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:

How extreme heat scorched Pacific Northwest's evergreen trees (Seattle Times)

The research, led by Christopher Still of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, responded to a 2022 study that concluded the trees were damaged as a result of drought and an inability of trees to release water vapor to cool down.

Whale warning as clock ticks toward deep-sea mining (ScienMag)

“Seamounts are now known as important offshore habitats for some cetacean populations that forage or regroup around them but we still lack basic knowledge of these fragile ecosystems,” said Dr Solène Derville, of Oregon State University.

OSU student reacts to devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria (KPIC)

But in Corvallis, the Turkish Student Association at Oregon State University feels for their friends and family. This is the case for Mustafa Bozkus, a graduate student at OSU studying horticulture.

Report: Rural program lessens 'culture of silence' around child sexual abuse (Daily Yonder)

The report, made in collaboration with Oregon State University and the Ford Family Foundation, found that adult participants in the Protect Our Children training are three times more likely to know the signs of sexual abuse in children and five times more likely to know how to prevent abuse in their community after taking the training. 

Today's photo

McAlexander: Psychology major Bonan Liuhu took this photo inside McAlexander Fieldhouse. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Revamping your syllabus? Trying to understand how to provide clear information to diverse students? Register for Beyond DEI Statements: Syllabus Insights from First-Generation Students 1 p.m., Feb. 16, LINC 414, and on Zoom. All participants are encouraged to bring a syllabus to review and update during the workshop.


Need a treat for Valentine's day? INTO OSU is having a bake sale fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive on Valentine's Day. Treats are $1 and are being sold in the ILLC lobby 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 14. For more information, contact Susie Conley at [email protected].

School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us for houseplants, baked goods, home-canned products, hand-crafted items and fresh flower bouquets. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14, CRB 2008. See our new home at the lovely Coast Range Building, 4575 SW Research Way, off-campus in Corvallis. Plenty of parking. For more information, contact [email protected].

Sweets & Treat silent auction: Bidding from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14. Winners notified after 3 p.m. Crop Science 119. Come and bid on some great treats. For more info contact [email protected].

CCVM bake sale: The bake sale will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 13-14. Individually wrapped baked goods will be available in the Magruder Hall atrium. We will have sweets that accommodate all dietary needs. Check out the sale before items sell out. For questions, contact [email protected].

Forestry silent auction and bake sale: The in-person silent auction makes a return on Feb. 14 with handcrafted and lightly used items perfect for gifting (or not). There is also a bake sale. Sales and bidding start at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. in the PFSC Atrium. For more information contact [email protected],

Disabled Students Union Valentine’s bake sale: Stop by for a sweet or two. We will have fudge, fruity pebble krispies treats, red velvet cupcakes, truffles, candied strawberries and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14, SEC Plaza.

College of Engineering faculty lecture: Nordica MacCarty, “Reverse Innovation to Protect Health and Climate: Advances in Cleaner Biomass Combustion for Household Energy in the Developing and Developed World.” Noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 14; virtual lecture; free and open to the public. Details and registration:

PALentine’s cookie social with Cedar the Wellness Dog: Join the Department of Public Safety at the first floor lecture theater in Cascade Hall for a PALentine’s Cookie Social, 2-4 p.m., Feb. 14. Come visit Cedar, the resident wellness dog, and enjoy some holiday treats.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) planning kick-off event: Each April, the OSU community comes together to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To kick off this year's planning, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education is hosting an open forum. Drop by to learn more and share your ideas and goals for the month, 3-5 p.m., Feb. 14, in Memorial Union 213. Snacks will be provided.

Valentine concert: The Oregon State University Concert Band, directed by Erik Leung, will perform a winter concert for Valentine’s Day. Join us for an evening of music by John Phillip Sousa, John Mackey, Tania Leon, Libby Larsen and David Biedenbender. Featuring Oli Devereax, Gage Mergel and Emily Warren, student conductors. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Free, open to all.


NEW! Learn more about CCare: The Student Health Services CCare Team will be tabling at 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 14, in MarketPlace West. 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 SHS to provide free reproductive health care and contraceptive services to OSU students with certain income criteria. Most students qualify. Sign up for CCare by calling SHS at 541-737-9140.

NEW! Churro fundraiser: The OSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences MANRRS Chapter will be hosting a fundraiser this week, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 15, SEC Plaza. We will be selling churros, hot chocolate, and champurrado. The purpose of this event is to raise money to support student attendance at the National Conference and also provide some warm drinks in honor of Valentine’s Day.

NEW! Photography talk: Artist and photographer Eirik Johnson will speak about his photography project PINE at 4 p.m., Feb.  16, in the Fairbanks Gallery. PINE is a photographic and music-based project that explores how the transgressive act of tree c­arving can conjure up sentiments of love, alienation, or even the most basic desire to declare, "I was here. See for yourself."

NEW! Housing resources: Do you need housing for next year but you’re not sure where to start? Join Orange Media Network for Dam Dwellings: Home Resources Crawl, Feb. 20-24. During Dam Dwellings week, you’ll have the opportunity to meet housing vendors on their property, participate in giveaways, and secure housing for next school year. Have questions? OMN will be tabling in the SEC Plaza on Feb. 15 with snacks and drinks to share.

NEW! The Oregon Trail: University Theatre and the Memorial Union present The Oregon Trail, by Bekah Brunstetter. It’s 1997 and a middle-schooler finds herself trapped in the computer lab, playing “The Oregon Trail” game. The game comes to life and juxtaposes the students’ modern struggles with those of her great-great grandmother, who traveled the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon in 1848. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3, and 2 p.m., March 5, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 GA, $12 youth/senior and $5 OSU students with ID. Available online or through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2852.

Winter Term career fairs: Hundreds of employers are recruiting right now for internships, part-time jobs and full-time jobs for graduating seniors – career fairs are your chance to maximize your time and find multiple opportunities all in one spot. The biggest career fairs of the term happen 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 15. All-Industries Career & Internship Fair, CH2M Hill Alumni Center; Civil, Construction & Architectural Engineering Fair, Reser Stadium – Club Level; STEM Industries Career & Internship Fair, CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Global Opportunities pop-up advising tour with the College of Forestry: Drop by and meet with OSU GO Staff and Peer Advisors to begin your journey to an OSU-approved, credit-bearing opportunity to participate in a study abroad, faculty-led or international internship program. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 15, Peavy Arboretum Atrium. For more details, visit Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the list of pop-up advising events.

Students: Non-Profit & public service fair. Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., March 1 in the MU Ballroom. No dress code. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

TIAA on campus: No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with AJ Martinez, CFP can help you create a plan for your goals. And it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA representative, AJ Martinez, CFP will be available on campus Feb. 15-17 for one-on-one sessions. Register for a personal session at or by emailing [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! College of Education lecture: “The Process of Developing Interventions for Randomized Controlled Trials: A Case Study in Neuroscience-Informed CBT,” by Thom Field, associate professor and counseling program chair. Noon to 1 p.m., Feb 15, Furman 303, or by Zoom:

NEW! WRE seminar series: Adam Ward, department chair from Biological and Ecological Engineering, will present “Advancing our predictive understanding of river corridor exchange,” 4 p.m., Feb. 15, in Bexell 328 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. 

NEW! Tuition forums: The University Budget Committee and Office of Budget and Resource Planning are offering a series of weekly forums to discuss the tuition setting process, tuition rate scenarios for FY24, and to answer any questions about tuition and the university budget.  The next forum will be held 5-6 p.m., Feb. 15, Furman 105 or you can register for Zoom. More information and the current forum schedule are available at   

NEW! University budget conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University budget conversation via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 16. This week’s topic is “State budget funding.” The first 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit For materials associated with this conversation, visit For questions, email [email protected]

NEW! Leading with Authenticity: This webinar training will examine the components of authentic leadership: self-awareness, internalized moral perspective, balanced processing and relational transparency. By understanding these components leaders can discover their personal strengths and weaknesses so that they can better serve and support their employees in their personal and professional development. Noon, Feb. 16. Register here.

NEW! Food, Culture, and Biodiversity in Ecuador: Join OSU faculty leaders Dave Stone, Evie Smith and Miles Philipps from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Extension for a four-credit, two-week program in Ecuador from June 19 to July 3, 2023. Info session 3 p.m., Feb. 16. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! HMSC research seminar: Merrick Haller with civil and construction engineering at Oregon State University will be giving a seminar entitled “The Newport Model Testbed in Support of Fundamental Research for Forecasting U.S. Pacific Northwest Coastal Processes.” 3:30 p.m., Feb 16, HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom Link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology seminar series: “Surviving in the Megafire Era,” presented by John Bailey, OSU forest engineering, resources and management. 4 p.m., Feb. 16, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

NEW! BEE seminar series: Desiree Tullos will present "Klamath Dam Removals," 4 p.m., Feb. 16, Bexell 322 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

NEW! The Making of American Whiteness: The History of Race in America: The Cabildos Speaker Series presents Carmen Thompson, a historian and author who analyzes the origin of white supremacy and its role in defining America's racial history. Thompson wrote the book, “The Making of American Whiteness: The Formation of Race in Seventeenth-Century Virginia.”  Thompson is a highly sought expert on race and whiteness in America. 5-7 p.m., Feb. 16 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room.

NEW! Ask Alumni virtual event: “Future Industry.” Exploring trends in retail and design across digital, data and technology. Hear from OSU graduates who have been where you are, meet students and alumni like you and grow your professional network at this Ask Alumni virtual event. The OSU Alumni Association, Career Development Center and the OSU Design Network are bringing together dynamic alumni to share stories of their early careers. 5 p.m., Feb. 22, virtual panel. Register today.

TIAA on campus: No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with AJ Martinez,CFP can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA representative, AJ Martinez, CFP will be available on campus Feb. 15-17 for one-on-one sessions. Register for a personal session at or by emailing [email protected]

February research integrity forum: Small boats, scientific diving and remote field safety. For those who conduct OSU activities on or under the water, work in remote environments or are interested in that type of work, we welcome you to join representatives from the OSU Scientific Diving and Small Boat programs to learn about compliance requirements and the project support available in these areas. Open to all interested parties. 10 a.m., Feb. 15, via Zoom. Registration required. To register to attend, click link here.  

The 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application cycle is open: Hundreds of awards across all world regions will allow academics, professionals and artists to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad. Visit the Fulbright website to see the full listing of opportunities or join the webinar at 11 a.m., Feb. 15. Additional webinars are available for those interested in a specific region.

Floor monitor training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is 1 p.m., Feb. 15, via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at:

Sustainable Mobility in the Netherlands: Faculty-led program info session. Join OSU faculty leaders Robert Bertini and David Hurwitz from the College of Engineering for a 4 credit, two week program in the Netherlands from June 21-July 5. Info session 5 p.m., Feb. 15 in Kearney 111C. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Artist’s talk: Oregon State University - Cascades and Scalehouse, a Bend-based arts collaborative, will host local artist June Park for a talk about their journey of discovery as a creative and as a Central Oregon arts leader. The talk, “No One Wants to be Boxed In, An Artist’s Journey,” is part of the “Scalehouse Voices” series and will take place 6 p.m., Feb. 15 in the atrium of Edward J. Ray Hall on the OSU-Cascades campus. The event is open to the public and registration is required. Registrants can attend for free or pay on a sliding scale. To register or learn more, visit

Learning opportunity with Fidelity, a Black History Month event: Fidelity is hosting a special event in recognition of Black History Month: a live webinar panel discussion with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche and Fidelity leaders focused on financial literacy and creating generational wealth, in support of the Black community. 11 a.m. to noon, Feb. 16. To register:

Beyond DEI Statements: Syllabus insights from first-generation sudents. Looking to revamp your syllabus, or trying to understand how to provide clearer instructions and language to our diverse students? Join OSU's First Committee to hear about the surprising things we learned directly from first-generation students on how they interpret these class documents. 1-2 p.m., Feb. 16, LINC 414. Registration for in person attendance. Registration for Zoom.

Fidelity on-Campus consultations: Employees can meet with Justin Blatny, financial consultant from Fidelity, to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis Campus Feb. 24, March 15 and March 16. Schedule online at, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.

Core Curriculum for OSU managers and supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have 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 more. 8:15 a.m. to noon, March 6-9, via Zoom. Learn more and register before Feb. 27.

Register for the Think Affordable Summit on March 7: This event will educate faculty, advisors and administrators about the many affordability initiatives and resources happening at OSU. Come and learn how you can support them. Lunch provided. See the full agenda and register to join us in person or online. 

Principles of Vineyard Management course: Patty Skinkis, professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, is offering a course to the industry and public who wish to learn about commercial wine grape growing. The course is offered on campus and live online with recordings available for all lectures. The course runs from April 4 through June 8. Registration is open until March 31, but early registration rates end March 6. Click for more information.

Food Drive

NEW! Plants, puns and poetry: Support the OSU Food Drive by visiting our plants, puns and poetry sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 16, outside Waldo Hall on Jefferson. Fall in love with a new plant, pick up a funny pun card, or get a poem typed for you on the spot on a typewriter. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Win a basket: Don’t miss this bounty of a basket, filled with signed copies of the updated classic “Trees to Know.” You’ll also find “Shrubs to Know” (signed), native and ornamental conifers, wooden coasters, a candle, and even a live Western red cedar seedling. Donate $2 per ticket or three for $5 through Give Butter (under $10) or Network for Good ($10 or more) and forward your receipt to [email protected] to get your tickets, or drop by 422 Kerr. Drawing on Feb. 28.

School of Public Policy soup/bread/dessert sale: Warm up with a homemade bowl of soup, bread and dessert. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 15, Bexell 326. Suggested donations are $5. We are working to accommodate vegan, vegetarian and meatatarian diets, and will list additional dietary restrictions. For more info contact [email protected].

Soup lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Admin Departments for soup from noon to 1 p.m., Feb 15 in Richardson Hall's 2nd Floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all you can eat. Desserts also available.

Soup competition: Come join — and judge — the FWCS cooks and cohorts as they put their ladles where their mouths are and compete for the coveted golden ladle. The competition will be held in Nash 104J from noon to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 15, and features three categories: vegan, vegetarian and other. $5 to taste all soups, $2 for a bowl of your favorite. Contact [email protected] for additional information or questions.

Pet photo contest: Check out the College of Forestry Pet Photo Contest hosted by the FERM Department. There are five categories. The price is $1 per vote for your favorite. Contact [email protected] for more information.

CCVM hot dog sale: Come to the annual hot dog sale at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine,11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb.16. Hot dogs and veggie dogs will be available. You can purchase a single hot dog for $2 or two dogs, chips and soda for $5. Contact [email protected] for questions.

Run the O’Course: How tough are you? Take a chance at running the NROTC Marine Obstacle Course and help support the OSU Food Drive. Join us from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 25 for your chance to get the best time of running the course. Cost is $5 pre-pay or $7 the day of event (all fees go to the Food Drive.) See the Facebook event for full details or contact Lauri Morris at [email protected].

Personalized poems for the OSU Food Drive: Want a personalized poem for yourself, a friend, a Valentine or anyone else? Want to support a great cause? Buy a poem from the Academic Success Center & Writing Center to support the OSU Food Drive. Complete this Google form to submit a request.

Pet photo contest: Think you have the cutest critter? Here’s your chance to prove it to the world. Enter the Extension Communications Pet Photo Contest with a minimum $5 donation for each photo. Send your photos to [email protected] by Feb. 24 along with your donation receipt from either Network for Good or Give Butter. Categories are Cutest, Funniest and Most Unusual. Winners will be notified at the end of the month and receive their prize.

BEE PB&J bar: BEE's annual PB&J bar is throughout the month of February thanks to a bread donation from New Morning Bakery in 116 Gilmore Hall from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Suggested donation of $3. For more information, contact [email protected].

The Bird Walk is back: We’re live and on campus, bringing back the Bird Walk in all its glory. Join Amerie Lommen as she guides enthusiasts around the Corvallis campus, pointing out local birds and their habitats. Get in a good walk at lunch time and learn about nature right here at OSU. We have two sessions this year, Feb. 21 and Feb. 23. Donations are a minimum $5 per person. Email [email protected] for instructions and to reserve your spot.

School of Public Policy basket raffle: Buy some tickets to have a chance to win a variety of baskets put together by the School of Public Policy departments. The prizes will vary from a handmade quilted runner and placemat set to passes to mini-golf and bowling for the family (see the link for details or swing by Bexell 300A). Tickets are 3 for $5 with no limit and you get to choose which basket you would like a chance to win. Winners will be drawn and contacted on Feb. 27. If you would like to participate virtually, you can pay via Venmo @janicadobra and email [email protected] with which basket(s) you would like to put your tickets in the drawing for.

Step challenge: Did you know that the average American only walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day? However, the CDC recommends that adults should aim for 10,000 steps per day. Do you know how many steps you’re taking a day? Let’s take steps together to help the hungry. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. Join the Virtual Steps Challenge and see how many steps you can get in. The top two individuals who have the most cumulative steps between Feb. 1-28 will each receive a gift card (donated by staff).

Quilt and art raffle: The College of Forestry invites you to visit or stop by the help desk located in PFSC 209 to view raffle items and buy tickets.

College of Forestry 5K/10K virtual run: "Race to the Top Banana." You have the option to receive a T-shirt to commemorate your race. Your entry fee of $25 will go to the Linn Benton Food Share to help feed those in need in our community. Complete your registration by Feb. 22 and email [email protected] with any questions.

CCVM used book and DVD sale: Starting Feb. 1, come find your next great read or movie at the CCVM book and DVD sale. There is a large collection to pick from and books will continue to be collected. Checks can be made out to the Linn Benton Food Share. 

Printing and Mailing's Putt, Toss and Hook Tournament: Brush off your putting, bean bag tossing and/or ring hook skills, and win bragging rights and prizes. $5 for 8 putts, tosses or rings hooked. The highest scores and most accumulated points at the end of February wins. To enter and play just stop by Printing and Mailing's front office on Research Way any week day throughout the drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For questions, contact [email protected].

FWCS food drive raffle: Selina and Scott Heppell have once again offered a coastal fishing trip as the grand prize. Two other winners will win a beautiful gift basket designed by the department. $5 donation per entry ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing to be held March 1. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Take Note

NEW! Snack study: Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis)  Seeking volunteers ages 35-60 with minor underlying health conditions, (examples: elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20-plus 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. PI: Laura Beaver. For more info and to see if you qualify: Contact: [email protected]. 541-737-3594.

NEW! Community of Practice: Do you mentor or work with undergraduate researchers? Are you looking to recruit students for your research projects? Want to connect with folks across Corvallis, Bend, and Newport to partner to create undergraduate research opportunities? Join the Research for Undergraduates Network (RUN) for our weekly Monday meetings. Email us at [email protected] or visit website:

NEW! Album release: The latest album from the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Erik Leung, titled “Shout! Music of Protest and Joy” is now available from Albany records, Apple Music, and Spotify. Recorded after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music on this album is centered around the need to shout; the shout in frustration over the loss of individual freedoms or the overwhelming desire to shout for joy. The album features the world premiere recording of OSU music faculty Olin Hannum’s Sea of Umbrellas and David Maslanka’s monumental Symphony no. 4. Listen to Symphony #4 and Sea of Umbrellas on CLA’s YouTube channel.

NEW! 30 years of service: Congratulations to Ben Lee, professor and associate school head for undergraduate programs for being honored for 30 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

Breaking Barriers: Breaking Barriers is a celebration of the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU. This event recognizes and celebrates the influential contributions made to our community. Nominations are being accepted for the five Breaking Barriers awards, and more information about these categories can be found on the Breaking Barriers website. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 19 and they can be submitted at:

General scholarship: Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund Winter and Spring term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. The maximum amount offered is $1,000, although scholarships average $300, and funds are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Feb. 19. Visit for detailed guidelines and qualification requirements. The scholarship link can be found at Contact [email protected].

Hope Grows Here study recruitment: The Moore Family Center (CPHHS) is recruiting participants for Hope Grows Here, a gardening and nutrition education program for cancer survivors. If you are an adult cancer survivor who has completed your primary cancer treatment and are interested in learning to grow your own vegetable garden with the support of a Master Gardener mentor, visit the Hope Grows Here website to learn more and take the eligibility survey.

Volunteer opportunities: Join us once or weekly for a volunteer service project at Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Room at the Inn, Parks & Recreation, Starker Arts Garden for Education(SAGE) and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be maintaining space for animals and a chance to play with them, providing emergency meals and housing, enhancing parks and trails and helping grow food for low income families. The OSU Community are the intended audience for this event. Register at

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Pride Center parking closed: As part of the Pride Center Renovation project, the sidewalk on the north side of SW A Avenue will be closed between 15th and 16th streets. Three city parking spaces in front of the Pride Center will also be closed. The crosswalk and south sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. Other possible impacts include dust, mud and noise near the construction site.


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

NEW! Communications Manager: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Communications Manager position (Specialist 2-Mktg & Outreach). Posting #P06455UF. Closes March 9.

EXTENDED! Coastal Water Resources Extension Educator: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement and Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for Coastal Water Resources Extension Educator—Assistant Professor of Practice position with a negotiable location in the coastal counties of southern Oregon (Coos and Curry counties). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. The programmatic home for this position is Oregon Sea Grant’s Extension program with OSU Extension Service. Posting #P06302UF. Closes March 31.


“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man—the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

Corvallis: Rain and snow showers likely before 11a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. High of 42, low of 22. Partly sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow showers and then mostly sunny today, high of 35, low of 15. Sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Rain and snow showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. High of 46, low of 28. Mostly sunny tomorrow. 

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