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.

OSU study: Hazelnuts boost seniors' nutrition (KTVZ)

Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients, new research at Oregon State University indicates. (see also Technology Networks)

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, to speak at Oregon State (The Skanner)

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will speak Jan. 21, 2019, at Oregon State University as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Today's photo

Clearing snow on Monroe: A man uses a frontloader to clear snow on campus near Monroe Ave. in 1969. This weekend's weather calls for rain and chilly temperatures.


End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its end of term sale now through Saturday, Dec. 8.  Big discounts on Beaver gear, while supplies last.

Cheese sales: Heading out for winter break? Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Friday Sales begin today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Creamery. Come try our five cheddars, two Swiss and two Provolones…plus our amazing cheese curds. Creamery is located in 159 Withycombe Hall. 

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday, noon to 3 p.m., at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Disability Studies: Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for the Humanities Research Cluster for our upcoming events. Join us on Friday, Dec. 7, noon, Milam 301 for a discussion with Allison Hobgood, "Shakespeare and Crip Sexualities.”

Poinsettia sale: The Horticulture Club is doing its annual poinsettia sale. Greenhouse No. 12 (next to Cordley Hall), Dec. 3-7, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Price/sizes: 2½ inches for $5, 4½ inches that are two for $15, 6½ inches for $15 each.

M.S. defense: Gabriel Foote is pursuing his M.S. in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Darrell Ross. Join us on Friday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in RH 107 for a presentation of Foote’s thesis, titled: “Testing a novel formulation of the anti-aggregation pheromone, MCH, for protecting trees from Douglas-fir beetle infestation: Responses of wild bee communities to MCH treatments and Douglas fir beetle disturbance in forest stands.”  Contact the FES Department at 541-737-2244 with questions or for accommodations for disabilities.

Upcoming Events

OSU150 on OPB: Oregon Experience will rebroadcast the “Oregon State University” episode filmed earlier this year on OPB at 9 p.m., Dec. 10, as well as Dec. 12 at 2 a.m.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Save The Date: Ann Leen Retirement Reception: Come help Fisheries and Wildlife congratulate Ann Leen on her 22 years of service to the OSU community. Thursday Jan. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., MU 109. Refreshments and drinks provided.  

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Digital Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to learn all about Wordpress 5 and the new Gutenberg editor, and what’s coming up for the OSU homepage, including a Tools and Services demo. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cascade Hall 136. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.

NEW! BeaverHacks, Winter 2018: The Hackathon Club at OSU is holding a hackathon Dec. 13-16, 5 p.m., online. Awards will be given for C++ Console App, People's Choice, Alumni, and 1st/2nd/3rd place. Students new to programming are encouraged to join. Those looking for teammates can indicate that on the registration form and will be matched with a group. To register: Club Registration Form, or sign up on the DevPost website.

NEW! Strategic Plan 4.0: Professional faculty, join us for a presentation and interactive dialogue with Susan Capalbo, senior vice provost for Faculty Affairs, on Dec. 18 from 8-9:30 a.m. in the MU Horizon Room. Capalbo will provide a brief update from the Office of Faculty Affairs, including Strategic Plan 4.0 and the upcoming university accreditation site visit, followed by a discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration and faculty development opportunities. Arrive between 8-8:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries. The session will begins 8:30 a.m. RSVP here and contact Michelle Klotz at with questions.

Oregon Women In Higher Education Webinar Viewing. Brown bag lunch and viewing of OWHE’s latest webinar: Gender 101. This webinar will provide a holistic introduction and reflections on concepts surrounding gender. You do not have to be a member of OWHE to attend. Monday, Dec. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in Valley Library 3622 -  the West Willamette Industries Seminar Room. Questions? Contact Olivia Heath at

Rent burden panel discussion: The city of Corvallis will host a public meeting on housing affordability and rent burdens. Corvallis has the highest percentage of rent-burdened households in Oregon. The meeting will feature a panel discussion with representatives from local agencies. The event will take place on Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Main Meeting Room.

Register for the 2019 Willamette Valley Bird Symposium: A daylong symposium bringing together professionals, students and amateurs to celebrate birds. The plenary speaker is Kenn Kaufman, renowned naturalist and artist and the author of the cult-classic book “Kingbird Highway.” Jan. 19, 2019 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Cost: $15 for students/educators, $20 general public. To register and for more information, visit

Sustainable Landscape Seminar: The two-day Sustainable Landscape Seminar provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Some outcomes to expect include lowering power, water and waste bills due to more efficient use of resources, and reducing the flow of organic matter into the landfill. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class is held at Lane Extension, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene. Cost: $25.Register

MLK Celebration: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice is the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration lecture on Mon., Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Through Dec. 5, free tickets are available to OSU faculty, staff and students for the Jan. 21 peace breakfast and the keynote session. Beginning Dec. 6, keynote session tickets will be available to the general public. The celebration week runs from Jan. 19-25. To register and for a full list of events, visit For info, contact or 541-737-4717.

Take Note

NEW! Faculty and staff profiles sought: Know a professional faculty member who has an amazing hobby? A faculty member who has a crazy collection? A staffer with a heart for philanthropy? We’re looking for suggestions on Oregon State employees who prove that we’re all a lot more than the sum of our jobs. If you have someone to suggest, email They may appear in an upcoming OSU Today! 

NEW! Public comments sought for Oregon Sea Grant review: You are invited to participate in a review of Oregon Sea Grant's management, organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities. The review will be conducted by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. Please email your comments about Oregon Sea Grant to, with “Oregon Sea Grant Site Review” in the subject line. The comment period ends Jan. 7, 2019. More info: 

Weight Watchers is free for PEBB employees: New session starting soon. Get registered today by calling the WW center at 1-866-454-2144 – reference location #60359 OSU-PEBB. Meetings are Tuesdays in Milam 105 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (30 minutes long). Wellness check-ins start a half hour prior to each meeting. No check-ins after 1 p.m. Email with questions.

Do you prefer to make a Charitable Fund Drive donation by personal check? No problem! Click here for the pledge form. For the complete list of all the Charitable Fund Drive organizations, click here. Once you’ve completed the pledge form, mail it and your personal check to the Portland address located at the top of the form. Your donation, in whatever form works best for you, is much needed and appreciated! For online pledges:

Momentum: Since the dawn of the 21st century, the pace of technological innovation has been astonishing. Along with the advances that are improving and simplifying our lives come new perils. Throughout the College of Engineering, researchers are working on novel solutions to help address some of the greatest threats of our time. In this issue of Momentum, the college highlights a few of these projects and the researchers who are striving to keep us safe and secure.

Winter 2019 FERPA Learning Community: The Office of the Registrar will offer another FERPA Learning Community (LC) in Winter term. Join the LC and explore the nuances and applications of FERPA with colleagues from across campus. If you’re interested, take a minute to fill out this interest survey, which lists the dates/times of the meetings.

OSU Today: Starting Monday, Dec. 10, OSU Today will publish once a week until the beginning of Winter Term, when daily publication will resume. In order to get an item into OSU Today for the following week, submit your item to by noon the previous Friday.

Winter Break Recycling Collection Schedules: Dec. 17 through Jan. 4, most buildings will have recycling collection reduced to every other week due to reduced available staffing and activity within most buildings during that time. Contact Campus Recycling through this form to inform us of any exceptions that need to be addressed such as full building or office closures; include a contact name, email, phone and the office or building location.

The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety with a link to information about total worker health titled “Get Active” You can also access 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.

Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about recent policy updates: This announcement runs monthly and the page is updated frequently with new developments.

Student entrepreneurs who want money and prizes: The third campus-wide Next Great Startup competition starts this January. This is a campus-wide opportunity for startup ventures to get visibility, bragging rights, cash, prizes and direct one-on-one mentorship with venture capitalists and local entrepreneurs. Teams must be led by an OSU student. Apply to compete here:

Traffic and Maintenance

Bike path closure: Due to asphalt work the bike path south of Washington Way between 30th Street & 35th Street will be closed (see map) beginning Thursday, Dec. 6.


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to:

To apply for the below positions, visit unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Marketing Manager: Ecampus invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12 -month Marketing Manager position #P02634UF. Closes Dec. 30.

UPDATED! Instructional Designers: Ecampus invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructional Designer positions. Posting #P02615UF. Closes Dec. 16.


“Sometimes we have to do the work even though we don't yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it's actually going to be possible.” ~ Angela Davis.

Corvallis: Patchy freezing fog and then a chance of rain, high of 44, low of 33. Cloudy Saturday, rain Sunday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 36, low of 20. Chance of snow Saturday, snow likely Sunday.

Newport: Partly sunny Friday, high of 49, low of 39. Chance of rain Saturday, rain Sunday.

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