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A weekend to remember: OSU Homecoming Oct. 13-14

We’re pulling out all the stops for Homecoming 2023 – and you’re not going to want to miss it! Not only will you get to enjoy some OSU traditions, like reunion celebrations, OSUAA Tailgate Town and the annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater, but you’ll also get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime annular solar eclipse with your fellow Beavs! View more info below, and register for your spot at these events before they fill up!



Alumni Reunion Reception – Classes in the ’3s | Oct. 13
Meet, mingle and reminisce with OSU’s honored reunion classes at this free reception during Homecoming weekend.

There Goes the Sun: The Great Western Annular Eclipse 2023 Presentation | Oct. 13
Astronomy Professor Randall L. Milstein will explore the science behind an annular solar eclipse.

Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing | Oct. 14
Join fellow Beavs at Trysting Tree Golf Club to safely view a spectacular “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse. Free registration for OSUAA members. Plus, you’ll get free eclipse glasses!

Show your pride at OSUAA Tailgate Town | Oct. 14
Enjoy the pregame festivities at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center before heading into the stadium just a football-throw away!

OSUAA Fall Family and Parent Social | Oct. 14
Join a special gathering for OSU parents and families and make meaningful connections prior to OSU’s Homecoming football game.

OSU Food Science and Technology Homecoming BBQ and Dan Smith Celebration | Oct. 14
Enjoy tasty food and a chance to mingle and thank retiring FST advisor Dan Smith for his service to the OSU community.

7th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater | Oct. 14
Celebrate game day at this free, family-friendly tailgate with food and drinks, music by DJ Juggernaut and free stadium-approved clear bags for the first 100 guests.

Game Day Bus PDX-Corvallis | Oct. 14
Coming to OSU’s Homecoming game from Portland? Get tickets for one of two Game Day Buses full of Beaver fans (one is reserved for recent alumni)! Riders get OSUAA swag, See’s Candies and a drink ticket to OSUAA Tailgate Town.

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Beavs, Brews and BBQs at Tailgate Town | Nov. 11

Come on down to the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Veterans Day for barbecue delights from top-notch Pacific Northwest pitmasters and enjoy live music, Oregon craft beers, military vehicle viewings and a special color guard ceremony in honor of our veterans and active-duty military.



» Want to be the ultimate barbecue aficionado? Catch up on the BBQ Nation podcast episode featuring Dean Staci Simonich and Department Head and William C. Hoffman Professor Carol Lorenzen from the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Five more chances to join Tailgate Town | Oct. 14 – Nov. 18

Team spirit: Beavs do it best. Ready to get in on the fun for the rest of this football season? Join us at OSUAA Tailgate Town before kickoff!



Alumni share what professional life has taught them | Oct. 24 – Nov. 1

Are you eager to gain a competitive edge in your career, even before landing your dream job? Discover the secrets to thriving in the professional world and proactively plan your journey to success with the fall series of Ask Alumni live virtual panels.


More events:

Member Shopping: Nike Company Store | Now – Oct. 22
Your shopping pass gets you one-time access to the Nike Company Store in Beaverton for savings of 40% off the retail price of most merchandise. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Album Club: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan | Oct. 12
Listen to and discuss Bob Dylan’s second studio album; hosted by Bob Santelli, director of popular music and performing arts in the College of Liberal Arts.

Farm 2 Fork – Reverse Engineering Foods | Oct. 20
How do food scientists duplicate an ingredient or a competitor’s product? Learn all about it, plus a few tips you can use, with the OSU Food Science and Technology Department.

2023 Oregon Stater Awards | Nov. 2
Join the College of Engineering for a dinner and ceremony honoring the new Engineering Hall of Fame inductees and other award recipients.

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Beavers unite

Thanks to the more than 2,000 alumni and friends who have sent letters to Oregon legislators, and to those who participated in person as President Jayathi Murthy met with legislators about athletic conference realignment and preserving the strength of OSU’s 17 team sports that benefit OSU, the state of Oregon and its people. If you live in Oregon and haven't yet sent a letter supporting our student-athletes, there's still time! Contact your elected officials today.

Plus, you can also show your support by tuning into Beavers sports on TV (viewership has never been more important!) or joining us in person at an upcoming game - football is well underway and basketball is just around the corner.



Beaver Bennyfits

Did you know? If you’ve made a 2023 season ticket purchase or Our Beaver Nation annual fund donation, you have already started to accumulate Beaver Bennyfit points, which provide exclusive opportunities, experiences and prizes from OSU Athletics. Use your points in the OSU Beavers App.



Find your Beaver game watch buddies

The football game day memories you make are about more than what happened on the field; they’re about who was by your side when it happened. Even if you can’t make it to Corvallis, you can cheer for OSU in a sea of orange and black by hosting a game watch party near you.

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The sandwich, the legend, the recipe

For generations of Beavers, the Bomb at Togo’s on Monroe Avenue was the go-to sandwich. But around 2004, the store moved, and the grill and the sandwich — a Corvallis original — were no more. In the Fall 2023 issue of the Oregon Stater (Page 10), Togo’s owner Chris Martin offers guidance for recreating the Bomb in your own kitchen.



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» A $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant will modernize an Oregon State research lab focused on using zebrafish to address pressing human health challenges, led by College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor Robyn Tanguay.

» A team of OSU researchers in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will be looking for new ways to measure and reduce the impact of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans, a problem with far-reaching implications both in the water and on land.

» The OSU Food Innovation Center in downtown Portland has a new director: Marcia Walker, Ph.D. ’03, returns to OSU as a seasoned researcher and product developer who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry.

» A cross-disciplinary team of OSU researchers have shown that a compound derived from hops reduces the abundance of a gut bacterium associated with metabolic syndrome, which impacts an estimated 35 percent of the U.S. adult population.

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The power of networking during the job search

Stan Earnshaw, ’78, splits networking into three simple categories: Meeting new and interesting people, helping someone else out and being open to others helping you. Watch a 30-minute Ask Alumni On-demand Webcast to dispel the mysteries around networking — what it is and how you can succeed at it.

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Celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with OSU

As the OSU community celebrates Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, you can help create unique opportunities to engage with and appreciate the rich cultures and contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Americans. The Vamos OSU Alumni Network is looking for passionate volunteers and leaders who want to make an impact. Does that sound like you?

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It’s “snack-to-school” time!

As kids are heading back to school, it’s important to stay fueled by healthy and easy, on-the-go snacks. Need a few ideas? Check out the OSU Food Hero school snacks guide.

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