Welcome to OSU Today! 

For some new employees, this is your first issue of OSU Today. For the rest, welcome to the start of Fall term. We hope you have a great year, and for questions or submissions, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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.

Oregon State University’s new president interested in online program growth (OPB) 

Jayathi Murthy plans to focus on improving Oregon State University’s graduation rates, furthering research and continuing to grow what is already the state’s largest university — including its online enrollment. The new university president says she’s received a warm welcome from the OSU campus community as she steps into her role as the university’s new president. (see also KGWKATUKTVZ)

A smoky aftertaste: Keeping wildfires out of your wine glass (Science Friday)

Joining Ira to talk about how scientists are working to better understand how wildfire smoke impacts wine is Dr. Cole Cerrato, assistant professor of food science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Will Patagonia founder's plan to give away brand to fight climate crisis be enough? (Independent)

When Leslie Davis Burns, a professor emerita at Oregon State University who taught global sourcing and corporate social responsibility, heard the news, she said she cracked a big smile. “I just went, this is so Patagonia,” she said. “As an activist company, they have always pushed what can we do and how can we do it differently and be authentic in making a difference.”

That hoppy IPA might have a terroir, just like wine (Stateline)

Now, hop growers want to better understand and more clearly define the terroir of hops, the dominant flavoring agent in beer. Researchers at Oregon State University are trying to determine whether the same sort of hops grown in different parts of the Pacific Northwest might have different aromas and characteristics that bring distinctive tastes to beer. (Beer is made from water, grain, yeast and hops.)

Sperm whale clans found to use distinct vocalisations to identify each other (News9 India)

Sperm whales in the Pacific Ocean make distinct vocalizations that help them identify whales in different clans, a new study from a team including an Oregon State University researcher found. (see also News Guardthe Advocate)

Oregon State University researchers tackle canine cancer (OPB News)

A team at Oregon State University is researching antibody treatment for dogs with cancer. One helpful tool in the research has stemmed from an unusual place: llamas and alpacas. Currently, dogs rely on the same forms of cancer treatment that people use, like chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.

OSU and OHSU researchers develop RNA therapy for ovarian cancer (KEZI)

Researchers at Oregon State University and the Oregon Health & Science University say they have developed promising therapy for ovarian cancer and cachexia, a muscle condition associated with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

Is it time to improve the syllabus? (Psychology Today)

A piece by OSU's Regan Gurung.

OSU-Cascades research and sponsored activities attract more than $5.7 million (Cascade Business News)

Research and other grant funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached more than $5.7 million during the past fiscal year ending on June 30, a record for the Bend campus. (see also Bend Bulletin)

OSU students begin move-in to campus; UO begins Thursday (KEZI)

Oregon State University welcomed students back to the Corvallis Campus for move-in Saturday.  The move-in period is until Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Biden administration targets Oregon Coast for wind power generation (KGW)

“It's around the corner in the context of a ten year process so we really do need to move,” said Bryson Robertson an Oregon State University associate professor and director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center.


Push/Pull (Oregon Arts Watch)

Evan Baden’s summer took a detour from this norm. The 37-year-old OSU photography instructor spent much of June through August hunkered down in his garage, jumpstarting his new publishing venture Push Pull Editions. That’s where I found him on a recent visit to his suburban home near Corvallis, comfortably ensconced in a nest of steampunk-looking machinery. 

University Day celebration ([email protected])

America’s universities must think beyond graduation rates and student success while in school, and provide more focus on supporting career success, Ruth Watkins, a national higher education leader, said Tuesday while at Oregon State University. This story also contains a full list of University Day award winners.

Scott Lukas steps in as leader of Northwest berry program at OSU (Capital Press)

Over a recent weekend, Scott Lukas moved west for his new role in Oregon State University's endowed professorship at the Northwest berry and management production program. He had worked six years in Hermiston as an OSU horticulturalist. 

Oregon State honored with national diversity and inclusion award for fifth straight year (The Skanner)

Oregon State University has received a national award for the fifth consecutive year that honors college and universities for having a university culture committed to diversity and inclusion. Oregon State is one of three universities in Oregon and one of 103 honored nationally with the 2022 the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

National Parks Traveler Episode 168: Rewilding the American West (National Parks Traveler)

Today our guests, Professor William Ripple from Oregon State University, Michael Phillips from the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Elaine Leslie, who was the National Park Service’s chief for biological resources, discuss their proposal to expand the territories of wolves and beavers in the American West to "Rewild the West."

The disability paradox (Psychology Today)

A piece by OSU's Kathleen Bogart.

Oregon State University receives $4 million from NSF to lead national polar science program (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Oregon State University (OSU) has received $4 million to lead a national polar science program. Polar STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics – is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a five-year agreement.

Do it for your brain: 3 habits that improve learning (Psychology Today)

A piece by OSU's Regan Gurung. 

California set to become first state to test drinking water for microplastics (San Francisco Chronicle)

“There’s always been this hesitation to do something when we don’t know exactly what the negative effect is, but here we have a chance to act early,” said Susanne Brander, an environmental toxicologist and associate professor at Oregon State University who worked with state regulators to develop the program. “I think California is taking the right approach: Let’s look into it a little more and see if this is an issue.” (This article is behind a paywall)

Survivors face backlash for reporting, 50 years after Title IX. What does justice look like for them? (Ms. Magazine)

A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.

OSU and partners awarded $50 million for 'climate smart' USDA program (Capital Press)

USDA has awarded a $50 million grant to Oregon State University and its partners, including other land-grant universities, for a new program aimed at encouraging farmers to adopt climate-friendly soil management practices.

Many questions to answer before opening an agritourism operation (Pacific Northwest Ag Network)

But, Oregon State University’s Audrey Comerford points out for those considering starting up their own agritourism operation; it’s not for everyone or every operation.  She noted there are a host of issues that a normal business would face, which are made more challenging in the agritourism arena.

OSU receives funds to research fusarium canker (KONA)

Earlier this week, Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely announced that Oregon State University will receive more than $180,000 in federal funds to help hops growers.  The funding will be used to research and develop management strategies for the fusarium canker fungus killing hops in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. (see also KTVZ)

Providing nutritious seaweed (Newport News-Times)

Chuck Toombs founded Oregon Dulse after an “aha moment” while teaching a marketing class at Oregon State University seven years ago. As part of a class project, Toombs asked students to create innovative marketing plans for some of the new technologies from OSU researchers.

Need a bit of luck? Turn to a clover lawn (Germination)

Clover is a sustainable lawn choice because it does not require nitrogen fertilizer and can survive with little to no irrigation in northern cool humid climates, such as the northern United States and Canada, says Alec Kowalewski, an associate professor at the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

Today's photos

Crater Lake: Rajasree Bharathan Radhamma, postdoctoral scholar in Biological and Ecological Engineering, submitted these photos. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Finalizing your syllabus? See OSU syllabus requirements and templates for various types of courses. Additionally, the Basic Needs Center provides sample language for a Basic Needs Syllabus Statement, and the Center for Teaching and Learning offers guidance for writing a warm-tone syllabus


NEW! Presidential reception: Join us for a welcome reception for Oregon State University’s 16th President, Jayathi Y. Murthy. Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, SEC Plaza. Short program to begin at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. Questions about the event may be directed to Shari Brumbach by email or calling 541-760-6188.


NEW! Employee Parent Connection: Employee Parent Connections will take place Sept. 20 from 1-2 p.m. Drop in and meet with other OSU employee parents who share their stories, challenges and strategies navigating parenthood, COVID, summer fun, child care, home life, work and everything in between. Weekly meetings resume Sept. 6. Zoom link for each meeting: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99339240989?pwd=aGNBYUZZbGk3blU2bk9YUDdyWTZiQT09. For more information, contact Robynn Pease at [email protected].

NEW! 2022 New Student Convocation ceremony: Convocation will be held Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m., in Gill Coliseum. Convocation serves as the official induction of all new students into the OSU academic and social community and is designed to mirror many aspects of Commencement. You can volunteer to help us direct students to their seats inside Gill before and after Convocation by emailing [email protected]. Volunteer shifts start at 3 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Additionally, if you just have a bit of time, we invite you to line up by Legacy Park or along 26th Street to cheer for the incoming class as they process to Gill. All students will enter the North doors of G.

NEW! New Media Communications Open House: On Sept. 21, the NMC program is hosting an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Snell Hall, rooms 100A/B. Come learn about the digital communication arts degrees, NMC minor, NMC careers, and view the VR, game and sound lab. Open to all students/staff/academic advisors. There will be light refreshments (pizza/soda). For questions, contact Daniel (Danny) Gruss at [email protected].

NEW! Beaver Bash: Join us for OSU Program Council's unforgettable End of Summer Beaver Bash Afterglow event on Sept. 23, featuring Bachelor Nation contestant Blake Hortsmann as our DJ. Afterglow is a foam and glow dance party for OSU students taking place in the SEC Plaza from 9-11 p.m. Free snacks are provided.

TIAA: TIAA is one of the 403b retirement plan sponsors for OSU employees. TIAA offers monthly workshops on financial topics. On Sept. 22, they are hosting a retirement savings event from noon to 4 p.m. in MU 109. A presentation called “Putting your money to work: How to optimize your Oregon plans to create a healthy retirement,” takes place at 2 p.m. in person or via Zoom. To register, click on this link. There will also be time to drop-in to talk to a retirement counselor starting at noon, the panel discussion at 2 p.m., and more time to ask any lingering questions until 4 p.m. If you have questions about this event, please contact [email protected]

Celebrando Nuestras Racies — Celebrating Our Roots: Honor National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month with an evening of joyful connection among OSU alumni in Portland. Join the fun from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 22, hosted by Vamos OSU, Oregon State University Trustee Román Hernández, ’92, and Troutman Pepper. Space is limited: Register today at bit.ly/Roots22

NWREC Harvest Dinner: North Willamette Research and Extension Center is hosting the 11th annual Harvest Dinner on Sept. 23 to celebrate the success of various research and Extension programs at NWREC. Participants and attendees include faculty, staff, OSU leaders, elected officials and our varied and important stakeholders. Enjoy the bounty of Oregon agriculture and celebrate the diversity of our agricultural community and its impact with leaders across the region. https://tinyurl.com/NWRECHD2022 for the registration details.

Alumni Center pregame tailgate — OSU vs. USC: Before the Beavers take on USC, fire up your Oregon State spirit with swag giveaways, photo booths and indoor lawn games in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center’s comfortable climate-controlled ballroom. Join the OSU Alumni Association Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU, three hours before kickoff on Sept. 24.

Save the Date for Carey Hilbert’s retirement party: After 26 years at OSU, Carey Hilbert is retiring. Stop by the Hallie Ford Center on Sept. 27 between 3:30-5 p.m. to enjoy snacks and beverages, congratulate Carey on her accomplishment and wish her luck with this new stage in her life. If unable to attend please sign the e-card at this link https://www.groupgreeting.com/sign/adf7fe634b62506. Contact Caitlyn Aitkins ([email protected]) with any questions.

Part-Time Job Fair 2022: Registration is now open for the 2022 Part-Time Job Fair. The fair is a fantastic way for campus departments and organizations to connect with OSU students seeking work. This year's event will take place Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Registration closes on Sept. 20. Register online. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Dept. of Public Safety to host Coffee with a Cop event on Oct. 3: Join Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety for the upcoming Coffee with a Cop event from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. The event will be held in the covered patio area of the SEC Plaza. Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for members of the university and the Corvallis community to meet with OSU’s police and public safety officers in a casual setting to ask questions and share ideas. Free fresh brewed coffee will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! McDonald and Dunn Research Forests Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting: The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the development of the new forest management plan for the MacDonald and Dunn Research Forests. The meeting will be facilitated by Oregon Consensus. Members of the public are invited to listen via Zoom. Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m. There will be no comment period during this meeting. To join and listen, please register in advance. Following the event, a written summary and recording of the meeting will be posted to the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Planning Process website.

NEW! History Pub: Sam Stern, OSU professor and dean emeritus of education, will present “Bernard Daly’s Promise: The Legacy of a Place-Based Scholarship,” on Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at Worthy Brewing in Bend as part of the Worthy History History Pub from the Deschutes Historical Museum. Registration is free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/worthy-history-with-the-deschutes-historical-museum-tickets-409025334787.

Dissertation Defense: Muhammad Aatir Khan is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy and will present his Ph.D. dissertation titled "An Evaluation of Legislative and Policy Reforms in Public Education in the Province of Sindh, Pakistan" on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 414, Bexell Hall (also available on Zoom at this link).  

Graduate Health Information Session: Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars: Join your HR Benefits Specialists to prepare for your open enrollment, get assistance with enrollment forms and waiver applications, learn about your plan coverage and enjoy some light refreshments. Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, MU 13.

Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life. All aspects of work and life require stress — everyone experiences it. Experiencing stress is not all bad, but how we perceive stress is what’s important. Stress is our body’s normal response to any extra physical, mental or emotional demand we place on it. This workshop will help you to understand more about stress, identify your stressors and learn ways to cope with and manage high stress levels. Sept. 22, noon. Register here.

Interpreting History: The Supreme Court’s Decisions on Guns and Abortion, a Constitution Day event. To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on Sept. 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. Panelists: Marisa Chappel, associate professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Steven Shay, senior instructor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Jim Oleske, professor of law, Lewis & Clark Law School. Facilitated by Rorie Solberg, associate professor, School of Public Policy. Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Free, open to all. Register

Fifth annual Ag Innovations Conference: OSU’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is organizing and hosting the 2022 AIC, which provides a platform for stakeholders across various research institutions and agricultural industries to share the latest technological advances and developments while exploring the many varied complex agronomic and crop protection issues facing agricultural production. Sept. 22-23. Visit https://tinyurl.com/NWRECAIC2022 for the registration details.

Hiring Q&A Webinar: This session is designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. The panel will include representatives from the following teams: Classification and Compensation, HR Strategic Partners, Recruitment, Onboarding and HR Support Services. Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Register here.
ate companies and governmental organizations from many countries attend the congress. Registration and event page.

Loan forgiveness: Oregon State University is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is designed to provide student debt forgiveness to public service employees in certain situations. On Sept. 28 at noon, OSU will be hosting a webinar regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the temporary waiver to this program that is active through Oct. 31. Register here: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nTpv-Ij5THeTKfdmwK2iwg. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the University Human Resources website. For more information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit the University Human Resources website here. For employment verification on PSLF forms please reach out to [email protected].  

Take Note

NEW! International Education Week is Nov. 14-18: Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. If your unit has existing events planned in fall term which connect to the theme of international exchange and global engagement, or if you would like to plan an event during this week for your unit to celebrate OSU’s global achievements, impacts and community, please provide details via this webform by Friday, Oct. 7 for inclusion in centralized marketing materials. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Santa Fe Arts residency: OSU graduate students Val Chang (Ph.D. Geography) & Jay Baker (MA Environmental Arts & Humanities) have been awarded Santa Fe Arts Institute’s 2023 Changing Climate Arts Residency. While in residence in Santa Fe, NM during February and March, they will work to further their unique interdisciplinary, art-sci collaborations and work toward the program’s goals of fostering “artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action” (sfai.org). Learn more about their work at luxren.weebly.com and follow their Instagram @luxren_creative.

NEW! Call For Art: The Valley Library Reading Room is hosting a Call for Art about perseverance alongside the Perseverance Book Collection. Books in this collection highlight journeys that have embodied how despite great challenges, it is possible to overcome. Open to everyone. Registration page. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email to drop off your art Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m., in the Valley Library interior front lobby.

NEW! Study participants needed: “Effects of Multi-axial Whole Body Vibrations on Postural Stability.” Public health researchers at Oregon State University are planning a study to measure how different seat suspensions attenuate exposure to whole body vibration and affect biomechanical exposures and postural stability. We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate current seat designs and potentially lead to additional design modifications to further promote occupational health of drivers. Click here for more information.

NEW! Boosters for Beavs: Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to the public on our Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Updated booster doses (bivalent) are available in limited supply. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible. Mask required inside these spaces. Subject to changes. Visit beav.es/blitz for updates. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room (has flu shots too). Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62.

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Suspicious Object. Bomb threats, suspicious objects and bombs are meant to disrupt normal activities and cause fear in populations. With pre-planning, you can remain calm and be knowledgeable of what to do in order to part of an effective response. Download a copy of the Bomb Threat Checklist and keep it by your phone. This month’s poster can be downloaded at: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/suspicious-objects-and-bomb-threats.

Apply now for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you’re interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects — $25,000 each — to support research on distance and online education. Info sessions will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Applications are due Nov. 1. To register or ask questions, contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research.

Media training: OSU’s Office of News and Research Communications is restarting in-person media training sessions this fall. The half-day sessions are designed to build participants’ understanding of the media, develop interviewing skills through mock interview sessions and increase confidence in working with journalists. The sessions are open to anyone at the university who has, or likely will, interact with journalists. If you are interested, please reach out to Sean Nealon, OSU’s news editor, at [email protected]. Space is limited.

Announcing a New OSU Podcast: One Oregon—Many Stories, One State. In this new podcast, created and hosted by Extension and Engagement’s Open Campus and Juntos Program, we share stories from around the state to broaden and deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. From discussing rural renewable energy to sharing the history of Black pioneers to learning more about Extension and Engagement, this podcast features community leaders, activists, storytellers, and “ordinary people” accomplishing extraordinary things: oneoregonpodcast.com.

Fall 2022 FYI Fridays are now available for registration: The FYI Friday program features a variety of weekly remote learning sessions, available to all faculty and staff, and free of charge. This fall, our lineup includes all sorts of exciting topics, including PEBB health benefits, cybersecurity, FERPA, CourseLeaf CLSS, CIM and learning and development opportunities for faculty and staff. Register for an FYI Friday session, and learn something new. For questions regarding this program, or to suggest a topic you’d like to see in the future, please reach out to [email protected].

Crossroads Conversation School for Women invites international women to join us this fall for English conversation classes. In volunteer-taught classes, students will explore other cultures, practice English and develop friendships. This term we are offering both in-person classes (for students of all levels) and an online class (for intermediate and advanced English learners). Our priority registration deadline is Sept. 20 and classes begin the week of Sept. 25. For more details and registration information go to https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsConversationSchool or contact Kara Hanson at [email protected].

Honors College Monday Message: Submissions are now being accepted for the Honors College Monday Message. Do you have an event or opportunity to share with honors students? Send your submission(s) to [email protected] by 5 p.m. each Thursday throughout the 2022-23 academic year and have it sent directly to honors students’ inboxes on Monday morning. The first deadline to send in your submission is  Sept. 15. 

03-120-204 Graduate Student Employee Compensation has had a minor revision to update the payroll process for distributing tuition remission. It is no longer a requirement to pay grad fee remissions from the same source as wages and OPE or use restricted funds which prohibit tuition remission expenses. This change may require additional oversight of labor distributions to ensure costs are posted correctly, and any redistribution must be made timely. Additional information about the policy revisions can be accessed on the FPP website (Important Information/Notifications). Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

03-140-513 Miscellaneous Expenses has had a minor revision to remove sunscreen and bug spray from list of personal items, since these are frequently used for field work. Additional information about the policy revisions can be accessed on the FPP website (Important Information/Notifications).  Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

Learning Community for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and Instructors: Apply to join CTL’s Fall ’22 resilient teaching faculty learning community. This community of practice will explore pedagogical strategies and educational technology to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and learn methods to build resilience into teaching practices. See the call for participation. Apply by Sept. 20. Funding provided.

$15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in October 2022. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 20. Contact [email protected] with questions. Learn more and apply.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2022-23 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will support CTL’s mission of enhancing teaching excellence. The Fellow will be involved in coordination, design and facilitation of faculty development around blended learning. See call for nominations and apply by Sept. 23.

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the expiration date six months. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Full road closure for section of U.S. 20: ODOT is working on a construction project to build a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of the road and repairing damage caused by landslides on Hwy 20. Work includes fixing the road surface from milepost 55.4 to milepost 55.6 and milepost 56 to milepost 56.2 to create a smoother ride and prevent water from pooling. If you use this route for work at OSU-Cascades, research, field work or other travel, note that a two-week full road closure is scheduled Sept. 9-22. Detour information is available online. Expect daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 2022.


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 Office of the Provost seeks an Administrative Assistant. This professional faculty position is full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month. Posting #P06014UF. Closes Sept. 20.

NEW! Open Campus & Juntos Coordinator (Bilingual Spanish): OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Bilingual Spanish Open Campus & Juntos Coordinator position based in Redmond. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $50,004-$65,004 per annum, commensurate with education, skills and experience. Posting #P05916UF. Full consideration Sept. 23. Closes Oct. 31. 

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Buyer 2. Posting #P03761CT. Closes Sept. 25.

NEW! University Relations & Marketing is seeking a Manager of Executive Social Media Communications. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position is responsible for developing social media strategies, messages and content for the university’s president, the vice president for university relations and marketing and other designated university executive leaders. Posting #P06035UF. Full consideration Sept. 26. Closes Oct. 5.

NEW! The Office of Faculty Affairs seeks an Administrative Assistant. This professional faculty position is full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month. Posting # P06039UF. Closes Sept. 28.

NEW! Development Engineer: The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a part-time (0.15 FTE), 12-month Development Engineer for the Chemistry Electronics Shop. Hourly wage range is $24.83-$38.00 per hour, based on experience. The Development Engineer provides support in maintenance, repair, materials and calibration of scientific instruments in the instructional and research laboratories for the chemistry department and other departments within the university. Posting #P03760CT. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Plumber. Posting #P03768CT. Closes Oct. 9.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Electrical Manager. Posting #P06043UF. Closes Oct. 9.


"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn." ~ Rowland Robinson

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 82, low of 54. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 71, low of 49. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 70, low of 53. Slight chance of showers tomorrow.

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