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:

LogOn: Scientists produce hydrogen from polluted water (VOA)

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a process that uses polluted water to produce hydrogen while purifying the water at the same time. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports on advances in the fossil fuel alternative.

Amid Pac-12 uncertainty, OSU surges in this key academic arena (Portland Business Journal)

OSU hauled in a record $480 million in the 2023 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the university said Tuesday. (see also KEX, KEZI, KTVZ)

Oregon State, Washington State file complaint against Pac-12 (ESPN)

Oregon State and Washington State filed a legal complaint against the Pac-12 and commissioner George Kliavkoff on Friday seeking an emergency temporary restraining order to protect what the schools see as an "imminent and existential threat" to the future of the conference. (see also OPBLA TimesCBS)

Here are Oregon's 44 census tracks in persistent poverty (Oregonian)

David Rothwell, a sociology professor at Oregon State University who researches poverty, said “the biggest cause of persistent poverty in both urban and rural communities is the economy, more specifically good-paying jobs for many people in the community.

Technology offers opportunities to boost enrollment in higher education (EdTech)

At Oregon State University, President Jayathi Murthy has focused on growing the university’s Ecampus online learning. Ecampus welcomes learners from all 50 states and internationally and has contributed to the school being the only public university in the state to increase enrollment each year since 2020.

Climate change threatens the agritourism that helps small farms survive (Civil Eats)

For some farms, agritourism activities only bring in a small percentage of income; but in a business with such low margins, it can be an important lifeline. “Some of these farms wouldn’t be economically viable without it,” said Audrey Comerford, agritourism coordinator for the Oregon State University extension service. But, she added, the reason that agritourism exists in the first place is because farmers are inventive, and many have turned to diversification to stay afloat when one crop fails or bad weather during one harvest keeps visitors away.

Getting the message — to study economics (Inside Higher Ed)

Co-author Todd Pugatch, professor of economics at Oregon State University, says that more first-gen students majoring in economics means that more of these students will land the relatively high-paying, secure jobs associated with the degree.

Why Ashland may need to step up prescribed burns to manage dying Douglas firs (OPB News)

In Southern Oregon, Douglas firs are experiencing a “decline spiral,” according to researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service. “In recent years, we’ve had drought, of course, but it’s been drought accompanied by higher temperatures, particularly in the summer. And that has really stressed trees to their limits,” said Max Bennett, a retired extension forester with OSU. “And then opportunistic insects come along and take advantage of these stressed trees and kill them.”

Toxic algae found in Columbia River for third week, EPA scientists on the way and OSU study 'sniffs' for toxins (NW News Network)

The toxins are hard to track as a mix of many organisms make them. Now, researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to monitor the danger associated with algae blooms that occur at the surface of the water. The researchers “sniff” the water for gasses associated with the toxins with a special machine called a mass spectrometer that detects all of the gaseous molecules simultaneously. OSU Associate Professor Kimberly Halsey leads the study that was published in mSystems.

Professors find AI most useful for lesson plans, discussions (Government Technology)

At Oregon State University, administrators recently established the Higher Education AI Task Force (HEAT) to provide more oversight and guidance on the use of AI in higher education as it applies to research and teaching, according to Regan Gurung, an associate vice provost and executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and professor of psychological science who chairs the new task force.

Inaugural OSU Engagement Awards presented at conference (LIFE@OSU)

Winners of Oregon State University’s first Engagement Awards were honored during the inaugural OSU Engagement Conference Sept. 5 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Corvallis campus.

OSU part of new earthquake center that aims to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone (KTVZ)

Oregon State University researchers will play key roles in a new multi-institution earthquake research center dedicated to the study of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is capable of producing earthquakes comparable to the largest recorded globally.

An Eastern Oregon effort to join Idaho reflects the growing American divide (Big Country News)

But to slice up states to reflect residents’ politics is not how the American political system works, regardless of an urban-rural divide that exists across the country, said Judy Stiegler, a former Oregon Democratic state representative who now is a political science instructor at Oregon State University-Cascades, located in Bend.

2023's Best and Worst Places to Retire (WalletHub)

Features Professor Emerita Carolyn Aldwin.

Thinning makes forests healthier, according to research from Oregon State University (Think Out Loud)

Forest thinning improves the health of older trees and enhances native biodiversity on federal lands in Eastern Oregon. That’s according to a new study from Oregon State University, in partnership with local groups in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. We talk to James Johnston, the assistant professor in the College of Forestry at OSU who authored the study, about how selective thinning could make forests more resilient in the face of wildfires. (see also Capital Press)

Bursting air bubbles may play key role in how glacier ice melts, OSU research suggests (KTVZ)

Oregon State University research has uncovered a possible clue as to why glaciers that terminate at the sea are retreating at unprecedented rates: the bursting of tiny, pressurized bubbles in underwater ice.


Corvallis pharmacy opens at OSU campus (for everyone, not just students) (Gazette-Times)

A new pharmacy has opened its doors on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis after the shuttering of several local pharmacies in the mid-Willamette valley.

Oregon State coaches, players looking forward to Saturday's unveiling of remodeled Reser Stadium (Oregonian)

A project that physically began with a January 2022 implosion, the new west side features premium seats, unparalleled views, a full stadium concourse without barricades, “Beaver Street,” significant upgrades to concessions and dining experiences, and LED lights that allow for instant on/off, flashing, movements and colors.

Bison engineer Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, trimming aspen trees, OSU study finds (Missoulian)

A recently published study by Luke Painter of Oregon State University said Yellowstone’s bison in places like the Lamar Valley are affecting the regeneration of aspen. Bison bulls will trample small aspen or rake their horns on the trees, stunting their growth or killing them.

Shutter Creek secured as Elliott State Research Forest headquarters site (KTLV)

The 49-acre site is anticipated to serve as the operations hub for the research forest, which will be overseen by the Elliott State Research Forest Authority and managed in partnership with Oregon State University. The proposed headquarters site will include laboratory, classroom, dormitory and office spaces and may also house potential partnerships with local and Tribal entities.

OSU-Cascades to hold open house on start of second phase of Bend campus development (KTVZ)

Community members are invited to an open house next Thursday, Sept. 14, to learn about the second phase of development of Oregon State University-Cascades’ long-range development plan, including the planned innovation district. 

No-till gardening keeps soil — and plants — healthy (Farms)

"The concept of no-till has been around for a couple of decades, but research has been very focused on  like wheat and corn, things largely grown in the Midwest," said Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist. "There's not much on vegetable production or fruit. There's a lot to learn, and research is ongoing."

Today's photo

Klamath River: Desirée Tullos (in the water), professor of water resources engineering, gets into her work at the Klamath River. She and her team are studying algae and aquatic plants and how they are impacted by dam removal. Her team includes master’s student Grace Boisen (standing on shore), and undergraduate Whitney Packard (in the foreground with the clipboard). Sean Nealon, news editor for Oregon State, is taking photos. The area was burned in the McKinney Fire last year and is part of the traditional homelands of the Yurok Tribe. Photo by Rachel Robertson. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering how to approach AI in your teaching this fall? Register to hear an OSU faculty panel discuss The Crisis, Promise and Potential of AI in the Classroom, 1 p.m., Sept. 14 via Zoom. For updated guidance, see ChatGPT and Other AI Tools: Implications for Teaching and Learning from CTL and Artificial Intelligence Tools from Ecampus. 


Welcome Center relocation: The Welcome Center is moving out of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support. We will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 11, at our new location in the southwest corner of Reser Stadium. Thank you for your assistance in reminding any visitors, staff or faculty who may visit our office about our new location.


NEW! Live Book Q&A Session: Authors Courtney Baker and Melinda Knapp (College of Education assistant professor of mathematics education) will be live on Instagram @nctm.math to answer questions about their new book, "Proactive Mathematics Coaching: Bridging Content, Context and Practice." 4 p.m, Sept. 12.

Travel Talks: Costa Rica. Discover why Costa Rica is considered a gem of Central America. Join Director of Alumni Group Travel Kate Sanders for a photographic journey of waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, wildlife and vibrant communities — and preview OSUAA Group Travel’s Costa Rica Natural Heritage tour departing February 2024. Join the Travel Talk at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12:

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.


Small Farm School: Small Farm School, an educational program for small-acreage farmers, is accepting registrations for its Sept. 13 event at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Small Farm School is designed for beginning and experienced small-scale commercial farmers in the Willamette Valley. There is an $80 registration fee for adults, reduced registration for college students and scholarships are available for veteran farmers and Black, Indigenous and farmers of color. Registration covers class materials, morning refreshments, and lunch. Pre-registration is required. Class offerings and registration details can be found at:

NEW! Random Review webinar: Dwaine Plaza, professor of sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University, will review “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” by Heather McGhee during a Corvallis-Benton Public Library Random Review webinar at noon, Sept. 13. Plaza’s teaching includes race and ethnic relations, globalization, immigration issues, social justice and applied research methods. Webinar link:

Center for Family Enterprise September Family Business 360: Join us noon-1:30 p.m., Sept. 13, at the OSU Portland Center, 555 S.W. Morrison St. for an in-person luncheon Family Business 360 featuring Jason ThompsonBrian Ferraro and Dennis Bloom of Rockefeller Capital Management. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear how, for generations, Rockefeller Capital Management has managed the wealth of their namesake as well as the legacies of some of the world’s most successful innovators, visionaries and their families. Register here for the event. 

The OSU Basic Needs Center will be closed Sept. 7-12 and Sept. 14-15 for the team to engage in training to best serve the BNC community in the coming year. Additionally, the OSU food pantry will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 13. We invite people to come when we are open 12:30-4 p.m., Sept 13, and the team will be ready to help.


Finance and Administration kickoff: All Division of Finance and Administration employees are invited to the Fall Kick-off meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 14,  in the Ch2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom (or via Zoom if working remotely). Hear from Provost Ed Feser and Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Green about OSU’s new strategic plan, DFA’s strategic priorities for FY24, and how DFA employees contribute to the university’s new goals. RSVP here to attend:

Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture Series: Come learn how to tend your garden soil to improve your garden's performance, from soil testing and amending to cover crops, mulch and other methods of covering for nutrients, controlling weed growth, and allowing you to plant earlier next spring! Shonnard's Nursery Manager and educator Darren Morgan will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Learn more at Connect at [email protected]

What role will AI play at OSU this fall? Join us at 1 p.m., Sept. 14 for "The crisis, promise, and potential of AI in the classroom: Considerations for a new academic year." Inara Scott, Karen Watte, Dan Faltesek and Regan A. R. Gurung will provide exemplars of ways to incorporate AI into your classes and teaching. Find out how syllabi and assignments should change in the face of the availability of AI and key university policies on AI use. Register at

NEW! HMSC research seminar: Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez with the Marine Mammal Ecology Lab at Western Washington University will be giving a seminar titled “Foraging ecology of harbor seals in the Salish Sea,” 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14, in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.


OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.


OSUAA Tailgate Town | Home vs. San Diego State: We'll provide the food and fun, and you bring the OSU spirit! Join the free, family-friendly tailgate with photo booths, swag giveaways and yard games at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 16. Learn more.


NEW! NROTC student orientation: OSU Naval ROTC will hold new student orientation (NSO) for all their new midshipmen from Sept. 20-23.The purpose of NSO is to provide midshipmen with the information and tools they need to be successful at OSU and in the Naval ROTC program. Expect to see students in uniform training in and around campus during this time.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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].

There is still time to sign up to table at the University Day ExpoFrom noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 19, gather with 40+ units and over 1,000 OSU faculty and staff to celebrate the OSU community, learn about resources on campus and network with your colleagues. Register for a booth by Sept. 12. Don’t want to table but would like to donate items for the University Day prize drawing? Contact [email protected].

OSUWelcome 2023 invitation to register: Formerly known as Welcome Week, OSUWelcome 2023 is a new student initiative between Sept. 22-Oct. 6. We invite OSU organizations to welcome this large incoming class by planning an event or activity. Please submit the OSUWelcome 2023 Activity Registration form by Friday, Sept. 15. Also, use the OSUWelcome 2023 Marketing Toolkit and the OSU Events Calendar (use tags “OSUWelcome” and “OSUWelcome2023”).

OSUAA Tailgate Town | Away vs. WSU: Join Beavers in Pullman on Sept. 23 for OSUAA Tailgate Town. Experience the ultimate football pregame celebration at Lewis Alumni Centre 2.5 hours before kickoff. Fuel up on delectable eats, mingle with Beaver Nation, gear up for victory and catch some inspiring words from OSU Athletic Director Scott Barnes. Register for tailgating fun.

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.

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! AMP Open Forums: University leaders and the Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) team invite the OSU community to learn about AMP and the efforts to redesign OSU’s administrative processes and digital infrastructure, and to voice your thoughts, concerns and ideas. Your insights are crucial to shaping OSU’s digital future. The next open forum is 9-10 a.m., Sept. 20 in LInC 128 or via Zoom. For more information, see:

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.

Search Advocate Foundations workshop series: July through December 2023 options are now open for registration. Search Advocates are content-neutral external process advisors who work with search committees to enhance equity, validity and diversity (the role is mostly facilitative — not the compliance police). The full series is four 4-hour sessions; please go to SA Workshops for the cohort schedule and a link to the registration system. For questions, please contact Anne Gillies, program director ([email protected] or 541-760-6160).

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. In the spirit of professional development, University Human Resources is excited to offer this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis starting this spring. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. Hurry – seats are limited.

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through fall 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! Valley Library closed: The Valley Library will be closed Sept. 10-16 for a Library Quiet Week. A library carryout window will be open M-F from noon to 5 p.m. in the lobby. The building will open again Sept. 18. Note we are closed on the weekends as well until term starts. You can also reach us for questions and help at

NEW! 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.

NEW! Stater gets a new look: It’s the Stater like you’ve never seen it before. Founded in 1915, the Oregon Stater is Beaver Nation’s alumni magazine. Tradition meets tomorrow in the Fall 2023 issue: The magazine is sporting a brand-new look, while its main feature explores a selection of OSU’s beloved traditions. Watch for it this September and read it online soon.

NEW! 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

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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].

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Preparedness Kits. Preparedness kits help bridge the emergency or disaster until normalcy can be restored. Kit recommendations range from 24 hours to 72 hours to 14 days, from personal to vehicle to workplace and household sizes. The difference between the kits is the quantity of items (more for longer periods of time), size of storage container and types of items (immediate survival versus long-term living). English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

Faculty Staff Fitness: FSF classes on campus or online to meet your health and wellness needs. Check out our fall term class schedule so you can reserve time on your calendar to take care of you. Fall registration opened Sept. 1. FSF programming is open to all faculty, staff, GTAs/GRAs, spouse/partners of faculty and staff, OSU retirees and OSU affiliates. Have questions? Call the Physical Activity Office at 541-737-3222.

The University Health & Safety Committee: Health & Safety wants to promote health and safety by providing this link to a five-minute video on the topic of "Total Worker Health." For more information on safety, check out OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Research Advancement Academy: Applications for the 2023-24 Research Advancement Academy and seed funds program are due 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 $50,000 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].

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

$15K of funding available: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is 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 connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in October 2023. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. 2023. Learn more and apply.

It’s time to Accelerate your startup, technology, and/or business idea. The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering a virtual Accelerate program starting this October. In just nine weeks, streamline your value proposition, get to market faster and validate your product-market fit. The Accelerate program is open to OSU researchers, students and staff, and others in the Corvallis community who intend to start or grow an entrepreneurial venture, and can qualify teams to receive NSF i-Corps funds. The fun starts Oct. 10. Learn more and apply here:

At risk for high blood sugar? Researchers in the College of Health are studying the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on people at risk for high blood sugar. We are looking for study participants who are nonsmokers ages 18-59. The study involves several visits to the Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis over approximately four months. By participating, you will receive up to $1,000 as well as information about your health. Email [email protected] to learn more and apply.

Summer 2023 update from Vice President for Finance and Administration: Want to be an insider? Find out what Division of Finance and Administration units have been doing to help advance OSU’s goals in this update to DFA employees: Each quarter, Vice President Mike Green and DFA senior leaders share project milestones, unit news, highlights, updates and coming events. While targeted to division employees, the VPFA quarterly updates are a great way for anyone to get an overview of the broad and varied work of DFA units.

Anytime Anywhere Mental Health Support App Rebranding: The Anytime Anywhere mental health support app for students has a new name and logo. The MySSP app is now TELUS Health Student Support. No action is required to continue using the app. Students will see some visual changes on the app, but the mental health and well-being support services offered will stay exactly the same. Marketing materials featuring the new app name and logo will roll out soon and departments are asked to update the posters displayed. Questions about this transition or the program may be directed to [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

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

Kerr south parking lot: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr South parking lot will be closed for construction activities from June 26-Sept. 27. The path running along the west side of the Kerr Administration Building will be closed along with the south entrance/exit to the parking lot and the ADA ramp. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the construction site.


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NEW! Master Gardener Education Program Assistant 1 (Limited Duration, Internal Employment Opportunity): OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a limited duration Master Gardener Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Clatsop County office located in Astoria, OR. This Internal Employment Opportunity is for a part-time (0.49 FTE, approximately 19.6 hours per week), classified position starting at $17.43 hourly. This limited duration appointment is expected to last through June 30, 2025. Posting #P04396CT. Closes Sept. 12.

NEW! Master Food Preserver Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, Family and Community Health Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Douglas County office in Roseburg. This EPA2 will plan, implement and evaluate program activities related to community food security and safety programs. This includes the coordination and program delivery related to the Master Food Preserver program and volunteer outreach areas. This is a 12-month, part-time (0.75 FTE, approximately 30 hours per week), classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04397CT. Closes Sept. 14.

EXTENDED! The Controller’s Unit, Financial Strategic Services, is recruiting to fill two full-time Finance and Accounting Specialist (Fiscal Coordinator 1) positions. As a Fiscal Coordinator 1, you will be part of a collaborative team committed to continued process improvement and exemplary customer service. You will use your analytical, organizational and consultative skills to further the university’s mission and research enterprise. Posting #P04324CT. Full consideration Sept. 17. Closes Sept. 24.

EXTENDED! Youth Empowering Agriculture – Coordinating Network (YEA-CN) Program Manager: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, Extension Service has been awarded at five-year USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture Across America Coordination Network program grant and invites applications for a Youth Empowering Agriculture Program Manager position. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position based in Corvallis. Posting #P07239UF. Closes Sept. 25.

NEW! Director of Native American and Tribal Programs: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Director of Native American and Tribal Programs position. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position located in Corvallis. This position will have the opportunity to cross-collaborate with a variety of Extensionprograms tomeet the needs of the Native American/Alaska Nativecommunities in Oregon. Apply to posting #P07275UF. Closes Sept. 26.

NEW! Administrative Assistant To the Associate Dean for Extension: College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Admin Asst To position. Posting #P07276UF. Full consideration Sept. 26.

Beaver Research Champions

Desirée Tullos: Desirée Tullos and her lab focused on the sustainable management of rivers, with the broad aim to promote the health of rivers for the people and organisms that depend on them, today and for future generations. Tullos was recognized at a Beaver Football home game at Reser Stadium for the important work that they do.


“Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary." ~ Walter Scott

Corvallis: Starting off drizzly, the week will gradually get sunny and temperatures will rise into the upper 80s.

Central Oregon: Sunny, highs in the 70s, lows in the upper 40s.

Newport: Drizzly early in the week with sunshine by week's end, highs increasing to the upper 70s, lows in the 50s.

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