Oregon State University's marching band, under the direction of James Douglass, makes its 1970 debut. They presented a variety of lively selections including "Can Can," "Football Hero," and "Born Free."
OSU’s Trysting Tree was a popular gathering spot on campus that dates back almost to the university’s origins as Oregon Agricultural College. The nickname evolved around 1900 when President Thomas Gatch admonished two students who were regularly meeting there for romantic purposes. The original gray poplar had to be removed in 1987 due to advanced disease, but prior to that cuttings from it had been used to establish a replacement tree which is located near present day Furman Hall.
Novelist Bernard Malamud was an English professor at Oregon State College from 1949 to 1961. During this time he wrote three novels: The Natural (1952), The Assistant (1957), and A New Life (1961) as well as a collection of short stories, The Magic Barrel (1959) for which he received the National Book Award. He was presented OSU's Distinguished Service Award in 1969.
Jessup earned a BFA in graphic design at OSU in 1976. After receiving an MFA from Stanford in 1978, he worked for Korty Films, Lucasfilm, and Industrial Light and Magic. While at ILM, he received an Academy Award for special effects work on the film Innerspace and a nomination for Hook. In 1996 he joined Pixar, where he worked on many of successful films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Ratatouille. For the latter he received an ANNIE award for Production Design in an Animated Feature.