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Tomorrow is Dam Proud Day!

April 24, 2024: It’s the biggest day of the year for Oregon State, circled in orange on your calendar — one that not even a pop titan could get you to reschedule, if you ask OSU President Jayathi Murthy and Benny Beaver! Watch them make their Dam Proud Day plans, then start making yours; explore Dam Proud Day activities and more than 100 unique OSU funds you can support as Beavs rally worldwide, like the OSU Alumni Association Excellence Fund.



Dam Proud Day (April 24) events:

Dam Proud Day Live | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join OSU's livestreamed Dam Proud Day talk show! Tune in from anywhere for Dam Proud Day progress updates and exclusive interviews with university leaders, coaches and more.

Beaver Bingo | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Register to connect and celebrate with fellow Beaver Believers during this lively hour of online bingo, with chances to win exciting gift cards and choose which fund to give to.

Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award

OSU Alumni Association earns prestigious Inclusive Excellence Award

The OSUAA has received the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. OSUAA was selected for the honor because of its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in alumni leadership, its unique alumni engagement programs, its promotion of diverse alumni achievements and its work to support underrepresented students and community members.

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Join Beavers worldwide in OSU Days of Service | May

Beavers, it's time to roll up our sleeves and dive into a month-long celebration of giving back to our communities with the OSU Days of Service, sponsored by your local Toyota Dealers, Aztec Embroidery & Screenprinting and OCCU. Love animals? Consider fostering or adopting, donating food to an animal shelter, leaving out fresh water for strays or keeping the environment clean for wild animals by cleaning up your local park. Want to help people? Log your hours coaching youth sports, mentoring an OSU student, packing boxes at a food bank, being a pen pal or participating in a charity 5K run.



Explore geologic changes that created your favorite travel destinations | May 7

Whether you’ve stood in wonder of the world’s most prominent mountains or are aspiring to get there, join geosciences Professor Emeritus Bob Lillie, M.S. ’77, to learn how geologic forces like colliding continents and opening oceans created peak destinations — the Alps, Himalayas, Appalachians and more — and be inspired to join an upcoming OSUAA tour.



How transportation noise affects your health | May 29

When considering the types of pollution that might be harmful to your health, how often do you think of noise pollution as playing a significant factor? In this Our Health& town hall-style webcast, College of Health faculty share how exposure to transportation noise impacts your health and how an OSU study in Portland is helping create one of the first maps of road noise in a U.S. city.



More events: 

Student Alumni Ambassador applications open | Now – April 29
Encourage students to apply to become Student Alumni Ambassadors with the OSUAA, receiving a $2,000 scholarship and developing leadership skills in a one-of-a-kind student cohort.

2024 Earth Day Lecture: Bold Solutions, Better Planet | April 25
Speakers Arwen Bird, M.S. ’13, Laura E. R. Peters, Ph.D. ’20, and Melva Treviño Peña, Ph.D. ’18, will challenge the notion that disasters are "natural” and address how deeply divided societies understand, prepare for and cope with environmental change and disasters.

Ask Alumni: Health Equity | May 1
Ask OSU alumni how they leveraged their College of Health degree to succeed in a career where they are helping eliminate health disparities and ensure everyone can attain their highest level of health.

Ask Alumni: Science Pathways with a Bachelor’s Degree | May 1
You don’t have to have a graduate degree to have a successful science career. Hear from a panel of College of Science alumni for help navigating the world of work with a bachelor’s degree.

OSU Pet Day | May 4
In person
Pet Day is created, organized and staffed by students in the OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine to give back to the community and continue a legacy of public service at the college.

OSUAA Member and Class of 2024 Shopping at the Nike Company Store | May 5
In person
Get exclusive access to shop at the Nike Company Store for 40% off the retail price of most merchandise, plus mingle with Beavers, win Nike gift card prize drawings and more.

OSU In Memoriam | May 6
In person and online
The annual In Memoriam honors recently deceased Oregon State University community members. This event will feature poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing.

2024 University Distinguished Professors Lectures and Reception | May 8
In person
Celebrate those awarded OSU’s highest faculty honor in 2024: 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.

Ask Alumni: Celebrating Diversity in Teaching | May 15
Hear from a panel of respected regional educators of color — College of Education alumni — whose experiences can help you create an inclusive learning environment for your students.

OSUAA Member Shopping: Columbia Employee Stores | May 17 – June 9
In person
Gear up for spring and summer adventures with exclusive access to Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores. Shop top brands at up to 50% off retail prices. Want access? Become a member!

College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Lecture | May 21
In person and online
Hear from Mark Bransom, ’94, M.S. ’91, Ph.D. ’97, the CEO of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, about the cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the Klamath basin.

College of Engineering Clean Water Showcase | May 22
In person and online
Explore cutting-edge research and solutions through lightning talks, presentations, panel discussions and more, and engage in networking opportunities to learn about and help shape transformational approaches to clean water.

Spring 2024 OSU Stater

Love on campus and in the pages of the Oregon Stater

Practically from the very beginning, OSU has borne witness to, and played a part in, countless campus romances. In the Spring 2024 issue of the Oregon Stater magazine (in mailboxes and online now), read more about the customs, places and curious codes that have shaped the experience of dating at OSU and profiles of Beavers who have found lasting love.

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» In a collaboration between the OSU Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory and the College of Health, OSU researchers show that by engaging regularly with their family dog and teaching it tricks and commands, children with developmental disabilities can significantly increase their daily physical activity.

» Three 4-H robotics teams will represent rural Wasco County in the world championships after designing, programing and constructing their own robots.

» Members of the OSU community donated the equivalent of 467,777 meals during the annual food drive, surpassing last year’s total and raising three times the amount of all other state entities combined.

» OSU is part of a collaboration of six universities working with NASA to teach next-generation, dog-like robots to walk on the moon and other planets. To ready the four-legged robots for intergalactic surfaces, they’re letting them off the leash on Mount Hood’s Palmer Glacier.

» The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worked with the OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Microbiology to identify a novel parasite detected in trout, providing answers to mysterious fish deaths in three Oregon hatcheries last year.

» The family of Bernard Malamud, former Oregon State faculty member and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has made an $850,000 gift to the university’s writing program where Malamud developed his literary career.

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Ready for 4-H camp?

With 100 years of experience camping in Oregon, 4-H and its legion of experienced counselors are ready to introduce young ones to an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors, featuring canoeing, horseback riding, tie-dyeing, white-water rafting — and plenty of s’mores.

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