OSU Memorial Union
During winter break and part of winter term 2013 there was great concern expressed over the “Windows and Mirrors” art exhibit displayed in the Memorial Union Concourse Art Gallery. The Memorial Union staff and the Veterans Council have worked diligently to address these concerns and agree on a reasonable process for ensuring similar concerns can be avoided in future exhibits. This new process will honor Veterans and other special interest group by gathering their input on any exhibit which may contain controversial content.
ASOSU Director of Veteran Affairs Julie Stewart and Memorial Union President Michael Fashana are pleased to announce the following provisions produced by the dialogue around this issue: “…If the art committee determines that an exhibit may have potential content that is controversial the committee will comprise these additional members [representatives from related parts of the organization”:
- A student from the MU Board
- A student from the SEAC program
In addition, the committee will notify the Memorial Union Leadership Team for review and provide input as it relates to:
- Identifying what organizations, groups or individuals in an advisory role would be contacted for input and notification.
- Outreach to campus community members that might be affected ~Creating educational/public engagement materials and opportunities
- Publishing channels for expressing feedback ~ Other exhibit modifications that could improve the exhibit experience for all in the OSU community
To apply for a MU Advisory Board position or seat on the MU Concourse Art Gallery Selection Committee contact Michael Fashana, MU President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Ryan Fashana
Memorial Union President | Oregon State University
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.
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.