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.



Go Beavs!



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

Weatherford Hall

Weatherford Hall

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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.



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.



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

Room Selection Time is Here!

June 4th, 2014

Future Beavers,

If you plan on living on campus this fall, the time to select your residence hall and room has arrived!

In order to select your room you must have a signed housing contract, paid the ATD, and registered for START (summer orientation).

Click here for more information on University Housing

New students who are part of living-learning communities may select rooms for the corresponding building from June 2nd-11th; see below for the specific times for each program. All room selection processes open at 2 p.m. on the first day indicated:

June 2 – June 4, 2014: 
University Honors College: West Hall
Austin Entrepreneurship Program: Weatherford Hall

June 4 – June 6, 2014: 
Engineering: Buxton and Hawley Halls
Global Village: International Living-Learning Center

June 9 – June 10, 2014: 
Arts and Social Justice: Wilson Hall
Health and Well-Being: McNary
Substance Free: McNary Hall

June 10 – June 11, 2014: 
Civic Engagement: Bloss Hall
ROTC: Finley Hall

Once this period has passed, all other new students may begin the selection process in eligible buildings based on availability and housing application date; this period is from June 11th– 16th.

If you are not sure which day and time you can begin the selection process, look back at your completed housing application to find earliest time displayed.

If you do not select a room on your own during one of these periods, one will be assigned for you based on date of application.

OSU Wins First Place at Formula SAE Competition

May 22nd, 2014

Earlier this month Oregon State Students competed in the annual Formula SAE competition with over 100 other teams from countries around the world. Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and the United States all sent teams to the competition at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

Out of the the 100 plus teams Oregon State received a score of 876.6 clinching the top spot. Technical University of Munich finished second and Universitat Stuttgart finished in third.

Throughout the four day competition, students and machine were judged on a series of static and dynamic events including:  technical inspection, cost, presentation and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance.




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