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.
Approaching the close of a 17-year tenure as Oregon State University’s president, Edward J. Ray today called on the state of Oregon, the federal government and Oregonians to help address college students’ mental health and basic needs and reduce the tuition burden that students and their families pay for college. (see also KXL, Gazette-Times, KTVZ, KOIN)
Many people say they're aloof, especially compared to dogs, that they love food more than their owners and that cats like people who ignore them. We look at the evidence with cat researcher, Kristyn Vitale of Oregon State University.
"While apples grow well in this climate, they are not necessarily easy to grow,” said Erica Chernoh, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. "They require regular maintenance and care.”
“To be honest, I was totally caught off guard,” said Santelli, an accomplished music journalist and historian who serves as Oregon State University’s director of popular music and performing arts. “When they called our names, I totally froze in my seat.”
“That trend has been growing pretty steady over the past decade,” said Judy Stiegler, a former Democratic state representative from Bend and current political science instructor at Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades.
Expedition of Whispers: Oregon State University’s Theatre Department continues its 2019-2020 season with the world premiere of “The Expedition of Whispers.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for youth and students, and $4 for OSU students. Tickets are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office by calling 541-737-2784, or online at https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/theatre/university-theatre/box-officetickets.
Rummage Sale: A rummage sale will be held Feb. 10-14 in the fourth floor lobby of the Kerr Administration Building as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. Sponsored by the Office of News & Research Communications, the sale includes household items, jewelry, books, Thomas the Train sets, kids and women's clothing and more. New items added daily. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Cash or check made out to Linn-Benton Food Share.
Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle: The Extension and Experiment Station Communications office in Kerr 422 is holding its annual Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle. All donations benefit the Linn-Benton County Food Share. Tickets $1 each or six tickets for $5. Drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. The winner will be notified by email. For more information contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bake Sale: Come get your fill of sweets at the CCVM bake sale, Feb. 10-14 in Magruder Hall. There will be a variety of baked goods that change daily. Item prices vary. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Book Sale: Book prices vary. Come and check out the books on sale. Feb. 10-14, Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information, contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
3rd Annual Dip-Off: The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites you to the 3rd Annual Dip-Off, Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Withycombe 117. For only $5 you can try several different dips and vote for your favorite. Dips range from savory to sweet and include chips, crackers, veggies, fruit and more. Every vote counts and the dip with the most votes will be the champion. 100% of proceeds from the Dip-Off benefit the OSU Food Drive. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soup Lunch: $3 for one bowl, $5 all you can eat, desserts sold separately. Bring your own bowl to reduce waste and earn a free raffle ticket for our raffles. Feb 12, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): "Using OrthoFinder to identify shared orthologs, i.e., How can we computationally determine what coding sequences are shared between organisms" - Javier Tabima (Spatafora & LeBoldus Labs, Botany & Plant Pathology), Wednesday, Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in ALS 3005. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see https://cgrb.oregonstate.edu/bug
Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Scott Hansen, an associate professor in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oregon. “Emergent properties of membrane proximal signaling” on Wednesday Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001.
Ecological Detection in the Arctic: Three Vignettes: Marc Mangel is a biologist who is broadly interested in using mathematical methods to solve biological and ecological problems. He currently works on projects ranging from how human disturbance of foraging habitats will affect marine mammals to using population modeling to inform cybersecurity measures. Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Withycombe 109.
“Household Energy in Guatemala” 3-credit field course info session: In this course, students from any major travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2020 to learn about technologies and policies to address household energy poverty facing 40% of the world. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Rogers 226. A Zoom cast is also available. Contact Nordica MacCarty with any questions.
This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Genealogy of Movements — A film series by the Anarres Project that seeks to track the genealogy of strategies and political goals from a broad range of social movements over the past 40 years. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Milam 318.
American Strings: The College of Liberal Arts hosts Chicago blues artists Ronnie Baker Brooks, guitar/vocals, and Billy Branch, harmonica/vocals on Feb. 12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St. in Corvallis. Tickets here.
Quiz for a Cause: Quiz for a Cause is a general trivia event and fundraising tool hosted through Geeks Who Drink. Money is raised by asking each person on a team to contribute $5 to play (teams can be one to six players). The incentive to participate is the ability to earn back a portion of the pot if you are the winning team and the rest benefits the OSU Food Drive. Feb 12, 8 p.m. Flat Tail Brewing For more information contact email@example.com.
NEW! OSU International Scholar and Faculty Coffee Social: OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International and OSU Office of International Services would like to invite you to join international visiting faculty, scholars, students and their families for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) in the Einerson House (EINH) 2638 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis on Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and noon. https://www.facebook.com/events/388435441832420/
NEW! OSUsed Store Valentine’s Sale: Come by our public sale Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. to submit your best guess for how many Valentine's candies are in our jar for a chance to win a gourmet treat basket! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.
NEW! Music à la Carte: OSU Jazz Ensemble performs Feb. 14, noon, in the MU Lounge.
NEW! PAL-entine’s Day: Celebrate your friendships in style! McNary Dining Center is hosting PAL-entine’s Day, a chance to gather with your fellow Beavs for a formal multi-course dinner on Friday, Feb. 14. Seating times are available at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and include soup, salad, entrees, side dishes and dessert. Reserve a spot today: http://uhds.link/palentines
NEW! EcoFilm: The Beaver Believers: The hour-long film follows Beaver Believers onto spectacular western landscapes, where beaver have already begun to transform damaged watersheds. Many challenges stand in the way of larger scale efforts to use beaver as a restoration tool, including trapping. A panel consisting of the film producer and three Oregon beaver experts will discuss the film with a Q&A period. Admission is free, with a suggested donation for charitable causes. Friday, Feb. 14, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 Second St., Corvallis. Door open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7, corvallisecofilmfestival.com. Sponsored by the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film.
NEW! Literary Northwest Series: Steven Moore, author of The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier (University of Georgia Press, 2019), and Wendy Willis, author of These Are Strange Times, My Dear (Counterpoint Press, 2019) will read in The Lab Theatre (Withycombe Hall), on Feb. 21, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
NEW! Wikipedia Editathon: Join us in writing PNW African American history into Wikipedia. All are welcome; free food and prizes available. Training is provided, registration is required. Sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press, AfroCROWD, Educational Opportunity Program--Advancing Academic Equity for Student Success, and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center). Feb. 28, 2-5 p.m., Valley Library Autzen classroom.
Honey for your sweetie: The OSU Honey Bee Lab is selling honey on Thursday (Feb. 13) and Friday (Feb. 14), noon to 2 p.m., under the ALS skybridge on Campus Way. The 8oz jars make great gifts. $5 per jar, cash or check only.
OPEN Studio Series: Faculty Media Center: Experience the new Faculty Media Center. Drop in to learn about the FMC studios and get hands-on support with technology tools like Canvas, Kaltura and more Bring a project, idea, or simply your curiosity and work directly with Academic Technology’s experts. Join us from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons in Kidder Hall 100. Learn more about the OPEN Studio Series.
RecycleMania has begun: RecycleMania has officially kicked off. Together we can defeat the Ducks by recycling the most across the eight-week competition, Feb. 2 through March 28. Learn more on Campus Recycling’s website.
OSU Astronomy Club Presents 'Cosmos': The OSU Astronomy Club will be hosting a free showing of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson. This event is open to everyone of all ages and you can find more about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/681013462435951/. Any questions can be directed to the Facebook page or by contacting the Astronomy Club at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a weekly event held on Thursdays during winter term, from 5-6 pm in Weniger 151.
Weekly Mindfulness Meditation: Did you know that regular mindfulness meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognition, and much more? Let CAPS help you begin or maintain a meditation practice with weekly drop-in meditation groups. All skill levels are welcome. Check in at the Snell Hall 5th floor reception desk and be sure to arrive on time, as not to disrupt the session. Each Friday through finals week. Faculty and staff 12:30-1 p.m.; students 10-11 a.m.
Tax help for students and low-income households. Every Saturday through March 7 from 1-5 p.m. in Austin Hall Room 126. This is a free, drop-in based service. Click here for more information. Se habla español.
Winter Career Expo: On Wednesday, Feb. 19, connect with some of the best employers in the country at the 2020 Oregon State University Winter Career Expo. This career fair attracts over 100 employers seeking students to fill jobs and internships in STEM fields, liberal studies, social services, grad programs and business services. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out which employers are attending by following this link.
Young Professionals @OSU Social: Looking to network with other young professionals here at OSU? Join the Office of Work Life and the Family Resource Center for a night out at McMenamins Monroe Pub on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be available and you are welcome to bring your spouse/partner. RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE! Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Prevent Suicide: CAPS is coordinating the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for OSU on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., SEC Plaza. The goals of the Campus Walk event are to reduce mental health stigma, educate about resources, encourage help-seeking, support suicide loss survivors and raise money for national and local suicide prevention. Consider joining as either a virtual or “IRL” (in real life) walker by visiting afsp.org/oregonstate. For more information, contact Tessie Webster-Henry: email@example.com. Participants can also sign on as team captains and recruit members of their department to participate.
NEW! Introduction to CORE: The Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) is OSU's central tool for accessing official university reports and institutional data. All OSU employees have access to CORE reports and dashboards based on their employment classification and job profile. This session is designed to give new employees and CORE users who would like to review the basics an orientation to CORE. Topics in this session include security and policies related to the access and use of data, how to find and save what you need from CORE, and helpful tips and tricks for interacting with and using the system. This is a high level overview of the systems and is appropriate for all CORE users. Friday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to noon in IAR Training Space - Kerr B094 - and via Zoom. Note: This session is immediately followed by the IAR DataLab. This is an open time to meet one-on-one or consult with IAR staff to get more in-depth and personalized support on CORE, or any of the other tools and services we provide. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/training/session_view.php?sess_id=4666. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Colin Anderson, Associate Professor at Coventry University, UK, will present “Agroecology and Social Transformation” on Friday, Feb. 14, from noon to 12:50 p..m, in LINC 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.email@example.com.
NEW! Public Policy Brownbag Seminar Series: Diana Kruger, professor at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and COES in Chile, will present her work on “Longer School Schedules, Childcare and the Quality of Mothers’ Employment: Evidence from School Reform in Chile.” She will speak on Feb. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in Bexell 414.
NEW! Rethinking recess: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “Rethinking recess: Creating safe and inclusive playtime for all children in school,” by Rebecca London, PhD, MA, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.
NEW! Research Seminar: Irina Gaynanova, assistant professor, Texas A&M University, will speak on “Truncated latent Gaussian copula model for zero-inflated data,” Feb. 20, 4 p.m., Weniger 149. This seminar is open to the public.
NEW! BA 161 First-Year Student Microbusiness Market Research Event: Join us for our annual BA 161 Microbusiness Market Research event. College of Business first-year students have officially started their product development and marketing research for their products/services that will be ready for sale in spring 2020. Each of their microbusinesses are looking for feedback on their ideas, products and services. Friday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m., Austin Hall Marketplace. Come see and learn about what products and services students have created this year and help them fine-tune their ideas. Questions? Contact Marcella.Flores@oregonstate.edu
Blended Learning Opportunity: All Corvallis teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Spring 2020 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and redesign Corvallis on-campus courses as hybrid courses. Professional development funding provided. Proposals due Feb. 12. See the Call for Proposals.
Budget conversation: On Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon, the Office of Budget & Resource Planning will hold another University Budget Conversation in Memorial Union Room 215. This week’s topic is about the State Funding Process led by guest speaker Jan Lewis, Budget Liaison. The Budget Conversation sessions are limited to 60 minutes and are an open forum structure with the initial 15-20 minutes spent on presentation of the topic, leaving time for discussion and Q&A. We encourage you to bring your lunch and join the conversation to learn more about OSU’s budgeting and fiscal matters. If you are unable to join us in person we also encourage you to listen in via Zoom. More information about University Budget Conversations is located on the Office of Budget & Resource Planning website. If you have questions, please contact Sherm Bloomer for more information.
Procurement Training Sessions: Procurement is pleased to again offer training sessions covering: Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance (Feb. 13) and Informal Procurement (Feb. 14). These sessions are being offered in-person and via Zoom. For more information, registration, times and locations visit the Procurement Training and Support webpage.
Aruban study abroad: Information session for a new Aruban study abroad class led by Professors Dwaine Plaza, Larry Becker and Lauren Plaza. Feb. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the College of Liberal Arts Advising Office, 214 Bexell Hall. Learn about this innovative study abroad class that will be visiting Aruba from Sept. 9-19.
Linus Pauling Institute Seminar: “Nanobodies™: a versatile tool to enhance the treatment and diagnosis of disease.” Lecture by Carl Ruby, Ph.D, faculty Researcher in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU and cofounder of BTC, a start-up biotech company bringing safe, effective and accessible immune oncology options to veterinary medicine. Thurs, Feb 13, 2-3 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 402. Event Flyer.
Happily Never After? Exploring the truths and myths of relationships with Kristen Yax. Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium.
SBIR/STTR, State, and University Funding for Tech Commercialization: OSU Faculty and Student Researchers -- join the OSU Advantage office on Feb. 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. in MU 109 for an Innovation Days workshop titled “Research Impact Resources 101,” followed by a hosted networking reception from 5-6:30 p.m. At this session, you will learn how to access federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds and other regional funding opportunities focused on advancing the impact of university technologies by getting them into the marketplace. Learn more and RSVP here: https://innovationenterprise.oregonstate.edu/innovation-days
Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students? This makes it especially important for campus community members to equip ourselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. CAPS invites students, faculty, and staff to attend our Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshops. Participants will learn how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Monday, Feb. 24 noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 104. For questions or more information contact Tessie Webster-Henry: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM Research Center Reception: Celebrate, Connect and Collaborate! The OSU STEM Research Center invites you to celebrate our expanded staff and portfolio of applied research and evaluation. Join us to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved. Brief program followed by hosted reception and networking. Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m. in the Horizon Room in the MU. This event is free and open to faculty and graduate students, please RSVP here.
Free Middle School Women in Science Workshop: Discovering the Scientist Within is a program designed to nurture 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls’ interest in the STEM fields and consists of activities paired with adult women scientist role models. The event will be on campus, Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 1, and closes March 1. Contact Emily Nicholson in Precollege Programs at 737-9424 with questions.
The Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative is open for registration through summer 2020. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin or expand your equity and inclusion journey. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: email@example.com
NEW! Rolls and Scrolls: Browse for a used book and choose from a variety of delicious baked goods. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Moreland Hall Lobby. Donate cash, write a check or bring two food items for the Linn-Benton Food Share. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Valentine's Day Auction: This is a silent auction, so come bid on some handmade or new items for Valentine's Day. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
Hot Dog Sale: CCVM will be grilling up hot dogs and veggies dogs to raise money for the Linn Benton Food Share. One hot dog for $2, $5 for hot dog/chips/and soda. Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CCVM. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Farmers Market: School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us for baked goods, houseplants, home-canned products and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cordley 3029. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosmic Spin the Wheel: The Xpress Stop at the MU has Cosmic Spin the Wheel and cookies. For a $2 donation, spin the wheel for your chance to win candy and prizes. Every spin is entered into a drawing at the end of the month. Fabulous prizes include a Car Wash certificate, banner shopping bags, and $50 Amazon gift cards. Also, every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. stop by for fresh baked cookies. All proceeds benefit the food drive.
Quilt Raffle Ticket Sale: Quilt raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. All month. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.
Book Sale: Lightly used books, DVDs and board games will be on sale to support the OSU Food Drive throughout the month of February. Items will range in price from $1 to $5. Come check out the selection in the Magruder Hall lobby. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Take a Break with BEE: February is a cold, damp month. Need a break from it all? Come and spend some time in Gilmore Hall 116, warming up with hot cocoa or tea. We will be offering each for a donation of $1/per cup for the entire month of February (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the exception of noon). For questions, contact Cat.Mullins@oregonstate.edu.
PB&J bar: A longtime Biological & Ecological Engineering tradition, we’ve extended the PB&J bar for the entire month. Come on by our office and make yourself a delicious treat of peanut butter and a variety of jellies, many from local growers. Suggested donation of $3 per sandwich (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). All donations will go to BEE’s participation in the OSU Food Drive to help the local community. For questions, contact Cat.Mullins@oregonstate.edu.
NEW! FY19 Sustainability Report: the Sustainability Office invites you to explore OSU’s FY19 Sustainability Report. Reports are partly built from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure sustainability performance. FY19 produced OSU’s highest STARS score ever, as we continue an upwards trend towards becoming a greener and more inclusive university.
Encourage students to join the 100-day countdown to commencement: Class of 2020 is well-prepared to get a jumpstart on their futures. At Oregon State’s Countdown to Commencement events, graduating students can connect and celebrate with fellow soon-to-be-alumni, take care of all their graduation needs and gain skills for life beyond graduation. For questions and disability accommodations please call (877) 678-2837 or email OSUAA Early Engagement Director Mamta Chowdhury.
Campus Directions: Learn more from University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations about how Oregon State's campuses are improving every day. Read the latest issue of Campus Directions to learn about the Merryfield Hall renovations, how collaboration builds a better Corvallis campus and more. Interested in keeping up with projects on campus? Subscribe to our newsletter.
Policy changes: Fiscal Policy 03-140-505 Meals, Refreshments and Events has been revised to update and consolidate related policies (FIS 410-01 Alcoholic Beverages, FIS 410-05 Hosting Groups and Official Guests, FIS 410-07 Non-Travel Meals and Refreshments, FIS 410-09 Graduation Events). The new policy and related FAQs can be accessed on the FPP website. Please contact the Fiscal Policy Coordinator for your Business Center or the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.
OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships: The OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from high school seniors who will attend OSU in the fall of 2020 and are graduating from a Benton County High School or live in Benton County. Students will need to attend OSU full-time or have full-time dual enrollment in the Degree Partnership Program at LBCC and OSU with at least 6 credits per term at OSU in the academic year 2020-2021. The principal criterion for this award is academic merit. The Scholarship Committee is also accepting applications from non-traditional women (age 30 or older, who will be attending OSU full-time or part-time in 2020-2021 pursuing their first undergraduate degree). Students must be U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County. Principal criteria are financial need and academic merit. Applications are available at high school counselors' offices, at the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop, 144 NW Second St. in Corvallis, and online at https://osufolk.oregonstate.edu. Deadline for mailing is March 6 for high schoolers and March 20 for non-traditional students.
Encourage students to influence campus health and wellness: The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey was sent this week to a random, stratified sample of approximately 8,000 OSU (Corvallis, Portland Center, and Ecampus) students. We are aiming for a response rate of 20% or better by Feb. 26 – and we need your help to make that happen! Please encourage any students with whom you are in contact to check their emails and complete the NCHA survey if they have been selected to receive it. It only takes 20-30 minutes of their time. Those who complete the survey are entered into a giveaway for one of: two Timbuk2 backpacks, ten Hydroflasks or ten $25 Orange Rewards. The survey is confidential and completely voluntary. For more information contact Kelly Hogan, MPH, Director of Prevention and Wellness for Student Health Services at 541-737-5667.
Participants needed to review a survey measuring intergenerational contact: Participation involves a one-hour focus group, during which you will complete the survey individually and then engage in a group discussion about how the survey could be improved. Held on-campus on March 5. You will be compensated $20. To participate, email Shelbie Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and which age group you fall into from the following: 18-39 years, 40-64 years, 65 and over.
"When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away." ~ Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, born today in 1881.
Corvallis: Gradual clearing today, high of 49, low of 35. Rain tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 47, low of 29. Chance of rain and snow tomorrow.
Newport: Partly sunny, high of 49, low of 38. Rain Thursday.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/