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.
 

OSU announces new counselor focused on veteran, military student health (KEZI)

A new position at Oregon State University will focus on counseling services for veterans and military-connected students, according to OSU officials. The college said on Tuesday that their first military community-focused mental health and wellness coordinator, Donald Phillips, will provide counseling students for those with military connections. This will include ROTC students, veterans, and families of military members, OSU officials said.
 

Two people were killed by sharks in encounters that are very rare (Washington Post)

“It is absolutely horrible when you hear about these fatal interactions,” said James Sulikowski, a professor at Oregon State University and director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station. “But these are such rare events, and they’re so polarizing, that I think people need to take a step back and look at how rare they really are.” (This article may be behind a firewall for some. To request a PDF, email [email protected])
 

Bookmonger: Stories of Oregon's Indigenous history (Our Coast)

This book is the result of research compiled by David G. Lewis, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and assistant professor of anthropology and ethnic studies at Oregon State University.

 

Today's photo


Flames in the sky: Lynn Ward, a nurse at Student Health, stopped to capture this beautiful sunrise photo on her bike commute across campus to the new Health Center building. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in learning about the new Canvas Final Grades tool? Join Academic Technologies and the Office of the Registrar for a 30-minute overview and Q&A at 2 p.m., Dec. 7. Learn how to export your final course grades from Canvas into a Banner-ready Excel format. Register using your OSU ONID email. Questions? [email protected].

NEW! Charitable Fund Drive: Give the gift of giving. If you are thinking about holiday gift-giving and wondering what to give the person who has everything, consider a tax-deductible donation to a worthy organization this holiday season. There are hundreds from which to choose. Donate now through Dec. 31. https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_cfduniversities/.

Today

Navigating the Holiday Season: Join this gathering to discuss the mental and emotional challenges that can come up during the holiday season. Attendees will also discuss self-care strategies to help you manage stress and maintain your mental health during this time. 9 a.m., Dec. 6. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to learn.lyrahealth.com passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn. Note: Lyra Learn is a separate login from Lyra Health; for ease of use, sign up for Lyra Learn with your work email address.

Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace: Join this gathering to discuss how to achieve a healthier work-life balance and brainstorm what you can do to maintain it. Noon, Dec. 6. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to learn.lyrahealth.com passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn. Note: Lyra Learn is a separate login from Lyra Health; for ease of use, sign up for Lyra Learn with your work email address.

The Search for Lumbering Giants: Listening to the whispers of Behemoth Black Holes: The universe whispers to us across the vastness of spacetime, telling us about black holes, neutron stars and other compact objects — in the form of gravitational waves — a prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity unseen until this century. Join Jeff Hazboun from the Department of Physics at 6 p.m., Dec. 6 for the next Science Pub in person or online.

OSU Guitar EnsembleDirected by Cameron O'Connor, the OSU Guitar Ensemble offers up a sampling of the world's music for the instrument, including Spanish favorites, Japanese pop and the Beatles reimagined. 7 p.m., Dec. 6 in Room 303 of Community Hall; free and open to all.

Events

NEW! First Meal: The Corvallis Museum is hosting a talk to mark the publication of "First Meal" (OSU Press) by Julie Green and Kirk Johnson, a beautiful book about the power of food and freedom that tells the stories of 25 wrongfully convicted people through art and reporting. OSU Professor of Art Julie Green — best known for her "Last Supper" series — died in 2021 as work on the book was nearing completion. Join their co-author Kirk Johnson, a retired national correspondent for the New York Times, and Theo Downes-Le Guin, Julie’s gallerist and friend, for a conversation about "First Meal" and Julie’s compelling work and legacy. 10:30 a.m., Dec. 8, Corvallis Museum. https://bentoncountymuseums.org/events/seeing-injustice/.

NEW! Music à la Carte: Enjoy the final Music à la Carte performance of the term featuring OSU's own University Chorale, directed by Sandra Babb, at noon Dec. 8 in the Main Lobby of the MU. Admission is free.

NEW! MFA Reading Series: The MFA Reading Series celebrates new nonfiction, fiction and poetry from students in OSU's MFA program in creative writing. Each month, a writer from each genre reads an excerpt of their work. This month’s reading will occur at 5 p.m., Dec. 8 at the Corvallis Public Library and will feature Selene Ross (fiction), Katie Cusumano (nonfiction) and Nicolette Ratz (poetry). Free and open to all.

NEW! Charlotte Hughbank retirement: Charlotte Hughbank is retiring after 21+ years in the Cashier’s office. Come join us to celebrate her career and wish her luck on her next journey. 2-4 p.m., Dec. 15, Kerr Admin. Building, Conference Room B100.

NEW! Portland reception: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics invites alumni and friends to an informal gathering and reception from 7-9 p.m., Dec. 15, at Growler Guys, 3739 S. Bond Ave., Portland. Snacks will be provided; no-host bar. Please RSVP at https://beav.es/QPK. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

NEW! Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center's Winter Fête: A vibrant celebration of diversity and community Dec. 16 at the Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. This family-friendly event offers a delightful blend of children’s activities, refreshments, a cultural craft market and dancing. From 3-6 p.m., enjoy complimentary activities, and then from 6-8 p.m., dance to the rhythm of Descarga 54 at our ticketed dance party ($0-$20). Food, light refreshments and free parking will be available.

Emeritus Farewell: Everyone is invited to the farewell ceremony for Emeritus, the 80-foot tall sculpture by John Grade, which will be moving to Alaska after 14 months at OSU. We’ll have hot chocolate, share writing inspired by the sculpture, learn about its next installation and then turn off the lights as we say goodbye. 5-6 p.m., Dec. 7, sequoia grove in the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: A 1940s Radio Show by Thomas Nabhan. OSU Theatre will present, "A Christmas Carol: A 1940s Radio Show," a new twist on a beloved holiday classic by Thomas Nabhan. The production is directed by guest artist Tara Wibrew and features OSU students Dylan Danielson, Hannah Ford, Addison Hoppe, E.J. Penny and Rory Tegen. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7, at Compton Family Wines in Philomath.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Annual Holiday Concert: Featuring holiday favorites with OSU choirs at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Guest conductors Marlan Carlson, Steven Zielke, Sandra Babb and Raymund Ocampo. Tickets and more information at https://cosusymphony.org/.

Bobbin' Through the Woods Art and Craft Fair. The holiday craft and art fair is returning to the Peavy Forest Science Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 9. This year we have even more vendors, but the mission remains the same. All proceeds support Rootstock, our College of Forestry food pantry, and our food insecure students.

Holiday Tree Auction: Firs for Food Insecurity. Dec. 8-9, Peavy Forest Science Center. We have 11 decorated trees donated by different units around campus that are up for silent auction during the fair. As you move throughout the building, please stop by to have a look at the trees, place your bid and collect passport stamps to be entered to win a prize valued at over $200. All proceeds from the auction will go to Rootstock, our student food pantry. Trees are fully decorated and will be available to take home Saturday after 3 p.m. Trees donated by Starker Forests, Inc.

Winter Storytelling: Indigenous Stories of Place. Join members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde for an evening of storytelling in many forms including family stories, Ikanum (creation stories), contemporary stories, and readings. Some will be told in the Indigenous language then translated into English. Learn from and honor those who created a culture over thousands of years and created an environment that sustained itself using Traditional Ecological Knowledge. 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the OSU Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free, no registration, first-come, first-seated. For more info, contact Dave Eckert, [email protected].

Day of service: The Dr. MLK Day of Service will take place on Jan. 13. This event is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through volunteer service. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to participants. Check-in and meals will be held in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Community Engagement & Leadership will provide transportation to and from service projects. Register here: beav.es/cel.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Muhammad Usman Amin Siddiqi Public Policy Ph.D. defense: A presentation of Muhammed Usman Amin Siddiqi's dissertation, titled: "Politics of Environmental Resource Management Policies: Understanding the Role of Values, Identities, and Knowledge in shaping Public Support for Energy, Water, and Food Policies," takes place at 2 p.m., Dec. 7 in Bexell 414 and on Zoom. Contact the School of Public Policy at [email protected] for Zoom access.

NEW! FYI Friday – How to Submit a Course Proposal in CIM: OSU uses Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) software as an online platform for curricular proposal submission and review. This course demonstrates how to navigate CIM to successfully submit a course proposal as well as explains the curriculum review workflow in a nutshell. Participants will also learn tips on how to write a good course proposal. Noon to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 8 via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! New Zealand: Farming Systems and Pastoral Landscapes: Join faculty leaders Serkan Ates and Paul Dorres from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a 3-credit, two-week program in New Zealand and visit working ranches, research facilities and industry centers from Sept. 10-24. Info session from 2-3 p.m., Dec. 8. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology seminar: Andy Jones, associate professor in Botany and Plant Pathology here at OSU, will give a talk on "Intra- and Interspecific Variation in Drought Resistance In Tropical Trees: Implications for Climate Change." 4-5 p.m., Dec. 8, Learning Innovation Center room 302.

NEW! Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Symposium: The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics and the Biophysical Society Student Chapter invite you to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Symposium, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 13. This full-day event covers many topics and includes invited speakers, graduate student flash talks, a "Women Leaders in STEM" panel and a poster session. Lunch provided. More information can be found at https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/nmr_symposium.

NEW! Women Leaders in STEM: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics invites you to attend a panel discussion titled “Women Leaders in STEM: Challenges and Rewards” from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 13. in LPSC 125. The speaker will be Angela Gronenborn from the University of Pittsburgh, and panelists include Eleanor Feingold, Irem Tumer and Staci Simonich.

Selma Murwan Hamid Alrasheed M.S. defense: A presentation of Alrasheed’s thesis, titled: “How International Law Instruments Shape the Protection of Freshwater in Armed Conflict,” takes place at 10 a.m., Dec. 7, in Burt Hall 193. Alrasheed is earning her M.S. in Water Resources Policy and Management with Susanne Schmeier. Please contact the WRGP Department at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

Emotional Wellness: Stress Reduction Tool Kit. How do you know you are stressed? Do you recognize the symptoms of stress? Explore the newest research and what experts are saying about good and bad stress. Participants will gain tools to manage stress, including mindful communication. 10 a.m., Dec. 7. Register today.

Maintaining Mental Health During Financial Shifts and Changes: Join this gathering to process the impact that financial stress has on your mental health and well-being. We will share helpful self-care strategies for promoting financial well-being while managing unexpected financial shifts and changes. Noon, Dec. 7. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to learn.lyrahealth.com passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn. Note: Lyra Learn is a separate login from Lyra Health; for ease of use, sign up for Lyra Learn with your work email address.

Elder Care ConnectionsJoin us for monthly, lunch-hour informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to optimally support your loved ones and yourself. Connect with other OSU community members providing care for a loved one. This month’s presentation is “Exploring Adult Day Services” with Grace Center. Noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 7. For Zoom meeting link and for accommodations, please email: [email protected].

Final Grades tool: Join Academic Technologies and Office of the Registrar from 2-3 p.m., Dec. 7, for a 30-minute overview on the new Final Grades tool in Canvas. Faculty will learn how to export their final course grades from Canvas into a Banner-ready Excel format. We will have time after the overview for Q&A. Please register using OSU ONID email. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Floor Monitor Training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZhCgowN8AukjPf.

Adult & Higher Education Doctoral Information Session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education Ed.D. program: Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 12. Please RSVP for the Zoom link and password. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodation requests.

Michael Gordon Ph.D. Defense: Michael Gordon will present his dissertation, titled: “Host-induced gene silencing in black cottonwood for resistance to Septoria canker: Efficacy and impacts on non-target fungi,” at 1 p.m., Dec. 13, in PFSC 315 and on Zoom. Gordon is earning his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with co-advisors Steve Strauss of Forest Ecosystems and Society and Jared LeBoldus of Botany and Plant Pathology and Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Please contact the FES Department at [email protected] with questions, for accommodations for disabilities or for the Zoom link.

Holiday networking webcast: The OSU Alumni Association is making spirits bright with "Festive Connections: Navigating Networking During the Holiday Season," 4 p.m., Dec. 14. Executive recruiter Nick Poloni, ’15, unwraps the secret for helping you “sleigh” your networking game during this most wonderful time of the year. Register for this engaging and informative webinar for free at ForOregonState.org/AskAlumni.

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for Winter 2024 course via Zoom and register here. In response to increasing material costs, the registration fee for this program will be adjusted to $255 as of Jan. 1.

Take Note

NEW! PRAx tickets on sale now: There’s something for everyone in the inaugural season of the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx). The spring 2024 lineup includes a wide variety of musicians, interactive performances, virtual reality installations and visual artists. Visitors can even create their own event series to bundle tickets and save money. Check out PRAx’s website to learn more and purchase tickets. Most events offer $5 student tickets.

NEW! Seeking MLK events: Submit your Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Events by Friday, Dec. 22. Colleges, departments, units, offices and individuals breathe life into the Commemoration by organizing events throughout the week to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Past events have included art shows, spoken word performances, interfaith celebrations, workshops, dialogues, lectures and panels. Event assistance may be available through the Office of Institutional Diversity by contacting [email protected].

NEW! Peace Breakfast volunteers needed: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. planning committee is searching for volunteers to help support the logistics for the Peace Breakfast. Volunteers will help complete a variety of tasks including staffing the welcome table, directing people as needed, breaking down set-up and serving as guides. Please complete the volunteer form here. The event is held from 8-11 a.m., Jan. 15 at The LaSells Stewart Center. All volunteers must register for breakfast to account for their breakfast and seating, as needed. Register here.

NEW! 25 Year Club: Congratulations to Bradley J. Cardinal, professor, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter and Spring 2024: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy, or research you want to share with the campus community? FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff – presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. Learn more about the requirements and application process. For more information: [email protected].

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge?FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. University Human Resources is offering this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis.View upcoming workshops and enroll here In response to increasing material costs, the registration fee for this program will be adjusted to $55 as of Jan. 1.

BennyBuy: Effective Jan. 1, purchases through the BennyBuy punch-out catalogs for Hewlett Packard (HP) and Bluum (Troxell) will be limited to $25,000 and below. This change is due to the cooperative contracts supporting these punch-out catalogs no longer meeting OSU’s competitive requirements. For more information see Announcements located at https://fa.oregonstate.edu/pacs

Reserve event space and support: Invite your guests to an elegant, technologically advanced space with an intimate and personal appeal. Friendly and capable center staff will manage all the details of your special event. Reserve space at the Alumni Center. 

Last chance for faculty development opportunity: Due date extended to Dec. 11 for CTL’s Winter ’24 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Be part of a supportive group of faculty focusing on resilience and teaching enhancement. Explore teaching strategies, useful ed tech tools and building resilience to thrive. See the call for participation and submit an expression of interest to by Dec. 11. Funding provided. 

Hawai'i donation drive: The devastating fires in Lahaina in August resulted in the loss of life and property. OSU students, staff and community members who are from Maui and Hawai’i have been directly and indirectly impacted significantly. OSU Kokua Maui–Hui O Hawai’i is taking the lead along with other OSU entities to organize the collection and drop-offs, which take place from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 4-8, at the Beth Ray Center. Donations requested include diapers, feminine care products, new children’s toys and gift cards.

Internationalization Grant: The Office of Global Engagement is pleased to announce the Internationalization Grant application cycle for 2023-24, opening Dec. 1 and closing Jan. 31. This year, the grant is offered in three tracks, aligned with Oregon State University’s new strategic plan “Prosperity Widely Shared,” focusing on research and innovation, global and intercultural learning and career and workforce development. Grant funds are provided through the INTO OSU Joint Venture Internationalization Fund. Full details are available on the website.

OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner award: OSU President Emeritus Ed Ray has been chosen for the OSU Foundation’s 2023 OSU Loyal Philanthropic Partner Award, which honors faculty and staff who promote a culture of philanthropy at the university. “Throughout Ed’s 17-year tenure as president – and his ongoing involvement as a faculty member – he has been an extraordinary philanthropic leader,” said Larry Landis, a member of the OSU Loyal Advisory Committee that selected the award winner in this third annual tradition.

Thank you to employee donors: Thank you to all faculty and staff who have made a gift to the university this year. You are OSU Loyal, and a Nov. 28 gathering at Peavy Forest Science Center celebrated your impact on students. Basic Needs Center peer navigator Denna Alnasser noted that the food pantry has served 8,500+ people this fall, with your support: “It is so great to see students leave with needs met and a smile on their face.”

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Workplace Violence. Every day, we see workplace violence on the news. However, reports and statistical analysis of workplace violence document the low probability of injury or death due to violence. Still, being prepared and knowing how to respond to violence in the workplace is important in case it should occur. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-management/preparedness-topics/hostile-intruderworkplace-violence.

We need volunteers: OSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Learn how to do income taxes. Help others do their taxes. Gain valuable experience to add to your resume. We partner with the IRS to help underserved populations. Get trained and certified. What is VITA? Interested? General information meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 11, Austin Hall Room TBA. Questions?

OSU Today holiday schedule: OSU Today will switch to weekly editions Dec. 18, with no edition the week of Dec. 25. Daily issues will return Jan. 8.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing links to several free safety training resources from SAIF available to OSU managers, supervisors, and employees. For more information on Safety at OSU visit 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.

Mindful Self Compassion 10-week Program: Kate Gallagher will guide a 10-week mindful self compassion program starting Jan. 10 at the Marigold Center. MSC is an empirically supported method that improves mood, relationships and resilience and reduces harsh self-criticism. Registration is open and the cost is $400 for educators and $450 for the public. Scholarships are available for OSU undergraduates. Contact with questions.

PRISM submissions are now open: Submit your art, poetry, prose, music, films, photography and more to OSU's annual student-run art and literature journal. Take your chance at getting published. Submission form found in our Instagram bio or at prism.orangemedianetwork.com; the deadline is Dec. 15.

Call for Applications: Career Champions. Applications for the winter 2024 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. Career Champions provides educators with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while tackling issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications are due Dec. 15. Cohort meets Thursdays 3-4 p.m. on Zoom weeks 3-8 of winter term. Direct questions to Brenna Gomez.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Legacy Awards: Nominations are being accepted until Dec. 8. Each award comes with a $500 stipend as a token of appreciation and to celebrate the outstanding contributions of the recipients to make OSU more just and inclusive. Award recipients and nominees will be honored at the 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan. 15. Register for the Peace Breakfast here.

Students: Borrow your textbooks for free. The Basic Needs Center has a Textbook Lending Library open to all on-campus students that includes books, calculators, chemistry model sets and more. Visit their website to see if they have your books or request one if they don’t. Checkouts begin January 8th; request your book by Dec. 11 to check it out at the start of the term. Pop by 1030 SW Madison Ave., call 541-737-3747 or email [email protected] for questions and more textbook affordability advice.

Gift Drive for OSU Kids Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kids Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children for those in the OSU community struggling to purchase gifts during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon Registry that ships directly to FRC; the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box); or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to OLV|Milne in the lower level of Milne from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 8. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

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! Accessible Formats Coordinator: Disability Access Services (DAS) invites applicants to apply for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P07555UF. Closes Dec. 31.

NEW! Academic Advisor: College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Academic Advisor position. Posting #P07566UF. Closes Jan. 4.

Traffic and Maintenance

Kerr parking lot: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr south parking lot closure has been extended until Jan. 8 to finish construction activities, including lighting installation, paving and striping. This includes the closure of the west sidewalk. ADA access is available on the east side of the building.

The LaSells Stewart Center: As part of the LaSells Stewart Center Mechanical & Roof Renewal Project, a section of SW Stadium Avenue, located directly behind The LaSells Stewart Center and just south of Bloss Hall, will be closed to allow for crane activity from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 6. The entrance to SW Stadium Avenue from SW Western Boulevard will be closed. Both the east and west sidewalks on Stadium Avenue, directly behind The LaSells Stewart Center, will be closed. A vehicle detour will be available from Western Boulevard along the east and north side of the LaSells Stewart Center East parking lot. Stadium Avenue north of this area is closed under a separate notification for construction activity related to the Bloss Hall Renovation project. The LaSells Stewart Center East parking lot (#3259) will remain open. (View map)

Stadium Avenue: As part of the Bloss Hall Renovation project, a section SW Stadium Avenue, located between CH2M Hill Alumni Center and Bloss Hall, will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Jan. 5. Multiple parking spaces in the Bloss Hall West parking lot (bordering Stadium Ave.) will also be closed. In addition, the sidewalk on the west side of Bloss Hall will be closed. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the work site. (View map)

Weather

"I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December." ~ Oliver Herford

Corvallis: Rain today, high of 53, low of 42. Showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain today, high of 42, low of 32. Rain and snow tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today, high of 53, low of 46. Showers and breezy tomorrow.

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