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:

When did the first Americans arrive — can we ask them? (Cosmos)

It’s also adding support for tribal stories depicting ancient events, says David Lewis, an assistant professor of anthropology and Indigenous studies at Oregon State University, who has written about these stories on his blog, the Quartux Journal.

AI: A brilliant but biased tool for education (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

“Faculty need to be clear when they are working with students that one of the primary limitations of AI, generative AI, and LLMs is they are crowdsourcing information — by definition, providing for you a majoritarian view of the world,” says Inara Scott, senior associate dean in the College of Business at Oregon State University.

Last call: Tracking the sound of the spotted owl's extinction (OPB News)

Keeping track of nesting sites has been going on in this forest for decades, and McCafferty is excited to share this possibly active site with Eric Forsman, a U.S. Forest Service researcher emeritus, who helped pioneer the study of spotted owls, and Damon Lesmeister, Forsman’s successor, who leads the spotted owl work out of the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station based on the campus of Oregon State University.

Friday home game will impact Corvallis campus (LIFE@OSU)

At 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, Oregon State will host the University of Utah in a nationally televised football game. This may bring traffic congestion and parking challenges as 40,000 fans and faculty, staff and students gather on OSU’s Corvallis campus. 

Changing outdated stereotypes about disabilities like ataxia (Psychology Today)

Kaitlyn Kim, student of OSU's Kathleen Bogart, was the lead author on this post.

The Big One is coming (KXL)

$15 million dollars has been awarded for a new research center to study the earthquake that could wipe us out.   Both Portland State and Oregon State University are playing a key role in the new center called CRESCENT, which stands for Cascadia Research Science Center. (see also KLCC)

The Supreme Court Is Bypassing Science—We Can’t Ignore It (EOS)

In the wake of the recent Sackett and West Virginia decisions by the Supreme Court, the future of environmental regulations is in question. In this opinion piece, Drs. Adam Ward (Biological & Ecological Engineering) and colleague review recent decisions, the setting of new precedent with the so-called ‘major questions doctrine’, and detail opportunities for scientists to engage in federal environmental policymaking.

New pharmacy opens on Oregon State University campus (KEZI)

On August 10, Samaritan Health Services opened a new pharmacy in Oregon State University’s Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center.

At AWAB lecture, Susan Shaw lays out 10 lies Christians tell about queer people (Baptist News)

Shaw, professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at Oregon State University and a regular BNG columnist, gave the annual AWAB lecture, presented this year at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. At a reception after, AWAB celebrated its 50th birthday.

Oregon launches ag crisis line (KBND)

Oregon launched a new crisis line for members of the agricultural community this month, with the help of Oregon State University's Extension Service. It’s the seventh state to offer the Agristress Helpline, and the first to be managed by a university. (see also KLCC)

Four day school weeks beneficial for some students, not all (KOBI)

Oregon State University associate professor of economics Dr. Paul Thompson says this is good for high school kids, but shows a negative impact for younger grades. “Elementary and middle school students they’re not really missing as much time for things like extracurriculars as high schoolers are,” Dr. Thompson said. “So those motivations aren’t really fitting with that age group of students and we’ve seen the big achievement declines happening for those students.” (see also Good Morning America)

How 'carbon farming' could help Oregon reach its climate goals (OPB News)

In the middle of a farm field near Boardman, Oregon State University soil scientist Markus Kleber is digging a 3-foot hole to measure how much carbon the soil can store in a part of the state where scientists don’t have much data to go by.In the middle of a farm field near Boardman, Oregon State University soil scientist Markus Kleber is digging a 3-foot hole to measure how much carbon the soil can store in a part of the state where scientists don’t have much data to go by.

The Treasure Valley's weather is changing... so are onion growers (Malheur Enterprise)

“All crops are sort of like Goldilocks, they do really well within a certain range of temperatures,” said Stuart Reitz, director Oregon State University’s Malheur Experiment Station. If temperatures get too hot or too cold at the wrong stage of their growth, plants can shut down.

Elliott State Forest finds a home for its research facilities (OPB News)

The Elliott State Research Forest will be officially created on Jan. 1, 2024. Ryan Hansen said before the end of the year, the state and Oregon State University need to submit a habitat conservation plan to federal agencies, approve a forest management plan and approve participation by the OSU board of trustees.

Art, science merge in OSU-led study of 19th century landscape paintings' ecological integrity (KTVZ)

An Oregon State University-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.

Oregon mussels died at alarming rates this summer. Researchers don't know why (OPB News)

This mystery is what brought Oregon State University professor and marine ecologist Bruce Menge and his research team to a tide pool in Depoe Bay in mid-August. Wearing waterproof overalls and looking out at the restless ocean, Menge said mussels at research sites across Oregon have been dying at alarming rates since June.

David Lewis writes histories of Willamette Valley tribes (Smoke Signals)

Lewis, 58, is an assistant professor of Anthropology & Indigenous Studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis and has been researching and writing about Willamette Tribal history for years.


Building codes aren't climate ready, but changes are coming (Constructor Magazine)

More accurate codes and projections are coming. The newest edition of the ASCE 7, the most widely used professional standard guide used by engineers, for the first time includes a supplement that addresses how climate change is impacting flooding and sea level rise, according to panelist Dan Cox, professor of civil engineering at Oregon State University, who worked on the update. 

OSU-Cascades brought in $2.3 million in research funds (Bend Bulletin)

Oregon State University-Cascades brought in $2.3 million in research funding during the most recent fiscal year, according to a university press release issued Wednesday. (see also KTVZ)

Why did this hellebore collapse? Ask an expert (Oregonian)

Fall looms but gardening season is far from over, and you may have questions. To ask one, simply go to the OSU Extension website, type it in and include the county where you live. A photo is very helpful.

Today's photo

Castle on the hill: Edinburgh Castle glows in the setting sun over St. Cuthbert's Kirkyard, the oldest continually used site of worship in Edinburgh. Taken by OSU Today editor Theresa Hogue during a ghost tour on a recent trip to Scotland. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for new ways to enhance the effectiveness of your teaching? The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Academic Technologies invite you to apply by Sept. 25 to participate in the Fall ‘23 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. See CTL Offerings for information about a variety of faculty development programs in the coming year.


NEW! 2023 University Day: All faculty and staff are invited to University Day on Sept. 19. University Day is the celebratory launch to the academic year and includes a powerful keynote lecture, meaningful discussion, awards recognition and fun prizes for participants. Join us for the Keynote + Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon in LINC 128 followed by the lunch and Expo from noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn between LINC and Austin Hall. The Keynote + Celebration will be available to live-stream at

NEW! 2023 University Day lecture: Join us for the 2023 University Day Lecture at 10:30 a.m, Sept. 19, featuring Marcia K. McNutt, geophysicist and president of the National Academy of Sciences. Following McNutt’s keynote, titled “Universities in the 21st Century,” President Murthy and Provost Feser will join her for a moderated discussion. The lecture will be held in-person in LINC 128 and available to live-stream at

NEW! Disability Access Services (DAS) Testing Center Open House for Instructors and Staff: 1-4 p.m. on University Day Sept. 19, Heckart Lodge third floor. Learn more about alternative testing services provided to students. Tour the Alternative Testing Center to view testing spaces, security measures, assistive technology, accessible formats, note-taking technologies, Braille/Tactile Graphics and much more. Instructors and staff: Get assistance with completing your testing agreements. For more information, contact [email protected] 

NEW! BioResource Research Seminar: Erin Anderson, B.S. in BRR options: genomics/bioinformatics, biotechnology and toxicology; minor: chemistry, will present “A Sister Species Genome Based Method for Differential Gene Expression Identification in Menidia beryllina Exposed To Microplastics Across Different Sizes and Morphologies,” 1:30 p.m., Sept. 19 in STAG Strand Agriculture Hall 163. Faculty mentors are Susanne Brander and Sara Hutton.

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.


NEW! Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice opens on Sept. 20. OSU’s Contemplative Studies Initiative will begin offering classes to the public this week in its beautiful, biophilic practice studio at 648 SW Second St. in Corvallis. Offerings include yoga, meditation, mindfulness, lectures, series, retreats, contemplative dance and more. To learn more about Marigold, visit

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.

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:

NEW! OSU Beaver Dads: Come join in with other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 20, MU 212. For accommodations and questions contact [email protected] with the Family Resource Center.

NEW! Kaia Maclaren MPP Defense: Kaia Maclaren, Master of Public Policy student, will defend her MPP essay on the “Lived Experience and the Symbolic Work of Houselessness Policy" from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 20 in Bexell Hall 414. Contact [email protected] for Zoom link.

NEW! Travel Talk: Gorilla Trek tour review with photos. The OSUAA’s Travel Talks series will whisk you away to the beautiful montane forests of Uganda at  5:30 p.m., Sept. 20, when Alumni Group Travel Director Kate Sanders shares stories and photos from her recent trip and previews the Gorilla Trek tour in 2024. Register for the free travel webcast at


NEW! SELMA-Social and Emotional Learning & Life Mastery in Early Childhood Education and Care: Ingunn Størksen, professor of psychology at the University of Stavanger, Norway, will be giving a talk on the SELMA research project. She will speak from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families Bray Conference Room, HFC 115.

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 | 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.


NEW! Cricket Tournament: Learn to play cricket (a bat-and-ball sports game) in a casual tournament and fundraiser for the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. Join as an individual or as a team at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Chintimini Park Softball Field in Corvallis. Joint collaboration between the OSU International Student Association Club and the CMLC. Register to participate or watch at


NEW! Candlelit Yoga + Meditation: A class to benefit Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice will take place 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at 648 SW Second St. in Corvallis. The class is led by OSU instructor Kate Gallagher and is “by donation” of any amount. All levels and abilities welcome. Open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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].

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

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

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

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

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

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

FYI Friday: Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter 2024. Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] for information.

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

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through fall 2023. The SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform and Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.

Take Note

NEW! Move-in: Starting Sept. 22, Oregon State will welcome new students moving into on-campus housing in several UHDS residence halls. Move-in will take place over three days from Sept. 22-24 for new residents. On all these days, you can expect some parking lots near residence halls to be unavailable. There will also likely be congestion on 26th and 15th streets, in particular. Faculty and staff volunteers can apply here.To learn more about the process, please visit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Training portal: The OSU Training Portal is available to faculty and staff, and located in your dashboard, by clicking the “Training” tab in the top right corner. Discover and search for trainings, webinars, and more – all geared towards OSU employees. Bookmark so you can return to it often. Do you have an upcoming learning opportunity geared towards OSU employees? Reach out to [email protected] to learn how to add your event to the Training Portal.

LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn Learning is available to OSU faculty, staff and students – for free. Leverage this online learning library to hone your soft skills, your technical and business acumen, and to meet your learning and development goals. Use it to supplement your curricula. Curate content to support your programs and initiatives. The possibilities are endless. Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to get started, and here for tips and tricks. Be sure to check out our curated collections and toolkit for supervisors too.

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

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

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

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:

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].

$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. 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:

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! LaSells parking: As part of the LaSells Stewart Center Mechanical & Roof Renewal Project, a section of SW Stadium Avenue, located directly behind The LaSells Stewart Center and just south of Bloss Hall, will be closed to allow for crane activity from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 18. The entrance to SW Stadium Ave. from SW Western Boulevard will be closed. Both the east and west sidewalks on Stadium Ave., directly behind The LaSells Stewart Center, will be closed. A vehicle detour will be available from Western Blvd. along the east and north side of the LaSells Stewart Center East parking lot. The LaSells Stewart Center East parking lot (#3259) will remain open during this closure.

NEW! Sidewalk closure, Kelley Engineering Center: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, construction activity will impact the east entrance of Kelley Engineering Center through mid-October. The east entrance will remain open during construction. In addition, a section of the sidewalk along SW Memorial Place, directly in front of the east entrance, will be closed from Sept. 18-22. Pedestrians will be directed across Memorial Place to the east sidewalk.

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

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! Office Specialist 1: OSU Extension Service invites applications for an Office Specialist 1 position based at the OSU Extension Service Polk County office in Dallas. This is a 12-month, part-time (0.6 FTE, approximately 24 hours per week), classified position starting at $15.59 hourly + benefits. Apply to posting #P04404CT. Full consideration Sept. 25. Closes Oct. 11.

EXTENDED! Statewide Master Gardener Program Manager: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Horticulture and OSU Extension invite applications for a Statewide Master Gardener Program Manager position. This is a 12-month, full-time, professional faculty position based in Corvallis. Posting #P07217UF. Full consideration Sept. 26. Closes Oct. 17.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Douglas County office in Roseburg. This EPA2 position works in conjunction with the 4-H Youth Development faculty member to support and enhance 4-H programs. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04409CT. Closes Sept. 27.

NEW! Office Specialist 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Jackson County office, Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, located in Central Point. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $16.19 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04410CT. Closes Sept. 27.

NEW! Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Foresters: OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Program invites applications for three Assistant Professor of Practice positions serving as Extension Foresters. These Extension Foresters will serve in the following locations across Oregon: Columbia/Washington/Yamhill, Deschutes/Crook/Jefferson/Warm Springs, and Jackson/Josephine. These are 12-month, full-time, fixed-term, county-based Assistant Professor of Practice positions. Posting #P07300UF. Full consideration Oct. 9. Closes Oct. 16.

NEW! Administrative Assistant To the Department Head for Horticulture: The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Admin Asst To position. Posting #P07259UF. Closes Oct. 15.

NEW! The College of Engineering is looking for a Server Administrator to join our IT team. This position serves as the system administrator for instructional and research Windows servers in the College of Engineering and collaborates with other technical staff to provide Windows servers and services that both serve the College and distinctive needs of individual departments. The incumbent is responsible for Windows server design, implementation, documentation, configuration, and upkeep within the College of Engineering. Posting #P07295UF. Full consideration Oct. 15. Closes Oct. 22. 

Beaver Research Champions

Taylor Chapple: Taylor Chapple and the Big Fish Lab studies sharks and other large marine predators around the world focusing on their movements, behaviors and population dynamics. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, they sample and electronically tag animals to gain insights into their lives when we aren’t there to observe them:


“I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curveballs.” ~ David Bowie

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

Central Oregon: Slight chance of showers, highs in the 70s lowering to the 60s, lows in the 40s.

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

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