Face coverings now required in OSU public indoor settings: Face coverings are now required, regardless of vaccination status, in all public indoor settings at OSU, including indoor environments in university-owned or controlled property for where OSU activities are held, and which are open to the public. This includes classrooms, dining centers, recreation centers, and offices with frequent engagement with OSU community members or the public. For more information: https://policy.oregonstate.edu/UPSM/04-042_covid_safety_success.

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Getting ready for Fall term? In The Future of Teaching: What We’ll Carry Forward (4-min. video), your OSU faculty colleagues reflect on what they learned from remote teaching and how to apply these lessons to teaching on campus in the future. This is also an ideal time to consider Designing Self-Care Practices for This Academic Year

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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor. Occasionally, articles highlighted in OSU Today may either be subscription-only or behind a paywall if a maximum number of articles has been reached that month. Many subscription-only publications, like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, can be accessed by anyone with an OSU email account through the search function on the OSU Libraries home page, which grants free access to many publications. See https://library.oregonstate.edu/ and click on 1Search.


How tech is evolving to help firefighters in the wild and in cities (State Tech)

“It’s very data hungry,” Chris Dunn, an Oregon State University forestry researcher, says. “It takes into account distances from roads, where there are ridges and flat ground, what kind of fuel is present on the ground, and it samples historical fire perimeters too.”

Oregon OSHA coordinates mask distribution (KEX)

Meanwhile, Oregon State University Extension offices continue to support Oregon’s farmers and ranchers by offering free particulate respirators around the state. Find a local office at: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/find-us.

Exploding California wildfires rekindle debate over whether to snuff out blazes in wilderness areas or let them burn (Inside Climate News)

“When we suppress fire, we aren’t preventing fire,” said James Johnston, a research associate at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry and the lead author on the study. “We’re just deferring fire.”  

Tackling 'eco anxiety' by group action (US News & World Report)

Miko Vergun is set to start her third year at Oregon State University this fall. The 20-year-old student, adopted as an infant from her native Marshall Islands, says she's noticed summers getting progressively hotter in Oregon. Vergun says she's especially wary of this year's wildfire season, wondering whether she'll have a future home in the state.

Does your cat like you - or just tolerate you? (NPR)

It's another installment of our series, "Animal Slander," where we take a common phrase about animals and see what truth there is to it. The issue before the Short Wave court today: "Do cats deserve their aloof reputation?" We look at the evidence with cat researcher, Kristyn Vitale of Oregon State University.

Oregon declares state of emergency as another 'extreme heatwave' looms (The Guardian)

This week’s heatwave is also the result of a high-pressure system forming over the north-east Pacific. But the temperatures are expected to be more intense as a direct result of the climate crisis, explained Larry O’Neill, Oregon’s state climatologist. Although these temperatures won’t be as high as they were in late June, in some places they could approach August records or even all-time records, he said. (see also Gazette-Times)

In Native American communities, history helped fight COVID-19 (Patch)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are now recognized as a sovereign nation, but the nation's reservation is spread out over several parcels of land in multiple counties. The resulting patchwork of tribal lands makes it difficult to retain a sense of community, said David Lewis, a Native Studies professor at Oregon State University and Grand Ronde member.

Delta variant, low vaccination rates fuel new wave of COVID-19 (Herald and News)

While cases have not yet spiked locally, they are rising. And Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for Global Health at Oregon State University, said the county should be prepared for a surge — and can thank the delta variant as well as low vaccination rates.

Mark Mason show 8/12 (I Heart Radio) 

OSU's Chunhuei Chi is a guest on Mark Mason's podcast, talking about the delta variant. 

Taiwan and the politics of vaccine warfare (East Asia Forum) 

An article by Chunhuei Chi, director of OSU's Center for Global Health. 

Reversing climate change? What scientists and activists are saying about UN's 'code red' report (USA Today)

William Ripple, Oregon State University professor of ecology: “The scientific community has shared a very clear picture of a planet in crisis, but the world’s governments continue to drag their feet on the defining issue of our time. This report underscores the need for action. Look at the data. Listen to the story that the earth is telling us. Unless we fundamentally and immediately transform our society –banning fossil fuels, capping carbon emissions, and reconfiguring our relationship with nature – then the 21st Century will yield untold human suffering. We’re in the final act before the window is permanently closed.”  

Likening people to bugs as a political weapon is dangerous (Washington Post)

An op/ed by Lisa T. Sarasohn, professor emerita of history at Oregon State University.

Oregon officials watched as cases spiked, waiting until now to act (Lund Report)

Several states in the country are struggling with hospital capacity. But the situation is particularly severe in Oregon for one reason: Together with Washington state, Oregon has the fewest beds per capita in the country, according to a review by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Oregon and Washington have 1.7 beds per 1,000 residents. That compares with 4.8 in South Dakota, which is at the top of the list. The bottom of the ranking is dominated by states in the West and Southwest because those are the ones that have emphasized managed care, said Jeff Luck, associate professor at Oregon State University and an expert on health care systems. (this item is behind a paywall)

These benefits of having a cat will convince you to adopt a feline ASAP (Yahoo Lifestyle)

The key to unleashing these therapeutic powers is to be proactive and engage with your furry friend. "It's not just about having a cat in the house," says Monique Udell, Ph.D., an animal behaviorist and a professor at Oregon State University. "There's a lot of evidence showing that petting a cat can lead to stress reduction. Performing caretaking behaviors and training or playing with your cat can also help."

Research shows flocking birds, schooling fish, other collective movements can stabilize ecosystems (Phys Org)

In addition to being visually stunning, schools of herring, herds of wildebeest and countless other groups of organisms that act in concert can help complex ecosystems maintain their diversity and stability, new research by Oregon State University shows.

New OSU-Cascades program provides support to students in need (KTVZ)

A new program at Oregon State University-Cascades is aiding first-generation students and students with financial need or documented disabilities to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Scientists weigh in on international report that sounds the alarm on climate change (KGW)

Two climate experts at Oregon State University spoke about an alarming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and offered some solutions.

Wave energy could slash our use of fossil fuels (Vice)

According to the DOE, the waves along the US coast could cover 64% of our nation's energy needs. So why haven’t we harnessed them? Well, it's annoyingly complicated; but this renewable technology is about to make waves in the new green economy. Featuring OSU's Ted Brekken.

Oregon's child care deserts grow more barren as parents try to return to work (KTVL)

She is not alone, according to the latest bi-annually published data analysis commissioned by the state's Early Learning Department and conducted by Oregon State University, all 36 of Oregon's counties are considered "daycare deserts." This means that there are at least three children under the age of 2 for every available child care slot in the county.

Does this dog hate Bach? (Washington Post)

I asked Monique Udell, an associate professor at Oregon State University and a Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Leadership Institute fellow (a Los Angeles-based group that seeks to “strengthen the human-animal bond”), whether Nathan could have emotional associations not just with sound, but with music. Dogs, she said, definitely form associations and even emotional responses to sounds, like the noise you make when you open a can of dog food or jingle your keys before a car ride. But, she added, “they could form associations with pieces of music. What it is specifically they feel or think, we can only guess at.”

OSU appoints new leader for statewide outreach, extension (East Oregonian)

Oregon State University has appointed a new leader to oversee statewide outreach and extension programs. Ivory Lyles was named vice provost for University Extension and Engagement and director of OSU Extension Service, effective Sept. 30.


Who has a right to the Klamath River, where there's not enough water to meet everyone's needs? (Statesman Journal)

“The Klamath situation is huge, complex, and complicated,” says Oregon State University professor Hannah Gosnell, who specializes in land and water conservation. “The drought this summer is the worst one in over 100 years, and the fish in the Upper Klamath Basin are teetering close to extinction.”

What are legumes and are they healthy? (Yahoo Lifestyle)

Along with reducing meat production and consumption, legumes come with several environmental benefits of their own. According to Gerd Bobe, Ph.D., an associate professor of agricultural sciences at Oregon State University, legumes self-fertilize by absorbing nitrogen from the environment, which means they protect the atmosphere from excess nitrogen. And because farmers need less fertilizer to grow legumes, less nitrogen from that fertilizer ends up in the atmosphere.


Oregon State working with Guild to expand access to online degrees (College Post)

“Working adults have a desire to pursue flexible learning opportunities that will help them advance their careers, and Oregon State University is proud to help them do so online. We’re eager to work alongside Guild to provide innovative educational solutions for America’s workforce,” said OSU Ecampus Associate Provost Lisa Templeton.

OSU prof marries science, art to battle climate change (Corvallis Advocate)

Art and science are not typically involved in the same conversations, but artist and climate change scientist Dominique Bachelet is changing that. With two upcoming art shows at the Arts Center and Benton County Museum, this Oregon State University Associate Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering is making an impact with her art.  

Inner workings: Keeping arsenic out of rice (PNAS)

Plant scientist Daniela Carrijo of Oregon State University in Corvallis is among those searching for growing conditions that minimize both toxins. As a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, she experimented with draining paddies to different moisture levels at different intervals during the growing season. Although not common in California, this “alternate wetting and drying” strategy is already practiced by rice growers in many regions to conserve water.

OSU's Mary Willis talks about birth weight near drilling sites (Corvallis Advocate)

It’s been a known fact that drilling for oil brings with it the potential for good and bad. The good largely lies in better fortunes for both landowners and workers. But do we really know all of the bad? Dr. Mary Willis of Oregon State University has been part of a study concerning birth weights in areas closest to oil drilling and fracking.

C.O. high school, OSU-Cascades students making sensors for real-time data for manufacturers (KTVZ)

A team of Central Oregon high school students led by an Oregon State University–Cascades computer science junior are building sensors that Oregon firms can use to advance manufacturing processes and extend the life of their equipment.

Today's photo

Have you seen us? Orange Media Network is looking for its archived photo CDs, last seen circa 2016 in Snell Hall when the organization was packing up to move to the Student Experience Center. We know there was at least one big blue binder made of faux denim material, and two or three white vinyl binders, too. Some contained negatives, some contained CDs. We don't know whether they ever made it to the SEC, but we do know they're not on fourth floor. Can you help?  If so, contact Orange Media staff at [email protected][email protected] or 541-220-8235.

COVID-19 vaccines: For information about vaccines in the Benton County, visit this website. OSU-Cascades students, faculty and staff can learn where to find vaccines in Central Oregon here. Check your local public health authority websites for more information. You can also visit the Oregon Health Authority: Get Vaccinated Oregon website and the CDC VaccineFinder for vaccinations anywhere in the U.S. Go to COVID-19 information for links to OSU, local, state and federal resources; and updates on the latest federal travel restrictions.


OSU Laughter Yoga Club: Laughter reduces stress and improves health. Anyone can laugh intentionally. OSU’s Laughter Yoga Club will guide you through the exercise and experience of intentional laughter with a certified Laughter Yoga leader. Summer 2021 OSU Laughter Yoga Club sessions are Mondays at 4-4:30 p.m on Zoom. Sponsored by OSU CAPS and UIT. Write to Jon for disability accommodations and anything else: [email protected]. Register for OSU Laughter Yoga Club on Zoom at https://beav.es/JEY.


OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store has resumed twice-per-week public sales Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may now shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here. The store, at 644 SW 13th Street, carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more.


NEW! Listening session: Join Interim President Becky Johnson in an open discussion on the scope of the interim position of vice president and chief diversity officer, the qualifications needed in the interim leader and other suggestions, guidance or concerns you wish to share. The open discussion is set for Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 2-2:45 p.m. No registration required; link to join via Zoom is https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/91881890768?pwd=QVluQkl1N3FSWDkzVEMzZ0VqV3hoQT09. If you have questions please contact Shari Brumbach at [email protected] or 541-760-6188. 

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come see us at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Corvallis Riverfront on First Street between Jackson and Monroe. You can also order online for the farmers market and just stop by the booth — no waiting. Start here: https://locallygrown.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index

Beyond Benefits EAP, Living with Change: Whether going back to school or changing careers, starting a family or retiring, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. In today’s fast paced world, change has become a constant. Even when we are able to see the advantages of change, it can be hard to say goodbye to what’s changing. This workshop will provide you techniques to deal effectively with change. Wednesday, August 18, 3-4 p.m.  Register here.


NEW! Bonan Li – Water Resource Science Ph.D. Defense: Bonan will present his dissertation, The Evaluation of the Additive Information Contained in New Ecohydrological Measurements,” on Aug. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Bonan is advised under the guidance of major professor Stephen Good of Biological & Ecological Engineering. Meeting ID: 922 4978 0234.


NEW! Wade Christensen M.F. Defense: Wade Christensen will present “Douglas-fir to Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Southwest Cascade Mountain Range of Southern Oregon,” Aug. 20, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Christensen is pursuing his M.F. in Sustainable Forest Management with Matt Powers in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link, with questions or for accommodations for disabilities.

OSUWelcome Drop In Office Hours: Ask questions or chat with OSUWelcome Steering Committee members every Friday in August (20, and 27) from noon to 2 p.m. via Zoom (https://beav.es/3RB), no reservation required. Review other related materials and processes in the OSUWelcome Fall 2021 Reference Materials Box folder and don’t forget to submit your activity to be included.


NEW! Farewell Reception for LeeAnn Baker: Dean Toni Doolen and the Honors College would like to invite you to a farewell reception for LeeAnn Baker on Aug 19 from 4-5 p.m. This is a family-friendly event with light refreshments and lawn games. Please join us at the LINC lawn area as we celebrate LeeAnn. RSVP by Aug. 16 to [email protected] or call 541-737-6400.

NEW! Join us for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS):  Register today to attend the Sept. 13-14 SURS program presented virtually through Canvas. SURS is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and all stages of research or creative work will be presenting. Registration to attend SURS 2021 is required and accessible only to OSU faculty, staff and students. For more info, visit the SURS website or contact [email protected].

UPDATED! Charlene Alexander Reception: Interim President Becky Johnson invites members of the Oregon State University community to a reception in honor of Charlene Alexander, vice president and chief diversity officer. Please plan to join us on Monday, Sept. 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center as we celebrate Charlene and wish her a fond farewell. A short program will take place at 2:30 p.m. Contact Shari Brumbach ([email protected]) with any questions.

Giustina exhibition:The Giustina Gallery presents two collections for a two-month exhibition: Clark Studios 50 Years of Collections from America to Japan and The Michael Gibbons Exhibition Paintings from the Book “Painting in Nature.”  The exhibition runs from Aug. 6 through Sept. 25. For more information: https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/giustina-gallery-presents-two-collections-clark-studios-50-years-collections-america-japan.

OSU’s Dept. of Public Safety to host Coffee with a Cop event: Join Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety for an upcoming Coffee with a Cop event from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The event will be held at Dutch Bros. Coffee, located at 661 SW 26th Street on OSU’s Corvallis campus. Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for members of the university and the Corvallis community to meet with OSU’s 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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Co-manufacturing as a Barrier and Opportunity to Start and Grow a Business.” Would you like to learn how Community Co-Pack NW is working to foster a more equitable and inclusive consumer products industry, focusing on BIPOC and Women led businesses? Join us Aug. 20, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

NEW! Kaveh Siah, MS defense: Kaveh Siah’s thesis, titled: “An Analysis of Nutrient Depletion in Douglas-fir Forests of the Oregon Coast Range,” will be presented Aug. 24, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Siah is pursuing his MS jointly in Forest Ecosystems and Society and Crop and Soil Science with Julie Pett-Ridge and Steve Perakis. Zoom link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/91475877776?pwd=eDlwRmc5Ly9GQkNOOVcvYkFKR1ZUQT09

NEW! BioResource Research Interdisciplinary Program Summer Seminar: Tyler Sato Spofford will speak on “Invest in Vegetables: A cost-benefit analysis of container-grown tomatoes,” Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.  Zoom: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99755217481?pwd=K0xDUzhrWGFjL0s4YzZhQllUQUtqdz09.

NEW! Master Recycler class registration open: Learn all about waste reduction, reuse and recycling to create change in your community. Secure your spot in the Master Recycler class Monday evenings, Sept. 27-Nov. 29 on Zoom, plus in-person tours. Non-credit class is free to Linn and Benton County residents who agree to “pay back” what they learned by educating others. Registration is open until Sept. 7 or until spots fill, whichever comes first. Details here.

Clean Water Virtual Conference: Aug. 26, noon to 5 p.m.; free and open to the public. The College of Engineering is hosting this online event to bring together scholars and stakeholders from diverse disciplines whose work is directed toward maintaining, preserving and improving clean and sustainable sources of water for human and ecosystem use. Includes a Keynote Presentation and Q&A with David Sedlak, Plato Malozemoff Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley: “Three Paths to Solving Six Water Problems.” Complete details and registration at https://events.engineering.oregonstate.edu/cwc-2021/home.

Beyond Benefits EAP, Coping During Uncertain Times: People have a powerful need to understand and predict their environments in order to feel in control. When we are exposed to potential threats to our well-being, we naturally respond to this uncertainty with anxiety and fear. This training will address ways of effectively coping with uncertainty in today’s media-saturated world. The course will examine how to remain positive and functional despite the risks of living in a changing world. Included will be practical tips for coping with uncertainty, re-establishing control and how to speak to children about fear. Tuesday, August 31, noon to 1 p.m..  Register here.

Free, online self-paced training: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. The OSU Center for Advancing DEI in Business announces the latest addition to our series of free online, self-paced trainings: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. This training provides a basic 30-minute overview of the ethical and business cases for DEI as well as a primer on basic DEI terms and concepts. Appropriate for people at all levels of an organization, this is a great way to ensure that people are on the same page when it comes to DEI basics. Feel free to enroll for a refresher course yourself, or share it with your industry contacts. Join us as we make change, together. 

Take Note

NEW! Digital course packets: Printing & Mailing will be offering digital course packets starting this Fall term. This is a great option for students that will help keep costs down and provide quick and easy access to the material. The Beaver Store will use our digital platform to distribute both in store and online. A print on-demand option will be available for those students preferring a hard copy. Faculty plan on using a course packet/reader for Fall? Make sure to contact Judy Bankson with Printing & Mailing to have it all arranged: [email protected]. Now is the time to submit any of the course packets that require copyright approval to insure the packet is ready for fall. Contact the OSU bookstore experts on campus when it comes to student options, cost and distribution. Contacts are: [email protected][email protected], [email protected].

NEW! Registration to present at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) is open through Aug. 20:  Please encourage students to register to present lightning talks during this two-day, virtual research symposium, which will be held virtually on Sept. 13-14. The deadline for students to register to present is Aug. 20. SURS is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study, and all stages of research or creative work are invited to present. Visit the SURS website to view event details. For more info, contact [email protected]

NEW! Cyberbullying and Information Sharing: Keeping Kids Safe. Whether you have children of your own or they are part of extended family, friends’ kids, or your community, we all want to keep kids safe from cyberbullying and teach them safe information sharing principles. And part of that safety plan is to prevent home network tampering. Find out what you can do to help protect kids and your networks by checking out this article at https://www.cisecurity.org/newsletter/cybersecurity-for-families-cyberbullying-and-information-sharing/. (You can also download the article as a Word document.) We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family and community to help protect the ones they love. This message brought to you by the OSU Office of Information Security.

NEW! Football tickets: Oregon State University faculty and staff can purchase tickets to the football home opener against Hawai’i for $20 (including fees). The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Reser Stadium. The promo code is OSUFS at this link

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Water in Disasters. Humans are made up of 65% water and need water after three days or we will perish. Water flows through the blood, carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells and flushing wastes out of our bodies. It cushions our joints and soft tissues. Without water as a routine part of our intake, we cannot digest or absorb food. This month’s poster can be downloaded at https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/water-disasters.

EXTENDED! Apply for grant funding for open educational resources: Funding to adopt, adapt or author an open textbook is available through OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit. Help your students save money by creating high-quality, freely accessible learning resources. Grant recipients will receive assistance in locating, adopting or authoring zero-cost course materials. All funding is a department-to-department transfer; talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant. The deadline is Sept. 1. Visit the OERU website for more information or contact Stefanie Buck

Impact the future of online education through research: Each year, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit funds projects, up to $20,000 each, to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty in online education. Many OSU colleagues have had transformative experiences in the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. A recent Fellows study highlights the ways in which these projects have advanced research in online/hybrid education. Learn more and consider submitting an application beginning Sept. 8. Contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research, with questions. 

Help wanted for new study: Principal Investigator Naomi Fitter is looking for participants (18+) who have full use of their arms and legs for an upcoming research study (“Perception of Vibrotactile Sensations”) to evaluate how vibration perception can be used to locate objects in the environment. The study will take approximately an hour and will occur in a lab space on campus. Contact Information: 541-737-9193, [email protected].

Participants wanted for OSU Research Study: Educational Virtual Reality (VR). OSU faculty teaching university-level courses only. The study is investigating the effectiveness of current VR products and verifying the aptitude of the current applications to the requirements elicited from educators. If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected]. For more details, please email Principal Investigator: Raffaele de Amicis ([email protected]). Info about the study: https://sites.google.com/oregonstate.edu/educational-vr-study.

Form I-9 verification: Employees hired between March 2020 and March 2021 and who completed I-9 documents using the virtual verification process will soon receive a DocuSign packet and instructions from a Human Resources Service Center representative. The DocuSign packet will come from [email protected] and will include a Federal I-9 Form. The I-9 needs to be fully completed by Aug. 27. Questions? Please send an email to [email protected].

Dog study: The Oregon State University Department of Clinical Sciences is seeking dogs that weigh more than 15 kg (33 lbs) and have a history of gastrointestinal disease to participate in a research study. Dogs that have a history of gastrointestinal signs (vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea or poor appetite) and responded favorably to a hypoallergenic diet are eligible. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of fiber on the gut microbiome. Participation in this study involves: a time commitment of five weeks to monitor your pet at home, coming to the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital three times, and a gift card to Amazon. For more information about this study, please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Stacie Summers, by email at [email protected]

Taste Testers Wanted: The OSU Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research is looking for panelists for consumer taste tests. Open to all students, faculty, staff and family members 18 and over. Panelists receive up to $20/hour for their time. Tests run throughout the year. Fill out Qualtrics survey to be added to our pool at http://agsci-labs.oregonstate.edu/sensoryresearch/or call 541-737-6506.

Rent the “home” of campus for your football pregame party: Conveniently located directly across from Reser Stadium, the CH2M HILL Alumni Center is re-opened for bookings and will make the perfect spot for your intimate or large pregame parties of all sizes. Host your next event in a safe, clean and refreshed environment with ample indoor and outdoor space to rent – including a new outdoor tent. We look forward helping you plan a spirit-filled tailgater for you this season. Call Piper today at 541-737-7869 for information on venue, catering and pricing, or visit osualum.com/center

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Load restriction on Oak Creek bridge: The Oregon Department of Transportation has put a new load restriction in place at the bridge crossing Oak Creek on SW Western Boulevard, located between SW 26th Street and SW Grove Street in Corvallis (view map). The Oak Creek bridge, bridge #07T24, is a 43-foot-long single span, reinforced concrete bridge. It was originally constructed in 1925 and widened in 1941. Weight restriction signage has been posted at both approaches along SW Western Boulevard at SW Grove Street and at SW 26th Street (photo of signage attached). The weight restrictions are: 4 axle, 23 tons; 5, 6 and 7 axle, 25 tons. Please contact Som Sartnurak, the Engineering Supervisor/Traffic Engineer for the city of Corvallis, at [email protected],if you need help identifying alternate routes.

ILLC: Brick repair work for the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) is scheduled to start on Monday, Aug. 9 and continue through Thursday, Sept. 16. Temporary sidewalk closures around the ILLC building will be in place and a lift will be on-site (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact Joshua Walsh at 541-737-0927 or Patrick Robinson at 541-737-2428.

Washington Way: For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, Pacific Power will continue to perform electrical trenching and drilling work through the end of August. Electrical trenching and drilling work started at the intersection of 35th Street and SW Washington Way in mid-April. Ongoing work will occur on both sides of SW Washington Way between 35th Street and 30th Street (view map). This work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.


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! Administrative Coordinator: The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Coordinator for Science Outreach and the FNR Extension Program. Posting #P04665UF. Apply by Aug. 16 for full consideration. Closes Sept. 1.

NEW! E-Campus Coordinator/Instructor: College Student Services Administration program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, E-Campus Coordinator/Instructor Position. Internal search. Posting #P04686UF. Closes Aug. 17.

NEW! Instructor: The department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) instructor position with a focus area in Native American Agriculture courses. Posting #P04634UF. Full consideration Aug. 23.

NEW! The OSU College of Engineering has a Server Administrator position open. The successful candidate will serve as the system administrator for all Windows servers in COE. Design, configure and maintain all College, department, research and instructional Windows servers. Work with other COE IT and IS staff to ingrate these facilities with other computer services that are offered. Posting #PO469OUF. For full consideration apply by Sept. 7. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! The Department of Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) and the Wood Based Composite Center (WBC) are looking for two student workers. These positions will include basic clerical work as well as working on websites and maintaining social media accounts for both departments. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of Microsoft programs and will be proficient at social media marketing. Posting #P07656SE. Closes June 30, 2022.

NEW! Ecampus is seeking a front-end developer (Analyst Programmer 2) to join the Course Development and Training team. Posting #P03140CT. Full consideration Sept. 7; closes Sept. 27. 

NEW! The Research Office is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator II. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position and remote workers are encouraged to apply. This position is dedicated to support the RCRV project but is not directly grant-funded. This is not a limited duration position and it sits in the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA). This position includes the setup of restricted indexes in OSU’s financial system, the monitoring and tracking of revenue and expenditures, requesting and documenting the drawdown of funds, audit support, the submission of project specific financial reports, and supporting RCRV project staff in resolving financial system-related project funding questions or confirmations. When RCRV project work subsides after 2025, this position will transition to support other large or complex projects that can benefit from dedicated fiscal and accounting support in OSRAA. Posting #P03106CT. Closes Aug. 25.

NEW! The College of Engineering Research Administration office is accepting applications for Research Program Coordinator(s). This position provides high-level project management and administration for several externally funded research projects, assists research project teams with strategic planning and effective operation of all project activities, liaises with collaborators and support services for each project, and manages a dynamic workload. Apply by Sept. 7 for full consideration at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/105435. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled employer.


"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Corvallis: Sunny this week with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, lows in the mid 50s.
Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s.

Newport: Partly cloudy this week, highs in the low 60s, lows in the 50s.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/