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Beaver brainiacs, get ready for the Sun Bowl | Dec. 29

Test your OSU IQ with our pre-Sun Bowl trivia for a chance to win prizes! From historic mascots to recent bowl feats, these questions just might stump even the savviest Beaver fan. Ace them all and earn your Beaver bragging rights. Then, be sure to grab OSUAA Tailgate Town tickets to cheer for a Beaver victory in El Paso before kickoff!



Beaver Baseball in the desert | Feb. 17

Batter up for the ballgame. Cheer for Beaver Baseball during the annual Sanderson Ford Surprise Classic in Arizona. Registration is coming soon for this sizzling tailgate with tasty food, cool sips, freebies and special guests.



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Farm 2 Fork – Kombucha: A (mostly) happily-ever-after story of microbial cooperation | Jan. 19
Join the Department of Food Science and Technology to learn about the microbiology of kombucha fermentation and why it creates challenges for kombucha brewers.

Difficult Conversations: The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue | Jan. 22
In person and online
The Office of the Provost and the College of Business bring renowned scholars Dr. Robert George and Dr. Cornel West to OSU for a conversation about the urgent need for universities to lead the way in reviving the art of civil discourse in a society increasingly characterized by division and confrontation.

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OSU President Murthy and Provost Feser star in hilarious holiday video

If you haven't had the pleasure of watching our president and provost in their debut secret agent video all decked out in black beanies and sunglasses with secret files and passwords, then you're in for a treat. Check out this holiday video highlighting the many things to be proud of this year, Beaver Nation.

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OSU commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for 42nd year | Jan. 13 - 31

This January, join the OSU community for the 42nd annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community members organize events designed to spark education, reflection and recommitment to the values upheld by Dr. King in ways that are relevant to today’s generations.

Jan. 13 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jan. 15 | Peace Breakfast (Alumni Legacy Awards presented) and Peace March
Jan. 15 | Ready to Respond: A Day of Service Training to Help Save Lives
Jan. 31 | Keynote lecture with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor



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» Oregon State researchers have received a $4.2 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study a disease plaguing honey bees and affecting pollination of specialty crops.

» A federal investment of $833,127 will enable Oregon State to develop food safety outreach programs, with a focus on culturally appropriate food safety practices and technical assistance for underserved communities.

» Researchers in OSU’s College of Forestry, ranked No. 1 in the nation, have identified the primary factor in a forest that allows trees to combat greenhouse gas emissions. The discovery will allow for more sustainable timber practices.

» OSU’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will test 1,600 wild animals to learn which species can harbor and transmit the virus responsible for COVID-19 to better predict animal-to-human disease outbreaks.

» Congratulations to Mike Truong, ’17, and his collaborators in the All the Homies Network for earning a coveted James Beard Award; their video submission beat entries from the likes of Bon Appetit and Top Chef Bravo. Read more in the latest issue of Taking Action from the Office of Institutional Diversity.

» OSU has hired its first counselor focused on serving veterans and military-connected students on the Corvallis campus, Donald Phillips, ’16.

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Connect with employers and meet your employment goals   

In an Ask Alumni On-demand Webcast, Job Developer Corey Habiger, ’17, from WorkSource Oregon, talks about career centers and resources available to you across the state and nation that can help you answer employment questions and find jobs, trainings and workshops.



Audit an OSU course for free   

Did you know that Oregon residents aged 65 or older can audit OSU courses at no charge, including Ecampus courses online? Explore a new subject or build your existing knowledge by learning from faculty experts without receiving a grade or credits. Those wishing to audit courses must first be admitted to OSU and submit an audit registration form.   




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» Unwrap the secret for turning festive cheer into professional connections during the holiday season. Award-winning executive recruiter, Nick Poloni, ’15, joined Ask Alumni to offer networking guidance for this most wonderful time of the year.

» Catch up with an Ask Alumni panel with the School of Language, Culture, and Society and hear about OSU graduates’ paths to working in careers that make a difference — and how you can follow suit.

» In a recent Travel Talk webcast, learn how you can travel with the dean of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences this April to explore the Netherlands, a hub for state-of-the-art innovation in agriculture and food production.

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Help students graduate in four years, without debt

Here’s the reality for OSU students with the fewest financial resources. They may qualify for federal and state resources, but add up costs for tuition, room, board, books and more, and they will still have a financial aid gap – in fact, the average unmet need for students seeking financial assistance is $13,500 per year. We can change this, together. Learn about a new program called Finish in Four and how you can help.

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» Pat Casey, who guided OSU to three national championships, six College World Series and 900 victories, will be inducted into the 2024 College Baseball Hall of Fame Class on Feb. 15.

» Last week, the Washington Supreme Court gave Oregon State University and Washington State University a significant legal victory, letting stand the earlier superior court decision to grant us sole governance of the Pac-12 Conference Board as its only remaining members.

» Oregon State has announced its 2024 football schedule! Beaver Football will play seven home games and a dynamic mix of Power 5 and Mountain West matchups. Season ticket renewals and the opportunity to purchase new season tickets is tentatively set for Tuesday, Jan. 2.

» A historic season for Beaver Men’s Soccer came to a close at the College Cup semifinals. The Beavs also made history ending the 2023 season ranked No. 4, the highest postseason ranking in program history. Leave a comment congratulating our student-athletes.

» Beaver Women’s Basketball Coach Scott Rueck became the winningest coach in program history as the Beavs outpaced the Wildcats to claim the 275th victory earned under Rueck’s coaching.

» Women’s Track and Field star Kaylee Mitchell broke her own school record in the 3,000 meters as the Beavers recorded four new top-10 marks.

» Oregon State forward Logan Farrington has been named Pac-12 Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

Winter Word Search


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Snow much fun!

Don’t worry, you won’t get a brain freeze from this cool challenge. Get cozy and warm up your mind with a fun winter wonderland word search.


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