COVID testing: Oregon State University, in collaboration with Willamette Valley Toxicology, is providing on-site COVID-19 testing on the OSU main campus, as well as at the OSU-Cascades campus. OSU employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, are welcome to obtain a test at one of these locations. Results from tests administered at campus locations will be provided confidentially from the processing lab to Student Health Services. Results will be available by logging onto the secure Student Health Services Portal with ONID credentials. Tests are at no cost to the employee or student when insurance information is provided. Testing locations in Corvallis: The LaSells Stewart Center: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (except Sept. 20-21, when it is available at Reser Stadium near the ticket office); Student Experience Center: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. starting Sept. 22. In Bend, starting Monday, Sept. 20: Ray Hall 302, Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Face coverings now required in OSU indoor settings: Face coverings are now required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor settings at OSU. This includes but is not limited to public and private workplaces, businesses, indoor areas open to the public, building lobbies, common or shared spaces, classrooms, elevators, bathrooms, transportation services, dining centers, recreation centers and other indoor spaces where people may gather for any purpose. Masks are not required when individuals are in their personal offices and have their door closed. Face coverings are also required outdoors as per State of Oregon rule 333-019-1025 if physical distancing of at least 6 feet can’t be maintained.

Vaccine compliance: Effective Sept. 15, Oregon State University requires employees and students who work, learn or engage with others in-person as part of their job duties to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. OSU employees and students who are required to comply and who meet an exemption not to be vaccinated, will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly until further notice. To learn more and to complete the compliance process, go to

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Finalizing your syllabi? Research demonstrates that syllabus language matters to students. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides guidance for writing a warm-tone syllabus. See OSU syllabus requirements and templates for various types of courses. 

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. Occasionally, articles highlighted in OSU Today may either be subscription-only or behind a paywall if a maximum number of articles has been reached that month. Many subscription-only publications, like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, can be accessed by anyone with an OSU email account through the search function on the OSU Libraries home page, which grants free access to many publications. See and click on 1Search.


Coronavirus death toll in US eclipses 1918 influenza pandemic estimates (ABC News)

Ultimately, when compared on a per-capita basis, the pandemic of 1918 was far deadlier than this one, according to Christopher McKnight Nichols, associate professor of history at Oregon State University. "The difference is that 1 in 500 Americans have died now, and about 1 in 152 died in 1918, although our number keeps going up," Nichols told ABC News.

OSU to lead Dept. of Energy project to capture carbon dioxide from the air (KTVZ)

Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop technologies for combating climate change by extracting carbon from the air.

'Fragile' hope pregnant endangered killer whales with high miscarriage rate will give birth (Newsweek)

"This hope, however, is fragile," said Oregon State University researcher John Durban, who assisted SR3 in the collection of the drone images. "Last year, we documented a number of other pregnant females, who were not successful in rearing calves.

Feds grant OSU-Cascades, COCC more than $90,000 to fund child care, keep parents in school (KTVZ)

"Oregon State University-Cascades is located within a child care desert, which means the region’s parents lack sufficient quality child care options. With this U.S. Department of Education grant, we will be able to better address the critical needs of our student parents and their children with access to an on-campus child care and early learning center led by early childhood experts," said Kelly Sparks, associate vice president for finance and strategic planning at Oregon State University-Cascades. “We are grateful for the support of Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley for this impactful Federal grant.”

Students move in to a new college experience at Oregon State (KCBY)

Sunday was day one of fall move-in at Oregon State University. This year around 4600 students will be living on campus as classes will once again be held in person.

Is eating snow bad for you? (District Chronicles)

If you want to eat the cleanest snow, wait until it has been falling for a couple of hours before stick your tongue out (via NPR). Even with that advice, Staci Simonich, a professor of environmental and toxic ecology at Oregon State University, doesn’t believe sneaking a handful of fresh snow will cause any real harm. “That being said, I would not hesitate for my children to have the joy of eating a handful of fresh fallen snow from my backyard,” she said.

Marsupial robots with Chris Lee (Irish Tech News)

Lilly interviews Chris Lee, a graduate student at Oregon State University. Lee explains his research on marsupial robots, or carrier-passenger pairs of heterogeneous robot systems.

OSU picks up speed on day two of move-in COVID-19 testing (KEZI)

On the second day of move-in at Oregon State University, COVID-19 testing picked up speed.

Why fall is a great time to plant in Oregon gardens (Oregonian)

“For trees, shrubs and perennials fall is a great time to plant,” said Weston Miller, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist. “If you plant mid-September through mid-November, the soil is warm and gives plants a long time to establish. And once rains start, people don’t have to water them as much as plants installed in spring.”

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Campus construction: As folks return to campus, there are changes afoot, including plenty of construction projects underway to improve and beautify campus. Work on the historic Fairbanks Hall includes a comprehensive renovation that will create critically needed space in the currently unfinished fourth floor; reduce building energy costs with planned energy conservation measures; and be fully accessible to all students, faculty and OSU visitors. (photo: Theresa Hogue)

COVID-19 vaccines: For information about vaccines in the Benton County, visit this website. OSU-Cascades students, faculty and staff can learn where to find vaccines in Central Oregon here. Check your local public health authority websites for more information. You can also visit the Oregon Health Authority: Get Vaccinated Oregon website and the CDC VaccineFinder for vaccinations anywhere in the U.S. Go to COVID-19 information for links to OSU, local, state and federal resources; and updates on the latest federal travel restrictions.


Center for Teaching and Learning Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks. Onwards to Better: Teaching and Learning in Fall '21. During remote learning, students conducted all their learning activities via a computer and instructors often provided notes, slides and lecture recordings. As we return to classrooms, what should stay? What did we learn about teaching and learning during the pandemic and how should it inform Fall 2021 and help us stay sane and healthy? Sept. 21, 10-11:50 a.m. For session descriptions, registration, resources, and recordings visit:

Beyond Benefits EAP, Managing Worry and Anxiety: Worries are thoughts we have about the future that generate fear. They arrive in the form of a “what if?” and generate dire warnings about terrible consequences that await us. Unfortunately, these warnings we give ourselves are generally overblown and focused on hypothetical problems that probably won’t happen. Chronic worry that begins to impact the quality of life becomes anxiety, and well-intended suggestions to “stop worrying” or applying common stress management techniques are mostly ineffective. This training will address how worry habits develop and methods of intervening with worry and anxiety. Sept. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Register here.

NEW! Tuesdays — Parent Connections for Employees: Weekly drop-in sessions for employees resume Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. Join other OSU parents for informal discussions of plans and pathways to working and managing family care every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Robynn Pease at [email protected].

Supervisor COVID guidance: Supervisors, please join Faculty Affairs and University Human Resources for additional guidance about the employee vaccination program, face coverings, employee notification of COVID-19 cases and quarantine and isolation standards. Two sessions are available, with one on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and another on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration is required. These sessions will be recorded and posted to University HR’s COVID-19 Resources page, along with all presentation slides, for people unable to attend. We anticipate approximately 30 minutes of prepared material and 30 minutes of Q&A.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.


BEavers Here Now Guided Meditation: Enjoy a different 15 minute guided meditation each week. Sessions take place every Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. Each session will be offered in person AND remotely.  In person sessions: Memorial Union Multipurpose Room MU13. Remote via zoom: register at Benefits of mediation include: Stress Reduction, Better Sleep, Sharper Concentration, Anxiety Management & Happier Relationships. Contact [email protected] to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too. This program is presented by CAPS and the Wellness Agents.

SEIU: Support higher wages, steps and hazard pay for SEIU Classified workers. Participate in the Bargaining Kickoff Virtual Rally via Zoom (or phone) Thursday, Sept. 23, noon to 12:30 p.m. Sign up here: Contact SEIU Organizer Siobhan Burke with any questions or help registering. 1-630-699-0281.

UPDATED! Giustina Gallery exhibition — new end date: The Giustina Gallery presents two collections for a two-month exhibition: Clark Studios 50 Years of Collections from America to Japan and The Michael Gibbons Exhibition Paintings from the Book “Painting in Nature.” The exhibition runs through Sept. 24. More information including hours of operation. 

College of Engineering: State of the College Virtual Event. Join Scott Ashford, Kearney Dean of Engineering, for an update and Q&A on the college. Tuesday, Sept. 28, noon to 1 p.m. Register:

2021 Part-Time Job Fair: Students, are you in need of a part-time job or internship? Come to this casual fair to meet with local employers with open positions, who are eager to interact with you. Representatives from over 20 companies will accept job applications on site. Students are encouraged to stop by between classes and during free time. Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Experience Center Plaza.

Mike O’Malley Community Gathering: A community gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mike O’Malley, a Senior Instructor in Oregon State University’s College of Education, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Furman Hall.  Attendees are welcome to come and go at any time. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required to attend.

UPDATED! October Flu Shot Clinics: Flu shot clinics are scheduled for OSU faculty, staff and students this October at various locations. The Flu Shot Clinic Sign-up portal is now open and working for the Corvallis flu shot clinic at the MU Ballroom. Detailed instructions are located on the HR Website here. Employees can sign up for an appointment time for the clinic date of Oct. 1 at: The last day to schedule for this date is Sept. 27. Beginning Oct. 5, employees can sign up for the Oct. 19 clinic at: The last day to schedule for Oct. 19 is Oct. 13. In Newport, OSU employees in the Newport area can access a flu shot clinic on Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hatfield Marine Science Center. For more information, please contact Shannon Reed at [email protected]. This year Kaiser members can attend the flu shot clinics in Newport hosted by Fred Meyer/Kroger. In BendCascades campus in Bend is hosting a COVID vaccine and flu shot clinic COVID-19 vaccine clinic Oct. 12 and 13. Employees can choose to receive their flu shot or COVID-19 vaccine or both. More information is pending in the next two weeks. Please contact Stefanie Maerki with questions at [email protected]. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente, Yoda Health, Providence Health Plan and PacificSource Plan members can contact their medical plan providers for ways to receive a flu shot. Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 541-737-2805.

Homecoming Celebrations: It’s time for Beavers past and present to come together. Reunite with your OSU family during homecoming week, Oct. 20-23. Come back to campus to celebrate what makes us Oregon State, or celebrate homecoming wherever you are. Join your class reunion, honor OSU's Black and Orange Awardees, attend the Multicultural Tailgater, celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021, take a photo at Benny’s Birthday Bash, gather with fellow OSU advocates and more. For a complete listing of activities and events, view the homecoming calendar:

Celebrate OSU’s finest at the 2021 Black and Orange Awards: Join the OSU community online and honor eight outstanding Beavers whose service, creative leadership and distinguished careers have strengthened Oregon State's reputation and programs. Listen to their inspiring stories, then share your congratulations during interactive receptions following the main program. Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Register at

Food-In-The-Title Book Club Returns: A fun way to weather the Oregon winter. First Thursdays in November, January, March and May at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Nov. 4 pick: "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl. Free and open to anyone. Interested in joining or seeing the other books on the list? Email: [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Crossroads Conversation School for Women invites international women to join them for fall term English conversation classes beginning on Thursday, Sept. 23. In volunteer-taught classes, students explore other cultures, practice English and develop friendships. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and will be held on Zoom, with some in person classes possible as conditions allow. For more details and registration information go to or contact Kara Hanson at [email protected].

NEW! Climate leader training: Oregon State University is one of three institutions worldwide selected to host a five-year international training program to support climate leaders within national governments in meeting goals established under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The Adaptation Academy will offer instruction on planning, executing and evaluating progress on nationally determined contributions to reducing the threat of climate change. Oregon State primarily will train representatives from North, Central and South American and Caribbean countries, with an emphasis on lower-income countries that have fewer existing training resources. The Adaptation Academy will launch online Sept. 24 during Climate Week NYC, an annual event sponsored by the nonprofit Climate Group in partnership with the city of New York and COP26, the United Nations’ 2021 climate change conference.

NEW! Greenfield talk: “A Conversation with Dr. Derek Greenfield” will take place Sept. 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. Derek Greenfield is a visionary speaker, consultant and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive social change. Greenfield’s extensive partners includes McDonald’s Corporation, NCAA, International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, National Black Student Leadership Development Conference, Altria Group, National Dropout Prevention Conference, Progress Energy and the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, just to name a few. To learn more visit This event is being hosted by Oregon State University Athletics, Oregon State University NAACP Student Chapter and the Corvallis-Albany (Linn and Benton Counties) NAACP Branch. For virtual/remote engagement click here. Accommodations and/or questions can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected].

Accelerator Speaker Series: “What a CPA Does for Your Startup.” Calling all entrepreneurs. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon for the September OSU Advantage Accelerator Speaker Series event, where you will get a chance to hear from Peter Buss, CPA and income tax partner. Join the discussion and take advantage of this opportunity to ask your most pressing accounting questions related to your startup. Free and open to all. Register here.

Beyond Benefits EAP, Strengthening Your Ability To Empathize: Everyone has heard the saying to “take a walk in their shoes.” It is one of the simplest explanations of empathy. Understanding other peoples’ outlook, being able to recognize their emotions and being sensitive to their situation is vital to communicating more effectively and building better relationships. This course will address ways to improve your capacity to demonstrate empathy. Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m. Register here.

Innovation to Market: Funding & Training Opportunities. OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Wednesday, Oct. 6 for a one-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a 10-hour course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m., Oct. 19-Nov. 16. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register here

SJEI Tier One Platform and Tier Two Next Level workshops still have openings for Fall 2021: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues and expand your equity and inclusion journey. See the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page. Interested in workshops, facilitation or consultation for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].

Free, online self-paced training: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. The OSU Center for Advancing DEI in Business announces the latest addition to our series of free online, self-paced trainings: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. This training provides a basic 30-minute overview of the ethical and business cases for DEI as well as a primer on basic DEI terms and concepts. Appropriate for people at all levels of an organization, this is a great way to ensure that people are on the same page when it comes to DEI basics. Feel free to enroll for a refresher course yourself, or share it with your industry contacts. Join us as we make change, together. 

Take Note

NEW! Deadline Extended: Join the Fall ’21 Blended Faculty Learning CommunityCTL invites instructors to join a collegial cohort on Zoom to explore tech tools and ways to effectively interweave classroom teaching and Canvas. Learn practical strategies to engage students in your Cascades or Corvallis campus courses of all types. Funding provided. Brief proposals due Sunday, Sept. 26.

Celebrate Allison Davis-White Eyes’ Contributions to OSU: After 20 years of service to OSU, Allison Davis-White Eyes has announced her plans to join Fielding Graduate University. The OSU Klatowa Eena Alumni NetworkNative American Longhouse Eena Haws and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to share your memories and messages with White Eyes as part of a video montage. It will only take you a minute to film and submit your video via Tribute with this link by Sept. 24, or sign the GroupGreeting card.

New Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Fellowship: A new Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) Fellowship opportunity is now available through Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This position will support DEQ’s activities related to Oregon’s ocean acidification and hypoxia policy. The fellowship is open to individuals who have an interest and experience in coastal policy and are pursuing or have recently completed a post-graduate degree (Masters, Ph.D., or other related professional degrees) from any university or college (US or international). This is a paid, full time, one-year opportunity with the possibility for extension, based in Portland or Salem (both remote and in-office working are possibilities). The anticipated start-date is Nov. 15. The application deadline is Oct. 15, 5 p.m.

Human Resources: University Human Resources Service Center is now open for in-person assistance at 1600 SW Western Blvd., Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All university, state and local COVID-19 procedures and protocols are being followed. Appointments are available. Contact Info - HR Teams.

Walktober: Walktober is a 31-day health challenge designed to motivate the OSU community to become more active. It’s more than just walking: Walktober can work with your current fitness plan. Join with a team, or sign-up solo. Cost is $5 for students/alums and $10 for faculty/staff. Register today at and start logging your activity on Oct. 1. Brought to you by the Moore Family Center and Faculty Staff Fitness.

Our Little Village Child Care: Will you be working on the Corvallis campus this Fall? Needing some part-time/short term child care, so you can work, teach classes, research and write, etc.? Consider enrolling at Our Little Village. Registration is open until Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon. Our Little Village (OLV), administered by OSU’s Family Resource Center, is short-term reservable child care for OSU students and employees. Child care is available for children ages 5 months through 12 years at either OLV|Milne or OLV|Dixon. There are various days and time offerings Monday-Friday as well as some weekend hours. Looking for after school care? We have options for that as well. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or 541-737-5499.

Carbon Neutrality: OSU is committed to reaching carbon neutrality and has several efforts underway and on the horizon.  Check out the draft Path to Carbon Neutrality (link to download the document is at the top of the feedback survey) and give your feedback today. Save the date of Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. to hear from OSU leadership via Zoom about our path forward. 

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Pets in Disasters. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or earthquake is directly related to your level of emergency planning. Whether you decide to stay in place in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what is best for you is also typically best for your animals. This month’s poster can be downloaded at

Not sure what the next step is in your business venture? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently accepting applications for its virtual fall Accelerate cohort which begins Tuesday, Oct. 5. Accelerate is open to Oregon teams and/or teams with a connection to OSU who want to launch a high-growth business or want to explore the commercialization potential of a technology. Upon completion of the nine-week program, teams will have an elevator pitch, a completed five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, feedback from many mentors and more. To learn more and apply, visit

UPDATED: Faculty Staff Fitness: OSU’s Faculty Staff Fitness is ready to get you moving this fall. We have a completely online, remote platform you can access anytime, anywhere with an internet connection ( with over 16 styles of classes and over 400 classes of varied length. Check out the full, in person options at for your on-campus return with new classes and some favorites from swimming to cardio kickboxing. New to October – Walktober is an activity-based incentive and self-care program to help you get moving and win prizes opens Sept. 15. 

Facilities and Operations Update Presentation: Learn about how the Corvallis campus environment has been adapted to be safer and healthier for a return to in-person operations. Topics include cleaning and disinfecting, adjustments to ventilation, bringing technology back to campus and more. Watch the presentation or view the resources available at Building Operations Resumption webpage.  

October Flu Shot Clinics: Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for OSU faculty, staff, and students this October at various locations. OSU employees in the Newport area can access a flu shot clinic on Oct. 15,  9 a.m. to noon at Hatfield Marine Science Center. For more information, contact [email protected]. In Corvallis, OSU faculty, staff and student flu shot clinics will take place Oct. 1 and Oct 19. Employees can sign up for an appointment at an OSU clinic on the Kroger website starting Sept. 16. More information here: In Bend, the OSU-Cascades campus is coordinating with Deschutes County to host Flu Shot clinics in October. More information is pending in the next few weeks. For more information, contact [email protected]. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente, Yoda Health, Providence Health Plan and PacificSource Plan members can contact their medical plan providers for ways to receive a flu shot. Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 541-737-2805.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Faculty Program. Applications for the Fall 2021 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning  website. Please direct questions to UIA Fellow Brenna Gomez or Executive Director of Career Development Brandi Fuhrman. To apply, please complete the application form by Sept. 26.  

Policy draft: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on a new policy draft for University Student Organizations. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Applications for an OWHE conference scholarship now open: The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering scholarships to cover registration costs for the 2022 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference. This year’s conference will be held in Ashland from Jan. 27-29, 2022. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those who have not been funded in the past for the in-person conference. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, Oct. 8. NOTE: Please DO NOT register for the OWHE conference if you are applying for a scholarship until you are approved. Once approved, you will be sent a special registration link for the OWHE conference. PCOSW cannot reimburse people for registrations that have already been paid. For questions, contact [email protected].

Now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2021: Does your group have a service, process or system you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. FYI Friday is a weekly remote program where campus partners are invited to present brief, one-off, awareness- or skill- building topics intended for a wide audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process here

Traffic and Maintenance

NW Harrison Boulevard full closure (24/7) between NW 31st Street and NW 34th Street. As part of the 2021-22 Street Resurfacing Project along NW Harrison Boulevard, NW Harrison Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between NW 31st Street and NW 34th Street from Sept. 20-30. Detours will be put into place. This project is managed by the city of Corvallis. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager Josh Bjornstedt.

Fairbanks Hall parking lot: The Fairbanks Hall Renovation Project is now in construction. Due to truck delivery activity, to avoid trucks attempting to stage and offload directly on Jefferson Street, safety concerns, and clearances required in the construction area, the ADA parking spaces located on the west side of the Fairbanks Hall parking lot (lot #3301) will be offline for use starting Friday, Sept.10 (view map). Click here to view a map of nearby ADA parking spaces. You can expect increased activities at the building site and an increase in truck traffic on Jefferson Way, to and from 35th Street. For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038. Please contact Transportation Services at 541-737-2583 for additional ADA parking assistance, if needed.


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NEW! The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting applications for an undergraduate student clerical position. This position will provide support in creating, preparing and maintaining materials (folders, handouts, flyers, promotional materials, supplies, etc.) for physical and digital distribution, workshops and presentations. Candidates will need to become aware of OSU marketing guidelines and be comfortable producing content in line with university marketing and branding policies. Posting #P07850SE. Closes Oct. 1.


"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ~  Robert Frost

Corvallis: Increasing clouds today, high of 81, low of 50. Decreasing clouds Wednesday.
Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 79, low of 51. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny, high of 65, low of 51. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

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