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Changing the landscape for wildfire resiliency

On the heels of unprecedented high temperatures across the Pacific Northwest, the possibility of another wildfire summer is top of mind for many. Revisit “The Future of Fire Management,” a Knowledge Breaks webcast with College of Forestry Professor John Bailey, to learn how our communities can prepare and adapt.



Visit the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Fire Program for more online resources to help you make well-informed plans for safety before, during and after a wildfire..

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Creating a cycle of positivity

“Members of the OSU community […] were there for us, and we feel obligated to pay that forward and we want to, and it's also a lot of fun.” – Lori Rush, ’78

Read about the positive experiences that inspire Beavers to return to OSU as volunteers, mentors, donors, board members and even as OSU Alumni Association staff.



Grads paint a brighter future for the veterinary profession

Beavers at Oregon State’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine turned a blank white wall into a vibrant vision for inclusion. As a parting gift, the college’s Class of 2021 left behind a mural that they hope will represent the diversity of the veterinary community and help more people see themselves joining the profession.

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Taste the reds of the Rivieras | July 29

Join the OSU Fermentation Science program’s Elizabeth Tomasino to sip the flavors of Italy and France and compare characteristics with the red wines grown and produced in the Pacific Northwest. Afterward, learn about a 2022 Alumni Group Travel tour that will lead you on a coastal adventure through the Riviera region’s cultural and culinary offerings.



Hit the links with Beaver Nation | Aug. 13

The 12th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament is back! Spend a beautiful day on the Purple Sage Golf Course and help support OSU student-athletes. Don’t golf? Join for lunch to connect with Beavers and special guests from OSU Athletics.



Change your lifestyle, change your mind | July 8

Aging is inevitable. But declining memory and learning ability don’t have to be. Join Kathy Magnusson from the Linus Pauling Institute for a conversation about lifestyle changes that can prevent and repair declining brain function — not only for humans, but for pets, too.



More OSU events to fuel your curiosity:

Knowledge Breaks | Quality of Life for Pets: Treating Cancer One Dog, One Cat at a Time | July 14
Two OSU veterinary college oncologists share what they’re learning about diagnosing and treating cancer in pets — and how it can help improve the lives of both pets and humans.

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

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Veteran and Military-Connected Student Success

OSU is proud to be ranked in the top 5% nationally for veterans and active-duty military and No. 3 for best online bachelor’s programs for veterans. In honor of Fourth of July weekend, learn about how fellow Beavers are supporting student success efforts for veteran and military-connected students at OSU.

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OSU advocacy opportunity: Meet your legislators

Your elected officials want to hear from you! The Beaver Caucus will host a series of Oregon State constituent visits, introducing Oregon legislators to alumni, advocates and friends in their district in 2021-22. This is your opportunity to join the conversation and share your OSU story and the impact OSU has in your community.

Recent news: The Oregon legislature just finished the 2021 legislative session, approving several of OSU’s priorities, including Cordley Hall, OSU-Cascades Student Success Center, as well as increased funding for the Public University Support Fund, the Oregon Opportunity Grant and more! Join fellow alumni and friends helping to continue this positive transformation by advocating for Oregon State.

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Find your place at the alumni center

Missing your home in the heart of campus? The remodeled CH2M HILL Alumni Center is open once again. Follow the Alumni Center on Facebook or Twitter for highlights of the newly refreshed rooms and info about booking, discounts and more.

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Kid-approved kitchen

Did you know: OSU Food Hero features a “kid-approved” section, with simple and tasty recipes that were well-liked by at least 70% of the kids who tried them. You can also browse recipes by ingredient — this month’s featured seasonal ingredient is green beans!

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