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Ask Alumni about future career paths | Jan. 24 and 25

Oregon State alumni have leveraged their degrees and entered amazing careers where they are fulfilled and make a difference. In two interactive Ask Alumni webcasts, alumni impart their wisdom to fellow Beaver professionals and students venturing into the workforce.

» Jan. 24 | How versatile College of Health programs translate to many careers

» Jan. 25 | Career perspectives in public policy


Beaver Baseball in sunny Surprise | Feb. 17

The Beavs are ready for a fiery winning streak! Are you game to cheer for their success? Join the OSU Alumni Association before the Beavs face Minnesota. We’re throwing a fun pregame tailgate before the first pitch is thrown at Surprise Stadium, with free swag for the first 300 Beaver fans!


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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
Robert George and Cornel West join Oregon State to discuss the urgent need for universities to lead the way in reviving the art of civil discourse.

Big Blue Film Fest | Jan. 26-27
In person
Enjoy a selection of 27 ocean-themed films at the confluence of marine sciences, humanities and the arts. This film festival in Newport, Oregon, is a collaboration between OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Marine Studies Initiative, OSU Productions and community partners.

The Radical King: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Quest to Reconstruct America | Jan. 31
In person and online
Join author, contributing writer at The New Yorker and Princeton University Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as she presents the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote lecture. The free, public lecture will also be broadcast live for online viewing.

What can novel non-thermal technologies do for sustainable food processing? | Feb. 16
OSU Food Science and Technology will discuss technologies for food treatment that are helping meet consumer demands for convenient, high-quality, sustainable and minimally processed food products.

John Byrne

Remembering President Emeritus John V. Byrne

Oregon State University President Emeritus John V. Byrne will be remembered for his commitment to excellence and advancing the university’s global reputation. In addition to his far-reaching impact as a scientist, educator and administrator, his leadership as a philanthropist and volunteer made a lasting impact on the university and the Corvallis community. Byrne died on Jan. 11 at age 95.

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Keep stiff muscles at bay

Want to take better care of your health in the new year? We created this guide just for you! Learn five stretches you can do easily at your work desk to keep your body from feeling stiff and sore.



Can you ace this ergonomics quiz?

Dive into our short quiz featuring tips from Jay Kim, an ergonomics expert in the College of Health. Learn practical ways to sidestep discomfort and long-term injuries in your daily routine. Just five minutes for a healthier, happier you!

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» Fifty-five years ago, Douglas Engelbart, ’48, ’94 (Hon. Ph.D.), who designed the first computer mouse, unveiled the future of computers in a demonstration known today as the “Mother of All Demos.” He received a standing ovation from the crowd of over 1,000 computer and engineering scientists.

» Computer science instructor Kari Wagstaff is working in Washington, D.C, this academic year, serving as an artificial intelligence expert and advisor in an Arizona senator’s office.

» Lauren Gwin, who helped found the Oregon State University Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems in 2013, has been named the organization’s director.

» A new, interactive plant hardiness map co-developed by Oregon State’s PRISM Climate Group and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping gardeners nationwide determine which plants are most likely to survive the coldest winter temperatures. The USDA calls it ‘the most accurate and detailed it has ever released.’

» In this podcast, hear OSU's Lisa Ballance, director of the Marine Mammal Institute and Endowed Chair of Marine Mammal Research, talk about the blue whale that washed up near Oregon’s Gold Beach in 2015 and how the MMI is turning its skeleton into an important education tool.

» OSU-Cascades made the list of the Best U.S. Colleges and Universities for Outdoor Lovers, compiled by Outdoors.com.

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Mentorship kickstarts your 2024 career momentum

Explore the transformative impact of mentorship on alumni and students. Dive into the benefits that lead to increased satisfaction, retention, productivity and earnings. January — National Mentorship Month — is your month to elevate your professional journey.


» Search through more than 1,000 potential mentors by job function, industry, company and more on the Beavers-only networking site, OSU Connections, a supportive community of Beaver professionals!


Job search strategies from a corporate recruiter

Watch a 10-minute Ask Alumni On-demand Webcast with Emalee Rabinovitch, ’16, the senior talent acquisition lead at Dr. Martens in Portland, for advice about how to stay competitive in the job market and increase your visibility to recruiters.

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Ryan White’s life-changing OSU Athletics experience

Leading others as a team captain, traveling with fellow student-athletes for a service project in Panama and so many more experiences at OSU have been life changing for Women’s Volleyball player Ryan White.



Defense locked down

Did you know? Women’s Basketball started their season with an impressive 12-win streak in non-conference games! Snag tickets for upcoming OSU games and be there to cheer for our student-athletes.



Beaver spirit burns bright

Thank you to all those who sent messages congratulating our Beaver Football team in the days leading up to the Sun Bowl! Bill Elder, ’71, gave a nod to our team’s tenacity and limitless future, saying, “I am so thrilled to see the progress our team has made. I like what I am seeing with Trent [Bray] building up his new staff with many former players. You’ll do great and continue to make us fans proud. Go Beavs!”

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Explore marine marvels this summer

Register now for summer day camps at Hatfield Marine Science Center for youth 8-18 years old. From marine tech to water quality to sea creatures, explore, experiment and meet scientists, and learn why it's so important to reach deep into our ocean worlds and look after what lies beneath.


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