In the News – Archive

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Dec. 17, 2013: Software and engineering enrollment spikes at Oregon universities (Universities News)

Nov. 25, 2013: MOOCs could be a sea change (The Register-Guard)

Nov. 25, 2013: Online classes require new quality controls (The Register-Guard)

Nov. 25, 2013: Oregon universities follow different courses into the e-future (The Register-Guard; see also Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Oct. 2, 2013: Going to college online popular at OSU (News Radio KEX 1190 Portland)

Oct. 1, 2013: Click your way towards a college degree (Portland Family)

July 14, 2013: Oregon State University focused on expanding Ecampus (

July 3, 2013: Ecampus provides alternative course experience (The Daily Barometer)

June 13, 2013: Graduates are a distinct example of OSU's global impact (Oregon State Ecampus)

June 10, 2013: History in the making (OSU College of Liberal Arts)

May 22, 2013: Online and face-to-face: Active learning combines technology and teamwork (Terra)

April 5, 2013: Ecampus adapts OSU courses (The Daily Barometer)

March 29, 2013: Educational partnership offers seamless link to future (Klamath Falls Herald and News)

March 15, 2013: WAHS alum earns honor (Albany Democrat-Herald)

March 4, 2013: Once homeless and a teen mom, OSU grad named nation's outstanding adult degree-earner (The Oregonian; see also Albany Tribune)

March 1, 2013: Colleges shred business plans (Portland Business Journal)

Feb. 21, 2013: OSU to offer online class on industrial hemp (KMTR-TV; see also The Daily Barometer)

Feb. 8, 2013: Oregon State's Ecampus named eighth best in the nation (Corvallis Gazette-Times; see also Portland Business Journal)

Feb. 7, 2013: Oregon State's online degrees program rated in the nation's top 10 (The Oregonian; see also OSU News & Communications)

January 2013: Tenacious Tech | Ecampus graduate Kate Brinkley (G.I. Jobs Magazine)


Dec. 19, 2012: Accelerated computer science bachelor's designed to pair with other degrees, expand opportunities (

Dec. 14, 2012: The Price of success (Oregon Stater alumni magazine, Winter 2013)

Dec. 3, 2012: Against all odds, OSU Ecampus alumna offers brighter future to her kids (

Dec. 2, 2012: 'Learning differently': OSU's Ecampus grows (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Nov. 8, 2012: Continents apart, students turn thirst for learning into dynamic friendship (OSU Ecampus; see also, Meet the 'Dynamic Beaver Chicks', OSU College of Education)

Nov. 8, 2012: OSU president envisions statewide impact from new counseling program (OSU Ecampus)

Oct. 10, 2012: Alum wins award on heels of encounter with first lady (OSU Ecampus)

Sept. 17, 2012: G.I. Jobs magazine ranks Ecampus among nation's Military Friendly Schools (OSU News & Communication)

Sept. 10, 2012: Oregon State program welcomes major exploration (

July 17, 2012: OSU's latest online program is a remedy for public health workforce issues (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

June 14, 2012: New record of OSU online graduates (KEZI-TV Eugene)

June 14, 2012: Online OSU students graduate in record numbers (OSU News & Communication)

June 13, 2012: Online German degree bridges distance gap with ample face-to-face time (Houston Chronicle; see also Corvallis Gazette-Times)

June 12, 2012: Fisheries prof nabs national honor for teaching excellence (LIFE@OSU)

May 31, 2012: OSU's Lisa Templeton appointed as chair of UPCEA's management and innovation team 

April 27, 2012: OSU is in touch online (Portland Business Journal)

April 11, 2012: New online computer science degree amplifies career opportunities (The Boston Globe; see also OSU News & Communication)

Feb. 26, 2012: OSU's cutting Edge (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Feb. 24, 2012: New summer academy grants access to OSU's natural resources prestige (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan. 31, 2012: OSU Ecampus ranked ninth in nation for distance education (OSU News & Communication; see also Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Jan. 25, 2012: OSU professor pushes her limits on 'Amazing Race' (LIFE@OSU; see also Albany Democrat-Herald)

Jan. 11, 2012: Program lets fisheries and wildlife professionals pursue a master's online (San Diego Union-Tribune via PR Web)

Jan. 9, 2012: OSU online fisheries & wildlife bachelor's degree enrollment surges (KEZI-TV Eugene; see also OSU News & Communication)


Dec. 7, 2011: Local mom awarded for academic achievement (KDLT-TV Sioux Falls, S.D.; also see related feature on

Sept. 22, 2011: Ecampus honored for commitment to military students (OSU News & Communication)

June 22, 2011: New degree program developed to analyze, impact environmental issues (OSU News & Communication)

June 11, 2011: OSU e-grads: Beavers from coast-to-coast (KVAL-TV Eugene)

June 11, 2011: Record number of OSU students graduate via online degree programs (Education News)

June 6, 2011: New approach to sociology possible in online program (OSU News & Communication)

May 26, 2011: Instructor gets up close and personal with new batch of online Hebrew courses (Digital Journal; also in the The Jewish Review)

April 6, 2011: Ecampus ranked 18th in the nation (, and also in LIFE@OSU and Corvallis Gazette-Times)


Jan. 29, 2010: OSU 'Ecampus' continues rapid growth, thanks to new programs(Also in The Daily Barometer and OSU News and Communication)

Dec. 17, 2009: Reinventing wildlife education to meet the needs of today's students (The Wildlife Professional)

Sept. 7, 2009: Learning Chemistry Online: Despite a slow start, distance learning is gaining ground in chemistry education (Chemical & Engineering News)

Sept. 1, 2009: OSU offers online courses for gardening (Corvallis Gazette-Times; also in the Albany Democrat-Herald)

Aug. 25, 2009: Age Masters: Web-based program ffers training in Mastery of Aging Well (Medford Mail Tribune; also in Northwest Cable News)

July 21, 2009: Offline education (Opinion piece in Portland State University's student newspaper, The Daily Vanguard, gives OSU Ecampus kudos for our expansive online course and degree offerings.)

July 10, 2009: Need for speed: Students seek accelerated courses (Portland Business Journal)

June 5, 2009: Ecampus online degree graduates top 150 for 2009 (Also in the Corvallis Gazette-Times and OSU News and Communication)

March 30, 2009: OSU Extended Campus honored with awards for Ecampus and Summer Session marketing efforts

Feb. 24, 2009: New online wood-based composite course series to provide easier access for industry professionals

Feb. 5, 2009: Bringing the digital world to the classroom (LIFE@OSU)


Dec. 3, 2008: OSU Ecampus Launches Spanish Language Version of Online Course for Nursery Growers (OSU News and Communication, Corvallis Gazette Times and Capital Press: The West's Ag Website)

Nov. 12, 2008: OSU Extended Campus delivers record 51,000 student credit hours in 2007-08 - OSU Annual Campus Report (See #3 on list)

Sept. 19, 2008: Ecampus instructor Kevin Ahern among award winners at University Day 2008, named Beaver Champion (OSU News and Communication)

July 10, 2008: Ecampus expands online business course offerings (Also on OSU News and Communication and OSU College of Business News)

June 30, 2008: Summer session numbers heat up (Corvallis Gazette Times)

June 24, 2008: Ecampus graduates leave mark at Commencement 2008 (Ecampus Student Profiles)

June 13, 2008: OSU Ecampus To Offer OSU Extension's Master Gardener Course Online (OSU News and Communication)

June 4, 2008: Ecampus graduate Colby Mangini featured in OSU News and Communication release: OSU to Graduate Largest Class, Honor Displaced WWII-era Students

June 4, 2008: Ecampus welcomes record-breaking numbers at graduation reception

May 8, 2008: Ecampus leaps ahead with firsts (The Daily Barometer)

April 22, 2008: OSU to Present Play by Former NEA Chairman; Noted Actor Stiers Joins Cast - Release announcing musical, "SPIN." Music written by Ecampus instructor Sila Cevikce Shaman. (OSU News and Communication)

April 10, 2008: OSU Ecampus Launches Online Course to Combat Phytophthora Plant Disease in Nurseries

March 16, 2008: Learn On Insert: More colleges, students embrace online learning (The Oregonian)

March 5, 2008: New Online/On-Site Counseling Doctorate Perfect Combo for Working Professionals

Feb. 19, 2008: OSU Spreading Natural Resources Nationwide Through Online Consortium

Feb. 18, 2008: Getting a degree switches servers (The Daily Barometer)

Jan. 4, 2008: Oregon State University Homepage Headline News In the Spotlight -Teaching From Experience: OSU student teachers in Portland and Salem immerse themselves in the communities where they teach


Nov. 29, 2007: Ecampus Instructors Honored - Wright named professor of year (Corvallis Gazette-Times) and OSU instructor wins mentor award (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Nov. 21, 2007: OSU Extended Campus Reports Significant Online Degree Enrollment Increase (also on KVAL CBS 13 Eugene, OSU News and Communication and OSU Today)

Oct. 1, 2007: Student Spotlight: Teacher's Pet PDF (GI Jobs)

Sept. 28, 2007: Off-campus students take advantage of online courses(The Daily Barometer)

Sept. 18, 2007: Accredited Online Colleges & Universities(BellaOnline)

Aug. 14, 2007: OSU Extended Campus Associate Dean Wins Leadership Position (also in OSU News and Communication, OSU Today and Corvallis Gazette-Times)

July 25, 2007: Distance MAT program trains future teachers in diversity through community involvement (also in OSU News and Communication)

July 19, 2007: Extended Campus Courses Help Siletz Academy Students Graduate (also in Newport News-Times)

July 12, 2007: 2007 Ecampus graduates largest class to date (also inCorvallis Gazette-Times)

June 28, 2007: Ecampus gives high schoolers taste of college in summer program (also onKVAL-TV Eugene)

April 25, 2007: Extended Campus, Former Dean Honored with National Awards

April 9, 2007: New Alignment Brings OSU Extension, Extended Campus Closer Together

March 23, 2007: "A Taste of College" registration opens for the two-week summer program (also in Bend Weekly)

Feb. 13, 2007: Graduate programs in education offered in Portland, Salem areas


Nov. 29, 2006: Ecampus Dean honored at retirement party

Nov. 15, 2006: OSU/Ecampus professor Bob Dziak travels to Antarctica to study earthquakes and whales (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Sept. 6, 2006: Ecampus plays role in reopening of high school in Siletz, Oregon (Newport News-Times)

July 10, 2006: Ecampus Dean Bill McCaughan announces his retirement, effective at the end of 2006

June 27, 2006: New OSU course in human resource training for pharmacists now offered online through Ecampus

May 30, 2006: Summer Session offers marine biology course series at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport (also in the Lincoln City News Guard)

April 5, 2006: Sustainability/resource management program offered this summer in Wallowa County, OR

March 21, 2006: Extended Campus P-12 Outreach offers "A Taste of College" for high school students

Feb. 15, 2006: Siletz Valley School and Extended Campus partnership explained (The Newport News-Times)

Feb. 15, 2006: OSU K-12 Online signs agreement with the Siletz Valley Early College Academy

Jan. 25, 2006: Accreditation is received for OSU K-12 Online program

January 2006: Summer Session offers many learning opportunities


December 2005: Ecampus instructors link international students online

December 2005: OSU offers short, online courses for upgrading skills

Oct. 28, 2005: K-12 Online part of new program to assist middle school students

July 20, 2005: Health Care Administration program starts again fall 2005 in Central and Western Oregon

April 6, 2005: OSU Nuclear Engineering program rated 9th in the nation

March 31, 2005: Ecampus receives grant to offer special programs to high school students

March 17, 2005: Extended Campus wins six national marketing awards

March 16, 2005: Summer Session students can take courses at the Oregon Coast

Feb. 24, 2005: Ecampus graduate selected as National Outstanding Continuing Education Student for 2005