This week marks the halfway point of the Design Development stage for the new Student Experience Center (scheduled to break ground during the Spring 2013 term). Design Development is the third stage of four stages that span the entirety of the SEC process. In addition to the planning and construction of the SEC and its Plaza, the eastern most part of the Memorial Union will be undergoing renovations as the Bookstore moves to its new home on SW 26th street. As the ground breaking draws ever closer, a team has been formed and assigned the task of naming this new covered outside Plaza area. The Plaza, also in its design stage, will fill the space between the new SEC and the MU. We, at the MU, have high hopes for this programmable area. This Plaza presents us with an opportunity to keep our community dry during concerts, dinning events and information fairs throughout Oregon’s rainy seasons. Check out these conceptual photos/video at the SEC webpage and help us name The Plaza by suggesting names!
SEC Blog: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/sec/
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN of the Student Experience Center and Plaza:
Good day Beavers,
I hope all is well and everyone is fully in their summer modes. Whether it is working, studying or just taking advantage of some free time I hope that you are enjoying yourselves! Here at OSU, campus is alive and thriving. START sessions have already started and it has been great to meet the new members of our Beaver family. We have our second START sessions starting today so keep an eye out for new students and be sure to lend a hand or word of advice where you can.
Here at the MU we are still hard at work and have already started preparing some special things in honor of the 2012 Olympics! Be sure to stop by in the coming weeks for details on multinational viewing parties and celebrations. In addition to Olympic celebrations, we are hosting various events such as summer concerts every Wednesday at 12pm in the Brick Mall just to the east of the Memorial Union (with the exception of the 4th of July).
I hope to see everyone from Beavers, student and Staff, to Corvallis natives there to enjoy some summer weather in a relaxing environment.
Feel free to visit us in MU 103 to see what is happening throughout the summer and into the fall season.
-Michael Ryan Fashana
Name: Alfredo Najar
Position: Executive Director of Campaign Resources
Favorite food: “I love mexican food, spanish food and whatever tastes good.”
Favorite actor/actress: “I like comedies, thrillers and action movies.”
Favorite book: “enriques journy”
One leader/activist that has inspired you: ” My parents inspire me every dam day.”
This was the Primary Debate for the ASOSU 2012 Election. There were 3 tickets for President & Vice President: Drew Hatlen & Karli Olsen, Jackson Lile & Robert Ohanesian, and Amelia Harris & Dan Cushing. One Speaker of the House candidate was present: Jacob Vandever. The moderator for the debate was the current Vice President for ASOSU, Sokho Eath.
Gripe Fest is an Oregon State University open forum where students can present their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding their experiences at OSU. Every year, ASOSU compiles all these gripes from Gripe Fest into the Gripe Fest Final Report that goes to several department administrators at OSU. These reports have brought about several changes at OSU. At this year’s event, we had two new ways of griping: an online web form and a Google Voice account that allowed students to text in their gripes.
Here is how Gripe Fest has affected our university in the past few years:
November 18, 19,
Weekend Schedule Friday, November 18
Afternoon Welcome Table: schedules, shirts, mugs
6:30 & 9 PM Comedy Show: John Reep ($) (Purchase tickets online starting October 3rd)
9 – 1 PM OSU Afterdark
Saturday, November 19
Morning & Afternoon Welcome Table: schedules, shirts, mugs
9-10:30 AM Breakfast ($)
9-4 PM Dad (and Family) and I Photos ($)
During Football Game Root Beer Floats ($)
10 AM – 3 PM Upper-Back Massages ($) (Sign up in MU 103 or call 541.737.6872)
Entertainment Activities TBA
Time TBA Football Game ($)
Sunday, November 20
9-11 AM Welcome Table: schedules, shirts, mugs
Check back for updates as events and times will be added as they come available.
The Memorial Union Program Council welcomes family and friends of OSU students to
experience a bit of campus life. Corvallis Lodging Information
FOOTBALL: TBA (see below for ticket purchase details)
Football ticket are available from the Athletics Department. Oregon State University Department of Athletics reminds fans that single game football tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at the Legendary Gill Coliseum Ticket Office (Room 107) starting Mon., July 27 at 8:30 a.m. Single game tickets can be purchased online or print out the form below and return it to 107 Gill Coliseum.
(FOR STUDENT AND PARENT TICKETS): The Dad’s Weekend student special allows OSU students to receive their student ticket as well as purchase up to 2 tickets that will be in the student section with theirs. The student ticket is free. The paid tickets are priced at $75 each. This package is available now (has been since May) through our office by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at Gill Coliseum. This package is not available online.
Prices reflect last year’s prices and are subject to change.
CONNECT WEEK – September 19th-25th
Campus Movie Fest – October 26th–Nov 1st
Dad’s & Family Weekend – November 18th–20th
Civil War – November 26 @ U of O
Children’s Holiday Party – December 3rdWinter Term
Leadership Conference – February 18th
OSU Has Talent – March TBASpring Term
Mom’s & Family Weekend – May 4th-6th
Snow in the Quad – May 18th
Battle of the Bands – June 1st
Flat Tail Music Fest – June 2nd