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.
 

Colleges are making tuition free for Native students. Will more students graduate? (NPR)

The UC system, the largest in the nation, is part of a growing number of schools to make tuition free for Native students. In June, the University of Arizona announced free tuition for students who are enrolled with a federally recognized tribe in Arizona. This fall, Oregon State University will grant in-state tuition for every federally-recognized Native student, regardless of where they live.
 

New federal climate law could boost Pacific Northwest green businesses (OPB News)

Oregon has long been a hotbed for marine renewable energy research too, which could now catch a wave to faster commercialization. Oregon State University is currently outfitting an ocean testing platform offshore of Newport where energy developers could fine-tune new wave energy devices. Corvallis is home to Columbia Power Technologies, a private wave energy generator manufacturer with ties to both OSU and Biosonics.
 

Beleaguered Oregon water pollution committee gains new leadership amidst scrutiny (Oregon Capital Chronicle)

This month, the group of 14 voted to elect a new leader. Salini Sasidharan is a sustainable groundwater management engineer and professor at Oregon State University. She is also a leader of a statewide groundwater research initiative focused on pollution and cleanup. 
 

Which pesticides are polluting Oregon streams? New site shares state findings (Jefferson Public Radio)

The partners often include local agricultural groups, soil and water conservation districts and the Oregon State University Extension Service. They test the water and send the samples to DEQ for analysis, Gruen said, and the results often spur people into action — just like they did in Hood River.
 

How the agriculture industry can prevent water pollution (Farmers Review Africa)

Making changes in the agricultural sector can reduce the likelihood of water contamination so that more people can access, use, and enjoy water. Researchers from Oregon State University reviewed more than 40 case studies about agriculture’s impact on water quality. One of their takeaways was that better buffer zones would protect water from agricultural pollution.
 

Scientists synthesize four decades of climate change research (Earth.com)

In the lead article, researchers from Oregon State University and Syracuse University lay out the conceptual framework behind the processes driving ecosystem changes, together with the logistics of and varied results from the 28 LTER research sites which were used to collect the data.
 

OSU researchers propose using federal land to boost wolf, beaver populations (KGW)

The researchers, some of whom work at Oregon State University, want to see more of these animals on federal land. They say adding more beavers and wolves could help our ecosystem and make a positive impact on Earth's climate. (see also WGN Radio)
 

Here's how an OSU professor teaches students about distilling (KOIN)

Whiskey and rum are just a couple of distilled spirits that students study at Oregon State University’s Department of Food Science and Technology.  OSU Associate Professor of Distilled Spirits Paul Hughes knows all about distilling — and is teaching others about the fascinating research that can go into it.

 

Review: Jon Lewis's "Road Trip to Nowhere: Hollywood Encounters the Counterculture" (Slant Magazine)

Jon Lewis is a Distinguished Professor of Film Studies and a University Honors College Eminent Professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. (see also Bookgasm)
 

Science group sanctions OSU professor serving as White House adviser (OPB News)

A prestigious scientific organization has sanctioned a renowned Oregon State University marine biologist and White House climate adviser for errors in a published paper she edited in 2020. The National Academy of Sciences has barred Jane Lubchenco from publishing in its acclaimed journal and participating in group activities for five years.

 

Summer camp, university style, gives students taste of college life (Central Oregon Daily)

Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend is taking summer camps to a new level with a summer academy — giving high school students a taste of college life.
 

Researcher builds 'smoke chamber' to test impact on winegrapes (Capital Press)

A team of scientists from OSU, Washington State University and the University of California-Davis is now working to solve the riddle of smoke taint and provide tools for the wine industry to adapt.
 

OSU College of Forestry hires first director of Tribal Initiatives (Corvallis Advocate)

Cristina Eisenberg, an Oregon State University alumna with a background in restoration ecology, wildlife biology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, has been named the OSU College of Forestry’s first Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Director of Tribal Initiatives. 
 

Oregon college students, administrators concerned over proposed Title IX changes, Supreme Court abortion decision (OPB News)

“How do we ensure we’re creating protections to make sure we’re also centering students, centering their privacy, their autonomy, and we’re empowering them?” Becky Bangs, Oregon State University’s Director of Investigations and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, said on Friday. “One of the things in the Title IX [proposed changes] made me a little bit concerned about reporting obligations to the Title IX office.”
 

Oregon State's spider harp ensnares its audience (Gazette-Times)

Monmouth-based Emerson Vineyards has been the site of outdoors pop and folk music concerts all summer, but on Sunday, Aug. 14, a sci-fi-looking instrument sat center stage overlooking rolling hills, and an unlikely musician approached: Chet Udell, assistant professor of biological and ecological engineering at Oregon State University.
 

Get paid to taste coffee and seafood for OSU research (KOIN)

Calling all food critics! Oregon State University is offering to pay people to taste coffee and seafood at its Food Innovation Center in Portland. 
 

The blue light blues (Sify)

In a study led by Professor Jadwiga Giebultowicz, Ph.D., an expert on circadian rhythms (biological clocks), Oregon State University, researchers examined how blue light affects neurological (brain) and mitochondrial health and longevity by exposing common fruit flies to blue light over time. (see also KLCC)
 

OSU research helps hazelnuts thrive (Western Farm Progress)

Recent breakthroughs by Oregon State University researchers against a devastating tree disease has helped the state’s hazelnut industry more than double its acreage in the last decade.
 

Food science start-up essentials: Q&A with Sarah Masoni (Specialty Food)

Specialty Food Association board member and senior faculty member and research and development director at Oregon State University, Sarah Masoni, uses food science principles daily. She has spent most of her career working with food entrepreneurs, helping them understand everything they need to know about food science and technology.
 

What to do if a worst-case nuclear scenario actually happens (MSN)

Where you are in the first 24 hours after a blast is critical for reducing radiation exposure and thus critical for your health. While some levels of radiation damage are treatable, there comes a point where nothing can be done, Kathryn Higley, a professor of nuclear science at Oregon State University, told Insider.
 

Altitude adds energy value to alfalfa hay (Hay and Forage Grower)

A piece co-written by Mylen Bohle, emeritus associate professor and agronomist with Oregon State University Extension.  

Today's photos


Alaskan skies: Holly Hisamoto, academic advisor with the University Exploratory Studies Program, says “I just returned from visiting family in Alaska. Here’s a moment from Eagle River trail in Anchorage.” 

Snow day: Andrew Edwards, academic advisor with the School of Political Science and Public Policy, says, “Since we are now entering the hotter days, I thought a winter photo might be fun. This was taken during the heavy snow we had in December and the sun was having trouble breaking through the clouds.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in building greater resilience in your teaching practice? Looking for funded professional development? CTL and Academic Technologies invite you to join a Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community during fall term. Strengthen your teaching resilience while enhancing your use of Canvas and other ed tech tools. Submit an expression of interest by Sept. 7.

Monday

NEW! Mark Kerstens MS defense: Mark Kerstens will present his thesis, “An Assessment of Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) Vital Rates in Green and Burned Forests within a Pyrodiverse Landscape Mosaic,” Aug. 22, 1 p.m. in PFSC 315 and Zoom. Kerstens is earning his MS in Sustainable Forest Management in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management with Jim Rivers. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

Tuesday

Upcoming Retirement Workshops: TIAA will host Zoom meetings Aug. 23 and 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. TIAA will be on campus for in-person meetings Sept. 20 and Oct. 5. RSVP today, as space is limited. Register for sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by emailing [email protected]

NEW! Designing Career Services for the Future: How can faculty and staff help students transition between college to career? Attend a virtual forum hosted by the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) “Designing Career Services for the Future,” featuring panelist Brenna Gomez, director of career integration at Oregon State University. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Register in advance at https://beav.es/iRp.

NEW! Employee Parent Connections will take place Aug. 23 from 1-2 p.m. Drop in and meet with other OSU employee parents who share their stories, challenges and strategies navigating parenthood, COVID, summer fun, child care, home life, work and everything in between. Weekly meetings resume Sept. 6. Zoom link for each meeting: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99339240989?pwd=aGNBYUZZbGk3blU2bk9YUDdyWTZiQT09. For more information, contact Robynn Pease at [email protected].

Graduate employee hiring webinar: University Human Resources is holding an informational webinar regarding all aspects of hiring graduate employees including types of graduate employees, the hiring process flow, timesheets, onboarding, pay updates, required hours, benefits, key deadlines, bargaining agreement updates, financial review steps and key hiring contacts. If you assist with the hiring of graduate employees or you supervise graduate employees, this webinar is for you. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. To register, go to this link.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; details here.

Wednesday

NEW! Harper Loeb: MS Defense: Harper Loeb will present her thesis, titled: “Truth to Nature: The Art and Ecology of Hudson River School Painting,” Aug. 24, 9 a.m., in PFSC 315  and on Zoom. Loeb is earning her MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Dana Warren and Peter Betjemann. Please contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link, with questions or for accommodations for disabilities.

Thursday

Mental Health First Aid: Develop the skills and confidence to help others in crisis and promote healing. For more details on the training and to register, go to https://beav.es/iXc. Training will include a two-hour online course and an eight-hour in-person training Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Student Experience Center, Room 354.

NEW! Nathan Ryan: MS Defense: Nathan Ryan will present his thesis, titled: “Overexpression of the GROWTH REGULATING FACTOR 4-GRF-INTERACTING FACTOR 1 transcription factor chimera modifies transformation and regeneration efficiency in Populus and Eucalyptus,” Aug. 25 at noon in PFSC 302 and on Zoom. Ryan is earning his MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Steve Strauss. Please contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link, with questions or for accommodations for disabilities. 

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Katelyn Bosley with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be giving a seminar titled “Dungeness Crab in the Salish Sea: A Story of Collaborative Resource Management and Stewardship for a Sustainable Fishing Future,” Aug. 25, 3:30 p.m. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link  or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Friday

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 this Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; details here.

Saturday

Beaver Classic Cheese: Beaver Classic is back. Come see our new food truck at Farmer’s Market on the waterfront in downtown Corvallis, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can’t miss us; we’re orange. We will be featuring Beaver Classic products: our many cheeses, honey and beef jerky. We are now serving ice cream, milkshakes and grilled cheese, too. Additionally, we're at Common Fields on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

NEW! Special Saturday OSUsed Store Public Sale: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Events

NEW! Military Veterans Farm Tour Series: The Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program is hosting a Military Veterans Farm Tour Series for the Willamette Valley. The tours, which run Aug. 24-Sept.10, are hosted on 4 different farms owned or managed by veterans, and for veterans that are currently farming or interested in learning about farming. This event is for veterans and is free to attend. Registration is required as there is limited capacity. For agenda, additional details and to register, visit https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/events/military-veteran-farm-tour-series-willamette-valley or contact Teagan Moran at 541-713-5011 or [email protected]

NEW! McDonald and Dunn Research Forests Stakeholder Advisory Council meeting: The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) is meeting to discuss the development of the new forest management plan for the MacDonald and Dunn Research Forests, Aug. 30 1-4 p.m. The meeting will be facilitated by Oregon Consensus and is open to the public for remote listening only, through Zoom. Register in advance at https://pdx.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CnrLKNUhSUSB22N57SSvpw

NEW! Forestry management listening session: The OSU College of Forestry invites community members to a listening session Wednesday, Aug. 31, regarding the development of a new management plan for the McDonald and Dunn research forests owned by OSU. The listening session is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. People can attend in person in Room 117 of Peavy Hall, 3100 SW Jefferson Way, and also via Zoom. Those wishing to attend the Aug. 31 session are asked to register online. A Zoom link will be provided to those who select the virtual option, and doors will open at 6 p.m. for the in-person audience. For more information: https://beav.es/iEf.

NEW! Alumni Center pregame tailgate: OSU vs. Boise State. An exciting football season is about to begin. Fire up your Beaver spirit before the game with swag giveaways, photo booths and indoor lawn games at the OSU Alumni Association Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. Join the free tailgate party at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. 

NEW! Pregame street party: OSU vs. Montana State. Before the Beavers play Montana State at Providence Park, kick off game day with the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU: A street party with food trucks, photo booths, live music and more on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register today.

McDonald and Dunn Research Forests Community Listening Session: OSU College of Forestry invites the public to participate in the first of three Community Listening Sessions regarding the development of a new forest management plan for the McDonald and Dunn Forests: Aug. 31, 6:30-8 p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117 or Zoom. Please register in advance. Remote attendees will receive Zoom link after registering. More info at https://beav.es/iuP.

Annual Contemplative Retreat"Nature, Connection & Tools for Well-Being." The Contemplative Studies Initiative is hosting a non-residential retreat for yoga, meditation and reflection Sept. 2-4 in Philomath. Friday 5-8  p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., including a daily meal. Most sessions will be held in open-air, covered spaces. Community: $200, OSU Employee: $150, OSU Students: Free. Read more and register

OSUAA Tailgate Town:  Away vs. Fresno State: Cheer on our student-athletes against Fresno State. Gather with OSU friends at a pregame meetup in the Grey Lot tailgate spaces on Fresno State’s campus. Look for the fun and friendly crowd dressed in orange and black and be a part of the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, 5-7:30 p.m.

Celebrando Nuestras Racies | Celebrating Our Roots: Honor National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month with an evening of joyful connection among OSU alumni in Portland. Join the fun from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 22, hosted by Vamos OSU, Oregon State University Trustee Román Hernández, ’92, and Troutman Pepper. Space is limited: Register today at bit.ly/Roots22

NWREC Harvest Dinner: North Willamette Research and Extension Center is hosting the 11th annual Harvest Dinner on Sept. 23 to celebrate the success of various research and Extension programs at NWREC. Participants and attendees include faculty, staff, OSU leaders, elected officials and our varied and important stakeholders. Enjoy the bounty of Oregon agriculture and celebrate the diversity of our agricultural community and its impact with leaders across the region. https://tinyurl.com/NWRECHD2022 for the registration details.

Part-Time Job Fair 2022: Registration is now open for the 2022 Part-Time Job Fair. The fair is a fantastic way for campus departments and organizations to connect with OSU students seeking work. This year's event will take place Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Registration closes on Sept. 20. Register online. Questions? Contact [email protected]oregonstate.edu.

Beaver Community Fair 2022: Registration is open for the Beaver Community Fair. Annually, the Fair draws together the OSU and greater Corvallis communities to celebrate the start of the academic year. This year’s event will be Sept. 30, noon to 4 p.m., in the Memorial Quad & SEC Plaza. Event information and registration at https://clubs.oregonstate.edu/bcf. Registration closes Sept. 12. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Homecoming week class reunions: It’s time to reconnect, reminisce and reunite with classmates and campus. Join the honored Class of 1972 — celebrating a special 50th golden reunion — plus gatherings with the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1962. All classes are welcome. View the schedule of fun reunion activities taking place Oct. 13-15 at ForOregonState.org/Reunions

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register before Sept. 23.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS):  Register today to attend virtual SURS on Sept. 13 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 2022 is required by Sept. 12. For more info, visit the SURS website or contact [email protected]

Fifth annual Ag Innovations Conference: OSU’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is organizing and hosting the 2022 AIC, which provides a platform for stakeholders across various research institutions and agricultural industries to share the latest technological advances and developments while exploring the many varied complex agronomic and crop protection issues facing agricultural production. Sept.22-23. Visit https://tinyurl.com/NWRECAIC2022 for the registration details.

Loan forgiveness: Oregon State University is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is designed to provide student debt forgiveness to public service employees in certain situations. On Sept. 28 at noon, OSU will be hosting a webinar regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the temporary waiver to this program that is active through Oct. 31. Register here: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nTpv-Ij5THeTKfdmwK2iwg. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the University Human Resources website. For more information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit the University Human Resources website here. For employment verification on PSLF forms please reach out to [email protected].  

SJEI workshop registration open through fall 2022 — secure your spot: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgment” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Basic Needs Statement for Syllabus: Help-seeking is a skill set and the entire OSU community can help promote seeking help and conversationally break down the internal barriers that often prevent students from doing so early or at all. The Basic Needs Center community appreciates how often professors and instructors are talking about the BNC with their classes as part of their goals to be student-centered faculty members. To support this, staff can find updated language ready for copy-pasting into syllabi and some additional context for how to approach this conversation with classrooms on the BNC website.

NEW! Stone Soup volunteers sought: Stone Soup needs volunteers from the OSU community to help feed people who are food insecure in Corvallis. This is especially true as we enter the "dog days" of summer. The Tuesday shifts (3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.) specifically invite students, faculty, staff and other OSU community members to join using our online sign-up: https://osuwestm.wordpress.com/activities/stone-soup/. To volunteer for other days of the week please follow the directions and the email listed https://www.stonesoupcorvallis.org/volunteer.

NEW! Beware of Scams: OIS seeing rise in student targeting. As the beginning of Fall term approaches and students come back to class, scammers are increasingly targeting students to swindle them out of money or to gain access to sensitive information and login credentials. Learn more about what to look out for and how to stay safe at the Office of Information Security’s Community Awareness page.

NEW! University Day: On Sept. 13 we will gather for several activities to kick off the academic year. Learn more at https://universityday.oregonstate.edu/. This is a call for expo presenters – please reserve your booth space for the expo by going to https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1WU9bbKKc2O8M7k. The University Day expo is an ideal location to tell the OSU community about your unit and the services that you offer. For questions contact [email protected].

NEW! Reading Room new theme: This fall the Reading Room in Valley Library will be hosting the "Perseverance" collection. Perseverance can mean the ability to continue after facing something difficult, to keep moving forward, or the act of trying something after being made to think you can't. More than that, perseverance can be defined by what it means to you. We would like to ask you to suggest a book for this collection that tells us what perseverance means to you. Share a book, author or theme related to perseverance that can help guide the Reading Room's book collection this fall at beav.es/iLD.

NEW! Funded Professional Development for Instructors and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall ’22 resilient teaching community of practice. This cross-disciplinary learning community will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit a brief application by Sept. 7.

NEW! OSUWelcome: The OSUWelcome Steering Committee is now collecting events to be featured in OSUWelcome materials shared with the incoming student class. Once you have completed the OSUWelcome Activity Registration, you will receive more information about how to submit your event to the OSU Events calendar (Localist) and how to track attendance. Submitting your event to the OSU Events calendar and tracking attendance is required for your events to be featured in OSUWelcome materials. Complete the OSUWelcome Activity Registration form by Aug. 31. For more information visit welcome.oregonstate.edu and direct questions to [email protected].

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.

NEW! Call for Fellowship Nominations: The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2022-23 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The fellow will have opportunities to be involved in coordination, design and facilitation of faculty development around blended learning. The fellow will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success and developing a culture of teaching innovation at OSU. See details and apply by Sept. 15.

NEW! Funded Professional Development for Instructors and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall ’22 resilient teaching community of practice. This cross-disciplinary learning community will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit a brief application by Sept. 7.

NEW! UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2022: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] with questions, or for assistance.

Registration to present at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) is open through Sept. 2: 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. Please encourage students to register to present during our virtual research symposium, which will be held on Sep. 13. The deadline for students to register to present is Sept. 2. Visit the SURS website to view event details. For more info, contact [email protected]

Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment: OSU Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy released the 2022 Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment in partnership with Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. This report identifies critical trends in workforce hiring and retention and educational and skill-upgrading programs, and gives an overview of industry initiatives to increase diversity, equity and inclusion. Workforce insights include actionable benefits to support outdoor businesses, nonprofits, employees and customers.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to an article on Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee materials 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.

International Education Week is Nov. 14-18: Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. If your unit has existing events planned for fall term which connect to the theme of international exchange and global engagement, or if you would like to plan an event during this week for your unit to celebrate OSU’s global achievements, impacts and community, please provide details via this webform by Friday, Oct. 7 for inclusion in centralized marketing materials. For questions, contact [email protected].

Call for Fulbright Committee Members: National and Global Scholarships Advising is looking for staff and faculty to serve on OSU's Fulbright U.S. Student Program campus committee. Committee members take part in the campus interview process, which is intended to evaluate applicants and their application materials, give constructive criticism to applicants to assist with final revisions prior to the national deadline, and provide comments for the National Screening Committee. Reach out to Becca Otto at [email protected],

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available around the Corvallis campus. 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 expiration date 90 days. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Parking lot closures: For work related to the 2022 Summer Parking Lot Renewal Project, multiple parking lot and roadway closures along SW Intramural Lane are scheduled. The Intramural lot (lot #3294) will be closed Aug. 18-Sept. 9. The N. 16th St. East lot (lot #3224) will be closed Aug. 18- 31. The N. 16th St. West lot (lot #3223) will be closed Aug. 18-Sept. 14. SW Intramural Lane will be closed between SW 30th Street and SW 26th Street for the duration of the project (view map).

Cordley Hall sidewalk: As part of the Cordley Hall Renewal Project, the north/south sidewalk on the east side of Cordley Hall between Cordley Hall, Bates Hall and the Hallie E. Ford Center will be closed due to construction Aug. 5 through June 2024. The closure is between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave (view map).

Jobs

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! Executive Assistant: University Information Technology invites applicants for the role of Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer. This is a 12-month, F/T, professional faculty position. Posting #P05935UF. Closes Aug. 29.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 1: OSU Extension Service Family and Community Health program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Deschutes County office in Redmond. This position is a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Education (SNAP-Ed). This is a 12-month, P/T (.95 FTE), classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03733CT. Closes Aug. 31.

EXTENDED! Student employment opportunity: Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is hiring student Enrollment Specialist Assistants. Enrollment Specialist Assistants are responsible for customer service and support, compiling learner questions and data. Students work an average of 10-20 hours per week. Apply here: https://beav.es/pace-job. Posting #P08936SE. Closes Sept. 4. 

NEW! The College of Engineering has a full-time (1.0 FTE) opening for a School Network Administrator. The successful candidate will maintain department and college-level instructional and research services, networks and systems by installing new software and servers fixing problems with existing components. Collaboration with other technical staff will provide an interoperable infrastructure of accounts services, wireless and more. Posting #P05889UF. Closes Sept. 4. 

NEW! Assistant to the Director: The School of Writing, Literature and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P05924UF. Full consideration Sept. 5. Closes Sept. 12. Contact [email protected] for more information.

NEW! Deposit and Cash Handling Services Manager: The Controller's Unit is recruiting for a Deposit and Cash Handling Services Manager. This position will report to the Director of Treasury. The Deposit and Cash Handling Services Manager (Internal/External Employment Opportunity) is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P05937UF. Closes Sept. 9.

NEW! The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is hiring a full-time Faculty Research Assistant. We provide health and safety information about pesticides to the public and professionals. NPIC training and experience is a great place to start your career and can give you a unique advantage above others in your field. Applicants need a B.S. degree in biology, environmental science or similar scientific area. Posting #P05907UF. Closes Sept. 16.

Weather

"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied." ~ Joseph Wood Krutch

Corvallis: Sunny this week with highs in the 80s reaching into the 90s by mid-week, lows in the upper 50s.

Central Oregon: Sunny this week with highs in the 80s reaching into the 90s by mid week, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Newport: Partly sunny this week, highs in the mid 70s, lows in the upper 50s.

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