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OSU150 Land Grant Festival Kickoff

September 19 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us in celebrating OSU’s 150th anniversary!
See exhibits from:

  • OSU Extension
  • Moore Family Center – try out the smoothie bicycle!
  • TEAM Oregon – learn about motorcycle safety training.
  • College of Education
  • Master Naturalist Program
  • Bee Research Program
  • Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • Check out the long history of online learning
  • Did you know that OSU has helped sustain 150 species?

Before 1862, higher education was a privilege for the wealthy, patterned after the European class system. A college education was generally available if you were wealthy, white, and male. You would study Latin, literature, law, or the classics at a private school. Education of the working class was left to guilds, where tradesmen instructed apprentices, or to seminaries, where clergymen taught religious novices. In the young United States, a few well-educated planters studied scientific agriculture, but generally it was the pioneering yeoman farmers who tilled the soil in the same way their grandfathers had back in the old country.

During this kickoff you will learn about the three-part mission of learning, discovery, and engagement, and why being a land-grant university gives our work a sense of purpose and makes a meaningful contribution to society.

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Land Grant Festival running October 1 through 17. Learning, discovery and service to all people will always drive us to make our world better.  Learn more at OSU150.org.

For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu

Event page: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/osu150-land-grant-festival/festival-event/land-grant-festival-kickoff

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/457886828030561/


September 19
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Shelly Signs


Memorial Union Quad, Oregon State University
2501 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, 97331
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