Today in the News Media
Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.
Heat-related worker trauma on the rise (Oregon Business Magazine)
Oregon farm and construction workers are much more likely to get hurt on the job during high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, according to a new study from Oregon State. (see also KTVZ, Farm Progress)
A dog who loves boxes. A cat who loves socks. Why are pets so weird? (Washington Post)
Cats, on the other hand, almost always bury their waste. “They are covering their tracks,” says Monique Udell, director of the Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab. “This could be the modern-day version of keeping a low profile.”
Computer science's challenges, as seen by its pioneers (Inside Higher Ed)
“We’re seen as a bunch of geeks who provide the raw materials for them but not necessarily as equal players,” said Cherri Pancake, past Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) president and professor emeritus at Oregon State University. “What we really need to bring to the table is not our software or our tools but our fundamentally different way of looking at problems and coming to solutions.”
Researching beer at college sounds like something that’s done at a campus bar. But Oregon State University has a brewery that’s raising a glass to discovering innovations in the beer world.
As the investigation continues in the hit-and-run crash involving an Oregon State University student, the Corvallis Police Department on Thursday released photos of the suspect vehicle.
Marching band: Doug Brusa with the OSU Foundation provided this photo of the OSU marching band looking great on the field at Providence Park Sept. 17, before the Beavers 40-point victory over Montana State. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].
Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering how to grab students’ attention as soon as they enter your class? How to prompt them to reflect on their learning before they leave? Openings and closings matter: Join CTL for a 20-minute discussion about making the first and last minutes of class more effective. Register for the CTL Sparkshop (Zoom) on Friday, Oct. 14 at noon.
Newport booster clinic: OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will be hosting a COVID-19 booster clinic Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room. Pfizer bivalent boosters will be available for those 12 and older while supplies last. Boosters are free and no ID or insurance is required. Please bring your CDC vaccination card. A limited number of flu shots will also be available. For more information, please visit the Beaver Booster website.
Music à la Carte: Oregon Symphony Bassoon Trio. Join us for a casual, lunchtime recital in the Memorial Union Lounge, featuring a program from members of the Oregon Symphony: Carin Miller, Vincent Igusa and Kai Rock. This bassoon trio will perform a program varying from Grandos Walzes to Lowell Shaw Tripperies. Sept. 30 at noon. Free, open to all.
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.
Anthropology Lecture Series — Kirsten Hextrum, “The Tyranny of Athletic Merit: Privilege and Power in College Admissions.” Hextrum is an assistant professor in the OSU School of Language, Culture and Society. The lecture is free and open to OSU faculty and students. Sept. 30 at noon. In person at Strand Hall 211. Also available via Zoom Meeting ID: 985 0100 2019.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Healthy Oregon Project – current research and future opportunities” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Jackie Shannon, professor at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.
Literary Northwest Series: Sindya Bhanoo. The School of Writing, Literature and Film begins fall term with the first speaker in the Literary Northwest Series. Fiction writer and OSU assistant professor Sindya Bhanoo, author of the story collections, “Seeking Fortune Elsewhere,” will give a reading in The Valley Library Rotunda. Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all. More information.
NEW! 2022 Homecoming festivities: This fall, join the OSU Alumni Association, friends, faculty and classmates for Homecoming celebrations. From Oct. 13-15, participate in traditions from class reunions to the Homecoming game and tailgate. View the schedule and stay tuned for more events to be added at ForOregonState.org/Homecoming.
NEW! 6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15. Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more. Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available.
NEW! Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration: beav.es/stater22.
Dept. of Public Safety to host Coffee with a Cop event on Oct. 3: Join Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety for the upcoming Coffee with a Cop event from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. The event will be held in the covered patio area of the SEC Plaza. Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for members of the university and the Corvallis community to meet with OSU’s police and public safety officers in a casual setting to ask questions and share ideas. Free fresh brewed coffee will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
4-H Open House in Benton County: The annual 4-H Open House takes place Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds Solar Building. Benton County 4-H serves over 3,000 youth annually through community clubs, school programs and camps. Youth who are 9-19 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2022, are eligible to join 4-H. The organization also offers a 4-H Cloverbud program for children 5-8 years old as of Sept. 1, 2022. For more information, see the website.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Oct. 4 at noon. Lillian Hislop, USDA HCPGIRU postdoc, will present, “Blueberry breeding and genomic prediction.” The event is free and open to the public. For Zoom information: https://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/horticulture-0.
Professional Faculty Leadership Association presents "Remind Me Your Pronouns? Knowledge & Skills for LGBTQ Advocacy." Presented by Jeff Kenney, director of institutional education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join us for an active learning session to better support our colleagues, students, friends and family. Zoom event, Monday, Oct. 3, 1-2 p.m. For more information and to register click here.
Information Session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. Oct. 3, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union, room 109. Additional details can be found at https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/new_expanded_student_support_resources.
JET Program Info Session: OSU students can apply to live and work in Japan after graduation through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. An info session to learn more and ask questions with JET Program alumni and OSU staff is offered Oct. 10, 5 p.m. in Stag 160. Application closes Nov. 15 for start dates in July and August 2023. Full details on the https://jetprogramusa.org/ website.
Innovation to Market -- Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office Oct. 6 for a one-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link: https://forms.gle/TkqQC14sa6UbQ8rw9
Leadership experience: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, “Beavs Lead: Spark” Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p .m., in the AAPC. Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. This event is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Register here: beav.es/cel.
NEW! Reporting workplace injuries: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by reminding employees that all on the job near-miss/accident/injuries, or work-related illness should be reported to your supervisor immediately, so that your supervisor can ensure that any potential hazards are addressed. Supervisors should document and report these to the University via the HR Advocate Public Incident Reporting form, which is available online at https://risk.oregonstate.edu/workerscomp/forms. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.
NEW! Stone Soup volunteers sought: Stone Soup provides a hot meal 365 days a year to hungry people in Corvallis. Volunteers are currently needed. Online signup and information for Tuesdays is available here. Other days of the week can be found at stonesoupcorvallis.org.
Winter course materials: The OSU Beaver Store is accepting Winter 2023 course materials adoptions starting Oct. 4. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: https://beavs.osubeaverstore.com/adoptions/. Submitting course material adoptions prior to Winter term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the non-profit campus store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Recruiting participants for bicycling simulator experiment: The OSU Bicycling Simulator lab is seeking participants for an experiment who are at least 18 years old and have ridden a bicycle in the last 10 years. The purpose of this study is to make autonomous vehicles safer for bicyclists. Participation involves a one-hour time commitment and coming to the OSU Bicycling Simulator. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time. To schedule a time to participate or for more information, please email Amy Wyman at [email protected].
Sole Source Public Notification — Faculty and Staff: A reminder, PCMM is now posting public notice of all decisions to award a sole source contract on the OSU business and bid opportunities website for seven calendar days before procurement of the related goods or services. The public posting is an important tool in verifying a sole source determination. For additional information, visit the Procurement website at https://fa.oregonstate.edu/pac.
National Transfer Student Week: Every third week of October, OSU participates in National Transfer Student Week, celebrating and honoring our transfer students. If your department has plans to participate, please share with us your event, workshop or activity details here. For inclusion in marketing and website promotion, please submit your event no later than Friday, Oct. 7. An overview of the previous years' events and activities can be found on beav.es/NTSW. For questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Notice of policy action: The university community is invited to review and provide comment on a proposed university policy, which may be found on the What's New page of the University Policy & Standards website. The policy is University Policy 07-026 Vehicle Use for University Business. Comments must be received by Oct. 10.
Research Office System Update to Cayuse Human Ethics: The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.
OSU Flu clinic: To register for the Oct. 5 flu clinic, to be held in the MU Ballroom, participants must complete the sign-up process by Sept. 30. Follow the directions carefully. Detailed directions are located here. OSU Faculty/Staff/Students sign-up at this link: https://www.fredmeyer.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated. To register for the Oct. 17 clinic, follow the same steps starting Sept. 29 and complete the process by Oct. 9.
Boosters for Beavs: Free COVID-19 booster clinics are open to the public at our Corvallis, Bend and Newport locations. Updated bivalent booster doses are available while supplies last. ID and insurance are not required. Please bring your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card if possible. Masks are required and provided. Subject to changes. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center Guin Library. Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union. Visit beav.es/blitz for more information.
Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.
This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs To apply for the below positions, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
NEW! This student recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position for the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University (OSU). The primary function of this position is to support the social media marketing in the Department of Applied Economics. Posting #P09088SE. Closes Oct. 15.
NEW! Education Program Assistant 1: OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Service Columbia County Office in St. Helens. This EPA1 is a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). This is a 12-month, P/T (0.80 FTE), classified position starting at $17.43 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03785CT. Closes Oct. 19.
"Hope is not optimism, which expects things to turn out well, but something rooted in the conviction that there is good worth working for." ~ Seamus Heaney
Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 76, low of 53. Sunny this weekend.
Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 40. Sunny this weekend.
Newport: Sunny, high of 74, low of 46. Sunny this weekend.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/.