Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.
 

How to prime preschoolers for success (Scientific American)

In addition to environments that allow them to be calm enough to focus, young children also need chances to practice this kind of concentration. Megan McClelland, a child development researcher at Oregon State University, and her colleague Shauna Tominey developed a suite of six games called Red Light, Purple Light to see whether playing them could help.
 

Mammoth Quest gives OSU students a chance to uncover the past (KEZI)

"In this kind of class, we're gonna be out here working together to try to create new knowledge by looking at parts of OSU's campus that we don't know much about, and with this larger goal of trying to find a mammoth, that just gives everybody a sense of excitement," Davis said.
 

OSU Foundation to get new leader (Democrat-Herald)

The architect of a hugely successful capital campaign on behalf of Oregon State University will step down early next year as head of the university’s fundraising arm and will be succeeded by his longtime protégé.
 

Colleges just got a lot more leeway to recruit students (Education Dive)

Efforts to counter the changes' effects may include colleges raising students' deposit fees and adding incentives for early decision applicants, wrote Jon Boeckenstedt, vice provost for enrollment management at Oregon State University, in a blog post ahead of the vote.
 

After 60 years, a DC brew is back (NBC Washington)

Bender teamed up with Tom Shellhammer, a professor of brewing science at Oregon State University, Jeff Clausen and other members of Oregon State’s fermentation science program to gather the most historically accurate ingredients.
 

Southern Baptist beliefs about gender and power contributed to the sexual abuse scandal (Georgetown University Berkely Center)

A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.
 

Solar panels pair surprisingly well with tomatoes, peppers and pollinators (Mother Nature News)

"It turns out that 8,000 years ago, farmers found the best places to harvest solar energy on Earth," said Chad Higgins, study co-author and professor of agricultural sciences at Oregon State University, in a statement.
 

Today's photo


Pumpkins in the Rogue River Valley: The first of October is here, which means pumpkins, flu shots and Open Enrollment for us at OSU. Photo courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives.

Today

Flu Shot Clinics: The Office of Human Resources in partnership with Fred Meyer Pharmacies will offer flu shot clinics for faculty, staff and their dependents age 7 or above on Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in  MU 109. Bring your insurance card and photo ID (for billing). Wear short sleeves. Plan on staying for five minutes after receiving the vaccination. If paying at the time of service, payment by cash (with exact change) or check will be the only methods of payment accepted. PEBB Statewide (Providence), Providence Choice and Moda plans will cover the cost of the flu vaccinations. Employees with Kaiser insurance must pay at the time of vaccination, or go to a Kaiser facility for a free flu shot.

Benefits Fair: The 2020 OSU Corvallis Campus Benefit Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Memorial Union Horizon Room (room 49). There are also workshops available for employees to attend that day: Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance, 9:30 to 10 a.m., MU room 208; Pregnancy & Parental Leave, 11 to 11:30 a.m., MU room 208; Medicare Basics - A, B, C,  1 to 3 p.m., MU room 208; Moda Health Plan Changes  1:30 to 2:30 p.m., MU room 206.

NEW! PFLA Table: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association will have a table during the Benefits Fair, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MU Horizon room 49. We will be available for questions and signing up memberships.  If you cannot make it to the fair, you can obtain your membership here. For more information about PFLA, visit : https://pfla.oregonstate.edu/

Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Teaching Philosophies & Portfolios: Join Lexi Schlosser to learn how to use philosophies and portfolios to capture the evolution of your teaching, ideology, and accomplishments. +Tech Talk: Learn how to use Google Sites to create your ePortfolio. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more here. Contact us here.

Educational Opportunities Program celebrates 50 years: A celebration of EOP’s 50th birthday takes place Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come share light snacks and see new office murals. Waldo Hall third floor. For more information: janet.nishihara@oregonstate.edu

NEW! SEIU meeting: SEIU Meeting to discuss new tentative agreement. Q and A. Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 1 p.m., MU Multipurpose Room.

ElderCare Connections: Social Hour & Welcome: Meet up with others at OSU that are caring for their aging loved ones and share your successes and challenges while enjoying some complimentary snacks. Tuesday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 222. For a calendar of this year’s sessions visit https://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/eldercare-connections. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-4906 or familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Apply now for the OSU Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you are interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The OSU Ecampus Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects, $20,000 each, to support research in the areas of distance and online education, including hybrid delivery. Info sessions will be held Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Valley Library, Drinkward Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, MaryEllen.DelloStritto@oregonstate.edu.

PERS: Tiers 1 & 2 Simplified: What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? In light of the significant changes the 2019 Oregon Legislature has made, this presentation is designed to help PERS members make informed decisions about their options. Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire. Designed for people within five years of retirement.  Presented by Greg Elker, Financial Advisor, CFS*  Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Union, MU 212: M.L.K.  RSVP to RetirementPlanning@mapscu.com

Student Engagement Community of Practice meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. in MU 206: This group is open to those who work with students outside of the classroom. This month’s topic is recruitment issues and strategies for engagement opportunities. We meet the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in MU 206. Join our listserv or contact Gabrielle James or Sara Caldwell-Kan for more information.

Apply now for the OSU Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you are interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Ecampus Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects - $20,000 each - to support research in the areas of distance and online education, including hybrid delivery. Info sessions will be held Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the fourth floor of The Valley Library, Drinkward Conference Room. Applications are due Nov. 1. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, MaryEllen.DelloStritto@oregonstate.edu.

Campbell Lecture: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will host the annual Campbell Lecture, “Living in Pasteur’s quadrant: Can we link basic and applied research?” Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Unidel H. Rodney Sharp chair and professor of education, University of Delaware, will present.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Events

NEW! Postdoc research symposium: The Eighth Annual OSU Postdoc Research Symposium and Vendor Show will take place on Oct. 2, and is organized by the OSU Postdoc Association. Keynote presentation by Jane Lubchenco, distinguished Oregon State University professor and marine studies advisor to the president, at 5 p.m. in LPSC 125. OSU Postdoc Research symposium and vendor show from 6 to 8 p.m., first floor, LPSC. Contact Priyadarshini.chakrabarti@oregonstate.edu for details.

NEW! Visiting Writers Series: Jia Tolentino, author of "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion," will read at The Black Box Lab Theater in Withycombe Hall on Oct. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

NEW! OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: Attention STEM students and faculty. The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI spring science communication program, which is open to any faculty, postdoc, staff or graduate student at OSU. Participation fulfills broader impact and outreach goals for OSU grant-funded research. Bring your lunch and join us on Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in LPSC 402 to learn more and see demo presentations from current fellows.

Portland Business Roundtable: Chi Nguyen, executive director at APANO, will discuss the history, current impact and future of the census as well as local repercussions that a citizenship question would have on Oregon specifically. Join us at Andina restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price is $10 for OSUAA members and $20 for non-members.

OSU Research Forests Information Session: The College of Forestry is hosting an information session for the public regarding OSU’s 10 research forests and the creation of new individual forest management plans. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide input regarding the individual forest management plan process. The session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room.

Speed Friending: Make New Friends FAST. Join the Active Minds student club for an evening of dinner, fun and friendship. Open to OSU students. Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m., in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Contact Tess Webster-Henry at tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu for more info. Hosted by CAPS and the Active Minds student club.
 
Giustina Gallery at OSU to exhibit "My Secret Double" Oct. 1-30: “My Secret Double – an International Exhibition,” featuring the works of artists from the Northwest and the Baltics, will be on display Oct. 1-30 in the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The exhibit captures artists’ personal journeys during their struggle with addiction or depression, including anger, suicide, fear and loss of hope. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

UAOSU Bargaining at Cascades Campus: Saturday, Oct 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 205 Obsidian Hall, UAOSU and the administration’s team will discuss academic freedom, health and safety, facilities and workspaces, evaluations, promotion and tenure, and more. Click here to see UAOSU’s 48 proposals and the administration’s 19.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! TRIAD meeting: Leigh Torres, Marine Mammal Institute, will speak on assessment of Oregon grey whale health on Thursday, Oct. 3, noon-1 p.m. in MU 109. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Janice Nave-Abele, janice.nave-abele@oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch. TRIAD provides faculty, staff, students and community members with an opportunity to network and learn something new. See triad.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Heather Leslie, director, Darling Marine Center and associate professor, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, will present a seminar, “The Emerging Science of Coupled Social-Ecological Marine Systems,” on Thursday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. in LINC 200. The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, feel free to catch the seminar streaming on Zoom at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/393024218. For more information and to view the entire Integrative Biology Department Spring Seminar Series lineup, go to http://ib.oregonstate.edu/smnrs.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Zachary A. Lewis, an associate professor, at the University of Georgia, will present "Assembly and maintenance of repressive chromatin domains" on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001. 

Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities and also learn about the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome; employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered Oct. 3, Dec. 5, Feb. 7, April 15 or June 4.

Athletics

NEW! Volleyball Faculty/Staff Friday: Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, vs. California. $5 tickets available at the box office for with an Oregon State staff ID.

NEW! Volleyball: Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum, versus Stanford.

Take Note

NEW! Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing SAIF’s link to information and a video on how to make fall safer, available online at https://www.saif.com/employer-guide/5-ways-to-make-your-fall-safer-video.html. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.
 
NEW! Notice of Availability: In compliance with the Clery Act, Oregon State University publishes Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports for each of the four Oregon State campuses: CorvallisCascadesHMSC, and OSU at EOU. These reports include the current security policies and the crime and fire statistics for 2018, 2017, and 2016. Paper copies of the reports are available at 200 Cascade Hall, 601 SW 17th St., Corvallis Campus.

Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds: OSU Ecampus invites professorial faculty, professional faculty and advisors to pursue professional development related to effective teaching and learning in OSU's online and hybrid courses. Examples include attending conferences about online teaching and learning, taking workshops related to teaching your discipline online, and purchasing books on online pedagogy and supporting online students. The application deadline is Oct. 8, so learn more and apply today.

Older men needed for OSU multivitamin study (Corvallis): Are you a healthy, non-smoking man age 68 or older? Our study is looking at the role of multivitamins in improving the micronutrient status. Participants will take tablets daily for six months. Contact the Linus Pauling Institute for more information: LPICoreLab@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8730. Principal Investigator: Tory Hagen, Linus Pauling Institute.

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page (http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new) to view a pending policy amendment. Proposed University Policy 07-040 Safety of Minors outlines roles and responsibilities of individuals who engage in programs, activities or events involving minors. This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back frequently. Comments or questions may be submitted to OSU-Policy@oregonstate.edu

Volunteers Needed: Sign up to volunteer at the Fall Career Expo on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23-24. Benefits include volunteer experience and face time with employers. There are various shifts to accommodate your schedule; morning and late afternoon volunteers are provided light refreshments, and mid-day volunteers are provided lunch. Sign up here.

Feedback sought for fiscal policies: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on new policy drafts for Meals, Refreshments & Events and for E&G/SWPS Budgeted Operations. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page (http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new) to view three pending policy amendments. Proposed University Standard 07-025 Vehicle Use and Parking governs the use of vehicles on university property. Proposed University Standard 07-020 Smoking and Tobacco Use on University Property prohibits the use of tobacco products on university property. Proposed University Policy 07-040 Safety of Minors outlines roles and responsibilities of individuals who engage in programs, activities or events involving minors. This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back frequently. Comments or questions may be submitted to OSU-Policy@oregonstate.edu

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: jobs.oregonstate.edu 

To apply for the below positions, visit  unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Vet techs:  The OSU Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital has two openings in our anesthesia department. This department serves both Large and Small Animal Hospitals with “on-call” duty responsibility. If you are a Certified Veterinary Technician and would like to work and learn in a fast paced, technical department? Applications for the first position (#P02397CT) will Oct. 4. Applications for the second position (#P02396CT) will close Oct. 20.
 

Weather

"A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity." ~ Jimmy Carter, who turns 95 today.

Corvallis: Areas of frost and then sunny, high of 64, low of 39. Increasing clouds tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Frost and then sunny, high of 51, low of 30. Mostly sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Sunny today, high of 62, low of 42. Chance of rain tomorrow.

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