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What has knees like an ostrich, the legs of a Beaver and holds a Guinness World Record? It’s Cassie: Oregon State University’s bipedal robot! Invented at OSU’s College of Engineering and produced by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics, Cassie recently established a world record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.

Guests playing life size outdoor checkers at Multicultural Talgate event


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Build a fun-filled Homecoming itinerary | Oct. 13 - 15

This weekend, Beavers are celebrating OSU Homecoming across campus — and from everywhere! If you’ll be joining the fun in Corvallis, be sure to close out your special Homecoming visit on Saturday with these festivities:

» The 6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate | Free food from BIPOC vendors, T-shirts for the first 100 guests, live DJ

» OSUAA Tailgate Town | Free admission, swag giveaways, indoor games, 1970s theme for Homecoming

» Class year reunions | There’s still time to register for the online program and Saturday tailgate for the classes of 1962, 1970, 1971 and 1972


Your (climate-controlled) tailgate spot | Oct. 22

Nothing says “fall” like donning your favorite OSU crewneck or puffy vest and cheering for your team! Join a free, nostalgic 1980s-themed OSUAA Tailgate Town celebration before the Beavs close out October with a home game against Colorado.



What lies beneath a volcano? | Nov. 2

Join the OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, for the 2022 Thomas Condon Lecture online and in-person at The LaSells Stewart Center. The speaker, Kathy Cashman, will present on how scientists learn about volcanic eruption triggers and styles based on the conditions under the surface.



Documentary and discussion: To What Remains | Nov. 3

Leading up to Veterans Day, join OSU-Cascades and Project Recover President and CEO Derek Abbey, ’99, to view clips and discuss the documentary To What Remains, which features Project Recover’s mission to find Americans missing in action since World War II. You will also have the opportunity to learn about OSU military and veteran student-supporting programs.


More events:

Science Pub: A “Worthy” Effort Increases Native Plants on Public Lands in the West | Oct. 18
Online and In Person

At this free event, OSU-Cascades’ Matt Shinderman shares about a collaboration to bring more native plants onto public lands and create healthier, more resilient ecosystems.

Politicization and the Pandemic Experience | Oct. 20
The OSU Honors College will host a panel discussion at the OSU Portland Center exploring how politics and partisanship have shaped the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Email Judy David to RSVP.

Farm 2 Fork: Sensory Science – Where Does It Fit and How Do I Use It? | Oct. 21
Join the Department of Food Science and Technology to learn about sensory science and how it can help companies of all sizes develop products that consumers will love.

Member shopping event: Nike Company Store | Now – Oct. 23
Sprinkle some newness into your fall wardrobe by shopping at 40% off the retail price on most merchandise at the Nike Company Store. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Modifying Metabolism: Small Choices, Big Results | Oct. 25
Join OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences faculty to learn about what your metabolic health is, why it’s important and what empowered positive choices you can make for better health.

Walktober Challenge | Oct. 1 - 31
It’s not too late to join the Walktober health challenge! Log your physical activity and be inspired to move along with the OSU community. Cost: $5 students and alumni, $10 faculty and staff.

OSUAA Tailgate Town: Away vs. Washington | Nov. 4
Get into a winning spirit with food, drinks and friends, as you cheer for a Beaver victory against University of Washington at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

Member shopping event: adidas Employee Store | Now – Nov. 10
Add confidence to your stride with the shopping pass that saves you 50% off the retail price of most items in the adidas Employee Store. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

OSUAA Tailgate Town: Home vs. California | Nov. 12
Stop by a special 1990s-themed Tailgate Town at the Alumni Center for indoor games, freebies and fun with friends before the game versus Cal.

College of Engineering Oregon Stater Awards | Nov. 17
Celebrate the exceptional alumni and industry partners who exemplify OSU’s engineering leadership.

Elizabeth Ragan, ’13


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From OSU to White House Fellow

A public health professional, disability advocate and critical pandemic response researcher, Elizabeth Ragan, ’13, was recently appointed to the Office of Science and Technology Policy as a 2022-23 White House Fellow.



Healthy food for all

Jan Matsuno, ’79, is helping to keep the Honors College resource cabinets stocked with healthy meal options to keep students’ minds sharp, donating a supply from her health food line, Yumbini.



Solving the underground impacts of wildfire

Wildfire poses obvious risks — and some not so obvious ones, like melting and contaminating critical water distribution pipes or electricity lines running underground. OSU civil engineer Erica Fischer is working with a team to create solutions for these beneath-the-surface impacts.

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One Oregon — Many Stories, One State

In a world that’s flooded with information, it can be easy to miss the stories right here at home. A new podcast, One Oregon, created by OSU Open Campus, aims to change that by sharing stories from around the state that deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian.

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OSU-developed tool removes barriers to enrollment

OSU Ecampus developed a resource that will help students with the daunting college application process. Its videos walk students step-by-step through the Common Application, which students use to apply to more than 1,000 colleges in all states and 20 countries, research financial aid and scholarships and connect to college counseling resources.



Build strong Beaver family connections

A new academic year means a whole lot more OSU parents, families and friends are joining the community! To stay involved in your Beaver’s OSU journey, volunteer and grow your Beaver network through OSU Parent and Family Programs.



Have you heard about OSU Assist?

OSU just launched an enhanced approach to campus crisis response called OSU Assist. It brings together new personnel and existing university services to expand student mental health support. Students also have access to Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU — a free 24/7 counseling service — and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education.

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Guaranteed to have a gourd time

Carve out some time for creativity with the OSU Alumni Association’s free pumpkin carving stencil! Bring some Beaver spirit to your front porch this autumn, snap a picture and tag us on Instagram (@oregonstatealumni) for a chance to have your masterpiece shared.


You can get more member-exclusive seasonal downloads when you join the OSUAA.

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