Stay informed about COVID-19

COVID-19 website: To facilitate the ongoing sharing of information about the virus, Oregon State University has added a link on the OSU homepage to a page that provides detailed and up-to-date COVID-19 information; links to OSU, local, state and federal resources; and updates on the latest federal travel restrictions.

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.

Timely Teaching Tips: Need expert guidance to create media for future courses? Want to expand your educational media skills? Summer is a great time to drop in to the Faculty Media Center Zoom office hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation to fit your schedule.  

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.
 

Heat wave in Pacific Northwest could soon repeat due to climate change - Research (US News & World Report)

"Most types of extreme events have been getting more frequent," said Philip Mote, a climate scientist at Oregon State University not involved in the study. Or in the case of the Pacific Northwest heat wave, he said, extreme events were sometimes becoming "things that were almost unimaginable." (see also ReutersYahooLX)
 

OSU helps PDX prepare for the big one (Z100)

Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering will help the Port of Portland save as much as $35 million on work to ensure a Portland International Airport runway can survive an expected magnitude 8.0 to 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. (see also KGW)
 

Feeling burnt out at work? You're not alone (Portland Monthly)

“The pause that the pandemic provided gave people a chance to look at things and recognize realities that they probably otherwise were too busy to stop and look at,” says Regan Gurung, a professor of psychology at Oregon State University. “I think when you’re in the thick of things, when you have deadlines, when one week follows the other, you may not be happy with something, but you just sort of ignore it because you just keep pushing.”
 

Food for people who can't swallow is the ultimate culinary challenge (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Toward the end of 2016, Barewal approached the Food Innovation Center, a kitchen, lab, and consumer testing site funded by Oregon State University that companies large and small hire to help them develop products. Some, including ice cream flavors from Salt & Straw, helped put Portland on the foodie map. 
 

Feds announce $27M to boost wave energy testing in Oregon (Portland Business Journal)

The federal government is giving another big boost to the wave energy test center that Oregon State University is building. (see also Energy Live NewsEnergy.gov)
 

Oregon meteorologist talks heat wave, causes and what's next (OPB News)

Larry O’Neill is Oregon’s state climatologist and an associate professor in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. In an appearance on OPB’s “Think Out Loud,” O’Neill reflected on the early forecast before the record-breaking heat wave arrived in the Pacific Northwest.
 

OSU researchers working to understand behavior of wildfires (KPTV)

With wildfire season well underway, a team of researchers at Oregon State University is working to build a better understanding of how wildfires behave. They’re specifically studying what are called “firebrands,” basically sparks and embers that can spread fire from one place to another.
 

Undersea volcanoes are home to more life than we know (Vox)

Chadwick, a researcher at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, has spent much of his career exploring the ocean’s depths as a seafloor geologist. He says nothing is quite as wondrous as an underwater volcano.
 

McMinnville woman wins Oregon's vaccine jackpot (Mail Tribune)

Oregon’s $1 million COVID-19 vaccine jackpot winner is a fine arts student at Oregon State University, officials announced on Friday. Chloe Zinda, a McMinnville resident, says she plans to use the money to pay off student loans, pursue her dream as an artist and open her own studio. (see also OPB News)
 

Mistaken identity: Cicada killer wasps aren't Asian giant hornets (Capital Press)

In her 17 years working as an extension entomologist in Eastern Oregon, Silvia Rondon has never received more reports, emails, phone calls and texts with questions asking what type of wasp they just saw.
 

Growing concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant (KPTV)

"Fortunately, all the evidence we have gathered, for people who are fully vaccinated, they still have enough protection against this variant," said Chunhuei Chi, Director of Oregon State University's Center for Global Health.
 

Do feeders get birds hooked on human handouts? (Anthropocene Magazine)

So scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) arranged an experiment to test whether black-capped chickadees relied more on a guaranteed food supply in the winter when an injury made it harder for them to flit about in search of sustenance. They set out a string of 21 bird feeders stocked with sunflower seeds along a wooded creek. The feeders were equipped with an electronic counter that marked each time one of 67 chickadees banded with a special tag visited the feeder. Because these birds pick one seed at a time, each visit corresponded to a single seed.
 

Breaking the old boys' club: Battling systemic bias in academic science (OPB News)

Oregon State University’s Ana K. Spaulding on how systemic biases thrive in the science academy — and how to fix them.
 

Hatfield Marine Science Center to re-open after 17 month closure (KLCC)

Visitors will notice some changes from pre-pandemic days. There will be an entry fee for everyone five and older, and the visitor center will offer timed admission and a one-way loop through exhibits. Oregon State University, which operates the center, says the admission fee is temporary and will pay for extra staffing and public health measures.
 

Mural, mural, on the wall, who's included? One and all ([email protected])

At Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, the graduating class of 2021 wanted to give a class gift “focused on the student population and how we could best serve future students for years to come,” said Dr. Masson Blow (DVM ’21). “With that being said, we wanted to stay away from the traditional benches, picnic tables or a single scholarship.”
 

Auto insurance (Money Geek)

Contributor is Matthew Hall, assistant professor of Marketing, College of Business at Oregon State University
 

Oregon athletes head to Olympic Games in Tokyo (Register-Guard)

But some will hold a special spot in Oregon's heart. They include Oregon natives, current and former University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers, and those who love calling this state home. 
 

Will pledged reviews of deadly heat wave response prevent deaths next time? (Oregonian)

Erica Fleishman, a professor at Oregon State University and director of the center on climate change, said she doesn’t think there was a failure by public health and emergency management officials to plan for a heat event of this magnitude. Portland’s previous high had been 107 degrees.
 

Searching for faults from afar (State of the Planet)

Onshore, another team led by scientists from Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program has been busy deploying and recovering hundreds of temporary seismographs.
 

Rental car company owner says prices are surging amid shortage (KGW)

Todd Montgomery teaches business classes at Oregon State University-Cascades. He said the high rental car prices could be in place until the fall, when tourist season slows. "If you could make as much money as you did before, with less amount of cars essentially, you're going to do that," Montgomery said.
 

Did Oregon's heat wave damage your plants? Resist the urge to prune (Oregonian)

The gardening season is in full swing and if you’ve got questions, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

 

Popular Shop at the Dock returns (Newport News Times)        

Thanks to the popular Shop at the Dock tour, a program of Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State University Extension, locals and visitors can learn the ropes, or fishing lines, on a guided tour.
 

Postdoctoral scholar joins OSU Hemp Global Innovation Center as Extension specialist ([email protected])

The Oregon State University Global Hemp Innovation Center has hired Govinda Shrestha as the statewide hemp Extension specialist starting June 1.
 

Marine education center in Newport to reopen Aug. 1; now selling tickets online (Oregon Sea Grant)

The Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport plans to reopen on Aug. 1 after a nearly 17-month closure due to COVID-19.
 

Ask an expert: Long-lived, resilient juniper provide important habitat for many animal species (Oregonian)

The gardening season is in full swing and if you’ve got questions, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.
 

Red blotch – a vapid vineyard virus (Western Farmer-Stockman)

“My colleagues in the East, Midwest, Canada, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest report red blotch, but it seems to be more prevalent in Oregon and California, and less so in Washington,” said Patricia Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University.
 

Sustainability enters the dairy supply chain spotlight (Dairy Foods)

“Consumers are exerting pressure on dairy companies to embrace sustainability in their values, product offerings, and practices,” says Sheri Cole, assistant professor of practice — dairy extension and sustainable food manufacturing at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
 

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Purrsonal assistant: Connie Caddis, academic advisor and international exchange coordinator, says “My home office 'purr-sonal assistant,' Gracie, will miss helping me when I return to campus in the fall. However, I am so excited to see students in person once again! Gracie can then return to her regular cat duties and I'm sure will be happy knowing I'm happy back in my office in Austin Hall.” Show us what you're doing this summer! Email your photos to [email protected]. Whether you're hiking in the Cascades, teaching summer courses or keeping our campus landscape beautiful, we want to see it.

Monday

NEW! Beyond Benefits — School’s Out: Getting Everyone Through the Summer. It is summertime, and school is out. For many people, summer conjures images of lazy, relaxing days at the beach. However, for many working families, summer brings the challenges of balancing the demands of adult work schedules with the desire to provide safe, fun activities for children. This workshop offers several ideas on summer activities and provides practical suggestions on how to keep your kids safe while you’re at work. Monday July 12, 11 a.m. Register here.

Tuesday

OSUsed Store reopening: The OSUsed Store will reopen to the public once weekly on Tuesdays 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. beginning July 13 at 644 SW 13th Street; details here. Staff may still shop for their department 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays; details here. Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more.

Wednesday

Transitioning a Business from the Second to Third Generation and Establishing Governance to Support Success: Please join us on July 14, 8:30 a.m., via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event on transitioning leadership within a family business and establishing a form of governance that fits your company's needs, with speaker Andrew Bornstein, hosted by the Center for Family Enterprise. Register 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.

NEW! Quality of Life for Pets: Treating Cancer One Dog, One Cat at a Time. Medical oncologists at the Lois Bates Acheson Teaching Hospital within OSU’s veterinary college treat cancer of all kinds in dogs and cats – helping beloved pets live the best, healthiest lives they can. What they’re learning as they diagnose and treat cancer in animals also informs how we approach it in humans. Join this webcast for a look behind the hospital doors with OSU oncologists Katie Curran and Haley Leeper. July 14, 4-5 p.m. Register online.

Thursday

NEW! Care.com Webinar — Workparent: A Go-To Guide for Caregivers. As working caregivers, we've never had a trusted, go-to guide all our own ― one that coaches us on how to do well at work, be the loving and engaged parents we want to be, and remain true to ourselves in the process. Daisy Dowling, author of Workparent, will share advice from her new book about how – regardless of where you are in your parenting journey – to successfully combine caregiving and your career. Thursday July 15, 9 a.m. Register here.

Marion County fire safety webinar: Join OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources, Marion Soil & Water Conservation District, Silverton Fire District, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, and other partners to learn about wildfire preparedness in Marion County during this free webinar. This meeting will offer details about fire and emergency response specific to Marion County. July 15, from 6-8 p.m. at https://beav.es/3B5. For more information contact [email protected] or 503-655-8631.

Friday

NEW! O’Malley funeral service: Mike O’Malley, senior instructor with the College of Education at Oregon State University, passed away suddenly on July 1. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 16, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St. in Corvallis.  

NEW! FYI Friday: What is Reasonable? The ADA Employment Accommodations Process. Under Title I of the ADA, all employees at OSU with documented disabilities are protected from discrimination. This protection applies from the job application, through the hiring process and into the work environment. These employees are also entitled to reasonable accommodations or modifications that would enable them to have an equal opportunity to perform their job duties. But what is a reasonable accommodation and how is it decided? Join this session hosted by a campus Accommodations Associate who will discuss what the process of accommodations can look like for both employee and supervisor, how reasonable accommodations are decided or implemented, and examples of possible outcomes. Part of the Summer 2021 FYI Friday series; Friday, July 16, 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Registration required.

Events

NEW! The 12th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament: Help us Build the Dam! Join the Treasure Valley Beavers on the green Aug. 13 for the 12th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament, featuring golf, lunch and special appearances from OSU Athletics and local legend Scott Masingill, a PNGA Hall of Fame Inductee and proud OSU ’73 grad. A portion of the event proceeds will go to the Our Beaver Nation fund that supports the holistic development of our incredible student-athletes. Check in: 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start: 8:30 a.m.; followed by 12:30 p.m. lunch and awards. Register by July 30 for golf (or lunch only) and help us Build the Dam. Full event info and sponsorship details here: osualum.com/BoiseGolf.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Beyond Benefits — Communication Skills for Families: Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. Whether it’s an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate improves overall quality of family communication. Wednesday, July 21, noon. Register here

NEW! Care.com Webinar: Ensuring a Successful Return to Work & School. This year, the return to work and school is going to look — and feel — different than in years past. Both parents and kids are going to be stressed and anxious about how to approach this "new normal." Avni Patel Thompson, the founder and CEO of Milo, is going to share a framework about how to think about this new reality, planning tips, and how to divide household duties so the mental load feels equitable and manageable. Wednesday Aug. 11, 9 a.m. Register here.

DFA Risk Appetite and Risk Assessment Tools: Train the Trainer. Insurance and Risk Management Services will facilitate a workshop for unit leaders and supervisors to provide exposure to the DFA Risk Appetite Statements and Risk Assessment Tools. Attendees will gain hands-on practice and develop the skills necessary to assist other employees in understanding and incorporating the DFA Risk Appetite Statements and Risk Assessment Tools into their work. Zoom session July 20, 1-2:30 p.m. Registration required.

Webinar featuring perspectives, experiences and lessons learned from long-term online OSU instructors: Join Ecampus Research Unit Director Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and postdoctoral scholar Rebecca Thomas for a webinar hosted by the Online Learning Consortium. This event highlights their research studying the valuable experiences of Oregon State instructors who have been teaching online for 10 years or more. Register now for the webinar that will be held on July 28 at 10 a.m.

Travel Talks: Reds of the Rivieras. Wine and travel make the perfect pairing at the OSU Alumni Association’s next Travel Talks, Thursday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. Swirl, sniff, sip and savor as you learn about the sensory science of wine from the Pacific Northwest, France and Italy with OSU Fermentation Science program’s Elizabeth Tomasino. Plus, OSUAA’s Kate Sanders previews Alumni Group Travel’s upcoming tour, French and Italian Rivieras with Corsica tour. To receive the recommended wine list, register for free on Zoom.

Core Curriculum for Current OSU Supervisors and Managers: This training program consists of prerequisite work followed by four half-days of classroom training via Zoom: Thursday, July 22; Friday, July 23; Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29, from 8:15 to noon each day. The first two days we will cover the performance management cycle (alignment, position descriptions, expectations and standards, ongoing communication and feedback, performance appraisals, and integration of new employees). The final two days we will hear from the experts: Guests include those from Equal Opportunity & Access; the Clery Compliance Team; Insurance & Risk Management Services; Environmental Health and Safety; and University Human Resources' Employee & Labor Relations team. Register by July 20.

Care.com Webinar: Ensuring a Successful Return to Work & School: This year, the return to work and school is going to look — and feel — different than in years past. Both parents and kids are going to be stressed and anxious about how to approach this "new normal." Avni Patel Thompson, the founder and CEO of Milo, is going to share a framework for how to think about this new reality, planning tips, and how to divide household duties so the mental load feels equitable and manageable. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 9 a.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! Floor Monitor Training: Training for Floor Monitors and Building Managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday of every month via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZhCgowN8AukjPf.

NEW! 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.

NEW! Marketing materials review: University Relations and Marketing (URM) is seeking nominations for advisory board members to participate in the Moving Forward Together initiative that seeks to conduct a comprehensive review of marketing and communications materials to ensure accurate and empowering representation of employees and students of color. The board will develop a framework for culturally competent marketing and communications. This framework will be utilized to conduct a comprehensive review of materials produced by URM and provide ongoing recommendations for future work by URM as well as university communicators. For more information on the advisory board and the nomination form, click this link. Advisory board nominations will be accepted through July 23.

NEW! Grant funding for open educational resources now open: Funding to adopt, adapt or author an open textbook is now available through OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit. All OSU faculty who want to help students save money while creating high-quality learning resources are invited to apply. 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. Deadline is Aug. 9. Visit the OERU website for more information or contact Stefanie Buck

NEW! Clackamas County Extension: The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service in Clackamas County will fully open its Oregon City office to the public on July 12. The reopening comes after Governor Kate Brown lifted all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions issued under Oregon emergency statutes.
 
Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety with the following link from SAIF on “A summer guide to preparing for heat, wildfires” online at https://www.saif.com/employer-guide/a-summer-guide-to-preparing-for-heat-wildfires.html. Did you know you can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc? The website includes past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

Fall 2021 On-campus Housing Move-In and Early Arrival: Fall 2021 move-in for the residence halls will take place between Sunday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 21. You can find more information on our website: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide. Departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to Sunday, Sept. 19 for orientations or trainings must complete an Early Arrival Request Form for their group by Aug. 17. If you have questions, contact [email protected].

Participants wanted for a short-term vegetable sprout research study (Corvallis): If you are healthy, age 18-60, non-smoking, not pregnant or breastfeeding, without diabetes, heart disease or stroke, bariatric surgery, kidney, thyroid or intestinal problems, you may qualify. The study lasts 72 hours. Volunteers will receive $150. PI: Emily Ho, Ph.D. Title: Discovery of Biological Signatures for Cruciferous Vegetable Intake. Contact us at [email protected], 541-737-5049 or visit https://tinyurl.com/y7437mo4 for information and online screener. 

Fiscal policy: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on new policy drafts for Constructive Receipt, Non-Student Accounts Receivable and Vehicles & Vessels.  For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Travel: Fiscal Policy 03-140-401 Travel has been updated to align with the new travel system. The new policy and related FAQs can be accessed on the FPP website. Please contact the Fiscal Policy Coordinator for your Business Center or the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Severe Weather. Make sure your family and home are ready in case severe weather strikes. Knowing safety tips and having severe weather plans in place are the best way to prepare. This month’s poster can be downloaded at https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/severe-weather.

E-bike rebate program: The City of Corvallis Active Transportation Group recently launched the Empower Benton County E-bike Rebate Program. The program is a partnership between the Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office, Pacific Power and the Oregon Clean Fuels Program to distribute rebates of up to $1,200 for low-income individuals to purchase electric bicycles from local businesses. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age, reside in Benton County, be a Pacific Power customer, and earn 80% of area median income (AMI) or below, based on family size and income. Participating local bike shops include Bike N Hike, Corvallis Cyclery, Corvallis Electric Bicycles and Peak Sports Bike Shop. Total rebate amounts vary depending on a number of factors and if selected as a rebate recipient, personal, low-interest loans may be available. A link to the online application, along with additional information, is located here. Contact the Economic Development Office at [email protected] or by phone at 541-248-0795 with any questions.

Now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Summer and Fall 2021: Does your team 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. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Facilities Services Move Impacts: This summer Facilities Services will relocate from their current space on campus, south of Kerr Administration Building, to the new Western Shops building located on SW 35th street. Facilities Services' core operations will continue during the move, but there will be impacts to maintenance work for the Corvallis campus. Learn more about how Facilities Services is mitigating service impacts during the move.

Launch Academy honors: The Deshpande Foundation, which supports sustainable, scalable social and economic impact through innovation and entrepreneurship, recently named Launch Academy, the InnovationX student-business incubator, a recipient of the Rising Star Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation. This award recognizes Launch Academy's flexible and accessible model for providing students with entrepreneurship resources, training and community. Nominate students for Launch Academy here and contact [email protected] with questions. Launch Academy is a program of the InnovationX Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Nominations open: Help build our next Launch Academy cohort. Nominate engaged, curious, problem-solving undergraduate and graduate students of all majors who have ideas for services, products, community change or any other business idea. Find out who we’re looking for here. Launch Academy students are eligible to win up to $2,000 in business development funding each term and have access to mentorship, networking and other resources. Ecampus and Cascades Campus students are welcome. Tuition scholarships are available. Nominate students here and contact miche[email protected] with questions. Launch Academy is a program of the InnovationX Center of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Call for proposals: Affiliate Faculty Research Incubator Program. Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium has released our 2021 Affiliate Faculty Research Incubator Program call for proposals. AFRIP is designed to recruit faculty to become involved with OSGC and provide resources needed to develop student experiences in STEM disciplines. Projects should support NASA Mission Directorates and align with NASA’s top research priorities and areas of emphasis. Proposals are accepted monthly and due the final day of each month. Information can be found online at https://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/affiliate-faculty-research-incubator-program-afrip.

Grant funding for open educational resources now open: Open Oregon Educational Resources, a statewide organization that promotes the use of OER, seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, culturally relevant/inclusive, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs in lower-division courses. Grant applications are due July 9. Project timelines may vary, but all projects must be completed by June 1, 2023. Learn more and apply today.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! 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.

NEW! Callahan Hall: The sidewalk located on the south side of Callahan Hall will be temporarily closed for window repair work being done at Callahan Hall (view map). Work is scheduled through Thursday, Aug. 26. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Lizzet Stone, the UHDS operations manager for building finishes, at 541-737-8085.

NEW! 15th and Washington: For work related to the Arts & Education Complex project, sections of the sidewalks along 15th Street and Washington Way will be closed off for several weeks. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Work is scheduled to start on Monday, July 12 and continue through Friday, July 23. View the map more details. For questions or comments on this work, contact Construction Manager Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.

Community Hall: As part of the Community Hall Slope Project, Oregon State University will begin work in early July to update the area shown in this map image to provide access through this portion of OSU’s Corvallis campus for all people. ADA improvements related to the project will also require reconstruction of building entrances to Gladys Valley, the Pharmacy Building and Joyce Collin Furman Hall. There will be an open entrance to each building at all times. 

Jobs

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

NEW! Office Specialist 2: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Classified position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Posting #P03062CT. Full consideration July 16. Closes July 23.

NEW! Baker: University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time hourly (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Baker. Posting #P03042CT. Closes July 23.

NEW! Director of Accreditation and Assessment: College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Specialist 2 - Director of Accreditation/Assessment position. Posting #P04551UF. Full consideration July 17. Closes Aug. 30.

NEW! Coordinator-Campus Recreation Programs: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Professional Faculty position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Posting #P04582UF. Full consideration Aug. 1. Closes Aug. 6. 

Weather

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”  ~ Walter Winchell

Corvallis: Sunny this week, highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s.
 
Central Oregon: Hazy but sunny this week, highs in the 90s, lows in the 50s.

Newport: Mostly sunny this week, highs near 70s, lows in the 50s.

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