New Facilities

Construction has added much to OSU's extended campus this past year, helping create a new cadence of excitement.

The opening of the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in the fall of 1997 struck a chord of anticipation and achievement. As Oregon's first hospitality center built by alumni, the privately funded building joins the existing LaSells Stewart Center and the expanded and renovated Valley Football Complex to create the state's largest and most adaptable conference-convention facility.

At Newport, completion of the new Hatfield Marine Science Center public wing gives OSU a new visibility on the coast.

Work on the main campus's Valley Library will be completed this coming year, providing a state-of-the-art facility available to serve all Oregonians.

The CH2M Hill Alumni Center brings a showplace character to Oregon State. Its stone fireplaces, book-lined library, and permanent artwork add a personal warmth to modern surroundings. The 45,000-square-foot building, which was privately funded, features ballroom seating for up to 700 persons, a fully equipped catering kitchen, and built-in state-of-the-art communications capabilities in all meeting rooms. Adjoining the modern second floor offices is a 3,500-square-foot sophisticated computing facility built for the exclusive use of OSU's computer research programs.

Noteworthy among educational and residential facilities improved during the past year is the refurbished West International House. The residence hall has introduced a new "suites" style for student accommodations, while the adjacent Marketplace West features a food court approach to campus dining. Offering a wide variety of food options and eating venues, Marketplace West also features private booths with power outlets and phone jacks where students can use their laptop computers while eating or studying.

After a multi-million dollar remodeling, the public wing of OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport reopened in 1997. New exhibits feature interactive displays and high technology links, giving visitors opportunities to experience the ocean environment.

The HMSC has been designated as one of the nation's seven Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers, a partnership between coastal residents and visitors to make everyone aware of America's coastal environments.

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Letter from the President
Top Tier University
Compelling Learning Experience
Statewide Campus New Facilities Toward the 21st Century Financial Summary

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