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.

THIS is Beaver Nation

B.W.

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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.

THIS is Beaver Nation.

B.W.

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

THIS is Beaver Nation

B.W.

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.

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

Best,

GG

 

 

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!

 

This is Beaver Nation!

B.W.

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.

 

 

Go Beavs!

 

SJB

High School Seniors – Don’t Forget Your Transcript!

July 1st, 2014

Congratulations class of 2014 and welcome to Beaver Nation! Here at the Office of Admissions, we hope you are enjoying your summer and looking forward to seeing you on campus during your START orientation.

This is just a friendly reminder that if you have not yet done so, please be sure to have your official final high school transcript sent to our office as soon as possible. Also, be sure to send official AP and IB test scores to the Office of Admissions to be awarded any eligible academic credit. If you have earned any college credit while in high school, send in those official transcripts as well! All test scores must come directly from the testing agency to be considered official.

Contact Information
Office of Admissions
Oregon State University
104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
Toll-Free: 800-291-4192
Fax: 541-737-2482
osuadmit@oregonstate.edu

Weatherford Hall

Weatherford Hall

Go Beavs!
-AG

OSU, the only accredited school of public health in Oregon

June 25th, 2014

On June 25th Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences became the first, and only accredited program in the state of Oregon.

The accreditation is from the Council on Education for Public health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health. Receiving accreditation means that experts in the field of public health agree that the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is of high quality; has the curriculum, faculty and resources needed to continue meeting high standards; and produces graduates that have the knowledge and skills to succeed in their fields.

This makes OSU the only accredited public health school in-between Seattle at San Francisco. Learn more about our College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

GoBeavs!

-BW

National Doughnut Day

June 6th, 2014

Today is Friday of week 10 of the term and National Doughnut Day. To celebrate the end of Spring Term and National Doughnut Day, Oregon State’s College of Science sponsored a study break with free coffee and VooDoo doughnuts!

VooDoo Doughnuts

VooDoo Doughnuts

Good luck on all of your exams!

– AG

Congratulations OSU Graduates!!

June 6th, 2014

June 14th will mark OSU’s 145th Annual Commencement. The ceremony will start at 10:30am in Reser Stadium. For those of you not able to attend Commencement in person, it will be streamed live on OPB Plus as well as via OSU Live.

Commencement

Commencement

Congratulations to the graduating students! Go out into the world and represent Beaver Nation wherever you end up – welcome to the world of being an OSU alumni.

 

– KK

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