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. 

New snow science database needs your data (Powder Magazine)

When David Hill, a backcountry skier and professor of civil engineering at Oregon State University, rolls up to a trailhead to find a crowded parking lot, he looks on the bright side. Each of those skiers represents an opportunity to bring home valuable data that environmental scientists need, but have difficulty gathering.

Hungry Alaskan bears find a new prey (Hakai Magazine)

“This is a supremely cool piece of natural history,” says Taal Levi, an Oregon State University ecologist who has studied bears and otters in Alaska but was not involved in this project.

Four-decade partnership between HP and Oregon State a model of success (Tech Transfer Central)

One measure of the strength of an academic-industry partnership is the depth and breadth of the collaborations. Another is the length of the partnership. With Hewlett-Packard and Oregon State University, the track record on both counts is impressive.

Coastal risks and land use policy create economic tradeoffs for armoring the Oregon Coast (Phys Org)

An Oregon land use policy creates a large economic value for some private homeowners who are allowed to protect their shoreline against erosion, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Today's photo

Step back in time: The Memorial Union in February 1958. Courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives.


Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 159 Withycombe Hall. 

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact for questions regarding the store.

Music à la Carte: Students from the OSU Voice Studios perform on Friday, Feb. 7 at noon in the  Memorial Union Lounge. Free.

First Friday Fun: Visit the OSUsed Store’s first Friday public sale of the month on Feb. 7, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th and spin our wheel for a chance to win a discount or prize. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

What’s new in news and research communications? This is the first event of the relaunching of a science communicators group at Oregon State. Sean Nealon, Oregon State’s news editor, will talk about new staff and new plans. Feb. 7, noon to 1 p.m. Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 402. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions: please contact Rachel Robertson at

Soup Lunch Fundraiser: $5 suggested donation for soup and bread. Desserts also available for purchase. Feb. 7, noon to 1 p.m., 3006 Ag Life Sciences. For more information contact

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Kenneth Maes, associate professor of anthropology at Oregon State University, will present “Standardizing community health program evaluation at the national level while centering marginalized voices and labor: The Community Health Worker Common Indicators Project” on Friday, Feb. 7 from noon to 12:50 p.m., in LINC 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng Zhang at

Public health talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “Public health research in the OCHIN Community Health Center network,” by Annie Larson, Ph.D., OCHIN research analyst in Portland, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.

NEW! Budget committee: The University Budget Committee will meet this Friday from 2-3:30 p.m., in Covell 117. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the Provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities, and budget policies. This Friday the committee will discuss projections and planning relevant to developing undergraduate tuition recommendations for 2020-2021. Members of the university community are welcome to join meetings of the UBC as observers. Future meeting times and locations can be found at

CMLC Cooking Class: Filipino Chicken Adobo: Mix up your Friday night routine! Join Saiko and Nicole as they teach us how to prepare this popular Filipino braised chicken dish. Enjoy a meal at the end. Friday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave. $10. Please reserve by contacting Megan Rice at

Conference on affordability in online learning: OSU is hosting a regional conference with a focus on improving student success and affordability in online and digital learning. Co-hosted by the Online Learning Consortium and OSU Ecampus, the event – scheduled for Feb. 7 in the Memorial Union – will bring faculty, administrators and online learning professionals together to address the opportunities and challenges facing the future of affordability in higher education. Learn more and register today.

Guitar en Route: New Histories. Guitarist George Benton England performs on his original 1820s Roudlhoff guitar. Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Community Hall 303. Seating is limited to 60. Free.


Gymnastics: OSU gymnastics hosts LSU and Arizona State, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Gill Coliseum.


NEW! OSU Astronomy Club General Meeting. We will be hosting a short introductory telescope observing and setting up a telescope for observations. If the night sky is clear we will go to the rooftop of Weniger Hall and try to practice what we learned. The meeting is on Feb. 10 from 5-6 p.m. in WNGR 151. More information can be acquired by emailing

NEW! OSUsed Store Valentine’s Sale: Come by our public sale Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. to submit your best guess for how many Valentine's candies are in our jar for a chance to win a gourmet treat basket. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! BA 161 First-Year Student Microbusiness Market Research Event: Join us for our annual BA 161 Microbusiness Market Research event. College of Business first-year students have officially started their product development and marketing research for their products/services that will be ready for sale in spring 2020. Each of their microbusinesses are looking for feedback on their ideas, products and services. Friday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m., 11 to noon and 1-2 p.m., Austin Hall Marketplace. Come see and learn about what products and services they have created, this year and help them fine-tune their ideas. Questions? Contact

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Cognition & Learning - Join Demian Hommel (CEOAS) to explore principles and practices from meta-studies of cognition and learning. +Tech Talk: Learn about Story Maps, a digital storytelling platform that allows students to create amazing, elegant projects. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 on Feb. 11: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! Workplace issues: Addressing Workplace Issues. Ideas on how to deal with workplace issues will be presented by OSU’s Employee & Labor Relations and University Ombuds Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to noon at Hallie Ford Center 115. This event is free to PFLA member and $10 for non-members. Beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information about the event and how to register CLICK HERE.

NEW! People and Nature Lunch Series: Kailey Kornhauser, graduate student in Forest Ecosystems and Society, presents “Power Dynamics and Outcomes of Collaborative Forest Governance.” Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Strand 110. The lecture is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife’s Human Dimensions Lab. To attend online: For more information:

NEW! Procurement Training Sessions: Procurement is pleased to again offer training sessions covering three topics: Procurement Standards and Resources (Feb. 11), Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance (Feb. 13) and Informal Procurement (Feb. 14). These sessions are being offered in-person and via Zoom. For more information, registration, times and locations visit the Procurement Training and Support webpage.

NEW! Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students? This makes it especially important for campus community members to equip ourselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. CAPS invites students, faculty, and staff to attend our Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshops. Participants will learn how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Monday, Feb. 24 noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 104. For questions or more information contact Tessie Webster-Henry:

UPDATED! Free Middle School Women in Science WorkshopDiscovering the Scientist Within is a program designed to nurture 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls’ interest in the STEM fields and consists of activities paired with adult women scientist role models. The event will be on campus, Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 1, and closes March 1. Contact Emily Nicholson in Precollege Programs at 737-9424 with questions.

SBIR/STTR, State, and University Funding for Tech Commercialization: OSU Faculty and Student Researchers -- join the OSU Advantage office on Feb. 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. in MU 109 for an Innovation Days workshop titled “Research Impact Resources 101,” followed by a hosted networking reception from 5-6:30 p.m. At this session, you will learn how to access federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds and other regional funding opportunities focused on advancing the impact of university technologies by getting them into the marketplace. Learn more and RSVP here:

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Academy Applications: Faculty applications are being accepted for the DPD Academy scheduled to be held June 15-26. The DPD Academy facilitates focused and productive engagement with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. Individual and team applications are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit the DPD Academy webpage. Deadline: Feb. 7.

The Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative is open for registration through summer 2020. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin or expand your equity and inclusion journey. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information:

Food Drive

NEW! Rummage Sale: A rummage sale will be held Feb. 10-14 in the fourth floor lobby of the Kerr Administration Building as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. Sponsored by the Office of News & Research Communications, the sale includes household items, books, toys, kids clothing and more. New items added daily. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Cash or check made out to Linn-Benton Food Share.

NEW! Bagel Break: The Extension and Experiment Station Communications office is holding its fourth annual Bagel Break Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9-11:30 a.m. in Kerr 400 to benefit the Linn-Benton County Food Share. Coffee will also be provided. Minimum donation of $3 is suggested. For more information contact or

NEW! NROTC Tuesday Soup Day: Have you ever seen our historic armory? Take a tour before it is torn down. Come by for lunch, support the OSU Food Drive, and choose from five soup options. Only $4 for a bowl. Each serving comes with a free piece of bread. Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Naval Armory, Quarterdeck. Now accepting Venmo payments. For questions, contact

NEW! Taco Tuesday: $5 for three tacos or a taco salad. Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m. For more information contact

NEW! Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle: The Extension and Experiment Station Communications office in Kerr 422 is holding its annual Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle. All donations benefit the Linn-Benton County Food Share. Tickets $1 each or six tickets for $5. Drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. The winner will be notified by email. For more information contact or

Food Drive Soup Lunch: Ten types of soup (some vegan and vegetarian approved), bread and desserts from Little Wuesten Bakery. Suggested donation $5 and/or nonperishable food items. *BYOBowl; please bring your own bowl and spoon. We will have disposable bowls and spoons, but we aim to have as little waste as possible at this event.* Monday, Feb 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Room 402 Linus Pauling Science Center. Event Flyer.

Donut-a-Can: The College of Education Community and Outreach Committee will be walking around Furman Hall with donuts in exchange for cans or cash. Feb. 10. Come by Furman Hall to grab a donut and make a donation to the Food Drive. For information contact

Jeannine's Birthday Party: Come celebrate Jeannine's birthday with cake and ice cream on Feb 10, noon to 2 p.m., Kerr 502. Suggested donation $5. For more information contact

Bake Sale: Come get your fill of sweets at the CCVM bake sale, Feb. 10-14 in Magruder Hall. There will be a variety of baked goods that change daily. Item prices vary. For questions, contact

Book Sale: Book prices vary. Come and check out the books on sale. Feb. 10-14, Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information, contact

Quilt Raffle Ticket Sale: Quilt raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. All month. For more information contact

Book Sale: Lightly used books, DVDs and board games will be on sale to support the OSU Food Drive throughout the month of February. Items will range in price from $1 to $5. Come check out the selection in the Magruder Hall lobby. For questions, contact
Take a Break with BEE: February is a cold, damp month. Need a break from it all? Come and spend some time in Gilmore Hall 116, warming up with hot cocoa or tea. We will be offering each for a donation of $1/per cup for the entire month of February (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the exception of noon). For questions, contact
PB&J bar: A longtime Biological & Ecological Engineering tradition, we’ve extended the PB&J bar for the entire month. Come on by our office and make yourself a delicious treat of peanut butter and a variety of jellies, many from local growers. Suggested donation of $3 per sandwich (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). All donations will go to BEE’s participation in the OSU Food Drive to help the local community. For questions, contact

Take Note

Participants needed to review a survey measuring intergenerational contact: Participation involves a one-hour focus group, during which you will complete the survey individually and then engage in a group discussion about how the survey could be improved. Held on-campus on March 5. You will be compensated $20. To participate, email Shelbie Turner ( with your name and which age group you fall into from the following: 18-39 years, 40-64 years, 65 and over. 

Request for Proposals: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for projects focused on bringing OSU-owned innovations invented by OSU faculty, staff and/or graduate students in any discipline closer to market. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in April 2020. Funding can be used to fund students, prototyping expenses, travel and more. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Read the full RFP here:

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing the following information on campus office move resources, along with the following from SAIF with six steps for safely lifting a load and best practices for storing items so they can be accessed with less strain and sprain risk. 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.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Reconstruction project, exploratory utility work (potholing) with flagging will take place, as needed, along Washington Way from 35th Street to 15th Street between Feb. 6-10. The road will remain open, but some delays should be expected (view map). 


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NEW! Admissions Customer Service Specialist: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Admissions Customer Service Specialist (Office Specialist 2) position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Posting #P02592CT. Full consideration date Feb. 27. Closes March 5. 

NEW! Food Service Worker 1 part-time - University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for multiple Food Service Worker 1 part-time positions. These are part-time, 10-month, classified positions. Posting #P02589CT. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 12. Closes April 6.

NEW! Custodian-Pool: OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more full-time Custodian positions. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Posting # P02593CT, Closes June 30..


"So then there was the Greek, Socrates, he was great... He invented questioning. Before Socrates, no questioning. Everyone sort of went, ''Yeah, I suppose so.” ~ Comedian Eddie Izzard, who turns 58 today.

Corvallis: Chance of rain Friday, high of 54, low of 42. Chance of showers Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny Friday, high of 51, low of 33. Chance of snow Saturday, sunny Sunday.

Newport: Rain today, high of 52, low of 43. Showers likely Saturday, sunny on Sunday.

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