E-News - Winter 2009

OSU Enews

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Vol. 10, #9
Winter Edition - Dec. 10, 2008

Announcements and calendar

View the Academic Calendar for winter term 2009 to read details about upcoming deadlines, events and university holidays.

Winter term 2009 begins Monday, January 5. You still have time to register. Visit the Ecampus Schedule of Classes to search courses and subjects.

January 1 is the first day you can begin applying for federal financial aid by filling out your FAFSA for the 2009-10 academic year. Applying early is the best way to ensure eligibility for limited funding. Visit OSU Financial Aid for details on federal and other financial aid.

Also, if you are completing your degree through OSU Ecampus, you might qualify for financial aid through Extended Campus. Visit the Ecampus Financial Aid page to see if you qualify.


Graduate Career ProfilesEcampus grads reaching career goals

With more and more students graduating with Ecampus degrees each year, it's not a surprise to learn of their success in the job market.

Amy Ammer graduated from the Ecampus online Natural Resources program in 2007 and is currently a habitat restoration specialist in Astoria, OR.

Cheryl Lambert graduated from the Ecampus online General Agriculture program in 2008 and now works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Yuma, AZ.

Is your Ecampus degree helping you land the job of your dreams? Tell us your story.

New Political Science Degree

New online bachelor's degree in Political Science

OSU Ecampus is excited to announce the launch of a new online bachelor's degree program in Political Science. The degree curriculum investigates topics from local politics and American government fundamentals to ethics and international relations, giving students a broad range of perspectives as well as providing the first steps to law school. View degree details.


New Chemistry Minor

Minor in Chemistry debuts

Our new minor in Chemistry is the perfect addition to any of our five online undergraduate degrees. While acquiring core knowledge of various areas of chemistry, students also have the chance to choose chemistry courses that match their interests and support their career goals. View minor info.


Ecampus Growth

Online learning trend reflected in Ecampus numbers

OSU Extended Campus saw another record academic year in 2007-08, with over 51,000 student credit hours delivered online, a 13 percent increase from the previous year. Read more about Ecampus growth in the OSU Annual Campus Report published by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. View #3 on the Annual Report.

Conservation and Sustainability Option

Sustainability focus of new Environmental Sciences option

Ecampus Environmental Sciences majors can now choose Environmental Conservation and Sustainability as their specialization option in their degree plan. This course of study focuses on understanding the complexities of the world's sustainability and ethical issues and prepares students for today's in-demand, environmentally-related jobs. View degree specialization details.

New Summit NavigatorNew library catalog brings delivery changes

As of Dec. 1, there is a new process to request items from the Summit Navigator library catalog for delivery to non-OSU library locations. Requesting a Summit delivery to Ecampus will still be delivered to your home as usual. However, OSU students can no longer select a non-OSU Summit library to pick up resources.

For those who need resources delivered to a non-OSU Summit library, you may request to be entered into that library’s system to borrow materials through Summit with the account information they provide you. To do this, call the non-OSU library’s circulation desk to find out what identification they require for Summit access. View the list of Summit libraries to find the location nearest you.

For additional assistance, please contact OSU Ecampus Librarian Maureen Kelly . View more info on the new Summit Navigator catalog.

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