Press Releases / Features


Two gifts for the second academic building at OSU-Cascades in Bend increase the total funds raised to $6.9 million.
In the 1940s, when Richard Hatchard was studying civil engineering at Oregon State, smog obscured Portlanders’ view of Mount Hood two-thirds of the time. We have Richard to thank for helping to clear the air.
Dachshunds are little dogs with big personalities. And tiny as she was, a rescue dog named Maude created a big legacy at OSU – one that lives on through an endowed scholarship for veterinary medicine students with interest in shelter medicine.
Oregon State University has announced plans for a new arts and education complex on the Corvallis campus. The initiative will expand and enhance the LaSells Stewart Center, bringing together music, theater, digital communications programs and the visual arts to form a center of creativity infused with science and technology.
Beaver Nation’s response was overwhelming this winter when invited to help create an OSU Baseball Hall of Fame at Goss Stadium. Donors met the initial goal of $50,000 in just eight days, ultimately doubling this amount to fully fund the project.
Students at Oregon State spend an average of almost $2,000 per year on textbooks. Support from the OSU Women’s Giving Circle is bringing those costs down. Leveraging $40,000 in grants, an innovative library program found ways to save students more than $1.3 million.
An elementary education degree from OSU led Betty Hutchinson Flad ’67 to a fulfilling teaching career in the Beaverton School District. Now she’s investing in future generations of teachers.
Over 100 donors made gifts to help OSU become the first Pac-12 school to sequence their mascot’s DNA. Undergraduate students working with the Beaver Genome Project are starting to chew over the data.
Longing for connection with his autistic younger brother, Alex Dassise created a fun way to combine music with physical activity. His new business aims to help other families nationwide.
The largest gift commitment ever made to Oregon State University – Cascades will help expand the Bend campus, allowing it to serve more students.
Constance French has joined the Oregon State University Foundation as Vice President for Principal Gifts, effective February 13.
At his 2017 State of the University address in Portland, OSU President Ed Ray called on the Oregon Legislature to change course and make state funding for higher education a priority. He announced that the OSU Foundation had committed to raise $150 million to support Oregon State’s Student Success Initiative.
Choosing to go to college wasn’t easy for Liz and Rich Grotsky. But at the end of 2016, both were finished with their degrees at OSU-Cascades. And along the way, a nonprofit called Empowering Youth Bicycle Program started to roll.
Candalynn Johnson’s journey to OSU had to cover two separate distances. The first was simply miles, but the second was much farther: a journey away from poverty and toward a future of smoothing the path for others.
“If the hazelnut industry is going to thrive here in Oregon, we have to think ahead. That’s where OSU is critical. Oregon State has the agricultural college. Simply, they’re the best at what Linda and I want to see done.”
On Sept. 23 the OSU community will celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the new home of the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The building honors the legacy of longtime College of Engineering supporters Peter and Rosalie Johnson.
Oregon State University – Cascades has received a gift from a leading Oregon hotelier family for an endowed faculty scholar position within the university’s recently launched hospitality management program. This is the second endowed faculty position at the OSU campus in Bend.
Picture a competitive surfer. Now be honest: You didn’t picture an Oregonian, right? And not the high-achieving recipient of OSU’s most prestigious merit scholarship.
Winners of a national social venture competition, College of Business juniors Steven Miller and Moriah Shay are striving to spark creativity in youth with their mobile makerspace, thanks to support from the college and the OSU Women's Giving Circle.
With help from CREATE Oregon State and the OSU Women’s Giving Circle, 13 student-athletes went to the Dominican Republic this June through Beavers without Borders. In a video, photos, and Q/A, football long snapper Connor Kelsey shares highlights from the eye-opening service-learning experience.
A new OSU scholarship is taking a unique approach to solving a problem all universities face - freshman-to-sophomore retention - by looking at a student's potential instead of academic performance. The inaugural class of High Promise Scholarship recipients were honored at a celebration in May.