Archive for February, 2006

Terra – OSU’s Research Magazine

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Terra, a new research-oriented magazine published by OSU, will be launched this week. Inside the cover is the question, “Why Terra?” “As a land-grant university, OSU has long focused on the Earth and its resources: oceans, forests, farm fields, watersheds and ecosystems. These are the stages for the evolving human story. On them, we play […]

“Gas without gas stations”

Monday, February 27th, 2006

After filling up the car recently, this kind of applicable research sounds totally amazing. Goran Jovanovic has developed a working microreactor that could revolutionize biodiesel production, making it easier to produce fuel locally and cleaner than refining petrochemicals into gasoline. All I can say is, “HURRY!” (Story also run in the Register-Guard, from where the […]

Turnaround Time on Undergraduate Applications for Fall Term

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Jen posted a popular question this time of year: “Can you tell me approximately when decisions are made and applicants notified?” When talking about undergraduate applications (first year and transfer students), we try to send decisions within 2-3 weeks on a completed file (all transcripts, application fee, test scores, etc. are submitted). For students who […]

Happy Birthday to KBVR-FM

Friday, February 17th, 2006

OSU’s campus radio station turns 40 today! Ashley Slocki writes up a piece on the 40 year history of KBVR. Check out those sideburns!

Admission Application Period Still Open

Friday, February 17th, 2006

It has come to my attention that there might be some confusion among students and parents concerning our priority deadline of February 1. Let me attempt to clarify. The priority deadline for admissions and scholarship consideration only applies to those that are applying for academic scholarships. To be considered for said scholarships, students must have […]

OSU Partners with Humane Society on New Center

Friday, February 17th, 2006

The Oregon Humane Society announced Thursday that they will build the first-of-its-kind medical and learning center in the United States. The Animal Medical and Learning Center will be located in Portland and incorporate a university veterinary program with on-site animal care. Faculty from Oregon State University will be based on-site and students will live in […]

Application fees policy change

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

A message from the Director of Admissions, Michele Sandlin: “Effective January 1, 2006, the OSU Admissions application and application fee is effective for one year. Requests received January 1, 2006 and beyond to update admission application and fee to a future term will only be allowed for one full year from the term applied for. […]

APA office hosts students

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

The Asian/Pacific American Education Office (led by Sandy Tsuenyoshi) hosted high school students and reps from the IRCO/Asian Family Center in Portland. The Admissions office assisted the APA office by meeting with the students to discuss admissions requirements, the application process (insight resume, deadlines, etc) , financial aid and scholarships, honors college, and other information. […]

Animal House-revisited

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

In an unexpected article in Time Magazine, Sigma Epsilon house is the model for a new fraternity way of life.  While OSU has the largest greek system in Oregon, the roughly 18-20% of students that participate are certainly smaller than some East Coast institutions where the participation is more like 90%. For more about the […]

OSU receives grant to research alternative fuels

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

The recent State of the Union address outlilned the federal government’s new push for alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, etc. Oregon State University is looking to advance the timeline of such fuels from research to production through the Sun Grant, one of the four federal research designations that Oregon State holds (others being Land Grant, Sea […]

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