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:

Not surprising, but dire: OSU report illustrates severe crisis among Oregon's healthcare workforce (KTVZ)

Oregon needs to improve the supply and distribution of health care providers, enhance the resiliency and well-being of health care workers and increase diversity among the health care workforce to provide more culturally and linguistically responsive care, a new report by Oregon State University researchers found.

"We're Beaver Believers": Zoo's Stumptown Fil predicts 6 more weeks of PNW winter (KATU)

Born at the zoo in 2011, Filbert and his lodge-mate Maple have acquired thousands of fans on the zoo’s social media channels, where their industrious wood-gathering activities have earned them the title “branch managers.” Filbert is also an experienced research assistant: In 2015, he helped Oregon State University with its Beaver Genome Project.

Seeing Data: Using visualizations to reveal insights and make decisions (Educause)

Jon Boeckenstedt, blogger and vice provost of enrollment at Oregon State University, has compiled numerous articles around data storytelling with a focus on higher education.In his November 12, 2021 blog, he illustrates three ways of looking at graduation rates.His narrative encapsulates the six-year graduation rates of traditional, doctoral, master, and baccalaureate colleges and universities.

Study: Humidity, not rain, bigger problem for trees (Columbian)

A recent study out of Oregon State University provides new light on drought’s ability to kill trees. It does this by, in effect, unpacking what we mean when we talk about drought.

OSU center launches 'Bold Conversation' series (My Central Oregon)

The Oregon State University Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy will host the “Be Bold Conversation Series,” a six-week slate of workshops on leadership development for outdoor industry professionals at all career levels.

Today's photo

Springtime in Paris: Dominique Bachelet with the College of Agricultural Sciences submitted this photo taken in Paris last summer with students having morning breakfast in Place du Tertre (Montmartre) in Paris. Bachelet and James Sterns will be leading a 4-credit program in France this June:  We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Want to do more to connect with your students? The term goes by fast, and missing class or falling behind can hamper success. Individual outreach is a great way to demonstrate care and encourage engagement. Visit the Academic Success Center’s Outreach & Referrals page for information on outreach types, design and language to support your students. 


Book sale: Looking for a new read? Come check out the used book sale at the ILLC lobby. We have books, magazines, and other media for sale as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. The sale will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Susie Conley at [email protected].

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.-4 p.m.; details here.

Fall 2022 Student Survey Findings (FYI Friday Winter 2023): Each fall for the past three years, OSU has surveyed undergraduate Corvallis campus students to better understand their experience and gather their perspective on key areas. The Fall 2022 survey aimed to capture how students felt belonging at OSU, academic experiences, communication preferences and academic advising interactions. Student responses will be shared with participants, with lessons learned gleaned from the presenters. Friday, Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m., via Zoom.

College of Public Health & Human Sciences research seminars: Beth Hoffman, postdoctoral associate, Center for Social Dynamics and Community Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, will speak on “From Television to Twitter: The Confluence of Media and Health,” Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m, in Hallie Ford Center Room 115, and online at

NEW! OSU Art-Sci exhibit: "Seeing a River." Joan Truckenbrod Gallery, Corvallis, Feb. 3-25. Two artists (Leah Wilson and Andrew Myers) and a scientist (Jerri Bartholomew) share their views of a river through different perspectives. Reception for the artists on Friday, Feb. 3, 4-8 p.m.; panel talk at 5 p.m. The artists will also be present Friday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. during the month, and during the Corvallis Art Walk on Feb. 16.


NEW! Blood drive: American Red Cross is accepting blood donations in the MU from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 6-9. You can sign up online or drop in to donate:

And They Shall Be the Sea, There is a Way Forward: University Theatre, in collaboration with the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts’ “Unboxed” program and the Hatfield Marine Science Center, presents a new play written by OSU theatre student Abrianna Aydee and directed by Elizabeth Helman.  Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and  Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. Tickets are $15 GA, $12 youth and seniors, and $5 OSU students with ID. Advance tickets available at Information: [email protected] or 541-737-2853.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning: Participate in QT Chats that meet every other Tuesday at noon in the LINC 468 faculty lounge. Join us for casual, safe conversations around pedagogical practices and sharing of tips and resources. Feb. 7, noon.

NEW! Ask Alumni virtual event: So you got into grad school. Now what? Hear from OSU graduates who have been where you are, meet students and alumni like you and grow your professional network at this Ask Alumni virtual event. The OSU Alumni Association, Career Development Center and Vamos OSU are bringing together dynamic alumni to share stories of their early careers. Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. Register today.

Live, Work and Play: The Social Determinants of Health in London. Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Stephanie Grutzmacher and Ashley Vaughn from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for a 4-credit, two-week program in London from July 3-17. Info session Feb. 6, 12:30 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Savings webinar: The Oregon Treasury Savings Network helps Oregonians save for education, retirement and disability-related expenses. Come learn when Network staff shares information about the state’s three savings programs. Specifically staff will provide overviews of the Oregon College Savings Plan, the state’s new savings program OregonSaves and ABLE Oregon’s disability savings program. Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

General Education Implementation: The Learning Outcome, Criteria, and Rationale (LOCR) Committee invites the university community to provide feedback on the LOCRs faculty have created through a listening session. Participants will learn about the LOCR creation process, preview LOCR drafts, engage in conversation and provide feedback. Your college’s participation and collaboration will help inform the final LOCRs we propose to the Faculty Senate for adoption. All listening sessions will be held on Zoom. Registration is required, though participants can register at the time of the meeting and still gain access. Feb. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. and Feb. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.

Center for Teaching and Learning QT Talks: "Effective Course Design: Intentional Blending of Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning." Regardless of course modality, all Corvallis and Cascades campus courses involve learning in person during synchronous class meetings and asynchronously outside of class. How can we best leverage both types of learning activities to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to be successful? In this interactive session, learn ways to do this through intentional design. Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m. Registration.

Public Health Insider: Power Vegetables and Cancer Prevention. Mark your calendar for Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and pass the kale. Faculty from the CPHHS and the Moore Family Center will discuss the link between power vegetables and cancer prevention. They will also highlight the Hope Grows Here program and the research from the Linus Pauling Institute. Register for this free webcast:

Sharing the Lead Harmoniously Through Shared Decision-Making: Join the Center for Family Enterprise Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m., via Zoom for their Family Business 360 event. Hear from Bruce Hraba, president of Waterford Hotels & Inns, who will be sharing how this family business has been able to lead harmoniously through shared decision-making. Register here.

My People Are Rising: The History and Legacy of the Black Panthers in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron Dixon co-founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 and led it for four years. Dixon will draw on his published memoir, "My People are Rising," to discuss his experiences fighting for Black empowerment and racial justice. Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49. A Black History Month event.

The 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application cycle is open: Hundreds of awards across all world regions will allow academics, professionals and artists to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad. Visit the Fulbright website to see the full listing of opportunities or join the webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. Additional webinars are available for those interested in a specific region.

TIAA on campus:  No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with AJ Martinez,CFP can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA representative, AJ Martinez, CFP will be available on campus Feb. 15-17 for one-on-one sessions. Register for a personal session at or by emailing [email protected]

The Cabildos Lecture Series Presents Carmen Thompson, The Making of American Whiteness: The History of Race in America. Thompson is a historian and author of "The Making of American Whiteness: The Formation of Race in Seventeenth-Century Virginia.She has held visiting scholar appointments at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University in New York and in the Black Studies Department at Portland State University, and has taught a wide range of courses on the Black experience and whiteness at Portland State University and Portland Community College. Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room 49.

Food Drive

NEW! Breakfast: Come join us for breakfast for lunch at Nash 104J on Feb. 7. Our $5 blue plate special includes complimentary coffee and all proceeds go to the OSU Food Drive. Plates will be available from noon to 1 p.m. at Nash 104J. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! School of Public Policy Basket Raffle: Buy some tickets to have a chance to win a variety of baskets put together by the School of Public Policy departments. The prizes will vary from a handmade quilted runner and placemat set to passes to mini-golf and bowling for the family (see the link for details or swing by Bexell 300A). Tickets are 3 for $5 with no limit and you get to choose which basket you would like a chance to win. Winners will be drawn and contacted on Feb. 27. 

NEW! Step challenge: Did you know that the average American only walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day? However, the CDC recommends that adults should aim for 10,000 steps per day. Do you know how many steps you’re taking a day? Let’s take steps together to help the hungry. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. Join the Virtual Steps Challenge and see how many steps you can get in. The top two individuals who have the most cumulative steps between Feb. 1-28 will each receive a gift card (donated by staff).

NEW! School of Public Policy Plant SaleFind an easy-to-care-for plant to add to your office or home (we'll even throw in a care guide). There will be a wide variety of plants to choose from and the suggested donations will be printed on the individual plants. The plants go fast, so be sure to swing by early in the month for the best choices.

CCVM Food Drive Soup Sale: Come to Magruder Hall atrium (look for the big bear statue) for a soup lunch to support the food drive on Monday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We will have a variety of options for all. $3 for a bowl of soup or $5 for soup, bread and beverage. For questions, contact [email protected].

College of Forestry Book Sale: Come browse our selection of books in Richardson Hall’s first-floor knuckle Feb. 6-10. Prices drop each day but buy early to avoid being disappointed. Email [email protected] with questions.

Quilt and Art Raffle: The College of Forestry invites you to visit or stop by the help desk located in PFSC 209 to view raffle items and buy tickets.

College of Forestry 5K/10K Virtual Run: "Race to the Top Banana." You have the option to receive a t-shirt to commemorate your race. Your entry fee of $25 will go to the Linn Benton Food Share to help feed those in need in our community. Complete your registration by Feb. 22 and email [email protected] with any questions.

CCVM used book and DVD sale: Starting Feb. 1, come find your next great read or movie at the CCVM book and DVD sale. There is a large collection to pick from and books will continue to be collected. Checks can be made out to the Linn Benton Food Share. 

Printing and Mailing's Putt, Toss and Hook Tournament: Brush off your putting, bean bag tossing and/or ring hook skills, and win bragging rights and prizes. $5 for 8 putts, tosses or rings hooked. The highest scores and most accumulated points at the end of February wins. To enter and play just stop by Printing and Mailing's front office on Research Way any week day throughout the drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For questions, contact [email protected].

FWCS Food Drive Raffle: Selina and Scott Heppell have once again offered a coastal fishing trip as the grand prize. Two other winners will win a beautiful gift basket designed by the department. $5 donation per entry ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing to be held March 1. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Take Note

NEW! Free student contraceptive careWant free contraceptive care? Oregon ContraceptiveCare (CCare) is a program funded through a grant from the Centers for Medicaid Services and the Oregon Department of Human Services that allows Student Health Services (SHS) to provide free reproductive health care and contraceptive services to OSU students with certain income criteria. Most students qualify. Sign up for CCare by calling SHS at 541-737-9140.

NEW! OSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Need help with your taxes? Not sure if you need to file taxes this year? Come to VITA for free tax preparation. Follow this link for more information. Open Thursdays 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. Austin Hall 100. Questions: [email protected].

NEW! 30 Year club: Congratulations to Markie Belcher, administrative program assistant, for being inducted into the 30 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

Connect students with 24/7 mental health support: Anytime Anywhere: MySSP is a free app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor. Marketing materials for the following identities/experiences are now available: student veterans, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, students experiencing basic-needs insecurity, graduate students, engineering majors and international students. Request print and digital marketing materials to share with students by clicking

Health and Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by reminding employees of ergonomic and safe lifting resources available to them online at You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

The Guardian App from Public Safety: Provided by OSU Public Safety for anyone at OSU to download and use. The app receives OSU Alerts, enables emergency texting with OSU police dispatchers, provides phone directories of emergency numbers and one-touch emergency dialing, links to emergency and public safety web resources and is a virtual guardian/timer so you don’t walk alone. Download at or

Policy update: 03-140-513 Miscellaneous Expenses has been revised to allow flowers to be purchased with university funds for use at event banquets or receptions, removing the previous restriction to only allow for University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS).

Policy update: 03-150-102 Lease Reporting has been revised to provides clear guidelines for valuing, accounting for and reporting lease agreements and transactions in OSU’s financial statements and underlying accounting system in compliance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Effective June 30, 2022, GASB 87 requires that all qualifying leases are capitalized and referred to as either “lessee” or “lessor” leases, rather than “operating” or “capital” leases.

Are you a Fulbright Alumni? Let us know. The Office of Faculty Affairs now supports faculty interested in the Fulbright Program. This list will be used for purposes such as invitations to OSU Fulbright social events, to support current faculty with their applications or to speak on a panel about your experiences. Fill out the Qualtrics survey.

Participants sought for cancer study: Young adult survivors of breast/gynecologic cancer and their partners are being sought to participate in a newly adapted “Opening the Conversation” intervention to improve coping and communication for young couples after cancer. The eligibility criteria for this study are: Survivor had a breast or gynecologic cancer diagnosis at age 18-39, survivor was diagnosed between 6 months and 5 years ago, survivor has a partner, partner is age 18 or older, and both partners must agree to participate. Open to couples of all gender identities. Info at:

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Shelter. Seeking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require you to seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. More information can be found here:

Funding available for students to attend sustainability conference: The Sustainability Office, ASOSU Sustainability Council, and Community Engagement & Leadership are offering students an opportunity to attend the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) March 6-8, 2023, at the Corvallis Campus. Up to 90 students will be funded and all OSU students are eligible. Funding will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis to students who fully complete this registration form by Feb. 17.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 30th and 35th streets will be closed Feb. 3 for water line adjustments. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the worksite.


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: To apply for the below positions, visit unless otherwise specified.

NEW! As a Fiscal Coordinator 2 (FC2) at Oregon State University, you will provide support in the interpretation, development and implementation of policies and procedures and play a critical role by performing highly complex multi-fiscal functions, including, but not limited to, analysis, auditing, projections, payroll, budget management and recommendation of financial solutions. Posting #P03992CT. Full consideration Feb. 10. Closes Feb. 17. 

NEW! Extension Forester, Assistant Professor of Practice (Klamath Falls): OSU Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position serving as an Extension Forester for Klamath and Lake counties. This is a 12-month, full-time, county-based Extension and fixed-term professorial position based in Klamath Falls. Posting #P06446UF. Full consideration March 15. Closes March 31.

NEW! Extension Forester, Assistant Professor of Practice (Corvallis): OSU Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position serving as an Extension Forester for Benton, Linn and Polk counties. This is a 12-month, full-time, county-based Extension and fixed-term professorial position based in Corvallis. Posting #P06447UF. Full consideration March 15. Closes March 31.


“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."  ~ John Lewis

Corvallis: Rain and breezy today, high of 49, low of 41. Rain through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 45, low of 32. Chance of rain and snow this weekend.

Newport: Rain and very windy today, high of 52, low of 45. Rain and breezy this weekend.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: