2017

 

At OSU the arts and sciences are intertwined. Videos introduce two students who love them both. All students on campus will benefit from an anticipated $60 million initiative to create a new Arts and Education Complex.
The OSU community honors the memory of Portland businessman Benjamin R. Whiteley ’51: College of Business alumnus, dedicated volunteer leader, and philanthropist.
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.
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.
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.
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.