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Cheer for our fired-up Beavs

GO BEAVS! Oregon State is 2-0 after defeating UC Davis in the Beavers' largest win under head coach Jonathan Smith. The exciting season is just getting started, and we want you to join the game day fun at Tailgate Town! Come together with alumni and fans for these family-friendly tailgates hosted by the OSU Alumni Association. Before home games, we transform the CH2M HILL Alumni Center into the OSUAA Tailgate Town. Before away games, we gather at a convenient and party-friendly location to get revved up before kickoff!

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

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

» Sept. 29 | Home vs. Utah – FREE!

» Oct. 7 | Away vs. California – Register today.

» Oct. 14 | Homecoming vs. UCLA – FREE!

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An update on Pac-12 developments

There’s good news – OSU and WSU’s request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the departing institutions from taking control of the Pac-12 conference was granted. Of course, this win follows another big win on Saturday, when the Beavers looked great in their home opener against UC Davis, and the completed Reser Stadium experience was fantastic!



Beavers unite

If there’s one thing we can be sure about, it’s that Beaver athletics is going to be fun to watch. So, show the world that Beavers unite behind their teams and build dams that last generations by showing up in a sea of orange for all fall sports. Cheer on our student-athletes in-person, or watch Saturday’s game on Fox Sports at 12:30 p.m. PT.

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Travel Talks - Gorilla Trek in Uganda | Sept. 20

What is it like to walk with a chimpanzee? Or observe endangered mountain gorillas in their native habitat? Join us as Director of Alumni Group Travel Kate Sanders shares photos and stories of visiting local communities; seeing chimpanzees, mountain gorillas and lions; and glamping on the East African savanna with Beaver travelers. You can learn how you can join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for the next extraordinary Gorilla Trek tour in 2024.



Multicultural Tailgater on Homecoming Weekend | Oct. 14

Kick it with your fellow Beaver believers at the 7th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater — the ultimate Homecoming celebration. We can’t wait to gather once again with Oregon State’s vibrant community of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ alumni and friends to share in the excitement!



Ask early career questions
Each Ask Alumni virtual panel features recent graduates in a particular field who are well-equipped to reflect on today’s job market. You can save the date for an upcoming panel this fall or browse past recordings on the Ask Alumni webpage.

» Oct. 24 | School of Language, Culture, & Society: Navigating Identity and Career as a BIPOC Professional

» Oct. 25 | School of Language, Culture, & Society: Navigating Identity and Career as an LBGTQIA+ Professional

» Nov. 1 | School of Communication: Things I Wish I Would Have Known



More events:

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.

Travel Talks: Costa Rica | Sept. 12
Join us for a virtual journey to Costa Rica led by Director of Alumni Group Travel Kate Sanders. Learn how you can be a part of the next global tour!

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.

OSU Food Science & Technology Homecoming BBQ | Oct. 14
Enjoy the company of friends and eat tasty grilled food as we celebrate OSU Homecoming and honor Food Science and Technology Advisor Dan Smith for his 30 years of service to the OSU community.

OSUAA Parent and Family Social | Oct. 14
Meet fellow Beaver parents while having fun with your student at OSU’s Parent and Family Social during Homecoming Weekend.

PDX Game Day Bus | Oct. 14
There are two buses running from Portland to the Homecoming football game: one for all Beaver fans, and one for recent alumni. Register, show up before the bus heads out, then sit back, relax (or celebrate!) while not worrying about driving the 1.5-hour+ commute to Corvallis and back.



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» OSU research awards soared to a record-breaking $480 million last year, bolstering OSU’s ability to pursue answers to pressing challenges: climate-smart potato farming, underwater vehicles, new battery chemistries and multidisciplinary polar science programming are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recent innovations made possible by recent funding. More than $2.3 million in awards went to OSU-Cascades in Bend.

» Julia Rosen, Ph.D. ’14, brings national attention to the effects of climate change, especially in the Pacific Northwest and Oregon, through her award-winning writing as an independent journalist and author.

» Oregon researchers are pursuing innovative methods to lure hatchery-bred salmon home to their breeding grounds using the scent of beer.

» Oregon State researchers, led by Excellence in Microbiology Faculty Scholar Kimberly Halsey, find a creative and cost-effective approach to “sniff out” toxic algae blooms: by picking up on certain gaseous molecules, they may be able to predict a wide range of environmental stressors in bodies of water.

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Get smart about smoke safety

This time of year is particularly challenging when it comes to avoiding the harmful effects of wildfire smoke, particularly the smallest particles that can get trapped deep in your lungs, like PM2.5. Although smoke poses different risks to different people depending on life circumstances, OSU Extension is full of simple advice everyone can use to keep themselves and their families safer. It can start with investigating your air conditioning system and cutting down on the use of bathroom and kitchen fans to stop the spread of polluted air. You could also set up a safe space away from the smoke in your home.



The impact of air pollution on kids

Take a deeper dive on harmful environmental exposure in Oregon and how it affects people, particularly children, as well as OSU’s efforts to combat its risks at the College of Health’s new ASP3IRE Center, in a recent Public Health Insider webcast episode.



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Calling all wunderkinds: take a creative journey with Beav-themed coloring pages!

Try your hand at coloring inside (and outside) the lines – or flex your skills in all-out shades of orange. These Benny coloring pages will keep Beavers of all ages occupied and in the spirit to cheer on our favorite teams. And, if you tag us in your work, we’ll feature our favorites on social media.


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