The lab was completed in 1990 with a grant from the Bonneville Power Administration, matched by funds from OSU. Its purpose is the study of infectious organisms of salmonids and other freshwaster fish species. The facility includes an area with stock tanks, an experimental area with more than 250 tanks of various sizes, an isolation/quarantine lab, and a multi-user lab space. Today it is known as the John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory; Dr. Fryer established OSU’s fish disease research program
The SMILE program (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) was created at OSU in 1988. SMILE seeks to promote interest in the STEM fields among Oregon's minority and under-served youth, and to encourage these students to attend college, by involving them in science- and math-based extracurricular activities.
The lab was established in 1981 in the School of Health and Physical Education. Today the lab, one of nine research labs in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, is used for studies pertaining to exercise energy metabolism, athletic performance, and body composition.
The Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center is housed within the former Mitchell Playhouse. It has been the training space for OSU gymnastics since 1992. Funding for restoring and refurbishing the space came from the Wayne and Galdys Valley Foundation.
Menken earned First Team All-American status in 1981 and played on the Olympic gold medal winning 1984 United States women’s basketball team. She played for OSU from 1979 to 1981 and set several school records, some of which still stand.