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They Ducked out, but we’re up for the challenge!

No matter what the competition is doing… You can bet that Beavers are going to do their best. Research, athletics, you name it. We set the bar high and then reach it, generating invaluable support for our students, alumni and state. Sound like your kind of challenge?

Join the Beavers Unite OSUAA Membership Challenge! Become a new member, renew or upgrade your OSU Alumni Association membership now through Nov. 27 and save 25% off. Use promo code UNITE. Together with fellow Beavs, you’ll help unlock $1,000 gifts for important pillars of student and alumni support: scholarships, the OSU Basic Needs Center and the OSUAA Excellence Fund. Let’s show the world that when others take flight, Beavers Unite.



These are just some of the amazing perks you’ll receive as a member!

» Member shopping: Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores | Now – Dec. 10
Get the exclusive pass that gives you access to shop Columbia Sportswear gear at up to 50% off the regular retail price.

» First look at new perks coming soon!
Members will be able to save on Dell Technologies systems, monitors, headsets and more and get discounted fees on passport and visa processing services through G3 Global Services!

More events:

College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture | Now – Dec. 31
In person
Explore a variety of agricultural-themed art exhibitions and artist talks presented by the College of Agricultural Sciences, from Portland to Corvallis this winter.

Rivalry Game Watch Parties | Nov. 24
In person
Join fellow fans in your area at a Beaver-friendly location to watch the Oregon State vs. Oregon rivalry game! Locations are available from coast to coast.

My People’s Market | Dec. 2 – 3
In person
Join us at the Oregon Convention Center and volunteer your time to uplift local BIPOC artists, entrepreneurs and creatives in Portland, which more than 57,000 Beaver alumni call home! Oregon State University is a proud sponsor of this celebration of business, culture and community.

Travel Talk | The Kingdom of the Netherlands: Agricultural Innovations and Culture for the World | Dec. 5
Join a Travel Talk webcast with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Dave Stone for a look at the college’s dean's tour. It will introduce travelers not only to the Netherlands’ culture, food, art and culture, but also to the Dutch trailblazers who have made the small country an agricultural innovator and powerhouse.

Farm 2 Fork – Pignoli: Classic Italian Cookie | Dec. 15
Do you love to bake cookies on a cold winter’s day? Join the Department of Food Science and Technology for a lesson in the step-by-step process for making these Italian almond and pine nut cookies.

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UNITE for the future of OSU Athletics

The Oregon State Athletics Fund for Excellence plays a crucial role in sustaining continued success for OSU student-athletes, alumni and fans. Contributions will help maintain competitive success and scholastic excellence to not only support the holistic development of our student-athletes, but also bring joy to Beaver Nation.

UNITE with OSU Athletics Hall of Famer Steven Jackson for the future of Beaver Athletics.



Thank you for showing up for our student-athletes

Beaver Nation had another great showing of university and student leaders on Nov. 7 as they gathered to discuss the importance of OSU Athletics with the state legislature. Thank you to our advocates and supporters who have sent over 8,000 messages to legislators in support of OSU student-athletes! Because you made your voice heard, state leaders are getting the message – loud and clear – from the people of Oregon and beyond that now is the time to support OSU’s student-athletes.



An important court victory for remaining Pac-12 members OSU and WSU

Oregon State and Washington State's recent court victory confirms the two universities are the sole voting members on the Pac-12 Conference Board. On Nov. 14, the Whitman County Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction order until the case can be decided at trial. This victory empowers the two remaining universities to protect Pac-12 assets, ensure accountability and maintain transparency. As President Jayathi Murthy notes, however, “our fight is not over yet.”



Bowl game news is coming soon

The Beavers are going bowling for the third straight year! We’ll share details soon about how you can gather with fellow fans to celebrate the Beavers’ postseason play. Check back here for information. Want to increase your chances to snag bowl game Tailgate Town tickets? Become an OSUAA member and get discounted tailgate tickets and a two-hour early access window to purchase them — they sold out in a flash last year!



Travis Bazzana discusses finding belonging on the OSU Baseball team

“The embrace of this tight-knit community made me feel comfortable, allowing me to be myself without needing to act a certain way. It was evident that we were on the same page, united by a shared passion for the game.”



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Empower resilient, resourceful students to thrive

Since 2019, more than 3,200 generous donors have joined together to ensure that OSU students have the food and basic resources they need to thrive in their classes and the long-term skills and strategies needed to live affordably as adults. Beavers Fight Hunger supports crucial work at the OSU Basic Needs Center and the Associated Students of Cascades Campus Food Pantry, which together feed upward of 31,000 each year and provide important skill-building programs, like budgeting sessions and hands-on cooking classes where students learn how to cook a recipe and then share a meal with peers. Thanks to a generous challenge gift from the Leback Family, the impact of your gift will be doubled!

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» The arts are about to experience a renaissance. The new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx) has announced its inaugural lineup! Programming this spring includes everything from participatory VR theatre to Celtic rock to the all-woman, two-time Grammy Award winners Mariachi Divas. PRAx opens its doors on April 6.

» On next spring’s PRAx roster is a public reading by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Indigenous author, botanist and professor best known for her bestselling book, “Braiding Sweetgrass.” She’s the recipient of OSU’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement, one of the largest prizes of its kind given by an American university. The award was established by generous OSU supporters Patrick and Vicki Stone with a gift to the OSU Foundation.

» For the 27th year in a row, OSU’s enrollment has soared in a new record, topping 36,000. This represents increases in first-generation undergraduates, students of color and Ecampus online students. OSU-Cascades had a 10.3% increase in first-year students.

» A study led by researchers at OSU-Cascades has shown that gut bacteria found in wild wolves may help alleviate health issues in domestic dogs.

» Christine Pollard has been named the senior associate dean of OSU-Cascades, making her second in command for the Bend campus. She led the development of the OSU-Cascades Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the nation’s first offered by a public university.

Keith Dempsey

Nominate alumni leading social change

Who in your life embodies the values of Beaver Nation? Who enhances communities through an active commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect? Share your nominations for the 2024 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award by Friday, Dec. 8.



» Read about the 2023 award recipient, Dr. Keith Dempsey, ’93, M.S. ’96, Ph.D. ’10, (pictured above) recognized for pivotal advocacy for Black community-building and student success at OSU.

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Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan launched at OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s investiture last Friday

Alumni, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff and friends gathered for President Jayathi Murthy’s investiture as OSU’s 16th president last Friday, in Corvallis and online. The event also marked the official launch of the university’s strategic plan for 2024-30, Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. The plan includes three ambitious goals:

  1. Oregon State will be a university focused on big discoveries that drive big solutions.
  2. Oregon State will be a university where every student graduates.
  3. Oregon State will be a university that fuels a thriving world in every dimension.
Klatowa Ina Alumni Network

Strengthen and grow the Klatowa Ina Alumni Network

In November, OSU recognizes National Native American Heritage Month, celebrating Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and affiliated Island communities and ensuring their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive at OSU and beyond. Learn about ways to connect with Native and Indigenous alumni of OSU through the Klatowa Ina Alumni Network. The group is looking to expand its leadership board!


Alumni make generous gift to advance ocean research and technology

A $20 million gift to the OSU Foundation by alumni Judy and Mike Gaulke will create a new center to lead and support innovative research and development of technology that helps society better understand, protect and utilize the ocean and its environment. The Gaulke Center for Marine Innovation and Technology will emphasize interdisciplinary research such as collaboration between oceanography and artificial intelligence, two areas of academic strength at Oregon State.

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Do gymnastics at home with KidSpirit!

OSU KidSpirit’s Gymnastics at Home YouTube playlist is filled with fun gymnastics exercises for different age groups. These videos introduce kids to basic gymnastics positions, show them stretches and arm conditioning, and even give a step-by-step guide to cartwheels and handstands.


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