Face coverings now required in OSU indoor settings: Face coverings are now required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor settings at OSU. This includes but is not limited to public and private workplaces, businesses, indoor areas open to the public, building lobbies, common or shared spaces, classrooms, elevators, bathrooms, transportation services, dining centers, recreation centers and other indoor spaces where people may gather for any purpose. Masks are not required when individuals are in their personal offices and have their door closed. Face coverings are also required outdoors as per State of Oregon rule 333-019-1025 if physical distancing of at least 6 feet can’t be maintained.

Vaccine compliance: Effective Sept. 15, Oregon State University requires employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. OSU employees and students who are required to comply and who meet an exemption not to be vaccinated, will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly until further notice. To learn more and to complete the compliance process, go to https://covid.oregonstate.edu/vaccination-program-requirement

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to make optimal use of Canvas and Corvallis classroom technology? Save time by using the new OSU Canvas Template to provide clear organization and easy navigation in your course sites. View Return to Classroom Teaching and schedule a classroom tech walk-through to become acquainted with updated technology in the classroom(s) in which you’ll teach. 

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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor. Occasionally, articles highlighted in OSU Today may either be subscription-only or behind a paywall if a maximum number of articles has been reached that month. Many subscription-only publications, like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, can be accessed by anyone with an OSU email account through the search function on the OSU Libraries home page, which grants free access to many publications. See https://library.oregonstate.edu/ and click on 1Search.
 

Ocean hypoxia off Pacific Northwest coast more troubling than ever, experts say (KTVZ)

Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving, as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabbing industry. (see also KGW)
 

Researchers smoking out B.C. wildfires' impact on tainted grapes (Vancouver Sun)

One place at the forefront of the research is Oregon State University, where assistant professor Elizabeth Tomasino said winemakers could benefit from knowing which wildfire-induced chemical changes in their grapes and wine would lead to them being rejected by consumers. (see also National GeographicWashington Post)
 

OSU research vessel Oceanus rescues fisherman from sinking boat ([email protected]

The Oregon State University-operated R/V Oceanus was in the right place at the right time recently to conduct a dramatic rescue of a fisherman whose vessel had sunk 38 miles off the coast of Newport in strong winds and waves as high as 15 feet. (see also OPBNews-TimesOregonian
 

Humans have been relocating beavers for centuries. We are only now learning some of the effects (Think Out Loud)

When we think of beavers many of us think of the dams they build, but along the Oregon coast, some just aren’t doing that. Little research has been done to explain why, but it is a part of a larger story of relocation and reintroduction of Oregon’s state animal. Beavers have a long history within the United States, and over the years, the animals have been extensively relocated. They’ve been moved by bus, train and even parachuted out of planes from Wyoming to New York. Oregon State University’s Dr. Clint Epps and Vanessa Petro wanted to know what genetic effect all that relocation has had on these large rodents. They join us to share the results from their latest study on coastal beavers.
 

New research center will study a wide range of hazards in the Pacific Northwest (King 5)

The University of Washington and Oregon State University will establish a research center to look at a wide range of hazards along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Approximately $19 million from the National Science Foundation will fund the research, which is expected to look at the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis, climate change and sea level rise, storms and storm surges and coastal erosion. 
 

Firebrands and protecting homes from wildfires: What everyone needs to know about flaming windblown debris (Yahoo News)

A piece by David Blunck, Associate Professor School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University.
 

From extraction to sustainability: Oregon's southern coast and the emerging blue economy (Daily Yonder)

A growing number of scientists, fishers, port directors, and community leaders believe it’s long past time to make sure all voices are at the table. “If we’re going to find a future through the economic and climate changes ahead of us, we need to do it together,” said Tom Calanvese, Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station manager.
 

OSU study warns your inside air may be worse than the outside air (KLCC)

Oregon State University’s study based on 2018’s smoke event across the southern Willamette Valley showed high concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These are chemicals that are potentially carcinogenic, warned Kim Anderson, an environmental chemist with OSU.
 

Scientists to discover Antarctica's oldest ice to understand how Earth's climate has changed over past million years (Weather Channel)

The Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded effort to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and learn more about how the Earth's climate has changed over the past several million years.
 

OHS series 'Historians in the news' looks at white supremacy (KOIN)

“Historians in the News” is a series that officers critical historical perspectives to shine light on contemporary issues. The next event will feature a conversation between University of Chicago professor Dr. Kathleen Belew and Oregon State University professor Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols.
 

Remote cameras capture life returning to Oregon forests after wildfire (OPB News)

Oregon State University ecosystems ecologist Boone Kauffman studies the effects of natural disturbances such as wildfire, and his research about the role of wildfires in Northwest forests explains a lot of the images Bloemers has captured on his cameras.
 

Watersheds shape beaver genetics, according to new OSU study (OPB News)

OSU researcher Vanessa Petro says that keeping the beavers in the same watershed is important because subtle differences in the landscape can make a difference for beavers.
 

Drought is drying up the trickle down (Madras Pioneer)

Oregon State University Extension Agent Jeffrey Reimer recently co-authored an economic analysis of Oregon agriculture. "Every direct job in agriculture supports two jobs elsewhere," says Reimer.
 

Bystanders on Oregon coast frantically tried to save man who attempted jump over Devils Churn (Oregonian)

Andy Nelson of Portland was 50 yards away with his son, Evan, a student at Oregon State University, and saw Allen attempt to jump across a 3- to 4-foot wide section of Devils Churn.

 

Want to grow better plants? Learn these basics about soil (Oregonian)

“The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay,” said James Cassidy, a soils instructor at Oregon State University. “Texture determines all kinds of things like drainage, aeration, the amount of water the soil can hold, erosion potential and even the amount of nutrients that can be stored.”
 

How to start composting (New York Times)

“There’s an old saying that the most important ingredient in the garden is the gardener’s shadow,” said Linda Brewer, senior faculty research assistant at Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture. “And the most important ingredient in the compost bin is the composter’s shadow.”
 

Learning from the heat wave (Good Fruit Grower)

Oregon also struggled in the heat. Farmers in Wasco County, the state’s largest cherry producer, estimated about 56 percent of the acreage suffered heat damage, according to surveys by Ashley Thompson, a tree fruit extension horticulturist for Oregon State University. 
 

Teaching (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Regan A.R. Gurung emphasized that point as a speaker during a Chronicle virtual event I moderated recently. I followed up with Gurung, associate vice provost and executive director of the center for teaching and learning at Oregon State University, after the panel and asked him to expand on his comments for this newsletter.
 

Wildfires rage late into season with hot, dry conditions, but lack bite of 2020 blazes: 'We really dodged a bullet' (Oregonian)

“This year, I think we really dodged a bullet,” said Larry O’Neill, an Oregon State University professor who studies how weather affects wildfires. “The conditions were just ripe for us to have a completely disastrous fire season, and they still remain that way.”
 

An aquatic charismatic creature showdown: Mantis shrimp vs Hellbender (Science Friday)

The first friendly head-to-head battle in this fall’s Charismatic Creature Carnival is between the mantis shrimp and the hellbender, a giant aquatic salamander. Defending the mantis shrimp is Jason Dinh, PhD candidate in biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. And representing the hellbender is Lauren Diaz, PhD student in fisheries science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Find a list of upcoming carnival celebrations below! 
 

OSU doesn't want to own the Elliott State Forest anymore (OPB News)

committee advising OSU and the Department of State Lands in the establishment of the Elliott State Research Forest met Wednesday to discuss the forest’s future. OSU officials told the panel that they worry what might happen if the forest isn’t economically self-sufficient.
 

News from around our 50 states (USA Today)

Oregon: Slugs and snails love bread dough, finds recent research from the Oregon State University Extension Service and other universities, suggesting a cheap, easy-to-make, nontoxic and widely available solution for gardeners and farmers alike
 

Quests offer fun and learning (Newport News-Times)

Cait Goodwin, Oregon Coast Quest coordinator for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University, said the quests are suitable for all ages and allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace. 
 

Ask an expert: Overcrowded strawberry tub may need a makeover (Oregonian)

We’ve moved into fall but there’s still plenty to do in the garden. You may have some questions. 
 

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2021 University Day Virtual Keynote Session: Join us on Tuesday, Sept.14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to hear keynote speaker, Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief of the Science family of journals. Registration is open and required and will automatically enter you into the prize drawing. For more info, visit universityday.oregonstate.edu or contact Mealoha McFadden at [email protected] or 541-231-2585.

COVID-19 vaccines: For information about vaccines in the Benton County, visit this website. OSU-Cascades students, faculty and staff can learn where to find vaccines in Central Oregon here. Check your local public health authority websites for more information. You can also visit the Oregon Health Authority: Get Vaccinated Oregon website and the CDC VaccineFinder for vaccinations anywhere in the U.S. Go to COVID-19 information for links to OSU, local, state and federal resources; and updates on the latest federal travel restrictions.

Monday

UPDATED: Support undergraduate student researchers at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS):  Register to attend the Sept. 13-14 SURS program presented virtually 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 2021 is required and accessible only to OSU faculty, staff and students. For more info, visit the SURS website or contact [email protected]

Charlene Alexander Reception: Interim President Becky Johnson invites members of the Oregon State University community to a reception in honor of Charlene Alexander, vice president and chief diversity officer. Please plan to join us on Monday, Sept. 13 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center as we celebrate Charlene and wish her a fond farewell. A short program will take place at 2:30 p.m. Contact Shari Brumbach ([email protected]) with any questions.

Tuesday

DFA Risk Appetite and Risk Assessment Tools: Train the Trainer. Insurance and Risk Management Services will facilitate a workshop for unit leaders and supervisors to provide exposure to the DFA Risk Appetite Statements and Risk Assessment Tools. Attendees will gain hands-on practice and develop the skills necessary to assist other employees in understanding and incorporating the DFA Risk Appetite Statements and Risk Assessment Tools into their work. Zoom session, Sept. 14, 9-10:30 a.m. Registration required.

2021 University Day Virtual Keynote Session: Join us on Tuesday, Sept.14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to hear keynote speaker, Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief of Science family of journals. Registration is open and required and will automatically enter you into the prize drawing.  For more info, visit universityday.oregonstate.edu or contact Mealoha McFadden at [email protected] or 541-231-2585.

2021 University Day Virtual Awards Celebration: Join Interim President Becky Johnson to celebrate the 2021 University Day award recipients on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 1-2 p.m. Register today. For more info, visit universityday.oregonstate.edu or contact [email protected].

NEW! Back to School Sales at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is featuring special discount merchandise for the back-to-school season at their public sales Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may also shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Wednesday

Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come see us at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Corvallis Riverfront on First Street between Jackson and Monroe. You can also order online for the farmers market and just stop by the booth — no waiting. Start here: https://locallygrown.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Katya Jay will present “Investigating the Role of Dune Grasses, Carbon Storage, and Marine Nutrient Subsidies to the Functions and Services of U.S. Central Atlantic Coastal Dunes” on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. It will have a hybrid format: In person in ALS 4001 or via Zoom at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/93839689500. Jay is completing her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Sally Hacker.

NEW! PFLA event (Zoom & in person): Weathering the Transition. Presented by CAPS & Recreational Sports. Learn more about how to support yourself and others as we return to campus. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 3-4 p.m. For more information about the event and how to register CLICK HERE.

Thursday

Beyond Benefits EAP, Counseling & Therapy, Demystified: There are many myths about counseling and psychotherapy that ultimately prevent people from seeking the help that they need. In this session we will explore these myths and demystify the therapy process. We will look at areas where therapy might be beneficial. This session will provide some insight into what happens during a therapy session and what one can expect when seeking services. We will give an overview of different therapeutic approaches and discuss appropriate levels of care to address certain concerns. Thursday, Sept. 16, noon. Register here.

NEW! Disability Access Services (DAS) Testing Center Open House for Faculty and Staff: Learn more about alternative testing services provided to students. Tour the Testing Center to view testing spaces, security measures, assistive technology, accessible formats, notetaking technologies, Braille/Tactile Graphics and much more. Faculty: Get assistance with completing your testing agreements. Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24, 1-4 p.m. in Heckart Lodge on the third floor. For more information, contact [email protected].

Friday

Andrew Merschel Ph.D defense: Andrew Merschel will present his dissertation titled “Historical Fire Dynamics in Douglas-fir Forests in the Southwest Oregon Cascades” via Zoom on Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Merschel is earning his Ph.D. in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Meg Krawchuk. Please contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom password, questions or for accommodations for disabilities.

FYI Friday — Learning Opportunities for Faculty and Staff: LinkedIn Learning and my.oregonstate Training Portal. LinkedIn Learning is now available to university faculty, staff and students. This session will provide a tour of the LinkedIn Learning Library, an introduction to the resources available on our LinkedIn Learning website and a Q&A session to address any questions. We will also tour the new OSU Training Portal for faculty and staff, located in your my.oregonstate.edu dashboard. Part of the Summer 2021 FYI Friday series; Friday, Sept. 17, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Supporting a Resilient Regional Food Economy with a New Model for Shared Warehousing and Sustainable Last-Mile Logistics.” Would you like to hear the B-Line story and learn about a future that embraces a network of regional food hubs linked together to strengthen our food economies and our neighborhoods? Join us Sept. 17, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today. 

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Lab retail store is open Fridays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Product offerings include beef, pork and lamb retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, bacon, snack sticks, jerky, Beaver Classic cheese and honey, and even dog treats. The store is located at 3260 S.W. Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool. For more information contact [email protected] or call 541-737-1927.

Saturday

NEW! Free members-only pregame party at the Alumni Center: The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is the place to be on game day. Festivities kick off three hours prior to game time in the newly upgraded ballroom. Get pumped with giveaways, family activities and entertainment, great food and beverages to purchase and more. You can even rent a room for a private party. OSUAA Black and Orange and Life members receive VIP accommodations. Upgrade your membership to gain access. Catch all the fun before the Beavers play Idaho, Saturday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday

Move-in: Starting Sunday Sept. 19, new students will be moving into on campus housing in a handful of UHDS buildings. Move-in has been spread over three days this year from Sept. 19-21. To learn more about the process you can view it here: https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/housing/move-guide. You will see the most activity around Reser Stadium as all students will be flowing through that area to receive a COVID-19 test before they move into their building. For questions about UHDS new student move-in please contact Brian Stroup ([email protected]).

Events

NEW! Celebrate OSU’s finest at the 2021 Black and Orange Awards: Join the OSU community online and honor eight outstanding Beavers whose service, creative leadership and distinguished careers have strengthened Oregon State's reputation and programs. Listen to their inspiring stories, then share your congratulations during interactive receptions following the main program. Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Register at ForOregonState.org/BlackAndOrange.

NEW! Food-In-The-Title Book Club Returns: A fun way to weather the Oregon winter. First Thursdays in November, January, March and May at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Nov. 4 pick: "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl. Free and open to anyone. Interested in joining or seeing the other books on the list? Email: [email protected].

College of Engineering: State of the College Virtual Event. Join Scott Ashford, Kearney Dean of Engineering, for an update and Q&A on the college. Tuesday, Sept. 28, noon to 1 p.m. Register: https://beav.es/UoN.

Giustina exhibition: The Giustina Gallery presents two collections for a two-month exhibition: Clark Studios 50 Years of Collections from America to Japan and The Michael Gibbons Exhibition Paintings from the Book “Painting in Nature.”  The exhibition runs through Sept. 25. For more information: https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/giustina-gallery-presents-two-collections-clark-studios-50-years-collections-america-japan.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Constitution Day: Join us for the annual Constitution Day event on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. where we will explore the theme of “Individual Rights and Collective Responsibilities." Our focus will be on understanding and exploring the Constitutional, social, political, legal, ethical and economic underpinning of contemporary battles that have pitted assertions of individual rights against those of collective responsibility, including on such hot button topics as vaccination and mask mandates. Registration is required for this virtual event.

Beyond Benefits EAP, Managing Worry and Anxiety: Worries are thoughts we have about the future that generate fear. They arrive in the form of a “what if?” and generate dire warnings about terrible consequences that await us. Unfortunately, these warnings we give ourselves are generally overblown and focused on hypothetical problems that probably won’t happen. Chronic worry that begins to impact the quality of life becomes anxiety, and well-intended suggestions to “stop worrying” or applying common stress management techniques are mostly ineffective. This training will address how worry habits develop and methods of intervening with worry and anxiety. Sept. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Register here.

Accelerator Speaker Series: “What a CPA Does for Your Startup.” Calling all entrepreneurs. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon for the September OSU Advantage Accelerator Speaker Series event, where you will get a chance to hear from Peter Buss, CPA and income tax partner. Join the discussion and take advantage of this opportunity to ask your most pressing accounting questions related to your startup. Free and open to all. Register here.

Master Recycler class registration open: Learn all about waste reduction, reuse and recycling to create change in your community. Secure your spot in the Master Recycler class Monday evenings, Sept. 27-Nov. 29 on Zoom, plus in-person tours. Non-credit class is free to Linn and Benton County residents who agree to “pay back” what they learned by educating others. Registration is open until Sept. 7 or until spots fill, whichever comes first. Details here.

Beyond Benefits EAP, Strengthening Your Ability To Empathize: Everyone has heard the saying to “take a walk in their shoes.” It is one of the simplest explanations of empathy. Understanding other peoples’ outlook, being able to recognize their emotions and being sensitive to their situation is vital to communicating more effectively and building better relationships. This course will address ways to improve your capacity to demonstrate empathy. Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m. Register here.

Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a 10-hour course that 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 your decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m., Oct. 19-Nov. 16. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register here

Free, online self-paced training: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. The OSU Center for Advancing DEI in Business announces the latest addition to our series of free online, self-paced trainings: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. This training provides a basic 30-minute overview of the ethical and business cases for DEI as well as a primer on basic DEI terms and concepts. Appropriate for people at all levels of an organization, this is a great way to ensure that people are on the same page when it comes to DEI basics. Feel free to enroll for a refresher course yourself, or share it with your industry contacts. Join us as we make change, together. 

Take Note

NEW! OSU Today schedule: OSU resumes weekday publication beginning Monday, Sept. 20. With more than 14,000 subscribers, OSU Today is one of the best ways to get your information to the OSU community. For submission guidelines: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines

NEW! Our Little Village Child Care: Will you be working on the Corvallis campus this Fall? Needing some part-time/short term child care, so you can work, teach classes, research and write, etc.? Consider enrolling at Our Little Village. Registration is open until Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon. Our Little Village (OLV), administered by OSU’s Family Resource Center, is short-term reservable child care for OSU students and employees. Child care is available for children ages 5 months through 12 years at either OLV|Milne or OLV|Dixon. There are various days and time offerings Monday-Friday as well as some weekend hours. Looking for after school care? We have options for that as well. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or 541-737-5499.

NEW! Carbon Neutrality: OSU is committed to reaching carbon neutrality and has several efforts underway and on the horizon.  Check out the draft Path to Carbon Neutrality (link to download the document is at the top of the feedback survey) and give your feedback today. Save the date of Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. to hear from OSU leadership via Zoom about our path forward. 

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning — Join CTL: New2OSU accelerates the effectiveness of NEW(er) teachers, those NEW to OSU, and/or those seeking teaching reNEWal. With remote, gamified and customizable learning adventures, New2OSU provides self-paced missions, flexible program completion and digital badging. Player one ready? Accepting rolling admissions. Fall cohort launches Sept. 20. Register to play. 

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Pets in Disasters. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or earthquake is directly related to your level of emergency planning. Whether you decide to stay in place in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what is best for you is also typically best for your animals. This month’s poster can be downloaded at https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/pets-disasters.

NEW! Not sure what the next step is in your business venture? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently accepting applications for its virtual fall Accelerate cohort which begins Tuesday, Oct. 5. Accelerate is open to Oregon teams and/or teams with a connection to OSU who want to launch a high-growth business or want to explore the commercialization potential of a technology. Upon completion of the nine-week program, teams will have an elevator pitch, a completed five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, feedback from many mentors and more. To learn more and apply, visit https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/programs/accelerate.

NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness: OSU’s Faculty Staff Fitness is ready to get you moving this fall. We have a completely online, remote platform you can access anytime, anywhere with an internet connection (https://health.oregonstate.edu/fsf/online) with over 16 styles of classes and over 400 classes of varied length. Check out the full, in-person options at https://health.oregonstate.edu/fsf/schedule/fall for your on-campus return with new classes and some favorites from swimming to cardio kickboxing. 

NEW! Facilities and Operations Update Presentation: Learn about how the Corvallis campus environment has been adapted to be safer and healthier for a return to in-person operations. Topics include cleaning and disinfecting, adjustments to ventilation, bringing technology back to campus and more. Watch the presentation or view the resources available at Building Operations Resumption webpage.  
 
NEW! Join the Fall ’21 Conversation on Teaching: Wondering how to better engage students in Corvallis or Cascades campus courses? CTL and Academic Technology invite instructors and tenured/tenure-track faculty to join a supportive cohort and explore educational technology and ways to integrate classroom teaching and Canvas. Funding provided. See Call for Proposals. Brief proposals due Sept. 19.

NEW! October Flu Shot Clinics: Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for OSU faculty, staff, and students this October at various locations. OSU employees in the Newport area can access a flu shot clinic on Oct. 15,  9 a.m. to noon at Hatfield Marine Science Center. For more information, contact [email protected]. In Corvallis, OSU faculty, staff and student flu shot clinics will take place Oct. 1 and Oct 19. Employees can sign up for an appointment at an OSU clinic on the Kroger website starting Sept. 16. More information here: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/current-employees/workshops-and-events/flu-shot-clinics. In Bend, the OSU-Cascades campus is coordinating with Deschutes County to host Flu Shot clinics in October. More information is pending in the next few weeks. For more information, contact [email protected]. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente, Yoda Health, Providence Health Plan and PacificSource Plan members can contact their medical plan providers for ways to receive a flu shot. Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 541-737-2805.

NEW! Call for Applications: Career Champions Faculty Program. Applications for the Fall 2021 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning  website. Please direct questions to UIA Fellow Brenna Gomez or Executive Director of Career Development Brandi Fuhrman. To apply, please complete the application form by Sept. 26.  

Art sought for reading room: The Valley Library's Reading Room is reopening this fall and asking the OSU community to submit art. Work will be on display Sept. 22-Oct. 31. Work requirements: Art must be 2D, less than 15 lbs. and ready to hang. Work should follow the theme of the past year, change and/or metamorphosis. How to submit: Bring up to two pieces of art to the Valley Library basement, outside Java II, Sept. 8, 9, 15, & 16 from 2-4 p.m. for drop-off. Questions can be directed to Robin: [email protected]. To learn more about the Reading Room theme, head to the libguide.

Policy draft: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on a new policy draft for University Student Organizations. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Updated fiscal policy: 03-160-211 Vehicles and Vessels has been revised to replace PRO 501, providing guidelines for capitalization of all expenses related to licensed vehicles and vessels. Additional information about the new policy, including related FAQs, can be accessed on the FPP website (Important Information/Notifications). Please contact the Fiscal Policy Coordinator for your Business Center or the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

New fiscal policy: 03-110-202 Non-Student Accounts Receivable provides guidelines for billing and collection of non-student and/or non-grant receivables associated with university business. Additional information about the new policy, including related FAQs, can be accessed on the FPP website (Important Information/Notifications). Please contact the Fiscal Policy Coordinator for your Business Center or the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

Mobile Crisis Response Team Survey: OSU Assist, a multidisciplinary support team, will provide a mobile crisis response and wraparound services for students facing mental health challenges or experiencing other forms of distress. The OSU Assist Advisory Committee would appreciate input from students, faculty and staff to inform the development and launch of this program. A link to the survey can be found here. The survey will be available until Sept. 13.

$15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Accelerator 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. Proposals can include expenses for activities related to customer discovery, prototyping, student time, research, commercialization plan development and more. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning in October 2021. Proposals are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. Learn more here: https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund.

Applications for an OWHE conference scholarship now open: The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering scholarships to cover registration costs for the 2022 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference. This year’s conference will be held in Ashland from Jan. 27-29, 2022. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those who have not been funded in the past for the in-person conference. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, Oct. 8. NOTE: Please DO NOT register for the OWHE conference if you are applying for a scholarship until you are approved. Once approved, you will be sent a special registration link for the OWHE conference. PCOSW cannot reimburse people for registrations that have already been paid. For questions, contact [email protected].
 
BEaver KIND | Send an encouraging message to students: Students are still navigating the pandemic and gearing up for fall — and with just one short note, alumni and friends can offer the support they need to keep going strong. Share a message about what your degree means to you to inspire and motivate Beavers building their futures at Oregon State. Submissions open now through Sept. 22.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Mnemonics  A mnemonic is a device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering. It is a word or string which is intended to be easier to remember than the thing it stands for. (Dictionary.com)  This month’s poster can be downloaded at https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/mnemonics.

Now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2021: Does your group have a service, process or system you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a weekly remote program where campus partners are invited to present brief, one-off, awareness- or skill- building topics intended for a wide audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process here

Suggest a book: In a mixed celebration of the potential of the future and in memorial of the altered past, the Reading Room is reopening to the public under the theme Metamorphosis, and OSU Libraries is seeking book recommendations to be featured in the heart of the library this fall. Submissions for books can be from any genre. To fill out the survey and suggest a book, click here. If you need help finding ideas for books, check out the Libguide.  

Digital course packets: Printing & Mailing will be offering digital course packets starting this Fall term. This is a great option for students that will help keep costs down and provide quick and easy access to the material. The Beaver Store will use our digital platform to distribute both in store and online. A print on-demand option will be available for those students preferring a hard copy. Faculty plan on using a course packet/reader for Fall? Make sure to contact Judy Bankson with Printing & Mailing to have it all arranged: [email protected]. Now is the time to submit any of the course packets that require copyright approval to insure the packet is ready for fall. Contact the OSU bookstore experts on campus when it comes to student options, cost and distribution. Contacts are: [email protected][email protected], [email protected].

Cyberbullying and Information Sharing: Keeping Kids Safe. Whether you have children of your own or they are part of extended family, friends’ kids, or your community, we all want to keep kids safe from cyberbullying and teach them safe information sharing principles. And part of that safety plan is to prevent home network tampering. Find out what you can do to help protect kids and your networks by checking out this article at https://www.cisecurity.org/newsletter/cybersecurity-for-families-cyberbullying-and-information-sharing/. (You can also download the article as a Word document.) We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family and community to help protect the ones they love. This message brought to you by the OSU Office of Information Security

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Fairbanks Hall parking lot: The Fairbanks Hall Renovation Project is now in construction. Due to truck delivery activity, to avoid trucks attempting to stage and offload directly on Jefferson Street, safety concerns, and clearances required in the construction area, the ADA parking spaces located on the west side of the Fairbanks Hall parking lot (lot #3301) will be offline for use starting Friday, Sept.10 (view map). Click here to view a map of nearby ADA parking spaces. You can expect increased activities at the building site and an increase in truck traffic on Jefferson Way, to and from 35th Street. For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038. Please contact Transportation Services at 541-737-2583 for additional ADA parking assistance, if needed.

Graf Hall renovation: As part of the Graf Hall Renovation Project, the Monroe Ave. and 16th Street parking lot (lot #3221), located south of Graf Hall, will be closed for construction through Sept. 21 (view map). The accessible spaces at the east end of the lot adjacent to Merryfield Hall will remain open. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760.

Load restriction on Oak Creek bridge: The Oregon Department of Transportation has put a new load restriction in place at the bridge crossing Oak Creek on SW Western Boulevard, located between SW 26th Street and SW Grove Street in Corvallis (view map). The Oak Creek bridge, bridge #07T24, is a 43-foot-long single span, reinforced concrete bridge. It was originally constructed in 1925 and widened in 1941. Weight restriction signage has been posted at both approaches along SW Western Boulevard at SW Grove Street and at SW 26th Street (photo of signage attached). The weight restrictions are: 4 axle, 23 tons; 5, 6 and 7 axle, 25 tons. Please contact Som Sartnurak, the Engineering Supervisor/Traffic Engineer for the city of Corvallis, at [email protected],if you need help identifying alternate routes.

ILLC: Brick repair work for the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) is scheduled through Thursday, Sept. 16. Temporary sidewalk closures around the ILLC building will be in place and a lift will be on-site (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact Joshua Walsh at 541-737-0927 or Patrick Robinson at 541-737-2428.

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs To apply for the below positions, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Painter. Posting #P03164CT. Closes Sept. 16.

NEW! Administrative and Operations Coordinator: The Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy seeks applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative and Operations Coordinator. Visit the posting for details on work location. Posting #P04748UF. Closes Sept. 17.

NEW! Program Coordinator: The Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy seeks applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Program Coordinator. Please visit the posting for details on work location. Posting #P04755UF. Closes Sept. 21. 

NEW! Wellness Coordinator: This recruitment will be used to fill 1 full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Professional Faculty position for OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Posting #P04771UF. Full consideration Sept. 23. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time General Maintenance Mechanic. Posting #P03181CT. For full consideration, apply on or before Sept. 24. Closes Oct. 3. 

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Refrigeration Mechanic. Posting #P03183CT. Full consideration date Sept. 28. Closes Oct. 12.

NEW! Certified Veterinary Technician: The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine’s Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool for two full-time Small Animal Float technicians on Oct. 2. Interested parties should apply to posting #P03055CT no later than midnight on Oct. 1 for full consideration. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. 

NEW! The OSU Foundation is hiring a full-time Assistant Director of Development, Public Health & Human Sciences. Reporting to the Vice President for Constituent Programs & Campaign Director, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) is part of a cohort of assistant and associate directors of development officers who support the pipeline development and fundraising goals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of Oregon State University. They will secure major gift commitments for current priorities as well as qualify a large number of potential donors for the college/unit, leveraging processes and technology that allows them to create and maintain mid-level annual gift relationships at scale and grow the pool of major gift donors for this campaign and the next. Link to full job description and application: https://www.fororegonstate.org/about/jobs/osu-career-opportunities?p=job%2Fow5zgfwa.

NEW! The OSU Foundation is hiring a full-time Assistant Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts. Reporting to the Director of Development II, College of Liberal Arts, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) is part of a cohort of assistant and associate directors of development officers who support the pipeline development and fundraising goals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of Oregon State University. They will secure major gift commitments for current priorities as well as qualify a large number of potential donors for the college/unit, leveraging processes and technology that allows them to create and maintain mid-level annual gift relationships at scale and grow the pool of major gift donors for this campaign and the next. Link to full job description and application: https://www.fororegonstate.org/about/jobs/osu-career-opportunities?p=job%2Fow3zgfw8.

NEW! The OSU Foundation is hiring a full-time Assistant Director of Development, College of Business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Division of Business and Engineering, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) is part of a cohort of assistant and associate directors of development officers who support the pipeline development and fundraising goals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of Oregon State University. They will secure major gift commitments for current priorities as well as qualify a large number of potential donors for the college/unit, leveraging processes and technology that allows them to create and maintain mid-level annual gift relationships at scale and grow the pool of major gift donors for this campaign and the next. Link to full job description and application: https://www.fororegonstate.org/about/jobs/osu-career-opportunities?p=job%2FoM0zgfwl.

NEW! The OSU Foundation is hiring a full-time Assistant Director of Development, OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, OSU Cascades, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) is part of a cohort of assistant and associate directors of development officers who support the pipeline development and fundraising goals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of Oregon State University. While the main focus of this position will be to support priorities at OSU Cascades, this position will also be focused on the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of OSU alumni living in the Central Oregon region. Link to full job description and application: https://www.fororegonstate.org/about/jobs/osu-career-opportunities?p=job%2FoN5zgfwr.

Weather

"Sometimescarrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement." ~ Albert Camus.

Corvallis: Sunny this week, highs in the 70s to 80s, lows in the 50s.
 
Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s.

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

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