Archive for March, 2006

OSU is an ‘elite’ university, but not ‘elitist’

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

A new classification of U.S. colleges and universities recognizes Oregon State University as the state’s most productive four-year institution, giving OSU the designation reserved for universities with “very high research activity.â€? The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been producing its classification of America’s more than 3,000 college and universities since 1970. While […]

Honors College Annual Spring Luncheon

Monday, March 27th, 2006

The Admissions office and the University Honors College (UHC) hosted the Annual Spring Luncheon on Monday, March 27th just prior to the Spring Visit program at OSU. The luncheon is a gathering of the area’s brightest high school juniors to congratulate them on their academic successes but also to point out the amazing opportunities available […]

Clatsop/OSU Degree Partnership Open

Monday, March 27th, 2006

OSU and Clatsop Community College (Astoria) have agreed to enroll students in a new Degree Partnership Program beginning Spring term 2006. While the formal signing of the agreement will occur at the DPP Summit at OSU (May 18, 19), there are interested students for Spring. Therefore, the online application for the Clatsop/OSU DPP will be […]

Big Beaver Sports weekend

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Congratulations to Kirk Walker, coach of the women’s softball team, who notched his career victories #400, 401, 402, and 403 over the weekend. The women currently have a 25 game winning streak which eclipses last year’s team record of 22. Freshman DeAnn Young celebrates her team-leading 7th home run of the season against DePaul on […]

OSU to host national debate competition

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Nearly 300 top debaters from around the nation — and a handful from China, Slovakia and Ireland — are coming to Oregon State University this weekend to compete in the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s 12th annual tournament. (GT) Might be fun to attend since baseball and softball are rained out…. -bv

Interested in Mars? Study at OSU.

Friday, March 24th, 2006

An OSU researcher is the lead author on a study in the upcoming journal Astrobiology to determine if there was past life on Mars. The object of his research is the Nakhla meteorite, which fell from the sky in 1911 near Nakhla in Egypt. The object was later identified as belonging to an exclusive group […]

Campus Lectures

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

There are two interesting lectures coming to OSU in April that may be of interest to our blog readers: My Father’s Dream, My Mission Martin Luther King III reflects on the Civil Rights Movement and his father’s legacy by examining America’s progress since his father’s famous I Have a Dream speech. Presented by the Memorial […]

Spring term priority

Monday, March 20th, 2006

We’ve received many questions from nervous/apprehensive/interested students who applied for spring term admission regarding their applications or advanced standing reports. Rest assured, the Admissions office is placing spring term files at the top of the priority list (spring application priority deadline for first-year and transfer students was March 1). Our evaluators are working to get […]

Another “world’s first” developed at Oregon State University

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Researchers at Oregon State University have created the world’s first completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds, another major step forward for the rapidly evolving field of transparent electronics. Transparent electronics, scientists say, may hold the key to new industries, employment opportunities, and new, more effective or less costly consumer products. Uses could range from […]

Admission application to be more inclusive to LGBT students

Friday, March 17th, 2006

The OSU Admissions office has been talking with the LGBT Services Office about modifying the current gender choices offered on our admission applications. The discussion revolved around the implication given to LGBT students that while they may identify as something other than male or female, they may feel forced into selecting a category that didn’t […]

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