all.

    Sincerely,

    Charlene Alexander
    Vice President and
    Chief Diversity Officer

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    To the OSU Community:

    Please remember to vote in the upcoming January 23rd special election. In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day: Tuesday, January 23rd.

    If you are mailing your ballot, please note that postmarks do not count. In order to ensure that it is received in time, mail it no later than today, Thursday, January 18th.

    There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Campus: OSU Valley Library. Library hours of operation are:

    Thursday: Open 24 hours
    Friday: Closes at 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:00 a.m. no closing
    Monday: Open 24 hours
    Tuesday: Open 24 hours, ballot box closes at 8:00 p.m.

    For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon: http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/

    Note: On Election Day all official ballot drop sites will be open until 8:00 p.m.

    If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, contact your county elections office to check on your voting status:

    Benton County Elections Department:
    (541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

    Deschutes County Elections Department:
    (541) 388-6547, http://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

    Lincoln County Elections Department:
    (541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

    For all other county elections offices in Oregon:
    http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

    You can also check the status of your ballot at My Ballot: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

    If your ballot is from another county, you may drop it off at any official county ballot box, as long as you do so no later than 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23rd. The county receiving the ballot will route it to your home county for counting.

    For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University

    Jon Dorbolo, President
    Faculty Senate

    Simon Brundage, President
    Associated Students of Oregon State University

    Jordyn Langeliers, President
    Associated Students of Cascades Campus

    Members of the Oregon State community,

    Today represents a milestone moment for our university.

    A remarkably generous donor has made a $50 million commitment to the College of Veterinary Medicine – the largest gift that Oregon State has ever received. While the amount is historic, the impact that this philanthropy will have on generations of veterinarians, OSU research and the people and animals whose lives our veterinary graduates so profoundly touch is far reaching.

    In recognition of this incredible generosity, I am pleased to announce that the college will now be called the Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. This represents the first named college at OSU and only the second named veterinary school in the country.

    A Portland native, Dr. Carlson is a 1974 alumnus of Oregon State. After studying science at OSU, he went on to medical school and then established a dermatology practice in Southern California. Dr. Carlson’s love of animals motivated this philanthropy.

    Most immediately, his gift will allow us to double the size of our small animal hospital, which will house devices for advanced oncology care and other treatment technologies. In addition, Dr. Carlson’s gift will touch generations of veterinarians through an endowment to attract and retain top-tier faculty and support other strategic priorities in the college. Here is a link to a news release regarding this gift.

    We owe Dr. Carlson a tremendous debt of gratitude along with our promise that the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be a place of great pride and transformative discovery, learning and service to others.

    I congratulate Dean Susan Tornquist for building this partnership between Dr. Carlson and the college, and Jeff Comfort, vice president for principal gifts and gift planning at the OSU Foundation, for ensuring the donor’s vision will be realized through this gift.

    Please join me in celebrating this wonderful news.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Dear Student,

    In order to be on the track for compliance with the Meningococcal B vaccine requirement, you must receive the first dose of the vaccine or upload your documentation by 5 PM on Thursday January 18.

    For details about how to be vaccinated and for other information regarding this requirement and exemptions, please go to: GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu

    If you did not get a vaccine at our clinic and have submitted documentation recently, your data is likely still being updated. Approved submission options are:

    • online forms upload
    • fax: 541-306-6670
    • mail: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
    • SHS drop boxes in the Plageman Building

    DO NOT submit documentation if you received your vaccination at:

    • Student Health Services
    • OSU Pharmacy
    • OSU MenB vaccination clinic at the Memorial Union, Jan. 9 through 13.

    Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s new vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or visit: getthevax.oregonstate.edu/exemptions

    For more information regarding meningococcal B vaccinations or medical information, call OSU Student Health Services, 541-737-7570.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    OSU undergraduates,

    One last reminder to help OSU get recognized in the annual Princeton Review rankings! Your input is valuable. Survey closes Feb. 1.

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    Oregon State Corvallis students,

    A reminder: You must act immediately to ensure you are vaccinated against Meningococcal B disease if you have not done so already.

    All OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be vaccinated against Meningococcal B.

    Mass vaccination clinics on campus continue through Saturday in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacy. In addition, Samaritan Health Services will offer clinics daily through Wednesday, Jan. 17. See details below:

    • OSU Campus Clinic:

    • Through Saturday, Jan. 13
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, no appointment necessary
    • Check-in: SEC Plaza outside the Memorial Union

    • Samaritan Urgent Care, 5234 S.W. Philomath Boulevard, Corvallis

    • Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14
    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Check-in at Samaritan Family Medicine desk inside the urgent care location.

    • Samaritan Athletic Medicine, 845 S.W. 30th St., west end of the Reser Stadium parking lot

    • Monday, Jan. 15, through Wednesday, Jan. 17
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Check-in at the top of the stairs.

    Do not delay. The vaccination requires multiple doses, which must be completed by Feb. 15. Doses must be given 28 days apart. This means that you must start the process now if you have not already done so. You will not be able to register for spring term classes or receive your final grades for winter term without receiving the requisite doses.

    For details regarding this vaccination requirement, including frequently asked questions, or FAQs, and information regarding insurance coverage and exemptions for vaccinations, please visit website: GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu.

    For more information regarding the university’s new vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB). For more information regarding the meningococcal B vaccination, dosing or medical information, call OSU Student Health Services, 541-737-7570.

    Thank you for becoming vaccinated against Meningococcal B disease.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Next week throughout Oregon State University, we will celebrate and reflect on the many contributions to social justice and equality for all people made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join me at these celebrations, which begin Monday on OSU’s Corvallis campus with the annual keynote speech and peace march, and at OSU-Cascades with a MLK Day of Service and a keynote speech. Here are links to the Corvallis and Bend events.

    Our engagement within these events will provide a clear and powerful message throughout the university community, and as well to future students and the public regarding Oregon State’s commitment to inclusivity.

    These events and your engagement will speak loudly to OSU’s mission and values as a land grant university to welcome and support the success of all students, faculty and staff. Moreover, they will serve as testimony to our commitment to not only talk, but also to act, in the pursuit of social justice, diversity, inclusivity and educational success for all, including immigrants to our nation. We should remain steadfast in this commitment despite the divisive rhetoric we are witnessing nearly every day in the U.S. and around the world.

    Discriminatory, hateful and even vulgar speech by national and world leaders should not define America or any of us. When it occurs, we remember, as Dr. King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

    In that spirit, please join me with hundreds of others throughout Oregon State University next week by celebrating the legacy and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and advancing OSU’s mission, values and commitments.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Dear members of the Oregon State University community,

    I am writing to confirm my decision that Oregon State University will locate the university’s new Marine Studies Building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport.

    This announcement follows more than a year’s work and scientific evaluation by an oversight committee that I created in October 2016 to monitor the design, engineering and eventual construction of this new building and related student housing in Newport.

    When I announced my initial decision on Aug. 4, 2016 to locate the Marine Studies Building at HMSC – and to locate student housing on higher ground in Newport – I pledged that before construction commences, the university would ensure that:

    • The buildings will be designed, engineered and constructed to survive a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.
    • The Marine Studies Building will be constructed to survive an associated tsunami resulting from a catastrophic natural event, such as a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
    • The Marine Studies Building will be repairable following an L-level tsunami.
    • The Marine Studies Building will serve as a safe and accessible vertical evacuation site in the event of an XXL tsunami.
    • The HMSC campus will be served by a preferred horizontal evacuation site.
    • All work associated with building construction and operation would be carried out transparently and with full information to stakeholders.
    • And that the project will be built on time and on budget.

    My decision to proceed with construction of the Marine Studies Building is based upon the work of the oversight committee, which has concluded that these design, engineering, construction and safety commitments can be made.

    The oversight committee conducted four meetings, in addition to a public forum on the Corvallis campus in May 2017. An independent, technical peer review panel made of internationally acclaimed engineers advised the committee. Oversight participants included liaisons from the Associated Student Body of Oregon State University, the colleges of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and HMSC. Scott Ashford, dean of Oregon State’s College of Engineering, chaired the committee, which reported to Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser. Here is a link to the oversight committee’s work.

    Moving forward, I recognize that there is more work to do.

    Oregon State will engage with the city of Newport, Lincoln County and community partners to further plan and expand natural disaster preparations, including for horizontal evacuation systems to nearby Safe Haven Hill. We will work to reschedule the construction of the Marine Studies Building, which has been somewhat delayed by this important oversight process. We will manage the construction budget along with additional fundraising for this project and meet the goals of the Marine Studies Initiative, even at a time when inflation is driving construction costs locally and nationally ever higher. In addition, we will conduct oversight review of planning for the construction of student housing.

    I thank the oversight committee and its liaisons, the technical peer review committee and the many stakeholders on all sides of this issue for their contributions to this evaluation.

    I am confident that while some aspects of the Marine Studies Building planning have been controversial in the past, the results of this oversight, analysis and significant public engagement will result in a safer and more resilient building and overall HMSC campus.

    By constructing the Marine Studies Building at HMSC with a vertical evacuation component, Oregon State University will provide for greater safety for the Yaquina Bay community and all of those who visit, work and study at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. At the same time, the building will serve as an Oregon, national and global model for safety and resilience within coastal communities.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Dear Student,

    There are still over 7000 students who do not have any MenB vaccines! As you know, all OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be vaccinated for MenB by Feb. 15, 2018. You must act now to ensure you have met this requirement. DO NOT DELAY!

    For details about how to be vaccinated and for other information regarding this requirement and exemptions, please go to: getthevax.oregonstate.edu

    If you did not get a vaccine at our clinic and have submitted documentation recently, your data is likely still being updated. Approved submission options are:

    -online form
    -fax
    -mail
    -SHS drop box

    DO NOT submit documentation if you received your vaccination at:

    - Student Health Services
    - OSU Pharmacy
    - OSU MenB vaccination clinic at the Memorial Union, Jan. 9 through 13.

    You must receive your first vaccination by January 15 to avoid an academic hold being placed on your student account. This means that you will not be able to register for spring term classes or get your winter term grades. Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s new vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or visit: getthevax.oregonstate.edu/exemptions

    For more information regarding meningococcal B vaccinations or medical information, call OSU Student Health Services, 541-737-7570.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Dear Student,

    You are receiving this email because as of 9 AM this morning we have no record on file of your first immunization or an approved exemption for the meningococcal B vaccine. As you likely know, all OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be vaccinated for MenB by Feb. 15, 2018. You must act now to ensure you have met this requirement.

    If you have submitted documentation recently, your data may still be in the process of being updated. Approved submission options are:

    -online form

    -fax

    -mail

    -SHS drop box

    For details about how to be vaccinated and for other information regarding this requirement and exemptions, please go to: getthevax.oregonstate.edu

    The following vaccination locations do NOT require documentation to be submitted to meet the requirement:

    - Student Health Services

    - OSU Pharmacy

    - OSU MenB vaccination clinic at the Memorial Union, Jan. 9 through 13.

    You must receive your first vaccination by January 15 to avoid an academic hold being placed on your student account. This means that you will not be able to register for spring term classes or get your winter term grades. Medical and non-medical exemptions to this policy require medical consultation. Academic deferrals require immunization upon return to the OSU Corvallis campus.

    For more information regarding the university’s new vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB) or visit: getthevax.oregonstate.edu/exemptions

    For more information regarding meningococcal B vaccinations or medical information, call OSU Student Health Services, 541-737-7570.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    Oregon State Corvallis students,

    Please act immediately and be vaccinated against meningococcal B disease at mass vaccination clinics to be held on the OSU Corvallis campus next week.

    All OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be vaccinated against meningococcal B.

    Next week’s vaccination clinics will be held on campus in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacy.

    Clinic Information:

    • Tuesday, Jan. 9, through Saturday, Jan. 13
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
    • Check-in: SEC Plaza outside the Memorial Union

    Do not delay. The vaccination requires multiple doses, which must be completed by Feb. 15. Doses must be given a month apart. This means that you must start the process as soon as possible if you have not already done so. You will not be able to register for spring term classes or receive your final grades for winter term without receiving the requisite doses.

    There are two meningococcal B vaccines. For details regarding this vaccination requirement, please visit the Student Health Services website: GetTheVax.oregonstate.edu. Information regarding exemptions for this vaccination requirement will be available on the website on Monday, Jan. 8.

    This new requirement results from a sixth OSU undergraduate student since November 2016 being diagnosed with this disease.

    Meningococcal disease is uncommon, but it is a serious disease. In 10 to 15 percent of all cases, death may result as was the case with a University of Oregon student in 2015. In 20 percent of cases, hearing loss, mental impairment and limb loss can result.

    In addition to campus clinics, you may contact your primary care physician, a local pharmacy or urgent care medical center and schedule a vaccination appointment.

    Students are responsible for contacting their health insurance carrier to determine if your plan covers vaccines given by Fred Meyer pharmacists. When speaking with an insurance representative, mention that the OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials. Please bring all of your health insurance cards, including any prescription coverage cards, to the clinic.

    If you do not have insurance, you are encouraged to attend the vaccine clinic. Staff members will be available to provide options, including the Oregon Health Plan. It is important that all students be vaccinated, regardless of insurance coverage.

    Recently enacted legislation requires Oregon’s private insurers to cover the cost of vaccines deemed necessary during an outbreak. You can find a summary of this policy under the Updates section of the Oregon Health Authority’s Meningococcal Information for College Communities web page. If you have challenges with obtaining coverage through your insurer, connect with patient advocates at 1-888-877-4894 or email cp.ins@oregon.gov. Regardless of your insurance status, it is essential that you immediately take the time to be vaccinated if you have not already done so.

    During this outbreak, health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms specific to this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting. If these symptoms develop, seek prompt medical evaluation and be sure to mention your attendance at OSU and that there is a disease outbreak on campus.

    • For more information regarding the university’s new vaccination requirement and exemptions, please call the Office of Student Life, 541-737-6362 (MENB).
    • For more information regarding the meningococcal B vaccination, dosing or medical information, call OSU Student Health Services, 541-737-7570.

    Thank you for being vaccinated against meningococcal B disease.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Oregon State Corvallis students,

    Please act immediately and be vaccinated against meningococcal B disease while away from school for the holidays.

    All OSU Corvallis students age 25 and under must be vaccinated against meningococcal B by Feb. 15, 2018.

    Do not delay. The vaccination requires multiple doses. You will not be able to register for spring term classes or receive your final grades for winter term without receiving the requisite doses. There are two meningococcal B vaccines; for details visit the OSU Student Health Services website.

    This new requirement results from a sixth OSU undergraduate student since November 2016 being diagnosed with this disease.

    Meningococcal disease is uncommon, but it is a serious disease. In 10 to 15 percent of all cases, death may result as was the case with a University of Oregon student in 2015. In 20 percent of cases, hearing loss, mental impairment and limb loss can result.

    For additional information on this vaccination requirement against meningococcal disease, please fully review the Student Health Services website. More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the Student Health Services advice line at 541-737-2724 or the Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835.

    Do not wait to be vaccinated. While on break, students are urged to contact their primary care physician, a local pharmacy or urgent care medical center and schedule a vaccination appointment. Students also can be vaccinated at OSU Student Health Services and pharmacy in Plageman Hall, 108 S.W. Memorial Place.

    Before seeking to be vaccinated, please contact your private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, mention that the OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials. Students without insurance have options, including the Oregon Health Plan (541-766-2130), low-cost payment plans through the Benton County Health Department (541-766-6812), or, if 18 years of age or younger, through Student Health Services.

    During this outbreak, health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms specific to this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting. If these symptoms develop, seek prompt medical evaluation and be sure to mention your attendance at OSU and that there is a disease outbreak on campus.

    Thank you for becoming vaccinated against meningococcal B disease by Feb. 15.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    22 December 2017

    Oregon State faculty, staff and students,

    I write to update you on the federal Tax Reform and Jobs Act adopted Wednesday by Congress.

    The legislation reflects a compromise between earlier House and Senate versions of the bill and goes into effect on January 1.

    Throughout Congress’ consideration of this legislation, OSU worked with the Oregon federal delegation and national higher education partners to express serious concerns with specific tax provisions that would be harmful to the university community and OSU’s mission. I thank those of you who communicated your concerns to OSU officials and Oregon’s federal delegation. Your engagement helped the university effectively advocate for priorities important to our students and faculty.

    OSU is pleased that the enacted legislation does NOT include the following proposed changes:

    • Consolidation of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit and the Hope Scholarship Credit;
    • Repeal of qualified tuition reduction (Section 117d) important to graduate students and university employees;
    • Repeal of the student loan interest deduction;
    • Repeal of the exclusion for employer-provided education assistance;
    • Changes to unrelated business income tax rules that would include university name and logo royalties and certain income from university research; and
    • Repeal of private activity bonds.

    OSU remains concerned about several tax provisions that were adopted into law:

    • Reduced incentives for charitable giving through the increased standard deduction;
    • The loss of the 80 percent charitable deduction allowance for expenditures for the right to purchase tickets at university athletic events;
    • Changes to tax liability for unrelated business income and advance refunding bonds that could increase OSU’s costs of operation and reduce revenues important to the university.

    Overall, we are pleased the Tax Reform and Jobs Act protects important provisions from the current tax code focused on helping individuals and families save and pay for higher education. Going forward, OSU will continue to assess the impacts of changes to the tax code that may adversely affect OSU’s mission.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle Serra, OSU’s director of federal relations at Gabrielle.Serra@oregonstate.edu.

    Sincerely,

    Edward Feser
    Provost and Executive Vice President

    OSU Corvallis students,

    Oregon State University will require all Corvallis students age 25 and under to be vaccinated for meningococcal B disease by Feb. 15, 2018.

    This new requirement results from yet another case this week of an undergraduate student with presumed meningococcal B disease. This is the sixth case of meningococcal disease involving an OSU student over the past year.

    We urge you to complete the required series of vaccinations for meningococcal B disease during winter break if you have not already done so. The meningococcal B vaccine requires at least two doses to be effective.

    While meningococcal disease is uncommon, it is a serious disease. In 10 to 15 percent of all cases, death may result, as was the case with a University of Oregon student in February 2015. In 20 percent of cases, hearing loss, mental impairment and limb loss can result.

    Those at risk include all students age 25 and younger. Students living in residence halls and in private cooperative group living units, or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university are at the highest risk.

    While on break, students can be vaccinated at OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy in Plageman Hall, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. These services are open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. over the winter break with limited service availability. Many other pharmacies and local healthcare providers have the meningococcal B vaccine available on request.

    Before seeking to be vaccinated, you are encouraged to contact your private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, it is important to mention that OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials. Students without insurance have options, including the Oregon Health Plan (541-766-2130), low-cost payment plans through the Benton County Health Department (541-766-6812), or if 18 years of age or younger, through Student Health Services.

    Recently enacted legislation requires Oregon’s private insurers to cover the cost of vaccines deemed necessary during an outbreak. You can find a summary of this policy under the Updates section of the Oregon Health Authority’s Meningococcal Information for College Communities web page. If you have challenges with obtaining coverage through your insurer, connect with patient advocates at 1-888-877-4894 or email cp.ins@oregon.gov. Regardless of your insurance status, it is essential that you immediately take the time to be vaccinated if you have not already done so.

    During this outbreak, health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms specific to this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting. If these symptoms develop, seek prompt medical evaluation. Be sure to mention your attendance at OSU and that there is currently an outbreak on the Corvallis campus.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://healthoregon.org/mening.

    Thank you for your ongoing attention to your health and ensuring that you have been fully vaccinated against meningococcal B disease.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    OSU Corvallis community members,

    Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) will host local law enforcement agencies and emergency medical service (EMS) providers for active shooter response training at Oregon State University on Dec. 19 and 20.

    The training will take place during daylight hours in and around Gill Coliseum and Reser Stadium and will include an increase in police, fire, and EMS presence with both vehicles and personnel. Great care was taken to choose a time, date and location for the training that will have the least amount of impact on the campus community as possible.

    To keep the exercise area safe, please do not interfere or approach the activity inside Gill Coliseum or Reser Stadium. Affected areas will be clearly marked to reduce unintentional entry into a training scenario.

    The simulated training will employ the use of non-lethal training ammunition known as simulated ammunition (SIMS). Under the guidance of trainers from the state of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety and Standards Training, local police officers and medics will use paintball-type weapons to create the most realistic scenario possible. Safety is our number one priority, and protocols to ensure this will be adhered to at all times.

    Please contact Lt. Eric Judah with the Oregon State Police OSU Area Command at 541-737-0474 with questions or concerns.

    Suzy Tannenbaum

    Director of Public Safety

    Mike Green

    Vice President of Finance and Administration

    To the Oregon State community,

    As we conclude 2017 and prepare to celebrate the holidays, I am deeply grateful — and thank each of you — for all we have achieved this year at Oregon State University. And I thank you for all that we have pledged to achieve going forward.

    We have launched OSU initiatives to improve access to an excellent and affordable higher education; achieve greater measures of success for all students; expand the contributions of our research in Oregon and globally; improve our academic excellence; and ensure a safe and fully inclusive and welcoming university community. We do this at our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, and in OSU facilities and programs in Newport, Portland and elsewhere.

    We do this at a remarkable time as we celebrate OSU150, the university’s 150th anniversary. And we plan to achieve even more in our next 150 years to serve the health, wellness and prosperity of all people, our planet and the economy.

    I also am mindful that we live in a very unsettled time in the United States and globally. Even so, Oregon State will remain a welcoming, supportive and inclusive community that is committed to the success of all people regardless of their race, gender, gender identity, religion, nation of origin, disability or economic circumstances.

    As we prepare for the New Year, I ask that each of us commit to listen to one another more compassionately, to share support for others as needed, and to contribute to a safe, inclusive and successful future for all members of the OSU community.

    I wish you a joyous holiday season and best wishes for the New Year.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President

    Hello,

    On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Oregon State received revised crime statistics from Central Oregon Community College where OSU-Cascades was co-located in 2016. As a result, according to U.S. Department of Education policy, we are required to provide employees and students an updated university-wide Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Below, you’ll find a link to this report with updated statistics on page 17 for OSU-Cascades. These statistics indicate that in all but one case, the actual numbers of crimes are lower than was previously reported.

    http://hr.oregonstate.edu/sites/hr.oregonstate.edu/files/compliance/clery/2017_clery_asfsr.pdf

    If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing, at 541-737-3808 or steve.clark@oregonstate.edu.

    Oregon State community members,

    We are pleased to announce that Oregon State University has taken important steps to ensure that all students and employees may voluntarily provide gender identity information as well as a preferred name for all university purposes.

    The creation of these options advance Oregon State’s commitment to equity and inclusion and align with the university’s obligations under Oregon Senate Bill 473. This legislation provides that public universities enable students and employees to provide certain demographic information on forms and allow the use of a preferred first name.

    The ability to provide a “name-in-use” for university purposes without having to complete a legal process removes barriers to inclusion in the classroom and workplace, among other benefits. Collection of gender identity information will allow the university to assess needs and tailor resources to improve services for students and employees with diverse gender identities.

    Designating a name-in-use and providing information about gender identity is optional. Students who wish to learn more about the process should visit the Office of the Registrar website. Employees should visit the Human Resources website.

    The Office of Institutional Diversity will hold information sessions to answer questions and help students and employees navigate these changes. These sessions will be announced during winter term.

    Additional questions may be directed to the Office of Institutional Diversity at diversity@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1063.

    Finally, I wish to thank members of the OSU Trans Task Force and the OSU Senate Bill 473 Task Force for their work on this important initiative.

    Best regards,

    Charlene Alexander
    Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

    29 November 2017

    To the Oregon State University community,

    I am writing to inform you that we have successfully completed negotiations to hire an OSU graduate and former star Beaver quarterback to serve as our next head football coach.

    Jonathan Smith is one of the most successful student-athletes in Oregon State history and has been a highly successful coach at the University of Washington, Boise State University, the University of Idaho and the University of Montana.

    He is a proven winner, but as important as that is in major collegiate athletics, Coach Smith will serve as a trusted leader and incredible role model for our student-athletes and others throughout the university community.

    Athletics Director Scott Barnes and I will introduce Coach Smith and his family to Beaver Nation at a news conference on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Valley Football Center. Attached is a news release on Coach Smith’s hiring.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President

    29 November 2017

    Oregon State University students,

    I am writing to update you on OSU’s efforts concerning federal tax reform being debated in Congress.

    Since President Ray’s communication on this matter on Nov. 16, university officials have continued to work with the Oregon federal delegation and national higher education partners to express our serious concerns with provisions in the House and Senate tax reform bills that would be harmful to our university community and OSU’s mission.

    Below is the status of and next steps involving tax reform legislation:

    • On November 16, the House passed H.R.1 -- the Tax Reform and Jobs Act.
    • On Tuesday, November 28, the Senate advanced its own version of tax reform legislation out of committee and the legislation now heads to the floor for debate and a vote by the full Senate.
    • Senate GOP members will work this week to make further changes to the tax bill in an effort to have 50 or more votes in support of the legislation.
    • Oregon’s Senators Wyden and Merkley, who are both Democrats, have already signaled their opposition to the Senate GOP’s legislation.
    • If the legislation passes the Senate, GOP leaders from the Senate and House will work to agree on compromise legislation that could pass both chambers.
    • Congressional GOP leaders have expressed their intent to pass final tax reform before the end of the year -- and likely before Congress leaves for its holiday break.

    Oregon State University remains opposed to many provisions included in the tax reform legislation moving through Congress (please see the attached chart).

    Of particular concern are harmful changes proposed in the House legislation to alter student and family tax code provisions that we believe help individuals and families save and pay for college. The proposed changes include repealing the Lifetime Learning Credit and the Student Loan Interest Deduction, and taxing as income the tuition reductions and remissions we provide to graduate students. At this point, the Senate’s proposal does not include these provisions. Oregon State is urging the Senate to remain firm and keep these alterations out of any tax reform legislation that moves forward.

    In the days and weeks ahead, we will continue to update you on the status of the tax reform legislation.

    In the meantime, you may wish to contact members of the Oregon Congressional delegation to communicate your personal opinions. Contact information for offices of the Oregon federal delegation is available on OSU’s Office of Government Relations website.

    If you have additional questions, please contact Gabrielle Serra, OSU’s director of federal relations at Gabrielle.Serra@oregonstate.edu, who will assist you.

    Sincerely,

    Edward Feser
    Provost and Executive Vice President

    November 29, 2017

    To the OSU Community:

    Last month, Ballot Measure 101 qualified for a special statewide election to be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. We hope that each and every one of you will participate in the democratic process and exercise your right to vote. In order to vote in this special election you must register by Tuesday, January 2nd. Because the deadline falls over the winter break, we are notifying you now in order to ensure you take the necessary steps to enable your participation in this election.

    Measure 101 Ballot Title: Approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums. Temporary assessments on insurance companies, some hospitals, and other providers of insurance or health care coverage. Insurers may not increase rates on health insurance premiums by more than 1.5 percent as a result of these assessments.

    If you have moved since the last election or have changed your signature, you must re-register using your current address to ensure your ballot will reach you. It is not legal for anyone, including the post office, to forward your ballot.

    Voter registration cards are available from the Associated Students of Oregon State University in the Student Experience Center (SEC) Room 250 and at the Memorial Union express stop. They are also available at the Associated Student of Cascades Campus Office at OSU-Cascades, Room 107 Tykeson Hall. You may also register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State website: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/my-vote.aspx

    Students may register to vote using a university address or a permanent home address. If you choose to register to vote at home but would like your ballot sent to your school address, you will need to apply for an absentee ballot.

    If your physical address differs from your mailing address you will need to ensure that both addresses are included in your registration. This includes students who live in a residence hall.

    You can check on the status of your registration here: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/my-vote.aspx.

    Please take the time to register to vote – and once registered, please participate in the election. If you have questions or need information about voter registration:

    Benton County Elections Department:
    (541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

    Deschutes County Elections Department:
    (541) 388-6547, https://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

    Lincoln County Elections Department:
    (541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

    For all other county elections offices in Oregon: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University

    Bob Mason, President
    Faculty Senate

    Simon Brundage, President
    Associated Students of Oregon State University

    Jordyn Langliers, President
    Associated Students of Cascades Campus

    Leonora Rianda, President
    SEIU Local 083

    Clint Mattox, President
    Coalition of Graduate Employees

    FREE PIZZA and Feedback Listening Session

    Students! We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think of starting in the middle of the week for fall term. We’ll treat you to pizza and listen to your thoughts on our FALL TERM START DATE.

    Come to SEC Student Involvement Lounge on November 28th from 5-6. Let us know you are coming by going to http://bit.ly/falltermfreepizza

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    WINTER CELEBRATION

    Hosted by President Edward J. Ray

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

    9 to 11 a.m.
    Memorial Union Lounge

    OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break for treats and gourmet beverages.

    Please join President Ray in celebration and conversation.

    Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-4717 or events@oregonstate.edu.

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    November 27, 2017

    To the Oregon State University community,

    I am writing to share my decisions following the review of five building names on OSU’s Corvallis campus. These buildings are Arnold Dining Center, Avery Lodge, Benton Hall, Benton Annex and Gill Coliseum.

    The names of all buildings and places play a very important role in our university. They speak to the 149-year history of OSU, the university’s values and mission, and our efforts to create an inclusive community for all. Names also recognize and honor the positive contributions of those associated with Oregon State University.

    Over the past two years, hundreds of students and OSU employees, community stakeholders and alumni have participated in numerous meetings about these buildings. Hundreds more contributed their thoughts by e-mail, in phone calls, letters, and on a website comment form created for this building name review. The university conducted scholarly research on each of these buildings and, where possible, interviewed more than a dozen individuals who personally knew these buildings’ namesakes. The scholars’ research resulted in four reports totaling more than 50 pages and a 27-page qualitative analysis of the input received on the website comment form and at six community meetings.

    A description of this process, our renaming criteria, and the naming policy of the university, along with the research on these buildings and their namesakes, are available on the OSU Building and Place Name website.

    I appreciate and I am pleased to note that the process of reconciling the histories of these buildings has embodied the spirit and purpose of this university. OSU is a community where learning, discovery, listening, discussion — and even debate — is respected and encouraged. After all, this is why students, faculty and staff are here: to learn, discuss and use facts and discovery to advance lives, careers, community, society and the world.

    While not everyone will agree with the outcomes, I believe this process is proof that at Oregon State University, we productively and positively take on tough issues and collaborate.

    GOING FORWARD:

    This process of evaluating the history of five buildings and their namesakes was not entirely about building names. Nor was it an isolated undertaking. This review occurs at a very important time in our university’s history — the celebration of OSU150: Oregon State’s 150th anniversary as Oregon’s statewide university. OSU150 began in August and runs through October 2018. It represents a rare opportunity to take stock of OSU’s past and present, to celebrate what is good and to reconcile with our past in order to improve. It is also an opportunity to determine how OSU will serve Oregon, the nation and the world as a 21st century land grant university.

    In all of this, I am mindful that we must acknowledge our past, avoid hypocrisy and recognize the history of those who established this extraordinary university. In some cases, we will need to reconcile aspects of our past which were not acceptable or that treated some people unfairly or discriminated against them due to their differences, such as race. Like the review of these building names, OSU150 will inform and illuminate that history, not eliminate it, nor celebrate all aspects of it.

    By exploring our past, we will recognize that everything and everyone who preceded us, helped get us to who and where we are today. This knowledge will guide us to improve. And in doing so, reconcile past injustices and provide for greater future inclusivity and success for all — regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, religion, nation of origin, disability or economic circumstances.

    This winter, we will begin developing public educational materials that will be placed in each of the five buildings under consideration. As well, OSU will undertake research on the history of all university buildings. Over time, these histories will be documented, and prominently displayed within each respective building, on the university website and within a mobile app. Furthermore, upon the conclusion of OSU150, elements of a major OSU history exhibit to be held in 2018 at the Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland will be relocated and permanently displayed at our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, and in major Oregon State centers in Newport, Portland and elsewhere. Such a transparent recognition of Oregon State University’s history is essential to our growth as a community committed to success for all people.

    MY DECISIONS:

    The review of these five building names was completed last week as I received recommendations regarding each of these buildings from OSU’s Architectural Naming Committee. Earlier this month, I met with members of the Building and Place Name Evaluation Work Group regarding their assessment of these buildings’ names and received advice on whether any names should be changed.

    I thank these committees, the Building and Place Name Leadership Committee, the scholars who did impressive research, and all who participated in this evaluation process and shared their views. While this process took two years, concern over some of these buildings names has been longstanding. In conducting this review so thoroughly, OSU stakeholders and leaders from among our students, faculty and staff have created a process, naming policy and renaming criteria that will well serve OSU long into the future. I am happy to see that renaming procedures going forward require presentation of substantive evidence for initial review before a public process is undertaken. While we must be open to examining our history, going forward, it is essential that detailed evidence is first gathered and shared with the Architectural Naming Committee.

    Based upon the facts gathered, as well as the recommendations and input that I have received, I have decided to retain the names of Gill Coliseum and Arnold Dining Center, and to instruct the Architectural Naming Committee to gather input from the OSU community and stakeholders in winter 2018 and recommend to me:

    • A new name for Avery Lodge;
    • A new name for Benton Hall that appropriately recognizes the many contributions of Benton County community residents to create the college in the 1860’s and 70’s and particularly the fundraising in the 1885-87 period to build what is now Benton Hall; and
    • A new name for Benton Annex that appropriately recognizes the building as home to the Women’s Center — one of OSU’s valued student cultural resource centers.

    AVERY LODGE:

    The preponderance of evidence gathered by the scholar’s report and this naming review process — and shared by other historians in the past — indicates that Joseph C. Avery’s views and political engagement in the 1850’s to advance slavery in Oregon are inconsistent with Oregon State’s values. At the time, he was linked to the Occidental Messenger, a pro-slavery, Corvallis-based publication. I recognize that Joseph C. Avery made important contributions in the early days to help establish Corvallis College, which became what is now OSU. I also am mindful that over the past decades, other members of the Avery family have contributed to OSU and I thank them for their support of the university. However, it is my decision that going forward, OSU will no longer recognize Joseph C. Avery’s legacy with the name of a university building.

    ARNOLD DINING CENTER:

    It is clear from the scholar’s report and naming review process that Benjamin Lee Arnold, president of Corvallis College and Oregon Agricultural College from 1872-1892, was born into a Virginia family that owned slaves and benefitted from slavery. Benjamin Lee Arnold did not own slaves himself. It is also true that as a college student, he spent time studying slavery as an economic system. He also served within the Confederate Army — although it appears that he was frequently ill during the Civil War and details of his service are unclear. As president of Corvallis College, he led the institution to stability during a very difficult, formative time. He served as an administrator, taught classes, and contributed to fundraising so that the college could maintain its land grant status under the Morrill Act. It is not clear whether Arnold privately or publicly held or espoused discriminatory views; however, his contributions to the institution are evident and notable. As president, the college grew and women students and faculty were welcomed, nearly a century before Ivy League schools enrolled women. The college admitted and graduated its first Native American students during this time, as well. When the college changed from a church-related school to a public college in the mid-1880s, the new oversight board retained President Arnold in his position. It is my judgment that the preponderance of evidence supports retaining the name of Arnold Dining Center.

    BENTON HALL:

    The university sought to honor the residents of Benton County in 1947 by naming OSU’s first building, Benton Hall. History shows that members of the community remarkably raised a significant amount of funds for the construction of the building in January 1887. This same community has since supported the university and its mission. In contrast, according to the scholar’s report and naming review process, the name of this building does not seek to honor former Missouri U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, who in the 1820’s through the 1850’s, was a national architect of westward expansion and promoter of Manifest Destiny, and for whom Benton County is named. During that era, Benton supported federal legislation to remove Native Americans from their tribal lands and, while he was opposed to extending slavery into western states, he was not in favor of abolishing slavery elsewhere. The current name of the building does not make this distinction clear. It is my judgment that the name of Benton Hall should be changed to a name that honors the contributions of community and county residents who believed in and invested in higher education early on. Thanks to their initial leadership and contributions, Oregon State University has endured and pursued its mission.

    BENTON ANNEX:

    I find that the 1972 naming of this building and its connection to Benton Hall lacks an explanation. While the building has been an important part of the university since 1882, its current role serving as the OSU Women’s Center was not determined until 1973. Going forward, this building should have a new name that recognizes the important role that this center contributes to Oregon State.

    GILL COLISEUM:

    It is my decision that this athletics center will continue to be named in honor of Amory T. “Slats” Gill, who served from 1928-64 as Oregon State’s basketball coach and eventually as athletic director. I find that the scholars’ report and naming review process offers no evidence that Gill deliberately sought to keep the Oregon State men’s basketball team from becoming integrated. I also find no evidence that he held or expressed discriminatory views about African-Americans. It appears Gill was a product of his time regarding the style of play of his teams, which he perfected. He coached at Oregon State during an era in which few African-Americans attended this institution, and those who did faced frequent discrimination. This was a troubled era in the university’s history, but I do not find that Gill supported such a lack of inclusivity. In fact, the historical review indicates he tried unsuccessfully to recruit several African-American student-athletes. While a tough taskmaster for all of his players, Gill also was active in the Corvallis community, serving on the school board and helping lead community and university organizations.

    NEXT STEPS:

    In making these decisions, I call upon the Architectural Naming Committee beginning in winter 2018 to:

    • Undertake a process that engages the overall Oregon State University community to consider and to recommend to me new names for these three buildings;
    • Develop and share with the OSU community, public education information about the history of the five buildings and their namesakes reviewed;
    • Lead the university in gathering and documenting the history of all OSU buildings and their namesakes; and
    • Create website information, mobile app information and permanent history displays for all university buildings.

    Through these efforts, OSU150 and other university initiatives — such as Vision 2030 and OSU’s update of its strategic plan — we will inform all about Oregon State University’s history, values and mission. We will recognize the positive contributions of those associated with Oregon State. We will celebrate what is good and reconcile what must be improved, and in doing so, help engage the broader OSU community and its stakeholders in the university’s efforts to create inclusivity for all.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President

    OSU Corvallis students,

    We are urgently writing to inform you that yet another undergraduate student attending Oregon State University in Corvallis is being treated for meningococcal disease. This is the fifth OSU student to be treated for meningococcal disease in the past year.

    It is important that you are aware of this latest case.

    If you have not done so, we urge you immediately to be vaccinated for meningococcal B disease, which requires at least two doses to be effective. If you have started a vaccine series it is important that you compete the series in the requisite timeframe.

    Please be aware that while meningococcal disease is uncommon, it is a serious disease. In 10 to 15 percent of all cases, death may result, as was the case with a University of Oregon student in February 2015. In 20 percent of cases, hearing loss, mental impairment and limb loss can result. Those at highest risk include students age 25 and younger who live in residence halls and in private cooperative group living units, or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university.

    While extremely serious, meningococcal disease is not highly contagious and is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact.

    Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms specific to this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting. If these symptoms develop, seek prompt medical evaluation.

    The best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination.

    OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy continue to provide students meningococcal B vaccines in Plageman Hall, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine available on request.

    Before seeking to be vaccinated, students (or their family members) are encouraged to contact their private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, it is important to mention that OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials.

    For those receiving vaccines, SHS will bill students’ insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan.

    Vaccines for domestic and international students on OSU’s two sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or Pacific Source) will be fully covered.

    Many private insurance plans cover the cost of the Meningococcal B vaccine, and SHS is working to ensure as many insurance plans as possible cover the vaccine when given at OSU. SHS will assist international students and others who have plans that do not cover the vaccine if provided at OSU to receive a vaccine at an alternate location. Students 18 or younger without insurance can receive the vaccination through benefits provided by the Oregon Health Plan.

    Regardless of your insurance status, it is essential that students immediately take the time to be vaccinated.

    Oregon State requires incoming students under the age of 22 to have the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MCV4), which covers multiple strains of the disease but not the B strain. Starting this fall, the university also began requiring incoming students age 25 and under to receive the meningococcal B vaccine series due to three confirmed cases on campus during the last academic year.

    For questions about insurance coverage, please contact the SHS Billing Office at 541-737-8370. Please be sure to bring insurance information to SHS or the OSU pharmacy.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease http://healthoregon.org/mening.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Listening Session

    Students! We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think of starting in the middle of the week for fall term. We’ll treat you to pizza and listen to your thoughts on our FALL TERM START DATE.

    Come to SEC Student Involvement Lounge on November 28th from 5-6. Let us know you are coming by going to http://bit.ly/falltermfreepizza

    OR Scan this QR Code:

    5 P.M.

    SEC Student Involvement Lounge

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    November 21, 2017

    Members of the university community,

    I am pleased to announce that Oregon State University will build on its land grant mission and long-standing service to the Portland region from a new location – the second floor of the historic Meier & Frank Building in downtown Portland.

    The university signed a lease Monday to occupy the entire 39,509 square-foot second floor space beginning Aug. 1, 2018.

    Serving the Portland region is part of OSU’s 149-year mission as Oregon’s statewide university. Our work in Portland complements Oregon State’s teaching, research, and outreach and engagement mission, the work we do at our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, and major OSU initiatives, such as the Marine Studies Initiative along Oregon’s coast and globally.

    The university’s new central location across from Pioneer Courthouse Square will build on many existing Oregon State programs and activities in Portland, including:

    • The Food Innovation Center in the Pearl District;
    • College of Pharmacy teaching and research in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in the South Waterfront district;
    • OSU Extension programs and offices throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties;
    • College of Business MBA hybrid programs in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building;
    • Numerous education and research partnerships with Portland State University and OHSU;
    • College of Veterinary Medicine collaboration with the Oregon Humane Society; and
    • Numerous partnerships with Portland State University, OHSU, regional community colleges, local school districts, non-profit organizations and private industry.

    Oregon State’s new offices will serve some existing Portland-based operations of the university, the OSU Extension Service, the OSU Foundation, the OSU Alumni Association and OSU Athletics. As well, this new location will include the OSU Advantage – the university’s private industry partnership and commercialization initiative – as well as some classrooms and meeting spaces.

    Please join me and other OSU colleagues as we work even more fully with partners in education, industry and the community to serve unmet learner, economic and community needs throughout the Portland region.

    Sincerely,

    Edward Ray
    President

    Oregon State University Corvallis students,

    This is a reminder that OSU Student Health Services will host a second immunization clinic for students tomorrow. These clinics are partly in response to an undergraduate OSU student in Corvallis being diagnosed with Meningococcal B disease.

    The best way to prevent Meningococcal B and other diseases is by vaccination. Please see clinic details below:

    Immunization Clinic
    Tuesday, Nov. 21
    Plageman Building—3rd floor
    108 S.W. Memorial Place
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Immunizations Offered: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chickenpox), Hepatitis, Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap), Meningococcal (MCV4) and Meningococcal B

    Additionally, OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy continue to provide students Meningococcal B and other required vaccines in the Plageman Building during regular office hours. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine on request.

    Important Insurance Information

    Before attending the vaccination clinics, students (or their family members) are encouraged to contact their private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, it is important to mention that the OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials.

    SHS will bill students’ insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan. Out-of-network restrictions may apply. Vaccines for domestic and international students on OSU’s two sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or Pacific Source) will be fully covered.

    Many private insurance plans will cover the Meningococcal B vaccine, and SHS is working to ensure as many insurance plans as possible cover the vaccine when given at OSU. SHS will assist international students and others who have plans that do not cover the vaccine if provided at OSU to receive a vaccine at an alternate location. Students 18 or younger without insurance can receive the vaccination through benefits provided by the Oregon Health Plan.

    Regardless of your insurance status, it is important that you take the time to be vaccinated.

    Oregon State requires incoming students under the age of 22 to have the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MCV4), which covers multiple strains of the disease but not the B strain. Starting this fall, the university also began requiring incoming students age 25 and under to receive the Meningococcal B vaccine series due to three confirmed cases on campus during the last academic year.

    For questions about insurance coverage, please contact the SHS Billing Office at 541-737-8370. SHS staff will be at the vaccine clinics to assist with insurance questions as well. Students should be sure to bring insurance information to the clinic.

    Please be aware that if you are experiencing high fever with nausea, a rash, headache or stiff neck, we ask that you immediately visit SHS, your primary care physician, a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease http://healthoregon.org/mening.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

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    November 16, 2017

    Members of the OSU community,

    Many Oregon State graduate students, faculty, employees and administrators have serious concerns regarding tax reform legislation that Congress is presently considering.

    I want to let you know that the university is tracking the legislation carefully, engaging with national higher education colleagues on advocacy, and communicating directly with members of the Oregon federal delegation on the university’s priorities and concerns. We are steadfastly working to represent the interests of our community before Congress.

    There is a lot at stake in this proposed legislation, which offers the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. Some proposed changes could affect members of the OSU community’s individual or household financial interests, the cost of pursuing or paying for one’s higher education, and the cost of administering and operating a public research university like OSU. For your awareness, attached is a chart that provides a brief overview of key provisions that OSU is concerned about in the tax legislation being considered by the House and Senate.

    Congressional leaders are working quickly to advance legislation and intend to have a bill enacted by the end of December. Yet, there are opportunities for changes before any legislation is final and OSU will advocate for our community at each step in the process.

    Every taxpayer has a stake in tax reform legislation. If you are interested in more information, here are several non-partisan resources:

    • House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Summary
    • House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Section by Section
    • Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Summary
    • American Council on Education Website with background on what’s important to students, families and university employees

    You may wish to contact members of the Oregon Congressional delegation to communicate your personal concerns or interests regarding tax reform. Contact information for offices of the Oregon federal delegation is available on OSU’s Office of Government Relations website.

    Over the next few weeks, we will provide updates as additional information is available. If you have additional questions about the legislation — or would like to learn how to engage —please contact Gabrielle Serra, OSU’s director of federal relations at Gabrielle.Serra@oregonstate.edu

    Sincerely,

    Edward Ray
    President

    A big thank you to everyone who has completed the Transportation Survey so far. If you take classes at the OSU Corvallis campus and you have not yet completed the survey, we want to hear from you!

    Complete the OSU Transportation Survey by Friday, November 17.

    Every year, Oregon State University conducts a brief, anonymous online transportation survey to all students and employees about your typical daily trips to and from campus. Your input helps the University to better serve your transportation needs.

    The survey will take less than five minutes to complete.

    Click here to begin the survey

    For questions, please contact Transportation Services at 541-737-4037 or transportation@oregonstate.edu.

    Thank you,

    Meredith Williams
    Director
    Transportation Services
    Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR 97331 | 541-737-0673
    http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/

    Students of Oregon State University,

    It’s that time of year! Candidate informational sessions for the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) have begun.

    If you are interested in running for an elected position within ASOSU, your student government on campus, be sure to come to one of these mandatory meetings. The positions that are available include: President/Vice President, Speaker of the House, member of the House of Representatives, Senator, and Student Fee Committee Chair/Members at Large. If you do not know much about ASOSU but this peaks your interest even a little bit, I highly encourage you to come and find out more. Elections are truly a great opportunity for all and are used to showcase issues that students find most important on our campus and within the local community.

    For a full schedule of info sessions check out: asosu.oregonstate.edu/elections

    Please feel free to direct any questions to Radhika Shah at asosuvp@oregonstate.edu

    Have a great week 8!

    Regards,

    Radhika Shah
    ASOSU Vice President
    Chief Elections Officer

    OSU e-mail account holders are receiving a higher than average number of phishing emails, some of which appear very convincing. These e-mails may use the OSU logo, names of university officials or programs. We are sending this notice to urge everyone to be extra cautious and to avoid clicking on links or opening attachments included in an e-mail without first verifying the e-mail is legitimate.

    A few tips will help you stay safe:

    • If the e-mail is from an OSU Department, call the department to verify, or type the url into your browser rather than clicking on the link in the e-mail.
    • Hover your mouse over a link to see if it looks suspicious. When you hover, it will show you the actual location of the website. Be especially cautious to look for links that might look like oregonstate.edu but are not. For example, oregonstate.edu.novus.br/email_reset/ might look official at a glance, but will take you to a completely different website.
    • If you receive a shipping notice for something you didn’t order, it’s fake. Even be cautious if you did order something!

    If you have clicked on a link or attachment in an e-mail and have any concerns, please contact your IT support team. If you are a student, the IS Service Desk can help. You can reach them by calling 541-737-8787 or in person at Milne Computing Center room 201.

    If you think you have received a phishing e-mail, please forward the e-mail as an attachment to phishing@oregonstate.edu. This will help us protect others who may have received it.

    Dave Nevin
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Information Services—Office of Information Security | Oregon State University
    A008 Kerr Admin Bldg | Corvallis, OR 97331

    Oregon State University Corvallis students,

    This is a reminder that Student Health Services will host two immunization clinics for students this month. These clinics are in response to an OSU undergraduate student in Corvallis being diagnosed with Meningococcal B disease.

    The best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. Please see clinic details below:

    Meningococcal B Immunization Clinic
    Wednesday, Nov. 8
    Memorial Union Multi-Purpose Room 13
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Immunizations Offered: Meningococcal B

    Immunization Clinic
    Tuesday, Nov. 21
    Memorial Union Journey Room 104
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Immunizations Offered: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chickenpox), Hepatitis, Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap), Meningococcal (MCV4) and Meningococcal B

    Additionally, OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy continue to provide students meningococcal B vaccines in the Plageman Building, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine on request.

    Important Insurance Information

    Before attending the vaccination clinics, students (or their family members) are encouraged to contact their private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, it is important to mention that OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials.

    SHS will bill students’ insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan. Out-of-network restrictions may apply. Vaccines for domestic and international students on OSU’s two sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or Pacific Source) will be fully covered.

    Many private insurance plans will cover the Meningococcal B vaccine, and SHS is working to ensure as many insurance plans as possible cover the vaccine when given at OSU. SHS will assist international students and others who have plans that do not cover the vaccine if provided at OSU to receive a vaccine at an alternate location. Students 18 or younger without insurance can receive the vaccination through benefits provided by the Oregon Health Plan.

    Regardless of your insurance status, it is important that you take the time to be vaccinated.

    Oregon State requires incoming students under the age of 22 to have the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MCV4), which covers multiple strains of the disease but not the B strain. Starting this fall, the university also began requiring incoming students age 25 and under to receive the Meningococcal B vaccine series due to three confirmed cases on campus during the last academic year

    For questions about insurance coverage, please contact the SHS Billing Office at 541-737-8370. SHS staff will be at the vaccine clinics to assist with insurance questions as well. Students should be sure to bring insurance information to the clinic.

    Please be aware that if you experience a high fever with nausea, a rash, headache or stiff neck, we ask that you immediately visit SHS, your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://healthoregon.org/mening.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    OSU Corvallis students,

    You may be aware that an undergraduate student attending Oregon State University in Corvallis is being treated for meningococcal disease. We are writing to inform you that lab testing indicates that this infection is the B strain of meningococcal disease – the same type that infected three students on the Corvallis campus during the last academic year. At present, there is only one reported case this academic year.

    Please be aware that meningococcal disease is uncommon, but it is a serious disease. Those at highest risk include students age 25 and younger who live in residence halls and in private cooperative group living units, or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university.

    Meningococcal disease is not highly contagious and is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact.

    Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms specific to this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, exhaustion, nausea or vomiting. If these symptoms develop, seek prompt medical evaluation.

    The best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. To promote good public health, the university will have two immunization clinics for students this month for meningitis as well as other vaccines:

    Meningococcal B Immunization Clinic
    Wednesday, Nov. 8
    MU Multi-Purpose Room 13
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Immunizations Offered: Meningococcal (MCV4) and Meningococcal B

    Immunization Clinic
    Tuesday, Nov. 21
    MU Journey Room 104
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Immunizations Offered: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chickenpox), Hepatitis, Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap), Meningococcal (MCV4) and Meningococcal B.

    Additionally, OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Student Health Pharmacy continue to provide students meningococcal B vaccines in Plageman Hall, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine available on request.

    SHS staff will be available to at the clinics to answer questions about individual vaccine needs as well as insurance coverage.

    Important Insurance Information
    Before attending the vaccination clinics, students (or their family members) are encouraged to contact their private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with an insurance representative, it is important to mention that OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials.

    For those receiving vaccines, SHS will bill students’ insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan. Vaccines for domestic and international students on OSU’s two sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or Pacific Source) will be fully covered.

    Many private insurance plans cover the cost of the Meningococcal B vaccine, and SHS is working to ensure as many insurance plans as possible cover the vaccine when given at OSU. SHS will assist international students and others who have plans that do not cover the vaccine if provided at OSU to receive a vaccine at an alternate location. Students 18 or younger without insurance can receive the vaccination through benefits provided by the Oregon Health Plan.

    Regardless of your insurance status, it is important that students take the time to be vaccinated.

    Oregon State requires incoming students under the age of 22 to have the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MCV4), which covers multiple strains of the disease but not the B strain. Starting this fall, the university also began requiring incoming students age 25 and under to receive the meningococcal B vaccine series due to three confirmed cases on campus during the last academic year.

    For questions about insurance coverage, please contact the SHS Billing Office at 541-737-8370. SHS staff will be at the vaccine clinics to assist with insurance questions as well. Please be sure to bring insurance information to the clinic.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease http://healthoregon.org/mening.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    OSU Corvallis students, faculty and staff,

    We are writing to inform you that an undergraduate student attending Oregon State University in Corvallis is being treated for meningococcal disease. Testing to determine the disease strain is underway and is expected to be completed early next week. At present, there is only one reported case.

    Please be aware that meningococcal disease is uncommon, but it is a serious disease. Meningococcal disease is not highly contagious and is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact. Individuals who have spent at least four hours cumulatively in close, face-to-face association with a person suffering from meningococcal disease within seven days before the illness started are at risk of catching the disease.

    Those at highest risk include students age 25 and younger who live in on-campus housing or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university. Starting this fall, the university began requiring incoming students age 25 and under to receive the meningococcal B vaccine series. OSU Student Health Services and the Student Health Pharmacy continue to provide students meningococcal B vaccines through on-campus clinics or within the Student Health Service clinics. Many other health care providers in the community have the meningococcal B vaccine on request.

    Since this illness was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Benton County Health Department staff have sought to identify everyone who was in close contact with this infected person and, if necessary, get them treated to prevent them from becoming ill. The health department continues to conduct surveillance, follow up with possible contacts and ensure that such persons receive preventive antibiotic treatment.

    Others on campus are not at immediate risk, but given that three cases of B strain meningococcal disease were reported among students during the last academic year, OSU students are still considered to be at somewhat elevated risk. For this reason, all OSU Corvallis campus undergraduate students 25 years of age and under are advised to be vaccinated against B strain meningococcal disease.

    Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms characteristic of this disease: high fever, a rash, headache, stiff neck, nausea, and vomiting.

    If you are experiencing these symptoms, please immediately visit your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room. OSU students experiencing these symptoms should visit OSU Student Health Services in Plageman Hall, which is located at 108 S.W. Memorial Place.

    Even before the recent cases, Oregon State University required incoming students under the age of 22 to have the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine, which covers multiple strains of the disease — but not the B strain.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease http://healthoregon.org/mening

    Sincerely,

    Mike Green
    Vice President
    Finance and Administration

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Beavers and Roadrunners:

    We would like to take this time to emphasis the campus community commitments to ensuring the safety of students throughout Corvallis and Albany. Halloween is a time where people can express themselves and enjoy a night (or a few) out and about with their friends. However, it is not the time nor the place to participate in unsafe behavior. As we know, the influx of students on our campuses perpetuates larger parties, and can be quite difficult to control at times. Please make sure that you know who is coming in and out of your homes, and you are looking out for each other. As a part of Beaver Nation, it is your job to ensure a feeling of safety at our University. This can even look like simply asking those around you if they are alright.

    You should: have a plan, know how to get help, and party safely. There are resources on campus that you can go to in case of emergency, or even afterwards. Below are some numbers that are useful to keep in your phone, should you need them.

    SARC- Survivor Advocacy Resource Center (541-737-2030)

    CARDV- Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (541-758-0219)

    OSP- Oregon State Police (541-737-3010)

    DPS- Department of Public Safety (541-737-7000)

    Emergency Services (911)

    Familiarize yourself with the Oregon Amnesty Law and understand that you are able to call emergency response when in the need of medical support. It protects you and the person in need, without getting a Minor in Possession (MIP). This is a time to look out for our surrounding communities and to take care of each other. But, also know that just because you aren't at your home campus does not mean that violations won't follow.

    Oregon State Police and the Corvallis Police Department will be close to doubling their presence during this weekend as we tend to see an influx in student consumption of alcohol. Remember that the legal drinking age is 21 and that it is illegal to provide alcohol to minors. These laws will be heavily enforced in surrounding areas, so it is your duty to ensure the safety of each other. Don't forget the signs of alcohol poisoning- shallow breathing, unresponsiveness, cold or clammy skin, vomiting, pale or bluish color.

    Lastly, our campuses are always committed to being active bystanders in order to prevent sexual violence. Alcohol is the number one substance used to facilitate sexual assault, something that is not tolerated on our campus. As students, it is your job to actively intervene in potentially harmful situations. Especially when students are off campus and visiting other places, it is essential that we are looking out for one another no matter where we are. Visit Student Health Services for more information.

    With that being said, thank you for joining us in our commitment to make this Halloween weekend experience safer and more fun for all. We hope you enjoy your holidays in a safe and healthy way.

    Regards,

    Radhika Shah
    ASOSU Vice President

    Brian Ixtlahuac
    LBCC Student Leadership Council President

    OSU students,

    You already know what’s about to happen: Beaver Nation is gearing up for Oregon State to host Stanford University in a nationally televised football game at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.

    And no surprise, that day may bring traffic congestion and parking challenges as 40,000 fans and OSU faculty, staff and students gather on campus.

    As a member of Beaver Nation, you can make a difference by altering how you travel to and from campus on Oct. 26. And, at the same time, minimize hassle. While we are all Beaver fans, we recognize our first priority is safety; followed by ensuring successful academic, research and university business operations; and then, showcasing Oregon State and OSU athletics.

    Here are a few things to know and options for commuting to campus on Oct. 26:

    • Parking flexibility. On Oct. 26, OSU commuter parking permit holders can park in any commuter zone (Zones A, B, C and D) on campus. However, cars belonging to students in the orange lots on the linked map must be removed by 1 p.m. that day.
    • Instead of parking on campus that day, use the free parking lot at the Benton County Fairgrounds and travel back and forth to campus in a courtesy shuttle. The shuttle will run from 4:30 a.m. through three hours after the game ends.
    • Campus residents with parking permits will have uninterrupted access to R Zone lots throughout the day and night on Oct. 26.
    • OSU Beaver Bus shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26.
    • Public transit. We encourage students to use local transit to travel to and from campus. For details about routes and times of service, please see the Corvallis Transit System website.
    • Walk, bike or carpool to campus.
    • Local taxis and ridesharing services provide other transportation options.

    Let’s all do our part to help minimize game-day traffic and parking difficulties on Oct. 26. And with Halloween festivities beginning that weekend as well, please remember to stay safe and celebrate responsibly. Visit the Halloween at OSU website for tips and tricks to celebrate safely.

    Go Beavs!

    Steve Clark
    Vice President
    University Relations and Marketing

    October 9, 2017

    Oregon State University community members,

    I am writing to inform you that Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced today that OSU and head football coach Gary Andersen have agreed to mutually part, effective immediately.

    A news release on this announcement is attached.

    In the interim, Scott Barnes has appointed current Beaver assistant coach Cory Hall to lead the football program for the remainder of this season.

    The university will undertake a national search to appoint a head coach for the 2018 season, and will utilize a search firm to identify and review candidates. I along with Scott Barnes will ultimately decide who will coach the Beavers.

    I appreciate Gary Andersen’s contributions and achievements on behalf of OSU football, our student-athletes and the university.

    I wish Gary, his wife Stacey, and their family every happiness.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Oregon State University is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive campus free of all violence, harassment and discrimination.

    The university’s values and procedures remain unchanged following Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Education has replaced prior federal Title IX gender equity directives with new interim guidance. This new guidance does not mandate changes to OSU’s current standards of evidence or enforcement procedures. Meanwhile, OSU will continue to monitor any changes to federal regulations that may apply and provide updates as they become available.

    Even before changes in federal directives were proposed earlier in the summer, the university was moving to update its own Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Policy to enhance the university’s ability to stop, prevent recurrence, and remedy the impacts of sexual misconduct and discrimination. This policy, which is applicable to all members of the university community, replaces previous university Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence policies and became effective Sept. 15. The policy also implements a revised Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Investigation and Resolution Process for matters involving students.

    Additional information on the new policy and process, and resources for affected students and employees, can be found at http://eoa.oregonstate.edu/sexual-misconduct-resources-and-information.

    The university requires all responsible employees to report sexual misconduct, and strongly encourages all students or other community members to report such conduct, as well. For more information about how to report a matter, contact EOA.

    As the new academic year begins, EOA staff members are here as a resource to provide guidance and support. You can contact the office at eoa@oregonstate.edu or by calling (541) 737-3556. The Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Policy is available on this web page and the associated resolution process for students is available here.

    Please join with us to do everything in our power to ensure that Oregon State University is an inclusive and safe community that supports equal opportunity for education and the opportunity for all to succeed.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Green
    Interim Vice President
    Finance and Administration
    Michael.Green@oregonstate.edu

    Kim D. Kirkland, Ed.D.
    Executive Director & Title IX Coordinator
    Equal Opportunity and Access
    Kim.Kirkland@oregonstate.edu

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Dan.Larson@oregonstate.edu

    Carol Millie
    Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards
    Carol.Millie@oregonstate.edu

    Hello, Students!

    As a new school year begins, we remind you of your rights protected under FERPA.

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Public Law 93-380), as amended, Oregon Revised Statutes 351.065, and Oregon Administrative Rule 580-013-0005 of the State Board of Higher Education afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

    1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the university receives a request for access.

      Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The university official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the university official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

    2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education record that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.

      Students should write the university official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

      If the university decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the university will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

    3. The right to consent to disclosures of the personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational record, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

      One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including health staff and members of the Law Enforcement Unit); a person or company with whom the university has contracted; a person or company acting as consultant or volunteer for the university; a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

      A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill their professional responsibility.

    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Oregon State University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

    The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
    Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202-5920
    1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
    Website: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html

    Directory information (as of May 2014): Oregon State University will provide the following "directory" information to all inquiries without students’ written consent:

    • student’s name
    • current mailing address and telephone number
    • current OSU ONID email address
    • campus office address
    • class standing (e.g., freshman, sophomore, etc.)
    • student level (undergraduate, graduate, etc.)
    • college
    • major field of study
    • honors
    • full-time or part-time enrollment status
    • status as a graduate teaching assistant or graduate research assistant and hours of service.
    • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • dates of attendance
    • anticipated graduation date
    • degrees and awards received
    • date(s) of degree(s)
    • most recent previous educational institution attended by student

    A student may request in writing that all of the above directory information be kept confidential. This option may be exercised by filing a written, dated, and signed request at the Office of the Registrar at any time. The restriction remains in effect until revoked by the student even if the student leaves the university or graduates.

    The procedures for exercising the above rights are explained in Oregon Administrative Rules 576-020-0005 through 576-020-0065.

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Welcome to fall term and the 2017-18 academic year. I am writing to provide an update on the important university-wide process that we are conducting to evaluate the names and namesakes of four buildings on the Corvallis campus.

    I encourage you to participate in this important process beginning with attending a community dialogue meeting on either Sept. 28 or Oct. 2.

    Buildings and places play a very important role in our university. When OSU names a building, that name and building speak to the university’s values and its mission, as well as our collective work to create inclusivity and recognize the positive contributions of all those associated with the university.

    You may know that over the past two years, a number of OSU community members have raised concerns regarding several buildings whose namesakes may have held, espoused or acted on views that were exclusionary or inconsistent with the university’s values. These buildings are Avery Lodge, Arnold Dining Center, Benton Hall and Annex, and Gill Coliseum.

    I have asked the Office of Institutional Diversity, the OSU Architectural Naming Committee and a special Building and Place Name Evaluation workgroup made up of faculty, staff and students to undertake a full and transparent historical review of these buildings and their namesakes. This review builds on a process first announced last school year and will engage the entire university community and OSU stakeholders to learn about and discuss these buildings and their names.

    We have created a website to inform and engage members of the OSU community and stakeholders. This website includes information on the scheduled evaluation process, information on each building, a set of FAQs, a comment tool for you to provide input to the evaluation process over the next few months, and contact information if you would like to e-mail or speak personally with someone.

    We will update this website frequently, including with a building history and namesake review currently being conducted by several noted scholars. Besides the sessions on Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 to learn about and offer input on the building name evaluation process, later sessions in fall term will focus on the names of each of the buildings under consideration. The schedule for these meetings is available on the website.

    Once this review and gathering of community input is completed, I will meet with and review recommendations from the Architectural Naming Committee and the Building and Place Name Evaluation workgroup as to whether these buildings will retain their current names or have their names changed. I will announce my decision the week of Nov. 27.

    Whether a building’s name is changed or not, it is important to learn from our history and permanent educational plaques and displays will be created to contextualize the history of each building and its name. Such transparent efforts are essential to our growth as an inclusive university community that is committed to success for all.

    It is important that we not only examine the past but also that we openly consider how the names of buildings presently portray our values as a community and reflect on OSU’s mission. It is essential that we are cognizant of our history and learn from it. By doing so, we also join in the efforts of colleges and universities throughout the country that have taken up this important endeavor.

    Please join me in this important process to examine our institution’s history.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President

    Dear OSU Community,

    Welcome to the beginning of a new academic year. With today marking the start of classes, we wanted to share the following reminder regarding the upcoming Jewish high holy days. Over the last few weeks, we have been working with our Jewish colleagues, advisors and specific student groups, to support their planning for these religious observances and to identify how students and OSU employees can best access resources.

    OSU is committed to honoring these holidays, and understands that since they are falling during the first days of Fall term, it may not be possible for students to contact faculty for accommodations in advance as outlined in our religious accommodations policy. For this reason, we request that faculty work with students who miss classes on September 20, 21 or 22, 2017 due to this religious holiday, and provide accommodations to make up any missed work deliverables or in-class material within a reasonable amount of time.

    Below is information about spaces throughout the campus community that have been identified as “Quiet Spaces,” by individuals looking for spaces for meditation, reflection and prayer specifically on September 21. Below you will also find information about different dining and food options available on campus, as well as local information for services.

    For additional information, please review the OSU Policy of Non-discrimination on the Basis of Religion. If you have any questions, concerns or recommendations, please do not hesitate to directly contact the Office of Student Life or OSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

    September 21 & 22 Rosh Hashanah – OSU Resources

    Quiet spaces:

    Quiet spaces are available on campus in the Student Experience Center 3rd floor (Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm and Friday from 8am-5pm) and in the Intercultural Living Learning Center Multi-Faith Room. The Cultural Resource Centers have the following quiet spaces available: Asian & Pacific Cultural Center quiet space, Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center quiet space, Centro Cultural César Chávez quiet space, Ettihad Cultural Center quiet space, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws Sacred Space, Pride Center reflection garden, and Women's Center quiet lounge. No reservations are required. These spaces are open on a first-come, first serve basis.

    Dining and Food Options:

    Any student practicing a Kosher diet, who needs help to develop a plan that will meet dietary needs for this holiday and beyond; who may have suggestions such as specific foods that could be added to our convenience stores and dining halls; or who needs to discuss access to space for meal preparations, etc., should contact Tara Sanders, Registered Dietitian in University Housing and Dining Services by calling 541-737-3915 (office) or 541-602-9736 (cell).

    Additionally, food in all UHDS dining centers is labeled for dietary preferences and allergen needs. UHDS carries many Halal and Kosher certified packaged goods as well as a variety of whole foods (fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) at Cascadia Market in the International Living Learning Center building.

    For more information about all available food options, restaurants and menus, please visit the University Housing & Dining Services website. You can also directly contact the department of Housing & Dining Services with suggestions.

    Local Synagogues/Services observing Rosh Hashanah:

    Oregon State Hillel, the home for Jewish life on Campus, will be hosting an Erev Rosh Hashanah picnic noshing dinner followed by carpooling to Beit Am (the local synagogue) services. Please see their Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OSUHillel/ Beit Am – http://beitam.org/

    • College students and members of other synagogues are welcome. Please let them know if you would like to attend services by contacting their office via e-mail at office@beitam.org.
    • Unless noted on Beit Am’s website, all Rosh Hashanah services will be held at the Universal Unitarian Fellowship, located at 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd. in Corvallis. A detailed list of services can be found on their website.

    Students wishing to join Oregon Hillel in Eugene are welcome to attend.

    Thank you for assisting our students in balancing their pressing academic concerns and important religious obligations. I wish you all a great academic year.

    Melissa Morgan
    Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs & Dean of Student Life
    Melissa.Morgan@oregonstate.edu

     

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    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Oregon State University is pleased to announce the launch of a renewed Code of Student Conduct to enhance the university’s ability to create and maintain safe and equitable environments for our students to learn, explore, work, innovate and thrive.

    The renewed code takes effect Sept. 11 and key enhancements include:

    • Well-defined expectations outlining student accountability in diverse learning environments, including online and off-campus settings.
    • Clarified expectations for the behavior of students and student organizations.
    • Clear descriptions of the student conduct processes including administrative conferences, committee hearings, appeals process and disciplinary sanctions.
    • Centralized and streamlined processes for resolving allegations of academic misconduct.
    • Refined processes for adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.

    The Code of Student Conduct was revised after evaluating Title IX requirements and feedback from internal and external reviews and student focus groups. The revised code reflects strong, ongoing collaboration and leadership between students, the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, all university colleges, Faculty Senate, Academic Regulations Committee, the Office of Student Life, University Housing & Dining Services, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, and the ASOSU Office of Advocacy. Student Conduct & Community Standards staff members will continue to work with students and these varied university partners to develop expectations for behavior, and processes for addressing allegations of misconduct that promote a safe environment and that support the university’s values for student integrity, equity and respect for all.

    As the new academic year begins, we look forward to welcoming both new and returning students to campus and providing students with an environment that supports student success. The staff of Student Conduct & Community Standards is here to provide information, guidance and support. We encourage you to reach out to our office at sccs@oregonstate.edu or by calling (541) 737- 3656 if you would like to learn more about changes to the Code of Student Conduct. The code is available at studentlife.oregonstate.edu/code.

    Dan Larson
    Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Oregon State University
    Dan.Larson@oregonstate.edu

    Kim D. Kirkland, Ed.D.
    Executive Director
    Equal Opportunity and Access
    Oregon State University
    Kim.Kirkland@oregonstate.edu

    Carol Millie
    Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards
    Oregon State University
    Carol.Millie@oregonstate.edu

     

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Yesterday, the national credit monitoring company, Equifax, announced that it had been the victim of a major data breach. In that breach, personally identifiable information of nearly half of the U.S. population was compromised. This security breach includes information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. There is a strong chance that either you, or a member of your family will be impacted by this breach.

    While Oregon State University was not directly connected with the Equifax data breach, we are writing to inform you of immediate actions that we advise will help protect you personally from identity theft in the wake of this event.

    To help guide you through those actions, we’ve set up a web page with our recommendations: http://is.oregonstate.edu/ois/office-information-security/equifax-data-breach

    We will continue to monitor this event and post updates to this web page as more information becomes available.

    Sincerely,

    Dave

    Dave Nevin | Chief Information Security Officer | Information Services | Oregon State University A008 Kerr Admin Bldg | Corvallis, OR 97331

     

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    I write to assure you that Oregon State University’s support for its students with DACA, undocumented students and students from mixed-immigration status families remains unwavering despite the U.S. Department of Justice announcing this morning that in six months it would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

    Since 2012, DACA has provided temporary protection against deportation for young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors. Rescinding DACA will negatively affect students attending Oregon State and many thousands of university and college students nationwide.

    We strongly support bi-partisan efforts by members of Congress to find a solution that will ensure that these young people are able to remain in the U.S. and contribute to society by attending college, working and paying taxes, improving their communities, and serving in the military.

    In the meantime, OSU will continue to enroll and look for ways to assist DACA students, as well as undocumented students, and students from mixed-immigration status families.

    We encourage students impacted directly by today’s announcement to contact Janet Nishihara, director of the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), at janet.nishihara@oregonstate.edu or by calling (541) 737-3628. EOP is prepared to provide all OSU students with guidance on university resources.

    As members of the Oregon State community, I ask you to get involved in this matter. Acting with understanding and compassion is one way. Faculty, staff and students can learn what more they can do by reviewing the university’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Undocumented Student FAQs.” A recorded informational session “Advising Students on DACA and Undocumented Status Issues” is also a helpful resource. Finally, I urge you to call upon your Congressional leaders to act quickly and with a moral imperative to defend and retain DACA.

    I will continue to work with university and college leaders nationwide to identify with our elected leaders, a viable and compassionate approach for continuing support of our DACA students. Meanwhile, OSU will continue to monitor closely this matter and will provide updates as they become available.

    Please join with me to do everything in our power to ensure that Oregon State University is an inclusive and safe community that supports equal opportunity for education and the opportunity for all to succeed.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    I am writing to provide an update on an important university-wide process that we will conduct in fall term to evaluate the names and namesakes of four buildings on the Corvallis campus.

    Buildings and places play a very important role in our university. When OSU names a building, that name and building speak to the university’s values and its mission, as well as our collective work to create inclusivity and recognize the positive contributions of all those associated with the university.

    Over the past two years, a number of OSU community members have raised concerns regarding several buildings whose namesakes may have held or espoused views that were exclusionary or inconsistent with the university’s values. These buildings are Avery Lodge, Arnold Dining Center, Benton Hall and Gill Coliseum.

    I have asked the Office of Institutional Diversity, the OSU Architectural Naming Committee and a special Building and Place Name Evaluation workgroup made up of faculty, staff and students to undertake a full and transparent historical review of these buildings and their namesakes. This review builds on a process first announced last school year and will engage the entire university community and OSU stakeholders to learn about and discuss these buildings and their names.

    Once this review and gathering of community input is completed, I will meet with and review recommendations from the Architectural Naming Committee and the Building and Place Name Evaluation workgroup as to whether these buildings will retain their current names or have their names changed. I will announce my decision the week of Nov. 27.

    Whether a building’s name is changed or not, it is important to learn from our history and permanent educational plaques and displays will be created to contextualize the history of each building and its name. Such transparent efforts are essential to our growth as an inclusive university community that is committed to success for all.

    I encourage your involvement in this important process by first exploring a website created to inform and engage members of the OSU community and stakeholders. This website includes information on the scheduled evaluation process; information on each building; a set of FAQs; a comment tool for you to provide input to the evaluation process over the next few months; and contact information if you would like to email or speak personally with someone.

    We will update this website frequently, including with a building history and namesake review currently being conducted by several noted scholars. Meanwhile, please plan to attend community dialogue sessions on Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 to learn about and offer your input on the building name evaluation process, and additional sessions that later will focus on the names of each of the four buildings. The schedule for these meetings is available on the website.

    It is important that we not only examine the past but also that we openly consider how the names of buildings presently portray our values as a community and reflect on OSU’s mission. It is essential that we are cognizant of our history and learn from it. By doing so, we also join in the efforts of colleges and universities throughout the country that have taken up this important endeavor.

    Please join me in this important process to examine our institution’s history as well as those associated with OSU so we can best serve our values and achieve our university’s mission in the 21st century.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Oregon State University Corvallis students,

    Our campuses in Corvallis and Bend are hosting major events this coming weekend to celebrate the rare total solar eclipse that will bring an estimated 1 million people to Oregon. As well, we have international, national and regional media coming here to cover the eclipse.

    In Corvallis, the OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience runs Saturday through Monday, Aug. 19-21. All OSU students are invited to participate in the great lineup of fun and educational activities, exhibits, talks, art and entertainment. Details about OSU eclipse events are available at oregonstate.edu/eclipse.

    Your help is needed. We also hope you will consider volunteering as part of the OSU eclipse festival.

    Here is information about volunteer opportunities, free solar eclipse glasses and free student admission to the Sunday night concert: go to http://signup.com/go/VfciEau to sign up to volunteer to welcome guests or help with activities. In appreciation, all volunteers will be entered in a drawing for an exclusive commemorative OSU150 eclipse tailgate blanket or Dutch Bros. gift card.

    If you plan to view the eclipse on Aug. 21, you need to protect your eyes with special solar eclipse glasses or viewers, except during the short “totality” period when the sun is completely blocked. In Corvallis, totality will be from approximately 10:17 a.m. to 10:19 a.m. Looking directly at the sun can cause serious and permanent eye damage. Free glasses—limited to one per person—will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17, in the SEC Plaza. Beginning Aug. 16, free glasses will also be available at the Valley Library front desk.

    Additional glasses for friends and family are readily available for purchase at local stores or online. Be sure the glasses have the ISO logo and state “Meets the Requirement for ISO 12312-2”.

    Free outdoor concert for students to be held on Sunday. You are invited to attend this classic rock and soul blues concert in the MU Quad, featuring local favorite The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band and award-winning San Diego band Lady Dottie and the Diamonds. OSU students can attend free with your university ID card. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for seating. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family who are not OSU students can purchase tickets for $15 each at tickettomato.com.

    I hope you will join us to celebrate this eclipse experience, which for most of us will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. For more information, email eclipse2017@oregonstate.edu or jill.peters@oregonstate.edu.

    See you at the eclipse!

    Regards,

    Steve Clark

    Vice President

    University Relations & Marketing

    Oregon State University students,

    As you likely know, a total solar eclipse will occur on Monday morning, Aug. 21, passing directly over the Willamette Valley and through Central Oregon on its way across the nation. As a result, Oregon is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of eclipse visitors from throughout the world. In anticipation, federal, state and local public agencies are preparing for significant traffic congestion and engaging in detailed advance safety plans.

    Meanwhile, our Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses have extensive eclipse festival events planned for Aug. 19-21, including showcases of OSU Space Grant programs, as well as the innovative science and teaching conducted at the university. These eclipse activities include musical performances, public accommodations in our residence halls, and eclipse watch events.

    With the travel safety of our students, employees and the public in mind, OSU leaders have decided to limit university operations on Aug. 21 to those providing basic services to the visiting public and those essential to maintaining campus safety and security.

    As a result, classes will not be held, Monday, Aug. 21, and most OSU operations and campus buildings will be closed that day. University divisions located on the Corvallis campus that will be open and have extensive eclipse day plans include:

    • Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police
    • Student Health Services
    • University Housing and Dining Services
    • Memorial Union
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
    • University Relations and Marketing
    • Parking and Transportation Services
    • Facilities Services

    Meanwhile, OSU-Cascades classes will be cancelled, however all campus buildings will remain open for eclipse programming.

    We encourage you to engage with the many university employees and students, who are making plans for OSU Space Grant Festival activities in Corvallis, the Bend Eclipse Experience and Orange & Black Eclipse Festival in Central Oregon. These events will serve as a launch to OSU150 – the university’s celebration of its 150th anniversary as a public university.

    Please check out OSU’s eclipse web page for more details.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Green, Interim Vice President, Finance and Administration

    Rebecca Mathern, University Registrar

     

    June 15, 2017

    To the Oregon State University community,

    I am writing regarding recent media coverage of events involving a member of the Oregon State baseball team Luke Heimlich.

    The tragedy of sexual assault in our society is both horrific and heartbreaking. I have heard from many individuals who personally – or through loved ones – have experienced the distress of sexual assault. There is no closure. Survivors live with that horror the rest of their lives, but hopefully they can heal and recover. This story has triggered a great deal of sorrow and pain in other victims of sexual assault and among their loved ones. In the midst of all of this, my heart goes out to the young girl in this matter, who was the victim of wrongdoing.

    I have taken time this week to think through these complex issues and to give Luke the time and space he needed to determine how he wished to proceed. I believe he made the right initial decision for himself and for the team last Friday when he recused himself from pitching for the team in the NCAA Super Regional.

    Yesterday, Luke decided that he would no longer represent the university this year as a member of the baseball team. As such, he will not participate in the NCAA College World Series nor travel with the OSU baseball team to Omaha. I concur with this decision as to do otherwise would certainly serve as a disruption and distraction to the team due to the significant public scrutiny that this matter has attracted. As well, I am mindful of the need for providing safety for all concerned that otherwise might be at risk during times of heightened emotions.

    If Luke wishes to do so, I support him continuing his education at Oregon State and rejoining the baseball team next season.

    At Oregon State University, we are in the business of transforming lives and creating opportunity for each student. I have always believed that education is a path to a more meaningful, responsible and productive life for everyone. I believe that every individual should have the opportunity to get an education. Therefore, I have long supported the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education to allow individuals to register for college admission without revealing a prior criminal record, except in specific circumstances.

    The position that OSU has taken on criminal records in regards to admissions is consistent with the U.S. Department of Education Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge signed by universities and organizations nationally, such as Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the University of California System, the University of Washington, Google, Starbucks, Xerox and many more. In September 2016 alone, there were 61 higher education signatories to this pledge representing 172 individual campuses serving more than 1.8 million students. Certainly, individual universities have their own specific registration requirements in troublesome cases where public safety considerations may be involved. Clearly, OSU is not an outlier in its admissions policies.

    For purposes of employment or volunteer work with OSU, background checks are required for anyone – including students – seeking critical or security-sensitive positions – such as working with minors. Separately, OSU also receives reports through the Oregon State Police (OSP) in Salem of registered sex offenders (RSOs) who attend our university. Upon being notified by OSP, Oregon State’s departments of Human Resources, Student Affairs and Public Safety share that information on a need-to-know basis with those OSU managers who meet with the student and otherwise take actions to mitigate any community risks that might result from an RSO attending the university. For example, RSOs cannot live in OSU residence halls on campus, and are prohibited from working with or having unsupervised contact with juveniles. We also require students with criminal backgrounds to reveal this history if it involves crimes that would limit where a student would be allowed to study such as within a College of Education school counseling degree or teacher preparation programs. Students in these kinds of programs are specifically background checked by other public agencies before having certain types of access with minors off campus.

    While at OSU, Luke has been in good academic standing, his participation as a student-athlete has been positive, and his presence on the team has been in compliance with existing OSU policies.

    Moving forward, I will discuss with university colleagues a review of our policies. This review should consider the possibility that some offenses and situations are so serious that we should no longer let such a student represent the university in athletic competition and other high-profile activities sponsored by the university by virtue of their offense. Such individuals could still enroll as a student in the university with appropriate risk mitigation. Any potential change in existing admission criteria will be implemented for students entering the university beginning in fall 2018.

    The safety and security of OSU’s students will always be our paramount concern, and we will continue to review our policies to ensure that they are aligned with the best interests of the OSU community.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Oregon State University students,

    You already may have read or heard about an article published today on OregonLive and in The Oregonian questioning the university's admissions policies. This news story also provided information regarding a reported past sexual offense conviction involving an individual, who is now enrolled as an Oregon State University student.

    I find this account disturbing and want to let you know that OSU does not condone the conduct as reported. But we also understand that this case involves a criminal matter that was previously addressed by the judicial system in the state of Washington.

    We take this issue very seriously, and I want to be clear that each day the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is Oregon State University’s number one priority. Our policies and procedures seek to provide a safe learning environment for our entire community and to ensure that all prospective and current students are treated fairly and equitably.

    By university policy, all OSU students – including student-athletes – are subject to the same academic criteria, admissions standards, codes of conduct and community standards while applying to and attending the university. OSU follows U.S. Department of Education recommendations that universities not allow a person’s criminal history to affect disproportionately a student’s access to higher education and opportunity for a better life.

    It is the policy and practice of OSU that upon learning that a student is a registered sex offender, representatives from Oregon State Student Affairs and the Department of Public Safety meet with the student immediately and coordinate with other departments as needed to mitigate risks associated with a student’s attendance at the university. Under the university’s practices, students who are listed as registered sex offenders are prohibited from living in Oregon State residence halls and from working directly with minors through any of our student employment, teaching, volunteer or outreach programs.

    As is the case in all university matters – and most particularly as it regards safety – Oregon State continually reviews its policies and practices to ensure that they are aligned with – and serve – the best interests of the OSU community, and particularly our student body. To learn more about our university processes, please read the university’s statement regarding today’s news account.

    While many of you will soon leave for summer breaks, jobs, travel, research and other activities, we are here to help members of our university community who may feel impacted by today’s developments. Regardless of your summer whereabouts, if you are a student who feels a need to confidentially contact our OSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), please call 541-737-2131 or e-mail: caps@oregonstate.edu.

    In closing, I would like to assure you that as an institution of higher education, Oregon State University is compelled to provide for community safety and do all we can to support every member of our community as they learn, grow, graduate and prepare to become significant and positive contributors in life, community and career.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    June 6, 2017

    Faculty, staff and students,

    Last week, the Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. I want to assure the Oregon State University community that we remain steadfast in our resolve to advance our institution’s commitments toward the global challenge of climate change. We are resolute in our work to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint; to pursue world-class research that improves knowledge and informs strategic actions; and to empower our students and communities through education and capacity building.

    Ten years ago – in April, 2007 – I signed what was then known as the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, now known as the Carbon Commitment. It set Oregon State on an ambitious path to reduce and ultimately eliminate the university’s planet-altering institutional carbon emissions.

    Over the last decade, OSU has reduced its annual per-student carbon emissions 38 percent. We must proactively continue to invest to decrease these emissions even further, and thus we have no intention to reduce or defer our commitment to climate action. Additionally, as a sun grant university, we are committed to continuing our research efforts to develop renewable and low-carbon sources of energy including wave, wind, nuclear and solar energy systems.

    As the home of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, OSU also participates in a network of more than 150 researchers throughout the state, including partners in state and federal agencies, who are on the forefront of working to find solutions to many climate issues.

    Reducing carbon emissions is a shared task. We can each participate in OSU’s strategic efforts around institutional emissions, as well as take simple personal steps to help. To participate in Oregon State’s strategic initiatives, visit this link for the new Carbon Planning Toolkit for university units. For an approximate measurement of your own emissions and tips on how to reduce them, please see this customized carbon footprint calculator for members of the OSU community. If you have further questions, please contact Brandon Trelstad via email or at 541-737-3307.

    Let me assure you that we are unwavering in our commitment to address climate change, one of the world’s most pressing issues. We will continue to be a strong partner and collaborate with other universities, cities, states, and key federal entities. With our collective and continued resolve in these efforts, I am confident that Oregon State will continue to be a leader in climate change research and sustainability to provide a healthy planet for all of us.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

     

    To Oregon State University Corvallis students:

    University leaders recognize that the frequent power outages that Oregon State’s Corvallis campus has experienced are more than just a minor inconvenience, and have negative impacts on teaching, research and student life.

    I want to assure you that university leaders are working to resolve problems associated both with the university’s on-campus power grid and with the delivery of reliable power by Pacific Power, the regional energy supplier that serves the Corvallis community and the campus.

    The reasons for power outages are wide-ranging and often are compounded by extreme weather events. About half of the power outages affecting OSU result from off-campus electrical system issues. The balance of outages are a result of on-campus issues, including severe weather impacts. Yet, some of the outages we have experienced are due to mechanical failures that are preventable through increased investment in equipment and maintenance.

    Oregon State is working to address these matters effectively and promptly in partnership with Pacific Power to improve the overall reliability of Oregon State’s power grid through both short-term improvements and long-range investments.

    Pacific Power will invest $800,000 in equipment upgrades during 2017, and have committed to providing additional support and training for Oregon State employees, as well as improved repair crew response time when issues do occur. Over the long-term, Pacific Power is making improvements to equipment and inspections, as well as implementing a modernization program to improve the sustainability of the campus power grid. The utility company is also working to address issues with regional energy transmission matters and substation reliability through technology upgrades, capital investments, and improved data analysis.

    Meanwhile, backup power generators are in place in 44 buildings on campus and Facilities Services is in the process of installing 12 new full-building power generators at key research and teaching buildings and residence halls on the Corvallis campus over the next six years. These backup generators are viewed as an additional measure to protect critical campus safety and operational needs during emergencies and outages, and complement long-term solutions that address the core issues with power stability.

    At the same time, Oregon State is developing an Electrical Energy Sustainability Plan focused on reliability, safety and efficiency, which will take into consideration the university’s needs, costs and OSU’s goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

    Next Steps OSU staff will continue to work closely with Pacific Power to make immediate upgrades and improvements, and monitor progress on long-range plans. Decisions made this summer about the proposed Electrical Energy Sustainability Plan and updates regarding the campus power grid will be shared with the OSU community as information is available.

    Mike Green
    Office of the Vice President
    Division of Finance and Administration
    Oregon State University
    640 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    Ph: 541-737-2447

    May 11, 2017

    To the OSU Community:

    Please remember to vote in the upcoming May 16th election. In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day: Tuesday, May 16th.

    If you are mailing your ballot, please note that postmarks do not count. In order to ensure that it is received in time, mail it no later than today, Thursday, May 11th.

    There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Campus: OSU Valley Library. Library hours of operation are:

    • Thursday: Open 24 hours
    • Friday: Closes at 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. no closing
    • Monday: Open 24 hours
    • Tuesday: Open 24 hours, ballot box closes at 8:00 p.m.

    For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon: http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/

    Note: On Election Day all official ballot drop sites will be open until 8:00 p.m.

    If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, contact your county elections office to check on your voting status:

    Benton County Elections Department:
    (541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

    Deschutes County Elections Department:
    (541) 388-6547, http://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

    Lincoln County Elections Department:
    (541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

    For all other county elections offices in Oregon:
    http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

    You can also check the status of your ballot at My Ballot: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

    If your ballot is from another county, you may drop it off at any official county ballot box, as long as you do so no later than 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16th. The county receiving the ballot will route it to your home county for counting.

    For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.org/

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University

    Robert Mason, President
    Faculty Senate

    Rachel Grisham, President
    Associated Students of Oregon State University

    Molly Svendsen, President
    Associated Students of Cascades Campus

    To the OSU Community:

    Ballots for the May 16th Election were mailed to most voters last week. If you are registered to vote and have not received your ballot, you may check the status of your ballot by calling your county elections office or on the Oregon Secretary of State website: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/default.aspx

    Benton County Elections Department:
    (541) 766-6756, https://www.co.benton.or.us/elections

    Deschutes County Elections Department:
    (541) 388-6547, http://www.deschutes.org/clerk/page/elections-and-voting

    Lincoln County Elections Department:
    (541) 265-4131, http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/clerk/election-history

    For all other county elections offices in Oregon:
    http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/countyofficials.aspx

    In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by a County Elections Office or deposited in an official ballot drop site no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day: Tuesday, May 16th.

    Note: Postmarks do not count. The ballot must be deposited or received by May 16th. If you are mailing your ballot, in order to ensure that it is received in time, mail it no later than Thursday, May 11th.

    There is an official ballot drop site on the OSU Corvallis Campus: OSU Valley Library

     

    • Monday: Open 24 hours
    • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
    • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
    • Thursday: Open 24 hours
    • Friday: Closes at 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. no closing

    For official ballot drop sites throughout Oregon: http://www.sos.state.or.us/dropbox/

    Note: On Election Day all official ballot drop sites will be open until 8:00 p.m.

    For additional voting and election information from the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.oregonvotes.gov/

    We hope you will take time to participate in the May 16th Election.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University

    Robert Mason, President
    Faculty Senate

    Rachel Grisham, President
    Associated Students of Oregon State University

    Molly Svendsen, President
    Associated Students of Cascades Campus

    Oregon State University students,

    I am pleased to share that today we announced an updated OSU institutional brand identity and logo. This is an exciting undertaking as our university prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary beginning this summer.

    OSU’s new brand more vibrantly communicates our mission and the excellence of Oregon State’s teaching, research, outreach and engagement as Oregon’s statewide university. This new brand also will elevate awareness and visibility of OSU’s relevant impact in the state of Oregon and across the nation and the world.

    Oregon State’s brand is a promise of what we stand for and what we offer. Our new brand will portray the reputation the university has earned from the people it serves. It will describe our unique identity and personality as Beavers.

    There are many benefits to being “well branded.” Greater awareness of Oregon State’s strengths and impacts adds to the value and prestige of an Oregon State degree — attracting more students to come and experience OSU. A unified message also supports Oregon State’s case for increased engagement and support from legislators, the governor, other state and federal officials, donors, alumni, community leaders and industry partners.

    For more information about the university’s new brand identity and logo, please click here. To watch Oregon State’s new brand video, click here.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President
    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

     

    Oregon State University community,

    Today, the University Board of Trustees voted to approve tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year that include a 4 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition and a 2 percent increase in non-resident undergraduate tuition. Twenty-five percent of this increase in tuition will be directed to need-based student financial aid.

    Tuition for graduate students and students participating in specific academic programs are available here.

    Trustees voted on these tuition rates upon my recommendation as part of a comprehensive university strategy to:

    • Manage expenses in a fiscally prudent and sustainable manner including reducing expenses where necessary;
    • Invest in specific priority strategies, including efforts to increase graduation and retention rates through the Student Success Initiative;
    • Recruit and retain quality faculty and staff members;
    • Grow student enrollment in online learning, at OSU-Cascades and in other programs;
    • Develop new revenue streams; and
    • Continue to engage in high quality and impactful teaching, research, and outreach and engagement.

    Unfortunately, we will be forced to make hard choices while contending with much higher state-required employee benefit costs and an unacceptable continuing decline in higher education support from the state of Oregon.

    I did not propose larger tuition increases despite pending budget shortfalls because I realize that many students are heavily burdened already with student loans and other concerns. Our students should not bear the brunt of covering an anticipated shortfall in state funding for higher education. In fact, students must remain Oregon State’s first priority for support so that they can continue to pursue their studies, graduate and prosper in life and career.

    As you may know, we have already raised $50 million of a $150 million fund-raising goal to support student financial aid, support services and programs to improve student success. In addition to fund-raising, we must find alternative revenue sources, and we must implement cost reductions to balance the university’s budget.

    For at least the next two fiscal years, we will have to identify continuing annual cost savings and reallocate existing resources approximating $20 million. This is because state funding for the public universities could remain flat -- and at $100 million less than the continuing operating needs of the universities. Nevertheless, we will continue to invest in increased student financial assistance; seek to expand our Student Success Initiative efforts; and provide adequate compensation increases for our faculty and staff.

    We have created a new budget website to keep the OSU community up-to-date on fiscal matters facing the university and to inform you of our efforts to operate Oregon State in the most effective and financially responsible manner possible while serving the university’s mission.

    Over the past several months, university budget director Sherm Bloomer worked with the university budget committee and a separate student advisory group to consider budget needs and tuition scenarios for next year. Knowing that Oregon State is faced with flat funding from the state for the next two years, both budget groups supported a 4 percent increase for resident undergraduate tuition.

    I have taken these recommendations very seriously. I also have listened closely to input provided by our students, faculty and staff to understand their needs and concerns.

    I also realize that each of Oregon’s seven public universities must determine its own requirements for cost reductions and tuition increases. With no increase in state funding in sight, it has been publicly reported that some of Oregon’s universities are considering double-digit tuition increases.

    I remain deeply disappointed that state leaders have no meaningful plan to manage the budget challenges we face in Oregon -- other than by hunkering down and waiting for better times. I have been in Oregon for 14 years. I note that the absence of a state strategy that provides for investment in a better future for all Oregonians during both good and bad times has persisted for too long. The state’s current approach of hoping for better times is not a strategy.

    I strongly encourage the governor, legislators and business leaders to make hard decisions to find the funding required to support every level of the Pre-K-20 education continuum. We need a more highly educated workforce to escape these continuing budget problems and power Oregon's 21st century economy. The people of Oregon deserve better than crisis management.

    Until we see significant and continuing state investments in higher education, we will do our best at Oregon State University, including engaging in collaborations with other education partners, to pursue an investment strategy that Oregonians need and deserve.

    We will continue to do our best to invest in the quality of our core mission of teaching, research, and outreach and engagement. And Oregon State will remain transparent and fiscally prudent while working to keep tuition increases as low as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Ray
    President
    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

     

    To the Oregon State University community,

    As our university has continued its pursuit and attainment of excellence in many fields and service that impact the people of Oregon and beyond, I have remained convinced that this great research university must elevate and celebrate the arts to fulfill its mission in society.

    Today, I am very pleased to announce an historic new investment in Oregon State University that will result in the construction of a transformative arts and education complex on our Corvallis campus.

    Thanks to an anonymous donor making an extraordinary $25 million lead gift, OSU will expand and enhance the LaSells Stewart Center to bring together music, theater, digital communications programs and the visual arts. In doing so, OSU will create a $60 million centerpiece of culture and creativity that we expect will open sometime in 2022.

    Over the last several years, OSU arts programs have experienced significant growth. Under the inspiring leadership of Dean Larry Rodgers and his colleagues, the College of Liberal Arts has taken bold steps to grow a dynamic arts environment within Oregon State. Along the way, our community of arts supporters has greatly multiplied. We recognize that at OSU, the arts are for everyone. The arts drive the culture of curiosity, creativity and inclusive excellence that is at the heart of everything we do. Moreover, the arts broaden and deepen our experience and connection with our global society.

    This donation – and the arts and education complex – will serve as a transformational investment in our university, in our students and faculty, and in the Corvallis community.

    We all owe a boundless debt of appreciation and gratitude to our incredibly generous donor. Please join me in celebrating this wonderful news.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

    Oregon State University Corvallis students,

    Last month more than 1,800 students received the type B meningococcal disease vaccination at clinics held on the Corvallis campus. I am writing to let you know that follow-up vaccine clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 18, in the lower-level ballroom of the Memorial Union.

    If you received your first dose either at the March OSU clinic or at Student Health Services, it is imperative that you receive your follow-up dose. To achieve the best possible protection against this disease, you must receive all doses in the vaccine series and stay with the same brand for all doses of a vaccination series.

    There are two brands of meningococcal B vaccine: Bexsero and Trumenba. Most students who got their vaccine at Student Health Services or attended the OSU clinics in March received Bexsero. Some students started with Trumenba from another provider. Bexsero requires two doses that are given at least 30 days apart (you can get your second dose at any point after 30 days). Trumenba requires three doses over a six-month period of time. Both brands of vaccine will be available at the OSU clinics. Please call Student Health Services with any questions at 541-737-9355.

    It is important that you bring these items to the upcoming clinic: your student identification; medical and pharmacy insurance information (in some cases these are separate cards); and previous meningococcal B vaccine information. Students who participated in the first OSU clinics should be in the system and should have a Get the Vax wallet card.

    You are encouraged to attend the vaccine clinic regardless of insurance status or ability to pay*. OSU continues to work with health partners to address barriers to insurance coverage, and staff will be available at the clinics to assist students in navigating coverage options and maximizing benefits.

    If you have not begun the meningococcal B vaccination series, it is not too late to start. If you are unable to attend the upcoming clinics, you can still receive the vaccines at Student Health Services, 108 S.W. Memorial Place, or at your own healthcare provider.

    Please be aware of the symptoms of this meningococcal disease: high fever, stiff neck, rash, headaches, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, seek immediate care at Student Health Services, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. After hours, immediately go to a nearby urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency room.

    More information about the disease is available by visiting Student Health Services or the Oregon Health Authority. If you have questions, please call the Student Health Services Nurse Advice Line at 541-737-2724.

    Sincerely,

    Susie Brubaker-Cole
    Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    * Students without health insurance may be eligible for enrollment in the Oregon Health Plan. If you have questions or are interested in applying, please call the Health Navigator at 541-766-2130.

     

    Students, Faculty & Staff,

    Each year, Oregon State University must notify each employee and student, in writing, of the: 1) standards of conduct; 2) sanctions for violation of federal, state and local law and campus policy; and 3) health risks associated with alcohol and drug use. This annual notification is distributed to comply with part of the requirements of the 1989 amendments to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) §86.1 —the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations. Please find the 2017 annual report here: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/prevention-center/alcohol-and-other-drugs/annual-notification

    If you would like the report in an alternate format, please contact me.

    Other relevant and exciting information I would like to share with you:

    For three years, the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) has provided engaging and understanding support to students in recovery from substance use disorders. Last fall, in partnership with University Housing and Dining Services, the CRC opened the new Recovery Living Community at Dixon Lodge. This on-campus housing option is specifically designed to support students in recovery. Thanks to support from a generous donor, this renovation was made possible and scholarships are available for students living in the community. For more information, please email recovery@oregonstate.edu or visit http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/recovery

    Since fall 2015, the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) has provided confidential support to survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. With funding from the Office of the Provost, SARC has hired a second full time professional advocate. This center works closely with services both on and off campus to assist survivors in navigating their path to healing. These services include: crisis stabilization and support; information about reporting options; accompaniment to legal, medical and academic proceedings; and connections to additional resources. SARC also participates in national campaigns, such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the annual Take Back the Night event, which raises awareness and gives voice to survivors to communicate the impact of sexual violence. For more information about SARC please visit http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/sarc

    Thanks to a partnership between the Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness department within Student Health Services, Intercollegiate Athletics and University Housing and Dining Services, Student Health Services provides individual counseling with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) III . Confidential sessions with the CADC allow students to create an individualized plan to meet their goals related to substance use and abstinence. Sessions are free when students are self-referred. For additional services, such as campus outreach,educational groups, consultation, or to make an appointment, call 541-737-9355.

    Online substance use and violence prevention modules were successfully implemented again this year through the combined efforts of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University Housing and Dining Services, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Student Health Services, Ecampus, the Registrar, Enterprise Computing Services, the Graduate School, International Programs, and other offices. More than 3,600 students, representing over 90% of the first year student population, completed an alcohol prevention program this academic year. Additionally, 8,200 new students completed an online sexual violence prevention program this year.

    During the 2015-16 academic year, the Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness team provided workshops to over 10,000 students. To schedule a workshop for your classrooms, student group or team, go to: studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/workshops

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Rob Reff

    Robert C. Reff, PhD
    Director
    Prevention, Advocacy and Wellness
    Student Health Services
    328 Plageman Building Corvallis, OR 97331
    (541) 737-7564 Office
    (541) 737-4530 Fax
    robert.reff@oregonstate.edu

     

    Dear members of the Oregon State University community,

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Charlene Alexander, Ph.D., to serve as Oregon State University’s chief diversity officer.

    I created this position in early 2016 to oversee institutional changes and strategies to advance the university’s commitment to be a community of inclusive excellence. Charlene will join Oregon State on June 30 and be responsible for guiding OSU’s efforts around institutional diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice throughout the university.

    In her role at Oregon State, Charlene will also be a vice president and report directly to me.

    Charlene has served as the associate provost for diversity and director of the Office of Institutional Diversity at Ball State University for nearly four years. Presently, she also serves as interim associate vice president for community engagement.

    Under her leadership, Ball State established the university’s first Diversity Advisory Committee and guided development of the university’s first diversity strategic plan. Prior to becoming associate provost, Charlene directed programs in the Department of Counseling Psychology, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1997.

    Charlene has been leading diversity and inclusion initiatives since 1990 as a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Charlene received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her master’s in counseling and guidance from Creighton University and earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests are in the areas of multicultural counseling, school counseling and international psychology. Her scholarship includes serving as co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, currently in its fourth edition.

    As we prepare for this leadership transition, I want to thank Angela Batista, who has served as interim chief diversity officer since Feb. 1, 2016. She has provided very able strategic leadership in launching this new office and guiding many important initiatives. I learned last week that Angela will leave Oregon State in mid-April to be closer to her family on the East Coast while continuing to work in higher education. Please join me in wishing Angela well and great success in her new opportunities.

    I also wish to thank Sastry Pantula, dean of the College of Science, who chaired the search for this position, other members of the search committee and the staff in the Office of Institutional Diversity.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray
    President

    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

    Oregon State University community members,.

    Signs and materials found today on the Corvallis campus containing messages promoting white nationalism, racism and xenophobia are in direct conflict with the university’s core values. .

    These messages were posted anonymously overnight and appear, in some cases, to have targeted particular OSU program offices. We believe that these flyers were meant to intimidate, threaten, scare and provoke faculty, staff, students and visitors.

    As an institution, Oregon State unequivocally rejects racism, bigotry and discrimination in all forms. As community members, we must reject the ugliness and cowardice these messages represent.

    We will work with the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, and other OSU offices to investigate this matter and determine any violations of university policies. In doing so, we will hold individuals and organizations accountable for policy violations. The university will also engage with local law enforcement agencies regarding this matter.

    Similar additional incidents should be reported using the bias incident report form at http://biasincidentreport.oregonstate.edu.

    We recognize that xenophobia is a part of Oregon’s past and present. The messages in these materials are an extension of a legacy of racism, exclusion and ignorance. We will take concerted steps in the upcoming term to engage the Oregon State community by learning and discussing the context of this history, how it affects the present, and how it can be actively opposed today and in the future. We must stand together as a community to reject this type of hate at Oregon State University.

    Sincerely,

    Angela Batista, Ed.D.
    Interim Chief Diversity Officer

    Susie Brubaker-Cole, Ph.D.
    Vice Provost for Student Affairs

    Susan Capalbo, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

     

    Oregon State University students,

    We are writing to remind you that Oregon State University students are still considered to be at high risk for type B meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated.

    You may be aware that more than 3,000 students have been vaccinated on campus since three cases of type B meningococcal disease involving OSU students were diagnosed. Many students were vaccinated earlier this month at vaccination clinics held on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. Many other students have received their vaccines from home or community providers.

    Spring Break provides a good opportunity for you to visit personal medical providers if you are traveling home. Students can also still receive the vaccines at Student Health Services and the Student Health Pharmacy in Plageman Hall on campus, 108 S.W. Memorial Place, 541-737-9355.

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, those at highest risk include students age 25 and younger who live in on-campus housing or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university.

    At this month’s campus clinics, students who received the vaccination were given wallet cards with vaccination details, including the brand of vaccine they received and potential side effects. It is very important that students stay with one brand of vaccine.

    There are two commonly used brands of vaccine:

    • Bexsero requires two doses with the second dose given one month or more following the first. Students who attended the vaccine clinics in in March or who got their first dose at Student Health Services received this brand.
    • Trumenba involves three doses. The second dose occurs 1-2 months after the initial dose, and the third dose is given 6 months after the initial dose. Student Health Services carries Trumenba for students who were started on this series.

    Student Health Services will be organizing additional vaccine clinics on the OSU campus on April 17 and 18. Students who received their first dose at the March clinics can get dose #2 at this time.

    It is important that students who were initially vaccinated at the campus clinics earlier this month to attend the April clinics, or come to Student Health or their off-campus provider for their second dose to ensure full effectiveness of the vaccine. If students have not yet started the vaccination series, they may receive their first dose at the April clinics as well. Details about the April vaccination clinics will be communicated when they are finalized.

    As before, please check with your insurance provider to determine coverage. Student Health Services has been able to manage many of the network barriers, and the OSU pharmacy is also providing vaccines. Feel free to call the SHS insurance and billing office to verify coverage: 541-737-8370.

    Health officials have recommended that all students be aware of the symptoms of this potentially fatal infection, which can include high fever, stiff neck, rash, headaches, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

    Anyone who exhibits these symptoms should immediately visit Student Health Services, which is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or their personal medical provider. For after-hour resources, immediately go to a nearby urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency room.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    I hope that winter term ended successfully for you and that spring break provides an opportunity for rest and relaxation.

    Sincerely,

    Susie Brukaker-Cole
    Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Oregon State University students,

    We are writing to inform you that more than 1,800 students were vaccinated last week against type B meningococcal disease at clinics held on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The mass vaccinations were necessary due to three cases of type B meningococcal disease involving OSU students within the past four months. Additionally, OSU Student Health Services already had administered about 650 vaccinations since last fall in addition to many more by local pharmacies and private physicians.

    We continue to encourage vaccinations for students considered at highest risk for this disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, those at highest risk include students age 25 and younger who live in on-campus housing or are members of - or visit - fraternal living groups associated with the university.

    You can still receive the vaccines at Student Health Services in Plageman Hall on campus, 108 S.W. Memorial Place, 541-737-9355. For those not yet vaccinated, the upcoming spring break provides an opportunity to visit personal medical providers if you are traveling home.

    At last week’s clinics, all students who received the vaccination were given wallet cards with vaccination details, such as the brand and potential side effects; and advised about follow-up steps that include clinics in mid- to late-April for the second dose required to ensure full effectiveness.

    Health officials have recommended that all students be aware of the symptoms of this potentially fatal infection, which can include high fever, stiff neck, rash, headaches, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

    Anyone who exhibits these symptoms should immediately visit Student Health Services, which is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For after-hour resources, immediately go to a nearby urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency room.

    While meningococcal disease is not highly contagious, it is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or through intimate personal contact.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    Good luck with finals next week and best wishes for a safe and relaxing spring break.

    Sincerely,

    Susie Brukaker-Cole
    Vice Provost
    Student Affairs

    Oregon State University community members,

    I am writing to invite you to participate in an important meeting Monday, March 13, regarding steps that OSU will take beginning spring term to consider the names of university buildings whose namesakes may have held or acted on racist or otherwise exclusionary beliefs inconsistent with Oregon State’s mission and values. The meeting will be held from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The meeting will be held in LInC Room 268, and will be facilitated by Scott Vignos, director of strategic initiatives in the Office of Institutional Diversity.

    The process of evaluating building names – and considering name changes – is part of the university’s efforts to examine and further Oregon State’s goal of advancing inclusivity, diversity and social justice.

    On Monday, the co-chairs of the building name advisory committee made up of faculty, staff and students will present the results of their work that began in April 2016. Co-chairs Associate Professor Joseph Orosco and OSU Archivist Larry Landis will share the committee’s recommendations on how and why the name of a university building or place may be changed. The committee’s recommendations also include an extensive commitment to transparency and community engagement.

    Monday night’s meeting is an important opportunity for community feedback on the advisory committee’s recommendations and to provide input on how community engagement regarding evaluations of building names can be best achieved. The advisory committee’s recommendations and community feedback will guide the OSU Architectural Naming Committee to immediately undertake a process of evaluation that will result in recommendations to President Ed Ray.

    We recognize that there is significant interest among some OSU community members to evaluate the names of four buildings on the Corvallis campus – Avery Lodge, Arnold Dining Center, Benton Hall and Gill Coliseum – and determine whether those names should be changed.

    The work of the advisory committee; significant information from OSU’s archives and other research on these buildings and their namesakes; and with community input received Monday night, will guide the process regarding these building’s names that will begin in April at the beginning of spring term.

    Please participate in this meeting Monday night, and offer your input on the naming evaluation process and provide suggestions for the best forms of community engagement in this process.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Clark, Chair
    OSU Architectural Naming Committee
    Vice President, University Relations and Marketing

    Good Afternoon,

    This month, the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will review proposed tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year.

    Before the tuition rate information is presented to the Board, we have the opportunity to provide comments and feedback. There will be an open forum on OSU’s 2017-18 tuition proposals to be held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, March 9, in the Memorial Union Main Lounge.

    At the Open Forum, you will be presented with about the different tuition scenarios being proposed to the Board of Trustees from the OSU Budget Committee, the changes in projected revenue and expenses. Especially, we are interested in your feedback as a student who attends OSU, and how the proposed tuition change will impact you!

    For more information and details about the forum, click on one of the links below and bring a friend, or two!

    Social Media Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086944344750567/

    Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning: fa.oregonstate.edu/budget

    Please share this message with students and staff and help us spread the word!

    Thank you and we hope to see you all at the Main Lounge in the MU on Thursday, because I know you give a Dam about your tuition!

    Rafid Hasan Chowdhury
    Memorial Union | President | Oregon State University
    Room 209 | Phone: 541.737.1564
    MUPresident@oregonstate.edu | mu.oregonstate.edu

    To all Oregon State University Corvallis students,

    Due to the third case of an OSU Corvallis student being diagnosed with meningococcal B disease in the past four months, the university is recommending that students at the highest risk receive meningococcal B vaccinations.

    Following the protocols of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the university is recommending meningococcal B vaccinations for all Oregon State undergraduate students who are age 25 or younger. In particular, OSU students who are age 25 or younger and who live in on-campus housing or who are members of – or who visit – fraternal living groups associated with the university are urged to act on this recommendation.

    Students who are outside of these groups, and who are concerned about meningitis or are interested in learning more about vaccinations for meningococcal B disease, are encouraged to contact their primary care physician, Student Health Services or a nearby urgent medical center.

     

    VACCINATION CLINICS

    Vaccination clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, in McAlexander Field House. If students cannot participate in the clinics on March 8 and 9, they can also receive a vaccination at Student Health Services.

    VACCINATION INSURANCE

    Before visiting the vaccination clinics, students (or their family members) are encouraged to contact their private insurance provider to verify insurance coverage for the vaccine. When speaking with your insurance representative, it is important to mention that OSU Corvallis campus has been designated an “outbreak” status by federal, state and county public health officials.

    Student Health Services (SHS) will be billing students’ insurance plans. Vaccinations for students who are on the Oregon Health Plan will be fully covered, as will vaccines for domestic and international students on OSU’s two sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or Pacific Source).

    Many private insurance plans will cover the cost of vaccines, including Kaiser and Providence. SHS is working to ensure as many plans as possible cover the cost of Meningococcal B vaccine at OSU. Again, it is important for students to contact their own insurance provider to verify coverage. SHS will assist international students and any others who have plans that do not cover the cost of vaccine if provided at OSU to receive the vaccine at an alternate location.

     

    Students without insurance can receive the vaccination through benefits provided by the Oregon Health Plan or via other university resources. It is important that students not be discouraged from getting the vaccine due to their insurance status.

    If you have questions about the OSU insurance plans, please contact OSU Student Health Services by calling 541-737-4184. SHS staff will be at the clinic to assist with insurance questions as well. Please be sure to bring your insurance information with you to the clinic.

    IT IS ESSENTIAL TO RECEIVE ALL REQUIRED VACCINE DOSES

    There are two commonly used brands of vaccine and both require multiple doses to be effective in preventing meningococcal B disease. It is very important that you receive the same brand for all doses:

    • Bexsero, which will be used at the OSU clinics and is the vaccine used at SHS, requires two doses with the second dose given at least one month following the first dose. The total cost of receiving two doses of the Bexsero vaccination for students through OSU Student Health Services is $364. Insurance will be billed for this expense.
    • Trumenba is another available brand and involves three doses. The second dose is provided one to two months after the initial dose. The third dose is provided six months after the initial dose. SHS carries this vaccine for students who started this series at another medical facility. The total cost for Trumenba through OSU Student Health Services is $405. Insurance will be billed for this expense.
    WELLNESS & PREVENTION ARE OSU’s TOP PRIORITY

    We understand that news of another student being diagnosed with meningococcal disease is very concerning.

    Meningococcal disease is NOT highly contagious. Nevertheless, it is important to know about symptoms of meningitis and how the disease is contracted. The disease is transmitted only through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; discharges from the nose or throat; by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; and through intimate contact.

    Symptoms of meningococcal disease include high fever, a stiff neck, a rash, headaches, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you or someone you know exhibits these symptoms, you should immediately visit Student Health Services in Plageman Hall on campus at 108 S.W. Memorial Place or call 541-737-9355. Student Health Services is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For after-hour resources, immediately go to a nearby urgent care medical clinic or hospital emergency room.

    Additional information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

     

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    Sincerely,

    Mike Green
    Interim Vice President Finance and Administration

    Susie Brubaker-Cole
    Vice Provost Student Affairs

    Steve Clark
    Vice President University Relations and Marketing

     

    To all OSU Corvallis students,

    We are writing to inform you that an undergraduate student attending Oregon State University in Corvallis is being treated at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for what has been confirmed as meningococcal disease. The student remains hospitalized in good condition.

    This is the third reported case of the B strain of meningococcal disease at Oregon State over the past four months. Two other cases were reported in November 2016.

    As a result of these three cases, the university will follow the protocols of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommend meningococcal B vaccinations for students who are at the highest risk. This vaccination program will be offered in cooperation with OSU Student Health Services, Benton County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority and other health care partners. In accordance with CDC guidance, vaccination is recommended for all Oregon State undergraduate students under the age of 25. In particular, OSU students who are under the age of 25 and who live in on-campus housing or who are members of – or who visit – fraternal living groups associated with the university are urged to act on this recommendation.

    News of this matter is concerning for all of us in the OSU community. While this is a serious matter, it is not an emergency. The university and its health care partners will address this matter effectively with the health and wellness of the Oregon State community as our top priority.

    The county health department is working with OSU officials, local medical providers and state public health officials to identify anyone who may have had enough close exposure to the ill student to require preventive antibiotic treatment. As of today, more than 40 individuals have received preventive treatment. Since the disease is not easily spread from one person to another, county health officials are confident that they have identified and treated all close contacts of the most recent case and that no one else requires preventive treatment at this time.

    As part of its response, the university will offer vaccination clinics on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, in McAlexander Field House from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.

    In advance, please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage for receiving a meningococcal B vaccination at OSU. Be sure your insurance provider understands that the Corvallis campus has been designated by public health officials to have an “outbreak” status. Students without insurance will be provided the vaccine via other resources, and further communications about this assistance will be provided over the next week.

    Awareness is very important in effectively managing meningococcal disease. While meningococcal disease is very serious for those who become infected, it is not a highly contagious disease. It most often affects individuals who are 25 years old or younger. It is transmitted only through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact.

    Symptoms of the disease include high fever, headache and stiff neck, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. Some people do not get the full range of symptoms, but may exhibit a rapidly developing rash on the armpits, groin and ankles, as well as in areas where elastic pressure is applied.

    Students experiencing these symptoms should immediately visit OSU Student Health Services located in the Plageman Building, 108 S.W. Memorial Place. If symptoms are sudden and severe or occur after hours, immediately go to an urgent care or hospital emergency room. Non-students experiencing symptoms should contact their primary care physician, an urgent care medical clinic or a nearby hospital emergency room.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by calling the OSU Student Health Services Nurse Advice line at 541-737-2724 or Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835 or by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    Sincerely,

    Mike Green
    Interim Vice President Finance and Administration

    Susie Brubaker-Cole
    Vice Provost Student Affairs

    Steve Clark
    Vice President University Relations and Marketing

     

    Members of the Oregon State University community,

    Many are concerned about a change in guidance this week from the US Departments of Education and Justice to schools and universities regarding access to restrooms and facilities for transgender students. This change represents a setback for the rights of transgender people that may impact students across the country.

    We are writing to assure our community that this change at the federal level will not change Oregon State University values or commitment to ensure an inclusive, safe and accessible university for transgender students and community members -- and all members of the OSU community. As such, Oregon State will continue to pursue gender-inclusive policies and practices.

    Additionally, the state of Oregon continues to demonstrate its commitment to inclusive access to facilities through the state’s laws and policies. OSU demonstrates its commitment to civil rights, inclusivity and access in this area in many ways including:

    • The adoption of a name-in-use policy. The University believes it is important that while attending the University, students are called by the first name they choose to use, regardless of their legal name. This University policy is intended to enhance the wellbeing and academic success of transgender students by allowing an individual’s name to align with their gender identity.
    • The Task Force on Transgender Issues works to improve the University’s understanding of transgender issues and to propose initiatives to advance the wellbeing, safety and belonging of our transgender community members. The task force is reviewing current policies, practices and the OSU culture related to transgender students, faculty and staff and will offer recommendations to University leadership. Areas of focus include facilities, residential life, athletics and physical education, health services and counseling, and employment conditions.
    • The continued expansion of gender-inclusive restrooms and facilities throughout the university. A Corvallis campus map of more 125 gender-inclusive restrooms and facilities is provided here. For Cascades campus, a bathroom in Tykeson Hall is labeled all gender. As well, there are also single user restrooms in the dining hall and on every floor of the residence hall.
    • The campus participation in the #illgowithyou campaign led by the Pride Center. This program encourages people who identify as supportive allies to go into bathrooms or other spaces with people who may be concerned about their safety.
    • The work of seven student cultural resource centers, including the Pride Center, the Office of Diversity and Cultural Engagement, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, as well as other programs.

    Oregon State will continue to provide updates on this and other civil rights matters on the OSU Home Page, as well as the websites of the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, the Office of the Dean of Student Life and the Office Diversity and Cultural Engagement.

    The new federal guidance points out that federal law continues to protect against any discrimination or harassment based on one’s gender (including transgender) status. Regardless of federal developments, we will remain vigilant in protecting against discrimination and harassment, both of which are unacceptable and are prohibited at Oregon State University.

    Sincerely,

    Susie Brubaker-Cole
    Vice Provost for Student Affairs

    Scott Vignos
    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Office of Institutional Diversity

     

     

    Dear OSU community members,

    Today was a very memorable day for Oregon State University as more than 750 members of Beaver Nation came together at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for my annual State of the University Address.

    We celebrated many remarkable achievements of the university, our faculty, staff and our students.

     

    In my address, I announced that the OSU Foundation has committed to raise $150 million to support Oregon State’s Student Success Initiative.

    As you know, as part of the Student Success Initiative, we have committed that the entire university will work to achieve these goals by 2020:

    • Improve retention and graduation rates for all students;
    • Find ways to make an OSU degree an affordable reality for all qualified Oregonians;
    • Make sure that Oregon State is the school of choice for Oregon’s high-achieving and highly accomplished students; and
    • Ensure that Oregon State is a university where all students achieve success regardless of their economic status, the color of their skin or family background.

    I also called on Governor Brown and the Legislature to end 15 years of declining state support for Oregon’s public universities. I emphasized the need for the state to increase 2017-19 funding for our four-year universities by $100 million; to approve $69.5 million in state bonding for OSU-Cascades; and to support OSU’s statewide public services sustainably.

    I ask you to join me in achieving the goals of the Student Success Initiative and supporting the priority of investing in public higher education in Oregon. Serving the future success of our students and our state will require an “all hands on deck” effort that involves each of us, including OSU alumni, donors, other partners and the Oregon Legislature.

    As we look forward, let us take a moment to be proud that Oregon State University’s impact throughout Oregon, the nation and the world continues to grow in meaningful and significant ways.

    Be confident that by working together, the best is yet to come for Oregon State University.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

    To the OSU Community,

    Oregon State University is committed to sending timely messages in emergency or potentially dangerous situations.

    To receive timely, emergency messages on a cell, office or home phone as well as a personal email, please add your contact information to your OSU Alert account. The information you provide is only used for emergency communications and conducting periodic tests of the system. As you may be aware, OSU communicates campus emergencies and timely warnings through the OSU Alert system. The emergency notifications are to inform the OSU community of incidents so people can take appropriate actions to protect themselves.

    To update your contact information, go to http://main.oregonstate.edu/alerts/osu-alert-portal and follow the instructions “Sign Up for OSU Alert.”

    If you have any questions, please contact us at emergency@oregonstate.edu.

    Thank you,

    Mike Bamberger
    Emergency Preparedness Manager
    Oregon State University
    601 SW 17th Street
    Cascade Hall, Room 221
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331
    Phone: 541-737-4713 | Cell: 541-758-9126
    Michael.Bamberger@oregonstate.edu | http://emergency.oregonstate.edu

     

    Dear members of the Oregon State University community,

    I am angry and disappointed over the Presidential Executive Orders issued last week regarding US immigration policy changes and the ability to travel abroad. These orders lack detail, are being unevenly implemented, and have created anxiety, uncertainty and hardship among thoroughly vetted refugees, immigrants, those with green cards, and their families and friends.

    Questions remain regarding the future treatment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and other undocumented students and families and the extent to which future federal policy changes will affect funding to public research institutions, like Oregon State University. I am deeply saddened for everyone caught up in these circumstances and my heart goes out to those affected. At this time, each of us must reaffirm our compassion and commitment to one another as a community regardless of immigration status, background or identity and declare our enduring commitment to free and open inquiry, which are fundamental to our democracy.

    Since 1868, Oregon State University has existed to provide educational opportunities and improve the lives of all people through our teaching, research, and outreach and engagement.

    Going forward, our pledge of service to others will never change. This university will remain unwavering in its commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, diversity of all kinds and the safety of all people. These commitments are the foundation upon which we build excellence in everything we do. As your university’s president, I assure you that Oregon State University is fully committed to support students’ pursuit of their education and faculty’s work in teaching and research.

    University leaders – along with partners such as the Association of Public Land Grant Universities and others – are actively monitoring executive orders and federal announcements and seeking to interpret their implications.

    We will share what we learn with the university community on an ongoing basis as quickly as possible, such as in recent communications to research and academic faculty and to international students and visiting faculty. We know, for example, that there are many students, faculty, and staff at the university from the seven countries named in the Presidential Executive Order on travel. Each of these students and employees is a valued member of our university community. To our knowledge, none of these individuals is presently engaged in international travel and we deeply regret the fear and anxiety they are experiencing.

    I also am writing to assure you that OSU will remain a sanctuary university for its students.

    OSU’s Sanctuary University status is not subject to recent presidential executive orders since the university complies with all federal laws. The United States Constitution provides for states' rights that effectively allow state entities such as OSU to decline to participate in an enforcement role in carrying out deportation actions. As a sanctuary university, OSU does not hinder or prevent the federal government’s deportation activities, but OSU has chosen not to participate in those actions nor will it provide information to the federal government to aid in those actions, unless required in specific instances by court order or an emergency health or safety situation. As well, the OSU Department of Public Safety will not voluntarily seek, collect or provide immigration status information to federal immigration enforcement officials.

    OSU will remain in compliance with other federal laws associated with the business of the university, such as requirements related to international student visas, employee hiring, and student applications for federal financial aid.

    Going forward, the university will continue to issue public statements on our policies, and the university – along with national educational associations – will advocate at the federal level for OSU’s interests on immigration policy and civil rights. This will include our steadfast support of the BRIDGE Act – Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream of Growing Our Economy Act – a bipartisan Congressional bill that makes the DACA program a federal law. We also will advocate at the federal level for transparency, timely access to information on administration policy actions, including immigration, civil rights, and research; and clarification on federal law and policy developments.

    In the next few weeks, the university will announce and hold community education and information sessions on topics, such as:

    • Know Your Rights – An educational session to inform community members on their civil liberties in the immigration arena and provide knowledge and resources regarding immigration issues.
    • Understanding Executive Orders – A session on how Presidential Executive Orders work and interact with federal and state law.
    • Immigration Basics, Updates and Planning – A session on topics including international travel, documentation, visa renewals and other areas affected by current and potential policy changes.
    • Advising on DACA and More – A session on understanding and navigating current and potential federal policy changes affecting DACA recipients, undocumented students, and students with undocumented family members.

    As you may know, as a university, OSU’s attorneys represent OSU and cannot provide legal advice to OSU students. However, free legal services are available to students through ASOSU legal services.

    If you are in need of personal assistance, and are a Corvallis student, please visit the offices of Diversity and Cultural Engagement, Institutional Diversity or the Division of International Programs. The Student Affairs Student Resources website also provides detailed information about support services. OSU-Cascades, students should visit their campus’ student resources website for assistance.

    Employees needing assistance may utilize the OSU Employee Assistance Program by confidentially calling 1-800-433-2320 at any time, or by calling the Human Resources Department at 541-737-3103.

    In the coming days and weeks, we will provide updates through communications such as this and by updating the OSU Sanctuary University FAQ web page found on the website for the Office of Institutional Diversity. This website will include expanded links to other community resources, as well as updates.

    As we go forward, we must remain strong and supportive of each other and our community. We remain guided by the values upon which this university was founded and under which we still operate today.

    Sincerely,

    Edward J. Ray, President
    Oregon State University
    600 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128
    541-737-4133

    Jan. 10, 2017

    Oregon State University students,

    Welcome back to campus and winter term. I hope you had a good holiday break.

    As you may be aware, two Oregon State University students were diagnosed in November with Type B meningococcal disease.

    I am writing to share that the best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. You may want to consider being vaccinated for Type B meningococcal disease if you have not already taken this step. Please contact Student Health Services (SHS) at 541-737-2724 or your health care provider to determine the need for this vaccine. It is also advisable to contact your insurance carrier for information on coverage for meningococcal B vaccine.

    Note that to ensure full immunization, you must complete a two- or three-dose series of vaccinations, depending on the brand of vaccine.

    If you have already started the vaccination series, OSU Student Health Services (SHS) can provide follow-up doses. It is imperative that you communicate the date of your initial vaccination dose and the brand received when you visit SHS. If you want to begin the vaccination process, SHS can also help with that as well.

    Be aware that the B strain of meningococcal disease is not covered by the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that OSU requires upon admission for first year students under 22.

    As a reminder, meningococcal disease is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact. Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms that may accompany this disease: high fever, a significant weakness, headache, stiff neck, rash, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

    If you experience these symptoms, please immediately contact SHS, your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room.

    More information on meningococcal disease is available by visiting these websites:

    http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

    or

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    Best of luck with your classes this term.

    Susie Brubaker-Cole

    Vice Provost Student Affairs

    Members of the Oregon State University Community,

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kim D. Kirkland, Ed.D., to serve as Oregon State University’s executive director for equal opportunity and access.

    The university’s executive director for equal opportunity and access is central to the success of OSU’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and is responsible for overseeing compliance with federal, state and university policies and regulations regarding affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability access and other civil rights.

    Kim will join the university on February 28.

    She succeeds Clay Simmons, who has served Oregon State as interim executive director for equal opportunity and access since February 1. Upon Kim’s start, Clay will return to his role as the university’s chief compliance officer.

    Kim has served for more than eight years as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). In that role and as Title IX deputy coordinator, Kim has been responsible for monitoring compliance with IUPUI’s equal opportunity, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies as well as all related federal and state laws and regulations. She also has had the responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment. In addition, Kim has served as IUPUI’s official liaison with governmental civil rights agencies and developed the university’s affirmative action plans.

    Previous to working at IUPUI, Kim served for more than four years as affirmative action officer and senior investigator at Bowling Green State University, as vice president for compliance programs at the Meridian Group in Ohio and as General Electric Aircraft Engines/Aviation manager of equal employment opportunity and diversity programs.

    In her role at Oregon State, Kim will report directly to me.

    As we prepare for this leadership transition, I want to recognize and thank Clay Simmons for serving so ably in this interim role, while also serving as Oregon State’s chief compliance officer.

    I also wish to thank interim Chief Diversity Officer Angela Batista, who worked closely with the search committee chair in developing the position description for this new position at Oregon State, General Counsel Becca Gose, who chaired the search for this position, and the other members of the search committee.

    Please join me in welcoming Kim to Oregon State.

    Edward J. Ray, President

    Oregon State University, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128, 541-737-4133

    Sent to osu-students-corvallis@oregonstate.edu

    Oregon State University students,

    As you may be aware, two Oregon State University students were diagnosed in November with Type B meningococcal disease. I am pleased to share that both students are recovering and are no longer hospitalized. I am writing to share that the best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. You may want to consider being vaccinated for Type B meningococcal disease while you are on winter break. Many health care providers have the meningococcal B vaccine available. Please contact your health care provider to determine the need for a vaccine, and it is advisable to contact your insurance carrier for information on coverage for meningococcal B vaccine. There are two commonly used brands of vaccine:

    • Bexsero requires two doses with the second dose given one month following the first.
    • Trumenba involves 3 doses. The second dose occurs 1-2 months after the initial dose, and the third dose is given 6 months after the initial dose.

    Note that you must complete whichever vaccine series you have started to ensure full immunization. Once you return to campus, OSU Student Health Services can provide follow-up doses of either Bexsero or Trumenba. It also is imperative that you communicate the date of your initial vaccination dose and the brand received when you visit Student Health Services. If you already received a first dose of meningococcal B vaccine before leaving for winter break – and you choose to visit a primary physician in your hometown for a second dose—you will need to let your health care provider know which brand of vaccine has been started. If you received a first dose vaccine on campus at Student Health Services, you received Bexsero.

    You can call SHS at 541-737-2724 if you do not remember the date you received your first dose. Be aware that the B strain of meningococcal disease is not covered by the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that OSU requires upon admission for first year students under 22. As a reminder, meningococcal disease is not highly contagious and is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact.

    Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms that may accompany this disease: high fever, a significant weakness, headache, stiff neck, rash, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. While away on winter break, if you experience these symptoms, please immediately visit your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room. More information on meningococcal disease is available by visiting these websites: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease or http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

    I wish you and your family a healthful and happy holiday season.

    Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost Student Affairs

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    5 a.m. Dec. 14, 2016 To all Oregon State University Corvallis students, University officials continue to monitor winter weather conditions and forecasts. Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will open with normal operations on Wednesday, Dec. 14

    5 a.m. Dec. 8, 2016 To all Oregon State University Corvallis students, Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will open with normal operations on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. University officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and forecast

    Dec. 7, 2016 To all Oregon State University Corvallis students, Due to the prospect of inclement weather -- including possible accumulations of snow and ice in the Willamette Valley -- please check your e-mail and the OSU Home Page at 6 a.m., Thursday.

    A second power outage on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus has occurred affecting Gill Coliseum, Bloss and Finley residence halls, Dixon Recreation Center and Arnold Dining Center. The outage is attributed to heavy rainfall that has fallen in

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    Sincerely, Mike Green Susie Brubaker-Col

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    //studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease or http ://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51 More information will be provided as available.

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    “TapRide.” Meanwhile, be aware that university and city of Corvallis public safety officials – including police and fire department officers – will be out in greater numbers this weekend. So if you party, party smart. If you need emergency assistance ov

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    Students, We have some great news for you! In an effort to make your course scheduling life a lot easier, the Office of the Registrar recently partnered with a company to make it possible for you to create multiple=

    55 pm. If you withdraw from classes before that deadline you will receive a 50% tuition refund. After that deadline there are no further tuition refunds for the term. Remember, W grades are entered on transcripts when students withdraw from classes.

    // emergency. oregonstate.edu/oregon-shake-out. If you participate in the Drill, send an email to Michael.bamberger @ oregonsate.edu with which group/office/class/etc. you are with and how many participated in the drill. We want to exceed our 300 particip

    Working with Distressed Students and Active Shooter Preparedness. This will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, in Milam Auditorium. In light of recent events, this event is now open to everyone in the OSU community. Please come if you can. This wil

    55 pm. W grades are recorded after this deadline. This is also the deadline to drop courses and receive 100% tuition refund. Dates have changed for other important activities. Please consult the academic calendar for these dates here. Thank you and have a

    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free support to students, 541-737-2131; Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers support to OSU employees, 800-433-2320; Other referrals may be made through the OSU Care Network at 541-737-8748. In respon

    Oct. 1, 2015 Dear OSU Students, Faculty and Staff, There are no words sufficient to frame today’s horrific and senseless violence at Umpqua Community College. Disbelief and sadness are understandable, but we must focus on doing all we can to comfort the