PHOTO: Oregon State University vice provost of student affairs, Larry Roper, spoke at the ground breaking for new home of OSU Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, which celebrated over 30-years of being on campus. It is one of several cultural centers at OSU, including the Oregon State University Pride Center for gay students. See article by Don Iler, "Breaking ground for a new cultural center," Barometer, Nov. 2, 2012, p. 1 and the previous story by Jaclyn Caballero, "Cultural center unfazed by the weight of looming construction, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez working with UHDS to maintain the center's prime location near the new parking structure," Barometer, March 8, 2005. Cultural Centers at OSU have played an important role in supporting diversity over the last 4 decades. For more on the history of cultural centers at OSU see the history by Thomas Kraemer, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," outhistory.org posted April 30, 2010.