Watching more than 70 students, staff and faculty dance in front of the Oregon State University (OSU) Memorial Union steps was quite the sight today.
The OSU’s flashmob was pretty cool too…
My last day at Oregon State University (OSU) is September 30th. I think it’s fitting as my first day at OSU was also in September. Six years ago I moved out to Oregon from Chicago, IL. It was a tremendous life transition. I had been working at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the decision to leave UIC/Chicago was a big one for a young professional from the Midwest.
When I first started looking at graduate programs in higher education/student affairs I had no idea that I would end up moving to Oregon. I remember checking up on about 5 or 6 programs. I kept coming back to OSU as my first choice. Eventually, I decided to apply for the College Student Services Administration (CSSA) program at OSU. It was the only grad program that I submitted an application to. In hindsight, I probably should have applied to more than one school just in case OSU didn’t accept me. However, sometimes you have to put all of your eggs in a single basket and hope for the best. Concentrating on a single application made my process extremely focused. I was going to get into grad school at Oregon State. There wasn’t a “plan B.”
|Monthly Base Salary Rate at 1.0 FTE*||Total Number of Furlough Days per Academic Year at 1.0 FTE**||Total Number of Furlough Days for 1/1/10 to 6/15/10 at 1.0 FTE**||Amount of Furlough Time Off Per Month for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE**|
|$2,450 or less||3 days||1.83 days||2.66 hours|
|$2,451 to $3,105||4.5 days||2.75 days||4 hours|
|$3,106 to $5,733||5.25 days||3.2 days||4.66 hours|
|$5,734 to $8,333||6 days||3.66 days||5.32 hours|
|$8,334 to $10,934||7.5 days||4.57 days||6.65 hours|
|$10,935 and over||9 days||5.49 days||7.98 hours|
|Monthly Base Salary Rate at 1.0 FTE*||Total Number of Furlough Days per Fiscal Year at 1.0 FTE **||Total Number of Furlough Days for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE**||Amount of Furlough Time Off Per Month for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE**|
|$2,450 or less||4 days||2 days||2.67 hours|
|$2,451 to $3,105||6 days||3 days||4 hours|
|$3,106 to $5,733||7 days||3.5 days||4.67 hours|
|$5,734 to $8,333||8 days||4 days||5.33 hours|
|$8,334 to $10,934||10 days||5 days||6.67 hours|
|$10,935 and over||12 days||6 days||8 hours|
* Monthly base salary rate is derived by dividing the employee’s annual base salary rate by either 9 or 12 appointment basis.
** Furlough time off will be prorated for employees working less than 1.0 FTE.
via the Gazette-Times
I almost forgot to post this… A few weeks ago, I was meeting with one of my advisees. I wanted to show them something on the OSU Registrar’s web site. When I arrived on the Registrar’s URL, the “Reported Attack Site!” warning appeared in Firefox. It turns out that several high-level OSU sites were hacked and that several were still suffering from residual hack effects.
Regarding sites being designated as containing malware, many sites will still show up as being malware until the services that browsers use to detect malware sites rescan and update oregonstate.edu sites.
Central Web Services web servers were subject to an attack this weekend. Due to this, a number of services have been temporarily disabled to CWS sites, including ssh and ftp access. Personnel are currently working to clean up this incident. Central Web Services hosts oregonstate.edu and many other sites in the oregonstate.edu domain.
For users accessing a web page, you may receive a message that states something similar to: “Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer…site contains malware”. If you see this visiting oregonstate.edu (the Home Page), the calendar, or the campus map the issue is resolved.
Oregon State University’s campus is coated in a covering of red and yellow leaves.
Hundreds of Oregon State University students took over the Valley Library on Thursday, October 1st. (via the Oregon State University Admissions Blog)
It was a successful flashmob, although I really think that OSU (Oklahoma State University) and UNC (University of North Carolina) have set the bar for successful university flashmobs:
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The University of Iowa has announced that it will become smoke-free by July 1, 2009. I was born in Iowa. Most of my family lives there, so I am thrilled to hear any news on tobacco cessation programs, smoke-free campuses, etc. The last time I went back for a visit I almost choked to death while sitting in the non-smoking version of a restaurant. Excuse me, but the air does not recognize your latticed divider.
The smoke-free dining atmosphere of Corvallis, Oregon is wonderful!
I even located a model policy for a smoke-free university…