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OSU Wins New Research Grant

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

On Wednesday, June 13, at the SunShot Summit and Technology Forum in Denver, Oregon State University won an exciting $800,000 grant for concentrated solar energy research! The grant was awarded by the U.S. Energy Department and the money is part of the SunShot Initiative of President Obama and it’s goal is to promote renewable energy. In order […]

2012 OSU Commencement Recap

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

    Once again a big congratulations to the class of 2012!  This last Sunday marked OSU’s  143rd commencement  ceremony and we had the great opportunity to have Michelle Obama as the commencement speaker.   We started out the morning with beautiful sunshine and a light breeze.  Over 30,000 friends and family members filled the seats […]

OSU Ranked 9th Most Bike-Friendly Campus in America

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Best Colleges Online recently released their list of the top ten Most Bike Friendly Campuses Across America. OSU made it at number nine on the list. There are many resources and programs on campus that have led to this ranking. Students have access to used bikes for sale on campus through surplus, at Dixon Recreation […]

OSU in Washington DC

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Summer Break is close by and many people are beginning to pack their summer vacation suitcases.  If you are going to be traveling to our Nations Capital this summer or live near the area, OSU will be participating in the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival June 27th-July 8th. This is a great opportunity to showcase some of […]

Environmental Stewards by Practice

Friday, May 18th, 2012

OSU has been committed to be active stewards of the planet through sustainable practices for countless years.  One such practice happens right here in the Office of Admissions by printing materials in an environmentally responsible fashion.  For several years, the Office of Admissions has been printing materials on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved methods with […]

Earth Week

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This week is Earth Week at OSU! The Student Sustainability Initiative and Campus Recycling are the primary sponsors and organizers of this year’s event. There was an Earth Week Community Fair held on Tuesday where over 50 campus and community groups were present. There are still many events that will be held this week such […]

Princeton Review Named Oregon State a Green College

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

  The Princeton Review partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and released their third annual edition of a guidebook showcasing North America’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” The list profiles 322 different schools in the United States and Canada “that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career […]

Healthy growth continues at Oregon State

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Recently, the Oregon Legislature approved bonds for three capital projects at Oregon State. The Student Experience Center is slated to replace the aging Snell Hall and will house student organizations and accommodate student events. This project is also student-fee funded so Oregon State students are investing in this project. The concept includes a new outdoor […]

OSU Ranked No. 4 in Green Power!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The EPA recently released their list of green power usage amongst the Top 20 Colleges and Universities in the nation, as reported by Sustainable Business Oregon. OSU came in 4th in the nation behind the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Utah. Oregon State uses a combination of biogas, biomass, solar, […]

Campus Will be Closed on Friday, January 20th

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Oregon State University’s main campus will be closed on Friday, January 20 due to continued flooding, road closures, and possible additional dangerous conditions as rivers and creeks crest during the next 12 to 24 hours.  We apologies for the inconvenience and please travel safely. For updated information as it becomes available, phone 541-737-8000 or visit […]

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