OSU’s forestry program ranks top in the world

March 20th, 2014

snapppicThe Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings evaluates almost 300 universities worldwide, in 30 subject areas, as part of their all-around evaluation. This scoring includes surveys highlighting academic and employer reputations, the total amount of published articles in academic journals, and how often the program’s work is cited in publications. Our Agriculture and Forestry program sits at number 7 in the world.

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in forest engineering, resources and management, forest ecosystems and society, wood science and engineering, and several other interdisciplinary programs.

Just this year the College of Forestry has received $8,880,460 YTD in research grants. Scientists at the College of Forestry conduct research on a wide range of topics in the disciplines of biology, botany, ecology, engineering, forest management, manufacturing and marketing of wood products, the social sciences, wood chemistry and physiology, and many others.

Learn more about our programs by visiting http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

-BW

Spring OUS Tour is here!

March 17th, 2014

The Oregon University System (OUS) Tour is back again for another year. Some of you may have noticed in years past that admissions officers from Oregon’s seven public universities have traveled together to visit high schools statewide in the fall and that we didn’t do that this year. That is because there have been a few changes made to the tour. To better serve students and to get them prepared for college earlier, we have moved the tour to take place in the Spring and subsequently it will focus on high school juniors.

This year, we look forward to meeting and talking with students from nearly 200 high school across the state of Oregon. During the tour, students were able to connect with at least seven Oregon public universities as well as learn about financial aid and core college requirements that can help and inspire them while planning for the future.

The OUS Tour starts March 31st and will run through May 2nd. Each week representatives from Oregon’s seven public universities put their rivalries aside and travel together in a 15 passenger van for the good of the students in the state of Oregon. Some of the many benefits of Oregon residents pursuing a public university in Oregon include; in state tuition, a variety of majors and learning environments and nationally recognized academic programs.

For more info on when and where we will be, check out our Admissions Calender:  http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/20140317/admissions-hsvisits/

–KK

OSU Spring Visits in March and April

March 11th, 2014

Whether you are just starting your college search or are already admitted to OSU, our open house programs can accommodate your needs. We have several full-day programs scheduled for March and April to provide you an in-depth look at OSU.

OSU Spring Visits are a great opportunity to learn the basics about Oregon State University. You’ll spend the day meeting with representatives from key academic and administrative areas, have a chance to tour the campus, and get some time to speak with current OSU students. Register for a tour here: http://oregonstate.edu/visitosu/open-house-programs

Spring Preview | Friday, March 28, 2014 (Spring Break) | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

Spring Preview | Friday, April 4, 2014 | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

Spring Preview | Friday, April 11, 2014 | LaSells Stewart Center, CH2MHill

For more information contact the Campus Visitors Center at 541-737-2626

-KK

KBVR FM Wins National Award

March 10th, 2014

Oregon State’s KBVR FM radio station was awarded the Best College Radio Station at a university with more than 10,000 students by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System! The station was one of three college radio stations in the country to be nominated for this category and the only station on the West Coast. Read more about individual staff who won in categories such as best Play-By-Play Football Broadcast and Most Innovative Radio Program.

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Congratulations from OSU Admissions to KBVR FM! Go Beavs!

-AG

OSU Nights

March 6th, 2014

OSUNightsYou may hear students talking about OSU Nights. We are hosting admitted student receptions around the West  in March and April. Students that have been offered admission for fall 2014 will be invited to attend along with their family. Next steps in the enrollment process,  an overview of support services at OSU, and summer orientation will be discussed at OSU Nights. These programs also offer students the opportunity to meet other students from their area who are looking at Oregon State and make early connections. Come prepared, we will be giving out prizes for our most knowledgeable eager Beaver.  For a full listing of OSU Nights, visit oregonstate.edu/osunights.

This is Beaver Nation.

-BW

Boise, ID Spring College Fair

February 26th, 2014

Hello to all prospective students in Boise and surrounding areas!

Spring college fairs are underway and one is coming to your area this March. The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is organizing this event in Boise, ID to provide resources for all students. On Saturday March 8th, Oregon State University will be visiting Boise State University for the 2014 Spring PNACAC College Fair. The event will be hosted on Boise State’s campus in the Student Union Building from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Refer to the PNACAC website for more information.

The fair is free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. Students are encouraged to visit www.gotocollegefairs.com prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a bar-code that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice.

 

I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

-BW

 

FAFSA Deadline

February 21st, 2014

The deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is fast approaching! The priority deadline for 2014 is February 28th.  Students have until Friday to file their FAFSA to be considered for need based aid programs and university funds.

If you have not completed your taxes, the FAFSA can be filed and updated once your taxes are complete. Remember to list Oregon State University on the application as well!

For more info: http://oregonstate.edu/financialaid/

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

 

– KK

OSAC Deadline, Fast Approaching.

February 19th, 2014

 

OSAC has a filing deadling of March 3rd

 

As many of you frantically fill out scholarship application after application, remember to file your Oregon Student Access Commission application (OSAC) before the deadline of March 3rd, 5:00pm PST. Filling out the OSAC application allows you to apply for 450+ scholarships at one time.

OSAC’s primary goal is to provide extra aid for Oregonians seeking postsecondary education. With many scholarships, precollege mentoring, grants, and financial aid programs – OSAC awards more than $118 million in funding and aid to students each year. Scholarships vary dramatically from requirements for GPA and extracurricular activities to what high school you attend(ed) and what academic area you are pursuing.

If you have yet to file your OSAC application, you can do so here. Please make sure to have applications completed by March 3rd in order to qualify for scholarships.

 

Go Beavs!

SJB

OSU Crossroads International Film Festival

February 12th, 2014

Oregon State University is home to students from all over the globe; represented on campus from over ninety-five countries! Throughout the year OSU puts on many special events to honor different cultures, races, religions and other festivities to celebrate and unite students from around the world.

This month OSU and the local theater, Darkside Cinema, partner to bring the annual Crossroads International Film Festival to Corvallis. Each Sunday in the month of February the festival will show three different films that have been filmed and produced outside of the United States. This is an exciting opportunity for OSU students and the public alike to enjoy the diversity that the university brings to Corvallis.

To find a listing of this weekend’s films as well as a description of each, please visit the OSU Crossroads Webpage for details.

See you at the theater!

SJB

Operation Alpaca Rescue

February 12th, 2014

Oregon State University has stepped up and volunteered to take in 175 imperiled alpacas that are being removed from a farm near Falls City, OR. OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the few agencies that has the space, ability and expertise to manage and care for a herd of this size.

Many of the alpacas are coming in suffering from malnutrition, heavy parasite loads and pregnancy along with other health conditions, said Chris Cebra, a professor of large animal internal medicine and an expert in the treatment of camelids such as llamas and alpacas.

It is not all bad news for the alpacas here, they are being fed, monitored and treated. Ultimately all of the animals will be made available  for adoption. It also provides veterinary students with hands on training in which they will be helping doctors monitor, operate and rehabilitate more quickly and effectively due to unusually large influx of animals at one time.

~KK

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