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:

OSU researchers get federal grant to look for novel ways to stem ocean acidification (KGW)

A team of Oregon State University researchers will be looking for new ways to measure and reduce the impact of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans, a problem with far-reaching implications both in the water and on land. 

To save America's native bees, the Oregon Bee Project is mapping every single one (Atlas Obscura)

Bee taxonomist Lincoln Best pulled a wooden box labeled “impressive bees” from the shelves that lined his lab at Oregon State University and carefully removed the cover. Inside, rows of shiny, green-blue bees filled the box’s inner compartments, each one pierced with a pin as if in a museum. They reflected the overhead fluorescent lights like jewels.

Decades of research burned in this Oregon forest. Now it could hold clues to wildfire mysteries (Seattle Times)

The Andrews was established in 1948 by the U.S. Forest Service and is administered cooperatively by the Forest Service Northwest Research Station, OSU and the Willamette National Forest.

OSU professor: Court actions necessary to uphold climate stability as protected right, break climate change impasse (KTVZ)

New court actions upholding climate stability as a protected right are needed to break the climate change impasse, an Oregon State University economist concludes in a just-published paper.

OSU, WSU pledge fierce competition on the field and strong unity for future (Leadership Oregon State)

“We are fiercely competitive rivals on the field – and as a proud member of Beaver Nation, I am cheering loudly for a big win for the Beavers on Saturday,” said OSU President Jayathi Murthy. “But I will say we stand united in our mission and our values, and in our total commitment to our students, student-athletes, to our states and to our communities.”

Art historians join ecologists to study landscapes of the past (Forbes)

“The study of past environments – historical ecology – has particular relevance in providing context for landscape change in the future,” Dana Warren, associate professor of College of Forestry, told Oregon State University (OSU).

Hops compound reduces abundance of gut microbe associated with metabolic syndrome (The Microbiologist)

Oregon State University researchers for years have been studying the potential health benefits of xanthohumol, a chemical found in hops, and its derivatives including tetrahydroxanthohumol. The latter is commonly abbreviated to TXN, the former to XN.

Oregon robot company will open later this year with people and robots working together (Oregonian)

Agility used technology developed at Oregon State University to build a robot called Digit that walks on two legs, climbs stars and can carry and stack large objects. Agility divides its headquarters between its Corvallis labs and Pittsburgh, where CEO Damion Shelton lives. (see also OPB)

Oregon colleges race to keep up with artificial intelligence: 'We're in for huge changes' (Oregonian)

Most of the final exam in Andy Olstad’s quantitative foundations class in the Oregon State University College of Business is focused on cut and dried statistics. But every term, Olstad gives students a chance to describe in an open-ended essay their experiences in his rather challenging class, hoping they will pinpoint the virtues that have helped them persevere. Now, a computer can answer that question.

Thousands of students begin moving into Oregon State University (KEZI)

It is once again that time of year as students started moving into Oregon State University Friday, beginning a new chapter in their lives.

OSU and WSU leaders provide updates on conference/legal status, look forward to ranked football match (KTVZ)

Leaders of Oregon State and Washington State universities met Thursday, discussing the state of the Pac-12, and the big football game this Saturday between the two ranked conference rivals. (see also KATU)

What embers are teaching Oregon State researchers about wildfires (Statesman Journal)

A team of researchers from Oregon State University are studying the formation of embers during wildfires, hoping to prevent spot fires. (video)

'Very strong' El Niño to bring warmer winter, with scorching ocean water for marine life (The Chief)

The warmer water that El Niño brings has more volume, likely causing higher tides and the potential for coastal flooding, according to Jack Barth, a physical oceanographer and executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative at Oregon State University. Barth and other scientists expect the sea level off the Oregon coast to rise this winter due to El Niño.

Wildfires amplify risks for socially vulnerable populations in Western states (Earth)

Study co-author Erica Fleishman is a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and also directs the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.

Kevin Harvey brings 28 years experience in senior leadership for finance (OSU Foundation)

Kevin Harvey, the Oregon State University Foundation’s associate vice president for finance with 28 years of experience in senior leadership for finance at public university foundations, has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the OSU Foundation, beginning Saturday, Sept. 16.

OSU receives $7.5 million grant to build state-of-the-art zebrafish biomedical research facility (KTVZ)

Oregon State University has received a $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to modernize a lab focused on using zebrafish to address pressing human health challenges. (see also KEZI)

OSU hires new director for Food Innovation Center (Capital Press)

Marcia Walker, who earned her doctorate in food science and technology from OSU in 2003, will take over as center director beginning Sept. 25. She replaces Dave Stone, who stepped down last year to become the first associate dean of international programs for the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU.

Oregon 4-H’ers show their love for llamas at the Clackamas County Fair (OSU Extension)

There are a half-dozen 4-H llama clubs in Clackamas County. Although not as abundant as cattle, sheep, swine and goats, llamas are a livestock animal shown by 4-H youths at county fairs in Oregon and across the United States.


OSU seeks industry partners for Artificial Intelligence project (Portland Business Journal)

A new Oregon State University program aims to bring together companies with AI projects with advanced-degree students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Our View: Study validates critical importance of forest thinning (Blue Mountain Express)

A research team led by James Johnston of the Oregon State University College of Forestry has been studying the effects of thinning, in 2014 and 2015, on a 7,200-acre section of the Malheur National Forest. This is a ponderosa pine forest. The researchers, from OSU and the Forest Service, found plentiful evidence that the thinning benefited not only those trees, but the wider forest ecosystem.


Evolve or die says OSU University Day keynote speaker, scientist (Corvallis Advocate)

Higher education must innovate to keep up with the evolving economy, students’ financial constraints and the need for greater public trust in the sciences, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt said Tuesday in a speech at Oregon State University. 

4-day school weeks up nearly 900% in the last 20 years (The National Desk)

“We've seen almost a doubling of the number of schools that have used this basically over the past decade, and even since just 2020 we've seen almost a 40-50% increase in the number of schools using this,” said Paul Thompson, an economist at Oregon State University who studies the impacts of four-day school weeks.

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University Day: Provost Ed Feser, left, dishes up lunch during University Day on Sept. 19. Big crowds and beautiful weather made the day a success. Photo: Theresa Hogue. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Working on a Fall ’23 syllabus? Syllabus language matters to students. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers guidance for writing a warm-toned syllabus. Consider adding a basic needs syllabus statement and a clear AI policy syllabus statement for your course.


NEW! OSUWelcome 2023: Formerly known as Welcome Week, OSUWelcome 2023 is a collection of activities and events for new students focused on strategies for success, campus resources and building community. Check out, the OSU Events Calendar, and follow @osuexperience on Instagram to help students kickstart their journey.

NEW! Free ZAP and 529 Bike Registration: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 27, McNary Dining Hall and Sept. 28, Marketplace West. Join a community of a thousand bike riders in the ZAP Oregon State biking rewards program and enjoy timely biking information and automatic tracking of your bike commute stats. ZAP riders can also win bike gear and goodies. Register your bike with the 529 project to increase chances of getting it back if it is stolen. 

NEW! Flu shot clinics: OSU is hosting two flu shot clinics this fall for faculty, staff and students on the Corvallis campus on Oct. 3 and Oct. 17. Participants can sign up in the Fred Meyer portal. Please note that the insurance section is required in the portal. View the registration instructions and portal access. When registering, make sure to click on the location OSU Faculty, Staff Student Flu Shot Clinic only. Kaiser members are not able to receive their flu shots at the OSU clinics but can find options here: OSU Cascades is hosting a flu shot clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Ray Hall Atrium. Flu vaccines will be given on a first come first serve basis. More details will be posted on Ben Beavs Central. OSU Medical Insurance Plans also cover flu shot clinics at many pharmacies or at medical appointments. Go to this website to learn more. Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 541-737-2805.

NEW! College of Pharmacy Open House: Discover how OSU’s College of Pharmacy can support your academic journey towards a Pharm.D. Speak with current students and faculty, tour the campus and more. The open house will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at the Pharmacy building. Click here to RSVP and reach out to us at [email protected].

NEW! OSUAA Fall Family and Parent Social: All OSU families are invited to meet fellow Beaver parents while enjoying this fun game-day gathering (with or without your student) at the OSU Alumni Association’s Parent and Family Social on Saturday, Oct. 14. Join us at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center two hours before the Homecoming football game. Free to OSU students; $15 for families and guests: Register here

2023 New Student Convocation: Join us for the 2023 New Student Convocation ceremony on Sept. 26. Convocation serves as the official induction of new undergraduate students into the OSU community and includes the new student walk and ceremony. The new student walk will begin promptly at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Quad followed by the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in Gill Coliseum. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend Convocation as guests to welcome OSU’s newest undergraduate students. The ceremony will be available to live-stream at

Youth Activity Leaders: Join youth and child program leaders from the OSU community to discuss recent youth programs and start planning for future activities with the Office of Youth Safety & Compliance. In September, we’ll debrief summer programs and discuss emergency preparedness. This group is open to anyone who facilitates youth programs, camps, child care or similar programs throughout the year, and meets over Zoom at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Email Misha Lind at [email protected] for the Zoom link.

OSUAA Tailgate Town | Home vs. Utah: Ready to get your game face on? Enjoy food, fun and friends while you tailgate at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Come by and enjoy photo booths, student-made ice cream and indoor yard games like cornhole, giant Jenga and lawn checkers. 3 p.m., Sept. 29. Free admission. Learn more.

Football tickets: Oregon State Athletics is offering a ticket opportunity for OSU faculty and staff for the Sept. 29 game against Utah (a 6 p.m. kickoff). To purchase tickets for $20, click here.

Benton County 4-H open house: Attend the annual 4-H Open House to learn about the Benton County 4-H Program. Come meet our members & volunteers and explore the majority of projects available. 4-H is America's largest youth development organization serving over 6 million youth annually. 6:30 p.m., Oct. 5, Benton County Fairgrounds Solar Building. More information at the website.

Away vs. Cal tailgate: Join fellow Beavers at the OSUAA Tailgate Town, a fun celebration before the OSU vs. Cal away game on Oct. 7. We’ll have tasty food, drinks and music — including performances by members of the OSU Marching Band. Festivities begin 2.5 hours prior to kickoff at the International House at UC Berkeley. Register today:

Community Engagement & Leadership invites you to “Fall Into Service”: Fall Into Service provides OSU community members with an opportunity to kick off the academic year engaged in our community. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate in this event. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers. Check-in will be held at the SEC Plaza. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Oct. 7. For more information, 541-737-3041 or [email protected].

4-H fundraiser: An easy way to help raise funds for the Benton County 4-H Program is to go and dine in or takeout food from Papa’s Pizza in Corvallis on Oct. 11. Provide the cashier with the Benton County 4-H Papa’s Pizza fundraiser flyer, and Papa’s will donate 50% of the proceeds. Visit our website or contact our Benton Extension office to receive a flyer. 

Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater: Before the Homecoming game, kick it with your fellow Beaver believers at the 7th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgater, Oct. 14, at the Centro Cultural César Chávez. It’s free and features tasty bites from BIPOC vendors, one complimentary drink ticket for guests aged 21+, free fanny packs for the first 100 guests, a DJ and more. Register now.

Beaver Game Day Bus PDX-Corvallis: Excited about attending the Oct. 14 Homecoming football game but wish you didn’t have to make the drive? Hop aboard the Game Day Bus. It runs from Portland to Corvallis full of Beaver fans and includes free OSUAA swag and a drink ticket to OSUAA Tailgate Town. Save your seat on the Game Day Bus

Food Science and Technology Homecoming BBQ: FST alumni and friends are invited to join us before the OSU Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 14, to enjoy tasty eats, reminisce and thank advisor Dan Smith before his retirement after 30 years of service to OSU. The fun at Wiegand Hall starts three hours before kickoff. Register today.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Crossroads Conversation: 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). Priority registration deadline is Sept. 26; in-person classes begin Oct. 3 and our online class begins Oct. 10. For more details and registration information go to or contact Kara Hanson at [email protected].

NEW! Speed Friending: Make new friends fast. The event will feature four-minute lightning rounds so participants can meet as many people as possible. Stay after the lightning rounds to have some pizza and play games with your new friends. 6 p.m., Sept. 27 in the MU Ballroom. Presented by ASOSU and CAPS. Contact [email protected] with questions or to facilitate extra credit. Register here:

NEW! Paid family and medical leave: The Standard is administering OSU’s equivalent plan for Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave (OPFML). An information sessions are scheduled for employees to learn more about this leave option in October. There will be Zoom and live options (MU 109) at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Oct. 3. Additional Information about applying for OPFML leave through The Standard is located here. Please contact [email protected] for questions related to OSU processes.

NEW! Attend an info session about the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: Learn how you can receive up to $25,000 in funding for a research project related to hybrid and online education. Info sessions about the Ecampus Research Fellows Program will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 3 and 11 a.m., Oct. 6 via Zoom. These sessions are open to full-time instructional faculty of all ranks who want to learn more about the program, as well as those interested in applying this year. Applications will be due Nov. 1. To register for an info session or ask questions, please contact Naomi Aguiar, associate director of research.

NEW! Science Pub Corvallis: James Sulikowski, professor and director of Oregon State’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station in Newport, and Taylor Chapple, assistant professor, will talk about their research and adventures tracking and studying sharks, including on the Oregon Coast, on Oct. 4 in Corvallis. They lead the Big Fish Lab and have been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Shark Fest programs. 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Old World Deli. Science Pub is free and is available in person or online.

NEW! Science Pub Lebanon: Randall Milstein, a senior instructor in the physics department at Oregon State, will discuss the annular solar eclipse, or ring of fire eclipse, Oct. 11 in Lebanon. On Oct. 14, portions of western North America will experience an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon, at its farthest distance from Earth, passes between the sun and Earth, and partially blocks the sun resulting in a "ring of fire" eclipse. 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Tallman Brewing. Science Pub is free and is available in person or online.

WRPM Seminar Series: Abigail Tomasek from Crop and Soil Science will present “Successes and Opportunities for University Extension in Agricultural Water Resources," at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in Burt 193 or on Zoom.  Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.  

Ecampus Research Fellows Program info session: Receive up to $25,000 in funding for a research project related to hybrid and online education. Info sessions about the Ecampus Research Fellows Program will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 3 and 11 a.m., Oct. 6 via Zoom. These sessions are open to full-time instructional faculty of all ranks who want to learn more about the program, as well as those interested in applying this year. Applications will be due Nov. 1. To register or ask questions, contact Naomi Aguiar, associate director of research.

OSU Extension’s Tree School Field Day offers an opportunity for learning in the woods: Clackamas County’s largest outdoor learning day for woodland caretakers returns to the Hopkins Demonstration Forest on Oct. 7. Tree School Field Day allows students to spend a day in the woods, visiting a variety of learning stations with local experts in forest stewardship and natural resources. Students will have five class periods of forestry-related topics to choose from. The cost is $30 per adult or $20 per youth which includes a boxed lunch and snacks during the day. For registration information, visit the website, stop by the OSU Extension office at 200 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City or call 503-655-8631.

Warrior-Scholar Project’s College Success Workshop: From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13, join the Warrior-Scholar Project for a free College Success Workshop sponsored by the College of Business (open to any major/community). This one-day event, held in Austin Hall 126, aims to prepare enlisted veterans and active-duty service members for academic success. Register by Sept. 29. For more details, email [email protected].

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): The popular, evidence-based, eight-week course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn will be offered starting Oct. 17 at OSU’s Contemplative Practice Center, 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Evening sessions 6-8:30 p.m. will be guided by Catherine Polan Orzech. Public: $450; faculty/staff: $400; students $350. Scholarship funds available for undergraduate students. Pre-registration required.

Ask Alumni series returns: Get school and career guidance from OSU alumni, including BIPOC professionals, LGBTQIA+ professionals and communication graduates at Ask Alumni virtual networking events this fall. Virtual panels with the OSU Alumni Association, School of Language, Culture, and Society and School of Communication begin Oct. 24. Register, see the schedule, plus watch free Ask Alumni on-demand webcasts at

FYI Friday: Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter 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. Contact [email protected] for information.

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.

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through fall 2023. 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.

Take Note

NEW! New LBCC Corvallis Route: Beginning Sept. 25, a new Beaver Bus route will serve both the OSU Corvallis and the LBCC Corvallis campuses Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The Beaver Bus is a free shuttle service at OSU. It is helpful for getting around campus and now for travel between LBCC Corvallis and OSU. For all routes, use the Beaver Bus tracker to view route maps, to find your nearest Beaver Bus stop, to see where the bus is in real time and to view important service notifications. Please send questions to [email protected].

NEW! Fall Bike Challenge: OSU Corvallis campus, Oct. 1-31. Make a team and ride for prizes. Teams of four to 10 riders compete to see who can ride the most during the month of October. Free to join.

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 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 Oct. 6 for inclusion in centralized marketing materials. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Advantage Accelerator: The Advantage Accelerator is offering drop-in office hours every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at our campus office in Kerr 322A. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or have general questions about our programs and resources, our team is happy to provide valuable assistance and support. No appointment is necessary.

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 by your phone. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

NEW! Active Shooter training: OSU Emergency Management offers in-department active shooter training. The 45-minute in-person presentation teaches OSU’s Run.Hide.Fight response to an active threat. To schedule a session for your team, email [email protected].

Research Advancement Academy: Applications for the 2023/24 Research Advancement Academy and seed funds program are due on Sept 22. The Research Advancement Academy prepares early- and mid-career faculty to successfully lead large transdisciplinary proposals and funded research programs. It includes a set of workshops over fall and winter terms, and the opportunity to apply for up to 50K in seed fund support in spring (see schedule here). The online application and more information about the selection process can be found here. Questions can be directed to [email protected].  

OSU Homecoming reunions: It’s time to reconnect, reminisce and reunite with classmates and campus. All classes are welcome — and alumni with class years ending in three (1953-2023), it’s your special year. View the schedule of fun reunion activities taking place from Oct. 13-14 at

Media training: OSU’s Office of News and Research Communications leads half-day media training sessions 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.

Homecoming Events Schedule — Add your events today: The 2023 Homecoming and Alumni Reunions event schedule is live. Join us for a weekend of celebration with an annular solar eclipse, Fall Family Weekend, alumni reunions for classes ending in 3 and Homecoming tailgaters and celebrations. Are your unit or department’s Homecoming events listed on the schedule? If not, please email [email protected] with a short description of your event, date, time and link to your website.

Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: Help us stock the Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet for the upcoming school year and holidays. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful OSU families. You can give through: Amazon Registry, which ships directly to FRC, or bring in new, unwrapped gifts to OLV Milne or the FRC office in Champinefu. To learn more, contact [email protected].

OSU Kid’s Clothing Exchange: The Family Resource Center is excited to share about our newly implemented Kid’s Clothing Exchange, located in OLV Milne lower level. Parenting OSU students and employees can donate gently used and laundered children’s clothing, or stop by to select clothing for their child/children, or donate and select clothing in the same visit. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Reserve space at our flexible event venue: The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is a gateway for the alumni community and the public to access OSU’s rich spirit and beautiful location. Located across the street from Reser Stadium, our varied indoor and outdoor spaces can host your events from 10 to 350+ attendees, including in-person functions and online and hybrid events. Take a virtual tour and reserve your space today.

Instructors, Request Fall Course Reserves Now: Help make sure students can find their textbooks at the library. Submit a new request to OSU Libraries & Press each term. OSULP will prioritize electronic resources. We will accept personal and department copies of material, as well as purchase a new copy on request. More info at

Training portal: The OSU Training Portal is available to faculty and staff, and located in your 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 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 Training Portal.

LinkedIn Learning: 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. The possibilities are endless. 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 too.

Excited about teaching? Need a recharge? Apply to join the Fall ’23 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community sponsored by CTL and Academic Technologies. The group will explore teaching strategies and ed tech tools to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape. See the Fall ’23 call for participation. Apply by Sept. 25. Funding provided.

Search advocate: Apply your equity, inclusion, access, belonging and social justice values to employee searches. OSU Search Advocates comprise a community of trained content-neutral external process advisors who work with search committees to advance equity, validity, and diversity through the search and selection process. Registration for the winter/spring 2024 Search Advocate Foundations workshops is now open. View the series schedule on the Search Advocates Workshops page, then click the orange bar below the schedule to register. Contact Anne Gillies at [email protected] with questions.

Registration to present at the Fall Virtual Showcase (FVS): Open now through Oct. 11. FVS is a virtual, asynchronous opportunity for OSU undergraduates to share their research and creative projects with the OSU community Oct. 23-25. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study and at all stages of work are invited to present. We will have an in-person kickoff event in the MU from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Visit the FVS website to view additional information, including registration details for attendees. For questions, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Traffic change on SW 26th 
St. to improve safety: Southwest 26th St. stretching from SW Jefferson Way north to NW Orchard Avenue has been changed from two-way vehicle traffic to one-way, northbound traffic only. The street has been updated with new signage, designated north and south bicycle lanes and other street markings designed to clarify and enhance the pedestrian and bicyclist priority zone. This change supports a more safe and comfortable campus that prioritizes pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users and minimizes conflicts between vehicles and people, especially during class change times and implements a key recommendation in OSU’s Transportation Plan and the city’s Transportation System Plan.

ADA crosswalk ramp: As part of the Cordley Renovation Project, a new ADA crosswalk ramp will be installed at the northeast corner of NW 27th Street and NW Orchard Avenue. A pedestrian and ADA detour will be in place with appropriate signage.


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NEW! Office Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity): OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Botany and Plant Pathology invite applications for our Office Manager position. The purpose of this position is to ensure the smooth and efficient daily activities for the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. The Office Manager will oversee the daily operation of the department by overseeing daily operations of the department’s planning, management of support resources and personnel follow-up in department activities. The position is responsible for assisting in the establishment of departmental policies, supervision of classified staff and acting as resource/liaison contact to departmental personnel, students and clientele. Posting #P07294UF Full consideration Sept. 27. Closes Sept. 29.  

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2 (Internal Employment Opportunity): OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Linn County Office in Tangent. This EPA2 position will support the regional Small Farms and Natural Resources programs in Linn and Benton counties. This Internal Employment Opportunity is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04417CT. Closes Sept. 27.

NEW! The Honors College at Oregon State University is seeking a Communications Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The communications coordinator position is responsible for creating and disseminating print, social, web and video content. Posting #P07299UF. Full consideration Sept. 29. Close Oct. 15. 

NEW! Education Program Assistant 1: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, Family and Community Health Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Service Lane County office in Eugene. This is a 12-month, part-time (0.95 FTE, approximately 38 hours per week), classified position starting at $17.43 hourly + benefits. This is a Limited Duration appointment (1 year) with funding provided from FOOD for Lane County (FFLC). Apply to posting #P04416CT. Closes Oct. 2.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Curry County office in Gold Beach. This EPA2 will support the OSU Extension Service Curry County Master Gardener Program. This is a 12-month, part-time (0.5 FTE, approximately 20 hours per week), classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04423CT. Closes Oct. 4.

NEW! Extension Fire Regional Specialist: The College of Forestry and the Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Extension Fire Regional Specialist position located in La Grande or Pendleton. This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position This position is designed to focus on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management in northeastern Oregon, across all land ownership and vegetation types in Sherman, Gillam, Morrow, Wheeler, Grant, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Baker counties. Apply to posting #P07318UF. Full consideration Oct. 13. Closes Oct 31.

NEW! Diversity Initiatives and Programs Coordinator: University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for 2 full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Diversity Initiatives and Programs Coordinators. Posting #P07313UF (Spanish language fluency preferred) and #P07306UF (Spanish language fluency required). Closes Oct. 14.

NEW! General Agriculture Assistant Professor of Practice: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Extension and Engagement invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position stationed at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) in Central Point. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position that serves Jackson and Josephine counties. Posting #P07332UF. Closes Oct. 15.

NEW! 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position serving Jackson County. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position located at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center (SOREC) in Central Point. The anticipated starting salary will be $57,400-$63,400, commensurate with skills, education and experience. Posting #P07321UF. Closes Oct. 15.


“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Corvallis: Showers and breezy today, high of 65, low of 53. Showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 66, low of 45. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Newport: Showers and breezy today, high of 58, low of 54. Showers and windy Tuesday.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: