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Swing into Surprise | Feb. 17

There’s still time to join the OSU Alumni Association’s pregame tailgate as the Beavs take on the Golden Gophers in Surprise, Arizona! Get a dose of desert fun as you enjoy a tasty brunch, OSU-only giveaways and time for catching up with your fellow Beavs rallying behind Beaver Baseball.


» Beaver Baseball has received two top-25 preseason rankings — ranked No. 9 by Perfect Game USA and No. 7 by D1Baseball.com — and is the highest rated Pac-12 Conference team in both rankings. Go Beavs!

» By contacting your state leaders today, you can help our student-athletes! The Oregon Legislature will be meeting in February and making important decisions about the future of OSU Athletics. Take a moment to urge them to support our student-athletes now.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speaks on The Radical King | Jan. 31

Hear an insightful keynote from Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor to conclude OSU’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. An author, contributing writer at The New Yorker and endowed professor at Princeton University, Taylor has called “social movements, and the power of ordinary people to come together collectively” the most important factor in creating progress in the United States.



Ask Alumni: Diverse Career Paths with a Psychology Degree | Feb. 8

Curious about the untapped potential your psychology degree holds? Join a free Ask Alumni webcast where a panel of School of Psychological Science alumni will share how they have harnessed the power of their degree and what they wish they had known before venturing into the workforce.



More events:

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

Ask Alumni: U.S. Job Search for International Students | Feb. 28
Get tips on how to navigate the U.S. job search process from an immigration lawyer plus three OSU alumni who have already been through the process.

Travel Talk: Tips for taking great travel pics | March 12
Go on an adventure with artist, photographer and Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw, who will share simple tips and tricks for taking great travel photos.

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» An international team of scientists led by William Ripple (pictured above), distinguished professor of ecology in the College of Forestry and the Richardson Chair in Forest Science, has outlined a bold solution to climate change that emphasizes social justice as well as environmental sustainability.

» Oregon State is teaming up with Portland State University and University of Oregon to launch the Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, which will boost Oregon’s cybersecurity workforce and fortify the state’s defense against cyberattacks.

» Angie Morrill, accomplished scholar and experienced leader in Native education and cultural support, has been named the first director of Native American and Tribal Programs for OSU Extension.

» Vetspacito, an alumni-founded company, makes informative veterinary videos in Spanish freely available on YouTube with the goal of breaking down language barriers for Spanish-speaking pet parents.

» Wildfire researchers from OSU have been awarded major grants to better understand community resilience to wildfire. Projects include planning a global research center and creating a wildfire risk and resilience graduate program jointly advised by faculty in OSU’s colleges of Engineering and Forestry.

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Host a student for job shadowing

Professionals like you are integral to students’ learning and decision making. Apply now to become a job shadow host and connect with an Oregon State student in your workplace this summer, whether in person or virtually.


New year, new job

According to Forbes, January and February are some of the biggest months for a job search. Increase the opportunities available to you by joining fellow Beavers where they network, list jobs and share advice.

» Join the Beavers-only networking site OSU Connections.
» Request an alumni account for Handshake, OSU’s online career exploration platform.

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Thank you for connecting students with needed resources

Since we put out the call for the OSU community to support Beavers Fight Hunger in fall 2023, more than 350 donors gave over $165,000 to support students facing food insecurity. Thank you! You can support this cause any time of the year. Gifts benefit 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 hands-on cooking classes where students learn how to cook a recipe and then share a meal with peers.

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What’s group travel like when everyone has the curiosity of a Beaver?

Join the OSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Group Travel program for trips around the world that will satisfy a learner’s mentality and enchant one and all. Space remains on trips to Enchanting Ireland, Botswana (an exclusive OSU tour), Italy – Amalfi Coast to Venice and many more departing in 2024.



» Travel with ease: OSUAA members can access a variety of travel-related savings, including special discounted rates and expert travel document services with G3 Global Services. Learn about the benefits of membership.

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Sprout your gardening skills

Oregon families — and educators! — it's time for the annual Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge. Sign up to receive free seeds in the mail and expert gardening tips, provided by the OSU Extension Food Hero program while supplies last.


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