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Student Voice

Issue 7 | Volume 3

October 2012

New INTO OSU students pose with Benny the Beaver and the OSU cheerleaders at Monday’s cake reception.

In this issue: October Activities

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Now in effect!

Mixtape Music

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A couple great new albums

Music Club

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Join the fun!

New Additions

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Meet Lana

Orientation Recap How’d it all go?

Students, students, everywhere! Fall intake has just passed, and INTO OSU is excited to get to know hundreds of new students! This newsletter is written just for you, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you’d like to write for the Student Voice, send an email to!

Upcoming events:

REMEMBER: OSU IS NOW A SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS. This means that smoking is banned on all campus property, including outdoors. For more information, including resources for students who wish to quit smoking, visit

Welcome Party! FREE!

The Student Voice asks: So, how’d orientation go? “Ok. No, awesome! We’ve done a campus tour, testing, a cake reception. The environment is so beautiful and the people are so friendly. I like this place!” -Luan Luan, China

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Bike Parade sign-up ends Thursday, September 27th In the ILLC Lounge Friday, September 28th Cultural Ambassador Match-up Check your email for details! Tue., October 2nd - Thu., October 4th

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October Trips & Activities



Welcome Party! 5:30pm in the ILLC Lounge Free food, drinks & LIVE MUSIC! FREE!



Corvallis Bike Parade 10am-3pm

Explore Corvallis by bike! $5 with your own bike, $25 with bike rental Sign-up: open now until Thurs., Sept. 27


Portland Shopping Trip 9am-7pm


Shop ‘til you drop in Portland and at the Woodburn Outlet Stores! $25 Sign-up: Mon., Oct. 1- Fri., Oct. 5


Learn to climb at Dixon Rec Center! FREE! Sign-up: Mon., Oct. 1-Thurs., Oct. 4


Coast Trip 9am-6pm


Tailgate Party! 10am-kickoff



Seafood, sightseeing & shopping! $25 Sign-up: Mon., Oct. 8-Thurs., Oct. 11


Rock Climbing Clinic 12-2pm

An American tradition! Grill before the game. $7 advance, $10 at the door

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New Music from the desk of Warren Lawless

Artist: No Doubt Album: Push & Shove Release date: Sept. 25, 2012 No Doubt has been around a long, long time, and they have the same magic they did when I was a kid. From “Just a Girl” in 1995 to “Underneath it All” in 2001, No Doubt’s sound is enduring, even after 20 years of making music. This is a pure example of American pop culture! The new album carries with it a sound reminiscent of the 90s, and No Doubt pulls it off perfectly. From the first single, “Settle Down,” which is fun, peppy and energetic, to the more low-key “Easy,” the album is great to listen to.

Music Club! with Nick Rivard

Artist: Kanye West Album: Good Music, Cruel Summer Release date: Sept. 18, 2012 Ever since The College Dropout was released in 2004, I’ve been a Kanye West Fan. Growing up in southern California, and frequently flying out of Ontario International Airport, meant that my airport was where the video for “All Fall Down” was filmed - that felt pretty cool. Through all his drama and controversy, I still think Kanye West makes good music. Good Music, Cruel Summer is no exception. “Mercy” is all the rage lately, and “To the World” is so far the most popular song on iTunes.


New Additions to the INTO OSU staff!

Lana Arif Finance Assistant

Come listen to, share and discuss all types of music with Nick Rivard, a local Corvallis musician!

INTO OSU would like to welcome Lana, who has recently joined the INTO OSU Finance Team! Lana has an MBA from the American University in Iraq and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sulaimani.

Get valuable English practice in a fun, unique activity. Explore fundamentals of making music and HAVE FUN! The Music Club starts on Friday, October 5th. 12-1pm in ILLC Room #250.

The Finance Team noticed that while they had literature, public health, culinary arts, creative writing and music represented, they lacked a member in the area of Chemical Engineering. Lana brings years of professional experience with her, including work where she participated in the launch of the American University of Iraq. She also brings diversity to the team with her Arabic language skills. Congratulations to Lana!

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Orientation Truckin’ along!

Students begin moving into their new home, the ILLC.

Testing commences - and will continue all week.

Allison McMurtrey helps a student register for class.

Students gather for a campus tour with one of INTO OSU’s exceptional orientation volunteers.

INTO Oregon State University Oregon State University, 1701 SW Western Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97333 USA T: +1-541-737-2464

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