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Memorial Union and Memorial Union East

Michael Henthorne, Executive Director
112 Memorial Union
541-737-6256
michael.henthorne@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/

The Memorial Union, located in the heart of campus, is the community center of the university. It provides services, facilities, and programs to meet the varied social, recreational, and cultural needs of OSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus guests.

The building provides five restaurants, a coffee shop, and banquet facilities, a bookstore, recreation area including billiards and bowling; music practice rooms, ballroom, post office, art gallery; lounges, the Joyce Powell Leadership Center and meeting rooms of all types.

The president of the Memorial Union is a student; other students share actively in its management and in organizing social, recreational, and cultural programs, including the Memorial Union Program Council, a student-led programming board.

The Memorial Union houses the office of the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement, which supports OSU students in organizational and leadership development. Under the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement are Student Activities, Club and Organization Development, Greek Life, and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD).

The Memorial Union East (MU East, Snell Hall) houses the student governing body, the Associated Students of OSU, and staff who provide support to the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement, as well as financial advising for student groups. MU East also provides a communication center for student broadcast and publications media, meeting rooms, and a craft center.

The Memorial Union buildings stand as constant reminders of this nation’s struggle for peace and as living memorials to Oregon Staters who have given their lives in the service of their country.


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Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC)

Linda HowardProgram Advisor
Student Experience Center, Room 264
541-737-1369
Linda.howard@oregonstate.edu

MUPC Information Desk
Student Experience Center, Room 270
541-737-6872
Website: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mupc

The Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC) is a student-led, student-driven organization that plans and produces high-quality events. MUPC is committed to serving the OSU community by upholding traditions and creating inclusive, accessible, and entertaining programming. Programs and events are intended to create community, make memories, and enhance the college experience.

This is achieved through many traditional events such as Moms & Family Weekend, Dads & Family Weekend, Comedy Shows, Fashion Shows, Children’s Holiday Party, Battle of the Bands, Dam Jam Concert and more. MUPC also programs a variety of new events, such as Javacoutics Series, Western Windup, OSU Has Talent, and more.

MUPC offers many opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom by helping us plan and implement events. By joining one of our event planning committees, students can hone their leadership skills, network, and build their portfolios. Please contact us about volunteering on the following committees: Music and Concerts, Entertainment and Recreation, Fashion, Community Relations and Traditions, Moms and Dads Weekends, Marketing and Social Media.


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Art and Music

Yuji Hiratsuka, School of Arts and Communication
541-737-5006
yhiratsuka@oregonstate.edu

Marlan Carlson, School of Arts and Communication
541-737-5591
mcarlson@oregonstate.edu

Art exhibits, lectures, concerts, and recitals sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication, Memorial Union Program Council, and student musical and art organizations play a central part in the cultural life of the community. Under the patronage of the Memorial Union, exhibitions in the Memorial Union stimulate interest in architecture, painting, sculpture, and related arts. They offer students knowledge of their cultural heritage and an awareness of contemporary art movements.

The School of Arts and Communication features the Fairbanks Gallery of Art http://oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery/About.html, which features exhibitions focusing on contemporary Northwest, national, and international artists. This program provides the campus and student communities diverse creative experiences and interactions. The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lectures Series also brings internationally acclaimed artists to the school for free public lectures.

Student and faculty art exhibits are shown in various galleries throughout the year (see "Museums, Galleries, Collections.")

Noncredit classes in ceramics, photography, woodworking, weaving, and glass are offered through the Memorial Union Craft Center.

The School of Arts and Communication offers more than two dozen performance ensembles, giving student musicians of all majors the opportunity to participate at their level of ability. Students enroll in these organizations as a class and earn regular credit. Some ensembles require an audition. All require a consultation with the instructor. The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Campus Band, Chamber Choir, Bella Voce women’s chorus, Meistersingers men’s chorus, OSU Opera Workshops, jazz band, and the athletic bands present numerous performances on or near campus, in which free or reduced-price tickets are available to students. Faculty members and advanced music majors also perform free, public recitals throughout the school year. The OSU Steinway Piano Series, Chamber Music Corvallis and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra bring artists of international fame to campus for public concerts. The Music à la Carte Concert series, held most Thursdays at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge, gives students and faculty the opportunity to see fine amateur and professional chamber, jazz, and ethnic musicians and performance ensembles for free over the lunch hour. Several dance recitals are also given each year under the auspices of the College Health and Human Sciences and other organizations.


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Athletics

Kyle Pifer, Senior Associate Athletic Director – Compliance
kyle.pifer@oregonstate.edu

Diana Ulrey, Assistant Director of Compliance
diana.ulrey@oregonstate.edu

132 Gill Coliseum
541-737-7369
Website: http://www.osubeavers.com/

Oregon State University conducts athletic programs for men and women under the auspices of the NCAA. Men’s programs compete as part of the Pacific-12 Conference in baseball, basketball, crew, football, golf, soccer, and wrestling. Women’s programs also compete in the Pacific-12 Conference in basketball, cross country, crew, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, outdoor track, and volleyball.


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Forensics

Mark J. Porrovecchio, Director
541-737-8230
Shepard Hall 205
Website: http://groups.oregonstate.edu/forensics/

OSU's nationally recognized forensics program invites all undergraduates to participate in speech and debate activities. Continuing a tradition at Oregon State that started in 1890s, the forensics team involves members from all majors and schools on campus. Each year, students compete in state, regional, national, and international intercollegiate tournaments. Events include public debate (following the limited preparation model of the Lincoln-Douglas format) and individual public speaking formats such as informative, persuasive, and after dinner, as well as a range of oral interpretation categories involving prose, poetry, and drama. The team travels to tournaments in both the fall and winter terms.


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Lectures

Frequent public lectures by faculty members, visiting scholars, and persons prominent in national affairs supplement the regular curriculum. Campus sponsors of lectures include the Y-Round Table, Associated Students, Memorial Union Program Council, Sigma Xi, and others.


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OSU Craft Center

Susan Bourque, Manager
112 Memorial Union
541-737-2937 Front Desk Information
craftcenter@oregonstate.edu
susan.bourque@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6371
Website: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/craft-center

Engage your creativity at the OSU Craft Center…a dynamic, user-supported arts and crafts studio. With its hands-on, friendly and casual environment, it’s a great place to take a creative time out from the whirlwind of life. Open seven days per week, the craft center offers studio workspaces, late night programming and a wide variety of classes and workshops for the beginning to experienced artist/craftsperson.

The OSU Craft Center will be relocation to a new facility—the Student Experience Center (SEC), starting Winter term 2015. Be sure to come check out our new space!

Facilities include fully equipped studios in ceramics; digital photography; fine woodworking; stained glass, fused glass and glass torchwork; fibers and sewing, silkscreen and weaving; jewelry/metalwork; plus other mixed media crafts and lots of room to work. Power and hand tools are available for use in all the craft areas. The center also operates a promotional button-making business.

Each term, over 35 non-credit classes and workshops are offered. Taught by skilled local artisans, classes focus on non-competitive learning; their small size enables students to receive individual attention. Open studio memberships are also available for those with prior experience who are interested in using the center’s studio areas tools and equipment for projects and exploration. Catalogs with current class offerings are located each term around campus, at the Craft Center, or by calling 541-737-2937. Located on the ground floor of MU East/Snell Hall through Fall term 2014, then relocating to the basement level of the SEC. The OSU Craft Center’s hours of operation follow the OSU academic calendar.


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Student Conduct and Community Standards

Carl Yeh, Director
B058 Kerr Administration Bldg.
541-737-3656
SCCS@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/studentconduct/

Student Conduct and Community Standards serves as the central coordinating office for violations of University Student Conduct Regulations. The office acts on reports of possible violations from law enforcement, faculty and staff or others. The program provides conflict resolution support for students, faculty, and staff as well as staff training.


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Student Media

Bill Gross, InterimDirector

Kami Hammerschmith, Assistant Director of Student Media
118 MU East
541-737-4615
Email: julia.sandidge@oregonstate.edu 
Website: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/student-media

The Daily Barometer

Oregon State University’s student newspaper is distributed throughout the campus and community each weekday during the school year and once a week in the summer. Its student editors determine news and editorial content and direct the staff in reporting, writing, and editing assignments. Offices are located on the first floor of MU East (Snell Hall). Newsroom, 541-737-2231. Advertising, 541-737-2233. Website: http://www.dailybarometer.com/.

Beaver Yearbook

The Beaver Yearbook reviews the people and events that make the academic year memorable. It is under the direction of student editors who determine its policy and content.

The yearbook may be ordered throughout the year and is available for pickup in Student Leadership and Involvement in the fall. Students who will not be on campus when the yearbooks are distributed may pay a mailing and handling fee at the Student Media Office, 541-737-3374. Website: http://oregonstate.edu/yearbook.

KBVR FM Radio

Oregon State University’s on-campus radio station gives students an opportunity to gain experience in live radio broadcasting. Featuring high quality public affairs programming and alternative music, the station can be found on the dial at 88.7 FM. Offices are located on the second floor of MU East (Snell Hall), 541-737-6323. Website: http://kbvr.com/.

KBVR TV

A fully equipped television studio, editing facility and remote gear afford students practical training in television production. Programming includes a wide variety of locally produced shows plus the nightly news, live music programs, live coverage of OSU sporting events, game shows, comedy, movies, public affairs interviews and documentaries. KBVR TV can be seen on cable channel 26 in Corvallis, Albany and Philomath. Offices are located on the second floor of MU East (Snell Hall), 541-737-3522. Website: http://kbvr.com/.

Prism

Prism, OSU’s art and literary magazine, is published three times per year by students at Oregon State University. Prism welcomes contributions from OSU students in the form of photography, art, poetry, and short stories. Contact the Prism Office for more information, 541-737-2253. Website: http://oregonstate.edu/prismmagazine/.


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University Theatre

George Caldwell, Coordinator
541-737-2853
george.caldwell@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre

University Theatre, continuing a tradition of more than 100 years of public performances in Corvallis, offers all students involvement in the theatre creative process. Each season, three main stage and numerous studio and classroom productions give student actors, designers and technicians ample opportunity to develop as theatre artists and craftspeople.

For several years, the University Theatre, with the support of the Memorial Union and Summer Session, has produced "Bard in the Quad," summer outdoor performances of Shakespeare on the MU Quad. Auditions and crew assignments for the University Theatre are open to all students, no matter what their major. Students can also earn academic credit for participation on stage and behind the scenes.


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