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: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines

Buzzing with excitement: OSU's new 'bee plate' set to support pollinator research (KATU)

OSU's Department of Horticulture's Pollinator Paradise license plates, the "bee plate" will be available starting on November 1, 2023. (see also KEX)
 

OSU leads $2M push toward more efficient and longer lasting electrical components (Corvallis Advocate)

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are spearheading a $2 million federal effort to explore new ways of developing electrical components that are better able to withstand extreme operating conditions, especially high temperatures. 
 

OSU receives $500,000 to protect Oregon dunes from rising sea levels (KPIC)

Oregon State University will be receiving a $500,000 federal grant towards assessing the impact of sea level rise against backshore dune environments.
 

Thousands attend Oregon State University's Fall Career Fair (KEZI)

The Fall Career Fair in Corvallis is meant to give students the chance to build their careers before they graduate. On Wednesday, October 18, Oregon State University hosted the Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Close to 2,000 students registered ahead of the fair to attend. Over 200 employers were at the event, ready to make connections with students.

 

October is batacular (Source Weekly)

Locally, Oregon State University-Cascades is home to the Northwest Bat Hub, a center for the coordination of resources and research by a collaboration of interagency partners to better understand the regional populations and issues associated with bat populations — especially the impacts of white-nosed syndrome, a deadly virus to bats which had been documented in the eastern U.S.
 

Today's photo


Neighborhood troll: Kimberly Copeland, procurement & business systems manager, says, “Last month I paid a visit to a 19-foot troll. Here is an Oregon Live article about it: Portland’s giant troll sculpture completes construction – here’s how to see it - oregonlive.com." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Seeking strategies to strengthen support for your students? The term goes by fast, and missing class or falling behind can be a barrier to success. Individual outreach is a great way to demonstrate care and encourage engagement. Visit the Academic Success Center’s Outreach & Referral page for information on outreach types, design, and language to support your students.

Today

NEW! Oregon Great Shake Out Drill Today: Today is Oregon’s Great Shake Out earthquake drill. At 10:19 today, stop what you are doing and practice your earthquake response. DROP, COVER and HOLD ON for 60 seconds and then the drill is over. We will also be testing the OSU Alert system to announce the drill, but don’t wait for the announcement.  Start the drill at 10:19 a.m. and finish it by 10:20 a.m. If you participate in the drill, please tell us through our survey: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82rEfqTIsaU2yHk.

Bend Cascades Campus Benefits Fair: Vendors from our retirement programs, PEBB plans and health and wellness programs will be in attendance. Vendors will be in multiple places on the Cascades campus, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 19.

Care Talks, Succeed at Work: Understanding a Multigenerational Workforce. There are four diverse generations in today’s workplace. This webinar will help you communicate with all coworkers, regardless of age. We will identify generational differences, how to eliminate stereotypes and how to custom-fit your communication style. 10 a.m., Oct. 19. Register today.

APA webinar: OSU’s Regan Gurung will be part of a free one-hour American Psychological Association webinar on the ethics of generative artificial intelligence, with a focus on education, science and practice. 11 a.m., Oct. 19, https://www.apa.org/events/2023/ethics-generative-artificial-intelligence.

JET Program Info Session: OSU students can apply to live and work in Japan after graduation through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Teaching experience and Japanese language ability preferred but not required. The application for 2024 closes on Nov. 17. An info session to learn more and ask questions with staff from the Japanese Consulate and JET Program alumni is offered 11:30 a.m., Oct. 19 in Kidder 236. Full details, including pay, length of employment, and application process are on the website, https://jetprogramusa.org/.

HMSC Research Seminar: Michael S. Tomlinson, a consulting coastal oceanographer, will be giving a seminar titled “Munitions, ROUMRS & Multivariate Statistics,” 3:30 p.m., Oct. 19. 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.

Add Glitter to the Archives: A Crafternoon with the OSU Queer Archives. In celebration of both Oregon Archives Month and OSU’s Queer History Month, this free and open-to-the-public crafternoon event will feature copies of materials from the OSU Queer Archives to incorporate in crafting creations. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19, in the Valley Library main floor lobby. 

Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: Join Oregon Symphony concertmaster Sarah Kwak, principal violist Amanda Grim, and pianist Cary Lewis for a performance at noon on Friday, Oct. 20 in the main lounge of the MU. Admission is free.

NEW! Student music showcase: Students featuring majors, minors, alumni and collaborators from the OSU Contemporary Music Industry Major and Popular Music minor will showcase and perform original music on the Improvisation Summit of Portland Oregon at 8 p.m., Oct. 20, at  Blue Butler Studios, 2400 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland. This is the first-ever showcase of these programs in Portland, and will feature works from both Ecampus and Corvallis campus students.

Fulbright Fall Mixer: Happy hour for anyone connected to or interested in Fulbright programs. Open to all; family-friendly. Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Learn more about Fulbright at OSU: https://global.oregonstate.edu/fulbright. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Downward Dog on Monroe.

Art About Agriculture 2023 Reception at Rogue Gallery: All are welcome to the in-person reception for the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023’s visit to Rogue Gallery (40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, OR). 5-8 p.m., Oct. 20 roguegallery.org/home/exhibitions/main-gallery. Information about the Art About Agriculture 2023 program: beav.es/S8V.

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

OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: The College of Science will host a presentation & 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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

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. October’s topic: “How to Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences and Communications,” noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 24. See the full 2023-2024 schedule for future dates and topics. For accommodations, please contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

NEW! 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.

Anthropology Lecture Series: Nírvia Ravena de Sousa of the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, will present research titled, "Traditional Communities and Indigenous people in Amazon facing new paradigms of Sustainability” at noon Oct. 20 in Strand 111. Admission is free.

The Influence of Federalist Society Affiliation on Judicial Nominations: Please join the School of Public Policy for a talk from Christine Bird (Oklahoma State University) on the influence of the Federalist Society on judicial nominations. Since its inception, the Federalist Society has been a key player in the conservative legal movement but its scope of influence on political processes and the U.S. judiciary has not been fully defined. This talk discusses how affiliation impacts U.S. senators’ votes for federal judges. Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 20 in Bexell 415. Contact [email protected] for more details.

FYI Friday – Get There in a Carpool or Vanpool: Oregon provides a free statewide ride-matching tool called Get There. OSU's Corvallis campus has its own network that you can join to find carpool buddies or to form a vanpool. During this interactive presentation you will be invited to have a quick look at how the ride-matching tool works, ask questions and meet other people at OSU who are thinking about carpooling or vanpooling. Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 20 via Zoom. Registration required.

Department of Food Science and Technology Farm 2 Fork Webinar Series: Reverse Engineering Foods. Ellen Bradley, CFS, founder and principal food scientist of River City Food Group. Have you ever wondered how food scientists duplicate an ingredient or a competitor’s product? There are many reasons why scientists need to perform culinary detective work. Bradley will teach us her tricks of the trade and a few tips that you can utilize at home. Noon, Oct. 20: https://foodsci.oregonstate.edu/foodsci/farm-2-fork-reverse-engineering-foods.

College of Health Friday Research Seminar: “Implementation Science in Real Time: Building a System for Oregon Early Care and Education Coaches" will be presented by Bridget E. Hatfield, OSU College of Health, from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 20, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. This seminar is sponsored by the Human Development and Family Sciences program in the College of Health. Learn more about upcoming and past seminars on the college website.

Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Judson Boomhower from the University of California, San Diego, will present "How Are Insurance Markets Adapting to Climate Change? Risk Selection and Regulation in the Market for Homeowners Insurance," 2:30-4 p.m., Oct. 20 in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219, and also available via Zoom. Additional details here

EECB Fall Seminar Series: Zanethia Barnett is a research fisheries biologist for the USDA Forest Service. She is a subject-matter expert in aquatic ecology and population genetics. Barnett’s research focuses on understanding factors that impact the structure of aquatic communities and genetic populations, quantifying the effects of human induced disturbances on aquatic systems and improving the understanding of life history and distribution of aquatic organisms. She will speak at 4 p.m, Oct. 20, in LINC 302 and on Zoom

"A Peace of My Mind: Exploring Belonging One Story at a Time" Keynote. Join us as John Noltner unveils the portraits he took during his Corvallis visit and shares lessons learned from the week. His keynote presentation as well as subsequent dialogue will center how we can build community, bridge divides and support belonging for all through personal story sharing. Refreshments will be served. ASL and Spanish interpreting will be provided. 4-6 p.m., Oct. 20, Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. Learn more about the series of events on the A Peace of My Mind: Exploring Belonging One Story at a Time webpage.

Onboarding forums: The President and Provost’s Leadership Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PPLC) is hosting onboarding forums for employees of color and supervisors of employees of color this fall. The goal of these forums is to seek to identify additional ways to support the success and belonging of new employees of color. For employees: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, Oct. 23 and Nov. 2, MU 109. For supervisors: 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 6, and 9-10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, MU 104. RSVP to [email protected]. For Zoom or 1:1 options, email [email protected].

The Path to SBIR/STTR w/ NSF Program Director: Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski, program director of the NSF’s SBIR/STTR program, will share how to best prepare your idea and project pitch required by the NSF to receive an official invite to submit a full SBIR/STTR proposal. She will touch on the proposal process and share tips and tricks for best presenting your work. You won’t want to miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear directly from Ela. 2-4 p.m., Oct. 25, MU La Raza Room.

Critical Questions Lecture Series: Samuel Baker, associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the provocative intersection of literature and technology in a lecture titled “A Report to the Fronts.” He will speak at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Asian Pacific American Room in Memorial Union 206.

Ask Alumni panel with communication professionals: Get answers from OSU alumni and communication industry professionals who have been where you are now. The OSU Alumni Association and the School of Communication present "Things I Wish I Would Have Known," 5:30 p.m., Nov. 1. Register, plus watch free Ask Alumni webcasts on demand at ForOregonState.org/AskAlumni

Leadership experience: Community Engagement & Leadership is hosting a day-long immersive leadership experience, "Beavs Lead: Spark," from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 4 in Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (CCCC). Students will have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership approach by examining their values, strengths, identities and passions. This event is open to all students, but first-year, second-year and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Register at: beav.es/cel. For more information or accommodations for disabilities contact 541-737-3041 or [email protected]

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State managers, supervisors and lead workers. Learners will gain a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees and be familiar with OSU resources and responsibilities. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Nov. 14-17 via Zoom. Winter 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Take Note

NEW! Got a startup idea? Apply to Iterate: This is a one-month program consisting of weekly 90-minute workshops. The goal of Iterate is to equip you with a toolkit for evaluating your ideas from an entrepreneurial mindset. The program is free and open to community members and Oregon State University researchers, students, and faculty. Apply online now -- Iterate begins Nov. 1. https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/programs/iterate.

Child Care assistance: FriendRaisers Child Care Assistance fund is open and applications are due Friday, Oct. 20. To learn more and access the application, click here. The FriendRaisers Child Care Assistance Fund is a small endowment at the OSU Foundation, and annually we’re able to provide assistance to about five employee families. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support OSU quality early care and education, please reach out to [email protected].

International Friendship Program: Are you an international student or scholar looking for valuable support and exciting opportunities in Oregon? Are you an OSU student, faculty member or Oregon resident interested in building global friendships and engaging in meaningful cultural exchange? The International Friendship Program (IFP) is here to connect you with local community friends and foster lasting relationships. Join the IFP today and embark on a journey of cultural enrichment, global understanding and lifelong friendships. To learn more, visit our IFP website. Priority registration deadline is Oct. 22. 

New Certificate in the Science and Technology of Alcoholic Beverages: Offered 100% online via Ecampus. Apply now for Winter 2024 for the new certificate in the Science and Technology of Alcoholic Beverages. Learn the fundamentals of crafting wine, beer, cider and spirits through OSU’s Ecampus. Apply by Nov. 1 for non-OSU students to participate in winter term. There are prerequisites to the classes required for the certificate that involve chemistry and microbiology. For more information contact an advisor here.

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Family Care. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can cope with disaster by creating a disaster plan. Knowing what to do is not only your responsibility but is the best protection for your family. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/family-care.

Want free contraceptive care? Oregon ContraceptiveCare (CCare) is a program funded through a grant from the Centers for Medicaid Services and the Oregon Department of Human Services that allows Student Health Services to provide FREE reproductive health care and contraceptive services to OSU students who meet certain income criteria. Most students qualify. Sign up for CCare by calling 541-737-9140.

Comment period extended to Wednesday, Nov. 8: An updated draft Forest Management Plan for the Elliott State Research Forest has been released and the public comment period is now open. Since early 2019, OSU and the Oregon Department of State Lands have been working collaboratively to explore transforming the Elliott State Forest into a publicly owned research forest. Review the draft plan and provide your comments. 

Do you like snacks? Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis)  Seeking volunteers age 35-60 with minor underlying health conditions, (ex. elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20+ pounds overweight) to participate in a research study. Cannot be a smoker, pregnant/breastfeeding or taking vitamin E supplements. The study is 13 weeks, and volunteers will receive $500. Study Title: Almonds to improve gut health and decrease inflammation PI: Laura Beaver, PhD. For more info and to see if you qualify: https://lpi.pub/AlmondStudy  Contact: [email protected]  541-737-3594 

Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment for PEBB plans is Oct. 1-31. Participation is mandatory for enrollment in 2024 PEBB benefits and the HEM health assessment. Employees have several options for completing open enrollment including online at www.Pebbenroll.com, or paper forms here. Email [email protected] with questions, or go to OSU’s Open Enrollment website, PEBB’s Open Enrollment website and PEBB’s Open Enrollment recorded webinars.

Stanford game tickets: Oregon State faculty and staff tickets for the Oregon State football game on Nov. 11 game versus Stanford can be purchased for 50% off. Click here.

Register to attend the 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase & Expo: Tthe OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo is an opportunity for OSU faculty and staff who are in the market for goods and services or even contemplating a future purchase. Familiarize yourself with supplier offerings, make meaningful contacts, learn about new products and services from a wide array of preferred vendors and pick up some supplier swag. Visit https://osuexpo.org/attendees/ to register for OSU staff attendance.

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus Way: The schedule for this project has changed. As part of the West Greenhouse Improvement project, sections of the north sidewalk along SW Campus Way will be closed Oct. 19-Oct. 20. Phase 1 will impact the area between the Seed Laboratory and the West Greenhouses. Phase 2 will impact the area just west of the Seed Laboratory. Pedestrians approaching the area from the east or west may use the crosswalk located at the Seed Laboratory and the south sidewalk to detour around the work area. (View map)

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, intersection work will occur along SW Washington Way at SW 17th, SW 26th and SW 30th streets from Oct. 16 through Oct. 20.    

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will remain closed through Tuesday, Oct. 31. In addition to the road closure, the sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way between 17th and 26th Streets will be closed. Pedestrians may use the multi-use path on the south side of Washington Way as a detour.

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! Internal Job Opportunity: University Human Resources is seeking two Human Resources Associates: Client Support. These are full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty positions. The HR Associate Client Support will report to the Senior HR Strategic Partner and will function as the liaison and point person for their assigned client group on Human Resources (HR) practices, policies and procedures. Posting #P07414UF. Closes Oct. 23.

NEW! The Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies (CIMERS) seeks an Associate Director. This half-time position will support the CIMERS Director in advancing current research programs and planning/implementing new research and training initiatives. It will supervise faculty research assistants and other research staff and work with the executive board and other advisory bodies. Posting #P07406UF. Closes Nov. 13. 

NEW! Oregon GEAR UP invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Operations Manager. This is a professional faculty position. Posting #P07430UF. Closes Nov. 15.  

Weather

“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" ~ Humbert Wolfe

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 51. Partly sunny Friday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 79, low of 46. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 63, low of 54. Partly sunny Friday.

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