Archive for October, 2008

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Friday, October 31st, 2008

(Photos from CNN.com) The Admissions Blog writers would like to encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote this November 4th. For Oregonians, it is too late to mail in your ballot and you MUST drop it off at an official drop site. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the issues that are on […]

The Ghosts of OSU

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Photo by Andy Cripe, Corvallis Gazette Times Cool little blurb from the GT this morning. University Archives hosted a Haunting for History tour on campus recently. The purpose was to explore the ghosts and ghost/haunting stories on the OSU campus. Elizabeth Thomas works in Waldo Hall, and people have told her they’ve seen a woman […]

Oregonian Hates Oregon State (Flag)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The Oregonian, a statewide newspaper, has developed a contest for a redesign of the state’s flag. Seriously? No, I mean really? Do people think that it needs a face lift? (Image from The Oregonian) You can call me old fashioned but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And I’ll be the first to tell […]

New addition to the OSU Admissions family

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Shout out and congratulations to James Miller, very frequent blog author here at the OSU Admissions Blog. He and his wife brought a child into the world yesterday (6lbs, 2oz and 18 inches). From all accounts, mom, baby and dad are doing well. -bv

International Baccalaureate conversation

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I came across this interesting op-ed at the Washington Post. The gist of the opinion is that most schools around the U.S. have not given IB the same consideration as the more long-standing AP exam for advanced credit while in high school. Jay Matthews from the Washington Post: American education has a tattered reputation in […]

Oregon State adopts emergency alert system

Friday, October 17th, 2008

An announcement on behalf of the OSU Public Safety Office came across campus today. I’ve quoted it in its entirety for accuracy sake: OSU Launches Emergency Alert System for Students, Faculty, Staff Major campus emergencies at colleges in Virginia, Louisiana, Delaware and Tennessee over the past year and a half have caused concern for all […]

Applying to OSU: The Mythbusters Edition

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Greetings from Olympia, WA! One of the reasons I love visiting high schools is that I get to connect with our prospective students in a way that’s not really possible at a college fair. Not only do students get to hear from me about what OSU has to offer but I also hear first hand […]

OSU Makes Presidential Endorsement

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

You may have voted for Benny for the cover of the EA Sports NCAA Football 2009 Nintendo Wii Cover, but now it’s time to gear up for this fall’s election and Vote Benny for President! Make a video and answer the question why you will be voting Benny for President and you could win big. […]

Danté Holloway Quoted in New Mexico Newspaper

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Greetings readers! Just got a link in my inbox letting me know that our colleague, Danté Holloway, was quoted in the Spanish Language Section of the Santa Fe New Mexican called La Voz De Nuevo México. Here’s his picture: And the quote: “Cuando busquen una uni­versidad, los estudiantes deben preguntar qué tipo de apoyo al […]

OSU Preview complete; Beaver Open House yet to come

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Preview OSU was held on Friday, October 10th at the OSU Corvallis campus. The weather cooperated and there was a great energy on campus. According to Marleigh Luster, a graduate assistant who helped coordinate the program, “It was a very successful event that hosted approximately 1100 visitors on campus! We had students and family members […]

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