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:

Oregon State University fall enrollment tops 36,000 at new record level (KEZI)

OSU officials said that their fall enrollment of 36,636 students is up nearly 1,400 students or 4% higher than 2022. For the 10th consecutive year, OSU is the largest university in Oregon, according to the college. (see also OPBKLCCKXL)

OSU-Cascades fall enrollment sees 10.3% jump in first-year students, 3.3% rise overall; OSU tops 36,000, another record (KTVZ)

First-year student enrollment at Oregon State University–Cascades has increased for the ninth consecutive year, with a 2023 fall class of 225 students representing the largest in OSU-Cascades’ history and a 10.3% increase over the previous year, the Bend campus announced Tuesday.

Understory: Can dam demolition save California's salmon? (PBS News)

A hundred years ago the Klamath River was dammed and diverted, changing the landscape and the salmon population. Now, those same dams are being torn down. What will letting the river run wild mean for the water, the fish and the people who live there? Featuring OSU's Desiree Tullos.

CEOAS' Leitner receives 2023 Maxwell/Hanrahan Award in Field Biology (LIFE@OSU)

Astrid Leitner, an assistant professor in Oregon State’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, has been selected to receive one of five Maxwell/Hanrahan Awards in Field Biology for 2023.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Indigenous author and botanist, receives OSU's 2024 Stone Award (Corvallis Advocate)

Indigenous author, botanist and professor Robin Wall Kimmerer has been named as Oregon State University’s 2024 recipient of the Stone Award for Literary Achievement. 

A third of buildings in northern Gaza are damaged or destroyed, analysis estimates (New York Times)

Throughout the entire Gaza Strip, including southern Gaza, at least 38,000 buildings appear to be damaged, or an estimated 13 to 18 percent of all buildings, according to the analysis by two researchers, Jamon Van Den Hoek of Oregon State University and Corey Scher of the CUNY Graduate Center. The assessment identified individual building footprints that were most likely damaged based on an analysis of satellite imagery ending on Sunday. (see also BBC News)

Record temperatures in October indicate 2023 will be warmest year in history (France 24)

Lead author William Ripple, a professor at Oregon State University said it was likely that annual average temperatures would start to be recorded above 1.5C. "As warming continues, we face increasing danger from amplifying climate feedback loops and tipping points such as ice sheet melting and forest dieback," he said. 

Southern Alaska's national forests key to meeting climate, conservation goals, OSU study shows (Bioengineer)

Analyses of U.S. national forests led by Oregon State University scientists shows that increased protections for two Alaskan forests is a key to meeting climate and biodiversity goals.

Christine Pollard talks about new role as OSU-Cascades senior associate dean (KTVZ)

Christine Pollard has been named senior associate dean at OSU-Cascades. She talked with us Monday about how she looks to the future, including more integration with the community and expanding the courses the Bend campus offers.

Voting in off-year elections just as impactful as general elections, expert and officials say (KEZI)

That same sentiment was shared by Christopher Stout, a political science professor at Oregon State University. He said voters have a real chance of creating change in their community. 

Physicist answers physics questions from Twitter (Wired)

Physicist Jeffrey Hazboun of Oregon State University visits WIRED to answer the internet's swirling questions about physics. How does one split an atom? Is light a wave or a particle...or both? How soon will the universe end? Is time travel is possible given physicists' current understanding?

Raspberries are healthy (Ag Info)

Oregon State University researcher Neil Shay says they’ve been testing mice to see how much raspberries impact things like weight gain.

Newport man charged for OSU robot bomb threat (Gazette-Times)

Ted Daniel Stock, 18, allegedly posted the threat publicly on Instagram, writing “I’m going to place an improvised explosive device (IED) inside one of your stupid robots,” the affidavit states. Stock was an Oregon State student at the time of his arrest, according to Sean Nealon, OSU news and research communications director. Court records show a Newport address for Stock.

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Rainbow route: Julia Lounsberry says, "Walking by Linus Pauling Middle School enjoying the colors of fall!" We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to enhance the classic Think-Pair-Share classroom learning activity? For practical strategies and tips to make this technique more powerful, see Sparked by a Sparkshop: Rethinking Think-Pair-Share by Kara Clevinger of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

NEW! Strategic Plan: We make a difference: through our students’ achievements, our groundbreaking research and dedicated staff. We are ready to collaborate, address community needs and drive economic growth. Discover more at the launch of our new strategic plan — Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. Join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. 


November Family Business 360 event: The Center for Family Enterprise’s 2023 Excellence in Family Business Award winner for Generational Development Koeber’s Interiors will be celebrated from 8:30-9 a.m., Nov. 8, in a virtual format. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear from owner Jaann Hoisington and manager of marketing and sales Georgie Funk on how they have successfully transitioned their family business through three generations. Register here.  

Caregiving for Someone with a Disability: While caregiving can be one of the most rewarding and worthwhile commitments, it can also be a difficult and draining state to maintain. Join this virtual gathering to meet with other caregivers and discuss the challenges or difficulties you face. This gathering is intended for people who care for others with a disability. 9-10 a.m., Nov. 8. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

NEW! Veterans Resource Fair: The Military and Veteran Resources Center will be hosting the annual veterans resource fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 8, in Snell 150. Catering will be provided by the OSU street taco truck.

Gentle and Flow Yoga Classes at Marigold: Join Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice for gentle and flow yoga classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedule, purchase class passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate Scholarship for financial assistance. Please contact Marigold with questions. 

Care Talks: Financial Wellness -- Living Off Your Paycheck. This webinar will go over goal-setting and how your money beliefs can affect the way you save and spend. Other topics covered during this session include how to reduce debt, the difference between “meat vs. gravy” and how to increase your wealth. 10 a.m., Nov. 8, online. Register today.

Teaching Workshop: Regan A. R. Gurung, AVP and director of the CTL, will moderate an informal conversation about teaching assessment with Shane Brown (COE), April LaGue (CoEd) and Louis M. Wojcinski (COS) titled, "Is an Unexamined Class Worth Teaching? Pointers from Experienced Faculty,” 10-11 a.m., Nov. 8 via Zoom. Register to participate here.  

Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6-9, MU Basement. Appointments and drop-ins welcome:

Thank a Vet: Every year, the Healthy Aging Club does a “Thank a Vet” project for the residents of the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon.  This year, we will be hosting a card-making project on the SEC Plaza , from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 8 and 9:30-11:45 a.m., Nov 9. These will be personally addressed and hand delivered to each veteran on Saturday afternoon by HAC club members.  Drop by our table and make a card for a veteran.  For more information: [email protected].

Diversity Research Virtual Lighting Talks: This event will feature concise, short, rapid-fire presentations that showcase recent research and scholarship advancing a more equitable and just world. This virtual event will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 8. Hosted by the Research Office and the Office of Institutional Diversity. Register here

Working While Grieving: Grief is one of the most common human experiences, yet it’s one of the least discussed and understood. Grief impacts our ability to be present and fully engaged, especially at work. Join this virtual gathering to discuss the ways grief impacts work and share helpful strategies to make room for both. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 8 or Nov. 13. Access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

National First-Generation College Student CelebrationJoin faculty, staff, and students from the College of Liberal Arts from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 8 in Bexell Hall for National First-Generation College Student Celebration. Cocoa, cider and cake will be served.

Federal funding opportunities and climate tech support seminar: Join Leon Wolf and Juan Barraza of VertueLab to learn more about how you can compete for SBIR/STTR grants and other federal opportunities, as well as assistance programs for climate entrepreneurs. This 90-minute session will include information on the various federal funding agencies, how to find the right opportunity and tips and tricks for submitting successful applications. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 8, Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI), Metolius Room, 1110 NE Circle Blvd. Zoom option available. Lunch provided. Please let us know if you'll be attending in person.

STEM Education in South Africa and the US: Join the College of Education and the STEM Research Center from 3-4 p.m., Nov. 8, in Furman 404 for a lecture by Derek Fish, a current Fulbright scholar at OSU with 30 years of experience running a science center in South Africa. Fish will discuss the challenges of STEM education in a country that experienced major political changes after Apartheid, massive continuing inequality and racial tensions, and enormous linguistic and cultural diversity. The conversation will focus on mutual learning based on his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S.

Defense Intelligence Agency Careers: Join the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and School of Public Policy (SPP) for an exclusive event at 3 p.m. Nov. 8, featuring a representative from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), who is also a CLA/SPP alumna. The representative will share unique insights into the world of defense intelligence and national security for students who are interested in related career fields.

Paul Lawrence Farber Humanities Endowment Fund Lecture: The Paul Lawrence Farber Humanities Endowment Fund presents Elizabeth O’Brien, assistant professor of the history of medicine and of Latin America at UCLA. O’Brien will present on her recent research titled, "Surgery and Colonialism: How the Church Decided that Life Begins at Conception," and how the caesarean operation played a role in shaping Catholic claims about unborn life. 4 p.m., Nov. 8, The LaSells Stewart Center. Admission is free.

NDiSTEM recap: Following the National Diversity in STEM, NDiSTEM Conference, the OSU Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) chapter will be hosting a NDiSTEM conference recap reception to thank their sponsors from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 8 in MU 49 Horizon Room. Questions? Contact Jimena Caballero Ignacio, chapter president at [email protected].


NEW! International Employee and Scholar Coffee Social: International employees, faculty, scholars, families and friends are invited to drop in between 10:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 10 at the Einerson House (2638 NW Jackson Ave.) for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

NEW! Beavs, Brews and BBQs: This Veterans Day, OSUAA is hosting a flavorful pregame experience for fans with a cook-off and tasting prior to the Stanford football game. Sample barbecue from Pacific Northwest pitmasters and craft beer from Oregon breweries outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, in conjunction with Tailgate Town, Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets $20-$35. Register

NEW! 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:

Carry Me Back – Fall Choral Concert: The OSU Chamber Choir, OSU Meistersingers and Bella Voce will be holding their Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis. General admission tickets are $10; OSU students can attend for free.

Military and Veteran Resource Center dedication: Oregon State University has renamed the Military and Veteran Resource Center in honor of Oregon State former student Sergeant John N. Holcomb, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who died defending his platoon during the Vietnam War. The dedication and reception takes place 2 p.m., Nov. 10, in Snell Hall Suite 150. For more information, [email protected] or 541-737-2278.

OSUAA Tailgate Town: Home vs. Stanford. On Saturday, Nov. 11, the game day delights are all in one place: The CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Play games, make fun memories and pick up a limited-quantity Tailgate Town sticker, then head outside for even more pregame fun with the Beavs, Brews and BBQ party. Festivities start three hours before kickoff. Learn more.

College of Education Tailgate: College of Education alumni and friends are invited to a tailgate event from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Ch2M Hill Alumni Center in the Willamette Room 115. The first 100 through the door get a snazzy light-up cowboy hat. Join us for food, fun and football. Register at

Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, Yoga Nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight, and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30p.m., on Sundays, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, at Marigold: 648 SW 2nd St. in Corvallis. By donation/open to all. Pre-registration required:

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:

OSU’s Accommodations Offices External Review: The Dean of Students and Equal Opportunity and Access offices have partnered with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) to assist with an assessment of OSU’s accommodations offices. You are invited to engage with external reviewers by attending the following feedback sessions. Faculty feedback sessions: 9-9:45 a.m., Nov. 13-14. Campus partners feedback sessions: 1:30-2:15 p.m., Nov. 13-14. Student feedback sessions: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 13-14. All sessions will be held in the Valley Library Willamette Room. Direct questions, including requests for accommodations related to disability, to [email protected].

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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Art, Design and Culture in Italy: Join OSU faculty leader Daniele Di Lodovico and Lei Xue from the College of Liberal Arts to learn more about their 3-credit, two-week program in Rome and Florence studying food, art, monuments, architecture and more from Aug. 24-Sept. 7, 2024. Info session­­ at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 9 in Fairbanks 314. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! Investigations of Gut Microbiome Modulation from Grains, Berries, and their Phytochemical Compounds: Frank Carbonera is a microbial ecologist from Washington State University with a specific interest in nutrition and gut microbiome. His research specifically focuses on the impact of consumption of non-digestible phytochemicals on the animal and human gut microbiome. He will speak at 4 p.m., Nov. 13 in Wiegand Hall 106 or on Zoom.

Making Meaning of Military Service: Join this gathering to talk with other veterans about how they navigate civilian workplace experiences and make meaning from their service in the United States military. We will also discuss self-care strategies for managing difficult experiences at work. This gathering is intended for those with veteran, reserve or active duty military status. 9-10 a.m., Nov. 9. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2023 Fall Student Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is hosting its Fall 2023 Student Symposium at 10 a.m., Nov. 9, starting with a keynote address by Aaron Coyner, a solar physicist and part of the physics faculty at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The symposium will be hosted in person at LaSells Stewart Center. The public is invited to attend, view the student posters, and watch the student presentations. More information at

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: “Understanding Hospice,” with Lumina Hospice. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9. For Zoom meeting link and for accommodations, please email: [email protected].

Managing Anxiety During Political Unrest: Israel-Hamas War. Join this gathering to discuss common feelings of distress related to the Israel-Hamas war and talk with others about ways to manage these emotional responses and cope in healthy ways as the events unfold. Noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9. To access and sign up for Lyra Gatherings, go to passcode: #osu445. You can sign up for an upcoming gathering in Lyra Learn

University of Canterbury Info Session: Meet Anna Foster from UC to find out how a study abroad program in New Zealand can apply to your OSU degree. Join the College of Forestry International Programs for an info session from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 9 in Richardson 107 or via Zoom. Open to all OSU students.

HMSC Research Seminar: Harvey Kelsey with the Dept. of Geology at Cal Poly Humboldt will be giving a seminar titled “Evidence for recent displacement across the Yaquina Bay fault: new results from luminescence dating and morphology of coastal marine terraces,” at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 9. 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.

Forest Field Reports: Creative Collaboration at the H.J. Andrews. A discussion with David Buckley Borden, the H.J. Andrews designer-in-residence, as he shares his latest environmental-communication collaborations with the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and the Fuller Initiative for Productive Landscapes. Learn about his research-driven creative process and view artistic pieces, including the Atmos 44 Weather Station currently on display in the College of Forestry. 4-6 p.m., Nov. 9, PFSC 117. Refreshments follow.

Writing in Every Field: How Excellent Writing Skills Can Help Your Career. This event is designed to explore the profound impact of effective written communication on professional success. Join for insightful discussion and practical tips on leveraging writing skills to enhance your career prospects, whether through resumes, reports or persuasive communication in the workplace. 4:30 p.m., Nov. 9 in Moreland Hall, Room 330. 

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2023 Seminar Series Mondays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom at noon on Nov. 13. Mustafa Bozkus, masters graduate student, OSU Horticulture Department, will present, “Evaluating the efficacy and safety of oxalic acid vaporization method to control a honey bee pest Varroa destructor,” followed by a topic (TBD) presented by Femi Omilani, doctoral graduate student, OSU Horticulture Department. For more information go to

Perspectives on Thanksgiving: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 13, in Memorial Union Room 109 for our fall dialogue: "Harvesting Truth: Diverse Perspectives on Thanksgiving." Explore Thanksgiving's history through diverse voices. Register at for engaging discussions, storytelling and reimagining this holiday's meaning in the United States. Open to students and OSU community members.

OSU Procurement Training Series: Procurement will be hosting virtual training sessions next week on various OSU procurement topics. Sessions include: Procurement Standards and Resources, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 13; Informal Procurements, 3-4 p.m., Nov. 14; 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:

Galaxies, Stars, Planets, and Life: A Universe of Awe & Inspiration. CSA’s Newman Lecture Series brings Jennifer Wiseman to OSU. Wiseman (full bio here) has an expansive history of experience in science, public speaking and Christianity and is currently a senior astrophysicist at NASA. Wiseman's lecture will be from 6-7:30 pm, Nov. 14. Register for webinar here.  

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.

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.

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.

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. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. 

Take Note

NEW! No OSU Today on Friday: In observation of the Veterans Day holiday, OSU Today will not publish on Friday but will return Monday, Nov. 13.

NEW! Ask Alumni: The Power of Networking webcast. Networking is a powerful tool you can use in the job search. Find out where, when and how to meet new and interesting people by watching "The Power of Networking During the Job Search," an on-demand webcast presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Watch for free at

NEW! Pedestrian experiment: The OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking participants for a study examining how people use intersections. Participants must be at least 18 years old, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (glasses and contacts are OK) and feel comfortable walking approximately 1 mile total. Participation involves walking three adjacent intersections wearing eye tracking glasses and a time commitment of approximately one hour. Please contact Amy Wyman by email at [email protected].

Paid Leave Oregon: If you believe someone has filed a claim for Paid Leave Oregon under your name, please contact the Paid Leave Oregon team and let them know that a fraudulent case may have been started and that you were not the one to initiate it. There is a link for contacting the Paid Leave Oregon team on their website under the tab “Resources,” then the drop-down menu for “Report Fraud” at: Paid Leave Oregon.

DFA salutes our veterans and active-duty staff who have served in the U.S. military: The Division of Finance and Administration recognizes the immeasurable contributions of the many DFA staff members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, dedicating years of their lives to the defense and protection of our nation and its citizens -- often at the risk of their safety and at high personal cost. In recognition of Veterans Day, we are highlighting 13 of our DFA veterans and sharing their stories of service, along with their reflections on how their military careers continue to shape the work they are doing within the DFA. To see the project and read our DFA veterans’ stories, visit:

Fiscal Policy Committee: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on an updated policy draft for OSU Foundation. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Notifications Page – Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

Celebrate the student veterans who lead in our community: After nearly a decade of service, former U.S. Marine Trevon Bruce pursued a business administration degree at Oregon State. Grateful for the unwavering support from OSU's faculty, the Military and Veteran Resource Center and the Student Veteran Association, he's thriving and giving back by assisting fellow veterans. Support student veterans’ access to education.

Dungeness crab vessel equipment study: The public is invited to participate in a laboratory-based study conducted by Oregon State University titled “Improving Dungeness Crab Vessel Equipment," led by Jay Kim and Laurel Kinel. They are attempting to characterize physical risk factors associated with Dungeness crab harvesting tasks and evaluate the efficacy of ergonomic interventions in reducing the physical risk factors. Participants must be 21 or older, with no current pain or a history of musculoskeletal disorders. If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, contact Jay Kim, 541-737-2166, [email protected] or Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab, 541-737-3640, [email protected].

Active shooter training: OSU Emergency Management offers in-department active shooter training. The 45-minute in-person presentation teaches OSU’s Run.Hide.Fight response to an active threat. To schedule a session for your team, email [email protected].

Reserve the CH2M HILL Alumni Center: Host your next event at a premier meeting and event space on the OSU campus. The center offers ample and versatile space outfitted with the latest technology to accommodate in-person, hybrid and virtual events and meetings. It boasts modern amenities, onsite AV support and a one-of-a-kind ambience. Make your reservation today. 

Enabling Verified Duo Push for all OSU students and employees: As we continue to see round after round of increasingly sophisticated and malicious phishing attacks targeting the OSU community, we are working to improve our security posture and increase our resiliency by adopting new security measures. Beginning Monday, Nov. 6, we will be activating Verified Duo Push for all OSU students and employees. What is Verified Duo Push? Check out this brief video of one of our Service Desk student employees talking about this change: 

Ask Alumni: Job search strategies webcast. WorkSource Oregon offers free career resources for students and alumni. Hear about services, trainings and referrals available from Job Developer Corey Habiger, ’17, in Job Search Strategies, an on-demand webcast presented by the OSU Alumni Association. Get connected with employment opportunities to meet your work goals. Watch for free at

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Severe Weather. Make sure your family and home are ready in case severe weather strikes. Knowing safety tips and having severe weather plans in place are the best way to prepare. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing this link to resources for your department about how Improving your safety culture starts with leadership. For more information on Safety at OSU visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Deadline extended: The Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until Nov. 30. Faculty can receive up to $15,000 in funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource (OER) for your course. OER are openly licensed course materials that save students money and make higher education more accessible. This grant is made possible by OSU's new Division of Educational Ventures and all funding is a department-to-department transfer. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: Non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split between apportionment units). This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation.  No later than noon Nov. 14, complete and submit the survey at to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be included.

Faculty Senate Elections – Interest in serving as a faculty senator or declining senator election: All currently employed academic, research, extension and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to either decline to have your name placed on the ballot, or you wish to indicate a strong interest in serving if elected, complete and submit the survey at no later than noon Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! 15th Street: As part of the Kerr South Parking Lot project, there will be intermittent delays on SW 15th Street due to construction activities on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10. 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. The impacted area will be between SW Washington Avenue and SW Adams Avenue near the Kerr Administration Building and Callahan Hall. Drivers should expect delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days. Sidewalks will remain open in the area, but the crosswalk at SW Adams Avenue will be closed. Other possible impacts include noise near the work site.

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.

May Ave: As part of the Pride Center Renovation project, a section of SW May Avenue will be closed Nov. 6-8. The impacted section is located between SW 15th and SW 16th Streets, directly behind the Pride Center. Several parking spaces along May Avenue will also be closed.

Campus Way: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, SW Campus Way will be closed between SW 26th Street and SW Memorial Place starting Monday, Nov. 6 through Wednesday, Nov. 15 to allow for crane activity. The south entrance at Kelley Engineering Center will also be closed.
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.


"Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill." ~ Charles Dickens 

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 53, low of 36. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 50, low of 27. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 58, low of 39. Rain tomorrow.

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