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Changemakers on and off the field | April 13, May 2

The guests for the spring Changemakers webcasts have some things in common – they both played on the 2001 Fiesta Bowl champions team and went on to make a difference for students in Oregon. But their paths leading to and following Oregon State have been entirely unique! Save your spot for both events and hear about how Head Coach Jonathan Smith, ’01, (April 13) and Jarvez Hall, ’05, (May 2) are helping students build skills and experience unbelievable opportunities, from coaching Beaver Football in Corvallis to directing the East Metro STEAM Partnership in Portland.



Three alumni inspiring climate action | April 18

Celebrate Earth Day by hearing the voices of those on the front lines of creating climate solutions. In a virtual event, hear how Julie Pullen, Ph.D. ’00, Margaret Leinen, M.S. ’75, and Rick Spinrad, M.S. ’78, Ph.D. ’82, are creating a better, more sustainable planet.



Batter up for OSU Baseball in Portland | May 9

Catch Beaver Baseball on the road as they face the Portland Pilots! Join a fun pregame tailgater at Ron Tonkin Field, featuring a tasty game day spread, Beaver swag and a chance to mix and mingle before the first pitch. Game tickets are required for entry and this game is close to selling out, so don’t wait!



A breath of fresh air | May 9

Did you know Oregon has some of the highest asthma rates in children for the entire U.S.? And the state has experienced some of the worst air quality in the world in recent years? Join College of Public Health and Human Sciences faculty as they discuss the top environmental risks that affect health in children (and adults!) and how the college’s new ASPᶟIRE Center is working to reverse the trends.



Explore D-Day with OSU’s resident military historian | May 10

Join OSU senior instructor Paul Wanke for an enlightening conversation about D-Day, a critical turning point in World War II. You’ll also learn about a chance to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day in 2024 by traveling to the historical sites of D-Day in Normandy, France, with expert guides.


More events:

Coaches Clinic Series: Peak Performance | April 12
Join OSU kinesiology faculty to unravel “peak performance” and learn how to make sure kids of all ages and abilities can have a safe, fun and uplifting sporting experience.

College of Engineering Faculty Lecture Series: What it Takes to Take Down a Dam | April 18
Learn about the process and challenges of dam removal, plus hear an update on the world’s largest dam removal, set to begin in 2023 on the Klamath River.

OSU Album Club: My Aim is True by Elvis Costello | April 19
In person and online
Listen to and discuss the debut studio album that rose in the UK and U.S. charts with Rock Historian and University Director of Popular Music Bob Santelli.

Farm 2 Fork: The Oregon Way | April 21
What makes Oregon such a unique place to start and scale some of the world’s most iconic food and beverage brands? Join OSU Food Science and Technology and the director of Built Oregon to find out!

OSU Design Network Industry Connect | April 22
Share your advice with the next generation at a casual, free networking opportunity for OSU students: Alumni and friends working across all areas of the design industry are needed!

Dam Proud Day | April 26
Create a more affordable, accessible and vibrant OSU and connect with Beaver Nation in Corvallis, Portland, Bend and online! See OSU’s day of giving and connecting unfold in the palm of your hand by signing up to receive texts (reminders, updates and gratitude!) from the OSU Foundation.

Coaches Clinic Series: The Sport Parent | May 17
The final session focuses on the role of parents in youth sports. OSU kinesiology faculty will share how parents and coaches alike can help keep kids in the game.

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Volunteer for OSU Day of Service | May 20

From Oregon to California to Hawaii, new volunteer sites are popping up all the time, providing places where Beaver hands and hearts can make a difference for the OSU Day of Service. Host a site, choose one where you’ll volunteer or plan an independent project and log your hours!

“It has to start somewhere, so why not start with me and my family spreading some cheer and cleaning up our neighborhood?” asks OSU volunteer leader Marcia Torres, ’01.

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Who will be the next Homecoming Court Ambassadors?

Do you know a student who embodies the spirit, integrity and achievements of Beaver Nation? Encourage them to apply for the 2023 Homecoming Court! Applications are open through May 12. Those selected will receive a one-time $500 scholarship and unique access to alumni and university leaders, plus share their voice at university events all year.


Want to be a part of OSU’s treasured homecoming traditions before the fun kicks off this fall? Serve on the Homecoming Court Selection Committee! Send an email to Alumni Engagement Programs Director Piper Gazeley.

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Brush up on Oregon history

Here’s one for the history books: The OSU Libraries and Press and the University of Oregon Libraries collaborated to relaunch Oregon Digital, a rich archival collection of more than 500,000 historic images, manuscripts and publications.

Linus Pauling Institute Endowed Chair and Director Dr. Emily Ho (Nutrition) and Dr. Yanyun Zhao (Food Science and Technology)


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» Two Oregon State faculty this year earned the highest faculty honor granted by the university. Congratulations to the 2023 University Distinguished Professors: Linus Pauling Institute Endowed Chair and Director Dr. Emily Ho (Nutrition) and Dr. Yanyun Zhao (Food Science and Technology).

» Kyle Proctor, M.S. ’21, Ph.D. ’22, uses mathematical modeling to understand natural systems and predict their development, calculating optimal water-use productivity for California almond farmers.

» Dr. Brea Sandness, DVM ’15, returned to the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, where she specializes in small animal surgery and inspires new classes of students to thrive in a challenging and competitive field.

» College of Engineering Assistant Professor Kaitlin Fogg led a team of researchers in developing a three-dimensional model for large scale screenings of drugs for cervical cancer, the fourth most common cancer in women. It will permit the simultaneous testing of hundreds of medications and help to identify more quickly those that can stop cancer invasion.

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Need a Beaver study buddy?

Whether you want to polish your linguistic skills or help a member of your family learn how to study like the pros do, Oregon State University faculty are here to help! Anyone can become a more effective learner – and debunk myths about studying – with these fantastic resources.

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