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September 22, 2009

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OSU researchers hit $252M in funding
Powered by Orange buttonOregon State University officials said Monday its researchers landed more than $252 million in external funding during the 2008-09 school year. The figure is a school record, said Ed Ray, the school's president. Excluding Oregon Health & Science University - which picks up more than $300 million in medical research funds yearly - Oregon State collects more research money than any other state school. ... The school also expects that its Campaign for OSU, a private fundraising effort, will raise another $80 million to $90 million this year, allowing it to surpass the $625 million mark overall. ... The school is also launching a branding program, called "Powered by Orange," to tout its achievements statewide.
Also:
• OSU announces licensing agreement with Intel
• OSU surpasses quarter-billion in research funding, logs record contributions to Oregon
• "Powered by Orange" home page

Killer's guilty plea brings family closure
Brooke Wilberger's mother stood composed before a packed room of reporters on Monday and said she was grateful that her daughter's killer finally provided investigators with information that gives her family some measure of closure more than five years after the teen vanished. Veneta resident Cammy Wilberger's unruffled statement came just hours after the killer - Joel Patrick Courtney - pleaded guilty in a Marion County courtroom to murdering Brooke Wilberger in May 2004 after abducting the 19-year-old college student from a Corvallis parking lot at knifepoint. A judge sentenced Courtney, 43, to life in prison with no chance of ever being released.
Also:
• Wilberger's remains recovered; Courtney pleads guilty to murder
• Editorial: Some questions, we can never answer

Baseball's Pat and Susan Casey to receive prestigious Nell and John Wooden award
Oregon State head baseball coach Pat Casey and his wife, Susan, have been selected to receive the 2009 Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award from the World Sport Humanitarian Hall Of Fame. The annual award honors a coach and spouse who have made exceptional contributions to their players' lives and in the community.

Western employers plan to hire 36.8 percent fewer 2010 college grads
In the West, Midwest and Southeast, employers expect to shrink hiring. The worst decrease is in the West, where employers plan to decrease hiring of class of 2010 graduates by 36.8 percent. In comparison, the reduction is 9.9 percent in the Southeast and 3.2 percent in the Midwest. Only in the Northeast do employers anticipate boosting their hiring of 2010 grads - by 5.6 percent, the survey found.
MORE NEWS

• Zinc deficiency damages DNA
• Zinc deficiencies a global concern
• Former POW: You learn to live with it
• Americans turn to backyard chickens for food, security
• Northwestern United States could face more tamarisk invasion by century's end
• Blaze closes Tommy's Bar and Grill
• Crabbers forge unique partnership with scientists
• OSU and Heartland team up on pet adoptions
• New pest triggers concerns
• Keizer resident lists parks' plants
• Cheaper, better eyeglasses, thanks to nanotechnology
• Congress moves to revise student loan system
• Kiwifruit is a hit in Oregon orchards, yards
• Climate change could mean more tamarisk in Oregon
• Brush with disaster brings perspective to prescribed burns
• A turtle? A tortoise? Hard to tell. But object at coast is important, scientists say
• OSU education professor looks at attitudes toward Mexican American students
• Grower of the Year
• Address the causes of toxic algae
• OSU Formula SAE racing team has banner year
• New ag dean thinks outside the box
• Get ready for it
• Sea salt or table salt: Which is healthier?
MORE SPORTS

FOOTBALL
• Beavers stay on course even with setback against Cincinnati
• Canfield continues to get the call as Beavers' starter
• Tough to pin all the blame on Sean Canfield
• OSU NOTES: Wildcats also coming off close loss
• Pike, 'Cats too much for OSU
• High-octane Cincinnati to test Beavers
• Day after thoughts on OSU-Cincinnati, and this Canfield-Moevao thing
• Oregon State a 2-3 point underdog - at home - to Arizona? Were the Beavers that bad vs. Cincinnati?
• Prep star Giovanni Bernard's visit demonstrates how recruiting is changing at Oregon State
• Kjos, Adeniji kill time on motorcycles
• Getting to know OSU's Tim Clark
• Kahut provides theatrics

WOMEN'S SOCCER

• Oregon State women keep soccer win streak alive
• OSU women's soccer tops Dartmouth

MEN'S SOCCER
• Men's soccer falls to Seattle in overtime, 1-0

VOLLEYBALL
• Rourke and Sawatzky lead beavers to sweep of Marquette
• Rourke named Pac-10 volleyball Player of the Week
• Volleyball hands No. 6 Michigan first loss of season in sweeping fashion

BASKETBALL
• Basketball season tickets available to purchase online on Monday

WOMEN'S GOLF

• Women's Golf set to open season at Washington State
Of interest to OSU alumni and other friends
 
Football fans: Join alumni tailgaters at all home and most away games!
Tailgater logoThe OSU Alumni Association has scheduled tailgaters before EVERY home football game this year and will host away tailgaters before the Arizona State, USC and California games. Tailgaters generally begin 3 hours before kickoff (check here for updates), and are open to the public. Entertainment is included and surprise guests have been known to appear. (This season's Las Vegas tailgater featured an "Elvis-off" between an Elvis impersonator and Benny Beaver as Elvis.) Food, beverages and Beaver gear are available for sale. OSUAA members receive discounted or free admission. Pre-registration is sometimes required; check here for more information.

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