Today in the News Media


Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.

 

OSU researchers find vitamin in rivers; may offer hope for Chinook salmon suffering thiamine deficiency disease (KTVZ)

Oregon State University researchers have discovered vitamin B1 produced by microbes in rivers, findings that may offer hope for vitamin-deficient salmon populations.
 

Biden administration moves to protect forests with older trees from logging (NPR News)

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Meg Krawchuk of Oregon State University about the Biden administration's proposal to protect old growth forests. Old trees contain more carbon than younger trees.
 

Invasive European green crabs threaten Northwest shellfish industries (OPB News)

In 2006, “Oregon Field Guide” met up with de Rivera who was working with Oregon State University researcher Sylvia Yamada to document the nascent invasion of green crabs on the Oregon coast. The team found green crabs in several of their traps but suspected the absence of an explosion in population was due to the presence of local native predators
 

Israel's Gaza bombing campaign is the most destructive of this century, analysts say (CBC)

Corey Scher of the City University of New York Graduate Center and Jamon Van Den Hoek of Oregon State University are experts in mapping damage during wartime. They've studied the effects of aerial bombing and artillery strikes in conflicts ranging from Syria to Yemen to Ukraine. (see also Associated Press)
 

Melting Himalayan glaciers pose risk to world (MSN News)

Thousands of Himalayan glaciers could lose as much as 80% of their mass by the end of the century as the Earth's temperature rises, according to projections. Peter Clark, distinguished professor of earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences at Oregon State University, joins CBS News to explain the problem and potential solutions.
 

Portland just had its second warmest December, and year, on record (Oregonian)

“While El Niño usually causes warmer than average years,” said Larry O’Neill, an associate professor at Oregon State University and Oregon’s state climatologist, “the fact that this El Niño is the warmest of any El Niño observed is a consequence of human-induced climate change.”
 

'$1M palate' designs sauces for Nico's Ice Cream in Portland (KOIN)

Vergara’s team went to Sarah Masoni, an expert at the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center in Portland, to get the flavors for the sauces just right.
 

Western Cascades landscapes in Oregon historically burned more often than previously thought (Science Daily)

Forests on the west slope of Oregon's Cascade Range experienced fire much more often between 1500 and 1895 than had been previously thought, according to new research by scientists at Oregon State University.
 

Morrill named inaugural director of Native American and Tribal programs (OSU Extension)

Angie Morrill, an accomplished scholar and experienced leader in Native education and cultural support, has been named the inaugural director of Native American and Tribal Programs for the Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement. (see also Corvallis Advocate)
 

Ferrero passes $500,000 mark for Oregon State hazelnut research (Capital Press)

Italian company Ferrero, one of the largest makers of sweets in the world, has given Oregon State University more than $500,000 for hazelnut research since 2020.
 

King Tides and sea foam provide spectacular but hazardous display along Oregon's coast (KATU)

According to Dr. William Hanshumaker of Oregon State University, sea foam can happen more in winter due to more local waves crashing, which stirs up the sea foam. “When I say stirs up the sea foam I mean what creates the sea foam,” Hanshumaker adds. He says local weather is a main factor in sea foam formation.
 

Things I would tell my younger self (Baptist News)

A piece by Susan Shaw, professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at Oregon State University.
 

Second installment of Phish Studies Conference to return in May 2024 (Relix)

On May 17-19, 2024, the Phish Studies Conference will occur at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. The forthcoming academic event will feature keynote speakers, NYT Best-Selling author, artist manager, and co-host of the “Undermine” podcast, Benji Eisen, who will deliver the address to the gathered attendees this spring. 
 

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Street scene: Jinsuk Yoo provided this photo taken by Joshua Choi. “My son went for a walk by our house and sent me this beautiful fall night photo.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Seeking ways to make a good first impression on your students and set a positive tone for your winter term courses? Review Five Aspects of a Great Welcome Message and How to Teach a Good First Day of Class for practical tips and techniques to apply this week. You’ve got this.

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Winter Classes at Marigold: On Jan. 8, Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice begins a new term of weekly classes, including gentle and flow yoga, mindfulness meditation, Buddhist Sadhana, exploring consciousness and body poetry. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedulepurchase passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

Events

NEW! The Little Gallery Presents: Afghanistan Before the Wars - Photography by Mark Svendsen. The narrative for this exhibit is to acquaint Oregonians with the native beauty of Afghanistan and the universal humanity of its people, and to impart a sense of what life there was like when the country was at peace half a century ago. The exhibit will run Jan. 9-Feb. 16 in The Little Gallery of Kidder Hall. Free and open to all.

NEW! Vistas and Vineyards Juried Show: Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center presents Vistas and Vineyards Juried Show. Vistas and Vineyards is the oldest continuous plein air painting group in the state of Oregon. Come celebrate their 34 years of painting outdoors. The exhibition runs from Jan. 3-Feb. 29. Reception is from 5-7:30 p.m., Jan. 11 in the Giustina Gallery. Learn more about Vistas and Vineyards Juried Show including gallery hours.

NEW! Careers in the semiconductor industry: Listen to professionals in the industry talk about their roles and find out how to prepare for jobs in the semiconductor industry. All majors welcome. Swag and giveaways included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 18, MU Ballroom. Attendance is free, but registration is required: https://www.semi.org/en/connect/events/pds-professional-development-seminar-oregon-state-university.

NEW! Language socialThe World Languages and Cultures program in the School of Language, Culture, and Society invites you to Language and Beyond Social from 2-4 p.m., Jan. 24 in Kidder Hall 210. Learn about language programs and career opportunities, connect with fellow students, meet language and culture faculty and enjoy conchas (Mexican sweet bread).

NEW! Surprise, AZ Baseball Tailgate: Beaver Baseball is on deck for another epic weekend at the Sanderson Ford Surprise Baseball Classic. Join OSUAA for the OSU vs. Minnesota ballgame and a pregame tailgate from 9:30 a.m. to noon MST, Feb. 17. It will be a home run with great food, drinks, freebies and special guests. Registration is open now. Note: A game ticket is required to attend.

Nostalgia: A solo exhibition by Iván Carmona. Iván Carmona’s ceramic work exists in a long lineage of abstracted, modernist sculpture that taps into a deep well or nostalgia and indirect association. Inspired by Puerto Rican landscapes, Carmona sifts his own intimate memories through distinct shapes, colors and textures to give physicality to the immaterial. Carmona’s work will be on display from Jan. 8 to Feb. 8 in Fairbanks Hall. An opening reception and artist talk will occur from 4-7 p.m., Jan. 9.

President’s Winter Celebration: The stars will align to bring together President Jayathi Murthy, the OSU Board of Trustees and the entire university community to celebrate the start of winter term. Chat with President Murthy and the trustees while enjoying a variety of beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the OSU Food Pantry. 4:30-6 p.m., Jan. 18, MU Lounge. Remarks at 5:15 p.m.

AI Coffee Klatch in the Valley Library: Join co-hosts Laurie Bridges and Olga Blomgren for a conversation about "Unmasking AI" by Joy Buolamwini. 2 p.m., Jan. 26. Registration is required. https://oregonstate.libcal.com/calendar/LaurieBridges/AICoffeeKlatch.

Second Annual Big Blue Film Fest, Jan. 26-27, Newport: This year's film festival features 27 ocean-themed films at the confluence of marine science, humanities and the arts. The festival has expanded to two locations: the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center. Go here to find the schedule, locations and summaries of each film. There are a variety of ticket options and pricing for adults and students.

Day of service: The Dr. MLK Day of Service will take place on Jan. 13. This event is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through volunteer service. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to participants. Check-in and meals will be held in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Register here: beav.es/cel.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration: Registrations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Peace Breakfast and Keynote are now open. The annual Peace Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Jan. 15. The keynote featuring Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Here is a full list of events. 

Surprise, AZ Baseball Tailgate: Beaver Baseball is on deck for another epic weekend at the Sanderson Ford Surprise Baseball Classic. Join OSUAA for the OSU vs. Minnesota ballgame and a pregame tailgate from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 17. It will be a home run with great food, drinks, freebies and special guests. A game ticket is required to attend. Registration is coming soon.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Research Lecture: Join the College of Education on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 9, when Jenni Conrad, assistant professor of social studies and teacher education, presents “Teacher Learning with Native Sovereignty Curriculum: Grandmother Cedar as Model for Educators in Coast Salish Communities.” https://beav.es/qcg.

NEW! Adult & Higher Education doctoral information session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education Ed.D. program: noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 10. RSVP for the Zoom link and password. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodation requests.

NEW! Getting a Dam Job: Need help creating a resume, cover letter or government application that stands out? Wondering how to gain experience in your dream field when you’re already working a full-time job? Come network, learn and explore possibilities for your future career at one of the Winter 2024 Getting a Dam Job workshops. Corvallis campus and Ecampus students in all majors are welcome; all workshops are offered in virtual or hybrid formats. Sign up for the events you’re most interested in here: https://career.oregonstate.edu/careered/getting-dam-job.

NEW! 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. 9-10:30 a.m., Jan. 11, MU Room 208. Registration required.

NEW! Floor Monitor Training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZhCgowN8AukjPf.

NEW! Difficult Conversations: "The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue," with Robert George and Cornel West. Join us on Monday, Jan. 22 for a special event with Robert George and Cornel West. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Business, this timely conversation will address the urgent need for universities to lead the way in reviving the art of civil discourse in a society increasingly characterized by division and confrontation. 7 p.m., Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center. Register here for the free, public event.  

NEW! Health careers alumni panel: You might be surprised by the variety of fields and roles a College of Health degree can lead to. Hear from alumni with your shared passion for taking on challenges facing health and well-being at an Ask Alumni career webcast, at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 24. Register for this free interactive panel presented by the OSU Alumni Association and College of Health.

Gearing Up for Gardening: "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys—Native Plants and Invasives," Michael Ahr and Sara Roberts, Benton Soil & Water Conservation District. Come to the Corvallis-Benton County Library and get free gardening tips from local experts. Join us at noon Jan. 9. Presentations are free and open to everyone. Co-sponsored by the Benton County Master Gardener Association and the Corvallis-Benton County Library.

Mindful Self Compassion 10-week Program: Kate Gallagher will guide a 10-week mindful self compassion program starting Jan. 10 at the Marigold Center. MSC is an empirically supported method that improves mood, relationships, resilience and reduces harsh self-criticism. Registration is open and the cost is $400 for educators; $450 for the public. Scholarships are available for OSU undergraduates. Contact with questions.

Onboarding forums held via Zoom: The President and Provost’s Leadership Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PPLC) is hosting another onboarding forum via Zoom for employees of color on Friday, Jan. 12. We are seeking to identify additional ways to support the success and belonging of new employees of color. The forum is from 9-10 a.m. on Jan. 12 and registration is required. If you are unable to attend there is an anonymous feedback survey here. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Suicide prevention training in Portland: Become a certified "Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper" this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Recognize the signs and learn how to help people who may be at risk. This free training is hosted by the College of Health and OSU Extension’s Family and Community Health program. 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 15, Food Innovation Center in Portland. Register for free.

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Oregon State University – Cascades’ Science Pub series continues on Jan. 16 with “The Roller Coaster of Hemp in Oregon,” a talk on the history of the hemp industry in Oregon from its legalization in 2018 to today. Presenter Gordon Jones is an agronomist with the OSU Extension Service. The Science Pub will take place from 5:30-7:15 p.m. in the Charles McGrath Family Atrium in Edward J. Ray Hall at OSU-Cascades. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking and dining, with the presentation to follow at 6 p.m.

Start the New Year with less stress with OSU Extension in Redmond: The Stress Less with Mindfulness series introduces participants to the experience of mindfulness to reduce stress. The series of four two-hour lessons starts at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 23 at the OSU Extension/Deschutes County office. Registration is required at https://extension.oregonstate.edu/county/deschutes/events Class size is limited.

Insights Into Gardening: A day-long series of classes for gardeners of all abilities sponsored by the Benton County Master Gardener Association. Choose from 16 classes offered in four sessions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 10 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Registration opens Jan. 2. Go to www.bentonmg.org/iig for more information and online registration. Classes fill quickly. Cost is $45.

Exploring Emerging Generative AI Tools for Scholarly Writing: Learn about and explore emerging generative AI tools. Participants will gain familiarity with tools that promise to support the scholarly research and writing process. 2-2:50 p.m., Feb. 22. Online only: https://oregonstate.libcal.com/event/11772107.

Take Note

NEW! Faculty fellowship: The L.L. Stewart Faculty Fellowship offers OSU science and engineering faculty an opportunity to engage in collaborative inquiry alongside a professional artist. For up to two years, faculty and artists will partner on curiosity-driven exploration of questions central to their shared interests. Fellows will partner with PRAx and receive up to $15,000 per year to support the artistic collaboration. Applications due Feb 5.

NEW! Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to free online safety training from SAIF. 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! Faculty Classroom Emergency Guide: OSU Public Safety and the Office of the Provost have created an emergency response guide for faculty and instructional leaders to reference if a campus emergency occurs during instruction. A quick reference sheet will be distributed to all classrooms and the full guide is available at: https://beav.es/q27.

NEW! Learn about Lyra: Is your team or department interested in learning more about the new mental health benefits available through Lyra Health? Christina Schaaf, work life coordinator, is available for 20-minute presentations on Lyra Health during your team or department meeting. Contact [email protected] to set up a session.

NEW! Happy New Year from the Alumni Association: Benny & Bernice team up with zoo beavers to wish you a happy New Year. No matter where you are, hang that Oregon State University flag high. Beavers UNITE. Thank you for your support and engagement in 2023, and happy New Year from your friends at the OSU Alumni Association. Watch Benny and Bernice spread OSU spirit with another adorable pair of celebrity beavers as we get ready for the ‘dam’ great year ahead. ForOregonState.org/Unite24.

NEW! Retirement Benefits – New Year, New Goals: Let Fidelity, TIAA and OSGP(Voya) representatives help you set and reach retirement savings goals for 2024. Learn how to make the most of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans that are offered by OSU. Personalized one-on-one consultations are available at no additional cost to OSU employees (student employees do not qualify for this service). Virtual and in-person on-campus appointment available now. Fidelity representative: Justin Blatny; schedule at http://www.netbenefits.com/opurp/ (Employer Name = Oregon Public Universities). TIAA representative: AJ Martinez, CFP; schedule at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow. OSGP(Voya) representative: Charles Yu; schedule at https://voyamarketingzone.dmplocal.com/sites/4816/osgp-rep-welcome.html.

NEW! 25 Year Club: Congratulations to Donita Godwin, administrative manager, for being inducted into the 25 Year Club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Funding opportunity: MSI Advancement Award. The Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) invites proposals to advance marine and coastal studies. This opportunity is possible because of generous private contributions. Our program strives to create a healthy future for the ocean and the planet through interdisciplinary research and teaching that emphasizes collaboration, experiential learning, engagement with society and problem-solving. We anticipate being able to fund several projects with awards of up to $5,000 each. Proposals due Jan. 19. For more information, visit our website. For questions, email [email protected]

EAP with Beyond Benefits has concluded: Effective Dec. 31, 2023, OSU discontinued EAP benefits through Beyond Benefits EAP provided by ComPsych. Beyond Benefits EAP providers will complete services with employees who are already enrolled and receiving assistance. Employees seeking support can now access resources through OSU’s new mental health and well-being benefit with Lyra Health. Lyra Health offers self-help tools, therapeutic resources and work-life services. Lyra’s care navigators are available to assist employees with starting care for themselves or their household members via phone or live chat 24/7. They can be reached at 1-800-235-7812 or [email protected]. Additional information about services available through Lyra Health can be found at https://beav.es/lyra-health. If employees have questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].

OSU Inaugural Youth Impact Summit: Nominate individuals or groups for the Youth Impact Awards, and sign up to participate in the summit Feb. 15 and 16. Learn how OSU and external youth programs are impacting communities across the state. Sessions are designed to meet the needs of youth program staff, faculty, volunteers, partners and leaders contributing to impact in youth care, education and educator/staff development programs.

Apply for your grant before Jan. 9: The OSU Women's Giving Circle is excited to announce the opening of grant applications for OSU programs and student groups to fund innovative projects with funding needs up to $10,000. Learn more about the grant application process and eligibility criteria on our website or contact Celina Anderson at the OSU Foundation for details. Apply for a WGC grant by Jan. 9.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Evacuation. Emergency evacuation is the immediate and urgent movement of people away from the threat or actual occurrence of a hazard. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/evacuation.

Comprehensive student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Monday, Jan. 22. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily sign up for the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. Questions: [email protected].

FYI Friday proposals: Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter and Spring 2024. Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Preparedness Planning. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Consider specific needs in your household, know how you will contact one another and practice your plan. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/preparedness-planning.

Deadline Extended! Call for Applications: Career Champions: The deadline for applications for the winter 2024 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors has been extended to accommodate for winter break/holiday travel. Career Champions provides educators with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while tackling issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications are due Jan. 2. Cohort meets Thursdays 3-4 p.m. on Zoom weeks 3-8 of winter term. Direct questions to Brenna Gomez.

New OSUAA member discount: OSU Alumni Association members now receive exclusive monthly offers, best price guarantees, free enrollment in Dell Rewards (3% back and free expedited shipping) and more through the Dell Member Purchase Program (MPP). You can learn more about this and all the benefits of OSUAA membership at ForOregonState.org/Benefits.

OSU Employees: Did you know you can find learning and development opportunities with the Training Portal? The OSU Training Portal is available to faculty and staff, and located in your my.oregonstate.edu dashboard, by clicking the “Training” tab in the top right corner. Discover and search for trainings, webinars and more – all geared towards OSU employees. Bookmark https://my.oregonstate.edu/employee/training so you can return to it often. Do you have an upcoming learning opportunity geared towards OSU employees? Reach out to [email protected] to learn how to add your event to the portal. 

LinkedIn Learning is available to OSU faculty, staff and students – for free: Leverage this online learning library to hone your soft skills, your technical and business acumen, and to meet your learning and development goals. Use it to supplement your curricula. Curate content to support your programs and initiatives. Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to get started, and here for tips and tricks. Be sure to check out our curated collections and toolkit for supervisors.

New Employees: This virtual session is to orient new faculty and staff to the university. Join us to learn about the terms of your employment, employee benefits, retirement programs and work-life resources. You will also be introduced to the Equal Opportunity & Access, Insurance Risk Management and University Ombuds teams. Union informational sessions for employees represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) are presented afterwards. Offered monthly. Registration is required.

Speaker funding available: Planning any speaker events for winter term? Start thinking about funding now: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women has money available for campus groups to engage speakers (virtually or in person) whose message supports PCOSW’s mission of advancing gender equity at OSU. Sponsorship averages $500 depending on the number of requests. To apply, fill out this form. For more information on PCOSW, visit our website.

Apply for funding: The OSU Women's Giving Circle is excited to announce the opening of grant applications for OSU programs and student groups to fund innovative projects with funding needs up to $10,000. It is easy to apply. Learn more about the grant application process and eligibility criteria on our website or contact Celina Anderson at the OSU Foundation for details. Apply for a WGC grant by Jan. 9.

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! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Grounds Maintenance Worker 2. Posting #P04569CT. Closes Jan. 17.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Refrigeration Mechanic. Posting #P04568CT.Closes Jan. 24.

NEW! The Welcome Center invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Welcome Center. This is a new full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position on the Corvallis campus that will supervise full-time and student staff members while overseeing our large on-campus undergraduate student recruitment programs. Posting #P07628UF. Closes Jan. 26. For additional questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Oregon State University and Oregon Sea Grant invite applications for an Oregon Coast STEM Hub Director. This position provides direction of the day-to-day operations of the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, associated staff and resources. The Director interacts with high-level leaders in every sector and is responsible for acquiring external funding through collaborative grant proposals to support programs, and collecting, evaluating and reporting program data. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based in Newport. Posting #P07661UF. Full consideration Feb. 1.

NEW! The Oregon IPM Center is looking for a Research Associate to conduct research that will advance scientific understanding of the biology of a newly approved and promising biological control agent for yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), the rosette weevil (Ceratapion basicorne). This knowledge will be applied through the development of improved rearing methods to increase insect populations for use in releases, and through the development of models that will help identify optimal locations for insect establishment and spread. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience with investigating plant-insect interactions via research in field, laboratory and/or greenhouse settings. Posting #P07644UF. Closes Feb. 5.

NEW! Assistant Professor of Teaching – Music Technology and Production: The faculty member appointed will add to the growing culture of music technology at Oregon State through curricular and co-curricular activities and become a vibrant and collaborative member of the university community through course instruction, engagement and collaboration with other tracks in music and across other disciplines within and beyond the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts (SVPDA). The faculty member in this role is also expected to maintain an active creative and scholarly output and profile. Music Technology and Production (MTP) is a comprehensive program that lies at the intersections of commercial and experimental media, art and science, research and practice, and teaching and learning. Posting #P07647UF. Full consideration Feb. 15. Closes Aug. 15. 

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Update on the Washington Way Improvement Project: SW Washington Way between SW 17th and SW 26th streets will be reopening for all motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, Jan. 8. Washington Way will remain closed between 26th and 30th Streets.

NEW! Cycle Track Opening: A two-way, dedicated cycle track will be constructed on Washington Way between 15th and 35th Streets. The cycle track section between 17th and 26th Streets will be opening on Monday, Jan. 8. Because the cycle track between 15th and 17th Streets is not yet complete, temporary pavement markings will direct cyclists traveling eastbound to exit the cycle track at SW Benton Place and cross traffic to rejoin the existing bicycle lane. (View cycle track crossing)

NEW! 15th Street: As part of the Kerr South Parking Lot project, there will be a lane closure on SW 15th Street, just south of the Kerr Administration Building, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 8. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic through the area. Other possible impacts include noise near the work site.

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Ben Butler Ingrained: Completed in 2023, the expansion of the west side of Reser Stadium at Oregon State University features a monumental wood sculpture, “Ingrained,” by Tennessee and New York-based artist Ben Butler. Acquired through the Percent for Art/Art in Public Places program of the Oregon Arts Commission, the sculpture’s story involves Oregon history, contemporary wood technology, sustainability and the significance of its placement adjacent to the new OSU Welcome Center. In partnership with the Welcome Center, the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx) and OSU Productions present a video offering insight into the artistic genesis and goals of “Ingrained.” https://youtu.be/Z1q5FTIr2Rw?si=Dp6UAAgPEjTAe_rx

Weather

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." ~ Peter Drucker

Corvallis: Rain today, high of 48, low of 41. Showers and breezy tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain and snow today, high of 41, low of 32. Rain turning to snow and breezy Tuesday.

Newport: Rain and breezy today, high of 53, low of 45. Showers and strong winds tomorrow.

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