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.
A research collaboration including scientists from Oregon State University has developed a new technology to help surgeons know where a patient's nerves are, lessening the chance of nerve damage. (see also News-Medical, Science Blog)
“Many cancer survivors experience sexual dysfunction and related distress after diagnosis and well after treatment ends, yet there are few interventions available,” wrote Jessica Gorman, PhD, MPH, of the Oregon State University, and colleagues. “Improved access to effective interventions can improve the delivery of survivorship care and patient outcomes.”
Gardening season is underway and you may have questions. For answers, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.
Twins: Arnie Abrams, a Double Beaver (Masters and Ph.D. degrees), says, “Biscuit really enjoyed OSU Pet Day. She loves to pose (she knows she’ll get a dog biscuit in return).” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].
Timely Teaching Tips: Thinking about modifying your grading and assessment practices for next year? Participate in the Ungrading Book Club, part of CTL’s No Strings Attached Book Club. Engage in rich conversations about Susan Blum’s "Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)." CTL will provide free books to participants. Space is limited. Apply by June 14.
10th Annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: The Family Resource Center is excited to announce the return of Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on Friday, June 3. The day is designed to help promote the value of a college education as well as share with our children the fun and exciting place where we are fortunate to work, study, research and teach. This year's schedule is scaled down but includes many of the fan favorites and we will be ending the day with a family BBQ in the MU Quad. For more information or to register, visit the BYKTCD website. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or 541-737-4906.
Gerontology conference: The 45th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference will take place on Friday, June 3 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Keynote speakers include New York Times reporter John Leland, who will present “Resilience in older adults: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond;” and Laughter On Call Founder Dani Klein Modisett, who will present “Shared Laughter for Self-Care and Connection.” Twenty breakout sessions on aging with resilience; continuing education credits available. To learn more and to register, visit https://osugero.org/.
Booster Blitz: The Beaver Booster Blitz is a FREE three-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic, open to the public on the SEC Plaza. Stop by this walk-up-only event, June 1-3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All COVID-19 vaccines are available, including additional boosters and doses for children. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC card if possible (not required).
Engineering Expo: June 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See more than 200 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. Experience the depth and breadth of engineering talent and ingenuity at Oregon State University. Virtual option also available. Free and open to the public. Complete details: https://events.engineering.oregonstate.edu/expo2022.
2022 International Association of Women in Music Conference: Call and (Her) Response. The keynote speaker is renowned musicologist and researcher Nina Eidsheim of UCLA. Her research interests include multi-sensoriality, production and perception of vocal timbre, 20th and 21st century vocal music and opera, critical studies in race and gender, performance studies, sound studies, and voice studies. On the Corvallis campus and via livestream, June 2-4. Free and open to OSU faculty and students. Full schedule and registration information: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/IAWM2022.
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.
Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 6 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 [email protected] for questions regarding the store.
NEW! University Budget Committee: The committee will meet this Friday, June 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the Provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. The committee will work on drafting the University Budget Committee Annual Report, 2021-22. If you are interested in joining as an observer, visit https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/95687738799.
Spring One-Act Festival 2022: This popular, annual event showcases the work of our OSU Theatre student directors and designers. Join us for an exciting and eclectic lineup. Free. Opens June 2, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Information.
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.-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.
OSU Spring Drag Show 2022: Rainbow Continuum presents the OSU Spring Drag Show 2022. A collection of queer performers sing, dance and lip sync. In addition, new Beaver Royalty will be crowned. June 4, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.
NEW! TIAA appointments: TIAA will be on OSU's main campus June 7-8 and will also have virtual appointments June 21 and June 28. TIAA will also return to campus Sept. 20 and Oct. 5. Schedule an appointment today. You can sign up online at TIAA.org/schedulenow, or by emailing [email protected].
NEW! World Ocean Day: This year’s theme is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.” Visit the Marine Studies Initiative and Ocean11 Marine Club tables. Enjoy snacks and refreshments, play games and learn about World Ocean Day. Visit the Marine Studies Initiative World Ocean Day website for information. June 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., east side of Strand Hall.
Commencement day selfie station: Grads can enjoy a photo booth and larger-than-life selfie backdrops, including #BigBenny, at the Alumni Center after the commencement ceremony on June 11. Capture every moment of the big day, meet up with your family indoors, pick up free alumni swag and learn how grads and families can stay connected with OSU. View more on the Countdown to Commencement webpage.
NEW! Fidelity presentation: "Take the First Step to Investing," if you want to understand how to start investing, learn key investing concepts, common investment types and how to choose your investment approach. June 6, 1 p.m. Register here.
NEW! WorldOregon presents the 2022 International Speaker Series: Intersections. WorldOregon’s International Speaker Series puts you virtually in the room with the global leaders, visionaries and inspiring voices that are changing our world. There are a limited number of tickets to see Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. Addario will give a virtual lecture for WorldOregon on June 7, 6:30 p.m., titled “Of Love & War: Humanity & Resilience on the Front Lines.” To potentially secure a ticket, email [email protected].
NEW! Creating Process-Driven Results in a Generational Family Business: Please join the Center for Family Enterprise on June 8 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 Event on creating process-driven results within a family business. Speakers Aimee and Rob Thompson of Thompson’s Sanitary Service will be sharing how their generational family business has been able to develop and utilize the tools necessary to cultivate process-driven results.
WIC Workshop: Teaching is a work in progress, and now is a good time to reflect on what’s working and to think about revisions. Join WIC Director Sarah Tinker Perrault on Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. via Zoom for a guided discussion that will help you create a plan for revising anything from class design to low-stakes assignments. Register here.
Science Communication 101 Workshop: Have you ever wanted to engage in science communication, but weren't sure how to get started? Do you want to learn to make communication about your research or other scientific topics to non-experts more effective? Seminarium Art & Science Club is hosting a Sci Comm 101 workshop, led by member Grace Deitzler. June 6 at 3 p.m. in Nash ALS 4000. RSVP to [email protected].
Alessi MF defense: Gianna Alessi will present her capstone, titled: “Exploring Advancements in Rural Equity and Prosperity in the Oregon Labor-Intensive Forest Industry: The Practical Application of Transdisciplinarity and Science Communication,” June 7, noon in Richardson 107 and on Zoom. Alessi is earning her MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Troy Hall. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] with questions or for accommodations for disabilities, or for the Zoom link.
Budget Model Forums: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a Budget Model Forum to update the campus community on the overview of the OSU-Corvallis Shared Responsibility Budget Model results via Zoom on Tuesday, June 7, from 3-4 p.m. To participate, click here. For more information visit the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.
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-via-Zoom sessions on Wednesdays 1-3 p.m., Aug. 17 through Sept. 14. $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register (before Aug. 5) here.
Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for OSU managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding of the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees; and more. Aug. 22-25, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Aug. 15.
NEW! OSU Faculty Staff Fitness summer class registration is now open. Take a fitness class on campus (click here for schedule) or remotely through Online FSF. Some highlights include the return of the rehabilitative Adaptive Exercise Clinic (formerly MS Clinic; click here for information), Open Gym, personal training services and outdoor yoga. Contact [email protected] to help find your fitness plan today.
NEW! Bike donation program starts June 6: Do you have a bike to donate? The new bike donation program will accept bikes June 6-15. The program, organized by OSU's Department of Public Safety and Police and Transportation Services, aims to reduce the number of bikes on campus that go through the impound process at the end of Spring term. To donate a bike, visit the DPS lobby at 200 Cascade Hall on OSU’s Corvallis campus, and speak with a dispatcher. A DPS police or public safety officer will review a copy of your OSU ID or a valid government-issued ID and document the name of the person making the donation. Bike serial numbers will be checked to make sure no stolen bikes are accepted.
START Resource Fair spots open: The Office of Student Orientation is excited to bring back the START Resource Fair this Summer. The resource fair is limited to OSU departments, units and programs only. The application can be found here if you are interested: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ickTfaY0AC9HRc. More information is detailed within the form including all the dates and times of each resource fair. Submit the interest form by June 8. For questions, email Nick Malendowski at [email protected].
Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Wildfire. Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. Wildfires often begin unnoticed; however, they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now — before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. This month’s poster can be download at: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/wildfire.
Hiring students: Do you need to hire students for fall 2022? This year’s START sessions will include the opportunity for students to apply for campus jobs as part of their orientation experience. We love jobs that contain just the application or the application and a resume, for ease of applying. We encourage you to post your simplified job application as soon as June 23 and keep it open (or repost) until Sept. 9 so students can apply for your job during START. You can learn more about how to get involved here or by emailing [email protected].
Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to an article on the benefits of microbreaks. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee 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.
Metabolic Research Study: We are examining how insulin release is triggered by tasting carbohydrates. Participants must be non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve having body measurements taken, having saliva collected, performing taste tests, having blood drawn and filling out dietary surveys. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: "Taste Perception of Carbohydrates." PI: Juyun Lim.
Grads Give Back: Donate Your Gown to the Next Graduate. Calling all graduating students: Donate your gown in the days following Commencement. You have the chance to help a future student who may be unable to afford the Commencement regalia while keeping your cap and cords as mementos. Gowns can be donated at the Valley Library just inside the main entrance (from Saturday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 14) or year-round at the MU info desk. For more information, please visit http://tiny.cc/gradsgive or email [email protected]. Grads Give Back is sponsored by Campus Recycling, ASOSU, Memorial Union, Valley Library and the Sustainability Office.
Ungrading Book Club: Have you been thinking about modifying your grading and assessment practices in time for next year? Participate in the Ungrading Book Club, a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) No-Strings Attached Clubs. Read and engage in rich conversations about Susan Blum’s (Ed.) book, "Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)." CTL will provide free books to participants. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by June 14.
Recruiting participants for virtual reality experiment: Psychology researchers are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old, speak fluent English and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision for research aiming to explore how perception and movement interact in real and virtual environments. Participants will complete movement- and perception-based tasks for around one hour. Those who complete the study will receive $15 in Amazon credit. More details and sign-up available at https://bit.ly/osu-movement-study.
Carbon Offsets for OSU Funded Travel: The Sustainability Office can help you reduce the greenhouse gas impact of your OSU-funded air and ground travel. With basic information about travel itineraries, we calculate the amount of carbon offsets needed and combine our purchasing power to make it easy for you and your department. One bulk purchase of offsets will occur in June. For more info or to contact the Sustainability Office visit: https://fa.oregonstate.edu/sustainability/carbon-offsets-osu-funded-travel.
Community Climate Survey: The 2022 Faculty and Staff Community Climate Survey launched on May 10 with an invitation from Interim Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Scott Vignos. Please check your email to access the survey link; the survey is open through June 3. The survey is administered every two years to gauge the opinions and perceptions of employees regarding their experience at OSU. It is one part of OSU’s broader efforts to create and sustain an inclusive and equitable university climate. To hear from as many people as possible, a $25 incentive will be provided to 50 randomly selected survey participants. The information participants enter for the incentive will not be linked to responses to the survey to ensure responses remain anonymous. Questions about the survey can be directed to OID at [email protected].
Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the fall 2022 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to the director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the brief application form by June 3.
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 at the following locations: Residence Hall Service Centers (Arnold, McNary and West); Lab tent outside Plageman Hall; Memorial Union Info Desk and Student Experience Center Info Desk. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].
COVID-19 testing: Oregon State University, in collaboration with Willamette Valley Toxicology (WVT), is providing on-site COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms. OSU employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to test at one of these locations: Corvallis: Lab tent outside Plageman Hall Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Cascade Hall 120, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bend: Outside Obsidian Hall Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Note: All employees will need a WVT Labdash account prior to testing.
Utility tunnel: May 11-June 3. For work related to the Community Hall Slope Project, an access hatch to the utility tunnel will be removed and relocated. The current hatch is located on Jefferson Avenue across from Kerr Administration Building. Additional access hatches can be found west, north and east of this location. Communication lines in the tunnel in this area are temporarily supported and impede movement. Staff should avoid this area of the tunnel, if possible.
Washington Way: For work related to the Washington Way Improvement Project, a planned sidewalk closure along the north side of SW Washington Way is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. Friday, May 6 through 5 p.m. Monday, June 13. Pacific Power will be on site performing work related to the project (view map).
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 Department of Horticulture invites applications for an Office Specialist II to join our team. This position provides website maintenance, office support, technical and/or minor administrative or business-related tasks in support of Department of Horticulture operations. Posting #P03603CT. Closes June 19.
“If we behave like those on the other side, then we are the other side. Instead of changing the world, all we'll achieve is a reflection of the one we want to destroy.” ~ Jean Genet
Corvallis: Showers likely today, high of 68, low of 53. Rain and showers this weekend.
Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 66, low of 45. Showers this weekend.
Newport: Chance of showers today, high of 58, low of 54. Rain and breezy this weekend.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/.