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:

Former Oregon State University professor reflects on trip to deepest spot on planet (Think Out Loud)

Wright is currently a courtesy professor at Oregon State University’s College of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. She was on faculty as a tenured professor at OSU for 17 years until 2011. She joins us to talk about her expedition to Challenger Deep, which will be the focus of a lecture that she is scheduled to give on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the OSU campus in Corvallis.

Oregon State to receive $6.5 million for federal effort to modernize geospatial coordinate system (American Biotech News)

Oregon State University is one of four institutions selected to advance a federal effort to modernize the National Spatial Reference System, which underpins surveying, mapping, autonomous vehicle navigation, precision agriculture and the rest of the United States’ geospatial economy.

Military and Veteran Resource Center dedication (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University has renamed the Military and Veteran Resource Center in honor of Oregon State former student Sergeant John N. Holcomb, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who died defending his platoon during the Vietnam War.

OSU Extension Service program empowering healthy choices for limited budgets (Central Oregonian)

In the summer of 2022, Crook County Extension welcomed Shawna Holland to fill a vacant SNAP-Ed position. In just a few short months of community engagement, it became evident SNAP-Ed would play a crucial role in tackling food insecurity issues within Crook County.

Debate over native plants and their cultivars gathers steam (Chinook Observer)

The research that has been done — primarily on the East Coast — hasn’t been conclusive. In fact, according to a doctoral candidate in the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences who is completing her dissertation on native plants, their cultivars and pollinators, the findings have been all over the map.

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Seasonal tread: Doug Brusa of the OSU Foundation spotted this sign. "In case you just can't get enough pumpkin spice this time of year." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to know more about mentorship? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for the next Quality Teaching Talk on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m., either in person (LINC 343) or on Zoom. Michelle Strowbridge of the Career Development Center will present “The Power of Mentorship.” Select either in-person registration or Zoom registration.

NEW! Strategic Plan: At Oregon State, every student graduates. We will be there to guide them, with financial resources, academic support and experiential learning opportunities — preparing them for a successful career. Find out more about OSU’s commitment to student achievement at the launch of our new strategic plan — Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. Join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. 


Making Meaning of Military Service: Join this gathering to talk with other veterans about how they navigate civilian workplace experiences and make meaning from their service in the United States military. We will also discuss self-care strategies for managing difficult experiences at work. This gathering is intended for those with veteran, reserve or active duty military status. 9-10 a.m., Nov. 9. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

Thank a Vet: Every year, the Healthy Aging Club does a “Thank a Vet” project for the residents of the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon.  This year, we will be hosting a card-making project on the SEC Plaza, 9:30-11:45 a.m., Nov 9. These will be personally addressed and hand delivered to each veteran on Saturday afternoon by HAC club members.  Drop by our table and make a card for a veteran.  For more information: [email protected].

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2023 Fall Student Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is hosting its Fall 2023 Student Symposium at 10 a.m., Nov. 9, starting with a keynote address by Aaron Coyner, a solar physicist and part of the physics faculty at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The symposium will be hosted in person at LaSells Stewart Center. The public is invited to attend, view the student posters, and watch the student presentations. More information at

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6-9, MU Basement. Appointments and drop-ins welcome:

Elder Care ConnectionsJoin us for monthly, lunch-hour informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to optimally support your loved ones and yourself. Connect with other OSU community members providing care for a loved one. This month’s presentation: “Understanding Hospice,” with Lumina Hospice. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9. For Zoom meeting link and for accommodations, please email: [email protected].

Lyra Health informational sessions for OSU employeesLyra Health offers a range of services, including access to a network of experienced and culturally responsive mental health professionals, therapists and counselors who are available for in-person and virtual appointments. Their platform also provides resources for self-guided support and emotional well-being tools to help you and your family members manage stress and improve your overall mental health. You can learn more about Lyra, including eligibility information, in this short video. Noon, Nov. 9: OSU + Lyra: Lyra 101 Supervisor Information Session. Noon, Nov. 13: OSU + Lyra: Lyra 101 General Employee Information Session.

Managing Anxiety During Political Unrest: Israel-Hamas War. Join this gathering to discuss common feelings of distress related to the Israel-Hamas war and talk with others about ways to manage these emotional responses and cope in healthy ways as the events unfold. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings, go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

University of Canterbury Info Session: Meet Anna Foster from UC to find out how a study abroad program in New Zealand can apply to your OSU degree. Join the College of Forestry International Programs for an info session from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9 in Richardson 107 or via Zoom. Open to all OSU students.

NEW! Capital Project Update: The University Capital Project Update webinar will feature an overview and update on the Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex. The webinar will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. Speakers will provide overviews of the project details for the first 40 minutes of the webinar, followed by an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to ask questions during the remainder of the time. To participate in the webinar:

HMSC Research Seminar: Harvey Kelsey with the Dept. of Geology at Cal Poly Humboldt will be giving a seminar titled “Evidence for recent displacement across the Yaquina Bay fault: new results from luminescence dating and morphology of coastal marine terraces,” at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 9. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Forest Field Reports: Creative Collaboration at the H.J. Andrews. A discussion with David Buckley Borden, the H.J. Andrews designer-in-residence, as he shares his latest environmental-communication collaborations with the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and the Fuller Initiative for Productive Landscapes. Learn about his research-driven creative process and view artistic pieces, including the Atmos 44 Weather Station currently on display in the College of Forestry. 4-6 p.m., Nov. 9, PFSC 117. Refreshments follow.

Writing in Every Field: How Excellent Writing Skills Can Help Your Career. This event is designed to explore the profound impact of effective written communication on professional success. Join for insightful discussion and practical tips on leveraging writing skills to enhance your career prospects, whether through resumes, reports or persuasive communication in the workplace. 4:30 p.m., Nov. 9 in Moreland Hall, Room 330. 

Art, Design and Culture in Italy: Join OSU faculty leader Daniele Di Lodovico and Lei Xue from the College of Liberal Arts to learn more about their 3-credit, two-week program in Rome and Florence studying food, art, monuments, architecture and more from Aug. 24-Sept. 7, 2024. Info session­­ at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 9 in Fairbanks 314. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! Fire Is Life: Living in Relation with Indigenous Fire Practices of Western Oregon. Join us at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, for the second talk in this year's Champinefu Lecture Series. Joe Scott, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will offer an in-depth discussion of the complexities and diversity of Indigenous fire practices. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project and the School of Language, Culture, and Society. Register and learn more.

Carry Me Back – Fall Choral Concert: The OSU Chamber Choir, OSU Meistersingers and Bella Voce will be holding their Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis. General admission tickets are $10; OSU students can attend for free.


International Employee and Scholar Coffee Social: International employees, faculty, scholars, families and friends are invited to drop in between 10:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 10 at the Einerson House (2638 NW Jackson Ave.) for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

Military and Veteran Resource Center dedication: Oregon State University has renamed the Military and Veteran Resource Center in honor of Oregon State former student Sergeant John N. Holcomb, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who died defending his platoon during the Vietnam War. The dedication and reception takes place 2 p.m., Nov. 10, in Snell Hall Suite 150. For more information, [email protected] or 541-737-2278.


NEW! Interfaith Prayer and Song Vigil for Peace: Come sing and pray in many faiths united to stop war. 10 a.m., Nov. 11, Benton County Courthouse at Fourth and Monroe. Sponsored by the OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion and the Peace and Justice Strategies Office, Corvallis Interfaith Network and Church for Our Common Home. For more information contact Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, 858-248-5123, [email protected] 

Beavs, Brews and BBQs: This Veterans Day, OSUAA is hosting a flavorful pregame experience for fans with a cook-off and tasting prior to the Stanford football game. Sample barbecue from Pacific Northwest pitmasters and craft beer from Oregon breweries outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, in conjunction with Tailgate Town, Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets $20-$35. Register

OSUAA Tailgate Town: Home vs. Stanford. On Saturday, Nov. 11, the game day delights are all in one place: The CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Play games, make fun memories and pick up a limited-quantity Tailgate Town sticker, then head outside for even more pregame fun with the Beavs, Brews and BBQ party. Festivities start three hours before kickoff. Learn more.

College of Education Tailgate: College of Education alumni and friends are invited to a tailgate event from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Ch2M Hill Alumni Center in the Willamette Room 115. The first 100 through the door get a snazzy light-up cowboy hat. Join us for food, fun and football. Register at


Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, Yoga Nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight, and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30p.m., on Sundays, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, at Marigold: 648 SW 2nd St. in Corvallis. By donation/open to all. Pre-registration required:


NEW! Geography Awareness Week Mapathon: YouthMappers at OSU will be hosting a mapathon open to all students, staff and faculty from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Strand 361 and 363. Enjoy snacks while learning how to map with Open Street Mapping and win prizes for your contributions. For more information, email [email protected].

NEW! UAOSU Listening Sessions: UASOU will be hosting four listening sessions for members to share their contract priorities with members of the bargaining team. These sessions will be both in-person and hybrid from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, in Milam 319; noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 15, in Milam 319; 5-6 p.m., Nov. 29, in the OSU Library, Willamette Room (room 3622); and 3-4 p.m., Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union, Thought Lab (room 215). To RSVP visit

NEW! From Guerrilla to Grandmother: Author Katherine Ann Power will read from her newly published memoir, “Surrender: My Journey from Guerrilla to Grandmother,” at noon Nov. 14 in MU 208. 

NEW! Electron microscope open house: The electron microscope facility is having an open house from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 14. Finger food is served 12:30-2:30 p.m. Come get a snack and enjoy a tour of our facility, look at cross sections of a fruit fly and phase maps of the Gibeon meteorite. LPSC room 145.

NEW! World Languages and Cultures Fair: Come to the SEC Plaza from 2-4 p.m., Nov. 14 for the World Languages and Cultures Fair, sponsored by the School of Language, Culture, and Society. Learn about programs within World Languages and Cultures and engage in cultural activities.

International Education Week Nov. 13-17: Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, visit:

OSU’s Accommodations Offices External Review: The Dean of Students and Equal Opportunity and Access offices have partnered with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) to assist with an assessment of OSU’s accommodations offices. You are invited to engage with external reviewers by attending the following feedback sessions. Faculty feedback sessions: 9-9:45 a.m., Nov. 13-14. Campus partners feedback sessions: 1:30-2:15 p.m., Nov. 13-14. Student feedback sessions: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 13-14. All sessions will be held in the Valley Library Willamette Room. For questions, email [email protected].

Art About Agriculture 2023 Reception at Portland’5: All are welcome to the in-person reception for OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023’s visit to Antoinette Hatfield Hall at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts (1111 SW Broadway, Portland). 5-7:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Register here. Art About Agriculture 2023 program info:

OSUAA Tailgate Town - Home vs. Washington: Put on your best orange and black and come cheer on your Beavs as they face the Huskies of Washington. Food, prizes and games will be offered at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Saturday, Nov. 18, three hours prior to kickoff. Learn more.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Amateurism, Conference Realignment, and the Future of College Sports: Join us for an expert-led discussion, featuring Kirsten Hextrum (OSU professor, former DI athlete) and Grace Fetherstonhaugh (OSU graduate student, OSU cross-country athlete). 3-5 p.m., Nov. 13, Memorial Union 208. Sponsored by OSU Phi Beta Kappa honor society and OSU School of Language, Culture and Society.

NEW! Trans Identity in the Workplace: Join this gathering to talk about the strengths and struggles within transgender communities and how to increase inclusion and safety in the workplace. This gathering is intended for people who identify as transgender, including non-binary and gender non-conforming folks. 9-10 a.m, Nov. 14. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

NEW! Care Talks, Raising Children with Disabilities: Healthy Habits for the Holidays. The holiday excitement creates joy and stress for families of children with disabilities. In this webinar we will talk about how to effectively navigate family gatherings, different routines, special diets and increased behaviors without needing to rely on electronics to appease our children. 10 a.m., Nov. 14. Register today.

NEW! Beaver Family Connections: Enjoy lunch and connect with other OSU parents and caregivers as we explore interesting topics and discussions related to child development, parenting and family health and well-being. No sign-up required. November’s topic: “Preparing Your Family For Emergencies.” Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, MU 207. See full 2023-2024 schedule for future dates and topics. For accommodations, contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

NEW! Our Health & the Cost of Water: Dive into a new webcast series from the OSU Alumni Association and College of Health where your questions guide the conversation. In Episode 1, Our Health & the Cost of Water, experts share how you can retain valuable water and change your routines to prepare for when resources dwindle. Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

NEW! Album Club: "Surrealistic Pillow" by Jefferson Airplane. Join University Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli at 7 p.m., Nov. 13 to discuss Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 album "Surrealistic Pillow." Join on Zoom or in person in Memorial Union Multipurpose Room 13.

Working While Grieving: Grief is one of the most common human experiences, yet it’s one of the least discussed and understood. Grief impacts our ability to be present and fully engaged, especially at work. Join this virtual gathering to discuss the ways grief impacts work and share helpful strategies to make room for both. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 13. Access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

Fulbrights for OSU Faculty: Join us for a live Fulbright U.S. Scholar information session. Program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application and selection process, and answer your questions. Register to attend. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 13 via Zoom. More info available on the OSU Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website. This event is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2023 Seminar Series Mondays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom at noon on Nov. 13. Mustafa Bozkus, masters graduate student, OSU Horticulture Department, will present, “Evaluating the efficacy and safety of oxalic acid vaporization method to control a honey bee pest Varroa destructor,” followed by a topic (TBD) presented by Femi Omilani, doctoral graduate student, OSU Horticulture Department. For more information go to

Investigations of Gut Microbiome Modulation from Grains, Berries, and their Phytochemical Compounds: Frank Carbonera is a microbial ecologist from Washington State University with a specific interest in nutrition and gut microbiome. His research specifically focuses on the impact of consumption of non-digestible phytochemicals on the animal and human gut microbiome. He will speak at 4 p.m., Nov. 13 in Wiegand Hall 106 or on Zoom.

Perspectives on Thanksgiving: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 13, in Memorial Union Room 109 for our fall dialogue: "Harvesting Truth: Diverse Perspectives on Thanksgiving." Explore Thanksgiving's history through diverse voices. Register at for engaging discussions, storytelling and reimagining this holiday's meaning in the United States. Open to students and OSU community members.

OSU Procurement Training Series: Procurement will be hosting virtual training sessions next week on various OSU procurement topics. Sessions include: Procurement Standards and Resources, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 13; Informal Procurements, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 14; Introduction to Sole Source 3-4 p.m., Nov. 15; Introduction to Personal Services Contracts, 3-4 pm., Nov. 16; Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 17. To register, visit the Virtual Trainings section of the Procurement Training and Support webpage:

OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program in the Kidder 128 conference room. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students at OSU. Join us from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 14 to learn more.

Galaxies, Stars, Planets, and Life: A Universe of Awe & Inspiration. CSA’s Newman Lecture Series brings Jennifer Wiseman to OSU. Wiseman (full bio here) has an expansive history of experience in science, public speaking and Christianity and is currently a senior astrophysicist at NASA. Wiseman's lecture will be from 6-7:30 pm, Nov. 14. Register for webinar here.  

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: Managers and supervisors at OSU play a key role in enabling employees to do their best work. The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 14-17, via Zoom. Winter 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through Fall '23. 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 & Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Lyla June Johnston and Riane Eisler on Inner Nature: The latest episode of the Inner Nature podcast series features Indigenous scholar and community organizer Lyla June Johnston in conversation with Riane Eisler, social systems scientist and president of the Center for Partnership Systems. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Inner Nature is produced by the Spring Creek Project and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

NEW! Watershed Fellowship opportunity: OSU faculty and community members are invited to apply for a year-long Watershed Fellowship with the Public Humanities Collaboratory sponsored by PRAx, the Spring Creek Project and the Center for the Humanities. The Collaboratory convenes scholars, creatives, cultural practitioners and nonprofit and community leaders in a collective effort to discover new approaches to enduring or emerging challenges. The application window closes Jan. 8. Learn more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.

No OSU Today on Friday: In observation of the Veterans Day holiday, OSU Today will not publish on Friday but will return Monday, Nov. 13.

Ask Alumni: The Power of Networking webcast. Networking is a powerful tool you can use in the job search. Find out where, when and how to meet new and interesting people by watching "The Power of Networking During the Job Search," an on-demand webcast presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Watch for free at

Pedestrian experiment: The OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking participants for a study examining how people use intersections. Participants must be at least 18 years old, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (glasses and contacts are OK) and feel comfortable walking approximately 1 mile total. Participation involves walking three adjacent intersections wearing eye tracking glasses and a time commitment of approximately one hour. Please contact Amy Wyman by email at [email protected].

Paid Leave Oregon: If you believe someone has filed a claim for Paid Leave Oregon under your name, please contact the Paid Leave Oregon team and let them know that a fraudulent case may have been started and that you were not the one to initiate it. There is a link for contacting the Paid Leave Oregon team on their website under the tab “Resources,” then the drop-down menu for “Report Fraud” at: Paid Leave Oregon.

DFA salutes our veterans and active-duty staff who have served in the U.S. military: The Division of Finance and Administration recognizes the immeasurable contributions of the many DFA staff members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, dedicating years of their lives to the defense and protection of our nation and its citizens -- often at the risk of their safety and at high personal cost. In recognition of Veterans Day, we are highlighting 13 of our DFA veterans and sharing their stories of service, along with their reflections on how their military careers continue to shape the work they are doing within the DFA. To see the project and read our DFA veterans’ stories, visit:

Fiscal Policy Committee: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on an updated policy draft for OSU Foundation. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Notifications Page – Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Celebrate the student veterans who lead in our community: After nearly a decade of service, former U.S. Marine Trevon Bruce pursued a business administration degree at Oregon State. Grateful for the unwavering support from OSU's faculty, the Military and Veteran Resource Center and the Student Veteran Association, he's thriving and giving back by assisting fellow veterans. Support student veterans’ access to education.

Dungeness crab vessel equipment study: The public is invited to participate in a laboratory-based study conducted by Oregon State University titled “Improving Dungeness Crab Vessel Equipment," led by Jay Kim and Laurel Kinel. They are attempting to characterize physical risk factors associated with Dungeness crab harvesting tasks and evaluate the efficacy of ergonomic interventions in reducing the physical risk factors. Participants must be 21 or older, with no current pain or a history of musculoskeletal disorders. If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, contact Jay Kim, 541-737-2166, [email protected] or Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab, 541-737-3640, [email protected].


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NEW! Administrative Modernization Program Finance and Budget Program Lead: University Information & Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position, AMP Finance and Budget Program Lead. Posting #P07500UF. Full consideration Nov. 23. Closes March 10.    

NEW! OSU Radiation Center seeks qualified applicants for full time position of Nuclear Reactor Operator. Must have one of the following: college-level, vocational or military courses in reactor operations and principles, electronics and/or radiological health and safety; OR a satisfactory combination of on-the-job training and experience; AND must be able to obtain a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reactor Operator’s license for the specific reactor within 12 months of appointment. The RO is primarily responsible for operating and conducting maintenance on the OSU 1.1 MW TRIGA research reactor. Posting #P04491CT. Closes Nov. 26.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 1: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement 4-H Youth Development Program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position based at the OSU Extension Service Curry County Office in Gold Beach. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $17.43 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04459CT. Closes Dec. 1.

Traffic and Maintenance

EXTENDED! Campus Way Closure, 26th Street to Memorial Place: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, SW Campus Way will be closed between SW 26th Street and SW Memorial Place, Monday, Nov. 6 through Monday, Nov. 27 to allow for crane activity.

15th Street: As part of the Kerr South Parking Lot project, there will be intermittent delays on SW 15th Street due to construction activities on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10. A single lane will be closed at a time, with traffic being allowed to pass through the opposite lane. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic. The impacted area will be between SW Washington Avenue and SW Adams Avenue near the Kerr Administration Building and Callahan Hall. Drivers should expect delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days. Sidewalks will remain open in the area, but the crosswalk at SW Adams Avenue will be closed. Other possible impacts include noise near the work site.

Traffic diverted to temporary Van Buren bridge starting in mid-November: Commuters to campus may notice a traffic pattern change between downtown Corvallis and the east side of the Willamette River. Starting in mid-November, eastbound traffic will be diverted onto a temporary bridge on NW Van Buren Ave. The temporary bridge includes a separate path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The paths underneath the bridge will remain closed. A temporary signal at NW Van Buren Ave. and NW First Street will control traffic flow and NW First Street will change from two-way to one-way traffic for one block north and south of the Van Buren bridge. Access to NW Van Buren Avenue from NW First Street will be restricted. For more information, visit the ODOT Van Buren Bridge project page.
Kerr: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr South parking lot closure has been extended until Dec. 4 to finish construction activities, including lighting installation, paving and striping. This includes the closure of the west sidewalk. ADA access is available on the east side of the building.


“The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” ~ E.M. Forster

Corvallis: Rain today, high of 52, low of 39. Chance of showers through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, high of 50, low of 28. Clouds and some sun over the weekend.

Newport: Rain today, high of 57, low of 42. Rain likely this weekend.

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