Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see:


How 'gunfluencers' are changing the way firearms are advertised (Think Out Loud)

The way in which Americans have purchased firearms, and how they’re advertised, has changed greatly over the years. A recent study from Oregon State University sheds light on a new group helping target consumers: gun influencers. Aimee Huff and Michelle Barnhart are both associate professors at OSU’s College of Business. They both join us to discuss how gun culture has changed over the years and the role these influencers are playing.

Veterinarian on mystery illness affecting dogs (KPTV)

(Video) Featuring Dr. Kurt Williams, director of the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.

USDA horticultural labs at OSU celebrate 50th anniversary (Capital Press)

In 1973, a USDA research laboratory, designed to foster collaboration between federal scientists and Pacific Northwest universities, opened at Oregon State University.

Judge rules in favor of WSU, OSU (Moscow-Pullman Daily News)

Washington State University and Oregon State University have secured voting rights as the only two members on the Pac-12 board, thanks to a preliminary injunction from Whitman County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Diminutive new hazelnut variety boosts yield per acre (Capital Press)

Reduced vigor and smaller size are features rather than bugs for Oregon State University’s new Thompson hazelnut variety, which is intended specifically for high-density orchards.

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International Education Week: Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & University Registrar Rebecca Mathern says, “During the month of October, I participated in a professionally sponsored seminar in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This photo was taken in Tübingen, the location of a university where we have two OSU employees advising students from OSU and other Oregon schools who study abroad.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Catching up on OSU generative AI-related events that you may have missed? See Upcoming AI Events and Past Recordings from the CTL. Topics of the recordings include an intro to AI for teaching and learning, a panel on use of AI in research and guidance and examples for adapting courses and teaching strategies in the age of AI.

Celebrating and Investing in Oregon State’s Future: You are invited to attend the investiture of Oregon State University’s 16th president, Jayathi Murthy, and the launch of the University Strategic Plan 2024-2030 – Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; lunch is included. Live stream is available.


International Education Week Nov. 13-17: Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, visit:

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: Managers and supervisors at OSU play a key role in enabling employees to do their best work. The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. Fall 2023 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 14-17, via Zoom. Winter 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday, Feb. 26-29, via Zoom. Spring 2024 program: 8:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday-Friday, May 7-10, via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Care Talks: Caring for Aging Loved Ones -- Family Meetings & Having the Care Conversation. Family meetings are an essential part of making certain that conflict is diminished among all of your family members. This seminar will cover how to prepare for a family meeting and how to communicate with older adults and other family members about important decisions such as health, housing, finances and legal issues. We will go over starting the conversation, effective communication, dealing with denial and more. 10 a.m., Nov. 15. Register today.

President's Reception for International Students: OSU President Jayathi Murthy invites all international students to join her for coffee and conversation from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 15 in the MU Main Lounge. This event is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

OSU Beaver Dads: Come join in with other self-identified dads from around the Corvallis campus to talk about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. This is a time for informal conversation, so come late or leave early if you need, ask questions of other dads, share experiences/stories/resources and more. Facilitated by Tarron Anderson. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 15, MU 212. For accommodations and questions contact [email protected] with the Family Resource Center.

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for a special session of the Horticulture Fall 2023 Seminar Series at noon Nov. 15 in ALS 4001 and Zoom. Joe Hull, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, will present, “The 'fun' of functional genomics in a non-model pest." The event is free and open to the public. More information at

UAOSU Listening Sessions: UASOU will be hosting four listening sessions for members to share their contract priorities with members of the bargaining team. These sessions will be both in-person and hybrid from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 15, in Milam 319; 5-6 p.m., Nov. 29, in the OSU Library, Willamette Room (room 3622); and 3-4 p.m., Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union, Thought Lab (room 215). To RSVP visit

New Learning Opportunity for Supervisors: OSU Supervisor Forums: University HR has announced the first OSU Supervisor Forum. Offered once per quarter, these forums will provide resources and action steps that support your journey as a supervisor. The first OSU Supervisor Forum will include an introduction to the University HR structure and key contacts, more employee and supervisor mental health tips, and a deeper dive into the importance of employee onboarding. Join us via Zoom from 1-1:50 p.m., Nov. 15. Registration is required.

PFLA Zoom event, "Cascades Edge Career Development Program": Presented by Blair Garland, OSU-Cascades chief marketing and engagement officer. Learn more about the new, innovative program that provides integrated professional development to students. 1-2 p.m., Nov. 15. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

CAPE Open House: An open house at the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 15 in the Student Experience Center (SEC), Suite 350. We are excited to welcome the OSU community into our new location in the SEC and meet the CAPE staff. Expect fun activities and light refreshments.

Commodities, Cafes and Climate Change: This week, OSU faculty leaders James Sterns and native French Dominique Bachelet from the College of Agriculture will tell you about their 4-credit, two-week (June 18-July 2, 2024) program in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, during two info sessions from 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 15 and 16 in LInC 3446. Once there, you will be eating fabulous food, hiking in the mountains with a goat farmer, touring a nuclear power plant, visiting the UN in Geneva, discovering ancient cities and learning about how climate change challenges France's viticulture and agriculture ancient customs. For more details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) program brochure and application.

OSU Procurement Training Series: Procurement will be hosting virtual training sessions next week on various OSU procurement topics. Sessions include: Introduction to Sole Source 3-4 p.m., Nov. 15; Introduction to Personal Services Contracts, 3-4 pm., Nov. 16; Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 17. To register, visit the Virtual Trainings section of the Procurement Training and Support webpage:

WRPM Seminar Series: Jack Schmidt, director, Center for Colorado River Studies, will present "Advancing our predictive understanding of river corridor exchange,” 4 p.m., Nov. 15 in Burt 193 or on Zoom.  Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.  

BB Seminar Series Speaker: Please join the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics in attending the BB seminar talk by Nicole Hams from U.S Fish & Wildlife, for a presentation titled “The Role of Mentors and Diverse Learning Experiences in Shaping Young Conservation Professionals,” 4 p.m., Nov. 15, ALSO 4001 and via Zoom,

Study Abroad Affordability: Students are invited to attend a joint session with OSU GO, Scholarships, National and Global Scholarships Advising and Financial Aid for tips and advice on how to afford study abroad programs. This hybrid International Education Week event will be held 4-5 p.m, Nov. 15 in STAG 210 or online.

Provost’s Reception for International Employees and Scholars: This year’s International Education Week event lineup offers all members of the OSU community opportunities to come together to celebrate our global connections and achievements. The Provost’s Reception for International Employees and Scholars recognizes and celebrates OSU’s exceptional international employees, visiting scholars and department sponsors. Hosted by Provost Edward Feser with remarks by President Jayathi Murthy at 5 p.m., Nov. 15 in the MU Main Lounge. 

The Nature of Gratitude: Join us in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's main meeting room for an annual community gathering exploring diverse aspects of gratitude through live music, spoken word, photography and art. Presenters include writer Charles Goodrich, musicians Halie Loren and Don Latarski, and performance poet Jorah LaFleur, among others. 5:30 p.m., Nov. 15. Free and open to all. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.

The Dive of a Lifetime to the Deepest Place on Earth: Dawn Wright, a.k.a. "Deepsea Dawn,” is the first Black person to dive to the deepest spot on the entire planet - Challenger Deep. Attend the free Marston Lecture at 6 p.m., Nov. 15 in The LaSells Stewart Center and hear Dawn talk about this dive—including the geospatial and imaging technologies used on the dive, discoveries from mapping this part of the world in history-making detail, and implications of discoveries for future ocean science. Learn more and register here.


NEW! Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session: National and Global Scholarships Advising invites undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for individuals to go abroad for one year to complete research, study or English teaching in a country of their choice. This International Education Week event will be held 5-6 p.m., Nov. 16 in LINC 343.

NEW! University Budget Committee meeting on Friday: The committee will meet from 9-10 a.m. on Nov. 17 via Zoom and in B011 Kerr Admin. Bldg. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC web page. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

NEW! Tom's International Coffee: College of Forestry Dean Tom DeLuca and CoF International Programs invite the OSU community to celebrate International Education Week. Join us from 9-10 a.m., Nov 17 in the PFSC third-floor treehouse to chat and connect over coffee, tea and treats. See the OSU IEW website for a full list of IEW activities, Nov. 13-17. 

NEW! Music à la Carte: Join reed quintet Splinter Reeds for a performance at noon on Nov. 17 in the lobby of the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center. Admission is free.

NEW! Stress Management Through Music & Meditation: Join OSU Fulbright Scholar Sud Kumar from 4-5:30 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Memorial Union La Raza Room 208 for a presentation and activities focused on stress management and meditation, accompanied by live music. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice techniques for managing stress in a peaceful and supportive environment. This event is sponsored by the Fulbright Oregon Chapter and OSU Office of International Services as part of International Education Week.

NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from César Franck, Mel Bonis and Maurice Ravel. Directed by guest conductor, David Hattner, conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and more information at

NEW! Anatomy of Mindful Self CompassionKate Gallagher will guide the foundations of mindful self compassion, an empirically researched contemplative method that improves mood, relationships and resilience. This event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 19; it is offered by donation at Marigold, the practice center located in Downtown Corvallis. Pre-registration requiredContact us with questions.

Classified Staff union membership meeting: Classified staff are welcome to attend our union’s monthly meeting from noon to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 16 for updates on bargaining and other happenings. This meeting is hybrid. If attending online, registration in advance is required. In-person attendees can join us for lunch in Memorial Union Room 211. Email for accommodations.

International Fellowships Mixer: All faculty are invited to attend an international fellowships mixer from 5-6 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union (MU) Journey Room. The mixer will provide an opportunity to celebrate and learn from Humboldt Research Fellows and Fulbright Scholars. Faculty members who are interested in international fellowship opportunities are particularly encouraged to attend. A selection of drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Register here.

Global Community and Culinary Heritage Celebration: The OSU community is invited to sample cultural dishes prepared by international and domestic student teams while cultivating a greater appreciation of food as cultural heritage. This IEW event is from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This event is free but tickets are required.

American Strings: An Evening with Twanguero. Dubbed a “fire-breathing guitar hero” by the press, and called “the King of Twang” by Guitar Player Magazine, Latin Grammy-winning, guitarist/composer/performer Twanguero (Diego Garcia) is considered by many to be one of the finest guitarists in Spain. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16 at The LaSells Stewart Center; tickets $25 or free for OSU students with advance registration. 

Art About Agriculture 2023 Reception at Portland’5: All are welcome to the in-person reception for OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023’s visit to Antoinette Hatfield Hall at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts (1111 SW Broadway, Portland). 5-7:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Register here. Art About Agriculture 2023 program info:

OSUAA Tailgate Town - Home vs. Washington: Put on your best orange and black and come cheer on your Beavs as they face the Huskies of Washington. Food, prizes and games will be offered at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Saturday, Nov. 18, three hours prior to kickoff. Learn more.

Samantha Scherer: Whistling in the DarkThis exhibition will feature drawings and paintings representing over 15 years of exploration by the artist, from five distinct bodies of work. The exhibition will run from Nov. 13 to Dec. 15 in Fairbanks Hall. Admission is free.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Lyra Webinar: Coping With Distressing Current Events. While you can't fully control what happens in the world at large, you can determine how you respond to yourself and others in the aftermath of distressing news by prioritizing your well-being and taking productive action. In this workshop you will learn about research-supported tools to take care of yourself during difficult times, reduce in-the-moment distress and ensure that you know when support from a mental health professional is the right next step. This webinar will also include a guided mindfulness exercise as well as a Q&A session in the last 10 minutes of the program. 11 a.m., Nov. 17. Register here.

NEW! FYI Friday – Beyond Fair-weather Friendship: You can bike commute in fall and winter. Riding your bike is good for you, your environment and your wallet. With the right tools and tricks, you can commute in comfort all year round. A reluctant winter bike commuter learned some hard lessons, so you don’t have to. Find options for winter commuting gear ranging from DIY to off-the-shelf. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 17, Cascade Hall Room 124, Corvallis campus. Seats are limited. Registration required.

NEW! College of Health Friday Research Seminar: “Bystander Intervention for Sexual Violence Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing a More Nuanced Approach for Measuring Students’ Experiences" will be presented by Jill Hoxmeier, OSU College of Health, from 1-2 p.m. Nov. 17, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. This is co-sponsored by the Health Promotion and Health Behavior program in the College of Health. Learn more about upcoming and past seminars on the college website.

NEW! BB Special Seminar: Join the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics as we welcome BB alum Simon Johnson, the College of Science Young Alumni Award recipient, for a talk titled “Deciphering the Complex Pathobiology of Genetic Mitochondrial Disease,” 3 p.m., Nov. 17, LPSC 125 and via Zoom,

NEW! 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 VITAInterested? General information meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 11, Austin Hall Room TBA. Questions?

Care Talks: Succeed at Work -- Stress Management. This webinar covers common causes of stress, how to recognize your stress signals and successful strategies for managing stress when it occurs. 10 a.m., Nov. 16. Register today.

Navigating the “holiday season," family edition: The holiday season can be filled with joy, but it can also come with complications — especially when we factor in family dynamics. Whether you’re navigating grief, family conflict or new traditions with your chosen families, the holidays can hold more difficult emotions than we would like. Join this gathering to discuss the challenges we can face while navigating family dynamics during the holiday season. Attendees will also discuss self-care strategies to help you manage stress and maintain your mental health during the holiday season. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 16; 9-10 a.m., Nov. 28. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

HMSC Research Seminar: Nicholas Battista with the School of Science at the College of New Jersey will be giving a seminar titled “To fish, worms, and beyond: using computational models to study how variations in morphology and kinematics affect swimming performance,” 3:30 p.m., Nov. 16. Please join us in person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

International students and research: Are you an international student eager to dive into the world of research and high-impact opportunities? Join the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (Office of URSA) for "Discover, Engage, Impact” as part of International Education Week from 4-5 p.m., Nov. 16, LINC 100. Unlock the door to a world of academic exploration and personal growth as we guide you through the exciting realm of research and high-impact practices. Whether you're curious about research opportunities, internships, community involvement or leadership roles, this event is your comprehensive guide to academic excellence and beyond.

PFLA Zoom event: Surviving the Holidays and Winter in the PNW. An informal lunch-and-learn to share tips and strategies, plus resources for wellness and managing stress. Noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 5. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through Fall '23. 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. Learn more, see the schedule and register for remote Tier One Platform & Tier Two Next Level workshops here. Interested in this development for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! 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, 2024.

NEW! FYI Friday: Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Winter 2024. Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue. 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 two hours in length. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions or for assistance with your application.

NEW! The OSU Libraries Survey: Oregon State University Libraries has contracted with Madison Avenue Collective, a local design firm, to help them update the Valley Library, Guin Library and OSU-Cascades Library websites. The first phase is to gather information about the current state of these sites. We're asking everyone in the OSU community to share their opinions anonymously. OSU community. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. It will close at 5 p.m. Nov 22. Take the OSU Libraries website survey.

Namecoach: At OSU, we believe everyone deserves to be addressed by their correct name. That's why University Information and Technology has launched Namecoach. This transformative tool makes it easy to record and share your name pronunciation and listen to name recordings made by others. Namecoach is available to OSU students, faculty and staff to help make OSU a more inclusive place to learn, work, and grow. Get started and learn more by visiting

Ask Alumni webcast: Tips from a corporate recruiter. Always leverage the career insights of your OSU network. Emalee Rabinovitch, ’16, offers job search strategies from the perspective of a corporate recruiter in this Ask Alumni on-demand webcast, presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Watch for free and get more tips and advice from accomplished alumni professionals:

Fall 2023 Update from Vice President for Finance and Administration: Want to be an insider? Find out what Division of Finance and Administration units have been doing to help advance OSU’s goals in this update to DFA employees: Each quarter, Vice President Mike Green and DFA senior leaders share project milestones, unit news, highlights, updates and coming events. While targeted to division employees, the VPFA quarterly updates are a great way for anyone to get an overview of the broad and varied work of DFA units.

Lyla June Johnston and Riane Eisler on Inner Nature: The latest episode of the Inner Nature podcast series features Indigenous scholar and community organizer Lyla June Johnston in conversation with Riane Eisler, social systems scientist and president of the Center for Partnership Systems. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Inner Nature is produced by the Spring Creek Project and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Watershed Fellowship opportunity: OSU faculty and community members are invited to apply for a year-long Watershed Fellowship with the Public Humanities Collaboratory sponsored by PRAx, the Spring Creek Project and the Center for the Humanities. The Collaboratory convenes scholars, creatives, cultural practitioners and nonprofit and community leaders in a collective effort to discover new approaches to enduring or emerging challenges. The application window closes Jan. 8. Learn more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.

A Change on the Menu: Wolves in Alaska's Katmai Wilderness

Wolves and seals: Researchers from Oregon State University and the National Park Service have uncovered new insights into the hunting behavior of Alaska's coastal wolves in Katmai National Park. Their recent paper in Ecology reveals previously undocumented incidents, such as a male wolf's hunting and consuming a harbor seal:


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NEW! UHDS Marketing and Communications Manager: University Housing and Dining is looking for two Marketing and Communications Managers. These positions are part of an internal creative services team that promotes UHDS at OSU. A primary emphasis for this position is to create, implement and track targeted marketing plans for new and existing university-wide programs that support students and the larger OSU community. These are full-time professional faculty positions. Posting #P07504UF. Closes Nov. 30.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Deschutes County office in Redmond. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Apply to posting #P04500CT. Closes Nov. 23.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Delays on SW 15th Street: As part of the Kerr South Parking Lot project, there will be intermittent delays on SW 15th Street between SW Washington Avenue and SW Adams Avenue due to construction activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17. A single lane will be closed at a time, with traffic being allowed to pass through the opposite lane. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic. A section of the sidewalk on the west side of 15th Street, just north of the work area, is closed under a previous notification along with the crosswalk at SW Adams Avenue. The east sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. Other possible impacts include noise near the work site. View map.

EXTENDED! Campus Way Closure, 26th Street to Memorial Place: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, SW Campus Way will be closed between SW 26th Street and SW Memorial Place from Nov. 6-27 to allow for crane activity.

Traffic diverted to temporary Van Buren bridge starting in mid-November: Commuters to campus may notice a traffic pattern change between downtown Corvallis and the east side of the Willamette River. Starting in mid-November, eastbound traffic will be diverted onto a temporary bridge on NW Van Buren Ave. The temporary bridge includes a separate path for pedestrians and bicyclists. The paths underneath the bridge will remain closed. A temporary signal at NW Van Buren Ave. and NW First Street will control traffic flow and NW First Street will change from two-way to one-way traffic for one block north and south of the Van Buren bridge. Access to NW Van Buren Avenue from NW First Street will be restricted. For more information, visit the ODOT Van Buren Bridge project page.
Kerr: As part of the Kerr Administration South Parking Lot Improvement project, the Kerr South parking lot closure has been extended until Dec. 4 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.


“November at its best — with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” ~ Anne Bosworth Greene

Corvallis: Slight chance of rain today, high of 55, low of 36. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 58, low of 33. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Newport: Slight chance of rain, high of 60, low of 38. Sunny tomorrow.

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