SALEM, Ore. - Salem will take on a decidedly orange hue Thursday, April 20, for OSU Day at the Capitol as Beaver Nation assembles to meet with legislators on matters important to OSU and higher education in Oregon.
Those who plan to participate in the day's activities should register by April 12.
The event will allow OSU students, alumni, faculty and staff to highlight the impact that OSU has on the economy and people of the state. OSU has more than 164,000 alumni; serves the state through campuses in Corvallis, Bend and Newport; and maintains a presence in all 36 counties through the OSU Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station, and Forest Research Laboratory.
OSU supporters are invited to join students, alumni, faculty, staff and state government officials for a reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Galleria of the Oregon State Capitol building. As part of the reception, Benny Beaver will be on hand to pose for photos.
Earlier in the day, displays on OSU educational programs and research projects will be set up in the Galleria starting at 8 a.m. The OSU Meistersingers and String Quartet will offer an invocation on the House and Senate Floors, respectively.
The OSU ROTC Color Guard will post the colors in both chambers. OSU's College of Pharmacy will offer a Health Fair with blood pressure and blood glucose screenings with Pharm.D. students. The Café at the Capitol will offer a 10 percent discount for those wearing orange and black.
For more information about OSU Day at the Capitol, visit government.oregonstate.edu/osu-day-capitol.
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Karli Olsen, 541-737-4514