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College of Business Dean Ilene Kleinsorge was recognized by Portland Business Journal as the 2015 Woman Executive of the Year for nonprofits. Kleinsorge, who is retiring at the end of June after 12 years as dean, has compiled a long list of accomplishments at Oregon State.

As the lights dim and music begins to blare a steady, rhythmic beat, designers and models eagerly congregate behind the wings of the big stage. It’s showtime.

Oregon State University and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) have a new resource in their efforts to study and address sea star wasting syndrome, a serious epidemic that has hit the North American West Coast.

Cole Miller of Portland and Christian Nishioka of Sherwood originally planned on traveling to Nepal to film a documentary. After receiving word about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the area in April, they decided they had to help the people affected by this disaster.

At Oregon State, we celebrate our alumni in a big way. Literally. Two larger-than-life wallscapes showcasing Ecampus graduates Tomas Tellez and Liana Ruiz are now up in Portland. We’ll tell you where to find these new wallscapes, and why Oregon State’s Ecampus was ranked among America’s best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Hats off to all our graduates! This year’s Commencement ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, in Reser Stadium. Learn more about the schedule of events, the Commencement speaker and how to prepare for a bustling weekend in Corvallis.

For the first time in 27 years, the Beavers hosted and defeated Utah in a home dual meet. Many Portland area student-athletes led the way, including Allie Church, Jasmin McKenzie and Kelsi Schaer. And they’re just getting started.

Jenny Conlee, keyboardist for the Portland band The Decemberists, has had an incredibly successful career in music since graduating from Oregon State in 1994. From touring the world with her band to creating music for documentaries and commercials, Conlee has done it all.

Help for your garden is as close as your radio with Oregon State gardening guru Weston Miller and his weekly show on XRAY-FM. Check it out, and watch for him on AM Northwest next month, too.

Enjoy a Friday evening at the Oregon Symphony on May 1, featuring Storm Large and a special performance by one of OSU’s very own student groups. Get a 20% discount on tickets with our special promo code.

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