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Official Dam Proud Day 2024 T-shirt design

Three student designers tee up victory

We are Dam Proud to announce the first annual Dam Proud Day Student Design T-shirt Contest winner! Jacob Fischer earned the grand prize, and his winning design will be printed on 1,000 Dam Proud Day tees worn across Oregon State. Courtney Crook took second place and Rebecca Sweet placed third.



Let’s rally for OSU | April 24, Save the date!

Five years of impact. More than 70 funds to support. Over $5.7 million raised by 20,517 donors since it all began in 2019. Call up every friend, family member and Beaver Believer you know — it’s almost time for the fifth annual Dam Proud Day! Not sure where you want to make an impact on OSU’s giving day? Gifts to the OSU Alumni Association Excellence Fund keep our community informed and connected while delivering lifelong support for students and alumni. Save the date for April 24!

OSU Industry Design event


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Join Beavers in Portland for Industry Connect | April 20

Calling all design industry experts! Shape the future of your field by mentoring OSU students in innovation, merchandising, apparel, interior and graphic design majors. Design professionals across all disciplines are needed for this casual networking and mentoring opportunity.



Sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan speaks at Provost’s Lecture | April 2

Join us online or in-person for the Provost’s Lecture featuring Michael Pollan, a New York Times bestselling author exploring the intersection of human and natural worlds. At this lecture, co-presented by the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation, he will discuss his latest book This is Your Mind on Plants, followed by a Q&A with Emily Ho, university distinguished professor of nutrition and endowed director of the Linus Pauling Institute.



Explore festive holiday traditions with Travel Talks | April 9

Ready to bask in holiday markets aglow with twinkling lights and good cheer, overflowing with handmade decorations and treasures? Join OSU Alumni Association Board Chair Julie Lambert, ’85, to see photos and hear stories about her experience on the Holiday Markets Cruise along the Rhine River with OSUAA Travel and learn how you can embark on the trip this December.



Dam Good Connections | Now – April 20

Make some dam good connections as we bring together Beaver alumni and friends across the West Coast! Join the fun in Tacoma and Bellevue on April 3 and 4, and get your tickets fast for our Beaverton event on April 11 — it's almost at capacity! Snag your spot now and tell your friends; you don't want to miss this gathering in the Portland Metro, home to OSU's largest alumni base. Looking to make connections from elsewhere? Join OSU Connections, an online global platform where Beavs can support each other's careers and build community from wherever they are.


More events:

Homecoming Court applications open | Now – April 22
Invite students you know to apply to become 2024-25 Homecoming Court Ambassadors, representing OSU at Homecoming and university events throughout the year and receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the OSU Alumni Association.

College of Engineering Graduate Research Showcase | April 5
In person and online
Preview tomorrow’s technology presented by rising leaders of industry and academia. The showcase will feature live research micro-presentations from 11 engineering students on a variety of topics, followed by a reception with the presenters.

OSU Latina Luncheon 2024 | April 7
In person
Join Oregon State to celebrate the resilience and fortitude of the Latine/Hispanic community while offering a stage for distinguished Latina leaders to share their remarkable journeys and network.

College of Engineering Faculty Lecture with Meghna Babbar-Sebens | April 9
There are many unknowns to consider when working on solutions for watershed conservation, and it's important to ensure people who are affected by these decisions understand the uncertainties involved. Learn from the College of Engineering how creating visualizations can help.

Ask Alumni: Deep Dive into Careers with Whales, Sharks and Ocean Ecology | April 10
Hear from OSU alumni thriving in marine science and conservation. Join senior researchers, marine mammal biologists and graduate students as they share the magic and challenges of working with whales, sharks and ocean ecology.

Global Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence | April 8-12
In person and online
Discover OSU’s innovative research and thought leadership in artificial intelligence at the inaugural Global Futures Forum, which aims to foster dialogue among OSU and external leaders to address societal, industrial and governmental challenges. This forum will kick off with a conversation between OSU alumnus Jen-Hsun Huang, ’84, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, and OSU President Jayathi Murthy.

The Wonder and the Worry: Alumni Night | April 18
In person
View a captivating documentary following the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, ’74, former National Geographic editor-in-chief, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer. The tale of environmental storytelling and digital disruption will be followed by a panel discussion.

OSUAA Member and Class of 2024 Shopping at Nike Company Store | May 5
In person
Members and 2024 grads: shop the Nike Company Store for one night only while mingling with fellow Beavers, enjoying light snacks and drinks and entering prize drawings for Nike gift cards. Want access? Become a member today.

Travel Talk: Connections Across the Pond – Comparing Mountainous Landscapes of Europe and North America | May 7
Explore the geologic forces that formed popular travel destinations such as the Himalayas and Alps, the Caledonides of Europe and Greenland and the Appalachians of North America, in a fascinating talk with Professor Emeritus Bob Lillie, M.S. ’77.

2024 University Distinguished Professors Lectures and Reception | May 8
In person
Celebrate those awarded OSU’s highest faculty honor in 2024 and learn about their unique and globally impactful work: Todd Palmer, University Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Małgorzata Peszyńska, University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and the Joel Davis Faculty Scholar in Mathematics.

Days of Service.


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Bring OSU Days of Service into the workplace

Make an impact during the OSU Days of Service in May! Think outside the box and consider how your career wisdom can be used in service of others as Beaver Nation works together to volunteer hundreds of hours on projects benefiting their communities and the university. Here are some ideas to get you started, all achievable by connecting with students and alumni on OSUConnections.org!

  1. Offer mentorship for students and recent grads seeking advice and connections.
  2. Host an informational interview with a student and share how you got from Point A to Point B.
  3. Conduct a mock interview or provide a résumé review — your career experience can help an emerging professional land their dream job.
  4. Speak at a career panel or workshop, such as the Ask Alumni webcast series.
  5. Serve on an OSU advisory board or committee, providing input that improves students’ degree programs and career readiness.  

Brianna Yu received the New Faces of Civil Engineering recognition.


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» Brianna Yu, a third-year civil engineering student, received the New Faces of Civil Engineering recognition from the American Society of Civil Engineers for her leadership with Oregon State’s ASCE chapter and steel bridge team.

» College of Pharmacy researchers, led by led by Gaurav Sahay and Yulia Eygeris, have found a new way to deliver medicine to your lungs and eyes using tiny drug carriers known as lipid nanoparticles. This could be a huge step forward in how we treat genetic lung disease and vision loss.

» OSU's Global Hemp Innovation Center secured a $10 million USDA grant to collaborate with 13 Native American tribes, driving hemp-based economic development across the western U.S., offering sustainable solutions and fostering rural prosperity.

» An international team led by Kyriakos Stylianou from the College of Science discovered a material capable of completely removing a common weedkiller from water sources, a vital step toward combatting water pollution and safeguarding global health.

» Big congratulations to student team Kimcheer from OSU, selected as a finalist in the Mars Product Development Competition at IFT First in Chicago to showcase their innovative snack mix with lotus root, tempeh, rice paper and sweet potato chips seasoned with kimchi spice powder.

» OSU celebrates the selection of Dawn Wright as a U.S. Science Envoy. The OSU courtesy professor and chief scientist of Esri joins a historic all-female cohort, where she'll represent America's scientific leadership in oceanography, emphasizing collaboration and innovation to address global challenges.

Honorary alumnus, Bob Moore.

Whole grain champion sowed healthy futures

OSU honors the life and legacy of honorary alumnus Bob Moore, who died Feb. 10. Bob and his late wife, Charlee, founded Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. and shared a passion for promoting wellness through healthy eating. This commitment inspired them to in 2011 establish the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, housed in the College of Health. In 2012, they were both recognized with the Joan Austin Honorary Alumni Award, established by the OSU Alumni Association to recognize friends of OSU who made outstanding contributions to the university.

OSU Football's 2024 schedule.


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» Oregon State Football’s 2024 schedule is official! Get ready to cheer for our student-athletes at home and on the road, with seven matchups played at Reser Stadium. Go Beavs!

» With a postseason record crowd of 7,227 fans providing an electric atmosphere in Gill Coliseum, Oregon State Women’s Basketball had a strong defensive showing to defeat Nebraska and advance to the Sweet 16! The Beavers will play in New York at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday against Notre Dame, televised on ESPN.

» Kaylee Mitchell closed her remarkable Oregon State track and field career with a historic 10th All-American honor, solidifying her legacy as the most decorated runner in school history and having helped the Beavers achieve their highest national championship point totals since the return of the program in 2004.

» Oregon State's Raegan Beers secures her first All-America honor, joining the ranks of OSU's distinguished athletes. Beers has been named all-conference in both of her first two years with the program.

» Women’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Rueck was voted the Pac-12 Conference coach of the year by members of the media for the fifth time in his 14 seasons in Corvallis.

» Keep on cheering, Beaver Nation! An astonishing 23,392 fans came through Gill Coliseum in 2024, averaging 4,678 per meet. Both rank second-most in the last 20 years.

» “A chill now hangs in the air when I arrive at the boathouse on Oregon’s Willamette River. It’s 6:30 a.m.” Evan Park of the OSU Women's Rowing team recounts her unexpected journey from walk-on to scholarship athlete to the uncertainties of conference realignment and highlights the pivotal role of rowing in shaping her OSU experience.

Family having a meal together.


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Cook up lively kitchen table conversations

If you were in charge of a school cafeteria, what three things would you change? What made you laugh today? Who did you sit next to at lunch? This fun Food Hero activity from OSU Extension provides printable cards featuring conversation starters, food fun facts and trivia for family mealtime!

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