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Knowledge Breaks | Quality of Life for Pets: Treating Cancer One Dog, One Cat at a Time | July 14

Medical oncologists at the Lois Bates Acheson Teaching Hospital within OSU’s veterinary college treat cancer of all kinds in dogs and cats – helping beloved pets live the best, healthiest lives they can.

What they’re learning as they diagnose and treat cancer in animals also informs how we approach it in humans. Join this webcast for a look behind the hospital doors with OSU oncologists Katie Curran and Haley Leeper.



Connect more, feel good | June 24

Beaver grads are entering a new season of their life and career, and they could use some new alumni friends to help make the process easier (and more fun)! At OSU 2021 Grad Connections, foster a strong and caring community across the world and share your life and career advice with the newest alumni.



The keys to a healthy brain | July 8

Improving your brain function supports healthy aging — for humans and pets alike. The good news is: You can start now. Join the Linus Pauling Institute’s resident neuroscientist Kathy Magnusson to learn how diet and lifestyle can support lifelong memory and learning for both you and your pet.


Join in June | Now - June 30
During June, take advantage of 10% savings off any OSU Alumni Association membership — one of only two discount opportunities per year — and receive a mystery gift item. Use promo code DEAL21.

Farm 2 Fork: Insights into Scaling Artisan Cheese | July 16
President and owner of Portland Creamery, Shawn Fels, ’08, M.A.G. ’13, shares a probing look into the scaling scenarios that can create success in the turbulent artisan cheese industry.

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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, and gardens and markets are filled with summer’s bounty. The Food Hero program – developed by OSU Extension Service – provides lots of tips for buying and storing fresh produce along with dozens of kid-tested and family-friendly recipes.

Take five with our short quiz to learn how to store and use your tasty produce.


Congrats to Susan Borden, '62, the winner of our last drawing! Complete this quiz by June 30 to be entered to win a $50 Fanatics gift card.

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Pride and belonging for all Beavers

Celebrate Pride Month this June and facilitate new connections with Beavers by joining OSU Rainbow Connect LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network. Oregon State’s affinity-based alumni networks are always growing. Explore them and find welcoming and diverse Beaver communities who support one another in life beyond OSU.


Kudos to Julie Cooper, ’18, and Christine Hoang, ’18, E.D.M. ’20, for receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award presented at the Lavender Celebration for their significant work launching the new LGBTQIA+ alumni network.

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Find the missing link

Need help evolving your career to the next level, making a change or broadening your professional network? Link up with Beavers on OSU Connections, the online network for the Oregon State community. Your support system — and job and mentorship opportunities — are waiting.



Learn something new each day

Do you feel like there’s something missing from your professional skill set? Check out recorded OSUAA career webcasts to strengthen your skills across the board, from navigating a challenging interview to negotiating your salary to setting healthy boundaries in your work.



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» Oregon State’s TRACE-COVID-19 project is striving for a more complete picture of the virus’ presence by adding saliva sampling to detect COVID-19 antibodies, in addition to testing for active infections.

» Wastewater testing by TRACE shows that the infection level among unvaccinated people — approximately one-third of Oregonians — is as high as it’s ever been, allowing for concerning virus variants to mutate and spread.

» Oregon’s Latinx communities have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and OSU Extension Service is ramping up outreach and support to improve vaccine confidence and increase Latinx vaccination percentages statewide.

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7,391 Beavs are off to do something great

Thousands of brand-new Oregon State grads are embarking on their newest chapter, and we couldn’t be prouder. Watch an encouraging video message below celebrating the Class of 2021, with OSU Alumni Association Executive Director John Valva and Chair of the OSUAA Board of Directors, Lori Rush, ’78. Plus, find yourself or your grad participating in the celebratory processional across campus in our OSU Commencement 2021 photo album.



The music still rises

In a year that left OSU choral musicians unable to gather together in person, they persisted and found ways to keep safely singing. In their homes, outdoors, in tents and recording booths, the OSU choirs lifted their voices to bring Beaver Nation the President’s Concert 2021 in a digital format that represents the challenges overcome.

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Fun for the summer

Put on your detective cap and head outside with the little Beavs to see how many items you can find in this special OSU-themed 4th of July scavenger hunt. Then, share with us on social so we can see how many items you and your kids found.

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Toyota has partnered with Oregon State Athletics to create a loyalty program specifically for Beaver Nation. Click to join.

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