Face coverings now required in OSU indoor settings: Face coverings are now required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor settings at OSU. This includes but is not limited to public and private workplaces, businesses, indoor areas open to the public, building lobbies, common or shared spaces, classrooms, elevators, bathrooms, transportation services, dining centers, recreation centers and other indoor spaces where people may gather for any purpose. On the Corvallis campus, face coverings are also required outdoors as per Benton County order if physical distancing of at least 6 feet can’t be maintained.

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Setting up your Fall ‘21 Canvas sites? Use the Canvas Course Checklist to implement effective practices such as simplifying your course navigation menu, organizing course materials in weekly modules, and aligning the Canvas gradebook with your syllabus. The checklist links to other important topics including accessibility tips for online content and managing groups in Canvas.   

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.

Benton County orders mask use outdoors (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University officials applauded the move. “We are very supportive of the Benton County ordinance, which is in keeping with OSU’s emphasis on public health and our work to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 and contribute to community wellness,” said Steve Clark, vice president of marketing and university relations. (see also Oregonian)

Oregon students, colleges see uncertain fall after bigger-than-usual 'gap year' in 2020 (OPB) 

“Last fall, we saw 238 students — significantly more than in previous years — who were admitted to OSU, but who deferred their enrollment to a later time,” said Oregon State University’s Vice President of University Relations and Marketing, Steve Clark.

Afghanistan braces for even greater financial disaster (NBC News)

“The wealthy would have already seen this coming weeks ago and had their money out or transformed to something that is tradable — gold, silver, land, commodities,” Dwaine Plaza, a sociology professor at Oregon State University, who has researched remittances, said by email.


What comes next for the Bootleg Fire as it hits 100% containment? (JPR) 

On Aug. 16, the Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon reached 100% containment. JPR’s Erik Neumann spoke with Lisa Ellsworth, an assistant professor at Oregon State University who studies fire ecology about what comes next.

Heat waves, wildfires & drought: How this summer is a 'preview' of Earth's coming climate crisis (NBC News)

Extreme weather events, including heat waves, are driven by a complex mix of atmospheric processes and can vary from year to year, but climate change helps amplify the threats, said Philip Mote, a climate scientist at Oregon State University. (see also The HillYahoo! News

OSU professor contributes to latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (OPB Think Out Loud)

Professor Alan Mix was one of many scientists contributing to the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which includes over 230 authors from 65 nations. The IPCC report plays a role in addressing the ongoing issue of global warming by highlighting what is currently happening, such as extreme weather and rising sea levels, and what is expected in the future. Mix is a distinguished professor of Earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences and was the lead author on the “Ocean, Cryosphere and Sea Level Change” chapter. He joins us to share details on his findings.

Oregon Health Authority battling misinformation on social media (KPTV) 

"There are some people who just don't know any better, people who are having some problems processing information on the internet. But there are also a lot of people who may be spreading misinformation intentionally," said Dan Faltesek, an Associate Professor at Oregon State University who specializes in cultural analytics on social media.

OSU looks at how students medicate selves (Corvallis Advocate) 

College students who misuse prescription stimulants or opioids often experience negative mental health and academic outcomes even if they don’t use other illicit drugs, a recent Oregon State University study found. (see also KTVZ)

Education law requires PE (Visible Magazine)

A piece by Megan MacDonald, associate professor of kinesiology in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences at Oregon State University and the IMPACT for Life Faculty Scholar. She is also the director of the early childhood research core at the university's Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families and a public voices fellow through the OpEd Project

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required for Beavers, Ducks games (KPTV)

Oregon State University and the University of Oregon will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all school-sanctioned events, including sports, starting Aug. 23. (see also OPBKLCCKTVZ)

OSU tightens policy on indoor mask use (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University has shifted gears on mask requirements on campus. Masks are now mandatory in “all public indoor settings” at OSU, said Dan Larson, vice provost for student affairs in an email to the OSU community.


Gray whale found washed ashore near Yachats along the Oregon Coast (KGW)

"I was able to get down to the whale Tuesday afternoon and examined it and found it to be a 30-foot juvenile gray whale that had been dead for several days," said Jim Rice, the stranding program manager with the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University. 

Oregon Community Foundation awards grants for summer programs (Gazette-Times) 

The (OSU) foundation received two grants which total $223,605. One grant, for $25,000, said Molly Brown, assistant vice president for marketing and communications, pays for the OSU-Cascades Summer Academy program, which provides ninth- to 12th-grade students access to pre-college immersion day camps in Central Oregon.

Wildfires used to be helpful. How did they get so hellish? (Wired) 

Plus, if the low-lying vegetation is periodically burned off, it won’t build up into the kind of stockpile that could feed a massive wildfire. “I think it's hard to imagine nowadays just how little fuel that would have been in these dry forests when you had fire every few years,” says Christopher Adlam, a fire specialist at Oregon State University. “Even if you had a hot and dry year, historically that wouldn't necessarily have led to all of a sudden fires exploding everywhere—there just wasn't enough to burn.” 

Tides and tidal mixing were stronger during the Last Glacial Maximum (Phys.org) 

The regular and predictable ebbing and flooding of the tides may appear to not change, but new research carried out by Bangor University (UK) and Oregon State University (US) and published in the journal Communications Earth and Environment has demonstrated that the tides and tidal processes may have been very different during the ice ages.

Scientists worry about the extinction of certain fish species as Pacific Northwest waters warm (KVAL)

Oregon State University Fish and Wildlife specialists say salmon and trout are so adapted to cold water that they have very little tolerance to warm waters.

Science and Culture: Wildfires pose a burning problem for wines and winemakers (PNAS) 

Precisely when smoke exposure will ruin a batch of wine is uncertain. “Just because you have smoke exposure in your vineyard doesn’t mean you’ll taste it in the wine,” says enologist Elizabeth Tomasini of Oregon State University in Corvallis. “Two wines that have the same amount of smoke compounds might taste very different. It’s tricky.”

Ask an Expert: Natural shape is the best shape for Japanese maples (Oregonian) 

For gardening questions, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service. 

Heat wave damage lingers, will my plants be okay? (Oregonian)

Fall is creeping up, but there is still plenty to do in the garden. You may have some questions for Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service. 

Today's photo

View from above: This aerial view of the Oregon State College campus is believed to have been made in August 1944. 

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.


NEW! Rebecca Naeko Weber M.S. Defense: Rebecca Weber’s presentation of her thesis, “Vegetation Recovery and Reburn Severity in Southwest Oregon," will take place Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Weber is pursuing her M.S. in Sustainable Forest Management with Matt Powers in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Please contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link, with questions, or for accommodations for disabilities.

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

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more and is located at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales open to all shoppers are 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.

NEW! SEIU Meeting: SEIU classified staff members are invited to a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 6-7 p.m. about the telework request process or questions about vaccine mandates. Please join us with your questions and concerns. Questions? Contact Siobhan Burke at 630-699-0281 or [email protected]. Google Meet link here


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.


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.

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.

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Chloe Hanson will present “Experimental evolution of Roundup resistance in outcrossing populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae” on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Hanson is completing her M.S. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Molly Burke. https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/97684696937.

NEW! Water Resource Science Ph.D. Defense: Rosemary Pazdral will present, “Factors influencing streamflow generation processes in rain-dominated, coastal watersheds in Oregon” on Thursday, Aug. 26, starting at 1 p.m. Pazdral is advised under the guidance of major professors Mary Santelmann and Rebecca Flitcroft. Meeting ID: 942 6157 7901.

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: On Thursday Aug. 26, 3:30 p.m., Matt Harwell, Chief of the Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be giving a seminar titled “Reinforcing the Values that Translational Science and Strategic Communication Bring to Progressing Environmental Management and Scientific Research.” Then at 4 p.m., Ryan Guillemette, an ORD Postdoc with the Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be giving a talk about “Assessing the microbial water quality of freshly collected rainwater and its implications for rainwater reuse in the US Pacific Northwest.” Please join us. Zoom link. Click here for more information.


OSUWelcome Drop In Office Hours: Ask questions or chat with OSUWelcome Steering Committee members every Friday in August 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! BioResource Research Interdisciplinary Program Summer Seminar: Madison Arnold will present “Ingestion Rates of Microplastics in Juvenile Black Rockfish from Oregon Estuaries,” on Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. Zoom: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/95598725298?pwd=V0EwalRCY0V5ZFhUY0lCMEU1QVBJQT09. Arnold is pursuing a BS in BioResource Research. Option: Toxicology. Minor: Chemistry. Mentors: Susanne M. Brander, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences; Stacy Harper, Departments of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology/Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering


NEW! 2021 University Day Keynote Session and Lunch: Registration is open and requiredThis year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine. Watch the event live at the LaSells Stewart Center or via livestream on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and be entered into the prize drawing. Lunch for pre-registered attendees will be served on 26th Street in front of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center from noon to 2 p.m. For more info, visit universityday.oregonstate.edu or contact Mealoha McFadden at [email protected] or 541-231-2585.

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.

UPDATED! 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. The event will be held outside. In following with Benton County’s face covering requirement for outdoor settings, attendees will be required to wear face coverings in public settings in which social distance of six feet cannot be maintained.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a 10-hour course that 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 your decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m., Oct. 19-Nov. 16. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register here

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.

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! Now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2021: Does your group have a service, process or system you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a weekly remote program where campus partners are invited to present brief, one-off, awareness- or skill- building topics intended for a wide audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process here

NEW! Suggest a book: In a mixed celebration of the potential of the future and in memorial of the altered past, the Reading Room is reopening to the public under the theme Metamorphosis, and OSU Libraries is seeking book recommendations to be featured in the heart of the library this fall. Submissions for books can be from any genre. To fill out the survey and suggest a book, click here. If you need help finding ideas for books, check out the Libguide.  

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].

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.

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

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! Linus Pauling air filters: The air filters are bing changes in Linus Pauling air handler units from Aug. 23-Aug 27, 5-11 a.m. During this time, the air from the air handlers and supply fans may be reduced by a small amount. For questions or comments on this closure contact Dan Wombacher at 541-619-4164.

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! The College of Engineering is looking for a Director of Alumni Relations. This position is responsible for growing the engagement of alumni, parents and friends of the College and contributing to the development and execution of an integrated advancement plan for the College that incorporates both fundraising and engagement goals. The Director of Alumni Relations will develop, lead and manage strategies focused on increasing engagement primarily through participation and meaningful volunteer opportunities. This role will be located either at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center in Corvallis or at the OSU Portland Center.Posting # P04705UF. Full consideration Sept. 13. Closes Oct. 11. 

NEW! Small Farms and Master Gardener Coordinator: Extension Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Small Farms and Master Gardener Coordinator. This professional faculty position will be based at the OSU Extension Service Lincoln County Office in Newport, Oregon. Posting #P04675UF. Closes Sept. 12. 


"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time." ~ Sylvia Plath

Corvallis: Mostly sunny this week, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s.
Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s.

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

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