Moore is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. She came to OSU in 1975. She is an environmental philosopher, and taught many classes about humans’ place in the natural world. She co-founded and served as a senior fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She has won many awards for her writing, including an Oregon Book Award for her 2005 work, The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World.
The Administrative Services Building opened in 1972, replacing the temporary Camp Adair buildings that had been used for the previous 25 years. The building housed almost all of OSU’s administrative and student services, including the president’s office, as well as the State System of Higher Education’s Controllers’ Division. It was renamed the Kerr Administration Building in 1996.
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.
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.
Payton, who played at OSU from 1986 to 1990 and started every game of his OSU career, is likely the greatest basketball player in OSU history. Among his honors were consensus All-American First Team (1990), Pac-10 Player of the Year (1990), Sports Illustrated Player of the Year (1990), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1987), Olympic gold medals for the United States team in the 1996 and 2000 games, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2013). He is the all-time leading scorer at OSU (2,172 points) and the Pac-12’s all-time leader in assists (938) and steals (321). Professionally, he played most of his career with the Seattle Supersonics.
Donald Robinson, Hazen Sandwick, Keith Chamberlain, Wilbur Travis, Ivan Weikel, Arnold Ebert, Henry Scott and Irwin Krenke returned to campus to celebrate a 50th anniversary of their 5,500 mile trip to Chicago for the World's Fair. They were Agricultural Engineering students when they made the trip.
Spoelstra played at OSU for two seasons, 1982 and 1983, earning second team All-American honors in 1983. She returned to OSU in 1995 to inherit basketball head coaching duties from her former coach, Aki Hill. Spoelstra coached the team for ten seasons, compiling an overall record of 133 wins and 158 losses. Her teams played in the 1996 NCAA tournament and in the WNIT from 2001 to 2004. She received Pac-10 coach of the year honors in 2000, and was named to the OSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1994