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INTO Connection Sept 14th-18th, 2009

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It’s happening! We’re moving! This week the new INTO OSU building, Heckart Lodge, will be completed and furnished. We have the green light to move on schedule this Thursday and Friday. In addition to lots of bright colors, natural light and new furnishings, our students and staff will have two canopied patios to enjoy! The Program Directors and office staff will all be moving. Please let the moving company, Campus Freight, do the heavy lifting and don’t anyone try to be a hero! Please direct all questions and concerns about moving to Kathleen Rochester.

Staff Picnic: Yes, in the midst of all the pre-fall term craziness and moving, we are having a staff picnic! We urge you to take time out of your busy schedules to come to Avery Park on Friday the 18th at 5:30pm. Bring friends, family, and get ready for a FIESTA! Chie Yamaguchi and Jason (Chien-Ming) Chen jump for joy at Crater Lake, while Daisuke Oshimi looks on.

Other News and Events: International Welcome Center ISOSU’s International Resource Center and Lounge (in the MU) is hosting a “Welcome Center” for new International students this week and next from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students can come and meet other students and faculty, find useful information about local services and events, and receive freebies like phone cards. This is a great resource for our students, so please be sure to direct them there!

Tour of Corvallis For our early arrivals, ISOSU and Hut Shuttle is offering a FREE guided tour of Benton County on Friday the 18th from 2pm-4pm. Open to new international students & faculty, their families, and guests. Students can find more information about this tour by visiting the International Resource Center in the MU.

Academic Programs: The final planning stages for orientation week are underway. Our academic support team is working diligently alongside instructors and program managers to work out the details of where students will go, how testing/scoring and placement will be arranged followed by advising and registration. On Monday, the 21st at 8:30am, all new students will convene in Kidder 364 and from there will be sorted into their testing rooms. Alex Beck is putting together a “Who Goes Where List” for staff. If you don’t know where you are supposed to be that day, please ask Alex!

Housing: The residence halls will be bustling with activity this weekend as all the students get settled in to their new accommodations. This is a great opportunity to volunteer a little bit of time to greet students and help them get acclimated to OSU. Please contact Rick if you are interested in helping out.

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Introducing our new Academic English Program Manager: Erich Cutler has graciously accepted the role of Academic English Program Manager! We applaud your leadership and initiative to take on this important and challenging role! Thank you, Erich!

First Annual Corvallis Peace Fair: Saturday, September 19th, 1-4pm, Central Park. This FREE gathering is being held to raise awareness about the International Day of Peace, build community, create a positive and welcoming event for foreign-born residents, and build on relationships with Corvallis Sister Cities. Planned activities include: Children’s Activities, Crafts, Art Projects, Music, Games, Dancing, Speakers, Parade, Video messages and cards for Sister Cities, Gondar, Ethiopia and Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Meetings this week: Administrative Processes Thursday, Sept 17th 2pm, Snell 448 Orientation & Registration Administrative staff & Program Managers Tuesday, Sept 15th 9am-11am, Snell 323 Admissions Team Meeting Wednesday, Sept 16th 9am, UHDS Central Conf Room Student Services Meeting Friday, Sept 18th 1:30pm, Snell 323

If you have a meeting you would like to see posted here, please notify Lindy of the date, time and location.

Jason (Chien-Ming) Chen, Unknown, Bonnie (Jou-Te) Lee and Ali Al Rumaih trying on hats at the Crater Lake gift shop.

Student Services: When the students arrive, they will receive welcome packets and orientation folders. They should have received the PLACE PHOTO HERE, orientation schedule via e-mail as well. Please take a look at OTHERWISE DELETE BOX drive: \\Cnthe pre-departure guide posted on the shared share\osu-into\Student Services\Pre-Departure Guide. This guide is full of useful information you can refer students to if they have questions. If you have anything to add, please notify Julianna Betjemann.

Special Programs: Goodbye Toyo students! They’ll be returning to Japan at the end of this week with a farewell reception on Wednesday the 16th at 7:00pm in the Arnold Gold room. Students and staff from Waseda University (knows as the Yale of Japan) are here this week. You’ll all have a chance to meet the four Waseda staffers at our INTO staff picnic on Friday: Ms. Michiko Nakano, Mr. Hiroki Mori, Mr. Yasuhisa Nakao, and Ms. Seiko Ito. Over the years several of our staff has enjoyed incomparable Japanese hospitality at Waseda – it’s time to return the favor!

Administrative News: Does orientation week have your brain tied up in knots? Come take a look at the orientation schedule posted in Snell 301. We have a comprehensive, color-coded schedule that visually shows the agenda for all programs, all week. Special thanks to Julianna Betjemann and Cynthia Cox for creating this! Editor’s note: For comments, additions, or to request paper copies, please contact Lindy at (

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