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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 to hold Joint Service Review on Friday

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will holds its annual Joint Service Review this Friday, May 2, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union quad. The event is free and open to the public.

Four branches of the military, represented by Oregon State’s three ROTC programs, will be in full dress uniform for the review, which will be conducted by Major Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard.

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio will be guest speaker.

OSU’s Army ROTC unit is hosting this year’s review, an annual rite that is nearly a century old. Students in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force will perform drills during the review.

Nearby parking is limited, so a free shuttle service will run before the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and run again after the event. Spectators are asked to park in the OSU parking structure at the corner of Southwest 26th Street and Washington Way and wait for the shuttle at the front of the OSU Beaver Store. Visitor parking permits cost $1 per hour or $7 per day.

 

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Major Jessica Dunn, 541-908-5405; Jessica.dunn@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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Healthy Masculinities conference at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A conference on Healthy Masculinities will take place May 1-2 at Oregon State University in the Memorial Union. This year’s theme is “Genuine Masculinities: What is it to you?”

The two-day event includes panel discussion from university leaders, presentations by students, faculty and staff, and a free lunch on Friday for registered participants, where discussion will focus on how to translate conference findings into actionable items.

This year’s keynote speaker is Gabe Wright, a male rape survivor and creator of “The Guys Project: Bonding as Survivors and Allies.” His focus is on breaking down the social stigma of victimization by creating spaces for male survivors and their allies to overcome perceived threats to masculinity while at the same time, engaging men as allies to ending violence against women.

“I am thrilled for this year’s conference because I believe there is value in thinking critically about who I want to be as a man,” said organizer Tyler Reisnaur. “It is important to involve everyone in this discussion as we all are impacted and contribute to the social construction of masculinity.”

The conference is sponsored by Men’s Development and Engagement, an OSU group focused on encouraging OSU men to engage in a process of healthy gender identity development with the hope of creating a safe environment. It is open to the entire campus community and is part of the OSU Healthy Campus Initiative.

The event is free for OSU campus members, $40 for those unaffiliated with OSU. To register and for more information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/mensdev.

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Tyler Reisnaur, MDE@oregonstate.edu

International students celebrate Spring Festival at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual International Spring Festival will be held as part of Mom’s & Families Weekend in the Memorial Union Quad on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the International Students of OSU.

This year’s theme is “Stories Our Mama Told Us When We Were Young.”

Fifteen cultural student associations affiliated with ISOSU will share stories, myths and superstitions from their cultures. International groups will host booths where they recreate their own “living rooms of the world.” Performances on two stages in front of the Memorial Union will include Chinese lion dancers, African drummers Brazilian dancers, Takio drummers and more.

An OSU student fashion show will feature international culturally significant clothing. 

Food from around the world will also be highlighted, and in keeping with the theme will focus on homestyle dishes such as empanadas, sweet and savory crepes, potstickers and falafel.

This event provides the opportunity for the ISOSU and affiliates to demonstrate their culture to the OSU community, as well as to meet new people and have meaningful conversations while reminiscing about their childhoods.

International Students of OSU first formed in the late 1970s as a student organization. ISOSU hosts weekly programs in the International Resource Center in addition to 20 large annual cultural programs that share the history, traditions and stories of the people of the world.

For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/sli/isosu/

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Valeria Ursu, Marketer ISOSU, ursuv@onid.oregonstate.edu

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Source: Eunae (Amy) Choi, ISOSU.Director@oregonstate.edu

OSU celebrates sustainability with Earth Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will celebrate Earth Week April 20-26, acknowledging a new theme each day.

Earth Week is an expansion upon Earth Day, which has been celebrated at OSU since its conception in 1970, and features a variety of fun and educational activities focusing on environmental awareness and engagement.

Events taking place on certain days will reflect that day’s theme: Animal Appreciation, Promoting Justice, Celebrating Community, Built Environment, Conserving Resources, Get Outdoors, and Service Day.

One of the returning events will be the 14th annual Earth Week Community Fair, which will fall on Earth Day, April 22, and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature more than 50 organizations in sustainability, each hosting its own table and activity in the MU Quad.

Following the fair, the annual Earth Day Hoo Haa! will take place at the Organic Growers Club farm from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Free food and music will be offered at the event, and tours of the farm will be made available. Transportation to the farm is provided, with shuttles running from the new OSU Beaver Store every 15 minutes.

OSU Surplus Property will host the OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale on April 23. Students and community members may come to the OSUsed Store to browse and purchase used furniture, computers, electronics, housewares, and more from noon 3 p.m.

Earth Week concludes on April 26 with a day of service projects to encourage students to be rooted in their community.

A more detailed list of events may be found at:  (http://tiny.cc/earth-calendar).

OSU Campus Recycling began to form from the initial Earth Day celebrations. It offers recycling services to events on campus throughout the year, (http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/resources) and is responsible for managing a comprehensive waste management system at OSU that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling with disposal as a last resort. More information about the program can be found at http://recycle.oregonstate.edu.

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Andrea Norris, 541-737-5398, andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu

OSU to celebrate 100th birthday of former faculty member Bernard Malamud

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will mark the 100th birthday this month of one of its most-recognized faculty members, acclaimed American novelist Bernard Malamud, with a celebration and the launch of a search for early copies of his book, “A New Life.”

The centenary celebration, featuring a display from the university’s Malamud archives, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Valley Library at OSU. Neil Davison, an associate professor of English, will give a brief presentation; OSU English majors will read from “A New Life,” and archival materials from the library’s Malamud collection will be on display.

The event will be held in Special Collections on the fifth floor of the library, 201 S.W. Waldo Place.

It is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the School of Writing, Literature and Film in the OSU College of Liberal Arts and the English Student Association.

Malamud, who died in 1986, taught at OSU from 1949 to 1961. His books include “The Natural,” and “The Fixer,” for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. “A New Life,” published in 1961, is based on Malamud’s time in Corvallis.

Two members of the English faculty are searching for annotated, first-edition copies of “A New Life” that may have circulated in Corvallis in the 1960s. There are rumors that several copies of the book exist in Corvallis, with notations connecting real people and places in Corvallis to the characters and situations in the book, said assistant professor Ehren Pflugfelder.

Pflugfelder and assistant professor Raymond Malewitz are hoping one or more such copies still exist. They would like to borrow the books for use in a new digital humanities course being planned for 2015.

Digital humanities courses are a way for researchers to help students use new, technology-based research methods. Using the annotated books and other materials from the Malamud archives, students could create projects such as digital maps of places in the book, or a field guide to Malamud’s work in Corvallis, Pflugfelder said.

“We plan to offer the digital humanities course and focus on Malamud, but if we found an annotated copy of ‘A New Life,’ we would build the course around it,” Pflugfelder said. “It would be great raw material for the students to work from.”

Anyone who might have an early annotated copy of “A New Life,” or who knows of one, can contact Pflugfelder at Ehren.pflugfelder@oregonstate.edu.

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Elizabeth Sheehan, Elizabeth.sheehan@oregonstate.edu, regarding the event

Ehren Pflugfelder, Ehren.pflugfelder@oregonstate.edu, regarding the book search

The GRAMMY Museum announces affiliate partnership with Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been selected as an official university affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, providing the university access to the rich musical history and archives of the museum.

Through interactive exhibits and educational programs, the GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music and the history of the GRAMMY Awards. The museum’s collection includes personal artifacts from legendary GRAMMY winners such as Elvis Presley, Miles Davis and Neil Diamond.

“The GRAMMY Museum’s university affiliate program is designed to allow educational institutions to engage in an exciting resource-sharing opportunity,” said Bob Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum.  "We are very excited to welcome Oregon State University into The GRAMMY Museum family and look forward to building a great partnership.”

As a university affiliate, OSU will have access to the GRAMMY Museum’s content for educational purposes, curriculum resources, research programs, internship opportunities, professional development seminars, collaborative marketing and promotions, project-based learning and more.

Oregon State, which has its main campus in Corvallis, Ore., is one of two inaugural universities to join the new affiliate program. A celebration to mark the partnership will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Memorial Union Lounge on the OSU campus, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a performance by OSU alumnus Roosevelt Credit, who has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning productions of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” and Harold Prince’s revival of “Show Boat.”  Credit also has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center.

“Our Oregon State students are the real winners, whether through internships, networking opportunities, or use of the museum's extensive archives on the music industry’s history,” said Larry Rodgers, dean of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. “This is an exciting new step in elevating the arts at Oregon State."

The affiliate program for the GRAMMY Museum is designed to help further the GRAMMY Museum’s education initiatives and mission in a collaborative and unique approach to arts education and outreach. Additional GRAMMY Museum university affiliates are expected to be announced throughout 2014.

About The GRAMMY Museum: Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver. To learn more, visit www.grammymuseum.org.

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Andie Cox, The GRAMMY Museum, 213-763-2133, acox@grammymuseum.org

Celene Carillo, Oregon State University, 541-737-2137, Celene.Carillo@oregonstate.edu

Oregon State to observe Holocaust Memorial Week April 28 to May 2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tom Segev, an Israeli historian and journalist, and Laureen Nussbaum, a childhood friend of Anne Frank, will appear at Oregon State University as part of Holocaust Memorial Week April 28 through May 2.

The 28th annual observance is presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts in association with the City of Corvallis and School District 509-J. All events are free and open to the public.

Segev will speak on “The Holocaust and the Shaping of Israel,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, which is located at 875 S.W. 26th St. in Corvallis. His talk will draw from his book, “The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust.”

Nussbaum will present “Remembering Anne Frank,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium. Nussbaum knew Frank in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She’ll share her memories of Anne and tell her own story of survival during World War 11.

Other events include:

  • A preview of selected scenes from the play, “Forty,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. The play, being written by Leonora Rianda, is about the Armenian genocide in 1915-16. A discussion of the play and the genocide will follow the performance.
  • Northeastern University Professor William F.S. Miles will speak on “Shared Suffering and Empathy: Incorporating the Holocaust into Sub-Saharan Africa Thought and Commemoration,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the C&E Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center.
  • A student conference, “Social Justice in Policy and Education,” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union.
  • Staged readings of “In Quest of Conscience,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Majestic Theater, 115 S.W. Second St., and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the C&E Hall in the LaSells Stewart Center.

For more information about the events, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/holocaust

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Robert Peckyno, 541-737-8560 or Robert.peckyno@oregonstate.edu

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