Press Releases

Two gifts for the second academic building at OSU-Cascades in Bend increase the total funds raised to $6.9 million.
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.
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.
A new Food and Beverage Facility will be constructed for OSU’s Department of Food Science and Technology with help from the Tillamook County Creamery Association. The planned facility will include an automated, small-scale dairy manufacturing plant with space for innovative research, testing, and teaching.
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.
A $250,000 gift from Hydro Flask, a company that designs and manufactures insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks, will allow Oregon State University – Cascades to pursue the development of a bachelor’s degree program focused on outdoor products.