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:

Big late money moves into Oregon governor's race; Drazan leads in new poll (Herald and News)

Christopher Stout, a political science professor at Oregon State University, said with Oregon’s all mail-in voting, the last minute money and ad drops and campaign stops are about energizing respective partisan bases.

White House touts efforts to cut energy costs; immediate impacts limited, experts say (KMPH)

David Bernell, a political science professor at Oregon State University with expertise in energy policy, also said “in general, these programs are not going to save people money quickly.” But he said one of the programs the White House highlighted could provide support this winter.

Timber Unity throwing brand recognition behind these mid-Willamette races (KPVI)

Kelsy Kretschmer, an associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University who studies political action committees and organizing, said voters' acceptance of language and actions has shifted ever rightward.

$4.2 million awarded to Oregon State University for marine research (KOBI)

Oregon State University got $4.2 million to investigate the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. The funds are awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Regulation coming to Portland oil facilities as state looks to avert massive spill after the 'big one' (KGW)

"Every time you go to the beach and wiggle your toes in the sand and your feet sink in a little bit and the holes fill up with water, that's basically liquefaction," said Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist at Oregon State University.

4-H kids clean trash from youth fishing pond (The Madras Pioneer)

About a dozen kids and chaperones collected four 30-gallon garbage bags full of trash from the fishing hole. The kids also yanked out two pickup beds full of noxious weeds. Oregon 4-H is a program of the OSU Extension Service.

OSU to hold workshop that teaches steps in reforestation after a fire (KVAL)

The Forestry & Natural Resources team of Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a new workshop that teaches key steps in reforesting land after experiencing a fire.


Today's photo

Cross Orb Weaver: Maureen Leong-Kee, academic advisor for the Department of Integrative Biology, says, “As we are in the midst of spooky season, enjoy this lovely cross orb weaver that has built its web in front of Snell Hall. Be kind to your friendly neighborhood spiders!” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Students care about resources that instructors recommend. You can normalize resource use and encourage students to have positive experiences accessing campus resources. Consider using Canvas announcements, discussion board posts or 1:1 conversations to share resources like Academic Coaching or the Writing Center, which can provide timely support in the latter part of the term.


Music à la Carte: João Kouyoumdjian classical guitar recital: Gakavig Fantasy. João Kouyoumdjian, Brazilian-born classical guitarist of mixed Brazilian and Armenian ethnic heritage, will take us on a musical journey through the sonic world of Brazil and Armenia through the color and shape of the classical guitar. Nov. 4 at noon in the MU Lounge. Free, open to all.

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.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers 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.

Anthropology Lecture Series: Kate Barcalow (Portland State University) will give the lecture “Facilitating Collaboration for Native Landscapes: Creating Space for Native Voices in Land Management Decisions.” She will speak on Friday, Nov. 4 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:

FYI Friday – How to Submit a Course Proposal in CIM: A good course proposal needs to be clear, strategic, and aligned with the academic policies. OSU uses Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) software as an online platform for curricular proposal submission and review. This course demonstrates how to navigate CIM to successfully submit a course proposal and explains the curriculum review workflow in a nutshell. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Friday, Nov. 4, noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration closes at noon on Thursday.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Associations between aircraft noise, sleep and adiposity in the nurses’ healthy study cohorts” will be presented Friday, Nov. 4, from 1-2 p.m., HFC 115 and Zoom, by Matt Bozigar, CPHHS assistant professor of epidemiology.

Grad Student LGBTQ+ Social Hour: The Pride Center will host a social hour for LGBTQIA2S+ graduate students on Friday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. in the Pride Center, which is temporarily located in SEC 112. There will be snacks and mingling. People are encouraged but not required to register to attend at

University Budget Committee: The committee will meet this Friday, Nov. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom and in Covell 117. 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 If you are interested in joining as an observer, please register for the webinar.


Steinway Piano Series: Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists, praised in his performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra for his absorbing melodic shading and glittering passage work. Program includes music by Prokofiev and Schubert. Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and information.


NEW! Veterans Resource Fair: Meet with providers that can help you gain a better understanding of the benefits and services that you have earned by your service, and provide you a helping hand in applying for them. Students, faculty, staff and community members welcome. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p .m., Military and Veteran Resource Center, Snell Hall Ste. 150.

NEW! Cultural Center Connection: Join us in welcoming representatives from our OSU Cultural Centers as they share information about their programs and the services they provide the communities they support. Students, faculty, staff and community members welcome. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Military and Veteran Resource Center, Snell Hall Suite 150.

NEW! National First-Generation College Celebration at OSU: Celebrate being first in your family to get a four-year college degree at the First-Gen Shared Mural Project at the SEC Plaza between noon and 4 p.m., or the Break the Code event at the Valley Library Willamette Room from 4:30-6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Free food at both events. More details online.

NEW! Robin Pappas’ Farewell Gathering: After 17 years at OSU, Robin Pappas is taking an exciting next step to serve as the IT Governance Program Manager for UC Berkeley. There will be an open house on Nov. 8 from 3-5 p.m. in LINC 468.

NEW! Celebrating OSU STEAM: The OSU/NSF Polar STEAM initiative will engage educators, artists, writers and scientists in authentic collaborations. This event will introduce Polar STEAM and partners as we celebrate STEAM with guests including Oregon-based artists April Waters and the Rainbow Dance Theatre Company. Nov. 8, 4 p.m., MU Horizon Room. Reception following hosted by the STEM Research Center and CEOAS. RSVP here.

NEW! State of the Students: ASOSU President Matteo Paola will deliver his State of the Students Address on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge, and all are invited to attend.

NEW! OSU Parent and Family Social on Nov. 12: OSUAA will host a free informal reception for current OSU parents and families during Fall Family Weekend. The Parent and Family Social will take place on Nov. 12 before the OSU vs. Cal game. Mix, mingle and enjoy food, beverages and game-day fun. Co-hosted by OSUAA, ASOSU and the Beaver Caucus. Register:

NEW! Rivalry Week — Let’s beat the Ducks Nov. 21-28: The OSU and UO alumni associations are facing off in a friendly competition to see who can enroll the most members — can you help ensure a third win for OSU? From Nov. 21-28, save 25% on any membership (whether joining anew, upgrading to a life membership, renewing or gifting) and lead OSU to victory:

NEW! College of Science Meets President Murthy: The College of Science is invited to meet President Murthy, join in food and drink and hear her remarks about her goals and their impact on the college. There will be a Q&A session. Nov. 29, 4-5  p.m., MU Multipurpose Rm 13. Admission is free. RSVP here.

Bake Sale — Fall Harvest: The Disabled Students Union will have pumpkin crunch, pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spice hot chocolate, sparkling fall punch, caramel apples, apple crisps, cranberry orange mini loaves, decadent peppermint brownies and a few other seasonal treats. Cash, card (Square), Venmo and Cashapp (@DisabledStudentU). Nov. 7, SEC Plaza, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, [email protected].

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Peer Observations and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices," presented by Brooke Howland and Funmi Amobi. Peer observation (PO) of teaching can be used to serve two purposes. Whether PO is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. Participants will discuss evidence-informed processes for leveraging evaluative and formative collaborative PO to maximize benefits to teaching and learning. ­­Nov. 8, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414. Registration.

NEW! Gardening talk: Growing the Good Stuff: from Sweet Potatoes to Bitter Melon will be presented by horticulture doctoral student Todd Anderson as part of the Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series. Tuesday, Nov. 8, noon, online. All events in this popular OSU Extension Master Gardeners series are free, online and open to the public.  

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 8 at noon. Elizabeth Tomasino, associate professor, OSU Food Science & Technology, will present, “Grape smoke exposure and smoke taint in wine.” 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. We will meet in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) Lounge – 468, Nov. 8 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages are provided. Email [email protected] for more information.

NEW! EMT Seminars: Kevin Hobbie will present "Technology Increases Efficiency in Systematic Evidence Collection and Review for Decision Making Frameworks,” Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. This will be a hybrid seminar: in person in ALS 4001 and via Zoom at:

NEW! OSU Society for the Advancement of Chicanos\LatinXs and Native Americans in Science: SACNAS Chapter students, advisors and college recruiters just returned from the largest National Diversity in STEM Conference in the country in Puerto Rico with over 6,000 attendees. We would love to share our experiences from the 2022 conference and express our gratitude for your support. We are hosting a re-cap meeting on Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in MU room 109. The 2023 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference is scheduled for Oct. 26-28, 2023 in Portland.

NEW! 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. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees, know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities and recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees. Nov. 15-18, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Nov 8.

NEW! Rare disease talk: Kathleen Bogart will be speaking on a webinar for Science Magazine on “The profoundly personal side of rare disease: Humanizing the therapeutic journey of patients.” Register for free for the webinar, which will occur on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

NEW! CPHHS Coaches Clinic Series: Foundations of Coaching. Learn how to support positive developments as a youth sports coach by attending this session led by OSU kinesiology experts. The first session in the Coaches Clinic Series presented by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.

Honors College Humanities Interns Symposium: Supported by a grant from the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation and sponsored by the OSU Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for the Humanities, seven undergraduates worked with faculty mentors this summer to advance research and creative projects. They will present work on topics ranging from humanitarian engineering to book design and production on Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. This is a virtual event; register here.

FMLA/OFLA Protected Leave Training: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are rescheduling our Protected Leave for Supervisor training (previously Nov. 3) to Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. If you have already registered, you should have received a notice of this change. If you have not registered and you would like to attend, please register here:

Community listening session on McDonald and Dunn research forests: The OSU College of Forestry invites members of the public to the second community listening session on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. We want to hear about your ideas, experiences and hopes related to the McDonald and Dunn research forests as we develop a new forest management plan. Additional information on the planning process and event can be found on the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Planning Process website. Please register in advance. Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117 or via Zoom, Meeting ID: 851 8983 5847.

Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Peer Observations and Portfolios: Advancing Teaching Practices," presented by Brooke Howland and Funmi Amobi. Peer observation of teaching can be used to serve two purposes. Whether it is implemented for evaluative or formative purpose, the overarching goal is to advance effective quality teaching that supports student learning success. ­­Nov. 8, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414. Registration.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn about opportunities for university faculty and administrators through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This is an interactive session with Fulbright Association Program staff who will take live questions. The catalog of awards for 2024-25 will be posted in February 2023. Register at

Innovation to Market -- Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 for a one-hour virtual event offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

Take Note

NEW! Letters to Veterans: Join ASOSU in writing letters to our Veteran’s from Nov. 7-11. The letters can be dropped off in SEC 250 or SNELL 150.

NEW! Join a Conversation on Student Success: The Academic Success Center (ASC) & Writing Center publish The Success Kitchen once or twice a term. It includes staff and student perspectives on success topics, interviews with campus partners, highlights of collaborations, and strategies and tools. Sign up by Friday, Nov. 11 to receive the next issue of The Success Kitchen.

$15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in January 2023. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 30. Contact [email protected] with questions. Learn more and apply.

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.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to available free trainings from SAIF at, which you can sign up for using policy number 790864. 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.

Policy update: 03-140-206 University Credit Cards has had a minor revision to remove all references to department cards as these will no longer be issued. Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

Policy update: 03-140-401 Travel has been revised to clarify guidelines for pre-trip registration (section 3.1). The revised policy also provides additional requirements/restrictions for lodging booked through online platforms (section 3.3.3) to mitigate the risks associated with vacation rentals (such as AirBnB and VRBO). Please contact the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until Nov. 30: The grant provides funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource, such as a textbook. An open textbook is one that is published under an open copyright license and is made freely available online for students, faculty and the public. All funding is a department-to-department transfer. Please talk to your department head about how this applies to the grant. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

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. 

Traffic and Maintenance

Lane closure on SW Washington Way through Nov. 10: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, there will be a one-lane closure with flagging operations on SW Washington Way between SW 35th and SW 30th Streets. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, starting Monday, Oct. 24 and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 10 (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact project manager Aaron Amoth at 541-207-5084.


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

Corvallis: Rain and windy today, high of 58, low of 44. Showers over the weekend.

Central Oregon: Rain and breezy today, high of 51, low of 37. Rain and snow over the weekend.

Newport: Rain and very windy today, high of 60, low of 49. Showers and breezy through the weekend.

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