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Spread kindness at OSU Days of Service May 11 - 21

Breathe life into your passions and priorities during the OSU Days of Service event, sponsored by your local Toyota Dealers. There’s still plenty of time to sign up as a volunteer before the 10-day event and be a part of OSU’s collective impact. The big event kicks off tomorrow!


May 11-21 - Individual/group projects around the world
May 21 - The big finale: Find in-person opportunities near you

Sign up for projects that support parks, animal rescues, food shares, students, higher ed priorities and so much more. Or come up with your own way to give back — as long as your project makes someone smile or strengthens your community, it’s fair game!

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Dam Proud, together

Working together to accomplish big goals is what Beavers do best. That includes collectively raising $1.55 million during Oregon State’s annual 24-hour giving and engagement event.

Dam Proud Day is impressive by the numbers: More than 13,000 people engaged. This includes participation in events in Corvallis, Bend and Portland as well as online.

And even more impressive is the human impact. Gifts, engagement and loud and proud advocacy from Beavers all over the world have given students additional support and connections and enabled OSU to better serve the state and the world. Thank you!

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Staying true to self as a public leader | May 31

Every day is filled with new joys and challenges as Tonga Hopoi, ’12, navigates a career in public service. But community is her constant. Join Hopoi — the 2021 recipient of the Don and Shirley Wirth Young Alumni Award and chief of staff for the senate majority leader in the Hawai’i State Legislature — in a virtual Changemakers conversation about finding your voice as a leader.



Gather with Greek alumni | May 24

At the inaugural Multicultural and National Pan-Hellenic Greek Alumni Gathering in Portland, reconnect with the community that helped you forge your path and engage with current students and campus initiatives.



Live music on the plaza with Curtis Salgado | May 26

The College of Liberal Arts American Strings Series welcomes home a Pacific Northwest powerhouse with an evening of live musical performance and conversation. Listen to nine-time Blues Music Award winner Curtis Salgado’s soulful tunes on the OSU Student Experience Center Plaza or tune into the livestream.


More events (online unless otherwise noted)

OSU Album Club: Derek and the Dominos | May 12
Join Bob Santelli and OSU student Thomas Mahler in discussing the sole studio album released in 1970 by blues rock band Derek and the Dominos.

OSU Design Network Industry Talk – Product Sourcing and Development for a Global Fashion Brand | May 17
Get an inside look at an alumna’s post-graduation fashion journey at the OSU Design Network Industry Talk with fashion phenom Jung Yoon, a supply chain executive in accessories and footwear at Michael Kors.

Public Health Insider | Mentorship: Making the Connection | May 18
Explore the importance of mentorship and how to go about finding or becoming a mentor with a panel from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Winning in Life | The Great Resignation – 4 New Post-pandemic Work Shifts | May 19
Presented by an alumni panel of business owners and leaders, this conversation will help you identify, adapt to and benefit from recent workplace innovations.

Columbia Shopping Pass for OSUAA Members | May 20 - June 12
In person
Enjoy exclusive access to savings of up to 50% off retail prices at Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores. Become a member to access this perk.

2022 University Distinguished Professor Lectures | May 20
The 2022 University Distinguished Professors — Michael Freitag (biochemistry and biophysics), Kathryn Higley (nuclear science and engineering) and Brent Steel (public policy) — dive into their areas of expertise and explore their remarkable footprint of teaching, research and mentorship at Oregon State.

Farm 2 Fork | Reducing Waste in Food Packaging | May 20
Our world needs solutions to food and packaging waste — join the Department of OSU Food Science and Technology for a conversation with those pioneering the systemic changes.

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OSU-founded technology debuts on Wall Street

NuScale Power, founded in 2007 with technology developed at Oregon State, began trading last week on the New York Stock Exchange. Professor Emeritus in Nuclear Science and Engineering at OSU, José Reyes, is a founder and chief technology officer for the company that hopes its small modular reactor technology will garner enthusiasm for nuclear energy as a carbon-free alternative.

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Read the spring 2022 Oregon Stater

See OSU’s global reach and impact, forever recorded on the page. The latest issue of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine tells Beaver tales including: The female engineering alumna who broke the glass ceiling at Boeing, how 4-H programs are preparing the next generation of Oregonians and why OSU baseball and softball are using high-tech biometrics to strengthen their plays.


Plus, join us in celebrating our chief storyteller and steadfast champion, Kevin Miller, ’78, who is preparing to retire in June after 16 years as editor of the Oregon Stater and master steward of our collective stories. The latest issue of the Oregon Stater marks his 49th and final edition, where you'll find the humble man behind the stories recognized on the page by thankful friends, colleagues and OSU community members.

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Photo credit goes to Jens Odegaard.

Magruder Hall’s welcoming committee

Outside the entrance of Magruder Hall, a motley crew of bronze-casted animal statues invites visitors into the home of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. Get to know the critters of the art installation and their creator, Brad Rude.

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Oregon Sea Grant is in great hands

Karina Nielsen, Ph.D. ’98, has been named director of Oregon Sea Grant. She will use her strong background in research, policy and outreach to advance public engagement with marine science and develop resilience in coastal communities.



Beavers dominate 40 Under 40 list

This year’s class of industry leaders recognized by the Portland Business Journal includes five prominent Beaver alumni. Congratulations to Lacey Beaty, ’12; Jarvez Hall, ’06; Ashley Highsmith, ’03; Eddie La Berge, ’05; and Mark Pimentel, ’10.



The nation’s No. 1 barista

“Your Friendly Internet Barista,” Morgan Eckroth, ’20, earned the title of the 2022 U.S. Barista Champion, pairing her outstanding coffee knowledge with a routine that highlighted connectivity and made the championship approachable to her large social media following.



2022 Oregon Stater Awards

The College of Engineering is now accepting nominations for three award categories that honor outstanding alumni contributions to the engineering profession and to Oregon State University. Nominations will be accepted through May 20.

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Have a colorful spring

Take a lesson from nature and let your true colors bloom with an outdoors-themed OSU coloring activity.

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