Dixon Recreation Center
Dixon Recreation Center is located on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, United States. The recreation center features two gyms, beach volleyball courts, a climbing area, multi-purpose rooms, a pool and dive well, racquetball courts, squash courts, indoor track and weight rooms. Media related to Dixon Recreation Center at Wikimedia Commons
The Valley Library
The Valley Library is the primary library of Oregon State University and is located at the school's main campus in Corvallis in the U. S. state of Oregon. Established in 1887, the library was placed in its own building for the first time in 1918, what is now Kidder Hall; the current building opened in 1963 as the William Jasper Kerr Library and was expanded and renamed in 1999 as The Valley Library. The library is named for philanthropist F. Wayne Valley. One of three libraries for Oregon State, The Valley Library stores more than 1.4 million volumes, 14,000 serials, more than 500,000 maps and government documents. It is designated as a Federal Depository Library and is a repository for state documents; the six-story library building is of a contemporary, neoclassical style with a red-brick exterior highlighted by white sections along the top and on part of the eastern side. The eastern side includes a white-faced rotunda. Oregon State University was established in 1868; the Oregon Legislative Assembly appropriated $1,000 to the school to buy books for a library in 1876, marking the first instance of the legislature giving funds to the school for a library.
In 1887, the library was established at the school, in 1890, May Warren was hired as the first full-time librarian. By 1893, the library's collection had grown to 1,950 volumes. After adding 2,600 volumes from 1899 to 1900, the collection stood at 5,000 volumes. At that time the library was a free, general library with both circulating and reference collections with A. J. Stimpson serving as the librarian; the library had 6,000 pamphlets at that time and the annual circulation was 8,000. By 1909, the collection had grown to 10,000 volumes and 10,000 pamphlets, with R. J. Nichols as the librarian; the library collection continued to grow and totaled 36,478 volumes in 1918. By 1922 the collection had grown to 73,000 volumes, Lucy M. Lewis served as the school's librarian. By 1940, the collections at the library had increased to a total of about 130,000 volumes and 1,400 serials. Included in the collections were a variety of rare items, such as a page from the 1642 printing of the Polychronicon, a 1628 book of poems written in Latin, a 1769 bible printed by John Baskerville, among others.
In February 1917, the state legislature gave the school $65,000 towards construction of a building to house the library. Oregon Agricultural College opened a new library in 1918, marking the first time that the library had its own building. Prior to 1918, the library had been housed on the second floor of the neighboring Administration Building, now known as Benton Hall; when the new building was completed, the school built a temporary trellis between the two buildings in order to more transfer the books to their new location. The new building housed offices and classrooms, but within a decade the library expanded to occupy all of the structure. John V. Bennes designed the new building, as well as many of the campus buildings constructed during that period; the new library was remodeled on several occasions, with a new wing added in 1941. The 1918 building was located on the southeast corner of Campus Way and Waldo Place and after the 1941 addition, had about 76,000 square feet of space spread over three floors and a full basement.
Designed in the neoclassical style, the exterior was made of bricks and contained decorative plaques constructed of concrete, with the gabled roof covered with tile. The original design had two-story reading rooms, which were converted to single-story rooms in the 1950s. Construction on the new wing of the library started in 1940 and was designed by Bennes, the same architect who designed the original structure, he designed a matching wing for the other side, but that wing was never added. At that time the building was open from 7:50 am until 10 pm on weekdays, 2 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. A mural painted by J. Leo Fairbanks was added to the main reading room in 1929 as a gift from the school's class of 1925; the mural was titled Recorded Information and was the second mural in that room by Fairbanks, the longtime head of the school's art department. Beginning in 1932, Mary J. L. McDonald made the then-largest donation of books to the library when she donated volumes worth just over $10,000, she donated a total of over 1,000 items that included a complete works of Abraham Lincoln valued at $4,800.
In 1936, the Works Progress Administration gave a decorative archway to the library to be installed over the south entrance to the building. The library received a bequest of about 5,500 volumes valued at about $15,000 in December 1947 from William H. Galvani's estate; this donation overtook that of McDonald to become the largest received by the library up to that time. The library was among several buildings vandalized by University of Oregon students in October 1945 during the run-up to the Civil War football game between the two schools; the school's library collection grew to 193,479 volumes in 1943. Known as The Library, the building and library were renamed in 1954 as the William Jasper Kerr Library. Kerr was Oregon State's longest serving president, holding the office from 1907 until 1932 when he became the first chancellor of what is now the Oregon University System. In May 1960, the Oregon State College was advanced $19,000 by the federal government to plan for a new $2,170,000 building.
The new building was designed by architects Hamlin & Martin, the cost rose to $2.4 million by the time the school accepted bids on the project in April 1962. Ground was broken on the project on May 1, 1962, with Shields Construction Company as the general contractor for the project; the new building would double the size of Oregon State's library. Completed in 19
Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
Goss Stadium at Coleman Field is a college baseball stadium in Corvallis, Oregon, on the campus of Oregon State University. It is home to the Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 conference. At the end of the 2014 season, Oregon State had posted an all-time record of 1,134–474–1 record at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field; the field was established in 1907, with the first game being played on April 12, 1907. The field was named "Ralph Coleman Field," after long-time Beavers baseball coach Ralph Coleman, who stepped down following the 1966 season after 35 seasons as the team's head coach; the Scott Halbrook Memorial Scoreboard was added to Ralph Coleman Field in 1986 in memory of the 1981 freshman outfielder, who died in a freak accident just three days prior to his first season with the Beavers. The scoreboard remained in use until its replacement in 2006. In the late fall of 1998, after many years of talks regarding upgrading the bleachers, concession stands, the press box, a major remodel was undertaken thanks in large part to a $2.3 million donation by John and Eline Goss.
Completed before the start of the 1999 season, the addition of the all new stadium put to rest the idea that the Beavers may not be able to continue to play at their longtime home. With the field right in the middle of campus, there had been discussion of the land being turned over to academic uses; the first official game at Goss Stadium at Coleman field was played March 12, 1999. Lights were added to the stadium in 2002, allowing the Beavers to play their first night game at home on April 27, a 4–1 victory over the 4th ranked Stanford Cardinals. In the summer of 2006, after the Beavers' first national championship win, a state-of-the-art scoreboard was installed, replacing the Scott Halbrook Memorial Scoreboard; this scoreboard feature the first video replay screen in the conference. The natural grass infield was replaced with FieldTurf in time for the 2007 season; the pitcher's mound and home plate area were the only portions. The basepaths and "skin" portion are FieldTurf, colored dark orange.
The home plate area at Goss Stadium was covered with FieldTurf, leaving only the pitcher's mound with dirt. In May 2008, the Goss Stadium expansion project which consisted of extending the stadium down the 1st and 3rd baselines, was completed; this expansion raised the capacity from 2,000 to 3,248 spectators. The Omaha Room, a suite overlooking the field along the first base line, was built during the expansion project. An academic center as well as the Oregon State Baseball Hall of Fame area celebrating its rich baseball history were added and are housed underneath the Omaha Room suite. In the winter of 2015, new FieldTurf was installed that covered the entire field, from the backstop to the outfield fence, removing the last remaining natural turf from Coleman Field; the only natural surface remaining was the dirt pitchers mound. The official stadium capacity is at 3,248. In the 2013 season, home games averaged 2,676 fans per game as the Beavers tied an all-time season best 27–5 record at home.
The facility has hosted 9 NCAA Regional Tournaments, as well as 6 NCAA Super-Regional Tournaments. As of 2015, Oregon State has posted an impressive mark of 25–8 in postseason games at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Prior to the start of the 2016 season, the existing scoreboard was removed to accommodate the upgrade which will replace all existing scoreboard elements with one large LED videoboard, projected to be twice as large from its predecessor. Opened over a century ago, Coleman Field is located near the center of campus and is the oldest continuous ballpark in the nation; the playing field is oriented in an unorthodox configuration, with the batter and catcher facing southeast, resulting in difficult visual conditions for the fielders on the left side of the diamond for games played near sunset. Since 2007, the stadium is the home field of the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League, a collegiate summer league. In 2014, former Oregon State center fielder and MLB All-Star, Jacoby Ellsbury, donated $1 million as part of a $3 million renovation project.
Construction was completed in February 2015 adding a beer garden standing deck for fans above a new home team locker room. List of NCAA Division I baseball venues Official website Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
Martin Kukučín (sculpture)
Martin Kukučín is a sculpture of the Slovak writer of the same name by Ivan Meštrović. Copies exist in Bratislava, Slovakia and on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon, in the United States; the statue depicts Kukučín seated with his legs crossed, wearing a boots. He holds an open book in his hands, on his lap; the statue in Bratislava is near the Ondrejský Cemetery. The bronze statue on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, dated 1977, is installed on the north side of The Valley Library, it measures 6.5 feet x 36 inches x 63 inches and rests on a concrete base, 13 inches tall and has a 9-foot diameter. The installation includes a plaque with the inscription, MARTIN KUKUCIN 1860-1928 / AUTHOR AND PHYSICIAN / BY / IVAN MESTROVIC 1883-1962 / SCULPTOR; the work was surveyed and deemed "treatment needed" by Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!"program in April 1993. 1977 in art
Merryfield Hall is a building located at 1600 Southwest Monroe Avenue on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, United States
Oregon State University College of Engineering
Oregon State University's College of Engineering is a college within Oregon State University. It is organized into four schools: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Civil and Construction Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Chemical and Environmental EngineeringAdditional degree-granting programs exist in the disciplines of Ecological Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Health Physics, Water Resources Engineering; the two newest buildings are Kelley Engineering Center, home to the school of electrical engineering and computer science, a remodeled Kearney Hall, home to civil and construction management engineering. The College of Engineering has graduated 27,000 engineers since its founding in 1889, it attempts to use innovative Platforms for Learning including TekBots to enhance hands-on teaching and develop work-ready graduates who are driven to build a better world. As of the Fall term of 2013, there were 5682 undergraduate and 1076 graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering for the Corvallis campus.
This totals at 6758. The College of Engineering's faculty is made up of 200 members whose time is split between teaching and research; the College's Operational budget for the 2013-2014 school year was $81.4 million with $34 million from research grants and $16.2 million from private donors. Linus Pauling, 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry & 1962 Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
A student center is a type of building found on university campuses. In the United States, such a building may be called a student union, student commons, union or student center; the term "student union" refers most in the United States to a building, while in other nations a "students' union" is the student government. The Association of College Unions International has several hundred campus organizational members in the US; the US usage in reference to a location is a shortened form of student union building. The first student union in America was Houston Hall, at the University of Pennsylvania, which opened January 2, 1896 and remains in operation to this day; the first Ohio Union at Ohio State University was Enarson Hall. The building opened in 1911 and was the first student union to be built at a state university and the fourth of its kind in the United States. Oklahoma State University's student center opened in 1950. Subsequent additions, renovations in 2010, have made the building one of the largest student activity centers in the world at 611,000 sq ft.
Some student centers carry unique origins and historical significance with some on the National Register of Historic Places. The William Pitt Union was constructed in 1898 as a hotel and was converted into a student center in 1956; some student activity centers on the NRHP include O'Hara Student Center, McKenny Hall, the Tivoli Student Union. The Tivoli Student Union was home to the Trevoli Brewing Company but since has been converted to serve several institutions in Denver, Colorado. In 2007, the University of Vermont's student center became the first LEED Gold certification by the U. S. Green Building Council. Other examples of student centers include West Virginia University's Mountainlair, the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida, the Bronco Student Center at Cal Poly Pomona, the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Price Center at UC San Diego. Broadly speaking, the facility is devoted to student socialization. A student center or student union is the community center of the college, serving students, staff and guests.
A student activity center might offer a variety of programs, activities and facilities. It may contain lounges, wellness centers, dining facilities or vendors, entertainment venues; the student center is the center of student affairs and activities and may house the offices of the student government or other student groups. It may act as a small conference center, with its meeting rooms rented out to student groups and local organizations holding conferences or competitions. An example of this for instance is the Michigan Union, which hosts the University of Michigan Model United Nations conference. Depending on the school and its location it might have unique amenities such as a bowling alley, cultural or prayer rooms and unique services. At Eastern Michigan University Student Center the building offers a kiva, a round, 360-degree room patterned after spaces used in Native American cultures; the Kiva Room at EMU is used for collaboration, or for musical purposes. In the Ohio State University-Ohio Union, the student union offers an interfaith prayer room which has feet washing area for Muslim students.
The University of Central Florida has an optometric consumer service location. Association of College Unions International Student union Student activities