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Matthew Miller, a senior fisheries and wildlife science major at Oregon State University, sits in front of Weatherford Hall on March 10. OSU seniors will be able to attend commencement ceremony on June 12 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis, Ore. campus or at the Oval Green on the Bend, Ore. campus.

OSU to host in-person graduation Commencement in June for first time in two years

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
April 14, 2022

In June, Oregon State University’s campuses will host their Commencement ceremonies in person for the first time in more than two years. OSU’s Corvallis, Ore. campus will hold its 153rd Commencement...

Portrait of Erika McCalpine, the Executive Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, in her office at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. McCalpine is the first person from OSU-Cascades elected to lead the faculty senate and started her presidency in 2022.

‘Stalwart leader’ of diversity elected OSU’s first Black woman faculty president

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
February 21, 2022

Professor Erika McCalpine has assumed her role as the first Black woman president of the Oregon State University Faculty Senate, representing the first OSU-Cascades faculty member to hold this position.  McCalpine...

This illustration depicts celebrations of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated all over the globe. This Year of the Tiger collection features decorations and treats from several various countries.

Lunar New Year is celebrated with a ‘wholesome festival’

Ashton McCracken , News Contributor
February 1, 2022

The Lunar New Year is a festival recognized by many East Asian countries. At Oregon State University, Asian students and organizations celebrate with family and unique traditions, including some COVID-19...

Oregon State University students working at the Student Experience Center on Jan. 6 organize containers for COVID-19 testing. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 6,972 tests were administered and 785 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported at OSU.

Oregon State University positive COVID-19 cases spike, classes remain in person

Patience Womack, News Contributor
January 11, 2022

Oregon State University reported 785 positive cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, out of 6,972 tests administered in that timeframe.  For the week of Dec. 6 to 12, the last week of fall term,...

This illustration depicts an OSU-Cascades student who writes out their worries and feelings about the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

OSU-Cascades community urged to purchase student anthology about COVID-19 experiences

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
January 8, 2022

Oregon State University – Cascades students emphasize the importance of gaining perspective surrounding the various hardships college students continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Jenna...

Located in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, this collection of pictures on Nov. 2 includes the images of African Americans who have been nationally influential in the Civil Rights movement. In the Reckoning with Race and Racism in America presentation on Nov. 3, Oregonians will be encouraged to create a fair and equal opportunity community for minorities.

OSU-Cascades to host presentation on racism, aims to educate OSU community

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
November 2, 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades will host a presentation on Nov. 3 featuring guest speaker and civil rights activist Michael Eric Dyson. Faculty members encourage students to attend and participate in...

Students eat, study and gather together in the Memorial Union lounge on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus on Oct. 8. With higher enrollment numbers among the general student population as well as students of color, study spots such as the MU are often crowded.

OSU continues to grow student population and diversity

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 17, 2021

Oregon State University’s student population has reached record high numbers entering the new school year in both the size and diversity of students attending.  The unofficial count of students across...

An illustration of some of what Bend, Ore. has to offer its Oregon State Cascades students. After seven terms of remote teaching and learning, the OSU Cascades campus is looking forward to welcoming back in person studies.

OSU-Cascades START orientation sessions remain virtual

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
August 2, 2021

Oregon State University’s Cascades campus has begun onboarding students through their virtual START programs in anticipation for a mostly traditional college experience starting this fall.After more...

Construction Project Manager, Jarrod Penttila, standing in front of the new Ed Ray Hall building currently under construction at OSU-Cascades. This building is planned to be finished and ready by fall term 2021. 

OSU-Cascades’s Ed Ray Hall opening this fall, campus expansion on track

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
July 26, 2021

As the Oregon State University-Cascades community returns to in-person instruction this fall, students can anticipate taking classes in the new Ed Ray Hall academic building on the Bend, Ore. campus.Since...

Pictured is Taha Elwefati, president of the Associated Students of Cascades Campus. The ASCC and students were involved in the legislative process that allowed for funding for a new Student Success Center to be approved for the Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades receives funding for Student Success Center

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
July 18, 2021

After more than two years of lobbying, the Oregon State Legislature approved $13.8 million in state-backed bonds to construct a Student Success Center on Oregon State University’s Cascades campus.First...

A photo illustration of a graduating student opening up Zoom to view the 2021 Commencement ceremony. While more students and Corvallis, Ore. residents are getting vaccinated, the school believes it is best that the graduation ceremony for both campuses be held virtually. Each student eligible for graduation will have a slide that will be shown on the screen during the ceremony. If the student turned in a slide before May 15, it will have a picture they have uploaded along with a quote/message in under 120 characters. 

Oregon State’s 2021 Commencement ceremony to be different than years prior

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

As the school year draws to a formal close, Oregon State University’s Commencement weekend will be a different experience than prior years for graduates, their families and faculty.Commencement weekend...

Steve Pitman, director of facilities and operations at OSU-Cascades, discusses long-range development net zero energy, water and waste goals of the Bend, Ore. campus and what his staff are currently doing to promote sustainability at OSU-Cascades.

OSU-Cascades sustainability, net zero goals prominent in its future

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
May 11, 2021

As the current presidential administration under President Joe Biden unveils its national climate plan, OSU-Cascades is addressing its own sustainability and net zero goals through both immediate and long-term...

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