Tag Archives: OSU-Cascades

Editorial: Growing enrollment shows value of OSU-Cascades

In an otherwise gloomy report on enrollment at Oregon’s public universities, Oregon State, and particularly its Cascades campus, stands out. It’s actually seen enrollment grow at a time when its sister schools are faced with a declining number of students. That’s true both of four-year universities and schools in the state’s community college system. Source: […]
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OSU-Cascades is younger, more diverse due to largest-ever first-year class

Official enrollment numbers show 23 percent of first-year students are people of color. Oregon State University-­Cascades’ current first-year and transfer student populations are officially the young university’s largest to date, and the former group is making the campus both younger and more diverse. The college welcomed 113 first-year students this fall, a 32 percent increase […]
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OSU-Cascades welcomes largest first-year class to date

Out-of-state students, strong word-of-mouth boost first-year population by about 40 percent, officials say. After moving into their dorm rooms Sunday, first-year students were scattered throughout Oregon State University-Cascades’ Bend campus Monday afternoon, neon-orange lanyards hanging from their necks. Source: OSU-Cascades welcomes largest first-year class to date

Bend Science Station opens in new, bigger location

The $1.8 million eco-friendly building, on OSU-Cascades’ campus, has three labs. At 9 a.m. Monday, fifth-graders were buzzing with chatter in front of Bend Science Station’s brand-new building. Co-founder Lisa Bermudez asked the students to raise their hands if they remembered the group’s old location at Central Oregon Community College, and most did. “Well, this […]
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Colleges increase focus on mental health

Transition from home to adulthood is stressful. With the start of college begins a period of transition. Students must learn how to prioritize their responsibilities, manage their time and care for themselves on their own. Such changes can be enormously stressful. “In terms of the college population in particular, we know that transition to adulthood […]
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OSU-Cascades wants to produce as much energy as it uses

Bend campus has ‘Net Zero’ plan for campus expansion. Having an entire college campus produce as much energy as it uses may sound like a Herculean task, but engineers and design experts at Oregon State University-Cascades have a detailed plan of how to meet that goal. The university is calling its plan Net Zero, and […]
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OSU-Cascades’ online nursing program approved by OSU trustees

Further approval needed before program could start in fall 2019. Fewer nurses in Central Oregon have a bachelor’s degree in nursing than the rest of the state, but Oregon State University-Cascades is pushing for an online degree program to help the region catch up. The two-year-program would allow licensed registered nurses to earn a bachelor […]
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Bend professor awarded $2 million for drinking water project

Drinking-water project is awarded $2 million, the most in campus history. An Oregon State University-Cascades professor was recently awarded a $2 million federal grant to create a portable, solar-powered device that can roll up to an ocean shore and turn salt water into drinkable water. The U.S. Department of Energy grant, the largest award in […]
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OSU-Cascades Gets State Bond

The university beat its goal of raising $10 million from private donors. Oregon State University-Cascades will be growing. The university announced June 28 it received over $10 million in private gifts, exceeding the philanthropic match required for state bond money for the next academic building on the Bend campus. Source: OSU-Cascades Gets State Bond | […]
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OSU-Cascades raises $10 million for new building

Second academic building will house research. Oregon State University-Cascades raised $10 million toward a second academic building on its Bend campus, fulfilling a promise to state lawmakers who approved $39 million in bonds, the university announced Thursday. The building, which has not yet been named, will provide more research space with room for growth in campus […]
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