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Let’s go bowling in El Paso!

Beaver Nation, pack your shades. Oregon State is headed to El Paso for the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 29! Cheer for our student-athletes in their third consecutive bowl appearance as they take on Notre Dame.

Join our most-anticipated tailgate of the year — OSUAA Tailgate Town — before the Beavs play in the second-oldest bowl game in the country.

We expect a big response for bowl experiences, so snag your tailgate tickets tomorrow (Tuesday). Sales start at 10 a.m. for OSU Alumni Association members and open to the public at noon.

Then, buy your game tickets from OSU Athletics to ensure you’re seated in the orange-and-black cheering section!



Trent Bray tabbed for Beaver Football head coach

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, Trent Bray, ’07, one of the most notable defensive players in Oregon State University history, was named the Beavers’ next head football coach. Bray's elevation as Oregon State's 32nd head coach comes after two-and-a-half seasons as the Beavers' defensive coordinator, where he has turned the program's defense into one of the top units in the nation.

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Beaver Men’s Soccer advance to College Cup

There are endless reasons to be a proud Beaver. This weekend, the Oregon State Men's Soccer team booked a spot in the College Cup for the first time in program history with a 1-0 win over North Carolina Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. Oregon State will now face Notre Dame in the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament Friday, Dec. 8, in Louisville. Stay tuned to OSUBeavers.com for updates on the game time.

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» OSU will receive $6.5 million over five years to help modernize the geospatial coordinate system, which underpins surveying, mapping, autonomous vehicle navigation, precision agriculture and the rest of the nation’s geospatial economy. Its last major update was four decades ago.

» Two OSU College of Engineering faculty members are partnering with NASA on a $525,000 National Science Foundation project that will send microbes to space to see how they grow in low gravity.

» Oregon State University has named its first tribal relations director: Chance White Eyes, ’07, returns to OSU after serving as an assistant professor of Native American studies at Southern Oregon University.

» The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Associate Professor James Watson $1.4 million over three years to predict how climate change could lead to conflicts over fishing rights.

» Congratulations to Lois and Dave Cho, ’18, the cofounders of CHO Wines, who were named to Wine Enthusiast’s Future 40 Tastemakers of 2023 list.

» The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $2 million to OSU researchers to look for new ways to prevent organic potatoes from spoiling.



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OSUAA Travel Talk explores sustainable Dutch farming | Dec. 5

Join Dave Stone, the College of Agricultural Sciences’ associate dean of international programs, for an OSUAA Travel Talk webcast. Discover Dutch sustainable agriculture and preview the upcoming dean’s tour where you can see behind the scenes of amazing agricultural innovations and visit research stations while exploring enchanting Delft, Amsterdam and Friesland.



Festive connections: Networking during the holiday season | Dec. 14

Unwrap the secret for turning festive cheer into professional connections during the holiday season from award-winning executive recruiter, Nick Poloni, ’15. This engaging and informative webinar will help you ‘sleigh’ your networking game during the most wonderful time of the year!



More events:

Member shopping: Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores | Now – Dec. 10
In person
Get the exclusive 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.

Science Pub Corvallis | Dec. 6
Online or in person
OSU astrophysicist Jeff Hazboun discusses the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves and future directions for the astronomy breakthrough that made international headlines for the OSU research project earlier this year.

Science Pub Bend | Dec. 12
In person
Learn about OSU-Cascades research that revealed how bacteria from wild wolves may enhance domestic dogs' gut health and pave the way for supplements or food additives.

Farm 2 Fork – Pignoli: Classic Italian Cookie | Dec. 15
Join the Department of Food Science and Technology for a lesson in the step-by-step process for making delicious Italian almond and pine nut cookies.

32nd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert | Dec. 16
In person
For decades, OSU music faculty and band members have lent their talent to this free annual concert of nearly 300 tuba, euphonium and baritone horn musicians belting out holiday classics that draws people from all over to Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland. The OSU Foundation proudly sponsors this event to cover the registration fees of the musicians, allowing them to participate for free.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give recognition with an Alumni Legacy Award nomination | Now – Dec. 8

Who would you like to see honored for their deep and abiding commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion within their community? Send in a nomination today for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award. Recipients will be announced at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan. 15.

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You rose to the challenge

Thank you, Beaver Nation! At 730 strong, you powered the Beavers Unite OSUAA Membership Challenge by upgrading, joining, renewing and gifting membership with the OSU Alumni Association from Nov. 17 - 27. Together, you surpassed every challenge, including a bonus stretch goal, unlocking $4,000 for student and alumni programs and scholarships!

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Oregon Stater Winter 2024 Issue

Beyond external expectations and trends, OSU stands in a class apart: Nimble yet steadfast, defining itself on its own terms. The world has seen that in action this year perhaps more than ever. The latest issue of the Oregon Stater magazine is headed to mailboxes and online now, and in it, OSUAA Executive Director John Valva’s publisher’s letter explores the countless ways Oregon Staters proudly showcase the identity, achievements and unique excellence of OSU.

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Festive edible ornaments

Frosty, meet frosting. Delicious baked treats are a fun part of the holidays, so savor the sweetness of the season by whipping up some of these festive M&M’s brownie baubles with the family.

Mother and daughter fixing a tire with Farmers Insurance

You want great coverage at a great price. Farmers Insurance® has teamed up with the OSU community to share just that - coverage options that you can customize and lots of ways to save with discounts and Policy PerksSM. Farmers offers a broad range of product offerings including Home, Auto, Business, Life and Recreational insurance.

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