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Oregon State University attains coveted arboretum status

Despite many changes over the decades, countless generations of Beavers have experienced the same beautiful greenery on the OSU Corvallis campus during the last 150+ years. Now, the tree-filled campus has officially rooted its reputation through a formal accreditation process with the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. With over 65,000 trees and shrubs and a rich, well-documented history of its woody plant collection — identified and labelled last year by horticulture graduate student Dan Blanchard — OSU is officially recognized as an arboretum.

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How can you support OSU student-athletes? By filling every seat

Show our student-athletes that they have more than 220,000 alumni and a global community of friends and fans cheering them on this fall. Attend an athletic event or watch the Beavs on TV. Wear your Beaver gear with pride and show your support online. Get tickets for fall sports now — Go Beavs!

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Celebrate your class reunion | Oct. 13-14

Connect with friends and rediscover what makes OSU one of the best places in the world to learn, connect and build a future. There’s never a dull moment with activities planned throughout the weekend of Homecoming, from tailgating and football to campus tours to a spectacular viewing of an annular solar eclipse in the best path for viewing. If you’re celebrating a milestone this year — such as the honored classes of 2023, 2013, 2003, 1993, 1983, 1973, 1963 and 1953 — we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate you and your classmates.



Travel Talks - Costa Rica | Sept. 12

Join us for a virtual journey to Costa Rica led by Kate Sanders, Director of Alumni Group Travel. Kate will take us on a mesmerizing photographic journey of her recent trip to this Central American gem. Explore the land of cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, volcanoes, sun-kissed white sand beaches and unbelievable wildlife sightings. You’ll see in no time why Costa Rica’s inviting, vibrant communities and “Pura Vida” lifestyle have made it a magnet for avid travelers from around the world.



Welcome to OSUAA Tailgate Town | September

Are you ready to rock with the most loyal fans out there? Join us at Tailgate Town all season long for fun, family-friendly tailgates. Fuel up with tasty food and drinks, get one of our free limited-quantity tailgate stickers and spend game day in good company with fans who know how to keep the party going. Don’t miss out — put this month’s home and away game tailgates on your calendar!

» Sept. 3 | Away vs. San Jose State meetup – SOLD OUT!

» Sept. 9 | Home vs. UC Davis – FREE!

» Sept. 16 | Home vs. San Diego State – FREE!

» Sept. 23 | Away vs. Washington State – Register today.


More events:

Member shopping event: Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores | Now – Sept. 10
Get the pass that gives you access to shop Columbia Sportswear gear at up to 50% off the regular retail price. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Member shopping: adidas Employee Stores | Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Put a spring in your step with up to 50% off adidas styles with your exclusive pass. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Experiencing Wine: French White Wine | Sept. 9 and 15
Taught by OSU food scientist Elizabeth Tomasino, this course will help you gain a deeper understanding of four popular white wines, from aroma and sensory evaluation to deciphering labels.

Solar Filter Workshop | Sept. 23
Learn how to safely photograph the solar eclipse taking place this fall. Faculty members Randall Milstein (physics) and Julia Bradshaw (photography) and astrophotographer Tom Carrico will lead; more dates available through October.

Celebrating Oregon Agriculture Tailgate | Sept. 29
Join the College of Agricultural Sciences for an epic pregame celebration with food, drinks and live music, celebrating the OSU vs. Utah football game and Oregon’s vibrant agricultural landscape.

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Employ artificial intelligence tools to transform your LinkedIn

Transform your LinkedIn profile into a magnet for recruiters, clients and networking opportunities. If you use LinkedIn for job searches, watch a free and informative training with career coach Lisa Virtue, ’03, about how you can leverage powerful AI tools to truly stand out with an authentic and engaging “About” section.

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» OSU College of Engineering researchers are partnering with farmers, wastewater treatment plants and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists to develop technology to make wastewater usable for irrigation and fertilization of crops.

» Two researchers in the OSU College of Forestry have been named to a new federal advisory panel charged with updating the landmark 1994 Northwest Forest Plan, a 100-year strategy that will help chart the course of forest management in the region for future generations.

» Oregon State was awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve as coordinator of innovative projects that promote positive youth development in agriculture.

» Oregon State is launching Access OSU, an initiative to create better pathways to higher education for Black, Indigenous and Latino communities in the Portland area.

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Has your sleep schedule loosened this summer?

Whether you’re getting ready to go back to school or aiming to improve your health, energy and stress levels, a good night’s sleep is key. Do you know what can help or hurt your ability to sleep? Take our short quiz from an OSU School of Psychological Science sleep expert!



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Berry delicious bites

Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity and a delightful treat all in one? Head to a local farm stand or U-pick farm for some tasty, in-season berries. Then, read OSU Food Hero’s monthly newsletter for creative and delicious ways to snack on them!

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