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 explore cancer treatment for dogs (OPB Think Out Loud)

A team at Oregon State University is researching antibody treatment for dogs with cancer. The treatment would rely on “nanobodies’' which come from alpacas and llamas. Christopher Cebra is a camelid expert and chair of the clinical sciences department in OSU’s veterinary college. Dan Mourich is a research associate and molecular biologist on the research team. And Carl Ruby is a research scientist and instructor at OSU. They join us with more about the treatment and how camelids — like alpacas and llamas — hold the key.

Oregon weathers fire evacuations, power outages in dry wind (OPB News)

Climate change is bringing drier conditions to the Pacific Northwest and that requires strategies that have been common in fire-prone California for the past decade or more, said Erica Fleishman, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University.

OSU's first woman president retires after 37 years at the university (KOIN)

Oregon State University interim president Rebecca “Becky” Johnson is retiring after working for the university for 37 years, first as an assistant professor and rising to lead the university as the institution’s first woman president. (see also My Central Oregon)

Oregon State University receives $4 million to lead national polar education and arts program (KTVZ)

Oregon State University has received $4 million to lead a national program that will engage educators, artists and writers in polar science activities and increase the impact and visibility of the scientific work underway in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Helping orchardists with Integrated Pest Management (Columbia Insight)

Each week for the past three months Christopher Adams, a professor at Oregon State University, has released upward of 4,000 codling moths into the Columbia Gorge’s fertile orchards. The drab, half-inch nonnative insects don’t look like much, but when they lay their larvae inside apples, pears, walnuts or other crops, they wreak havoc.

How to start working out in college if you've never exercised before (SELF Magazine)

“College is a time when you're really starting to establish those habits and patterns of behavior for long-term success,” certified personal trainer Cathy Sullivan, fitness and wellness coordinator at Oregon State University's Dixon Recreation Center, tells SELF. 

Ever think of hemp genetics? Dr. Bob Zemetra does (KOIN)

The plants inside a greenhouse are used for research at Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. Zemetra, who is a professor of plant breeding and genetics, explained there is much more to these plants than the recreational use they’re known for.

How waves could power a clean energy future (CNBC)

"Winds and currents, they go in one direction. It’s very easy to spin a turbine or a windmill when you’ve got linear movement. The waves really aren’t linear. They’re oscillating. And so we have to be able to turn this oscillatory energy into some sort of catchable form,” said Burke Hales, professor of cceanography at Oregon State University and chief scientist at PacWave, a Department of Energy-funded wave energy test site off the Oregon Coast. 

Characteristics of older forests can buffer effects of climate change for some bird species (ScienMag)

The study led by former Oregon State doctoral student Hankyu Kim builds on earlier research led by co-author Matt Betts, a professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, that showed that old forests with big trees and a diversity of tree sizes and species can offer refuge to some types of birds threatened by a warming climate.


Humans must limit warming to avoid climate tipping points, new study finds (Maine Public Radio)

"Those changes are already starting to happen," says Erin Pettit, a climate scientist at Oregon State University who leads research in Antarctica, and has watched a massive glacier there disintegrate in recent years. "We could see several feet of sea level rise just in the next century," she explains. "And so many vulnerable people live on the coastlines and in those flood-prone areas.

The National Science Foundation teams up with its counterpart in the Czech Republic (Federal News Network)

The National Science Foundation has joined up with the Czech Science Foundation, the NSF counterpart in the Czech Republic, and the two agencies are funding research into how to produce gamma rays with high-powered lasers. The head of the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering. Kendra Sharp (Oregon State University), joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain.

Sky Islands: Isolated mountaintops teem with unique insect communities (Entomology Today)

Monroe, now a Ph.D. candidate at the Oregon State University College of Forestry, says, “Arkansas is an incredibly biodiverse state with high rates of agricultural production, yet little research exists on insect biodiversity trends and their applied impacts on diverse land management strategies within this system. We hope that this paper brings to light the extraordinary diversity housed in Arkansas, the importance of insect biodiversity more broadly, and the significance of parasites in our pursuits of nature conservation.”

Tohunga Tohorā: Ramari Stewart awarded Honorary Doctor of Science (NZ Herald)

In 1995, Professor Scott Baker established research on southern right whales at the Auckland Islands, the same time as Stewart's research at Campbell Island. This collaboration led to a joint publication and acknowledgements of support in subsequent work.

Watching the woods: Volunteers track down wildlife cameras hidden in Gifford Pinochot forest (Columbian)

Halsey, who studied habitat mapping and landscape ecology at Portland State University, and his colleague Sean Matthews, a wildlife ecologist at Oregon State University, developed the plan to monitor fishers in the south Cascades through these wildlife cameras. The Cascade Forest Conservancy and its volunteers did the grunt work of placing, maintaining and finally collecting the cameras and their data. Oregon State University will take the lead in analyzing and publishing the results, Halsey said.

The Humpback and the Killer (Robert Pitman)

It turns out, all across the oceans, humpback whales are swimming around stopping killer whales from hunting all kinds of animals — from seals to gray whales to sunfish.

Agrivoltaics: Co-locating solar and agriculture yields mutual benefits (HortiDaily)

Research by Oregon State University found that solar and agricultural co-location could provide 20% of the total electricity generation in the United States. Wide-scale installation of agrivoltaics could lead to an annual reduction of 330,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions while "minimally" impacting crop yield, the researchers said.


Today's photos

Death of a queen: Oregon State professors Susan Shaw and Michelle Inderbitzin were in London last week and had just finished teaching a two week course on Crime & Punishment in the UK when news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was announced. Shaw cancelled her Thursday evening plans and went to join the mourners at Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus, sharing these photos with us. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Setting up a Canvas site for a Fall ‘22 class? Streamline the process by using the updated OSU Canvas Template to ensure clear, navigable course structure that embodies effective modular course design. The template is easy to import into an empty Canvas course shell prior to adding content. See instructions for importing the template


Booster Blitz: The Beaver Booster Blitz is a free reoccurring COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to the public in Memorial Union 62. Stop by this walk-up-only event Sept. 12-16, Oct. 10-14 and Nov. 14-18, noon to 4 p.m. Most COVID-19 vaccines are available, including additional boosters and doses for children. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible (not required). Mask required inside this space. Visit


Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS):  Register today to attend  virtual SURS on Sept. 13 through Canvas. SURS is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study and all stages of research or creative work will be presenting. Registration to attend SURS 2022 is required by Sept. 12.  For more info, visit the SURS website or contact [email protected]

Gender Equality in Caregiving: Making It the Norm. What if we could de-gender care? What if child care, senior care and care for the sick were no longer coded by so many as "women's work" but instead were recognized as work shared broadly by all? Kate Mangino, author of Equal Partners and gender expert, argues that gender equality in care work is better for everyone. In this webinar, she'll explain why and share tools to facilitate conversation and an equal distribution of care work in your own home. Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Register here.

Daniel Gomez M.S. Defense: Daniel Gomez will present his thesis, titled “Surface Water — Groundwater Interactions in Clayey Pasture fields in the Willamette Valley,” Sept. 13, 9 a.m. in OATF Room 108 and on Zoom. Carlos Ochoa of Animal and Rangeland Sciences advises Gomez. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

University Day: Join us for the festivities on Tuesday, Sept. 13 starting with the keynote presentation by Ruth Watkins at 10:30 a.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. All attendees are eligible for the prize drawing. Stop by outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center for a free lunch, then visit with your colleagues inside at the Expo. More info at

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 this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

NEW! HMSC Science on Tap: On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Rene Boiteau, a chemical oceanographer with CEOAS at Oregon State University, will present a public talk titled “Ocean Iron Fertilization: Knowns and unknowns.” Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Webinar link or call: +1 971 247 1195 Webinar ID: 927 1942 2145. Click here for more information.


CTL’s Orientation for New International Graduate Teaching Assistants: Whether you’re supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, designing and teaching your own course or hoping to teach someday, this orientation will focus on unique needs and challenges international GTAs might face in the U.S. classroom. Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration. For more information or accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.

CTL’s Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants: Are you new to teaching or simply just new to teaching at OSU? Either way, this orientation is for you. Designed to support all new graduate students, this orientation provides preparation support for the first day of class, and information on where to leverage campus resources to support your teaching throughout the year. Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m. Registration. For more information or disability accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.

Quality Teaching @ Oregon State University: Are you new to teaching or simply just new to teaching at OSU? Either way, this orientation is for you. Designed to support all new(er) faculty, this orientation provides preparation support for the first day of class, and information on where to leverage campus resources to support your teaching throughout the year. Sept. 14, 1- 4 p.m. Registration. For more information or disability accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.


NEW! SEIU Meeting: All classified staff welcome for this welcome back meeting. In-person meeting at Multipurpose Room in Memorial Union; lunch served. Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Via Zoom for people who cannot attend. You can receive a $25 Grubhub credit for that day by contacting organizer Siobhan Burke at 630-699-0281 or [email protected] with your name, a good personal email and phone number by 10 p.m. Sept. 13. Join Zoom meeting with this link:


NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Future protein production: The economic and environmental challenges of scaling cellular agriculture.” Would you like to learn about the future of protein production? Join us Friday, Sept. 16, noon to 12:45 p.m. REGISTER today.

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


NEW! FINAL SUMMER SALE OSUsed Public Sale: Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers every Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Beaver Classic Cheese: Beaver Classic is back. Come see our new food truck at Farmer’s Market on the waterfront in downtown Corvallis, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. You can’t miss us; we’re orange. We will be featuring Beaver Classic products: our many cheeses, honey and beef jerky. We are now serving ice cream, milkshakes and grilled cheese, too. Additionally, we're at Common Fields on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.


NEW! 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. for the registration details.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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 Contact Caitlyn Aitkins ([email protected]) with any questions.

NEW! 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].

NEW! OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Utah: Get ready to cheer for the Beavers when they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City. Stop by the Squatters Pub Brewery to mingle with Beaver friends and fans before the Oct. 1 game. The fun begins 2.5 hours before kickoff. Register for the away tailgate by Sept. 28. 

NEW! 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.

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

Beaver Community Fair 2022: Registration is open for the Beaver Community Fair. Annually, the fair draws together the OSU and greater Corvallis communities to celebrate the start of the academic year. This year’s event will be Sept. 30, noon to 4 p.m., in the Memorial Quad & SEC Plaza. Event information and registration at Registration closes Sept. 12. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Pregame street party: OSU vs. Montana State. Before the Beavers play Montana State at Providence Park, kick off game day with the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU: A street party with food trucks, photo booths, live music and more on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register today

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]

An Evening with Keb’ Mo’: The American Strings series will host Americana and blues musician Keb’ Mo’ for a live on-campus event in Corvallis on Thursday, Oct. 6, and in Beaverton at the Patricia Reser Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 7. The American Strings series brings in musicians from a range of genres for an evening of conversation about their career, followed by a live performance. It is hosted by Bob Santelli, university director of popular music and performing arts. The Corvallis event is sold out but tickets are still available to the Beaverton event ($30), and information can be found on The Reser website.

2022 Homecoming festivities: This fall, join the OSU Alumni Association, friends, faculty and classmates for Homecoming celebrations. From Oct. 13-15, participate in traditions from class reunions to the Homecoming game and tailgate. Plan your trip and be sure to reserve your lodging in Corvallis for the lively weekend on campus. View the schedule and stay tuned for more events to be added at

6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15.  Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more! Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! 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).  

NEW! 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.

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.

Unsure about the next step for your business venture? The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is accepting applications for its fall Accelerate cohort which begins Oct. 4. Accelerate is open to teams who want to launch high-growth businesses or explore the commercialization potential of an idea. Upon completion of the hybrid program, teams will have a five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, mentor feedback and more. The nine-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn more and apply by Sept. 27.

X International Congress on Hazelnut: "The International Congress on Hazelnut has been organized every four years in different countries for over 30 years. Academics, researchers, farmers, private companies and governmental organizations from many countries attend the congress. Registration and event page.

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 for the registration details.

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: 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].  

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register before Sept. 23.

SJEI workshop registration open through fall 2022 — secure your spot: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgment” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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:

NEW! 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].

NEW! 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 or contact Kara Hanson at [email protected].

NEW! 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. 

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

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). This month’s poster can be downloaded at:

$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.
Corvallis Alert update: The City of Corvallis emergency notification system is moving to a new platform. If you want to continue to receive emergency notifications from City public safety agencies, please visit the member portal and set up a new account:

Basic Needs Statement for Syllabus: Help-seeking is a skill set and the entire OSU community can help promote seeking help and conversationally break down the internal barriers that often prevent students from doing so early or at all. The Basic Needs Center community appreciates how often professors and instructors are talking about the BNC with their classes as part of their goals to be student-centered faculty members. To support this, staff can find updated language ready for copy-pasting into syllabi and some additional context for how to approach this conversation with classrooms on the BNC website.

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

NEW! Cordley: For work related to the Cordley Hall Renovation Project, a crane will be on site near Cordley East from 7 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 12. Expect crane activity near Cordley East along SW Campus Way west of 26th Street (view map).

NEW! Intramural Way: Intramural Way will be reconfigured from two-way traffic to a one-way westbound only sharrow lane with a contra flow bike lane eastbound from 26th Street to Sackett Place. OSU will also be installing break-away bollards at the north and south ends of Weatherford Place that will allow for fire access but restrict vehicle circulation. The installation of these improvements should be completed by the end of day on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Please note that Intramural Way will be closed through Sept. 13 (view map).

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.


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NEW!  Student Engagement Coordinator, OSU Program Council: Experiential Learning & Activities invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, Student Engagement Coordinator or Senior Student Engagement Coordinator - OSU Program Council position. Posting #P05987UF. Full consideration Sept. 18. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Student Engagement Coordinator, Clubs & Organizations: Experiential Learning & Activities invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, Student Engagement Coordinator – Clubs & Organizations position. Posting #P06013UF. Full consideration Sept. 19. Closes Oct. 7.  

NEW! Agricultural Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Coordinator: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement - Jackson County invites applications for an Agricultural Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Coordinator position based at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. This is a 12-month, F/T, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $54,000-$60,000, commensurate with education, training and experience. Posting #P05991UF. Closes Sept. 25.

NEW! Accountant I: OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an Accountant I position. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12-month, appointment-type position. Posting #P03757CT. Closes Sept. 26.

NEW! UIT-Academic Technologies Information Technology Consultant II: UIT-Academic Technologies invites applicants for an Information Technology Consultant II. This position functions within a team-based environment in the Student Multimedia Center and the Faculty Media Center. Responsibilities include providing workshops, training and content capturing, editing and production work using various forms of audiovisual, video, and production software based on the specific needs of OSU students, staff and faculty. Posting #P03622CT. Closes Sept. 30.   

NEW! Program Manager: The STEM Research Center in collaboration with the Arts and Education Complex, Precollege Programs and the College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences is recruiting for a Program Manager for the new Polar STEAM program. This full-time position will manage and execute daily operations, implement work plans and track reports on activities and deliverables for the program. This is a full-time, 12-month professional faculty position. Posting #P06006UF. Closes Oct. 10.  

NEW! Outreach and Engagement Lead: The STEM Research Center in collaboration with the Arts and Education Complex, Precollege Programs and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is recruiting for an Outreach and Engagement Lead for the new Polar STEAM program. This full-time position will coordinate a team to lead design and implementation of communications, outreach and engagement elements of the program. This is a full-time, 12-month professional faculty position. Posting #P06007UF. Closes Oct. 10.

A Message from the President

President Jayathi Murthy shares her thoughts as OSU's 16th president:


“September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.” ~ Lea Malot

Corvallis: Mostly sunny this week, highs in the mid 70s, lows in the 50s.

Central Oregon: Partly to mostly sunny this week, highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s.

Newport: Partly sunny this week, highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s.

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