Oregon Productivity Center established.

Office of International Education established.

Enrollment: 17,689.

Population in Corvallis: 40,960; in Benton County: 68,211; in Oregon: 2,632,663.

The African Students' Association (ASA) began a three-year campaign to bring the issue of apartheid to the attention of the OSU and Corvallis community as well as the media. The ASA voiced its opposition to the OSU wrestling team's head coach's relationship to the South African Wrestling Federation.


LaSells Stewart Center, the largest private-gift project ever financed at an Oregon public college or university, completed.

Crop Science Building completed.

Human Performance Laboratory in the College of Physical Education established.

Warren Kronstad and his research team introduced Stephens Wheat. This soft white wheat is now the major variety grown in the Pacific Northwest.


OSU and Western Oregon State College established the only jointly administered School of Education in the United States. The two schools' joint degree program was established in 1953.

Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace established.

Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies established.

Biological Curation Building and Rabbit Research Labs completed.

The OSU Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award established.


All schools, except Education, changed names to colleges.

Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies established.

OSU Marine Science Center became the OSU Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Advanced Science and Technology Institute, a cooperative organization with the University of Oregon, founded.

Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology established.

Hinsdale Wave Research Lab completed.

The OSU D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award for distinguished service to the faculty established.

The first of OSU's Martin Luther King Jr annual celebrations celebrated. 


Carol Menken

Carol Menken competing for the Beavers, 1981

Warren Kronstad Harvesting Barley, 1976

Warren Kronstad harvesting barley, 1976