Archive for January, 2009

Thanks for 35 great years, Emilio Vejil!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to one of OSU’s finest administrators. Emilio Vejil, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, will be retiring this year after 35 excellent years. There are literally thousands of students who have been given the opportunity at an education that they wouldn’t have been able to afford […]

OSU Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Oregon State University students celebrated the Year of the Ox this week in honor of the Chinese New Year. The OSU Hong Kong Student Association hosted various events and activities in the Memorial Union Ballroom which included calligraphy, red envelope art, fortune telling and more (and yes, there was food!). In the video below, meet […]

¡Sí Se Puede! Event Rescheduled at FGHS

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Oregon State University invites you to a special event for the Latino community. Come and meet with our bilingual representatives and find out how OSU can help you with your career and life goals. Sí Se Puede Forest Grove High School 1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, OR Thursday, February 26 6-8pm RSVP at: *** […]

Brian Williams Sends Apology, Still Waiting for Brokaw

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Hey everyone. I just got word that NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, who mistook OSU Men’s Basketball Coach Craig Robinson for the personal assistant to President Obama, Reggie Love, during the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, emailed an apology to the Oregonian and The Daily Barometer for the error. Here’s a copy of the email, […]

A Letter to Tom Brokaw

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Dear Mr. Brokaw, My inbox blew up earlier this morning. Emails poured in from counselors and students who I work with regarding an obvious error on the morning of the presidential inauguration. One counselor wrote, “Tom Brokaw is dumb! (that was the subject line) I’m a bit miffed with his remark about Michelle Obama’s brother […]

OSU Housing gets kudos for gender inclusive housing policy

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Great story from the Chicago Tribune from a couple of weeks back. University of Chicago is implementing a gender inclusive housing policy following the lead of socially progressive campuses like OSU. Several of our housing folks were interviewed for the story. From the Trib: The University of Chicago, proud home of Nobel laureates, will undertake […]

Additional Scholarships for Agricultural Science and Forestry Majors!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Are you a Fall 2009 new/incoming student and have declared your major within Agricultural Sciences or Forestry? You may be eligible to apply for additional scholarships through the departments directly. These require a separate application that must be completed by the deadlines below. Keep in mind that these are different from the university-wide scholarships that […]

OSU Hopes to Partner with Nissan for Electric, Hybrid Cars

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We all know Oregon State University has been a statewide leader in going green (the environmental movement, not the school colors, folks). The Orange and Black has furthered it’s leadership in the movement as it becomes “poised to take a larger role in emerging electric car technology at a time when Nissan North America has […]

Need Money for College? Attend College Goal Oregon

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Hey everyone! I was sent information on an interesting program called College Goal Oregon, which will be held on Saturday, January 24th. This is a free program in which students and parents interested in receiving help in applying for money for college can attend College Goal Oregon. There are 27 sites around the state so […]

OSU Student Deals His Way to $227,000

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

This is a late update on OSU student Matt Zedwick’s performance on Deal or No Deal. Zedwick was on the show Christmas night and walked away with over a quarter-million dollars. He even gave a ‘Go Beavers’ shout-out in the opening of the show. Check out a clip: Congrats to the Zedwicks! –mko

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