Corvallis Ranked 10th Best College Town in America

August 13th, 2014

Best College Reviews has come out with a new list ranking of the U.S.’s best college towns and Corvallis (home to Oregon State University) came in at the #10 best college town in America.

These rankings considered livability, student-to-resident ratio, cultural offerings, school presence, and larger employers. Here is was Best College Reviews had to say about Corvallis:

Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, a number of large employers, and beatiful views of the Cascade Range. A naturalist’s paradise, Corvallis was the nation’s #1 Green Power Community in 2009, and is ranked by Outside Magazine as one of the top 20 towns in which to live. Corvallis is known for high life-expectancy, tons of parks, and a high quality of living.

Consistently ranked as one of the smartest towns in America, Oregon State University recieves more research funding than all other public higher education instutions in Oregon combined. It is also one of only two Universities in the nation to be a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant instution. Complementing the town’s talent, Hewlett-Packard, CH2M Hill, and AVI BioPharma all call Corvallis home.

Corvallis, OR

Corvallis, OR

Congratulations Beaver Nation!

– AG

OSU, Top Campus Worth Traveling for

August 12th, 2014

Oregon State University was recently featured on a TripAdvisor’s website FlipKey. The FlipKey blog mentioned OSU in an article titiled, “50 States Series: Top Campuses Worth Traveling For.” They compiled a list of one college or university per state that is a must-see.

For the state of Oregon, OSU was featured as the highlighted university worth traveling for. In the article, OSU is must see for our campus layout. One TripAdvisor review read, “under-the-radar jewel.” This comment stems from our beautiful green campus and historic brick buildings.

The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. University campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on campus.

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Girls in technology fields

August 12th, 2014

ChickTech, a non-profit organization in Portland that fosters a more inviting culture for women in engineering, is hosting a workshop at OSU.

ChickTeck with be at Oregon State University on August 23-24 to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event culminates with a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, that’s free and open to the public. It will be from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus.

The event is designed as a fun, positive learning experience to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from the area. This workshop is free for participants and includes an overnight stay at one of our residence halls.

Contact Jen Davidson for questions

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Transcripts and Test Scores Reminder

August 11th, 2014

Greetings recent graduates! Don’t forget, we need your official final high school transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions! Be sure to do this as soon as possible before you arrive to campus next month if you haven’t done so already. If you plan to earn any academic credits through AP and IB exams or from a community college, be sure to send in the official test scores and official transcripts ASAP as well. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-291-4192 or

We look forward to you joining Beaver Nation this Fall!

Go Beavs,

– AG

Conservation & Wildlife at OSU

August 5th, 2014

Oregon State University has proven to be a leader in campus sustainability for many years. The OSU Energy Center, the nation’s first LEED Platinum-rated power facility, became fully operational in June 2010. The Energy Center provides for the University’s energy needs through a co-generation process, allowing OSU to capture the waste heat from electricity producing turbines and convert it into steam heat. This allows OSU to generate nearly half of its electricity needs on site. OSU saves an estimated $650,000 a year in energy costs.

OSU has not only attained a Gold rating in STARS (the sustainability tracking, assessment and rating system), but is the highest green raking school in Oregon.

In addition to sustainability, OSU has made a significant effort to protect wildlife and natural resources on campus through the Oak Creek Restoration Project. This project includes removal of invasive species, reforestation, proper treating and buffering of storm water discharge, and several others. Oak Creek is also an outdoor learning lab- students have the opportunity to evaluate various restoration and protection methods, study riparian function and monitor stream improvements.

OSU also has an institute unlike any other. OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute is a facility that brings together the work and expertise of many programs including engineering, genetics, agriculture, aquatics, ecology, veterinary medicine, biology and communications. These programs work together to continue the legacy of discovery and preservation of critical habitats of target species and understanding how they interact with their environment and human activities.

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Campaign for OSU Celebration

July 29th, 2014
Campaign OSU

Campaign OSU

Please save the date to join alumni, faculty, students, and supporters of Oregon State University on Friday, Oct. 31 for The Campaign for OSU Celebration during Homecoming weekend.

The campaign celebration and reception will take place at LaSells Stewart Center at 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. Come early and get a tour of Austin Hall, The new home of the College of Business. For more information visit the event page.

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2014 GSA Research Grant Recipients

July 25th, 2014

Twelve Oregon State students received the 2014 GSA Research grant. The primary role of the GSA (Geological Society of America) research grants program is to provide partial support of master’s and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. In 2014, $683,535 was awarded to 401 graduate students (52% of the 774 who applied), with an average grant of $1,680. Bethany Murphy received an outstanding mention for her conception and presentation, and the ExxonMobil grant that recognizes 10 of the top 30 GSA student research grant proposals with a grant of $7,500 each. Nicholas Bill, received the John T. Dillon Alaska Research Award. This award honors Dillon’s work on radiometric age-dating work in the Brooks Range, Alaska. Two areas which serve as guidelines for selection of the award are field-based studies dealing with the structural and tectonic development of Alaska, and studies which include some aspect of geochronology (either paleontologic or radiometric) to provide new age control for significant rock units in Alaska. The full list of grant recipients are listed below:

  1. Nicholas Bill
  2. Richard Bradshaw
  3. Na Hyung Choi
  4. Jennifer Digiulio
  5. Allan Lerner
  6. Nicole Moore
  7. Adonara Mucek
  8. Bethany Murphy
  9. Henri Sanville
  10. Gaylen Sinclair
  11. Elinor Utevsky
  12. John Zunka

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Da Vinci Days!

July 23rd, 2014

Da Vinci Days is Oregon’s premier arts and science festival. Participants get to watch several films, music groups performances, and races!  The Graand Kinetic Challenge is no ordinary race it is a combination or art and science.  Racers must ride over 10miles of city streets, sand dunes, mud, and lastly 2miles down the Willamette River.


Da Vinci Days runs through July 19-20 for a full schedule of events and ticket information please click here.





Early Planning for Juniors

July 14th, 2014

Juniors, it’s never too early to start doing college research… not research in college, but research as to what college you want to attend! Now is the time to schedule your campus visit. If you consider yourself an “eager beaver” check out our campus visit website here, and get a feel for the campus atmosphere and its wonderful amenities.

Weatherford Hall

Weatherford Hall

We offer 90-minute guided walking tours of campus led by a current student, which include viewing a residence hall room and campus housing and dining information. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9:00 and 11:00 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM. Other campus visit options include College of Engineering, University Honors College, and College of Science specific tours.
Come see what an OSU student’s typical day is like NOW!


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Summer Fun Break on Campus

July 9th, 2014

Summer Beavs,

If you find yourself on campus midday on Wednesday, July 9 you’re in for a treat!

Here to bring you a break from your diligent time spent studying during summer session, Army ROTC, MURFS, Adventure Leadership Institute, CAPS, Student Health Services, and Healthy Campus Initiative will be hosting a Summer Fun Break.

From 11am to 2pm on the MU Quad you will find activities such as bungee trampolines, neck massages, NorthPorch Café samples, an obstacle course, and much more!

For more on the Summer Fun Break – check out the Summer Session website.



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