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Linda Bacon to speak about obesity myths and body acceptance at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Linda Bacon, author of “Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About your Weight,” will speak about weight prejudice and body acceptance at Oregon State University in Corvallis on Thursday, May 22.

Bacon’s presentation, “The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm,” will examine myths about obesity and problems with a health agenda that is focused on the concept of thinness. She’ll also offer an alternative that does not use weight as a barometer for health or promote weight loss as a means to achieving better health.

Bacon will speak from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Withycombe Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Healthy Campus Initiatives and the School of Psychological Science in the College of Liberal Arts at OSU.

Bacon is a professor, researcher and author who combines academic expertise and clinical experience to bring together scientific research and practical application. She focuses on well-being rather than weight to help people of all sizes achieve fitness, health and happiness without dieting.

She is an assistant researcher in the nutrition department and teaches nutrition at City College of San Francisco. She holds a doctorate in physiology from the University of California, Davis.

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Patti Watkins, 541-737-9234, pwatkins@oregonstate.edu

Artist DJ Spooky to perform free concert at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Composer, multimedia artist and author Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, will perform a free concert on Friday, May 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m.at Oregon State University.  

Miller will be joined by OSU musicians Dana Reason and Michael Gamble. The show will be held in the Construction & Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

Miller is known for his genre-bending art, vast catalogue of music and work in environmental awareness and social justice. In addition to collaborating with musicians such as Chuck D, Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono, Miller has travelled the world to perform.

Miller was the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and his work has appeared in The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Venice Biennial for Architecture and other museums.

He is the executive editor of “Origin Magazine,” which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga and new ideas. He is the composer of the multimedia performance piece “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica.” Miller also is the author of “Book of Ice,” a multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica that contemplates climate change and humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

The concert is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word and the College of Liberal Arts Music Department’s “Between the Cracks” series. In advance of his Corvallis appearance, Miller will be writer-in-residence for the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, which is co-sponsored by Spring Creek and the U.S. Forest Service.  

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Contact: Charles Goodrich, 541-737-6198

Marijuana policy expert to give McCall Lecture

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project – and a leader of the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado – will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University on Tuesday, May 13.

In his lecture, “The Road to Legal Marijuana in America,” Tvert will share insights on the past, present and future of marijuana policy in the United States.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Construction and Engineering Hall in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is presented by the OSU College of Liberal Arts and the School of Public Policy.

As director of communications, Tvert oversees the Marijuana Policy Project’s media strategy and online outreach efforts out of the organization's Denver office. Before joining the lobbying organization, he co-directed the successful campaign in support of Amendment 64, the 2012 ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Colorado.

Previously, Tvert co-founded and directed Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol. He is a member of the SAFER board of directors and a member of the advisory board for Marijuana Majority.

The OSU lectureship is named after Tom McCall, who was Oregon’s governor from 1967-75. Past lecturers have included several Oregon governors; Washington Post columnists David Broder and William Raspberry; political analyst Floyd McKay; Dennis Dimick of National Geographic magazine; and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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David Bernell, 541-737-6281, david.bernell@oregonstate.edu

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center groundbreaking set May 5

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Oregon State University Asian & Pacific Cultural Center will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, May 5, in a celebration tent located in the Fairbanks Hall parking lot on Jefferson Street, just west of 26th Street.

The new center is one of four cultural centers on campus to receive a new home. It is being designed by Jones & Jones Architecture of Seattle, who also designed the other three centers, including the Eena Haws Native American Longhouse and the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, both of which are now open. The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center will also be moving into a new building.

The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center has been located in an older former home on the northwest corner of campus. The new building will be built just west of the Fairbanks Hall parking lot on Jefferson Street, and just east of the new Austin Hall. Like the previous centers, the new center will include a gathering hall, a student lounge, a study area and offices as well as a kitchen and quiet space. 

For more information on the groundbreaking, visit oregonstate.edu/apcc or call 541-737-6522. A Facebook event page has been created at https://www.facebook.com/events/672401872808854/

 

A sketch of the new center can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/14083589445/

 

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Reagan Le, 541-737-6361, 

Fairbanks Gallery at OSU to exhibit work of artist Royal Nebeker

“Dreams & Memories,” an exhibit of prints and monoprints by artist Royal Nebeker, opens May 5 in the Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University.

The gallery is located in Fairbanks Hall, 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and the gallery is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through May 28.

As an artist, Nebeker creates personalized narratives based on dreams and memories, often embellished with words and notations that help tell the story. Some of his works are based on personal events, others on literature. Through powerful and enigmatic imagery, Nebeker paints what arts historian Stephen C. McGough has called a reflective journey of the artist's life, exploring such universal themes as hope, fear, joy, anguish, sexuality, spirituality, power, vulnerability and the dynamics of personal relationships.

Throughout his career, Nebeker has focused on the human figure. His work is strongly influenced by  Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, the German Expressionists, Vienna Secessionist artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and others.

A prolific painter and printmaker, he has been featured in countless solo and group exhibitions over the past four decades and his work is included in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Nebeker studied in California at the Claremont College and Otis Art Institute, earned a master of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1970 and completed a post graduate degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Oslo in 1972.

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Douglas Russell, 541-737-5009, drussell@oregonstate.edu

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Business ethics focus of May 7 lecture at Oregon State University

John Hall, owner and CEO of 16 Degree Advisory, will discuss the importance of business ethics at a free public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Oregon State University.  

The event will be held in the Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

Hall’s talk, “Making Ethical Decisions When Success Is Defined by Profits,” is part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings business leaders from across the United States to Oregon State’s campus to address a variety of today’s most relevant business topics. The series is sponsored by the OSU College of Business.

Portland-based 16 Degree Advisory delivers a compass for forward-thinking business leaders who want to bring clarity to their organizational direction, who are seeking to get more from their employees and who are looking to bring increased stability and efficiency to all business functions. Taking a new approach as a “certified” ethics and compliance professional, Hall applies a servant leadership approach toward building and growing businesses.

Before launching 16 Degree Advisory, Hall was the co-founder and owner of EthicsPoint, Inc., which later became the $100 million software company NAVEX Global, where Hall was the chief ethics and compliance officer.

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Jenn Casey, 541-737-0695, Jenn.Casey@oregonstate.edu

OSU Theatre to perform ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in May

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will present Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” at several performances in May.

The tragic and poetic tale of fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on May 8-10 and May 16-17; and at 2 p.m. on May 18 on the main stage in Withycombe Hall, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

 “The masterpiece has been performed throughout the world in virtually every language because it speaks to the strength and frailty of human interactions when combat and violence too easily replace our thirst for love and caring,” said George Caldwell, director and scenic designer.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” originally premiered in 1947 and has remained one of the most popular and memorable works in the American dramatic canon. After having lost the family estate to a series of misfortunes, the elegant and refined DuBois comes to the New Orleans French Quarter to stay with her sister, Stella.

Soon after her arrival, a vicious struggle for power erupts between the mannered Blanche and Stella’s bullying, boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski. Tensions run high as Stanley becomes obsessed with exposing Blanche’s long-buried secrets and dismantling her carefully structured persona.

The cast features OSU students Mike Beaton as Doctor; Nick Diaz-Hui as Pablo; Brian Greer as the Collector; Davey Kashuba as Mitch; J. Garrett Luna as the Piano Player; Anna Mahaffey as Blanche; Chris Peterman as Steve; Brittany Potter as Stella; Bryanna Rainwater as Eunice; Alex Reis as Stanley; Erin Wallerstein as the Nurse; and Emily Zellner-Gisler as the Flower Vendor.

Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 seniors; $8 youth/student; and $5 for OSU students. They can be purchased at the OSU Theatre Box Office by calling 541-737-2784 or online at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre.

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President Ray to give 10th annual Carpenter Lecture at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray will give the 10th annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture at OSU on May 9.

The lecture, presented by the College of Education, will begin at 4 p.m. in 112 Kearney Hall, 1491 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow. Ray will speak on “The Role of Governance, State Funding and Accountability in Reaching the 40-40-20 Goal.”

Oregon’s “40-40-20 Goal” is to have 40 percent of adult Oregonians hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree, 40 percent to have an associate’s degree or a meaningful postsecondary certificate, and all adult Oregonians to hold a high school diploma or equivalent by the year 2025. Ray has been a strong advocate for the plan.

The Carpenter lecture, held each spring, features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. The event is an opportunity for students, graduates, and educational leaders to come together to learn about trends in community colleges and to network with other professionals.

The lecture was established in 2004 to honor Charles “Chuck” Carpenter, a former community college leader and a professor at Oregon State. Carpenter helped establish the Community College Leadership Program at OSU, which has a strong tradition of producing community college leaders at the state, regional and national levels.

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Karla Rockhold, 541-737-2226, karla.rockhold@oregonstate.edu

OSU to host Spanish Film Festival with screenings across Oregon

Oregon State University will host its first Spanish Language Film Festival, featuring films of the Spanish Film Club, May 3 through May 10. Screenings will be held in Corvallis, Madras, Bend and Tillamook.

Spanish film director Felix Viscarret will run a number of workshops in conjunction with screenings of the five films featured in the festival. All events are free and open to the public and will be accessible to both English and Spanish speakers.

“We wanted to reach out to Spanish-speaking communities and engage them by providing them opportunities to watch and discuss contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema,” said Sebastian Heiduschke, coordinator of the World Languages and Cultures program in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

Heiduschke partnered with the Spanish Film Club to bring the films to Oregon. Spanish Film Club is an initiative of the film distribution company PRAGDA to bring contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to college campuses.

The schedule of screenings and workshops is:

  • Bend, Saturday, May 3: 1 p.m., “Que Culpa Tiene el Tomate,” 3:30 p.m. “Chico y Rita,” and 5:30 p.m., “El Regreso.” Screenings will be held in the Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall at Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend.
  • Madras, Sunday, May 4: 8 a.m., Juntos program, with traditional Mexican breakfast and workshop. 11 a.m., “Chico y Rita,” Central Oregon Community College Madras campus, 1170 E. Ashwood Road.
  • Corvallis, Monday, May 5: 6 p.m. workshop and 6:30 p.m. screening, “Chico y Rita,” followed by a question and answer session. Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St.
  • Corvallis, Tuesday, May 6: 6 p.m. workshop and 6:30 p.m. screening of “Wilaya,” followed by question and answer session, Darkside Cinema.
  • Corvallis, Wednesday, May 7:  6 p.m. workshop and 6:30 p.m. screening of “El Regreso,” followed by question and answer session, Darkside Cinema.
  • Corvallis, Thursday, May 8: 6 p.m. workshop and 6:30 p.m. screening of “Que Culpa Tiene el Tomate,” followed by question and answer session, Darkside Cinema.
  • Corvallis, Friday, May 9: 6 p.m. workshop, 6:30 p.m. screening of “Viajo Porque Preciso,” followed by a question and answer session, Darkside Cinema.
  • Tillamook, Saturday, May 10: Screening of “Chico y Rita,” time and location to be announced.

The screenings are sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society in the OSU College of Liberal Arts. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of PRAGDA and the Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C., Spain-USA Foundation. Event organizers say they also appreciated the support of the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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Contact: Sebastian Heiduschke, 541-737-3957, Sebastian.heiduschke@oregonstate.edu

OSU President Ray to receive honorary degree from University of Portland

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland on Sunday, May 4, at UP’s annual commencement ceremony.

The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center on campus, located at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Tickets are required for the commencement ceremony; information is available at http://bit.ly/1gS1AtH

Ray has been president of OSU since 2003. Since he arrived, the university’s enrollment has grown from 18,974 to more than 28,000 students, and research revenue increased from about $156 million annually to nearly $263 million last year. Oregon State successfully reached the $1 billion milestone in fund-raising during The Campaign for OSU – one of just two Northwest schools to achieve such a goal.

The OSU president also has helped lead an effort to transform the state’s first branch campus – OSU-Cascades in Bend – into a four-year institution.

Ray has been a leading national advocate for access to higher education and recently was elected vice chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He will chair the board in 2015.

“The University of Portland is one of the most successful private schools in the region, so this is quite an honor for me, which I view as a collegial tip of the hat to Oregon State University for effectively serving the people of Oregon during challenging times,” Ray said.

“Commencement is always one of the most enjoyable and rewarding days of the year and I look forward to sharing this special day with the UP graduates.”

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Steve Clark, 541-737-3808; steve.clark@oregonstate.edu

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