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Forestry Donors Support Global Learning Experiences
08-24-14

Enter the world of forestry through the gates of Oregon State University, and oh, the places you’ll go! read more...

Big Smiles Come from a Bigger Heart:
Retired Dentist Shows OSU Students the Magic Behind Helping Others
07-08-14

Retired dentist Ken Johnson loves to make people laugh, perform magic tricks, and make balloon animals, but his dedication to Oregon State University, the Corvallis community, and the world is no joke. read more...

Meyer Memorial Trust Grant to Aid Minority Student SuccessMeyer Memorial Trust Grant to Aid Minority Student Success
04-11-14

This fall Oregon State University is launching a two-year pilot program to improve the academic success of its growing population of minority students, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust. read more ...

Understanding Thermal Limits to Advance the Nuclear IndustryUnderstanding Thermal Limits to Advance the Nuclear Industry
02-10-14

You might call Jeff Luitjens an innate engineer. He’s always had a fascination for how things work, even going as far as taking apart the microwave as a child. "My mom wasn’t too happy when she came home," he said smiling. read more ...

Philanthropy Brings Home Lessons in OSU-Cascades Energy ProgramPhilanthropy Brings Home Lessons in OSU-Cascades Energy Program
12-13-13

For most of last year, graduate Justin Robles worked 15 to 20 hours a week on his senior capstone class. In this required course, teams of students design and implement a real-world engineering project, collect and analyze data, and formally present their research findings. read more ...

ARCS Foundation Builds Partnership to Advance ScienceARCS Foundation Builds Partnership to Advance Science
11-14-13

Two events this fall celebrated the growing partnership between Oregon State University and the Portland Chapter of the ARCS Foundation. One of the fastest-growing chapters of the national ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Sciences) organization, the Portland chapter supports doctoral students at OSU and Oregon Health and Science University who are doing cutting-edge research in science, engineering, and medicine. read more ...

Campaign Buildings Receive Statewide AwardCampaign Buildings Receive Statewide Award
11-08-13

The Hallie Ford Center and Joyce Collin Furman Hall at Oregon State University have been selected for 2013 DeMuro Awards for Excellence in Preservation, Reuse and Community Revitalization by Restore Oregon. These two buildings are among 27 major facility projects funded wholly or in part by donors in The Campaign for OSU. read more ...

McKennon Remembered for Lifelong LeadershipMcKennon Remembered for Lifelong Leadership
09-17-13

Keith McKennon left a permanent mark on Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation, leaders said following the passing of the Phoenix resident on September 14. A Lifetime Trustee, Mr. McKennon was 79. read more ...

Entrepreneurship Program Raises Student's SightsEntrepreneurship Program Raises Student's Sights
08-22-13

It isn't every college undergrad who gets to develop their own business in partnership with an NCAA football team. But then, it isn't every student who gets the benefits of OSU's Austin Entrepreneurship Program. read more ...

Joan AustinThrough Service, Philanthropy, Joan Austin Left OSU Legacy
06-06-13

One of Oregon State University’s most visionary and active volunteer leaders, Joan D. Austin made a permanent impact at OSU, leaders said June 5 in the wake of her overnight passing at age 81. read more ...

Peter JohnsonJohnsons engineer strong legacy with multi-faceted gifts
04-26-13

Raised on a small dairy farm in Oregon's Coast Range, Peter Johnson, '55, understands better than most the transformative power of higher education. He and his wife, Rosalie, also have done more than most to ensure that future Oregon Staters enjoy the same benefits. read more ...

Couple Helps Ensure Survival of Polk County 4-HArts gift promises dramatic change for college, university

An historic $5 million gift is expected to quickly and dramatically raise the profile of OSU's performing arts. Its deeper effect should be an across-the-board influx of support for the College of Liberal Arts. read more ...

Couple Helps Ensure Survival of Polk County 4-HCouple Ensures 4-H Always Thrives in Polk County

Longtime 4-H leadership volunteers Norbert and Eileen Hartmann, ’74, ’76, see to it that Polk County 4-H thrives for years to come with a planned estate gift. read more ...

Olive Britt FundFund Provides Care for Disabled Veteran’s Dog

The Olive Britt Fund provides hospital care for shelter animals and animals whose owners cannot pay for critical treatment. One recent beneficiary was Merlin, an assistance dog belonging to a Gulf War veteran. read more ...

Cheryl Lutz MillerInvestment in Parenting Education Offers Hope for Families

Cheryl Lutz Miller knows from personal experience the challenges faced by struggling families. The opportunity to attend Oregon State changed the vision and direction of her life. Today, she is one of the university's key partners, determined to help other families. read more ...

Nathan HinkleARCS Scholar Couple Explores All Things Radioactive - Voxel Crabs, Vegetation, Mars

Emily and Jarvis Caffrey are partners in more ways than one. The husband and wife duo are also research colleagues at Oregon State University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics (NERHP) and recent ARCS scholars. read more ...

Nathan HinklePresidential Scholars energize Oregon State

Do you know where your energy comes from? At OSU the student-run Sustainable Energy Initiative works to educate students and the broader community about the global energy crisis and promotes renewable energy research. read more ...

MagnussonNeuroscientist Rounds Out Healthy Aging Research Program

At age 54, Magnusson calls herself "an aging neuroscientist, in more ways than one." She studies how nutrients like zinc, lipoic acid, and vitamin D can keep brains healthy, preventing or repairing the declines that occur during aging in learning and memory ability. read more ...

AlejandraStudents Discover Opportunities in Newly Endowed Club

Of OSU's nearly 400 recognized student organizations, one repeatedly honored in recent years is MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), a student-run professional development group. As BioResource Research senior Alejandra Márquez Loza explains, MANRRS is far more than a social club. read more ...

GaulkeAlumni Couple Gives with Gratitude

Life has been good to OSU alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke. So when it came time to determine how they would share their good fortune, they chose the institutions that had been meaningful in their lives, and topping the list was Oregon State University. read more ...

Wheelchair BasketballClub nets Reeve grant for basketball wheelchairs

OSU's wheelchair basketball club team has scored a $3,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, allowing the team to purchase three additional sport wheelchairs. read more ...

AmsberryAn out-of-this-world research experience for an OSU Presidential Scholar

Although many OSU undergraduate students participate in research with real-world application, it’s a rare project that ends up being blasted into outer space. read more ...

Jim Welty, ’54Professor’s gift will support future faculty

A successful campaign program benefiting OSU faculty is off to a fresh start with a gift from a longtime faculty member. read more ...

Ron Coblantz, ’65Making it count: Business school grad pledges $3 million for scholarships

Ron Coblantz, ’65, was the first in his family to go to college. And even though he graduated, making the dean’s list as a senior, attending school was a constant financial struggle. To this day, he’s not sure how he found the money to get through four years of higher education. read more ...

Evan MilesPresidential Scholar alumnus wins elite Gates scholarship to Cambridge polar institute

A former Presidential Scholar and OSU's first Gates Cambridge Scholar, Evan Miles is headed for doctoral research in the Himalayas. read more ...

OSU Track and FieldTrack & Field facility sprouts up at OSU

Spring colors are blooming across the Willamette Valley. And at Oregon State University, a green field of synthetic turf has cropped up at OSU’s new track and field facility. read more ...

FerryA ferry tale ending

The story of a most unusual campaign gift has come to a happy conclusion. Lois Bates Acheson's $21 million estate gift supports the College of Veterinary Medicine. read more ...

Campaign gifts transforming campus brick by brick

Oregon State University is experiencing its greatest construction boom in history, with support from contributors to The Campaign for OSU. read more ...

Honors College guides student to OSU

Flexible-use gifts to the University Honors College are helping OSU attract high-achieving students like Mallary Paoli from across the United States. read more ...

Scholarships allow varied gifts to blossom

University Honors College junior Hannah O’Leary combines her love of art and photography with her interest in horticulture. Scholarships are helping her pursue a double major. read more ...

Campaign supports sustainability innovation

By supporting professors like Jason Ideker, campaign gifts leveraging the Provost's Faculty Match Program are helping to make OSU a leader in sustainability innovation. read more ...

New endowment gives forensics club reason to shout

Former OSU administrator Milosh Popovich '39 has made a gift creating an endowment for the forensics club. The gift recognizes his late wife, Jeanne '41, who was a standout performer in speech and debate. read more ...

Endowed chair leads development of wood composites

With help from the OSU Venture Development Fund, College of Forestry professor Fred Kamke is developing technologies that compress soft wood into a product that's twice as strong as Douglas fir. read more ...

Flexible-use gifts open gateway to the world

Gifts to flexible-use funds at OSU make life-changing opportunities possible for students like Michael Yee. He'll be graduating this spring with experiences in three Asian countries. read more ...

An historic moment for an amazing university

On Oct. 22, 2010, university leaders announced that donor gifts had pushed The Campaign for OSU past its original $625 million goal. The campaign will run through 2013 with a new goal of $850 million. read more ...

Gift to endow faculty positions builds a stronger future

A gift from Lee and Connie Kearney creating two faculty endowments in the College of Engineering will support teaching and research with a global impact. read more ...

 

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