OSU Memorial Union
Ceremonial ground breaking and celebration for the new Student Experience Center, the Student Experience Plaza and the renovation of the Memorial Union East Wing is this week. On Thursday May 23, 2013 at 4 PM in the Memorial Union Brick Mall.
At this point I thought it would be nice to look back at the history of this project in video clips that have been created.
Vote: Student Experience Center Referendum
Ground breaking celebration Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 4 to 5 PM. Join us as we begin work for three student building projects: Student Experience Center, Student Experience Plaza and the renovation of the Memorial Union east wing. The ceremony will take place next to the Memorial Union parking lot. Guest speakers representing OSU students and staff will be there. There will also be a display of architectural drawings and floor plans. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Following the ground breaking, be sure to visit the Student Media open house in the KBVR television studio.
Tickets are going fast for the Moms and Family Weekend Comedy Show, Saturday May 4th. There are two shows, one at 6:30 and a repeat performance at 9:00 PM in the LaSells Stewart Center on OSU Campus. This year there are three comedians featured, Dan Cummins Lisa Landry and Natasha Leggero. You can learn more about this talented group of comedians from their websites:
Tickets are available online at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momscomedytickets. See all three comedians for $38 for main floor seats and $34 for the balcony.
Wine Bar will be available at LaSells Stewart Center from 5:30 to 9 PM presented by Willamette Valley Vineyard. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres with your purchase of a glass of wine before the comedy show.
Show may contain mature content. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-1369
Moms and Family Weekend is organized by students of the Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC). A schedule of all of Moms and Family Weekend events can be found at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/momsweekend
The Memorial Union terrestrial globe has return to its home of the last 85 years.
With the return of the 1928 globe to the Memorial Union after restoration, we decided to create an update version of the first photo of the Memorial Union’s globe. We have no idea who the three students are in the 1928 photograph. We have searched OSU Archive and Beaver Yearbooks with no luck. We do know our current students; all involved in the Memorial Union activities. From left to right:
Nicole Hernandez, Art major and curator of the MU Concourse Gallery
Suzanna Shakya, Civil Engineering major ISOSU Internal Coordinator
Fatimah Almousawi, Bio-resource Research major and prior Saudi Arabian Student Association and Student Event and Activities Center leader
The photograph was taken by Julie Knapp, Digital Communications Arts major. I am sure future students and staff will care for this historic globe, one of only three in the United States for the next 85 years. That means students at Oregon State University in the year 3000 will be looking at an image of Nicole, Suzanna and Fatimah and thinking about the time they spent in the Memorial Union lounge.
Memorial Union Retail Food Service (MURFS) operates 8 food venue on campus:
Java II in the Valley Library
e.Cafe in Kelley Engineering Center
Ava’s Cafe in Linus Pauling
Dixon Cafe in Dixon Recreation Center
It is easy to stay up today with what is happening in your favorite location from menu change, break time hours, daily specials and more. Just connect to their social media sites.
The Oregon State University Memorial Union was recognized by The Arc of Benton County as an honored employer. The Arc honors the businesses who hire local people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), who work with vocational agencies to ensure the success of each new hire and who take the extra steps to be an employer who is committed to our community.
The Arc of Benton County advocates and provides services, as needed, to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Benton County was founded in 1958 by family members and concerned citizens to advocate for people with intellectual developmental disabilities. It is a member-based corporation affiliated with The Arc of the United States. Through the creation of education, employment, housing and recreation opportunities, The Arc of Benton County helps those with I/DD to achieve their life goals. Link: www.arcbenton.org
For 10 years, the Memorial Union has hired Arc members who work with our building services team in supporting the maintenance of this 85 year historic landmark. The program not only provides a needed service to the building, it also provides a diverse work experience for the Memorial Union staff and the Arc members. Multicultural organizations have employees from different backgrounds working together. The Memorial Union works to embrace differences as assets.