CORVALLIS - An Oregon State University dean who is a nationally recognized expert on personal fitness will speak in Portland on Sept. 26 about the importance of daily physical activity in the lives of Oregonians.

Timothy P. White, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance, is the first speaker in this year's OSU Over Lunch series, a program designed to bring Oregon State University faculty to Portland to share their expertise with the general public.

White's talk, "Just Move It!," will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the Portland Conference Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah. It is free and open to the public. A luncheon which precedes the talk, beginning at 11:30 a.m., costs $9.

New studies have shown Oregonians to be the nation's most active people, but not everyone has jumped on the fitness bandwagon. White will discuss the importance of daily activity and analyze the Surgeon General's landmark report on physical fitness and what it means to individuals, business, education and public health programs.

White is past president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Other speakers in the series include:

- Charles Rosenfeld, OSU professor of geosciences, will discuss earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions - and how technology is being used in disaster mitigation and relief efforts - during his talk, "Shake, Rattle and Roll: Natural Hazards of the Northwest," Feb. 13.

- Members of the Oregon InterACTION! team - a group of agricultural educators, researchers, growers, processors and others - will discuss the results of their challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop new ways to educate those who run the complex worldwide food systems. The presentation is scheduled April 10.

- Donald F. Parker, dean of the OSU College of Business, will discuss the outlook for labor in Oregon into the 21st century and its implications for Oregonians, business and education in his talk, "Preparing Tomorrow's Work Force." Parker will speak June 5.

The last three talks in the series will be at a different location. For reservations, or more information on the series, contact the OSU Portland Center at 503-725-5757. The center is located at 220 S.W. Yamhill. -30- EDITOR'S NOTE: Interviews may be possible; call OSU's Portland Center at 503-725-5757.

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OSU Portland Center, 503-725-5757