Archive for August, 2013

Tips for Reducing Waste on Game Days

Friday, August 30th, 2013

This weekend marks the return of football season – the first game being on Saturday, August 31 – and with it comes an opportunity to help further reduce waste! To help, we’ve compiled four easy ways you can be the best beaver fan:

Pack it in, pack it out: While tailgating, consider bringing trash and recyclables [...]

Oil Ex Tech: Local Business develops and sells home distillation system

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Oregon State University researchers develop microwave tool to sustainably extract essential oils

Oil ExTech, a company founded by engineers and retired HP employees David Hackleman (Ph.D.) and Bill Dean, offers a sustainable and cost-friendly way for the public to extract their own essential oils using a microwave extraction kit. The kits run at around $150 and [...]

New Opportunity to Win from Drive Less Connect!!!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Hello Corvallis! Don’t forget to check out Benton County’s August in Motion publication, which offers fun ways to stay active and enjoy our city this month.  You can find the publication here.
Oregon Cascades West Council of Government is offering special prizes at www.DriveLessConnect.com to encourage you to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus to the Corvallis [...]

3-Day OSUsed Store Clearance offers extended hours and special prices Aug. 21-23

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Come to the OSUsed Store’s special 3-Day Clearance public sale on Wednesday through Friday, August 21 through 23 at 12:00-4:00 pm each day.
In addition to offering these extended days and times, many specially marked in-store items will be 25 to 75% off!
The OSUsed Store is located at 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis (view on [...]

Sierra Club ranks Oregon State University 11th among the top ‘Cool Schools’ in America

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Earlier this week, The Sierra Club released it’s seventh annual “Cool School” rankings rating higher education universities on their sustainability and green practices on campus. For 2013, Oregon State University came in at 11th,  moving up 14 spaces from its previous spot at 24th in 2010. The rankings are based of a variety of sustainable [...]

Recycling/Surplus is hiring student staff!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Are you an OSU student looking for work? Join the recycling and surplus team!
Campus Recycling and Surplus Property are currently hiring approximately 5 student employees to assist with our operations, primarily working on recycling and surplus hauling.
Duties include recycling and surplus pick-ups, loading and unloading materials, sorting recyclables, pricing surplus items, etc.
We are offering 10-20 [...]

Terra Magazine: Summer 2013 Issue now online

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Oregon State University’s own Online Research Magazine publishes new Summer Issue.

This week,  Terra Magazine released it’s newest look into the research performed at OSU. Check out their website and learn about the groundbreaking good that our University is doing for the public! This issue includes feature articles on:

Michelle Fournet’s journey to Alaska’s Frederick Sound
Kristen Jones’ [...]