Events - Calendar
OSURA Tour of WILDLIFE SAFARI: Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
A Guided tour of the fabulous Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. Pre-registration is required for this tour. (See details below.)
Schedule of events for April 17th:
Registered participants will board a motor coach at the OSU Foundation parking lot at the northwest corner of 35th St. and Western Blvd. You may leave your car in the north end of the Foundation parking lot. Please be on time. The motor coach will leave at 8:30 AM.
We will arrive at the Wildlife Safari facility in Winston at about 10:30 AM. Attendees will be free to explore Safari Village which offers a beautiful walk-through area with over 300 of their smaller animals, a theater, a petting zoo, and a gift shop. You can also take a ride on their train for a fee of $2.00 per person.
At about 11:30 AM attendees can stop for lunch at the Village Café. They offer burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, soup and chili with the usual sides and beverages. The prices range from about $8 to $12 including sides and beverage. Lunch is on your own.
Following lunch at about 1 PM, we will take a motorized guided tour through the large animal part of the facility. The tour will take about 1-1/2 hours.
At the conclusion of the tour about 2:30 to 3:00 PM we will board the motor coach for the return to Corvallis by about 5:00 PM.
The MTR Western motor coach we have reserved can accommodate 55 people and has a restroom. Please let us know if you have special mobility needs.
The registration fee for this tour is $35 per person. That includes a reduced admission fee to Wildlife Safari of $13 for people 60 and older, plus some of the cost of the motor coach. We need at least 40 people to make the trip economically feasible. Each attendee will be on his/her own for lunch.
We must have an accurate count of participants to plan for the bus, the restaurant and the tours. The program cost is $35 per person, mostly to help defray the cost of the motor coach. Make checks payable to OSURA, and write in the memo area “OSURA Wildlife Safari Tour.” If you plan to attend, please submit payment with your reservation on or before March 13th to Kelly DiCristina, Event Coordinator, University Events, 209 Adams Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331.
If you have questions or need more information, email Curt McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org .
OSURA Annual Meeting
May 7, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., OSU Foundation Boardroom, RSVP by callling 541-737-4717 or email RSVP@oregonstate.edu
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Tuesday, March 18: Presentation and Demonstration of OSU’s Nanotechnology Program
Thursday, March 6:Travelshare Interest Group: Russia by Rail
Wednesday, February 19: Aging Actively in a Sedentary World, Presentation by Deborah H. John, PhD
Friday, February 14: OSU Women's Basketball Game and Dinner
Saturday, February 1: China Night
Saturday, January 25: OSU Women's Gymnastics Meet and Dinner
Thursday, October 31: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hearing Difficulty? A presentation on how hearing loss affects your health.
Wednesday, October 30: Travelshare Interest Group: Peru and the Amazon
Thursday, October 17: The Affordable Care Act: Should I Care?
Friday, August 19: Bard in the Quad- Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors"
Tuesday, September 10: OSURA Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, February 22: Gymnastics
Sunday, February 24: Theater - Chekhov's "Three Sisters"
Tuesday, March 5: Nutrition Seminar with Melinda Manore
Professor of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 pm
OSU Foundation Board Room
Friday, February 1, 5:00 p.m.: OSU Women's Basketball Game
Game and Light Dinner in the Ag Leaders Room at LaSells Stewart Center, followed by the OSU vs. California Women’s Basketball Game in Gill Coliseum at 7:00 p.m.
January 15, 3:00 p.m.: Tour of Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility
35th and Campus Way
Hands-on lecture by Jeff Clawson, manager of the food and fermentation science research lab
2:00 P.M. Wiegand Hall
Thursday, November 1
OSURA University-wide Speaker, Judith Horstman
“The Healthy Aging Brain”
7:00 P.M. LaSells Stewart Center,
Construction and Engineering Auditorium
Tuesday, September 11
9th Annual Golf Tournament at Trysting Tree
1:30 P.M. Golf Tournament
Friday, August 17
Bard-in-the-Quad. The Taming of the Shrew
5:30 P.M. Speaker and Reception | Hawthorne Suite Room 119, Milam Hall
RSVP: Stephanie Jorgensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 P.M. Theatre Production, MU Quad
Tickets on sale now! (Senior early bird discount ends July 16)
OSURA Annual Board Meeting
OSU Foundation Board Room
Tuesday, April 17
A trip to Evergreen Air & Space Museum in McMinnville
$25 per person
(send check to OSURA by March 26, address below)
OSURA has arranged a special educational tour of the Evergreen Air & Space Museum in McMinnville on Tuesday, April 17. We will load on the bus at the OSU Foundation parking lot at 35th and Western Avenue at 8:30 AM and arrive about an hour later to begin about a 1-1/2 hour docent-guided tour of the Air Museum. Following that we will convene in the Cosmo Cafe for a no-host lunch. Lunch can be selected from salads, soup, hot sandwiches, burgers, fries, chicken strips, fish and chips, desserts and a wide assortment of drinks.
After lunch we will go to the Space Museum for a docent-guided tour of what's new and amazing in the space age.
A brief tour of the new Wings and Waves Waterpark, which just opened last June, will conclude our visit. It's the only educational waterpark in the country, and a spectacular place to see.
We will leave at about 3 PM, with an ETA back at the Foundation at about 4 PM.
Here's the deal: We get a special discount on the admission price if we have a minimum of 15 people attending. If you want to join us for this amazing educational adventure, please send your check for $25 per person to Kate Sanders, OSU Retirement Association, 205 Adams Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Make your check payable to OSURA. The $25 covers your admission and part of the transportation cost. Lunch is on your own, from about $8 to $12. Please send your check by March 26.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Curt McCann or 541-752-2563.
OSU Theatre "The Sugar Wife" and pre-play social
Come join us on Saturday, March 10, as we enjoy OSU’s production of The Sugar Wife by Elizabeth Kuti. We’ll gather in the Green Room, Withycombe 62, for visiting and light refreshments at 6:00 pm. Director Charlotte Headrick will come to discuss the play at 6:30. We may also have Abbey Pasquini, the student costume designer talk as well. We’ll break about 7:00 to take our seats for the 7:30 performance. There is also a scheduled post play discussion with the cast, director and other production members, if you are still up to it!
Tickets are $10 for seniors and can be obtained by calling Jamie at 541-737-2853 (she can seat us together) or on line at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/
Please contact Stephanie Jorgensen at 541-7534682 or email Stephanie.email@example.com to let us know you are coming.
February 16, Thursday
Ag Leaders Room, LaSells Stewart Center
5:00 pm meal followed by OSU-Women's Basketball Game vs Stanford in Gill Coliseum at 7:00 p.m.
Join OSURA members and guests for this event featuring the exciting OSU Women’s Basketball Team. They beat Oregon in a thriller last week and scored well in a loss to Stanford earlier this year. The women’s coach, Scott Rueck will give us a preview of the game. The cost of the meal by Valley Catering is $12.00 per person (guests are welcome). If you need basketball tickets, the charge is $2.00 per person.
To make reservations, please indicate the number of meals and the number of tickets you wish to purchase in an e-mail to Kathy Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 541-752-1096. Reservations must be made by Saturday, February 11. You may pay at the door; checks should be payable to the OSU Foundation, OSURA Event. Free parking is available in the lots around Gill and in the parking structure.
February 9, Thursday
Auditorium of the International Living-Learning Center
Focus on OSU International Programs and Initiatives: OSU's new International Living-Learning Center, INTO OSU Partnership, and International Students at OSU, and opportunities for volunteer service
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium of the International Living-Learning Center, located on Western Boulevard
(East of LaSells Stewart Center, approximately between 16th & 17th streets; the Auditorium is on the 1st Floor of the building)
Have you driven past the spectacular new building on Western Boulevard and wondered what it was? Here is your opportunity to see first hand the impressive new International Living-Learning Center and to learn about the INTO OSU partnership and about international students and programs at OSU and opportunities for volunteer service in support of these students and programs. Presenters will include leaders of OSU International Programs, INTO OSU and University Housing and Dining. The program will include the following elements:
- Overview of OSU International Programs
- INTO OSU Partnership
- Profile of International Students at OSU
- International Living-Learning Center building, including "green building" design features
- Tour of ILCC
- Debriefing and questions, including a discussion of volunteer opportunities relating to OSU international students and programs
Parking tips: If you have an Emeritus Parking Permit, you may park in any faculty or student lot in that general vicinity of campus. The parking garage and the lots surrounding Reser Stadium are within a few blocks of the ILLC building. There are pay parking spaces for campus visitors without parking permits in the parking garage and in the lot at the corner of Washington and 26th Streets and along 13th - 16th streets off of A Street. A free parking option is the lot by the softball complex next to the Hilton Garden Inn. There are several handicap parking spaces near the ILLC building and in that general vicinity of the campus for those with handicap parking permits.
This program is sponsored by OSURA's Member Services Committee. OSURA members and others from the campus community are invited to attend. Please contact Roy Arnold with any questions, no need to RSVP email@example.com
January 27, 2012
Gymnastics meet vs. Stanford and pre-game social
Wednesday, November 30
"Estate Planning, Including Planning for Possible Incapacity -- A Gift to You and Your Loved Ones."
3 to 5 PM
OSU Foundation Board Room, 850 SW 35th Street, Corvallis
Nadine Davison, an estate planning attorney with the Corvallis law firm, Jeanne Smith & Associates;
Dan Peterson, Vice President, Principal Gifts and Gift Planning, OSU Foundation;
Jennifer Milburn, Director of Gift Planning, OSU Foundation.
The presenters will address primary aspects and strategies of estate planning. They will discuss the importance of planning to ensure that your affairs are handled in the manner you want in the event of your death or incapacity which may occur unexpectedly. Ms. Davison will address primary aspects of estate planning including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, elder financial abuse, and estate taxes as well as recent changes in these areas. She will also address consequences that result if you have no signed written documents or instructions at the time of your incapacity or death. Mr. Peterson and Ms. Milburn will build on Ms. Davison’s presentation and address how tax-wise charitable gifts can help:
(i) provide additional retirement income;
(ii) provide supplemental income for adult children;
(iii) ease estate administration issues;
(iv) create a legacy that has tremendous impact on OSU or your favorite charitable organization(s).
The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.
Parking is available on site -- no charge for meeting attendees.
Thursday, November 17
Visit to King Estates Winery
A winery tour, wine tasting and lunch at the beautiful 1000 acre King Estate Winery south of Eugene. This winery has been written up in several magazines, and is one of the largest wineries in Oregon in the coastal foothills. The gourmet luncheon menu includes wild salmon, roasted smoked chicken, lamb/ham sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, or burger and fries. The chef has been trained in Germany and Paris, and the foods come from their organic gardens.
Their Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are among the highest rated wines.
The tour would leave the OSU Foundation parking lot on November 17 at 10:00 A..M. and return around 3:00-4:00 P.M. The cost would be $10.00 for the bus and lunch on your own between $10.00-14.00.
Send for $10.00 made out to OSU Foundation/OSURA and RSVP by Thursday, November 3 to:
205 Adams Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
For more information please contact Carol Kronstad: 541-752-6892
Thursday, November 3
Tour of the Linus Pauling Science Center
Like to see the new Linus Pauling Science Center? Curious about the man Linus Pauling and the mission of the Institute? Come join us for our own private tour and a talk by Steve Lawson, Administrative Officer of the Institute, on Thursday, November 3 at 2:30 pm.
Location: Campus Way and 30th St.
Parking: Student and Visitor lots are behind Withycombe and at Crop and Soil Science (across 30th Street). The Crop and Soil Science building lot has a pay station. You can pay with exact cash (no coins) or your credit card. Car pooling and the city bus are other options.
Please email Helen Polensek or call 541-752-4323 by Oct. 31 if you will attend.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
OSURA Fall Kick-Off: Golf and Games
Trysting Tree Golf Course and Club House
May 11, 2011 - OSURA Annual Meeting
2:30 - 5:00 pm, OSURA Foundation Board Room
May 3, 2011 - Pre-Retirement Program from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Memorial Union, Journey Room
OSU faculty and staff who plan to retire in the next year or two should participate in this pre-retirement workshop. The workshop will be an engaging exploration of the physical, psychological and social aspects of retirement. It will present current research to reinforce your hopes and dreams, allay your fears, and open you mind to the possibilities of retirement. Your will have the opportunity to consider your personal goals for your retirement.
Clara Pratt and Peter Bloome will facilitate the workshop, sponsored by the OSU Retirement Association. This workshop is among the most popular offered by OSURA and is open to all current and former OSU faculty and staff. Come join us!
April 7, 2011 - Tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, 8:30-4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for this tour. (See details below.)
Schedule for April 7th:
8:30 am Registered participants will board a Bus at the OSU Foundation parking lot at the northwest corner of 35th St. and Western Blvd. You may leave your car in the north end of the Foundation parking lot. Please be on time.
10:00 am Welcome by the OCA President, Carrie Lewis, in the Gleason Event Room. Presentation on the history, operation, maintenance and future of the Aquarium.
10:40 am Begin a behind the scenes tour of the facilities led by Aquarists Stu Clausen and Kevin Clifford.
11:45 am Lunch is on your own. Attendees can buy lunch from the South Beach Cafe inside the OCA from their menu of tacos, burgers, sandwiches, salad and sides ranging from about $3 to $10.
1:00 pm Free time to take a self-guided tour of the indoor and outdoor exhibits at the aquarium. The aquarium has "Passages of the Deep" (shark tunnel), seals and sea lions, an aviary, octopus, sea otters, a fascinating jelly fish exhibit, several marine exhibits, a theater and two gift shops.
2:30 pm Board the bus for the return to Corvallis by about 4:00 pm.
The bus can accommodate 27 people; or 24 including a wheelchair. Please let us know if you have special mobility needs.
We must have an accurate count of participants to plan for the bus, the cafe and the tour. The program cost is $15 per person, which includes the bus ride and admission to the aquarium. Make checks payable to OSURA and write in the memo area "OSURA OCA Tour." If you plan to attend, please submit payment with your reservation to Curt McCann, 2606 NW Rolling Green Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.
If you have questions or need more information, telephone 541-752-2563; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
March 3, 2011
Women's Basketball vs. Arizona.
5:00 p.m. Pre-game social LaSells Stewart Center - Ag Production room.
7:00 p.m. OSU-Arizona Women's Basketball Game, Gill Coliseum
Join OSURA members and guests for this event featuring the women’s basketball team. This has been a rebuilding year for the Beavers and they played a strong game against Arizona last time with a two point loss. The cost of the meal by Valley Catering is $10.00 per person (guests are welcome). If you need basketball tickets, the charge is $2.00 per person.
To make reservations, please indicate the number of meals and the number of basketball tickets you wish to purchase in an e-mail to Kathy Heath at email@example.com or telephone 541-752-1096. Reservations must be made by Saturday, February 26. You may pay at the door; checks should be payable to the OSU Foundation, OSURA Event. Free parking is available in the lots around Gill and in the parking structure.
February 25, 2011 - OSU Gymnastics meet vs. UW, San Jose State and UC-Davis with a pre-meet social beginning at 5:00 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center - Ag Production room.
To make reservations, please indicate the number of meals and the number of basketball tickets you wish to purchase in an e-mail to Kathy Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 541-752-1096.
February 11, 2011 - OSU Theatre "Glengarry Glen Ross" and pre-play social
January 27, 2011 - "Future of Higher Education" from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Auditorium
November 18, 2010 - "Is the Recession Really Over? How Does That Impact Me?"
October 29, 2010 - Tour to Hazelnut Hill Farms
September 15, 2010 - Seventh Annual Golf Scramble
August 6, 2010 - MacBeth - OSU's Bard in the Quad
May 20, 2010 - Oregon Gardens Tour
May 12, 2010 - OSURA Annual Meeting
April 22, 2010 - COGEN Power Station Tour
April 7, 2010 - OSURA Pre-retirement Workshop
February 19, 2010 - An Ideal Husband, OSU Theater Department
February 12, 2010 - Gymnastics social and game
February 3, 2010 - Pre-Retirement presentation
January 21, 2010 - OSU Basketball vs Stanford
November 17, 2009 - Being a Cool (Connected) Grandparent: Lesson on computer social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
October 13, 2009 - Stahlbush Island Farm tour
See photos from this tour in our photo gallery
September 17, 2009 - Sixth Annual OSURA Trysting Tree Golf Scramble and Party
August 13, 2009 - "Twelfth Night" on the MU Quad
July 14, 2009 - Presentation by David Crosley - Association of Retired Oregon Public Employees
Click here to view the Power Point Presentation
May 6, 2009 - OSURA Annual Meeting
April 9, 2009 -Tour of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with a presentation on the research program, medical school, residencies and other topics.
March 13, 2009 -Climate Change - presented by George Taylor
February 27, 2009 - Gymnastics vs. UCLA
February 18, 2009 - "Travel Options for Seniors"
February 7, 2009 -“Arcadia,” Withycombe Theater
January 18, 2009 -Wrestling Meet vs. Iowa State
January 10, 2009 - OSU Women's Basketball, vs Arizona
November 20, 2008 - Dr. Bruce Mate presentation - "The Biggest and the Deepest: Tracking the Whales"
November 18, 2008 - Implications of the Current Financial Storm: For Retirees and those Contemplating Retirement,
** This program was videotaped.http://oregonstate.edu/media/filter/schmb
October 21, 2008 - An Introduction to Protecting Your Identity - View the slides from the presentation.
September 10, 2008 - OSURA Golf Tournament
May 8, 2008 - Visit behind the scenes to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport
Photographer: Ken Hall, HMSC
March 12, 2008 - visit to Linus Pauling Special Collection
March 4, 2008 - "The Current and Future Legal and Financial Status of PERS"
February 23, 2008 - OSU-USC Women's Basketball
February 27, 2008 - Behold the Power of Waves - visit to the Wave Lab
February 8, 2008 - OSU Theater - Talk by George Caldwell followed by the production of "All My Sons"
January 22, 2008 - Intro to Veterinary Medicine - Tour of small animal hospital, large animal hospital extension and anatomy lab.
January 18, 2008 - OSU-UW Gymnastics Meet
January 9, 2008 -Healthy Active Aging
January 10, 2008 - Gymnastics Practice Session
May 12, 2007 - Theatre Night, "Rumors" by Neil Simon
March 21, 2007 - Digital Music Lab tour
March 16, 2007 - OSU Gymnastics Meet and light dinner
March 12, 2007 - OSU Radiation Center tour, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
September 21, 2006 - University Day, LaSells Stewart Center
September 6, 2006 - OSURA Annual Golf Tournament & Party, Trysting Tree Golf Course
May 10, 2006 - OSURA Annual Meeting
April 26 & 27, 2006 - Retirement & Change Workshop
February 25, 2006 - OSURA Night at the Women's Basketball Game
February 11, 2006 - Theatre Night
December 14 & 15, 2005 - Kelley Engineering Center tour
September 20, 2005 - University Day, LaSells Stewart Center
September 7, 2005 - OSURA Golf Tournament, Trysting Tree Golf Course
May 19, 2005 - A Night at the Theatre with Ibsen's, "A Doll's House"
May 12, 2005 - Tour of Bone Research Laboratory
May 11, 2005 - OSURA Annual Meeting
April, 2005 - OSURA Day at Women's Softball Game
President Ed Ray speaking at the OSURA Annual Meeting on May 11, 2005.
President David Eiseman, Marilyn Sarff, and Past President Bill Brennan, at the 2005 OSURA Golf Tournament.
Golf Tournament winning team with OSURA member Bob Wess.
September 8, 2004 - OSURA Golf Tournament
May 21, 2004 - Weatherford Hall Tour
May 12, 2004 - OSURA Annual Meeting
May 2, 2004 - OSURA Day at Women's Softball Game
March 17, 2004 - Tour of the Hilton Garden Inn
February, 2004 - Retirement and Change Workshops
Golf Tournament Winning Team with
OSURA President Bill Brennan
November 19, 2003 - the new School of Education Tour
October 8, 2003 - Showcasing the College of Veterinary Medicine
May 14, 2003 - OSURA Annual Meeting
March 20, 2003 - Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers Tour
January 23, 2003 - Drug Issues Facing Seniors and Drugs from the Sea
Entertainment break during the OSURA annual meeting
November 19, 2002 - Visit to the "new" School of Education
October 29, 2002 - Fine Art and Wine Tours
September 27, 2002 - Athletics Behind the Scenes Tour
May 23, 2002 - OSURA Annual Meeting
April 9, 2002 - O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab Tour
January 30, 2002 - OSURA Kick-Off Reception
OSURA learns about wine