Aloha Beaver Nation

December 20th, 2013
Courtesy: Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics

Courtesy: Karl Maasdam/Oregon State Athletics

There will be a lot of Orange and Black in Hawaii during this year’s holiday season. The Oregon State football team accepted a bid to take part in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24th, and Oregon State Men’s Basketball will be in Honolulu to compete in the eight-team Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will take place on Sunday, Monday and Christmas Day. The hoopin’ Beavers are scheduled to take on Akron at 4:30pm PST (2:30 HST) on Sunday. Kickoff for our football Beavers is at 5pm. So, for those of you viewing at home, you will have to flip between ESPNU for Men’s Basketball, and ESPN for Beaver Football.

Several of the men on OSU’s football team will be simply returning home for winter break- with a bowl game included. It’s a homecoming for Titus Failauga, Manase Hungalu, Devon Kell, Ali’i Robins and Mana Rosa.

The Oregon State community is really excited to spend time in a region that we have a lot of ties to. There is a very strong presence of Hawaiian students at Oregon State, and I’m sure they are excited to get the opportunity to host their school in their home state.

Go Beavs!


Holiday Pics with Benny!

December 12th, 2013

Are you an Oregon State fan and want to show everyone your OSU pride?

Why not get your holiday pictures taken with Benny the Beaver! Benny will be at the OSU Beaver Store in Portland (6th & Alder) Saturday Dec. 14th from 12pm-2pm and at the OSU Beaver Store in Kaizer Station (Across from Target) Sunday, Dec 6th from 12pm-2pm. Bring your own camera and snap away! OSU Alumni Assosciation will also be there to take pictures that will be posted to facebook for download. This is perfect for family pictures, Holiday Cards, keepsakes or even for your profile picture.

You can also get all of your holiday shopping done at the OSU Beaver Store and and have the chance to participate in giveaways and drawings! 




Corvallis, OR: Top Ten College Towns in the Nation

December 10th, 2013

Recently, Oregon State University was ranked near the top of Business Insider’s “[The] 20 Best College Towns in America”. The data was compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), and used factors such as number of college students per 1,000 residents, earning potential, and city accessibility.

Now, every person who visits Corvallis can attest to all of these great, data-backed claims. However, reasons for prospective students to show interest in the university cannot be found in the article or quantified in any way; they are what is felt by the students, fans, and faculty alike; the spirit, pride, and familiar family-like community of Corvallis keeps students coming back year after year (and willingly filling their closets with that distinguished orange!).

An OSU student sits in front of Weatherford Hall

An OSU student sits in front of Weatherford Hall

About an hour and a half driving south from Portland will land you right in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It becomes apparent very quickly just what “Beaver Nation” looks like. The store front windows painted with black and orange, Beaver flags hanging as prominent lawn décor, and everywhere you turn someone is walking (or biking) by with their most prized Beaver gear on. The atmosphere of proud students and patrons comes from a longstanding tradition of a small town with big opportunities. A town where you are more likely to run into a classmate or professor than you are to run into a visitor or passerby, a town that is painted in the university’s school colors year round, and a town that when alumni or past residents return for a visit, can’t help but smile at the many memories and opportunities this small college town brought to them.  We are delighted to receive the #6 spot on a list of best college towns, but for those of us who live in the area, we know our town can never be topped.


Corvallis is a special town and clearly it must be showing.

Go Beavs


Civil War – Not just on the Football Field

November 25th, 2013

This week is the 117th Civil War in Oregon. Oregon State will be playing at Oregon’s Autzen Stadium at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 29th. However, in the weeks leading up to the Civil War, Oregon and Oregon State go head to head in other areas of campus life.

Every year, OSU and UO compete in a Civil War Blood Drive, seeing which campus can donate the most blood and Recycle Mania, in which the Beavers and Ducks compete nationally against other campuses and against each other to see who can recycle and compost the most pounds per person. This year was also the 5th annual Energy Civil War. Each campus competed in producing clean renewable energy from exercise! Only 30 minutes on one of the 10 ReRev ellipticals produced 100 watts of energy for the campus.

Not everything between Oregon State and Oregon is a competition, the A Cappella Civil War was less of a showdown and more of a showcase of talent. OSU’s  a cappella groups, Divine and Outspoken, performed alongside UO’s Divisi and On the Rocks.

Whether you are football fan or a fan of the environment, there is always a way to get into the spirit of the Civil War. And as always….go beavs!



Get #admitted @BeaverVIP!

November 19th, 2013

Attention Techmen, Generals, Rough Riders, Beavers, Warriors and Skyhawks!

Ready to join Beaver Nation? Oregon State Admission staff will be at your high school in a few weeks as part of our @BeaverVIP Program. This is an on-the-spot admit program where qualified students will have the opportunity to meet with one of our admissions representatives and receive their admissions decision right then and there!



Please visit your college or career center for more information and to sign up as spaces are limited. Below are a list of the dates we will be visiting your school. We hope you can participate – go Beavs!

  • Benson Polytechnic High School – Monday, December 9th
  • Grant High School – Tuesday, December 10th
  • Roosevelt High School – Wednesday, December 11th
  • Beaverton High School – Thursday, December 12th
  • Aloha High School – Friday, December 13th
  • Southridge High School – Monday, December 16th

- AG

OSU online eCheck Payment and Credit Card Payment Down

November 15th, 2013

Attention applicants! OSU’s online eCheck Payment and credit card payment system will be down for maintenance between November 17th at 11:00pm and November 20th at 12:00 noon. During this time frame, you can work on your admission application, but you will not be able to submit completed applications until the upgrade is finished. Thank you for your patience!

Go Beavs,

- AG

OSU Pumpkin Chunkin Competition

November 14th, 2013

This Friday, students from Oregon State’s School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering will take on students from Nestucca High School, Ace Academy and Churchill High School in a traditional pumpkin tossing contest! Come check them out, 2:00-4:00pm on the field at the corner of NW Monroe and NW 11th St in Corvallis. Check out a sneak peak of OSU’s floating arm trebuchet.

Go Beavs!

- AG


Veteran’s Day in Corvallis

November 13th, 2013

As Veteran’s Day has come and gone, it is important to reflect on why a valiant day is so important, the history behind the holiday, and how institutes are working to validate these heroes.

At Oregon State University we strive to offer specialized resources to our Veterans that not only help prepare them for a smooth transition into an undergraduate career, but to provide the guidance needed to put their degree to good use. A few popular resources available to our Veterans include: The OSU Veterans Advisory Committee, OSU Veterans Workgroup, Transitioning Assistance, and many other departments on campus with the goal of meeting the needs of Veterans and their families.

Color Guard for Convocation inside Gill Colosseum

This week in particular we were proud to offer a variety of events showcasing our support for those who have served. I encourage everyone to participate in one of the many on campus events this week in honor of the Veterans in our community. A couple of events can be found below:


November 14, 2013 VA Outreach Day at Oregon State University 

Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA), Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Veterans Taskforce Director, and the Office of Veterans Resources are happy to once again host representatives from the Federal and County VA Programs.  Present will be representatives from the Portland and Roseburg VA Medical Center, Salem and Eugene Vet Centers, and Benton County Veterans Service Office.  The event will be held from 9:00 to 3:00 on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Memorial Union Veterans Lounge.  Stop in to talk with these individuals about your VA benefits beyond GI Bill.  Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

November 15, 2013 Open House Event in Veterans Lounge

Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA) and the  Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) Veterans Taskforce Director are hosting an Open House Event in the Veterans Lounge on November 15, 2013 11:00 to 2:00.  Come and meet your new leaders.  Keynote speaker and guest will be Mr. Victor Kuhns, Director for Vets Helping Vets HQ.  Refreshments and food will be provided.

ASOSU Veteran Affairs Taskforce | (541) 737-7662 |

Veterans and Family Student Association |



Explore OSU Hawai’i

November 5th, 2013

Attention Oahu students! You and your family are invited to a general information session in your area called Explore OSU on Sunday, November 17th at 12:30pm. This reception will introduce you and your family to Beaver Nation. Information that will be presented during Explore OSU include our academic programs, advanced credit opportunities for AP or IB, scholarships and aid, student life, research opportunities, Study Abroad programs and more!

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and more details on the program can be found on the RSVP page. Oregon Sate looks forward to seeing you there!

Kelley Engineering Building

Kelley Engineering Building

Aloha and Go Beavs!


Beaver Open House

November 5th, 2013

What better way to picture yourself at Oregon State University than to visit? Oregon State University would like to open its doors to any high school seniors or transfer students that would like to get an in-depth look at Beaver Nation. Check-in for Beaver Open House begins at 8:15am at LaSells Stewart Center this Saturday, November 16th.

The event is designed for high school seniors, transfer students and others interested in attending OSU. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with current students, learn about the admissions process, explore different academic interests, find out about our on-campus living options, and much more. Representatives will be presenting on topics varying from our University Honors College to our 3+3 Law program.  For a complete schedule of the day, visit the Admissions website.



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