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OSU hosts acclaimed journalist and nonfiction author Sam Quinones | Nov. 14

Join the Provost’s Lecture featuring Sam Quinones to explore the author’s critically acclaimed book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth,” which chronicles the emergence of America’s drug-trafficking world and American’s attempts to recover their communities through simple acts of helping the vulnerable. This insightful lecture is free and open to the public, hosted live at The LaSells Stewart Center.



Bolstering the child care workforce | Nov. 15

Your children are your greatest accomplishment, and you do everything you can to ensure they have what they need to thrive. But sometimes, the cost and availability of child care can be overwhelming. In this Public Health Insider discussion, learn how College of Public Health and Human Sciences faculty are working to support accessible and affordable child care solutions that work for parents, children and Oregon’s early educator workforce. During the Q&A, get answers to your most pressing questions by our faculty experts.



Journey through the Mediterranean | Nov. 16

Join a Travel Talk webcast with the OSU Alumni Association Group Travel program and professor emeritus Gary B. Ferngren to explore Greece and Turkey’s historical and cultural highlights. You’ll also learn how you can reserve a spot on one of OSUAA’s three popular Mediterranean trips.



Last chances to party at Tailgate Town

There are just a few more Tailgate Town celebrations left, so join us before the clock runs out on this fun and high-energy football season! All home tailgates listed are free to attend.

» Nov. 12 | Home Game vs. California

» Nov. 19 | Away Game vs. ASU

» Nov. 26 | Rivalry Home Game vs. Oregon


Win Rivalry Week for OSU | Nov. 21 – 28

Each year, OSU and the University of Oregon have a friendly competition to see who can enroll the most alumni association members. Will you help OSU win bragging rights for the third year straight? Become a member of the OSUAA or upgrade to a life membership when the competition goes live later this month — as a bonus, all memberships will be 25% off during Rivalry Week!


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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.

OSU Album Club: Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen | Nov. 15
Join OSU director of popular music and performing arts, Bob Santelli, online to discuss Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 debut album, ranked one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time.

Farm 2 Fork: Benefits of an Ecosystem Approach for Successful Change in the Food Industry | Nov. 18
Join OSU’s Food Science and Technology department and Charlotte Allen to discuss the ecosystem model, a strategy for leading change within organizations in the rapidly changing food industry.

Member shopping event: Columbia Sportswear Employee Store | Nov. 18 – Dec. 11
Shop the latest styles at a super discounted price at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores. Stock up on winter favorites or get a jump on holiday shopping. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Members-only: Snag your Seahawks tickets | Now – Jan. 1
OSUAA members can grab your seats at the stadium! Purchase any number of $75 tickets to upcoming Seattle Seahawks games at Lumen Field, played against the Giants, Panthers, 49ers and Jets. Purchase tickets.

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Support helps OSU veteran and military-connected students

Veteran and military-connected students embody the spirit of service and leadership that is central to the OSU community. Because veteran students are part of what makes OSU so special, Beavers everywhere are joining together to support their academic and lifelong success. Together, donors support these unbelievable students in their transition to university life, help bridge financial gaps, enhance opportunities for peer mentoring and more. By making a gift in advance of this Veteran's Day, you will help ensure OSU continues to grow as a leader in student success for veteran and military-connected students.



Meet Beaver parents and families | Nov. 12

Parents and families of OSU students: Now that you’re a part of the Beaver community, get to know OSU leadership and fellow families who are on a similar journey. The OSU Parent and Family Engagement Program, the Beaver Caucus and ASOSU student government are proud to host a free and fun Parent and Family Social — we’re talking music, drinks, appetizers and great company — to help you make meaningful connections and get pumped up for the OSU vs. Cal game during Fall Family Weekend.



Student-developed app keeps Honors College connected

When the Honors College welcomed new Beavers this September, students for the first time were able to download and use the HC Community Connector app, created by and for students in the college to share useful information about events and opportunities.

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Beavs are ready to bowl

For the second year in a row, the Beavers are going bowling! The Oct. 22 win against Colorado clinched bowl eligibility for the Beavs early in the season. It’s only the fourth time in program history that OSU has reached bowl eligibility in October. Stay tuned for details about OSU’s bowl game location (and some unbelievably fun pregame activities)!



Jade Carey leads Team USA to gold

Competing on vault, beam and floor for Team USA, Beaver athlete Jade Carey just became a two-time World Champion and secured the U.S. gymnastics team a women’s team spot at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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OSU research has a worldwide impact

Beavers are out there making a difference, and a new map from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences shows what that really looks like. Explore a map of the college’s research on all continents and in all climates to address environmental challenges facing the world.



Developing climate-smart potatoes

OSU was awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and tribal nations to enhance soil health and reduce the carbon footprint of the Pacific Northwest potato industry, which grows more than 62% of the nation’s potato crops. The collaborative project is led by Jeffrey Steiner, director of the OSU Global Hemp Innovation Center.



New satellite tag unlocks long-term whale observation

The Marine Mammal Institute’s Daniel Palacios and other OSU researchers developed a new satellite tag that allows tracking of previously unobservable whale feeding behaviors. It can also be used to understand how whales are impacted by human activity and guide solutions. To provide education about whales to all who visit the Oregon Coast, OSU is simultaneously raising funds to clean, reconstruct and display an impressive 70-foot blue whale skeleton at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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Rivalry game day recipes

Get the family ready to cheer for an OSU victory against our University of Oregon rivals by choosing a tasty tailgate-at-home recipe, from duck and andouille gumbo (perfect for the occasion) to a super fast and simple enchilada casserole.

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