The student messages below were approved by the OSU Registrar to be sent to Student Communications listservs in the 2022-2023 school year.

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From: Office of the President

31 January 2023

Dear Oregon State Community Members,

We are pleased to announce that Oregon State University will hold its 154th commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

The 22nd commencement ceremony for OSU-Cascades will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in Bend.

All on-campus and Ecampus students graduating between summer 2022 and summer 2023 are invited to participate in the Corvallis commencement ceremony.

We look forward to recognizing graduates’ academic success and celebrating with their families and friends this June. Visit the university-wide commencement ceremony website and the OSU-Cascades ceremony website for more information.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm as we prepare to honor Oregon State’s 2023 graduates.

Sincerely,

Jayathi Y. Murthy, President

Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

01/31/2023
Custom text: 01/31/2023 : OSU’s 2023 Commencement Exercises

From: The Office of the President

OSU Community Members,

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Tyre Nichols’ life following the vicious attack he suffered at the hands of five Memphis police officers.

Mr. Nichols should not have died this way. No one should die this way. Police brutality is unequivocally wrong. It is a breach of trust with those upon whom we depend to protect us and our communities. Mr. Nichols’ death once again challenges us – as a nation and as a university community – to consider what we must do to stop these deaths.

The impact of this and other similar killings is significant, and I reflect more fully on this matter in a message I share on the presidential webpage. I ask all OSU community members to extend care, empathy and patience to each other as we once again weather a senseless death.

This Wednesday, journalist and scholar Jelani Cobb will visit OSU to provide the 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Address at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. His talk, “The Half-life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today,” will focus on what we must do to continue advancing a dream of racial equity in this country. The event is free and open to all, and I encourage you to register and attend.

If we truly wish to change our future, we must work together to create change in our university and in our communities. This work is difficult. It requires each of us to make a long-term commitment to challenge the status quo, right longstanding wrongs, reach across divides and heal our communities.

While I do not have all the solutions to these difficult challenges, I am deeply committed to this shared work. It is essential to our success as a university and as a community.

Sincerely,

Jayathi Y. Murthy, President

01/30/2023
Custom text: 01/30/2023 : We must work together to create change following Tyre Nichols’ killing

From: Division of Student Affairs

Dear OSU Community Members,

As you likely are hearing through national news, five former Memphis police officers were indicted Thursday on murder charges for their role in what has been described as a brutal attack of Tyre Nichols during a Jan. 7 traffic stop.

We understand that a video of the arrest and attack will be released later today. It has been described by Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis as “heinous, reckless and inhumane” conduct by the five arresting officers, who have since been terminated.

While we have not yet seen the video, based on its description, we expect that seeing the brutality inflicted against Tyre Nichols by these police officers will horrify, hurt and provoke anger. We encourage members of the OSU community to take care of your wellbeing over the coming difficult days.

We currently are, and will continue to be, in conversation with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members offering support, space and resources. For members of the Black and African American community at OSU, these incidents, individually and collectively, are terrible burdens to bear. In the immediate term, our goal will be to provide collective support and strength. 

As we learn more about the arrest and Tyre Nichols’ death, we will continue working as a community to provide care and support. Please reach out to university offices and your communities for assistance and stay engaged with each other as we process this terrible tragedy.

In the days and week ahead, we will share more about opportunities to engage, reflect, learn and gather.

Sincerely, Dan Larson, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Operations

Scott Vignos, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity

01/27/2023
Custom text: 01/27/2023 : Community support offered as police beating video released in death of Tyre Nichols

From: Associated Students of Oregon State University

Dear OSU Corvallis Students,

If you’re interested in leadership or representing your community the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) has the opportunity for you! Election season for our elected positions has now begun. Service in elected positions begin on June 1, 2023, and next academic year will be the first with our new constitution implemented. The positions open for election are President, Vice President, Graduate Senator (3 open positions), Undergraduate Senator (15 open positions), Student Fee Committee Chair, and Student Fee Committee At-Large Member (5 open positions).

Registration to run for office is open until Feb. 15th. To register for candidacy please fill out this form that also can be found on our website. If you are running or considering running, please come to one of our candidate informational sessions. They will be held every Wednesday and Friday in SEC 294 at 5pm until registration closes. SEC 294 can be found in the ASOSU suite. Please also read through our elections packet for more information on election rules and regulations. More information on how to vote to come and look out for ballots opening on Feb. 20th.

If you have any questions about elections or student government feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or to the elections committee at [email protected]

Thank you and Go Beavs!

Sierra Young, ASOSU VP & Elections Chair, SEC 288

01/26/2023
Custom text: 01/26/2023 : A message from your student government: ASOSU Elections – Candidate Filing Now Open!

Greetings OSU undergraduates,

The following message is being sent with the support of Oregon State University. We highly encourage you to participate in this survey and share your honest feedback about Beaver Nation!

The Princeton Review requests your direct feedback about your experience at Oregon State University.  Your insights on academics, fellow students, social life, sports, clubs, school traditions, professor/student interaction, dorms, food (you’re getting the picture here) provide invaluable guidance for college bound students searching for their best fit schools. 

Take our online student opinion survey here.

It takes only a few minutes to complete.  All college students completing the survey will be entered in The Princeton Review’s Campus Critic Giveaway!  

Your anonymous feedback drives the narrative, rankings and ratings inherent to many of The Princeton Review’s college guides and website.

Thanks for the time and for sharing your unique perspective on your college experience at Oregon State University!

The Princeton Review, 110 E 42nd St. – 7th floor, New York, NY 10017, [email protected]

Please note: The Princeton Review takes your privacy seriously. We will not share your personal information with any third party unless you give us permission to do so. You can read The Princeton Review's full privacy policy by clicking on our "Privacy Policy" link here.

01/24/2023
Custom text: 01/24/2023 : Undergraduate students: college rankings survey – support Beaver Nation!

From: AVP for Public Safety and Chief of Police and Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

OSU Corvallis Community Members,

OSU Air Force ROTC (AFROTC), in partnership with the OSU Department of Public Safety, will conduct active threat scenario based training at McAlexander Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 24 between 6:30 and 7 a.m. The date and location were selected to provide for limited impacts to the campus community.

Passersby may hear loud noises, and loud voices coming from inside the fieldhouse, but actual training activity will most likely not be visible from outside the training venue.  

There will be signs inside and outside of McAlexander Fieldhouse signaling the training taking place.  There will be staff assigned to the east and west sides of McAlexander Fieldhouse to answer questions and remind community members of the training.

Affected areas will be clearly marked to reduce unintentional entry into the training exercise. To keep the exercise area safe, please do not interfere with or approach the activity occurring inside the fieldhouse during this time.

Please contact Mike Bamberger or Brandon Christensen, with the department of public safety, at 541-737-3010 with questions or concerns.

Shanon Anderson                                         Paul Odenthal, PE, CEM

AVP for Public Safety and                           Senior Associate Vice President for Administration
Chief of Police

Shanon Anderson, AVP for Public Safety and Chief of Police, Oregon State University, 601 SW 17th Street, Cascade Hall, Corvallis, Oregon  97331, Phone:  541-737-7854 | Dispatch: 541-737-3010, https://publicsafety.oregonstate.edu/

01/23/2023
Custom text: 01/23/2023 : Training only: Notification of active threat training at McAlexander Field house tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24th [Corvallis Only]

From: ASOSU (Associated Students of Oregon State University)

Hey, Beavs!

Each year, ASOSU Student Government goes through the process of setting incidental fees for the next academic year. Feedback from the general Corvallis campus student body is an absolutely critical component of this student-led process, so we wanted to remind you about the upcoming deliberation sessions that will be held by the Student Fee Committee (SFC) in the coming weeks. All students and OSU community members are welcome and invited to attend these sessions! This is your opportunity to provide feedback about the more than $30 million annually allocated by the SFC that come from your incidental fees paid to the university.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The SFC will hear presentations from each of the eight incidental-fee funded units about their programs, services and requested budgets. This session will be held in-person in the Memorial Union Horizon Room (MU 49) and over Zoom. Visit the SFC website for more information about accessing the Zoom webinar.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 | 5 p.m.

The SFC will deliberate on requested budgets, again in the Memorial Union Horizon Room (MU 49) and over Zoom.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 | 5 p.m.

The SFC will hold its final deliberation session in-person in the Memorial Union Main Lounge and vote on a recommended fee level. This session will be viewable via Zoom webinar. Check the SFC website for more information.

These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to give input and learn more about where your incidental fee dollars are being spent. If you would like to provide written comment to the SFC, you may do so by visiting https://beav.es/5ri.

If you have any questions, please email Student Fee Committee Chair Joe Page at [email protected].

Go Beavs!

Joe Page, Student Fee Committee Chair

01/20/2023
Custom text: 01/20/2023 : A message from your ASOSU student government: We want to hear from you! Student Incidental Fee Process begins now!

From: Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

COVID 19, Flu, Respiratory Illnesses

Dear OSU Community Members,

I hope you had a restful winter break and that the new year is off to a great start. I write with information and resources to contribute to your wellness as we move through the winter season. 

As you may be hearing, a new subvariant of Omicron – XBB.1.5 – has emerged that now makes up approximately 40% of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. While XBB.1.5 appears to be more immune-evasive and potentially more contagious than other Omicron variants, it is not evident that it causes more severe infection of COVID-19.

If you have not done so already, I encourage you to obtain the bivalent booster to help protect yourself from infection and serious illness. Information on how to obtain boosters can be found here.

Fortunately, hospitals in regions where OSU is located are seeing low hospitalization rates among patients with COVID-19. While our communities are currently at “low risk” for COVID-19 based on the CDC’s community level designation, influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus are present both in communities and hospitals across Oregon.

As always, please stay home if you are not feeling well, get a flu shot and COVID-19 bivalent booster, and if you test positive for COVID-19 and you are an employee (including student employees), remember that OSHA requires you to inform your supervisor of an infection. There is guidance for both employees and supervisors on our Beaver Healthy website.

Vaccine Requirement

OSU continues to require all employees and students who work, learn, or engage with others in-person to show proof of their primary series of COVID-19 vaccination. This requirement helped OSU obtain a high degree of immunity and was a critical component of our public health response.

In the months ahead, the university wellness advisory team, in consultation with the local public health authority in counties where OSU has campuses, will evaluate whether a COVID-19 vaccine requirement will continue to be necessary. An update on the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will be provided in March.

Please see the Beaver Healthy website for guidance links to wellness resources.

Sincerely,

Dan Larson, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, OSU COVID Response Coordinator

01/19/2023
Custom text: 01/19/2023 : Update on COVID-19 and Vaccination Requirement

From: University Information & Technology

Dear OSU Community Members, 

In recent months, we have seen cyber attackers use official-looking webpages to impersonate OSU sites and trick users into logging in with their OSU credentials in order to gain access to their personal and university data. 

As part of the university’s continuing efforts to protect the OSU community from phishing scams and other cyber threats, we are activating a security feature within Microsoft Exchange that will warn you when you attempt to access a potentially malicious website via an email link. This feature will help you identify sites that are risky to visit. 

Beginning today, when using Chrome and Edge internet browsers, clicking on a malicious link will take you to this or a similar warning page: 

(Image above is of a dark red bar a the top with a shield that contains an X, with the text "This website is classified as malicious" and the text below states "Opening this website might not be safe. We recommend that you don't open this website, as opening it might not be safe and could harm your computer or result in malicious use of your personal data.")

You should not continue to access a website when this warning is displayed as it could represent a risk to your computer or personal data. If you believe a website has been incorrectly categorized as malicious, please contact the Service Desk. They will escalate your feedback to the Office of Information Security

For more information, please refer to this knowledge base article. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk at beav.es/help or by calling 541-737-8787. 

Thank you, and please remain cyber safe! 

Best regards, David McMorries, Chief Information Security Officer, Oregon State University | University Information & Technology 

01/19/2023
Custom text: 01/19/2023 : New Security Feature to Protect Against Phishing

From: Office of Institutional Diversity

Dear OSU community members: 

The Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address with Dr. Jelani Cobb on Feb. 1, 2023 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center on the Corvallis campus. 

Please register for the free keynote address, to be delivered in person and via livestream.  

Dr. Jelani Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Director of the Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights, Dean of Columbia Journalism School and a staff writer at The New Yorker.  

Dr. Cobb was the frontline correspondent in the PBS documentary Whose Vote Counts which explored how racial inequities, COVID-19, and voter suppression became interlinked crises, contributing to a long legacy of inequality in the United States. Dr. Cobb also edited 2021 The Matter of Black Lives, a collection of writing from The New Yorker featuring the work of James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates and many others. 

Engagement Toolkit 

toolkit was created to help community members to engage more deeply with this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote and events. The toolkit contains resources and ideas for individual reflection, group dialogue and academic discourse. 

Commemoration Events  

An important part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration are events organized by Oregon State community members across the state to collaboratively honor and carry forward the legacy of Dr. King. A full list of events is available here.  

Accommodation requests related to a disability for the keynote event should be made by Jan. 25 to University Events at 541-737-4717 or [email protected]. Sign language interpreting and live captioning will be provided. For additional information about the event, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at 541-737-1063 or [email protected].

Warm regards, 

The 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity 

01/19/2023
Custom text: 01/19/2023 : You are invited to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote with Dr. Jelani Cobb on Feb. 1

From: Office of the President

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 | 9 to 11 A.M.

Winter Celebration
Memorial Union Lounge
Hosted by President Jayathi Y. Murthy

OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to gather for this annual university tradition to celebrate the start of winter term. Join President Murthy at her first Winter Celebration for conversation, tasty treats, and reconnecting with colleagues and students after the break. Please bring your OSU ID.

Attendees are welcome to bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit OSU’s Food Pantry. For more information about the items that are most helpful at the Food Pantry, please see their wish list. Your contributions are important and appreciated!

Accommodation requests may be made by calling 541-737-4717 or emailing [email protected].

01/18/2023
Custom text: 01/18/2023 : Join President Murthy for Winter Celebration! [Corvallis]

From: Office of the Registrar

Dear OSU Students,

I write to remind you of important protections of your education records that are required by university policy, as well as federal and state laws.

In compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, state law and OSU policy, students have 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 written requests to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, 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 a request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education record that the student believes is 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 the record 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 their 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 university’s law enforcement department); 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 university’s Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A university 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 contact information of the office that administers FERPA is:

Student Privacy Policy Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-8520
1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Website: https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/   

The information provided here is for informational purposes only. The complete text of the Oregon State University Student Records Standards, which take precedence, is available here: https://policy.oregonstate.edu/UPSM/01-120_student_records.

For more FERPA resources please see the Office of the Registrar FERPA page.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Mathern, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost – Academic Affairs and University Registrar

01/18/2023
Custom text: 01/18/2023 : Annual Notice to Students Regarding Privacy of Records

From: Office of the Interim Vice President 

Dear OSU-Cascades Campus Community Members,

On Monday, we will honor the work, leadership and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an extraordinary American whose legacy as a civil rights leader, social activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient serves as an inspiration for us all. 

Dr. King dreamed of a nation in which every person would be equal and devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all. Throughout Oregon State University and at OSU-Cascades, students, faculty and staff will commemorate and recommit to Dr. King’s dream and respond to his question of us: “What are you doing for others?”

His question is as urgent today as it was more than 60 years ago. The work of Dr. King, and of so many who have dedicated their lives to advancing and achieving social justice and equity, is not yet complete.

I encourage us each to take time on Monday, and every day, to refocus our life’s purpose, as well as our words and actions, so that they contribute to creating a better community and a better world. 

Please join fellow students and colleagues in these activities:

7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Jan. 16
Organized by the Student Life Events Council, the Day of Service is held in partnership with Connect Central Oregon and United Way of Central Oregon. It provides participants with opportunities to volunteer and serve in the community. Learn more at OSUcascades/mlkday.

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Address by Jelani Cobb - Feb. 1

Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics, and democracy, as well as Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and next dean of Columbia Journalism School. He recently co-edited The Matter of Black Lives, a collection of The New Yorker’s most ground-breaking writing on Black history and culture in America. Learn more at beav.es/5zS.

While our campus will be closed on Monday, our hearts and minds will be open to pursuing the dream that Dr. King fought fearlessly for: That “this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

With thanks for all you each do to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Be well. Andrew Ketsdever

01/13/2023
Custom text: 01/13/2023 : [OSU-Cascades] Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

From: Office of Institutional Diversity

Dear Oregon State Students:

You have a few days left to register and secure your seats for the 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast by the end of day on Jan. 10.

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration event includes the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 14, the peace breakfast and campus march on Jan. 16, a week of educational programming exploring Dr. King’s ongoing legacy and the commemoration keynote on Feb. 1.

Register for the Peace Breakfast by Tuesday, Jan. 10.

The peace breakfast will be held on Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the Corvallis campus. It is open to OSU students and employees, OSU Foundation and Alumni Association employees, and invited guests. Registration is free and required by Jan. 10. Childcare will be provided at no cost by KidSpirit.

The peace march will immediately follow the peace breakfast and is open to public participation without registration.

Accommodation requests related to a disability for the breakfast and march events should be made by today to University Events at 541-737-4717 or [email protected]

For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration webpage.

Warm regards, The 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity

01/09/2023
Custom text: 01/09/2023 : register for the annual peace breakfast

From: Health Equity & Wellness

Dear OSU Students,

Oregon State University is committed to creating a campus environment that fosters wellbeing and supports healthy choices for living.

Decisions about the use of alcohol and other substances remain a pressing concern for those within the university community, and as well, across the nation. The information and resources provided in the attached annual university notification include offerings that may assist you. The notification attached provides information about alcohol and substance use prevention and education resources, recovery resources for those who may be struggling with substance abuse or misuse. The notice also includes information about short and long-term health risks, as well as federal, state, local and institutional sanctions.  

OSU provides prevention and education programs related to the use of alcohol and other substances to help community members with responsible use, including:

  1. Student Health Services Prevention & Wellness: The Health Equity & Wellness team supports the health and well-being of Corvallis campus students through a variety of services, such as alcohol and substance use prevention.
  2. OSU-Cascades Student Wellness: Student Wellness supports the emotional, social and physical well-being of OSU-Cascades students to help them reach their academic and personal goals and make the most of their educational experience.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, help is available. Please see the support resources shared below. A more extensive list can be found in the attached report.

  1. Student Health Services Substance Use Counseling: Short-term substance use counseling is available on the Corvallis campus through Student Health Services (SHS) to students who have paid the health fee. SHS offers individual sessions with a substance use counselor. These sessions are confidential and can help students create a personalized plan to meet their goals related to reducing or eliminating substance use. To make an appointment, call 541-737-9355.
  2. The Joan and Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC): The CRC seeks to engage and support the OSU Corvallis campus community seeking recovery from substance use and those who are contemplating entering into recovery. For more information, call 541-737-5041, send an email to [email protected], or visit https://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/crc
  3. Recovery meetings: Recovery meetings are offered every week in person at Dixon Lodge on the Corvallis campus and with hybrid options. For more information or an updated schedule, please email [email protected] or visit https://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/crc
  4. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available on the Corvallis campus for students who have paid the health fee. CAPS is dedicated to addressing the challenges and difficulties students face. To schedule an appointment or learn about services, please visit: http://counseling.oregonstate.edu/ or call 541-737-2131.
  5. OSU-Cascades Counseling: Counseling services are free for OSU-Cascades students. Please email [email protected] to make an appointment with a counselor.

Please review the attached annual report for more information, and reach out for assistance if you have any questions or needs. Remember, there is no shame in seeking support.

Warmly, Amy Frasieur

Amy Frasieur, MS, RDN, LD, she/her/hers, Director of Health Equity & Wellness, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Student Health Services

12/29/2022
Custom text: 12/29/2022 : Annual Notification of Alcohol and Other Drug Information

From: University Information and Technology

Oregon State University Community Members,

We write to inform you that McGraw Hill, an online education platform that some OSU students choose to utilize, has reportedly had a data security incident and it is possible that confidential student data may have been made public as a result. In the reports, student names, e-mail addresses and grades were involved. Because the university does not contract with McGraw Hill for online educational platforms used by students, we are unable to verify at this time if any OSU students are affected by this incident.

As a precaution, we urge all students to be extra vigilant in the coming weeks as you may see an increase in spam and phishing emails. If you receive any suspicious messages or notice any unusual activity, please report it immediately to the Office of Informational Security.

You can find more information on how to protect your personal data and what steps to take if you are concerned about identity theft at the following resources: 

·       Federal Trade Commission 

·       Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk at beav.es/help or by calling 541-737-8787. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter, 

David McMorries , Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Security 
Oregon State University | University Information and Technology 

12/22/2022
Custom text: 12/22/2022 : McGraw Hill data security incident – Students using McGraw Hill services may be affected

From: Finance and Operations

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus operations will be limited Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, 2022, due to forecasted sub-freezing temperatures and snowfall and anticipated travel challenges that may impact safety. During this time, many university services will be provided remotely.

Supervisors should communicate schedule expectations with employees related to remote work or if any employees are required to work onsite. For work that must be completed onsite, we ask that each employee evaluate their risk of traveling to campus, and seek to utilize alternative modes of transportation to commute to campus. Or engage in other commute strategies, such as a late start or early departure from work.

We also recommend that individual colleges, divisions, units, centers, research facilities and offices communicate directly with their employees and students, and utilize their websites to provide details about their respective hours of operations and services during these two days.

Future weather-related updates on OSU operations in Corvallis will be shared on the university website, by calling 541-737-8000, and through notifications via social media, the news media and through Twitter and Facebook.

Sincerely,

Mike Green, Vice President, Finance and Operations

12/21/2022
Custom text: 12/21/2022 : Corvallis campus to have limited operations

FROM: Office of the Registrar

Dear Student,

Senate Bill 564 directs public universities to annually collect, update, report, and retain student-submitted information that will allow colleges, universities, and the state—as a whole—to measure and address disparities in postsecondary educational outcomes associated with student parents.

The survey should take no more than one minute to complete.

While the survey was previously anonymous we know that students who are parents or guardians may appreciate and benefit from campus services and support so we have updated the survey to allow for name collection. If you have already completed the survey, but are a parent or guardian who would like to be connected to services, you can retake the survey now and our support offices will receive your contact information.

The survey will remain open until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31. We ask that you take a moment to complete this short survey regarding students who are parents.

We greatly appreciate your time and assistance in collecting this information to better serve students.

Sincerely, Office of the Registrar

12/08/2022
Custom text: 12/08/2022 : Reminder - Short Student Survey: Please complete by December 31

From: Office of the Registrar

Dear Student,

Senate Bill 564 directs public universities to annually collect, update, report, and retain student-submitted information that will allow colleges, universities, and the state—as a whole—to measure and address disparities in postsecondary educational outcomes associated with student parents.

The survey should take no more than one minute to complete and the information collected is completely anonymous. The survey will remain open until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31. We ask that you take a moment to complete this short survey regarding students who are parents.

We greatly appreciate your time and assistance in collecting this information to better serve students.

Sincerely, Office of the Registrar

11/30/2022
Custom text: 11/30/2022 : Very Short Student Survey: Please complete by December 31

From: the Office of Academic Affairs

Dear students,

The Student Learning Experience (SLE) survey is open until end of day (11:59pm) on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

The short survey should take you under three minutes per course and provides instructors with valuable insight. Please login at beav.es/Student-Learning-Survey or my.oregonstate.edu to access the system. For more information, check out the Student FAQs.

If you experience any technical problems, please contact [email protected].

I encourage you to take time to share your experiences. This information is very helpful to instructors as they consider updates and improvements to their courses.

Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

11/30/2022
Custom text: 11/30/2022 : Reminder: Student Learning Experience survey (course feedback) open now!

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