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
Space and time aren't as rigid as our everyday lives suggest. Jeffrey Hazboun is an astrophysicist at Oregon State University. He says you can think of space-time as a giant block of Jell-O. (see also OPB News, BBC, New York Times)
Oregon State University researchers estimate that gray whales feeding off the Oregon Coast consume up to 21 million microparticles per day, a finding informed in part by poop from the whales. (see also KGW)
“This is unprecedented, absolutely fantastic data,” said Mauricio Cantor, an Oregon State University marine biologist who was not involved in the study. “This study is the result of so much research effort.”
Oregon State “strongly affirms the importance of a diverse student body to advance the university’s teaching, research and engagement mission,” President Jayathi Murthy wrote in a letter to campus. “Embracing diversity in everything we do makes the OSU community stronger.” (see also KOIN)
Lawmakers increased spending for need-based Oregon Opportunity Grants by $100 million, allowing the state to increase the size of grants for the lowest-income students. They also authorized more than $150 million of debt for projects including $72.7 million for an Oregon State University teaching and research center to support the semiconductor industry and $65.8 million to renovate a 130-year-old University of Oregon dorm.
“This year, we’re going to have a lot more Oregon sources of farm produced maple syrup that people can buy,” said Eric Jones, a professor at the Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.
A piece by Jon Boeckenstedt, vice provost for enrollment management at Oregon State University.
Brooke Edmunds, a faculty member for community horticulture at Oregon State University’s extension service, said many people don’t notice they’ve been bitten because of how dramatically ticks change in size and appearance throughout their lives. (see also KLCC)
The Association of Public and Land-grand Universities has named Oregon State University Professor Aaron Wolf the 2023 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The award is a national honor recognizing individuals who advance international education at public universities.
Bee Friendly Wine started as a pilot project last year, building on one-of-a-kind research by Oregon State University and citizen-scientists working to compile an inventory of bee populations statewide — known as the Oregon Bee Atlas.
Orca calves rely on their mother for protection and nourishment for at least two years, until they learn how to hunt. Females have, on average, only five young during their lifetime and are fiercely protective of each, according to Robert Pitman, a marine biologist at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute.
A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.
Anita Guerrini is the Horning Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Oregon State University and a research professor at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She lives in Ventura, California, and has been a member since 1983.
Studies show that juvenile plants can offer up to 50 times more nutritional benefits than their mature form. Oregon State University found that a single cup of broccoli sprouts can offer the same health benefits as 50 cups of broccoli.
Longtime Oregon State University vice president for university relations and marketing Steve Clark will be leaving the university at the end of the week, having announced his retirement last December.
Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center is looking for candidates to taste test new hard cider offerings in downtown Portland next month.
An Oregon State University study found that most of the prime, flat land near grid load is already in use as farmland, growing food or ranching livestock. In many markets including the Pacific Northwest, agrivoltaics, which is the pairing of farming with solar, is a solution for the food versus energy transition dilemma.
A profile of Oregon State University's vice provost for Extension and engagement.
Summertime snacking: Karren Cholewinski, executive assistant, Office of the Registrar, says, “Thought I'd share the photo of my young cat helping me pick strawberries. His name is Gus.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].
NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: What does user experience (UX) design tell us about organizing information in Canvas? Check out Creating Effective Learning Environments: Lessons from User Experience Design for simple steps to supporting student learning. Be consistent with design and organization, avoid naming ambiguities, eliminate distractions, and only add tech tools that will provide significant benefits to learners.
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 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here
NEW! Free multicultural networking event: Join us for our third Hello Mid-Valley event from 6-7:30 p.m. July 25 at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in Rickreall. The goal of the event is to help employees in the Willamette Valley area build community and connections that support diverse identity characteristics. Food and beverages will be served. Learn more and register on our OSU event page or on our Eventbrite.
NEW! 14th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament: Support student-athletes and network with fellow Treasure Valley Beavers while enjoying a fun day on the course. Don't golf? Join for a buffet lunch, a raffle prize drawing and remarks from OSU Athletics special guests. Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. with lunch and awards at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Register solo or with a foursome.
Fidelity, TIAA, OSGP(Voya) on campus consultations: Summer Dates are now available: No matter where you are in life—just starting your career or retiring next year—a session with a financial advisor can help you create a plan to achieve your goals. Fidelity, TIAA and OSGP(Voya) advisors are available to OSU employees (except for student employees) at no cost as a part of your retirement plan. On campus and virtual appointments are available throughout the summer. Fidelity representative Justin Blatny - schedule at www.fidelity.com/schedule. TIAA representative AJ Martinez CFP - schedule at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow. OSGP(Voya) representative Charles Yu - schedule at https://osu-osgp1-1s.timetap.com/.
Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture open house: Learn about urban ecology and pollinator health research, honeybee demonstration hives, Oregon Bee Atlas, OSU Extension Small Farms Program, dry farming vegetables, annual flower trials, student-led research, OSU Master Gardener Program and more. Family-friendly and open to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 13. Directions and more information.
NWREC open house: The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora Oregon is hosting a community open house 4-7 p.m., July 19. The public is invited for an up-close look at research and development at the center including berry-tasting, hay ride farm tours, farm equipment display and fresh farm veggies. NWREC is located at 15210 NE Miley Road, one mile east of I-5 and across the road from Charbonneau’s east entrance. For more information, contact NWREC at 503-678-1264.
NEW! Search Advocate Foundations workshop series: July through December 2023 options are now open for registration. Search Advocates are content-neutral external process advisors who work with search committees to enhance equity, validity, and diversity (the role is mostly facilitative—not the compliance police) The full series is four 4-hour sessions; please go to SA Workshops for the cohort schedule and a link to the registration system. There are still openings in the series beginning next Friday July 7 – register right away if you’re interested in that cohort. For questions, please contact Anne Gillies, program director ([email protected] or 541-760-6160).
NEW! Fostering family harmony: Join the Center for Family Enterprise at 8:30 a.m., July 12 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Dave Henderer, Co-owner of Henderer Design + Build who will be sharing how the Henderer family’s philosophy of creating a happy workplace has led to their success. Register here.
NEW! Game development: OSU is hosting The Game Development Conference for Reacting to the Past July 13-15. We invite faculty, staff, and graduate students to attend the keynote Megan Connell on Friday evening. Connell’s focus is creating communication tools within games to help ensure that the experiences of our classroom games are fun and enjoyable for all. Also, there is space for anyone wanting to participate in a game simulation that is under development. For more information, contact Steve Shay at [email protected] or https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/rttpgdc/.
NEW dates added: FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. In the spirit of professional development, University Human Resources is excited to offer this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis starting this Spring! View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. Hurry – seats are limited.
Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through Fall 23. 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. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform and Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].
Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.
The Joy of Gardening Conference: The conference is organized by the Oregon Master Gardener Association in cooperation with and with the support of Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Two days of research-based classes on edibles, ornamentals and pollinators, for new and experienced gardeners. Two distinguished keynote speakers: Tom Kaye from the Institute of Applied Ecology and Andony Melathopolous from the Department of Horticulture at OSU will open the sessions each day. July 7-8, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. For more information: https://omga.org/mini-college-2023/ Registration is now open: Click here to register.
Getting Your First Dam Job Zoom workshops: Still looking for a job post-graduation? Wondering why your resume isn’t getting you noticed by employers? The summer term virtual First Dam Job career workshop series (Aug. 1-3) will help you address these scenarios and more. Register for just one or all three of these virtual sessions to strengthen your resume and gain the skills you need to land your first full-time job. 5 p.m. Aug. 1, "Oops I still really need a job.” 5 p.m. Aug. 2, “Why is my resume not working?" 5 p.m., Aug. 3, “Yay, I got a job, now what?".
Core Curriculum for OSU managers and supervisors: Managers and supervisors at OSU play a key role in enabling employees to do their best work. The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors, and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will: have a solid understanding about 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 & access to employees; and be familiar with the OSU resources and responsibilities relating to employee health, safety, and wellbeing. Summer 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays Aug. 15-24, via Zoom. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday - Friday Nov. 14-17, via Zoom Learn more and register.
On-Demand Webinar from TIAA: Equally Prepared: Financial planning for the LGBTQ+ community. Financial planning is important for everyone to explore in order to prepare you and your loved ones for the future. Learn more about financial basics and prepare yourself for that future by managing day-to-day finances, tackling your debt, balancing your financial priorities, learning more about retirement planning, understanding lifetime income, educating yourself on estate planning and implementing financial tools and resources available from TIAA.
Grow your best garden ever with the accelerated Home Horticulture Certificate: Learn the art and science of caring for plants in this 100% online program. Gain the same in-class training as the online Master Gardener program in seven weeks. No volunteering required. Register while seats are available. https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/master-gardener-home-horticulture-summer-intensive.
Professional development: Technical Writing Certificate. Gain the essential skills to produce instructive, informational and persuasive documents based on well-defined and achievable outcomes. Our next technical writing cohort starts June 26. https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/certificate/technical-writing-certificate.
Community workforce development training opportunity: Dairy Foods Online Program. The College of Agriculture has a new online Dairy Foods Manufacturing Continuing Education Series that will give folks the needed technical, scientific and regulatory knowledge for a successful career in this growing field. No prerequisites. 100% on demand. https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/dairy-foods-manufacturing-certificate-and-continuing-education-series-oregon-state-university-arbuthnot-dairy-center.
NEW! Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by sharing an article from SAIF with five ways to safely transition your workplace to summer. For more information on Safety at OSU visit 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.
NEW! Oregon Sea Grant Student Opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant is accepting applications from current & recent students for the Natural Resource Policy Fellowship & West Coast Ocean Alliance Fellowship. (Deadline: July 10) and the Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship (Deadline: July 28). Details on eligibility and how to apply can be found at the links provided above.
Eugene Airport Shuttle beginning June 26: Beginning June 26, Groome Transportation is offering an airport shuttle with eight roundtrips daily between OSU (Hilton Garden Inn) to the Eugene Airport. Share the news with anyone needing assistance with travel plans to and from OSU in Corvallis. Specific questions about the shuttle can be directed to Groome. For questions about trip planning resources available to the Corvallis campus community please email [email protected].
Hiring students: Are you hoping to hire students this summer for the fall? At START, we will host an “available jobs” table at our checkout and are happy to help you connect with new students. Advertise for your posting by simply creating a postcard-sized (4x6) take-away and printing up as many copies as you’d like for us to make available. Whatever your budget will allow is great, but if you’re looking for recommendations, we’d suggest 500 postcards to start the summer off. Postcards can be dropped off or campus mailed to Waldo 102 as soon as they’re ready to share with students.
All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes: Cheer on the Beavs like a VIP in 2023: You could win two club-level seats, two meals in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center VIP area and one tailgate parking spot at an OSU home football game. Enter the OSU Alumni Association’s All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes by Aug. 1. No purchase necessary; read official rules and enter.
Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Pets in Disaster. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or earthquake is directly related to your level of emergency planning. Whether you decide to stay in place in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what is best for you is also typically best for your animals. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/pets-disasters.
Policy updates: Fiscal policies for University Credit Cards, Travel, Meals, Refreshments & Events and Agricultural Research Foundation have been updated. Please see the FPP website for more information and contact the Policy Steward listed on each policy with any questions.
NEW! Campus Way: As part of the Withycombe Hall Renovation project, the north sidewalk on SW Campus Way between the East Greenhouses and SW 30th St. will be closed to pedestrian traffic June 30-Aug. 31. Pedestrians may detour across Campus Way at the crosswalk located directly in front of the East Greenhouses or at the intersection with 30th St. and use the south sidewalk.
NEW! Reser Stadium: As part of the Completing Reser Stadium project, a section of SW Ralph Miller Lane, located directly in front of the P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 5 for crane activity. The south sidewalk within the impacted section of Ralph Miller Lane will also be closed. The north sidewalk will remain open. (View map)
NEW! Energy Center: As part of the Summer 2023 Parking Lot Renewal Project, the Energy Center South and Wiegand Hall parking lots will be closed on Monday, July 3. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Transportation Services at (541) 737-2583.
EXTENDED! Campus Way multi-use path: The Campus Way multi-use path will be closed daily from 8 a.m., until 3 p.m., to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic through July 7 for brush clearing and spraying. Work will occur Monday through Friday. The route will reopen after 3 P.M. on weekdays and remain fully open on weekends. The closure will begin just west of the Feed Center and continue down Campus Way to 53rd St. (View map) For questions or comments on this closure, contact Selby Boerman at (541) 737-6078.
Kerr south parking lot: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr South parking lot will be closed for construction activities from June 26-Sept. 27. The path running along the west side of the Kerr Administration Building will be closed along with the south entrance/exit to the parking lot and the ADA ramp. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the construction site.
Madison Avenue: As part of the Upper Division & Graduate Student Housing project, the roadway and sidewalk median on SW Madison Avenue between SW Ninth and SW 11th Streets will be closed through July 3. The sidewalks on the north side of Madison Avenue and the east side of 11th Street will remain closed through Dec. 31. The sidewalk on the south side Madison will remain open. In addition, several city parking spaces along the west side of SW 11th Street near the intersection with NW Monroe Avenue will be closed through Dec. 31 to allow for construction activities. (View map.)
Student Legacy Park: Student Legacy Park, including all fields, tennis facilities, basketball court and sand volleyball courts will be closed for resurfacing and turf replacement starting on Monday, June 19 and continuing through the summer. The sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way directly adjacent to Student Legacy Park will also be closed. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the construction site.
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! Administrative Program Assistant: The College of Education is seeking an Administrative Program Assistant. The position will provide unit level support for Department of Educational Preparation and Research. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting # P04250CT. Closes July 6.
NEW! Coordinator of Student Recruitment and Support: The College of Education is seeking a Coordinator of Student Recruitment and Support. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # P07035UF. Full consideration July 10. Closes July 15.
NEW! College of Science is looking for a Program Technician 2. Come be a part of the research administration team. Posting # P04268CT. Closes July 23.
NEW! The College of Engineering (CoE) is seeking a Safety Director. This new and exciting opportunity will develop, support, manage and promote comprehensive multidisciplinary laboratory, shop and field research safety programs. This position will be a member of the larger CoE leadership team. Posting # P07038UF. Full consideration July 30. Closes Aug. 13.
"If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead." ~ Roald Dahl
Corvallis: Sunny this week, highs climbing into the upper 90s Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, lows in the upper 50s.
Newport: Sunny this week, highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, lows in the 50s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr