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:


Hike with a scientist: Seeking the secrets of Oregon's mysterious rain beetles in Corvallis (Statesman Journal)

An entomologist and curator for the Oregon State University Arthropod Collection for the last 15 years, Marshall is passionate about insects and their taxonomic relationships. In particular, he is a beetle guy. 

How inflation is impacting Oregonians' Thanksgiving this year (KEZI)

Oregon State University marketing professor Ryann Reynolds-McIlnay said data shows that people are spending more this Thanksgiving despite inflation. "I was looking at information from the National Retail Federation and they're expecting that in spite of inflation being higher, consumers are going to be spending more," said Reynolds-McIlnay. "There is data that suggests that consumers are starting earlier, shopping and looking for gifts."


6 ways international students can spend the U.S. holidays (US News & World Report)

“For Thanksgiving this year, I am planning to do a ‘Friendsgiving’ with my friends. Each of us will bring a dish that we made, and we’ll play some games together,” says Keita Yaji from Japan, who is majoring in business management at Oregon State University.

Your dog may get smarter if you parent correctly, study finds (KSN)

Like children, researchers found that dogs are influenced by parenting styles. According to recent findings published by Oregon State University, dogs with owners who have high expectations and are highly responsive to their dog’s behavior and needs, are more social, more secure when away from their owners, and are more persistent problem solvers.

Ballinger receives national IT award ([email protected])

Andrea Ballinger, vice provost for information and technology and chief information officer for Oregon State University, has been recognized with the 2022 Info-Tech CIO Award in the Growth Leader category. The CIO Awards program is a unique, data-driven awards program that honors top IT leaders who have demonstrated exceptional value for their organization.

Oregon State volleyball coach retiring after troubled tenure (KOB)

Oregon State volleyball coach Mark Barnard will retire at the end of the season, closing a tenure marked by frequent roster turnover, player allegations of emotional abuse and the school’s long-running lawsuit against The Associated Press to withhold records about the athletic department’s response to complaints.

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International Education Week: During her most recent trip to London to teach a study abroad course, Susan Shaw captured this image of mourners gathering at Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: The Academic Success Center’s Finals Survival Guide provides students with tools to plan the final weeks of the term while attending to health and well-being. Consider taking 10 minutes in class for students to fill out the calendar in the guide, ask questions about the end of term and engage in backwards planning based on your class’s specific final.


Master of Public Policy Defense: Mark Strong MPP defense: "Early Intervention and Success Rates in Problem-Solving Courts,” Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom.

Music à la Carte: Morris Northcutt, trumpet, with collaborative pianist Lauren Servias. Trumpet virtuoso Morris Northcutt is the rare instrumental musician capable of transcending his genre and resonating with a universal audience. His music ranges from classical and traditional jazz to his latest project, a deep exploration of the history of Latin jazz in Venezuela. Friday, Nov. 18 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky and snack sticks. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact [email protected] for questions regarding the store.

Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Just-in-time teaching: Tips for using background knowledge probes to pre-assess students' knowledge. Ever wondered how to ascertain what students already know or do not know in order to determine the appropriate starting point of instruction in relation to an upcoming learning material? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for using background knowledge probes to collect data about students' existing knowledge and understanding of the learning content. Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:20 p.m. Zoom registration.

FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “The benefits of an ecosystem approach for successful change in the food industry.” Would you like to learn about how change affects the food industry and how to apply the ecosystems approach? Join us Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

Anthropology Lecture Series: Ana Carolina de Assís Nunes and Ethan Copple (Oregon State University). "Practicing anthropology: stories about the collaboration between computer scientists and anthropologists in artificial intelligence design." They will speak on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students in Strand Ag Room 211. All lectures are accessible via Zoom in real time:

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Updates and new opportunities in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families” will be presented Friday, Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115 and via Zoom, by CPHHS faculty Megan McClelland, Kathy Gunter, Megan MacDonald, Jonathan Garcia and Shauna Tominey.

FYI Friday – Career Champions: At University Day, president of Strada Impact, Ruth V. Watkins, shed light on the importance of integrating career readiness across campus. Learn about OSU’s very own Career Champions program and how teaching faculty come to see career as an equity issue while adding career readiness into their curriculum. Participate in a discussion on the ways Career Champions might expand to other OSU populations like staff who supervise students and advisors. Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.


OSU Lyric Workshop presents Opera Scenes: A performance of scenes from nine different operas, all sung in English. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Free, open to all.


Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from Shostakovich, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with Alexander Tutunov on piano. Directed by Marlan Carlson and Elliana Phillips. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Students with valid school ID may request complimentary tickets starting one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at


NEW! OSU Wind Symphony Fall Concert: Directed by Olin Hannum. Featuring the OSU Campus Band, directed by Erik Leung. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free, open to all.

NEW! Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition: Fairbanks and Praxis Galleries. Featuring artwork by Kayla Farrell, Adeline Hall, Michael Heath, Jessica Hume-Pantuso and Alex Ozeran. Nov. 21-Dec. 9 in Fairbanks Hall. Reception: Nov. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free, open to all.

International Education Week Nov 14-18 Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. Visit the Celebration Station on the SEC Plaza every day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and check out the “10 Tips to Internationalize Your Experience.” A full listing of events is available at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Gretchen Hofmann, interim director and professor, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara, will present a seminar, “Riding the marine heatwave: contextualizing marine heatwave research with environmental data and life history,” Nov. 21, 4 p.m. in CRB 2196 or on Zoom at For more information:

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 22 at noon. Marcelo Moretti, OSU assistant professor of horticulture, will present, “Updates in Weed Management in Horticultural Crops.” The event is free and open to the public. Please visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning – Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join our open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions, and your teaching-related successes to share. Nov 22, 12:15-12:50 p.m., LINC Lounge, 468. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages are provided. Email [email protected] for more information.

NEW! Indigenous Placekeeping in Corvallis and at the Confluence: Join us Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., for the next talk in this year's Champinefu Webinar Series. Indigenous artists will join in conversation with David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Department Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Register and learn more. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.

Data privacy webinars: Oregon State Libraries is proud to present two opportunities to hear Sarah Lamdan, professor of law at CUNY School of Law, present on the current state of data brokering by academic publishers. Introductory session Monday, Nov. 28 at noon: registration required and Student/Faculty Impacts session Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.: registration required. Visit our Data Privacy & Social Justice Guide for more information.

Hiring Q&A Webinars Hosted by Human Resources: These sessions are designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR Teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Are you a caregiver in need of strategies to care for yourself as you care for others? Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care is offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," free to all OSU community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon between Jan. 19-Feb, 23 via Zoom. Class size is limited, so registration is required by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and registration via email, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Jessica DuPont, executive director of market development and the student experience, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

NEW! OSU Women’s Giving Circle: Each year the OSU Women's Giving Circle funds vital and innovative grants for university programs. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to 11 OSU programs. If you have an idea for a funding opportunity to enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention and the determination to directly impact as many OSU students as possible, consider applying for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant by Jan. 9. For more information, visit the Women’s Giving Circle proposal site or contact Sara Dier.

NEW! OSU Press Holiday Sale: From now through the end of the year, get 30% off and free shipping on selected books when you purchase directly through the OSU Press website. Visit the sale page at to find the perfect gift or stock up on thoughtful reading for the long winter nights ahead. Enter the promo code 22HOLIDAY at checkout to receive the discount on the selected titles. Books are not available for local pickup.

NEW! Seeking volunteers for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast: Volunteers needed for the 41st Annual Peace Breakfast on Jan. 16 from 8-11 a.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The Peace Breakfast commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward today. Send questions to [email protected] or 541-737-4075. Volunteer registration required, please register here.

NEW! Snack study: Do you like snacks? Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis). Volunteers must be 35-60 years old with minor underlying health conditions, (ex. elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20+ pounds overweight) to participate in the research study. Cannot be a smoker, pregnant/breastfeeding or taking vitamin E supplements. The study is 13 weeks, and volunteers will receive $500. Study title: "Almonds to improve gut health and decrease inflammation." PI: Laura Beaver, Ph.D. For more info and to see if you qualify: Contact: [email protected] 541-737-3594.

NEW! STEM club: Registration for STEM Academy's VIRTUAL AWSEM Club for 8th-10th graders is open. AWSEM=Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math. The club will meet online on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m., Feb. 2-March 2. Topics: botany, computer science, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and electrical engineering. For more information or to register, please go to:

Funded Professional Development for Fixed-Term and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Winter ‘23 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. This cross-disciplinary group will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into our teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit an expression of interest by Dec. 2. 

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Clothing in Disaster. Essential clothing for a disaster supply is a commonly overlooked area of preparedness. If a person does not have the proper clothing suitable for the terrain they are in, then harsh elements such as rain, cold and snow can have catastrophic effects. Follow these guidelines when choosing your emergency clothing:

Spoken word artists sought: Seeking spoken word artists for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan.16, 2023, which commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward today. The spoken word artists will perform one piece pertaining to social justice during the breakfast program. Inquiries should be made to [email protected].

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 2023 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high-financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

UPDATED! Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.


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! The College of Engineering is hiring a full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative Assistant whose primary responsibility is to support the Associate Dean of Research and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering. Posting #P06116UF. Closes Dec. 31


“I am happy because I'm grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy. ~ Will Arnett

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 48, low of 25. Sunny Saturday, cloudy Sunday. 

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 33, low of 16. Sunny Saturday, partly sunny Sunday.

Newport: Sunny and breezy today, high of 57, low of 33. Sunny Saturday, mostly cloudy Sunday.

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