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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.

Microplastics "washing right out into ocean" (WDEF)

Her lab at Oregon State University is part of a worldwide microplastics research effort that has found few places untouched. (see also CBS News)

Research suggests fumigants have very low long-term impact on soil health (Phys Org)

To explore this question, scientists at Colorado State University and Oregon State University used high-throughput sequencing techniques to investigate changes in soil bacterial and fungal community structure in response to the application of 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D) in Pacific Northwest potato production fields. Their research found that the  had very minor effects.

OSU enrollment stays flat; online, Bend operations continue to grow (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University enrollment on its main campus in Corvallis continues to remain relatively flat, while the overall student population of the university remains the highest in the state system.

OSU-Cascades sees 4.1% fall enrollment jump (KTVZ)

Fall term enrollment at Oregon State University–Cascades in Bend has increased 4.1% and includes 28% more first-year students than a year ago, the school said Thursday.

FFA National Secretary (Ag Info)

"I’m grateful to have an amazing family in Eastern Oregon. They’re always there for me and I now attend school at Oregon State University where I study agricultural business management.”

Russian poet to read at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Poet Ilya Kaminsky will read at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Learning Innovation Center Room 128 on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

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Go Beavs! Fresh off last weekend's big win at Arizona, OSU (4-4 overall, 3-2 in the Pac-12) will host the Washington Huskies at 7:30 p.m. tonight. This may produce some parking and commuting challenges for the Corvallis campus community. To learn more, see: (photo courtesy of
OSU Athletics)


Baccalaureate Core Listening Sessions: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Education are holding a series of listening sessions for Bacc Core stakeholders: faculty, students, unit supervisors, advisers and other personnel involved with developing, administering and teaching Baccalaureate Core courses. Representatives from the EC, Vice Provost Alix Gitelman’s office and the Faculty Senate Baccalaureate Core Committee will attend each meeting to hear your ideas. From this feedback, as well as research on other current models of general education in higher education, we expect to develop two or three alternative models to bring back to listening sessions before the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Nov. 8, 9:30-11:40 a.m., FURM 102; Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., (student session), MU 206; Nov. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., MU 109; Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., LINC 128. For those who cannot attend any listening session, or who have additional comments, there is an opportunity to offer extended commentary and feedback via a Qualtrics survey at

OSU International Scholar and Faculty Coffee Social: OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International and OSU Office of International Services invites you to join international visiting faculty, scholars, students and their families for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center in the Einerson House, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis on Friday, Nov. 8  between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Today from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 159 Withycombe Hall. You can also find them at the Saturday downtown Corvallis Farmer's Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sale 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.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact for questions regarding the store.

Music a la Carte: Northwest Piano Trio. Friday, Nov. 8, at noon. Memorial Union Lounge; free.

Medication safety talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents “Medication safety practice in the primary care setting,” by Grace Kuo, dean of OSU’s College of Pharmacy, Friday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Scott Mills, associate vice president of research for global change and sustainability and professor of wildlife biology at the University of Montana, will give his talk titled “Seasonal Camouflage Reveals the Potential for Adaptive Rescue to Climate Change” on Friday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in LINC 302.

Government Relations Candidate Forums: Meet the final candidate invited to interview for the position of executive director for government relations. An open forum will be held Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in MU 211 and at the full details.

CGRB Listening Sessions: The next istening session from the CGRB Strategic Planning Committee is Friday, Nov. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., discussing data sciences needs, challenges and opportunities in biomedical and health sciences. For more information go to

Veteran’s Pre Game BBQ: The Veteran Community of OSU is welcome join the Student Veterans Association as we get ready to enjoy the Veterans Appreciation Game at Reser Stadium against UW. Swing by and enjoy a burger and hot dog before the game, and connect with other members of the community. Friday, Nov. 8, 4-7:30 p.m., Snell Hall Suite 150.

FREE admission to alumni center pregame tailgater: Get fired up at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center before home games in the newly upgraded indoor tailgating event space. Enjoy great food, beverages, family-friendly games and more. Rooms are also available to rent for private parties. And, you can always upgrade your OSUAA membership to gain access to VIP accommodations. Cheer on the Beavs as they gear up to play Washington this Friday, Nov. 8.


Flying Club Open House: Corvallis Airport, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Airplane rides with a $20/person donation, weather permitting, and free food. Talk to members, see aircraft and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club. OSU and LBCC students, alumni, faculty, staff and families are eligible for membership. Visit:

Hazel Hall Memorial Reading: Join us for a night of readings by students and faculty from OSU-Cascade’s MFA in creative writing. Presenters will read excerpts from creative writing pieces, both finished and in progress. This event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m in At Liberty, 849 NW Wall St., Bend. Light refreshments provided.

NEW! A capella concert: Power Chord, an all-inclusive a cappella group at OSU, is hosting a concert for Fall Family Weekend. The concert will also feature a cappella groups from the University of Oregon, Willamette University and Linn-Benton Community College. Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for students, military and seniors, and $7 general admission. Find out more about the concert on Instagram and Facebook, @powerchordosu.


Volleyball: Nov. 10, 12 p.m., Gill Coliseum, versus Washington. Sunday’s contest is the Beavers’ Military Appreciation game. Active duty and veterans can receive two complimentary tickets with a valid ID. Fans can also redeem their ticket stub from Friday’s football game against Washington for a free ticket to Sunday’s volleyball match.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: “Class Time” Lectures & Active Learning: Join Inara Scott from the College of Business to consider approaches to student-centered learning and presentation-style instruction during class time. +Tech Talk: See how Kaltura’s in-video quizzing features can be used for pre- or post-lecture student support. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! CGRB Listening Sessions: Our last of the four listening sessions from the CGRB Strategic Planning Committee is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10-11:30 a.m., discussing data sciences needs, challenges and opportunities in agricultural, ecological and environmental sciences disciplines. For more information go to

NEW! Beaver Family Connections: Successful College Scholarship Strategies: Have a high-schooler who is thinking about college and all you can see are the expenses stacking up? OSU’s Office of Financial Aid will walk you through what you should know so that you feel prepared. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 207. Complimentary snacks included. Questions? Contact or 541-737-4906.

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000, Brittany Barker, postdoc research associate, horticulture, "Modeling climate suitability and phenology to safeguard U.S. agricultural and natural resources from invasive pests." The event is free and open to the public. The seminar will also be streaming on Zoom at For more information and to view the entire Department of Horticulture Fall Seminar Series schedule, go to

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar this Tuesday: The Horticulture Fall 2019 Seminar Series will take place this Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000. The event is free and open to the public. Brittany Barker, postdoc research associate, horticulture, "Modeling climate suitability and phenology to safeguard U.S. agricultural and natural resources from invasive pests."

NEW! Pots, Pans & Everything Trans: This event centers around food insecurity and showcasing resources on campus for students to use free of charge. Food will be provided at the event. Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m., HSRC. 

NEW! Procurement Training Sessions: Procurement is holding three training sessions: Procurement Standards and Resources (Nov. 13 and 22), Informal Procurement (Nov. 15 and 19), and Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance (Nov. 14 and 20). These sessions are being offered in person and via Zoom. For more information, registration, times and locations, visit the Procurement Training and Support webpage.

NEW! How to access federal & state innovation & SBIR funding: A Nov. 14 informational session on how to access Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funds from several government agencies. Also learn about state funding available to help you get these grants and additional complementary funding available from the state. The session goes from 3 to 5 p.m. and is followed by a hosted networking reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Please RSVP in advance here:

"Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course info session: Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2020 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families, and the technologies and policies that can help to address it. An informational session will be held Nov. 12, 5 p.m., Rogers 226. More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Contact the course leader Nordica MacCarty,, with any questions.

Updates about the Corvallis Campus Vision: University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations invites the OSU and Corvallis communities to attend an informational meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, where we will share updates about the Corvallis Campus Vision. The meeting will be held in the Agriculture Meeting Room at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Communities of Color Talk: “The Prevention of Underage and High-Risk Drinking in Underrepresented Minority Communities. Let’s Talk About It!” High-risk drinking creates health and safety concerns for all and reducing its prevalence is a shared responsibility. Listen to a panel of student leaders speak about how they are affected by the drinking culture and hear their perspectives on what can be done. This candid conversation will encourage inclusive excellence to promote a climate that supports the retention and success of all students. Nov. 19, SEC lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided. For information, contact Nikia Braxton-Franklin, 541-737-7266.

Oregon Bioengineering Symposium: The inaugural symposium will be held at the CH2M Alumni Center on Nov. 22. The meeting, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon and Oregon Health & Sciences University, will cover all areas of bioengineering/biomedical engineering, with an emphasis on technologies for precision health. Advanced registration costs are $25 for students and post-docs, $60 for faculty and $125 for non-academic registrants.

Take Note

NEW! Enrolling for January: Online Professional Courses: The College of Business Continuing and Professional Education courses and certificates are open for January enrollments. Instructor-led, 100% online courses are offered in many topics including: leadership, digital branding, lean six sigma, business contracts, and human resource fundamentals. Courses take five to seven weeks to complete and you can earn a certificate in as few as nine months. OSU faculty and staff can use discount code OSUSTAFF20 to save 20 percent. Call 541-737-1500 for more information or browse the upcoming certificate programs and courses:

Hybrid Faculty Learning Community: The Center for Teaching and Learning’s popular Hybrid Faculty Learning Community supports faculty in the redesign of Corvallis campus courses as hybrid courses that integrate classroom meetings with online learning activities. This learning community is offered in a hybrid format and offers professional development funding to participants. See the Call for Proposals for details. Address questions and submit proposals for the hybrid program by Nov. 25 via email to

OSU Press Online Sale: In celebration of University Press Week (Nov. 3-9), OSU Press is announcing its holiday sale. Now through Dec. 31, take 25% off selected titles when you order directly through the OSU Press website. Enter the promotion code 19HOLIDAY at checkout. Note that the books are not available for local pickup, and the discount is valid only on the featured titles.

Grant Funding Request for Proposals: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is accepting proposals for grant funding to be awarded in May 2020. Projects that enhance the undergraduate experience, directly impact as many OSU students as possible, and improve student retention are eligible. The applications are due by Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. To apply for a grant, visit Questions: Contact Molly Moriarty Russell at 541-737-4044 or

Sparkshops: The Center for Teaching and Learning now offers “Sparkshops.” This is a 15-minute workshop on an evidence-based instructional practice that can be presented to faculty during a department meeting or other teaching-related meetings. There are three categories of Sparkshops topics: assessment, active learning and inclusive teaching. Contact Funmi Amobi to schedule one of these Sparkshops in your college or department.

Changes to Valley Library hours effective Nov 12: The library will be open modified hours Nov. 12-31. The main part of the Valley Library will be closed to the public from 2 to 6 a.m., and the Java II coffee shop and lobby spaces will be available as study spaces during this time (2 a.m. to 6 a.m., valid OSU ID required). The Valley Library will resume 24/5 service for dead week and finals week (Dec. 1-13).

Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy & Standards page ( to learn about recent and pending policy amendments. The What’s New page is updated frequently with new developments.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to SAIF online tips for preparing for winter 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.

Toys for Tots Donation Drive: Through Dec. 13, Naval ROTC will be collecting new unwrapped toys and distribute them to bring a smile to a less fortunate child on Christmas morning. Help get toys to needy children to make their holiday a memorable one. There are three boxes at the armory and toys can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sustainability conference: The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) will be held at the University of Oregon, March 2-4, 2020. It's a regional conference that empowers sustainability action at area higher education institutions. Through facilitated workshops, presentations and networking, help support regional policy goals and drive the development of a generation of professionals! Early registration ends Friday, Nov. 8. For an additional 30% off the registration fee, use OSU’s custom discount code OSUCOMMCOMP20.

Fulbright survey: Calling all friends of Fulbright: Are you an alum, friend, or interested applicant? Curious to know more about the U.S.’s premier exchange program with the rest of the world? You are invited to connect with others who have lived the Fulbright experience. Help us build the OSU Fulbright community by completing this quick survey ( and receive timely information about events and networking opportunities with other Fulbright fans.

Opportunity for Student Engagement on OSU’s Tuition and Budget: We are looking for students to join the Student Budget Advisory Council (SBAC). SBAC is a student group that serves in an advisory role to the University Budget Committee (UBC). The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers to provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The SBAC meets Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Valley Library, Room 3622. Benefits of SBAC participation include peer engagement, leadership, skill development and more. Complete an SBAC membership spplication form via For more information or contact


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 Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) Program at Oregon State University is seeking an Education Program Assistant 1: This is a part-time (.70 FTE) position. Posting #P02449CT. Closes Nov. 14. This position is located in La Grande.

NEW! The Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) Program at Oregon State University is seeking an Education Program Assistant 1. This is a part-time (.45 FTE), limited-duration (approximately one year) position. Posting #P02456CT. Closes Nov. 19. This position is located in Astoria.

NEW! The 4-H Youth Development and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) programs at Oregon State University is seeking a 4-H Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P03414UF. Closes Nov. 27. This position is located in Gilliam County.

NEW! Vet Tech 2 (Small Animal Surgery): Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Veterinary Technician 2 position in the Small Animal Hospital. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians. Posting #P02283CT. Closes Dec. 1.

NEW! Vet Tech 2 (Large Animal): Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Veterinary Technician 2 position in the Large Animal Hospital. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians. Posting #P02450CT. Closes Dec. 1.

NEW! Vet Tech 2 (Large Animal Temporary): Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (1.0 FTE), 6-month, Veterinary Technician 2 position in the Large Animal Hospital. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians. Posting #P02443CT. Closes Dec. 1.


"Though sympathy can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable." ~ Bram Stoker, born today in 1847.

Corvallis: Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 62, low of 39. Cloudy this weekend.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 67, low of 35. Partly sunny over the weekend.

Newport: Mostly sunny, high of 62, low of 42. Some clouds for the weekend.

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