A tin of student’s pennies placed in the SEC foundation to represent student support for the building. Read all about it in the Daily Barometer.
For those Parents and Family members that didn’t see this on the Parents and Family Association Newsletter, I want to welcome you and your student to the Beaver Family!
The term is under way and the OSU campus is full of life again! My name is Michael Fashana and as your students Memorial Union President I want to take this time to welcome everyone to another beautiful Fall term at Oregon State University. It is an exciting time when students are returning or joining us for the first time as Beavers. Whether in or outside the classroom, OSU has the programs and resources to support your students in all facets of their student and personal lives. Encourage your students to not be afraid to ask for assistance or seek out new opportunities during this stimulating transition period. The assistance they receive and the opportunities they dare to take will prove to be beneficial well beyond you and your families expectations. Be sure to advise your students to use such resources as — http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/— or Dixon Recreational Center to meet all your needs. The opportunities that will present themselves can range from serving the community with The Center for Civic Engagement, to getting involved with student government on campus though the Associated Students of OSU. Whatever it may be, I encourage you to support your students to push the boundaries of their comfort zone to try and better themselves.
As our returning and new students strive for excellence, I urge the Parents, families and support systems of these students to do what you can to encourage and support your student in their college career. You will soon learn that time flies and no period in your life will be as filled with such amazing people and opportunities as this time in your life. I hope all staff, faculty, and students are transitioning into the Fall 2012 Academic term well and would like to extend to you the offer to stop my office in the Memorial Union, room 103, to ask for help in finding any of these resources or opportunities.
Thank you and don’t forget to use these things to continue on your quest to #BeBeaverBold
Michael Ryan Fashana
Memorial Union President
ASOSU, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Memorial Union Organization invite you to watch the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates in the MU Commons October 3rd, 16th, 22nd and the Vice Presidential Debate on October 11th (All from 6-7:30pm). Enjoy the debates on the projector and three large flat screens in the company of politically interested Beavers!
Help shape the future of our Memorial Union by serving on the Advisory Board!
The MU Advisory Board is currently seeking applicants to represent the three branches of the Memorial Union Organization: Student Leadership and Involvement, Student Media, and the Memorial Union Facilities and Services. As a member of the board, you will:
- Help to approve the operating budget of the MU Organization
- Ensure fiscal responsibility within the organization
- Establish and maintain dialogue with campus organizations and the OSU community
- Review and approve policies of the organization as well as grant exceptions to the policies, as needed
- Help to formulate the long-range vision of the organization!
- Provide input and direction for the Student Experience Center and MU East construction projects (Construction Sub-Committee opportunity BELOW)
*Board meetings are 1-2 hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Apply at: http: //mu.oregonstate.edu/boardapplication
Contact me with any questions. Go Beavs!
Michael Ryan Fashana
Memorial Union President | Oregon State University
103 Memorial Union | Office: 541.737.1564 | Personal: 503.957.4347
MUPresident@oregonstate.edu | mu.oregonstate.edu | blogs.oregonstate.edu/mupresident
It seems these days everyone is going Greek! As the 2012-2013 Academic years starts, so does Greek Life begin its Rush events and activities. In addition to Greek life Recruitment, the Memorial Union’s own Pangea Cafe is going Greek for a week! Pangea Café will be honoring the Greek culture with food from the region!
Week 1 (Sept. 24-28th) Pangea Cafe in the Memorial Union,
Pangea will be featuring Greek food items and entrees on their menu next week! On the east side of the Mezzanine in the Memorial Union they will have:
-& Much MUCH More!
Weeks 1-2 (Sept. 24 -Oct. 2nd) Greek Life Rush/Recruitment,
The Center for Fraternity and Sorority life will be pushing forward with their G campaign to promote the various types of Fraternities and Sororities here at Oregon State University. Several different branches encompass the whole of the Greek Community:
-National Pan-Hellenic Council (Divine Nine)
-Unified Greek Council
-Greek-lettered Organizations without Council Membership
Check-out both to be intentional about filling your stomach and your free time
Come out for “Get Naked in the Quad” in an attempt to set a Beaver Record for number of individuals drinking orange juice at one time! At 9am in the Memorial Union Quad, Naked Orange juice will be provided by Pepsi to POWER us to our goal. Join us to define how to #BeBeaverBold and Be Counted as a member of The Beaver Zone!!
Come check out The Beaver Advantage: Be Orange Beyond the Classroom to participate in a fun interactive morning to learn about student life outside of the classroom.
From 9:30am- 12 noon the Memorial Union will be home to more than (20) twenty (30) thirty minute sessions providing students opportunity to participate in interactive conference style presentations that will help define the pathway to involvement outside of the classroom. This time frame will also include a campus wide bike tour and a showcase of OSU After Dark, MU Retail Foods, and the Basement in the MU Ballroom- games, music, free food for everyone! At 11:00 the OSU Cultural and Resource Centers will be in the MU Quad to provide a connection to all of the great programs, resources and community that happen at the centers.
-Beaver Record Attempt
Most PPl Drinking Orange Juice at one time
-20+ Interactive Session for Involvement
Learn how to get involved and network @ OSU
-After Dark in the Light
Music, Games & Free Food
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