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OSU alums selected for National Football Foundation honors

Former Oregon State University football student-athletes Taylor Kavanaugh and Gregg Peat have been selected to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced Tuesday by the NFF.

Kavanaugh and Peat are two of 620 players from 246 schools that qualified for the membership, and the only two from the state of Oregon. To be recognized, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Kavanaugh was a four-year letterman receiver/returner/holder and is a candidate for an NCAA post-graduate scholarship. The Portland, Ore., native was one of 12 Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes to be a part of the American Football Coaches Association “Good Works” Team for contributions to the community. He was a four-time Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection and was involved in numerous community service events on and off campus. Kavanaugh has graduated with a degree in construction engineering management.

Peat was a four-year letterman 28-game starter at offensive guard and earned 2009 Pac-10 First Team. The Mission Veijo, Calif., native earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors twice. Peat graduated in March as a double major in business accounting and marketing, and also was actively involved in community service events.

Ortiz named the PAC-10 Collegiate Sports Video Association’s Video Coordinator of the Year

Oregon State’s Mike Ortiz was named the PAC-10 Collegiate Sports Video Association’s Video Coordinator of the Year. Ortiz was voted on by his peers in the PAC-10 to become Coordinator of the Year. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year. The national award will be handed out at the CSVA banquet on May 14.

Oregon State University Libraries announce Library Research Travel Grants recipients

The following faculty members have received library research travel grants:

· Rebecca Olson, Department of English, received $2000 to consult the British Library in London to examine appropriate manuscripts in her study of the important role that tapestries played in early modern culture;

· Tara Williams, Department of English, will use her $1500 grant to complete research at the Modern Language Association archive in support of her research on the value of the History of the English Language course;

· Susan Shaw, Women’s Studies, received $1500 toward travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to consult with Vanderbilt University’s theological library bibliographer and librarian as she completes research on her next book project, They Didn’t Teach Me That in Sunday School: Women and Reflective Faith; the book seeks to address a gap in accessible scholarship about women in Christianity.

The Library Research Travel Grants program offers up to $2000 per grant recipient in support of faculty travel to research libraries and collections outside the state of Oregon. The program’s purpose is to promote faculty scholarship and instructional expertise. The grants support the scholarly work of faculty, especially in the liberal arts and sciences, whose research requires visiting archives and collections that are relevant to their particular areas of study. The deadline for next round of funding will be October 31, 2010. For more information, consult:

May exhibits featured at LaSells Stewart Center

Two exhibits at the LaSells Stewart Center are sharing an opening reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 7. The first is Albany Artists. The first annual Albany Artists exhibit is a juried exhibit of artists living in Albany. The artwork is executed in a variety of mediums. The second is Molokai Through My Lens. A collection of photographs from artist Bob Loewen, this exhibit is featured in the Murdock Gallery at LaSells Stewart Center and is focused on a series of images from Molokai. The artists reception for these shows is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres will be provided by OSU Catering and wine is available for purchase from WineStyles.

Emeritus faculty named

The following faculty members have been given the title “Emeritus” for their dedicated service to Oregon State University:
Robert Smythe, Professor of Statistics, College of Science
Elizabeth Campbell, Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts

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