One of OSU’s newest Beaver fans, Nicholas James Ruaux, arrived in Corvallis just a few days before Spring, and he sported a brand new Junior Benny baby hat just a short time after being born. His parents are Wendy Baltzer and Craig Ruaux, both assistant professors of small animal medicine with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Nicholas was born at 11:30 p.m. on March 16, and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
Junior Benny is the newest addition to OSU’s family. He was unveiled last fall, and he appears on everything from baby clothes to coloring books. The impish young beaver is a youthful version of the familiar Benny Beaver, OSU’s beloved mascot.